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by wagdhead
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1
Replies: 17
Views: 2226

Re: Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1

These are good kit. The only thing to look for at these prices is the expiration date. They have a 7 year warranty and battery life, and as Raptor said you can change them out in the field. The catch is new batteries run around $75, so if these units are at the end of their batter life that may expl...
by wagdhead
Wed May 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 1270

Re: Glock Question?

Contact Glock directly and ask about a frame swap (they used to do it). For a Gen 2 they can only do a Gen 3 frame due to the guide rod size. They email you a form, you send it back, they send the new frame to you local FFL. Several years ago it cost $100 for the swap plus the FFL fee.
by wagdhead
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Reusing salt
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: Reusing salt

Reusing salt is not good. Even if you boil it there is no guarantee it will kill off everything. My understanding that in Colonial times they took the old salt and fed it the livestock and used it melt snow/ice and spread it in areas around field to keep the local vegetation from growing over into t...
by wagdhead
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Night Vision Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: Night Vision Choices

That is certainly useful information, was it useful at all for navigating at night, or was it only good for locating heat sources to identify better with NVDs? It works at night to walk around, but I found it a little disorienting. Not because of the product, but the whole holding up to one eye and...
by wagdhead
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Night Vision Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: Night Vision Choices

Lastly, I have been using the Leupold LTO thermal viewer lately (on loan from a friend), and it is slick. It is on my next buy list. It will be interesting to see where they go with this tech. I gots to have an update on this, I've been looking up as much about this as I can, reviews seem mixed. fo...
by wagdhead
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!
Replies: 29
Views: 2258

Re: Thinking of ditching .223 and AR's!

I went through this mental exercise myself this fall. I have a bunch of Ar's, but I can't deer hunt with them in Va. I had a FAL years ago, and wished I hadn't sold it. To me though it was not a hunting gun. I have all the requisite deer bolt guns, .243, .270, 25-06, and 30-06, but I really wanted a...
by wagdhead
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Night Vision Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: Night Vision Choices

I have been using NV fairly regularly for coyote hunting now for over a year. I tired the Gen 1 stuff and some of the Gen 2+, but once you got out past 100 yards they were pretty bad. I did not want to go to Gen 3 due to cost, since this is a want more than a need. I settled on digital after doing a...
by wagdhead
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: opinions/advice about alternative dog breeds for hunting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: opinions/advice about alternative dog breeds for hunting

As a life long water fowler, I have owned and hunted over all manner of dogs. For jump shooting or using small sneak boats, imho a Toller is the best dog out there. Mid sized, very social, and get along with other dogs. Officially known as a Novia Scotia Tolling Retriever. They are bred to duck hunt...
by wagdhead
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Washing a backpack?
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: Washing a backpack?

For new packs, the washing machine. For my packs after they have lived in the mud for a few days during duck season or my son's catchers bag (it turns toxic after a couple of month's) I use a do it yourself carwash. The floor mat clips do a great job holding the pack up and you just brush and wash a...
by wagdhead
Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Let's talk camouflage
Replies: 51
Views: 5123

Re: Let's talk camouflage

I hunt a lot, so my camo choices tend to lean towards the commercial products. Where I am in Va., you can transition from woods to fields pretty quickly, so I have found the Realtree Max 4 & 5 work very well. We have broomstraw everywhere here, so it is a good mix of foliage and reed patterns. When ...
by wagdhead
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Installing new electrical
Replies: 18
Views: 2263

Re: Installing new electrical

When we start a project in a new jurisdiction, we always call the AHJ (authority having jurisdiction), to see what local modifications have been made to the national codes. Contrary to what you may think, many jurisdictions often lessen the national code restrictions. Besides the obvious, do you nee...
by wagdhead
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Paracord kit to keep a sick teenager entertained
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Paracord kit to keep a sick teenager entertained

A 13 year old boy who is a friend of my son's and a player on my baseball team was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago. They caught it early and removed the tumor, so the prognosis is very good. His treatment regime has him in the hospital for three days and home recovering for four over the next 6 ...
by wagdhead
Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A boat for someplace that "doesn't" flood?
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: A boat for someplace that "doesn't" flood?

If you going to go the aluminum john boat route, I would avoid riveted boats (which are generally cheaper). They tend to leak over time, and while you can fix them, you will continually fix them after a while. Spend the extra on a welded boat. Another option is the porta-bote folding boat. They are ...
by wagdhead
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Vegetables that are good to can
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Vegetables that are good to can

We do carrots, tomatoes, green beans, and greens (collard and mustard). I am slightly lazy in this, as I don't do the canning myself. We have many county canneries around us that will can your foods for you at a low cost (some will do reduce the cost if you donate a portion of your food to them for ...
by wagdhead
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Attack on Dallas Police Headquarters
Replies: 5
Views: 805

Re: Attack on Dallas Police Headquarters

About the same time this was going and on the other side f the country, a guy showed up at the Virginia State Police Regional Headquarters with a gun. Stand off ensued and he was taken own by their SWAT team. It is unclear if shots were fire. http://wtvr.com/2015/06/13/watch-swat-team-swarms-henrico...
by wagdhead
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Source for 577/450 ammunition?
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Source for 577/450 ammunition?

I have used ammo-one in the past and had good results for another caliber. They are showing it in stock. http://www.ammo-one.com/577-450Kynoch.html hmmm... well, they are in stock, but Kynoch stuff is leftover from the fifties, and what they still have in stock is smokeless powder, which I don't th...
by wagdhead
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Source for 577/450 ammunition?
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Source for 577/450 ammunition?

I have used ammo-one in the past and had good results for another caliber. They are showing it in stock. http://www.ammo-one.com/577-450Kynoch.html
by wagdhead
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: older Grand Cherokee or Subaru?
Replies: 17
Views: 1404

Re: older Grand Cherokee or Subaru?

I like the Grand Cherokees, and all the cars I provide my employees are Grand Cherokees' (6 cylinder). The reason is we drive 30-60 k a year, and they provide a great ride, plenty of room, and we can't get them stuck. Between work and pleasure my employees and I cover pavement, gravel, snow, ice and...
by wagdhead
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House
Replies: 26
Views: 2762

Re: Buying a House

Lots of good advice so far. The home inspection is a critical factor, BUT most home inspectors can't be experts in everything. Here is something I have done on older and even my custom built home. Interview you home inspector and find out what their background is, which will lead you to their area o...
by wagdhead
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Baseball bat modifications
Replies: 32
Views: 4177

Re: Baseball bat modifications

If you want to have a bat for protection, get a 37" SSK Fungo from baseball express. It's a drop 17, so you can swing it for days. I swing one for infield and outfield practices 200 plus times a week and it doesn't wear you out like a regular bat. My old one just split after 5 years.
by wagdhead
Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: To flush with nitrogen or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: To flush with nitrogen or not?

We do a lot of business building distribution systems for the MAP (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) industry. Whether to use N2 (food grade or NF) or CO2 (food grade) or even Argon depends on what food is being stored. For dried foods, a 100% N2 mixture is the most common, but it will depend on what t...
by wagdhead
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: To flush with nitrogen or not?
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: To flush with nitrogen or not?

Industrial nitrogen has a tendency to have a fair amount of contaminates in it. The most common is oil or petroleum by products which is picked up from the storage cylinders by way how they are manufactured and also from the type of compressors used on the separators. If you must use Nitrogen, then ...
by wagdhead
Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Personal Locator Beacon
Replies: 19
Views: 2875

Re: Personal Locator Beacon

I have used McMurdo's for years on the water and hunting/fishing in the field including the mountains. Where I go there is no real threat of avalanches, and the skiing my family does is very tame. Many years ago, I was on a boat that was foundering and the memories of screaming Loran C coordinates i...
by wagdhead
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Ethernet cable is long enough to connect to it.
Replies: 23
Views: 1859

Re: Ethernet cable is long enough to connect to it.

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