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by jeepnik
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turtle hatch
Replies: 16
Views: 229

Re: Turtle hatch

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:13 pm
That`s quite a story pard but don`t sound very tasty to me but people eat a lot of things that i wouldn`t. :)
I`ve never tried frogs either, pickled pig hocks was a different story. :lol:
We could get those for a nickel at the store. Gnaw on that thing all day. :D
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When This Virus Thing Is Over
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: When This Virus Thing Is Over

JimT wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:29 am
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How politically incorrect of you! We can't use BC anymore We have to use CE (corona era). Mustn't let folks be upset by anything that even remotely reminds them of Christ.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: The Audacity of Some

piller wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:42 pm
Sounds as if you have a District Attorney as bad as the one in Dallas.
He was one of the sponsors of the bill to release folks due to over crowding. He'd rather try a cop than a criminal.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Panic Buying
Replies: 18
Views: 295

Re: Panic Buying

Sadly the gun shop I dealt with for decades closed due to the death of the owner. Back then regular customers could pretty much get ammo. He'd refuse one time buyers over his regular guys. I doubt many if any shops would do that today. Heck if they did someone would probably claim they were racist a...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: The Audacity of Some

If that sheriff's seat is an elected position, I would be encouraging someone more law-minded to run. Their behavior was disgraceful. Attempted auto theft is a crime. Someone operating a tow-truck to absconded with a vehicle to which they did not have legal access is attempted theft. Time for a new...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doorbell Security Camera ??
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Doorbell Security Camera ??

I use Ring. But not a doorbell cam. I looked into them and they just don't provide much field of view. I went with a camera that uses a solar panel for power and is connected to my network with wifi. The only issue I have had is that when I initially installed it I had it covering the street in fron...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Audacity of Some
Replies: 12
Views: 285

The Audacity of Some

I wasn't sure about posting this but I thought about it today and decided to post it. My wife and I are night owls. We often stay up to daybreak. So last night at about 0330 I hear what sounds like a larger truck backing up on the street. Very unusual for a purely residential street. It turns out it...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1911 Addiction
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: 1911 Addiction

Charging the gates of hades. I’m too old but if someone must I’d send my kids. They’re familiar with it. It’s called Iraq and Afghanistan.

You know the old joke. Why are there no Marines in hell? The devil is afraid they’ll take over.

Besides someone has the guard the gates of heaven.
by jeepnik
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dog sitting and John Wayne
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Dog sitting and John Wayne

I’ve seen the movie but honestly don’t remember it.
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ginsburg is dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Ginsburg is dead.

How fast can Trump appoint a replacement?
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My kind of woman!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: My kind of woman!!!

The suspected arsonist did the correct thing too, if he hadn't I think he would be dead now..not that it would be a loss, just more hassle for the lady to deal with. Notice how he knew where to put his arms and to cross his ankles. He's been through this before. He also knew not to mess with an arm...
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Anniversary...
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Happy Anniversary...

... to the US Constitution! Enact 233 years ago today. Now I just wish we'd use it more! Each and everyone in the United States of America "uses" the Constitution every single minute of every single day. It's just that we all take it for granted. I've lived in places that don't have our Constitutio...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

Pitchy wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:50 pm
You bet buddy, the more the merrier :)
Still have to wonder if we crossed paths in the USAF, '71-'77. Turns out, this gets complicated, my sisters first husbands brother used to drink at the NCO club with her second husband. Talk about a small world.
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

My favorite blunder is sound. I've heard the same sound from the Foley artists for rifles, handguns and shotguns of every type and size. I assume their sound library just says "gunshot".
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: favorite movie gun blunders
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: favorite movie gun blunders

Here is one of the actual ones used in the show. It's at the Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, Ca. As you can see it isn't a rifle cartridge chambered gun. If I remember the description it is a 44-40. As mentioned the 45-70 were for show. I've watched the shows, all of them, and he never s...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.
Replies: 28
Views: 519

Re: Gearing up for the fall, made a total hand operated washer.

EOTWAWKI comes, I'm moving in with Lenn. He's a mechanical genius, and I have mad chemistry skills. I can literally turn feces into potable water.
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: If we had to hunt for our food I am not sure what I would do ..

JimT wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:08 pm
I have no clue where Krispy Kreme's grow!
I can help with that. The Mall.
by jeepnik
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Vicious Trump Supporters attacking - now setting FOREST FIRES...
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Vicious Trump Supporters attacking - now setting FOREST FIRES...

If convicted they should be slowly roasted to death. Put it on TV, maybe it will make others think twice.
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

This is the oath that I and likely many of you took. Some of the same language is in every elected officials oath. Too bad they just mouth the words and have no intention of upholding their oaths. "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United ...
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH

Pepperdine University on Pacific Coast Highway. They do this every year. This particular shot is from 2008. I wonder now that this child is around 12 or 13 if he understands just what happened on that day and how it changed not just our world, but the entire world. https://i.imgur.com/BYLpoYZ.jpg?1
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you doing to get ready
Replies: 23
Views: 551

Re: What are you doing to get ready

Well I have one or two guns and maybe an handful of ammunition, but I'm not sure it fits the guns. There are some canned goods in the kitchen closet, haven't checked the expiration dates in years. For water I could use the toilet tanks. Since I don't have a tank type hot water heater I won't have th...
by jeepnik
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crossdraw holster
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Crossdraw holster

Most of the time I carry cross OWB. I have had many lively discussions regarding it's use, but for me it just works.
by jeepnik
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and concealed carry
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Women and concealed carry

Wife's take was that looks good for a skinny 20 something. Doesn't do a thing for older, rounder, post menopausal women.
by jeepnik
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn't get pulled out of my car and arrested.
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: Didn't get pulled out of my car and arrested.

Six nothing would make me happier than to become a American citizen but at 72 I think I've left it too late, I have always felt I should be granted citizenship as I was born in a house made in the USA, unfortunately the house had been shipped to England.... :( Okay, you can't tease with a bit about...
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire wood, it`s started
Replies: 55
Views: 817

Re: Fire wood, it`s started

Heck, contact Stihl. Good companies like Stihl will sometimes just send you parts. They know that it pays dividends in future sales.
by jeepnik
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Didn't get pulled out of my car and arrested.
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: Didn't get pulled out of my car and arrested.

Has anyone here actually gotten a ticket for malfunctioning lights? I've never actually been pulled over. On several occasions they've just pulled along side and told me they were out. I guess it all depends on the officer.
by jeepnik
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?

Jeepnik, who did the designs on shell? Jnyork stock is pretty scratched up and some nicks and dents. Sixgun, how long do you leave it on? Got some easy off, gonna try tomorrow. Todd Eons ago when my grandfather was in the Navy it was a common "art" form for machinist mates. In this case he took a 3...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: Easy Off oven cleaner for gunstock?

Years ago I wanted to finish building a lamp from a 3" 50 caliber shell. My grandfather had started it prior to WW II but never had a chance to finish it. The base is a piece of Philippine mahogany. It had been "varnished" some thirty years earlier and was in sad shape. One of the guy at the shipyar...
by jeepnik
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BANDITS!
Replies: 14
Views: 517

Re: BANDITS!

We have the occasional one or two. But the coyotes tend to keep them in check. Problem here is that the coyotes keep breeding and then they run out of wild critters to eat. They then start taking domestic animals. I do my best to keep the coyotes in check, but we have folks here who feed them and sc...
by jeepnik
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went out to eat.
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Went out to eat.

Did they tell you about the coin shortage and want to round it off? Which of course means up. Imagine it's only 80 cents for you. No big deal. Now multiply it times all of the customers and suddenly the eatery is making a bunch more money. And how can they ever get coins back in circulation if they ...
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food and Politics
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Food and Politics

Playing devils advocate remember the old saying. Eat right, exercise, die anyway. Mom like to smoke. But stopped because it was good for her. Later she developed ovarian cancer, runs in the family. When told it was un-treatable (you know doctors don't even look for such things in the elderly) when d...
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food and Politics
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Food and Politics

So, let's all start eating organically grown foods that use animals to pull the plows. Of course over half the population of the earth would likely starve to death. But hey, that would take care of population density.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why izzit?
Replies: 11
Views: 400

Re: Why izzit?

No problems here. Using Chrome, and whatever is on my phone.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hit the "Wood Lottery" (Browning Citori CXS 20 ga)
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Hit the "Wood Lottery" (Browning Citori CXS 20 ga)

My Citori has nice wood. But no where near that nice. Congrats.
by jeepnik
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Security cameras
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Security cameras

I use Ring. All of my exterior cameras are in places with no close by electrical power. Using solar powered cameras solved the problem easily. They are connected via wifi and I can view in real time in addition to saved video. I too can "talk" to whoever is outside. My philosophy has always been to ...
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cost of shipping USPS
Replies: 14
Views: 392

Re: Cost of shipping USPS

If you've been following the USPS is going broke. Reasons are many but the most is that they failed to compete with commercial carriers. They sat back fat, dumb and lazy thinking that they were "protected". A bit of background. The US government "spun" off the postal service decades ago. It was goin...
by jeepnik
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you had to do a 'house clearing'....
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: If you had to do a 'house clearing'....

Seriously, if you absolutely must clear a house, a grenade through the window first is probably the preferred method. Personally, I wouldn't clear it. I'd let them come to me. I have a couple of wonderful choke points I can cover from either cover or concealment.
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Only Painful To Others..."
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: "It's Only Painful To Others..."

There just was a talk about the high cost of cremations and funerals on another site. Most were tough talking and bragging how their ashs could be flushed down the toilet etc. I wrote this: [Something I cant quite grasp. This nation go`s to extreme cost of money and research to find the remains of ...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

Jeep, 556 is classified as an intermediate cartridge. Specifically designed to fit between 762 Nato and 45 ACP, or 9mm. So for us, if it's just an ordinary B&E home invasion, we don't feel undergunned with the 9mm carbine, or a 40. I cannot think of a single reason to use the 762 indoors. After all...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: So I sent an email to my US senators
Replies: 2
Views: 109

So I sent an email to my US senators

Yep sent an email to both my US senators. Short and sweet and ask them what should happen to an elected official that violates their oath of office. Didn't even remind them that they have on numerous occasions done such. Not a word, not even an automated thank you for your concern response. In days ...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: antifa at Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 613

Re: antifa at Sturgis

If they believe in their message, why did they start wearing masks long before the current situation?
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: There will be riots all winter - I'm convinced...
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: There will be riots all winter - I'm convinced...

For the '72 and '76 elections I was overseas. Once going west to the "east" and the other going east to the "west". In both cases the USAF made it very simple to file absentee ballots. So I've been fortunate to never have missed an election. But it almost happened in 2016. You see I needed to make a...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

But the Kel Tec isn't really a rifle. Pistol caliber carbine, but not the range an striking power of a true rifle cartridge. In fact, the 5.56 is probably just barely a rifle caliber really more of a carbine round and that's being generous. Seems lots of folks find it quite manageable in handguns. 7...
by jeepnik
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Only Painful To Others..."
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: "It's Only Painful To Others..."

Ignoring his politics, he's not very bright. Being stupid often hurts. Quite a lot in fact. Don't ask how I know, but I did survive to outgrow it. Well, most of the time.
by jeepnik
Fri Aug 21, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Stocked GunShop in Your Area
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: Best Stocked GunShop in Your Area

Traditionally, it has been Martin B Retting. I haven't been in for a bit so I don't know how they are now.
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

Grizz, how effective a soldier is will always come down to training and experience. Training might keep them alive long enough to gain experience and become a true danger to their opposing force. After a couple of firefights, the soldier will be shooting to kill. Typically, the first firefight is s...
by jeepnik
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

Re: 5.56 vs 7.62. The 5.56 is a pretty good varmit round that that works for most antipersonnel uses but is limited on larger game. The 7.62 is a very good antipersonnel round that works well on big game and acceptably on varmits. I have nothing against the 5.56, but the AR platform has failed me wh...
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: AR-15 or Garand
Replies: 55
Views: 895

Re: AR-15 or Garand

The biggest drawback to the Garand is the low magazine capacity. The biggest drawback to the AR is simply that it is a P.O.S. AR. My preference is. https://i.imgur.com/4Q3x2Kp.jpg?1 I'm not a fan of non wood stocks, but for something that I may one day need in bad times synthetic is probably better.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And they didn't even see it coming!
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: And they didn't even see it coming!

Mostly depends on where it hit and at what angle. Anything from a great light show to oops that's going to leave a mark.
by jeepnik
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cowboy Coffee!
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Cowboy Coffee!

Didn't we just have a conversation about this? I dunno...maybe I'm dreaming...... People today have lost the art of survival or in layman's terms, "the way it was done for centuries".....as a kid we had percolators, then it was regular coffee machines where you put the coffee grounds in a filter an...