The latest posts from Surviving In Argentina
Just 30 minutes left on this one. Right now selling for $25.98
I have one of these and its a beast of a Leatherman mulittool for that kind of money. Too bad the offer doesnt last longer.
Leatherman Sidekick Multi Tool $25.98
The paklite is a great idea but hugely overpriced. Ten bucks (and up to THIRTY for "upgraded" modules) for a piece of hardware that probably costs a few cents to make. Pass.A-
I have about 10 of these now spread throughout the house and my car.
Please note - I have no other interest in the product other than I think it's the most useful EDC tasklight I've ever used.
It's the Pak-lite. I suggest you take a look. The part I like best is that I've used one of these as a bedside light for about 3 months now and the low setting works really well for going around the house.
Since the low setting light is good for about 600 hours on one 9volt battery.... I think it's got the potential to be the most useful light you can have in an emergency.
Their web site is at: http://9voltlight.com/
I really suggest you go through the whole site - I found it very useful. You can also find a few videos for these on you-tube.
Pak-lite LED Flashlight, Basic Economy $10.95
Hi, thanks for your email.
The Pak-lite has been around for a long time and a lot of people do love it. At a time it was a bit of a classic among survivalists and it still is.
The concept is very interesting as a minimalitic light that uses the battery itself as the body. Glowing in the dark makes it easier to find and while not terribly bright it will last for several months, which is its greatest advantage.
I prefer a flashlight that has a body of its own. For a non tactical flashlight, I preffer cheap, easy to find AA and AAA batteries. The user interface is also a bit weird, given the small switch. A twist or clicky interface would be more handy in my opinion. For a few extra bucks I would go for a Fenix E05 in AAA or a E11 in AA. More power, more handy and easier to find batteries. The Eagletac D25C that I listed among the 12 gift ideas and my personal choice for EDC has a moonlight mode that would last several days on a fresh battery.
Having said that there's something to be said of a light that lasts for months when in Low mode, even if that mode isnt very bright. During extended periods of time without power, it would be priceless.
After that, it goes back to its previous price. This is a very sturdy, 5.5" blade made of 1095 steel, full tang construction and limited lifetime warranty, made in USA. Becker also has a 7" version, the Becker BK7 if you need something a bit bigger.
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife $56.99 (deal price from 4PM to 8PM)
Just ordered one for myself, even in EU the shipping is just $7.39, so its still very good.
Christmas may be banned in New York schools and various government buildings but not all hope is lost. While most toy companies play along, others like Playmobil actually have nativity toys. There’s even a little baby Jesus.
Angel Alvarez said...
Last October I was furlough, I'm a Gov contractor. I use the lesson learned in your book about cash and food. I use the experience as a dress rehearsal for a major catastrophe. Stored food and water was consumed faster than I expected. I think people thought the Gov was defaulting because there were long lines on the banks and ATMS!
By the second week I had to buy drinking water, I thought I have enough for a month. Lesson Learned, stock up on water, gas for the stove, Oreos, run out of them fast!, later friend.
Cash is huge!, can't stress it enough, unless if is a major calamity, cash is the only thing you need. My latest experience was the Gov furlough, and of friends and acquaintances, the first thing was they started to run out of cash!. Having 3 months worth of money for expenses is part of the EDC!. That was a 3 week furlough, and stressed a lot of people!, can you imagine a calamity of major magnitude?. Cash, food, water, EDC, are a must, should be for you.
Fernando,Relative to stopping power, if worst comes to worst, what are your thoughts re. a .40 or .45 vs. a 9mm hollow point? Would they have roughly the same stopping power, even though the latter is a smaller bullet (at least a the point of leaving the gun!)Thanks, Jim
These days you have very well made JHP ammo. With quality hollow point ammo, shot placement is FAR more important than if hitting with a 9mm, .40 or .45.
9mm is usually the most reasonable choice because it allows you to shoot cheaper ammo for lots of practice, it is readily available anywhere where ammo is sold, guns that chamber 9mm have greater capacity and when loaded with premium ammo 9mm is enough to get the job done.
Now, as important as shot placement is, and it is the key factor, I wouldn’t really want to go for less than 9mm. Good 9mm JHP will work when putting enough rounds in the right place, but smaller rounds may fail to penetrate or do enough damage even with relatively good shot placement. Some people that don’t understand much about ballistics and haven’t done much research as of what to expect from each caliber think that as long as you put the round in the right place, that’s all that matters. Such people have told me they carry a 22LR because they will shoot to the head, and it doesn’t matter the caliber, a shot the head means you’re going down. Well… that’s not entirely correct. There are plenty of cases in which 22LR, and .32s failed to penetrate the skull, especially when impacting at an angle.
At the same time, and even if the difference is small, more power is usually preferred. While I would go for a 9mm as may first and only handgun, if I could get to choose I would rather carry something a bit more powerful, in my case 357 SIG or 40 S&W if I cant go for the SIG. Shot placement is still important, but experience tells us that with a bit more power, in average, you will have better one shot stop rates. Sure, handguns are all underpowered when compared to long arms, but 357 Magnum 125gr. JHP sure has better one shot stop rates than 9mm ball.
45ACP is a great round, but the difference is marginal when compared to premium .40 JHP ammo one shot stop rates, and you can have it in a smaller gun with more ammo capacity and less recoil.
Rating 1 star lowest, 5 stars highest
Click stars to vote for Surviving In Argentina