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by Dooms
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber
Replies: 70
Views: 10777

Re: What is your faviorite Defensive Pistol Caliber

Social work with ball ammo only: .45 acp Social work with quality defensive ammo: 9mm Woods walking: 10mm with heavy hardcast loads That being said, there's a special place in my heart for the classic .357 Magnum. If you reload it's a ridiculously versitile cartridge. Light loads for an Airweight co...
by Dooms
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The BIG Generator Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 4831

Re: The BIG Generator Thread

Worth mentioning, you can buy a device called a Kill A Watt that will tell you the wattage draw of an appliance. They're like $20-$40 depending on features. Great to have if you want to figure out your power consumption.
by Dooms
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Comparing the Sawyer Mini vs Katadyn BeFree
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Comparing the Sawyer Mini vs Katadyn BeFree

I just bought a 3L BeFree as a filter for group camping. Curious to see how it does, unfortunately I'll probably have to wait until next spring since no one will go with me in winter :?
by Dooms
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The BIG Generator Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 4831

Re: The BIG Generator Thread

After running a 7000 watt generator for 13 days during Hurricane Sandy and going through 140 gallons of gasoline, which was expensive and dangerous to get and refill, I realized I needed something different. I went with a Natural Gas Standby Generator for the house. It kicks in automatically in the ...
by Dooms
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 22lr Ammo Storage, Minty Fresh Breath and You
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: 22lr Ammo Storage, Minty Fresh Breath and You

I always used old medicine/vitamin bottles. They're sealed from moisture, they're fairly durable plastic, and I figure having a child-resistant lid on an ammunition container wasn't a bad idea.
by Dooms
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry
Replies: 31
Views: 6828

Re: When the rich become preppers, it's time to worry

Working in commercial real estate field, I had the opportunity to be friendly with a few multi-millionaires and billionaires and I can tell you most of these guys are essentially preppers, but they do it naturally. They know cash talks, so they keep stacks of bills on hand just in case. Their homes ...
by Dooms
Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: How much fuel on hand when Hurricane Harvey landed?
Replies: 15
Views: 1665

Re: How much fuel on hand when Hurricane Harvey landed?

Running a gasoline generator and a gasoline jeep for 14 days during hurricane Sandy we went through about 140 gallons of fuel. I had to siphon it from old vehicles, it dangerous, messy, and we had all kinds of problems with the old gasoline. After that I realized a few gas cans in the garage isn't g...
by Dooms
Sun May 28, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Weight of various rimfire cartridges, grams per cartridge
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Weight of various rimfire cartridges, grams per cartridg

The weight is one of the things that really got my interested in .17 HMR. Even the 20 grain game points and solids weight less than .22 lr while packing a lot more of a punch and shooting a lot flatter. I picked up a Savage A17 and it's pretty much replaced my 10/22 as my rimfire of choice.
by Dooms
Mon May 08, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Stimulant of choice
Replies: 65
Views: 4491

Re: Stimulant of choice

I keep a stock of Instant Espresso. I know, instant Espresso is blasphemy, but the flavor and caffeine level are higher than regular instant coffee so you don't need to carry as much for the same kick.

That being said, for me it's usually more important as an appetite suppressant than a stimulant.
by Dooms
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 6V battery maintenance on RV
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: 6V battery maintenance on RV

We have extra 6 Volt batteries at work for swapping into various machines and used to have trouble with them dying on us prematurely. Speaking with the battery vendor we were told to get them off the cold concrete floor and to use a 6 volt Deltran Battery Tender. Ever since we did that we've had no ...
by Dooms
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Midland Micromobile....Thoughts?
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Midland Micromobile....Thoughts?

https://midlandusa.com/micromobile/ Saw one of these the other day and it piqued my interest. Traditionally I've always had a CB in my vehicles and one in the house as a "just in case of emergencies" communications method (in case phones go down again like during 9/11 mostly) With my newer vehicles ...
by Dooms
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpack hot tenting. Cold snap. Small shelter tiny stove.
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Backpack hot tenting. Cold snap. Small shelter tiny stov

That tiny stove is the most adorable thing! I love it!! Looks like a great trip, though at the expense of a sock. :D
by Dooms
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Oil filters!
Replies: 42
Views: 3296

Re: Oil filters!

Put me down as another NAPA Gold guy. Millions of miles/hours with no issues.
by Dooms
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?

What about the old 10 gauge ? I know 8 gauge is pretty much a relic of a bygone era, but 10 gauge seems to be barely hanging on and it's usually a bunch of die hard fans of it that are buying it all. 10 gauge was basically dead, until hunters had to start using steel shot, this forced its comeback ...
by Dooms
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 9814

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

[.22lr, .17 hmr] [9mm, .45 acp] [.223, .30-06] That's kind of what I've consolidated to as far as, "If I had to get rid of everything else, this is what I'd keep." These are also what I practice with the most. That being said, I've still got some other stuff in my collection mostly because I just en...
by Dooms
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My last hunting rifle,..
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: My last hunting rifle,..

I've heard mixed things about .25-06. Some guys love it, others say it's surprisingly unpleasant and jumpy for a relatively small bore. That being said, I was looking towards more short action cartridges anyway for the potential weight savings. The 6.5 creedmore is probably the closest modern short ...
by Dooms
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: My last hunting rifle,..
Replies: 13
Views: 876

Re: My last hunting rifle,..

You really can't go wrong with a .270. Very flat shooting cartridge that packs a surprising wallop. I've got a .30-06, but I've really been considering picking up a 7mm-08, which many consider to be the .270's short action twin. Mostly because I realized 140grs from a 7mm-08 will do the same job as ...
by Dooms
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: So what endangered round is going to outlive you?

It's amazing what you can find on the internet. I have a friend with a 24 gauge shotgun that belonged to his grandfather and he wanted to shoot it once. One trip to the internet and, sure enough, there's one company still making factory loaded shells and one making brass hulls. Surprised me, I figur...
by Dooms
Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Modern Scout Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: Modern Scout Rifle

The biggest upside to the classic Scout rifle spec, imo, was it's weight. Under 7 pounds unloaded. A typical AR-10 with optics is going to weigh 10 pounds plus. I'd be curious to see how light one could go with an AR-10 and still maintain reasonable accuracy out to Cooper's arbitrary ~450 meters.
by Dooms
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Ambidextrous (or left handed) inexpensive semi auto?
Replies: 16
Views: 1169

Re: Ambidextrous (or left handed) inexpensive semi auto?

I know the Beretta Storm is completely reversible controls wise, though I haven't looked up their pricing in a while. There are left handed AR's made (Stag Arms) but I've run right handed AR's left handed no problem.
by Dooms
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: nobody needs a shotgun.
Replies: 34
Views: 2636

Re: nobody needs a shotgun.

When I used to have a little vacation bungalow house on the bay, I was trying to figure out one gun I could leave down there just in case. I settled on a 20ga youth shotgun with screw-in chokes. It was inexpensive (great in case the salt air rusted it away to nothing), fairly compact and handy, brok...
by Dooms
Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Thinking about a 30-30
Replies: 16
Views: 1453

Re: Thinking about a 30-30

I have a Marlin 336Y Spikehorn (the short 16.5" model) and, while it's a great rifle, it kinda sits in the safe. Instead I reach for the Mini-30. 7.62x39 hunting loads are close enough to .30-30 that they can handle the same game. Both hold 5+1 rounds (flush mag), but the Ruger can also take 20 roun...
by Dooms
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Winter stove options. My preferred is White Gas.
Replies: 15
Views: 1381

Re: Winter stove options. My preferred is White Gas.

I've found the same. Canister stoves are my preferred for short outings in warm-ish weather, but when things get cold or longer than a few days....the liquid multi-fuel stoves are the way to go. I actually just picked up a rebuild kit for my Whisperlite International. I've been lucky with it so far,...
by Dooms
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Gotta pick one style Knife lock fo the rest of your days
Replies: 23
Views: 2541

Re: Gotta pick one style Knife lock fo the rest of your day

Considering I've carried an Axis Lock for probably the past 20 years, I think I'm good sticking with it.

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