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by Murph
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 8026

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

Just did the math. Survival gear on body would be 22 lbs. Winter weight on my back would be 43 lbs. Summer gear on my back would be 35 lbs. Weight would be reduced by 1-1.5 lbs a day for 14-21 days. That would be food weight at 2000-3000 calories a day. So you expect to care anywhere from 57 to 65 ...
by Murph
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need a headlamp for work
Replies: 15
Views: 2954

Re: Need a headlamp for work

Ended up going with this Streamlight: http://www.grainger.com/product/STREAMLIGHT-Headlamp-1PJJ3 A couple of nice things: 1. The way the light is made, the lens sits up higher---I can wear my hat normally, and the brim does not cause a shadow. 2. I used it for a while on Saturday---the medium setti...
by Murph
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Weaponised baseball bats (the return....)
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Weaponised baseball bats (the return....)

lololol...

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by Murph
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Assistance with Chest Rig
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Need Assistance with Chest Rig

TallWiteGuy7 wrote:Would this DACH be for sale?
Nope, sorry dude.
by Murph
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sampling Of My Gear Closet (56k iffy)
Replies: 11
Views: 3397

Re: Sampling Of My Gear Closet (56k iffy)

TallWiteGuy7 wrote:Are any of the HSGI chest rigs for sale?
Nope, sorry dude.
by Murph
Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: BOB with Bulk Food
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

Re: BOB with Bulk Food

I have been searching and not finding what I am interested in right now. Would it make sense to bug out with bulk food instead of pre-packaged food? Meaning, would there be pros and cons to taking like 1/2 lbs. of instant rice, 1/2 lbs. of instant oatmeal, 1/2 lbs. of dehydrated veggies, etc. inste...
by Murph
Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The "Joaquin" Dead - Atlantic Coast Hurricane
Replies: 21
Views: 1825

Re: The "Joaquin" Dead - Atlantic Coast Hurricane

Hopefully that front will keep pushing it out to sea.
by Murph
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 3863

Re: Solar powered watch

I dunno, I disagree - even in a post-SHTF world I think timekeeping will still be important. I'm thinking things like guard post schedules, alarms to wake up, timing of meetups, etc. Determining longitude... Not a fan of big watches. If they made a solar watch that looked just like my timex expedit...
by Murph
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 1097

Re: Hammock Sleeping

Woods Walker wrote:I use a hennessy hammock because there is a bug screen and rainfly included.
I pieced together a complete ENO setup. Hammock, Straps, Bug Net, Tarp. Luck for new folks, these days you can buy them together as a kit.
by Murph
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 3863

Re: Solar powered watch

I dunno, I disagree - even in a post-SHTF world I think timekeeping will still be important. I'm thinking things like guard post schedules, alarms to wake up, timing of meetups, etc. Determining longitude... Not a fan of big watches. If they made a solar watch that looked just like my timex expedit...
by Murph
Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The "Joaquin" Dead - Atlantic Coast Hurricane
Replies: 21
Views: 1825

The "Joaquin" Dead - Atlantic Coast Hurricane

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL1115W5_NL+gif/120226W5_NL_sm.gif http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/174913.shtml?5-daynl%3Flarge#contents VA Governor declares state of emergency as Hurricane Joaquin approaches http://www.insidenova.com/headlines/governor-declar...
by Murph
Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 2340

Re: Backpacking Sleeping Bag

What happens is the insulation of the sleeping bag compresses between your backside and the bed of the hammock rendering it ineffective. When I lay on the ground my sleeping bag compresses between me and my sleeping pad when I'm on the ground. d'oh! It's the air current between the hammock and the ...
by Murph
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: CANCELLED
Replies: 30
Views: 6180

Re: Virginia, Winter-geddon 15' Camp-n-shoot !

October is out for me. November would be better, but I might try to sneak in one last backpacking trip though.
by Murph
Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Solar powered watch
Replies: 33
Views: 3863

Re: Solar powered watch

As far as solar powered watches go, I have two Citizen EcoDrives and a Casio Solar Analog. They're all decent watches for the price.
by Murph
Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Q&A time: Osprey Anti Gravity pack
Replies: 8
Views: 791

Re: Q&A time: Osprey Anti Gravity pack

From what I've heard of it, the key point is the mesh / internal square frame system. I'm curious if that can keep your back and shoulders cooler without giving up a solid back structure. Have you put weigh / miles on it yet?
by Murph
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Please help me with my EDC FAK
Replies: 24
Views: 4403

Re: Please help me with my EDC FAK

This looks like a real hodge-podge of stuff. What sort of injuries are you expecting to address with this kit, and how likely are they to happen?
by Murph
Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 15-mile afternoon/night adventure.
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: 15-mile afternoon/night adventure.

Those sandals looks super comfortable!
What lake is that? Looks like the ones I grew up near in Upstate New York.
by Murph
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My Personal Medical Kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: My Personal Medical Kit

It's a shame that REI doesn't seem to sell that Organizer anymore.
I'm working on building out a med kit for hiking and would love something that offers that kind of organization.
by Murph
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

I know. Thanks though. One of the first things I tried when I bought my 26 (now sold) about 8 years ago. Meant a 19 frame for chopping since I already have a 19 with sights I like. In retrospect, buying just a frame is dumb because, well, more guns is more better. Ahh... I see what you mean now... ...
by Murph
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Side-note. Been thinkin bout picking up another Glock19, and chopping the grip to accept 26 mags. Why? My ass has a wild hair, that why. I've carried a 19 for a few years now, recently picked up a 27 on trade, and its pretty noticable in the grip. Wonder if there's a way to somehow only buy a compl...
by Murph
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Small car, and the holsters aren't easy to put on in the car, or take off. What car, pistol, holster, holster location, belt, height, weight, lockbox, lockbox location, etc.?? Little too intrusive to answer all of that, lol. It's a compact car. The pistols in question are a Glock 19 in a SmartCarry...
by Murph
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

The quotes are all messed up... but anyhow... AD/ND/UD/etc. Sure, we could split hairs on exactly what each of those is defined as. I wasn't bothering. Do we need to go there? We can. Yes, if I had to handle someone else's firearm, or someone else was the last person to handle my firearm, I would ch...
by Murph
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Don't forget ADs can happen when unholstering / holstering too, not just handling or manipulating the pistol. Hence why I asked why people don't take holster off with the pistol still in it... I always did when I was using a paddle holster. Guns are inanimate objects. If they are in good repair the...
by Murph
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags
Replies: 70
Views: 4053

Re: Concealed Carry: BUGs vs Mags

Small car, and the holsters aren't easy to put on in the car, or take off. Can you leave the holster on but secure the pistol in the car? I guess it would depend on where you're going. I don't like to be constantly clearing and chambering rounds when I remove the pistol or holster it. I don't reall...

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