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by SRO1911
Fri May 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cental Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 580

Re: Hello from Cental Texas

Just south of Abilene here. Welcome
by SRO1911
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: What firearm that you used to own are you really wishing you still had?

I have bought, sold, traded and built guns for the majority of my life. Regrets I have in abundance. The top of the list would be a 6mm ppc built on a stolle teddy action (discontinued) by mr Kelby himself. I won many matches and set (for a very brief interlude) a world record with that gun. Then I ...
by SRO1911
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency preparedness tax free weekend in Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Emergency preparedness tax free weekend in Texas

Just a reminder for folks in the Lone Star State.
April 27th through the 29th sales tax is waived on what the state has deemed emergency supplies.
https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/pub ... 8-1017.php
by SRO1911
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sometimes it's not just utility
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Sometimes it's not just utility

So, for a cruiser - the 72 handles pretty well off road. Hadn't planned to test it but an opportunity presented itself - as in the county rd i was on was blocked and instead of being smart and turning around I hooked it hard and held on tight. A mile of rail road right of way took me to the road I n...
by SRO1911
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I joined the club
Replies: 12
Views: 2885

Re: I joined the club

Work that basic all you can - good basics make good medics.
Im doing my advanced clinicals right now, ready to jump into medic. It's sad what EMS has become as a career, i consider myself very fortunate that my day job is such that I can afford classes and volunteering.
by SRO1911
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Sometimes it's not just utility
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Sometimes it's not just utility

Just became the proud owner of a 2012 xl1200c. It's not an all terrain beast or super efficient wasteland ghost - it is however a significant step in therapeutic release. Mental health now just means being better equipped in the paw right? Midnight blue, p.o. was going with a punisher motif, so lots...
by SRO1911
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USGI Jerry can nozzles?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: USGI Jerry can nozzles?

Absolutely correct- for continuous use pvc is terrible. For intermittent use it is less of a concern. Paint is a good idea regarding the uv degradation, although far less if a concern than in years past. I recently oversaw 7000 feet of 8inch sdr 40 going in the ground. There was a slight delay so th...
by SRO1911
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USGI Jerry can nozzles?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: USGI Jerry can nozzles?

I just ended up with a couple dozen new old stock poly jerry cans. After looking at spouts on the interwebs, i reverted to my typical cheapness and made some. The inside of the neck is a standard 2 inch pipe thread. A pvc threaded reducer from 2in male to 3/4 female was 3 bucks, a 3/4 male to 3/4 ba...
by SRO1911
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

I use a S.O. Tech rammp kit as my jump bag. Its not a particularly budget friendly piece of kit - but you definitely get what you pay for. With everything well organized and labeled its easy to direct a bystander to open the 3rd pocket on the right that says airway and give me the long tube thingy ....
by SRO1911
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

Excellent start. The fire tablets are ok, but don't have the battery life of the older pure e-readers - on the plus side they do more, and have more versatility.
by SRO1911
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

2 gen 4 kindles (pre paperwhite) wifi only, 1 1st gen paperwhite wifi only.
Ebay/craigslist "old". I get several days of moderate use on a single charge, and 2 - 3 charges from my no name 6aa LiOn pack.
Get at least a month of standby time on a 4th early paperwhite I use occasionally.
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2 pages of printed survival data?
Replies: 14
Views: 2241

Re: 2 pages of printed survival data?

Hasn't been "field tested " but - i picked up a couple early kindle readers. Pre wifi etc. And loaded several hundred pdfs and manuals on them along with a few kids books in addition to pdf scans of pertinent personal docs. With a AA to usb micro adapter and a handful of Duracell quantums it charges...
by SRO1911
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Most Effective School of Martial Arts
Replies: 24
Views: 2687

Re: Most Effective School of Martial Arts

There is always a certain prejudice for overestimating what we know. People will reccomend what they have or what they know - it's human nature. I have studied judo, savate, tkd, krav and akido - studied but not mastered. I started training in martial arts after I had to give up boxing (a dozen pins...
by SRO1911
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I'm moving to Alaska.
Replies: 50
Views: 4747

Re: I'm moving to Alaska.

For the guns, fedex them to yourself.
by SRO1911
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79112

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

I stick a good variety of powders, with different loads for different firearms even within the same caliber. That being said, I stick a few powders deep - Varget being the main. While it's not the best at any one thing (except my PRS 308...1k yards near moa) it seems to have an exceptionally wide ap...
by SRO1911
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 79112

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

Many powder manufacturers will attach short lists of recommendations to their products. However a complete list such as you mentioned would be very difficult.
Add that many powders are capable of being used in calibers far outside of their ideal range and you have a true rats nest.
by SRO1911
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 2780

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

Unfortunately (for my belt) I tend to carry a bit more ID than most. One wallet for professional credentials (a dozen or so) one wallet for transactions DL etc, volly department ID on lanyard (usually between under shirt and polo), day-job shield and ID on belt opposite holster, radio (with nameplat...
by SRO1911
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster
Replies: 31
Views: 2780

Re: Preparing for an Emergent Disabling Personal Disaster

My son is MHMR and non-verbal. He carries a card on him with a brief description of his needs one side and 6 contacts on the other. I have looked into a tattoo ID in the past, but my concern is information changing. I've had the same cell # for 8 years but before that I went through several. For now...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Short article with the founder of Leatherman.
Replies: 6
Views: 1623

Re: Short article with the founder of Leatherman.

Nice little piece of history. Like many, I'm a gear junkie, unlike many of those - I am very hard on gear, I use it and abuse it. I've got a drawer full of briken multi-tools of all brands and qualities. Leatherman tools typically tend to last longer and take more punishment, while I've heard that t...
by SRO1911
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 9221

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

3 pages and not a single ciener 22 conversion kit or trunk monkey?
Man, this place has gotten tame.
by SRO1911
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC
Replies: 7
Views: 1306

Re: Zimbabwe currency crisis: No cash, no bread, no KFC

History repeats. I've got a few hundred Billion (yes with a B) dollars in collapse era (2008) Zimbabwean dollars in a drawer. At that time I think the 50 billion notes were converting at a little over a u.s. quarter. I initially picked up a few trillion- shipping was far more than the total exchange...
by SRO1911
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: To reload or not to reload, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 2166

Re: To reload or not to reload, that is the question

I am very much in the roll your own camp. I'm not the best record keeper (my load data would give an IRS accountant priapism, counts not so much) but I am can honestly say I've loaded well into the 6 figures rounds. While you can often find common caliber ammunition in general purpose bulk forms for...
by SRO1911
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Ipaws test - emergency alert system
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Ipaws test - emergency alert system

https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test

Emergency alert system national text message test tomorrow,
by SRO1911
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

We have very specific protocols for flood rescue. It's been a few years since our last major event, and hopefully years to go. Rapid decontamination is critical after urban water rescue, there is some seriously nasty stuff out there - it drives me nuts that parents will let kids play in standing flo...

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