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by roOism
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Long term goal, going off-grid.
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: Long term goal, going off-grid.

Indeed, thanks! It's where I grew up, so happy to finally be moving back home.
by roOism
Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Long term goal, going off-grid.
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: Long term goal, going off-grid.

Well then, just had a job up in Idaho Fall into my lap. There goes this plan.
by roOism
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Fallout 4......
Replies: 440
Views: 34346

Re: Fallout 4......

I've been a huge Bethesda fan for a long time, and FO3 was one of my favorite games. This one was fun, but eh, like others it just couldn't keep me interested. I like open world games, but I like a good story too, and there was just no attachment to any of the characters. It just felt way too tediou...
by roOism
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Long term goal, going off-grid.
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Re: Long term goal, going off-grid.

The northern climate is way different compared to the Phoenix area. It's currently 108 at 7pm here, and only 85 in Snowflake, which is the General vicinity we're looking at. Farming wise we're thinking chickens, goats, perhaps pigs, and then whatever type of produce we could grow. Thinking about aqu...
by roOism
Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Long term goal, going off-grid.
Replies: 17
Views: 1751

Long term goal, going off-grid.

So a good buddy and I are in a similar situation in life, both country boys stuck in urban sprawl looking for a way out. We've been talking about purchasing some property up north to eventually build on, do some small scale farming, and try to live quasi-self sufficiently. We've been looking at some...
by roOism
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Is my barrel hosed?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Is my barrel hosed?

I haven't actually shot it yet. I don't really have a need for another if this one isn't functional. This was my dad's bump in the night gun, and I won't be taking it out regularly, I just don't want it to explode on me.
by roOism
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Is my barrel hosed?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: Is my barrel hosed?

Ya it's been cleaned, it's pitted like that pretty much the length of the barrel.
by roOism
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Is my barrel hosed?
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Is my barrel hosed?

When my dad retired a few months ago he gave me his old Stevens Model 940 12 Gauge shotgun. It hasn't been shot in probably 20 years. When I took a look there was a fair amount of pitting in the barrel. Tried to take a picture with my phone. This is more sentimental than anything, so it may just end...
by roOism
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?
Replies: 126
Views: 8701

Re: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?

Stopped into Bass Pro yesterday on my way home, looked like business as usual. They had plenty of .223/5.56 in stock. Pretty good foot traffic but nothing outside the norm. I wonder if the shock of the talking heads has started to wear off, it seems like last time there was a big whoop-de-doo in the...
by roOism
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?
Replies: 126
Views: 8701

Re: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?

I picked up a M&P Sporter II today, wouldn't call it a panic buy per se as I've been eyeballing one for awhile, but given the current climate I figured why wait. Sportsmans had 5 in stock and plenty of other AR type rifles. Picked up a few Pmags, they had plenty in stock, although after the sale the...
by roOism
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock Bling
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: Glock Bling

http://www.glockmeister.com/Slide-Cover ... oducts/81/

This guy is in my town, haven't actually been into see his store yet.
by roOism
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?
Replies: 49
Views: 4317

Re: You're at work. Things go bad. What would you do?

My wife and I work together, which is handy. Our baby is at a sitter we are good friends with, about 6 miles away. Earthquakes and Tornadoes pretty much won't happen here unless some apocalyptic world shattering mojo goes down. Pretty much a major widespread power outage is the only disaster that wo...
by roOism
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 10 vehicles shot on I-10 in Phoenix over the last few weeks.
Replies: 4
Views: 531

10 vehicles shot on I-10 in Phoenix over the last few weeks.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/09/arizona-authorities-say-ten-vehicles-possibly-hit-by-gunfire-along-stretch/ Not all 10 are confirmed to be gunshots, and luckily no one yet seriously injured (young girl got a small cut from broken glass). I was on that stretch of highway on my motorcycle last w...
by roOism
Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: PAW YouTube Library
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: PAW YouTube Library

Going to fill in the post after work, but one that comes immediately to mind is this video I came across years back. How to make a smoke bomb. The output on this thing is fantastic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdo2m0-o7Oo Concerning the power issue. Videos don't need to be played on a big screen...
by roOism
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Motorcycles
Replies: 73
Views: 7975

Re: Motorcycles

Thread Necro 2.0! So I've been riding almost daily now for about 18 months, done a few 200 mile daytrips with my FIL, etc... And absolutely love the bike (Ninja 650). So now my wife and I have decided to move back up to Idaho where I'm from, within the next few years. I don't want to get rid of the ...
by roOism
Fri May 01, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 203998

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

In the process of purchasing my parent's house whilst they're purchasing a retirement property up north. They're downsizing and left the majority of their food storage and shelving to me. I'm still unpacking so haven't inventoried and organized yet, at rough estimate I have about 270 #10 cans of var...
by roOism
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7286
Views: 275346

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

650 Rounds of .22LR, now I need to look at buying a gun.
by roOism
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Paris, France - Islamist Terror Attack on satirical magazine
Replies: 105
Views: 6249

Re: Paris, France - Islamist Terror Attack on satirical maga

Another officer murdered and a civilian shot trying to subdue the attacker.

http://conservativepost.com/new-jihad-a ... licewoman/
by roOism
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Scout Rifle, or...
Replies: 52
Views: 4630

Re: Scout Rifle, or...

I haven't done so with mine so I don't know what modification is required if any, but I have seen regular scopes mounted to the GSR. What are you planning on using this rifle for?

http://huntandshoot.com.au/wp-content/u ... _gsr-3.jpg
by roOism
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 582
Views: 76248

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Store brand hummus.

1 week past use by date, smelled normal, looked normal, put a tiny bit on a cracker and just barely put a bit to my tongue. Instant overwhelming moldy flavor, horrible wretching and gagging follows. Had to use mouthwash for a few minutes to clear away the gagging.

:gonk:
by roOism
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2015 goals
Replies: 34
Views: 2140

Re: 2015 goals

Reduce debt.
by roOism
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Tent recommendations for a Small Family.
Replies: 16
Views: 3155

Re: Tent recommendations for a Small Family.

Just tracking the requests. You want a tent that meets the following criteria: * Not cheap (not some generic walmart deal) * Not expensive (no ball park price range, just "not walmart" and not "breaking the bank") * Durable enough to use regularly car camping * Enough room for you, your wife, your ...
by roOism
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Work cache
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Work cache

I don't have a kit built per se, but over the years I've accumulated a lot of odds & ends that I keep in my desk for a rainy day. A few extra shirts A few pairs of socks Flip flops (not ideal footwear but better than nothing!) Flashlight A small tool kit A roll of duct tape Small FAK for cuts & scra...
by roOism
Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Tent recommendations for a Small Family.
Replies: 16
Views: 3155

Re: Tent recommendations for a Small Family.

Thanks for the input so far. Currently we just have the baby, but other siblings are in mind for the future so we'll want to be able to fit a few kids in it at least. Our dog is a whippet, mid-sized dog. I'm not overly concerned with it being backpackable light, but I don't want something really big...

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