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by zero11010
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).

Sure, man. I've not done any of the testing myself. I don't see this as a pissing contest, I see this as a healthy conversation. :D I'm going to follow guidelines by people like Big Agnes, REI, and Backpacker.com though. I do know that as you mention, there are treated down products available that a...
by zero11010
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).

One correction on down blankets and sleeping bags. Down can be stored stuffed. It's synthetic that can not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFadYQJxIxc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhPxt0UyARM http://www.backpacker.com/gear/sleeping-bags/bivy-sacks/how-to-store-and-clean-a-sleeping-bag/ "Never sto...
by zero11010
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Kelty makes a Woobie (Poncho liner).

It looks like the MSRP is less than $25. I wouldn't expect too much from it, and I wouldn't expect it to really compete with a $150+ Kifaru Woobie. I kinda liked this which is similar to the Kelty: http://www.costco.com/Double-Black-Diamond-Packable-Down-Throw-2-pack.product.100314979.html That's a ...
by zero11010
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Outdoor hiking/bicycling speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Outdoor hiking/bicycling speakers

I hadn't thought of using one earbud, thanks. I know in the past when I had one earbud go down it would annoy me, but maybe I just need to get used to it. Sometimes it seems like the audio will be done in such a way that most of one person's voice will come from one side while another person's voic...
by zero11010
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Outdoor hiking/bicycling speakers
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Outdoor hiking/bicycling speakers

For an audiobook or a podcast where perfect audio quality isn't really the goal I would strongly suggest using one earbud. For listening to music where audio quality may matter more, I would strongly suggest using even one earbud instead of one travel speaker. Why? * Speakers are going to negatively...
by zero11010
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Portable Camp Toilets
Replies: 10
Views: 1580

Re: Portable Camp Toilets

It sounds like you'll be using this for more than just a couple days. You may want to consider a composting toilet. They're more livable solutions than just pooping into a bucket and throwing out the plastic bag. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CdnVZkCKXU And there are other options ... you know ......
by zero11010
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.
Replies: 11
Views: 1930

Re: Testing the phone/ipod pedometer.

The default apple app Health functionality is pretty solid. As the iterations have passed they've made huge improvements in readability. I've spent a fair amount of time with Fitbit and Jawbone devices. For people who are curious about these types of things the first thing I suggest for them is to u...
by zero11010
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: gas mileage not so hot anymore...
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: gas mileage not so hot anymore...

Not familiar with that vehicle or transmission. You mentioned it was a 4x4. Could the all wheel drive be active? I can think of a whole lot of things that impact mileage in some way: * tire pressure * dirty air filters * dirty spark plugs * rich air/fuel mixture (lots of causes for this) * forced in...
by zero11010
Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: So my phone got stolen yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: So my phone got stolen yesterday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssl-PjQVZWg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktfP3sHaips http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_8i5CTJvQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bhTipVjFRo There is a lot of software to help people track a lost or stolen phone (generally it all needs to be set up as a precautionary ...
by zero11010
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Multiple sterno cans?
Replies: 13
Views: 2704

Re: Multiple sterno cans?

Just curious, what is your draw toward using sterno instead of one of the superior fuel methods?
by zero11010
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is a bug out gun used for?
Replies: 70
Views: 5870

Re: What is a bug out gun used for?

Ah, like most defensive uses of firearms you don't hear much about them. Just because you don't hear about them doesn't mean they don't happen. For example no shots were fired here: [image]everyone's favorite katrina photo[/image] Plenty of guns in evidence. Does that mean that there was no defensi...
by zero11010
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is a bug out gun used for?
Replies: 70
Views: 5870

Re: What is a bug out gun used for?

I've thought about this a lot over the years. I don't feel like I've heard a simple and accurate answer from anyone, and I think that's because one doesn't exist. Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the US are forced to leave their home with little to no notice. This sure sounds like a bug...
by zero11010
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Enlisting at 30?
Replies: 33
Views: 6688

Re: Enlisting at 30?

If your main motivation is money go to a coding academy. After a couple months of training you're ready for jobs that pay $80k+ with starting salaries, full benefits, and crazy tech company perks, and give you access to job paths that can pay you $300k+ in more senior positions. An academy will run...
by zero11010
Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Enlisting at 30?
Replies: 33
Views: 6688

Re: Enlisting at 30?

So, I'm strongly considering enlisting in either the army reserves or the national guard. My main motivation is money, hopefully some money toward my school loans as well. You mention you're in California. And that you have bills from vocational colleges with schooling that you're no longer interes...
by zero11010
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Aqua-tainer Review?
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: Aqua-tainer Review?

A lot of this will mirror what has already been said. I own a couple of these (and have for a couple years now). I like them and I trust them. They're not stackable when full. They stack when empty just fine. With water in them, the weight will start to deform the lower containers when stacked. The ...
by zero11010
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after
Replies: 65
Views: 4992

Re: We are all out of ammo. What type of sword is best after

The type really hardly even matters. Skill will matter much more, and quality (including maintenance) of the tool will matter more than the shape of it as well. If you're genuinely into the topic a youtube channel you may enjoy is skallagrim. There are plenty of martial arts that use swords and orga...
by zero11010
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are cheap dry bags worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: Are cheap dry bags worth it?

I'm a little late to the party, but from real world experience here you go: I bought the exact bags you are looking at some years ago, as a 'dry' bags for small stuff in my kayak. I learned real quick these were not true "dry" bags... I call them splash bags. They will protect from a splash or mayb...
by zero11010
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are cheap dry bags worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1459

Re: Are cheap dry bags worth it?

You've gotten some great advice. My opinion will mimic much of it. You can look at a lot of different bag set ups for people who do bags of this nature "professionally", or bags where a single bag is required to keep them going for days or weeks at a time. You will not see your individual dry bag so...
by zero11010
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle touring?
Replies: 21
Views: 2047

Re: Bicycle touring?

Shiloh wrote: I'm already planning on doing a tour from Laramie to Denver sometime in the next few months.
How did your tour go, man?
by zero11010
Tue May 17, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help: Bag/pack options?
Replies: 39
Views: 4137

Re: Help: Bag/pack options?

I'm a huge fan of the Kelty Redwing 50. It will carry the weight you want to carry just fine. It looks like the bag just got a redesign and I can't speak with personal experience for the newest (2016) version. Perhaps most importantly the bag weighs 3lbs 5oz empty (newest version is 3lbs 11oz). I've...
by zero11010
Tue May 10, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

It's a peltier junction and a solar panel. That's it. It's a tiny, very inefficient dehumidifier that will only get you a usable amount of water in a bright, swampy hellhole. I can't really see it being especially useful anywhere other than perhaps on the ocean. Anyone that's tried hiking with a so...
by zero11010
Mon May 09, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

The product is bullshit. Science to the rescue. Nah, video's assumptions are off. If the video maker's assumptions were right, solar stills wouldn't work. The water bottle is basically a solar-powered, fan-assisted solar still that, instead of using a standing water source, uses the humidity in the...
by zero11010
Mon May 09, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water
Replies: 20
Views: 1482

Re: New Water Bottle Makes it Own Water

The product is bullshit.



Science to the rescue.
by zero11010
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Tom Clancys the Division
Replies: 32
Views: 6997

Re: Tom Clancys the Division

Couple tips for you. Low level gear should be broken apart for parts, not sold. (no sense selling an item for 10 credits instead of turning it into fabric or weapon parts when in a couple levels items sell for several times more credits and still break down into the same one fabric or weapon part). ...

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