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by spanningtree
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The DOOMSDAY Plan: Military Outlines Cyber Attack Response
Replies: 26
Views: 1901

Re: The DOOMSDAY Plan: Military Outlines Cyber Attack Respon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora_Generator_Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJyWngDco3g I found this test interesting. Having worked on SCADA networks for a couple of energy companies in the last 5 years the lack of hardened systems is deeply concerning. Just have to keep plugging away at e...
by spanningtree
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Soviet Hospital....wow
Replies: 23
Views: 2253

Re: Soviet Hospital....wow

My wife is Russian and I used to travel with her when she would would visit her parents in central Russia. It's a sad place to visit. As said above no one smiles. The place is rife with unmasked alcoholism. There are little kiosks everywhere that sell vodka, cigarettes and chips, I don't think you c...
by spanningtree
Wed May 06, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is this enough water for a dayhike?
Replies: 17
Views: 1568

Re: Is this enough water for a dayhike?

Always dig your posts, thanks! I'm not quite up to rucking about with 5 gallons but recently I have been ranging between 2-3 Crystal Geyser gallon jugs w/ 6lb of other weight. The Crystal Geyser jugs are squared off (like an oblong cube) and they stack against my back (laying on their side) in the r...
by spanningtree
Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 100323

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

RTF_Squared makes quality holsters. I had him make up a holster for a HK USPc45 with the M2 light, it came out great. I supplied him an airsoft analog (accurate) of the USPc and my M2 light. He came through with an excellent product.
by spanningtree
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 100323

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Thanks for the correction there bub. Sorry you felt stirred up and ruffled a bit. Link removed, good to hear it's fake!
by spanningtree
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 100323

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

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by spanningtree
Fri Apr 17, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: My ZS radio club patches arrived!
Replies: 13
Views: 1290

Re: My ZS radio club patches arrived!

Pretty sharp! :D
by spanningtree
Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios
Replies: 160
Views: 16343

Re: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios

Just got the TERMN-8R as an early b-day present from the wife today. I have not had a lot of time with it yet but so far it seems to be built really well. After I muck around with a bit more I'll give more feedback. All the people who accused me of hating Chinese radios, working for the competition,...
by spanningtree
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack to carry field gear: Plate carrier, war belt, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 4160

Re: Backpack to carry field gear: Plate carrier, war belt, e

I don't think the ILBE assault pack is going to fit a plate carrier. I have the ILBE assault and corpsman packs, my Banshee Shellback w/ plates "might" fit in the corpsman pack but not much else goes in after that. The "Tacticool wheelie bags" mentioned above looks like the ticket. I've seen some si...
by spanningtree
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 100323

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Those are really nice looking rifles IMHO. I was seriously considering getting one but after reading about buffer issues they can develop and how rare (the buffers) they are I decided to pass. Both my HK 4 and P9S use hard to find buffers, I ended up stocking up while I could and developed a bit of ...
by spanningtree
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 100323

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

My first handgun was a p89. I wouldn't mind getting another for fun or in case I need a brick to hold a door open :lol: Same first handgun here. I remember that it made made noise when I shook it, not tight tolerances. I don't remember it being a bad performer though. I had Nakatomi syndrome at the...
by spanningtree
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?

Those bottles are pretty decent considering some of the other manufacturers. I think you'd be in good shape.
by spanningtree
Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Flamethrower - off the shelf legal in 49 states - $799
Replies: 36
Views: 3230

Re: Flamethrower - off the shelf legal in 49 states - $799

The tension with my wife would be palatable if I brought that home. I've warmed her up to most things but...

Pretty freaking cool though. It's kinda like the flamer units used in Alien.
by spanningtree
Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me find armor
Replies: 14
Views: 912

Re: Help me find armor

The guys end up having sales every couple of months: http://www.tyrtactical.com/products/details/new-featured-products/two-level-iv-stand-alone-esapi-plates/ I was able to pick up a Banshee Shellback plate carrier for around $100.00 (on sale) by checking around quite a bit. I ended up with the AR500...
by spanningtree
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios
Replies: 160
Views: 16343

Re: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios

Here is another review. https://hamgear.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/review-anytone-termn-8r/ Pretty positive review. Nice. Thanks for posting the link for that. The TERMN-8R is the one I think we all want to hear about the most. Yes. The TERMN-8R is the one I have been eying. Once it's been out for a ...
by spanningtree
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I went to the emergency room on Friday. :(
Replies: 27
Views: 2747

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

Glad to hear your doing well now. Scary stuff. I use similar meds: pro air and advair. They keep my asthma in check pretty well but working out has had the best results for me. Granted, I have to hit the pro air before working out but I've noticed that congestion has reduced quite a bit as I've stuc...
by spanningtree
Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leatherman introduces the wearable multi-tool
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Leatherman introduces the wearable multi-tool

Pretty cool, I'm not sure if I would pick one up though. It would be nice to see other companies come out with links for it also. I'm thinking a handcuff key and maybe a button compass would also be cool.
by spanningtree
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release
Replies: 38
Views: 2503

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release

Looks uber entertaining! I'll jettison two hours of my life to watch. I don't think this is meant to be a re-make of any of the other movies. Not like it matters, if your trying to keep some cherished bubble of memory intact don't watch it. :gonk:
by spanningtree
Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: ramen- not the emergency food of choice
Replies: 25
Views: 4533

Re: ramen- not the emergency food of choice

(And avoiding the flavor packet avoids a lot of the salt...) This. I am not a huge fan of the noodles but I'll take them (discarding the flavor packet) and reseal them in a new pack that has a packet of low sodium soy sauce, sriracha and a bunch of freeze dried veggies (corn, peas, carrots...etc). ...
by spanningtree
Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!
Replies: 33
Views: 3279

Re: My newest tool, the Mega Pry!

Very cool, I'd pick one up. Like another poster said, it would be awesome to put some hexagonal bolt holes along the body. That would serve as the lanyard hole and another tool. You could also put metric and standard rulers down the body.
by spanningtree
Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Help me find this dagger/boot knife, ZS Hivemind?
Replies: 12
Views: 1089

Re: Help me find this dagger/boot knife, ZS Hivemind?

Out of curiosity, has anyone actually used one as a boot knife and care to comment on the comfort carrying a knife down yonder?
by spanningtree
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7856
Views: 330631

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

Great info, thanks gents! My shorty seems to be dialed in now (after about 600 rounds) but if it starts to act up again removing the BAD is just another wrench in the troubleshooting toolbox.

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