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by zantra
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Primitive/marginal fire materials guide.
Replies: 13
Views: 4364

Re: Primitive/marginal fire materials guide.

I need to shoot one about sparking a battery (cam, sat-phone, light) into charred punkwood, since it seems that none of the Alone cast are capable of so doing. They one and all waste one of their 10 picks on a ferrorod. :-)
by zantra
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 10 picks for Alone tv show
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: 10 picks for Alone tv show

make your own fishing heads, out of 4" long hunks of springwire. Bind the rear ends of them to the arrowshaft with a ferrule. Head red and hammer flat the tips, then sharpen and barb them.Once they drop you off, remove the wires, and replace them with fire hardened wooden barbs. That will suffice fo...
by zantra
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Hobo Hilton Homeless Living in Storage Area
Replies: 42
Views: 11254

Re: Hobo Hilton Homeless Living in Storage Area

the homeless DESTROY buildings, get drunk, let fires get out of hand, get rodents and roaches coming,in, bedbugs, etc. If you dont keep a manager present, a VERY aware and hard-nosed one, you'll regret letting in most people! Do NOT rent to the low=$ people, it's a huge mistake.
by zantra
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9602

Re: No Guns here

millions of deer were shot before scopes existed, and you can still find $150 rifles (used) if you look in the right places. But, if you buy grain and legumes, in season directly from the farmer, $150 will feed one person for 4-5 months. $1000 is a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a deer rifle...
by zantra
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: When is the last time you.....
Replies: 123
Views: 14218

Re: When is the last time you.....

nearly all of my food preps (honey, grain, salt) are good forever. the legumes get consumed/rotated.I figure on starting with fresh jerky when shtf,
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....
Replies: 43
Views: 7874

Re: Keeping the toilet running while bugging in....

bugging in wont work nearly as well as people fantasize that it will, guaranteed. The garbage and dead bodies will draw flies and rats, meaning fleas, meaning plague. Starving dogs will smell your food and hang around, drawing looters, The cities and towns will soon burn, when there's no water that'...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 2194

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

if you know to build a "Siberian" fire lay, not only will you not be batoning a knife, you wont be splitting wood much at all. You can split wood with a saw, if you know how. You can whittle a wooden wedge and if you have any sense, you'll carry a small cold chisel, for starting splits and for cutti...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 23655

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Nobody who's not a hunter and trapper is ever going to win this. Nobody who's not 60 lbs of bodyfat is going to win it, either. You have to take the right stuff, you have to have the right knowledge and mental toughness, you have to find, swiftly, a decent place, and you have to get really busy your...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9602

Re: No Guns here

can you get a gas-gun? how about a slingbow? grind both ends of some foot long hunks of 1/2" steel rod to pencil points, wear them in a double belt sheath, IWB (inside the waistband, under a shirt) Doubles the chance of a point "sticking" an attacker and they are heavy enough to hurt him badly even ...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: When is the last time you.....
Replies: 123
Views: 14218

Re: When is the last time you.....

when was the last time you got your pulse up to 90% of your max heart rate and held it there for 30 minutes? Me, it was yesterday.
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: bug in ear
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: bug in ear

I drove 100mph for 10 miles, age 17, with my mom holding his head in her lap and him screaming, a june bug sort of critter clawing at his eardrum. My brother nearly went nuts when a moth got in his ear (age 7) warm oil is the best treatment. they fight water/drowning. wear your Norton earvalve shoot...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: gotta have a silenced .22lr autorifle
Replies: 2
Views: 625

gotta have a silenced .22lr autorifle

best of all, a silenced M4 with a Ciener .22lr conversion unit, of course. you can carry 13 rds of .22lr for every 12 ga shell that you can carry. When you are out of ammo, a gun is just a club. #6 Birdshot is near worthless on anything bigger than a coon, and even then, the range better be close. B...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 10 picks for Alone tv show
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: 10 picks for Alone tv show

you can cut the corners off of the 12x12 tarp and have a 6 ft radius. Stick your knife into a stump, etc, and pull the tarp past it, cutting off several hundred yds of 1/4" wide tarp-strip. Twist this into cordage, and for real strength, braid 3 of the cords. beats the HELL out of trying to make nat...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!
Replies: 29
Views: 2248

Re: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!

when you choose the 308, you choose to not have a suppressor, which, if you have to forage or fight, is a VERY dumb thing to do. Having no flash at night, the option of subsonic 60 gr Aquila .22 ammo thru the conversion unit, the one handed use (as help a loved one walk, carry a kid, etc) the concea...
by zantra
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 4679

Re: Caliber conundrum

you can cast and reload for the 9mm and shoot for 6c per shot. Youtube has vids on how. It will cost you about $700 to get set up to turn out about 500 finished bullets per hour and 500 loaded rds per hour, so about 250 per hour, total, saving you 15-30c per shot, depending upon caliber and what you...
by zantra
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!
Replies: 29
Views: 2248

Re: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!

So what will you do with the FAL, hmm? Do you have a shooting timer? Sound suppressor, .22lr unit for the AR? Do you compete in combat rifle matches? When you get those things and those skills, you'll see no reason to bother with the FAL, I promise you. A 3006 Remington 748, maybe, if you actually h...
by zantra
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Ditching" your BOB or any other bag and why.
Replies: 22
Views: 3934

Re: "Ditching" your BOB or any other bag and why.

humans are by far the more likely and the much more dangerous threat, no matter where you are. Dogs run a close second. But I dont see running as being the answer, even vs bear. they can outrun you (easily). So a swift use of your firearm and multiple shots at the brain are the best answer to an ani...
by zantra
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Pistol Carbine for BOB
Replies: 186
Views: 11395

Re: Pistol Carbine for BOB

dont do it. 223 ammo weighs no more than 9mm ammo, reaches 3-4x as far, hits 3x as hard, will pierce soft armor, A shorty AR can have luminous sights, return to zero scope mount, see thru scope base, drop in trigger job, a .22lr conversion unit, is threaded for silenced use, has a dark, rust-resista...
by zantra
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Accidental Magazine Discharge
Replies: 23
Views: 3712

Re: Accidental Magazine Discharge

so grind off the offending, unwanted metal, on either or both sides and beef up the spring in the mag catch. all you have to do is slice off a little disk of nail and put it under the mag spring.
by zantra
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sleeping with a gun under your pillow?
Replies: 116
Views: 25146

Re: Sleeping with a gun under your pillow?

if there's no rd in the chamber, why risk forgetting the safety when you DO chamber a rd? nothing is added by having the safety engaged and it might slow you down when you need to fire swiftly. I keep a pistol between mattress and box spring. The rifle stays well-hidden in the vehicle. The AR's safe...
by zantra
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Hobo Hilton Homeless Living in Storage Area
Replies: 42
Views: 11254

Re: Hobo Hilton Homeless Living in Storage Area

living in an old mini-van makes far more sense, actually. A "close friend" did so for 2 years, once. Sold plasma, did craiglist work gigs, daylabor, flew a sign, while "living" at the misson. In 3 weeks, was able to buy on old car. tossed away the back seat, hacksawed out the cross-members, laid par...
by zantra
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: amazing skills
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

amazing skills

by zantra
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Backwoods Brawler Possibles Pouch. Forever Fire!
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Backwoods Brawler Possibles Pouch. Forever Fire!

FarNorthBushcraftandSurvival has a great vid about some small diameter rope, coated with wax, with a bit of tubing at one end (charred). it ignites easily, even if soaked, and the tubing lets you adjust the flame easily. Easy to use in your kindling pile, easily extinquished, too. A 6" long piece wi...
by zantra
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!
Replies: 21
Views: 2659

Re: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!

white stands out really nice on a background of trees. best have grey/black streaks across it. i"ve worn tyvek actually working, altho it was 30 years ago and you soon sweat your butt off inside such suits. While tougher than paper, they do tear fairly easily if caught on something sharp-cornered an...

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