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Thumbs Down Bunkers, Go or no Go?
Posted by: Rifleman 84 - 05-03-2019, 10:56 PM - Forum: Gardening & Homesteading - Replies (8)

I have been looking at bunkers as one of my options for a survival retreat. I want to know if it’s the best option. If so, how does one build an underground bunker? How much does it cost? What is the best way to build one if you live in a climate with hot summers and colder winters? What are some good books on setting up a bunker and bunker survival? How will I generate power? What are better options than an underground bunker?

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  Olight flash sale today
Posted by: bmyers - 05-03-2019, 11:52 AM - Forum: Lighting - Replies (2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1C7nl-aPpBY

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  Things getting real in Venezuela
Posted by: Bob - 05-01-2019, 11:41 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (5)

Well, I didn't see all that coming.  Then again, haven't been paying close attention.  Apparently there is a crime that didn't get committed that might have been obstructed or something.

This is an interesting example of a nation-wide SHTF.  So next time you decide to get all uppity about whatever recent offense to your rights that your party of choice may have made, remember that .Gov (all three branches, both sides) craps all over the constitution daily, you are all armed better than the average Venezuelan soldier, and they are out there with flags taking on armored cars.

Bravo!!!!!  I will gladly support them in their quest for freedom.  

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  ETS Magazines
Posted by: bmyers - 04-29-2019, 04:15 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (3)

Talked ETS at the NRA Show and they stated they are in production of a 10-round magazine and a 20-round magazine for the G43X/G48 pistols.

https://www.etsgroup.us/ETS-Group-Coming...s/1841.htm

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  IMI Jerico 941
Posted by: mac66 - 04-28-2019, 05:32 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (3)

Was on the other side of the state yesterday and stopped to visit my son. He recently acquired a pair of 9 mm IMI Jerico 941s, one blue, one brushed chrome.  The 941 is based on the CZ75, and is the current handgun of Israeli military forces.  The two he got were converted to single action only, normally they are double action autos.  He picked them up already converted pretty cheap.

A quick run to the range surprised me how mild recoil they have. Being all steel and shooting the 9mm makes a difference when one is used to shooting polymer framed guns. They are pretty hefty and obviously very well made. I was impressed. The single action mode allows it to be carried cocked and locked.

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  Mantis X3
Posted by: bmyers - 04-28-2019, 02:17 PM - Forum: Defense - No Replies

I got to play with the newly released Mantis X3 shooting performance system. Wife and I both tried it out and for me it quickly picked up on the issue that I have with tossing rounds to the left. 

After playing around with the system, I look over and the wife is buying one so we now have an additional training system to use on our pistols or rifles. 

Once we get a chance to give it a try over a few weeks, will post another review to let everyone know if it actually improves my shooting or not.

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  Olight product show
Posted by: bmyers - 04-28-2019, 02:13 PM - Forum: Lighting - No Replies

We just got back from the NRA and Olight announced three new lights coming out in the near future.

The first, is the Seeker 2 Pro. Smaller than the original, but brighter and with a longer run time. There will be a flash sale on those this Friday and info is already up on their website.

At the end of May, the PL-Pro (yes all three models say pro) will becoming out. It is 1,500 lumen, which was sticking bright. Yet, it has a nice feature, you can set the light to 300 lumen or to the 1,500 lumen and it will remember the setting. In addition, it is rechargeable and uses the standard Olight charger (same thing as the Seeker 2, they are trying to standardize the chargers so you don't need a specialty charger for each style light). 

Finally, in June, they will be releasing Javelot Pro. They had two protypes of this product there, which they gave away (they gave away two models of each light, 30 L docks, and everyone got a I3T and hat). Javelot Pro has increase runtime and 1,080 meters of throw. Looks interesting, but was on the bottom of my list.

The Seeker 2 Pro will be one that I pick up.  It was neat being at the product launch event and they had decent food and drinks.

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Wink bugout vehicle????
Posted by: fishingjeff - 04-28-2019, 11:35 AM - Forum: Packs and Gear - Replies (5)

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  Wilderness grey man.
Posted by: Rifleman 84 - 04-27-2019, 05:58 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (6)

What does your grey man setup for the wilderness look like? I see a lot of videos on the urban grey man. (Probably more relevant) but I have not come across any for the wilderness setup. If you don’t know what the grey man is,


https://youtu.be/H3Wz7fC7tOY


What kind of gear would you carry? Would you attempt to conceal your weapons or would the sight of an unarmed man in the wilderness make you even more of a target? What are some other considerations?

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  Siphons
Posted by: bdcochran - 04-26-2019, 05:24 PM - Forum: Water - Replies (3)

How do you get a water out of a 30 or 50 gallon container easily, efficiently?

The first response is probably to get a long piece of tubing, stick it in, suck on it, etc.  Ok.  Now let's add a couple of realistic parameters.  You aren't doing it.  Someone else is going to do it.  Moreover, you don't want to be sticking your tubing on the ground and possibly contaminating it. 

My approach is to buy a Red Chinese battery operated pump.  There aren't quality builds on the market and you have to keep a spare around and keep the batteries out of the siphon when not in use.

Today, I am doing the bi-annual gasoline rotation and I provide my experience with the smaller or shorter battery operated pumps.
1.  I am not Rambo.  I don't relish holding a 40 pound 5 gallon gasoline container in the air while pouring the gasoline into a car.
2.  I am not a complete fool.  I don't want to put in some tubing and suck on the tubing until the gasoline hits my lips.
3.  The RC battery operated pumps may last a few seasons and then fail.  So, I have spares.
4.  The plastic tubing used on the RC units is a specialty item and will fail.  So, like today,  this is what I was doing.
     I inverted a plastic trash can and used it as a base.  I put the 5 gallon container on top.  I put the batteries in the unit.  The unit had a shortened, but still usable flimsy tubing (I said that the quality is bad).  I put the shortened end into a funnel stuck into the gasoline inlet.  The unit wouldn't work.  Ok.  I tried another unit and it was corroded.  Carefully, I used a pair of pliers and saved the plastic tubing from both units. 

So, you deal with reality.  My girlfriend cannot lift a 40 pound can of gasoline.  There will come a day when it will be more than a strain for me as well.

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