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Forum: Military Weapons Forum Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,798
Posted By ROCK6
They have lighter plates these days. Oh, and I...

They have lighter plates these days. Oh, and I designated my son as the ammo-mule; he's too young, proud, and stupid to realize how heavy all that crap is. I just tell him he's a wussy, and he'll...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By ROCK6
Don't get wrapped around caliber. It's more...

Don't get wrapped around caliber. It's more application and tactical usage.

Down at the squad/team level, we've had the BAR, Bren, RPD, RPK, M249, etc. They can be carried and used by one man,...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,421
Posted By ROCK6
First, I appreciate your open and honest interest...

First, I appreciate your open and honest interest and willingness to get into the shooting hobby.

The only thing scary are people. While it's easy to point the blame at guns as "dangerous...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,991
Posted By ROCK6
My son is starting to outshoot me...being almost...

My son is starting to outshoot me...being almost 21 and close to 18 years on the trigger helps (yeah, he was busting clay pigeons at 50 meters with a .22 single shot rifle when he was three and a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By ROCK6
You could write a multi-series of novels...

You could write a multi-series of novels dedicated to this topic. Way too much to consider and everybody has their own situations relative to their environment and locations. What we do have are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By ROCK6
Much depends on the infrastructure,...

Much depends on the infrastructure, fuel-reserves, communications, and transportation apparatus following any significant event. I could see it lasting just a few months of chaos all the way up to a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 01:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
My butt is out of shape, but I was finally able...

My butt is out of shape, but I was finally able to get to a local mountain bike trail. It wasn't too technical, so I was able to just test out the gears and make sure everything remained tight (only...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,859
Posted By ROCK6
I do agree, but oftentimes the only tool on your...

I do agree, but oftentimes the only tool on your person is a knife and the task at hand may have nothing to do with cutting...



In a perfect world, sure. Reality has proven (for me) to the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-09-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,343
Posted By ROCK6
They won't come to my door...plus they know where...

They won't come to my door...plus they know where I work. If given the opportunity...I like the "blaze of glory" farewell...

ROCK6
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-09-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,443
Posted By ROCK6
This is the best advice. Buying supplies for...

This is the best advice. Buying supplies for someone who doesn't care or take it seriously is just a waste as they will likely get into them for convenience or simply laziness; it just doesn't work...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-09-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By ROCK6
Excellent test, if only for a couple days, 20...

Excellent test, if only for a couple days, 20 pounds is doable (but still quite an achievement) with investments in lightweight kit. Well they do say, the best lessons learned are the ones you...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-08-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 900
Posted By ROCK6
Now, that Rokon is "prepper sexy":D: I have...

Now, that Rokon is "prepper sexy":D:

I have no arguments arguing against anything electric for primary transportation, but I do see an incredible market for innovative improvements. I don't think...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-07-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,859
Posted By ROCK6
Good analogy. A close friend of mine took his...

Good analogy. A close friend of mine took his old, beat up Ted Williams 12 gauge pump to a skeet match. Several of the other officers had extremely high end (like 10K and above) O/U shotguns. Even...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-07-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
That's pretty significant...but it wasn't...

That's pretty significant...but it wasn't unsupported. I would love to trek the whole AT with a support wagon following me:D: Still, that is a monumental effort; I just don't think many realize the...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-06-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 900
Posted By ROCK6
This was my initial choice and research; it still...

This was my initial choice and research; it still is, but after running across a couple of electric motorcycles, they just piqued my interest and there seems to be a ton of improvements with...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-05-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By ROCK6
I'm moving back to butane for backpacking, but...

I'm moving back to butane for backpacking, but for bugging out (or home), I'm sticking with an alcohol and twig stove combo.

I'm using a Bushbuddy gasification stove (the design borrowed by Solo...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-05-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 900
Posted By ROCK6
Electric Motorcycle?

https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/

So, I'm currently working away from home, about 550 miles away. Just as a preparatory challenge, I'm keeping the vehicle ready to role, and my backup is my...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-05-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,880
Posted By ROCK6
I don't disagree. For me, my bike is in case my...

I don't disagree. For me, my bike is in case my vehicle craps out "bugging home". While I can travel much longer distances with a bike than on foot, the bike does require slightly easier terrain to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-05-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
This is what I've done a few times. I haven't...

This is what I've done a few times. I haven't made it 150 miles without resupply (trail travel), as my food limit (keeping my pack under 40 pounds) allows me to stretch to about 120-130 miles. The...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-05-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By ROCK6
There's no doubt the convenience, but working in...

There's no doubt the convenience, but working in the security business, just how secure is it? There's a lot you could pack into a chip that size for your had, but how secure is it really going to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,340
Posted By ROCK6
The nice thing about a vehicle is cargo space. ...

The nice thing about a vehicle is cargo space. Aside from my pack, I always keep at least a full case of bottled water and a couple of wool blankets. Depending on your location and situation, I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-01-2019, 05:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
I think it's just more of a technological...

I think it's just more of a technological improvement thing. Improved body armor over the past couple decades have proven valuable both in combat and for our law enforcement; they are literally...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
Believe me, bugging anywhere on foot and with a...

Believe me, bugging anywhere on foot and with a pack would be my very last option. It's very much a short distance, short-term, highly risky option. I can understand a long distance patrol/recce,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
This is the best description highlighting the...

This is the best description highlighting the differences between recreational backpacking and "tactically" trekking through a non-permissive or at least unknown-risky type of environment. As much...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-29-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,708
Posted By ROCK6
This is always a good personal, gut-check,...

This is always a good personal, gut-check, especially those that really prioritize bugging out with a worse-case of doing so on foot. Many delude themselves to what they did 30-years ago in the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,473
Posted By ROCK6
I have zero issues with your criticisms of Trump...

I have zero issues with your criticisms of Trump regarding the 2A, but you’re showing your ignorance of basic government and civics if you think the President has a significant role in law-making. ...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-27-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By ROCK6
For you and I and anybody not working under ROE...

For you and I and anybody not working under ROE and carry condition restrictions, I would agree; however, it's not a technique I would subscribe to outside of employment that involved such carry...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-26-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,730
Posted By ROCK6
While it's hard to argue that cities will just be...

While it's hard to argue that cities will just be ghost towns or simply mad-max death zones, I think the cities location and water sources are what will determine how they do after a significant...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-25-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,053
Posted By ROCK6
I think you're missing the whole point to this...

I think you're missing the whole point to this discussion. I'm not talking about either/or; it's carrying a handgun as your primary AND a smaller fixed blade as a back up tool.

While my GA permit...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-24-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,077
Posted By ROCK6
I have the POF Revolution, piston rifle. I love...

I have the POF Revolution, piston rifle. I love it and it was the lightest I could find at the time. It's not quite 7.3 pounds, mine was about closer to 7.5lbs. Their new Revolution DI is listed as...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-24-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By ROCK6
Well, congrats on getting your first handgun (not...

Well, congrats on getting your first handgun (not so much for being a liberal asshat:D:). Not sure why your friend/instructor has your handgun, but you don't need a safe (unless there's a legal...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-21-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,053
Posted By ROCK6
Understand there is a difference between...

Understand there is a difference between inexpensive and cheap. Not sure if carrying something as big as the TOPS Nomad concealed is feasible, but go back and read that these have been used as a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-21-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,859
Posted By ROCK6
My point is that most novices won't know the...

My point is that most novices won't know the difference in performance from a $30 knife to a $300 knife. Sure, they may look better and feel better, but it's the skill, handling, and experience that...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-20-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,859
Posted By ROCK6
It's a little too early IamZeke, lay off the...

It's a little too early IamZeke, lay off the sauce, roll over and go back to sleep:D:

ROCK6
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-20-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,451
Posted By ROCK6
I like the performance of the newer Lithium-ion...

I like the performance of the newer Lithium-ion batteries, but I have Eneloops that are almost 15 years old, they still work. I haven't measured, but I figure their capacity is lower. I use them...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-20-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,859
Posted By ROCK6
Measuring performance is more about the skill of...

Measuring performance is more about the skill of the user than the blade. I recall an old, wiry little retired Infantry 1SG I worked with who was simply a deer-killing machine. He would field dress...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-19-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,230
Posted By ROCK6
Agreed. There are too many factors as to why the...

Agreed. There are too many factors as to why the rural areas likely won't be overrun by those in the cities. Cities breed apathy when it comes to preparedness and many are extremely dependent on...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-19-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROCK6
I really had to plead my case to avoid getting my...

I really had to plead my case to avoid getting my blade-less multitool confiscated. It took some lobbying on my part and having a copy of that particular airline's regulations, but I ceased trying...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By ROCK6
It also depends on the hard-shell; I've seen...

It also depends on the hard-shell; I've seen cracked rifle cases from lesser brands. Never seen anything damaged from Pelican or Storm-Cases. I still think your experience with fabric packs didn't...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-18-2019, 06:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROCK6
Good points. With almost 30 years in the...

Good points. With almost 30 years in the military, having a notepad and pen/pencil was SOP. Even with the proliferation of smartphones which have added an extremely beneficial tool to one's EDC, I...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,846
Posted By ROCK6
@ehryk It's a HAZARD 4 Grayman sling pack...

@ehryk

It's a HAZARD 4 Grayman sling pack (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074RLV1CD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I really didn't expect much, but it turned out to be an...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-17-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By ROCK6
If the budget is tight, I recommend getting to a...

If the budget is tight, I recommend getting to a reputable store and try on several pairs. Find what fits comfortably and you can then look on Ebay or other outlet stores for last year's models with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-17-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROCK6
I know what you mean, I've actually melted a good...

I know what you mean, I've actually melted a good pair of soft-shell pants from my light accidentally turning on and not noticing the heat. While tail-lock-out options are sort of a PITA, they are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-17-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,786
Posted By ROCK6
I lied, I have the M2T Warrior model which is...

I lied, I have the M2T Warrior model which is similar but some differences in operation:
...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-15-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,169
Posted By ROCK6
I like the Opinel wood saw, but you have to...

I like the Opinel wood saw, but you have to really spend some time treated the wood handle so it does expand and lock up if it gets wet...and the high carbon steel saw blade is the most stain-prone...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-15-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By ROCK6
Yes, it is thought control, but until individuals...

Yes, it is thought control, but until individuals have protections that won't get them fired, loose clearances, have $1000's set aside for an attorney, or have the time to spend months screwing...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-15-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By ROCK6
Red Flag strikes again...

massachusetts-gun-seizure-based-on-the-word-of-a-waitress/ (https://conservativefiringline.com/massachusetts-gun-seizure-based-on-the-word-of-a-waitress/)



While some seem pretty clear the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-14-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By ROCK6
The BATFE is blinded by their absurd focus on...

The BATFE is blinded by their absurd focus on "parts" of a firearm. Had they just focused on Roh's accessory with providing prohibited persons with firearms, it would have made more "enforcement"...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 10-14-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,324
Posted By ROCK6
Only chiming in to add that such collapsible...

Only chiming in to add that such collapsible batons are tools to disable a threat. My rudimentary training was focused on targeting joints and certain nerve centers; striking certain areas can be...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-14-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By ROCK6
That sucks and most of us who have spent longer...

That sucks and most of us who have spent longer trips in the outdoors have similar "learning experiences". Planning and preparation likely mitigate repeated issues like this, but from a bugout...
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