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Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-19-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,853
Posted By erikthebald
I keep my home at 61 degrees. I drive fewer than...

I keep my home at 61 degrees. I drive fewer than 30 miles per week.

I left home at 15 and have had a paying job every day in the 27 years since then.

I have never accepted a single nickel of...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,853
Posted By erikthebald
Sure, blame the environmentalists. I mean let's...

Sure, blame the environmentalists. I mean let's face it, all they want is to make sure that what remains of our natural world isn't completely raped by the capitalists. I'm always a little shocked...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 02-19-2012, 03:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,992
Posted By erikthebald
I've got 11 mags for my AK - 10 30's and a 45. ...

I've got 11 mags for my AK - 10 30's and a 45.

I've got 9 for my AR, 8 30's and a 10 round mag (you know, the one I keep for the 10 API rounds I keep on hand for those "special situations")

I...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By erikthebald
Must have been the Federal

Took the CETME back out yesterday morning.

Shot two mags of Port brass, a mag of steel RUAQ, a mag of Silver Bear, and one of 180 Grain Winchester Super X.

Not one failure, of any kind, so...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-02-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By erikthebald
I bought it in late November so I tore it down a...

I bought it in late November so I tore it down a few times to familiarize myself with it internally, before i was able to get out to shoot. It was sprayed fairly liberally with Rem Oil. It was...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 01-02-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By erikthebald
Federal .308 in aq Semi Auto?

Took the newest addition, a CETME .308 Sporter out to Left Hand Canyon to test fire a couple mags.

40 rounds NATO Port surplus Brass case FMJ 0 failures

40 rounds Silver Bear Steel...
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-26-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By erikthebald
Hornady

Did some research and the Hornady website (Hornady makes the round) considers the T/C .30 a separate round.

My gut's telling me this guy bought them in error and is trying to unload them.
Firearms Forum: Ammunition & Reloading 12-26-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By erikthebald
T/c .30?

I have been offered a small quantity of the T/C .30 superperformance ammo for a decent price

The dude who's offering it tells me it it'll fit in my .308.

That doesn't seem right and I'm...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 12-22-2011, 09:11 PM
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Views: 120,633
Posted By erikthebald
Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly
Firearms Forum: The Club House 12-22-2011, 06:18 PM
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Views: 91,996
Posted By erikthebald
Twain

I'm almost certain it was Mark Twain.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 12-01-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 25,714
Posted By erikthebald
Rice

I have canned food as well, but 1 cup of rice, boiled, has about 1600 calories. Throw in a handful of beans and you won't starve. Throw in some hot peppers and it's almost enjoyable.

As was...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 12-01-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 25,714
Posted By erikthebald
7 months

Based on my calculations on a 2000 calorie diet, my pantry will now last a good 7 months. Not including a years worth of dog food for the four legged crew. We have a Purina facility here in Denver...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-29-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 25,714
Posted By erikthebald
Expanded my plans

I had posted earlier about expanding my plan. I've created a spreadsheet. It won't be much use after the SHTF, but one of my many skills is planning. It'll allow me to be better prepared for when...
Firearms Forum: The Club House 10-29-2011, 12:57 PM
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Views: 49,869
Posted By erikthebald
Denver, Colorado

and points west.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 10-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 109,200
Posted By erikthebald
And sometimes

I'll pull a firearm out of my safe and clean it is I'm bored.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-17-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 25,714
Posted By erikthebald
Organize organize organize

Put some additional shelving in the basement. Nothing fancy. Separated canned goods from dried goods and sorted by type. logged everything by calorie count and created a spread sheet to track when...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-16-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By erikthebald
Not inside the house proper

I HAVE heard of carbon monoxide. But, I should have been more specific.

In any case, it won't be an issue.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-16-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By erikthebald
Shooter

Valid points, and exactly the kind of critiques I'm looking for.

Since it's be intended to run indoors, closed off but ventilated to the outdoors, I'm thinking I can use the little 12 volt...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 10-14-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By erikthebald
Jon, So what's your choice on a .308 if you...

Jon,

So what's your choice on a .308 if you don't mind my asking. AR platform? My next purchase will be a .308 semi and I'm finding the decision tough.
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-14-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By erikthebald
At this point

I'm working on my years stockpile of food and water, so that's where I's focus the lion's share.

I've got just about enough fire arms (there are two more on my short list but nothing I couldn't...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-14-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,121
Posted By erikthebald
Generator project.

I've got a running 150cc gasoline engine I'm going to try to build into a 120 volt generator.

My three phase theory may be a little rusty but I figure it'll give me something to pass the time...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-08-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By erikthebald
Max Brooks

He wrote World Z and the Zombie Survival Guide.

Both are good for a snowy afternoon.
Firearms Forum: DIY Projects 10-03-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,125
Views: 109,200
Posted By erikthebald
Every time I shoot it

Rounds down the barrel means a field strip and a thorough cleaning within 24 hours. Doesn't matter how many.

Couple reasons.

A big part of it is that several of my favorites to shoot (My AK,...
Firearms Forum: Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 10-01-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,042
Posted By erikthebald
Between the two

I'd grab that semi auto .22

No, a .22lr doesn't have a lot of stopping power. But, consider the psychological aspect. Any fire coming from the front is going to stop all but the most determined...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 09-30-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By erikthebald
FAL clone or CETME

There are a couple clones of these platforms out there and I've been putting some cash aside for a new purchase. It's going to be one or the other. Now, while I have had the opportunity to shoot...
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