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Forum: Military Weapons Forum Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By ROCK6
I think you answered your own question:D: As...

I think you answered your own question:D: As mentioned I think the focus on wearing your armor on foot is no different than training for backpacking; you need to wear it in order to handle it. Some...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,909
Posted By ROCK6
We have disagreed on some things in the past, but...

We have disagreed on some things in the past, but this is spot-on in more ways than one. The SHTF-even will eventually end, and if any current regulations remain enforceable, those SBR/SBS...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,294
Posted By ROCK6
I think this is already implied, but it doesn't...

I think this is already implied, but it doesn't hurt to mention it. Training is a significant part of safety and doing so in a scenario-based format is what helped my kids understand that pulling...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,078
Posted By ROCK6
Personal health always is first and foremost. If...

Personal health always is first and foremost. If the dental work isn't cosmetic and it's necessary, get it done first.

Second, as long as you currently have a home/food/income, is a new vehicle...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,294
Posted By ROCK6
First, I think this is a very legitimate question...

First, I think this is a very legitimate question and specific enough to stress "defensive" use, not just safe gun handling, and target practice. I guess we should at least acknowledge that most...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-26-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,093
Posted By ROCK6
Good choice. My very first pistol I bought was a...

Good choice. My very first pistol I bought was a Sig P228 (W. German version) back in 1992, just after the Army adopted it as the M11. I still have it and while my CCW and training pistols have...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By ROCK6
I only have the 1" Scotch-eye auger bit. I...

I only have the 1" Scotch-eye auger bit. I haven't done any major construction, but it's handy (and fun) to make some simple camp furniture.
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-20-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,129
Posted By ROCK6
I don’t buy that we are really that divided as a...

I don’t buy that we are really that divided as a Nation. Sure, the media, politicians and elites love to stir up division and manufacture the polarization we have, but we have come a long way in the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,274
Posted By ROCK6
This is why people's feet are screwed up to begin...

This is why people's feet are screwed up to begin with. Our feet are naturally designed for barefoot use. Yes, history shoes sandals to protect the bottom of the foot or add insulation in cold...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-19-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By ROCK6
They do, but a few well placed oil lamps are so...

They do, but a few well placed oil lamps are so much simpler and easier. My wife much prefers the oil lamps...

ROCK6
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-19-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,712
Posted By ROCK6
My son built his first pistol AR using Noveske...

My son built his first pistol AR using Noveske parts. It's DI, and he's run about 5000 rounds through it and never cleans it, and never has had a malfunction...just a quick bore swab...

ROCK6
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-19-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By ROCK6
That's the key though, is conditioning and...

That's the key though, is conditioning and frequent practice. I often go stripped for a class with just a minimalist belt as we've taken classes outdoors in 90+degree temps and high humidity. Most...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-17-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By ROCK6
It really depends on your knowledge with your...

It really depends on your knowledge with your kids. My son was interested at the age of three (3) years old; yes three (3). I trained him how to handle and respect them, grilling him on the four...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-17-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, but those darned Israeli's really know how...

Yeah, but those darned Israeli's really know how to quell those inciting riots with a suppressed 10/22:D:

ROCK6
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 09-17-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,093
Posted By ROCK6
My enlisted days (11B) weren't all that fun and I...

My enlisted days (11B) weren't all that fun and I wasn't SOF tabbed but served with them (SIGO) yet had a similar experience. After a couple deployments I would get invited by the 18B's or my 18E's...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,712
Posted By ROCK6
Having only taken part in one testing session, it...

Having only taken part in one testing session, it was pretty boring and time-consuming:D:

I will say, the only piston system I own is a POF Revolution in .308 and it's honestly far more accurate...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 09-17-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By ROCK6
Depends on one's definition of "battle". Most...

Depends on one's definition of "battle". Most couch commandos have never humped that kind of kit in combat or even taken a dynamic class all day wearing it. Chances are they would drop from a...
Forum: Urban Survival 09-17-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,904
Posted By ROCK6
I think most here would agree that situational...

I think most here would agree that situational awareness is paramount and avoiding situations that would put you in a situation that requires potential escalation for self-preservation. ...
Forum: Food and water 09-16-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By ROCK6
They work. I used the smaller one traveling...

They work. I used the smaller one traveling around Afghanistan and other parts in the middle east. If you ask, they'll send the test specifics.



We all know that activated carbon will attract...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-06-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,139
Posted By ROCK6
Belt or pocket? That's about the biggest...

Belt or pocket? That's about the biggest multitool I own and very versatile, but it's relegated to backwoods, belt carry give the size.

I need to do an updated post on multi-tools, but my...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-26-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 56,327
Posted By ROCK6
The assumption is your clothes aren't included,...

The assumption is your clothes aren't included, but if you're properly layering, you'll need to doff and store them when doing high-exertion activities to avoid over-heating. A pack is a simple way...
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,781
Posted By ROCK6
My oath was to the Constitution, period. I will...

My oath was to the Constitution, period. I will defend it against tyranny, foreign or domestic enemies (seem like a lot more domestic these days!).

Very few in the military would side against a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-11-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,167
Posted By ROCK6
Alabama is the only state I've seen that will...

Alabama is the only state I've seen that will allow big-game hunting with an atlatl.

Several states do allow hunting non-regulated or unprotected game with an atlatl: Oregon, Texas, Iowa, Idaho,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-11-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,518
Posted By ROCK6
You are clueless about this. While it doesn't...

You are clueless about this. While it doesn't apply to all cases (although there is some speculation that naturalized foreigners have fled back to their home country and having their renunciation...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-09-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,167
Posted By ROCK6
I don't disagree, but I've known even some good...

I don't disagree, but I've known even some good bow hunters who've lost their game on a hunt, it simply happens, even to an experienced hunter. It happens and every hunter I know feels sick about...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 08-08-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,167
Posted By ROCK6
It's a good rant and a good question. I know...

It's a good rant and a good question. I know Matt Graham has been an atlatl expert. Just like with a bow, it just needs practice. My only issue is location and being familiar enough with the...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 08-05-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 22,812
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: 79
Views: 4,814
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: 37
Views: 3,240
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: 46
Views: 3,704
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: 70
Views: 4,274
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: 341
Views: 56,327
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: 70
Views: 4,274
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: 341
Views: 56,327
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: 2,872
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: 370
Views: 15,592
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: 4,341
Views: 222,037
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: 4,341
Views: 222,037
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: 546
Views: 26,658
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: 1,522
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: Coronavirus 07-25-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 15,592
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: 370
Views: 15,592
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: 1,589
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: 125
Views: 11,167
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: 1,148
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: 1,589
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: 40
Views: 3,190
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: 48
Views: 3,436
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: 575
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: 19
Views: 1,314
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
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