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by SRO1911
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 323765

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Bug out...or just get out. Picked up a Eureka 4 man ecws tent, military surplus. Set up today and found a second tent body in the bag - score. Everything is in good shape, even the repair kit was full....for fifty bucks I think I did OK. It should be good for my family of 5, 2 little 1 middle and 2 ...
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: Fall/Winter 2017 Hunting Stories Thread

I lost my lease a few years ago...for those that don't know, all those thousands of acres of Public land you enjoy- Texas isn't made that way. Most hunting is on private l d and you either own or lease. This year I was fortunate and was invited to hunt on my secretaries husband's land. The agreement...
by SRO1911
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117562

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

It's not more crimp you are looking for, you just want to squeeze the body a hair, where your short set full length sizer did not hit.
by SRO1911
Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117562

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I was thinking of the Lee Carbide Factory crimp die, which resizes the loaded round as it crimps, however it does not appear to be available for 300bo. The other option is a redding small base bushing die. This is a resizing die with a bushing to allow custom neck tension/sizing. You could use it by...
by SRO1911
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Jurassic Park make-believe
Replies: 98
Views: 21213

Re: Jurassic Park make-believe

Since I missed it the first time around, ANZIO IRONWORKS 20mm - semi. HKG3 - FN P90

STI perfect 10
another STI perfect 10
Ruger MK3
by SRO1911
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117562

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Im sorry, Lee.
Voice typing at 85mph isn't conducive to clear communication.
by SRO1911
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1215
Views: 117562

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Instead of pulling, you might consider the law factory crimp die, it basically resizes the loaded case.
by SRO1911
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you had to, how would you?
Replies: 31
Views: 10690

Re: If you had to, how would you?

The problem with most armor, and especially some of the improvised armor seen here - weight and temp. I frequently don "full body armor" - specifically bunker gear, then go into active and stressful situations. There is a huge difference between walking around in your living room practicing ninjitsu...
by SRO1911
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?
Replies: 25
Views: 7050

Re: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?

My "batman" pouch - as my kids call it. SIngle leather pouch with kydex dividers I made a while back. Has flashlight, small knife, spare magazine, $20 bill, spare barn key (all other keys are duplicated in barn). Started out just as a way to keep a spare mag and edc light together...then grew. Its b...
by SRO1911
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Remember to check your FAK expiration dates
Replies: 4
Views: 3460

Re: Remember to check your FAK expiration dates

When it comes to supplies, expiration is a bit iffy for me. My primary kit - which is governed by local bls/als protocols - stays up to date. As things expire, they are replaced in order to maintain compliance. Those expired items more often than end up in other "unofficial" kits. BOBs, shop kits, e...
by SRO1911
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Shooting data book
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Shooting data book

I use a weathermax notebook, they are similar (but both better and cheaper imo) to write-in the rain notebooks. They have a very clearly defined grid, and I just create my own columns with a red gel pen - then fill in data with my edc pen (uses fisher space pen refills). Unless you are part of an or...
by SRO1911
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 22483

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

While IO is greatly preferred when venous access is insufficient, according to a few classes I have been through and situation I have been in - one of the main draws of rectal hydration is with burn patients in the absence of the ability to start a central line or IO. It was recommended that the cat...
by SRO1911
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 644
Views: 116728

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Interesting lesson today. While relocating some items in my storage room, I ran across several cases of water - standard 32 pack .5 liter bottles with promotional materials for wreckit ralph. Expiration was 2013. Opened a few for science and found a range from flat and plasticy to ralph. 2 of the bo...
by SRO1911
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bush fire preps
Replies: 3
Views: 690

Re: Bush fire preps

People would be amazed at just how much protection a simple sprinkler on the roof will provide, although the MOST important thing you can do, particularly in a WUI (wildland/urban interface) area is to clean up. Keep trees and brush cut back away from structures, keep the leaves and fluff out of you...
by SRO1911
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vermont's Barre Army Navy is closing.
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Vermont's Barre Army Navy is closing.

I'm not sure how much it relates to the national view, however a part of it is a change in how surplus is disposed. in the last few years the process for non profits and municipalities to obtain surplus has gotten easier. I frequently travel to the two federal warehouses in Texas for both my day job...
by SRO1911
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mini Excavator Need Help
Replies: 8
Views: 3744

Re: Mini Excavator

I am a fan of Terex, unlike bobcat or John deer - they are designed by people who actually work on things. All equipment requires routine maintenance and repairs, Terex expects this and makes the things you need to be accessible, accessible. I've ran the tc35 and tc37 though they may be bigger than ...
by SRO1911
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time
Replies: 49
Views: 13960

Re: World War Flea - the Flea Apocolpsye in Real time

While I understand and appreciate many people's desire to "go green" - reality sometimes has other plans. I am fortunate, I have a pest control license (among many other licenses) and can get pretty much anything. In this wonderful world of online shopping, there are many retailers that will allow i...
by SRO1911
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shooting
Replies: 21
Views: 1881

Re: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shoot

@Raptor - there is no comparison. Best description is one size fits all flip-flops vs custom made boots. You can walk in either, but thats about where the similarity ends. I shoot a bit more than most, and prefer to do it a bit further out. Good glass makes all the difference - and it does come down...
by SRO1911
Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: James M from San Antonio TX
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: James M from San Antonio TX

the problem with "a" Texas group - is that folks tend to forget how big Texas is, and how it's laid out. 30 had some great folks, but it's hard to so much when you've got folks in Lubbock who are closer to Canada than to Houston, or the Folks in el Paso who can get to California faster than Longview...
by SRO1911
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Just wondering
Replies: 13
Views: 3949

Re: Just wondering

I have a really nice framed degree, pretty paper, fancy script, all that...its in a box. My career field went a bit differently. While I morally know better than to bait/feed the trolls, sometimes its amusing to dust off social psych cap and do a little field research. I cant help it, its like Blueb...
by SRO1911
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car.
Replies: 49
Views: 17472

Re: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car

So your extensive knowledge base covers both cats and firearms equally, good to know.
by SRO1911
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 323
Views: 59207

Re: melee weapons of choice

I'd take a cold Steel shovel for close range (mostly for other uses) and a cold steel Bushman (Bowie point) for mounting as a spear head. So does the shovel come with a conversion unit? Ciener spoon kit maybe? best you can DO, punk? Best? No, you don't rate best - or even moderate effort. Your anti...
by SRO1911
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 11955

Re: No Guns here

wear a pair of 9" long, 1/2" steel rods, sharpened at both ends, IWB holster. Make it out of milk jug plastic, using a hair dryer to soften/shape the plastic.. Throw one, hang onto the other. I thought we were suppose to use PVC and fiberglass? Steel is not very covertly tacticool... :clownshoes:
by SRO1911
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 323
Views: 59207

Re: melee weapons of choice

longy wrote:I'd take a cold Steel shovel for close range (mostly for other uses) and a cold steel Bushman (Bowie point) for mounting as a spear head.
So does the shovel come with a conversion unit? Ciener spoon kit maybe?

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