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by Close_enough
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Synagogue shooting near San Diego
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Synagogue shooting near San Diego

1 dead, 3 wounded, shooter captures alive. Rat f*** was your prototypical alt-right hater. :vmad: He claimed credit for a recent mosque arson, and had a manifesto filled with the usual "They will not replace us" rhetoric. The news is reporting that an off duty border patrol officer took a shot at hi...
by Close_enough
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"
Replies: 14
Views: 2189

Re: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"

I saw the movie a while back. It was one of the better developed z-poc movies. The character development reminded me of "Lord of the Flies", and there were some good points about fitness and improvising. As far the tear-jerker , that's just Korean cinema. Every Korean drama I've seen has at least on...
by Close_enough
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery and progressive lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Re: Archery and progressive lenses

Target/field archery. Peripheral vision on the glasses. Recurve barebow. Push/pull closed form with three under, my index finger anchored in front of my upper bicuspid, and my head drooped to align the string with the outside of the riser. Target is barely inside my current prescription glasses (hal...
by Close_enough
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Archery and progressive lenses
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

Archery and progressive lenses

My age is catching up with me. After 30+ years of getting by with single vision lenses, I now need bifocals/progressive lenses. Question for a any other archers out there. How did you deal with the peripheral vision problems from progressive lenses? I have a decent astigmatism, so off the shelf read...
by Close_enough
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How long can you last on your own?
Replies: 25
Views: 3849

Re: How long can you last on your own?

It's been 6 months, and I figure I can last another 3. Both cars are paid off, and I did qualify for Medicaid. If I had to pay for medical I would be almost broke by now. Things I would have done differently. Find a McJob right off the bat. Ridesharing pays almost as well as welfare. I'm to old to s...
by Close_enough
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How long can you last on your own?
Replies: 25
Views: 3849

How long can you last on your own?

Another SHTF scenario, but one that most people will face at least once in their lives.
You're out of work
You didn't qualify for any government assistance
What do you do and how long do you think you'll last before you start selling off retirement account, house, hobbies, etc. to make ends meet.
by Close_enough
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Jurassic Park make-believe
Replies: 95
Views: 9709

Re: Jurassic Park make-believe

Tier 1: Bear spray or or high pressure pepper foam with repeating tranq gun. Hey, those animals are expensive! Tier 2: Ruger 4" GP100 loaded with .357 hard cast. Mossberg 590 with ammo suitable to exhibit. BB for compys, poison load steel penetrators for large predators. Tier 3: M60 machine gun with...
by Close_enough
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Books
Topic: The ashley book of knots
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: The ashley book of knots

scafool wrote:I think it is still under copyright.
It can be found on Pirate Bay Torrent though.
You can get the US Survival manual as a free download from a lot of sites and then just print it if you want hard copy.
It's good advice, and you won't be breaking any copyright laws.
by Close_enough
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rules?
Replies: 54
Views: 7461

Re: If you took strangers in your home,what'd be your 3 rule

Rule#1. I am in charge. There's God, Chuck Norris, and then me. Helpful suggestions and constructive criticism are welcome. But, this is not a democracy. My word is final. Rule #2. Be nice. You're already fucked, or you wouldn't be here. Don't make things worse. I'm not going to list what constitute...
by Close_enough
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: LED Shelter lighting
Replies: 11
Views: 1346

Re: LED Shelter lighting

There are a number of USB rechargeable lanterns intended as camping and tent lights. The names I recognize are Thorfire, Nitecore, Streamlight, and Fenix. Fenix offers the greatest battery versatility, but at the highest cost. You can also go old school with UCO candle lanterns. Batteries not requir...
by Close_enough
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Church shooting
Replies: 90
Views: 3695

Re: Church shooting

The USAF owns up the recordation error. Not that it means anything at this point in time. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/06/us/texas-shooting-church.html Figured it had to be something like that. :( At least they had the b***s to take responsibility for it. In this day and age, that says something.
by Close_enough
Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Yarn/cord fletchings
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Yarn/cord fletchings

I was tuning my bow with a new string today when I chanced upon a bit of primitive technology that is applicable to homemade and survival arrows. I was bareshaft tuning at 5 yards to set the rest and the nock height. My bareshaft arrows have the fletchings stripped off, and I wrap tape where the fle...
by Close_enough
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Child ID bracelets?
Replies: 17
Views: 3332

Re: Child ID bracelets?

Update on the dog tags. They got an IRL test when DD wandered off in the middle of a fire station open house. She found the check in desk and showed them her tag. One phone call later and all was well.
by Close_enough
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: NASA Plan to Eliminate Yellowstone Volcano Threat
Replies: 33
Views: 2802

Re: NASA Plan to Eliminate Yellowstone Volcano Threat

Somehow discussing this on Friday the 13th this close to Halloween is putting me in the mood for a good "Yellowstone blowing up movie". Holy crap :oh: Is that a thing ? :awesome: :awesome: Two made for TV movies. Super Volcano in 2005 and Super Eruption in 2011 http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0419372/ ht...
by Close_enough
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: NASA Plan to Eliminate Yellowstone Volcano Threat
Replies: 33
Views: 2802

Re: NASA Plan to Eliminate Yellowstone Volcano Threat

I hate to say it, but the idea isn't entirely infeasible. Provided you don't actually bore into the magma chamber, there are cobalt and nickle superalloys that could take the pressure and temperatures necessary for it to work. Just don't ask what it will cost to make a downhole heat exchanger out of...
by Close_enough
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessible
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessi

Pull the night stand out from the wall a little bit and attach a cheap cordura holster to the back of. No drawers or boxes to open, just reach behind and grab it. Or under it if you can attach to the underside of the top. I was thinking the same thing. But, you'll have to cut away part of the drawe...
by Close_enough
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip
Replies: 113
Views: 11859

Re: Active Shooter on Vegas Strip

From a CNN Article: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-attack-stephen-paddock-trnd/index.html The suspicion, based on initial reports, is that at least one of the rifles used was altered to function as an automatic weapon, the official said. Among the weapons found were a .223 caliber and a...
by Close_enough
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY pipe and tarp shelters
Replies: 3
Views: 787

DIY pipe and tarp shelters

I found this, and I'm curious if anybody has played with DIY bug out tents. https://youtu.be/BPAOlPNwtw4
by Close_enough
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.
Replies: 47
Views: 6859

Re: Children's Toys in the EOTWAWKI.

The guts to a music box? I saw that film too. But, 50 years into the PAW, any decent musician or storyteller is going to be in demand. Early flutes and whistles, percussion, and maybe some string instruments will be around. So, it stands that kids versions will also be around. Low tech games like c...
by Close_enough
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie bite?
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie b

For your scenario, I would look at the cut and slash resistant safety clothing used by glass fabricators. I'd trust certified textiles over a thin scrim of buffed leather. If you're dead set on leather, I suggest you learn how to build boiled leather lamellar armor. EDIT: I checked to see how hard a...
by Close_enough
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets
Replies: 17
Views: 1713

Re: Interesting take on "whistling" Roman sling bullets

If it was close to what the math says you should expect then that's that I guess. It just seems there's way more energy left in the bullets after hitting the target than the shot.. Could the lesser speed of the shot, and therefore longer contact with the target, mean a higher percentage of energy t...
by Close_enough
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Need some Compound bow help!
Replies: 9
Views: 4989

Re: Need some Compound bow help!

There are a number of compound bows with exceptionally large range of weight and draw length adjustment. The typical bow has a 10-20 lb weight range, say 50-70 lbs, and 3-4 inches of draw length adjustment. These can go from 5-70 lbs and 15-30 inches of draw. Most of them are sold as adolescent bows...
by Close_enough
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My home made repeating compound bow
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: My home made repeating compound bow

Combine it with a Tong'ah (Korean overdraw), and make the magazines replaceable, and you've got a technological jump comparable to the metallic cartridge.

[YouTube]vYv2NOqncYA[/YouTube]
by Close_enough
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon
Replies: 13
Views: 1048

Re: Massive Meteor Strikes the Moon

Imagine if it would've hit the earth instead. Relatively small meteors can do tremendous damage. https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/07/08/massive-meteor-strikes-moon/ A meteor with the explosive power of ten cruise missiles has struck the Moon – sparking a massive explosion visible with the na...

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