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  • Didn't think it was worth making a new topic over so I'll just post this here. I applaud the new direction you guys are taking the site and I think you can hit a userbase and have a good, active community if you play your cards right. That said, I'll be bowing out at this point. The appeal of an &T site for me has always…
  • Thanks, right now there's actually not a glove I had in mind to use as the platform. I was thinking about just getting a pair of good insulating lineman's gloves and using whichever side I thought would seem neat. It's a fairly pointless endeavor but I want it to be done "right" for what it is and be at least…
  • Sure, there was tons of encouragement in this thread. Fuck that dude. Those who don't know who will inevitably pour into this thread now should review my first post in this thread. The guy talked about suicide quite a bit and often not on forums and definitely not in an attention seeking way. He already had a failed…
  • Today I got the chance to load up on more inner poplar bark which is really handy for holding a coal and turning it into flame. I have a whole garbage bag of it now from bark that had simply fallen off of trees which I'll be using to continue practicing my primitive fire making skills throughout the winter. The goal is to…
  • Just saying what I know for what it's worth, to be perfectly honest I couldn't care less what you or anyone else in the thread believes. If DKR is really dead, you'll get what you want.
  • I'm assuming Modzilla = Moddy, but I haven't spoke with him on messenger and can't confirm. If so, it's not Dark Kaiser. He's been around longer than a lot of people in this thread off and on, was involved in the old night ops scene and (still?) urban exploration. It wouldn't surprise me if they type the same because they…
  • ^^^ That is exactly why I dislike faggots. I realize that not all gay dudes are like that but enough are and they are annoyingly obnoxious about it. Back in '07 I was working in steel construction before the economy tanked and this dude started hitting on me and invited me to a BBQ. If you do not excuse yourself, they just…
  • I don't know the brands used, but I know some people have had success with frozen fruit juices that you're supposed to mix in a pitcher with water. It's possible. For what it's worth, you can also make a decent wine using seedless grapes from the produce section. They're usually pretty cheap. It's not the same thing as…
  • How does that make you a pussy? You get one life. Do what you want with it. If that's not making you happy, quit. You don't have to necessarily love your job in life, but having one you don't mind going to every day and know you're surrounded by people you get along with well is worth the effort to keep looking. You'll…
  • Tonight has turned into something of a "play with fire night" for me, I passed out early and woke up around midnight so I got bored and wandered outside with my kukri to make a fire for the hell of it. The ground was frosted over and all available wood was cold and wet, but this was no problem for me as I simply grabbed a…
  • Work has started on a new guide, but progress will be somewhat slow. 2012 release planned. There's probably going to be some rehash because I'm not even going to look at WotS, it's outdated as fuck and I've learned a lot in the nearly 7 years that have since passed. But the new content will be easier to absorb, more…
  • Fair enough, man. Good luck in the great unknown, if there's even anything after we're dead. If by some chance there exists a level for life to continue in consciously, make an effort to haunt me or something haha. I default believe in death resulting in eternal failure of conscious so I'm in no rush to die until proven…
  • I like a pretty wide range of metal, personally. Old and new. The only thing I don't like is when it starts crossing into emo crap or excessive screamo where you can literally flip through about 50 bands on YouTube and every single one sounds exactly the same. Exactly the same, absolutely no variation in vocals and no…
  • Call me a nerd but Fallout 3 got me really interested in big band music. Since playing that I went out and explored a bunch of different artists from the WW2 era and found the general feel of the songs to be upbeat and good to listen to. I think the problem is that today people get too wrapped up in going with what's in…
  • This is pretty much what I'm getting at. I'm not accusing you of being an attention whore or suggesting you live for the sake of simply being alive. I'm saying that your premise of wanting to die is in my opinion completely wrong. The world is only as boring and hopeless as you make it to be, you can break the rules and…
  • Of course not, China is good for business.
  • Oh no doubt, not on a self-hating anti-US agenda by any means, just find the Unit 731 thing to be particularly interesting.
  • On top of this, the victors of WW2 - especially the US - got plenty of payout from the war in the form of technology taken from Germany and Japan. An interesting point to touch upon as a prime example would be Japan's Unit 731 who committed rather grave crimes against humanity that the US pardoned in exchange for handing…
  • James, I'll be blunt. I know you've talked about doing this for years now, it comes up time and again. I've been around to hear you try anything to escape "the grind". Schemes that keep you employed without having to seek employment. Credit info, scams of all sorts really, even trying a make or break scramble out of the…
  • I'm trying to find a good time to go out and do the survival simulation, in the meantime I've been messing with my equipment. I found a discarded external frame recently that I ghetto'd onto an Austrian webbing rucksack. It actually worked out really well in the end, it rides great with about 20lbs dry equipment inside and…
  • I'd like to in order to "give back" but my scanner is shit and I haven't come up with a good process to make the scans passable quality. I think it's really important, knowledge to me is worth more than gold. Truly. Digitizing rare books especially is something I want to take a stab at once I get some better hardware.…
  • Sounds interesting. Most recent fragment I can remember from last night was getting shot at by someone but I was either lucid or otherwise knew I was dreaming* because I didn't make any attempt to evade the bullets. I knew they wouldn't hurt me. Slowly I walked towards my assailant and basically went "God mode" on him. I…
  • For what it's worth, I have an ACU version of the last one you listed RemadE. It's just barely big enough to carry the essentials. In my first post of my survival thread in Green Outdoors, that's the pack I used. Depending on what you're capable of, it might not offer you enough storage capacity if you're wanting a tent…
  • It all depends on the tolerances of the door, door type, and what direction it swings. If the door swings into the building (away from you) it's often as simple as just jamming the card into the jamb where the bar slots into place and forcing it forward. I've seen it done with a Swiss Army Knife in high school by a kid who…
  • I've got three fully equipped and ready to go haha. It's not so much that I think I need that many, I've just got tons and tons of survival and camping shit laying around so it keeps it organized but useful. There's enough for a fourth pack as well, I'm just not sure what pack I should toss it all into. Maybe I should have…
  • With the absurdly huge amount of lists out there, I won't bother trying to go too in depth but I do want to focus on the food and water part a little bit because time and again I see people who sort of miss the point of the bag. Basically, you need to think of the scenarios where you will be using the bag. Generally a BOB…
  • The past week has been fairly uneventful as most of my free time went into knife making and personal studies. However, I did make a massive improvement on my primitive fire making skills with the bow drill. I learned the Egyptian bow drill method and it is in my mind the definitive bow drill method that should always be…
  • I haven't, that's actually pretty clever. There is an open disc grinder I own that I could probably attach conventional sandpaper discs to. Eventually I'll figure something out.
  • I think it's just a matter of battery capacity at this point, really. When the day comes that a battery can withstand years of charging and each charge will get you quite far, it's going to be a good day. There's also the matter of cold weather performance, but if I recall this has already been hashed out to some degree. I…
  • Ok, time for a belt sander. I'm not going to get a knife looking any better than this without one unless I spend tons of time sanding by hand. It's sort of the steel's fault, as it was exposed to the elements so it's rusty with some shallow pits here and there, but it's strong, hard steel and I want to continue using it.…
  • I wouldn't say any of this is good enough to sell just yet, but I'm improving fast, I think. These shorter days are killing me. I started work on a bolo bowie... thing... and ran out of daylight before I could get it past the grinding stage completely, but I brought it in, cleaned it up, and cord wrapped it to see how it…
  • If you're talking about the one that actually displays on the forum, that one isn't mine. Just inspiration for what I'm making. My edges go through several stages. The first stage is to grind the edge with an angle grinder as best as I can. Then I take a flat file and refine the edge so that it's functional at that point,…
  • I'm an ectomorph myself and I used to think it was a curse because I was skinny all through high school and looked somewhat frail even though I did tons of manual labor outside of school and was one of the stronger guys (not THE strongest though). Around the end of 2007 I decided to really push myself because I wanted to…
  • Wish I could help, I've learned quite a bit about fitness but it's more oriented towards bulking up with functional muscle and maintaining speed, agility, cardio, etc. I'll try to weigh in with what I think could apply. If you're working out - REALLY working out - that should be enough with what you are doing. Quite…
  • Haha, oh man, I nearly choked on my coffee at that. I think that's actually a comb with a small blade function on it.
  • Yeah I guess that did come across as a little hostile, that wasn't really the intention and I apologize, it's good that someone is trying to balance out the mythical AK-47 that can shoot even after having cemented poured into the barrel and receiver and all that good stuff, but hey some of us have experience with both…
  • Another day, another knife. After getting back home a bit early today I quickly started work on a Finnish lapinleuku aka Sami knife. Example shown here: Here are pictures of the work in progress: http://i.imgur.com/SLbGl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/0kQhq.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DlVls.jpg You can see it's quite thick. My…
  • I need to find myself a new handset for a beigebox, I had a cheap one kicking around for the longest time I'd use but it's starting to take a major shit on me. Although I do like it, maybe I can try to repair it. It's small and has a silent clicking ring with no lights anywhere on it. I can confirm that these still work…
  • I know how this must have felt. I'm really caffeine sensitive, if I drink even a small bottle of Coke late at night I won't be able to fall asleep until a few hours later. One time I made the mistake of drinking a bottle of Redline from GNC - the pre-mixed stuff ready to go as-is. It's nothing like "energy drinks" you get…
  • That black one is absolutely nothing like mine. There is far more usable edge on it. Edit - To be less contrite here, the one I posted has a saw back, small serrations, nonsense curves, and seems to be clearly intended as some kind of "XTREME!" survival knife. You can fight with any knife, some are better than others. I…
  • Like I said, it's preference. I've spent most of my life hunting and can use the extra range afforded to me and would do so gladly at the expense of weight and less ammo. I agree with what you're saying, but it wouldn't stop me from picking up the .308. On the other hand, I could go on some sort of tirade like you are…
  • Actually I have no idea. Common sense says you'd be correct since both alcohol and honey are preservatives so if you racked it to perfection with no sediment and kept it in a cool, dark place it should last quite some time. I would look it up. Good luck on keeping a good bottle of mead around that long, though. :D
  • Haha what, seriously? You two need to get together, put the camo on, commandeer a boat at night and....
  • From above: It could change at any given moment, though. :p Too close to call and it's my opinion that neither are significantly better than the other. Truth be told, the M16 is something I'd want as a sort of emergency survival rifle that stays stowed away in a plane or something because of its light weight but with power…
  • Since the pics from another thread are outdated: These are over a year old but the appearance hasn't changed other than wider tires in the front. Most of the changes since then have been drive train and suspension. I got the car down to 3500 pounds (from nearly 4000) without fiberglass and it handles exceptionally well.…
  • I like the second gen coupes, 71-77. The first gen ones are pretty cool too, they almost reminds me of a Chevelle/Charger mash-up. They're all a little more boxy than their American counterparts though, but I could see myself getting used to them easily enough.
  • Oh wow, fail, I'll just delete that to spare myself some embarrassment. I thought Holden was the Aussie Ford brand name with it's own unique options for some reason. Yes, you're right it's a Falcon XB coupe, heavily modified. I just looked up Holden and I really like the Monaro. Reminds me of the Chevelle somewhat. (I'm a…
  • Right on, man. Happy brewing. I've put honest thought into raising a beehive just mead honey, but I'm juggling way too much crap already. I've heard that raw honey tastes way better. There are also some interesting recipes out there for burnt honey mead which is supposed to be quite the treat. Might be worth looking into.
  • Is this the new thing to rage over online? I really don't keep up with it anymore. There's definitely a need for equipment to not suck ass but some people take this shit WAY too seriously. They are all effective killing weapons and most can be desirable in various situations. If it's in your price range and you are good…
  • Personally, I really don't give a fuck. They're both great weapons with their own good qualities. I personally feel the same about the big .45ACP vs. 9mm argument. If I got to have one for free out of the two, I'd probably go with the M16 despite being a bitch ass in comparison to clean. Chosen for no overwhelming reasons.