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by boskone
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 10884

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

ZS IS my tribe of choice. :awesome: So, whose basement are the wife and I moving into? Oh, and our three cats. :mrgreen: On the more serious side, we'd already been planning a move to my wife's hometown in Idaho. That got stepped on by the Covid restrictions. It's still a plan though and I think I ...
by boskone
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame
Replies: 40
Views: 4181

Re: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame

My very nice 10-30x50 Barska binocs were home of course, lost somewhere in my garage as we try to pack and move. Ditto for my 30-90x90 Barska spotting scope. (though I suspect the scope might be buried on the table in front of my power tool shelves) ETA: I did find out last night that the rail I'd ...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 20
Views: 208

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Do you have a yard? Maybe you use this event as an opportunity for you and your family to practice building a Family Ground Observation Post: 1. Find a good spot (good visibility/fields of fire and drainage) 2. Dig a hole. 3. Surround it with sandbags 4. Overhead cover 5. Camouflage 6. If time perm...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 27
Views: 409

Re: Money, money, money

I have been amazed at how much money people will spend. Especially if they think "it's the best money can buy!" And "I only buy quality." I'm not knocking people who buy quality. I just have to match the quality to my actual needs. Maybe I'm just being cranky about it, but I've never seen a clear i...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Possible bug-out rig
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: Possible bug-out rig

The biggest downside is it's got the 80/20 bench rather than console, but if I decide it's a big enough deal apparently that's swappable. Yeah, that's how I ended up with a pair of $200 seats for my Dakota sitting in my spare room for the last ten years. We were trying to replace a driver's seat wi...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 27
Views: 409

Re: Money, money, money

I think Pelican or similar does have a lot to be said about it, especially something like the "Hardback" series. They're smaller than most Pelican products, but there's still rather a lot of room for documentation, cash, coinage, even precious metals. And they don't really look like a regular Pelic...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 20
Views: 208

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

How tall is this crawl space? 2 feet? 4 feet? Does it ever flood? If the police advised me to hide in my crawl space due to concerns with a violent criminal, I'd just pull a rifle and a few spare mags out of the safe and continue on as normal. I am not spending an afternoon with the spiders in my 1...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Possible bug-out rig
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: Possible bug-out rig

The biggest downside is it's got the 80/20 bench rather than console, but if I decide it's a big enough deal apparently that's swappable. Yeah, that's how I ended up with a pair of $200 seats for my Dakota sitting in my spare room for the last ten years. We were trying to replace a driver's seat wi...
by boskone
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Possible bug-out rig
Replies: 22
Views: 470

Re: Possible bug-out rig

Just a slight update: I've got a line on a nice F-250. Hopefully my CU gets their thumbs out; my APR will be 1.5-2% lower than through the dealership. The mileage is a bit high, but from Carfax it was maintained like clockwork and it looks damn-near new. The biggest downside is it's got the 80/20 be...
by boskone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1770
Views: 523529

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Shoot, I forgot all about this thread. Current Bug Out Rig: https://sn3302files.storage.live.com/y4mRYz4p6Wjq-unlQFvicsjR_Zm8ZlYXEO9PYhziR65lFc5eJRd3GdQ6X5a0cz5AD2zwWPPbnUhGouCJCeN8OSoweWa8uywwR2qpEIVQNKnmCSFUHGKxLYgcoajubyfTiOujK6FI-tLldBcMULYN5LUrt2RANZO_TUSWCCwYh3yAfXg4iU8ihYJp5dmTzbLARUD?width=...
by boskone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money, money, money
Replies: 27
Views: 409

Re: Money, money, money

I think Pelican or similar does have a lot to be said about it, especially something like the "Hardback" series. They're smaller than most Pelican products, but there's still rather a lot of room for documentation, cash, coinage, even precious metals. And they don't really look like a regular Pelica...
by boskone
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 20
Views: 208

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

:oh: I would wonder why they want you in the basement? Concern about gunfire? That would be the first assumption. I've heard of the suggestion from police a few times in my life. I think I'd rather sandbag outer walls in a room three feet high "safe room" style than go into a crawl space for an und...
by boskone
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 20
Views: 208

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Wait, sorry, I forgot something: Obviously, you should dig a basement, and have a concealed entry from the crawlspace. Do it like that guy in--I think it was Detroit?--that just slowly hauled the dirt out so that no-one realized he had a whole bunker under his house. But make sure it's a properly pe...
by boskone
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace
Replies: 20
Views: 208

Re: When the police recommend you shelter in your basement, but you only have a crawlspace

Could you 'semi-finish' the crawlspace? Like buy/build/rent an earth tamper and level and harden the floor? Wouldn't need to be up to full rammed-earth standards, but probably help things along and make sleeping more comfortable. Maybe section off an area as a toilet, maybe just some hooks in the jo...
by boskone
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1616
Views: 99370

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

They have those, as well as a simplified version, splattered all over work. Aside from one haircut in like April, the riskiest thing I've done is go grocery shopping. However, given my shopping habits (I tend to go in only if there's basically no-one else there), I think I'm still in the low-risk gr...
by boskone
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame
Replies: 40
Views: 4181

Re: Firearms Fails: The Wall of Shame

Well, when the zombies come, just remember to shoot for the groin.

...so you'll headshot the one to the right.
by boskone
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 10884

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

My sister, nephew, and mother are coming down from DC to stay with me for a few days. I live down in southern maryland away from the city. I don't think much if anything is going to happen. But, always be prepared. A few gallons of gas is a perfectly reasonable cost, to be out of the area in case t...
by boskone
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other prep sites?
Replies: 14
Views: 360

Re: Other prep sites?

Some of the other sites I visit, prepping related, are experiencing issues with the current Great Purge happening in the big tech world. I'm rather glad ZS is still up and active. And working hard towards becoming as "purge proof" as possible. 8-) arfcom got purged. Back up now, fortunately. The do...
by boskone
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 48
Views: 831

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

Y'all should be keeping an eye on HR 127.

No details yet, but the title is pretty indicative.
by boskone
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 10884

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That said the RE market in the area near my farm in rural MS has been booming even with new housing going up. I actually had someone (with a NY plate) drive down my driveway and offer to buy our place from my wife. She was neither pleased nor impressed with the intrusion. She also strongly suggeste...
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 258
Views: 10884

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

That said the RE market in the area near my farm in rural MS has been booming even with new housing going up. I actually had someone (with a NY plate) drive down my driveway and offer to buy our place from my wife. She was neither pleased nor impressed with the intrusion. She also strongly suggeste...
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's
Replies: 34
Views: 662

Re: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's

CG wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Are we back?
I dunno...the current IP is in the New Jersey/New York area, rather than the Chicago area. What that actually means, I'm not sure; it could be an endpoint for NT2C's host, or it could be where Kyle lives.

Guess we'll just wait for an official update.
by boskone
Mon Jan 11, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]
Replies: 48
Views: 831

Re: Firearms Chat: [2021 - Aw, FFS!]

So what's the word on the JFPO ? Also, apparently Benelli's patent on their M4 shotgun expired recently and a clone has already popped up on the market. I got an email from Classic Firearms about the Panzer Arms M4 and it looks pretty good. I used to want a Benelli M4, but the cost was way out of m...
by boskone
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's
Replies: 34
Views: 662

Re: We're going to shut down the ZS forums server after New Year's

NT2C wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:07 am
Okay, I've been talking with Kyle this morning and we're going to do the move later today (early evening on the US East Coast). You can expect the forums to be down for up to 24-36 hours but probably less than 12.
So...1-36 hours. That's some fine guesstimatin'. :clownshoes:

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