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by Ghostdog914
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

Re: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural a

I was curious. My other job each car is equipped with AR and three mags, 12 gauge and 5 each of buck and slug, and everyone carries a back up. The rifle mags I have are just because I keep the most of my spares in the pouches on the case. I am quite happy to ditch stuff as it's heavy except for the ...
by Ghostdog914
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas
Replies: 21
Views: 2436

What gear are are my fellow officers carrying in rural areas

I recently took a part time job in a local town of about 1,500 people in SE Missouri. Upon my first shift I became the most experienced guy there. There is a chief and supposed to be two full time guys with about 8 reserves to round out the roster. There are no full time guys right now. It pays crap...
by Ghostdog914
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Not a disaster yet
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Not a disaster yet

But the New Madrid fault has been a bit rumbly the last week or so
by Ghostdog914
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tips for farmers cheese
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

Re: Tips for farmers cheese

I didn't add much. I'm going to try adding the peppers while it's in the pan
by Ghostdog914
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tips for farmers cheese
Replies: 7
Views: 2909

Tips for farmers cheese

I made my first batch Monday. I wasn't expecting tons of flavor so I added a jalapeño while it was draining in the colander. When it was done unless you chewed on jalapeño it was the most tasteless thing I've ever had. I added it to scrambled eggs and it even sucked the taste out of them. I used lem...
by Ghostdog914
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 98713

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

ATs do better in the snow and ice in my experience, and the grabbers are awesome.
by Ghostdog914
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 925
Views: 98713

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Changed fluid in the diffs, started soaking bolts to make it easier for the 3 inch lift that came in to be installed this weekend. Temp dropped over the weekend (finally) so I also checked all the tire pressures. When it's on the lift for the lift kit I'll grease everything and check the u joints. I...
by Ghostdog914
Sun May 28, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Storm in SE Missouri
Replies: 5
Views: 2971

Storm in SE Missouri

Yesterday at approximately 4:30pm we got hit by a pretty decent storm. Power went out right away so I moved some frozen 2L bottles of water into the refrigerator just in case. My wife and 8 year old were out of town so it was just me, the 2 year old, and the dog. We played some games and I got out t...
by Ghostdog914
Sun May 21, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My first AR
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: My first AR

For the class I ran irons. I'm not overly experienced with rifles but it did well. To pass, everything had to be in the 8 ring or better and that wasn't a problem. My instructor is a retired Marine and he also tore it down and shot it. He liked it and said it was good. I did add a cheap red dot afte...
by Ghostdog914
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My first AR
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: My first AR

Ran it through patrol rifle yesterday. Other than needing 18 clicks on the front site and 22 on the rear to get zero it was great. No issues with cheap ammo, no surprises other than I actually shot well with it. I'm 6'8 and I have a hard time getting in tight on stocks but the 6 position it came wit...
by Ghostdog914
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My first AR
Replies: 6
Views: 766

My first AR

I have been trying to justify buying an AR. I was window shopping and found a a Del-Ton DT sport for $399. It was brand new and had no rear sight and shipped with 2 mags. I added a $20 sight to the order. I stripped it down and lubed it today. I'm not overly familiar with the platform but this one s...
by Ghostdog914
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 31
Views: 6650

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I coach youth softball, basketball, soccer, and futsal (kind of an indoor soccer). I like working with the kids and it helps me stay active
by Ghostdog914
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sometimes you can do nothing
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: Sometimes you can do nothing

I know you feel you could have done more and have remorse. But having been in your situation 20+ times over the years I can tell you from watching a fellow first responder you'd feel a lot worse had your help caused a death. You provided comfort and prepped the ambulance for what they were getting r...
by Ghostdog914
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2133
Views: 209770

Re: My Job, My Hell...

As I have three jobs I'll go with my primary. I do criminal/internal investigations for an agency. At one of the sites I cover, a gentleman conversed with the almighty and they decided he should castrate himself. With a spork. He sawed open a tear, reached in, and tore his testicles out then tossed ...
by Ghostdog914
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: We Have Lost One Of Our Own
Replies: 29
Views: 8107

Re: We Have Lost One Of Our Own

Very sad. At least his family knows he was trying to make a difference
by Ghostdog914
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Observing your surroundings
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Re: Observing your surroundings

Yeah having to draw down on someone in a very busy parking lot is no fun. Luckily they didn't want to chance it and we didn't get squirrelly and do something stupid.
by Ghostdog914
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Observing your surroundings
Replies: 11
Views: 3870

Observing your surroundings

This shows how detached people are. Last night there was an armed robbery in the jurisdiction 5 miles north of the one I was patrolling. My Cpl received a tip about the suspect vehicle being at Wal-Mart in our jurisdiction. The three male subjects exit the store and we block the vehicle aisle from b...
by Ghostdog914
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: How I Joined the Militia ....
Replies: 56
Views: 11343

Re: How I Joined the Militia ....

I found some of this to match my brother's time with a militia. Not the hacking and stuff (which is cool for the story) but the types of people and gear. He's an Iraq war vet that was discharged due to repeatedly being blown up by IEDs in '06-07. He is jobless and bored so he hooked up with a local ...
by Ghostdog914
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: How I Joined the Militia ....
Replies: 56
Views: 11343

Re: How I Joined the Militia ....

Double post
by Ghostdog914
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

The 14 minute run doesn't seem to stress any particular body part too bad. Being so tall I get my stride out and it's pretty gentle. I have decent shoes and I stop the moment anything feels wrong. I know if I push any workout too hard at first I'll just burn out and quit. I want to get healthier but...
by Ghostdog914
Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

I went again yesterday and today and I don't seem to have any soreness or anything that may signal a possible upcoming injury. I'm going to keep at it and see what happens. Maybe in a week or two I'll mix up my route so I don't get too used to it.
by Ghostdog914
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

I appreciate the feedback. I'm not worried about ego taking over. After almost 10 years of marriage my ego is somewhere in my wife's purse and I've realized I have no one I need to impress. I know better than to recreate the 5-10 mile police academy runs I would get sent on after my instructor got t...
by Ghostdog914
Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Started to work into hiking shape

I'm actually not in too horrible of shape other than weight. I can still run a 14 minute 1.5 miles at 38 years old. Not great but not too bad. I do 20 minutes of boxing 2-3 times a week plus a kind of circuit weight regiment on breaks at work. Blood pressure and cholesterol are all normal (yearly ch...
by Ghostdog914
Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Started to work into hiking shape
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Started to work into hiking shape

My BOB will be working as a camping/hiking bag as well. After reading all of the posts about practicing with it I figured it was time to start. I weighed my bag and it comes in at 25 pounds. I was thinking at 6'8" 300 pounds it wouldn't be too much to carry. I strapped it on, loaded my 65 pound daug...

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