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by arentol
Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dealing with sleep deprivation
Replies: 25
Views: 1549

Re: Dealing with sleep deprivation

I eat sunflower seeds when I am not going to get enough sleep or otherwise expect to be tired. By nature I tend to get very sleepy on long drives at about four hours. However if I eat seeds for a while every time I get tired I can drive for far longer. I can do a 20 hour drive with seeds without nee...
by arentol
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What's in your camera bag?
Replies: 14
Views: 2175

Re: What's in your camera bag?

I don't carry a "Camera Bag". I carry a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack as my EDC bag. EDC in it includes: Panasonic GH4 w/ Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens (in Optech Soft Pouch Body Cover AF-PRO) Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 lens (In Optech Snoot Boot - Medium, all of this in the big side pocket, fits perf...
by arentol
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Fictional consolidation of calibers
Replies: 11
Views: 925

Re: Fictional consolidation of calibers

If it were me I would do 4 calibers at minimum. It is basically impossible to in any way represent the range of calibers in any other way. I would do the following: .22lr or "rimfire" 5.56mm .308 or 7.62 .450 or .50 It should be obvious what the difference really is but... .22lr is your most common ...
by arentol
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Worst SHTF Handgun
Replies: 65
Views: 9187

Re: Worst SHTF Handgun

Actually many people consider double-action revolvers to be one of the absolute best SHTF firearms. The reasons they are a good choice is: Mechanically they are much simpler than a semi-auto, therefore lasting longer, requiring less maintenance, and just generally being less likely to break or malfu...
by arentol
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearm Categories
Replies: 44
Views: 2339

Re: Firearm Categories

You don't want my full list of categories. It would be really long. For instance, this is what I came up with in a couple minutes for handguns. Longguns would be at least twice as long, and by the time I finished that list I would likely have more things to add to this list. 1.) Handguns ..A) Revolv...
by arentol
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: No good deed goes unpunished
Replies: 22
Views: 3359

Re: No good deed goes unpunished

The owner (who said he has been home all day, but evidently the care that he never loans out wasn't home with him) of the hit and run vehicle is not a real happy with me. Seems he wrote a statement saying that he was not involved and all that stuff...making it a false statement if he is indeed the ...
by arentol
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: AR or AK for Apocalypse EDC (pistols or rifle variants)
Replies: 8
Views: 672

Re: AR or AK for Apocalypse EDC (pistols or rifle variants)

AR or AK for Apocalypse EDC (pistols or rifle variants)
Yes!

There are literally thousands of firearm models and variants that would be entirely capable Apocalypse EDC's and many AR and AK pistol and rifle variants are among those thousands of types of guns.
by arentol
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 2242

Re: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?

NUK Seal N Go breast milk storage bags are a fantastic addition to a car, or any other, survival kit. They are super cheap, they take up almost no space or weight at all until you use them, and once sealed they won't spill unless you puncture them on accident. If you find a water source you filter i...
by arentol
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Its finally here. (Single stack Glock)
Replies: 64
Views: 4210

Re: Its finally here. (Single stack Glock)

Meh.

I will stick with my XD-S and 5 rounds of .45acp in a package no wider and not much longer. Especially since SA also offers a properly designed 7 round extended magazine that allows me a comfortable full sized grip when I want it.
by arentol
Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Affordable gaming PC?
Replies: 13
Views: 1281

Re: Affordable gaming PC?

When the time comes go here:

http://pcpartpicker.com/

You can plan out the entire PC and then share it here (or better yet on a serious PC site like the forums of hardocp.com) to get advice and confirm the parts will all work together.
by arentol
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombie Fort.
Replies: 136
Views: 19123

Re: Zombie Fort.

Forget the garage door. It will go down too easy and is a massive security issue. Block off all lower floor entries permanently, and in a manner the zeds can't break through. You can kill zeds from the balcony, so your stair plan is fine. Reinforce the fence on the side and back of the house. If you...
by arentol
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 12-gauge Options
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: 12-gauge Options

It sounds like you could use the Chiappa X-Caliber.: http://www.chiappafirearms.com/product/2677 12gauge/.22LR O/U with 8 caliber inserts for 380-9mm-357mag/38sp-40S&W-44mag-45acp-410/45colt-20ga. I believe the inserts are all 8" long, so they should be somewhat powerful and not entirely inaccurate ...
by arentol
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: How would you build an emergency shelter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1761

Re: How would you build an emergency shelter?

Unfortunately the forest I would be most likely to visit and get lost in would not make things exceptionally easy on me. It is all tall trees with few low branches and limited undergrowth of mostly ferns and small bushes. It is also fairly wet. So getting around is easy, making shelter without an ax...
by arentol
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4042

Re: .357 Magnum or .38spl?

I agree there is no reason to be confident that any pistol will stop an attacker in one shot. The only adequate research I have seen on this revealed two things.... First, that most handgun 1-shot stops are psychological, not physiological, and two that a bigger and more powerful cartridge does inde...
by arentol
Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .357 Magnum or .38spl?
Replies: 43
Views: 4042

Re: .357 Magnum or .38spl?

Let me start by reminding you that if we are talking about self-defense ammo, then we are talking about your LIFE in a life or death situation. Your priorities in choosing ammo should be: Keeping yourself alive. Minimizing risk of other innocents dying. Keeping yourself uninjured. Minimizing risk of...
by arentol
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 72 hours
Replies: 26
Views: 2884

Re: 72 hours

I would call in a family emergency to get the next week off, just in case it didn't happen. I would call my sister that owns and lives on our bug-out property and tell her to get ready. I would have her round up everyone else in our family while I loaded up my family and gear and headed for her plac...
by arentol
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Sustainable food sorce and cooking - What to and how to xP
Replies: 21
Views: 2025

Re: Sustainable food sorce and cooking - What to and how to

One problem with raising rabbits is that if they ever escape and start breeding in the wild they will become a serious threat to your garden.... And if you are talking about a sustainable living after modern society has broken down then getting replacement fencing or cages for when yours wears out m...
by arentol
Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?
Replies: 23
Views: 2969

Re: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?

production lines You mean "production line" as in singular. Knowing Keltec, they will make 20 per year to keep supply down and demand up. Not hating, I like Keltec, but finding one of their long guns is like hunting unicorns. Actually as part of the retooling they have significantly improved the pr...
by arentol
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?
Replies: 23
Views: 2969

Re: Modern pistol caliber 9mm carbine?

Just FYI, Kel-Tec has announced Gen2 of the Sub2k. It looks a lot better, is supposedly much stronger, and has a way nicer front sight. It should start coming out this summer, and I think they are moving their current sub2k production lines over to the new version. So it might not be as hard to get ...
by arentol
Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1371

Re: .22lr vs .22mag out of a 4" barrel?

Was going to link BBTI, but was beat too it. For those too lazy to do the comparison themselves. All numbers below from the BBTI 4" test barrel results. Velocity in fps.. 40 grain comparison: 40gr CCI .22lr Mini-Mag = 1014 40gr CCI .22lr Velocitor = 1120 40gr CCI .22mag Maxi-Mag = 1248 40gr Fiocchi ...
by arentol
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:37 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Semi auto for bears
Replies: 153
Views: 11439

Re: Semi auto for bears

Just in case anyone finds this thread and runs out looking to buy Buffalo Bore 220gr 10mm hard casts.... A box of 20 220gr 10mm hard casts from Buffalo Bore, rated at 1200fps, 703 ft. lbs, $31.55 as I write this. A box of 50 220gr 10mm hard casts from Underwood, rated at 1200fps, 703 ft. lbs, $39.95...
by arentol
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Why Firearms Commonality is Important
Replies: 59
Views: 5806

Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

How about a more practical reason: For whatever reason, you need to reach for your firearm. You're in a hurry, you're probably panicked, lighting conditions may not be great. This is not a good time to play, "Which ammo goes with which magazine goes with which firearm?" You need to know the gun, kn...
by arentol
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Why Firearms Commonality is Important
Replies: 59
Views: 5806

Re: Why Firearms Commonality is Important

That covers all 6 (5.56 and .223 are two of the 6) of the top selling ammo's in the USA, helping to minimize the challenge of finding compatible ammo. Just curious. Where did you find this list of top selling ammo? I could be full of crap, but it seems to me North American Rifleman, and sometimes o...
by arentol
Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: ZSC:005
Topic: Most gun owners in WA now criminals.
Replies: 3
Views: 1478

Most gun owners in WA now criminals.

This morning I committed a gross misdemeanor by leaving my home. This afternoon my mother-in-law committed a gross misdemeanor by allowing my daughter to go upstairs on her own. This afternoon my daughter committed a gross misdemeanor by allowing my wife to take a nap in our bed. This evening my wif...

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