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About Rampart

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    Born and raised ranching in the Texas Panhandle, now reside in Houston, TX at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!).
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    Houston, TX
  • Interests
    Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, and Reading
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    Full Time Student
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    What is the best Survival Watch?

    Earlier today, I was thinking about this thread while hanging out with one of my buddies when I spotted another great survival watch on his wrist - look into the brand Tawatec. His watch in particular is the Tawatec E.O.Diver Tactical ICS /w Rubber Strap, and I must say - it is AWESOME. Not only are these watches non-magnetic, but they are also depth-tested to 200 meters and feature radioactive dial components which keep them glowing even in the most pitch-black conditions without having to 'charge' them in any light at all. Check it out - http://www.tawatec.net I'm gonna stick with my Seiko and Festina, but this is a great watch - no doubt about that.
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    What is the best Survival Watch?

    The watch that I have in my go bag is a Festina dive-watch. The thing's built like a brick. Good luck!
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    What is the best Survival Watch?

    Batteries vary by manufacturer, but mine typically last 3 or 4 years - plus I always have a few backups laying around in a drawer somewhere so that I won't have to rush to the store should the day ever come. And as far as durability goes, mine is checked out to withstand pressure underwater to 100 meters, and is VERY solidly built - this thing isn't going to stop working because I ran my arm into a wall or some such. The very best advice I can give, is to pick a brand that you like/have had luck with, and find their line of dive watches. They're almost always the best. Some good brands to look for: Seiko, Festina, and Rolex are all brands that I have had excellent luck with.
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    How to drain an abscess

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    What is the best Survival Watch?

    As far as durability and weather resistance goes, I'd have to say that you can't go wrong with a dive watch - it's what I wear. Has the versatility of an everyday watch while also being a potentially useful item should the shtf.
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    It can happen to anyone,check your weapon

    "The story keeps changing. There's no logical reason," she said. "Why do you need a weapon with a round in the chamber?" Because, lady, without a round in the chamber, a pistol is just an awkwardly-shaped club... People these days, I swear... The only negligence in this story was that of the victim's, sad to say.
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    Stay safe and buy American

    As a resident of the great state of Texas, I'm a pretty big fan of the Go Texan initiative. I realize that this isn't as all-encompassing as the sites above, but a nice off-shoot nonetheless. Haha. http://gotexan.org/ As a follow-up, I'd like to also note some of the really QUALITY things you can pick up from a lot of these local businesses. Beats those Chinese knock-offs any day.
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    Excess and giveaway

    Hell, I'm in - and not a minor, luckily! This is a great thread idea, by the way! One of these days you can bet that I'll have some goodies up for grabs on here.
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    Recurve Bows

    Just out of curiosity, are bows a one size fits all sort of endeavor or what? Because I thought that draw-length and stuff like that had a lot to do with finding the right bow for oneself. I'm curious because, while I am interested in getting a bow, my wingspan could pose a bit of a problem there - kind of a giant. Not trying to be ignorant, just a little uneducated as far as bows go...
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    Surrendering Weapons to Military/LEO

    Assuming they're not willing to infringe upon the rest of the Bill of Rights, as opposed to just the 2nd Amendment, this would probably be best.
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    Show me Your SHTF Coffee Maker?

    I've got some Starbucks Via in my BOB - pretty tasty little innovation. Just pour it into a pint of water, hot or cold, and let it dissolve. It's not the best cup of coffee I've ever had, but it gets the job done.
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    WHats your SHTF Tradeable Skill?

    1. Hunting 2. Fishing 3. Gardening 4. Metal-working 5. Cooking 6. Some emergency medical training That's about all I can think of when it comes to my true 'tradeable' skills. Hopefully they'll serve me well.
  13. I agree - it even took me a second to notice that there weren't any! I was betting on a fold-out pair or something like that, but then I saw the full set of pictures...
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    shtf music

    Hard to decide on a playlist, but I guarantee you that this song'll be on it. Fol Chen - In Ruins Oh, and this (of course): Metallica - Wherever I May Roam
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    Time to invest in a multitool. Help?

    Right now I carry a SOG EOD. It's a really great little tool with a lot of useful features built into it without getting too 'tool-happy', if you know what I mean: http://sogknives.com/store/B61.html But I'm pretty intrigued with this new design that CRKT is coming out with, too... there's no telling when it will become available, but it looks like it might be a good choice as well: http://www.crkt.com/CRKT-Tool