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Everything posted by Sniper

  1. A mind is like a parachute.... it only works when it's open. You stated in your OP that bedside safes suck, but make sure you buy one anyway.... because reasons...
  2. This is really important and something EVERYONE here needs to do NOW!!! If you don't want an illegal shitshow when you die, any firearm you own has to be exactly specified where you want it to go. In my case, since wifey isn't really fond of my hobby, I added specific instructions in my will where each firearm goes (to my boys). This way, wifey doesn't even have to deal with it (since everything else transfers to her), my sons know exactly what needs to be legally done.
  3. Why go with a small safe? That just screams to the kids, "hey look, there' s gun hidden in here". What happens when kids get inquisitive when you're not there? Better off getting some sort of concealment furniture to hide it in. No one will know it's there, and you're not fumbling in the dark if you need it quickly, trying to unlock a safe under duress.. Time to think "out of the box".
  4. Time to play hockey. It started here as sleet, then turned to snow for about 2 inches, then back to sleet and rain. Trying to shovel it was just like moving slop or oatmeal.
  5. Think about your statement there, long and hard... Why does the population put up with that crap, every two years? I'm assuming you send tax dollars every year to state and federal governments, right? Do you think you're really getting a good return on that investment? To put it another way, if you hire a tradesman to do work on your house, do you accept C- quality in his work, or accept 80% completion and pay him in full? Why does everyone put up with such crappy political leaders?
  6. Fun Fact, the name Perseverance, was picked by a 13 year old Boy Scout, out of a contest by 28,000 submissions for the "Name the Rover" contest. ..."Alex, a Scout in Troop 1853 of the National Capital Area Council, submitted the winning name — Perseverance — in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest. Perseverance is heading to the red planet this summer. “I did not think I would be contributing to something that important until I’m out of college, or maybe in an internship,” Alex tells Bryan on Scouting. “Yet at the age of 13, I named this mission. I’m honored to have been selected out of all the amazing entries submitted.” To be considered, Alex wrote an essay (which you can read here) and had to survive several rounds of judging and voting. The initial pool of 28,000 submissions was reduced to 155 semifinalists and then nine finalists. That motivation, which Alex says he learned to master in Scouting, helps explain why Alex got to name the next Mars rover. https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2020/04/08/perseverance-alex-mather/
  7. That's a good thing. One thing I did was to figure out what bare minimum electric I need and what necessity items need to run. Then built my backup plans to meet them. I found out I don't need to power up the complete house with a huge generator. I actually run more off the battery bank then the generator when power goes out. I only use the genny to top off the batteries and occasionally cycle the fridges.
  8. A standby generator is great, but it can fail too. After all, it's a mechanical device too. That's why multiple ways to produce power and separate ways to produce heat should be considered. I like multiple layers, at least 3 in each main area. For power, I have the main line, then two backup generators, then solar panels and a battery bank, then I can plug into my RV and run the generator, and last, run inverters off of the vehicles. For heat, I have the natural gas furnace, then I have the gas fireplace which can run off of gas or propane, then I have 3 propane heaters, then electric heaters when the genny runs, then I can move into the RV. For cooking, I have a nat. gas range, then the barbecue grill, then propane portable grill, then propane camp stove, then appliances in the RV. For water, I have city water, then a well, then cases of bottled water, then a swimming pool, and a filter pump from a stream. Then, if it really turns into Mad Max, I have plenty of lead/brass, so I can go get what ever I need...
  9. Everyone needs to just look at what's going on in Texas, and plan ahead.. Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy for water, power, cooking and heat needs to always be considered!
  10. Yep.... I can attest to that. I had a boat for years here, and we used it out on the bay. Eventually, the attraction (and the constant maintainence, time and money spent) gets old for the ROI... So, I sold it and went on to other fun things. Wifey still asks, "Should we get another boat?"... My response... not in THIS lifetime..
  11. Just breaking... Conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh has died at the age of 70 following a battle with lung cancer, his wife Kathryn announced on his radio show. Limbaugh was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2020. Days later, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the State of the Union Address - America's highest civilian honor - which former First Lady Melania Trump presented to him. "Rush Limbaugh: Thank you for your decades of tireless devotion to our country," said Trump during the address.
  12. Another round coming in on Thursday, will this crap ever end? The snowfall prediction bands are even tighter on this one:
  13. When we be done with voting for the "lesser of two evils"? When will a decent candidate appear?
  14. Did yours fall overboard out in Barnegat Bay too?
  15. Me too, after the last panic, I vowed never to be caught in the next one.. They weren't good Boy Scouts. The motto: Be Prepared.
  16. How about taking a page out of the Antifa/BLM playbook for starters. Or, just continue to vote Republican... because reasons.... you know, The Definition of Insanity..... because voting Republican, like Always an Eagle said above, has reaped such great benefits... right? Thanks for making my point... Nobody pushed back BEFORE they were signed into law, so you see the final result of sitting on your hands.
  17. For sure.. Three of us can easily go through 700+ rounds on a range day... definitely getting interesting...
  18. There could be mass non compliance for registration, but guess what, they just neutered those gun owners. Those guns will never see the light of day again, will never go to the range, and if by chance you use one for self defense, you go to jail, no chance of a defense. If you have a fire, and the fire department and police come to help, and find your "stash", guess what happens. Have a break-in, and police come to take a report, and see your gun safe? Guess what happens next? The time to stop this crap is BEFORE the law is passed. After it's signed into law, you're SOL.
  19. Well, if you have any ammo left when you die, you can always line the inside of your casket with it..
  20. Ha.. mine finally gave up. Now when she sees the UPS guy approaching, and getting a hernia, she just shakes her head, and walks away. Persistence grasshopper, you got to wear her down... I just tell wifey, it's either I buy ammo (and other fun toys), or I get a girlfriend.. you choose...
  21. In this state, anything over one box worth is considered an arsenal. So, bottom line, get what you can get and afford.. "He who dies with the most ammo... wins!!"
  22. Anyone remember these quotes by that Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd in the OP? ...."On January 17, 2016, Breitbart News reported Sheriff Judd saying it is “more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone.” He added, “If you are foolish enough to break into someone’s home, you can expect to be shot in Polk County.” If you value your life, they probably shouldn’t do that in Polk County. Because the people of Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns, and they’re going to be in their homes tonight with their guns loaded, and if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns. So, leave the community alone. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/01/watch-fl-sheriff-recommends-armed-residents-blow-looters-back-out-of-the-house/ ...."With all the mass attacks happening around the world, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd doesn't want residents "sitting like a duck." "You have to fight and you have to be armed and you have to be prepared," Judd explains what you should do in case you're ever in the situation. "If you are not afraid of a gun, get one, become proficient, get a concealed firearms license and carry it. And if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot," Judd said. https://www.wptv.com/news/state/polk-county-sheriff-grady-judd-on-mass-attacks-get-a-gun
  23. So, when was the last time you heard someone got denied a permit for not having their employer listed on the application?
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