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by skyreep
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Concealed Carry-ish DIY BOV Firearm Storage
Replies: 14
Views: 2205

Concealed Carry-ish DIY BOV Firearm Storage

So here's the low down, Right now I'm stocking my Toyota Matrix with gear, getting it ready for winter, and anything else that might come my way. I live in a state where you can carry firearms in your vehicle without a CCP as long as the firearms are in plain sight. I don't have a CCP, partially out...
by skyreep
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles
Replies: 30
Views: 5225

Re: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles

Okay everybody, sorry I've taken I bit longer than I thought, but I'm back with a complete change of course, largely due to the advice and discussion here, but also due to the complexity of my original plans. Also, I lied when I said I would reply to each post individually since this thread has grow...
by skyreep
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles
Replies: 30
Views: 5225

Re: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles

Okay, well I had just typed a long response to everyone but unfortunately the board logged me out and I lost all of it. So now, I'm going to go work on a detailed budget, and find out what exactly is protected with the primitive housing bill. I will return tonight when I'm less frustrated and try to...
by skyreep
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles
Replies: 30
Views: 5225

Re: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles

I would look at trying to sell any hardwoods you plan to remove to open up for solar use. Trees like black walnut is used by the music industry and they pay a premium for it. This could supplement your money to buy supplies. I'm trying to minimize impact on the land as it was clear cut about 30 yea...
by skyreep
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles
Replies: 30
Views: 5225

Re: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles

I thing you've got a great plan here. I always thought the "Earthship" approach was interesting. http://earthship.com/ They use recycled tires and rammed earth to form the walls. Just a thought, you might be able to incorporate this in to a less complicated structure than what this company sells. I...
by skyreep
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles
Replies: 30
Views: 5225

Off Grid BOL Structure Obstacles

Hello all, So after some time in the Army I'm finally home and trying to pick up where I left off. My father has given me permission to use 60 acres of backwoods land to build a small off grid cabin, and a studio. I've gotten together a 3 man team to help, one of which will be staying off grid with ...
by skyreep
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How to buy a pistol at 18?
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

Re: How to buy a pistol at 18?

Long time no see! Well, I've still been pursuing a Glock, and I had a first-hand conversation with my local sheriff today. Word for word, he told me that purchasing from an FFL is a no-no. Obviously, BUT; although on the most technical level, purchasing from a private seller could be considered an o...
by skyreep
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How to buy a pistol at 18?
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

Re: How to buy a pistol at 18?

I have a pistol permit now. It's still unclear as to wether face to face is okay or not. Even the deputy didn't know lol. If I can buy private though, how can I find a private seller with a g23?
by skyreep
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How to buy a pistol at 18?
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

Re: How to buy a pistol at 18?

Hmm. Roger that guys. So, obviously straw man purchases are illegal, so the only possibility for an 18 year old is that it is gifted from someone with no cash or trade exchange? Because I was under the impression that private purchase was legal. I'm pretty tight with my sheriff, he was my scout lead...
by skyreep
Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: How to buy a pistol at 18?
Replies: 33
Views: 2464

How to buy a pistol at 18?

So, here in NC you have to be 21 to buy a handgun from an ffl, so gunbroker, pawn, etc is out. I'm looking for a G23 at around the $400.00 mark give or take. My problem is, how can you go about finding a private seller with the gun you need aside from word of mouth? Just wondering if there's any way...
by skyreep
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:17 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7872
Views: 358732

Re: Have you seen this AR?

Thanks for the reply, yes, I did mean to put BCM. I'm really torn between a BCM M4 MOD 2, and a Colt 6940. Unless someone jumps in stating they have an end all best gun. And yeah, I know about the differences in HK and other manufacturers. I just really like the simplicity of the pusher rods in HK's.
by skyreep
Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7872
Views: 358732

Have you seen this AR?

Hey everybody, found this AR on a forum a while back and can't seem to find it again. I'm trying to figure everything out about it that I can. Brand, optics, suppressor, stock, grips, sling, and how they got that kickass paint job on it. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WaIUOtX3qw0/TpFWgD9ogvI/AAA...
by skyreep
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Serious mechanical issues...
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Serious mechanical issues...

It looks more like a caked on crud. It's not like, just dry black carbon fouling. The electrical suggestion caught my attention because it won't hold a charge really well, even after I replaced my alternator. I have to jump it pretty often and even after I drive it around for 10 or 15 minutes it won...
by skyreep
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Serious mechanical issues...
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Serious mechanical issues...

Oh no, you misunderstood me, I know that it could be the valve stem seals and many other things but I do not know what those, "many other things," are.
by skyreep
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Serious mechanical issues...
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Serious mechanical issues...

Okay so this is my 1971 Chevrolet C-10 (2WD). It has a 350 V8 and 3 on the tree trans. http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/303541_1890194188776_1659123617_1478695_1801724093_n.jpg My problem is that I make about $600 per month, my insurance is $80, and before I can drive it I nee...
by skyreep
Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Country Wisdom Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 11814

Re: The Country Wisdom Thread

Agree on the tobacco, any works, just put spit all over it and apply. Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight, and bull strong. Divining, no not tea leaves. You can use either bent copper (clothes hangars) or a forked willow branch, when you walk over underground water the copper wires will ...
by skyreep
Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Scared to live rural?
Replies: 63
Views: 3901

Re: Scared to live rural?

I wouldn't really worry about it if I were you. I've lived out in the sticks of rural North Carolina for 19 years, I grew up here, and there's no way I would ever move to a big city. Suburbanites think "I'd like to get away from it all and go live on a farm and start a life of self-sufficiency". Whe...
by skyreep
Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Reclaimed Lumber Refurbishing?
Replies: 11
Views: 1062

Reclaimed Lumber Refurbishing?

Out here in North Carolina (Tobacco Country) we have loads of old tobacco barns that are rotting away, some that are built with planking and others that are built with logs. So I'm curious, how can you take old gray barn planking http://www.elmwoodreclaimedtimber.com/ftp/greybarnwood000000.jpg And t...
by skyreep
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Another pistol choice thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1213

Re: Another pistol choice thread

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1:25-end for all you 9mm enthusiasts.
by skyreep
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Medicinal Plants/Folk Medicine
Replies: 28
Views: 3477

Re: Medicinal Plants/Folk Medicine

Thank you all very much, and I'm pretty sure we do considering you're a Doc. I'm North Carolina National Guard 252 CAB 68W Healthcare Specialist and civie EMT.
by skyreep
Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Another pistol choice thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1213

Re: Another pistol choice thread

I'm interested, why do you not like the recoil? That's my only worry concerning the G23 otherwise I would jump right on it.
by skyreep
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Another pistol choice thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1213

Re: Another pistol choice thread

I should specify, the lack of a traditional safety. :)
by skyreep
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Another pistol choice thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1213

Re: Another pistol choice thread

The one thing that kind of bothers me about the Glock is a lack of safety. I was brought up on "safety until you're ready to kill" with every gun I've owned, so the lack of a safety on a Glock is a little bit of an odd though for me.
by skyreep
Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Another pistol choice thread
Replies: 48
Views: 1213

Re: Another pistol choice thread

That makes me really want to stick to the .40 XD

EDIT: Thanks for the picture!

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