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by LastBoyScout
Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Norcal
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Greetings from Norcal

Welcome from a guy in Sacramento who travels to the Bay area a lot for work.

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by LastBoyScout
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: whos got security experience?
Replies: 85
Views: 4331

Re: whos got security experience?

Well find it kind of funny that you all look at this as a Job and not a career. I am former LE and now work the private sector. I make good money and work in the high end of the industry. So I am the exception not the rule. I was working contract work in the Bay area of CA (but live in Sacramento) a...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Glock .40 or .45 based on weight? Fail zero treatment?
Replies: 59
Views: 2003

Re: Glock .40 or .45 based on weight? Fail zero treatment?

I used one of these over seas and it was great on a 9MM Model 17. Not legal without the BATF fee but could make that Glock 22 a little more viable as a "hunting" gun. SEE LINK: http://www.botachtactical.com/tacglockstock.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Now I am a fan of .40 S&W a...
by LastBoyScout
Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most cost effective cooking setup for a bug in?
Replies: 78
Views: 4063

Re: Most cost effective cooking setup for a bug in?

One other fuel that was left out is what I use. Butane. Ok not the best for some uses as if it is cold it does not work as well as others but this is bug in so should work fine. I buy the stoves and fuel at a local Asian market here in Sacramento. They all seem to carry them (the Asian markets) as t...
by LastBoyScout
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Huh. Persistence of the hand axe. Who knew?
Replies: 18
Views: 1413

Re: Huh. Persistence of the hand axe. Who knew?

I have used one of these: http://www.knivesofalaska.com/catalog/prod_display.aspx?from=Fixed%20Blade%20Knives&cat=Magnum%20Ulu" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; And found it very useful. You do not break your wrist when you cut with it which means you do not tire as quickly. A friend ma...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Neck Knives: A fad, a phase, a regret
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Neck Knives: A fad, a phase, a regret

One of the best uses for some neck knives (not the ones you discussed)is as a general utility knife or camp kitchen blade. I like to have a nice seratted kitchen knife in my kit but try and find one with a sheath that works to put it in your pack. Well neck knives fill the bill. Small flat come in m...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My Dad's guns...
Replies: 25
Views: 1824

Re: My Dad's guns...

You may want to write down the serial numbers somewhere safe. I read a story about a guy who had been given guns by his father and they were stolen. Since he did not know the srial numbers who could not list them on the police report. He saw one of his dads pistols on a table at a gun show and did n...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Looking into a decent SHTF portable radio
Replies: 18
Views: 2893

Re: Looking into a decent SHTF portable radio

What about the old Baygen freeplay radios. I have a few and they work great and no battery. When you wind them up you are winding a spring like in a clock. When you stop winding it unwinds powering the device (Radio or Flashlight) Some of the new models they now make have batteries. I have one of th...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Cali bay area
Replies: 18
Views: 168

Re: New from Cali bay area

Welcome from up in Sacramento from a guy who works in the bay way too much (hard on my car) and as long as it is ala mode who cares.

LastBoyScout
by LastBoyScout
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Short Shotguns / Legal Sawed Off
Replies: 74
Views: 25343

Re: Short Shotguns / Legal Sawed Off

Well some years ago I made one from a 12 gauge black powder percussion side by side shotgun. I traded with a gunsmith to cut it down to 10 inches for me and make the stock into a pistol type grip. When I am asked about it I just say it is a “Smooth bore .73 caliber (ok .729) side by side black powde...
by LastBoyScout
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Saw or Machete?
Replies: 40
Views: 2705

Re: Folding Saw or Machete?

Well I am of th both camp as well and carry both. A small pocket saw that has replacable blades that I purchased at homedepot some time ago and a Cold Steel Kukri as my machete. The big issue to me is if you only have the machete and want to cut something other then wood like plastic. Try and cut PV...
by LastBoyScout
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey all. New here from Northern CA. ;)
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Hey all. Zombie hunter from Northern CA. ;)

[quote="darknessbecomesher"]Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everyone. 24/F/US and working on becoming a licensed firearm holder. To what do you refure here. Do you mean a CA CCW as I can give you info on that depending on what county you would be in. I help teach the class for several ...
by LastBoyScout
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey all. New here from Northern CA. ;)
Replies: 25
Views: 521

Re: Hey all. Zombie hunter from Northern CA. ;)

Welcome I am in the Sacramento area (Elk grove Ca) so get in touch. We were going to have a shoot last week but we had to cancel as most of the guys and gals coming from the bay area were riding with one member who got sick. If you want you can PM me. So what part of Northern Cal are you in. It is a...
by LastBoyScout
Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Starting a fire in the rain...
Replies: 27
Views: 1269

Re: Starting a fire in the rain...

Best way I have found to make the PJ cotton ball is to put a few (5-8) in a zip lock bag and then a good size blob of PJ and close the bag with as little air as you can inside. Then just mush them around for a while till they are coated with Jelly. I like to warm the Jelly a little in the jar. Just ...
by LastBoyScout
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Starting a fire in the rain...
Replies: 27
Views: 1269

Re: Starting a fire in the rain...

One of my best tricks is to bring what I call a kindling machine. A simple plastic pencil sharpener. Does not weight much and any round or roundish stick becomes very thin wood that will both dry fast and burn fast. And yes you can do this with a knife but try and shave wood that thin in the cold wi...
by LastBoyScout
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Is an FFL required?
Replies: 40
Views: 2578

Re: Is an FFL required?

Think of it this way. If you buy or sell a car you have to register it with the DMV that it was sold or the like because it is a car with a VIN Number. The Vin being the serial number of the Car (not the plate as that could change state to state or one owner to the next) just like the serial number ...
by LastBoyScout
Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Time for a new contest?
Replies: 97
Views: 2476

Re: Time for a new contest?

I second or third or I lost count

Inconspicuous BOB

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by LastBoyScout
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--

you got the idea Jeriah. We are talking about a gun that should be less the 17 inches long when taken down. I pick it up this week so will see. Thinking it may fit in a maxpedition mongo or the like or perhaps a very indiscreet laptop bag.

LastBoyScout
by LastBoyScout
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New weapons coming out soon
Replies: 92
Views: 4037

Re: New weapons coming out soon

How about a take down lever action trapper model with a 16 inch barrel in .44 mag that is less then 34 inches overall. http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Default.aspx?item=534167124&index=1&mfg=Winchester&mdl=1892&cat=2&type=Rifle&cal=All&fin=Blue&sit=All&pid=&inv=" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by LastBoyScout
Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: New weapons coming out soon
Replies: 92
Views: 4037

Re: New weapons coming out soon

How about a take down lever action trapper model with a 16 inch barrel in .44 mag that is less then 34 inches overall. http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Default.aspx?item=534167124&index=1&mfg=Winchester&mdl=1892&cat=2&type=Rifle&cal=All&fin=Blue&sit=All&pid=&inv=" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by LastBoyScout
Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The "Novitzkenegger" Slingshot Challenge!
Replies: 17
Views: 1885

Re: The "Novitzkenegger" Slingshot Challenge!

Joerg that is some cool stuff. I have watched most of your youtube videos and love them. What a cool back yard as well. Thank you for the entertainment and if you ever get to this side of the pound I would love to break bread with you or buy you a cold one. Dude you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LastBoyScout...
by LastBoyScout
Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:57 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--

Well I get it tues before the Northern CA shoot so hoping to bring it out to the range so others can have a "bang" with it.

LastBoyScout
by LastBoyScout
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Just got a new 1892 take town trapper model--

Well just bought it and am waiting my 10 days here in CA so they can make sure that I am not a nut job who did not want to use any of his other numerous guns. So here it is in all it's glory with stats. Sorry had to use this as I do not have it in hand yet. http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/Default...
by LastBoyScout
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:01 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: You're at the bank and...
Replies: 94
Views: 3292

Re: You're at the bank and...

Umm so what is the point of having a guard in the first place?[/quote] Well the reason to have bank guards is that they deter bank robberies. I understand that most LE do not understand the function of most private security. Having worked both sides of it I am very familiar. Former LE now turned PI/...

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