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by majorhavoc
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Handloading - worth it for new firearms owner
Replies: 35
Views: 4408

Re: Handloading - worth it for new firearms owner

Yeah, if I factored in my time reloading 9mm would be about $5 + 1-2 hrs of labor @ $35 an hour. So that 50 rd box is now $75. Not worth it. Now take a $25 box of 20rds of 308. It takes me an hour to crank out 100 308 rds. So total cost on a box of 308 for me to reload is about $12. Yeah, that math...
by majorhavoc
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Books
Topic: "The Road" - The bleakest Pulitzer winner ever
Replies: 324
Views: 31188

Re: "The Road" - The bleakest Pulitzer winner ever

Bit of a necro post I know, but I just finished this book last night. It's giving me a similar emotional reaction to what I had after watching the movie "Saving Private Ryan". Completely different stories, themes and media, but in both cases, I came away with images that will stay with me for a long...
by majorhavoc
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: Why don't Zombies eat each other?
Replies: 67
Views: 16533

Re: Why don't Zombies eat each other?

Hanzo wrote:Like the title says "Why don't Zombies eat each other?" I always wondered this. It seems like they would, especially "28 Days Later" zombies.
Same reason sharks don't eat shipwrecked lawyers. Professional courtesy.
by majorhavoc
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Air Rifle
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Air Rifle

In a lot ways, a larger caliber PCP (precharged pneumatic) air gun would be the ideal PAW survival weapon. Properly maintained they can run almost indefinitely, and require nothing more than lead pellets. The battlefiled experience of the Austrian army notwithstanding, I wouldn't count on an airgun ...
by majorhavoc
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Blackouts
Replies: 35
Views: 2151

Blackouts: a northern perspective

Up here in Northern New England a power outage is most likely to occur in the winter. One huge concern is most homes lose their primary heat source when the power goes out. I'm not talking about electric heat. Oil fired and natural gas furnaces have electrical blowers and electronic controls that re...
by majorhavoc
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1135469

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

Don't want to come across as Mr. Cranky-Pants, but based on the very first post in this thread, the purpose here is to alert forum members to deals they could take actually participate in. Not to gloat about scoring a one-time deal that no one else can take advantage of. I'm not against gloating, m...
by majorhavoc
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Here we go Again! The Colony!
Replies: 574
Views: 22375

Re: Here we go Again! The Colony!

The contractor is ex-marine, but 70 years old. His training and conditioning from that era is unlikely to be of use now. I guess I have to take exception to that statement. First of all, yeah, his days of schlepping a 100 lb pack 15 miles over a mountain pass are long behind him. But judging from w...
by majorhavoc
Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: what is the best protection/tool for my ghb
Replies: 19
Views: 1122

Re: what is the best protection/tool for my ghb

Option 6: a good machete. First of all, in most short to medium term survival situations, this actually is about as practical as an axe or hatchet for your wood chopping needs. You're likely working with medium thickness branches and deadwood, not felling a tree. Second, I would not put "light weigh...
by majorhavoc
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1135469

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

i scored a brand new tactical tailor MAV for 20 bucks at my local surplus. Gotta post a location or website, man! :D 67th and mcdowell..its a new place and i think that it was the only one. Don't want to come across as Mr. Cranky-Pants, but based on the very first post in this thread, the purpose h...
by majorhavoc
Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Here we go Again! The Colony!
Replies: 574
Views: 22375

Re: "The Colony"- New Show

FWIW, I think many of us are missing the larger point. The mere fact that this show even exists, and was successful enough to merit a second season, means there is real interest in disaster prep/PAW planning, and that interest has gone mainstream. That is fricking amazing. The fact that parts of the...
by majorhavoc
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Glaston-zombie
Replies: 24
Views: 2018

Re: Glaston-zombie

wait for the helicopter and hope the tank didnt get me....its worked in the past THe secrets in the fire works :lol: The Midnight Riders always had awesome pyro. The adrenaline shots laying around by the soundboard didn't hurt either. Just the ticket to wade through the horde when the chopper arriv...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 27, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bullet proof?
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: Bullet proof?

I have a 2000 F-150 and would like to remove the bed and build a 4 foot wide by 8 foot long and able to stop a .223 round bullet resstent box. So, why is the the .223 round bullet resstent box moving in the first place, and why to you want to stop it? Seriously though: why bother, if the cab remain...
by majorhavoc
Mon May 24, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: North Korea Saber Rattling
Replies: 1933
Views: 160079

Re: North Korea Saber Rattling

The scary thing about North Korea; what makes that regime so dangerous, is that their actions and decision making are often completely irrational by any objective measure. It makes it really hard to predict how any scenario would play out. I'm no expert, but I have to assume that wiser heads will pr...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 20, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Personal opinions and expertise on the Kel-Tec Su16ca
Replies: 20
Views: 1379

Re: Personal opinions and expertise on the Kel-Tec Su16ca

. It IS cali legal except for the 16D. It is the stock the makes it legal (no pistol grip). ex ET1 USN Just a minor clarification. There's another SU-16 variant that is not legal in California. The SU-16C, or "Charlie" model (not to be confused with the SU-16CA) has a folding stock, but the trigger...
by majorhavoc
Fri May 14, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 12375

Re: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge

You have no idea what you can encounter on foot as opposed to just driving by in your car. It's a completely different world. There are unsavory people, difficult traffic situations (just try crossing a major road if the drivers happen to be in the mood to ignore traffic laws), messed up sidewalk a...
by majorhavoc
Fri May 14, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food choices for your B.O.B.
Replies: 71
Views: 4284

Re: Food choices for your B.O.B.

One thing I notice right off the bat is that all of your choices, except for the last one (individual oatmeal), do not require cooking. That highlights a critical decision you have to make first: To cook or not to cook? A lot depends on what your immediate SHTF plans are. For me, my BOB is actually ...
by majorhavoc
Thu May 13, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Shout out from Maine
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Shout out from Maine

Lightweight disaster prepper here (GHB and the beginnings of a bug in kit), ZS lurker and lover of all things zombie. Never encountered the undead in the wild here in Maine, although some of the characters that shamble through Portland's Old Port come pretty close. So unfortunately, I have no profes...

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