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by Squirrley
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Speedy Stitcher or sewing awl, right for my needs?
Replies: 22
Views: 7034

Re: Speedy Stitcher or sewing awl, right for my needs?

In that case, a large needle and Sailor's Palm /heavy thimble may be that is needed. (One source - http://www.knotandrope.com/Store/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) Access to a heavy duty sewing machine would make putting together your project a lot faster. I have a sewz-all like in...
by Squirrley
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes
Replies: 35
Views: 5891

Re: Nalgene + Nested cup = Scrapes

You should polish the rivets. Don't grind on them to change their dimension at all, but hit them up with some like 400 grit sandpaper.
by Squirrley
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ILBE mods: Cutting the Fat *2018 update*
Replies: 122
Views: 45783

Re: ILBE mods: Cutting the Fat

Nice job, always glad to see someone willing to do some modifications on their gear.
by Squirrley
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Desert Bushcraft
Replies: 45
Views: 4512

Re: Desert Bushcraft

lick your shit clean as soon as you're done eating - that way all it takes is a very small amount of soapy water to actually clean your stuff (or you can just not wash it after, hardcore mode.)
by Squirrley
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Egg questions, from silly city boy
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Egg questions, from silly city boy

I get flats of like 5 dozen eggs from the grocery store, and just keep them on the cabinet shelf for a couple-3 weeks while I eat them all. They've all been just fine. Gonna go make some now, in fact! :P
by Squirrley
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cast Iron Skillets for Everyday Use and Beyond.
Replies: 138
Views: 24401

Re: Cast Iron Skillets for Everyday Use and Beyond.

I love my cast iron skillet, use it erryday. I just bought one from the hardware store a couple years ago when I first needed one. And I use olive oil with everything I cook these days (although I should pick up some bacon next grocery store visit :twisted: )
by Squirrley
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)
Replies: 50
Views: 7690

Re: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)

Carhartts are great in the cold and dry.
by Squirrley
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1000 d. Cordura Tipi
Replies: 37
Views: 1845

Re: 1000 d. Cordura Tipi

Thats pretty damn cool. Too bad the camo pattern obviously isn't designed for that large of a surface area :(
by Squirrley
Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: cooking in the can, safe or unsafe
Replies: 28
Views: 6541

Re: cooking in the can, safe or unsafe

Also keep in mind that, at least in my experience, you never actually need to COOK the food that comes in cans - its already pre-cooked in the can and only requires warming up. Obviously you should read the label to make sure before you go eating it. If so, you shouldn't be getting anywhere near hot...
by Squirrley
Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: My Urban Preparation.
Replies: 96
Views: 8278

Re: My Urban Preparation.

Where's the write-up? Awesome fucking thread, OP - I wish I had the cajones to do something like this.
by Squirrley
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY Backpack Beavertail (For Camelbak Tri-Zip)*picture heavy
Replies: 89
Views: 29340

Re: DIY Backpack Beavertail (For Camelbak Tri-Zip)*picture h

If you don't get hired by a gear manufacturer, I have no faith left in humanity. Holy fuck dude, all of that by hand!??
by Squirrley
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: USGI rain poncho fail...no longer waterproof
Replies: 22
Views: 3067

Re: USGI rain poncho fail...no longer waterproof

Are you 100% certain that the issue wasn't just condensation which can be a problem for any non breathable raingear (sometime even breathable too) given the right set of circumstances. This? its surprising how much condensation a human can generate all by themselves, although usually not enough to ...
by Squirrley
Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout
Replies: 96
Views: 11476

Re: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout

HBAR wrote: Image
Got any pics with this on you? Looks like the CG is way too far away from your spine/you'd be un-balanced towards the ass to me...
by Squirrley
Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BullOnParade's Bug Out LBV - Pic Heavy
Replies: 40
Views: 10234

Re: BullOnParade's Bug Out LBV - Pic Heavy

fruit cup made me wince.. If it were my gear, that would get squished and make everything icky, or would spoil and be rather alcoholic by the time I got around to eating it.
by Squirrley
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Favorite piece of gear you've never used?
Replies: 37
Views: 1578

Re: Favorite piece of gear you've never used?

Chalk up another one for the water filter. Brand-new MRX miniworks(? I think?) that I've never actually used.
by Squirrley
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B*O*B Quasi-dialed in...
Replies: 40
Views: 1910

Re: B*O*B Quasi-dialed in...

You should try, it was an eye-opening experience when I started using poles. going uphill is so much easier, faster/can go longer etc.. Plus multi-use items ftw
by Squirrley
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B*O*B Quasi-dialed in...
Replies: 40
Views: 1910

Re: B*O*B Quasi-dialed in...

Dedicated poles? Can you use trekking poles for tent poles?
by Squirrley
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shoes / Boots in BoB?
Replies: 48
Views: 1737

Re: Shoes / Boots in BoB?

another option: a 2nd bag (maybe one of those cheap gym bags you can get for $1 at the thrift store) with a full change of clothes, including shoes. House on fire? throw the bag out the window along with your bob and follow them... change when you hit the ground. Awkward? yeah... Fast? yeah. This^....
by Squirrley
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trekking pole Science
Replies: 9
Views: 548

Re: Trekking pole Science

I started using trekking poles last year day-hiking. It was quite impressive; I was able to go up significantly steep sections of trail a lot faster than before and not even getting winded, compared to going up the same trail without the poles where I'd get winded and have to stop and rest every cou...
by Squirrley
Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?
Replies: 30
Views: 1804

Re: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?

What is it with 3-5 day packs? Well, 3-5 day packs are for when you think you'll need gear for 3-5 days. If you'll look around the forums a bit more, you'll see that people have kits that range from small pocket survival kits that are too small to have a timeframe attached all the way up to 7500 cui...
by Squirrley
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Superglue to strengthen custom sewing / molle webbing etc?
Replies: 27
Views: 2570

Re: Superglue to strengthen custom sewing / molle webbing etc?

Or, you know, you could just learn to sew :roll:
by Squirrley
Sun May 09, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: lets talk hiking pants...
Replies: 33
Views: 1685

Re: lets talk hiking pants...

... especially since with lighter synthetic fabrics it's easy to simply roll the legs up as necessary. This, right here. Especially so since the weight and bulk of a zipper is so much more noticeable on lighter weight pants. Plus what happens when your cheap-o zip-off pants zippers break (cause hon...
by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tear mender
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: tear mender

Carry some real needles and some decent thread and learn to sew. Its not that hard. And it means you can actually fix your stuff with your repair kit, which is kinda the point isn't it?
by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 8644

Re: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge

While Glennbo has a point, that you don't actually need all that much more than some good footwear, proper clothing, and some water to walk a long long ways(its kinda what we're genetically/evolutionarily designed to do as humans), thats kinda the point of ZS - being prepared for as much as possible...

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