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by KnifeStyle
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessible
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Re: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessi

I honestly spent an hour today looking into that tissue box, only to see it can't hold a Glock 17. I'd get one custom made but that would be nearly double the price...
by KnifeStyle
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessible
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Need nightstand pistol concealed from sight, but accessible

The good news: the person who has begun sharing my bed is okay with me keeping my Glock 17 nearby while we sleep. In the past it has simply sat on the nightstand in its holster. However, she would prefer if it were concealed from plain view simply because she's still getting used to the lifestyle. T...
by KnifeStyle
Tue May 02, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Converting a walk-in closet into safe room
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Re: Converting a walk-in closet into safe room

Looks like I'm closing on the 15th, should have photos for analysis before the month is over.
by KnifeStyle
Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?
Replies: 27
Views: 2412

Re: Buying a House: What Preps Should I Start Looking Into?

Tagging this, I'm in the exact same situation.
by KnifeStyle
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Converting a walk-in closet into safe room
Replies: 10
Views: 2126

Converting a walk-in closet into safe room

I'm about to close on a place closer to my work, rigging it up for frequent out of town guests due to being next to the airport. Noticing the guest room had a walk-in closet, I got the idea of beefing up that interior door and using that area to house my rifle locker and store anything of distinct v...
by KnifeStyle
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 4: #pewpewlife
Replies: 1522
Views: 41952

Re: Firearms Chat 4: #pewpewlife

The dominoes to wait for with the shoulder brace: Which other brands will get the same okay, and will ATF publicly say it doesn't care. For the time being it looks like the SBR tax stamp is now extinct unless you want a particular shoulder stock.
by KnifeStyle
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 9941

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

I personally am your standard mall ninja hoarding .223 and 9mm, but time and time again I've read into the theory of caliber diversity in prepping for both shortages and disasters. Years back some one on here posted a Front Site article recommending that preppers should carry a pouch of no less than...
by KnifeStyle
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Replacing old headlamp, best off-the-shelf option?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Re: Replacing old headlamp, best off-the-shelf option?

I am completely open to power sources as long as it's nothing overly exotic. If I can charge it USB or swap it with gas station batteries, I'm happy.
by KnifeStyle
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Replacing old headlamp, best off-the-shelf option?
Replies: 5
Views: 694

Replacing old headlamp, best off-the-shelf option?

I've been running a Petzl Tactikka for backpacking and outdoors work since 2007-8, been happy with it while knowing it's obsolete. REI dividend just arrived, I'm looking at their new Petzl and Black Diamond options and even the budget ones run 200 lumens while my old one barely hits 40. Time to have...
by KnifeStyle
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: US Army picks Sig 320
Replies: 36
Views: 4393

Re: US Army picks Sig 320

As for the secondary market, do recall that those 50s-era 1911s will be sold for a starting price of $1,000 for the rack-grade models. If they can mark up beater-barrel 1911s to cost more than a high-end Springfield sporting model, expect these M9s to be less than convenient to obtain. Regarding the...
by KnifeStyle
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?
Replies: 6
Views: 2839

Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

I'm looking to find some easy kit foods to keep in my car. The snag? I'm in Illinois. It's about to dip below zero again. Meanwhile, this is my work car, lot of days in hot parking lots. What are some temp-stable or relatively stable foods I can keep around with occasional restocking?
by KnifeStyle
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 106371

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Spent all day yesterday working a GSSF match, it's truly half-match and half-raffle so you have a lot of pros with ten Glocks in each caliber and size and a lot of random people who borrowed a gun for the match who end up getting a free Glock of their choosing. Since I was squadding, I asked some of...
by KnifeStyle
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 1914

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

In a TCCC course recently the instructors has us run both these tourniquets for the stated reasons, he initially was a SOFT guy but has switched to CATs for self-application speed because even as a seasoned medic he was having snags self-applying and getting the shackles locked. The SOFT still works...
by KnifeStyle
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Affordable pouch or bag for car kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Affordable pouch or bag for car kit?

I've been updating my on-body and in-bag gear quite a bit lately, recently broke out my car kit which is currently just a general odds and ends kit for mild issues. It's just a plastic box kit from Target which I added components and tools to, squeezes under the front seat. However, the last few yea...
by KnifeStyle
Sat May 14, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 9626

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

I did the exact, same, thing. Heard the Mini was the standard...then using it in low-tide swampland had me struggling to get small amounts due to the slow flow, particularly if you're trying to use large amounts instead of sipping from a bag as many do. Unless you're sipping from a filtered pouch/bo...
by KnifeStyle
Thu May 12, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 7004

Re: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?

Just heard from my tactical guru who for a while was marketing a shotgun course, saying just grab any old pump action and they'll get you running with it. Reportedly, that project failed so horribly they're nixing the entire course selection. They ran a weekend deal where day one was shotgun, day tw...
by KnifeStyle
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?
Replies: 24
Views: 2873

Re: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?

Tried out using my space tarp to reflect heat at the ZS: 20 winter campout. Worked beautifully, we tried it side by side with a crinkly old school one and the disposable one seemed a tad warmer.
by KnifeStyle
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Looking for wilderness first aid and other training
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Looking for wilderness first aid and other training

I have some idle time to kill over this winter, looking to make the most of it with some courses or classes. Anyone know what I should look for in a wilderness first aid course to get my money's worth? Also, any other standardized courses for the outdoors that would be handy and utilitarian?
by KnifeStyle
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 7004

Re: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?

Obviously I'm biased and sheltered from this section of the firearms community, I am very open to hearing what makes shotguns work and their ideal uses. I'm not buying one unless three-gun starts up in my region or if some friends get me into clay shooting, but for some it may indeed be the key. As ...
by KnifeStyle
Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?
Replies: 57
Views: 7004

The Suburban Shotgun: Is it really needed?

I live a truly typical life. I work in a cubicle all day, and drive home to a wooded but wildlife free suburb that is slowly being turned into industrial parks and houses. I rent a room in a townhouse with neighbors' kids running around on various wheeled toys outside. I am not a hunter, and my frie...
by KnifeStyle
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?
Replies: 64
Views: 3408

Re: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?

So...I can't take selfies with the passing livestock?
by KnifeStyle
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?
Replies: 64
Views: 3408

Re: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?

Leave No Trace has classes and direct instruction?
by KnifeStyle
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?
Replies: 8
Views: 1666

Integrating Sawyer Mini with Camelbak bladder?

Looking to try out a Sawyer Mini, but am finding tricky options in integrating it with a hydration pack. I have a standard blue 3L bladder, in theory I could just cut the tube close to the bladder and add the filter in-line. This makes it tricky to access when it needs to be backwashed later on. Or,...
by KnifeStyle
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 598435

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Deanna's husband really did mean well, but wow was he a terrible engineer. This is nepotism at its finest. The senator's husband who never found work as a carpenter designs the defense wall with the supports on backwards, her 'I was in ROTC for two semesters' son becomes head of defense, next you'll...

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