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Forum: Financial Forum 02-16-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By basketweave
A number of well paying jobs permanently...

A number of well paying jobs permanently disappeared. They never came back as we write this. I don't know if it is some, a good number, or a large number of those well paying jobs.
Forum: Financial Forum 02-16-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By basketweave
I only read the original post. "Unemployment"...

I only read the original post. "Unemployment" does not include those who are not looking for work. It also does not include underemployment.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-16-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By basketweave
Man fighting a bear in Eastern Europe

I read about some government leader in Eastern Europe who wanted to demonstrate his manliness by picking a fight with a bear without any weapons. Needless to say, the bear got the better of him and...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 02-16-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By basketweave
I read about a guy who killed a 500 lb bear that...

I read about a guy who killed a 500 lb bear that attacked him. He only used a knife. He was very busted up by the encounter, however.

I love bears and would never want to be in a situation like...
Forum: Knives, Swords & Axes 02-16-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By basketweave
Knife for bush-craft, survival, and defense among 4 listed

I'm considering the purchase of a knife that would be good for survival, bush-craft, and defense against animals and humans. My budget is a bit tight. I noticed three knives that got my interest. The...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-22-2020, 01:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By basketweave
I saw good alkaline batteries advertised for...

I saw good alkaline batteries advertised for about $24 for 100 quantity. Energizer Ultimate Lithium cost over $1 each if spending $20 to $30 on a bunch.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 01-19-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By basketweave
@down under: Thank you for your post! I wasn't...

@down under: Thank you for your post! I wasn't sure whether the older carbon-zinc batteries leak or not.

I too read the lithium batteries don't leak.

Yes, it could be profitable to have many...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By basketweave
Are they less inclined to leak?

Are they less inclined to leak?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-15-2019, 01:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By basketweave
Alkaline vs. older tech carbon batteries, leak/corrode

I couple of times alkaline batteries I used for flashlights leaked/corroded when the flashlights were left in the car. This happened with D cell and AA cell batteries. Are the lower tech carbon...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 11-04-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,114
Posted By basketweave
I think some straight batons are made of hickory....

I think some straight batons are made of hickory.




Perhaps it would be different in a SHTF event. I'm guessing law enforcement would be now where to be found. OTOH, a bat with nails sticking...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-20-2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,475
Posted By basketweave
I'm guessing you are referring to round nose ball...

I'm guessing you are referring to round nose ball .45 caliber. Am I correct? Flat nose .45 cal ball is more inclined to cut through bone.

I was going to wonder out loud why most .45 cal ammo out...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 10-16-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,114
Posted By basketweave
I can and do. I was just thinking about melee...

I can and do. I was just thinking about melee situations if a gun is not available or if ammo ran out. Also, the book about zombies says "blades don't need reloading". It's obviously the same for...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-15-2019, 01:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,475
Posted By basketweave
My guess is if the large man was shot in the same...

My guess is if the large man was shot in the same place with the same caliber (.38) using semi-wadcutters or wadcutters, he would have died due to the edge of the bullet being more inclined, if not...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-14-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,475
Posted By basketweave
Your experience/knowledge is very valuable. ...

Your experience/knowledge is very valuable.

Were these shooting mostly hollow point, fmj, or a combination of both? FWIW, the .40 S&W fmj is usually a flat point.

Did the man who took the 5...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 10-14-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,114
Posted By basketweave
On Youtube I saw a person get in the head with an...

On Youtube I saw a person get in the head with an aluminum bat. The weapon bounced off the head and didn't knock the guy out. My hunch is wood is better.




Interesting post. I remember a...
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 10-14-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,114
Posted By basketweave
I'm not familiar with those. Does contact need to...

I'm not familiar with those. Does contact need to be made with the end of the baton, the part that is wider and round?
Forum: Primitive Weapons, Bows and Crossbows 10-13-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,114
Posted By basketweave
Baton used by riot police vs. plain wood baseball bat for defense

Riot police use batons that I think are about 36". I don't know what they are typically made of, however. Is a person better off with that or a plain, wood baseball bat if he can't get to a gun.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-12-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,475
Posted By basketweave
The FMJ you saw in action was round nose and a...

The FMJ you saw in action was round nose and a pretty pointed one at that. The military is switching to flat nose fmj and 147 grain hollow points.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-11-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By basketweave
Unlike the 3rd generation Glock in .40, the M&P...

Unlike the 3rd generation Glock in .40, the M&P was designed around the .40. $240 below.


https://aimsurplus.com/leo-trade-in-smith-wesson-m-p40-40-s-w-handgun/?ref=isp_rel_prd&isp_ref_pos=2
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-11-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,475
Posted By basketweave
Flat nose 9mm or Cheap hollow point 9mm for SHTF?

Is a person better off stocking up on 9mm flat nose fmj, or cheap 9mm hollow point ammo for SHTF?

I'm wondering if cheap hollow point ammo (that first existed in the 90s, if not the 80s as well)...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-08-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By basketweave
Thanks for the replies!

Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By basketweave
Now I'm wondering whether a person gets more for...

Now I'm wondering whether a person gets more for his money if he buys a military surplus tarp in excellent shape or a civilian one marketed to campers, hikers, etc.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By basketweave
OK. It has to do with quality. I understand.

OK. It has to do with quality. I understand.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By basketweave
Price of surplus USGI tarps compared to civilian ones

Why are surplus tarps issued to people in the Army and Marines much more expensive than civilian ones?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-07-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By basketweave
Thanks

Thanks so much for the replies, all.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By basketweave
What if the sleeping bag has a range of...

What if the sleeping bag has a range of temperatures? Example: A bag is rated 0-20 degrees. Should a person use that bag down to 40 degrees or down to 20 degrees following the logic above?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-04-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,085
Posted By basketweave
Temperature ratings for sleeping bag: What clothing worn while in sleeping bag?

I was looking at an advertisement for a sleeping bag. It is rated a 0 degrees. I then noticed that is the lowest the temperature can go for survival purposes. The advertisement then said the comfort...
Forum: Reviews and questions 10-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,717
Posted By basketweave
Anyone hear anything about the Propper brand M-65...

Anyone hear anything about the Propper brand M-65 jackets currently being made.
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 154,075
Posted By basketweave
The Cold War still existed in the 80s. There was...

The Cold War still existed in the 80s. There was an economic recession in the early 80s.

Perhaps the 'net and negative predictions and feelings make things look worse than they really are. Bad is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 154,075
Posted By basketweave
Some believe the stock market is over priced. I'm...

Some believe the stock market is over priced. I'm wondering what the effects of a price correction of about a third would have. IOW, value goes down by a third.
Forum: Reviews and questions 02-20-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By basketweave
I haven't picked a poncho yet. Thank you...

I haven't picked a poncho yet.

Thank you all for your input.
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 154,075
Posted By basketweave
Scary stuff if true.

Scary stuff if true.
Forum: Reviews and questions 02-15-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,510
Posted By basketweave
I was just thinking: For us civilians, having a...

I was just thinking: For us civilians, having a poncho on hand may be a good idea because chances are we won't be wearing Gore-Tex pants if pours down.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 02-15-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,307
Posted By basketweave
It's interesting to read the claim the M11 is...

It's interesting to read the claim the M11 is more reliable than the M9. Could it be due to the specific M9s being fired having been used a lot, and thus somewhat worn? Is a new M11 more reliable...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 12-19-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,307
Posted By basketweave
Mine wasn't good.

Mine wasn't good.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 12-19-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 247,840
Posted By basketweave
You can't even see the bones in his hand in that...

You can't even see the bones in his hand in that pic.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 10-04-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,152
Views: 247,840
Posted By basketweave
Off Topic: I remember thinking a few years ago...

Off Topic: I remember thinking a few years ago being surprised that one of the older guys didn't bump him off. Maybe his concern about such made him bump off his uncle.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 10-03-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,307
Posted By basketweave
I recall de-burring is an extra cost option on...

I recall de-burring is an extra cost option on Baers.

I'm surprised an outfit like Wilson didn't just send you a new one instead.
Forum: General Discussion 10-03-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 154,075
Posted By basketweave
What kind of "evil"? A good definition can help...

What kind of "evil"? A good definition can help ward it off.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-01-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,310
Posted By basketweave
Any particular brand of 1911? Or do they just use...

Any particular brand of 1911? Or do they just use what they want?
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 09-01-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By basketweave
The thunder ranch not feeding some hollowpoints...

The thunder ranch not feeding some hollowpoints is probably due to Les Baer 1911s being very tight. I doubt it is anything quality related.

I don't know what mags Les Baer uses but if you're...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,307
Posted By basketweave
The RIAs and SA must have been made a while back....

The RIAs and SA must have been made a while back. That's my guess. The latest SAs are supposedly good.

C.S. at RIA in NV is good from what I heard and experienced.




When was the Les Baer...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By basketweave
The S&W SD series have a good or very good rep,...

The S&W SD series have a good or very good rep, but the trigger is long and heavy compared to others. If the TP9 is Taurus, I'd forget it asap.

I don't know what I'd do. Maybe it depends on the...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,198
Posted By basketweave
Wow. Those Les Baer guns must feel really sweet...

Wow. Those Les Baer guns must feel really sweet in the hands.



I'd skip the Sig, Ruger, and Rem. The Remington has many MIM parts, IIRC. IMO, go for the basic Springfield Mil-Spec and change...
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,310
Posted By basketweave
Maybe it depends on the area. Also, does it...

Maybe it depends on the area. Also, does it usually become know what kind of ammo was used?
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By basketweave
I read .357 mag sticks but not .38.

I read .357 mag sticks but not .38.
Forum: Pistol and Revolver Forum 08-30-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,532
Posted By basketweave
Ever consider concealed in a shoulder holster? ...

Ever consider concealed in a shoulder holster?

I'm from a LE family. I'd love to own a M28 previous owned by a LEO. I prefer it over the fancier M27. Some day.
Forum: General Discussion 08-20-2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 154,075
Posted By basketweave
There are women's only concerts in Sweden because...

There are women's only concerts in Sweden because refugees are raping many women there?

Do these refugees usually get caught? Why aren't the men there beating on them?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-18-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,023
Posted By basketweave
I know crime in general is less in Canada than in...

I know crime in general is less in Canada than in the States, though I acquired the impression organized crime is worse in terms of what they get away with in Canada. I'm not sure if that's true or...
Forum: Food and water 07-11-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,874
Posted By basketweave
Thanks from OP

Thanks, all.
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