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Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Well here we go again. . .
« on: September 03, 2019, 02:07:05 PM »
Once more I've listened to the b.s. spewed about Texas from folks
that have parked their butts here from other regions.

This one is a woman that has lived here for over 40 years, moved from
a northeastern state, and is still unhappy that she's here and not "back home".
this time it was ". .these tech-suhns and their darned guns. . . "
well if it weren't for Texans and guns, everyone here would be in northernmost
mexico and speaking spanish.
then i get the " . . gawd it's so damned hot here, and there's never any snow. . ."
from one of her adult kids.  well boo-blankety blankin'- hoo. . .
Just me, but i've never been able to figure someone would would pack up and
come to a place they really don't like and leave what they describe as a relative
paradise. this after they've helped to eff up the political climate and infrastructure
of the place they came from. to me, that just shows how effing stupid someone
is to leave a place they love so dearly and come to a place they can't stand at all.

I blame the "Dallas" television show for all this b.s.
a whole lot of them got the impression somehow that the southfork ranch
was right in downtown dallas, and that we all rode around and checked on our
oil wells in mercedes sedans. really. i've heard people actually say that.


Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Happy Independence Day
« on: July 03, 2019, 12:45:11 PM »
( I didn't see one yet. . .)

  :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1: everyone have a happy and safe Independence Day ! !  :thumbsup1: :thumbsup1:

I'm glad this one holiday hasn't been totally bastardized (yet)
but they're sure working on it.

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Thanksgiving
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:57:27 PM »
  :wave1:   everyone here please have a safe and happy Thanksgiving   :thumbsup1:

Politics, Gripes, Complaints / What the hell ?
« on: August 08, 2018, 02:23:08 PM »
Just me, but I can't understand why Texas gun talk should come up
first in line when I punch in Texas Gun Forum

Did they bribe someone on the internet ?
If I wanted to go to the other site, I'd type in the other site
instead of this one.  :bangheadonwall:

General Survival Discussion / purifying your drinking water
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:09:36 PM »
i'm wondering who has real experience with using common inexpensive chemicals
to purify their drinking water while out in the bush, like common bleach or iodine
as used for first aid? what ratio of chemical did you use? was there any off taste ?

JFG in this situation you'd be afoot and not have time to use any kind of filter or
filtering straw. there'd be a dozen or so smelly zombies after you, and bigfoot would
be after you too, but he hurt his leg and can't run after you, and you can't shoot
any rounds because you fell down the creek bank and plugged your gun barrel
tight with mud. you only have time to dip your canteen in the creek and fill it and put
whatever chemical in in and be back on your way because you see bigfoot rounding the
bend on his way after you, and he is really P.O.ed

General Survival Discussion / any new changes to your bags ?
« on: July 23, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
has anyone made any changes/new additions/ subtractions
to your emergency/bugout/shtf/inch/get home bags as were
discussed in some of the older topics ?

General Survival Discussion / what's so scary about cordage?
« on: July 14, 2017, 09:29:02 PM »
maybe it's just me, but i see more and more of both sides that are
scared of having available cordage and rope. there are the bushcrafty ones
that want to make cordage from different vines and barks and grassy
fibers found in their region, then there are the ones that have everything
on them made of paracord so that they can "unwind it in an emergency,
and have five feet of cordage ready to use. ."
i guess i'm just old fashioned and i have rope and cordage ready to use
and don't have to make any (already did that in scouts and got the badge)
and i don't have to sacrifice my belt or gunsling or unwind anything to
have a piece of rope or cordage in a ready to use state. ( i've been skeptical
since my boy scout days about unwinding a perfectly serviceable belt.
they never would specify how you were to hold your britches up afterward)

the late great ron hood said "where there's rope there's hope" and i've
always agreed with that. it's relatively cheap for what it is and for how
useful it is, which is why i get so puzzled about it.

Ammunition / What was I thinking ?
« on: April 27, 2017, 10:18:34 PM »
I only have 15 loaded rounds of 30/30  :bangheadonwall:

Rifles & Shotguns / Marlin 30/30 rifle barrels
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:33:11 PM »
maybe some of you older smarter fellers here can educate me.
my father's old J.C. Higgins model 45 made by marlin 30/30
is supposed to be a 1950 vintage rifle. my elderly mother tells
me she bought it in 1950 for my dad from sears where was
working at the time. at one time, she still had the receipt, but
lord only knows where it is now. i do remember she paid like
$60.00 out the door new for it.
it's a U serial number which some tell me is a 1961, but my
sister was born in 1955, and the gun was bought before then.
it's also pre-safety and pre-microgroove with a walnut stock.

anyone have a for sure way to date it ?

has the border jumper round up effected you ?
business as usual up and down this block so far.
i was at the grocery store today, and a bunch of
young (late teens-early 20's) kids were joking out
loud about " . .hey they're gonna deport you! !
no they're gonna deport YOU! !  oh no they can't-
i'm an anchor baby! ! . . ."
and so on and so on, i guess for my benefit

I guess i'ts ok now to pose the question:

why do some folks wear a thick heavy winter coat
with flip-flops and shorts ?

(sort of gun related, but not really  :frown:)

do they ?

Outdoors / camp cookware
« on: December 29, 2016, 06:14:55 PM »
what do you generally use for your camp cookware ?
iron pots and skillet ? the newest titanium pots ?
trendy "bushpots" ? a cleaned out coffee can ?

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / Christmas songs
« on: December 21, 2016, 09:40:41 PM »
one of my favorites, probably my all time favorite-

Ammunition / I'll be getting some of these. . .
« on: December 19, 2016, 05:25:34 PM »

my thought was a surf rod with several sinkers on
short leaders on a three way swivel, but i like this ^ ^
a lot better. i wonder if they have 10 gauge ?

Off Topic Discussion (NON FIREARM RELATED) / what kind of ceremony. .?
« on: December 10, 2016, 04:00:13 PM »
what kind of ceremony is it that illegals have
in their driveway or front yard with costumes and
drums and dancing ? they've done this before
at about 1 year intervals and will go around to
several different houses in the neighborhood
and do the same thing there.

Optics, Lights, Lasers, Holsters & Accessories / small flashlights
« on: December 02, 2016, 10:34:31 PM »
i've been using the small maglites since they
came out with them, the 2 cell and single
both. then, the mini mag 2 aa cell replacement
bulbs started getting worse, and then the led
units on the later ones started flickering at
odd times, etc.
i finally got this last one and i didn't use it too awful
much, so it's not worn at all. i had decided to
return it under warranty, but realized that it would
cost me a minimum of $6.80 to mail it back, and these
small lights are usually on sale for around $9.00
at christmastime and father's day.  :bangheadonwall:
in the interim, my kind b.i.l. handed me a new
cree light he'd bought several of online for $4.00
or something like that. there's an old post here
about them. it's a small aluminum fairly bright led
light with a rechargeable battery and charger.
so far, it's been the best all around light i've ever owned.
the only thing bad so far has been the beam adjustment
ring got loose early on, so i just ran a bead of glue
around it since i didn't need to adjust it anyway.
that, and it's small enough that i misplaced it for about
a week or so. fits in the pocket great and pretty sturdy
built. it is a crying shame something this nice has to
come from overseas and he still paid for several of these
for less than the warranty return shipping would cost me
to send my faulty american flashlight back to the manufacturer.

General Survival Discussion / water- at camp and on the go
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:36:29 PM »
i've read a bunch here about drinking water and the
importance of having it. i carry some water most
everywhere i go. i have water stored here and at
the outpost and carry water in my vehicle, the
amount depending on where i plan on going.
i usually have at least a half a gallon in the truck
at all times. i usually have some of those pills
for disinfecting unclean water, but i prefer to
boil any suspect water, and most always have
some way with me to do so. i have tried some
of those straws where you suck water through
a filter, but that was awful slow and hard to do.
in fairness, this was more than 10 years ago, so
maybe they've improved since then. if i were
to depend on some kind of filtering something
that was affordable and lightweight i'd have to
get one of those sawyer squeeze do-dads. i
don't think i would want any more of those
straw things unless they were much improved.

General Survival Discussion / my first aid kits
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:22:36 PM »
(i've been through the posts, and most all are fairly old and i
 didn't want to resurrect a bunch of older posts being the new man)

i used to carry enough first aid to patch up everyone in the metroplex
twice over, but i've pared it down considerable through the years.
i finally realized i won't be setting any broken legs or removing any
appendixes and stitching up any abdomens in the deer woods.
there's not too awful many places i go where i couldn't get the local
sheriff's dept to bring in a helo so the bad boo-boo's are beyond what
i could do to be helpful anyway.

i do keep a minimal supply of goods though, and don't care for the
pluck-the-medicinal-leaves-off-the bush methods that are all over
yoo-floob. i've been really sick out in the bush before, and i wasn't
in any shape to be looking for any medicinals out and about the woods.
when i needed something i was just barely able to open the package
of what i had on hand to use.
i keep a goodly supply of cloth bandaids and tape. a couple of ace bandages.
a couple of the military type compresses with the tails to tie them off.
several medium gauze pads. i have super glue in other kits. some disinfectant.
some sterile saline for irrigation. 3 different pain meds, bc powders, tylenol,
aleve. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT ONE: immodium ad.
i've been out in the woods and had the gut cramps really bad before
with nobody around for miles. i had to stay in camp in bed for a full
day after i got through fouling the camp.
there are some other things i have that might fit in the 1st aid category
but i have in another kit or place. a lot of it i used to carry is just
wasted money and excess weight i carried for too long.

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