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Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 197
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 Today, 03:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By ROCK6
Still nothing constructive, and it was you that...

Still nothing constructive, and it was you that initiated the insults towards FerFal and then got defensive when called out. I will at least respect the OP and keep this on track, and challenge you...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
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...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By ROCK6
I'll take that as a complement as petunias can...

I'll take that as a complement as petunias can tolerate relatively harsh conditions and hot climates:D: Just step back and consider the OP's environment, there are more than enough tools for...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By ROCK6
Crawl out from under rock and see what's new: ...

Crawl out from under rock and see what's new: unbreakableumbrella (https://unbreakableumbrella.com/)

I have two of these and have beat the literal crap out of one, using like a baseball bat and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Yesterday, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By ROCK6
I would see a hard-shell pack as something very...

I would see a hard-shell pack as something very mission specific, but if the suspension is adequate to carry and the volume capacity and load capacity work, why not? I do think NW GUY is correct in...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,777
Posted By ROCK6
Yes, yes they do! My small Mora with sheath and...

Yes, yes they do! My small Mora with sheath and fire steel weigh in at 4oz (a quarter pound!). While many would see that as "unnecessary", I've found that even a small fixed bade is a force...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-10-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,777
Posted By ROCK6
That's very much correct and I should have added...

That's very much correct and I should have added the caveat that it was almost exclusively in combat environments. I do think those in urban areas may very well push their knives beyond typical...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
Yeap. Still it's a good academic exercise and...

Yeap. Still it's a good academic exercise and there are several breweries I want to visit which will allow me to 'recon' routes:D: Survival and bugout planning should be some fun!

ROCK6
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-10-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,536
Posted By ROCK6
This. A little perspective is that the country...

This. A little perspective is that the country is vastly too big for any semblance of enforceable martial law. As Bunkerbuster noted, key nodes and high-value areas would get consolidated security...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-09-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,777
Posted By ROCK6
While I agree that a knife is for cutting, I've...

While I agree that a knife is for cutting, I've been in several situations where the only tool was my knife and given the mission, time constraints, and the typical "Mr. Murphy" situations that pop...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-09-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
Near Lorton. Right now, I'm planning routes to...

Near Lorton. Right now, I'm planning routes to get over to 81 (somewhere near Fort Valley), just to get out of the immediate area and give me more options. Unless I'm a SHTF psychic and get a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-08-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
I'm an expert at rationalizing any decision I...

I'm an expert at rationalizing any decision I want to make:D: Seriously, I just have to factor in a lot of aspects that limit that choice. Honestly, if I was to permanently live in this area, I...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By ROCK6
Many overlook this. Heck, many pack their pack...

Many overlook this. Heck, many pack their pack and leave it the corner and never carry it further than their truck. I did that last 106 mile AT hike with a 40 pound pack which is almost 20% of my...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-08-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 588
Posted By ROCK6
MercHarness: ...

MercHarness:

https://images.knifecenter.com/thumb/1500x1500/knifecenter/crk/images/merchk.jpg

I've gone back and forth, and simply find a MercHarness (simply a figure-8 loop of 550 cord) the...
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-08-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By ROCK6
Best deal I've found is the LaRue LT204 (~$140): ...

Best deal I've found is the LaRue LT204 (~$140):

https://www.larue.com/products/lt204/

I love optics and have quality ones, but I still prefer a QD mount and BUIS. Most QD mounts (quality...
Forum: Rifle Forum 10-08-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By ROCK6
For the OP, I prefer the flat trigger, but it's...

For the OP, I prefer the flat trigger, but it's really more of a preference than anything else. I've always used curved triggers and just wanted to try a flat face and like the feel better, but it's...
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 10-08-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,184
Posted By ROCK6
Jamar is good people and if you take the time to...

Jamar is good people and if you take the time to watch you'll find a quality primer for novices with plenty of caveats; this was "his" top five.

A couple of observations is that I much prefer a...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-08-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By ROCK6
It really comes down to who far do you anticipate...

It really comes down to who far do you anticipate traveling on foot, what type of terrain (urban, suburban, rural, mountains, deserts, thick forests?), and how much weight you have. I've come across...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
Sweet bikes! Yeah, I'm just really limited (like...

Sweet bikes! Yeah, I'm just really limited (like really limited) on storage and workspace. I have very few tools and getting a used one would be just money thrown at a local shop to tune it up. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-06-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ROCK6
I have family all over WA, but because of the...

I have family all over WA, but because of the Socialist-Seattle ruling political elites running the state, I've decided against moving back. Still, I hope this gets defeated in November; nothing but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-06-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
I've done enough military planning to understand...

I've done enough military planning to understand some of the challenges; this is one of them. While the chances are relatively low, I will plan (might not quite execute) a couple caches and 150...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-06-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,135
Posted By ROCK6
I've found I'm pretty good if I plan about...

I've found I'm pretty good if I plan about 10-degrees below the forecast, but I have also been bitten in the butt a few times trying to shave ounces and bulk. It's a balance that takes time and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
That's a different kind of survival...surviving...

That's a different kind of survival...surviving the dueling bangos:D:

ROCK6
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
I made the drive up yesterday. It's 560 miles,...

I made the drive up yesterday. It's 560 miles, the car has a range of about 450. Alternate routes will bump the range up by about 100 miles, so I'm planning on 650 miles. A single 5 gallon can...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-02-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By ROCK6
Also because here in America, rifles are being...

Also because here in America, rifles are being attacked from the antigun crowed and the facts just don't support the irrational fear and demagoguery. It's all ideological and political posturing;...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-02-2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,638
Posted By ROCK6
I have the Fenix HL55, which is nice, but it's a...

I have the Fenix HL55, which is nice, but it's a big and heavy. I was exposed to ArmyTek; a Canadian LED light company, and have found them extremely durable (used in Afghanistan), functional, and...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 10-01-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By ROCK6
Let's not forget those evil assault feet and...

Let's not forget those evil assault feet and fists...

ROCK6
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 10-01-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By ROCK6
If you're actually training in Level IV plates,...

If you're actually training in Level IV plates, you're more likely to die from a heat stroke or blow out your knees...just for some extremely low probability of being shot by AP ammo? No thanks.
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,204
Posted By ROCK6
Cities would be a nightmare. Unless you're in a...

Cities would be a nightmare. Unless you're in a very wealthy neighborhood, the police wouldn't be found. We already have that in our cities where civilian ownership is so extremely restricted, you...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-30-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,319
Posted By ROCK6
I've taken a couple of jungle survival classes,...

I've taken a couple of jungle survival classes, and the 12" machete was the most prevalent tool outside of your EDC or small fixed blade that should be on your person. Many touted it as the ultimate...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 09-30-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,725
Posted By ROCK6
I'm a huge advocate of the "punch knives" (or...

I'm a huge advocate of the "punch knives" (or push daggers). The concept is sound and while it's pretty straight forward on implementation they still require some training and practice. My needs...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-30-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By ROCK6
Step 3 - Keep the refill ready and hot...come on...

Step 3 - Keep the refill ready and hot...come on VN, you can do this:D:
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-30-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By ROCK6
These have become my favorites; also known as...

These have become my favorites; also known as "misch-metal", but they are identified as the higher content of magnesium. These varieties just don't corrode like the harder, higher iron-content rods...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-30-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By ROCK6
I would start with a simple matrix and identify...

I would start with a simple matrix and identify the "most likely" risks or threats specific to your area. It could be weather related, if in a common earthquake area, flood zone, wild fires, etc. ...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-29-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
Thanks! Yeah, my reasoning on the "150-mile...

Thanks! Yeah, my reasoning on the "150-mile radius" for on foot, is to get within 150 miles from home; meaning I need to beat feat out a NOVA, and even get through NC before a worse-case, on-foot...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 09-29-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,350
Posted By ROCK6
250+pounds of gear? WTF? Are you talking...

250+pounds of gear? WTF? Are you talking cross-country? Clearly you don't backpack or bike-pack. Listen, I do smaller distance backpacking; anywhere from 50-150 miles. In May, I did 106 miles...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-29-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
I've done my share of a hard-ball road marches,...

I've done my share of a hard-ball road marches, and you're spot on...asphalt and pavement will take their toll as the miles add up. There are other methods to stay off the hard roads, but it will...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,502
Posted By ROCK6
I don't disagree, I just think it depends on who...

I don't disagree, I just think it depends on who you ask. Manufacturing is up in most industries despite many up and down stocks, but that also leads to increased supplies and buyer fatigue for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-28-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By ROCK6
On the flip side, I've seen SOPs as big as the...

On the flip side, I've seen SOPs as big as the Bible...so big that nobody ever referenced it. I've always felt SOPs need to be focused on the more complex tasks, succinct, simply the essential steps...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-28-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
This is my conclusion as well. Pick your poison,...

This is my conclusion as well. Pick your poison, but a regional SHTF will predictably create chaos on the roads and will bog it down exponentially worse than normal. Secondary and even tertiary...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-28-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,502
Posted By ROCK6
That's the problem with sources: you con find...

That's the problem with sources: you con find contradicting ones or data to prove the point you want:
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By ROCK6
Until one ruptures in your pack:D: The acetic...

Until one ruptures in your pack:D: The acetic acid is also in pickle juice which is another commonly seen item for athletes. If I can say hydrated and eat properly, I'm usually good, but there are...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
That's really what it comes down to. If I had...

That's really what it comes down to. If I had one and rode it often, it would be less of an issue. I just know I wouldn't be riding it much...simply no interest in the hobby. I do backpack and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
Location in VA is the worst location:D: I have...

Location in VA is the worst location:D: I have considered a motorcycle (especially something like an Enduro), but I'm just not a motorcycle guy. Maybe 30 years ago it would be a more serious option....
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,204
Posted By ROCK6
Yes, we did, but the decision is rarely easier...

Yes, we did, but the decision is rarely easier than typing what you would do. That is an ethical dilemma that likely won't be answered until faced with the decision. I know what I'm capable of, but...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
What most don't understand is the required water...

What most don't understand is the required water and caloric intake...and water is rarely potable (requiring purification/filtration). Caloric intake takes on a bigger role beyond day 3-4. Most...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 09-27-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,162
Posted By ROCK6
I do distance backpacking and couldn't agree...

I do distance backpacking and couldn't agree more. In fact, most who backpack often only do 3-4 days on the trail before getting off and resupplying. Other than having enough potable water sources...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By ROCK6
Yeah, most of that stuff is built off a packing...

Yeah, most of that stuff is built off a packing list for me. However, I've had a video camera that I made a "cheat-sheet" SOP for as it was new and I didn't want to pack the instruction book:D: If...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 09-26-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By ROCK6
But you're still thinking with a constrained...

But you're still thinking with a constrained viewpoint;)

SOPs are simply ways to update following "lessons-learned" or "how things are done" for new members of a team. Not every thing needs an...
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