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by Burncycle
Tue May 14, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable trail cart.
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Portable trail cart.

Ever see a bushcrafty video where they do something clever that seems silly obvious in retrospect, but it just never occurred to you? These carts remind me of that! I'm not saying you shouldn't keep your gear man portable, but in the vast majority of cases you'll either have transportation or be tra...
by Burncycle
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter

One more concern... flammability of the various materials. Yes, you're holding everything clear of the flame with your legs, but if you should nod off... is the SOL poncho going to combust if it hits flame?
It will definitely melt
by Burncycle
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter

Thanks for the comments! I've messed around with a separate mylar blanket and disposable poncho, it works but it's easier to deal with just the SOL poncho which is essentially both in one. As others have mentioned it doesn't stop conductive heat loss, so whatever touches it will get cold, but your c...
by Burncycle
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Palmer Furnace style emergency shelter

Especially this time of year, where it's relatively warmer during the day but dips to freezing at night, I wanted an emergency shelter I could carry with me in a cargo pocket. Additionally, our fire station does water calls year round, so it would be nice to have something on my person in case somet...
by Burncycle
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The battle of the PCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 2477

Re: The battle of the PCCs

I haven't really found the perfect PCC yet. Nearly all of them seem unnecessarily bulky or have a cheap feeling. AR based PDWs can get pretty darn small https://i.imgur.com/QZXRn6J.jpg and can be had in better calibers like 300 blackout. With AR kits and platforms being very inexpensive lately, it w...
by Burncycle
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: VX-3R alternatives
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

VX-3R alternatives

I had a UV-3R with the intent on eventually picking up a VX-3R, which is now discontinued and difficult to find.

The appeal to me was the size, and I was wondering if there are any alternatives in the same class out there?
by Burncycle
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1

Steep and Cheap had the same sale last month and I didn't pull the trigger, kinda regretted it. Was surprised to see it on sale again this month so I picked one up.

The thing is pretty small, about the size of two tic-tac boxes stacked on each other.

They may have run out but I'd keep checking back.
by Burncycle
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6526
Views: 974264

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

Ocean Signal RescueME PLB1

$155, normal prices $230-280


https://www.steepandcheap.com/ocean-sig ... Q3MDAwMDAz





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by Burncycle
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.

I've been having a hard time finding the Anker panels anymore it seems like they're drying up
by Burncycle
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Looking for a new .380 pocket pistol.
Replies: 34
Views: 5325

Re: Looking for a new .380 pocket pistol.

I carry IWB, 3-4 o'clockish so this may not apply to you. I tried jeans pocket carry once and trying to draw while seated in a car is basically a non-starter for me. Maybe my pants are too tight :awesome: IWB still sucks while seated, but I also like using my pockets for all the other crap I carry. ...
by Burncycle
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 1854

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

My 12" Ontario machete is a "big knife" that is used in the exact same way as big custom knives, but doesn't cost $100+. I can beat on it, chop with it, abuse and baton with it, and if it gets scuffed up or breaks I won't feel bad about it (probably because of all the blisters I got from it over the...
by Burncycle
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: One-person bug shelter question
Replies: 20
Views: 3835

Re: One-person bug shelter question

Sounds like the IBNS is about perfect for that AO regarding simplicity of setup and being freestanding as you indicate. It sounds like you've already considered some other options and ran through the pros and cons. There are other bug net tents out there for ultralight backpackers, including some wi...
by Burncycle
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable solar panel reviews!
Replies: 27
Views: 4959

Re: Portable solar panel reviews!

Only ones I have direct experience with is the Goal Zero nomad 7 and the Anker 14 watt, both of which worked well. The Goal Zero has some nice reviews on youtube where people were being rough and torture testing it so that helped my confidence, but the faster charging of the Anker is appealing.
by Burncycle
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you have Body Armor?
Replies: 88
Views: 6593

Re: Do you have Body Armor?

I've been looking at the AR500 type offerings, but some won't protect against M193 type ammunition which is quite common. Then I see the level III+ offerings that are supposed to stop it, and some youtube reviews it looks like it does, and on others it looks like it doesn't, so I'm not sure what to ...
by Burncycle
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Howard Leight Hearing Protection and Amplification
Replies: 11
Views: 1187

Re: Howard Leight Hearing Protection and Amplification

Was torn between the Howard Leight and the Peltor Sport Rangeguard (similar price range), both got good reviews. Ended up going with the Peltors, and so far they've been amazing. I'd never had electronic hearing protecting before, and was able to wear them for a long time without discomfort like my ...
by Burncycle
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New production Polish NATO Jerry Cans $19.99
Replies: 16
Views: 1953

Re: New production Polish NATO Jerry Cans $19.99

These are rugged and I'm interested in them, but what was the rationale behind restricting them for fuel use in the US?
by Burncycle
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Medieval McDonalds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Medieval McDonalds?

Found a quote on another site regarding how much wheat to make a loaf of bread (which we can extrapolate buns from I guess!) The average yield per acre of winter wheat is 82.0 (2.46 tons, 4920 lbs) bushels, while spring wheat is 78 (2.34 tons, 4680 lbs) bushels per acre. 45 lbs of wheat will yield r...
by Burncycle
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Medieval McDonalds?
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Medieval McDonalds?

The average McDonalds serves approx 2,000 people per day, and I feel like sustaining something like that would take a staggering amount of resources but I've never been able to really quantify it. If you were to take away modern infrastructure, but wanted essentially a fast food burger joint like Mc...
by Burncycle
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Night running/fast hiking in the woods 101.
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Night running/fast hiking in the woods 101.

What kind of shoes do you wear? Do they work well on slippery rocks?
by Burncycle
Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: ar15/ak47 pistol for shtf?
Replies: 20
Views: 2439

Re: ar15/ak47 pistol for shtf?

They're great! Ever since "the decision" (dah dah dahhhh) on the sig brace I tend to prefer the AR platform for its inherent physical attributes, but 5.56mm suffers out of the short barrel as everyone has mentioned. .300 blackout on the other hand... Now if I could just afford to shoot it :lol: Basi...
by Burncycle
Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: whats your opinion on a folding saw.
Replies: 19
Views: 1693

Re: whats your opinion on a folding saw.

Another vote for the Bahco laplander

That, a good knife, and a small machete that I'm not afraid to abuse is pretty much all that's needed for most tasks.
by Burncycle
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 32 degree sleep system
Replies: 26
Views: 1587

Re: 32 degree sleep system

Great discussion guys thanks for the replies

Your situation woodsghost is one of the reasons I'm looking for a system like this. If it's small enough to fit in a day pack I won't have an excuse not to bring it along.
by Burncycle
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 32 degree sleep system
Replies: 26
Views: 1587

32 degree sleep system

I was thinking about trying to assemble a 3 season sleep system in the southeast area (humid summers, chilly fall but rare snow and moderate rain) with the objective of having a comfort rating when all components are used down to freezing. The other important criteria would be that the system is com...

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