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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Cold weather camping on a budget
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:23:45 PM »
If those are pine trees, gather as much of the needles or leaves if they aren't pines. Either shove it in a trashbag or pile it up and throw a tarp over/around it to hold it in place. Keeping your body off the ground will help with the warmth. If you take an E-blanket, build a small frame and put it on the other side of the fire it will reflect the heat back towards you, however you'll want something behind you to keep the warmth in.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
Did you get a chance to search through the Connex(s) yet?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 16, 2020, 08:16:43 PM »
The Fritos are flammable by themselves or you dip them in additional grease Bobby?

They will burn themselves. It's just the oil that's on them from the process. One little Frito won't produce a bonfire but all it takes is a small little flame and if you're patient you can make help it along.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:02:36 PM »
Zane and I made up some fire starters of the cotton ball and Vaseline variety. They work very well. Zane had trouble with the ferro rod. I coached him some at home then I left him alone so no pressure. I stayed in hearing distance. I came back a few minutes later and he couldn't get it.  He was pretty defeated and feeling bad.  I just have a couple cheap junk Walmart rods. They are aluminum and just have a little strip to strike on. I need to get something better.

We were suppose to have a cub scout campout Friday night but with all the rain we just had a day camp Saturday. Made a solar oven and had smores. They also kick off the popcorn fund raiser sales today. They took away some of the best sellers. I suppose because of Covid.
I hate it when parents do this but I am going to throw it out there. If you want to help support our pack shoot me a message and I will send you the info to order online.

Jon, Frito chips can help start fires with the grease. Also look at a small signal mirror and use it to reflect the sun's rays.. It's not effective at night but it is another thing to throw in a pack, plus you can use it to signal for help.

As for the popcorn sales, I believe this week is payday, so I can probably send you some after I pay bills. You can donate the popcorn to someone or keep it.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: September 07, 2020, 10:03:52 AM »
Papa Johns, extra sauce grilled chicken and sausage pizza.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 27, 2020, 08:12:26 PM »
Well, I am technically on vacation until Tuesday morning. I went to finish some lingering homework from my 1st semester of college. I was given an extension due to the 'Rona, and my work situation, went to finish the last few assignments and they were gone. The instructor had cleared it and given my semester scores.

Quick back story, I haven't had an additional schooling since I left HS back in 2002. So that being said, I pulled an "A" in my Regulatory Compliance course which is mostly all the OSHA regs broken down... LOTS of reading and typing. The Fundamentals of Occupational Safety course, I pulled a "C". That was lower since I didn't get the last 2 weeks of assignments finished, but my overall GPA is 3.0, not what I wanted but I'll take it for now.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 23, 2020, 02:59:51 PM »
I still want but haven’t the cash flow. To many other project takin my $

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That's how I'm sitting, except I didn't build a house like you did.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 23, 2020, 10:44:13 AM »
Bobbee, I like mine. I like the bigger boom, but that's from the shorter barrel. I like how it pushes back, more like an AK than an AR. But when I'm shootin' at frogs in the mud, the crater that 150 grain makes compared to my green tip 5.56 sez it all.
Plus, I remember what those third an inch bullets did to the aluminum of those Bell, Sikorsky, McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, and Aerospatiale helicapeters that got hit. Really a load of energy in that bullet. Wonder what deers think when they get plowed over by 1?

What barrel length are you and Charles running?

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 23, 2020, 08:49:28 AM »
Yes, so I’ve had it for a couple weeks now. Best money I’ve spent in awhile, scary the amount of data (cardio mainly) it can compile

Yea mine does that too. Right now I'm charging it.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 22, 2020, 10:33:13 PM »


I’m really liking this watch btw, still getting used to having it on my wrist but the capabilities are really cool

Does that watch use Garmin Connect?

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 22, 2020, 10:31:34 PM »
I want one, I keep thinking about it. I have friends who own 300Blk and they all love it, but only one reloads. Maybe I'll have to pick their brains more and see if they'll let me shoot their's a little more to decide.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: August 21, 2020, 06:57:13 PM »
I'm going to need you to hurry up and run some ammo through it. I've been thinking more about getting one of these.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 12, 2020, 07:56:22 PM »
Right, well if you get out this way and hsve time hit me up I’ll join you on the incline  :beercheers:

Hoping to get an answer if my Company will even allow the travel, so we'll see.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 11:00:46 AM »
The incline

Bobby, it’s currently shut down due to our governors declarations. My BIL and SIL who adventure race were out for Baylee’s graduation and wanted to do it but couldn’t. It was interesting to see how the altitude affected them though who run 50 miles races pretty often in the Midwest. We only live at around 5300’ too.

Altitude knocks you down a peg or two, until you acclimate. However once you get good at running at altitude, you go back to lower altitudes, your run times will decrease and you won't feel winded.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:13:15 AM »

My hands and arms getting pretty dirty on the job, not so much an issue in colder months with sleeves. However, that’s part of reason I don’t wear stuff. I went away from it in steel shop between moving equipment it could get snagged on and coolant from machining centers etc.

We’ve discussed investing in snow shoes last two years and we’re doing it this year no fail. I’m also running an app I really like called AllTrails

I'm still planning on coming out to run the Incline, possibly December I may be out there for a HazMat Instructor refresher, so no Incline then but maybe take a couple days and explore.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 09, 2020, 12:03:02 AM »
That’s the watch my boss uses, he runs marathons, does triathlon and has done one Ironman race so far. He loves the watch for its functionality when he is training, it recognizes when he changes stages from swim to run to bike and tracks them all.

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An Army buddy of mine who is in the Guinness Book of World Records is the one who convinced me. He does Ironmans and all sorts of stuff like that. I want to start using it to get back in shape, well better shape.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: August 08, 2020, 10:09:46 PM »
Picked up a Garmin Vivoactive hr (heavily discounted as it’s been discontinued) for a little over $100 today. Wife and I have both now recently purchased heart monitoring watches and this one is gps enabled for our hikes. It syncs to my phone and will track activity such as biking, running etc. Including heart monitoring which was main goal for purchase. I haven’t wore a watch in almost twenty five years. In fact I don’t wear any jewelry or tattoos etc. just not my thing and never has been really.

What prompted this is the wife is on health kick (which I’m glad, it’s easier if we’re both in same page pushing each other). There is talk of running 5 & 10k’s so we’ll see.

Well after being cajoled by some Army buddies who own fitness watches, I broke down and bought one about 3 months ago. Dropped more than I would normally spend but it is highly recommended.


I can't say I've used it for much weight loss / fitness activities yet. However I have used the GPS tracking and maps when I was up north with the girlfriend and her friends.I own multiple watches and the hard part for me is deciding which one to wear, but I try to wear the Fenix more than the others. I'll try to add some photos at some point, clearly from experience I tend to not take photos too often. Unlike you Shawn, I'm always wearing a watch, it annoys me when I can't wear one. I'm hoping to start some 5Ks and other stuff like that soon, maybe snowshoeing this winter. It is helpful that my girlfriend likes the outdoors.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 07, 2020, 10:30:45 AM »
The wife wanted to try something other than a glock.

As long as she likes it, then you can have all the Glocks. I also don't like XDs but I never liked them.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 06, 2020, 05:38:22 PM »
Well they apparently do a lot of farming in Beirut

Came off a freighter in 2013 that had some damage or something along those lines. It's been sitting awaiting destruction or used up. At least that's what I've read, when I was reading into what happened on a homework break.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 06, 2020, 01:07:24 PM »
Anyone see that explosion in Beirut yesterday?

Approximately 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in an enclosed building that had been stored since 2013. The before and after photos are flowing around Facebook.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 03, 2020, 11:08:37 AM »
Slept in until 0730 (since I took the week off), had a couple cups of coffee with my girlfriend. I have to finish some school work and submit it all before the end of the week and register for the upcoming semester.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:52:28 AM »
Sometimes I just can't help myself. Customer gave me one of these and traded work for the other.

Nothing wrong with that trade.

Chest holster like we carry in the militaree?

Yes, but slight differences.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 30, 2020, 07:51:58 PM »
Should remain "Bragg" forever


Gavin is legendary to be sure.

It'll never change. I might go back and visit when my buddy gets back from overseas, assuming I can get there with the 'Rona crap going on.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 28, 2020, 09:52:22 PM »
That is the place for sure. That and "Ranger-Joe's" at Benning.
I wonder if Ft. Bragg will become Ft. Saquille or Fort Jessica, or some other less bigoted name...
To me, that place will always be simply, "Bragg" home of the Army Airborne and the All Americans

I doubt the name will ever change. Even if by some miracle the official name changes it'll still be referred to as Bragg. But I was reading some threads on what people think it should be named and Ft. Gavin kept coming up.


Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 25, 2020, 02:08:44 PM »
Jim's pawn shop there at bragg in 84.

Great place, at least it was when I was at Bragg, but it could be changed now.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 25, 2020, 11:31:28 AM »
So capable...

Yep. I had a chance to buy one made in 88 so it had all GI parts. I should've snatched it up.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 12, 2020, 09:55:53 PM »

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 11, 2020, 09:38:39 PM »
Congrats Bobby!

Thank you. I left Safety and work in a new department, however I still help out with the Safety department.

Gun Control / Re: AR-14...
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:22:56 PM »
I think I'll dust off my M1A.

Why would you let dust settle upon such a work of art. Even though many hate them.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: July 11, 2020, 02:13:54 PM »
Missed another camping weekend with my GF, her son and I think a couple of her friends and mom. I have to keep plugging along on my homework so I can have next month of free time before the next semester starts.  Got promoted at work a couple months ago to a Supervisor position that takes me to work early and staying late but I set a rotation with the other Supervisors so we can at least get a couple early days off.

Firearms / Re: Adopted a homeless rifle
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:10:04 PM »
Primary Arms has some decent scopes. However I tend to like Vortex more. Like Bear said the Strike Eagles are pretty good, and within your budget, if you can save up a little more the Gen 2 PST scopes are quite nice as well. If you don't need illuminated reticle the Diamondback Tactical are decent scopes.

Firearms / Re: Adopted a homeless rifle
« on: July 05, 2020, 05:49:21 PM »
What is the budget for the scope?

For 400 and less, a 2.5-10x is just about perfect, however, 4-16 is also an ideal power range.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:05:19 PM »
Went to work. That's pretty much it, oh wait, I just ordered Chinese food since I have no urge to cook right now.

CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:03:31 PM »
I haven't had a cup of coffee before work in a few weeks. Even though my gf asks if I want her to make me some. Apparently I'm just used to struggle bussing in the morning.

Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:22:11 PM »
in my logic

We don't use logic around there here parts.

Did you get your Jeep unstuck?  :p

Well I drive a Grand Cherokee so I'm safe from actions such as that. I saw the comment before and it's fitting about new drivers getting a license without a roadtest thanks to the 'Rona... there's the result. Supposedly the day before that person dropped $1 or 2 thousand on wheels and tires.

Most of that is secondhand information.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 30, 2020, 05:13:47 PM »
What helicopter is this?

CH-21 Shawnee, unofficially called the Flying Banana. Predated the Chinook.

Here's some info:

That happened about a mile down the road from where I work.

CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: May 24, 2020, 02:38:03 PM »
Maybe so, but we know for sure the army uses masking tape to hold the aging aviators together. :p

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False, that tape isn't green.

Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:44:30 PM »
its funny you say that bobby.  tactical tailor has since closed their show room,drastically reduced their inventory, stopped selling firearms and firearm accessories, no more ammo, drastically reduced their inventory and have moved locations since they were robbed in 2016/2017.  they still sell some stuff online but a majority of what they make now goes to gov contracts.

Wow that sucks. Never knew that. I bought one of their rucks a few years ago since my original ALICE needs some upgrades, and I have "retired" it to relaxing duty. The TT ruck was great but I shouldn't have bought the one with the sleeping system container attached, never used it.

Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: May 10, 2020, 10:53:44 AM »
Just thought I'd drop in and share a couple of recent pics and see what everyone else is working on these days.

I like that last one next to the G19.

Tactical tailor makes some nice stuff, have one of their rucks under my bed from back in the day.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 09, 2020, 09:43:58 AM »
Gas was .95 cents a gallon a couple weeks ago when I was in Appleton with the girlfriend.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 05, 2020, 09:07:36 AM »
Been there done that and have the inst badge like you....lol

And the moral of the story is, keep the guards and the fingers where they are supposed to be. Otherwise you'll be hating life later

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 04, 2020, 10:44:59 PM »
And how pray tell do you intend to pull the trigger when you're missing the trigger finger? Harder to use the secondary and tertiary fingers as effectively as the index finger.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 04, 2020, 02:38:54 PM »

Oh. And got in a hurry and ate up 2 fingers with a flap disk while not wearing gloves
Who’d a thunk it?

You are aware guards are installed on those for a reason right?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:06:47 PM »
Last night I made a couple bacon wrapped ribeyes, seared them in a hot pan then finished them in the oven for a just about perfect medium rare. GF doesn't have a grill yet.

So this sounded good, and similar to something I've made in the past, so I'm making this tonight for the gf and her son.


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:00:22 PM »
Put down paving stone for the girlfriend in front of her front porch stairs. I'm by no means a professional, in fact I'm better at breaking stuff. Turned out decent I suppose, need to add more fill under 4 stones tomorrow.

Firearms / Re: 300blk
« on: April 24, 2020, 09:42:57 PM »
I have been mulling over building a 300blk in either the SBR or pistol route. It's best role is a suppressed short barrel anyway. But we'll see how this semester of school turns out and how my summer looks.

Thermal: Yea it's cool but eventually it'll get heavy when carrying.
NVGs: Yea it's cool but better have a good helmet with a mount or suffer the agony of a skull crusher.
DBAL / PEQ-15 (Civilian version): Yea they are cool, but if you don't have the NVGs it's not too useful.

Night vision is the cornerstone to winnin' a gunfight that happens at night in my humble opinion.

But assumin' its people you're fightin'

Downside is if the folks you're in gun play with also have nods.

There is truth to that, but also NVG has its drawbacks and limitations. People get too dependent on using technology, technology fails. Someone once asked me what I'd do if someone broke into my apartment and they had NVGs... my answer.. a bright light right in the face. NVG is great, when it's dark. Hit the lights and it's a new story.

Firearms / Re: Vector 10mm
« on: April 20, 2020, 09:44:46 AM »
Fine fair enough.

Firearms / Re: Vector 10mm
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:06:26 PM »
Stop making rational arguments and buy the Vector in 10mm.

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