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Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-05-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 19,557
Posted By ROCK6
I tried various slugs and they just were not...

I tried various slugs and they just were not accurate beyond about 10-15 yards; not something I would rely on for consistency. However, the the 3-inch, 5 "OOO" buck rounds grouped quite well out to...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-05-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,215
Posted By ROCK6
Most of my mods are simply preference. I don't...

Most of my mods are simply preference. I don't do a ton to handguns, usually just upgrade sights, maybe a different set of grips (those with side panels or revolvers). I normally don't screw with...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 08-05-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By ROCK6
What exactly do you want a machete for? I know...

What exactly do you want a machete for? I know that can sound like a pretty stupid question, but there are numerous machete designs and for various applications:
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-05-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,775
Posted By ROCK6
I think #1 is something nobody can blow off. ...

I think #1 is something nobody can blow off. Just having a home makes you a target for a determined thief or idiot.

We have a short, private road; single-entry for any vehicle. Bordered by a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-01-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,769
Posted By ROCK6
Always take Amazon reviews with a grain of salt. ...

Always take Amazon reviews with a grain of salt. I will admit the toe-sandals can (mine did after a lot of use) wear out and pop out. I use a pair of these for backpacking when I can take my shoes...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-31-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,174
Posted By ROCK6
the other thing about firesteels is that they're...

the other thing about firesteels is that they're not all created equal, and it's hard to tell a good one from a bad one (imo) without striking it yourself.

i need to pick up a smaller one to pair...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-31-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,769
Posted By ROCK6
My 20-year Chaco sandals just failed...but they...

My 20-year Chaco sandals just failed...but they can get re-soled...i just don't care for their weight and not sure they're made as well as the original made versions.

Enter Xeroshoe sandals, i...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-29-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,174
Posted By ROCK6
The key with ferro rods, excluding their...

The key with ferro rods, excluding their robustness, is understanding the need to have or be able to acquire reliable tinder. Even with a lighter, it's still a major fundamental. While I would...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-27-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,881
Posted By ROCK6
Only recommendation is to prioritize those...

Only recommendation is to prioritize those anti-2A "high-capacity clips" over 10 rounds. Get those standard capacity double stack mags first...

As we've discussed in the past, most recommend a...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-26-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,685
Posted By ROCK6
More than a “few thousand” die from the flu each...

More than a “few thousand” die from the flu each year; CDC’s estimates this past year (a down year) were between 24,000 – 61,000. Now, knowing what we know, that’s pretty poor mitigation is it not?...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 183,329
Posted By ROCK6
Are your hens wearing masks properly to avoid...

Are your hens wearing masks properly to avoid transmitting the bird-flu?:D:

ROCK6
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 183,329
Posted By ROCK6
I'll look at data from both sides. Picking and...

I'll look at data from both sides. Picking and choosing your "experts" is a dangerous game when some of those "experts" are more political than scientific. Consider W.H. Kellogg, M.D., infectious...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 11,436
Posted By ROCK6
There's enough data to support wearing them or...

There's enough data to support wearing them or that their use has minimum efficacy. Even W.H. Kellogg, M.D., infectious diseases expert and then-executive officer of the California State Board of...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-25-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
I ended up pressing my Glock 43 as my SHTF...

I ended up pressing my Glock 43 as my SHTF sidearm when I was living in VA for about 8 months. I had an AR "pistol" as my primary and with only a couple of low-capacity CCW's, I decided to at least...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-25-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,174
Posted By ROCK6
I agree. I have decades of doing table top...

I agree. I have decades of doing table top exercises, scenario mapping, all the way down to sand-table exercise, etc. They apply to this perfectly. While mentally going through scenarios,...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,685
Posted By ROCK6
Don't use "science" to defend your beliefs as...

Don't use "science" to defend your beliefs as there is always data from other "science" that my contradict it.

https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1342



Science is never a...
Forum: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 12,685
Posted By ROCK6
I'm not anti-mask...but the data simply doesn't...

I'm not anti-mask...but the data simply doesn't support the current hypothesis that they will attenuate the spread of this virus. The same conclusions about masks occurred from the Spanish Flu.
...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-24-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
It's funny you mention "time". My hiking pace is...

It's funny you mention "time". My hiking pace is still pretty good, but I usually only have about 8-9 hours max to be on foot. My body start to really feel it around 7-8 hours and if I do more than...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-24-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
Spoilier! I have it taped and haven't watched...

Spoilier! I have it taped and haven't watched the last couple of episodes...but this is more of a challenge than survival. Safety is still enforced (as are hunting, trapping, and fishing...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-24-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By ROCK6
I know the feeling! No time like the present...

I know the feeling! No time like the present time to get started at getting back into shape!

Is that Signal Mountain, TN? Did you move down this way recently?

ROCK6
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-24-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, I'm unbelievably 50...not quite sure how...

Yeah, I'm unbelievably 50...not quite sure how that happened:D: Worse, I often think I'm 25...you can see where that leads you. We did a little over a month ago. This is my wife's annual hike with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-24-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,425
Posted By ROCK6
While I think home-schooling is always best and...

While I think home-schooling is always best and intrigued by the new surge of "microshooling", the risk remains almost nonexistent. While every death is tragic, only 14 "kids" under the age of 24...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-23-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,042
Posted By ROCK6
My wife and I have been traveling out of town...

My wife and I have been traveling out of town about once a month, usually 100-200 miles away. I've pretty much settled on four firearms.

My AR pistol, slimmed down battle belt with a holster for...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-23-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By ROCK6
I have the FNP Tactical. Are you looking for IWB...

I have the FNP Tactical. Are you looking for IWB or OWB? I have a QVO Tactical holster for my FNP that I really like. For OWB, I prefer Safariland, but QVO lets me choose options for the light and...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-23-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ROCK6
I plan to invest in the Edge Pro kit, just...

I plan to invest in the Edge Pro kit, just curious if you've sharpened many larger fixed blades on this system and your thought for knives large than folders or smaller fixed blades...

ROCK6
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-23-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, I was just curious as I've seen some of the...

Yeah, I was just curious as I've seen some of the heavier, front-weighted machetes mostly in Southeast Asia or in some of the more mountainous areas in South America (where I saw my first bolo...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,388
Posted By ROCK6
Agreed. I'm not dealing meth or involved in...

Agreed. I'm not dealing meth or involved in transactions with nefarious criminals, but one's "radar" needs to be constantly monitoring, profiling, scanning, and assessing. It shouldn't consume your...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
"Toys" vary for me as well. The last...

"Toys" vary for me as well. The last long-distance trip, I tried a small 5W solar charger (which actually worked quite well), along with a small, folding titanium stove set, and different (larger)...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-23-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 53,174
Posted By ROCK6
I like this concept (other than the price limit,...

I like this concept (other than the price limit, but I can understand for beginners or experts at improvising and being frugal with off-the-shelf stuff). @Vanishing Nomad and I were recently talking...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-23-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
Just curious bunkerbuster, how is that bolo-type...

Just curious bunkerbuster, how is that bolo-type machete used in your AO? I've tried various types for my immediate area and while I vary slightly between the "cold" season (pretty tame in the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-22-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
I agree, that "best" depends highly on the use,...

I agree, that "best" depends highly on the use, individual, type of vegetation/wood need to cut, and for how long. As much as I like the heavier (5-6mm) barong, they are typically shorter and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-22-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
I’ve tried in the past, but just found it affects...

I’ve tried in the past, but just found it affects my mobility and comfort. While it’s not bad on trails or when the underbrush isn’t too thick, I just seems to hinder my maneuverability…maybe it’s...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-22-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ROCK6
Oiled stones are a little slower and since they...

Oiled stones are a little slower and since they often load up faster, you may need to clean them more often. I just prefer the Japanese water stones as water is simpler to use in the filed, where I...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 07-21-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,752
Posted By ROCK6
The two I use the most are Haley Strategic's...

The two I use the most are Haley Strategic's Incog bag and Hazard 4's sling-bag. My are "pistol braze size", but they do have larger options for a carbine or rifle if broken down:
...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-21-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By ROCK6
First things first, if you use oil on a...

First things first, if you use oil on a sharpening stone, water will no longer work with it. So don’t make that decision without some consideration…

So why use oil in the first place?

Generally...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-21-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
My "day hike" EDC is my most robust, but far less...

My "day hike" EDC is my most robust, but far less than yours. I have a small pack for more essentials as I hate to have much weight or bulk in pants-pockets or too much around my waist...it's the...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-20-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By ROCK6
Much depends on the quality of the brand and...

Much depends on the quality of the brand and chemistry along with how they were stored. I've had some CR123 batteries in a flashlight my wife had in her car for over 15 years. Temps were bad in the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-20-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,146
Posted By ROCK6
If “ALONE” didn’t include your outdoors EDC…

So, knowing that the History Channel’s “Alone” series doesn’t include clothing as part of their “10-items” gear choices (nor is the backpack and shelter tarp included), if you were allowed your...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-20-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
I like that Hmong design; it looks extremely...

I like that Hmong design; it looks extremely functional. While I've always considered the 12" machete as the universal survival tool, most of the variety of big blades can be used for a variety of...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-20-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
@Bunkerbuster posted this a while back: ...

@Bunkerbuster posted this a while back: https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=553161

Handle-link for 1/2" rods: ...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-19-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By ROCK6
You won't find any acceptable at an acceptable...

You won't find any acceptable at an acceptable price. That said, if I wanted an acceptable stainless sword, your only choices are something in 420HC. I was just pointing out stainless can be used,...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-19-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
I love big blades and while many consider them...

I love big blades and while many consider them "mall ninja" knives or for suckers of Rambo movies, I would contend they are really expert survival tools...it really takes a lot of still to really...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-19-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
From a modern hunter's perspective, I would...

From a modern hunter's perspective, I would agree. Even when I hunted with a bow years ago, I declined several shots as I didn't think I could make it, place it just right, or it was right at the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-19-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,408
Posted By ROCK6
This is an interesting question and I suspect, as...

This is an interesting question and I suspect, as many here do, much is about culture and environment. I spent some time in South America and kids as young as 9-10 years old were running around with...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-17-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,425
Posted By ROCK6
Schools have always been petri dishes. In fact,...

Schools have always been petri dishes. In fact, I’m finding a lot of relevance in that German study that schools and kids act as a “fire break”. The younger kids with far more effective immune...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 07-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,036
Posted By ROCK6
Cost is really the only limiting factor, not...

Cost is really the only limiting factor, not performance. I would put my custom ATS34 sword up against any carbon steel sword. I've hit a large rock, cable, and wire; only one small dent...zero...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-16-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, but naked in the Arctic = very afraid,...

Yeah, but naked in the Arctic = very afraid, frozen a$$, frost-bitten twig and berries, and a tap-out in less than 24 hours:D:

ROCK6
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-16-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
I would tend to agree; those are really the basic...

I would tend to agree; those are really the basic essentials that save time, effort, and calories. Even looking at the options and chosen “10” items from Alone, items beyond the pot, Firesteel, and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-16-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,425
Posted By ROCK6
That's interesting. Our school district over...

That's interesting. Our school district over here near Augusta is starting on time. Parents have the option to allow their kids to get their assignments remotely, but everything else is a go as...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 07-16-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,342
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, I think it was just more the environmental...

Yeah, I think it was just more the environmental conditions than mastering the skill. Even with a bow and drill set, dampness and humidity can affect it. Still you bring up a valid point, I’m just...
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