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by dallas
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Bow vs air rifle for shtf/prepping?

I would pick a #55 recurve bow. I hunted with one of those for years as a youngster. It is a Fred Bear that I got at around 13 years old. With practice, you can easily hunt anything from a rabbit to a bear with it. You can even fish with it. I still have my old bow that I shoot every once in awhile....
by dallas
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7892
Views: 398672

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

williaty wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Can an AR-15 upper be built chambered in something that would meet the following regulation?
All straight-walled cartridge calibers from a minimum of .357 to a maximum of .50.
Yes. 350 Legend, 450 Beowulf and 50 Beowulf fit the criteria.
by dallas
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?
Replies: 34
Views: 8489

Re: Who of us volunteers, what do you do?

I am a volunteer doctor at a charity clinic in Houston.

I organize and lead medical missions to the remote regions of the world. Nothing like holding clinics in a room that is way over 100 F with no electricity or running water, or toilets in the town.
by dallas
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 5730

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

There is no best martial arts. Each person should modify the style to fit their strengths and weaknesses. I have been a martial artist for over 30 years. I have studied Taekwondo. Gracie Jujitsu, Modern Arnis, Aikido, Muay and Iaido. I guess the closest style would be Jeet Kundo.
by dallas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How long can you last on your own?
Replies: 31
Views: 8388

Re: How long can you last on your own?

Another SHTF scenario, but one that most people will face at least once in their lives. You're out of work You didn't qualify for any government assistance What do you do and how long do you think you'll last before you start selling off retirement account, house, hobbies, etc. to make ends meet. I...
by dallas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?
Replies: 25
Views: 6602

Re: How Do You Rate These Items in Importance?

Curious how people rate these items in importance for daily carry: - Cell Phone - Wallet/ billfold (and contents) - Keys - CCW (if you have one) - Other Item (if higher than the above) I have to have my wallet since it has my license to carry my pistol in it. I always have my CCW I always carry a B...
by dallas
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Gui

Very good primary. You could add a differential list. Right upper quadrant Biliary: cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, cholangitis Colonic: colitis, diverticulitis Hepatic: abscess, hepatitis, mass Pulmonary: pneumonia, embolus Renal: nephrolithiasis, pyelonephritis Epigastric Biliary: cholecystitis, ch...
by dallas
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Coffee dip pouches
Replies: 12
Views: 1910

Re: Coffee dip pouches

I always used sub-lingual freeze dried coffee.
by dallas
Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My pistol blew up today - pics added
Replies: 44
Views: 9575

Re: My pistol blew up today - pics added

My first thought when you mentioned that you had several failures to fire preceding this also made me think about a squib round. I am not sure if a squib that leaves the bullet stuck in the barrel would be strong enough to cycle the gun and load another round. Increased head space from wear would l...
by dallas
Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My pistol blew up today - pics added
Replies: 44
Views: 9575

Re: My pistol blew up today - pics added

That is not an uncommon problem with Glocks. They have an unsupported case. When the pistols is used a lot, the head space increases and KaaBOoom. A flaw in the barrel cause it to split. http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/images/afr0xx-4.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t175/SteveCover/K-Boom/K-B...
by dallas
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Soviet Hospital....wow
Replies: 23
Views: 2684

Re: Soviet Hospital....wow

When I go over seas, I make sure I have my own syringes, IVs, saline and meds. One of my checked bags is all medical supplies. I have been inside central American and Vietnam hospitals as an observer. I have no desire to be treated in one. I also have good evacuation insurance.
by dallas
Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Soviet Hospital....wow
Replies: 23
Views: 2684

Re: Soviet Hospital....wow

Hope you are recovered from what ever sent you there.
by dallas
Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: injury reveals flaw in my first aid kit.
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: injury reveals flaw in my first aid kit.

drop bear wrote:I would have just used toilet paper.
paper towel and duct tape. :clap:
by dallas
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Experiences with automatic knives?
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: Experiences with automatic knives?

I'll agree with the other posters and say that I've never seen an otf that actually got used, and didn't turn into a rattletrap. I've been carrying Spyderco knives for years and they get the zip tie wave treatment. I've owned OTF and "switchblades", and there's simply NOTHING faster, period. It doe...
by dallas
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The 5 Meanest Bladed Weapons Ever?
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: The 5 Meanest Bladed Weapons Ever?

I prefer my EDC.
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by dallas
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How to make an arrow, into a crossbow bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: How to make an arrow, into a crossbow bolt

A too light spine can even shatter your bow's limbs. Barnett Crossbows manual has this: "Due to the unique design of your Barnett crossbow, it is imperative that only specified arrows are used. These arrows are correctly spined and weighted to absorb the high energy generated by the compound design....
by dallas
Sat May 30, 2015 11:02 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How to make an arrow, into a crossbow bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: How to make an arrow, into a crossbow bolt

You run a chance of the cut down arrow breaking. The spine on the arrow is too weak for a crossbow.
by dallas
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Experiences with automatic knives?
Replies: 13
Views: 2466

Re: Experiences with automatic knives?

I have a Microtech Combat Trodden like this https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSWFbID81_Wsg4gr4ZkjnmuEFcoK3XedjpMK8PDYjd_yT08DWcqQ It is utterly impractical but extremely fun to play with and satisfying to own. If you are planning on getting one make sure you have strong thumbs,...
by dallas
Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a new jacket
Replies: 30
Views: 6043

Re: Looking for a new jacket

There firehose stuff is pretty tough.

http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/mens ... ckets.aspx
by dallas
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 9405

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

We had a patient that an assailant tried to take his hand off with a machete. The blade broke his radius (not cut but broke) and did nothing to his ulna. The blade was not injured. Definitely it was effective in dealing damage but did not do very well against the bone, but still good enough to brea...
by dallas
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I went to the emergency room on Friday. :(
Replies: 27
Views: 3352

Re: I went to the emergency room on Friday. :(

85-95%: zone of minimal sensory impairment 75-85%: zone of minimal mental impairment 65-75%: zone of increasing sensory & mental impairment 55-65%: zone of potential collapse http://legacy.nrao.edu/alma/memos/html-memos/alma162/memo162.html http://www.livescience.com/3194-human-record-set-lack-oxyge...
by dallas
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Training to Shoot Under Stress
Replies: 17
Views: 2039

Re: Training to Shoot Under Stress

I cannot speak to the effectiveness but one of the local indoor ranges has a room adjacent to the range with a treadmill in it. They have you jog your ass off on the treadmill to get your heart rate way up and then enter the range to conduct your drills. Something similar might be worth a try. Biat...
by dallas
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 7975

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

These guys show what some one good can do. No, I am not good.
[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcJUvkhw8WU[/YouTube]
by dallas
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 7975

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

Here is some steel pipe and steel plate cutting with the Katana.

[YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyO46RQhYkQ[/YouTube]

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