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by RonnyRonin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

glad to hear it! whats the long term report? I've put a few miles on mine but I have two many packs to use any one very regularly. In other news, I chopped the hard plate off from behind the straps and mounted them directly to the frame. Saved around 8oz Also finally got around to replacing the duct...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

some interior shots: https://i.imgur.com/x3Z0tqO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/blxGDbr.jpg about the only cutting I've done since the last round: https://i.imgur.com/E2rcSEt.jpg the internal sleep compartment divider, saved about 2.5 oz. My modded bag (side sleeves, bottom strap attachment rings, some yib...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

The expensive but turn-key solution for perhaps the ultimate FILBE pack: https://i.imgur.com/U7N3CZB.jpg Mystery Ranch Guide Light, Hard to see but the side mounting is similar and the bottom mounting utilizes the bottom frame-side buckles being routed between the frame and belt: https://i.imgur.com...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition
Replies: 11
Views: 1972

Re: Cutting the Fat: FILBE addition

Mega thread necro, but I feel timely. FILBEs continue to drop in price, I recently participated in a group buy that got us several main bags for around $15 each. While I am still hesitant to recommend the frame and suspension the bag is certainly a cheap way to get some capacity onto a host of frame...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: tent heater?

Thanks for the reply and info. That tent looks like it would work well here in the northeast woods. BTW your Ruger reminds me of Patrick Smith's old Remington 600 Ramblin rifle. oh man, I miss the golden years of Kifaru and the Kifaru forums, a lot of people asking interesting questions and coming ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: tent heater?

I have to ask. Who's 10/22 is that? And what did they do the stock? I get the weight savings in the buttstock. But what is that up front? thats mine, its all weight savings. Plus it fits my bike-scabbard better with a shorter forend: https://i.imgur.com/0CNY8jn.jpg I just chopped the forened down a...
by RonnyRonin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: tent heater?

Interesting looking tent! It reminds me of a canvas tent my Boy Scout Troop used back in the sixties,but with no stove. Is that something you made? The stove and tents are made by Seek Outside, the tent is their "courthouse" model, which was partially based off of an old canvas range tent but adapt...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Replies: 10
Views: 624

Re: Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

well done! XJ beats ZJ any day, I know a few families where I grew up that had whole fleets of jeeps, and while the zj's aways ran they were always having strange issues and the interiors just fell apart. 99 is a great year for XJs as well, should treat you right!
by RonnyRonin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?
Replies: 26
Views: 2082

Re: Non-profit Security team advice/questions?

I have been on my church security team for at least a year now. we are a small, fairly homogeneous congregation in a very quiet part of town. We are tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with little traffic, and what foot traffic we get is largely joggers on a path across a creek. The town itself has ...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 667

Re: tent heater?

for occasional use Mr. Buddy heaters seem the most popular, I was recently camping with someone that was heating a 3-man dome tent with one, but he had to swap out the 1lb cylinders at least once during the night. The size and weight is a non-starter for backpacking, but for car camping it might be ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boots for really long walks
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: Boots for really long walks

I tend to stay away from goretex boots as well (except they are so much easier to find used and cheap, so only when I can). Goretex in boots is really destined to fail; WPB membranes need to be cleaned to work properly and the constant repeated flexing in same spots further dooms them to early failu...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54834

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

I was just talking to the_alias the other day about the term "boogaloo" I think it has caused a strange effect, where its a silly word that people enjoy memeing about (in case you missed it "big igloo" is another code word) but it is also so vague and ill defined that it creates a false consensus. I...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hunting & Patrolling - (Graphic)
Replies: 20
Views: 934

Re: Hunting & Patrolling - (Graphic)

forgetting loctite on optic mounts has been my nemesis for years. Nothing like spending a few bucks in ammo to have your $700 optic shake loose, have to drive home and spend a few bucks on more ammo sighting in later. Now that I have a 2 hour round trip to the nearest public range the problem is eve...
by RonnyRonin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepped to spend the night at airport?
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Re: Prepped to spend the night at airport?

Usually I do carry-on only, and I've started taking a neoair and a costco down blanket (mostly in case a hotel bed or guest bed doesn't agree with my back) in addition to my usual paranoid GHB gear. I'm very much considering cutting my neoair down to a 3/4 pad since I use it so rarely and in a publi...
by RonnyRonin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Home Defense Choices
Replies: 16
Views: 849

Re: Home Defense Choices

He can't afford another gun right now. Maybe a few more cans of chow might be a better choice. I'm not sure what you are suggesting; that he sell a gun? He already has these, so they don't cost him anything. Pistol hands down. An SKS was my go to for awhile and it was complete clownshoes indoors. B...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54834

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

More is more, with the understanding there is more to it. Being well armed, equipped and trained and is only half the battle. The other half of the battle has to do with having the proper amount of influence in the local government to not get fucked with. There are plenty of compounds in Syria and ...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 817
Views: 54834

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Preppers are kidding themselves about large, elaborate enclaves. Such communities with their gardens, livestock, solar powered utilities, weapons, comms, storehouses, workshops, tools and supplies would be fatally attractive. Training with light infantry tactics and weapons is understandable, but r...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Headlamps?
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

Re: Headlamps?

I like to have two, depending on the task. I like to have one very bright one - 350 lumens or higher so I can see what I am working on or in. A less powerful light - less than 100 lumens - is helpful when trying to read something. why not have both features in one light? my Zebralight goes from 300...
by RonnyRonin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?

Yep, going to have to take a hard pass on the $500 mini stove. This guy has a wonderful way of heating tents that is not only effective but dirt cheap and easy. I'd definitely give that a try before you recommend it, having spent some time heating tents in the snow that doesn't look terribly appeal...
by RonnyRonin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Did they make this cool wood burning camping stove?

I have one of the shasta stoves, pretty sure its the same manufacturer just different importer. Haven't really tested it yet but hope to this year, quite a bit of off gassing from the initial burn (assume bad paint?) but the overall design is pretty solid. The camp chef stove from Home Depot.com mig...
by RonnyRonin
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alpenflage clothing dye job?
Replies: 34
Views: 1785

Re: Alpenflage clothing dye job?

don't bother, that fabric is some of the worst I've ever seen in surplus. It is a loose, thick weave which is both hot and not very windproof, as well as soaking up water like a sponge and taking forever to dry. The cut and features on them is about as bad as it gets as well, cannot say enough bad t...
by RonnyRonin
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recent flea market finds
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Recent flea market finds

The BCUSA poncho woobie looks like a fantastic deal, should be a good bit warmer then an issue woobie with the added features
by RonnyRonin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recent flea market finds
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: Recent flea market finds

PICS

which MOLLE II bag is it and did it come with the frame and suspension?
by RonnyRonin
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Headlamps?
Replies: 13
Views: 1463

Re: Headlamps?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E904CKA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Wife and myself really like this light. May not have the red light feature and it's 50 lumens less , but it's plenty bright enough for us. Only uses a single AA. Long run time , comfortable head lamp use a...

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