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Guns • How I pimped my M&P 15 Sport II:

January 31, 2017 Major French 0

Due to bizarre financial circumstances, I ended up with an M&P 15 Sport 2. A series of modifications was done by my before I even test fired this same rifle, also. Why? Because I See the M&P 15 Sport II in the same I see an Anderson, and it is best used as a platform for an upgraded parts assembly.

My mods:
A. Hogue grooved finger pistol grip.
B. COBRA TAC Black Adder V2 Charging handle to improve extraction and feeding, both.
C. MAGPIUL Adjustable stock.
D. One point sling converted to two point sling.
E. Metal interior heat shielded plastic handguard. This avoids heat stress jams.
F. HEXMAG Series 2 thirty round magazine. Because an AR-15 magazine is not strong a steel AK magazine, I load 25 rounds for increased reliability.
G. M-Pro 7 Gun Cleaner. Works just fine for both cleaning and lubrication.
H. AIMSHOT WARFARE EDITION GREEN SKULL reflex sight.
I Blitzkrieg Components neon green chevron front sight post. Lines up just fine with my rear sights.
J. I use only non-Combloc ammo in my AR. Additionally, I donot use ball ammo because of the over penetration risk. JHP[Jacketed Hollow Point], SPIRE[Spire Point}. SP[Soft point]and VMAX. American Eagle, PPU, Hornady, and Fiocchi. Does anybody here know of any equally cheap but good quality expanding-type ammo that is AR-15 friendly.

While my AK is for heavier stuff, my AR fills the role of the M1 carbine quite nicely. It’s a home defense/patrol rifle. I’ll use it to guard Dad and dogs both while he calls the cops when the Ashley-Bashleys are thought to be lurking outside.

***NOTE**** ASHLEY-BASHLEY burglarized our trailer and stole Dad’s TV set. He got it back, but Ashley Nicole Graham also stole checks and credit cards from Dad. She also had her baby taken away for emotional exploitation, too. This Creep is now out of prison AGAIN…

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Medical Experts • Re: SHTF Pain Killers?

January 31, 2017 Pedro wyoming 0
Major French wrote:
For emergency surgery, you could use starting fluid to put somebody order. It has ether. You could use it for things like dental extraction.

No. starting fluid is MOSTLY ether but also has light aromatic hydrocarbons (VOCs) that are very hazardous to ones health. They target the liver and central nervous system primarily but also cause other problems.
However…
It can be easily manufactured using a variety of methods. The simplest is alcohol condensation. I checked as i was writing this and there are youtube videos on this very subject. The one i watched is simple, safe and straightforward…boil ethyl alcohol and pass the vapour through a hot sulphuric acid bath and then through a reflux condenser. Google reflux condenser, vigreux (sp?) column or packed column. this is the only specialised piece of equipment that is needed. One can easily make this as well once the design is understood.

The only caveat is that ALL heat sources MUST be oil bath electrical. Any spark or flame or even electric coil glowing any shade of red will likely result in disasterous conflagration.

pW

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 31, 2017 IceFire 0
anita wrote:
I noticed when watching the ABC news tonight (I suffer through to see what they are mis-reporting) they never mentioned that the shooter was Muslim. Just left it hang.

Of course not. The facts don’t fit with their agenda.

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

January 31, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

VERY good CI….Nice read…flows, character description excellent…The description between words is there too…only 2 short encounters and I’m getting a sense of what to expect from Jack like good writing does just to have you fooled if the author chooses to mix it up or keep the flow throughout the book. Principle of story and character/world development is great so far and coming along well….

I don’t mean to pick it apart like this but I read A LOT for a working class mutt(lol)…2-3 books a month.

I could easily have just said “Great story” but thought it deserved more on what I personally like about it.

Well done. Excellent start or excerpts…. You’ve got the makings of a Kindle hit here.(kindle unlimited member myself)

good luck and if you care to share more, please do when you can…If you launch on the Kindle make sure to send me the link for free download if launching on kindle Unlimited for a review from me….reviews in the first few days catapult you into the top listings if done right.(all this you might already know but I’ve studied the Amazon resale model extensively if you don’t…new here so if you’re already published please que me in so I can download your books)

again, great work. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbsup:

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017 BK in KC 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
And the’re getting motivated. IF you could accomplish the same thing without energizing your opponent then why not take tactical advantage and do so, unless part of your motivation is to outrage them and egg them on.

Absolutely egg them on! How many people whose travel plans were disrupted by these jackholes protesting at airports have decided to support their cause? Not many. They do their cause much more harm than good and their violent intolerance is on full display for everyone to see. Trump comes off as the adult against spoiled children. They are losing and they are losing badly. Two more years of this and Trump has a 60 seat majority in the Senate.

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Natural Disasters • Re: 12 hour notice sun flare. what would you do?

January 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
3ADScout wrote:

Major French wrote:Would the following tactic to protect electronics? A. Unplug electronics B. put them in ziploc or plastic bags to protect from moisture, C. Put in a cellar, basement, storm bunker, safe room, or fallout shelter until the danger is announced over radio to have officially passed. Cheap analog transistor AM/FM radios could prove invaluable in this scenario, too. Why risk a $500.00 TV or a $300.00 computer when you could use a yard sale transistor radio instead?

Major French- if a Carrington level event was forecasted the last thing I would be worried about is my TV. I don’t think any of the TV broadcasters would survive. Life after a major solar flare would not allow for free time to watch TV even if you Blue ray and TV survived.

I would think time spent on Food and water would be time better spent than protecting consumer electronics. But that is just me. (I don’t watch much TV as it is)

Who needs TV?
There is nothing on worth watching.

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Guns • Re: My ‘from the box user ready’AR-15 thread

January 31, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Major French wrote:
THe have so many good features that they caqn be trusted from the get go to run well as is. My M&P 15 Sport, I chose to pimp royally before even shooting the thing. Runs 100% so modified. The SP-1 is the semi-junk AR-15 that gave the Civilian AR-15 a bad name.This is totally from the Vietnam M16 ammo failures that got people killed. with jammed weapons. In 1982 However, Eagle Arms introduced today ‘s AR-15. A sturdier and much more reliable weapon that changed many minds-mine included about Armalite.

I am sorry, but is that English you are speaking?

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Guns • Re: My ‘from the box user ready’AR-15 thread

January 31, 2017 Major French 0

THe have so many good features that they caqn be trusted from the get go to run well as is. My M&P 15 Sport, I chose to pimp royally before even shooting the thing. Runs 100% so modified. The SP-1 is the semi-junk AR-15 that gave the Civilian AR-15 a bad name.This is totally from the Vietnam M16 ammo failures that got people killed. with jammed weapons. In 1982 However, Eagle Arms introduced today ‘s AR-15. A sturdier and much more reliable weapon that changed many minds-mine included about Armalite.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 31, 2017 anita 0
BK in KC wrote:

RayMac1963 wrote:All thats true Gunns, but he keeps playing right into their hands. He and his folks didn’t even come up with the freakin ban country list! And he still gets blasted. They could have said that crap on Thursday morning and avoided a lot of crap.

Personally I think “they” are playing into HIS hands. So far almost every single thing he has done has resulted in outrage and protests from the left. Every. Single. Thing. People notice this and soon all of the silly contrived outrage will be just so much background noise that nobody takes seriously anymore. Trump knows this.

All he did was keep a campaign promise and issued a perfectly legal EO that does exactly what Obama did in 2011 and based on a list created by the Obama administration. They let the leftists have their tantrum and then calmly explained the precedent Trump based his EO on. Now who looks unreasonable? It’s brilliant!

I agree. The protesters are looking unhinged. I would think that anyone (if there is anyone) who is an unpaid protester will soon lose interest. In the meantime, they diminish themselves and their “causes” with those who are actually watching what Trump is doing and agree that we’ve been lax in the past.

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 31, 2017 anita 0
Drakenstead1 wrote:
It appears that the shooters are Muslim men of a different branch of Islam trying to make a theological point. Sadly the myth of the racist red neck white terrorist seems to continue to fade away.

I noticed when watching the ABC news tonight (I suffer through to see what they are mis-reporting) they never mentioned that the shooter was Muslim. Just left it hang.

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 31, 2017 ajax727 0

It is sad to say but at this time the enemy is all ready here and have been for years . Even with this attack being Muslim killing Muslim it shows the direction we are heading toward . There point of view has been drilled into there brains as toddlers . At some point it will turn into a war but not as past wars were you know who is trying to kill you . It will be hit and run , kill a few and get killed or blow yourself up and kill a few . When it reaches a point of no return then one side will eradicate the other . History shows that entire clans or nations have just disappeared from the face of the earth without a trace ,

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 BK in KC 0
RayMac1963 wrote:
All thats true Gunns, but he keeps playing right into their hands. He and his folks didn’t even come up with the freakin ban country list! And he still gets blasted. They could have said that crap on Thursday morning and avoided a lot of crap.

Personally I think “they” are playing into HIS hands. So far almost every single thing he has done has resulted in outrage and protests from the left. Every. Single. Thing. People notice this and soon all of the silly contrived outrage will be just so much background noise that nobody takes seriously anymore. Trump knows this.

All he did was keep a campaign promise and issued a perfectly legal EO that does exactly what Obama did in 2011 and based on a list created by the Obama administration. They let the leftists have their tantrum and then calmly explained the precedent Trump based his EO on. Now who looks unreasonable? It’s brilliant!

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Guns • Re: My ‘from the box user ready’AR-15 thread

January 30, 2017 Cast Iron 0
Dirk Williams wrote:
No problems with either of your choices, was truly wondering why these were ” better” rifles. My concern is a lot of prpoitory? Parts, which means their not readily available.

If one were carrying these rifles, I would like to think that consumable parts are available.

Dirk

Quite right.

I was looking at it from a more, better action, lower maintenance, effective round stand point for multiple missions.

The AR action i.e. Stoner action, is incredibly dirty, and requires a lot of maintenance and the 5.56/223 is an anemic round.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 anita 0
Gunns wrote:

rickdun wrote:The far left idiots didn’t have a hissey fit when O’bama did this in 2011 or when President Jimmy Carter band people from Iran.

That’s because they were told to stand down and no one was paying for them to do anything.

Its all contrived.[/quote

]It’s also because if a democrat president did it, it must be good. If a republican does it, it has to be bad. Bunch of lemmings.

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Guns • Re: My ‘from the box user ready’AR-15 thread

January 30, 2017 Dirk Williams 0

No problems with either of your choices, was truly wondering why these were ” better” rifles. My concern is a lot of prpoitory? Parts, which means their not readily available.

If one were carrying these rifles, I would like to think that consumable parts are available.

Dirk

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Maine Meetups and Events • looking to form a serious group in Maine

January 30, 2017 hancockcounty 0

We (family of 4 myself36/wife35/son13/son6) are located in Maine. We live on private 30 acres on a long dead end dirt road. I believe that my property would be very defensible in SHTF with the right people. We are currently doing many advanced preps that i will not go into. We have a field started for garden/pasture approx 4 acres. We have a large barn. Starting to raise meat rabbits and chickens and will get goats in the spring. We are also doing other medium scale things to our property to help with agricultural production and self sufficiency. I think that it is important to be well rounded in my preps by having quality tactical gear, arms, ammo, ect. and important items to be able to charge batteries and other misc things like doing laundry, along with stocking up on other important items like food, canning supplies, tools for cutting fire wood ect. But all in all none of it will amount to anything if I do not have two things in place… one being our ability to grow, raise, and preserve our own food and the other defending what we have at SHTF.

Currently we plan to have one other family join us when everything falls apart. We are in need of someone with real tactical combat experience. I’m not talking about someone who has been through boot camp and never deployed. I am hoping to find an experienced military man that can train with us regularly before shtf and also help plan for strategic defenses of the property. Also a medic would always be needed. Aside from that I honestly think that some other local friends that i know that are prepping would be just fine if we needed more bodies. All in all we are very well rounded. We make our own soap. Can fix vehicles, tinker, do carpentry, farm, ect. I plan to have 4+/- families at our retreat after shtf.

Some basic requirements I would have would be regular biweekly/monthly training meetings, maintaining a years+ supply of food, byo AR-15 with ammo. Always would welcome help ‘on the farm’ if you can make the time. Heck i have 4 acres to plant so you could help and harvest and EAT too. I am not doing this to make a living, just want to learn to walk the walk the hard way before it is a necessity. If qualified and relocating i would be willing to rent our other house out to you. We are not looking for any free loaders before or after shtf. Everyone must carry there own weight after shtf and before… well if we don’t work we don’t eat. I would assume you would have or find a normal job ect.

Both families are genuine bible believing born again christians. Although i myself and very much against the tide of modern day christianity and have only recently tried to start to go to church. I have been a believer for 17 years and have a strong faith in Jesus and a very fluent bible knowledge. Well, I’ve probably said too much about my plans, but i am hopeful that it will help bring forth some people who have some serious skill to join us.

Oh, if you already live in Maine and want to plan to bug out with us that could work too as long as we still would hold regular meeting/training schedule. Hopefully if nothing else this leads to a life long friendship.

Statistics: Posted by hancockcounty — Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:48 pm


Stories and Fiction • Re: Homeless? Life After a House Fire.

January 30, 2017 rj5156 0

I have always lurked around here a fair amount. Sometimes I even participate, if I think I have something to contribute. I’ve said before this is a very well-informed group and someone almost always has answers before I even get there.

I ran across a thread on SHTF painkillers – which ya’ll know happens to be one of my lifelong obsessions. Put in my 2 cents. OK. Maybe a dime. I’m sharing a reply I responded to. Don’t want to lose the info, and I’m pretty excited about any helpful new information about my beloved herbs! Huge thanks to Sageprice for this one:

sageprice wrote:
http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/corydalis-yanhusuo-for-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain.html I’m still trying it

Thank you for this Sageprice! I enjoyed the article and looked at the Willow Aid. Corydalis has just moved way up my list of things we need growing in the yard. Hope it works for you and gives you complete relief. Love to hear what you think either way.

I might try a blend with willow, and one of the muscle relaxers such as rosemary, lobelia or valarian. Shotgun approach. De-sensitize the nerves, treat for inflammation and also for the muscle pain that so often comes when pain of any sort is present. We tend to carry tension where we hurt.

Interesting they’ve finally isolated a plant chemical they can work to make synthetic copies of. Wonder how long it will take that to hit the market.

I am always amazed when I see commercials advertising drugs, listing side-effects (generally not present when taking whole herbs) and how short a time it is until the commercials for lawsuits to sue for some problem caused by that drug begins to run…

I found seeds for many of the corydalis species, though not this one, here:

http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/ … wAodmj8Dpg

Little research should show which related plants might grow in our zone and offer the same properties. Going to copy this one to my thread so I don’t lose it.

Thanks again, new herb information is like getting big presents in my world!

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Medical Experts • Re: SHTF Pain Killers?

January 30, 2017 rj5156 0
sageprice wrote:
http://www.planetherbs.com/michaels-blog/corydalis-yanhusuo-for-inflammatory-and-neuropathic-pain.html I’m still trying it

Thank you for this Sageprice! I enjoyed the article and looked at the Willow Aid. Corydalis has just moved way up my list of things we need growing in the yard. Hope it works for you and gives you complete relief. Love to hear what you think either way.

I might try a blend with willow, and one of the muscle relaxers such as rosemary, lobelia or valarian. Shotgun approach. De-sensitize the nerves, treat for inflammation and also for the muscle pain that so often comes when pain of any sort is present. We tend to carry tension where we hurt.

Interesting they’ve finally isolated a plant chemical they can work to make synthetic copies of. Wonder how long it will take that to hit the market.

I am always amazed when I see commercials advertising drugs, listing side-effects (generally not present when taking whole herbs) and how short a time it is until the commercials for lawsuits to sue for some problem caused by that drug begins to run…

I found seeds for many of the corydalis species, though not this one, here:

http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/ … wAodmj8Dpg

Little research should show which related plants might grow in our zone and offer the same properties. Going to copy this one to my thread so I don’t lose it.

Thanks again, new herb information is like getting big presents in my world!

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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

January 30, 2017 Cast Iron 0

The sun blazed down on Jack as he swung the pick ax into the heavy, wet soil. Despite being spring, he was sweating freely, not that it mattered, as the water from the drainage ditch splashed him with water and mud. Every year the drainage ditches needed cleaned out, and every fifth year he would hire a excavation company to come in and re dig the ditches. Of course this year was the year to hire a excavation company and everything went wonky the year before.
What a year it had been.
Jack had not heard from his family. They were likely gone and he knew it. For retirees in their late 60s they were in very good shape, only on a cholesterol medication the both of them.
But living in a retirement community in Florida . . . he stopped himself from thinking about it and swung the pick ax again, a little harder.
His sister and brother in law lived in a nicer neighborhood, but not far from downtown Akron, Ohio. After watching the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, his sister woke up to the fact the world was not necessarily a nice place when the power is out and 911 no longer works. Shockingly she came for a visit and asked Jack to teach her how to shoot. Not just a .22 rifle, but everything Jack had: handguns, shotguns, rifles, the works. When she went back home to Akron, she bought a handgun and shotgun and got her CCW.
Jack was floored.
Even with her new interesting in firearms, Jack did not think they could hold out for long in the city. Even in a nicer part of the town.
Jack was on day three and just over half way done with the drainage ditch when a rough voice said from behind him,
“Dont move!”
Jack stopped and looked over his shoulder to find a short man aiming a AR15 at him.
Breathing heavy from the exertion, Jack paused and said, “What?”
“I said dont move!” the man demanded.
“Ok.”
They stared at each other, Jack not moving as his breathing slowed back to normal, the other man still aiming the AR15 at Jack. The man wore a camo ball cap, coyote tan tee-shirt, a similar colored backpack, camo pants and tan boots.
“Um, now what?” Jack asked after several more moments past.
“Huh?”
“You mind if I put this pick ax down? I have been digging for the past three hours and I would like to put this down.”
“Oh,” the man looked at the pick ax, and the ditch, “Yeah, sure. Just throw it over there,” he gestured with the barrel to the opposite side of the ditch.
Tossing the ax aside, Jack raised his arms, hands open, and slowly sat back on the edge of the ditch and said, “Thank you.”
“You’re welcome,” the man replied. He looked unsure of himself, not sure what to do next.
“So,” Jack said in a conversational tone, “What brings you by?”
“I, um, you have any water?”
Jack slowly looked down. Water in the ditch was over his ankles. He looked back up,
“Yes, I have water. Do you have a filter?”
“Yes. I do.”
They stared at each other for another few moments.
“Ok,” Jack started, “I am going to take a wild (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth) guess here and say you are new to this?”
“Uh, yeah.”
“Ok. I am here in this ditch, you have the gun, you have the high ground, I am not going anywhere. You want water, I am standing in water. You give me your water can, or bladder or whatever, I fill it, give it back to you, you go on your way, and I get back to digging this ditch, ok?”
“Ok. Dont try anything.”
Jack just stared at him.
“Ok,” the man said again, slipping his pack off carefully, trying to keep the AR15 aimed at Jack.
“Take your time, no rush. I am not going anywhere,” Jack lowered his hands and folded them across his chest and waited.
Finally the man got a empty water bladder out of the pack.
“Toss it here,” Jack said making ready to catch.
He took the bladder, and began to fill it from the clean water part of the ditch, taking his time,
The man kept the rifle trained on Jack.
Once mostly full, Jack resealed the bladder and stood back up.
“I am going to toss it back to you. Do you mind not pointing that at me when I do. Dont want a accident happening now do we?”
“Sure.”
Jack tossed the bladder back up to the man, it landed at his feet.
“Sorry,” Jack shrugged.
“Thats ok.” The man bent over to pick it up, when from behind the man Jess commanded,
“Do not move!”
The man froze half way bent over, the rifle pointed away from Jack.
Jess moved up to close the remaining distance between her and the man. She had spent the past few minutes moving slowly, sneaking up on the man from behind with a 12 gauge shotgun.
“You tricked me!”
“And you are an (Censored word. I’m a potty mouth) with a gun on me,” Jack replied as he scrambled out of the ditch, and took the rifle from the man.
“Start walking,” Jack moved behind the man, next to his wife and motioned him up the road toward the house. Jacked noted the man was limping.
They guided the man to the picnic table in the front yard. Before the man sat down, Jack took the mans backpack, and patted the man down, removing all the contents of his pockets and putting them on the table. A knife, three extra magazines, and a pack of gum.
Jack slung the rifle over his shoulder, took the shotgun from his wife and whispered something into her ear. She nodded and left to go into the house.
“Have a seat,” Jack nodded to the picnic table.
“What are you going to do?” the man asked, fear in his eyes.
“We are going to wait for my wife to come back. Take off your boots and socks.”
The man looked at him questioningly but did as he was told.
“Put your feet across and prop them up on the other seat. Feel better?”
“Yeah.”
Jack glanced at his feet.
A few moments later, Jess came out with a pitcher and three glasses.
She poured a glass and put it in front of the man.
“Here, keep this on him,” Jack gave her the shotgun. He poured himself a glass of tea from the pitcher and took a drink. He gestured with his glass, “Please, have some.”
The man looked shocked. He slowly reached for the glass and took a sip.
“Oh, that is good!”
“Tea sweetened with honey and a few crushed wild blueberries,” Jess smiled over the shotgun.
“Thank you,” he said to Jess but was wary of the shotgun still aimed at him.
“Ok, lets see what we have here,” Jack sat down at the picnic table but out of reach of the man. Jack opened the top pocket of the pack, taking out the items,
“A bic lighter, chapstick, bug juice, a container of what looks like cotton balls, and a blast match, these are nice.” Jack put all the items back. He opened a side pouch, “A GPS? And it works!” They waited as the GPS started up, the screen displaying a red dot on a map.
“Get a signal?” Jess asked.
“No, no surprise there.”
Jack pressed the Zoom Out key four times and waited for the screen to update.
“Is this where you are from, or where you think you are?”
“Where I am,” the man replied, interested now.
“Afraid not. You are way off. Not surprising since people took down most the road signs.” Jack pressed the Zoom in button four times, powered down the GPS and put it back in the side pocket. The other side pocket had several first aid supplies in heavy duty zip lock bag.
The main compartment of the backpack, had a rain tarp, 550 cord, a light jacket, extra socks, the water bladder, a Kindel, a small solar recharging panel, and two MREs.
Jack put all the stuff back and set the pack aside. Next he picked up the AR15, removed the magazine, and pulled the bolt to the rear, the live round fell onto the table, and let the bolt return. He turned two levers and the short range scope came off. Jack rotated the windage and elevation knobs back and forth a few times quickly, then rotated them all the way in one direction till they stopped. He handed the scope to the man. The man’s face fell.
“Know what is great about the AR15? One knuckle is all it takes.” Jack held up his curled index finger of his left hand, with the one knuckle pointing up. He tapped the rear take down pin with a sharp jab of his knuckle, forcing the pin out on the opposite side. Jack slid the pin free and the rifle open like break open shot gun. Jack slowly pulled the charging handle to the rear, and removed the bolt carrier group. He pulled a small cotter pin out and placed it on the table, inverted the bolt carrier group and gave it a few shakes till the firing pin fell out into Jack’s hand. He put the firing pin next to the cotter pin. He then removed the cam pin and made a show of dropping it into the lower receiver trigger group. Finally he removed the bolt from the carrier and put it next to the firing pin and cotter pin. He put the cotter pin back in the carrier and reassembled the rifle minus the firing pin and bolt. He inserted the magazine into the rifle and set the rifle next to him.
“And with that, the mighty rifle is now a mighty club! With just one knuckle!”
Jack smiled and picked up his glass of tea, “So, you are quite aways from home. Been humping for what? Three or four days based off the condition of the blisters on your feet.” Jack took a drink of his tea. “So what is your story?”

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Ladies Section • Re: Does Anyone Still Sew?

January 30, 2017 Anna 0

The first of January I decided to sew clothing this year. I do not need clothing but, I decided I needed to refresh my sewing skills and learn new ways. I’ve been spending a lot of time watching u-tube sewing videos and enjoying it a lot. I’ve also bookmarked a couple of sites that have good how-to videos. For instance, I’ve never done a separating zipper and found a good video for that.

One of the new skills I need to learn is proper fitting. I have forward shoulders, forward neck and rounded upper back all of which require adjustments to get a good fit. April/May 2016 issue of Threads magazine had a good article on making these adjustments. The August/September and October/November issues of Sew News had a two part series entitled Fitting The Aging Figure. I get both magazines from the library so I made copies of the articles to refer to at home. I also have a Singer book The Perfect Fit. It would be helpful to have another person to help mark needed changes while I have the garment on so I’m going to beg my sister to come visit for a week. I believe once I work out the changes needed they will easily transfer to any top whether jacket, dress or blouse. Once I accomplish that my next skill I need to learn is fitting garments from the waist down.

Using thrifted garments as fabric to make new garments is a good idea.

I have an old government bulletin called Clothing Repairs published in 1965. I bought it for 25¢ in the early 1970’s. It is very detailed on how to do all kinds of repairs and I’ve found it tremendously useful thru the years. In the 1980’s the same information was issued in individual bulletins form by the Extension Service. Some of the titles are How to Replace Knit Collar and Cuffs on a Jacket, How to Replace A Jacket Zipper, How to Replace Elastic in Underpants, Half Slips and Pajama Bottoms, How to Replace a Broken Fly Front Zipper, How to Fix Torn Buttonholes, How to Patch Knees in Pants plus several others. In a SHTF situation knowing how to repair garments would likely be a very important skill to have. Like any other prep now is the time to collect good guides and to practice/learn new skills.

Since sewing and mending has fallen out popularity in recent years I don’t know how much information is available from USDA/Extension Service, but it would be worth checking. Each state has its own Extension Service website so if you don’t find what you’re looking for on one, check another state’s site. I suppose the USDA might have a site listing all their bulletins but I’ve never checked. I do know and use the site they have for canning, dehydrating, freezing and storing of food.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 rickdun 0

I agree with the President on what he did, but, he should have had home land security, fbi, dod involved on any suggestions. The far left libs are out of their minds with this. The aclu has received over 24 million dollars in donations to fight this and defend the illegals, must of come from george soros.

The far left idiots didn’t have a hissey fit when O’bama did this in 2011 or when President Jimmy Carter band people from Iran.

What the far left liberals need to do is take 3 giant side steps to the left and fall off the cliff for good.

President DJT says he stands by his decision and may extend the ban, good for him, Chuck Shumur can shed some more fake tears over that.

I would like to see a secret investigation be done on soros to get anything they can to try and lock him up.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:23 pm


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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 30, 2017 Drakenstead1 0

It appears that the shooters are Muslim men of a different branch of Islam trying to make a theological point. Sadly the myth of the racist red neck white terrorist seems to continue to fade away.
Here in Minnesota places like the Basilica of St Mary in Minneapolis and many other churches, synagogues and temples hire private security. At the Basilica I’ve noticed that several of the hired guards are actually Muslim men. I don’t know how the Canadians look at this nor am I in a position to lecture them. It would seem to me that it would make sense to hire private security. Depending on government puts religious groups under government’s thumb. I’d suggest that this is never a good idea.

Statistics: Posted by Drakenstead1 — Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:18 pm