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  • #16
    That is cheap basic survival and not that hard to get together. Its not fit for a King, but it will keep you alive. I like Mountain House, I've done a 10 year taste test on some of their stuff and was very happy with the results. One thing I discovered about vacuum sealing white rice, before you do, place the rice in the freezer for 4-5 days, that will kill anything that accidently made it through the food chain into the packaging. There is a video out regarding a couple who canned their rice then opened it 20-25 years later, it was infested as they hadn't done the proper preparation. Survived on C Rations, been there, seen that done that! Only good thing that came out of those packages were the cigarettes' (at the time, I smoked).
    Last edited by Garand; 04-04-2022, 10:35 PM.

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    • #17
      We do freeze rice before vacuum packing it. We buy Jasmine and Basmati rice in 15# or 20# bags from Costco and others. We do the same with spaghetti etc.
      We grow and can a lot of tomatoes.

      We learned about insect larvae in rice the easy way by watching TV. There was a show "Life after People"; they showed sealed boxes filled with insects. After some research, I learned a small percentage of insect larvae by law is permissible. Spaghetti is the only one I remember or 450 insect parts in a one pound box. Again in the freezer it goes, same as everything else.
      I've also seen a winged insect sewed into where the bag was sealed.

      With very few exceptions, C-rations were not my favorite food. I've also eaten LRP or LRRP rations. They were a step up as compared to C-rations.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LRP_ration
      Depending on the division, it was either Long Range Patrol or LRP or Long Range Recon Patrol or LRRP.. Either is said as lurp.
      I've seen a lot of flame wars online as units used different nickname.

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      • #18
        Its a shame you couldn't convince your neighbor to buy a cheap .22 handgun, a couple of spare mags, a holster and a couple of thousand .22 to practice with. Marksmanship is a perishable skill if not kept up. But like most things, the motivation has to come from the inside. Just a shame to spend the money to move off grid and leave it easy pickin's for the bad guys.

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        • #19
          With all the 4 legged critters, I'd also highly recommend a 12 gauge.
          I showed him game cam pictures of bear, bobcats and cougars; it didn't make an impression. A large boar (male bear) walking about 5' from our bedroom window.

          IMO, finesse marksmanship degrades a bit or as they say good enough for government work.. As compared to the proper trigger control which goes stale about as fast as a slice of fresh bread left laying out.
          I have 22 RF target pistols and we shoot them often. The problem is the trigger is target grade and CF pistols sure aren't anywhere close.
          Also, the reset on modern pistols isn't as "short" as older pistols. As you're a 1911-A1 user, you understand,

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Tugaloo View Post

            I have 22 RF target pistols and we shoot them often. The problem is the trigger is target grade and CF pistols sure aren't anywhere close.
            Also, the reset on modern pistols isn't as "short" as older pistols. As you're a 1911-A1 user, you understand,
            The trigger on my .22 & my .45acp are very compatible, reset is about the same also;



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            • #21
              Beautiful, actually firearms art and race guns with triggers to love.

              From a 1970s S&W M59 to CZ 97BD all my pistols are car or truck utilitarian.





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              • #22
                I had a S&W M59 back in the early '80's, put about 2,000 rds of military ball through it and parts started breaking. I went back to a steel frame gun after that.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Garand View Post
                  I had a S&W M59 back in the early '80's, put about 2,000 rds of military ball through it and parts started breaking. I went back to a steel frame gun after that.
                  My M59 is from the early 1970s and I've shot it a lot with zero issues. I've loaded it with military ball and JHP mixed with no problems.
                  I've read in later years, S&W had problems with the platform. I was a design engineer and every corporations policy I worked for was reduce costs by 8% to 10% every year. IMO, sooner or later quality or durability will suffer to meet the expectations.

                  Anyhow, it beats eats me how many rounds I've put through it; enough to know it will tear up a tin foil pie plate at 25 yards.

                  Due to its light weight it was my summer/fishing/hiking carry and still is my truck "gun.". Due its heavy weight my winter carry was a WWII 1911-A1.
                  Recently or finally, I accepted the value of WII 1911-A1 pistols is a lot. Heck, I bought them from the old NRA/DCM for $25 a pop. Today, their vale is in excess of $2K.
                  My cold weather is a CZ 97BD and for the value of a WWII 1911-A1; I could buy 2 97DBs, In warm weather is a CZ PO-1.
                  Her vehicle has a FN 509C and the toy car has a Portuguese Hi-Power.

                  To be blunt, a pistol is nice; however, although I travel with one, there is also a rifle. 5.56 or 6.8 AR or 7.62 or 5.45 AK and a pistol is there, too. Here, it is legal; so why not?
                  Do I plan on using them, hell no. I've done enough of that long ago and I live with that every day.
                  OTOH, it is better than not having them. There is too much insanity in my nation to do otherwise.

                  You're a competitor and I'm just an old ex-grunt or a rifleman and not a pistol type. OTOH, a 45 pistol is on the night stand with an Egyptian Maadi leaning against it.

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                  • #24
                    A match grade handgun, will do nothing for a poor shooter except empty his/her wallet faster. A match grade handgun will allow a competent shoot a better edge when push comes to shove.

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                    • #25
                      Very true.
                      I prefer more legs than a pistol offers which is why you own a Garand. :D

                      Have you seen the Staccato P? As Armyjimbo would say a very nice piece of kit.

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                      • #26
                        Looks like an interesting handgun, haven't heard of any that are in Canada yet.

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                        • #27
                          I enjoyed this one: "“The Staccato P was put into the hands of men and women of all shooting experience levels who were used to shooting a striker fired duty weapon. Almost immediately, everyone saw clear improvements in their shooting ability. I have observed my officers pushing themselves to new levels not seen before with prior duty weapons.”

                          – Chief of Police, Alaska, United States of America"

                          Work requires effort and less work requires less effort.

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