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by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 837
Views: 57511

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Too young to remember the 60s Civil Rights movement? The anti-draft riots? My point exactly, to call either a Civil War sounds absurd to my ears, but we have fundamentally different definitions so we are unlikely to agree to that point. As for the former, it was my impression the majority of the vi...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 837
Views: 57511

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

So to the question posed by Ronny R - I'd say #4. If I'm reading you correctly I think what your are describing is close to what I was trying to describe in #3, just badly. I'm reading that what you are saying is because the violence is coming from organized groups and with specific goals in mind i...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Would we still have water & power if COVID-2019 comes to the U.S.?

The obvious question would be: does China, the epicenter of COVID-2019, currently have power and water? Yes? Well perhaps that's your answer then. In general, I tend to agree. My question would be how do the utilities differ between china and the US? I assume the chinese system has more leverage to...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 837
Views: 57511

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

majorhavoc wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:51 pm
I question whether the incidence of violent crime, in and of itself, is indicative of civil war.
I'm not sure if you mean this in the positive or negative sense, could you expand?
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 837
Views: 57511

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I've posted more than once the US is currently in a low-level Civil War ( you pick the number) as shown by violent crime. I'd like to tease this out a bit, as I hear this somewhat often. I've heard several people making this claim that simply moved the goalpost so far on the definition of "civil wa...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Prepping News
Topic: Prepper podcasts
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Prepper podcasts

I would love some suggestions as well, I hunted about for a while a year ago or so and found most to be pretty terrible.
by RonnyRonin
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 8470

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Called up an old friend in tech that has some personal connections in China, his (completely anecdotal and heavily biased) take is that the locals feel its about 10x the official numbers on the low end, he has also reported fairly extensive disruption at his particular ($3 billion) company and that ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

some updated testing photos

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by RonnyRonin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping

TacAir wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:16 am
A folding hard shelter that will fit in a PU truck
For the weight and bulk I think a hexayurt wins over that, mostly just on insulation, but it would probably be lighter for the same square footage as well.
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Ice fishing sshelter for long term camping

The criteria I've stated in the past: For long term living out of the home (over 1 week) - these are non-negotiable... 1) Stand up headroom. 2) Room enough to leave your bed [deployed] 3) Room for at least some storage; say in Kitchen Maid tubs, for example. 4) Dry in the rain, proof against the wi...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

glad to hear it! whats the long term report? I've put a few miles on mine but I have two many packs to use any one very regularly. In other news, I chopped the hard plate off from behind the straps and mounted them directly to the frame. Saved around 8oz Also finally got around to replacing the duct...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

some interior shots: https://i.imgur.com/x3Z0tqO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/blxGDbr.jpg about the only cutting I've done since the last round: https://i.imgur.com/E2rcSEt.jpg the internal sleep compartment divider, saved about 2.5 oz. My modded bag (side sleeves, bottom strap attachment rings, some yib...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

The expensive but turn-key solution for perhaps the ultimate FILBE pack: https://i.imgur.com/U7N3CZB.jpg Mystery Ranch Guide Light, Hard to see but the side mounting is similar and the bottom mounting utilizes the bottom frame-side buckles being routed between the frame and belt: https://i.imgur.com...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 13
Views: 2344

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

Mega thread necro, but I feel timely. FILBEs continue to drop in price, I recently participated in a group buy that got us several main bags for around $15 each. While I am still hesitant to recommend the frame and suspension the bag is certainly a cheap way to get some capacity onto a host of frame...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: tent heater?

Thanks for the reply and info. That tent looks like it would work well here in the northeast woods. BTW your Ruger reminds me of Patrick Smith's old Remington 600 Ramblin rifle. oh man, I miss the golden years of Kifaru and the Kifaru forums, a lot of people asking interesting questions and coming ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: tent heater?

I have to ask. Who's 10/22 is that? And what did they do the stock? I get the weight savings in the buttstock. But what is that up front? thats mine, its all weight savings. Plus it fits my bike-scabbard better with a shorter forend: https://i.imgur.com/0CNY8jn.jpg I just chopped the forened down a...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: tent heater?

Interesting looking tent! It reminds me of a canvas tent my Boy Scout Troop used back in the sixties,but with no stove. Is that something you made? The stove and tents are made by Seek Outside, the tent is their "courthouse" model, which was partially based off of an old canvas range tent but adapt...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

well done! XJ beats ZJ any day, I know a few families where I grew up that had whole fleets of jeeps, and while the zj's aways ran they were always having strange issues and the interiors just fell apart. 99 is a great year for XJs as well, should treat you right!
by RonnyRonin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 27
Views: 2551

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

I have been on my church security team for at least a year now. we are a small, fairly homogeneous congregation in a very quiet part of town. We are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic, and what foot traffic we get is largely joggers on a path across a creek. The town itself has ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: tent heater?

for occasional use Mr. Buddy heaters seem the most popular, I was recently camping with someone that was heating a 3-man dome tent with one, but he had to swap out the 1lb cylinders at least once during the night. The size and weight is a non-starter for backpacking, but for car camping it might be ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: Boots for really long walks

I tend to stay away from goretex boots as well (except they are so much easier to find used and cheap, so only when I can). Goretex in boots is really destined to fail; WPB membranes need to be cleaned to work properly and the constant repeated flexing in same spots further dooms them to early failu...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 837
Views: 57511

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I was just talking to the_alias the other day about the term "boogaloo" I think it has caused a strange effect, where its a silly word that people enjoy memeing about (in case you missed it "big igloo" is another code word) but it is also so vague and ill defined that it creates a false consensus. I...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hunting & Patrolling - (Graphic)
Replies: 20
Views: 1250

Re: Hunting & Patrolling - (Graphic)

forgetting loctite on optic mounts has been my nemesis for years. Nothing like spending a few bucks in ammo to have your $700 optic shake loose, have to drive home and spend a few bucks on more ammo sighting in later. Now that I have a 2 hour round trip to the nearest public range the problem is eve...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepped to spend the night at airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Prepped to spend the night at airport?

Usually I do carry-on only, and I've started taking a neoair and a costco down blanket (mostly in case a hotel bed or guest bed doesn't agree with my back) in addition to my usual paranoid GHB gear. I'm very much considering cutting my neoair down to a 3/4 pad since I use it so rarely and in a publi...

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