Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2007, 09:44   #21
Primalscream
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 26
How To Stay Alive In The Woods


Also, any Tom Brown books.
__________________
Please don't tell Mom I'm a survivalist...
She still thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.
Primalscream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2007, 12:54   #22
windplex
Senior Member
 
windplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 14,466
Survival! Great Living in Grubby Times

Just finished reading this book by former green beret: Don Paul
Quick read; good info, IMO.
Chapters:
Coosing a survival firearm
Combat gunnery
Homemade weapons
Transportation in grubby times (no power/fuel)
At home in the middle of no where
Making chain saw your bes friend (make shelter and furnature and fell trees)
Escape and Evasion
Camouflage

Has other books in series and I intend to purhase more. A bit dated -- likely written i 1980's but info is 97% useful. We have some new weapons since then but he speaks in theory: field of fire. Close to your weapon's useful range or move out to our weapon's max range depending on what weapon you are up against -- so still useful.
windplex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2007, 19:18   #23
Minuteman
Jeff Gannon???
 
Minuteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: White House Press Room
Posts: 9,506
Quote:
Originally posted by Lurk_n_Load
I just got my copy of "BACK TO BASICS". It has a wealth of valuable information. I highly recommend it. I wanted to buy it for Christmas but it was selling for $65. ouch. I just bought it for $37 and change off Amazon.

Book Description:
This how-to, user-friendly guide teaches self-sufficiency-covering all of life's essentials: shelter; alternative energy sources; growing and preserving food; home crafts; directions for making herbal remedies; and even home-grown entertainment.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/089...e=UTF8&seller=
Thanks for the suggestion. Great book! But I got it for $3.99 used from amazon.
I also recommend it. This is dense with old time wisdom. Much better than the modern books which have lots of great titles but light on usefull substance.

__________________
"The Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions...A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, shall not be infringed" - Constitution for the U.S.A.
Minuteman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2007, 11:38   #24
XM15carbine
Member
 
XM15carbine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Minuteman
Thanks for the suggestion. Great book! But I got it for $3.99 used from amazon.
I also recommend it. This is dense with old time wisdom. Much better than the modern books which have lots of great titles but light on usefull substance.

Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to...nfoQQprZ826013
__________________
G19 member 123
XM15carbine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 06:55   #25
Lurk_n_Load
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally posted by XM15carbine
Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to...nfoQQprZ826013

I bought the 1997 version new; I had previously ordered the 1980 edition at a cheap price but it arrived with mildew, so I had to toss it. This is a GREAT book to have. If SHTF, this will be more valuable than a dozen cases of ammo. (but have both, just in case!)

ETA: The 1997 edition contains virtually all the info that is in the 1981 version; I've compared them side by side.

Last edited by Lurk_n_Load; 03-15-2007 at 07:39..
Lurk_n_Load is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 10:17   #26
XM15carbine
Member
 
XM15carbine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally posted by Lurk_n_Load
I bought the 1997 version new; I had previously ordered the 1980 edition at a cheap price but it arrived with mildew, so I had to toss it. This is a GREAT book to have. If SHTF, this will be more valuable than a dozen cases of ammo. (but have both, just in case!)

ETA: The 1997 edition contains virtually all the info that is in the 1981 version; I've compared them side by side.
Thanks for the info :-)
__________________
G19 member 123
XM15carbine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2007, 12:50   #27
Minuteman
Jeff Gannon???
 
Minuteman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: White House Press Room
Posts: 9,506
Quote:
Originally posted by XM15carbine
Did you get the 1980s version?

I see there is also a 1997 version, anyone read the two?

http://product.half.ebay.com/Back-to...nfoQQprZ826013
1981 edition. Dirty cover but the pages are nearly mint. Appears unread. Slight yellowing. Too bad this isn't printed on acid-free paper to last longer.


__________________
"The Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions...A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, shall not be infringed" - Constitution for the U.S.A.
Minuteman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 03:16   #28
Washington,D.C.
Senior Member
 
Washington,D.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Woestyn Kusdorp
Posts: 14,180
Woodcraft and Camping



http://outdoors-magazine.com/IMG/pdf...nd-camping.pdf
Washington,D.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2007, 17:37   #29
tmiller1116
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: PAC NW
Posts: 52
book recommendation

http://www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net/...eMainPage.html

In particular I recommend Crisis Preparedness and The Secure Home....
tmiller1116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 10:00   #30
scotter79
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: illinois
Posts: 67
The zombie survival guide, by Max Brooks. Cause you never know....
scotter79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 12:39   #31
Washington,D.C.
Senior Member
 
Washington,D.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Woestyn Kusdorp
Posts: 14,180
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf
Washington,D.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2007, 17:33   #32
ebigfish
FinsUp! FinsUp!
 
ebigfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: fly-over-country
Posts: 1,012
Quote:
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf



SWEET!

thanks

-fish
__________________
"Nobody gets shot twice until everybody's been shot once..."
-unknown Border Patrolman

My dawg's name is Roscoe, he's a Rottie... RIP buddy.
ebigfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 15:30   #33
tonyc
Damn sheeple
 
tonyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: South of Tonk City
Posts: 364
Quote:
Originally posted by Washington,D.C.
http://www.faso.navy.mil/Handbook.pdf
Thank you, Sir.
tonyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2007, 06:33   #34
Primalscream
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 26
"THE ROAD" by Cormac McCarthy

Oh man! I just finished reading this post-apocalyptic fiction novel, and I have to say that it was phenomenal!


(This reviewer from Amazon sums it up best):
"The Road" is a work of stunning, savage, heartbreaking beauty. Set in the post-apocalyptic hell of an unending nuclear winter, Cormac McCarthy writes about a nameless man and his young son, wandering through a world gone crazy; bleak, cold, dark, where the snow falls down gray; moving south toward the coast, looking somewhere, anywhere, for life and warmth. Nothing grows in this blasted world; people turn into cannibals to survive. We don't know if we're looking at the aftermath of a nuclear war, or maybe an extinction level event -- an asteroid or a comet; McCarthy deliberately doesn't tell us, and we come to realize it doesn't matter anyway. Whether man or nature threw a wild pitch, the world is just as dead.


http://amazon.com/gp/product/0307387...681838-3066343
__________________
Please don't tell Mom I'm a survivalist...
She still thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.
Primalscream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2007, 17:01   #35
windplex
Senior Member
 
windplex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 14,466
Books on Ranging targets?

Any suggestions for a good book for ranging targets using binoculars or standard objects in the environment? (ways other than a range finder?) Thank you!
windplex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 00:48   #36
Washington,D.C.
Senior Member
 
Washington,D.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Woestyn Kusdorp
Posts: 14,180
REMOTE TRAVEL PLANNING & RESOURCE GUIDE

REMOTE TRAVEL PLANNING & RESOURCE GUIDE


http://www.alaska.edu/swrisk/download/TravPlan.pdf
Washington,D.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 17:28   #37
SeriousStudent
Senior Member
 
SeriousStudent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: D/FW
Posts: 4,334
That's a pretty neat guide. I may just print parts of that out, and put it in the vehicle kits I gave to my sisters.

Thanks!
__________________
I have never claimed to be an expert. Just a serious student of intra-personal conflict resolution.

<insert long list of firearms here>
SeriousStudent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2007, 15:19   #38
glockophilic
Senior Member
 
glockophilic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: the entitlement state
Posts: 591
In case your car runs on E85...

The Manual for the Home and Farm Production of Alcohol Fuel
http://journeytoforever.org/biofuel_...anual_ToC.html

And
Building a World Class Home Distillation Apparatus (very efficient for small batch production fuel ethanol...not to drink or you may get poisoned).
http://www.moonshine-still.com/still.pdf
glockophilic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 16:46   #39
Biscuitsjam
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,262
Re: Books on Ranging targets?

Quote:
Originally posted by windplex
Any suggestions for a good book for ranging targets using binoculars or standard objects in the environment? (ways other than a range finder?) Thank you!
I wrote this elsewhere, so I'll repost it here:


Well, I'm not an expert on long-range shooting, and the most I've ever shot with a rifle is 300 meters. However, I did learn a few things in tank gunnery.

The best way to estimate range is to use the hash marks on your binoculars or rifle optics. These hash marks measure off 1 "mil" (milli-radian) intervals. Basically, an object one meter tall will be almost exactly 1 mil high at 1000 meters. It you know the height of your target, you can figure out the distance. If you know the distance, you can figure out the height.

Equations:
Height in meters = H
Distance in kilometers = D
Mils on your binos = M

Basic Equation:
H / D = M

To solve for distance using a known height:
H / M = D

To solve for height using a known distance:
D * M = H

Let's make it really simple and use a tall man who is exactly 2 meters tall (approximate 6'7") as your target. He would be:
1 mil at 2000 meters
2 mils at 1000 meters
4 mils at 500 meters
8 mils at 250 meters
16 mils at 125 meters

Obviously, most men aren't this tall and you won't usually know the exact height of your target, so you have to guess. Here are a few more precise numbers if you want a better estimate:

2 mils at 880 meters - Average American male
2 mils at 820 meters - Average American female (or average North Korean male)
2 mils at 1200 meters - Abrams Tank
2 mils at 940 meters - Humvee

The math is simple enough that you should be able to do it in your head, and after you do it for a while, it'll become instinctive. If you have some trouble working this out in your head, there are shortcuts. For instance, my tank commander just estimated for a 2-meter object, then adjusted to get a decent estimate (minus 10% for a somewhat tall man, minus 20% for a somewhat short woman, etc.).

This method gets you a very quick and fairly accurate estimate of the actual distance to your target. Too easy.

Last edited by Biscuitsjam; 06-12-2007 at 20:09..
Biscuitsjam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 15:35   #40
Washington,D.C.
Senior Member
 
Washington,D.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Woestyn Kusdorp
Posts: 14,180
Downloadable books in PDF

Right click the links and save.


Tracking (.08mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/tracking.pdf



US Army Survival Manual (FM 21-76) (2.7mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...val_manual.pdf



Nature Observation & Tracking (.03mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/naturobs.pdf



US Army Map Reading and Land Navagation (Field Manual 21-26) (.07mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/Toc.pdf



Knots & Splices (1.3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...nd_splices.pdf



The Art of Travel by Francis Galton 1855 (23mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads..._of_travel.pdf


alt link

http://galton.org/books/art-of-trave...travel-1up.pdf



Aids to Survival - Western Australia (.7mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/aids22.pdf



US Military Survival, Evasion and Recovery (FM 21-76-1) (3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/survival.pdf



Peter McLaren Axe Manual (1930) (3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...arenmanual.pdf



Solar box cooking (.3mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads/pdf/solarbox.pdf



Article about the Ethics of Gatherings (1mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...ringethics.pdf



Canadian Scout manual (1.6mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...coutmanual.pdf




Pioneering knots and lashings (2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...eeringbook.pdf



Essentials of archery (2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...%20archery.pdf



Hunting with a Bow and Arrow (2.2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...owandarrow.pdf




Blacksmithing (4mb

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...cksmithing.pdf



Woodsmanship (1954) (5.2mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...odsmanship.pdf



Handbok OVERLEVNAD (7.5mb) (Swedish but lots of pics)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...overlevnad.pdf



Experiments on Knife Sharpening (8mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...nifeshexps.pdf



Camp Life in the Woods and the tricks or Trapping and Trap Making (12.8mb)

http://www.bushcraftuk.com/downloads...inthewoods.pdf)

Last edited by Washington,D.C.; 06-08-2007 at 18:51..
Washington,D.C. is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 17:06.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,079
329 Members
750 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31