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by boskone
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New BOV
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: New BOV

Congrats on both the new (to you) BOV and on the color! I'm a firm believer that vehicles should not blend into bad weather (wet pavement, fog, snow, etc). So I guess you like Ford's new "Saber" color? That ain't blending into anything. (Actually, despite my usual--and to my artist mother's disgust...
by boskone
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlight Needed - picky specifics
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Keychain Flashlight Needed - picky specifics

I have a Nitecore Tube of which I'm very fond. Actually, I have two; one on my keychain, one in my EDC bag. Click on, but firm enough I've never had it turn on by accident. It also has the peculiar, though dubiously useful, characteristic of acting like a power outage light. That is, if you turn it ...
by boskone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 223
Views: 20499

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Just another update. The gf has been out on medical. She got hurt on the job and has been out for a month or so now, with st least another month out. I only got to spend a few hours up at the property this weeks. I measured the trailer that I’m going to turn into a dump trailer to see how long I wa...
by boskone
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Have you compared an XD mag to the Ruger SR9 mag or Glock mags? There might be a simple way to get them to work; maybe as simple as cutting a slot in one. ETA: Looking at photos of the two side-by-side I think modifying the Ruger SR9 magwell to work would be pretty simple. The XD mags are the same ...
by boskone
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Official ZS DEBTSQUAD: BODY COUNT thread.
Replies: 354
Views: 45637

Re: The Official ZS DEBTSQUAD: BODY COUNT thread.

On Minimalism: 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own Humble Dollar: Out on a Lim I came across these today. I don't know about anyone else, but they speak to me. I have to wonder if 4. While 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them an...
by boskone
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Zed Hunter wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:13 am
I'll just stick to my camp carbine.
Those are really nice in general, but getting kinda scarce on the ground (people seem to keep hold of 'em for some reason), and the PC9's takedown is attractive.

If Marlin put 'em back out in a takedown, I think the PC9 would have a strong contender.
by boskone
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Cool. Thanks for the link, NT2C. You guys really aren't helping with my budgetary self-restraint with all this PC9 talk. :p I'm supposed to be the bad influence, not the badly influenced! (I've more-or-less accidentally convinced probably a half-dozen people to buy various guns.) Dude, if I'm ever ...
by boskone
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

You guys really aren't helping with my budgetary self-restraint with all this PC9 talk. :p

I'm supposed to be the bad influence, not the badly influenced! (I've more-or-less accidentally convinced probably a half-dozen people to buy various guns.)
by boskone
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Interesting video on prepper lockpicks
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Interesting video on prepper lockpicks

I've recently been watching Bosnianbill on Youtube, and have found his video pretty informative about lock technologies and lockpicking. Anyway, someone asked him about simple prepper locks, and he put out a video on it . He emphasizes "bypass" tools--things that'll work against most common locks wi...
by boskone
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

I'm not sure my huffing and puffing was productive. It's supposed rain pretty much all day tomorrow.
by boskone
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

Coitus! Coitus! and double coitus! Grumble, grumble, grumble. It looks more like the TX area based upon the current weather maps, but GOM folks heads up! https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/tafb_latest/WATL_latest.gif Since I'm right in the path, I hope you'll forgive me for trying to blow it over your way. I...
by boskone
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 223
Views: 20499

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Cool. So you just leave the combs with honey and brood alone, and decap the honey-only ones?
by boskone
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 223
Views: 20499

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Halfapint wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:33 pm
boskone wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:38 pm
(No apologies at all for wanting to use you as a guinea pig. :D)
hahaha we'll I've been beekeeping for 10 years, but we've been neglecting it over the last 4 years or so due to the property and such. I'll get some pictures and such to post up.
Curses...foiled again!

Thanks. :)
by boskone
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Halfapint's Getting Some Land
Replies: 223
Views: 20499

Re: Halfapint's Getting Some Land

Would you guys like to see in here pictures of our beekeeping adventures? The gf has been thinking of starting a YT channel to document the bees. She does FB live videos and her friends seem to love it. I would. When I get land I'm hoping for a mix of hives and cattle for an ag exemption, so I'm al...
by boskone
Thu May 30, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: an Australian How to guide to prepping...thoughts?

Sounds like a cool project. If I remember right, ZS used to have a wiki; I don't recall it being heavily populated, though. I might initially lay your document out as an outline, for overall organizational purposes. E.g. just off the top of my head: 0. Definitions and overview 1. Threat Assessments ...
by boskone
Tue May 28, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4255
Views: 203680

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Regarding at least the rare earths, there's an Australian company looking to open a refinery here in the US . Turns out we export rare earths to Chinese refineries. If it goes through rare earth would be more expensive, but on the other hand I think an increase in price would be worth a domestic sou...
by boskone
Sun May 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

If the front sight is too wide for your taste, you can always replace it with a National Match version. https://www.ammogarand.com/m1-garand-m14-national-match-front-sight-sa-0114062.html Fulton Armory has a lot of Garand parts & accessories. I knew about both of those sites, yet never thought to l...
by boskone
Sat May 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

Somewhat humorously, someone was leaving the range with a lever when I showed up this morning. Beautiful gun: brass receiver, octagonal barrel, nice red looked like walnut furniture, and a ladder sight. Pretty sure, not certain, it was a Henry with an aftermarket rear sight. While picking my brass,...
by boskone
Sat May 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

Somewhat humorously, someone was leaving the range with a lever when I showed up this morning. Beautiful gun: brass receiver, octagonal barrel, nice red looked like walnut furniture, and a ladder sight. Pretty sure, not certain, it was a Henry with an aftermarket rear sight. While picking my brass,...
by boskone
Sat May 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Got back from my first range trip with the Garand. On the whole, I'm happy with it. No Garand thumb; having unsmashed digits is a good thing in my book. It never did snap fully closed after loading, I had to give the lever a smack each time. Apparently that's not unusual, so I'm unconcerned. No issu...
by boskone
Sat May 25, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine
Replies: 35
Views: 1126

Re: Lever Action vs. Revolving Carbine

Somewhat humorously, someone was leaving the range with a lever when I showed up this morning. Beautiful gun: brass receiver, octagonal barrel, nice red looked like walnut furniture, and a ladder sight. Pretty sure, not certain, it was a Henry with an aftermarket rear sight. While picking my brass, ...
by boskone
Fri May 24, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

My wife just came in and handed me a .380 HST round she found clunking around in the dryer. :shock: It must have come from a pair of my sweats (I usually carry my LCP II in my sweats with a full mag but nothing chambered and chamber one if going outside the house, then top off the mag with the loos...
by boskone
Fri May 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: In home cash reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: In home cash reserve

I think both have their place. I keep more in savings, so it grows a bit. It's also in a "firewalled" account (unlinked to any other account, no "pay overdrafts from savings" or direct transfers), because I'm paranoid about identity theft. (Which is also why I have multiple checking accounts, to max...
by boskone
Wed May 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm
Replies: 906
Views: 31971

Re: Firearms Chat 6: Year of the 10mm

Brownell's has their 10/22 components on sale. Really, really tempted to buy a receiver and put together a custom 10/22 takedown. I should be a good boy, though, and not blow money on a .22 rifle I don't need. ...any of you Texas guys interested in a lightly-used 10/22? :D The sale has it their inv...

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