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  Car inverter
Posted by: bdcochran - 10-18-2019, 10:28 PM - Forum: Lighting - Replies (5)

Ok.  I will lay out my ignorance and the little that I know.

I wanted an inverter for my car.  I do not drive much anymore.  I already had a device which would attach to the car cigarette lighter, but I don't think it was more than a cord that could that could operate a small battery charger.  I will check on that.

Any way, I read an article today that said that the maximum wattage on a cigarette device was 200 watts.

I have single and multiple unit chargers for AAA,AA and 18650.  How can I tell (understand) whether a single, doubt, 4 unit or 8 unit could be used safely with a 200 watt inverter?

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  What's in your GHB?
Posted by: ratf51 - 10-16-2019, 07:20 PM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (13)

I am about to shift from my summertime GHB to my winter bag. I go from a smaller shoulder bag to a larger daypack/backpack to accommodate additional items of clothing and more food options. I have basic coverage for water gathering/filtration/storage/carry, fire making, lighting, and an IFAK. I do have other things but to my mind those are the necessities. Aside from these items/categories what do you find indispensable for a GHB? Are there any specific tools or items that you have found particularly useful or give you more peace of mind (for instance my Victorinox Swiss Army Knife, an old "Suisse Officer" almost 40 years old-- it has proven itself useful over the decades and even though it is not a constant carry item I would feel at a loss if it were not in the GHB.)

In making the transition of bags I am re-evaluating what I have, what may need to be dropped, or upgraded, or added. Your advice would be appreciated.

So, what's in your bag that you most highly recommend and what is something in it that is particular to you?

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  The exercising is paying off
Posted by: bmyers - 10-15-2019, 10:41 AM - Forum: Fitness - Replies (2)

I went to the doctor yesterday for my yearly check up. Blood pressure 106/62. pulse of 66, O2 sat of 98%. Doctor was very pleased and said if I started getting light headed or dizzy, he was going to take me off of the blood pressure medicine. When I started on BP medicine, I was at 240+/160+. So, I have made huge improvements. I'm actually down to just one prescription medicine now and that is for the bp, which the doc is about ready for that to stop. 

My weight hasn't come down like I would like (down 50lbs from my starting weight), but I'm also not dieting, just exercising. Yet, my overall fitness has greatly improved compared to just a few years ago.

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  Organized mass protests being planned
Posted by: David - 10-14-2019, 04:36 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Left wing groups like Antifa are planning and calling for mass protests beginning on October 19 in NY and LA and other large cities.  Continuing every Saturday afterwards into the middle of November.  This coincides with the IG report coming out within the next two weeks. 

Hopefully nothing will materialize, but something to be mindful of in case it does. 



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  Arsenal Updates for the Apocalypse
Posted by: Bob - 10-14-2019, 12:02 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (10)

Been working on a couple of my main long guns.

My AK got a Primary Arms 1-6x Red dot.  Actually, it uses the Chevron pointer as a reticule.  It is also ballistically graduated for 7.62x39 / 300BO.  As this AK is actually pretty accurate, I said why not?  I'm leaving it set on 2x actually...Almost as fast as 1x, but a little better. MI AK low rail, Nikon mount.

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And when things go "bump" in the night, I added a Streamlight HL-X light with touch pad.  1000 Lumins of "Hi there!"  I need to replace the ties with rubber bands, but otherwise doing great.  I did not use the two sided stick on a gun I have a 75rd drum for...

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And finally, for more personal, up close indoor social work, I FINALLY dressed out my 500 Persuader with a Holosun Green Circle Dot (Because circle dot RULEZ for shotgun!).  Circle, Do or Circle-Dot options, quick release, crisp image, and solar backup!  50k hours of operation.   I had the rail forever and just shot down the channel and a touch low.  

I also reloaded the strap.  5 rounds of Hornady Zombie-Max 00-buck (CRT), 5 rounds of Federal Flite Control 00-buck, and 3 Winchester rifled Slugs.  It has 8 rounds of Winlite bucjk in it, and 5 Winlite slugs on the stock.  The light is a meager 120 Lumen Surefire G2, an old but a goody and more than enough for indoor work in the house.  Note the ammo is loaded on the strap near the butt so as to not slow front end motion.

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  NGD: S&W Content
Posted by: Bob - 10-12-2019, 09:53 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (6)

Finally got a .22 pistol back in the lineup!  Grew up shooting a Colt Woodsman, fan of the Buckmark also.  Shot a bunch of Ruger Mk's.  However - went with this:

S&W Victory 22
Match Barrel
Kryptek Highland Camo
Hi-viz sights

Came with a rail for the top too and an extra mag!

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  FL Court: Cities must cooperate with ICE or elected officials will be removed from of
Posted by: David - 10-12-2019, 01:30 PM - Forum: The Pub - No Replies

FL Court: Cities must cooperate with ICE or elected officials will be removed from office

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  Protest in Minneapolis
Posted by: bmyers - 10-11-2019, 10:20 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (1)

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-m...-hats-fire

So hundreds of protesters get the headlines verses the several thousands of supporters. It makes it appear that more are protesting, but the reality is that there are more supporters for the President there.

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  Do you EDC a water filtration device?
Posted by: David - 10-10-2019, 02:08 AM - Forum: Water - Replies (13)

Who carries some type of water filtration device in their EDC? I carry a Sawyer Mini in my EDC sling bag. It's light (2 ounces) and it and the straw fit in a side pocket.  Comes with a syringe for cleaning and a small water bladder.  Generally $20 any and everywhere including Walmart in the camping section.  Claims to be good for 100K gallons of water. 

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How about you?  If so, what kind?  How important is it to you?

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  PG&E power shutdown begins in California
Posted by: bmyers - 10-09-2019, 01:52 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

I guess we will see how many people in California are prepared.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/pge-power-shu...t-blackout

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