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by FelixArchon
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Another Bear scenerio... Part 1
Replies: 16
Views: 2058

Honestly, I think the first thing I'd do is thank my lucky stars that I happened to be away from major population centers when TSHTF. In any P.A.W. scenario, I think the biggest danger is not going to be the weather, or the disaster, or even the zombies, it's going to be OTHER PEOPLE, who are not pr...
by FelixArchon
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What if...years after the start of the PAW
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

I'm with Spartan. When it comes to rejoining a civlization, I'm in, so long as they're reasonable about treating their people, and about respecting each other's persons, things, and freedoms. I'd walk through their doors with as few of my possessions as I think they'd believe I owned (they don't nee...
by FelixArchon
Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The Feds say that you need to store 10 days of supplies
Replies: 58
Views: 3999

[quote="TheLastRifleMan"]I really think this is something the media jumped on and spun to make it more "newsworthy".[/quote]

What?! Are you suggesting that the media might be propogating paranoia, simply to attract viewers?!!

I thought the Discovery Channel had that market cornered...
by FelixArchon
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iran nuclear programm
Replies: 150
Views: 12985

Yeah, I'd read about the use of fleas as carriers for disease, and think that's a great solution to the usual problem with bacterial warfare, which is the germ cultures dying while en route to the target. If I remember right, the Japanese use porcelain vessels filled with fleas; the porcelain would ...
by FelixArchon
Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Iran nuclear programm
Replies: 150
Views: 12985

I'm not in the field, but my understanding is that biological weapons are actually exceptionally difficult to deliver to a target effectively. Read this: http://www.bordeninstitute.army.mil/cwbw/default_index.htm Nanotechnology may eventually give rise to direct DNA manipulation techniques that allo...
by FelixArchon
Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Nobody there
Replies: 55
Views: 5423

I get set to roll out of town, but (once preparations are made) I doublecheck my back way out, and bug IN. Clean my guns. Sharpen my knives. Find a good book and take it easy for a while. I wait for developments. Armed and armored though I am, the LAST thing I want to do is be the only person moving...
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fark...listed this BOB site.
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

I like the "3" rules, and think that's a great way to set priorities. But I don't think that should be taken as the bottom line, because it ignores the long-term effects. Even after several hours freezing, all you'll need (barring pneumonia or extensive frostbite) is a few hours warmth to bounce bac...
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Off List Lowers In California
Replies: 33
Views: 1323

CA ain't so bad; most of the hardware I own, I bought while living there. When I was shooting there, I met a lot of guys at ranges who shot the Remington 700, or M1a, or some other rifle, which is a whole different creature from punching holes with an AR or AK. Those guys knew a hell of a lot about ...
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help Bear go car shopping... under 25K
Replies: 29
Views: 3100

Just my .02... I've got an '03 Toyota Tacoma 4-door, that I got "pre-owned" from a dealer, for about your price limit. Best car I've ever owned. I've put about 45K miles on it in two years, and my past experience with Toyotas leads me to believe that the bitch will run well past the 200K mark. Maybe...
by FelixArchon
Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: one "what if" to kill your time with...
Replies: 32
Views: 2722

I'm with Iocane on this one. (Love the handle, by the way.) This was a guy who was good enough to team up with; he had your back, you had his, and presumably he pulled his weight in getting the escape plan and cache set up. He deserves the benefit of his own foresight, which (theoretically at least)...
by FelixArchon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Weapons Mounted Lights
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Amateur or professional, there are certainly times when a weapon-mounted light could potentially be useful, for any number of reasons. But the simple fact is that you're exposing yourself in all directions, to be able to see a relatively small area. Professionals, by dint of training and experience,...
by FelixArchon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Weapons Mounted Lights
Replies: 56
Views: 2838

Just my .02... Weapon mounted lights are for professional soldiers and tac guys, who are tasked with going into dark places to kill people. For them, the darkenss is the enemy. But unless you're one of them, darkness is your friend. As has been pointed out, if you're in a tight spot in the dark, you...
by FelixArchon
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Duece & 1/2
Replies: 35
Views: 3152

:lol: That kicks ass.

You can't buy that kind of press.
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Aguila .22lr SSS Subsonic
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Yeah, I've gone through a pretty good part of a brick. For the most part, it works as advertised. No feed problems, but the only autoloader I used was a Walther P22, which will shoot anything. Most of the ammo went through a 50-year old single-shot Winchester Model 67, that will also shoot anything....
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Duece & 1/2
Replies: 35
Views: 3152

Thanks for the imput; most of the real steals are the government auctions, and I REALLY don't want to buy one of those. I'm sure that most of those have had every decent part pulled off them for the spare-parts bin. C'est la vie. I'm not so flush with cash that I'll buy three of them so I can get on...
by FelixArchon
Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Duece & 1/2
Replies: 35
Views: 3152

Duece & 1/2

Anyone have any experience buying or owning the older military 6x6 2.5 ton trucks (the M35 and its progeny)? Not practical at all for the day-to-day, but could be made into an RV from hell, and look like they can be had for cheap.

Anyone have any glory/horror stories?
by FelixArchon
Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The bridge is out!
Replies: 22
Views: 2274

Just my .02, but is this really worth all this trouble? Even if things were so desperate that you HAD to get across the river at a spot where there is no crossing? I'd guess that in any decent PAW, early attrition rates would reduce the population drastically, leaving plenty of unattended vehicles a...
by FelixArchon
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: siaga 20 gauge rewiew
Replies: 5
Views: 567

I own a saiga-12, modified with a manual bolt-lock, and to accept the AK-furniture (as compared to the sporter style that most come out of the box in). Got it at a gun show in Vegas for less than $400. It is a FANTASTIC shotgun, and for the price, is a far better buy than a SPAS-12 or a Benelli. The...
by FelixArchon
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sugar
Replies: 21
Views: 3978

Let me preface this with the assertion that I'm not a doctor, and anyone who self-treats - with or without my advice - does so at their own risk. That disclaimer having been made: Sugar and honey have been used in wound treatment since the ancient egyptians. (I don't have a link to offer off the top...
by FelixArchon
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: M14/M1A owners
Replies: 105
Views: 6505

New in the box in 2001.

Had a few thousand rounds through it by now, but the gun still outshoots my ability with it.
by FelixArchon
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: M14/M1A owners
Replies: 105
Views: 6505

I see this thread is a little old (I haven't been here for a few months), but can't help responding, especially since the discussion wandered a bit from the original post, re: purchase prices and whether users consider their M1As their go-to guns. I've got a Springfield M1A, NM, with a Bushnell 4-16...
by FelixArchon
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Battle Rifles
Replies: 62
Views: 5028

Okay; I admit I wasn't totally clear on my position on the euro rifles, and the relation to the -16 and the -14. Yes, the M-16 is exceptionally accurate, within the limitations of its ammunition. The 5.56, even with an above average shooter, doesn't have the ballistics to be an effective weapon beyo...
by FelixArchon
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Battle Rifles
Replies: 62
Views: 5028

When buying, just bear in mind the philosophies behind the designs. The AK-47: in WWI and WWII, Russians (from soldiers to peasants) were sent into battle unarmed, with instructions to wait for a guy who was armed to get shot, then pick up his weapon. Sometime later, people on high though it might b...
by FelixArchon
Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hola
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Hola

Hi all. Was referred to this site by a former colleague of mine, who found it during a period where he had far too much time on his hands. I've poked around here off an on for a while, figured I might as well join up and chime in. After all, networking might be important to survival when the dead ri...

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