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by Boris
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?
Replies: 41
Views: 3043

Re: Canvas vs Synthetic Tent: Canvas Best For The PAW?

Tent living would be a temporary solution. I couldn't see living in one long term.
by Boris
Tue May 31, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6615
Views: 1020190

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

Amazon.com has the older generation Surefire EB1 for $80 right now as everyone is clearing out for the new version. I have the original E1B that is still going strong, and this version gives you 200 lumens on high, and a secondary mode of 5 lumens. Pretty sure it's only on its second battery in like...
by Boris
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: heaviest blade YOU would carry on the trail/backpacking
Replies: 35
Views: 4032

Re: heaviest blade YOU would carry on the trail/backpacking

I'm definitely out of my "big knife" phase and am well into the "lighter is better" one. My every day knife is a Spyderco Paramilitary II, which also gets taken on hikes or camping. It's so light that it just gets taken everywhere. It's a little under 4 oz, has a fantastic blade and steel, and has s...
by Boris
Mon May 12, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Smartphone instead of a flashlight for EDC
Replies: 23
Views: 1196

Re: Smartphone instead of a flashlight for EDC

I don't use a flashlight app just for the fact that they all seemed kind of sketchy the last time I looked. They required a ton of permissions, and I've heard of some just being backdoors to get access to your phone, so I've avoided them. Maybe things have changed. I always carry a little flashlight...
by Boris
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First Pistol Purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 6582

Re: First Pistol Purchase

Previously I was having more success with the larger framed pistols like the Taurus over the Glock (if you check the more general thread I have going here for details on that: http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=109182 )... So now I'm a little confused which direction I should ...
by Boris
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Woobie
Replies: 19
Views: 2592

Re: Kifaru Woobie

74 or more wrote:How do you guys go about adding a woobie (or standard poncho liner) to your sleep system for extra warmth? Do you stuff it in the sleeping bag with you, roll it around, drape it over your sleeping bag, etc?
I usually just toss it in my sleeping bag.
by Boris
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Eagle Industries A III Large Assault Pack Review.
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

Re: Eagle Industries A III Large Assault Pack Review.

Wonderful pack, and a nice review. I'm confused as to why this bag seems to be vanishing. I've owned one for several years and taken on many varied types of outings. Through all of the abuse it basically looks brand new. The only real con I have against it is the lack of any internal organization. W...
by Boris
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent or Hammock in your BOB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Tent or Hammock in your BOB?

I have an ENO Doublenest and it was so worth it after a long, hard hike in the heat last summer. It has a place in my preps even with my tent, because it is such a morale booster. After your feet and muscles are sore from hiking all day, a Jacuzzi is about the only better thing I could think of than...
by Boris
Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Re-thinking (lightweight) shelter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Re-thinking (lightweight) shelter?

Rain gear is a good short term option, but if you're having to wait out weather for hours or days, a tarp to stand under would be very nice. Mine all rolled up is slightly smaller than a can of pringles, and fits easily in a pack. IMO, shelter beats rain gear. If there's a deluge, you're most likely...
by Boris
Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AAR - Power out no one in my building preps
Replies: 10
Views: 1289

Re: AAR - Power out no one in my building preps

I think your actions, and just this type of friendly, low-key response to these situations are the best ways to get average people interested in being a little more prepared.

Way to go!
by Boris
Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?
Replies: 37
Views: 4565

Re: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?

Waywatcher wrote: What weight of guns & ammo do you consider the sweet spot for Bugging-Out?
Sweet spot? The weight of my Glock 19, a few extra mags, and maybe a baggie with some loose rounds. Like others have said, this setup will cover most of my BO needs.
by Boris
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition
Replies: 2387
Views: 129628

Re: Firearms Chat: Stipple that, home edition

hoofibou wrote:I actually use to have a converted Saiga. I don't think I can ever get myself to buy another, unless the price goes back below $180 (uncoverted), when I originally purchased it. :(
I wouldn't count on seeing those kinds of prices ever again.
by Boris
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Paratipi review. 56k warning.
Replies: 36
Views: 18177

Re: Paratipi review. 56k warning.

I'm currently looking at purchasing a kifaru shelter for Christmas, this review helps a lot. For now it's split between the paratipi, sawtooth, and the four man tipi. I'm a Paratipi owner, and while I love mine, I do wish the stove was placed more toward the forward compartment. I think the Sawtoot...
by Boris
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I'd appreciate advice on what gun to buy next.
Replies: 33
Views: 4231

Re: I'd appreciate advice on what gun to buy next.

If I was you, I'd ask myself: -What will a .45 do that your 9mm Glock 17 won't? -What will a Lee Enfield do that your SKS won't? -What will an AR15 do that your SKS won't? I think the AR15 is probably the best out of those choices, and fulfills your requirements. But keep in mind that you're not jus...
by Boris
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Multiple handgun vs. handgun/rifle for bug-out or SHTF
Replies: 53
Views: 4463

Re: Multiple handgun vs. handgun/rifle for bug-out or SHTF

I could see something like a G19 and a G26 as a BUG. Same caliber, same mags. I wouldn't bother with different calibers and different makes, but that's me. I want simplicity and consistency. Also, why would you be carrying a rifle and a shotgun in addition to a handgun? That's a heavy loadout. Shotg...
by Boris
Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7442
Views: 345555

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Picked up 2 boxes of Federal Match .22 bulk pack yesterday. First time I've seen those in at least a year.

Last week I managed to get 300 rounds of .22, and 2 100rd boxes of Winchester 9mm. I foresee a range trip soon.
by Boris
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Worst knife you ever owned?
Replies: 38
Views: 6335

Re: Worst knife you ever owned?

Some Gerber folder with a tanto blade (never again...). It didn't keep an edge for long, and I never could get it decently sharp again. The steel was awful. Honorable mention to the CRKT M16 (with plastic handle). Sticky opening that never seems to smooth out, and the blade was the most out-of-cente...
by Boris
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat.....Sans catchy title
Replies: 2378
Views: 84175

Re: Firearms Chat.....Sans catchy title

0122358 wrote:So I had emailed customer service for CMP to ask how they wanted to see my proof...pretty uch they just said throw them in the envelope :lol:
I just scanned mine and sent them through email.
by Boris
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: State of Decay
Replies: 137
Views: 18104

Re: State of Decay

It's official, SOD has passed Microsoft Certification and will be available on Xbox Live June 5th!

http://undeadlabs.com/2013/06/news/6-5-13/
by Boris
Mon May 20, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Guns you will never sell
Replies: 54
Views: 4098

Re: Guns you will never sell

I've only sold one gun, and I don't have any regrets about it. There's no plans to sell any more, but I know I could never sell the Remington 1100 and Browning BL-22 that belonged to my Grandfather. They were the first guns I shot and I have some great memories attached to them. The dream is to pass...
by Boris
Mon May 06, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Thinking about getting a .45
Replies: 71
Views: 6754

Re: Thinking about getting a .45

At $400, you'll get a lot more gun if you go for a used .357 than scraping the bottom barrel of .45s, IMO.
by Boris
Mon May 06, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Anyone know any good places for camping in Wyoming
Replies: 11
Views: 3737

Re: Anyone know any good places for camping in Wyoming

Vedauwoo is a pretty great place to camp. I've stayed there, and even recommended it to a friend who made the trip out there just to camp there and he loved it. It's about halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie on I-80. Should take about 2 hours or so from Denver, depending on I-25 traffic. The rock f...
by Boris
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms CHAT, the whateverth
Replies: 2388
Views: 51717

Re: Firearms CHAT, the whateverth

0122358 wrote:
ETA:...i fingered a Sig 9mm 226...im in love...
I remember looking at one about 3-4 years ago, and it was $600 new. Ugh, if only I could go back and get it. I have a 220 and I love it, but I want a bunch of other Sigs as well.
by Boris
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Are you good with what you have ?
Replies: 68
Views: 2716

Re: Are you good with what you have ?

Having gone to one income as well, I understand the feeling. Fortunately, I really have more firearms, magazines, and ammunition than I really need. Ammo is in the thousands for 5.56, 9mm, .22, with close to a thousand for .30-06 (Garand) and .45. I recently just upgraded my 10/22, so I really feel ...

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