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by half elf
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Motorcycle as a daily driver? I need advise.
Replies: 75
Views: 3232

Re: Motorcycle as a daily driver? I need advise.

I am in the metro Atlanta area, and daily drive a Suzuki C-50(800cc) 35 miles each way to work. The cold sucks a little but the humidity sucks worse even with a kevlar jacket and gloves. Cruisers are a good daily ride but I highly recommend a windsheild and either full face or modular helmet to keep...
by half elf
Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Question to the SKS owners..
Replies: 33
Views: 902

Re: Question to the SKS owners..

Repeat after me " A SKS is not a AK", and remember this always. No matter what mods you add, it will never be an AK. My family all have SKS's and we love them for what they are, an accurate within 300m 30-30WCF equivilant that costed when I started buying them less that 100FRN for the platform, and ...
by half elf
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Atlanta
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Hi from Atlanta

(While I'm here.. can anyone point me in the direction of inexpensive replica MICH helmets?)

CTD carries a lightweight unlined copy of the "K' Pot, or kevlar with no ballistic protection, if that is what you seek

PS I am just south of You at the bottom of Fulton County
by half elf
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Feed Store Grain Safe For Humans?
Replies: 19
Views: 1496

Re: Feed Store Grain Safe For Humans?

Deer corn is edible, but check for AFLATOXIN content first if it is below 20PPB(Parts Per Billion) as tested and labled it will grind up just fine and make beautiful corn bread, or can be boiled in a lye solution and made into hominy. Most of the recipies can be adapted, and at 9 FRN for a 50lb sack...
by half elf
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: can slam fires/bump firing cause kaboom?
Replies: 53
Views: 1092

Re: can slam fires/bump firing cause kaboom?

A pop, no kick can be stopped in semi auto, but in slamfire, or bump firing would lead to a ka-boom type deal breaker. Quality control in the cheaper import ammo isn't what it should be, and storage in the countrt of origin isn't always the best methods for long term viability. I wouldn't press my l...
by half elf
Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Underworld-3
Replies: 46
Views: 7338

Re: Underworld-3

Rumor has it no Kate Beckinsale, she will be replaced by Rhone Mitor(Skinwalkers, Doomsday)
by half elf
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada!
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada!

I will be passing through there this weekend, and was stationed there 20 years ago in Argentia, before the wall came down.
by half elf
Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do with rubbish?
Replies: 28
Views: 1436

I have a septic tank, and store my empty milk jugs with water for flushing only. Food wastes should be reused/recycled/recooked, and composted. Potatoes peelings do not exist in my cook book, as I do not skin them, neither do I peel carrots, radishes, or most other root crops. Food wastes are usable...
by half elf
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: advice on black powder pistol
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Front loading pistols use a undersized ball, with a patch, and revolvers use a over sized ball witch gets a small ring of lead cut off when crimped into the cylinder. These sound like front loaders, and I would recommend a .355-.358 ball, with a flannel patch, and start small with the powder charge....
by half elf
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: SKS vs AK
Replies: 74
Views: 2140

If the SKS was not better then the AK would not have evolved into it The SKS and the AK where designed by different groups, and the SKS was adopted first but retired quickly for the AK. They share a caliber, and reputation, but have different DNA in the design, and function setups. I have both, and...
by half elf
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Family Friend has Double Door Entrances (not side by side)
Replies: 8
Views: 732

Those are known as "Mud Rooms" where you take off the outer garments, and dirty shoes prior to entering the main dwelling. They function as a lock as tatted, and keep the home cleaner because you change out of the dripping/muddy clothing inside, but not in the house. They are usually stocked with a ...
by half elf
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Anti riot vehicle, Russian style
Replies: 23
Views: 2416

Looks a lot like a riot "Hmmt", with extra win packed under the hood.
by half elf
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Bug in in an abandoned building?
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

If the building is abandoned how do you supply it, and secure supplies against urban outdoorsmen lunching on your cache?, also there is the water issue, how to obtain/purify/secure it without investing resources you might need elsewhere.
by half elf
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Low buck carbine- Saiga vs. SKS vs. Hi-Point?
Replies: 68
Views: 3876

SKS's are a excellent starting point for centerfire rifles, within their design limitations. Strippers are double edges system. You are limited to 10 rounds, but they are cheap, but they are only 10 rounds. Strippers are "Required" for either Saiga, or SKS as you can reload 30rd magazines faster wit...
by half elf
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bag Balm...I'm surprised nobody
Replies: 15
Views: 1874

For it's size, and function it needs to be in every mechanics tool chest for skint knuckles, and angry zip tie cuts. I keep 1 can there, and one can in the 1st aid cabinet at the casa.
by half elf
Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Get The Andirons out of the heeting fire, Stove trick
Replies: 9
Views: 677

The coals stay hotter longer when packed in ash as they must smolder and cant breath well enough to burn off. Fires are easier to rebuild on a AM reload with hot coals, and the stove never stops totally producing heat.
by half elf
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Designing Handgun Ammo Stats
Replies: 13
Views: 1345

-Are AP rounds legal to own for home defense anywhere? Yes they can be fired as Home Defense rounds, but it would not be a advantage to the user unless attacked by light armored vehicles. A good home defense round doesn't blow right out the back of the intruder, and keep going. Mozambique drills wi...
by half elf
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Martial Arts, my $.02.
Replies: 47
Views: 7169

Martial Art is really any forum of combat break the word down Martial means warlike and everyone knows what art is. Wrestling and boxing are western Martial Arts so you Greco Roman wrtestling is a MA. NEWS FLASH: The Decathlon is a collection of martial arts as needed by oh say a courier to deliver...
by half elf
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Covington, Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 313

It is great to find a group of people who are willing to talk about being prepared that aren't completely crazy. Who says we are not completely crazy?. I like this place because it makes me feel normal, where do you shoot?, my co-workers are meeting at 1430 on the 22JAN at the indoor range on Front...
by half elf
Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Survival Happens: What do you carry?
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

I used to carry a squirt gun loaded with pepper juice, viegar, and dish soap. I bought a loud neon orange, and florescent green one that in now way resembled a pistol, but did fit in a holster. I loaded it, and carried it while mountain biking to and from work. I rode on a rural area, with several g...
by half elf
Wed Jan 16, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: World War II Weapons
Replies: 67
Views: 2767

I am opposed to transferring game time to real time. It was stated that just like flying, just because you can do it in the game doesn't mean it works in reality. I would recommend a 22lr to start, and hookup with a shooter in the local area, and get some trigger time before buying a expensive rifle...
by half elf
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: FN Five SeveN Opinions please.
Replies: 23
Views: 2464

I found 7.62x25 reloads with a .224 sabot slug installed, and labled for a cz-52 only on tokarevs allowed. This would do everything thin 5.7x28 does and at a fraction of the cost.
by half elf
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Frozen night sleeping in the 4Runner
Replies: 35
Views: 2955

+1 on the foam pad, it will prevent the bed from absorbing your heat, and cushion your fourth point of contact from the bed. It was mentioned about a candle, but recommend burning it inside a can, with breather holes around the middle section. This heats the can, and reduces the light signature in t...
by half elf
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Paracord takes its pound of flesh
Replies: 41
Views: 4096

I gut the paracord (remove the inner strands) for most projects. That makes it lay flatter when it's wrapped around things, looped through a zipper pull or whatever. Removing the inner strands leaves just the jacket, and that isn't very strong. no I wouldn't want some tied around my neck, but the s...

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