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by Grey dog
Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Yellowstone volcano eruption
Replies: 13
Views: 3390

Re: Yellowstone volcano eruption

Most of the articles pertaining to Yellowstone super volcano generally do not speculate gentle lava flows or small steam explosions. I never have an issue with first responders training for whatever event. But as you say "extinction events" seem to be just that, extinctions. There's no real trainin...
by Grey dog
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 65730

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

Contractor trash bags are larger, and more importantly, much heavier duty and less likely to get holes poked in them. I gave up on ordinary trash bags years ago. Cleaning up infectious agents, I wouldn't want to rely on the thin, wimpy ordinary trash bags. They barely contain trash well, with numero...
by Grey dog
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Travelling the western United States ~ Added Pics Page 2
Replies: 26
Views: 5143

Re: Travelling throughout the western United States

The Expedition Portal forum has some great ideas on vehicle mods for camping and travelling. They are spread around between various vehicle sections and trailer sections. They also have some trip reports in different areas. May get some ideas.
by Grey dog
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: So, let's figure out how to move my corpse
Replies: 52
Views: 5899

Re: So, let's figure out how to move my corpse

These are pretty handy. The pull length is only limited by how much rope you have, but she can drive a stake in the ground to hold you in position to get another run at it. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Maasdam-Pow-R-Pull-3-4-Ton-Rope-Puller-100-ft-rope-A-100/202332197#.Upq5biHn8Y0" onclick="window.ope...
by Grey dog
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Tornadoes hit Midwest United States (with pictures)
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: Tornadoes hit Midwest United States (with pictures)

Theres some youtubes of several of the areas that were hit also. Pretty intense damage in several places. Hammered isn't too strong of a word.
by Grey dog
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Nairobi Massacre and Hostage Situation
Replies: 108
Views: 13531

Re: Nairobi Massacre and Hostage Situation

I'm sure glad that there were people there that were willing to DO something, rather than just hide or run away, even though armed, like several here have said they'd do. Wow. Just wow. I hope they aren't the ones that someone will have to rely on some day. I sure hope I won't ever have to rely on s...
by Grey dog
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Cost of 5.45 x 39 vs 5.56
Replies: 56
Views: 5533

Re: Cost of 5.45 x 39 vs 5.56

Cant answer your question, but Hoppes No 9 solvent and Shooters Choice solvent both clean corrosive residue just fine without drama. Hoppes was developed when everything was corrosive and continues to work well in that role.
by Grey dog
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Shoot out in your front yard
Replies: 40
Views: 5607

Re: Shoot out in your front yard

Let us not forget that unlikely as it may seem, there was in fact a shootout virtually in someones front yard, and they chose to become involved to help the cop. After all the confusion died down, it looks like he made several hits at 50 yards with a 357 pistol. http://deadlinelive.info/2012/08/07/a...
by Grey dog
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping
Replies: 39
Views: 3537

Re: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping

I've found the availabilty of decent torx screws to be regional. Some areas they are quite common, some they seem to be non existant for the most part. after using them, I'm truly surprised anyone uses phillips drive or square drive any longer. First time a saw a guy use torx screws, he was reaching...
by Grey dog
Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping
Replies: 39
Views: 3537

Re: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping

... I recommend buying both 8 penny and 16 penny concrete -coated nails. They have a coating on them that heats up and activates a 'glue' from the friction from the wood you are driving them through... You used the term concrete coated, though I believe the term you mean is cement, as in glue, not ...
by Grey dog
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping
Replies: 39
Views: 3537

Re: Fasteners: Commonly Overlooked in Prepping

... I wanted to think of something that people overlook commonly for prepping that is relatively available and extremely usefull. Check it out. If you can find 9mm, .45, .40, .223/5.56mm, 7.62, etc...you will be limited to 1 box. That box WON'T be a box of 100 rounds, either. It will most likely be...
by Grey dog
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 12 dead and 3.9 Million Without Power in Mid-Atlantic States
Replies: 131
Views: 8228

Re: 12 dead and 3.9 Million Without Power in Mid-Atlantic St

It was mentioned in passing, but if one has running water, it's always cool if you need to cool off from the heat. I used to put some water in the tub with a board across the back end and sit with my feet in the water when I didnt have AC. Showering or taking a cool bath also helps to reduce body te...
by Grey dog
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Guns Talk Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 23020

Re: Lever Guns Talk Thread

Can anyone ID the levergun in this picture? It's a sample picture from an local, upcoming auction. I doubt it's what I want, but you guys might surprise me. http://www.lanzshootingsupplies.com/store/images/IM003641.JPG It looks like a post-64 94 carbine. No way to know the exact caliber from the pi...
by Grey dog
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Need to reblue my rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Need to reblue my rifle

It may just qualify as character. If you use it at all, you need to get used to the idea that gun finishes wear and and get scratches and nicks and don't stay looking new forever unless you baby it. Some places may be easier on gun finishes, but all mine that get used get blue wear, scratches, etc. ...
by Grey dog
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: how to log cabins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1661

Re: how to log cabins?

Lay hands on a copy of Calvin Rutstrum's "The Wilderness Cabin". It has all the info you need to build a basic cabin. I prefer full round logs, as the scribing is extra work, and many people find they need to chink them anyway to keep them windproof. For a small structure like an outbuilding, a V pl...
by Grey dog
Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Looking for American counterpart of this (link inside)
Replies: 25
Views: 2404

Re: Looking for American counterpart of this (link inside)

Sims and others make similar stoves.
by Grey dog
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Black powder and Pistol Ammo
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Black powder and Pistol Ammo

I believe the factories developed the 38-44 round, though Keith did work on higher powered loads in 38 spl and 44 spl. The factories decided on the longer case idea, tho the longer case does reduce pressure to a degree with it's larger volume. I don't know if it's posible to achieve the early factor...
by Grey dog
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Planning out the years harvest
Replies: 10
Views: 1047

Re: Planning out the years harvest

Ellendee, some states, even areas in states, have varying rules for hunting larger game. Some require a lottery drawing to get tags for large game animals, some are over the counter. Some states have drawings for certain areas or hunts, like certain periods, or doe deer/Cow elk, etc. I think I'll do...
by Grey dog
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever action rifle training
Replies: 58
Views: 8772

Re: Lever action rifle training

[quote="thatoldguy "Strength". I see this fairly often, but havent figured out where it comes from. It's commonly stated that Marlins are "stronger" but no evidence is ever presented, nor any reason to doubt that either will not last several lifetimes in use with standard loads. The only thing I've ...
by Grey dog
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Total Noob Scope Question
Replies: 56
Views: 4687

Re: Total Noob Scope Question

There are other range estimating and/or no adjustment holdover reticles available than mil dot. You may like Leupolds Boone and Crocket reticle. It has simple ranging and holdover marks integral to the reticle with no math needed. There are others as well. http://www.gunblast.com/Leupold-VXIII-BC.ht...
by Grey dog
Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever action rifle training
Replies: 58
Views: 8772

Re: Lever action rifle training

There's a couple things that I'd address. The nickel brass is one that was mentioned, it does help keep the rounds clean and trouble free, but I've also found that some belts create more verdigris than others. When I don't have nickel brass available, I still leave belts loaded, but clean the rounds...
by Grey dog
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: .22LR ammo, a lesson in NOT buying in bulk before testing
Replies: 22
Views: 1670

Re: .22LR ammo, a lesson in NOT buying in bulk before testing

500 rds of 22 is buying in bulk? That's an afternoon of plinking! I did have some russian 22 shells that didn't work well in anything I tried them in. Shells sticking in the chambers, and poor ignition and feeding. I threw over half a brick away. The Rem golden stuff seems to work fine in everything...
by Grey dog
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 40 years and he never knew...
Replies: 22
Views: 2191

Re: 40 years and he never knew...

There may be some useful information here. It's been a while since I read it.

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by Grey dog
Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: gas treatments
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: gas treatments

My experience with stored gas has been OK. I've never used any sta-bil or anything else, and have had gas stored in metal drums for up to 5 or 6 years. The older gas was mixed with fresh gas, and had no troubles whatsoever. I've used gas that was 2 or 3 years old with no treatment or problems, and n...

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