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by drop bear
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 2389

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

For camping I hammer in tent pegs and split up the bags of wood bought at a camp site. So I use a hatchet mostly. Otherwise. It has cut some stretchers and walking sticks and I imagine it would do a shelter if for some reason I forgot to bring a tent. A sharp hatchet will also carve fairly well. So ...
by drop bear
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What blades (and other weapons) are legal in NY and NYC? Leatherman?
Replies: 18
Views: 3987

Re: What blades (and other weapons) are legal in NY and NYC? Leatherman?

Living in NYC since 1988. Honestly, things have gotten a bit better since 2013. But not by a huge amount. Want to carry a knife? Get a medium sized Swiss Army knife without a locking main blade. Carry it concealed. Or, carry a multi-tool in which the blades cannot be accessed from the outside of th...
by drop bear
Tue May 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: school shooting in Texas,
Replies: 24
Views: 3026

Re: school shooting in Texas,

Stercutus wrote:Teen suicide rates are still well below mid 90s levels. I don't know what the right numbers are in that regard.


The problem with putting in metal detectors is they tend to give a false sense of security and require a bit of labor to run.

Uniforms would have worked here.
by drop bear
Tue May 22, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: I am Going to Starbucks. No Really.
Replies: 11
Views: 2307

Re: I am Going to Starbucks. No Really.

w3rdtoyamama wrote:I never really understood the whole fancy coffee thing. I also drive a truck, have short hair and a coin purse.
It is what you do when you can't make good coffee.

I used to work at a 24hr MacDonalds. And constantly had to drag people out of that place.
by drop bear
Wed May 09, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I have a question
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

Re: I have a question

Mine just sits on the floor next to the bed. I have been thinking about some sort of cupboard or foot locker. But havent bothered.
by drop bear
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Before You Get Out of Your Car
Replies: 8
Views: 3073

Re: Before You Get Out of Your Car

And the boring bits. Tire pressure, oil, water,fuel.
by drop bear
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First aid kit for a dog?
Replies: 13
Views: 3895

Re: First aid kit for a dog?

My local hunting shop had a cool one for pig dogs. Even had the stitches stapler thing.

I was going to buy one for myself.

https://www.huntinghaven.com.au/p/ridge ... t/RLAFADOG
by drop bear
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reasonable Force vs Necessary Force
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Reasonable Force vs Necessary Force

I had a friend of mine who used to be a security guard who attended break ins. He told me that if he ever found anyone he just let them go. Make a lot of noise and just herd them towards the exit. At the time I was young and impressionable and was kind of horrified that he wasn't catching these rob...
by drop bear
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reasonable Force vs Necessary Force
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Reasonable Force vs Necessary Force

I had a friend of mine who used to be a security guard who attended break ins. He told me that if he ever found anyone he just let them go. Make a lot of noise and just herd them towards the exit. At the time I was young and impressionable and was kind of horrified that he wasn't catching these robb...
by drop bear
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Absolute minimum
Replies: 16
Views: 2365

Re: Absolute minimum

i center my gear around a torch, poncho and water. The idea being i can probably walk a couple of days if i can see and am not getting rained on. Which should get me out of most trouble. Now i add to that ppe. (Gloves, Mask, Goggles.) So if it is some really crap disaster I am not carving myself up ...
by drop bear
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: rebuilding 'survival kit'
Replies: 10
Views: 2034

Re: rebuilding 'survival kit'

just throw iodine in the first aid kit. And use that to purify water?
by drop bear
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Noob question - Really sorry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3867

Re: Noob question - Really sorry!!

In the context of "bumming around the moorlands with sheep and stalking deer" I don't know if you want to always carry wool blankets and SAM splints. Merlon's advice is excellent (no surprise there). If you have access to a vehicle I'd try and get as much of his list in there as you are trained wit...
by drop bear
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Noob question - Really sorry!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3867

Re: Noob question - Really sorry!!

If you are serious, then we probably need these questions answered first: Are you currently on a S&R team? What country are you in? What is your training and experience? Answers will vary greatly based on the above. More questions: is help expected to arrive in minutes? Hours? Days? Help for the di...
by drop bear
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top 20 preparedness items for bugging in?
Replies: 33
Views: 3387

Re: Top 20 preparedness items for bugging in?

You can get portable babecues. i used this one permanently in my citchen during a thing for 3 weeks and it worked fine. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZxwuCTx84CR732txX-i4hr1y7mIwkp9OiJVZXTmEUmfGz4_mW Or get a webber or something flash. A portable shower is pretty handy as we...
by drop bear
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: fitness training on a budget
Replies: 22
Views: 2331

Re: fitness training on a budget

the_alias wrote:Buy a kettlebell tbh.
You could probably find a plate. everyone has at least one somewhere.

https://youtu.be/YEHkQFs3JI8
by drop bear
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB + Work Back Combo
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: GHB + Work Back Combo

Most school bags are built to take laptops and be kind on the back. They see harsher product testing than your average tactical bag as well. That sounds interesting! I would like to see some web citations for that. I did search for a while and found that places such as REI have full time jobs to te...
by drop bear
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie bite?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie b

I'm planning to buy a motorcycle jacket with Kevlar in case of civil unrest in my area. Risk is low now but the area isnt improving and getting safer Dririder do a very reasonable hoodie. I took the shoulder aurmor out and you pretty much cant tell. Not sure what it will actually stop though. I put...
by drop bear
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB + Work Back Combo
Replies: 21
Views: 2540

Re: GHB + Work Back Combo

Most school bags are built to take laptops and be kind on the back. They see harsher product testing than your average tactical bag as well.
by drop bear
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?

Ok. But do we close down businesses that would otherwise be functional because they cant access fuel or water? Which in turn cripples the buisness that is price gouging in a race to the bottom. I do not understand. Why would the business be closed? Businesses owners that get prosecuted for price go...
by drop bear
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie bite?
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Leather jacket made for fashion protect against zombie b

You then of course have an issue with a zombie attatched to you. Would slow you down a bit.
by drop bear
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?

It is predatory. and predatory sales practices are generally considered illegal. Be like saying warranties are goverment interference and people would have better informend product knowledge if buisness was not forced to stand by their product. But just apart from the obvious results of it potentua...
by drop bear
Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?
Replies: 32
Views: 2635

Re: Are Anti-Gouging Laws Counter-Productive?

It is predatory. and predatory sales practices are generally considered illegal. When they have an element of fraud, or selling at below cost in order to drive competitors out of the market. Ridiculously overpricing isn't either. Be like saying warranties are goverment interference and people would...

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