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by Steve
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mandatory Fort Hood Gun Registration
Replies: 85
Views: 3711

Re: Mandatory Fort Hood Gun Registration

To the OP and every active duty military person that this order will affect: This is unconstitutional. You joined the military to defend my freedom. You took an oath to defend the constitution. Then do it. Refuse this order. Stand up for your freedom and my freedom. Defend the constitution. You know...
by Steve
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What If 7.62x39 Is Not Available?
Replies: 35
Views: 1273

Re: What If 7.62x39 Is Not Available?

What was the original question again? Oh yeah... It looks like the majority of 7.62x39 is imported, while most .223 is made in the U.S.. Does this mean that if you own an AK, that you have to rely on the importation of ammo? Getting back to your question. This is a survival forum, right? The firearm...
by Steve
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: M1A v. FAL v. PTR 91 v. CTME
Replies: 84
Views: 6601

Re: M1A v. FAL v. PTR 91 v. CTME

Wow! That was a quick response, and detailed, too! Thanks!
by Steve
Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: M1A v. FAL v. PTR 91 v. CTME
Replies: 84
Views: 6601

Re: M1A v. FAL v. PTR 91 v. CTME

[re-re-re-animated thread] figured I'd raise this thread from the dead and not start a new one since it's such a good comparison of the 7.62x51 based battle rifles. I'm in the market for a MBR. I just got done reading through this thread and it doesn't really speak about accuracy specifically (thoug...
by Steve
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How much land to live 100% off the land?
Replies: 73
Views: 5217

Re: How much land to live 100% off the land?

Here's the rule of thumb I've heard (but don't know where I heard it so take it with a grain of salt...) that you need at least 5 acres to be self sufficient for a family of four. If you add in large animals like horses and cows, they will need about an acre a piece above and beyond your initial 5 a...
by Steve
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: M1 Carbine
Replies: 49
Views: 1682

Re: M1 Carbine

If you read the old time survival literature from the 80' and 90's you will see very different firearm recommendations than you do today. One of those is the M1 Carbine. This is because different guns were available back then and you couldn't get guns that are more plentiful today. Another factor th...
by Steve
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Free AK-47 Kalashnikov Submachinegun!
Replies: 26
Views: 2151

Re: Free AK-47 Kalashnikov Submachinegun!

From CNN Video wrote:You don't have a problem with God, do you?
Awesome. This guy is awesome. He counters all of her arguments without blinking an eye.
by Steve
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ok, this ammo shortage is making me cry...
Replies: 56
Views: 1918

Re: Ok, this ammo shortage is making me cry...

Can you buy .22 500rd bricks online? I can find the premium loads like CCI, but I can't find the bulk packs like Federal. I'd be willing to pay a premium over Walmart prices. I don't want to dip into my SHTF stash and I feel unprepared now that my .22 stash has dipped under 10,000 rounds. :wink:
by Steve
Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Odd Trip to Walmart... "Handgun Waiting Period"
Replies: 61
Views: 2043

Re: Odd Trip to Walmart... "Handgun Waiting Period"

The easy answer of course is to stop shopping at Walmart. They are a private company. The can sell whatever they want. They can make up whatever ignorant company policy they want. They can even treat their customers like shit if they want. You as an individual have the right to shop wherever you wan...
by Steve
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Did we ruin our tomatoes?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Did we ruin our tomatoes?

Tomatoes self pollinate and mostly don't cross when planted together, though if you want to be 100% sure that your seed is completely pure the bagging technique mentioned above will work. You could also physically separate the plants in the garden. Potato leafed tomatoes (like the popular heirloom B...
by Steve
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ak and SKS questions
Replies: 65
Views: 1178

Re: Ak and SKS questions

One other thought - when the SKS becomes greater than about $350 it will loose it's survivalist/SHTF appeal and become a collectors gun. Why buy a 40 year old gun at that price when you can have a brand new, Russian manufactured Saiga for under $400? If the SKS gets too expensive, the Saiga will tak...
by Steve
Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:45 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ak and SKS questions
Replies: 65
Views: 1178

Re: Ak and SKS questions

I can see into the future and I see that you will own both. Now the only question that remains is which one to buy first. I'd go for the SKS while it's still cheap. I'm not a surplus importer, but I get the sense that the military surplus market is drying up. The guns and ammo are still out there, s...
by Steve
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: High Powered Air Rifle
Replies: 36
Views: 2080

Re: High Powered Air Rifle

Screw the air rifle. Why do you want it? So it won't make a lot of noise? If you already have a .22 rifle, just go out and get a box of 22 shorts. The subsonic rounds are quiet - they sound like an air rifle. It's surprising how quiet they are. Plus, they are TWICE as powerful as the average air rif...
by Steve
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing Food - 1st Feed Store Vist ~ Need advice for Second
Replies: 10
Views: 994

Re: Storing Food - 1st Feed Store Vist ~ Need advice for Second

I haven't bought grain from a feed store yet (but probably will once I figure out what to get.) Here are a couple of alternatives I've run across in the bulk grain storage arena: 1) Sam's sells a 50 pound bag of popcorn for $15. You can grind popcorn into meal and flour like regular corn, or you cou...
by Steve
Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bushmaster M4 A3
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Bushmaster M4 A3

Why do you want it? What do you want to do with it? Here are a couple of reasons why one might want an AR: 1) You want an accurate, mid range rifle (300-500m) 2) You want to become familiar with the platform because many modern militaries use it OR you just think the gun is cool. I have that exact s...
by Steve
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: If anything happens, then I am coming over to your house!
Replies: 141
Views: 7758

Re: If anything happens, then I am coming over to your house!

IIRC there was a remake of this episode in the "new" Twilight Zone during the 90s. Whoever wrote that one did it as a hit piece against survivalists. The shelter guy in the remake was shown to be a crazy extremist and he was the one that was doomed to die. I think the story was that there was a nuk...
by Steve
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Anyone else NOT stake their tomatoes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3229

Re: Anyone else NOT stake their tomatoes?

We use the Florida Weave. I think it would work great in your situation. Use your favorite search engine and look up "Florida weave tomatoes" for descriptions. Here's an example: http://www.foogod.com/~torquill/barefoot/weave.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; However, we put a pos...
by Steve
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Anyone else NOT stake their tomatoes?
Replies: 25
Views: 3229

Re: Anyone else NOT stake their tomatoes?

This is my second year growing tomatoes. Last year I had 7 plants in large cages (wire fencing that my neighbor gave me.) They worked great. This year I upped the amount of plants I have to 40. I didn't feel like spending the money to build 40 cages so I opted to stake them this year. I went to Lowe...
by Steve
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tips for traveling in a 3rd World County
Replies: 63
Views: 1783

Re: Tips for traveling in a 3rd World County

It just breaks my heart to see the children of the greatest, freest, sanest civilization in history being advised to go visit a slum in Bangladesh. Looking for WTF? It’s just plain wrong. It’s worse than wrong, it’s insulting. It breaks my heart to see how ignorant my fellow Americans are of the re...
by Steve
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Tips for traveling in a 3rd World County
Replies: 63
Views: 1783

Re: Tips for traveling in a 3rd World County

and +111 in the article talking about being wary of drivers! When I was a single young thing travelling around by myself by far the most frightening encounters I ever had in non-first-world nations were in the transportation department. Not because that anyone was out to get me, but because of the ...
by Steve
Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Everyday People Getting on the Survival Wagon
Replies: 62
Views: 2126

Re: Everyday People Getting on the Survival Wagon

Weren't we all "everyday people" when we started preping? Cheers! Probably not. I think being a "survivalist" or "prepper" or whatever you want to call it takes a certain kind of person. I think you need a certain predisposition to get interested in this stuff and most people don't have that mindse...
by Steve
Fri May 29, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Worst is yet to come
Replies: 61
Views: 4217

Re: Worst is yet to come

Survey: Most economists see recession end in '09 WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 90 percent of economists predict the recession will end this year, although the recovery is likely to be bumpy. That assessment came from leading forecasters in a survey by the National Association for Business Economics ...
by Steve
Tue May 26, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo Prices WTF?!?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Ammo Prices WTF?!?!?!

And here's some evidence to show that the market is slowing (at least in gun sales): OKAY FOLKS. HERE IS THE DEAL. AFTER AN INCREDIBLE FALL AND SPRING SEASON IT HAS SLOWED DOWN HERE A GREAT DEAL. IT IS NO SECRET THAT IT GETS SLOW IN THE GUN BUSINESS IN THE SUMMER AND EVEN WITH THE THREAT OF NEW LEGI...
by Steve
Tue May 26, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo Prices WTF?!?!?!
Replies: 27
Views: 1190

Re: Ammo Prices WTF?!?!?!

It's hard to say without a crystal ball. The gun buying frenzy has seemed to slow down. From my on the ground observations, gun inventories have stabilized (though the prices are still high.) The online gun websites I frequent now have inventory - as opposed to selling out in a day. The prices are s...

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