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by ninja-elbow
Fri May 17, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 3868

Re: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?

So can we stop reading "BOB" and assuming "INCH" at least while on ZS? I don't think anyone in their right mind is sitting there looking at a messenger bag thinking "This will carry everything I need to flee civilization and the zombie apocalypse for weeks or more at a time." Personally I think mos...
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 16, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 3868

Re: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?

I was mainly thinking of using a messenger bag because it's compact. Do you think that you can run very fast while wearing one? Will the bag be constantly hitting your thigh? As for water, I was thinking of having some potable aqua tablets, and a katadyn filter. 2 nalgene bottles seem sufficient fo...
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 15, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: any cheap shoes for hiking/working/bugging out?
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: any cheap shoes for hiking/working/bugging out?

Beowolf wrote:Hit a Goodwill or thrift shop. You're almost sure to find something.

Sent from my DROID RAZR using Xparent Red Tapatalk 2
Guaranteed to have better luck than me :gonk:

Also search sites and/or real surplus stores. Always a good deal on the web if you are diligent and look hard enough.
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 15, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 3868

Re: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?

No. But I have tried a day hike with a messenger bag before. It was not very comfortable. While not a messenger bag, I had a Maxpedition Sitka which is a one strap sling style backpack. I thought it would make a good dayhiking/SHTF tactical bag. The problem is once you put stuff in it of any meanin...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 14, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?
Replies: 36
Views: 3868

Re: Messenger Bag for Bugging Out?

No. But I have tried a day hike with a messenger bag before. It was not very comfortable.
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 14, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?
Replies: 45
Views: 2660

Re: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?

Re: Fasting Back in the day, I'd fast regularly. 3-5 days every 6 months or so. It was done for a "theological" reason. That fasting does not compare as you are still in relative comfort and know that facilities are avaialable to you if needed. On top of that you do have clean water. In Bangladesh, ...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 13, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?
Replies: 45
Views: 2660

Re: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?

Home BOB: Jerky, nuts, dried fruit, some hot drinks, candy.
Work BOB: Same thing and an MRE entree pouch.

I got plenty to spare at my beltline, mostly for morale and to chase the pangs away.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 13, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Evrything old is new again, Hobo stoves

What a fine pie filling.


:P
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 13, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Leatherman "Wave" vs Swisstool "Spirit X"
Replies: 17
Views: 6592

Re: Leatherman "Wave" vs Swisstool "Spirit X"

I have a 1st or 2nd gen Wave (2004?) and it is fine. It lives in my general toolbox though as it was just too much for EDC. I used to pack it in the woods but it seemed to much for even that. I'm pretty happy with my Juice I carry EDC and woods. It's damn fine though. I hear the newer generations al...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 13, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Leatherman "Wave" vs Swisstool "Spirit X"
Replies: 17
Views: 6592

Re: Leatherman "Wave" vs Swisstool "Spirit X"

All the tools are available on the Swisstool Spirit X while the pliers are closed. Just no one handed (thumb) opening. I don't have one but have been looking at Swisstools as I have a bunch of Leathermen. Not one in my near future but I hear Swisstools MTs are very nice.
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: ideal gear for processing wood while camping?
Replies: 55
Views: 5925

Re: ideal gear for processing wood while camping?

What I have found to be of most use for me and my wood processing: 15" (or so) axe, mine is a Wetterlings Hunter's. Sven Saw 21". Good knife that can baton, Mora here. Just last year, on some more intense winter trips (intense = more than one per year :P ) found the ultimate value of a full size axe...
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 09, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 643
Views: 43462

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

I found my Fit Deck! I haven't seen the thing in a few years. It was in the box with my old jump rope.
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 09, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Camp and Trail X - Watts and Wescott's sporadic blog
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: Camp and Trail X - Watts and Wescott's sporadic blog

Is that tent one of them Whelans?

Will watch Joezilla and Watts this afternoon.
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 09, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Spring showed up!!

He saw the tattoo of his brother on your leg. He thought, "Hmmm, looks like a good place to land."
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 08, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Found me a Sub2000
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Found me a Sub2000

$600? Hrmm... you gotta' do what you gotta' do. I'm in the "lucky" position of wanting both, either a Glock or Berreta version. That "want" never going to be a "got" if they keep going at that price though, but that's me.
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 08, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Spring showed up!!

Not this trip - this one was "vacation". :wink: We hanged, drank coffee and tea, and ate. That's about it.

ETA: Oh, and everything I ware was cotton except my socks, which are bamboo rayon :P
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 08, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft basics: Fire starting with Pine.
Replies: 52
Views: 9200

Re: Bushcraft basics: Fire starting with Pine.

That's it. It may not seem like a lot but imagine finding that bit on a rainy dusk and you know you will be staying the night out there with just your coat and a poncho. That small bit may be all you need to get some damp feather sticks dry enough to sustain itself while on fire.
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 08, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 643
Views: 43462

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Can anyone point me in the right direction to info on weight/exercise/impact relations? Maybe even point me in the right direction here in this thread or start a "good exercise for fat people..." thread?** Basically, as I stated above, I know jogging would not be too good for me right now at 327 pou...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Booby Traps On Utah Trails
Replies: 116
Views: 9857

Re: Booby Traps On Utah Trails

OK, less "how pot works" and more "be careful of booby traps" please.

It's only legal recreationally in 2 states right now, and for less than a year, so we've a ways to go before we are as comfortable with pot talk as we are with booze talk. 8-)
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Spring showed up!!

Better pics than mine, but I'll put some up later anyways.
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Turkey fields, "Original" Infantry Rifle
Replies: 44
Views: 3274

Re: Turkey fields, "Original" Infantry Rifle

Turkey loses. They jam all the time.
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 643
Views: 43462

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Thanks Rambo Moe. I'm interested in "park workouts" as that seems to be a thing here in Portland. Good link. ETA: I also have some background, deep deep background (late 80s highschool sports and while in the Navy), in polymetrics. Even went to a camp for that stuff my Junior year in highschool, it ...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: a "backup weapon"?
Replies: 54
Views: 7058

Re: a "backup weapon"?

We Americans think we have it tough with the new assualt rifle ban pending. Canada has you guys carrying rolled up balls of nylon cord as weapons. You'd be better off with a set of Playschool scissors or maybe just taking a few self defense classes. If you are ever in a real situation where you hav...

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