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by Coal-Cracker
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Heating Dilemna and the ZS Opinion.
Replies: 38
Views: 3877

Re: Emergency Heating Dilemna and the ZS Opinion.

If you can plumb into your existing chimney/flues, I think a wood stove might be a better option. You could get a used old-school one for $200-300, plus about the same for pipes, etc. You'd then have an indefinite source of fuel that you can store easily. You might not heat the whole house that way...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Heating Dilemna and the ZS Opinion.
Replies: 38
Views: 3877

Emergency Heating Dilemna and the ZS Opinion.

Currently, I have (a conservative) 3 months of stored food and water for a family of four. A generator (4000W, gasoline) and 7 day supply of gas (when run sporadically), adequate protection provided by firearms (and training), medical supplies (and training), 2 reliable BOVS (and a camper), and othe...
by Coal-Cracker
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Glasses?
Replies: 50
Views: 4663

Re: Glasses?

LASIK in '08 here. Still 20/10. Before that I kept my old GI issue glasses in the bob. They are very sturdy. Now I just keep an extra set of sunglasses in there. LASIK is the best money I've spent in my life. Best money I ever spent as well. Currently also 20/10. Pretty impressive considering prior...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: polymer M14/m1A1 magazine
Replies: 15
Views: 2486

Re: polymer M14/m1A1 magazine

... As for the M1As, I have been looking into them lately, as well. Does anyone aside from Springfield Armory make a semi-auto M14/M1A in the United States (not counting used Norincos: interested in something that could be bought new)? LRB Arms (http://www.lrbarms.com" onclick="window.open(this.hre...
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All around Fixed-Blade
Replies: 40
Views: 5364

Re: All around Fixed-Blade

Good post ROCK6
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All around Fixed-Blade
Replies: 40
Views: 5364

Re: All around Fixed-Blade

After owning knives from Ontario, RAT Cutlery, ESEE, Cold Steel, Spyderco, Benchmade and more, I've sold most of them and only a Bravo 1 from Bark River accompanies me into the woods anymore. No other knife is as durable, sharp, and balanced as the Bravo 1. It's the only knife that has ever been ab...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 53684

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

I'm up in northeast PA. Susquehanna county in particular. Hasn't really rained until now. Pouring buckets. Same with the wind, it's been calm until just now. I'm in the valley literally right next to the Susquehanna river and I can hear so many trees cracking. I also heard about an 8 year old that ...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Zombie Specific Khukuri Design Help!
Replies: 61
Views: 6686

Re: Zombie Specific Khukuri Design Help!

Alrighty got some newish handle shapes. Trying to make them a bit more ergo, but not so much that they lose their looks e.g not wanting to change the shape of the spine. This first one has optional palm swellings. What are all your thoughts on palm swellings? In my opinion they're either great or c...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?
Replies: 822
Views: 53684

Re: Hurricane Sandy - the next "perfect storm"?

Rainy and windy here as well in NEPA.
Some weather reports are saying it should hit its "worst" between 4-6 pm, though it changes minute to minute.
by Coal-Cracker
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Give up your addiction?
Replies: 83
Views: 15421

Re: Give up your addiction?

I don't us the long cut. I would probably go through fewer tins if I did. Right now I use the grizzly in the pouches. My wife hates it and my mother went ballistic when my wife ratted me out. She blamed my dad since he chews, when I really picked it up from a friend. I needed to get down to only on...
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Give up your addiction?
Replies: 83
Views: 15421

Re: Give up your addiction?

I also use dip. Started early in the year using about a tin a week. After a few months I was up to almost a tin a day. I've spent the last two weeks cutting back on the amount I use. I've made myself wait till noon for my first dip and I try and only do it 3 times a day. My co-workers hate me until...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Large bumpers
Replies: 24
Views: 5332

Re: Large bumpers

Last year I decided I wanted to ditch the bumper that comes stock on the Wrangler JKs. After weeks of back and forth I went with a modular design. At the time, Rugged Ridge was the only one offering this kind of design, though I believe other companies have picked up on it. What I like about it is y...
by Coal-Cracker
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: The Dusty Rose Project - '11 JK w/ Product Reviews
Replies: 340
Views: 42729

Re: The Dusty Rose Project - '11 JK w/ Product Reviews

Top installed, spotlight installed, new tires all around (Goodyear Duratrac LT265/70R17), .... Excellent choice on the Duratracs. I think you'll be really happy with them, especially in the snow. I plan to purchase Duratracs again when mine are either worn or I upgrade to 35's. Since my Duratracs a...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other people
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Other people

... I work as a nurse in a hospital that doesn't typically deal with inner city types. I work labor and delivery/post partum and I could name some of the patients here and I would expect that 90% of you would know the name. I can tell you that the people that would give me the most problems are the...
by Coal-Cracker
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Other people
Replies: 13
Views: 1329

Re: Other people

... The ones the others wish would move: This is a huge category, but in my AO encompasses about 30% of the population. These are the people that just plain don't care about others. They are your criminals, inconsiderate neighbors, etc. If they were dick's when there was ROL, just imagine what they...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Tire/wheel question
Replies: 26
Views: 1183

Re: Tire/wheel question

If you've decided to "up" your tire size and cost is a concern, you might want to price the same tire in different wheel sizes. I found this out the other year when looking to change my tire size. My Jeep came factory with those sinfully ugly 18" wheels. It was actually cheaper to buy 16" wheels and...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My New Article On Guns
Replies: 18
Views: 1650

Re: My New Article On Guns

Very good article. Well worth the read.
by Coal-Cracker
Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Help on Blade Sharpening..
Replies: 23
Views: 2518

Re: Help on Blade Sharpening..

Sandpaper.. Its simple and easy start with 220 grit if the knife is really full and double it 220-400-800-1500-3000 etc depending on how fine ambushed you want. Just glue it to some wood and wet it periodically. Woks great. Get the higher grit sand paper from autobody shops Agreed. Easiest way to g...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice for first time northerner
Replies: 43
Views: 5001

Re: Advice for first time northerner

NamelessStain wrote: I knew when I saw your username you had to be a Skook :)
:lol: You nailed it.
by Coal-Cracker
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice for first time northerner
Replies: 43
Views: 5001

Re: Advice for first time northerner

Welcome to the Great White North. Actually Pennsylvania can be pretty mild depending where you live. Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Altoona?... Exactly. Philadelphia winters might be considered mild compared to what you would experience in the mountains in NE PA. It'd help if the OP was a little more sp...
by Coal-Cracker
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:13 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Loaded M1A vs. SOCOM II, which would you prefer?
Replies: 13
Views: 3568

Re: Loaded M1A vs. SOCOM II, which would you prefer?

If I had to choose between the two you mentioned, I'd pick the Loaded. I've shot the SOCOM II and it was very front heavy. The amount of rail space seemed gratuitous. My personal preference in an M14 is a 22". Hard to quantify really, other than saying it is "personal preference." Maybe I'm a purist...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: "One Car Too Far": This show looks interesting...
Replies: 22
Views: 1655

"One Car Too Far": This show looks interesting...

Just wanted to make the other members aware of a tv show I saw advertised recently to appear on the Discovery Channel. Looks like it could be educational (or at the very least, entertaining) for those of us that are not confined to a (primarily) urban vehicular bug out. I checked it out on Youtube a...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Where to buy new tires
Replies: 8
Views: 1099

Re: Where to buy new tires

With just about anything, I try to buy local. Preferably a "Mom & Pop" shop, over a chain store. But there are times when a local shop can't even come close to the discounts found online. When I was looking for tires for my JK, I called all the local shops. I was able to save close to $400 by buying...
by Coal-Cracker
Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Best SHTF tires for a 4x4 in stock configuration?
Replies: 49
Views: 4702

Re: Best SHTF tires for a 4x4 in stock configuration?

ZombieSoldier01 wrote:
MasterMaker wrote:Mikey Thompson.
My old car(SUV) was stock and had 37" Baja claws on it and while they are noisy on asphalt I can't recommend them enough(getting the same tires for my current truck).
What suv did you have that fit 37's stock??
hmmwv??? :D

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