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by 2now
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: rebuilding 'survival kit'
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

Re: rebuilding 'survival kit'

These days I think more and more about Atkins meal replacement diet bars. 1.7 oz for 200 calories. your 1200 calorie goal would weigh in at 10.2 oz. The benefit is that these are designed to help you skip meals and feel full. I use them at work when I am too busy to take a break and get lunch and th...
by 2now
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sheltering in your car...
Replies: 22
Views: 2095

Re: Sheltering in your car...

Back up insulation is a great idea. I got some thin blue foam to go under laminate floors a few years back that stuff is great. I have a clear waterproof plastic back and really keeps in the heat. I tested it by sitting down with a pair of running shorts on with the foam in my lap, then stuffed a pi...
by 2now
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sheltering in your car...
Replies: 22
Views: 2095

Sheltering in your car...

Here's something to stimulate conversation... Work takes me away from home from Portland to Seattle pretty regularly. If the Big Quake hits while I am traveling there will be multiple damaged bridges, rivers as well as possibly over 100 miles between me and home. Under that circumstance sheltering i...
by 2now
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessible
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessi

get a pair of cowboy boots at a thrift store, set them neat the hear of your bed. Park you piece in the boot at night. Add a holster or a simple cut out foam block if you like.
You can increase the security of this method with a dirty pair of socks...
by 2now
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Next meeting?
Replies: 11
Views: 2287

Re: Next meeting?

So anyone interested in some kind of face to face meeting?
by 2now
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cache Gun Thoughts
Replies: 35
Views: 2589

Re: Cache Gun Thoughts

My understanding of the lost rifle was he had set his rifle against a tree while hunting with his father. Dad fired a shot and called for help having some kind of trouble with a downed buck. My friend heard “bang”...”help!” and ran to his dad. Should he have grabbed his rifle? Sure, but he didn't. W...
by 2now
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas
Replies: 56
Views: 5763

Re: Ballin on a Budget Bag... Gimme ideas

What about thrift stores? I've often found good bags for under $10.
by 2now
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster
Replies: 16
Views: 3882

Re: Acquiring Resources Legally in a Disaster

Let me run with initial question... Have skills; Have friends; Be able to make yourself useful. I was speaking once on prep issues and had someone relate their experience after a hurricane. He said people who came into the shelter were considered refugees and send to the unheated area with cots, col...
by 2now
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cache Gun Thoughts
Replies: 35
Views: 2589

Re: Cashe Gun Thoughts

Some random thoughts on caching guns. Gun parts are harder to misuse than a gun. There are 100 times more people who know how to shoot a gun than know how to put a gun back together. If you are really extra paranoid paint the small parts different color and mix them with other painted small hardware...
by 2now
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A question of law
Replies: 15
Views: 1074

Re: A question of law

First question: do you really have a permit to carry a weapon or a permit to carry a weapon in state “X”. If the issuing state is only claiming to allow you to carry in a given location [state"X"] full faith and credit would not apply to any other locations. Now hypothetically a state could issue a ...
by 2now
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects
Replies: 22
Views: 5092

Re: Quazi's self-sufficiency projects

Our chickens always loved slugs... and tomatoes, sometimes pumpkins or squash. Chickens will eat anything they can get in their mouth.
Ducks are not as hard on your produce. I hear Guinea hens only eat bugs, they are strict carnivores. But they are also noisy so I have not tried them yet.
by 2now
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

Re: Project pillowcase. A.K.A. kiddie go bags

I've moved too much and one great “bag” I have found especially for guns or other loing devices is ½ of a pair of jeans or bdu pants. 1. Cut them into 2 equal halves right through the fly. 2. This should give you 2 pieces each with a cut that would run from navel, down the fly up the but crack to th...
by 2now
Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 4652

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

I wrote up a response on how easy a matchlock was, but decided to delete it. While building a matchlock is legal in most of the US, if done improperly in any one of a number of way it becomes a weak but dangerous bomb. I wanted to stay on the right side of the keep it legal rule. But a matchlock, co...
by 2now
Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns
Replies: 46
Views: 4652

Re: So whats a good weapon to defend your supplies? No guns

We have a great historical record of the development of human arms [and armor]. Look at your situation and limitations, then determine what is the most advanced weapon you can own [build] within those parameters. A matchlock is very easy to build and in a “no gun zone” any bang should be off putting...
by 2now
Sat May 27, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 590 Shockwave question
Replies: 34
Views: 3105

Re: 590 Shockwave question

If the way they are explaining the law is correct, and that pistol gripped smooth bore weapon needs to have a total length over 26” regardless of barrel length, then would a howdah type pistol, saw a 12 ga single shot or double barrel with pistol grip and a sig brace be OK? My idea is that such a fi...
by 2now
Sat May 27, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Gray man GHB. (Pic heavy)
Replies: 21
Views: 2640

Re: Gray man GHB. (Pic heavy)

Nice bag, good set up here are some low weight suggestions, If you like... 1. sewing kit: needles, thread, a selection of safety pins, maybe a spare fastex buckle or at least a couple of strap binders, cloth measuring tape, maybe an awl style needle. Tons of utility, less than an ounce. 2. Spare bat...
by 2now
Sat May 27, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: A Kel Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm
Replies: 32
Views: 1964

Re: A Kel Tec Sub 2000 in 9mm

Legally the rifle / handgun difference can cut both ways. The federal FOPA would let you carry a long gun [but not a handgun] unloaded in a locked case in any state. If you thought you might find your self in a state that you do not have a CCW in a legal rifle might be better than a questionably leg...
by 2now
Sat May 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4409

Re: Stimulant of choice

I try to put caffeine pills in all my FAKs in addition to other OTC meds. The limiting factor is usually weight or dollars, for me. Caffeine pills give lots of value per ounce or per dollar. They are also hard to make in a field expedient way. I often have been drinking too much coffee at work. I ha...
by 2now
Thu May 04, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?
Replies: 27
Views: 2381

Re: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?

So many good ideas... You do not really need a greenhouse in the PNW. A little hoop house or window gardening will get you through the winter with the right choice of crops. Put your money into raised beds instead. If they are all the same size it will be easy to hoop them if you need to. You can al...
by 2now
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What to carry what to leave
Replies: 32
Views: 4840

Re: What to carry what to leave

Reading through this I wondered about a 2 gun combination, basically a duty pistol [really your primary], and a simple long arm that is barely a gun. A gun like a .22 marlin, a single shot 12 ga, maybe a AR-7, basically a light weight long gun that you will not shed tears over if you loose it. Expec...
by 2now
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: nobody needs a shotgun.
Replies: 34
Views: 2607

Re: nobody needs a shotgun.

The big values of the shotgun are price and versatility. Several times I have helped a friend who recently moved to the country get their first and only gun. They saw they had a need for a gun, but only wanted 1 in the house. That gun was a tool that needed to be able to handle whatever thing came u...
by 2now
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: ZSC-005 Roll Call (Pics and Bios Only - No Comments)
Replies: 209
Views: 41089

Re: ZSC-005 Roll Call (Pics and Bios Only - No Comments)

I've been on ZS for a long time. Now I'm back in the Portland area after traveling around the US.

Currently have access to a gym near Vancouver WA, if there is any interest in doing some classes.
by 2now
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Which Caliber and Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 2032

Re: Which Caliber and Why?

I'm having trouble posting my photo. but I just snapped one with a handful of .38 spl hollow point. I stopped at 100 because I did not want to have to get and empty another box. I bet I could get even more with .357. He said we could stack them... the rim makes them easier to hold I had at least 20 ...
by 2now
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9591

Re: No Guns here

See my photo for my entry into the use a 'sling shot' to launch an arrow game. super cheap, light and easy. The arrow are the only hard part. On a broader note, mankind had been making its own weapons for ages. If you cannot own "X" be that a plasma rifle in the 40 watt range, a center fire pistol o...

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