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Forum: General Discussion 07-05-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,056
Posted By arks
We have a Kimber Pepper Blaster in each car. We...

We have a Kimber Pepper Blaster in each car. We feel that is the most likely place they would be needed. I also carry my 9 in an ankle holster daily.
Forum: General Discussion 07-03-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By arks
Washington Brownskins Washington Redpersons ...

Washington Brownskins
Washington Redpersons
Washington Indians
I donít see any problems here.
Forum: Coronavirus 06-25-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By arks
My brother-in-law currently has COVID. Heís 56...

My brother-in-law currently has COVID. Heís 56 and had a kidney transplant about 25 years ago. He was having major trouble breathing. He was in ICU last week and given oxygen but was not on a...
Forum: Boating and Fishing 06-19-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By arks
Hereís a picture:

Hereís a picture:
Forum: Boating and Fishing 06-18-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By arks
I paddle longer sea kayaks and was OK when the...

I paddle longer sea kayaks and was OK when the trucks had 8’ beds and cap/ rack. I made a pair of saddles that fit over the racks and conform to the boats hull front and rear. It was perfect and only...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,312
Posted By arks
I feel like we’re in a decent place, considering...

I feel like we’re in a decent place, considering I’m not a millionaire!
We’re in a far suburb in a neighborhood with one way in/ out. If things get bad around here we can setup a checkpoint or...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 06-02-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,323
Posted By arks
I just heard on Fox News that the Pentagon is...

I just heard on Fox News that the Pentagon is sending Army infantry to DC.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-18-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By arks
I’ll second popbears suggestion of used billboard...

I’ll second popbears suggestion of used billboard vinyl. I’ve had one covering my portable shelter for 3 years and it’s holding up WAY better than anything else.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-15-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,746
Posted By arks
At my homestead we keep 2 generators. The smaller...

At my homestead we keep 2 generators. The smaller one is the Ryobi 2300 Bluetooth inverter. https://www.ryobitools.com/outdoor/products/details/2300-starting-watt-bluetooth-inverter-generator
Itís...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-15-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By arks
My local WM here in Pa still sells long guns but...

My local WM here in Pa still sells long guns but not AR’s or handguns.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-15-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,782
Posted By arks
For conceal carry- 9mm. For open carry- 9mm or...

For conceal carry- 9mm.
For open carry- 9mm or 357 mag.(my wheelgun).
For local truck carry- 9mm because I keep a carbine that uses same mags as pistol.
For SHTF- whatever caliber handgun I have,...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-02-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By arks
I spent many years as a firefighter, 3 as an...

I spent many years as a firefighter, 3 as an officer.
Fire extinguishers are one of those items that simply HAVE to work when needed!
In our homestead, we buy a new one every two years around...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 04-28-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,428
Posted By arks
ALL of my previous trucks had 8í beds but I never...

ALL of my previous trucks had 8í beds but I never had a double cab until last year.
My F150 is a Supercrew and has the 6 1/2í bed. These are fairly common around here (Pa.) but not as common as...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 04-24-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,428
Posted By arks
I own a 2011 F150 supercrew XLT. Has the 5 liter...

I own a 2011 F150 supercrew XLT. Has the 5 liter V8 and 4x4. It’s a very comfortable ride and I average 18 MPG. Only major issue so far is a bad HVAC actuator ($30 part, $600 labor!).
3 of my...
Forum: Hunting and Trapping General Discussion 04-23-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By arks
I had a recurring issue with skunks living under...

I had a recurring issue with skunks living under my shed. It took awhile to evict them but I got it done, one at a time, with a spring action 177 pellet rifle sighted in for 100 feet (distance from...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-17-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,404
Posted By arks
I tried the pistol stock on my Mossberg 500 a few...

I tried the pistol stock on my Mossberg 500 a few years back. Took it off after the first range trip.
OUCH.
But I suppose they have their use, just not for me. The gun now lives with a full pistol...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-17-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,872
Posted By arks
Another option is to buy an old boat with a...

Another option is to buy an old boat with a trailer. Sounds silly, but I picked one up dirt cheap that holds 80 gallons. It stays covered with a heavy duty tarp so I simply siphon out the gas when...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 04-15-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By arks
I recently picked up a S&W 5906, my first...

I recently picked up a S&W 5906, my first full-size 9mm. It’ll supplement my edc subcompact on days when the extra heft won’t bother me. Its amazing how much the additional weight reduces felt...
Forum: Communications 04-04-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By arks
That’s the one I have puttster. It works and...

That’s the one I have puttster. It works and sounds pretty good IMO.
Forum: Coronavirus 04-03-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,649
Posted By arks
Im in a far suburb of Philly, almost in Amish...

Im in a far suburb of Philly, almost in Amish country. The neighborhood here is blue collar, about 30 lots. Haven’t noticed much out of the normal except not much traffic. There’s only 1 road in/ out...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 03-18-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By arks
I also have a gen 1. Fun little carbine that is...

I also have a gen 1. Fun little carbine that is accurate to 80 yards and packs well. Sights are brittle but work.
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 02-22-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By arks
If you’re truly concerned about it and have the...

If you’re truly concerned about it and have the financial means, buy yourself a classic car or truck.
Forum: Coronavirus 02-08-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,374
Posted By arks
I’ve also been using this:...

I’ve also been using this: https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/02/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-04-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,427
Posted By arks
Thanks LC for the link! I wore mine today for...

Thanks LC for the link!
I wore mine today for the first time. They seem well made and durable. I think these will be perfect for my job doing home repair.
Forum: The Tech Zone 02-04-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By arks
Sure, I bought this one from Amazon. I liked that...

Sure, I bought this one from Amazon. I liked that the tuner is rotary not digital. It works fine and is cheap....
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-09-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By arks
Trump / Bloomberg. But Mikey would never do it!

Trump / Bloomberg.
But Mikey would never do it!
Forum: Political News and Discussion 01-02-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 51,328
Posted By arks
Good job Mr. Trump!

Good job Mr. Trump!
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 01-02-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By arks
Iíll say a S&W 422. Fun little gun and great for...

Iíll say a S&W 422. Fun little gun and great for training newbies.
I put a dot laser on mine for awhile but like it better with irons.
Pump rifle- My first gun was a Remington pump with a tube...
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 29,410
Posted By arks
“Undocumented Aliens Welcome” NOT!

“Undocumented Aliens Welcome”

NOT!
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 456
Views: 29,410
Posted By arks
Joe For President.

Joe For President.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-08-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By arks
They're definitely in the wild not far from me! I...

They're definitely in the wild not far from me! I did some work in a home about 20 miles away and they were all over the place. I noticed they tend to fly slowly and when landing are easy to...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 12-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By arks
I don't have a good feeling about this coming...

I don't have a good feeling about this coming week- and I'm NOT a tinfoil hat guy.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-12-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,115
Posted By arks
Don't know, but it's an American Standard high...

Don't know, but it's an American Standard high efficiency system about 4 years old.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-11-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,115
Posted By arks
DO THIS- except change 'em to natural gas, not...

DO THIS- except change 'em to natural gas, not LP, because your house already has NG. To run a NG appliance properly with LP requires a fairly simple re-jet.

I have a 5500w portable and a similar...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 07-09-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,980
Posted By arks
I've carried a P11 almost since they were...

I've carried a P11 almost since they were introduced. It took awhile to get used to but has been stone reliable after broken in. It's not a particularly fun gun to shoot but it IS a good tool for SD....
Forum: Boating and Fishing 07-03-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By arks
Before backing the trailer into the water, I push...

Before backing the trailer into the water, I push a bit of wheel bearing grease thru the zerk on each hub.. After retrieving the boat from the water I always remove any hull waterline stains before...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 06-03-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By arks
I was an EMT/ firefighter in my younger days and...

I was an EMT/ firefighter in my younger days and kept my personal first aid supplies in a big plastic Plano tackle box. It served me well for a long time but finally cracked along the hinge area....
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,198
Posted By arks
I do home repair for a living. Making the...

I do home repair for a living. Making the cabinets isn't all that difficult so you have the time, do it. Just measure the space you have and make a 'shop drawing' showing the size of each cabinet to...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,896
Posted By arks
I've been around boats of all types my whole...

I've been around boats of all types my whole life, spent 2 summers learning navel sciences (theory, nomenclature, piloting, different types of navigaion) and have owned cabin boats since 1986. My...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 03-09-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,905
Posted By arks
Just because it's old doesn't necessarily mean it...

Just because it's old doesn't necessarily mean it can't be reliable!
My 70 C10 was bought already restored (and lightly modified). I'll admit I got it for fun, but also because we didn't have any...
Forum: Financial Forum 02-27-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,251
Posted By arks
Captain Obvious here, but what about a small...

Captain Obvious here, but what about a small bolted-down safe where he doesn't have the combo?
I keep one in my bedroom with a built-in drop slot.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 02-04-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,113
Posted By arks
My primary heat source is natural gas with backup...

My primary heat source is natural gas with backup electric. The generator will run the furnace blower if power is out. I keep a boat in the yard (hidden in plain sight) with 40 gallons of stabilized...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 01-26-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,300
Posted By arks
I'm not a big fan of football but this year I'll...

I'm not a big fan of football but this year I'll be watching the Super Bowl because the Eagles WILL smack down Brady and the Pats! :thumb:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-20-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,333
Posted By arks
Yeah, an unsecured gun is NOT a good idea in an...

Yeah, an unsecured gun is NOT a good idea in an unoccupied car, even if it's legal.
Since you are already carrying, keep additional ammo for your gun in the car.
You know what they say- a pistol is...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By arks
If it's fiberglass, a cutting compound followed...

If it's fiberglass, a cutting compound followed by a good quality wax applied by buffer will make it look new. I did this to our 25+ year old stall shower. It's a bit of work but the results are...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 12-31-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,709
Posted By arks
Another idea to consider is looking for an older...

Another idea to consider is looking for an older vehicle that has already been restored. Very nice examples can be had for waaaaay less than most new cars.
About 18 months ago I bought a restored...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 12-17-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,011
Posted By arks
THIS! In my case it's a riot shotgun backed up...

THIS!
In my case it's a riot shotgun backed up with a handgun.
If we're talking a true SHTF scenario where there's a neighborhood assault situation, then we open the safe and bring out the big guns...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,553
Posted By arks
I've been using a similar style trap for years....

I've been using a similar style trap for years. Instead of the plank I run a stiff wire across the top with a tin can on it. Coat the can wth peanut butter, put some water in the bucket and put a...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-28-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,907
Posted By arks
My very first rifle- a Remington .22 pump. As a...

My very first rifle- a Remington .22 pump. As a kid I earned NRA sharpshooter with it and bagged dozens of squirrels. Sold it in my late teens to a State Trooper to buy something else; probably...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 11-28-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,311
Posted By arks
Old pizza boxes! 'Shoot 'em up before before...

Old pizza boxes!
'Shoot 'em up before before throwing them out.
Sometimes I use scraps of 2x4, 2x6, 4x4 lumber. Stand 'em up on the ground or hang 'em from a string.
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