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by ripped0ff
Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Nuclear War Scenario PAW
Replies: 60
Views: 7640

also it would take 57 years for the fallout to go away so most people would be dead by age anyway due to harsh factors 57 years? Depends where. Some areas it could take much longer to become safe to enter, and in others, it would only take a day or two at most. Some areas won't even be noticeably a...
by ripped0ff
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Short or Long hair
Replies: 180
Views: 18185

Personally, I think they do it now, just because they can and it seems to piss off the regular army types, which is cool. But that's just my opinion. Pretty much. Hell, SEALs always used to sport facial hair, even in Vietnam where it isn't traditional. A lot of the SF guys get a rise out of stretch...
by ripped0ff
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Level IIA Ballistic Face Mask
Replies: 9
Views: 3656

The problem is that they wouldn't "bounce" off your face. Since it's IIA rated, they'd likely just pass through. At the very least, they'd leave you with a nice two inch deep dent in your head.
by ripped0ff
Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underground Gas Storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2080

My father works in the petrol industry (on a rig, not a refinery, but he still knows more then most about it), and he says that petrol will most definetely "go bad" unless it is aggitated on occasion. I don't know how long this will take, but I'd imagine it wouldn't be more then a couple years at mo...
by ripped0ff
Sun Jul 31, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shooting Urban Myths
Replies: 105
Views: 7428

I've heard this myth as well. In fact, I think I read it in Rogue Warrior. I wouldn't doubt that the Russians might have made a few 5.56 AKs, simply because they loved to do that sort of things. For instance, Russian train tracks were wider then ours, that way they figured they could ride on our tra...
by ripped0ff
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Free time in the PAW
Replies: 41
Views: 2723

Chess... No doubt...

I'd be able to entertain myself by first carving the pieces, and then later playing it. I used to play hours of chess every day and I never got bored of it.
by ripped0ff
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Level IIA Ballistic Face Mask
Replies: 9
Views: 3656

A IIA face mask isn't really worth jack in my book. I believe IIA is only rated up to stopping .38 rounds. What's more, the NIC ratings for their effectiveness are based on whether or not they're capable of preventing a round from deforming you body more then 3 cm (or something like that). Basically...
by ripped0ff
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: scenario- New Government(edit: new questions)
Replies: 50
Views: 4863

Slavery is legal in the United States. In fact, it is specifically provided for in the 13th Amendment. If you're a convict, you are stripped of all your rights, and can be put into slavery. As for drugs, I'm part of the "legalize everything" crowd. That's not because I'm some junkie or like junkies,...
by ripped0ff
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: scenario- New Government(edit: new questions)
Replies: 50
Views: 4863

Other Sounds like a sweet deal. I'd be more then happy to settle down and grab a job and all provided the place seemed as nice as you described. However, I would be sure to hide and maintain my bug-out equipment and weaponry in the event that this government might eventually fold, or fall under the...
by ripped0ff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Suggestions for Jeep Wrangler owners...
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

About how much did this run you?
by ripped0ff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bows - Guns for the rest of us
Replies: 26
Views: 3977

The bow is a good weapon if one can use it:) Pistol size crossbows is also surprisingly powerful... with the right kind of arrows I wouldn't really bother with those pistol crossbows. Around the time of WW2, we tried issuing a few to soldiers and spec-ops guys too see how they liked em. They all en...
by ripped0ff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knives vs. Zombies???
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Having a knife is important simply because they are THE MOST IMPORTANT survival tools out there, bar none. Any worthwhile survival training course starts with, and revolves around, the knife. Even the the Boy Scout's Order of the Arrow ordeal only allows you to take one tool with you, your knife. It...
by ripped0ff
Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: I'm a Frayed Knot.
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

-Bowline(you need a loop that won't slip or constrict) -Square Knot( simple all around useful knot) -Clove Hitch(begins and ends every lashing) -Round lashing(to make a stretcher or join two poles together) -Square lashing(to make a travois or litter) And for good measure: The Surgeon's Knot(if you...
by ripped0ff
Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Iron Man (not the Black Sabbath song): Clearing zombies
Replies: 40
Views: 3898

Aesop, I think you got your history a bit mixed up. To begin with, the Roman's didn't use a phalanx. They marched in formation and used gladii in tandem with tower shields and pila. That does not constitute a phalanx. Alexander the Great used the phalanx in the same manner as the Greeks did. However...
by ripped0ff
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grifter's BoB
Replies: 87
Views: 45285

To me the only thing that really stands out as missing are some basic medical supplies. You don't seem to have any gauze or simple bandages. The last thing you want is to get a nasty gash on your third day out in the brush and find that all your fabrics are too dirty and soiled to be applied as a ba...
by ripped0ff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Raptorman scenario...
Replies: 183
Views: 29627

After a bit of thinking, I think I'd take the parachute, not to go off the roof, but the secure the door a bit better. Those chute packs are loaded with high strength line that you could use to help rope the door shut. I would doubt they could make it through the steel door in the first place, but I...
by ripped0ff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Building a Better Fortress-Trap Design Contest?
Replies: 53
Views: 5866

It seems to me that a lot of the "traps" being suggested aren't so much traps as they are simply "killing devices". Even many of those that are traps would require tons of resources to build, maintain, and reset, and in a PAW environment, using all your petrol and electricity on such traps seems a b...
by ripped0ff
Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AM/FM?
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/productview/sku=GT400/catid=676889423/pcatid=2 That's the best one I've found so far. It's just after the Life Hammer on my current list of items I need to get. It's a small AM/FM/worldband with a clock and a 6 LED light. Best of all, it has a handcrack on ...
by ripped0ff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Let's build a truck!
Replies: 36
Views: 4005

For a PAW vehicle, I'd try to keep the weight low so you can keep speed and gas mileage up. Every ounce of time and distance you can milk out of your vehicle will be essential. Towards those ends, I wouldn't go beyond the following list of aftermarket stuff: skid plates push bar winch flood lights c...
by ripped0ff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Jeep Liberty vs. Honda CRV vs. Subaru Outback vs Ford
Replies: 68
Views: 11429

Jeep Jeep Jeep Jeep Jeep... Really, that's the only way to go in my book. Jeep has always stuck to its guns in terms of making reliable off-road vehicles. They hold together well, even with a minimum of maintenance, they get good gas mileage for an SUV (granted, not the best out there, but pretty go...
by ripped0ff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Forced Ambidexterity - Good thing ?
Replies: 25
Views: 4196

i have heard that forced use of nondominate limbs (i.e. a lefthanded person being forced to be righthanded) can cause some serious mental problems, so is it possable for the same to happen with forced ambidexterity? It isn't the forced use of nondominant limbs that leads to said problems, it's the ...
by ripped0ff
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Flare guns
Replies: 77
Views: 8697

As far as the danger of fire and the nature of a flare gun as a weapon are concerned, I have some roundabout experience in the matter. I once attended a Christmas tree burning party where we attempted to light a pile of trees with a flare gun. Some guy stood about 30 feet away from the pile of trees...
by ripped0ff
Sat Jul 16, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: China's Threats
Replies: 121
Views: 12239

Just another Chinese face-saving, hot-air-puffing brinksman. I wouldn't worry too much about it. The scenario in question relies on a lot of "mights". They MIGHT invade Taiwan. We MIGHT choose to aid Taiwan. Then they MIGHT respond with a full retaliatory nuclear strike.
by ripped0ff
Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Suicidal Sheep -- A Sign of Something to Come?
Replies: 26
Views: 2004

Remember sheep are stoopid, they'll drown from looking up in a rainstorm with their mouths open. Thankfully people ain't that stoopid :lol: . That's turkeys. Domestic sheep really aren't any bit smarter. One of the duties of shepherds is to force the sheep to stop grazing, simply because they're co...

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