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by White Bear
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 5626

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

I voted saber, but I'd rather have a good backsword. Lacking that, I'd settle for an 1821 pattern saber, close enough.

edited to add relevant youtube video

by White Bear
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone know user Gun_Nut_2k1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1385

Re: Anyone know user Gun_Nut_2k1?

Maybe some of the now-inactive Arizona Chapter members would be able to help.

The chapter president, Sckitzo, is Tuscon based, if I recall correctly.
by White Bear
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Cheap steel buildings as houses.
Replies: 17
Views: 1838

Re: Cheap steel buildings as houses.

http://www.realtor.com/news/unique-homes/live-in-a-mississippi-quonset-hut/ But perhaps its ability to withstand the force of nature is the home’s finest attribute. The land is 200 feet above sea level, and the structure can sustain winds of up to 150 mph. Also: It’s quiet as a church mouse inside. ...
by White Bear
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: cheap alternative to tactical pens
Replies: 12
Views: 2583

Re: cheap alternative to tactical pens

Zebra F-701
http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-Stainless-B ... 002L6RB80/

All stainless steel pen for about $7. I had one for awhile, but I didn't care Zebra's ball-points, YMMV.
by White Bear
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?
Replies: 120
Views: 19834

Re: Is a Remotely Piloted Vehicle Part of Your Preps?

So I guess you haven't seen Jamie Hyneman's quadcopter.

by White Bear
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide
Replies: 29
Views: 1891

Re: "Truck"... well "Jeep Gun"... help me decide

I voted for the Canik, but only because I want someone on the forum to test and review it for me.
by White Bear
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!
Replies: 2401
Views: 90962

Re: Firearms Chat Part 2: Bullpups cause all the rage!

Per ATF's letter to Eric Lemoine, attaching a VFG means the pistol is no longer designed to be fired with a single hand, and is classified an AoW. Attaching a gas pedal, stippling the frame to support the off-hand, attaching an AFG, or mounting a forestock (Contender pistols and mare's leg pistols)...
by White Bear
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: First AR build (pistol)
Replies: 24
Views: 2251

Re: First AR build (pistol)

Great looking build pyzik. I'm jealous. So... If the ATF's opinion is that the manner in which you use a firearm constitutes a "redesign" of the firearm, then if I hold my pistol (defined by the ATF as a firearm designed to be used and fired by a single hand) with two hands is it no longer a pistol?
by White Bear
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Baseball bat modifications
Replies: 32
Views: 4254

Re: Baseball bat modifications

Back in the day, Spalding used to make indoor baseball bats. Similar to regular bats but with a small diameter. If I was going to modify a baseball bat, I'd turn it down on a lathe. A bit faster and easier to recover from a swing.

http://vintagesportsantiques.com/Spaldi ... seball-Bat
by White Bear
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

I'm not as knowledgeable as some here, so maybe you guys can help.

How does the machete differ from the German messer? Couldn't a machete be used in the same manner? I'm told the messer was used both as a tool and a weapon.
by White Bear
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6520

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

The katana is a very capable and forgiving cutter... I mean for a two-handed short saber with a minuscule guard and a ridiculously forward point of balance.

It's probably a decent sword for zombies, but I'd go with something else if you have to fight armed living opponents.
by White Bear
Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.
Replies: 69
Views: 11043

Re: You get thrown back in time around 100 A.D.

No one else is going to try China. The Eastern Han in China from around 22AD to 250AD is considered to be part of the height of one of the golden ages of Chinese history. Metal working Ceramics Astronomy Medical advances in surgery International trade on the "Silk Road" Advance paper making A standa...
by White Bear
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Importance of a sling on a rifle
Replies: 46
Views: 3964

Re: Importance of a sling on a rifle

I'm bumping this thread because I was looking for a new sling and notice Ares Armour has their Husky sling on sale (as of right now).
http://aresarmor.com/store/Item/aahuskey2pt
If you need a sling, it's a decent one. Your long-arms should have a sling.
by White Bear
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: CountyComm GP-5 DSP = Best Lightweight Emergency radio?
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

Re: CountyComm GP-5 DSP = Best Lightweight Emergency radio?

The USB recharge port is the same port as used on all cell phones, the Kindle tablet and a host of other devices, so common power is possible. Good stuff. A small note, the charging port is a "mini-usb" port. Most cell phones, tablets, etc... use "micro-usb" ports. It's a slight difference and kind...
by White Bear
Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mt. Ontake in central Japan erupts - 10/20 Update
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Mt. Ontake in central Japan erupts - Update

I actually studied in a town about 30 miles from there a few summers ago. The people I'm still in contact with are mostly unaffected, but most people are wearing face-masks to protect from ash.
by White Bear
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, stopped by the police.
Replies: 104
Views: 7195

Re: My BOB, stopped by the police.

Why would you need to explain anything? You don't need a reason to own property. The cop either has evidence you've committed a crime, in which case no amount of talking is going to convince him not to arrest you, or they don't have any evidence, in which case talking isn't going to help you either....
by White Bear
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: A great cheap surplus leather sling.
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: A great cheap surplus leather sling.

How long are they? I checked the site, but it doesn't list length.
by White Bear
Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Tips for living in a van (class c) down by the river.
Replies: 9
Views: 1625

Re: Tips for living in a van (class c) down by the river.

I feel like we've talked about this before, but I couldn't find anything specifically RV related.

This website seems to be a well recommend source of information.

http://www.cheaprvliving.com/

Good luck, keep us updated as you "settle in" to the nomadic life.
by White Bear
Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New "multitool" Hatchet
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: New "multitool" Hatchet



I think I'd rather just have a plain old tomahawk.
by White Bear
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: I want a good Bearded axe
Replies: 24
Views: 7210

Re: I want a good Bearded axe

I'm not sure how big of an axe you're looking for but, I've heard good things about the Allen Forge throwing axes that are sold at Ragnar's Ragweed site. http://www.ragweedforge.com/ThrowingCatalog.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; They're stainless steel and casted but they get gr...
by White Bear
Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Best way to carry a Samuri Sword
Replies: 49
Views: 8965

Re: Best way to carry a Samuri Sword

Here you go, have fun with your training.

by White Bear
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Neighbor slapped my son... And I...
Replies: 79
Views: 10362

Re: Neighbor slapped my son... And I...

Also if you haven't already, don't forget to talk to your son. Go over a couple "what if" scenarios, etc for any future encounters. Maybe make sure he doesn't do what a typical 14 year old might do and try to get back at the guy. If his confidence is down from the event, find something positive to h...
by White Bear
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Yourself as a weapon?
Replies: 51
Views: 6076

Re: Yourself as a weapon?

aus.templar wrote:Sparring isn't fighting.
You're right, and the only way to learn how to survive a fire in your home is to set your house on fire.

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