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by thelight
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Suvival LED Flashlight Testing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1601

Re: Suvival LED Flashlight Testing.

Hey WW, I'd recommend you check out the Fenix UC-35 . I picked it up as my EDC as well as my "last" flashlight. If you want to borrow it for testing, let me know. I'm in Eastern PA now. Some thoughts on why I selected it: USB rechargeable (relatively standard these days) Adjustable brightness (14 - ...
by thelight
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!
Replies: 21
Views: 2453

Re: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!

Very interesting idea... How loud was it?
by thelight
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a pocket spotlight
Replies: 20
Views: 3516

Re: Looking for a pocket spotlight

Fenix UC35. Fantastic flashlight.
https://www.amazon.com/UC35-Rechargeabl ... B00OZZZXM6

It's my EDC bag light.
by thelight
Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Bug-IN Water Filtration
Replies: 27
Views: 2766

Re: Bug-IN Water Filtration

Berkey's filter out viruses... I mean, boiling is a nice extra, but it doesn't appear to be necesary.
http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/he ... q/#viruses

Check the links I posted earlier with the detailed lab tests. They're really impressive units.
by thelight
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Bug-IN Water Filtration
Replies: 27
Views: 2766

Re: Bug-IN Water Filtration

Another Berkey user here. I have the Imperial Berkey and added a metal spigot. The original impetus for this was all the bottled water I was going through with my newborn son. However, since I'm on well water, which could theoretically become contaminated by others in the area at any random point, I...
by thelight
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.
Replies: 5
Views: 798

Re: Tactical Parent Gear. This is cool.

I'm looking at the carrier, too. The wife loved it, lol.
For a bad, though, I think a large bail out bag would be a cheaper, and potentially better, solution.
by thelight
Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your "Death" song.
Replies: 315
Views: 28450

Re: Your "Death" song.

I'm going out on a high note...
Yakety Sax
by thelight
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?
Replies: 33
Views: 2118

Re: Boat vs Plane - What would you choose?

Boat. Kat or Trimaran. Large (60'+). Sail and Motor power. Solar & Hydro for electrical systems and water desal.
If you find fish, you're pretty much set.
by thelight
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6498
Views: 961349

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Amazon prime is $67 dollars today only (normally $99).
https://www.amazon.com/gp/prime/pipelin ... primepromo
by thelight
Thu May 28, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Recommend a good vacuum seal system
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Recommend a good vacuum seal system

I'm a fan of the Foodsaver line. They come up on sale every now and then and they work very well. I do buy discount bags when I can find them, though. Pretty much any sealer bag with microchannels on one side will work well. I bought bags from these guys last time with no complaints: http://www.dcpr...
by thelight
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Backpack to carry field gear: Plate carrier, war belt, etc.
Replies: 19
Views: 4006

Re: Backpack to carry field gear: Plate carrier, war belt, e

I just recently got this backpack from LA Police Gear: http://www.lapolicegear.com/diplomat-3-day-backpack1.html This thing is a lot bigger than I expected, I think your gear should be able to fit pretty easily. I used the MOLLE II ruck sack in the Guard and hated that damn thing, give me an ALICE ...
by thelight
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SEREBOX
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: SEREBOX

Box a month programs are big money right now. From clothes, to booze, cheese, coffee.... All types are out there. This is just using that highly successful business model and targeting it to prepprs. I don't think it's the best idea in the world for the "prepper", but it's definitely a good business...
by thelight
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help me decide on what to use for a BOV
Replies: 21
Views: 2051

Re: Help me decide on what to use for a BOV

Something Different: Subaru Outback or Forester. If you're buying new, anyway. Used I'd go with the Vanagon Westfalia, Syncro. But I've always had a soft-spot for the pop-top camper-vans like that. Regarding the Subarus: Very convenient, quite capable "off-road", can haul trailers, get good mileage,...
by thelight
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: Moving back to PA.
Replies: 3
Views: 1949

Re: Moving back to PA.

The wife and I are actually moving into the same area in a few months. I'll post over in ZSC21 as well.
by thelight
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How do you refurbish an old wood cook stove? (pic heavy)
Replies: 2
Views: 893

How do you refurbish an old wood cook stove? (pic heavy)

I found a great deal on an old Majestic wood cook stove (model FS-121H) on Craigslist for $150, and just got it home yesterday. It's in fantastic shape, overall, and could probably be put into use as it is. However, I want this thing to last another lifetime if possible. The question is: What should...
by thelight
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:007
Topic: ZSNY2012WCT Dates - 2/10/12 to 2/12/2012
Replies: 54
Views: 9708

Re: ZSNY2012WCT Thread

All dates in February are equally crappy for me. Doesn't mean I won't be there though. So either day will work, just need to know ahead of time so I can arrange for the time off.

Really looking forward to it. I'll be testing out my Christmas present this year! Details on that to follow, though.
by thelight
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Christmas BOBs
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Re: Christmas BOBs

Where did you find wool blankets for $9.99? Might need a few myself. Harbor Freight, believe it or not. Unfortunately they're back-ordered so I might not get them in time for Christmas. http://www.harborfreight.com/60-inch-x-80-inch-wool-blanket-92625.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return fa...
by thelight
Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Christmas BOBs
Replies: 10
Views: 1212

Christmas BOBs

During the early winter storm this year, my GF's family got hit pretty hard. Her mother and father were without power for 4 days and her sister ended up staying in a shelter since her college shut down. Now, my GF and I have been preppers for years and could weather a storm like that a bit better (h...
by thelight
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6630
Views: 297246

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Practiced knots... A lot. Started taking the Bushclass Basic course at the Bushcraft USA forums.
by thelight
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: Thinking of moving to PA. What areas should I look at?
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

Re: Thinking of moving to PA. What areas should I look at?

Wow, the Laurel Highlands are amazing! And I've got to say that Pittsburgh is surprising me the more I look into it.
Thanks for the focus, definitely going to concentrate on researching those areas.
by thelight
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushclass Basics
Replies: 43
Views: 4276

Bushclass Basics

So I was looking through the Bushcraft USA forums today after being linked there through... something on ZS... and I came across this: http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27539" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Guidelines and information for Bushclass USA Each lesson will hav...
by thelight
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 18921

Re: All Things Permaculture.

Thanks! :D My course was a "72 hour" course. However we got a lot more time out of it. Five weekend sessions spread out over 5 months, three sessions were two days, and two were three days. The courses are usually offered on a sliding scale. I paid about $1k for mine, and that was the low end of the...
by thelight
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: Thinking of moving to PA. What areas should I look at?
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

Thinking of moving to PA. What areas should I look at?

I'm cross posting this with ZSC021 as well to try and get as much feedback as possible. So my GF and I are thinking of moving to PA in the next year or so. After looking all around the north-east, we found PA to have the best combination of laws and tax rates... I thought I'd hop in and get some mor...
by thelight
Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: All Things Permaculture.
Replies: 157
Views: 18921

Re: All Things Permaculture.

Well, I'm now officially a Permaculture Designer. :D Also had a bit of an adventure this weekend. One of the guys taking the course with me sliced his hand when a coffee pot broke. It was a clean, deep, slice going almost to the bone. Thankfully I had my kit and patched him up so he could make it ho...

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