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by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Rock Island 1911 Break-In Issues?
Replies: 38
Views: 4375

Re: Rock Island 1911 Break-In Issues?

Hope you have as much fun with your RIA 45 as I have had with mine. Ditto. Just can't really go wrong typically. I never had an issue with my GI (however, I have not tried HPs yet). And even if something is flat out broke, I've heard nothing but good things about RIA's customer service. 1911 thread...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: SW radio question, What to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: SW radio question, What to buy?

In portable radios, you get what you pay for - in more ways then one. Digital, SSB and under 100 USD is a challenge. For new, a Sangean PT80 (just over your 100 USD limit) is a good rig. Used - Any of the Sangean (505 or 909) would be good. I love my -909, use it as a back up RX for my station. Chec...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Best Combat Radio?
Replies: 26
Views: 8093

Re: Best Combat Radio?

I will assume that for this thread combat = mil-spec radios. If you have the money, you can purchase current (or almost current ) issue sets like the AN/PRC-104 - one of my favorites. Also out there are AN/PRC 74s and older units. Commercial rigs like the VX-1210 (Vertex) are really close to MIL-spe...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Rock Island 1911 Break-In Issues?
Replies: 38
Views: 4375

Re: Rock Island 1911 Break-In Issues?

I'll chip in my 2c. I have a pair of the RIA 45 GI models. I mean, if one is good, then two is gooder - right? When I got them home, I stripped them completely, cleaned and lubed, then let the parts 'soak in' for about an hour. Wiped everything and reassembled. Replaced the scales with a set of Pach...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cities closing Firehouses - implications for personal preps
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Cities closing Firehouses - implications for personal pr

Police too seem to be on the block as well. Tucson Az (pop 540K+) just revealed planned cuts to the Police of 250 officers and the retirement of another ~ 200 or so - leaving the city with "about" 700 officers for 24/7 coverage. Why not get ready for the Zombiepocalypse and sign up for both an Ameri...
by TacAir
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The ultimate meds / prescrition wish list for FAKs
Replies: 23
Views: 1943

Re: The ultimate meds / prescrition wish list for FAKs

Thanks for starting this thread "as for equip, suture kits, staple kits, dermabond kits, and of course all the kits to remove them. steth, and BP cuff, pulse ox, casting kit, airways, and of course bandaging and guaze (and coban)." Had you considered with that set of oropharyngeal airways (Berman or...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Bugging out with babies.
Replies: 35
Views: 3860

Re: Bugging out with babies.

"For transportation I made a cart (will get a picture up later) that I can pull behind me...the wheels are large enough it doesn't get hung up going cross country(I used mountain bike wheels). The way it is build it also allows for a back pack or two when someone get tired...When my wife was pregnan...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Diapers & the PAW
Replies: 31
Views: 3168

Re: Diapers & the PAW

...I'm sure this might sounds gross to some, but if it were the PAW and I was primarily at home with kids (vs. dragging them all over the place in the car, or where attempting this would be a major inconvenience) I would love to try EC (diaperless, the parents try to learn the signals the kid gives...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Baby bug out gear.
Replies: 12
Views: 2374

Re: Baby bug out gear.

I know I'm new and have bean learning lots here. but the thought came to me about my son. I can fill a bag of diapers. So I well need something I can wash and reuse. :( I have been doing some looking and Fuzzibunz seem good they are snaps and one size fits from 7-35 pounds. My son is 14 month and i...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove

Nice post. What do you use to measure out your fuel? I use an old 'tablesppon' measure made of Alum with a most of the handle cut off. Why measure your fuel with a trangia? Just use what you need, then snuff it out. Later after it cools just put the cap on till your next camp. True. What is left wi...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Defeater's Micro-Survival Kit (Updated 8/21!)
Replies: 26
Views: 13167

Re: Defeater's Micro-Survival Kit (Updated 8/21!)

Cool microkit and pics - thanks for the share. I took a slightly different tack. I use a plastic cigarette case - the kind that splits in 'half'. If nothing else, it has a place for a full book of C-rat matches. If I might suggest the addition of: A P-38 can opener - just in case you meet a can of f...
by TacAir
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove

Nice post. What do you use to measure out your fuel? I use an old 'tablesppon' measure made of Alum with a most of the handle cut off. Why measure your fuel with a trangia? Just use what you need, then snuff it out. Later after it cools just put the cap on till your next camp. True. What is left wi...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food choices for your B.O.B.
Replies: 71
Views: 4284

Re: Food choices for your B.O.B.

check out Meal pack bars. Many flavors, low in empty calories, low gluten, 400 calories, fills the gut, does not induce thirst, does not become sticky nasty in the heat, does not become hard as a stone in the cold, cheaper than any other bar on the market. No sugar highs/crashes. Are you talking ab...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the frozen Northland
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Greetings from the frozen Northland

Thanks all for the warm welcome!
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove
Replies: 19
Views: 1424

Re: Which cookware to go with particular alcohol stove

Nice post. I carry a Pinnacle Soloist (GSI) I picked up at REI with my annual rebate. My stove (which at least looks like the one you posted) will fit inside (in a Ziploc). The outfit is a single pot with a bowl and spoon making up the outfit. As others have stated, I carry my fuel in the HEET bottl...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear review; Katadyn filter, mess kit, SVEA 123R (56k death)
Replies: 21
Views: 5911

Re: Gear review; Katadyn filter, mess kit, SVEA 123R (56k de

Super post and photos - Thanks! Comments on the gear - all good choices BTW. The Katadyn Pocket filter is bombproof, one of the best, if not the best on the market. I had a good friend going to live in Mongolia for two years (a long story) and before he left Anchorage, we got him fixed up with one o...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Should I buy a hatchet?
Replies: 60
Views: 2590

Re: Should I buy a hatchet?

A camp saw may be good pick for you. I carry a 'chain saw in a can" (http://www.campingsurvival.com/pochsawofacu.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) there are several like products out there. It is very small, lightweight and will zip through a 4 or 5 inch log in just a few min. A d...
by TacAir
Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suzuki Samurai w/Softop for bugging out?
Replies: 87
Views: 30051

Re: Suzuki Samurai w/Softop for bugging out?

Nice Zook The soft top is a plus if you want to go tactical - lose the top and drop the glass - now you can point and 'click' in any direstion. You might consider a wire cutter pole as an attachment to be added if you need to bug out. Could be a life saver. The turodiesel upgrade is a real plus (but...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: need help alice pack med or large?
Replies: 17
Views: 7194

Re: need help alice pack med or large?

Just a short note - the ALICE Large has a set of 'strings' in the bottom that allow you to reduce the volume of the ruck. Having humped the large ruck, I would suggest you carry it for some distance with a full 5 gal water can. If you can stand it, make it your BOB ruck. If not - At that point, you ...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Wall tent vs log cabin
Replies: 54
Views: 8427

Re: Wall tent vs log cabin

Some other things to consider: GP small or medium tent - a GP medium goes for about 2500 USD, as seen on line, used, under 500 USD. Try and get the liner, insulation can be placed between the tent and liner. GP med is 16x32, a GP small (5 man) is US Military General Purpose Small Tent. made from Cot...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food choices for your B.O.B.
Replies: 71
Views: 4284

Re: Food choices for your B.O.B.

Interesting question. Food and water are major constraints to any movement cross country, the longer you plan to be on the move, the greater the distance you must travel – the greater the burden you face to supply yourself. Add in the need to have food that is nutritious, needs little if any prepara...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Do or do knot, there is no try. (Rappelling question)
Replies: 92
Views: 3905

Re: Do or do knot, there is no try. (Rappelling question)

Not quite, sorry, Jamoni. I may have been a little unclear. The idea was to leave behind gear, just not the entire rope. Instead of having your rope go around the anchor point, you tie a loop of something else around the anchor point (a length of webbing, a piece of your rope, or, as I said, maybe ...
by TacAir
Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the frozen Northland
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Greetings from the frozen Northland

Greetings. Just joined after lurking on the site for a good while. Seems like the site has a very large number of like minded folks of good character (and some real characters as well) making the forums worth my time to read and study. By way of introduction - I am an USAF retired radio maintenance ...

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