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

January 31, 2017 danthman114 0

I just keep mine basic. The more you do to it the more that can go wrong. Other than optics everything is standard.

You could look into frangible ammo or any type of hunting ammo. It’s more expensive but it will expand like you want. Personally I have alot of steel cased ammo packed away and aeven more 62 gr green tip 5.56.

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Check In Here Maine Preppers • Re: looking to form a serious group

January 31, 2017 theoutback 0
hancockcounty wrote:
Thanks everyone.

That’s really sad. I don’t think that people realize how important it is to be diligent in times of peace. We have lost so many skill since the times of the great depression. And it will take a long time to learn them back.
I thought about contacting my neighbors, but i think that the chances are the interest won’t be there. Know that sounds like a defeated mindset. That is why i posted here.

You have the ball rolling HC, keep at it. Nt a ton of people over there, so it may take some time to get some people together. Not a bad thing that you are in a rural area though. Sent you a PM.

Good luck!

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Check In Here Maine Preppers • Re: looking to form a serious group

January 31, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Scoutmaster wrote:
I did too and we use to teach it in the boy scouts, But that was years ago. some of them could make a fire as quick with flint and steel as most do with matches. But the so called preper had a book of matches and a wood stove, and still used a electric heater. They have been to almost 100 training meetings but still can’t build a fire.

Well how about starting a fire when you don’t even have flint and steel? I took an outdoor survival class where you learn how to make a fire using only the stuff you find in the woods. You learn how to make a bow drill using sticks and cordage that you make from plant material and then you learn how to use it to make a fire. Some of the stuff you would do would make boy scouts look like kindergarten.

Scoutmaster wrote:
It has been going down hill for years. 20 years ago when I was a Scoutmaster in the scouts I use to get pressure from the parents. Because I was not willing to give their kid credit for a camping trip when they would come on Friday night set up a tent then go to band camp some place or football game across the state and come back on Sunday night and take the tent down.

Well good. If somebody just puts up a tent on Friday, goes somewhere else, and then comes back and takes the tent down on Sunday that’s cheating and you shouldn’t give them credit for that. There was none of that when I was in boy scouts although there was a fellow in my troop who brought a portable television on a camping trip which if you ask me is cheating too, although to a lesser degree.

Scoutmaster wrote:
They wanted me to sign off on there kid camping for the weekend, and the actives we tough and was to learn. As time went on it got bad. Both of my boys made eagle scout the hard way, Probably harder than needed be because I was involved, they hated me for it then but have thanked me many times scene then. We bowed out when they both hit the magic 18 years old. Started a venture group and had a ball.

If they hated you for it at the time, did they not want a challenge back then? I’ve always wanted a challenge and wanted to earn stuff the hard way instead of having it handed to me the easy way. If they did make eagle though that is quite an accomplishment. If you do make it to eagle its really great. I never did make it to eagle. The furthest I got was star.

Scoutmaster wrote:
Now the kids go to camperees and the adults pull Gas grills out of the scout trailers and do all the cooking for them. They say it is to dangerous for them to do it they might get burned. Our guys used to cook over open fires and had to feed themselves and one of the adult staff in order to get their cooking patch signed off. Near the end we missed many camperees because they would not allow ground fires. We did not even have cook stoves with in the troop. Can you beleave that No ground fires at a boy scout event :surrender::surrender:

Now the kids do their eagle projects by having their fathers construction company come in a do a project while the kid stands there and watch and hand the construction workers shovels and rakes. Feed than sandwiches at lunch. and we wonder why things have gone to pot.

20 years ago we had a kid replace a bridge over a small creek as a project. He had to design the bridge in drafting class, get it approved by a local engineering company, do a fund raiser to buy the material, then cut it and fit it together according the specs on his drafting. Than take it to the site reassemble it over the creek and get it checked by one of the engineering company people to make sure it was to spects. what a difference in 20 years. Now they just have some company volunteer to build it. And we wonder what has happened.

We really do not need to look very far to find the answers to a lot of questions.

Sheesh it really has gone downhill. When I was in boy scouts we did cook over open fires and I don’t know of anybody who got their eagle badge by having somebody else, their dad or otherwise, do the work for them. If you made it to eagle you did so legitimately, that’s how it was in my troop and that’s how it was back in the day when I was in boy scouts. Now from what I heard they don’t even shoot guns anymore in boy scouts. When I went to my first boy scout camp at the age of 11 I got to shoot a gun for the first time, a .22 rifle and at the time it was an awesome experience although by now I’ve moved on to much bigger guns.

Anyway, if the modern day boy scouts want a real challenge they should go to the outdoor survival school I went to although as I said it can make boy scouts look like Kindergarten, even the boy scouts back in the day before it got soft.

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Check In Here Oklahoma Preppers • Re: Oklahoma Preppers..

January 31, 2017 Eaglehrt 0

Thanks Ice……….. it is just toooo quiet in Oklahoma, Where are all my Peep’s hanging out?
Now is a great time to get a few gathering’s in before springtime planting and preparations commence.

Main issues for all… Security, Communications, first Aid/Health, and working together will be main focus as we approach the season.
Okies……. are we using a different means of communication, surely Facebook isn’t the most used is it? If so..someone guide me to it.

I need my Family…

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Guns • Re: Quebec shooting

January 31, 2017 Photon Guy 0
ajax727 wrote:
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.

Well as President Trump said, the enemies of today do not wear uniforms and you don’t know who they are and when and where they will strike until they do. They are dirty, sneaky rats. Much more dangerous than an enemy that wears a uniform and is readily identifiable.

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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.

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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!

Statistics: Posted by rj5156 — Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:33 pm