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by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cheap and easy survival foods
Replies: 114
Views: 15958

Having spent a few months eating ramen, baked potatoes and toasted cheese sandwitches, I don't know that I'd want to go that way again. Ramen has almost no nutritional value, you'd do just as well salting some mulch or eating your shirt. The sardines idea isn't bad. Lots of fat, they stay good forev...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: buried stash
Replies: 25
Views: 3484

The BATF has regulations about how many cartridges, primers, and gunpowder you can keep in one place without a permit. Local laws may prohibit the storing of firearms on public property.

I'd say it would be risky at best. Better to make a human contact outside of town and stash stuff there.
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Replies: 38
Views: 5599

I agree, antibiotics seem to be overused these days, and people use them laxidasically. (don't know if I even came close to spelling that right!) My daughters mother takes her to the doctor anytime she has a sore throat, because she is sure it's strep throat. The doctor doesn't even send out labs, l...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Did you buy your vehicle with the PAW in mind?
Replies: 97
Views: 11628

Well, I had a jeep with a hardtop 'till some kid hit it while parked. Totalled it out, but I didn't get enough to replace it with something comprable.

My wife has an explorer sport track with 4wd, it'll do unless we go offroad. Then I'll be nervous. It does hold a lot of stuff at least.
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Equip your team...
Replies: 108
Views: 9858

A lot would depend on the experience of my comrades. If they are all no-gun-totin' city folk, I'd set each of them up with a pump shotgun, 12ga, preferably the same brand. If I had my choice, I'd go with mossberg. The thumb safety is easy to see, and I'm most familiar with those. If there aren't eno...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 16, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Jeep Wrangler?
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Jeeps can be a bit noisy on the highways, 'specially with the softtop. I've had two, a YJ and a TJ (sqaure headlight and newer round headlight). I would still have my YJ if somebody didn't total it. Kid hit it while parked. Jeeps are great. The newer ones ride so much better than the older ones, bot...
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Remmington 870 12g Shotgun
Replies: 19
Views: 2880

Remington, Mossberg, Ithaca, all make good shotguns. The Remingtons and Mossbergs will be most popular, I think, based on what I see at gunshops. You should be able to find a good used pump shotgun for less than $200. Good luck!
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Elecric Generators
Replies: 25
Views: 3584

Having used generators before, I recommend a quiet one, if you are going to be operating it nearby. I would go for a large gas tank, filling them up every couple of hours gets old. I hate to say it, but honda seems to make the best small motors. They tend to demand a premium, though. You may be able...
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Glock vs. XD-Tactical
Replies: 15
Views: 1929

Do it, trade the XD for another glock. I sold my glock 20 a few months ago, and I have regretted it. I like the fact that when your finger is on the trigger, the safety is off.
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse - Prologue
Replies: 22
Views: 2186

Well, since I'm watching the news at 7am, it must be the apocolypse.... ;-) I guess it's on then, than God for the extra time. Load up the truck with everything it will hold. Stop by the gas station and fill up. Head for the BOL, stopping at the local 24 hour grocer, and abuse the credit card. Stop ...
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse - End Game
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

I'd fortify where I was, in preparation for roving marauders. Make sure I plant more food than we'd need, and have a safe house that could repel bandits. Stock up on arms better suited to keeping away living folks, i.e. long range weapons. (hmm, did I cross a forum line here? I apologize if so.....)...
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bug Out Location
Replies: 17
Views: 1702

If it happens in the colder half of the year, my uncle has a lake house about 3 hours away. It's pretty much unihabited during the late fall, winter and early spring. It's small and easy to fortify. With water and woods close, it's good for fishing and hunting, and there's room for planting food. If...
by PistolPete
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A rifle to start with.
Replies: 14
Views: 1546

Another vote for a Ruger 10/22. They come in a variety of finishes, and are very abundant, making them easy to find used. Many gunshops have old 10/22 mags around for 5-10 dollars, and you can get the 30 rounders again for 25 bucks or so. They are easy to put a scope on, and come with pretty decent ...
by PistolPete
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Which carbine?
Replies: 49
Views: 5876

Stay away from the Auto Ordnance M1. While they look great, they are very heavy, something like 12lbs unloaded. Not very handy. The reciever is milled from a block of steel. My buddy had one, and the magazines had to be hand-fit to the rifle. Great rifle for plinking, not so great in the PAW. I'll c...
by PistolPete
Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Barrel length on a handgun
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Longer barrels are better, but it's all a balance. The best weapon is a rifle, a pistol is something you settle for because it's handy and easy to carry. Rifles with 26" barrels aren't really handy to carry around when you are trying to do work.
by PistolPete
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Kids and firearm education and experience?
Replies: 25
Views: 3784

Education and respect is the way to go. Teach kids more than they want to know about firearms, while reinforcing "If you see a gun, don't touch, and imediately tell the nearest adult." The "forbidden closet of mystery" method doesn't work so well, it'll make curious kids even curiouser. My daughter ...
by PistolPete
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Lost your BOB
Replies: 28
Views: 2713

Nope, wouldn't go back. No sense fighting my way back if I made it out. Since my extra ammo would be in the BOB, I may not have enough shells to get back. Far better to scrounge where I am than return to an infested area. First up would be food, water and first aid supplies.
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Red Cross?
Replies: 11
Views: 1560

Seriously, it is a very good idea, but there will never be a global ban on firearms, it's like prohibition. I reserve the right to bear arms, and anyone who tries to disarm me, better be wearing 3 inches of kevlar all over their body, or its gonna be a bad day for them. I don't think a global firea...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How to get permit in Missouri?
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

In Missouri, any non-felon citizen over 18 can purchase a rifle or shotgun, over 21 for handgun. For a rifle or shotgun, you go to the shop, pick it out, pay for it, and fill out a form. The form asks interesting questions like "Are you habitually drunk?", and "Are you a fugitive from justice?", and...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do we go when it's done.
Replies: 16
Views: 2172

I guess it depends on how long it lasts. If it goes a year before a "clean" state has been reached, travelling may be harder than it is now. Gas goes bad over time (not sure about deisel) and a car battery that has set dormant for a year is probably dead. I'd think about colonizing. Time to plant cr...
by PistolPete
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 'You Have 5 Minutes....' Scenerio
Replies: 69
Views: 10199

Ah, 5 minutes, what not to forget. I have a partial BOB, which is my hunting backpack with some extras thrown in. I lack a decent way to move water, that will cause me problems later....... So, put on clothes, I assume I'm nude, jeans or bdu's if they are on top, black t-shirt, long sleeve black t-s...
by PistolPete
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Evil Dead Remake
Replies: 40
Views: 4713

This was a few years ago, but in the playstation game, "Evil Dead, A fistful of boomstick", there was an interview with Bruce Campbell in the extras. He said something like, this was as close as he would come to another sequel in the evil dead series. BTW, the game is a hoot. Not very complex, but i...
by PistolPete
Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Holding out in your home
Replies: 107
Views: 15223

Ah the suburbian bungalo, lots of windows, deck in the back, I'd be screwed. No way to fortify my house, I'd have to hide in the attic until they left? But that's why I'm ready to take the show on the road, right? I'd probably be OK holed up in my basement, but my house wouldn't be good long term at...
by PistolPete
Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Raptorman scenario...
Replies: 183
Views: 31074

I'd take the rifle. As mentioned earlier, the chute we are being offered will keep you alive during a fall, if you don't screw up, but there's a pretty good chance you will hurt a leg, ankle, or knee when you land, especially if you don't have any experience. The parachute is useful for other things...

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