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by Doryman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans
Replies: 182
Views: 22784

Re: Basic Fitness for Firearms Enthusiasts and Other Humans

You savages fit yet? How are you handling getting your PT in while in lockdow?
by Doryman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1413
Views: 45479

Re: COVID-19 Thread

I'm starting to realize mental health is going to play a big part in who survives and who doesn't. ^ This. Everyone make sure there's stuff in your preps that will give you hope for a future and give you something to do for fun. If you don't have a reason to survive, you won't. If you don't have so...
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: 2482

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: 6182

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: 3792

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 1284

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: 37892

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: 768
Views: 150358

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: 1838

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: 8397

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: 182
Views: 22784

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: 182
Views: 22784

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: 4401

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: 4951

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: 1789

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: 9860

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: 7704

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: 6100

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: 55138

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: 6567

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: 1682

Re: Useful smartphone apps

Awesome replies so far, guys. Thank you. I'm looking a lot of these up.

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