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by procyon
Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Tianjin, China
Replies: 37
Views: 3102

Re: Explosion in Tianjin, China

Apparently - not sure if this has been posted yet - highly reactive rainfall has started since the explosion. Described as a white foam which causes contact burns. NaCN degrades to HCN (hydrogen cyanide) and NaOH (sodium hydroxide, or lye). So caustic 'rain' wouldn't be impossible if huge amounts o...
by procyon
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Tianjin, China
Replies: 37
Views: 3102

Re: Explosion in Tianjin, China

Sodium cyanide is not explosive but it is water soluble. Obviously not good. Not exactly accurate. As a chemical engineer, NaCN is a strong base and very reactive. CO2 in air will react with it to create HCN (hydrogen cyanide). A fire will produce a lot of CO2 and the heat will speed this reaction....
by procyon
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.
Replies: 29
Views: 1720

Re: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.

gun toting monkeyboy wrote:I have yet to find anything that will cycle with CB caps. However, with a longer barreled rifle, they are quieter than most pellet guns. And they will reliably kill rabbits out to about 20 yards.
Try a revolver. They don't mind them at all...
by procyon
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: A Journey Into Getting Healthy
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: A Journey Into Getting Healthy

Your blood sugar numbers look pretty close to perfect from here man. Way to go. BP and HR is awesome. Range is pretty much what you expect from runners. The only thing I would caution, as I have seen it take down a lot of folks trying to get healthy. You can't ignore your age, just because you feel ...
by procyon
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: A Journey Into Getting Healthy
Replies: 9
Views: 2239

Re: A Journey Into Getting Healthy

Woods Walker wrote:New body weight low of 228.

Today's stats.

BP 107/76

Blood sugar this morning. That's down 201 points from my previous high fasting number.

Being fit inside also counts.
Very nice. Way to go. :clap:
by procyon
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.
Replies: 29
Views: 1720

Re: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.

There are some super quiet .22 rounds called Colibri by Aguila. I got a brick of those some years back. They do a pretty good job, so long as you don't expect to much from them. They are louder than most pellet guns. They aren't LR loud, but I can hear the boys using them to hunt frogs along the cr...
by procyon
Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Finally Did It!
Replies: 31
Views: 3124

Re: Finally Did It!

Very nice. I envy your green peppers. They simply refuse to grow well on my farm. And good luck with the chickens. They aren't terribly hard to raise. Just make sure you have a good coop. With that pond, I would be very suprised if you don't have a healthy population of raccoons. And they can tear u...
by procyon
Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.
Replies: 29
Views: 1720

Re: The usefulness of the 22 autoloder, or lack thereof.

As a hunting arm, it can be used on small game sure, but ammo generally doesn't expand, short sight radius, make it also a poor choice. Which could all be said about the .38 Spl. Or pretty much all pistols you would want to pack around on a bug out. But I would take a decent .22LR rifle over (nearl...
by procyon
Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Matchlock Build
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Matchlock Build

I would say to stay away from steel BB's. To much of a chance that they could lodge going down the barrel and end up with a problem. With your 10-15 grain loads, I doubt you would blow the barrel. But tearing up your pan, getting hot gases in the face, and/or a bulged barrel are still not good thing...
by procyon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Question about Caching ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Question about Caching ammo?

If the car isn't an option, my next choice would be to put it in my BOL. If I didn't have an actual place that was my BOL, that would be my next priority instead of an ammo stash that I would get but have nowhere to go with. I'm not trying to be snarky. I would just be more concerned about that than...
by procyon
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Question about Caching ammo?
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Question about Caching ammo?

Smash05 wrote:I'm looking at maybe 100 rounds of pistol ammo and 50 rds of shotgun ammo. I've got the container,
That is about what I carry in the trunk of the car, and behind the seat in the pickup.
Which is where I would store it for that amount. Fairly safe from moisture, and should be easy enough to access.
by procyon
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1698

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

PP and PE are not going to produce lethal fumes in most situations where they are burned.
Pure PS is also safe, but most PS products also contain copolymers that will produce HCN - so I would avoid burning any sizable quantities of it.
by procyon
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wool Blankets: correct use and sizing for summer camping?
Replies: 5
Views: 730

Re: Wool Blankets: correct use and sizing for summer camping

It's usually a mistake not to have a sleeping pad so my advice is to pack one. You always want something between you and the ground if you have the option. Even if it is just plastic sheet with leaves/grass piled underneath. As for how big the blanket should be, that pretty much depends on how big ...
by procyon
Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Now I have to decide if I think I need the FCD or if the four-die set's roll/taper crimp die will do it.
The roll crimper should be fine, so long as you are sure to check your case length periodically.
Factory crimp dies are nice, but not usually necessary for what I consider 'normal' shooting.
by procyon
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Having a devil of a time finding 44Spl locally. I -could- order it, but IL means silly games with photocopies of ID...might be time to pick up a set of dies. I would definitely recommend it. And a case trimmer / neck reamer. Getting cheap .44 mag brass and then cut them down. In fact, I probably ha...
by procyon
Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.
Replies: 22
Views: 1698

Re: Plastic to fuel: A thousand years of gas.

I wouldn't start burning untreated plastics as a fuel.
Several types of plastic, particularly PVC, will produce hydrogen cyanide when burned in proper conditions.
If it happens, you will likely be dead before you realize something is wrong.
by procyon
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 12258

Re: What was your first pistol?

First one I bought was a replica of a Rem 1858 .44 C&B Revolver.
It was fun to shoot. although a huge pain to clean.
It also got me hooked on carrying revolvers while out and about on the farm.
by procyon
Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Apocalypse training in WV
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Apocalypse training in WV

Nice.
If you haven't put this in as an entry over on the Summer MBO Contest, you should.

And as you figured out, you never have enough wood.
Even if you have some left over when you are done, cache it for the next time you go out.
by procyon
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Blue Loc-Tite ought to hold the front sight tower on a shotgun under recoil, right ? The shotgun (Tristar Raptor ATAC) I got in trade had a really loose front sight and I couldn't find my red Loc-Tite anywhere (it's somewhere in my tool drawer, I just don't know exactly where), so I put a couple dr...
by procyon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:I damn near did a stupid thing last night.

I almost traded my newest shotgun for a Taurus Judge. :oops:

Thankfully, I stopped myself before it was too late and also that the guy wanting to trade found another gun instead.
I like .410's.
I will never own a Judge.
by procyon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

A .22 caliber rifle with similar characteristics as a subsonic single shot .22, but fewer restrictions on reloading? Very appealing. ...About the rimfire reloading kits, I've seen a few and they seem janky as all hell. Ground up match heads? Really? Why don't you get a LA .357/.38? Easy and cheap t...
by procyon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 103529

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Just wanted to post an update in here. I bought that Remington 770 a few months ago because I got the rifle for free with the purchase of about 200rds of factory ammo. We'll I just want to say this POS lives up to it's really REALLY shitty reputation. First thing that happened is the bolt lock brok...
by procyon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: June-August ZS Postal Match
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: June-August ZS Postal Match

If you want to make it an informal standing match, I can probably talk my family into it. And with my oldest girl back for a bit, I should actually be able to get these targets scanned in and sent. :) OK, I'm in! :clap: Chatted with the family and they are on board with it. We hope to get out Frida...
by procyon
Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: June-August ZS Postal Match
Replies: 17
Views: 1327

Re: June-August ZS Postal Match

If you want to make it an informal standing match, I can probably talk my family into it.
And with my oldest girl back for a bit, I should actually be able to get these targets scanned in and sent.
:)

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