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by Dabster
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA AR-10 Handguard
Replies: 12
Views: 124

Re: PSA AR-10 Handguard

I bought my AR-10 years ago before accessories were really a thing. It also has a 24 inch barrel -it looked like a halberd. The sad OEM handguard had issues: limited bipod mounts and (Only about 12 inches long) limited territory to grip it. My chief criteria was length and I ended up getting a 16" S...
by Dabster
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
Replies: 75
Views: 1854

Re: Seattle: The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

Can't see where this has been posted yet but it really shows the mayhem and insanity in CHAZ as witnessed by someone much like any of us...

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q6Jp4CX_kw[/YouTube]
by Dabster
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Alternatives to Dogs for Herding Livestock

My concern is with performance. Raccoons are certainly charming and resourceful critters but they are not the effortless runners that are required for a day of cattle herding. I suspect that the smallest and stoutest healer could easily travel a lot further and faster than a raccoon.
by Dabster
Fri May 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [REDACTED - for your safety]
Replies: 1088
Views: 42981

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Just saw this.[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6_3Xd1X2B0&t=329s[/YouTube]

I have never noticed this guy being a capricious shill. Kind of nice to see something affordable with good reviews.
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: The COVID AAR

Gentlemen: Thank you for the helpful milk advice.
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 864
Views: 90249

Re: What are you playing?

I was reminiscing over old games and a coworker told me that StarCraft, StarCraft: Broodwar and StarCraft II were all free to play. I went to Blizzard.com, found the original was still outdated, Broodwar was better and StarCraftII was just right. I like how you can just merrily play for twenty minu...
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: The COVID AAR
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: The COVID AAR

Some great comments. Here's mine: What has gone well: -I'm a news freak. I saw this coming in December. I've had the John Hopkins website open since January and started prepping friends and family. We had time and stocked up on essentials. -My job already has a Work From Home Component. My Manager i...
by Dabster
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: What are you playing?
Replies: 864
Views: 90249

Re: What are you playing?

I was reminiscing over old games and a coworker told me that StarCraft, StarCraft: Broodwar and StarCraft II were all free to play. I went to Blizzard.com, found the original was still outdated, Broodwar was better and StarCraftII was just right. I like how you can just merrily play for twenty minut...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Need help with Dual Purpose bikes.

If you're not going on a highway, riding all day or over 300 lbs, then a 250 should be fine. I've always owned 650s (A Kawasaki KLR0650 and a Suzuki DL650) but I got my training and passed the test on a Kawasaki 250. The 250 wasn't as cool but it was disproportionately lighter, it felt like it could...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28952

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington, Western USA. -5 cases confirmed in this area. -Preps are holding well. With additional time my wife is really spoiling us gastronomically. -Hospitals have triage tents in their parking lots. -Schools are closed. -I have been working from home for about two weeks. My wife always w...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28952

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington Officially three cases in my county. Two in the county to the East. A co-worker's wife who is a psych nurse was exposed last night. I have been working from home since March 4th. My manager directed my department to work from home on the 12th. We provide tech support and someone h...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28952

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Location: Eastern Washington in Western USA, 300 miles East of the Kirkland epicenter, Nearby Covid-19 Cases: None reported within 90 miles. Schools: University of Idaho still considering moving classes online during coronavirus outbreak All Spokane Public Library events cancelled over COVID-19 conc...
by Dabster
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 935
Views: 28952

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Eastern Washington. Confirmed Covid-19 cases 90 miles North and epicenter in Kirkland is about 300 miles East. My kids are still going to school. School, like all institutions, is resisting any change. Kids haven't observed anyone with symptoms. Neighbor kid who goes to a different school stopped by...
by Dabster
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

Just to add to the comedy... My mother-in-law is very sickly (83 y/o, obese, multiple heart attacks) and her greatest fear is dying because of the inability to breathe (Both of her parents died due to congestive heart failure). My wife suggested skipping church or at least sitting by herself and avo...
by Dabster
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

Re: When is it time to bunker up?

Provided we have electricity and water my family and I are good for ~60 days. If we lose water, we live near a lake and/or a river and have lots of water filtering gear. If we lose power it will be harder, a lot of stuff in the freezer could be salvaged and our diet may suffer a bit but I think we'd...
by Dabster
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When is it time to bunker up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1597

When is it time to bunker up?

Everyone here is at least a casual prepper. I suspect everyone has everything they need to avoid going out and getting sick, for at least a week. When do you decide to do this? If you're wrong -there might be social and professional penalties. If you go too soon -you may run out of supplies before i...
by Dabster
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52067

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

Anyone catch that everyone who made it to the US with this virus has died? 1 confirmed; deaths - Washington US 1 confirmed; deaths - Illinois US 1 confirmed; deaths - Arizona US 2 confirmed; deaths - California US Source: https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd...
by Dabster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52067

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

MPMalloy wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:53 pm
So a test run for "The Stand" kind-of-a-thing?
Yeah... Sorta?
by Dabster
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1423
Views: 52067

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Thread

It sounds like the Wuhan corona virus is fairly flu-like, some people are dying but not a massive number (reported yet). What seems to make it unusual is that it is (I think this is the term) asymptomatically contagious, where you can catch it from someone who shows no symptoms. From what I've heard...
by Dabster
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally
Replies: 115
Views: 9480

Re: Social Unrest Going Viral Globally

Thanks for posting these updates.
by Dabster
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 2019 - Current Battle Rifles in 7.62x51
Replies: 64
Views: 4205

Re: 2019 - Current Battle Rifles in 7.62x51

Yes! Another chance to share my ignorant and probably undesired opinions! As I mentioned on page one, my vote is for the AR-10 platform. My first “real” rifle was a rat-grade M-1A that I slowly turned into a match rifle (heavy barrel; National Match Guide rod, spring bolt and sights; glass-bedded Mc...
by Dabster
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: College kids
Replies: 21
Views: 3152

Re: College kids

Would it be possible to give them a cheap HAM radio and maybe a bit of practice, maybe even a HAM license?

I've tried to keep my kids nerdy, I might be able to talk them into something like this.
by Dabster
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 983
Views: 69661

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

The Boogaloo: Extremists’ New Slang Term for A Coming Civil War https://www.adl.org/blog/the-boogaloo-extremists-new-slang-term-for-a-coming-civil-war I'm still not seeing any possible way a second civil war will be started by white supremist's Too easy: Step 1 - Create secret mercenary army Step 2...
by Dabster
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Research Notes
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Research Notes

:clap:

Please provide an Amazon link.

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