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Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-05-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,846
Posted By Nickathome
Seriously, what is the advantage to an airgun...

Seriously, what is the advantage to an airgun over a conventional firearm? Especially in this case where a specialized pump is required refill the tanks. Its a slave technology no different per se...
Forum: Tractors 03-18-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By Nickathome
Garden tractor with bucket?

I've been wanting to get a small garden type tractor with hydraulic bucket for some time now. I've got a John Deere dealer near me, a New Holland dealer, and also a Kubota dealer all within ten...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 08-14-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,454
Posted By Nickathome
Mossberg has been using a tang safety on their...

Mossberg has been using a tang safety on their pumps for quite a long time. This is not a new thing with them. I've got a model 500 that is at least 35 years old, and it has a tang safety.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 08-08-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,454
Posted By Nickathome
All you need for the game you mentioned are; ...

All you need for the game you mentioned are;

Deer -

A lever action .30/30 such as a Winchester model 94, or a Marlin model 336. Both are south paw friendly, but they will eject on the right,...
Forum: Knives/Bow & Arrow 08-08-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,943
Posted By Nickathome
I'd like to just say one thing regarding this...

I'd like to just say one thing regarding this thread;

Bowie - Bow(like Bow tie), E (as in the Long EEEEEE sound)

Its not .........Booo Eeeeee.....Wrong pronunciation...........

Just thought...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-23-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,933
Posted By Nickathome
I stopped buying .22 a while ago. I stocked up...

I stopped buying .22 a while ago. I stocked up just as the shortages started, and would buy some if I found it. Now if I see some, it stays on the shelf for the next guy.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 06-23-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 62,723
Posted By Nickathome
.22 ammo is scarce around here again. It started...

.22 ammo is scarce around here again. It started coming back, then it dried up, then started coming back, now its around but you don't see a lot. Our one Wal-Mart had some bricks of federal .22...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-22-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,933
Posted By Nickathome
I can't speak for the .380 FTX, but the other...

I can't speak for the .380 FTX, but the other loadings you mention are easily obtained around here. I'm surprised you cannot find any... Our Wal-Mart and local mom and pop store has all that stuff...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 04-16-2017, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,933
Posted By Nickathome
What ammunition are you looking for? I have...

What ammunition are you looking for?

I have no trouble finding any ammunition around here. Even .22 has come back to a degree, although I am not buying it anymore as I don't need any.

These...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 01-07-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,135
Posted By Nickathome
This is what happens when you have a liberal...

This is what happens when you have a liberal majority making all the rules. Idiocy becomes law, and liberty gets tossed out the window. This mentality is the reason why I won't ever live in NY or NJ.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 12-25-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,528
Posted By Nickathome
We will shelter in place if there is ever a...

We will shelter in place if there is ever a disaster. We have a wood burning stove that we use all winter for additional heat, or as the main source of heat for those few times a year when we lose...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 11-22-2016, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,508
Posted By Nickathome
I normally scrounge behind the target boards at...

I normally scrounge behind the target boards at our club (when no one else is shooting mind) after I'm done for the day. I normally leave with more lead than I shot that day. I've done this every...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 11-20-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,508
Posted By Nickathome
Yep, exactly my point. And yes, the flintlock is...

Yep, exactly my point. And yes, the flintlock is the better investment. In this case all you need is lead and powder. Powder can be made at home if need be. Flint can be found along creek beds if you...
Forum: Homesteading 11-20-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,621
Posted By Nickathome
Time to rent that chipper.......

Time to rent that chipper.......
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 11-18-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,508
Posted By Nickathome
To me certain things just seem like a waste to...

To me certain things just seem like a waste to even attempt, and realoading .22 is one such endeavor. The cost of the reloading supplies in this case just aren't worth the little reward.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-18-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,555
Posted By Nickathome
AK's are crude but they work. Are they a wonder...

AK's are crude but they work. Are they a wonder weapon, not hardly. Any gun can and will fail under the right (or should I say wrong) conditions. You just need to know what those conditions are, and...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 11-18-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,903
Posted By Nickathome
I'm planning to remove the cover on the back of...

I'm planning to remove the cover on the back of the unit this weekend to see what I might be able to fix if anything. I can't for the life of me remember where the manual went. I found one online but...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 11-16-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,903
Posted By Nickathome
Electric wood splitter not splitting like before..

I've got a Ryobi 4 ton electric log splitter that doesn't seem to have enough power anymore. It has trouble or won't split wood that I know it used to be able to. Its about ten years old and maybe I...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 02-22-2016, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,594
Posted By Nickathome
Went to a gun show last week. There was no...

Went to a gun show last week. There was no shortage of dealers selling powder. Most of the popular choices could be had easily. I didn't check prices though because I wasn't shopping for powder. My...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-13-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,513
Posted By Nickathome
The package holds ten ties, 5 per tire. These...

The package holds ten ties, 5 per tire. These seemed like a good idea when I first checked the site. I went back and read some reviews on them. All reviews said these things are worthless. You get...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-03-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,513
Posted By Nickathome
Speaking of tire chains.....

Look what I just ran across on youtube..... http://www.ZipTieTraction.com

Zip Ties with studs molded right in that go on your tires for traction.........I'd love to try these just to see what...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-02-2016, 12:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,572
Posted By Nickathome
I've never been in the military, however I own...

I've never been in the military, however I own several AR's, and have fired several M1a's belonging to friends. As was mentioned, they are different weapons designed for different missions. Comparing...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-31-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,868
Posted By Nickathome
Our normal yearly snowfall is around 24". So far...

Our normal yearly snowfall is around 24". So far this year we got 22" in one day. A few years ago we had a record snowfall for the season with something like 74", however that is extremely rare for...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-29-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,868
Posted By Nickathome
No need to jack up the wheels. The chains I have...

No need to jack up the wheels. The chains I have has tensioners built into them. The chains come with a little tool (basically an "L" shaped screw driver-like affair) that you insert into the...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-27-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,868
Posted By Nickathome
This is very true, even with trucks to a degree....

This is very true, even with trucks to a degree. I still have a couple pairs of the old "strap chains", which are just two chains with a strap that goes through the rim. I used to use them on my old...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-26-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,868
Posted By Nickathome
Anyone still use tire chains in winter?

With this blizzard we've just gone through here in the northeast, I was just curious if anyone still uses the old school tire chains. I've read where a lot of jurisdictions consider them to ruin...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 01-20-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,817
Posted By Nickathome
A .22 sure beats a 9 iron or Granny's rolling...

A .22 sure beats a 9 iron or Granny's rolling pin, especially when the bad guy is coming at you with a large knife, etc.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-18-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,492
Posted By Nickathome
We're due for our first major storm of the year,...

We're due for our first major storm of the year, this coming weekend. As usual you will see spikes in snow blower sales right before the storm, instead of buying ahead of time. This plus the usual...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-26-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 34,454
Posted By Nickathome
As long as my guns would still work after such an...

As long as my guns would still work after such an event(and AFAIK guns wouldn't be affected by an EMP), that's all I care about.

I still have a couple old bicycles in the basement, so if I needed...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 10-03-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,878
Posted By Nickathome
Archery season opened in Pa this morning. I don't...

Archery season opened in Pa this morning. I don't hunt with a bow or would be out there right now. We're gearing up for squirrel in two weeks, then pheasant opens on the 24th. Pheasant hunting is my...
Forum: Hands-on 08-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,129
Posted By Nickathome
I'd say you probably will need to replace your...

I'd say you probably will need to replace your compressor. I doubt you'll be able to find a part for such an old unit. The small oiless compressors , like most small tools made today are mostly...
Forum: Self-reliance 08-25-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,501
Posted By Nickathome
Not every kid turns to drugs. Not every kid has...

Not every kid turns to drugs. Not every kid has promiscuous sex. Do you think sheltering a child from the outside world will stop them from doing those things? If you say yes then you're wrong. IMO...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 08-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,878
Posted By Nickathome
No, we do not have those kinds of doves in this...

No, we do not have those kinds of doves in this part of the country, just your run of the mill mourning doves. And we have plenty of them.

I actually jump started my dad back into hunting when I...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 08-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,878
Posted By Nickathome
Dove season is approaching. One week away. Always...

Dove season is approaching. One week away. Always one of my favorite times of the year to be out. Some years we sweat while sitting scanning the skies. Other years not. Good times out with my boys...
Forum: Self-reliance 08-24-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,501
Posted By Nickathome
Some may see this man as a patriot however I do...

Some may see this man as a patriot however I do not. He's simply a criminal whose being allowed to get away with his crimes due to a weak law enforcement agency afraid to confront this nut case. I...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-20-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,209
Posted By Nickathome
My money is on you having a Vole problem. Voles...

My money is on you having a Vole problem. Voles look like a cross between a mole and a large mouse. The little suckers leave little trenches everywhere. Look for these little runways and you've got...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,819
Posted By Nickathome
Where my mother grew up in Kentucky, feral cats...

Where my mother grew up in Kentucky, feral cats were dealt with swiftly and harshly. These were old school hill folk who had no qualms about scooping up litters of kittens, placing them into weighted...
Forum: Self-reliance 08-18-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,503
Posted By Nickathome
I'd like to get one more truck load of firewood...

I'd like to get one more truck load of firewood before it gets cold. We normally only burn about two cords a year as we do not rely solely on wood for heat. I like to have some extra on hand for...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-15-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,558
Posted By Nickathome
Its bad enough that idiots are flying drones over...

Its bad enough that idiots are flying drones over private property and filming, etc. The scary thing is that all this attention to drones is giving the terrorists out there plenty of ideas. What's to...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-10-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,211
Posted By Nickathome
I used to frequent a free rifle range ( its not...

I used to frequent a free rifle range ( its not free anymore) about an hours drive from my home. If was a nice range in a nice rural area and I liked the drive there as much as the shooting. Only...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-03-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 42,558
Posted By Nickathome
Seems to me both parties in this case are either...

Seems to me both parties in this case are either lying or are stretching truth. If it were me, I'd first give the drone operator ( they're not pilots IMO) a verbal warning to keep his drone over his...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 07-29-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,740
Posted By Nickathome
If you are concerned about the costs involved...

If you are concerned about the costs involved with hunting then my friend you shouldn't be out there. Any activity costs money, and hunting like any other pass time can be as expensive or cheap as...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 07-08-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,385
Posted By Nickathome
What size of canvas tent are you looking for?...

What size of canvas tent are you looking for? Check the numerous military surplus outlets online such as The Sportsmen's guide. They always have deals on tents and usually have several sizes to...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-30-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,307
Posted By Nickathome
I've been watching the show mentioned by the OP...

I've been watching the show mentioned by the OP in this thread. I recognized three men from YouTube who's videos I've been watching for some time now. Its a good show and is putting some of the men...
Forum: Handguns 06-29-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 30,707
Posted By Nickathome
If I'm simply talking to a cop I'm not going to...

If I'm simply talking to a cop I'm not going to mention that I'm carrying period. If say I'm pulled over for a traffic violation, and the cop ask to see my license and registration for my vehicle,...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 06-26-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,989
Posted By Nickathome
We have a good deal of gear to get us through...

We have a good deal of gear to get us through several days if a storm etc knocked out power. We always have plenty of batteries on hand and keep several lighting sources at the ready such as oil...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 06-17-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,071
Posted By Nickathome
It isn't as easy as saying "don't shoot them...

It isn't as easy as saying "don't shoot them while flying." The bird may have other plans and you will want to maximize your chances of a hit. In this scenario the shotgun is definitely what you want.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 06-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,071
Posted By Nickathome
I do not agree with those who say bird shot is...

I do not agree with those who say bird shot is not an effective defense load. In the confines of an average home the distances involved are such that any load is not going to have time to open up to...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 05-28-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
Or make your own trailer. Not hard to do. I made...

Or make your own trailer. Not hard to do. I made one for use when hauling deer out of the woods. Will easily carry 200lbs yet the trailr itself weighs less than 30.
Forum: Self-reliance 05-28-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,737
Posted By Nickathome
Pa, open carry legal save inside govt buildings....

Pa, open carry legal save inside govt buildings. Concealed carry legal with permit. A castle doctrine bill was on the table recently , however not sure of the status at this time. We are one of the...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-26-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,211
Posted By Nickathome
Was at the club I belong to one day with one of...

Was at the club I belong to one day with one of my boys. We were at the muzzleloader range preparing to shoot. An old man who was there came over to me and abruptly started grilling me on where my ID...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-08-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
That thing will give a Rokon a run for its money.

That thing will give a Rokon a run for its money.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-03-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
Exactly. Worse comes to worse and if the...

Exactly. Worse comes to worse and if the situation is grave, you could resort to theft(last resort scenario). See an abandoned car or tractor, etc, simply puncture the fuel tank and use your one...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 04-02-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
How you gonna recharge it if the SHTF and the...

How you gonna recharge it if the SHTF and the grid is down?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-30-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
I've seen videos of the rokon. A very cool...

I've seen videos of the rokon. A very cool vehicle indeed ,and much more useful than a mini-bike although some of the older models had a top speed of only about 20 mph. The newer ones I have been...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-30-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
I've hauled gear(22 lb treestand, 20 lbs in...

I've hauled gear(22 lb treestand, 20 lbs in mydaypack, plus the weight of the trailer approx. 30 lbs), down the logging trail into the deer woods using my homemade deer hauler. At the first incline...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-29-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,273
Posted By Nickathome
Mini-bike or mo-ped as a bug out vehicle......

I thought of this after my kid started bugging me about getting his old POS mini-bike running again. He and his brother tore the thing apart last fall and trashed the anemic Chinese engine it had on...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-28-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 32,220
Posted By Nickathome
I've always maintained that a societal breakdown,...

I've always maintained that a societal breakdown, even a minor one, is the most likely scenario that may befall us. IMO, those who prep for meteor strikes, or pole shifts, or other 10 million to one...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-27-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,011
Posted By Nickathome
I don't believe that for a minute. Does a thief...

I don't believe that for a minute. Does a thief know the layout of your home? Can said thief know every possible nook and cranny of the place you've lived in for possibly decades> I beg to differ...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-26-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,799
Posted By Nickathome
A small amount of pebbles, bird shot, bbs, etc,...

A small amount of pebbles, bird shot, bbs, etc, wrapped in a tissue, shot from a wrist rocket (slingshot), would take a drone down. We used to use these home made shot loads to shoot birds on the...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 03-26-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,016
Posted By Nickathome
Hmm, have never heard of using tuna cans for a...

Hmm, have never heard of using tuna cans for a target, but it makes perfect sense. I've always been told that 3 to 5 solid hits on a turkey head target at a given range is good enough to drop them. ...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-25-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,011
Posted By Nickathome
There's a craftsman who's been to several recent...

There's a craftsman who's been to several recent gun shows I attended. He builds furniture with hidden compartments and drawers from which to hide firearms. His creations look like coffee tables, end...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 03-24-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,016
Posted By Nickathome
Turkey hunting's new "what are you using"?

Seems to me, each and every year I read online and in magazines of the newest gadgets, gear and must try tools to kill a gobbler. There must be whole factions of people who can't hunt unless they...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-12-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,115
Posted By Nickathome
Well I've not had any dealings with Amish people...

Well I've not had any dealings with Amish people who I'd describe as distrustful or liars. I had bought firewood from an Amish man for years and he was a decent man who always gave me a little more...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-09-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,800
Posted By Nickathome
Anti gun individuals will do anything to...

Anti gun individuals will do anything to humiliate or make the firearm owner look bad. They don't care about the gun, or the person. They just don't have the balls to carry a weapon so they don't...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-08-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,959
Posted By Nickathome
This doesn't surprise me at all. Its just another...

This doesn't surprise me at all. Its just another example of how most black people solve their problems, by resorting to violence. I know I know, not all of them are bad. Well too many of them...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-07-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Nickathome
Nice idea, but too low tech for me.

Nice idea, but too low tech for me.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-07-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Nickathome
Truck campers can also be removed from the bed...

Truck campers can also be removed from the bed and left as a base camp. The same way you get it into the truck, you take it out at your destination. Crank up the jacks, pull truck out from under,...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-07-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,632
Posted By Nickathome
Shame. I have a NEF Pardner 12 gauge single that...

Shame. I have a NEF Pardner 12 gauge single that I use as my purpose turkey gun. I bought it over 20 years ago with the standard 28 inch, fixed full choke barrel. With the paperwork was an order form...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-05-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Nickathome
Anyone ever built their own truck camper?

I've got a 1/2 ton F-150 and have been interested in building my own truck bed camper for a long time. Nothing extravagant, just something to crash in after a day of hunting, or fishing. Maybe it...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,115
Posted By Nickathome
Don't believe all the hype. The Amish aren't as...

Don't believe all the hype. The Amish aren't as self sufficient than you think. Yes, they are more self sufficient than most Englishers, however many of them do rely on technology, especially in...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,115
Posted By Nickathome
I've told my kids many a time that if the grid...

I've told my kids many a time that if the grid goes down and their I phones stop working they're going to be looking for the nearest bridge to leap from. I guess my wife and I are to blame for...
Forum: Self-reliance 03-03-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,115
Posted By Nickathome
I watched a few of those episodes of Doomsday...

I watched a few of those episodes of Doomsday Preppers. What a joke. First of all, the people they had on that show were prepping for the probability of the ridiculous. One man was prepping for...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-28-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,696
Posted By Nickathome
I raised the fire off the ground via a row of...

I raised the fire off the ground via a row of small limbs about 1-1/2 inches round. There's a good sized rock that sticks out of the ground where we camp and we always build the fire against it. It...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 02-24-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,594
Posted By Nickathome
Last time I was at the gun shop nearby that sells...

Last time I was at the gun shop nearby that sells powder, I noticed they had a full compliment of choices. I too only reload for a few obscure calibers these days and only use one powder (Reloder 15)...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-24-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By Nickathome
For me I love a combination tool for around camp....

For me I love a combination tool for around camp. Allows one tool to do the work of several, thus no necessity to take multiple tools and carry more weight. Plus more tools equates to more chances to...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-24-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,696
Posted By Nickathome
Funny story about steel wool. We had my oldest at...

Funny story about steel wool. We had my oldest at a boy scouts day event called the Klondike derby when he was about 10 years old. The leaders set up stations where the boys would visit for about an...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-23-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By Nickathome
Took the tool in question out for a test run the...

Took the tool in question out for a test run the other day. My youngest and I had been waiting for a snowy day to head down to the local woodlot, and Saturday was perfect. Snowy, windy, cold. Son...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-22-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,696
Posted By Nickathome
I've used cotton balls and PJ and they work well....

I've used cotton balls and PJ and they work well. I have gotten cotton balls to take a spark from a fire steel without Vaseline, but they don't burn as long. In wet weather I think the PJ soaked...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-21-2015, 10:39 PM
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Views: 4,696
Posted By Nickathome
Woods outing, testing some skills lessons learned.

My son and I are into stealth camping and just being out of doors. We don't camp out often but we like to do a campout a couple times a year. Today we went down to the local woods during the height...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-19-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nickathome
The mosquitos are quite bad here from mid spring...

The mosquitos are quite bad here from mid spring through the end of summer. Another reason I use an enclosed sheltering system. Normally no mosquitos get inside the tent. I'd think a bivy would be...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-17-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,010
Posted By Nickathome
Yep. Gone. I went to my local Wal-Mart today and...

Yep. Gone. I went to my local Wal-Mart today and swung by the ammo case. They normally have a few of the green box M855 ammo. Not now. All Gone. They still had plenty of the federal 100 round packs,...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,918
Posted By Nickathome
Not sure. A gun forum I frequent has plenty of...

Not sure. A gun forum I frequent has plenty of people living in denial. They are posting comments like "this is not the end of the world", and "it isn't over yet". These people are either not black...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-16-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,918
Posted By Nickathome
Allowing comments is just something the BATF is...

Allowing comments is just something the BATF is required by law to do. Don't bet on them turning away from this.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-15-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,918
Posted By Nickathome
BATF to ban M855 ammo

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150213/batfe-to-ban-common-ar-15-ammo

M855 today.....tomorrow anything FMJ.......the day after that, who knows.....
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 02-15-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,010
Posted By Nickathome
BATF to ban M855 ammo.

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20150213/batfe-to-ban-common-ar-15-ammo

M855 today.....tomorrow anything FMJ.......the day after that, who knows.....
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-14-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By Nickathome
Yep exactly. It will do the job of pounding a...

Yep exactly. It will do the job of pounding a tent peg or splitting small pieces of wood for the fire. And if it gets left behind or misplaced in some other way, I'm not out a ton O money.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,564
Posted By Nickathome
Bought one of these today.......

http://www.wilderness-survival-gear.com/crowbar-hatchet-hammer-combination-tool.html

Let me start out by saying I did not get this online. The one I bought was at a gun show from some old guy who...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-13-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nickathome
I have read about the condensation issue. I am...

I have read about the condensation issue. I am concerned about that, however this is going to be for an overnighter type shelter only, and I can leave the top opened enough to allow some form of...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-11-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,262
Posted By Nickathome
Need recommendation on bivy shelter...

I am considering a bivy shelter from which to use for stealth camping, and or to include in a bug out bag. Prefer something in a dull earth tone, or camo would be better. Don't want junk like...
Forum: Self-reliance 02-07-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,282
Posted By Nickathome
They either felt safe that their area would...

They either felt safe that their area would probably never be hit due to all the layers of protection being so close to the SAC control center provided. Or, they may have figured "what's the point,...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 02-01-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,770
Posted By Nickathome
Our spring season normally opens around May 1st,...

Our spring season normally opens around May 1st, and is open for about 4 weeks. It used to be 1/2 before sunrise to noon for the whole season, "to protect the hens and eggs", as the game commission...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-30-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,410
Posted By Nickathome
Most people today want instant gratification,...

Most people today want instant gratification, especially with food. if they had to make it from scratch, most of them would shrivel up.

Our big chain markets in the area always stock plenty of...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 01-30-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,770
Posted By Nickathome
Nah, too early for me to start thinking about...

Nah, too early for me to start thinking about turkey hunting. I normally start getting fired up about it just when the seasons begin to change and it starts to warm up.

Pa is 1/2 hour b-4 sunrise...
Forum: Handguns 01-30-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,670
Posted By Nickathome
And you believe this pie chart you found on some...

And you believe this pie chart you found on some website, is accurate, and truthful? You must also believe in the tooth fairy and that Obama has made us all safer!
Forum: Handguns 01-29-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,670
Posted By Nickathome
Oh no, we're not indebted to the Chinese? Why do...

Oh no, we're not indebted to the Chinese? Why do you think there is so much commerce with China then? Don't say its because the public wants it. Its being forced upon us by the Government. Its one...
Forum: Handguns 01-28-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,670
Posted By Nickathome
The Government!!!! Who allowed us to become...

The Government!!!!

Who allowed us to become mired in debt to the Chinese? Certainly not the blue collar Joe who bought an offshore crescent wrench!
Forum: Handguns 01-28-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,670
Posted By Nickathome
Possible, maybe, affordable, in many cases not. ...

Possible, maybe, affordable, in many cases not.

A used Remington may or may not be as cheap as a new Chinese made weapon. Depends on where its bought I guess.

Yes, there are no U.S....
Forum: Handguns 01-28-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 23,670
Posted By Nickathome
Its always nice to buy American, but that's not...

Its always nice to buy American, but that's not always possible, or affordable. And not everything made in China is junk. I certainly wouldn't consider my Norinco SKS junk, and the air tools I have...
Forum: Self-reliance 01-26-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,202
Posted By Nickathome
Yes, I'd surely rather eat the rural competition...

Yes, I'd surely rather eat the rural competition than get eaten by the city bedbugs!
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