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by wamba
Fri May 12, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: How would your home stand up in a zombie attack?
Replies: 53
Views: 10054

Re: How would your home stand up in a zombie attack?

I picked 20% (assuming slow zombies), we just bought a new home and space to entertain friends and family won out over zombie apocalypse durability. Lots of tall windows and glass in the doors front and back. No fencing around our yard or either neighbor to the sides. Given a few hours notice I thin...
by wamba
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 932
Views: 53733

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

(mods feel free to delete this post if it crosses the line) For those with charm & charisma there will always be politics or religion. And for the morally flexible crime will be an option. Those are just the first three things that come to mind. If there was a universal living wage being paid to eve...
by wamba
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Tacticool pump shotty - box mag vs dual tube?
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: Tacticool pump shotty - box mag vs dual tube?

Sticking with the question in the OP (Not that I don't have views on rifle vs shotgun :wink: ) I voted for tubes. First I'm assuming that they will have loading gates comparable to traditional tube fed shotguns. That's what I'm used to and am capable of topping off without looking between shots. Sec...
by wamba
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sometimes you can do nothing
Replies: 13
Views: 3340

Re: Sometimes you can do nothing

That feeling that you could/should have done more is a crappy but natural one. Sometimes all you can do is make them comfortable and let them know their not alone. Like Ad'lan says that's no small thing. One thing you might do is police up the sight for any scattered personal effects, even an insign...
by wamba
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: SHTF and it's Your Gun Store
Replies: 11
Views: 1696

Re: SHTF and it's Your Gun Store

Take cover, double check that rifle is ready to go, check coworkers condition, get 911 on the phone, & try to keep an eye on bad guys. (Judging by past incidents there would probably be colorful language and insults hurled at bad guys.) If incoming rounds are wild shots being thrown in general direc...
by wamba
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5484

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

Never hurts to ask. :wink: I'll still go with the Peacemaker, besides being comfortable with a single action revolver the lighter less bulky ammo is a plus in my book. If they won't let me have a knife a book bag is probably also a no go (I'm starting to have second thoughts about visiting these peo...
by wamba
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW
Replies: 37
Views: 5484

Re: Not Ideal Weapon in the ZPAW

I'll take the Peacemaker, I have a longtime love affair with single action revolvers. Plus if I can get (or fashion) a holster I'll have both hands free.
Any chance my friends/family will let me have a kitchen knife to fashion a short spear?
by wamba
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 188952

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Laager for what it's worth it seems to me that the trophy wife should bear the majority of responsibility. She kept asking questions when you were reluctant to go into details, and she failed to read the table. :lol: You really need to put all of you stories into a book, then you can just hand her a...
by wamba
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2248
Views: 269994

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

I can't believe this story has been sitting right under my nose all this time. It's taken me about a week of reading off & on but I'm finally caught up. I'm really enjoying the story Tinderbox, your characters each have their own personalities & accompanying quirks. Not to mention realistic strength...
by wamba
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Motivation is Notional
Replies: 40
Views: 4060

Re: Motivation is Notional

Wamba, that's pretty much what I'm doing so far for names. Most of the characters are people I knew in real life, so names are getting tweaked here and there to not include that person's name but to help me keep track of who it's supposed to be... I figured that it might be a common tactic but thre...
by wamba
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Motivation is Notional
Replies: 40
Views: 4060

Re: Motivation is Notional

You were asking for help with character names earlier, is that still an issue? I don't know if it will work for you but a friend of mine often bases characters off of real people & uses a simple trick. He keeps the real persons initials, for instance a Jack Black will become Jason Brown. If the last...
by wamba
Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: How I Joined the Militia ....
Replies: 56
Views: 9699

Re: How I Joined the Militia ....

As a 50ish male trying to lose 30-40# by spring who lurks on several of these boards I'm entertained & inspired. I'm looking forward to reading more.
by wamba
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Old Soldiers
Replies: 16
Views: 3544

Re: Old Soldiers

Man it got dusty in here. :cry:

Excellent example of a short story sir.
by wamba
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cheap & easy target stands
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: Cheap & easy target stands

Thanks for the compliment Chills. I showed it to my wife & she just smiled and said "you are smart honey... Sometimes!" :( It's a work in progress, I have an idea for bundling the base. And another for adapting it for pop up or peekaboo targets. I should be able to work out the bundling idea in a si...
by wamba
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Equipping Your fire Team
Replies: 33
Views: 4259

Re: Equipping Your fire Team

1. SKS- Higher capacity, not dependent on clips or mags, fairly common ammo (& often bought & sold in bulk), semi-auto, robust design, quicker reload, & often comes with bayonet. On the down side- not the most accurate, & not the most powerful. Pros 7 vs Cons 2 2. Garand- Accurate, longer reach, mor...
by wamba
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Cheap & easy target stands
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Cheap & easy target stands

The pics are kinda big & I apologize for that, I'm not the most computer savvy guy you'll meet. I've been needing some simple (cheap) target holders for a while now, and while I've seen several plans I wanted something I could do with scrounged materials. Seems like there's always some scrap lumber ...
by wamba
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Wooden Logs Bulletproof Testing
Replies: 8
Views: 1074

Re: Wooden Logs Bulletproof Testing

Years ago (in our bachelor days) my brother & I rented a little farmhouse where we built a personal range. We thought we had found just the thing for a long lasting rail to sit targets on, a couple of brand new railroad ties (flawed enough the railroad couldn't use them). After building up the backs...
by wamba
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: All your base are belong to us
Replies: 14
Views: 1198

Re: All your base are belong to us

Lapping isn't that hard, it's just time consuming. In your shoes I would (& did) just buy a kit, or do like my brother did & have a trusted machinist make you a set of bars (this route can quickly become more expensive if paying for time & materials). You'll want both 30mm & 1". A decent kit will co...
by wamba
Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading bench
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Reloading bench

Like Halfapint said you're going to most likely want a heavier top. Another thing I learned the hard way is to plan ahead for expanding your operation. Reloading is a hobby that tends to grow.
by wamba
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: firing an ar15 with only my 2 index fingers & thumb..
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: firing an ar15 with only my 2 index fingers & thumb..

I doubt he'll ever see it or acknowledge it if he does, but nice job of pointing out how ridiculous his claims are. While you most likely won't change his mind your video just may make a few fence sitters question what they've been told, and sometimes that's the best you can hope for. For what it's ...
by wamba
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Camo cloth projects.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Camo cloth projects.

Asymetrycna I'm not a member either, I didn't even think of that. I tend to think of everyone who participates on the forum as ZSer's, (somebody let me know if that's a issue). I like those smocks, that's more along the lines of what I was thinking when I said hoodies. Thanks for helping to make tha...
by wamba
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Camo cloth projects.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Re: Camo cloth projects.

Man am I cumputer illiterate. :oops: It's sad how much trouble putting up a photo has given me. Ignore the toys they aren't relevent (photo was staged for the amusement of a deployed friend sometime back). Any ways here's the pattern I'm working with. http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/wamba65...
by wamba
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Camo cloth projects.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Camo cloth projects.

OK fellow ZSers, I have a "What Would You Do" for you. As the title says I have what looks to be about half a bolt of camo patterned cloth. The pattern is reminiscent (at least in my mind) of the WWII pattern used by Marines in the south pacific. As for the weight it reminds me of summer BDUs. It's ...
by wamba
Sun May 22, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on .458 Win Mag?
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Thoughts on .458 Win Mag?

My brother & I got one together years ago, it's been a hoot. We don't bring it out very often, it's punishing to shoot & even with reloading the ammo isn't real cheap. An odd observation we've made is that smaller individuals seem to do better with the recoil. Most of my adult life I've been 5'8" & ...

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