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by boskone
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

NRA American Hunter - First Look: Magpul PC Backpacker Stock for Ruger PC Carbine Magpul has released the PC Backpacker Stock, designed specifically for, and drop in compatible with, 9 mm Luger and .40 S&W models of the Ruger PC Carbine. With a similar look and function to the X-22 Backpacker stock...
by boskone
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 87
Views: 33846

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

This is an excellent thread. If you could update your first post with your current system. That would be great. IIRC it's evolved over time. This thread is an excellent read. I'll be referring back to it myself often. Yes, this is a "must-read" thread. Isn't there some sort of place we can leave pa...
by boskone
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 87
Views: 33846

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

another bump for history for newer members. This is an excellent thread. If you could update your first post with your current system. That would be great. IIRC it's evolved over time. This thread is an excellent read. I'll be referring back to it myself often. Yes, this is a "must-read" thread. Is...
by boskone
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Hobo Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Hobo Signs

I think trail blazes (at least for the US, other countries I believe have their own systems) would also be useful. (Phpbb doesn't seem to speak SVG, so I can't post directly.) More fantastically, I think Fallout 4 railsign could be adapted usefully, with an internal icon indicating the "signal" and ...
by boskone
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6585
Views: 1008920

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

LA Police Gear LNT 60 liter pack - clearance price $49.99, drops to $44.99 with code "textlapg10" For about the cost of a tissue thin Ozark Trails pack at Wally world, this is a 600 denier pack cloth bag in black, coyote or olive green. Hydration system compatable and has an adjustable shoulder har...
by boskone
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Repair Wins
Replies: 28
Views: 2011

Re: Repair Wins

Minor thing, but I saved myself a few hundred bucks clearing a clogged kitchen sink. Twice, kinda. It'd back up after several minutes of water running (or a load of dishes), so it was a good bit down the pipe. I augered it out, then dumped a chemical cleaner to...well, clean things up, break up the ...
by boskone
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 966
Views: 69832

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs

https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/us/living-robot-stem-cells-intl-hnk-scli-scn/?hpt=ob_blogfooterold Tiny bioengineered robots. From frog cells. Because Jurassic Park taught us that genetic engineering and frogs always works out fine. Who'd've thought the zombie apocalypse would be accompanied by more...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

A "Lucky Dumbass" thread would work for me as well, Raptor. :lol: We could use it as a sort of 'what not to do in *insert situation type* ' lesson thread. I think you have a point, that a body of "how not to survive" info might be useful. Maybe a "Survival by accident" forum, so there's a direct an...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6682
Views: 332512

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

With the wife and I planning on living out of a travel trailer for up to a few months in the near future while or new place gets delivered and setup (and while we move cross country), having a good working laptop is an important prep item for me. My regular PC will be packed away in its Pelican shi...
by boskone
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness
Replies: 19
Views: 248

Re: Utah man survives for three weeks in Alaskan wilderness

Do the presentations in public with the press and media invited (open bar will get them there the first few times we award it). Get ZS mentioned on the evening news a few times and we'd probably pick up quite a few new members. Maybe just some zombie-head shaped challenge coins? They could have som...
by boskone
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: What is the best/most durable pair of boots/shoes you have RIGHT NOW...

Black Wolverine safety-toed leather boots. I got 'em on sale at Academy about a year and a half ago. The toe cap is a bit narrow, but otherwise they're great boots. I've been a fan of boots or high-tops for anything other than plain flat walking (e.g. urban) since I was young, I think because my ank...
by boskone
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6682
Views: 332512

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Massada wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Ordered a 2 1/2 gallon gravity water purification system. Picking up a new rifle tomorrow.
If you wouldn't mind, we'd love for you to stop by the Introductions forum, and let us know a bit about yourself.
by boskone
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Choosing a rifle for a small frame deer hunter

It's kind of a local thing I think, but you can get a Savage Axis (II), with bore-sighted decent glass, from Academy sporting goods for like $350. My go-to recommendations for new shooters who want to step up from .22 is one of those in .243 Winchester. Solid, complete, but inexpensive gun. Flat-sho...
by boskone
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 248
Views: 18568

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I'll see if I can just clone this C drive in addition to my backups. I think I have a NIB drive around here. I used to do that, using ImageX, then found that new install day is just a good way to keep my drive clean-ish. The data's backed up, so I just download an up-to-date offline installer occas...
by boskone
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 248
Views: 18568

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Verified my offline backup is current, in case my online provider is effected. It was, since that's kinda the point of having multiple backups. Debating a second offline backup to leave locked in my desk at work. Verified I can pay my various bills without internet access. Everything's got a local(-...
by boskone
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Living in a van, down by the river...
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Living in a van, down by the river...

I'm actually looking to fulltime, at least for a year or so. Buy a ~30ft RV, sell the house, and hang out in the RV until I find land I like. Once I'm done with that I might well sell the RV in favor of something like a Casita, Keystone R-pod, or similar. Or keep it and convert a V-nose cargo traile...
by boskone
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Australian Bush Fires
Replies: 10
Views: 365

Re: Australian Bush Fires

A bit of lighthearted news, an Aussie model was sending nudes for each $10 people donated to wildfire fund raisers. Apparently she's hit the better part of a million dollars (presumably Australian dollars, but not sure).
by boskone
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

PistolPete wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:25 pm
I do wish they decided to get on the 22 TCM bandwagon instead of the 5.7, overall TCM has better ballistics and there is already a carbine made for it. I'd love to see that round catch on more.
Doesn't/didn't RIA make a 1911-alike in .22TCM?
by boskone
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I think I might be more interested in the Ruger-57 if they made a PCC barrel to support it.

Unless it's too long to fit the existing mag well of Ruger's PCC?
by boskone
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Kooky....and pricey. :crazy: Recoil - Henry Adds Non-NFA Lever Action Axe .410 The latest non-NFA firearm to hit the market is an unlikely one, the Henry Lever Action AXE .410. Built around the same side gate loading receiver the recently released side gate lever-action rifles. A 15.14-inch barrel ...
by boskone
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

flybynight wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:13 pm
So in the event of a fire. To save your guns in the safe, don't allow the firemen to use water. ( or run into the smoldering ruins of your home to extract the guns before they rust).
Just another reason to double-up and have a physically separated cache, yea? ;)
by boskone
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 537
Views: 17000

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I have a couple of Nikon scopes, and they have been good kit.... Nikon Corporation to Withdraw from Riflescope Business Last Month, many rumors began to surface regarding the Nikon withdrawal from the riflescope business. Claims state that once the current inventory of Nikon riflescope stock is gon...

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