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Old 01-13-2021, 09:39 AM   #1
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do you ever wonder what's the attraction

of these 1,2,3,5, 10 number of items or $ amounts of gear videos for 1-7 nights of camping? What's the point? if it's cold, windy, raining, you take whatever you need or you die. If it's nice weather and 1-2 nights, you dont need anything. Seems like 12 year old kid stuff to me. Maybe it's a way to get you to buy stuff at wally's or $-tree? Seems pretty pointless otherwise. If you have brains enough to use the right stuff, you'd already HAVE the right stuff, so why would you need to go buy anything? If you've got the stuff needed for a week or more, in bad weather, obviously you can handle less time or less severe weather. You're nuts to not be set up for a lot more time and a lot worse situations. So it's gotta be for women or kids. or sheep who'll never be able to put into practice what they are "learning" anyway.
 
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:42 AM   #2
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the reason I post stuff about turning bullets on a drill, clamped in a vise, is I know damned well that y ou're too cheap to spend $400 on a little Chinese lathe. much less have the ambition to actually make some copper or aluminum bullets. 90% of you dont even have a chronograph or a shooting timer. You just run your mouth and that's all
 
Old 01-13-2021, 10:14 AM   #3
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the reason I post stuff about turning bullets on a drill, clamped in a vise, is I know damned well that y ou're too cheap to spend $400 on a little Chinese lathe.
Depends on what day of the month it is. You sometimes call us cheap; then you turn around and accuse us of bragging about how much we spend. Both can't be true, yet you regularly claim they are.

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much less have the ambition to actually make some copper or aluminum bullets. 90% of you dont even have a chronograph or a shooting timer. You just run your mouth and that's all
I actually posted - repeatedly - the results of making ultra-light handgun bullets, including how I got more than 1,100 ft/lbs from a .45 without exceeding loading-book maximums. Included load data, velocities reached, wood-barrier penetration results, and even pictures of bullets before and after firing. You've never posted evidence of any of the above.
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:02 AM   #4
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if you ever actually spent any real time in the field, you'd be able to answer your own question on why. But because you think instead of do, you don't actually know what you think you do.

weather changes, unforeseen events happen.

I carry a trauma kit (two actually) in addition to basic first aid items when I'm hiking, camping or hunting. Not because I'm planning on getting hurt, but because I'm planning on surviving if I do.

very little of my stuff comes either the dollar store or Walmart, I tend to try and buy quality gear. Buy once cry once.

Having said that, you could outfit yourself decent from those two stores. Walmart - at least the one near me, actually has a decent selection of freeze dried foods. Gallon zip locks are one of the things I like to use a lot of. They're useful for organizing things, and for packing trash out. (If you pack it in, you pack it out...)

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Old 01-13-2021, 11:07 AM   #5
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the reason I post stuff about turning bullets on a drill, clamped in a vise, is I know damned well that y ou're too cheap to spend $400 on a little Chinese lathe. much less have the ambition to actually make some copper or aluminum bullets. 90% of you dont even have a chronograph or a shooting timer. You just run your mouth and that's all
You want to believe we don't have chronographs or timers, because that lets you feel superior. Well, guess what - I have those things, plus 3-D printers and other tools that let me do things you only dream about.

I have zero desire to make your wonder bullets with their useless 10" at 10m accuracy. I've looked at lightweight bullets and reject them. The loads I use work just fine.

you're hung up on gizmos and gadgets, but then turn around and claim an AR with the GI round is the only weapon to have, but a pistol with cobbled together parts and inaccurate ammo is the only solution. Then you turn around and not use GI rounds in your AR.

get some real world experience in the field, I'd say get some real world experience with modern firearms and ammo, but you can't legally.

too bad you threw away so much of your life with your "focus"
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Old 01-13-2021, 11:34 AM   #6
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Melvin, unlike you both my wife and I compete (pre covid) in anywhere from 20 to 25 matches a year, then we shoot weekly at a local indoor range once a week once the snow falls. The disciplines we shoot, plus the ranges we shoot at have standards for ammunition, that don't include fantasy loads that have been proven to be possibly detrimental to both the shooter and the service life of the firearm. Also we put a substantial quantity of ammunition down range each year, which I know you can't conceive.
 
Old 01-13-2021, 12:56 PM   #7
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PS Melvin, I have both a chrono & a timer.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:24 PM   #8
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of these 1,2,3,5, 10 number of items or $ amounts of gear videos for 1-7 nights of camping? What's the point? if it's cold, windy, raining, you take whatever you need or you die. If it's nice weather and 1-2 nights, you dont need anything. Seems like 12 year old kid stuff to me. Maybe it's a way to get you to buy stuff at wally's or $-tree? Seems pretty pointless otherwise. If you have brains enough to use the right stuff, you'd already HAVE the right stuff, so why would you need to go buy anything? If you've got the stuff needed for a week or more, in bad weather, obviously you can handle less time or less severe weather. You're nuts to not be set up for a lot more time and a lot worse situations. So it's gotta be for women or kids. or sheep who'll never be able to put into practice what they are "learning" anyway.


And how did you come to have this stuff? did it magically appear, or did you buy it at some point?
 
Old 01-13-2021, 03:15 PM   #9
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Melvin, many people when planning a camping trip, or other events consider the worst possible scenario and plan accordingly. Only a fool looks at the best possible scenario and plans for that alone.
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