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by drop bear
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 41381

Re: melee weapons of choice

I'm throwing in a vote for the Police Truncheon . Cold Steel is making a version of it & I kinda dig it. interestingly primative versions of the truncheon are flat like a paddle. Which would probably do a bit more damage. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTcNaVOC7EMxRhGSpPTQIGoN...
by drop bear
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

ok. the outright magical art of dragging someone can be broken down pretty simply. Get three guys. have one guy secure an arm each and have the third guy either produce enough mass to force movement. Or just be available to help if something goes a bit silly. What this does is it denies the person u...
by drop bear
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Pistols as primary
Replies: 81
Views: 8050

Re: Pistols as primary

Most of your logic is sound. Most intelligent thought on the subject concludes that a pistol is superior to a rifle in home defense and bug out scenarios because it's concealable, portable, maneuverable and can be operated one handed. Most of the reasons that are commonly cited for choosing a rifle...
by drop bear
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 41381

Re: melee weapons of choice

Imagine a fist sized stone spinning at the end of 3 feet of rope as fast as can be spun. I could release it or I could just hit you directly. If you use it as a contact weapon, it's basically a slungshot with no assurances that it won't turn into just a handful of string after the first strike or t...
by drop bear
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 41381

Re: melee weapons of choice

I was going to do this joke where I weld spikes on to my Maglite. Because nobody is ever going to do that right? Google "Tactical Pen". Personally, I'd take a sturdy walking stick. If I have to use it, I want some standoff distance and I want both hands powering it. And, I'd take a WW1 era trench k...
by drop bear
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 3634

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

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Otherwise we get a lot of canned stuff in sachets now. They work really well.
by drop bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Depends on many factors. Are you in the field when the burn occurs and must you move to extraction? What size and where is the BSA? Don't forget you must first stop the burning process FIRST......then, the answer is, it depends. Would I use it to numb the pain/stop the burning process/ and help me ...
by drop bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 41381

Re: melee weapons of choice

I was going to do this joke where I weld spikes on to my Maglite. Because nobody is ever going to do that right?

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http://www.xcapecap.com
by drop bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1752
Views: 262003

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

I got some froggers for my feets.

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They are waterproof. So I have some quick slip on shoes.
by drop bear
Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Depends on many factors. Are you in the field when the burn occurs and must you move to extraction? What size and where is the BSA? Don't forget you must first stop the burning process FIRST......then, the answer is, it depends. Would I use it to numb the pain/stop the burning process/ and help me ...
by drop bear
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Get Home Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 2932

Re: Get Home Fail

handy cold weather gear is so handy an addition to the car.Even when you are not survivaling. and just cold. Or a friend is cold.
by drop bear
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Venomous snakes
Replies: 177
Views: 28617

Re: Venomous snakes

Great thread. I will firstly say, if you're in Australia, assume it's venomous. :awesome: I will also add to the thread and say the whole sucking the venom out, cutting open the wounded area etc is nonsense. Even if it's some dedicated plunger in a med kit, it won't do anything. Not only will doing...
by drop bear
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Does burn gel actually work?
by drop bear
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 1919

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

carabee freshwater.

https://youtu.be/bTsQMcrjzLY

It is a solid bag and has a wet dry compartment. which is waterproofish.
by drop bear
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1752
Views: 262003

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

IOSAT: https://www.amazon.com/iOSAT-Potassium-Iodide-Tablets-130/dp/B00006NT3A Anyway, finally decided to get some iodine tablets in case there is real emergency one day. Picked up some for my whole family. Once you receive them please let us know of the quality of the packaging and the stamped exp...
by drop bear
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives
Replies: 35
Views: 2532

Re: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives

If your plan is to bug out, you damn well need to know ahead of time exactly where you're bugging out to . "Somebody's barn" or "the woods up north" isn't going to cut it. True. The opposite direction from where the drama is. A good idea. precisely like what refugees do. For the reason they do it. ...
by drop bear
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives
Replies: 35
Views: 2532

Re: Buging out is a bad idea? Some perspectives

majorhavoc wrote:If your plan is to bug out, you damn well need to know ahead of time exactly where you're bugging out to.

"Somebody's barn" or "the woods up north" isn't going to cut it.
The opposite direction from where the drama is.

precisely like what refugees do. For the reason they do it.
by drop bear
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2423

Re: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

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dont kow if they are any good i just googled handbag pack pack.
by drop bear
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: No Guns here
Replies: 68
Views: 9128

Re: No Guns here

MacWa77ace wrote:No Guns allowed, no problem for this innovator.



I'm not so sure of the tourniquet made of elastic bands. IME they degrade over time. There must be a better solution.
can you just buy a decent bow?
by drop bear
Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: bug in ear
Replies: 10
Views: 1725

Re: bug in ear

got a moth stuck in my ear at a pub. the barman got it out with tweesers.

I was fine but it is apparently not the way to do it.
by drop bear
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 5337

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

regardless I would say 8 hours is about 2 meals. eat one before you go. Pack one. and you would be comfortable. So this is not even considering a run for your life type scenario where you are walking for 20 hours, eating bugs and drinking out of gutters or something silly. Which you could still tech...
by drop bear
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?
Replies: 48
Views: 2051

Re: What Kind of Idiot Would Baton a Knife?

I was carrying a batoning knife for the motorcycle camping a bit. Just because campsites are picked clean of kindling. And space was an issue. Now I just carry a little mora axe. Which I still baton with. But with folding knives of the quality they are, about the only use I have for a big knife is t...

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