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by norcalprep
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Seattle is Dying
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Seattle is Dying

My handle here is "norcalprep", but I've moved to the East Coast over two years ago. Since moving here, I've met so many people gleeful to make homelessness a west coast problem, including a current sheriff in a West Virginia town bragging how cheap a one way ticket is for his community. Certainly i...
by norcalprep
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: New Zealand Mosque Shootings
Replies: 88
Views: 2757

Re: New Zealand Mosque Shootings

Livestreaming videos assures nutters an audience of millions and instant infamy. Maybe social media should disable this capability so future whack jobs won't be able to livestream their atrocities and these sick videos never see the light of day except at jury trials. https://www.businessinsider.co...
by norcalprep
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level
Replies: 12
Views: 1138

Re: Religious & Ethinc Groups Take CERT to New Level

Definitely it's rife for abuse, but, for me, it feels more like 'lesser of two evils.' I had friends who had to deal with a similar situation in Sacramento (https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article101473237.html) as they didn't want for everything to devolve into patrols, but they really had ...
by norcalprep
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6477
Views: 939837

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

Streamlight 61702 headlamp Bandit for $13 (black only at this price) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W2HTG1T According to camelx3, this is an all-time law.

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by norcalprep
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 5157

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

I start a new job on January 1st. I'll be across the street from one of the largest hospitals in the region. I cant decide if the pros outweigh the cons. If things go bad, I can probably shelter in my office just fine, but getting out and to my family requires driving right in front of the hospital ...
by norcalprep
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Too many cooks in the kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Too many cooks in the kitchen

I never did follow up on this thread, sorry. As an epilogue: by day three, all of the loose skin had tightened back up, with tingling negligible. By day four, all tingling was gone and there was no evidence that she had ever been burned. The skin remained viable and never discolored or flaked off af...
by norcalprep
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Too many cooks in the kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: Too many cooks in the kitchen

Thanks for the well wishes, but I didn't take many pictures. Was a little distracted, to say the least. :ohdear: Anyways, here's one after maybe 24 hours or so? I wish I had a pic when it was really inflamed and bubbly. It looks deflated now as all the blisters have reabsorbed and you can only tell ...
by norcalprep
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Too many cooks in the kitchen
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Too many cooks in the kitchen

Today, with too many cooks in the kitchen, a lack of coordination resulted in a pan hot out of the oven left on the counter. My wife, thinking to move it, picked it up with her bare hand and burned herself. Despite having medical training, she was so surprised it was hot she was just stuck in place....
by norcalprep
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: An Unwelcome Development
Replies: 375
Views: 45561

Re: An Unwelcome Development

Yay! Happy Thanksgiving to all!
by norcalprep
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 904
Views: 31623

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

HST is a very popular handgun and rifle round ATM for LEAs and self defense purposes. I am certain it is a profit thing. Also this time of the year a lot of agencies just got their funding and are buying their annual allotment of ammo. By shutting non-LEOs out of the market they can insure that the...
by norcalprep
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tunnel Rat Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 2231

Re: Tunnel Rat Poll

My father-in-law was one. I believe he preferred a knife.
by norcalprep
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 8068

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d3/de/f5/d3def55f587f68705d618853be7cefba.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gj9CMvwfv4 *And yeah, when I was 10 years old I had one in both black and camo. Holy crap, my dad had this! We actually had it on hand during the 1994 Northridge earthquake and it was pretty...
by norcalprep
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 8068

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

Nice post. But if your gonna post you gotta contribute. ;) Seriously. That was very funny. :) Fine fine fine. May I present to you an axe mount. Why it's ridiculous and worthy of this thread is because it doesn't come in keymod or mlock. And I know, I know, there are picatinny rail segments availab...
by norcalprep
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 8068

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

I'll start. "If only I'd had my Ninja Foot Spikes! I would have made it!". Said no one ever. Of course no one has said that. Because they died. Because they didn't make it without Ninja Foot Spikes. And those that did survive because they had the forethought to bring their Ninja Foot Spikes also kn...
by norcalprep
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alcohol stove explosion.
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: Alcohol stove explosion.

Blast wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:15 pm
...fireball.
-Blast
Ah! Now I understand how you picked your screenname. :awesome:
by norcalprep
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

Great advice. This has been my experience as well. EDIT: I've said before, my wife approaches prepping differently. She wants a reliable car and money in the bank. I want a pile of gear. We don't quite "compromise," but rather I work hard towards the reliable car and money in the bank, and a little...
by norcalprep
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 1012

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

Not trying to piss on the thread, but I have problems getting people to even start to consider prepping, much less taking it more seriously. For example, my family and I (parents and siblings) all survived the '94 Northridge 6.7 earthquake together just a mile away from the epicenter, with no preps....
by norcalprep
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform
Replies: 30
Views: 2143

Re: Consolidating my 9mm collection to one platform

Aw, no love for the Sig Sauer P22x line? I voted for the CZ75 as they are built rugged with a proven history, and interchangeable mags. Meaning, a concealed carry CZ RAMI can use the same magazines as the duty size CZ75 (and P-01, I believe). For me, that interchangeability is the biggest benefit of...
by norcalprep
Mon May 28, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife
Replies: 1841
Views: 50653

Re: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife

Just completed the NRA's Defensive Pistol 2 class as a follow up to the DP1 class I took a month ago. It was a good ratio at 9 students to 2 instructors. 8 hour class with 6 hours at the range. Anybody who hasn't taken classes yet, I wholeheartedly recommend it! Fun, instructive, and very humbling. ...
by norcalprep
Mon May 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: school shooting in Texas,
Replies: 24
Views: 2282

Re: school shooting in Texas,

I'm waiting for the synopsis of how this played out because as horrible as the event is , as a prepper I want to know how this kid could grey man a shotgun into a secured building of a institution that this very type of event is on the front burner across the entire nation. NPR has been updating th...
by norcalprep
Wed May 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: I have a question

Mine is in the mud room, so it's right near our normal exit. I also keep a bin of some extra stores of water, gas, and food to toss in the trunk of the car if we have an extra 30 seconds to spare. There's a staged system of which bins of extras to toss into the car depending on how much time I have ...
by norcalprep
Wed May 02, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife
Replies: 1841
Views: 50653

Re: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife

Finally got off my ass and started taking real classes. Just completed the NRA's Defensive Pistol 1. The DP2 class is coming up in a few weeks. I need to get on the range more to get in fighting shape before the second class. I think I'm hooked as I'm eyeing the tactical rifle classes, too. :D :D :D
by norcalprep
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Super-cool or just tacticool?
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Super-cool or just tacticool?

My initial reaction? "Waiting until April Fool's Day to post this must have been tough." Besides that? I wouldn't do it myself, but it strikes the right balance between ridiculous and funny, and I hope that's what you're going for. It immediately led me to think of other, more ridiculous under barr...
by norcalprep
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife
Replies: 1841
Views: 50653

Re: Firearms Chat 5: #pewpewlife

Halfapint wrote:I figure even if it stops firing I can use it as a hammer or throw it at someone. That thing is heavy, it’ll make a good hammer.
Here's a man who actually used his pistol as a hammer: http://www.semissourian.com/story/2288980.html

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