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by Mugwug
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WK-180C (Canadian AR-180B redo)
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

WK-180C (Canadian AR-180B redo)

Haven't been on here for ages, but wanted to share some info about the newest rifle in my little collection, the WK-180C semi-auto rifle. As has been mentioned to death before, up here in Canada the AR15 platform is "restricted" (can only be fired at a government approved range) which is fine for ta...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

Generally speaking I don't see enough cold weather gear or shelter. You say you have a wife and kids. They need a tent if not separate bivies that will work. Ditch the SOL stuff (or did you do that already? I forget.) And get USGI bivys for everyone. They are lightweight and tough as hell. And serv...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

I've ordered Mainstay concentrated rations and will entertain myself by sitting down and eating some along with trying out one of the Datex bars. I'll try to get the rest of the family on board for this - I am not hopeful they'll be excited at the prospect. As someone pointed out, Mainstays do come...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

I've pulled the Sawyer Mini's out of the emergency bags and replaced them with with Lifestraws (which I have previously tested and been satisfied with) and will re-evaluate the Sawyer minis to see if their suitable for use in the vehicle kits, or if they should be binned altogether. I honestly shou...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

So - many thanks to those that have chimed in here - I truly appreciate the input, and even if we don't agree on each and every detail you've given me solid food for thought on things that I had (mistakenly) assumed were just fine. As a direct result of this thread; I've pulled the Sawyer Mini's out...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

fatty21 wrote:Thanks for starting this post, it gave me the bug I needed to re evaluate/restock my family gear
Honestly I'm grateful that this many people have chimed in. I feel like it's the first time a good hard look has been taken at our emergency kit in a long, long time.
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

You've mentioned already having issues with that hand-crank radio failing, and wanting to get a small AM/FM radio that's just battery powered. I found myself having to do the same thing earlier this year, and I found this one to be pretty solid little performer...decently loud, good reception capab...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

Maybe get one of those pill organizers that has a separate lid for each compartment? That would take up less space than full bottles; you probably don't need 50 or 100 vitamin C pills. Label each compartment and glue a dosing chart on the bottom and you have a setup that's easier to work with and t...
by Mugwug
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

I still think a mat of some kind is vital to sleeping out. Especially if you try it on concrete. Which would be the choice if you just set a camp under. Structure of some kind. But even on dirt I freeze to death without one. I think a mat is a 'nice to have' rather than a "must have' (although I ma...
by Mugwug
Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

I'd reconsider the Sawyer Mini. Here is a thread detailing why: https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=118435&start=0 Yes, you have other options. Hmmm, very disappointing. Again highlighting the importance of actually testing your gear. I read that entire review - thanks. I thoug...
by Mugwug
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

The questions I'd have for you to consider are: 1) Do you have any other shelter options besides the emergency bivvy? (Ponchos can do for that if they're hardy and you've practiced, certainly....) NVM, read your response on that to someone else... I'd echo being concerned with ground insulation, th...
by Mugwug
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

Yeah, bottles of aspirin, ibuprofen, and an anti-diarrheal are definitely needed in an easy-to-get-to location without having to dig through your external FAK. And having a bottle of Immodium AD rather than a blister pack is generally easier to work with. I don't know about you, but I can't count t...
by Mugwug
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

On organization, I have tried the nested zip loc type of organization on only a few occasions when I took my gear camping (I could certainly stand to do that more), but that was enough to convince me that zip locs are not good enough. I couldn't find things easily, it took too long to open all the ...
by Mugwug
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 12490

Re: What was your first pistol?

My first was a factory refurbished Sig P220 9mm I bought back in '97 when I lived on the wet coast. Even refurbished it was the most expensive firearm I had ever purchased at that point.

Still have it in the gun safe.

Sent from my SGH-M919 using Tapatalk
by Mugwug
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Personal firearms inventory database.
Replies: 29
Views: 2675

Re: Personal firearms inventory database.

I have a spreadsheet I keep detailing household expenses and so forth, there is a page there that lists serial numbers for all our consumer electronics, bicycles, etc and I've simply added firearms to the list (make , model, serial number, calibre) like any other piece of property I own. Dating back...
by Mugwug
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

Edited original post to include attached first aid kit and contents. -As others have said, I wouldn't trust the hand-crank radio very far. I have this radio: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-ICF-S10MK2-Pocket-Radio-Silver/dp/B00020S7XK?ie=UTF8&camp=213689&creative=392969&link_code=btl&tag=tb02-20 and I l...
by Mugwug
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

Go on hikes with your pack and use the map and compass to navigate through unfamiliar areas. Have you ever eaten lifeboat rations? :shock: Read the SAS book and try practicing the various activities and techniques. Count on knowledge and skills rather than toting a book along. You mentioned a Kabar...
by Mugwug
Tue May 31, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 4229

My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

I haven't been active on the forums here for ages having been swept under with family and work obligations (poor excuse I know, but it's what I'm going with) for years - that said I've kept that emergency preparedness mindset and have always added to the 'kits' we have set aside for a worst case sce...
by Mugwug
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Zombie Squad Charity Projects
Topic: ZS Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort
Replies: 36
Views: 113768

Re: ZS Nepal Earthquake Relief Effort

Haven't been active on the forums in years, but will always come back to throw in on a ZS relief effort.
by Mugwug
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: It's Official - Norinco Type 97 Classified Non-Restricted
Replies: 77
Views: 13653

Re: It's Official - Norinco Type 97 Classified Non-Restricte

The aftermarket upper is available, and pics now available;

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Can't decide if I'll order one at $300CDN (also requires dremeling off the front and rear sights...so you're stuck with the new upper)
by Mugwug
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Is it time to buy ANOTHER M14? Check This Out!
Replies: 13
Views: 2396

Re: Is it time to buy ANOTHER M14? Check This Out!

Yep... I already have an older Norinco M14S sitting in the gun cabinet, but this deal made even me think that it may be time for a new boomstick.
by Mugwug
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family visitors and "OPSEC"
Replies: 26
Views: 4978

Re: Family visitors and "OPSEC"

The gummint recommends having a 72 hour kit, they're ready for 72 hours with no food or water right? Costco sells 72 hour kits (and in fact that WAS the first kit I had, and expanded on). Some people are always gonna think it's just paranoia. A good portion of the rest have just never given it any t...
by Mugwug
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: It's Official - Norinco Type 97 Classified Non-Restricted
Replies: 77
Views: 13653

Re: It's Official - Norinco Type 97 Classified Non-Restricte

BullOnParade wrote:Mugwug, is the barrel threaded, or is that a permanent muzzle device?
God question, not entirely sure. I can see what looks like a retaining pin horizontal across the bottom of the flash hider, but I'm not in a hurry to try and drift it out myself.

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