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by raptor
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Personal Experiences
Topic: 49 Days At Sea
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: 49 Days At Sea

What I do not understand is where/how he got freshwater. That and the need to build a cooking fire.
by raptor
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock barrels question.
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: Glock barrels question.

They both have lifetime warranties.

I have never seen the logic in coating stainless steel anything. If the SS needs coating you are using the wrong grade of SS for the application.

Save the $40.

My $.02
by raptor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: One of my BOLs is down
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: One of my BOLs is down

Sounds like more of a design/ engineering and install flaw than anything else. My $.02.
by raptor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Manual transmissions even in sports cars are so rare that they are almost considered anti theft devices.

😁
by raptor
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Want to waste some time? Go try to find a car made after 2010 that has crank down manual windows and manual locks that is not a Jeep CJ or a truck.
by raptor
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 231

Re: Guy in the middle of nowhere loses his BOV to fire?!!!

Yeah, all the gear and preps we have in the vehicle are in a spot you cannot get to if there's no power. Ooopsie! I'm still not sure what to do about that. That problem (needing power to open anything) is actually pretty common in cars today. In a few cars getting locked in is possible. https://mcg...
by raptor
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters

I am going to mention an incident that re-enforces the validity of my statement #1 & #2. After the darkest days Katrina when I picked up my missing pieces sufficiently. I felt overwhelmed and disgusted with the whole thing. I was not a happy camper. I was angry at a lot of things and trying to figur...
by raptor
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Eight Characteristics of People Who Prevailed in Disasters

These are interesting articles. Unless you have lived though a major disaster it is difficult to understand the emotions involved and their toll on both the survivors and the first responders. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129482180 In 2008 and 2009, the rate of suicide was a...
by raptor
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

Come on gang this thread already takes hours to read. Please do not turn this into a chat thread. If you want to continue this discussion set up a new thread and I will move the conversation over to it.

Thank you. Staying on topic will be appreciated.
by raptor
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Why You should Avoid flood Waters

I posted this in the other thread but don't be this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXUQ5z0ASCQ There have been several First Responders killed in the last few years during floods doing similar dumb stuff. No one is immune to laws of physics just because they are wearing a particular uniform or...
by raptor
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why You should Avoid flood Waters
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Why You should Avoid flood Waters

Urban flooding is not like walking around in a pool or going to the beach. There are many dangers that lurk under the murky and most often contaminated water. Balls of Floating Fire Ants. If you run into this ball walking or in a boat they will immediately scramble onto you. They will also be very p...
by raptor
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

I think the initial thought is like the 'leave your car unlocked so they won't break the window'. If you try to stop looting you'll just start a riot and instead of the end result being an empty store you'll have a burned down store. The building probably is worth more than the contents so they wan...
by raptor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

It would be covered. The justification was the extra danger posed by stopping the looters. The property damage policy may want the looting stopped but the GL carrier will not want anyone hurt on the property. Couple that with the bad PR that comes with shooting looters and it can be reasonabl. That ...
by raptor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 410

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

Personally I prefer the .50 cal cans. the several plastic ones I tried did not work as well so I used to bring ammo to the range since they are a lighter. BTW a storage suggestion. Buckets used to store pool chlorine tablets can hold a lot of ammo. It is my understanding (not that I ever do this mys...
by raptor
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!
Replies: 1304
Views: 153425

Re: Bugging Out to Wal-Mart, Costco, Sams Club: No!

It would take sense that liability issues, social media grilling, wider threats of boycott, and maybe feeling the police are more useful elsewhere, all played a part. Also, at this point what is done is done. Prevention is needed. Once prevention fails, maybe just let the police do other things? My...
by raptor
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

The Cajun Navy FB page linked above has some interesting videos. Thankfully this storm seems to have caused a lot less damage than feared. That said it is still dropping a lot of rain on the area. The flooding risk from this is likely to linger. The reported 30+/- inches of rain in 24 hours would be...
by raptor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

The good news is that Florence is weakening and will continue to weaken. The bad news is that it is slowing down and stalling. So while the winds are weaker the slow storm means that the area will exposed for a longer period to these winds and rain. The rain especially can dump massive amounts of wa...
by raptor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

A live feed from Frying Pan Shoals off the coast.




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by raptor
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Windy.com also has a smart phone app. I use it all the timesonce it also shows wind speed and direct at various altitudes as well as rain. Some good news the disturbance in the GOM did not intensify and will hit land today. That and Florence is down to a CAT 2 still bad but it is weakening. Hopefull...
by raptor
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2229

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

Ships are safe at sea because they are steaming away from the storm and not into it. A ship typically can be 500 miles north of the storm path within 24 hours and every 24 hours be an additional 500 miles further away from the storm path. If they leave timely they will not experience force 7 + condi...
by raptor
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2229

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

The safest place for ships is at sea steaming away from the storm. This is the normal response on the maritime to any storm.
by raptor
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Except Houston does not have gators. Could make for some interesting times for people that get in to the flood waters. Technically this just south of the Houston city line but close enough. :mrgreen: https://patch.com/texas/meyerland/hurricane-harvey-houston-floods-dredge-alligators-snakes-fire-ant...
by raptor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2018 Hurricane Season
Replies: 83
Views: 2229

Re: 2018 Hurricane Season

We see some of that same complaints about no flood insurance. My comment is that if you want to live on a barrier island or some other area that is prone to storm surge buy a boat and live on it.
by raptor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 85
Views: 1458

Re: Atlantic tropics....

I moved to the Raleigh area 2 years ago with my family. This all looks intimidating, but I have all my California earthquake preps with us, so hopefully we should be fine. Stay safe, everyone! Raleigh is immune to the wort part of a hurricane which is the storm surge. You should prep for an extende...

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