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by CommonHighrise
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Surplus Scores
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Surplus Scores

They have a milsurp stand in Zerns now? Damn, been too long since Ive gone there. Bad run-in with some skinhead punks kinda turned me off the place. I go to the ArmyNavy in Pottstown for my milsurp stuff. Prices are hit or miss, but the folks that own and run it are cool people.
by CommonHighrise
Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cool (warm) item found at Outdoor Retailer
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Cool (warm) item found at Outdoor Retailer

Theres something in the back of my brain saying this is a bad concept...but cant put my finger on it. As far as I can see, it'll do what its meant to do; emergency insulation. Combined with a rainshell, would probably keep ones core fairly toasty for a good while.
by CommonHighrise
Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tyler's BOB needs to go on a diet
Replies: 33
Views: 2235

Re: Tyler's BOB needs to go on a diet

Ditch the multiple canteens and cups. Pick up a Camelback or similar to integrate into the Alice, folding plastic cup, and some empty hydro sacks. Water is good, big, heavy, bulky canteens that store little of it, yet take up much room; bad. If youre hell bent on schlepping some booze, ditch the gla...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: random ways to battle the dead.
Replies: 58
Views: 4344

Re: random ways to battle the dead.

Strap to kids merry-go round. Wrap merry-go round in rope, tie off to vehicle, and have someone drive it away at high speed. See if zombies get motion sickness. Snip the tendons/paralyze lower body. Start up a ventriloquist act. Recreate some of the finishing moves of popular pro wrestlers. Zombie p...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Zombies in armored vehicles. Will my rifle work?
Replies: 30
Views: 3138

Re: Zombies in armored vehicles. Will my rifle work?

Trent wrote:Image
Gloriously full of win.
by CommonHighrise
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 10/22 Tricked out PIC thread!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3136

Re: 10/22 Tricked out PIC thread!!

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Not mine, but definatley going to be the kit I go with when I get around to picking up a lil Ruger.
by CommonHighrise
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grifter's Manpurse/EDC Bag
Replies: 38
Views: 16327

Re: Grifter's Manpurse/EDC Bag

Thats not a manpurse, thats a friggen BOB. Personally, way too much gear in my opinion, but thats just me. I like my EDC/E&E light and fast. I would say ditch the 3600cal of rations for a couple Clif bars. Lose two or three Kerlix, an Izzy, 3 Cravs, maybe one of the QCs, and the SAM. Add in some act...
by CommonHighrise
Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: security of 5min & 30 min evac plan gear
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: security of 5min & 30 min evac plan gear

Good question there. Theres a lot of money wrapped up in some peoples BOBs, not counting documents/identity papers. Sleeping bags, tents, stoves, knives, and optics are all things that we typically keep in or on the BOB that have good fencing potential, and could be easily be sold at most any local ...
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternatives to Glow Sticks
Replies: 60
Views: 6991

Re: Alternatives to Glow Sticks

Heh. Had those for raves. Exactly what kept me from buying one of those slick, more expensive glowsticks. They will break, but it takes a reasonable amount of impact to do so. Also, be wary of using them as a twirl signal, as the caps may snap off under the Gs.
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK

Gunny wrote:That lid's not going to stay on.
Note the paracord tied over the top of the lid. If youre still paranoid, tape it on.
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alice Pack vs Hiker Backpack from REI or Northface, etc.
Replies: 22
Views: 4314

Re: Alice Pack vs Hiker Backpack from REI or Northface, etc.

For what youre looking for, go modern. Loading an ALICE with 30# is like buying a 1-ton dually pickup to haul groceries. With low weight, lighter, smaller packs will be more comfortable. However, I will say this about the ALICE; when hooked up with some MOLLE shoulder and waist pads, you can load it...
by CommonHighrise
Sat Aug 09, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: How Zombie Squad Preps Saved My Date! (now with pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 1844

Re: How Zombie Squad Preps Saved My Date! (now with pics)

NFA; keepin' the Zombacolypse pimpin' since 2006.
by CommonHighrise
Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK

One thing that I would suggest for your kit would be some larger needles...some 4" x 4" adhesive backed nylon patches, a small vial of super glue, a couple of tent pole splints, and 10' of heavy duty mason's line are all worthwhile additions. Ah, all excellent suggestions. +1 on getting larger need...
by CommonHighrise
Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Man's daily purse?
Replies: 87
Views: 2401

Re: Man's daily purse?

I get the occasional look, and odd complaint (from the girlfriend usually) when I carry my MaxPed Versipak (nope, not Collossus, Jumbo, or Fatboy, just plain little old Versi). Like stated above, if youre feeling less-than-manly with your murse of choice, just slap some badass patches on it, and han...
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK

I like. I"d probably stuff cotton balls or something intot he straw, just so it isn't wasted space. Sonofa...I forgot that bit. I had it in my notes for building this. To stuff a wad of cotton into the straw, for use as a pincushion mid-repair. Dropping a needle in the woods is a lost needle. Dropp...
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Getting items for your BOB for free
Replies: 787
Views: 79663

Re: Getting items for your BOB for free

TheQuietOne wrote:It's a shame these guys only sell wholesale, or I'd actually buy stuff from them. :(
DIY Tactical's online store sells most of the ITW catalog retail, and if they dont carry it, they can probably get it by request.
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB for a Cat
Replies: 29
Views: 1749

Re: BOB for a Cat

Yeah, sure, I have a TEOTWAWKI plan for the housecat...

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:twisted:
by CommonHighrise
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: PAKFAK
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

$5 Gear Project: PAKFAK

You have a FAK for your fleshy butt, but do you carry a FAK for your pack? Tears and rips suck, and they suck harder out in the middle of nowhere. Sure, one can slap together a basic bandaid repair with duct tape and deternimation, but at some point youre gonna want to mend that. This kit also works...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kace Bob MK.5
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Kace Bob MK.5

Not too bad for starters. Seems to be very redundant on baggage, but workin with what ya got I guess. Just be wary of keeping essentials in those saddlebags, as you may have to ditch the bike in a hurry and take off with just a ruck and duffel. Using the saddlebags to carry the heavier, or large red...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: SuperBIC
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: $5 Gear Project: SuperBIC

On the razor blade; Im a man of many knives. If Im reduced down to using the exacto blade duct taped to my bic lighter, many things have gone horribly, horribly wrong. To each his/her own. On accessability; To get to the gear, it would just be a matter of rolling the duct tape into itself to access ...
by CommonHighrise
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival in a Bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 772

Re: Nalgene Survival in a Bottle

Im not gonna go build an uber-sweet bugout bottle, Im not gonna go build an uber-sweet bugout bottle, Im not gonna go build an uber-sweet bugout bottle.

-runs off to grab a spare Nalgene-
by CommonHighrise
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $5 Gear Project: SuperBIC
Replies: 11
Views: 629

$5 Gear Project: SuperBIC

What contains a 2-part firestarting kit, 2 feet of 550 paracord, 20 feet of fishing line, 6 feet of duct tape, two safety pins, three sewing needles, and will slip into the itty-bittiest of pockets? http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z168/commonhighrise/IMG_0619.jpg SuperBIC! (Shown with optional Ke...
by CommonHighrise
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Work Secrets (Or: What you wish everyone knew)
Replies: 405
Views: 26555

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Don't "dojo-storm." Jesus. This is when someone shows up and challenges the instructor to a fight. Usually the person doing the challenging has no training at all. It never ends well for the guy doing the storming. Like most things, theres a right and a wrong way to do this. First, the right; Be po...
by CommonHighrise
Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: unexpected pounding at the front door at 3am
Replies: 57
Views: 3180

Re: unexpected pounding at the front door at 3am

...I go out the back door,around the house and come up behind the person (with gun) and ask them what I can do for them. Um, so you go outside the back of the house, leaving loved ones inside, whom you attest cant handle themselves against a 12 year old? Seems like poor strategy to me. To the main ...

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