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by electrichead zero
Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tacticool bug out car seat!
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Tacticool bug out car seat!

These tend to fade and droop really bad, and offer no security, especially in a jeep. Just like putting a sign on your car that says "FREE SHIT, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED".
by electrichead zero
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: how to pack\lash a rectangular sleeping bag
Replies: 16
Views: 1344

Re: how to pack\lash a rectangular sleeping bag

If you ever want her to go with you again I would avoid that pack. I had something similar a while back and it was miserable for hiking. As for the sleeping bag, get a compression sack and stuff it in the bottom of the pack. If it has to go outside, get a dry bag for it instead of a compression sack...
by electrichead zero
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Help me find a lighter I'll get along with
Replies: 76
Views: 5386

Re: Help me find a lighter I'll get along with

Djeep lighters are great, and every bit as reliable as a bic. One flaw, and the reason I stopped using them is the same thing that makes them great for ham handed people. The large gas button easily and often gets depressed when stored in a pants pocket releasing the fuel. Bics have a stiffer spring...
by electrichead zero
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: REI refund thread 2013!
Replies: 66
Views: 5780

Re: REI refund thread 2013!

Was at REI buying some dry sacks and tent/sleeping pad repair supplies on Monday. Told me my refund was available at check-out. Saved $22.50.
by electrichead zero
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Work sharp guided field sharpener.
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Work sharp guided field sharpener.

I remember when I got my first knife one of the older scouts at camp had a little wedge made of wood that he kept with his sharpening stone. He let me borrow it for a few days until I got the hang of proper sharpening angle. Stuck with me ever since. For those that can't get the hang of it, a produc...
by electrichead zero
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

I saw this pack which I had a love at first sight moment with. Perfect for what I'm looking for. Unfortunately it is no longer available/in production.
by electrichead zero
Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

Little Update. I got a line on some cheap(close to free) ALICE + MOLLE gear. I ordered the 1606 frame and am gonna put together a Hellcat ruck. If it is not comfortable I am out very little and can always sell it. I am feeling like I will not like it and still want something new, but for the price i...
by electrichead zero
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boots, any recommendations¿
Replies: 38
Views: 5031

Re: Boots, any recommendations¿

I have been wearing these Rocky's 12- 16 hours a day, 9 months out of the year, for about 8 years. On my 3rd pair. They are re-soleable which is good because I am bow legged and wear the heels crooked. If I polished them more regularly they would last a bit longer. One other reason I they don't last...
by electrichead zero
Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

That Falcon 4000(falcon 66 on Kelty's site?) is slick but I am not a fan of the brown tones. If I had my way I would get something in MARPAT. The only proven medium to high end quality pack in that pattern is the ILBE, which I guess is an option.
by electrichead zero
Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

I also picked up the multi purpose chest pouch and that little guy is bad ass. Did I say I like Eberlestock stuff yet? I hadn't considered a chest pouch to expand. I was not keen on needing to attach pouches to the Halftrack to make up for it's capacity deficiency compared to the Down East. What ch...
by electrichead zero
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

I started out with a Camelbak BFM very similar to what you were using. I've beat the hell out if it over the years and have never had one failure, great bag. A few guys here have the halftrak and have done some excellent reviews on it. I have the Terminator and love it, wish it wasn't 11 pounds of ...
by electrichead zero
Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Re: Help me pick my new pack.

I read through the Halftrack reviews on here and other sites and it looks good. Their products seem to be of high quality and I like that is has many ways to secure and isolate items internally. I can't seem to find any info on the bag Down East is using. It looks kind of like a smaller T.R.A.S.H. T...
by electrichead zero
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me pick my new pack.
Replies: 25
Views: 2393

Help me pick my new pack.

First off, a little back story. Many moons ago I purchased this pack . I was looking for a decent size BOB with some modular capabilities. At the time it had no brand name and there a some slight differences. One of the biggest being that the shoulder straps on mine are removable. It did not include...
by electrichead zero
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6632
Views: 1057739

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

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4436529&cp=4406646.4417712 95% off gerber mini remix on clearance at dicks 97cents each Although I have mixed reviews of the quality of Gerber products over the last few years, it is hard to pass up a generally respected name brand knife...
by electrichead zero
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Raptor charging handle for the AR
Replies: 24
Views: 1641

Re: Raptor charging handle for the AR

As a lefty, I went for the Raptor for my first build. Felt comfortable charging an AR for the first time. It is very stout and well built. No rattle or slop in the mechanism. It was a toss up between this and the ambi Gunfighter. I have zero regrets and will likely install one on my next build.
by electrichead zero
Fri Dec 05, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Please allow me to re-introduce myself.
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Please allow me to re-introduce myself.

evening wrote:You missed us!!! right? :)
Hahaha. Tons!
by electrichead zero
Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Please allow me to re-introduce myself.
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Please allow me to re-introduce myself.

Didi I miss anything? :D
by electrichead zero
Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What is the reason we use a tarp under the tent?
Replies: 17
Views: 1462

be careful that the tarp does not stick out to far from under the tent- that traps water and will soak you quick (learned the hard way one very wet week early in my camping experience) Great point. Once the tent is set up, roll up the parts of the tarp that stick out until they are concealed by the...
by electrichead zero
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Long Island, NY
Replies: 12
Views: 876

Welcome from North Jersey
by electrichead zero
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Jersey
Replies: 12
Views: 1265

Welcome from East Hanover.
by electrichead zero
Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Summer Northeast Shoot/Gathering
Replies: 66
Views: 6822

They are legal here. I actually missed a great oppritunity to get one real cheap last summer. Still kicking myself over it.

That 49/56 was a real fun to shoot.
by electrichead zero
Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Summer Northeast Shoot/Gathering
Replies: 66
Views: 6822

oh5dee wrote:
spartan wrote:I still cannot get my hands on one in good condition.
I'll bring BOTH of them.
Perhaps we can talk???
I smell bidding war. I want one real bad.

Do you still have that MAS?
by electrichead zero
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: REVISED: Fall Camping/Hiking/Gear Comparison weekend.
Replies: 42
Views: 3462

That sounds like a more fun range day. I also think the St Clair range will be better if were all going to be trying out eachother's guns. It's a bit more relaxed.
by electrichead zero
Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Who did I meet in Wildwood, NJ last week.
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Saint Villas wrote: I am surprised we have this many vacationers from ZS though.
Same here.

I spend my summer weekends near Seaside and Point Pleasant. Now I have to make sure to keep my eyes peeled for all you visitors while I'm down there.

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