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by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 3883

Re: multitool

I EDC the Skeletool with the stainless blade. Clipped inside my jeans pocket. I can't stand anything bulky on my belt. Hardly know it's there. And no it doesn't have a hundred tools but I use what it has - pliers, screwdrivers, knife and yes the bottle opener in the carabiner. I really like the scre...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Arctic Survival Question
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: Arctic Survival Question

No personal experience but from what I have seen and read - Caribou skin/fur is superior as cold weather insulation as the hairs are hollow. If Caribou is an option I believe this is the animal fur used by people operating in extreme cold. I'm guess this is what was worn on Arctic expeditions back i...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Restoring and maintaining leather
Replies: 18
Views: 1430

Re: Restoring and maintaining leather

Another vote for Sno-Seal. I get my boots good and warmed up by the fire. Sno-Seal is very thick at 20 degrees C, so it goes into the leather much better if the leather is nice and warm.

Stay away from oils for repeated use as they can actually rot or degrade the leather.

Have fun.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?
Replies: 28
Views: 1728

Re: Simplify 4x4 for BOV?

Chevy/Geo Tracker was a re-badged Suzuki very similar to the Samurai.

And I don't know about Twizzler's AO, but Samurai's are stupid expensive around here. Nearly unobtainable. Typically guys pull the 50 horsepower gas motor and put in a vintage VW diesel.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 3595

Re: Best keychain flashlight

My Nitecore TIP CRI just showed up yesterday. Almost forgot I ordered it. Almost 8 weeks since order. Sheesh. Anyway looks like a cool light haven't taken it out in the dark yet. Especially for $17. I'll clip it to the EDC backpack and see how it does.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 3595

Re: Best keychain flashlight

Ordered.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: I built a woodshed this Summer
Replies: 13
Views: 1362

Re: I built a woodshed this Summer

Nice work. I built mine similarly. If I recall correctly I got my basic design info from a solid fuel heating book from a guy based in New England. But yeah the basics are the same wherever it rains I guess - keep the water off and allow it to breathe. Most of the guys around here (mostly talking ab...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: GHB + Work Back Combo
Replies: 21
Views: 1336

Re: GHB + Work Back Combo

I use the Direct Action Dragon Egg for that exact purpose.

https://us.directactiongear.com/dragon- ... k-mkii#BLK

It's not cheap but it's a great pack and is rock solid. I expect it to last for years.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 3595

Re: Best keychain flashlight

I've switched to the Nitecore Tube. $11, weighs nothing, bright enough, fully adjustable output and best of all USB rechargeable. Downsides - it's plastic and only "splash proof" not submersible. It's actually holding up very well about 4 months in. http://www.gearbest.com/led-flashlights/pp_135793...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best keychain flashlight
Replies: 31
Views: 3595

Re: Best keychain flashlight

I've switched to the Nitecore Tube. $11, weighs nothing, bright enough, fully adjustable output and best of all USB rechargeable. Downsides - it's plastic and only "splash proof" not submersible. It's actually holding up very well about 4 months in.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bike?
Replies: 40
Views: 3818

Re: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bik

Love me some Gelande Strasse bikes! Hee's my old '09 when we lived in Germany: https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-v6w72cp/0/b6292c5a/XL/i-v6w72cp-XL.jpg Sold it just before we moved back to the US in '12 though... can't imagine riding a street bike on the roads around here. Still love riding MX th...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Japanese Mini-Truck?
Replies: 27
Views: 2808

Re: Japanese Mini-Truck?

Had a conversation with a co-worker years ago where he was talking about buying a "Gator" (around here any SxS is called a gator) to putz around his 10 acres. I said "Why not buy an old Toyota 4X4 then you get an enclosed cab, heat, radio, etc" Which is exactly what I did - got a 82 Toyota Hi-lux fr...
by 50 Mission Cap
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: 'Mortar' from scratch?
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: 'Mortar' from scratch?

Find a masonry supply store. They can steer you in the right direction. You want "cement" not concrete. There are several formulations - basically soft to hard. You mix the cement with sand to make mortar. The cement used for modern hard fired brick is too hard for old bricks or stone masonry. Back ...
by 50 Mission Cap
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Alternative Dutch oven cooking pit buildouts
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: Alternative Dutch oven cooking pit buildouts

I finally got some time off work last week so actually found the time to cook in a DO in the garage/barn. Made a chicken pot pie. Nice guilty pleasure. I too use a steel oil drain pan (not easy to find these days). I'm not uptight about the concrete in the barn or driveway so I just set the pan on t...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator

Test the pressure cooker with just water to make sure it still seals, and ask your county extension agent about testing the gauge if you're in the US. Past that, I got nothing. This. I picked up a pressure canner dated 1945 (victory garden anyone?) for $5 at a garage sale. Still being made today bu...
by 50 Mission Cap
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpack Hot Tenting Storm Preparation.
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Backpack Hot Tenting Storm Preparation.

Regarding power in such a situation (cold weather, sunless, crappy) I've been kicking around the idea of adding themoelectric generation to such a stove. I'm fairly certain this is all a Biolite stove is. http://www.tegmart.com The key is to have a hot side and a cold side. Hot side is of course the...
by 50 Mission Cap
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bush Mechanics
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: Bush Mechanics

Did it catch on fire? Ha Ha. This was the mid 80's. The "Top Secret" movie was one of our favorites. If you recall in that movie a Pinto gets tapped from behind at about 1/2 mile and hour and blows up. No it was my 1972 Gran Torino (after the Pinto) that burned up due to an underhood fuel leak - th...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bush Mechanics
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Re: Bush Mechanics

Not me personally but in the Grapes of Wrath (book) they re-build the Model T motor on the side of the road. It's been decades since I read it but I recall they used brass wire for piston rings. My Pinto sprung a radiator leak far from home one time. Had just happened to pull in to a truck stop to l...
by 50 Mission Cap
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 3271

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

I completely agree that most of the Midwest is unprepared for truly surviving serious winter extremes.
I think most of us here on the forum would be shocked to find out how few people in the US today can actually start a fire given matches, newspaper, kindling and fuel.
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MOLLE Case For Bahco Laplander Hand Saw
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: MOLLE Case For Bahco Laplander Hand Saw

Nice find. I'll keep my eyes open for one!
by 50 Mission Cap
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: In the Zpaw serrations or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 971

Re: In the Zpaw serrations or not?

I don't see the point of serrations. A quality properly sharpened straight edge will cut anything a serrated edge will. And yes you can neglect sharpening a serrated edge longer but I think once it's gone too far you'd be kinda screwed without the proper sharpening tool. You can sharpen a straight b...
by 50 Mission Cap
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 9072

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

Black Friday deals on Amazon - Seiko 5 Automatic blue/black (no green) for $42, Casio solar triple sensor for sub $100, several Seiko/Citizen/Casio solar or EcoDrive for good prices.

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