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by Dooms
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet
Replies: 14
Views: 986

Re: Chinese Military's SUV Claimed Toughest on Planet

If their benchmark is the Mercedes G-wagon it’s not really much of a fantastic feat to be more reliable. They were huge money pits years ago and I doubt they’ve gotten much better.
by Dooms
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking of a big bore AR, looking for opinions.
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Thinking of a big bore AR, looking for opinions.

.450 Bushmaster seems to have the best following, mostly because of some weird hunting restrictions in certain areas requiring a straight-walled case. That’s the route I would go as well.
by Dooms
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Jack of all trades lever gun.
Replies: 20
Views: 1187

Re: Jack of all trades lever gun.

Honestly if you’re talking larger game (elk/moose/big bear) from a lever gun, you’re looking at at least .35 Remington. Even that is probably likely marginal. Better off with .45-70 heavy loads, .444 Marlin, or maybe .450 marlin. That being said, if bigger game at more than spitting distance was on ...
by Dooms
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 1821

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Torx set (just get the security torx, they work on the standard too)

Metric/Standard Allen sets.

Vice-Grips (these things are a life saver)

Chisels/Center punches

Wire brushes

Tin Snips

Putty Knives/Trowels
by Dooms
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for a new .380 pocket pistol.
Replies: 34
Views: 4505

Re: Looking for a new .380 pocket pistol.

Just wanted to add, I was playing with a Sig 365 the other day and I could not believe how compact it was for 10 rounds of 9mm. It felt smaller than a Glock 43. I’m seriously contemplating getting one even though I can’t carry where I’m living now.
by Dooms
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea
Replies: 49
Views: 3553

Re: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea

That is fair. I know for myself, I have had much better luck running semi-auto shotguns under stress than I have with pump guns. Granted, I think I have maybe 1,500 rounds under my belt with shotguns. But 100 rounds with a semi saw me doing better than 1,400 with pumps for fast stress shooting. Now...
by Dooms
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea
Replies: 49
Views: 3553

Re: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea

One advantage a manual action will generally have over semi-auto is ease of maintenance and no gas system to clog up. If the gas system gets clogged you’re basically just back to a manual action anyway. Maintenance is kind of firearm specific. Much easier to break down and clean an AR-10 bolt than,...
by Dooms
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea
Replies: 49
Views: 3553

Re: Six Guns Every US Prepper Should Own + 2 More that are a good idea

My list kind of follows the same guidelines, except I’ve started stepping away from manual actions. Instead of a pump shotgun, Benelli Semi-Auto. Instead of a bolt-action .308 or .30-06, AR-10. Why? Because I don’t see any big reason, other than price, to stick with manual actions. But, the ability ...
by Dooms
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform
Replies: 30
Views: 1848

Re: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform

The Sig P320 really has two big things going for it that are making me consider switching over to it: 1. It was chosen as the new sidearm for multiple branches of the U.S. Military. That's going to be huge as far as parts availability and pricing goes a few years down the line. Not to mention all th...
by Dooms
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 24
Views: 1821

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

I have both the Esee 4 and the Tak-1. The Tak is a bulkier knife and a bit rougher fit and finish wise. The Esee is a nicer knife imo. That being said, I've used both and both will get the job done. The Tak lives in my BOB, the Esee is what I tend to carry. The Tak came with kind of a generic nylon ...
by Dooms
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 1st Annual Gasoline Rotation: Lessons learned
Replies: 73
Views: 7304

Re: 1st Annual Gasoline Rotation: Lessons learned

I'm getting 2 55gal steel drums to use for fuel storage. I'm only going to fill up a single one at this time just to see how much I go through (mostly for my tractor, but could also be for the truck). I will only be storing diesel in these. I currently use the red Sta-bil for my gas, can I use that...
by Dooms
Fri May 04, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: a quick question about power
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: a quick question about power

One thing to keep in mind, if there truly was a zombie incident, it's probable many places would lose power immediately due to things that happen in panic situations (i.e. a truck taking out a telephone pole for example). I would expect to lose power immediately and be thankful if you don't. Based o...
by Dooms
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 862
Views: 76320

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Added a Warn M8000 and RockHard winch plate to the Jeep last night. My brother's Jeep has been saved by his winch 3 times now so I decided it was worth it.
by Dooms
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 6640

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

Biggest thing for me with gold/silver/gemstones is that it's simply financial diversification. Credit Cards stop working? Still have cash on hand. Cash Hyperinflation? Still have gold/silver/diamonds on hand. Mad Max Apocalypse? Well I've still got canned beans to barter. If the name of the game is ...
by Dooms
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 862
Views: 76320

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

Not really my BOV, but I just bought rock sliders and an onboard air compressor for my 2009 Wrangler trail toy. Eventually going to swap out the front axle for a Dana 44 and do ARB air lockers all around.
by Dooms
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry choice
Replies: 38
Views: 2993

Re: Concealed Carry choice

If you're going to carry it ankle, get one of the Scadium/Titanium smiths. They're a bit of a bear to shoot and aren't cheap, but perfect for ankle carry where every ounce of weight is magnified.
by Dooms
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV
Replies: 32
Views: 2698

Re: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV

Id go pickup truck. Myy F350 was about $28k sticker, after interest, totally paid off wouldve been around, $33-34k. with my trade in, total payment for me is $24k. I have 4 doors, 5 seats and a 8ft bed. Kind of big but dont need to go that big or long. My parking isnt a real issue...or any driving ...
by Dooms
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV
Replies: 32
Views: 2698

Re: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV

Yea, I tend to like Ford trucks a bit better as well and was holding out for a diesel Bronco or Ranger, but I couldn't wait any longer. GMC/Chevy was the only company to offer what I wanted. Ford just showed the new US-spec Ranger this week and the only drivetrain option is a 4cyl turbo gas engine w...
by Dooms
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV
Replies: 32
Views: 2698

Re: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV

I was kind of in the same boat as you. I wanted real 4x4 with a 2Hi setting and body-on-frame, but also better fuel economy than my 2009 Wrangler. Ended up buying a 2016 diesel GMC Canyon. My lowest fuel economy is 19 city in winter and highest being 32 mpg highway in the summer. I put a low camper ...
by Dooms
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 862
Views: 76320

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your

My brother and I now have nearly matching Jeeps now as secondary BOVs. He's got a 2010 Wrangler Rubicon automatic and I just bought a 2009 Wrangler Sahara 6-spd. So far I did all the maintenance on it, installed a SSB CB (he has one as well), and cleaned it up a bit. I made up a tool kit and BOB for...
by Dooms
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 3146

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

I just bought a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 as a project with kind of the same intention. I've got a diesel GMC Canyon as my daily driver, but it's loaded with comfort features and options. The Jeep, by comparison, is fairly stripped. 6-speed manual, manual transfer case, simple radio, cable contr...
by Dooms
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultimate Survival Technologies 5-In-1 Survival Tool review.
Replies: 5
Views: 716

Re: Ultimate Survival Technologies 5-In-1 Survival Tool revi

I think this is like the first Wilderness Survival item I ever got, along with a Victorinox Classic. Though I don't think I ever put matches in it, I seem to remember keeping a lighter and some dryer lint in it.
by Dooms
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

Re: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?

Most important on a daily basis is my wallet. It has ID, Credit Cards, Cash, Important Info, and even a simple card multi-tool. Living in a Suburban area, cash is still king most of the time and can get you a lot. Next probably my phone, it's communications, a simple flashlight, carries a lot of use...
by Dooms
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best Stove for Gasoline?
Replies: 6
Views: 1768

Best Stove for Gasoline?

What's the recommendation for a small backpacking stove that will run well on gasoline? I'm trying to outfit my Jeep with some gear, but unfortunately there isn't much room in a jeep so I'd prefer to stick with gas as a stove fuel since I already have plenty of that on hand.

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