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by Vagabond Tom
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.
Replies: 16
Views: 2195

Re: Looking for a business appropriate EDC/GHB bag.

Can't beat Free! If you decide to go in another direction I would recommend checking out Mystery Ranch and Topo Designs laptop style bags.
by Vagabond Tom
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 4925

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

The main reason that I got involved with this forum, was to seek an answer as to what type of sleep system to put in a BOB. I grew up in the frigid cold and know that hypothermia is no joke. One of the worst camping experiences I've ever had was camping at altitude without the proper clothing or sle...
by Vagabond Tom
Tue Oct 20, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.
Replies: 5
Views: 899

Re: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.

My Friend has the kid carrier, and really likes it. It's well built, high quality, practical gear!
by Vagabond Tom
Fri May 29, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.

Where did you buy the AA body?
by Vagabond Tom
Thu May 28, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.

Does the FourSevens QPLC come equipped to run on CR123 and AA out of the box? If not, what parts need to be purchased additionally and where is the best place to buy these parts?
by Vagabond Tom
Tue May 26, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: My dayhiking/camping LED lights.

Do any of you run rechargeable AA batteries with the various lights mentioned above? Any issues? How are the run times with rechargeable batteries? Also do you need to buy an adapter to run AA's in the Quark Pro QPLC?
by Vagabond Tom
Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique my BOB (Pic heavyish)
Replies: 28
Views: 3262

Re: Critique my BOB (Pic heavyish)

Awesome BOB! It's very similar to my BOB. Great pack choice! I like that you picked a non-camo pack that is neutral in color and can blend into an urban area if need be. I would suggest adding two whistles. Two, so you can communicate with someone else or use one to signal for rescue. Also extra nee...
by Vagabond Tom
Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Advice
Replies: 95
Views: 6348

Re: BOB Advice

This might be a good radio option; http://www.amazon.com/Kaito-V1B-Voyager-Emergency-Flashlight/dp/B008MA8ER6/ref=pd_sim_e_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=106C5E9KA99QKR65K1NP I have other Kaito radios and am impressed with the price/quality ratio! I'm sure this has been mentioned, for ease of use, you may want to...
by Vagabond Tom
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: BOB Communications for a Newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: BOB Communications for a Newbie!

The Sony M37W seems a lot better than the Sony SRF-59, if only it took AA batteries! I have decided to add a small AM/FM/SW radio and handheld transceiver to the comms pouch of the bag, now I need to do my research, save up and pick the units. There are a lot of choices for AM/FM/SW radios. C. Crane...
by Vagabond Tom
Thu Feb 26, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: BOB Communications for a Newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: BOB Communications for a Newbie!

My knowledge of handheld transceivers is limited. I know the following brands are popular Kenwood, Yaesu, Icom, Alinco, Wouxun... I guess I should save a bit more and apply the money towards a multi band handheld transceiver. Do most handheld dual band transceivers pick up AM/FM/SW?
by Vagabond Tom
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: BOB Communications for a Newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

BOB Communications for a Newbie!

I am seeking advice for BOB communications. The goal is to be able to get news and information if the the phone grid, Internet and TV broadcast goes down. I figure radio will be the last thing standing as far as comms go. I had an Eton survival solar/wind up radio and was not impressed, after a whil...
by Vagabond Tom
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MBO Entry #4. Group outing.
Replies: 14
Views: 1587

Re: MBO Entry #4. Group outing.

Looks like a great trip! Thanks for sharing! What's winter camping without bacon! A 6 man kifaru tipi is at the top of my wish list! Who is the sled manufacturer for your Pulk? Thanks for the the USB light review. Who's the manufacturer of the light? Awesome trip!
by Vagabond Tom
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dragon's WMBO #1
Replies: 25
Views: 1989

Re: Dragon's WMBO #1

Sounds like a great trip! I have been debating tossing a sol Bivvy into my pack. Did it breath well or was there a lot of condensation build up? Sounds like it was a life saver, nothing worse than being cold and wet! Also I couldn't agree with you more on the vehicle fuel economy vs off road capabil...
by Vagabond Tom
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

Re: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!

Everyone's input has been very influential! I agree about the importance of clothing! Ultimate BOB clothing to go with the bag, gear, and sleep system is as follows; Gortex Boots Wool socks (3 pairs) Mid weight pants base layers Tac Pants cotton/polyester blend Belt Exofficio boxer briefs Lightweigh...
by Vagabond Tom
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

Re: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!

Also zero11010 asked how many people are in my party. It's just me, a lone wolf, until I get to my bug out location.
by Vagabond Tom
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

Re: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!

Hey thanks Zero11010, I really appreciate your detailed response! Your response has prompted me to reconsider some previously held notions and may allow me to view this in a new context, thanks! First off, I'm from the Midwest, I grew up in MN (cold as heck in the winter and hot-n-humid in the summe...
by Vagabond Tom
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

Re: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!

Thanks for your input! I strongly agree, a pad is essential to prevent the ground from conducting heat from the body. I believe the U.S. army or USGI pad is closed cell foam. While it's bulky you don't have to worry about holes and patching like inflatable pads.
by Vagabond Tom
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!
Replies: 14
Views: 2839

The Ultimate Sleep System for a BOB!

While there has been much discussion on this topic and a variety of idea's put fourth, I'm still not content that there is a better sleep system! My goal is to put together the ultimate sleep/warmth system for a BOB. I'm not hung up on the outer shelter component be it a bivy, hammock, tent, tipi, t...
by Vagabond Tom
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Love this forum! Not sure why it took me so long to join.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Love this forum! Not sure why it took me so long to join

Well you may have guessed from the name that I'm from all over this great country, but am currently residing in Colorado!
by Vagabond Tom
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Love this forum! Not sure why it took me so long to join.
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Love this forum! Not sure why it took me so long to join.

Hello there, while I have been reading the forum for a while, I finally decided to join! It will be nice to finally contribute to the conversations rather than being an outside observer. I enjoy the topics discussed here and look forward to meeting some friends that share the same enthusiasm!

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