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by ROCK6
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Walk and Talk. Snow and Slush.
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Bug Out Walk and Talk. Snow and Slush.

That looks cold, wet, and cold, and miserable. I hope the SHTF on a nice, warm, comfortable spring day :mrgreen: The least sexy and most avoided topic about "survival" is one's physical fitness. Gear is much more fun to talk about, but many with expensive kit will likely not last two miles on foot f...
by ROCK6
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideas on best bug out firearms?
Replies: 71
Views: 6474

Re: Ideas on best bug out firearms?

The variables are vast. For simplicity sake, I would just narrow it down to three or four. AR15 in 5.56; I'm trained with it, it's plenty accurate and can bring down pretty big hogs and even smaller black bear if needed. Glock 19; it's what I'm current training with and a good balance between CCW an...
by ROCK6
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How to night hike and not die.
Replies: 4
Views: 1332

Re: How to night hike and not die.

My wife and I and by myself have done this a few times and not necessarily by the plan. Oftentimes it's just having a slow-go during the day and knowing we need to stretch the last few miles into the night to get to our planned destination (and often the only water source). Also, I've made judgement...
by ROCK6
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Military knives and their company's claims
Replies: 17
Views: 3535

Re: Military knives and their company's claims

Lots of knives have National Stock Numbers and can therefore claim to be "official." This is where most manufacturers get the claim for their advertisements. It likely has more to do with being Berry Compliant rather than meeting any other performance standards. The only knives I've ever seen on a ...
by ROCK6
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB + Work Back Combo
Replies: 21
Views: 2020

Re: GHB + Work Back Combo

Another consideration is frame and suspension construction. Most school packs don't go 50km over the span of a school year and I can say we've had to buy new school packs every year (except the year my son used my Lightfighter RAID pack by Eagle Industries...it doesn't even looked used after that ye...
by ROCK6
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: So, how are you keeping your pants up when carrying?
Replies: 44
Views: 3987

Re: So, how are you keeping your pants up when carrying?

Have you tried wearing the suspenders over the t shirt, under the Hawaiian? I do this quite a bit in the Middle-East. Don't be dogmatic...what works, works. I don't have the belly issue, but this is what I'm considering over here in A'Stan as well. It's more for support and comfort but a bit of a P...
by ROCK6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo stockpiling, 2017 best practices?
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Ammo stockpiling, 2017 best practices?

Timely post thanks! I'll be over in A'Stan for a year, so my ammo consumption "should" drop, but since my son is starting college AND still wants to take a couple rifle and pistol classes, I'll need to pick up a little extra. I'll try and pick up several 1000 rounds (5.56, 7.62, 9mm, 45 and maybe so...
by ROCK6
Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium Review. Pillow smack down
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium Review. Pillow smack

Great review WW! I started using this pillow late last year and simply love it. I bought one for my wife as well for Christmas and she won't pack her pack without it. Comfortable sleep is a mandatory for me these days on longer trips, and a pillow really does help. You typically don't hear much abou...
by ROCK6
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22LR for your keychain - Lifecard
Replies: 23
Views: 3349

Re: .22LR for your keychain - Lifecard

I love the innovation; the idea is reminiscent of the old "Liberator" pistol, just with a much more anemic cartridge choice. The price is likely the result of invested R&D and manufacturing, but I would probably pick one up if it was a couple hundred dollars cheaper. Although it doesn't "look as coo...
by ROCK6
Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 2320

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

I've been tempted on many occasions to get the stubby, and probably will at some point but the G19 I usually carry is a hair on the large size for it. Yeah, the Snubby-sized Kit Bags are really best used with subcompact sized pistols. My Glock 19/23 will fit, but they are almost too tight and makes...
by ROCK6
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 2320

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

^ The regular is so much bigger I think than the Runners one I have. MOLLE does mean you can attach dog treats and carabiner to hold the leashes when you need your hands free... Yeah, I have two regular Kit Bags, Snubby, Runners bag, Snubby Original (the one I use for backpacking), and recently pic...
by ROCK6
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Sub2k or AR for 9mm
Replies: 50
Views: 3265

Re: Sub2k or AR for 9mm

So, I like PCCs just for their fun-value. My 1Gen SUB2K has been flawless; zero complaints and I've run about 1000 rounds of pretty potent Hirtenberger SMG (+P+) ammo through it. Of course I'll add in my M1 Carbine, UZI, AR 9mm carbine (takes Sten Mags, but is heavy as hell!), and recently picked up...
by ROCK6
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 2320

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

Is the bag waterproof? And is there a way to attach a holster to the gun compartment? ( I want the gun to be in the same spot every time no matter what kind of gyrations my body went through ). Are chest packs a thing now? In the early nineties I used a fanny pack holster a lot. But fanny packs wer...
by ROCK6
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 2320

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

Good review and reasoning. I've seen my Kit Bags fluctuate between my "Line 1" and almost a "Line 1.5" for gear. I've got close to 1000-backpacking miles with Kit Bags and simply love them. While the primary function is to serve as a CCW platform, you can comfortably carry a good amount of "essentia...
by ROCK6
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical gloves
Replies: 53
Views: 8433

Re: Tactical gloves

SKD Alpha FDT Gloves Available in many colors and sizes, these gloves are awesome. http://www.skdtac.com/PIG-Full-Dexterity-Tactical-FDT-Alpha-Glove-p/pig.700.htm For non-FR gloves, these have been the best I've used. For price, basic Mechanix gloves are hard to beat. I don't care for Nomex or FR g...
by ROCK6
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Dragon Man: the best-armed man in America
Replies: 11
Views: 1094

Re: Dragon Man: the best-armed man in America

I did not see him on TV. I used to go to his place to shoot/ shop when I was stationed at Ft. Carson 20 years ago. He is a weirdo but knows his stuff on guns. Who isn't weird? I don't know the guy, but his hobby and business involving guns just makes him a target for the antigun crowd. Take away th...
by ROCK6
Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 590 Shockwave question
Replies: 34
Views: 3129

Re: 590 Shockwave question

I'd admire it a lot more if it were actually useful. A small shotgun has it's place. A KSG is the same length and worlds more useful. Define "useful". So, Mossberg separated me from my money. I like the idea and size. Sawed off/PGO shotguns have been around for close to two hundred years...so this ...
by ROCK6
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Chiappa Pak 9 SBR build
Replies: 9
Views: 1911

Re: Chiappa Pak 9 SBR build

I would certainly recommend SBRing a Glock over that. With a long slide and extended barrel you could get the same velocity, shave about 4lbs off the gun, better one-handed use, shorter OAL, more aftermarket support, and by snapping off the stock you would have a handgun. something like this: https...
by ROCK6
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

For most of the “trail” backpacking, I much prefer shorts, but there is no denying the need for full-leg pants for many reasons. I actually like shorts so I can actually see those bastard ticks on me. If mosquitos were worse, I would definitely go with pants. I just overheat down here in the summer ...
by ROCK6
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Well, I've been toying around with some options for rain gear. I want to add some rain pants, but keep the weight down. My current (or at least from this trip) gear is an Outdoor Research Heilum II jacket (6.3oz) and a cuben fiber rain cover (1.5oz) for a total of 7.8oz If I add pants (OR Helium, 6....
by ROCK6
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Did you try the garbage bag trick at all? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRVxql1fcDi87ZoO4cyBu1oGRY26Bc4XEiox9rmrurE6KUIklfJ0cNpyXEeCA I had rain jacket, just no rain pants. The pants are too necessary when I'm moving but would have been a nice addition if my shoes were actual...
by ROCK6
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Looks like a fun (if cold and wet) trip...plus you learned (or at least were reminded forcefully by Ma Nature) some things to not leave at home, even if they do shave a little weight. Personally, rain jacket/pants and an underquilt always come with me if I'm going up above 2500 feet elevation, as e...
by ROCK6
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Canadian Guy wrote:Sorry to hear your trip went south due to the bad weather but I agree with you that with every bad experience you learn lots.
As I've always said, bad experiences make the best memories (if you're still alive :mrgreen: )...

ROCK6
by ROCK6
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 2535

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Just for situational awareness, this was my loadout: The loadout: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/ROCK-6/Backpacking%202017/Backpacking%20Kit_zpsiwutlxqk.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v440/ROCK-6/Backpacking%202017/Outer%20Pack%20Contents_zps6olzzopo.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/alb...

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