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by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 325

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

For an equal amount of ammo the 30s pack better because they will ride closer to your COG and stack higher, rather then further back. Ok, as far as what I'm getting at with the one way trip thing; the classic BoB context for putting on a pack and leaving makes your back a zero sum game, the packboar...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 325

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I posted that link because you said you wanted something better and then referenced the plastic copies of a .50 cal ammo can. ( which would be better than the plastic copies ). But I have to ask. What possible scenario do you foresee that involves pack boarding Three cans of ammo in place of a pack...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 325

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I have my share of 50's, wide 50s, and 40mm; The 30's are the only thing I really use for ammo. They are far more portable if you have to lug them by the top handle, and in the case of pack boarding the slimmer width keeps the weight closer to your COG for better carriage. My 50's mostly sit empty. ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 325

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I am eagerly awaiting the day they make something better then the skinny "30 cal" ammo cans for storing ammo, but I haven't seen it yet. I toyed with some modern plastic cans because of the lighter weight, but the amount that the container can deform and break the seal was a dealbreaker right off th...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Mystery Ranch Med Lid
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Mystery Ranch Med Lid

Mystery Ranch uses 1" duraflex buckles, so if your pack does to then you are set.

But beyond this the lid appears to use the "repair" style buckles in which one end can simply be snapped onto any loop of webbing in the general vicinity, so as long as your pack uses 1" webbing, you are likely set.
by RonnyRonin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!
Replies: 25
Views: 699

Re: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!

In the link the reviewer modifies the frame. I might of missed it, but does the mod actually affect how the ruck is attached to the frame at all? 2 spitball ideas; one is run the belt down and under the center V brace before buckling it to itself, in theory this might anchor vertically as well as l...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!
Replies: 25
Views: 699

Re: Spec Ops - RECON RUCK ULTRA TACTICAL RUCKSACK $44.50!

The original ALICE packs are made from 420d packcloth. Hhhmm, I'd seen a lot of recon rucks attached to ALICE and Down East frames over the years but never looked at them to closely, is there no lower frame attachment loops at all? Can the lower shoulder strap webbing be rerouted to secure it to the...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 37
Views: 800

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

Much obliged NT2C, that is certainly a step in the right direction, not sure how I missed that. Getting straight from a battery or solar panel to a 12V plug is not much of a feat, I will add that to the list right behind the transfer pump. Eventually I will likely get some kind of battery hub (in th...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 37
Views: 800

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

I ended up with ryobi because that was what my dad was buying people for christmas that year, but I've been happy with it. My brother upgraded to DeWalt brushless and upgraded me to his lithium ryobis and now I'm looking at really investing into batteries at which point I'll be committed. The one to...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Plate Carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Plate Carrier

Here is my thoughts on the whole crack issue: nearly all these plates are multihit rated. One hit most assuredly causes cracks, yet the plate continues to take hits just fine. You can find youtube videos of issue SAPIs spewing ceramic dust as guys try to stack rounds right on top of each other, and ...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need opinions on this rain gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Need opinions on this rain gear?

Any suggestions on improving the inner lamination once it has delaminated? Spray? If "buy a new one" is the only option this doesn't help much. What is a 2d or 3d choice? I have a favorite light rain jacket (LL BEAN) that has done this but I have sentimental reasons for keeping it and great luck in...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need opinions on this rain gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Need opinions on this rain gear?

Goretex is a WPB (waterproof breathable), and you can't make any sweeping statements about them weight wise; they can be laminated to any thousands of outer shell fabrics, inner liners, or neither. Goretex is just one brand of WPB that generally has much higher quality control standards and is prett...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 850 down vs 700 down?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: 850 down vs 700 down?

625 fill down has a Clo value of 0.92/oz while 800 fill has a Clo value of 1.68/oz (45% warmer then 625), and 850 fill down has a Clo of 2.53/oz (33% warmer then 800) . If we extrapolate and assume a linear relationship (which I'm to lazy to confirm) I think it is safe to say 850 fill will be about ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need opinions on this rain gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Need opinions on this rain gear?

It will likely work as well as any other cheap, imported rain jacket. Keep it clean and don't expect a miracle, or for it to last forever; 2 layer WPB have a habit of delaminating on the inside, especially when they get sweaty. I try not to give My Trail any of my money because of their past busines...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Plate Carrier
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: Plate Carrier

the plate carrier is sized for the plates, not for you; If you have medium plates you need a medium carrier. You might be better off with large plates, but you work with what you got. Big question is whether you want a slick PC to wear under a fighting load or if you want your fighting load attached...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Minutemen groups in A PAW
Replies: 85
Views: 1773

Re: Minutemen groups in A PAW

2) Preppers/gun hobbiests/retired military Those Oregon guys were practically all stolen valor/ phony types with none that I know of being retired. Certainly it is safe to put the majority of folks that look like that into the first two and not the third subcategory, but it is largely moot to my po...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Minutemen groups in A PAW
Replies: 85
Views: 1773

Re: Minutemen groups in A PAW

Do they still call them NODS? I think NVD and NVG has largely replaced NODs in conversation, but I couldn't say for sure. What I can tell you is that even airsofters with deep enough pockets have PVS-14s these days, which are barely larger then a LRF, have amazing clarity, and run a very long time ...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Minutemen groups in A PAW
Replies: 85
Views: 1773

Re: Minutemen groups in A PAW

If the core question is "how will they be outfitted" there isn't much need to speculate, with a few exceptions they will have what they have now. I would throw them in three rough categories; 1) Active MIL/LEOs https://i.imgur.com/5pEfAXz.jpg (Also FBN's photo) Their equipment will not just disappea...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?

I wonder why the military or LE havnt switched to freefloat set ups? 1) they don't particularly care what people want 2) because of budgets they also keep guns in circulation much longer then the average trendy gun owner 3) they have While front site posts are still quite common, and likely will be...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: Are AR15 FSP set ups obsolete?

As much as magnified optics have done away with fixed front sights (Low Power Variables being recommended by many opinion leaders it seems) the nail in the coffin was grip style. Most people want a 16" or less barrel, and also want to grab the fore end more or less where the gas block is on a midlen...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 819

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

I'm a "neither" guy. For most normal tasks I want a small knife and a saw. If it is more serious then that I want an axe (not a hatchet) or a larger saw. Local flora dictates, but where I grew up a stout stick was faster and safer then a machete for making trails, but I did have a lot of fun with ma...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CR123 Batteries
Replies: 58
Views: 2345

Re: CR123 Batteries

Battery Junction and Battery station are two reputable sellers I have used.
by RonnyRonin
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: New Car/SUV/Truck

The MPG out of the crosstreks is pretty incredible for an AWD, it was the interior space that killed it for me. Even foresters feel a little small to me (spent 4 hours in the back seat of one a few weekends ago), the spare tire and suspension make the cargo deck pretty absurdly high. Cant' argue wit...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit
Replies: 40
Views: 5719

Re: Building a Bug Out Cart for fun and profit

Or rig some way to connect the cart stem or bars to the bike’s rear axle? And how would you go about that; specifically? Seems like I would just be starting from square one, hunting down one specialized clamp still seems easier then creating a whole new attachment method from scratch. While I will ...

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