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by RoneKiln
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Protests and Street Violence 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 255

Re: Protests and Street Violence 2021

The rioting never really stopped in the Seattle area. It's a lot smaller scale and less frequent, but it seems at least half a dozen businesses get torn up every week. People I know in Portland say the same thing. I can't find any direct evidence for the concern over last Thursday. There might have ...
by RoneKiln
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Build a Settlement or Lone Survivalist?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Build a Settlement or Lone Survivalist?

Settlement.

I have no interest in being mayor. But if really needed, I might be willing to step up and be warlord. :twisted:

I'm not killing majorhavoc though. Blast would whisper the right things to stop it.
by RoneKiln
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 145
Views: 2993

Re: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas

Natural Grocers just started restocking cold items again. Including my cream (I can't do the stuff from HEB). No eggs yet, so I called home and told the kids to quit eating the ones there. Down to the last dozen. Found eggs at Market Street, but to get the ones of the quality my system seems to lik...
by RoneKiln
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New Power Failure Lighting Options
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: New Power Failure Lighting Options

I was wondering how those things could tell the difference between being turned off vs a power outage. Thanks for the report!

I've not needed any new bulbs since I first saw them a few months ago, so I've not tried them. I can see how they could be real useful in key locations.
by RoneKiln
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: 10 days and counting...
Replies: 30
Views: 9232

Re: 10 days and counting...

I'm glad to hear things are mostly going decent.

Did you go full strawbale construction on the house? Or something else?
by RoneKiln
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas
Replies: 145
Views: 2993

Re: Equivalent of a hurricane hitting Texas

What got us in my area was the wind. We regularly get severe wind storms, but last week was brutal. The ground froze deep enough to mess with my water. The heat tracing on my pipes held up above ground. Once snow finally came and insulated the ground, I got water back pretty quick despite it still b...
by RoneKiln
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: All Things Pandemic
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1143
Views: 75831

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I was able to go to a yoga class for the first time in over a year this week. Limit of 5 people spread across the huge room and the windows were open making it rather cold. It was worth it. My climbing wall is planning to open next month. The microbrewery 3 blocks from my place is open with limited ...
by RoneKiln
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 460387

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

My 100 year old cottage sits on a few old cinder blocks and won't support a good safe. A good safe will be bought as I rebuild the structure with a proper foundation. Well, shit, there's your solution! Lay the safe on it's back under the cottage, and build a hollywood-style concealed hatch over it....
by RoneKiln
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 460387

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

NT2C wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:52 am
Any chance you could get the key copied to a more keyring-friendly blank?
That would probably have been cheaper than the little lock box. :vmad: I'll stop by the hardware store this weekend.
by RoneKiln
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 573

Re: Drawbacks of Living in a Tiny Home During a Pandemic

A "tiny home" is really just a custom, over priced RV. Even people that build their own typically pay 10 times what I bought my used 36ft 5th wheel for. People that are inclined to self reliance and preparation can do incredible things with the limited space and great mobility of an RV. Most people....
by RoneKiln
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 652
Views: 54789

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Smaller kettle bells were on sale near me recently and I picked up a little 15 pound one. I've been using it for some exercises to balance out my chinups. It's helped eliminate some shoulder pain I was having. More importantly to me, I made it to my first yoga class in over a year last night! :clap:...
by RoneKiln
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS! BOHICA]
Replies: 123
Views: 6134

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

How good are those Sub2k's? i.e. are they worth buying? I like them. Guess it depends what you want it for, and what you already have available to you. I think they're best suited to people that travel a lot and want to supplement their pistol. Mine fits a wonderful little niche for me despite the ...
by RoneKiln
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS! BOHICA]
Replies: 123
Views: 6134

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Has anyone experimented with using a magnifier flip mount for a sight? I'm wondering if a good quality one would hold zero well enough for a maximum of 50 yards. Most likely use would be well under a hundred feet. I've got a gen 1 keltec sub2k that I really like but even more dislike the sight. I w...
by RoneKiln
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 460387

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

Bear in mind that a lot of those lockboxes are trivial to decode. I'd link to a video, but "decode combination lockbox" in YouTube returns so many video that you can just take your pick. I don't think your idea's amiss, but if the keys are nondescript I might put the lockbox somewhere else, so it's...
by RoneKiln
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS! BOHICA]
Replies: 123
Views: 6134

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Has anyone experimented with using a magnifier flip mount for a sight? I'm wondering if a good quality one would hold zero well enough for a maximum of 50 yards. Most likely use would be well under a hundred feet. I've got a gen 1 keltec sub2k that I really like but even more dislike the sight. I wa...
by RoneKiln
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7715
Views: 460387

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

I bought a little combination lockbox for keys that bolts into a wall. Mounted it in an out of sight but easily accessible spot by the gun cabinet to hold the keys. Makes it a lot easier to access things, and any tools able to cut into it would also be able to cut into the gun cabinet. So it's more ...
by RoneKiln
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Netflix:Outside the Wire
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Netflix:Outside the Wire

I loved Mosul. I loved making fun of Outside the Wire while watching it with my Dad. I thought it was a tolerable B rate action flick when watched with the right company.
by RoneKiln
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318735

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Some of my clients in California shut down this year as well. They just couldn't compete with refineries outside the state anymore. The covid lockdowns were the tipping point.
by RoneKiln
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318735

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

However as far as the GOM states go, the federal moratorium will devastate those oil patch employees in LA & TX, since that covers all federal waters. So new deep drilling projects in the GOM are basically dead today. Thus all of the shipyard jobs (other than R&M type activity) are DOA. All of the ...
by RoneKiln
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318735

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I know at least a couple companies which were involved in oil field remanufacturing and refurbishment have had most of their contracts cancelled. The word going around is that even oil companies are planning on slowing extraction operations in favor of renewables. At work, we've speculated they're ...
by RoneKiln
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Surviving Post-Election Fallout and Mayhem
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: Surviving Post-Election Fallout and Mayhem

Something to consider is a gray zone with respect to Rule of Law. We have long classified disasters as ROL and WROL. In looking at world history and situations, there is another category: weak ROL or weak institutions. It is where the power of the state, compared to non-state actors, is limited. It...
by RoneKiln
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4770
Views: 318735

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Just dusting off this thread...I hope we won't need this but: Crazy market driven crazier by Reddit. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/gamestop-rally-quashes-hedge-funds-160110265.html Shares of GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings more than doubled on Wednesday, forcing hedge funds to retreat with...
by RoneKiln
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NATO VS Civie gas can
Replies: 28
Views: 4304

Re: NATO VS Civie gas can

But these containers seem hella to ship. No? not half as bad as you'd think, to somewhere in my half of the country I can ship a pair for around $20-25, if its a far corner it can be $30-40. I'm sure from Canada it would be a pretty penny though. Shipping to Canada has gotten incredibly expensive t...
by RoneKiln
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Map organizer?
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Map organizer?

Hmmm. I seem to remember my parents having a yellow plastic box with maps for all 50 states that fit perfectly. I wonder if anybody would still make something like that. After searching, it might have been this box, with 15 maps covering all 50 states: https://smile.amazon.com/Close-up-USA-Plastic-...

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