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Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By IC_Rafe
Yes. And howmany will surrender to those groups?...

Yes. And howmany will surrender to those groups? If it's better to keep fighting than to surrender and die for sure, they'll keep fighting. Are you really trying to argue that someone with his back...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-16-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 746
Posted By IC_Rafe
It's pretty much common sense: If you don't allow...

It's pretty much common sense: If you don't allow your enemy to surrender, they'll fight to the death, because they don't have any other option. They can fight and probably die, or fight and maybe...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
Maslow's gavel: "I suppose it is tempting, if...

Maslow's gavel:
"I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,368
Posted By IC_Rafe
He does if he wants to keep his job. You see, in...

He does if he wants to keep his job. You see, in many places in the world, you get paid for your job by your employer, and if you try things like saying "screw it, i'm getting paid anyway" they do...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-11-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
If someone needs to go through a brick wall in a...

If someone needs to go through a brick wall in a survival situation, and you have the time to make a hole with a knife, i'm sure there'll be other things lying around at most times which can be used...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-11-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,982
Posted By IC_Rafe
So can you argue his point instead of his...

So can you argue his point instead of his location in that case? ;)
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-09-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
Why would we care? It spawned a good discussion....

Why would we care? It spawned a good discussion. :p
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-07-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
And especially if you notice they don't dare to...

And especially if you notice they don't dare to use their pristine high quality knife, because it'd get dirty or could get damaged, even for tasks which you could perfectly use a small pocket knife...
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,912
Posted By IC_Rafe
Guess you can be a complete patriot, but disagree...

Guess you can be a complete patriot, but disagree on one thing, and you're a total liberal communist trying to destroy the entire first world. ;)
Cant say i've ever thought the second one about HD...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,373
Posted By IC_Rafe
So there are still 9 threads which could have...

So there are still 9 threads which could have easily been one, on the first page, which have pushed off 9 other threads?

Maybe you should indeed have continued, at 1 per day you'd have been close...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-06-2019, 12:34 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,982
Posted By IC_Rafe
Well, the only way to get rid of things like that...

Well, the only way to get rid of things like that would be to get rid of the elective process and any kind of representative government. Not sure the outcome would be better ...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,325
Posted By IC_Rafe
Energy savings are the correct answer...

Energy savings are the correct answer historically. Once man began to work shifts, instead of following nature, it was supposed to help with there being more light when waking up and working (less...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By IC_Rafe
That's not a problem, it's the actual average...

That's not a problem, it's the actual average life expectancy. Life expectancy doesn't mean you won't get older than that. It means you have a much higher chance to die before that. Plenty of kids...
Forum: General Discussion 11-05-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,048
Posted By IC_Rafe
Well, no worries. Soon the definition of merc and...

Well, no worries. Soon the definition of merc and terrorist will just happen to involve those who are not in favor of the regime. Aren't all people with guns terrorists and mercs yet in the eyes of...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-04-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 700
Posted By IC_Rafe
Alcohol stove + esbit is my go to for camping....

Alcohol stove + esbit is my go to for camping. Use the Esbit as a safer stand for my alcohol stove to sit in. Have fueltabs if i run out of alcohol or other stuff i can burn in the alcohol stove. Can...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,048
Posted By IC_Rafe
But of course only those who are guilty will be...

But of course only those who are guilty will be targeted. No one not guilty is ever targeted by any government program, and if it would target you, well, you're obviously guilty. I mean, isn't this...
Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,912
Posted By IC_Rafe
This is a case where both of you are actually a...

This is a case where both of you are actually a bit right, since he's just stating the facts, and you're expressing what it means to you. That's not mutually exclusive. Something can have a different...
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,912
Posted By IC_Rafe
Amazing how you equate someone disliking a piece...

Amazing how you equate someone disliking a piece of cloth or an expression of allegiance to it, with hating your country ;).

A flag's a piece of cloth. It represents the country yes, but would...
Forum: General Discussion 10-30-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,048
Posted By IC_Rafe
Wait, so you're planning to drop them off and let...

Wait, so you're planning to drop them off and let them go free so they can rejoin those fighting and give them another chance to create their caliphate and maybe attack some more US assets? Or what...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-28-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,843
Posted By IC_Rafe
So you claim it's a good idea to leave your...

So you claim it's a good idea to leave your allies hanging in the middle of hostilities if the price is right? Good to know morals are still right on track in the conservative camp. And then you call...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 5,912
Posted By IC_Rafe
Noone has ever experienced the working system...

Noone has ever experienced the working system either.
Well, that's the thing with every *-ism. They all work, in a utopia, with noone trying to take advantage of the system there is. In reality...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,895
Posted By IC_Rafe
Of course not. The Brits can do what they want....

Of course not. The Brits can do what they want. That's the whole point. The people complaining about the EU keeping them in really have no idea what they're talking about. The Brits have asked for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-24-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
They work about as well wet as synthetic bags....

They work about as well wet as synthetic bags. They'll work a bit, but wool which is wet, does lose a lot of its insulative properties. The thought that you can let a wool blanket get submerged, and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-24-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
The cheap sleeping bag was 35 euro. I wouldn't...

The cheap sleeping bag was 35 euro. I wouldn't count the US army blankets as good wool blankets either. still at least double the weight and bulk compared to that sleeping bag. The one i use on my...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-24-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
Thermarest pads are among the lightest there are...

Thermarest pads are among the lightest there are actually, depending on which pad you use of course. The Xlite is 12 oz., and they recently released another lighter one. (bit less insulated, but also...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-23-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
Well, for the price of that one blanket, i got my...

Well, for the price of that one blanket, i got my defense 4 (which will work for the more extremes we can get here) and my tropen (5C, can easily take it down to freezing, with room to spare). Most...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-23-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
So, make a sleeping bag, which will be about 4...

So, make a sleeping bag, which will be about 4 times the weight and bulk available?

I can take my 8C sleeping bag, and get more temperature range of use, than with my wool blanket, and it is less...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-23-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 6,895
Posted By IC_Rafe
Might want to get your facts straight. Those EU...

Might want to get your facts straight. Those EU bureaucrats are elected. We recently elected them even. May 26th this year, next election 2024. Guess that's also fake news? Seems you're throwing a...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-22-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,843
Posted By IC_Rafe
Well, it became clear that isolationism only lead...

Well, it became clear that isolationism only lead to a short term safety. The inaction of most European countries in regard to Germany, lead to a worldwide war because noone actually drew the line in...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-22-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,843
Posted By IC_Rafe
It gives a very good idea of what your future...

It gives a very good idea of what your future allies can expect. The US's power in such matters will decline accordingly. If you have a history of hanging your allies out to dry, you will be trusted...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-22-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,149
Posted By IC_Rafe
Quilts as mentioned before, are a common...

Quilts as mentioned before, are a common solution. You need something to insulate you from the top, and insulate below you, cause the chill (environmental and wind) from below will quickly sap as...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-22-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,149
Posted By IC_Rafe
Guess you're talking about vapor barriers?...

Guess you're talking about vapor barriers? Basically get the temperature just right so you don't sweat, and keep everything inside by using a non breathing liner under your clothes or in your...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-22-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By IC_Rafe
Nothing beats a well rated sleeping bag. Compared...

Nothing beats a well rated sleeping bag. Compared to a good wool blanket: a lot lighter, cheaper, a lot less bulky, warmer.

I love my good wool blanket on my bed, but not for outdoors. My sleeping...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-20-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
You mean 5 pages in a month. The thread was...

You mean 5 pages in a month. The thread was posted September 21st. We're October 20th.
10 hours after posting, he had 9 replies.
LOL! :rolleyes:
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-18-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By IC_Rafe
I'd include the mentioned above esbit stove, and...

I'd include the mentioned above esbit stove, and make an alcohol stove to go in it. you can use the esbit as a stand, and the stove fits in it. if needed you can have the spare esbit cubes, and use...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-18-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,908
Posted By IC_Rafe
Hey, he got his trust set up so he'll have all...

Hey, he got his trust set up so he'll have all the money he's "spent" on lodgings at his own places. He might pay for his own room, but the other rooms like for secret service etc. are paid by you,...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-16-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By IC_Rafe
Just goes to show that people really look for the...

Just goes to show that people really look for the over engineered or even just more expensive solution a lot of times. Need something for outdoors use: go to a camping store or make it or get it from...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,309
Posted By IC_Rafe
Again, they won't "leave them to starve", the...

Again, they won't "leave them to starve", the moment the guards leave, the prison is useless. They'll leave them, but they'll be out within the hour. Contrary to what some people think, the walls of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,309
Posted By IC_Rafe
So, someone who has a gun but isn't allowed to...

So, someone who has a gun but isn't allowed to have one and got caught, is the same as a rapist, killer, thief, whatever? It depends a lot on the laws which are being enforced, who ends up in prison....
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-14-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By IC_Rafe
Don't mark things on trails. On certain trails,...

Don't mark things on trails. On certain trails, people have gotten lost because idiots started building cairns everywhere. "but it's just a pile of stones", used for marking and navigation, yes. If...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-14-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,004
Posted By IC_Rafe
"But Trump is just 'joking' when chanting 'lock...

"But Trump is just 'joking' when chanting 'lock her up' and when asking foreign governments to look into his political enemies". You're all just hypocrites.
Just admit that anyone in power will do...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,309
Posted By IC_Rafe
I don't think the "abandon them to starve"...

I don't think the "abandon them to starve" option, would be a realistic outcome. I'm sure the abandoning could happen, but the only thing keeping inmates in a prison, are the guards and constant...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,324
Posted By IC_Rafe
Maybe you could ask individual Kurds instead of...

Maybe you could ask individual Kurds instead of again trying to get everyone together under a single group label. It'd be the same as me asking: are Americans Catholic or Atheists? Guess the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-12-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
Only those who are still certain of their...

Only those who are still certain of their youthful immortality and sure they'll never have any issues with their knees/back/anything (including me when younger), don't. ;)
Those little things add up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By IC_Rafe
While talking about this, keep the following in...

While talking about this, keep the following in mind. This is the difference between the right as you speak about it in the US and the right as spoken about in Europe. These are the more extreme...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-10-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,357
Posted By IC_Rafe
No, that is supposed to be the executive branch. ...

No, that is supposed to be the executive branch.

- The legislative branch writes the laws.
- The executive branch enforces the laws made by the legislative branch.
- The Judicial branch...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,357
Posted By IC_Rafe
Sorry, but you're not the will of the people....

Sorry, but you're not the will of the people. Neither is this forum. You're a slight minority, as shown by the votes. (or if you realistically look at this forum, this forum is an extreme minority.)...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-09-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,307
Posted By IC_Rafe
I can agree with that statement. Many...

I can agree with that statement.

Many though, will choose a knife to do non knife things to get around having to bring the needed tools. Such as the OP who wants a "usefull rambo knife for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 10-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By IC_Rafe
Here's the reason i always have a tarp or poncho...

Here's the reason i always have a tarp or poncho with me. Setup several minutes over spending over an hour in most cases making a suitable shelter. Even incorporated in a shelter as the above if...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 10-09-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,357
Posted By IC_Rafe
I'd say more in the line of: your founding...

I'd say more in the line of: your founding fathers never intended the president to have the powers he has now, nor be chosen by the will of the people but by the states. Congress represents the will...
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