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by doc66
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 1900

Re: Backpacking Sleeping Bag

I have a Big Agnes Gunn Creek I like a lot. But if I were to buy a bag today, it would be the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed. That thing, that's a freaking awesome bag.

http://www.sierradesigns.com/sleeping-bags/bed-style

That's my buck and a half to the thread.
by doc66
Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 92175

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

I don't know why ball and buck is loaded the way it is... I tried to find something that might give a reason, but I was unsuccessful. I suspect that it might be manufacturing reasons and like a lot of things with the shotgun, tradition. I can say that the reason the load was used was to increase the...
by doc66
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Adding variety to long term storage food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: Adding variety to long term storage food preps

luxury/comfort foods. Sometimes it is worth storing something with less practical reason behind it for the simple reasons of morale. A chocolate bar or favorite snack in a time of crisis can make the difference between mental break down and getting through to the next day. Right? We had a bunch of ...
by doc66
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Adding variety to long term storage food preps
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: Adding variety to long term storage food preps

I hope you are eating your way through all that and not just letting it sit. We just rotated our way through preps put up in 2009; you won't eat what you think you will. I can say that; climate and location had something to do with that, we moved further south and our tastes changed with the move. T...
by doc66
Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Hammock Sleeping

Apparently I never finished that thought about being chilly-ish... If it's 50's or lower, I'd consider bringing a sleeping pad, which the OP likely already owns. But yeah, a hammock setup can get very expensive very quickly - that's why I started with a skeeterbeater pro (off either amazon or woot,...
by doc66
Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Jack Roy Final Chapter Up.
Replies: 193
Views: 24361

Re: Jack Roy Final Chapter Up.

Zimmy wrote:Great short story. I enjoyed the Spanish
Thank you. The reviews were mixed. LOL
by doc66
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 92175

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Proprietary magazine as far as I know. I wish it took grizzly mags, or Valtro mags. Oh well. I just got it, and I'm surprised how light it is! Just have to get the packing grease off it, and I'll take it out for a blast. I really like how it feels. Bummer. Why do companies do that? Are they stupid ...
by doc66
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/12

Great story! Nice to see a thought out plot line...and no zombies for a change. Havign said that let me offer a few suggestions. 1. write faster. 2. Llamas are one of the quietest animal you will ever meet. I have owned several and they do little more than hum. Do not expect to alerted by the sound...
by doc66
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 92175

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Proprietary magazine as far as I know. I wish it took grizzly mags, or Valtro mags. Oh well. I just got it, and I'm surprised how light it is! Just have to get the packing grease off it, and I'll take it out for a blast. I really like how it feels. Bummer. Why do companies do that? Are they stupid ...
by doc66
Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Hammock Sleeping

Since you're going this weekend - if you buy any of the brands online, would it arrive in time to go on your trip? ENO can be picked up at a few different sporting goods stores (I think I've seen them at Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, and Bass Pro Shop?) I don't have an ENO, but I will als...
by doc66
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Hammock Sleeping

For a starter hammock, the Eno is a good one; get the double. Also, get the slap straps, they are worth every penny.
by doc66
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Jesse
Replies: 400
Views: 60157

Re: Jesse

So, I need to add Jesse to the list of stories I'm working on completing?
by doc66
Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 92175

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

http://www.leverarms.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/2/s/2sized.jpg A k12 puma 12 gauge is arriving at my place Monday, and I'm super excited. I think this rectifies a lot of the short comings of a shotgun. I still believe that a shotgun is a half st...
by doc66
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Jack Roy Final Chapter Up.
Replies: 193
Views: 24361

Re: Jack Roy Final Chapter Up.

LOL. Is that a good SHIT or a bad one? How did you want it to end? Seriously, this is where I had in mind to end the story. I probably could have written a little more after they escaped the city, but by the time I got to that point, I wondered if I really needed to tell that part. And it was three ...
by doc66
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Jack Roy Final Chapter Up.
Replies: 193
Views: 24361

Re: Jack Roy

Thanks for hanging out and waiting. By the time Jack Roy and Ciro made it to the level where Dairo and Rafael stood, the two men had already began taking the boxes and piling them up near the doors to the parking garage. In the heat left behind after the rain storms, everyone was sweating through t...
by doc66
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/12

Wow, great stuff. Wish I hadn't binge-read it. Well, thanks for that. I hope to have another up this weekend. I got caught up in another story and this one fell aside for a few. Another story? The Mountain perhaps?????????? Seems a shame to just let such a great story just hang there. Noooo, but I ...
by doc66
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/12

KYZHunters wrote:Wow, great stuff. Wish I hadn't binge-read it.

Well, thanks for that. I hope to have another up this weekend. I got caught up in another story and this one fell aside for a few.
by doc66
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Fictional consolidation of calibers
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Fictional consolidation of calibers

MacAttack wrote:All ready sent him ALL the t2000 books and expansions along with the Mercenaries books.

It might have overwhelmed him.

:shock:
by doc66
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Fictional consolidation of calibers
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Fictional consolidation of calibers

IS this a table top RPG or a video game? If an RPG, I hate games that give players too many options. It bogs down the play and creates problems when trying to keep track of damage. What I would do is section them by a "power factor." For instance, while there are many rounds out there, in truth they...
by doc66
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/2

Heidi sat on the couch wearing the robe she had found in one of the cubby holes in the loft. Josh was sitting in a chair, reading a novel found on the bookshelf that had captured his attention and Boone was stacking another piece of wood on the fire in the freestanding fireplace. The temperature had...
by doc66
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/2

Boone and Cooper were inside the house, looking around at things that Boone had not thought about checking when he had taken his first tour of the vacation home. Cooper showed him where the water had been turned off to the pipes in the house, which was a good thing; it meant that there would be no w...
by doc66
Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/2

So this isn't an action adventure post, but as one of my favorite writers, W.P. Kinsella once said, "Stories are not about events, but the people events happen to." CHANGING DIRECTION There was the smell of fall in the air. It wasn’t the kind of fall he was used to, having grown up in the Midwest. ...
by doc66
Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/2

LOL. It's fun to read all the people who saw Leticia and David together... I actually had her with another character in my "looking to the future" plotting before I wrote this part of the tale. David and Leticia were going to be a Brother/Sister kind of vibe; I guess it wasn't reading that way! Then...
by doc66
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Cooper; new stuff added 12/24/2018
Replies: 222
Views: 28491

Re: Cooper; new stuff added 9/2

FranktheTank wrote:Great addition, Doc. Now we'll give you one day off before you have to post the next one. That is all.....
LOL! Welll, it might be a while longer than that....

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