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by Doryman
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 1783

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

Live in a wet climate and you'll understand that batoning is probably going to be part of your skill set if you don't have an axe. I live in the PNW, and rarely need to split wood to get baton sized fire wood. I tend to collect small sized sticks instead of batoning or splitting with my axe. I have...
by Doryman
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: What's your effective range?
Replies: 74
Views: 4221

Re: What's your effective range?

I picked up to 300 m. I've shot a hell of a lot further than that at times, but with my current equipment and training schedule (nearly nonexistent) I don't think I could count on anything past that.
by Doryman
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Military knives and their company's claims
Replies: 17
Views: 2790

Re: Military knives and their company's claims

Most soldiers carry either a Gerber or Leatherman, occasionally a different brand multi-tool. A lot of soldiers carry folders. I was partial to CRKT serrated edge folder with a 4" blade. Seemed to meet all my needs from opening MRE packets to cutting rope. Some soldiers carry a big stabber, normall...
by Doryman
Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 1911/BHP holster?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: 1911/BHP holster?

Sorry guys, I should have mentioned that I'm Canadian. Might be some issues with shipping.

If not, though, that is a damn good price!
by Doryman
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 1911/BHP holster?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: 1911/BHP holster?

Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for the UM-84.
by Doryman
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 1911/BHP holster?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

1911/BHP holster?

1)I currently have a Ruger SR1911. 2) I'm in the market for a Browning Hi-Power. 3) I'm setting up a 'battle belt' and need a holster. 4) I'm a cheap bastard. With all those factors combined, I've decided to test the waters to see if there are any holsters out there that can securely hold a 1911 OR ...
by Doryman
Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical Nylon/Gear Chat
Replies: 274
Views: 31829

Re: Tactical Nylon/Gear Chat

Ordered an HSGI AO Chest Rig and 4 x HSGI mag taco for my second tier gear. Plan on having a battle belt for pistol, pistol mags and FAK, and a chest rig for rifle stuff. I found it kind of funny seeing the price difference between different patterns of the same kit. The woodland camo tacos were abo...
by Doryman
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread
Replies: 754
Views: 126408

Re: Ultimate ZS Battle/Scout Belt Thread

Somewhat relevant to the discussion...

Does anyone know of a good molle-compatible holster for a 1911 or Browning HiPower? Any drop legs?
by Doryman
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Review and Range Report Mossberg MVP Patrol Carbine .223
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Review and Range Report Mossberg MVP Patrol Carbine .223

Welp, this is now on my radar, in 5.56 AND .308.

Thanks for the review, Mantis!
by Doryman
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is a bug out gun used for?
Replies: 70
Views: 4101

Re: What is a bug out gun used for?

Theoretical discussion and conjecture warning.... I think that the pistol is the most pragmatic firearm for personal defense in any sort of 'bug-out' situation, save for those instances where the exfiltration takes place through isolated wilderness areas or if vehicle transport is a reliable option....
by Doryman
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 179
Views: 15573

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

Nice. Bodyweight routines can go a long way with a bit of dedication. ------------- Just in case there's any ZS users lurking on this thread but not knowing where to start, I'd like to add a few less-discussed 'hacks' that I find important for maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle. As a disclaimer...
by Doryman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 179
Views: 15573

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

The necessity of PT demands that this post thread be updated, lest we anger Crom. I've been keeping up an eclectic PT 'schedule' of Grappling (mostly Judo/ some BJJ), kettlebell complexes (Simple and Sinister-ish) and weightlifting (basically a Stronglifts 5x5 program). I have been severely falling ...
by Doryman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Help Me Pick a New 9mm
Replies: 48
Views: 3099

Re: Help Me Pick a New 9mm

I'd throw a vote out for the Browning Hi-power, but I have no idea how pricey (or cheap) they are down there in the States. Still, great gun.
by Doryman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber conundrum
Replies: 34
Views: 2945

Re: Caliber conundrum

I'd go with the 9mm and stack it deep. Pick a base number of rounds you'd like to have on hand for emergencies or whatever. THis is largely dependent on your AO, personal predictions, etc. If the 'zombies in black helicopters come to attack the nuclear food riots', what do you need? Buy that much, a...
by Doryman
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Talk me out of a Bhp
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Re: Talk me out of a Bhp

I'm selling a .45 and buying a 9mm, and I'm in the same boat. I really want a BHP, largely because it's what I had in the Army (Canada) and I've already got hours upon hours of IA's drilled into me with it. they're pricey up here, though.

I really wish I liked Glocks.
by Doryman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Enlisting at 30?
Replies: 33
Views: 4942

Re: Enlisting at 30?

Ah, that is very wise to bring up a bunch of 20th Century US Imperialist vs Pre-WWII Isolationist politics and then not want to talk about it. Wise indeed. I'd say if you served but never deployed then you still served and should be proud of your service anyway (unless you feel it brings you great ...
by Doryman
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 4783

Re: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?

A fair chunk of the population is in the pie slice of "not-a-gun-person, but-moving-towards-it". A lot of that population has minimal experience with firearms, but what experience they have is usually shooting cans and ducks with Pop's Shotgun. Shotguns and rifles don't have as much of the stigma th...
by Doryman
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 4694

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

I said this before and I'll say it again, a lot of preppers are mistaken about the purpose of a GHB. 20 miles = 6 hours of walking assuming you don't have any disabilities. Walk more briskly, then it's 3.5 hours. If you're capable of jogging, it's 2 hours back home. In that short period of time, yo...
by Doryman
Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 43229

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

Currently in school/interning to be a Safety guy. (disaster response/health and safety/ industrial hygiene/etc, kind of stuff) Have been, naval reservist, Infantry, and various forms of laborer. (best iteration was building hiking trails.) Aspire to be; Country Squire. Dogs, Port, Double guns and all.
by Doryman
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How important is fitness in survival instances?
Replies: 37
Views: 3284

Re: How important is fitness in survival instances?

Physical fitness is priority number one, in my opinion. If you are a strong, fast, tough and healthy individual you are a much better survival unit than someone who is the opposite of these things. Health and fitness make you a little more 'antifragile' in the Taleb sent rse of the word, and give yo...
by Doryman
Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Useful smartphone apps
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Re: Useful smartphone apps

Awesome replies so far, guys. Thank you. I'm looking a lot of these up.
by Doryman
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Useful smartphone apps
Replies: 13
Views: 1332

Useful smartphone apps

My 9 year old flip phone died, so I've been forced to enter the 21st century and get a smartphone. Now I want to explore how I can make this thing work for me. I know that apps are a potential cybersecurity risk, but I've seen enough to make me think that they can also function as useful tools. Do a...
by Doryman
Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: Careers in Disaster Response/Emergency Management

I'm a certified Senior Recovery Planner (Business Continuity) with the college paperwork to go with it. In the US, you may have a chance to work for a Gov't entity or a really big corporation. There so few here (AK) I gave up looking. Related, but much more job friendly is as a Environmental health...

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