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by Murph
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)
Replies: 41
Views: 8709

Re: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)

In the clothes department I generally wear the following: Shoes: Merrell Moab Ventilator Socks: Merino Wool Socks Flip Flops: Target Brand "Tevas" Underwear: Hanes Boxer Briefs Pants: LAPG Operator Tactical Pants Shirt: Moisture Wicking T-Shirt Headwear: Juniper Sun - Mesh Ball Cap Light Jacket: Sof...
by Murph
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)
Replies: 41
Views: 8709

Re: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)

With the 2015 Backpacking Season upon me... Here's an update! Sleep System http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d132/ComSciDude/Survival/Backpack-Sleeping_zps4nef9ann.jpg Marmot Electrum Sleeping Bag REI Inflatable "Cheeto Puff" Pillow Therm-A-Rest RidgeRest Shelter System http://i34.photobucket.com/al...
by Murph
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 2382

Re: Are SmartWater bottles tough enough?

For those of you wondering, I know for a fact that the Frontier Pro can screw directly onto Platypus "soft-bottles"
by Murph
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: EDC light criterion. Needs a new one

I've got a Pelican 1910 AAA Flashlight, which is pretty similar to the Streamlight AAA.
I know Pelican has some other options though, and they keep their lights pretty basic.
Maybe there's an option there that would fit what you're looking for:
http://www.pelican.com/lights_category.php
by Murph
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need some thoughts on a pack...
Replies: 32
Views: 1707

Re: Need some thoughts on a pack...

There are thru-hikers that will go for a week at a time without a resupply.
Lots of them them are rocking 40 to 45 L packs, which converts over to 2440 cuin to 2746 cuin.
I don't understand the fascination with monster sized military packs for backpacking trips.
by Murph
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need some thoughts on a pack...
Replies: 32
Views: 1707

Re: Need some thoughts on a pack...

What are you planning on bringing that you think you need a pack that big for?
by Murph
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need new sleeping bag/pad
Replies: 7
Views: 825

Re: Need new sleeping bag/pad

I'm partial to foam pads, since they don't get holes or leak like air pads do. Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite Sleeping Pad (Rolls Up) http://www.amazon.com/Therm---Rest-RidgeRest-SOLite-Sleeping/dp/B004532GCI/ Therm-A-Rest Z-Lite SOL Sleeping Pad (Z-Folds Up) http://www.amazon.com/Therm-A-Rest-Z-Lite...
by Murph
Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for Minimalist info
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

Re: Looking for Minimalist info

There's lots of ultralight info on gear out there, but it is a lot easier to find on backpacking forums.

Here was my take on a small size and weigh survival kit:

Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)
viewtopic.php?t=55669
by Murph
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money Management in times of Disaster
Replies: 13
Views: 1680

Re: Money Management in times of Disaster

Anyway, there was a recent Pew Research study that 1/3 of US families don't have enough savings/assets to weather a ... simple job layoff of a spouse, or other bad money event. I'd be curious to hear what the figures are by generation. I'd guess that over 50% of people 20-35 years old couldn't weat...
by Murph
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Another day in meth creek
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Another day in meth creek

I don't understand Murphs comment at all..... But yea it sucks that I bought a house right smack dab in the middle of what used to look like Mayberry. Now it's just a tweaker haven. When we bought our house it looked like a lil old lady's cottage. However I have 3 meth users houses surrounding me. ...
by Murph
Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Another day in meth creek
Replies: 8
Views: 2029

Re: Another day in meth creek

So you stuck your toe in the pool and then you realized it wasn't to your liking?
by Murph
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable power solutions thread.
Replies: 78
Views: 9585

Re: Portable power solutions thread.

Close up of my two Rayovac Recharges, along with a smaller Rayovac Boost that takes CR123's, again, allowing for flexability. Shown on the CR123 Boost is a Micro USB/Lightning adapter for my I-Phone, which works with both adapters Those Rayovac packs are pretty cool!! They're similar to the Energiz...
by Murph
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Intro to hiking gear
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: Intro to hiking gear

I'd be surprised if the Park Service will let a "first time, seasonal intern, trail guide" do anything more than walk people from the parking lot on a perfectly flat manicured path from information sign A to overlook point B while rattling off a canned history lesson. That being said, that's still a...
by Murph
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 2088

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing! :D
by Murph
Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rate my BOB
Replies: 28
Views: 3290

Re: Rate my BOB

First Aid Tampons? If you are female, or you're bugging out with a female, this is fine...if you're planning on "plugging a wound" with one... *begins beating head against wall* why can't that urban legend just DIE already? Hemorrhage Control – What Aunt Flow Didn’t Know http://privatebloggins.ca/?...
by Murph
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2015 goals
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: 2015 goals

I want to have 20 gallons of water that is less than 2 years old. I need to label everything with date purchased I want my supplies increased and organize by the end of April 2015. I hit the store the other weekend and got a great deal on 1L bottles of water. They come in cases of 15 bottles, so I ...
by Murph
Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique the Family BOB!
Replies: 26
Views: 3491

Re: Critique the Family BOB!

zero11010 wrote:Pro-tip - Freeze dried eggs are disgusting. Don't do it. Ova-Easy eggs are crystallized and pretty darn good! You mix the powder with water and heat it on a pan like you would a scrambled egg or omelette. You can even bake with the stuff.
What kind of shelf life do those have if they're kept dry?
by Murph
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rate my BOB
Replies: 28
Views: 3290

Re: Rate my BOB

I think the reason I haven't bought the filter yet as they are expensive for a good one and the inexpensive ones just look cheap. I don't want to trust my GI tract to "cheap" but am even less interested in trusting it to "none". I'll make a filter my next purchase priority but I'm not very filter s...
by Murph
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique the Family BOB!
Replies: 26
Views: 3491

Re: Critique the Family BOB!

Yeah, I'd agree on ditch the USGI cookset. It's heavy and you don't have anything that you'd need it for. Just eat directly out of the Mountain House bags. Also, those test tube spray bottle (hand sanitizer, bug spray, etc.) things suck. They leak / dry up. Ask me how I know... What's with all the t...
by Murph
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Rate my BOB
Replies: 28
Views: 3290

Re: Rate my BOB

What do you have your water in? Do you have a water filter or just purification tabs? Do you have some sort of small backpack stove? What's with all the condiments? Why not more food? Any rain gear? What's with the tampons? Why not carry 550 cord on it's own instead of bracelets? fire tinder/IRS doc...
by Murph
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food preps, where to start???
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Food preps, where to start???

I found this a while back, but it is still relevant: A 12 Month Plan to Emergency Preparedness http://www.realselfreliance.com/2009/09/a-12-month-plan-to-emergency-preparedness/ And here's a couple threads that you might find helpful: 4 week rotating prep plan https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/vie...
by Murph
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2015 goals
Replies: 34
Views: 2917

Re: 2015 goals

I want to have 20 gallons of water that is less than 2 years old. I need to label everything with date purchased I want my supplies increased and organize by the end of April 2015. I hit the store the other weekend and got a great deal on 1L bottles of water. They come in cases of 15 bottles, so I ...
by Murph
Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's Backpacking BOB/Kit Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7591

Re: Dragon's Backpacking BOB/Kit Thread

For a winter season bag, size and weight, what would you expect as far as weight with the capabilities I want/need in a pack and where do you think I could shed enough weight to get it? I have everything labeled in terms of two categories, Wants and Needs. The needs are standard among all of my pac...
by Murph
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's Backpacking BOB/Kit Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 7591

Re: Dragon's Backpacking BOB/Kit Thread

Dragon! I'm excited to see a thread on your BOB after our "Bromance" over mini MOLLE bags for GHB/PSK/E&E. But I've got to say I'm surprised with how big and heavy your BOB is. I was really hoping for the same light weight mentality. My only advice is to keep doing overnight trips, and make sure to ...

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