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by TheMonkeyMan
Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Instead of rice....
Replies: 26
Views: 1399

Re: Instead of rice....

Quinoa. It's like rice but better in every way and tastes nothing like rice, doesn't get gummy or sticky, is amazingly good for you, and is delicious, especially if you use a can of vegetable stock to cook it in. Put 1 can vegetable stock in your pot. Then fill the can with quinoa and put that in. ...
by TheMonkeyMan
Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Spears, bows, and a knife from Tanzania *Pic heavy*
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Spears, bows, and a knife from Tanzania *Pic heavy*

Ok now that I do some thinking these came to Canada in 77 or 78. The bows have been left strung the entire time, and not oiled. They are dry as bone and are now wall hangers only. Not to mention the strings have not been waxed and seem brittle. Finding someone "in the know" to appraise them may prov...
by TheMonkeyMan
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Spears, bows, and a knife from Tanzania *Pic heavy*
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Spears, bows, and a knife from Tanzania *Pic heavy*

A few things my grandparents brought back from working on an agriculture project in Maasai country. There are a few others but they are at my parents farm until I am able to pick them up. http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/749/img2515j.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://img690...
by TheMonkeyMan
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

AUA wrote: [Check the department vehicles to see if it'll work, and if possible, salvage supplies from them]
[Head back inside]
[Move out on foot]
[Other]
Head back inside before I attract attention. Must be a motor pool office close by. I'll find a few more sets of keys and get back out there.

TMM
by TheMonkeyMan
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

You figure that it'll make more sense to bug in than to bug out with what you have on-hand right now; with a destination in mind, you can make the shotshell count work, but wandering around downtown seems to be statistically unsound to you. The front door is not an option. The back exit could work,...
by TheMonkeyMan
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

[Find that vehicle and get moving]

The city I live near only has a pop of 180k. I live in a small town of 1600 that sits 15 miles out of city limits. I can get there from any route out of the city.

18 loads of 00 will be fine to get me home. There I have more weapons and much ammo.

TMM
by TheMonkeyMan
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

[Turn the shotgun from the horizontal to the vertical, to give you an opportunity to smash him in the face with the muzzle end and/or to fire, if necessary]

Where there is one there is likely more. End it quietly if you can, but don't give up the option of ending it decisively.

TMM
by TheMonkeyMan
Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

[Turn around, holding the shotgun in front of you; it should be a decent obstacle and will let you unbalance the person to escape] Hope this will give me a precious second to assess the situation and also leaves the butt stroke option open. Last thing I want to do is shoot a cop in a building that m...
by TheMonkeyMan
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")
Replies: 102
Views: 3748

Re: Interactive Scenario (AKA "Writer's Purgatory")

I'd like to get in on this. [Attempt to reach the parking lot out back while looking for the keys to a cruiser] With a slight alteration, a quick look at the dead in the station for personal car keys. Grab keys with keyless entry or remote start for easy serching. Reason being that my wife and kid a...
by TheMonkeyMan
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Reasons I should buy a MK22 SCAR instead of 3 Ruger 10/22's
Replies: 48
Views: 2663

Re: Reasons I should buy a MK22 SCAR instead of 3 Ruger 10/2

Aren't the Type 97 still listed as prohibited here? We almost had them but the trigger group went full auto. As for the S&W MP 22 rifle it is restricted here. The price of the gun that Klenzer listed is close to the price of the tactical Ruger 10/22 up here so I say if it is non restricted get it. ...
by TheMonkeyMan
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Reasons I should buy a MK22 SCAR instead of 3 Ruger 10/22's
Replies: 48
Views: 2663

Re: Reasons I should buy a MK22 SCAR instead of 3 Ruger 10/2

Yeah, OP is in Cantada. "Can't have this , can't have this ..." :lol: (We have to make fun of them because they can get Norinco M-14s for like $400.) Don't forget, we can get Tavors... and Type 97 rifles... and cheap SA-58s... and my 870 and my AR are class 3 weapons down there. Not saying I agree ...
by TheMonkeyMan
Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey from Up North - Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Hey from Up North - Canada

Greetings. Where about are you?

TMM
by TheMonkeyMan
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: manual or automatic
Replies: 148
Views: 3146

Re: manual or automatic

Actually, one of my most enjoyable vehicles to drive has two sticks. Fun? Yes. However, two sticks and no syncros means your average person (even someone who has experience with a typical manual transmission) is going to have a hell of a time with it. http://home.comcast.net/~paul810/sabrock.jpg Sp...
by TheMonkeyMan
Sun May 23, 2010 5:42 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Winter greenhouse
Replies: 3
Views: 722

Winter greenhouse

The wife and I were looking at options for winter greenhouses in the frozen north. Stumbled upon this http://gov.mb.ca/agriculture/research/ardi/projects/04-534.html and would love to scale it down a bit and give it a try. Would need some form of backup heat but that would not be too hard to rig. Th...
by TheMonkeyMan
Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The $50k Doomsday Disaster Shelter
Replies: 41
Views: 3358

Re: The $50k Doomsday Disaster Shelter

Im in the scam camp. Besides the blatant BS of the whole deal, built any big concrete structures lately, especially buried and hardened ones? My guess for build and stock time with no major problems (there are always major problems) would be 2 years. That is just to get materials and contractors all...
by TheMonkeyMan
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What are the dangers in your particular area?
Replies: 48
Views: 1206

Re: What are the dangers in your particular area?

Not much where I am. In a town of 1300, 25Km of open prairie farmland from any city. Weather in summer and winter can get dangerous. Crime is almost nonexistent, I dont tend to lock car or house. Power loss happens and frequently due to steel induction furnaces in the city but almost never a loss fo...
by TheMonkeyMan
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sick With H1N1.....My Experiences So Far
Replies: 30
Views: 995

Re: Sick With H1N1.....My Experiences So Far

The wife and the six month old baby boy have been sick for a week now. Bad fatigue, cough, runny nose, headache, and a mild fever. Have no idea if this is H1N1 but we have been keeping a close eye on it. Ive managed to get away with only fatigue bit of a cough and some headaches. Im told that it can...
by TheMonkeyMan
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newest Newbiest Newb
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Newest Newbiest Newb

Welcome!
by TheMonkeyMan
Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 200

Re: Greetings from Canada

Welcome to the both of you! And at last another Saskanite.

TMM
by TheMonkeyMan
Sat Apr 04, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: (relatively) depression-safe job.
Replies: 85
Views: 3429

Re: (relatively) depression-safe job.

Most Gov gigs if you can get them. Yes I work for The Man. Well at least I work for a "Crown Corp.", or corporation owned by the Provincial Government. I am unionized labour in the industry of moving people and things, or bus driver for short. I see my job as being fairly secure because it has been ...
by TheMonkeyMan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition prices: Who's being greedy here?
Replies: 37
Views: 757

Re: Ammunition prices: Who's being greedy here?

The way I see it is ammo is the same as most any other product now that manufactures have the prices up there and they know that people will pay, it will stay up there. Even if demand drops by say 20%, if falling input costs have pushed profit margins up 40% what do they care? Less work, logistics a...
by TheMonkeyMan
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New toy! (with pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: New toy! (with pics)

Congrats! I love my M&P40. Have only been able to put about 2K rounds down the pipe but its my go to gun at the moment. Do the full-cap mags still have the crappy fragile floor plates? The ten rounders feel like they will break in half every time they hit the floor on a mag change.
by TheMonkeyMan
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Economic collapse imminent? Report your "ground truth" here.
Replies: 340
Views: 13750

Re: Economic collapse imminent? Report your "ground truth" here.

Here at the heart of the Canadian prairies things have not gotten bad at all yet. Our banks are in fine shape, they stayed a little more sane in their lending in the last ten years. The only big job losses have been slow downs in the oil sector and a large American call center that went bust. Other ...
by TheMonkeyMan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Quebec, Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Hello from Quebec, Canada

Hello from Regina, Sask!

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