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by MasterMaker
Thu May 14, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: I only have one arm in the ZPAW
Replies: 21
Views: 3703

Re: I only have one arm in the ZPAW

Being slightly more serious here. If you only have one functioning shoulder-attached appendage then a slung weapon that hangs straight down under(in front of) your armpit when not in use would be the way to go, a semi would be preferable(easy to load/charge when hanging down under your one good arm)...
by MasterMaker
Thu May 14, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3294

Re: Why are tents such ugly damn colors?!

This isn't a problem, it's an opportunity!

Now you have a legitimate reason for buying earh-colored tarps(the cloth kind) and camo nets..... :crazy:
by MasterMaker
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey man vs logos and insignia
Replies: 14
Views: 2432

Re: Grey man vs logos and insignia

I wouldn't put any kind of bumper/window sticker on my car that in any way advertised anything at all, don't own any apparel with logos displaying any affiliation with anything at all and even my range bag is a Stanley tool bag(have been meaning to get/make a guitar rifle case)...
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How important is fitness in survival instances?
Replies: 37
Views: 8001

Re: How important is fitness in survival instances?

Being physically fit will help you deal with stress, which there will be an overabunadance of, during a disaster. Depending on what happens & how it unfolds, my time could be limited... :shock: True, but if physical fitness is ones best defense against stress then one tends to apply it to exhaustio...
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: If you could only have one...
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: If you could only have one...

If I could only have one ammo availability would be the consideration that would outweigh ALL other considerations, the perfect gun is useless without ammo and the same goes for any variation of almost perfect 'compromises' that doesn't have ammo availability as the number 1 criteria. Meaning 5.56x4...
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Full-Auto Crossbow
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Re: Full-Auto Crossbow

There is something delightfully wrong with that man...
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideas on best bug out firearms?
Replies: 71
Views: 8437

Re: Ideas on best bug out firearms?

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/04/09/how-much-does-your-ammunition-weigh/ With lighter(100-115gr) bullets 9mm and 5.56 weigh the same and you can fit 2 9mm's in the same space as 1 5.56 so unless in a situation where extended ranges are likely without the ability to hide/find cover(plains/d...
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How important is fitness in survival instances?
Replies: 37
Views: 8001

Re: How important is fitness in survival instances?

Slight necro but Fitness is the second most important thing when it comes to survival, intelligence/logic/reasoning is the most important factor and too much fitness with not enough intelligence can get you killed(ref. Bear Grylls...).........
by MasterMaker
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion
Replies: 17
Views: 3389

Re: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion

The Swedes are prepping for an invasion by a an unnamed foreign power whose initials are Russia. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2018/05/22/new-government-leaflets-tell-swedes-to-be-prepared-for-war/?utm_term=.f44efa05c5d7 They are also looking to increase their already numerous air ra...
by MasterMaker
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?
Replies: 59
Views: 16687

Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

This is why I pack a pair of heavy-duty rat traps. They work much better than snares and primitive trapping techniques, are almost endlessly reusable, and pretty lethal to anything the size of a squirrel on down. In my general experience, varmints (rats, mice, voles - even some types of squirrels i...
by MasterMaker
Thu May 05, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scope brands to avoid?
Replies: 18
Views: 2093

Re: Scope brands to avoid?

Weaver has some scopes that are relatively cheap and very good, the Weaver 1-3 V Classic being one.

http://www.amazon.com/Weaver-V-3-1-3X20 ... B0000V2EBM
by MasterMaker
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cleaning a blood caked gun
Replies: 31
Views: 3380

Re: Cleaning a blood caked gun

.... This post makes me very curious about whether or not this was a m&p with a manual(frame mounted, 1911 style) safety or not, I'm inclined to think that it wasn't or if it was that it was carried with the safety of....
by MasterMaker
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: G40 For A Guy Who Hates Glocks?
Replies: 12
Views: 1194

Re: G40 For A Guy Who Hates Glocks?

FWIW if you are looking for something larger than 9 then a glock 21 and a 10mm wolf longslide top end for it would give you greater flexibility if(when) ammo becomes scarce. That said, I do love Tanfoglios(EAA) and with those you can put a top end in any caliber between 9mm and .45 on the same frame...
by MasterMaker
Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 35753

Re: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack

This.
the_alias wrote:
Running scenarios through your head so you act instead of freeze. This is a big one, see yourself doing something.
by MasterMaker
Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)
Replies: 52
Views: 2973

Re: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)

But the chances of something like that happening in my lifetime are hopefully very slim and feel quite happy with my other protection if needed. Isn't this sentence in direct contradiction with the very reasoning behind prepping, the fact that "hopefully" and "I don't think that would happen" doesn...
by MasterMaker
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)
Replies: 52
Views: 2973

Re: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)

From what I understand it is pretty easy to get your shotgun certificate in the UK. Basically a matter of filling out the paperwork correctly. Have you tried looking in to that? In an emergency a properly loaded 12 ga shotgun will take any game available in the UK and makes darn good medicine for h...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Pavement pounders
Replies: 7
Views: 1505

Re: Pavement pounders

There are quite a few work shoes that are suitable for walking. They are generally made to be used on concrete floors and paved surfaces(good dampening and arch support), they are usually very good quality(will last for a decade+ with some minor regular care) and the production numbers means that yo...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 12949

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

If you don't use any of the functions or the light and just use it as a watch then a basic Casio G.Shock will have a battery life of quite a few years, they're cheap so you can buy spares and a stack of replacement batteries don't cost much or take up much space so it would be a simple and cheap way...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)
Replies: 52
Views: 2973

Re: Weapons-UK (Archery & Knives)

3 arrows in 15 seconds.... [YouTube]https://youtu.be/BEG-ly9tQGk[/YouTube] <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BEG-ly9tQGk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> [YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEG-ly9tQGk[/YouTube] [YouTube]<iframe width="560" height="31...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Driving in the Dark
Replies: 43
Views: 4790

Re: Driving in the Dark

The color/shade of the lights also matters to some people. I have very good night vision but when I got my current pick-up it came with ultra white/near daylight frequency bulbs in the headlights and I found that these completely washed out any ability I had to see what was in my periphery. With my ...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Worst places to be when TSHTF
Replies: 283
Views: 42311

Re: Worst places to be when TSHTF

I think the worst place could be depending on what your needs and resources are. Personally I think the worst place to be would be near a large metropolitan center. If there was a need for a mass evacuation the whole thing would just shut down and people would tear each other to pieces. It is likel...
by MasterMaker
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Winter driving guide
Replies: 70
Views: 17843

Re: Winter driving guide

Living in and being from a place where the standing climate/weather joke is that we have 10 months of good skiing and 2 months of poor skiing I always sit back with amused anticipation every year when snow arrives in the US and the UK(as well as a few other places in Europe)... :crazy: :mrgreen: :ro...
by MasterMaker
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 2976

Re: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?

With 71" of the planet surface being covered by water one can make an argument for there being a 71% of a natural teotwawki event being water based and by extension that there would be a 71% chance of a natural teotwawki event necessitating getting away from the coast.... It may not be financially p...
by MasterMaker
Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Survival moped, russian style, for a grand ($980)
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Survival moped, russian style, for a grand ($980)

Still in development but will be offered as DIY kit... http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://www.mtv-t.ru/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://www.mtv-t.ru/%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DkUT%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official http://www.everybikesnews.com/taurus-2x2-the-bike-wit...

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