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by majorhavoc
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 49 Days At Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 49 Days At Sea

That is a remarkable story. I'm at work right now, but I'm going to see if I can more details tonight.

So many questions but I'll start with just one: how did that ramshackle hut survive 49 days out at open sea? He must have been extraordinarily lucky not to have encountered any serious storms.
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters

I find this kind of research fascinating. This one's a little more abstract, identifying traits like Etiquette and Self-Transcendence, which I'm still trying to digest. The second link is to the underlying study for those who want to take a really deep dive into this. https://curiosity.com/topics/th...
by majorhavoc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: "Blast" from the past: the USFA Zip 22!
Replies: 10
Views: 203

"Blast" from the past: the USFA Zip 22!

I dearly love the Forgotten Weapons YT channel. Ian McCollum usually reviews cool old firearms. And I was aware that the Zip 22 was a spectacularly stupid idea. For some reason, I didn't track that it was also a spectacularly crappy gun. And what I was completely unaware of was that the two in combi...
by majorhavoc
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane. I wonder if the reporter would be shocked if some thug started beating on her and the camera person? All I know is she's either got brass knockers bigger than mine below her belt or is just naive. I know I wouldn;t even approac...
by majorhavoc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

flybynight wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:13 pm
They chose unwisely
Indeed. Now, the penitent man will pass ...
by majorhavoc
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

That said by the time the authorities likely arrived it is probable the store was already throughly looted. It was likely already looted well before then. That was definitely the case based on SCBrian's linked video in his post on the previous page of this thread. It's worth a watch, for its tragi-...
by majorhavoc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

Personally I prefer the .50 cal cans. the several plastic ones I tried did not work as well so I used to bring ammo to the range since they are a lighter. BTW a storage suggestion. Buckets used to store pool chlorine tablets can hold a lot of ammo. It is my understanding (not that I ever do this my...
by majorhavoc
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

In college, we studied Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development. People operating at the very first, lowest stage of moral development distinguish between right and wrong in terms of whether or not an action will result in punishment. In other words, something isn't truly "wrong" if there's n...
by majorhavoc
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/us-military-surplus-waterproof-m2a1-50-caliber-ammo-can-used?a=1586610&pm2d=CSE-SPG-15-PLA&utm_medium=PLA&utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=CI&gclid=Cj0KCQjw_vfcBRDJARIsAJafEnGVzsJLxY__PKAbqAYu1qGeMz7Mq16h3lNFv7mVCcnu4A4uti1Q1rEaAm2KEALw_wcB Alternatively:...
by majorhavoc
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Family Dollar, Wilmington, NC - September 2018 after a minor Hurricane. https://www.wfla.com/weather/hurricane-florence/video-reporter-covering-florence-catches-looters-at-family-dollar-store/1448842846 Shit like that really pisses me off. They say the only thing that separates many a law abiding c...
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

I haven't been here in ages, but I'm working with one of the Cajun Navy groups again during Florence. Florence is expected to stall out and flooding may get pretty bad before this is all over. If you know of anyone who needs rescue, please direct them our FB group. Thanks ZS. https://www.facebook.c...
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences
Replies: 41
Views: 919

Re: 20 Volt Multi-Tool Sets: Opinions and Experiences

Can you use an impact gun like a drill? I'm completely unfamiliar with them. Except my air impact wrench which only takes sockets. I suppose you could if you used hex shank drill bits. But honestly a dedicated drill driver is a much better tool for making holes and driving screws. A variable clutch...
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: May I sit down at your fire?
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: May I sit down at your fire?

Bonus points if you knew the North Pond Hermit. Greetings from southern Maine.
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 808
Views: 27628

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

MPMalloy wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:12 am
I came across this, for you Terminator junkies... :D
If someone would add Marty McFly and Doc Brown to that timeline, I'd frame it and hang it on my wall. :crazy:
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6370
Views: 896935

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Coleman 1-Person Stainless Steel mess kit $11.00 Amazon and Walmart.com https://smile.amazon.com/Coleman-Stainless-Steel-Mess-Kit/dp/B006J3EEHM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536936582&sr=8-1&keywords=Coleman+Stainless+Steel+Mess+Kit https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-1-Person-Stainless-Steel-Mess-Kit/2342...
by majorhavoc
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 808
Views: 27628

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

w3rdtoyamama wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:36 am
AI can do a lot like take peoples fast food orders but there are things where AI cannot take over.
So said the duty officer when they activated Skynet. :ohdear:
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2229

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

This from the big box mob before a disaster of undetermined magnitude even happens. Imagine what unprepared people will do in the days following a major disaster that has actually occurred. Especially if it looks like a governmental response will not be coming anytime soon. A hurricane is scary. A d...
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Update #3 Well, the storm is downgraded ... I have now filled all of my Specter and Rhino water containers. ... I also have my trash can filled for flushing toilets and will fill one of my bathtubs Friday afternoon. I've broken out the propane grill (for us outside of course) as well as my alcohol ...
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from South Florida
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: Greetings from South Florida

LEO, hunting, hiking, physical fitness, small unit tactics, military service personnel, gear, firearms, preparedness and yes: survival. And zombies. Always the zombies. Face it: we cater to quite a broad range of interests here. Welcome to the forums, TacticalT. Ninja edit: Fishing, foraging, travel...
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

...not because I’m worried about anything in particular, but because ammo and spare parts prices are so dang low! Even retail prices around here make it worth stocking up when it’s on sale. For example: $0.35/round for 5.56 with free shipping plus 10 “free” mags at PSA That’s a good bit cheaper tha...
by majorhavoc
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

MPMalloy wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:45 pm
NT2C wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:37 pm
I'mma just gonna leave this here...

https://earth.nullschool.net/
This is bad-assed. Thanks!
And you can actually spin the globe with your "hand". Wee!
by majorhavoc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

JayceSlayn wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:59 am
EDIT: Extra Scepter 20 L container acquired and filled. Good excuse to buy a nice new water container. :)
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by majorhavoc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Feels like it’s time to start stocking the caches...

And a follow up... barrel and upper recever for $90!!! :shock: https://www.primaryarms.com/bear-creek-arsenal-16in-556-nato-government-contour-stainless-steel-ar-15-barrel?trk_msg=1M841DNQ4QHKH1TA6K9TA3HUHG&trk_contact=7P3J1TTFRG5OGFH3L1LVC49NKG&trk_sid=EA154OEQF40T3JD0JPHNOLTMA4&utm_source=listrak...
by majorhavoc
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Update #2 ... Wally World was out of water but area grocery stores have been receiving daily shipments which seem to be gone within a few hours. It seems inland water is still available but only in spurts. From this, I'm HIGHLY valuing the ease of my six and seven gallon water containers. I've been...

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