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by shulatt
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US hurricane drought
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: US hurricane drought

Yeah, Isabel was a nasty one up here in Central VA as well...dunno if you forgot it or if it just wasn't as bad for the coastal areas, but Gaston in '04 was a pretty nasty time in the Richmond area, mostly due to the flooding that it caused when it stalled over the city...watching Shockhoe Bottom g...
by shulatt
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US hurricane drought
Replies: 22
Views: 1968

Re: US hurricane drought

Here in the Mid-Atlantic coast, right at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Sandy shook things up a bit locally but wasn't particularly catastrophic. Even Ernesto back in '06 wasn't horrible locally (laid down a serious hurt'n inland though!). The last one I that really jumps to the forefront of "oh s...
by shulatt
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Starting out
Replies: 31
Views: 6221

Re: Starting out

http://i.imgur.com/sBKnzlSl.jpg Built myself :clownshoes: With help from the IRC crew and AR15.com's lower assembly guide! Also I got a Glock 19 FDE 3rd gen - did my NRA basic course and looking for more training as well as starting IDPA Thanks for all input here Real question: I'm cross dominant (...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 6014

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

EDIT: Either way, we're not talking about social classes, but the best choice for a sword after the bullets run out. Social class is still somewhat relevant as far as available time and the expense of equipment and training. I'll concede that it's much less of a factor now than historically. Discus...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 6014

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

I'd have to disagree with the "Easily carried and mastered" idea. I totally agree with more easily carried, but will argue the easily mastered part. Keep in mind that carrying any type of sword was most commonly limited to the nobility or upper classes . I trained with foil in college, which was in...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 6014

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

It's a toss up between two: Infantry sabre. It was the last pattern of military swords intended for actual use on the battle field, and the dominant design since the demise of plate armor. Very effective against an unarmored ot lightly armored opponent Small sword. The .38 snubbie of it's day. Inte...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 6014

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

For example, if the context prevents any kind of combat except one on one unarmored dueling, than obviously the rapier is the best sword. Seems like a reasonable enough assumption. An interesting article related to rapier combat and it's weaknesses and strengths. TL;DR version pretty much amounts t...
by shulatt
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 6014

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

Of the swords I can easily lay hands on at the moment I'd be most likely to grab the shortsword for ease of carry, speed and easier to deploy and control in close quarters. I'd be tempted to grab my saber, but it's slower and primarily slashing/chopping and very limited as far as thrusting and needs...
by shulatt
Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Exit pupil size and low light
Replies: 22
Views: 2426

Re: Exit pupil size and low light

I drive for a living and constantly use the "close one eye to maintain (some semblance of) night vision" when dealing with oncoming headlights or proactively when I know I'm transitioning from an area with streetlights to long dark back roads with deep ditches on either side. For some folks, this ca...
by shulatt
Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fire-starter on a string? Post Proof...
Replies: 41
Views: 4112

Re: Fire-starter on a string? Post Proof...

One trick I've used when cotton lint was in short supply (ie. I forgot it) was use a sharp blade and scrape a small pile of fibers off a handy cotton rag or shirt. Kind of rough on a shirt after repeated scrapings so unless you're desperate I wouldn't use one of your favorites. :)
by shulatt
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is Lucille Awesome?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Is Lucille Awesome?

Wire may help keep a bat that's already cracked from splitting further, or may temporarily keep it usable before being discarded. As far extending the life of the bat, not so much. Any impact is going to press the wire into the fibers of the wood and crease and break them. Eventually creating splint...
by shulatt
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan
Replies: 105
Views: 20338

Re: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan

Looks like a plan :clap: I wasn't sure about the viability of the wooden mast, but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway. Being a carpenter/cabinetmaker by trade may bias me a bit on materials of choice. :crazy: Thanks Quazi. I will be posting more as I continue to develop the property. Hopefully ...
by shulatt
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine
Replies: 53
Views: 4833

Re: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine

Nope, still love my tube fed. :lol: I just accept it's limitations and don't try to make it something it's not. If I were in a situation where not being able to clear a malfunction in a matter of seconds was critical, the model 60 would be close to the bottom of my options list. In most other situat...
by shulatt
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan
Replies: 105
Views: 20338

Re: Homestead land in the WA Okanogan

For locally sourcing a mast for the turbine... Don't know how viable the idea is but what about fabricating your own along the lines of a ship's mast? You have raw material for the main structure itself readily available, although finding the right trees is tricky. Deciding if you want to do whole t...
by shulatt
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is Lucille Awesome?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Is Lucille Awesome?

Quazi - To me, at least, I would rather have a bat bounce off a zombie so I can get a followup shot if needed rather than have a chance of hanging up. I think the barbed wire is for the living, not the dead. With humans, poking holes in any manner is going to be at least painful. Unless it's lethal...
by shulatt
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is Lucille Awesome?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Is Lucille Awesome?

I would be very wary of a guy with a barbed wire-wrapped bat in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. He's gunning for me as well as the shamblers. Unless it is a laughing, bald guy with a knack for making all sorts of devices that make the "whack" sound or launches projectiles. I make a motion to all...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is Lucille Awesome?
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Re: Is Lucille Awesome?

Just as speculation, do you think the barbed wire could in some instances help prevent the bat from glancing off a zombies head and thereby deliver more force? My understanding is that the primary purpose of spikes on morning stars and flanges on maces was to help keep them from glancing off curved...
by shulatt
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Arguing With Survival Experts
Replies: 84
Views: 8031

Re: Arguing With Survival Experts

To me, an "expert" is someone who's made and learned from more mistakes that I've even made attempts. And/Or someone who knows enough about a subject to know where to find the answers to questions about a subject that I don't know enough to ask the right questions about.
by shulatt
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine
Replies: 53
Views: 4833

Re: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine

Another potential factor that may or may not pop up for tube vs mag. I love my Glenfield/Marlin 60! $75 used and more accurate than I am. But she is a finicky eater. Loves Fed plated HP 36gr. Win plated HP 36gr? At least 2-3 jams per magazine. Wolf Match LRN usually feeds like a champ. Eley LRN mean...
by shulatt
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine
Replies: 53
Views: 4833

Re: .22 detachable magazine vs. tube magazine

There are 'speed loaders' available for tube fed .22, although I'd consider them almost strictly for the range. As far as denting a tube fed making it useless? Straighten it out with a wooden dowel and/or brass rod of appropriate dia. and it's good to go (unless you've outright crushed the tube, the...
by shulatt
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 9169

Re: Best keychain flashlight

I'm a big fan of this little keychain flashlight https://smile.amazon.com/Energizer-High-Keychain-Light-Modes/dp/B002NGAXNI/ref=cm_cr-mr-title. I've had it for over three years now and remain very impressed. It lacks brand name cachet and is no lumen output monster, but per my 2/20/16 Amazon user r...
by shulatt
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage

RE: Using water heater as a water supply in situations when you may still have power OR if power comes back on to your now dry water heater. - if you shut off the supply lines to the heater and start tapping it be SURE to turn the breaker to the water heater OFF. Do not turn breaker back on until w...
by shulatt
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage

We ran across a deal on the Lifestraws a couple years back on Amazon and grabbed a few of 'em as 'last ditch defence' preps. The one I opened and tested did OK.. but only OK. I certainly wouldn't want to have to rely on it for any length of time. The MSR miniworks on the other hand, works great. Sti...
by shulatt
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage
Replies: 29
Views: 2593

Re: Municipal H2O Safety during Power Outage

Our typical routine for any questionable water risk here is pretty basic. Hurricanes are the big worry here in Southeastern Virginia but snow/ice events aren't completely out of the question. As soon as we know an event is imminent we double check stocks and rotate as needed. Within 6-12hr prior to ...

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