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by HurricaneDad
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176686

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Massive custom dog collar as requested by a customer of mine. Contains 150 feet of American made 550 paracord including 70 feet of black reflective tracer paracord. 2 stainless steel D-Rings and a 2 inch Austrialpin Cobra quick release buckle in Coyote Brown. http://www.getcorded.com" onclick="wind...
by HurricaneDad
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good Quality COMBO Radio (AM/FM/SW/Wx)
Replies: 19
Views: 5306

Re: Good Quality COMBO Radio (AM/FM/SW/Wx)

AM FM SW Wx all in one can be found at http://www.kaitousa.com/radios.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I own a couple of different (older) Kaito radios that I need to upgrade, since the TV bands have been changed. Look into the Voyager line.
by HurricaneDad
Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176686

Re: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!

Here is my survival "bacon" bracelets for a fundraising party my friend does every year. It centers around bacon. https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/319379_10151074950058653_35415261_n.jpg My daughter wants to know what colors you used for the bacon bracelets. Where did they come from? :aw...
by HurricaneDad
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fun with Paracord! (or) Misadventures with Paracord!
Replies: 543
Views: 176686

Glow cord?

Does anyone have a source for good quality glow cord on the same size as 550? I think (according to Google) that 550 is about 5/32" ( ~4 mm) but the closest that I can find off hand is 3/32 or ~2 mm.

If knot (heh) I will probably just pick up the 3/32 and deal with it. But I'm hoping. :crazy:
by HurricaneDad
Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Mental Illness in a Post Apocalyptic World
Replies: 172
Views: 21964

Re: Mental Illness in a Post Apocalyptic World

Hi, I'm Hurricane Dad. I have OCD, anxiety issues, and major depression. Pleased to meet you. I haven't read the whole thread, so forgive me if it's already been mentioned, but here in Illinois, you can have an air gun of up to 699 fps without a firearms card (Firearm Owner ID, not CCW. Illinois doe...
by HurricaneDad
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45
Replies: 95
Views: 2903

Re: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45

vi! No, EMACS!

:rofl:
by HurricaneDad
Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45
Replies: 95
Views: 2903

Re: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45

Damn, I had forgotten why I loved this forum so much. (Had a nervous breakdown a few years back, much better now). Thanks for jumping all over my question with great and useful responses! And, I think, the deciding factor will be ammo cost.

:clap:
by HurricaneDad
Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45
Replies: 95
Views: 2903

Looking for pro/con 9mm vs. .45

Ok, here's the deal. I've never handled a handgun, but am finally in the same zipcode of buying something once Illinois figures out what the rules for CCW are.

I'm kind of sitting between .45 and 9mm for a first one and would like some pros and cons of each load, if you please?

Thanks!
by HurricaneDad
Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Oslo
Replies: 238
Views: 11084

Re: Explosion in Oslo

Latest "Breaking News" links are here: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/oslo-explosion
by HurricaneDad
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What are your 2011 Family Goals
Replies: 38
Views: 3728

Re: What is your 2011 Family Goals

2011 goals for my 6-person family unit. In no particular order: Submit Utah CCW permit application Basic BOB for everybody Get some actual food and water storage started re-up first aid and CPR certs. I'm over-trained, but let my cards expire. Get back to knot/rope work. Re-learn basics Look into ta...
by HurricaneDad
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bulk Food Storage
Replies: 72
Views: 9606

Re: Bulk Food Storage

This might be a dumb question, but do you think this would work on coffee beans? Yeah, yeah, I'm coming into this late. Storing roasted coffee beans this won't really preserve their "best" flavor. Freshly roasted beans will make acceptable coffee for at least a month, but they start losing/changing...
by HurricaneDad
Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Tips and tricks from US Cav
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Tips and tricks from US Cav

US Cavalry has posted some tips, tricks and gear recommendationsfor zombie hunting.

The video is especially... Good (?)
by HurricaneDad
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Bag
Replies: 57
Views: 1908

Re: My BOB Bag

I enjoyed seeing the old school fire kit with flint and steel striker combo plus char cloth tin as well. And by 'old-school' you mean 'junior high'. I took "old school" to mean "living history" as someone else has pointed out. I see a lot of flint and steel in Civil War reenactment, especially when...
by HurricaneDad
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: ZS Jerry can
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: ZS Jerry can

Kube wrote:Also, blue is the color code for kerosene.
Ok, smart guy, what's the color code for potable water?


(actually, I don't know and want to change that)
by HurricaneDad
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dumbest advice you have ever heard for preparedness and surv
Replies: 483
Views: 26915

Re: Dumbest advice you have ever heard for preparedness and

A few years back there was a mock disaster exercise in town. The hospital, police, fire, and ambulance went through the motions of some mass-casualty chemical-type incident. So many things were verbalised but not practiced. [...] The doctor in charge of disaster management actually said "We don't h...
by HurricaneDad
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: WTB: Gun safe (not cabinet, *safe*)
Replies: 2
Views: 233

WTB: Gun safe (not cabinet, *safe*)

I've finally talked SWMBO into accepting that I am planning on acquiring long guns and handguns. Before that, though, has to come a fire-proof gun safe. Due to my recent bad luck with Sentry, they're out of the running. Who can recommend a decent sized safe that can also house some non-firearm relat...
by HurricaneDad
Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Artliery at West Point
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: Cleaning Artliery at West Point

Quartermaster wrote:I have been doing ACW re-enacting since I was about 15 years old plus ECW/30 Yrs War.
See, and here I was going to suggest talking to a friendly ACW or WWI reenactor, especially if it was black powder. Now, I don't have to. Spot on, QM!
by HurricaneDad
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?
Replies: 68
Views: 4070

Re: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?

Have you tried: Canned cheese? Canned bacon? Canned bread? My wife is afraid of canned bread. Saw some at the grocery last night, showed it to her and she paled and her eyes got HUGE. Got a friend who is a bacon nut, so he'll be getting canned bacon for Christmas. Never run across canned cheese or ...
by HurricaneDad
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.
Replies: 82
Views: 1869

Re: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.

I also think many of you have not really read to much of what I wrote and just jumped on the band wagon on being dicks instead of being informative. Though a lot of you have been informative and I thank you. Free advice for the environment here: Thick skin is a must. They/we can be like piranhas wi...
by HurricaneDad
Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.
Replies: 82
Views: 1869

Re: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.

Getting back on topic. I think the OP has decided to leave this thread. I hope he sticks around and spends some time reading the Hall of Fame. Wise person once told me to not ask questions that I don't want answers to. I think this may be a case of that, even though we can be a tad bit harsh and un...
by HurricaneDad
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.
Replies: 82
Views: 1869

Re: I need an honest assessment of my preparedness level.

I would say prep less for war and more for general strife. Make plans for using your skills as trade or alternate income, take some courses in old school farming and maybe butchering. [...] The PAW will be more like the 1700s than Mad Max. Just my own guestimate. You should do a risk assessment of ...
by HurricaneDad
Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?
Replies: 68
Views: 4070

Re: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?

I'm going to be the odd man out and say: DON'T break the "grocery shopping every day" habit. It's a good habit, ensuring you the freshest produce. Instead, encourage it. But every day, have her buy one thing that you're not going to eat that day, nonperishable: a box of spaghetti, a jar of sauce, a...
by HurricaneDad
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?
Replies: 68
Views: 4070

Re: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?

It actually made complete sense to her, so we saved, stockpiled and grew our savings all in one little stretch of the truth, well not really because with todays economy no one is assured a job tomarrow. They could get rid off you and put a young person they can pay less in your place Mind if I ask ...
by HurricaneDad
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?
Replies: 68
Views: 4070

Re: How do I break the "grocery shopping every day" habit?

Does she shop for that days (or the next days) meals? I'll assume she is not French or Euro On Monday afternoon, she stops at the grocery (about 10 blocks away) for Monday's dinner and Tuesday's lunch. Breakfast is "whatever you can scrounge, if anything" most days. And nope, she's American at leas...

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