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by DementedDigital
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How to night hike and not die.
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: How to night hike and not die.

If you're going to hike at night, I highly recommend wearing eye protection. I almost lost an eye many years ago hiking at night. The person in front of me pulled a branch forward and let it go, and part of it hit me square in the eye. Of course this was on a field training exercise and we weren't u...
by DementedDigital
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Busted electronics, what's in your repair kit?

A lot of the expedient repairs I've done resemble the "dead bug" style, which would cause nightmares to any PCB designer (and myself sometimes), but if it works for getting you out of a sticky situation, then it's fine by me. If you have the time and resources, at least try to fix it properly later...
by DementedDigital
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Remote land problems
Replies: 15
Views: 665

Remote land problems

I have a friend who owns 5 acres of land in small town in South America. The land is undeveloped. Unfortunately, someone built a house on part of the land, and the local people there want to build a road through another part of it. The area where the guy built the house is lost, as it wasn't discove...
by DementedDigital
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

I use a 5.11 Covrt 18 backpack. I use one of those also. I really lucked out and got mine on sale for around 40% off. There's nothing about it that screams "tacticool" but the daisy chain webbing on the outside could be useful if I needed it. I don't have anything to attach to the MOLLE (or is it P...
by DementedDigital
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 1595

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

Towanda wrote:I use a 5.11 Covrt 18 backpack.
I use one of those also.
by DementedDigital
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Pepper spray cleanup
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Pepper spray cleanup

I guess a leaf blower is out of the question...

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by DementedDigital
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 5.11 Covrt 18 Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: 5.11 Covrt 18 Review

Please do put in your thoughts; more data is better. The build quality was fine; not the best, but far from the worst. If the grab handle doesn't bother you--and it seems like it doesn't most people--I suspect the pack will serve you well for years. Most of the other (possible) issues would be reso...
by DementedDigital
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 5.11 Covrt 18 Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

Re: 5.11 Covrt 18 Review

I recently bought one of these 5.11 packs too, as my old North Face day pack was getting a bit dated. (I got a TON of use out of that day pack. I got it almost 30 years ago! Hopefully this one lasts as long.) I don't have much experience with this 5.11 pack yet, but I'm responding here, so that I ca...
by DementedDigital
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from FL
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Greetings from FL

Hi from Sarasota!

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by DementedDigital
Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dealing with sleep deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 1178

Re: Dealing with sleep deprivation

Adrafinil was discontinued by its major manufacturer last year I hadn't been following that. Bummer. I took my last Adrafinil capsules a month ago when I was working on a project and burning the candle at both ends. I do see bulk Adrafinil powder online, but I'm suspicious too. Modafinil seems to b...
by DementedDigital
Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dealing with sleep deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 1178

Re: Dealing with sleep deprivation

Having worked several jobs at once and also worked for a few startup companies, I understand sleep deprivation very well. There is no substitute for sleep. Get as much of it as you can. I'd probably skip a meal every other day to get a little extra sleep. Load up on calories now and gain a little we...
by DementedDigital
Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

Was it the Day Planner you were looking for? Not exactly, but it's a decent case for a handheld ham radio. There's a diagonal sleeve that works OK for a long antenna. I've come to the conclusion that I need to make something myself (or at least specify something and have it made). I have some great...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

How 'bout this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Military-radio-accessories-pouch-15-x6-military-HMMWV-or-cucv-sincgars-antenna-/380866207428?rmvSB=true I bought one. After having looked for this on and off for so many years, I have to know if this is the one. If anyone else wants to buy on that auction, he...
by DementedDigital
Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

Threads like this one is what makes this forum interesting to me. Someone describes something, an item or utility or task, and then people begin posting ideas and links and pictures. Thanks. One could do great damage to his or her wallet by clicking on all of the links. I have a "planner" type pouc...
by DementedDigital
Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

Wow! It might have been that! Admittedly my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I like that thing.

Good find!!!

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by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 2287

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Do you REALLY think a press check significantly raises the risk of an ND? :roll: Yup. http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=267781 I bet if I searched more, I could find a few more stories. I also seem to remember a story about one variant of striker-fired pistol where the internal safety fa...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 2287

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Murph wrote:"You" don't always have to pull the trigger... There are enough accounts of pistols getting caught on clothes, pull strings, floppy holsters, and gone off.
So true. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ariz-man-sh ... waistband/
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 2287

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Don't forget ADs can happen when unholstering / holstering too, not just handling or manipulating the pistol. Hence why I asked why people don't take holster off with the pistol still in it... Good advice. When I carry a striker-fired pistol in a Remora holster, the whole thing comes out. If I'm ca...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 2287

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Small car, and the holsters aren't easy to put on in the car, or take off. Can you leave the holster on but secure the pistol in the car? I guess it would depend on where you're going. I don't like to be constantly clearing and chambering rounds when I remove the pistol or holster it. I don't reall...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.
Replies: 29
Views: 1297

Re: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.

No suppressors in my state. Not sure why my reply didn't get posted. Bummer on no suppressors where you live. There are some super quiet .22 rounds called Colibri by Aguila. Even unsuppressed, they sound like a pellet gun. The variety of ammo, compactness of the overall package, and low noise are a...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 2287

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

What I meant to type was, I do carry the pistol loaded and ready to fire in a holster. In a 15 round magazine, that gives me a 14+1 for my Glock 19 and in a 10 round magazine, it gives me a 9+1. When I take the pistols off and stow them, I unload the bullets from their respective chambers, and put ...
by DementedDigital
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

majorrath wrote:Maybe find someone to custom make pallets to your specs?
Yeah, I keep coming back to that. Maybe I can find a plain zipper case lined with velcro, and I can just velcro in some pockets of different sizes.
by DementedDigital
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.
Replies: 29
Views: 1297

Re: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.

Get a suppressor for your .22, and your opinion might change about its usefulness during a disaster.
by DementedDigital
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch
Replies: 16
Views: 1159

Re: Survival "day planner" zipper pouch

There are many options for stuff like this, Tactical Tailor is an example Could it be though that it was the contents and the organization that were appealing over the shape of the binder, and the fact that this instructor was confident in his ability to use the contents? maybe he was just using wh...

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