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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: What to take to BOL and what to keep at home

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

On gun safes, many of the less than $1000 safes regardless of the name on them (Remington, Winchester) are built by a company called Liberty. They are good safes and will discourage most. However , I received a call from a friend telling me he had been broken into. His safe was lying on the floor-it had been pried open. The perpetrators had gotten it on the floor and literally pried it open. Whoever installed the safe missed the floor joists and there was nothing in the wall studs to anchor the safe (Liberty did replace the safe). It had to be someone in the know because the cash and precious metals were gone and the guns stacked on the floor -several nice over and unders. He has up graded his safe and it is into the floor and wall. To have the lock on my safe work, the directions say the dial must be turned several times.
Grandma has her cabin in the woods on a river, the #1 daughter has her cabin to decorate, the S-I-L has his base camp for snowmobiling and 4-wheeling and fishing. For myself-I smile. There are getting to be many outdoor hand tools (a single bitted axe, a Plutaski axe, round nose shovels and square, rakes, hand tools for building). Most tools are from garage sales -the pennies on a dollar is true. The S-I-L presented me with several like new Coleman lanterns and stoves purchased on Amazon for $55. One emergency radio stays. That business of 2 is one and one is none leaves me a little uncomfortable. We only have one big Burkey-one generator-one reloader.
What to do about firearms and ammo has been a problem. All the adults have CC permits and there is a resident Mossberg 500. I find I’m still riding with a centerfire rifle and .22 rifle. If you dig far enough there are .22s buried around the cabin and a mix of shotgun shells.
Having two places really was bothering me, thinking about it I came to realize that without a major investment I wouldn’t have everything, however, I would be better off than a person trying to carry it all on their back, small car, or 4- wheeler.
Both home and the cabin have good solid neighbors. We have no plan to abandon the cabin for whatever reason should it become necessary. Storing fuels – for gasoline buy non-oxygenated gasoline/ pure gasoline it is old fashioned gasoline like farmers bought one year and used the next(there are sites on line that tell you who sells it). PRI-G for gas and PRI-D for diesel seems to work quite well,if you want a preservative.

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 pm


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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: What to take to BOL and what to keep at home

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

On gun safes, many of the less than $1000 safes regardless of the name on them (Remington, Winchester) are built by a company called Liberty. They are good safes and will discourage most. However , I received a call from a friend telling me he had been broken into. His safe was lying on the floor-it had been pried open. The perpetrators had gotten it on the floor and literally pried it open. Whoever installed the safe missed the floor joists and there was nothing in the wall studs to anchor the safe (Liberty did replace the safe). It had to be someone in the know because the cash and precious metals were gone and the guns stacked on the floor -several nice over and unders. He has up graded his safe and it is into the floor and wall. To have the lock on my safe work, the directions say the dial must be turned several times.
Grandma has her cabin in the woods on a river, the #1 daughter has her cabin to decorate, the S-I-L has his base camp for snowmobiling and 4-wheeling and fishing. For myself-I smile. There are getting to be many outdoor hand tools (a single bitted axe, a Plutaski axe, round nose shovels and square, rakes, hand tools for building). Most tools are from garage sales -the pennies on a dollar is true. The S-I-L presented me with several like new Coleman lanterns and stoves purchased on Amazon for $55. One emergency radio stays. That business of 2 is one and one is none leaves me a little uncomfortable. We only have one big Burkey-one generator-one reloader.
What to do about firearms and ammo has been a problem. All the adults have CC permits and there is a resident Mossberg 500. I find I’m still riding with a centerfire rifle and .22 rifle. If you dig far enough there are .22s buried around the cabin and a mix of shotgun shells.
Having two places really was bothering me, thinking about it I came to realize that without a major investment I wouldn’t have everything, however, I would be better off than a person trying to carry it all on their back, small car, or 4- wheeler.
Both home and the cabin have good solid neighbors. We have no plan to abandon the cabin for whatever reason should it become necessary. Storing fuels – for gasoline buy non-oxygenated gasoline/ pure gasoline it is old fashioned gasoline like farmers bought one year and used the next(there are sites on line that tell you who sells it). PRI-G for gas and PRI-D for diesel seems to work quite well,if you want a preservative.

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:26 pm


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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am


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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am


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Wilderness Survival • Re: What would you do ? (tracked by dogs)

July 1, 2017 headhunter 0

I’m old. When a much younger ex-rifle student joined the Marines, he became a scout/spotter/ sniper. Yes, he wears the SS (scout sniper) tattoo. I asked him about tracking dogs. He replied we carry a can of self defense pepper spray and spray our back trail. Since dog’s noses are so sensitive it can really screw them up. I’ve owned dogs for half a century, please, don’t do this for SKG(Shi_s Kicks, and Giggles).

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:00 am


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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: Creepy Stories And Weird Things found in the woods?

March 3, 2017 headhunter 0

Last summer we were riding our ATVs and right along the trail there was the top half of a bear’s skull. There were no other bones around it nor was there any hair. The skull was fresh, the meat was still red, and the amount of meat left on it -well you’d have to scrape really hard with a sharp knife to fill a spoon. All of the top teeth were still in the skull, and the incisors were good sized. There aren’t too many things that would view a grown bear as food, and a human hunter would have claimed the skull as atrophy. I guess that leaves the big government dogs, the grey ones.

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:14 pm


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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: Some info about my personal situation

March 2, 2017 headhunter 0

Illini Warrior is on the right road. Force multipliers, those things like traps, snares’ and automatic reels will allow you to get the most out of your day. Reading the Laura Ingolls Wilder books with my eldest daughter brought in home . The pioneers worked dark to dark and actually took time off on Sundays to head to church, religion and socializing- then they went home and did chores.
Force multipliers can carry into gardening where laying black plastic between rows will cut down on weeding time. A green house will allow you to get a jump on growing season. A spare shove handle and rivets will make replacement easier , as will spare axe handles. Spare hoes and tools will make work easier. Clean shovels and take care they don’t rust. A shiny shovel will cut smoother and with less force.

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:56 pm


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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

March 2, 2017 headhunter 0

I didn’t want to leave my iron sights, I had just shot one of my best strings and took out 9 bowling pins in 6 seconds. The next shooter took out 9 in a little over 3 seconds using a red dot. Lasers are also quick and light and small. Fiber optics really help “old” eyes. Night sights are excellent. I was sold on “Big Dot” and a friend showed uo with Tru -Glo fiber optic and Trinium. My M&P presently has the factory Crimson -Trace and Tru-Glo. My revolvers almost all wear green fiber optic front sights (with the red,I feel there is to much of a halo). I will own up to having a 2X Leopold on my super accurate Ruger Competition. Not always is it well lit and bright. As far as BK in KC, some people dismiss thinking the bullet to the target- I won’t. The force be with you.

Statistics: Posted by headhunter — Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:23 pm