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by boskone
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8848

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Went to the local Brookshire Bros, a Texas/Louisiana smaller grocery chain. They weren't fully stocked, but (somewhat to my surprise) had at least a bit of everything but the now-usual suspects (TP, hand sanitizer, thermometers, bleach/Lysol/etc). I got milk, ice cream, bread. I wanted some Deviled ...
by boskone
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

The two big non-regular expenses I might have are getting the house set up for sale, and a new (to me) pickup. In the former case, if the housing market looks to recover (even temporarily) I might hire in a maid service to get the house move-out ready. There's not enough hours in the day for one per...
by boskone
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My Firearms / Knife Work Station...
Replies: 10
Views: 112

Re: My Firearms / Knife Work Station...

Very cool, Mags. My workstation is nowhere near as organized or even that cool. It's just a repurposed laptop table thing (sort of looks like one of those trays you'd see people using to eat in front of the TV in the 50s) and it works, but it's not very practical. I'm actually looking for a mobile ...
by boskone
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

More seed sales, ramping up home food production, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada https://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-virus-leads-to-surge-of-local-food-seed-sales/ ...Alex Augustyniak, the general manager of West Coast Seeds, said his company is managing an “overwhelming number of seed o...
by boskone
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking into a new pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Looking into a new pistol

So no love for the XDM 10mm? I like my XDs (plural, not the annoyingly-named XDs...though I have one of those as well), but compared to Glocks they're pretty rare. Of course, I think every pistol is pretty rare compared to Glocks. <shrug> So I think parts availability for a Glock would be much high...
by boskone
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

I need to find a resource specifically for victory gardens in desert areas. You should check out "keyhole gardens". My parents--down around Abilene--had a modified one for a few years to almost ludicrous success. Modified, as they used a cattle tank and didn't have direct access to the compost, but...
by boskone
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand
Replies: 34
Views: 742

Re: Designing a Structure for a Defensive Stand

Somewhat relevant, I'd forgotten that Colin Furze has a bunker in his back yard.

Apparently it cost as much as a "nice family saloon". Based on the price of Toyotas at the local Toyota lot, that's up to $50k.
by boskone
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking into a new pistol
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Looking into a new pistol

Dunno about .357 Sig (as I've never actually seen it in the wild), but there are 10mm Auto->.40 S&W conversion barrels for 10mm Glocks, even the gen 5.
by boskone
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Art
Topic: Abandoned mall photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4528

Re: Abandoned mall photos

They look like Titanic. I feel sorry for this abandoned buildings. The same as today cities look abandoned, when people sit in their homes... Please head over to Introductions and...well, introduce yourself. I agree about the abandoned buildings, though, especially places like malls. They're design...
by boskone
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

"Oh, we just love the environment and cost of living. But back home we..." :vmad: This. This x 2 I live in (sometimes unfortunitly) one of the fast growing areas in the SE. I've lived here all my life, and remember when the town was considered "semi-rural" I've watched it grow up. Change is going t...
by boskone
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27191

Re: COVID-19 Thread

flybynight wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:58 am
U.S. now has the third highest number of covid19 infected in the world. Right behind Italy
What is that as a proportion of the population, though? Seems like a more useful metric; the US does have 5 or so times Italy's population.
by boskone
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27191

Re: COVID-19 Thread

I need to preface the question I am about to ask with the fact that I personally am a social distancing expert. I work in a remote location where I am the only employee. My company employes hundreds of people and most do not understand how I work completely alone. I keep plenty of supplies that I h...
by boskone
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...
Replies: 33
Views: 730

Re: Rural property, but the locals don't want you there ...

lailr wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:13 pm
Just don't move South because you like the atmosphere, and then tell us how you used to do something "Up North" :roll:
"Oh, we just love the environment and cost of living. But back home we..."

:vmad:
by boskone
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8848

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

There was no yeast at all, just an empty cardboard box that used to hold the packets. A stocking clerk said none had come in since the craziness started last Thursday. This worried me as we don't normally keep that large of a supply of yeast and none cane be found locally or even on Amazon. But a q...
by boskone
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27191

Re: COVID-19 Thread

The local county to where I work declared SIP. Apparently work is trying to find out if we're considered essential employees...even though we have work-from-home set up and ready. I work for idiots, it's official.
by boskone
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 826
Views: 27769

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I have a PC-9 with a RDS on it and it would make an ideal pack gun for the truck if not for the need for the barrel to be greased where it enters the receiver. That tends to get grease on everything until you say "screw it" and just leave it together. Now, if someone came out with a cover for that ...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 826
Views: 27769

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Well like I said. Not really interested in the pistols. But once the double stack pistol comes out. The carbines can't be far behind. Be pretty cool to have a carbine with a 15-20 round mag for under four hundred in 10 mm auto. I'm almost embarassed to say it, but Hi-point carbines are actually ugl...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8848

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I'm hearing that they're meeting tomorrow to discuss whether a SIP order is needed. I really hope not, that'll put a major crimp on my job...and make it where I'll be working even more OT trying to get everybody ready. Not sure exactly what your job entails, but you might familiarize yourself with ...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 1058

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

I bought a surplus Beretta 92s because they were so inexpensive, plus I had never shot a DA/SA like that and I figured having a 9mm for inxepensive plinking would be fun. I don't really care for it though. Maybe now is the time to sell it. The 92s was meh, IMO, but I like the nearly-identical CZ-75...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Stocks, Retirement funds -- Post Economic Crash

At this point, I'm "bought in" to the crash. I'm more trying to anticipate when stability returns. So far, I'm trying to keep an eye on the general attitude; I think once SIP orders start being lifted, I might look into buying a few "luxury" stocks. AAPL and TSLA, for instance (assuming this doesn't...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 541
Views: 8848

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Just got back from the HEB in College Station. Reasonably well-stocked overall; short on dry goods, TP and paper towels, and yeast (which I guess is a dry good?). The latter is what I most wanted, but with a working sourdough starter I'll be fine; yeast is just sometimes more convenient. Everything ...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 1058

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

Fortay FTW every panic.... it has been amazingly consistent. Yep... Makes me want to grab a .40 for emergency purposes... But then again, I always have ammo anyways and don't rely on panic buying. I wonder what pistol has the most conversion options? Might be nice to have a panic-resistant option, ...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales
Replies: 60
Views: 1058

Re: Covid-19 Leads to Surge of Guns & Ammo Sales

Fortay FTW every panic.... it has been amazingly consistent. Yep... Makes me want to grab a .40 for emergency purposes... But then again, I always have ammo anyways and don't rely on panic buying. I wonder what pistol has the most conversion options? Might be nice to have a panic-resistant option, ...
by boskone
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1091
Views: 27191

Re: COVID-19 Thread

What we HAVE started to see is supply chain issues. Paper products were gone very early, and panic buying has left good sized gaps on the shelves. Meat, dried beans, rice, flour, sugar, and other staples are getting scarce. There are still plenty of things like potato chips, junk food, frozen foods...

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