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Old 07-12-2012, 07:56   #421
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i also agree on the helmet. i totalled a minivan with my head, no helmet. got told id never walk again. i guess someone was watching over me that day. dont take the chance.
I'm so thankful I had a helmet the second time. I was riding my road bike with clip shoes. The front wheel got off the pavement and stuck in the grass. I couldn't get my feet out of the peddles fast enough.

The side of the helmet was completely crushed on the cement sidewalk. I was going very slow at the time less then 10 mph.
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<--- is doing the crossfit and losing some weight with the Paleo diet. That's simple and the Gov't can't take that away from me. Read several SHTF books and practice them little.
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Old 07-12-2012, 21:55   #423
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i was 16 riding a bicycle to work in the rain and got t-boned by a chevy astro that was doing 45mph and blew through a yield in a residential part of town. broken pelvis in two places, blew out both knees, shattered a hip and broke my neck. somehow i still left for basic training and was fine 18 months later. doctor attributed it to me being in pretty good shape from a 100+ mile hike in Philmont less than a year prior.

on topic: got a trade deal worked out for a nice lincoln electric pro mig 175 welder. now i have to brush up on welding again - actually pretty well re-learn, i could arc weld 15 years ago...
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Got my first "assault rifle" this week. Shot it once, then hit a couple basic upgrades. Colt LE6920, magpul MOE handguard w/sling swivel attachment point, surefire/viking tactics L4 (Scout head and tailcap with E2DL body), vickers combat applications sling.

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Finally got around to organizing a spreadsheet of "what for who" or maybe "who gets what" weapon-wise in a worst-case scenario. For years have had some 'extra' firearms (as most of us probably do ), but with the conscious idea that if push came to shove, there were some folks that I'd distribute some of them out to. Not a ton of guns & certainly not a ton of folks, but some. Some each of family members, neighbors, and employees.

Putting it on paper helped a lot, making it much more simple to include notes; primarily notes on what they already owned, and who all was in their home situation. Since "Bubba" already has a 5906, no handgun alloted for him, but a couple extra 5906 magazines & shells for him out of my stock; and since "Billy Ray" has an sks, no rifle for him, but some ammo. A buck 119 also set aside for each of those two. Since "Marilyn" is single and her only gun is a Davis .380 auto, but has a near-grown teenage boy and two other kids in the house, a .38 revolver & M1 carbine for them. Things like that, just figured it was a good idea to have it organized somewhat ahead of time. Likely never be an issue, hopefully never be; but can't hurt to have a plan lined out.

Next similar organization project is doing the same thing with food, tools, etc, I've got set aside for others; organizing the "who and what" of that as well.



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Sharp.

If you don't mind a couple suggestions, the first two things I'd recommend for that is a quick-acquisition short-to-medium-range optic and a lot of ammo; and most of that ammo sent downrange in the pursuit of practice & familiarity.
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Old 07-14-2012, 13:01   #426
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picked up a pair of large bolt cutters and a siphon pump for just in case type of things. also picked up my welder this morning. now off to pich up some tips, a scrap bed frame, and enough stuff to run a 220 outlet in the garage.
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Sharp.

If you don't mind a couple suggestions, the first two things I'd recommend for that is a quick-acquisition short-to-medium-range optic and a lot of ammo; and most of that ammo sent downrange in the pursuit of practice & familiarity.
I don't mind at all, and you are spot on. I got about 1k rounds of ammo but I am seeking more. I will be going back to the range and I'm looking over the schedules now to see which Appleseed(s) I can make it to. (I've been to Saturday only twice with my 10/22 so far). I plan to attend two full weekends of 'seed yet this year, one each with my two (new) rifles: AR and M1.

I will also start looking up what kind of carbine class I can get into.

And I have my eye on an Aimpoint PRO.

I also may end up removing the sling swivel from beneath the front site so that I can mount the light farther forward. And I'm looking for a new grip, one that I can stow parts in and that won't tear my middle finger up so much.
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Bought a few things for SHTF/the new adventure:
Goal Zero 19010 Guide 10 Plus Black/Silver Small Adventure Kit
Small pile of Sanyo XX Battery Powered by eneloop, 2500mAh High (this is not enough to replace everything, but enough to for my planned adventure).
Nalgene wide mouth bottles and some cap-caps


Some items to help keep me from running over anyone on the bicycle trail and keep from getting run over on the road.

Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror
Delta Airzound Bike Horn
Mirrycle Incredibell XL BLK Bicycle Bell (Black)


Then there are the items for exercizing:

ARCTIC Portable USB-Fan. This little fans is ok, but
Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100. Still waiting on this item.
Earbuds for listening to music while exercizing.
Dumbbells w/removable weights (40# total weight)

The important stuff:
Bicycle commuted to work 3 days
Worked out on weights 1 day (Still learning on this)
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And I have my eye on an Aimpoint PRO.
I really like the Aimpoint Pro, it's a nice price point for a quality red dot. I prefer the AA battery in the Comp M4 and you could buy an Aimpoint Comp M4s a couple of months ago for $699 from a vendor on one of these boards, I could look it up if your interested.
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after using an aimpoint and an eotech on different combat tours, i very greatly prefer the aimpoints and the PRO seems to be a great value. AA batteries would be nice but the several year lifespan of any battery in the aimpoints is great.
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Since January, I've lost 45 lbs. Ran three-miles today, walked 2.5, biked 2-miles. I can buy all the tactical crap, food, water, etc. but being healthy enough to react and survive has become my primary issue in preparedness among other things.
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I really like the Aimpoint Pro, it's a nice price point for a quality red dot. I prefer the AA battery in the Comp M4 and you could buy an Aimpoint Comp M4s a couple of months ago for $699 from a vendor on one of these boards, I could look it up if your interested.
$700 is a lot more than $400. Would the M4 need a mount?

I'm not worried about battery type since they last for years.
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$700 is a lot more than $400. Would the M4 need a mount?

I'm not worried about battery type since they last for years.
The Comp M4 comes with a mount, it does not come with flip covers and a flash hider and those will cost you about $80.
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for the price of having AA batteries, you could find a deal on a used acog and have no batteries.


not sure if i posted earlier but we got some horses again. wife has done some wheeling and dealing and got a heck of a deal. got a horse as an abandoned rescue - great horse, picked up a decent trailer for a few hundred bucks but got the bearings packed and 4 new tires for moving a horse and a second load of 12 hay bales for the local tire shop owner, and our second horse was traded for a piece of antique furniture my wife refinished which we had $2 into from a local auction - also a great horse. and on top of that, we get free board on a friends small farm which is only 10 minutes away.

so now i guess you could say we have bug out vehicles also starting to network with people on smaller acerage just outside of town and they are all preppers but mostly the classic farm type prepared, not zombies

also debating growing some bamboo. friend has some on his farm that i could easily transplant. its a very tenacious plant but with proper care, it should stay under control. he has actually used some of it to build his fences around his barn, so my secondary thought of using it as contruction material as well as privacy screening should be sound. anyone here mess with it?
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The Comp M4 comes with a mount, it does not come with flip covers and a flash hider and those will cost you about $80.
What advantage does it offer over the $400 Aimpoint PRO? Other than batteries, as I am not concerned with that seeing as how they last for years...without ever even having to turn it off. $780 vs $400 is a huge difference to me.

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for the price of having AA batteries, you could find a deal on a used acog and have no batteries.
And probably be a bit slower than a RDS when shooting up close.

An ACOG was never even a serious consideration for me. It was always either a RDS or an illuminated 1-4x scope such as a Trijicon TR24. I don't want something that doesn't have a "true 1x" available.
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What advantage does it offer over the $400 Aimpoint PRO? Other than batteries, as I am not concerned with that seeing as how they last for years...without ever even having to turn it off. $780 vs $400 is a huge difference to me.
It's only other attribute is that they are virtually indestructable and work in any environment.
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i personally shoot with a Millett DMS 1-4x scope on my carbine. it has a reticle similar to an eotech but can go to 4x. i find that on its brightest setting, i can shoot both eyes open on 4x like the acog is designed. i feel its only downside is the battery life.
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It's only other attribute is that they are virtually indestructable and work in any environment.
Does that not apply equally to the Aimpoint PRO?
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Does that not apply equally to the Aimpoint PRO?
When I was making the same decision I was told no. The Comp M4 is made for the military to take to the desert or to the arctic, the PRO is made for the police/civilian market. I would have bought one except for the battery with my intended purpose being to supplement my iron sights.
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