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by The Machinist
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Compact Survival Cord
Replies: 75
Views: 7247

Re: Compact Survival Cord

Is this something you guys would find useful and want to add to your BOB? Or is this just too much? i think it is over kill. my first thought was 'how would i attach it to things?' my experience with steel cables is only with ones that have crimped loops on the ends, or using clamps to secure the e...
by The Machinist
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Arc'teryx Khyber 80 Multicam Pack
Replies: 29
Views: 9168

Re: Arc'teryx Khyber 80 Multicam Pack

<cue sappy music> I thought that I too was alone in my struggle to stop buying packs. :cry: I just cannot find that perfect pack that fits my needs. At roughly 14 different packs from small to ginormous, I found that I too, cannot stop. :shock: <cue dramatic music> And now Moab shows me this little ...
by The Machinist
Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Securing Get Home Bag in trunk / car? My vehicle was burgled
Replies: 24
Views: 2578

Re: Securing Get Home Bag in trunk / car? My vehicle was bur

Machinist, thanks man! Why does it seem that Tulsa is getting meaner by the day? We're considering going to NW Arkansas when my wife is out of medical residency. I used to be pretty lax with my CCL, but these days I don't leave the house without being armed. I don't know what's going on with people...
by The Machinist
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Securing Get Home Bag in trunk / car? My vehicle was burgled
Replies: 24
Views: 2578

Re: Securing Get Home Bag in trunk / car? My vehicle was bur

Greetings from Tulsa. I feel your pain. My wife works in a secure building downtown as well and they do not allow weapons and GHB type things in her building. With the crime rate on the rise, she is worried that her car and more so, her GHB that I built for her, will get taken. I decided to down siz...
by The Machinist
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 25425

Re: offcamber's INCH

This kit is BOMB! Great kit and post! lots time, effort, thought, philosophy and $$$ there. Well done! Two small remarks...... Dump that crap Rem Oil. Look into Slip or Frog for those weapons especially for an inch kit. Other one was I don't recall seeing a hatchet/axe, (or head,) or saw. I like re...
by The Machinist
Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 25425

Re: offcamber's INCH

Thank you for the 411 on the differences between the Gen II and III sir. I like both camo patterns but I also like having useful pockets as well. Decisions, Decisions.... :lol: It is interesting to know about the weight difference as well. I never took that into consideration until you mentioned it ...
by The Machinist
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 25425

Re: offcamber's INCH

That is a very impressive kit on display there sir. Thank you for sharing. I do like your poncho and will be checking out the web for one. I also have been looking at Gore Tex ECWCS parka and pants since last fall. How do you rate them for function and feel? Would you recommend going with Gen III or...
by The Machinist
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sillcock key
Replies: 69
Views: 3758

Re: sillcock key

Keith B wrote:
Manimal2878 wrote:Wouldn't the use of a sillcock key, in most cases, mean you are stealing somebodies water?
By a show of hands, how many people expected me to say this first?
[Raises both hands and jumps up and down in agreement!!!!!] :clap:
by The Machinist
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Compact Survival Cord
Replies: 75
Views: 7247

Re: Compact Survival Cord

Cordage arrived today, just a quick questions, why is the small kevlar spool in a sealed bag? Looks like a mylar bag. The other spool of Technora was not in a pouch or bag. Please don't get me wrong, I am not bitching, just curious. I am quite please with the closeable spools. Keeps the cordage clea...
by The Machinist
Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Compact Survival Cord
Replies: 75
Views: 7247

Re: Compact Survival Cord

I took the plunge and purchased a mini and a small. Always willing to help support a fellow member in their endeavors. Plus, who can ever have enough cordage. :words:

I like your store front btw. :clap:
by The Machinist
Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2013/2014 ZS winter MBO chat thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 18751

Re: 2013/2014 ZS winter MBO chat thread.

It's still early, as the Winter MBO Contest dates and rules have not been decided, BUT... Is there anyone that would like to be one of the Judges? Is there anyone that would like to donate awesome prizes for the contest? Lets start thinking about this part of the contest now, because with some time...
by The Machinist
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer 2013 MBO Entry #3
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Summer 2013 MBO Entry #3

Great looking entry my friend! Glad to see that the stove is serving you well. :clap:

Also glad to see you and the family back out and about yet again sir.

Cheers!
by The Machinist
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Baby Steps
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Baby Steps

Wow!!! :shock: I am glad you are okay sir. You are a fighter and I am sure this little side step will not keep you down long! You definitely deserve a break from the string of luck you have been having over the last year! Hopefully this will be the last of the crap luck and things will start progres...
by The Machinist
Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Baby Steps
Replies: 16
Views: 1052

Re: Baby Steps

Awesome progress sir! :clap: Your post was certainly motivating and inspirational. Keep up the great work my friend and we will be back in the woods on another Mock Bug Out in no time! It is great to know that things are improving better than the last time I heard from you. Definitely looking forwar...
by The Machinist
Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NEVERWET super hydrophobic coating
Replies: 33
Views: 3725

Re: NEVERWET super hydrophobic coating

I tried to pick some up at one of my local Home Depots but all of them are out of stock. I have been waiting for this product to hit the market for a while now. I really hope it works as advertised.
by The Machinist
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

It comes in at 2 lbs. 10 oz. with the cover and the handle length is 18 inches from the tip to just under the bit.
by The Machinist
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

Nice field review, yeah, pics help the visualization. It is the reason I have not posted a field test as of yet. Axe/saw porn really helps stimulate the masses it seems. :lol: Seriously though, since I own the same item you are testing, it is easier for me to understand any issues you present with y...
by The Machinist
Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

Thanks for the heads up about the tensioner / handle issue. I wrapped my old fiskars hand axe in paracord to combat the smooth texture and initially thought of doing the same with this one but with the blade tensioning mechanism, the inner tube idea sounds like a great and easy fix. As for the 420HC...
by The Machinist
Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

Thanks for the review Turtle. I have not had a chance to get out and thoroughly test mine yet. I did saw some pine 2 x 4's with decent success but nothing in the bush yet. I too am disappointed in the plastic hammer head. Makes no sense to have the axe with all sorts of innovations and then fail on ...
by The Machinist
Thu May 30, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GRIP-S Survival Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: GRIP-S Survival Tool

Thanks Beast. Interesting that they do not have a hole all the way through. Now it has me thinking of making a version of this little guy for myself because it would be a nice little item to have in an urban or GHB kit or hell even in my tool kit. :lol: Of course being able to switch from metal cutt...
by The Machinist
Tue May 28, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GRIP-S Survival Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: GRIP-S Survival Tool

Thanks for posting your find and it is an interesting concept. I think I just found a new project to mess with. :lol: Is the end hex broached for the 1/4" hex drive bits or is it just a 9/32 or 5/16" diameter through hole? Are they really charging $40 per set? Does it come with some sort of carrying...
by The Machinist
Sat May 25, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

The Machinist Thanks for taking the time to post your initial review/pics. I look forwards to your field report. My pleasure sir, I will be sure to take photos while putting this little beauty through it paces. Zombie trees shall either be left dismembered or laughing at me. I am hoping for the fir...
by The Machinist
Sat May 25, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

Nice review Machinist. We need to try and get back out to give it a workout. While I wish we could do another MBO, I can't yet. But I could probably swing some sort of a day trip as long as I'm careful and have someone with me. You know that we know a good place to go try this! Medic73 Thank you si...
by The Machinist
Thu May 23, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4956

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

As soon as I get the chance to abuse some trees, :shock: I will surely document it being put through the paces as I would expect any other axe and or saw to go through. As you may have seen in my pics above, the box says Zippo and below that it says Importador: Tabasa in Mexico and below that, it sa...

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