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by Kun2112
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB philosophy revisited
Replies: 49
Views: 2972

Re: BOB philosophy revisited

RonnyRobin, Dragon80,I wasn't suggesting using ultra-light equipment, just lighter equipment. My old Osprey Aether 60 weighs 3lbs 11oz, and is plenty rugged. I lost footing and slid down some rough skree (shale) that beat me up a bit, but the pack held up wonderfully, and my aid kit was right where ...
by Kun2112
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB philosophy revisited
Replies: 49
Views: 2972

BOB philosophy revisited

First of all, I have been away from the forums for a while, but decided to come back after a recent discussion on a friends FB post. The topic of conversation revolved around BOBs, or as I like to call them, three day kits, and I thought I would share my philosophy on the subject, which a lot of peo...
by Kun2112
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw
Replies: 20
Views: 2133

Re: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw

I highly recommend the Sven. Cheap compared to some others, compact, lightweight, and time tested. I've used one off and on since 1989.
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 984
Views: 99217

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Doc, I appreciate the response. My thoughts are primarily 00 and a small number of slugs for the bug out, with a 28" barrel, field stock, and assortment of loads at my BOL. I have an additional 12ga that I can keep at my BOL that I do not use. On the AR: I do not currently own one, and I do not see ...
by Kun2112
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What kinda BOOTS do you wear
Replies: 489
Views: 63909

Re: What kinda BOOTS do you wear

If you are not wearing them in a workspace, do stay away from steel-toed. That protective reinforcement tends to make your feet cold in the winter.
by Kun2112
Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

Re: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.

I plan to. MilCopp is only two hours away, and there is a range that offers several levels of pistol classes a lot closer.
Oh, and keep driving the Phelps clan nuts!
by Kun2112
Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

Re: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.

Thanks for all the input, but I believe my decision has been made for me by my fellow firearm enthusiasts. I went to pick up an order at the LGS after work and every AR/AK platform sold today, as did every round of .223 and 7.62x39mm. I might look into a non-AWB type rifle in the near future (perhap...
by Kun2112
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What Collapsible Fishing Pole to get
Replies: 9
Views: 3117

Re: What Collapsible Fishing Pole to get

If fly fishing, I second the Tenkara rods. Fine pieces of kit.
Edit: here is another source for them: http://www.tenkarausa.com/
by Kun2112
Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Merino Wool thread
Replies: 159
Views: 19402

Re: The Merino Wool thread

Merino is my go to for pretty much everything these days. I budget out $500 per year for it and am slowly building up a good stockpile. It lasts a long time too if properly cared for. In a few years, I will only have to replace socks. :clap:
by Kun2112
Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

Re: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.

DocFab: I can take a boar with my 12ga and the small game with my .22lr. So, yes, there is a way I can use a .223 or 7.62x39 to put game on the table, but I already have tools well suited to all local game animals. showpare: This is why I am asking this question now. Redeyes: No, I do not have the r...
by Kun2112
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?
Replies: 17
Views: 9469

Re: Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?

I assumed that the arrows were spined correctly before modified. Interesting on the vanes. I have been told for years that you want feathers when shooting off the shelf because they "lay down". I agree that a standard three piece take down would be a better choice. Out of curiosity, what is your bow...
by Kun2112
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

Re: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.

Ohio.
All deer must be taken with a shotgun and slug unless muzzle-loading rifle during black powder season.
I forgot, feral hogs can be taken with a rifle, as can some small game (cottontail, squirrel, pheasant, quail, grouse).
by Kun2112
Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.
Replies: 41
Views: 5483

To rifle or not to rifle, that is the question.

First of all, here are the firearms I currently own: Sig P239 SAS Gen 2 in 9mm (2 magazines) {I went through several different handguns before settling on this one} Remington 870 Express 12ga (basic model, 26" ribbed barrel. Will be getting 19" police barrel and magazine extender) Stevens model 550 ...
by Kun2112
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sleeping Bags, for Patagonia
Replies: 12
Views: 3465

Re: Sleeping Bags, for Patagonia

I am VERY pleased with my Western Mountaineering Ultralite, but I see that those are going for $420 these days. The Montbell Sprials are really great bags too. You can get the 30* down bag for $250 online.
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What kinda BOOTS do you wear
Replies: 489
Views: 63909

Re: What kinda BOOTS do you wear

Boots are a favorite subject of mine because I have an obnoxious opinion on them :ohdear: Step one: determine what type of environment you are likely to be in with them. Unless you are looking at a lot of deep snow (get snowshoes, bro) or very marshy conditions I normally don't go over standard hiki...
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Zombie Apocalypse Currency
Replies: 12
Views: 2877

Re: Zombie Apocalypse Currency

I am stocking up on truly valuable stuff for trade and barter-stuff nobody seems to stock up on and will be in dire need once the dust settles: hand tools, nails, screws, hinges, and toilet paper for the win!
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?
Replies: 17
Views: 9469

Re: Xpectre Survival Bows...anyone seen them?

Interesting concept. I shoot traditional, and would recommend getting those arrows re-fletched with feathers rather than vanes. Without a "whisker biscuit" type arrow rest, vanes will affect accuracy. Personally I have a really nice 3 piece takedown longbow that will go in my bag if I have to bug ou...
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where To Get Wool Socks That Last?
Replies: 26
Views: 4363

Re: Where To Get Wool Socks That Last?

Another brand that I recently discovered is Point6. They are a merino blend and are constructed like old school Smartwool (before the PhD line). Some of my old Smartwools lasted for 200+ days of use, and I expect the Point6 socks to hold up just as well.
by Kun2112
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 984
Views: 99217

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Amazing and informative article. I've been away from the boards since registering, but posts like this is one of the reasons I joined this board in the first place. From a personal perspective (and feel free to chime in if you think I'm wrong), I believe if you can only take one long gun with you in...
by Kun2112
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: New Ruger P95
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: New Ruger P95

Congrats!
Some people rag on the P95, but a coworker hit a 20oz coke bottle at 50 yards first shot with his, so they will shoot.
I think that is a fair price on the firearm. You can't touch one new for under $400 where I live now. It would be a tad high where I used to live, but still reasonable.
by Kun2112
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock help needed please?
Replies: 19
Views: 2634

Re: Hammock help needed please?

The Grand Trunk Ultra-Light is a bargain at $20. Replace the hanging cords with some web straps (AKA tree-huggers), throw up a cat-cut tarp, and you will have a nice start if you do not live in a bug heavy area. My next hammock is the Warbonnet Blackbird. I second Shugemery's videos. His cold weathe...
by Kun2112
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Input requested on holster
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Input requested on holster

First of all, a little show & tell: look what I got this weekend :D http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c49/Kun2112/006.jpg .40 S&W with three magazines total. Light to moderate use and a very good price for rural west Ohio. The serial number is U-667-xxx, so that puts it 2003-2004 as far as I can tel...
by Kun2112
Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings and salutations, Midwest
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Greetings and salutations,

Thanks. I am in midwest farm country right now, but I grew up in the Ozarks/Ouachitas with a ten year stretch in the city. I actually will probably spend very little time in the gun section. I am just looking forward to preparedness discussion that doesn't get creepy (and then we'll be running the s...
by Kun2112
Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Agressive Panhandlers
Replies: 113
Views: 4622

Re: Agressive Panhandlers

I spent 10 years working (often very late) in a not good neighborhood ($3mil house two blocks from $30k house) and I lived there for a while too (not in the $3mil house :) ). The aggressive panhandlers generally work the same areas. Learn to recognize them--you will see them often. Some are just ann...

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