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by FenceCat
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Got my green patrol bag today! I ordered it from ammo can man on amazon.com. All I can say is... wow. I love it. It came sealed in a bag, and it is in very good condition. This will serve me nicely here in FL. I'm a 5'7" tall girl and there's plenty of rolling around room in the bag. I also like the...
by FenceCat
Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Thank you so much for that. I just ordered one. I've been sleeping with a bed sheet and a poncho liner on my bed since it turned summer here in FL and it's been comfortable. Of course our AC only cools the house to 70 degrees. So that combo works good indoors. I think the patrol bag will work just f...
by FenceCat
Sat May 16, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Is the poncho liner and patrol bag about the same thickness?

Also, I just added snaps around my poncho liner and it makes a pretty awesome little sleeping bag now. :)
by FenceCat
Sat May 16, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Sounds like this combination may work for me. My local surplus store had the black intermediate bags in for $40. They were really nice, but I think it would be too hot in my climate zone. With the green patrol bag and poncho liner I could adapt to the temps if it dropped lower than average. And I co...
by FenceCat
Fri May 15, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Disposable Lighters. The Big Lie?
Replies: 37
Views: 4141

Re: Disposable Lighters. The Big Lie?

I love this. Thank you so much for testing it out. I always keep two bics in my bag for ease and convince, and a box of matches. Can't have too many ways to make fire. :)
by FenceCat
Fri May 15, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag
Replies: 14
Views: 1296

Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

I'm thinking of getting a usgi green patrol bag to add to my "sleep system". I have a nice poncho liner and I was thinking of using them together. Has anybody done this and what kind of temperatures can I expect to get out of it. The patrol bag is rated 50 degrees right?
by FenceCat
Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The SHTF - It happened.
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

The SHTF - It happened.

Well, it happened. The SHTF Monday the 16th when my father got ill. We thought it was food poisoning due to the symptoms, but it turned out to be UTI (which did not show the normal signs) and a very bad fungal infection in his bloodstream. Luckily, thanks to you fine folks, I had everything prepared...
by FenceCat
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Ah-ha! I found it. This is the one my surplus store has: http://www.ebay.com/itm/USGI-Military-Army-10-ICW-Intermediate-MUMMY-SLEEPING-BAG-OD-Green-NICE-/280819331686 I don't think I will be picking that one up. They did look very nice though. Now that that's cleared up. I'll do a bit more research ...
by FenceCat
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Gotcha.
I'm not sure what the heck my local surplus store has then. The tag said USGI intermediate bag. It was bulky and green.
Thanks again.
by FenceCat
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Hmm good thoughts all around. I can get the USGI Patrol bag for $23.90 shipped. My local surplus store has green intermediate bags for $40. But I'm not sure which one would work for me. If I get the patrol bag I could always get a woobie and double up with that, but you can't really take away any ex...
by FenceCat
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Hello! It's been a while. I thought I would update you fine folks on some changes I have made. First, instead of the USMC assault pack I'm now using the USGI Army 3-day Assault pack, and I love it. More room, more comfort. I now have an Esbit Stove and fuel cubes instead of the sterno set up. And I ...
by FenceCat
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Coins and phone charger added.
I'm using a school backpack I got on sale this year, and you know what... oddly enough I think I can fit more in there than the USMC assault pack. :\ But they look to be about the same size. The school bag just has more pockets.
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Agg! Phone charger! Yeah, I didn't even think of that. I'll keep mine in there and give it to him if he has to stay. I'll use his at home. Thanks so much. I would have completely forgotten that. I've got snacks, two bottles of water and a quart Gatorade. I packed snacks that we both like and I can l...
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Hey guys! Still reading and studying your advice and suggestions. I think one thing that was bugging me was not having an emergency bag strictly for a situation where my father ends up in the hospital again. So I threw together a bag specifically for that scenario and me staying the night with him t...
by FenceCat
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Gaiters!! Oddly enough I always thought those were for snow. Those are now on my "to get" list along with the sawyer mini.
Thanks so much!! :D
by FenceCat
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Seeing as how it was 47 degrees yesterday I decided to test out some combinations of clothing and do a little yard work. What worked the very best was the polypro long sleeve shirt base layer, wool sweater, and then the Fleck parka (which is only the shell, not the liner). That kept me the most comf...
by FenceCat
Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6652
Views: 308095

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Today I stood out in a torrential down pour as a cold front moved in to FL and tested out my Swiss Alpenflage rain poncho. Link to poncho: http://www.goarmy.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/600x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/s/w/swissarmyponcho-2.jpg I learned few things really qui...
by FenceCat
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

This is a question for anybody that wants to take the time to answer it: Just out of curiosity -- out of my original list and my bag selection, what bag would you use and how would you pack it for a 72 hour bag, grab it and get out of dodge scenario? I am in a city environment, with lakes all around...
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

After sorting through the food and making individual packets into 24hr rations, for both myself and my father… and then looking at the other things in my pack and realizing there is no way I can carry all this stuff, I decided to go for a different approach. Seeing as how we’re in a big-ish city lik...
by FenceCat
Mon Nov 10, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

I'm familiar with Main Prepper and Patriot Nurse. I hadn't seen the datrex review. I will stay away from those. Great videos. I ended up watching the cold weather gear video, and learned a thing or two about layering.
Thank you for the links! They were a BIG help. :D
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

I know people who's survival plan is to sit in the trees and snipe people with tactical BOB's, because they've recognized that those are the people that will be the most prepared. These so called snipers in trees wouldn't target a person with a blue Ospray pack? Would they target MC over Woodland? ...
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

One more observation: It looks like you've only got one maxi pad. I'd add more, as well as some tampons. Aunty Flow has a way of showing up at the worst times, either for you or a traveling companion. Besides the commercially intended purpose, pads are a great addition to a first aid kit and tampon...
by FenceCat
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Baked beans, last I knew, don't provide many calories or vitamins, and they weigh a ton. Plus, having some tin cans in my pack always seems to result in some cans digging into my back. For "ready to eat" I would encourage you to look at clif bars. They are around 110 calories per oz, ready to eat o...
by FenceCat
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 5631

Re: BOB Advice

Okay that is brilliant, freezing them. I just picked up some individual packets of gatoraid. So I'll be going through and organizing the food into 24 hr packs. I'm thinking of adding three individual cans of 5 oz. baked beans to the meal selection. Don't need to cook them and can eat them right out ...

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