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by offcamber
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Blackdog sighting off
Replies: 51
Views: 10198

Re: Blackdog sighting off

May you always be off the grid, brother..
by offcamber
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: WV Flooding June 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: WV Flooding June 2016

Finally got power back up here.. the whole area is devastated. It makes the derecho that crushed us a couple years back look like a non event. Never seen so much destruction. Basically every little creek coming off the mountains turned into fast moving rivers eating up everything in its path. Sympat...
by offcamber
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Who has technical hunting gear for BOB/INCH/ECT use?
Replies: 2
Views: 3833

Re: Who has technical hunting gear for BOB/INCH/ECT use?

I use Kifaru gunbearers on all of my packs. Good stuff for both hunting or BOB/INCH bags.
by offcamber
Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 23179

Re: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents

Thanks for taking the time to write this up and post all of the pictures! No problem KR, thanks for looking! I've made some changes to the loadout based on some suggestions from this post as well as trying to cut some weight, I'll try to update with more recent pics soon. Also, Per Woodswalker's re...
by offcamber
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: It looks weird but cool at the same time The Swincar
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: It looks weird but cool at the same time The Swincar

Thanks for the link, I've got a buddy with MS.. forwarded it to him. Another article mentioned they will be making it with hand controls for folks with disabilities. I could easily see this thing getting disabled folks out to areas previously inaccessible to them, especially with the telescoping sus...
by offcamber
Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 23179

Re: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents

Some other thoughts. Have a way to sling your gun across your chest and carry it that way. It doesn't do any good on your back and side saddle. Carrying in in a non-deployable position is fine if you're in an area you're 99.9% sure you won't encounter another person, but how often will you be in th...
by offcamber
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 23179

Re: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents

My own personal thoughts, and one nitpick... Packing a copy of your favorite inspirational short to medium story book can also result in positive morale when you are hauling that much gear to the middle of nowhere. I didn't see any maps in your gear. Have you outlined any locations you would wish t...
by offcamber
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: I "need" a huge Bowie-style knife in high quality steel
Replies: 44
Views: 3661

Re: I "need" a huge Bowie-style knife in high quality steel

Not sure if you are into this style, but i figure it is worth a mention: If you want something classic, check out the Western Knife Co W49 Bowie. Full tang, carbon steel blade, rosewood handle. They made them from the 1940s up to 1996 I believe.. I prefer the earlier ones as the wood, brass and stee...
by offcamber
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents
Replies: 105
Views: 23179

Re: offcamber's INCH Bag and contents

Thanks for the link, I dig the monowalker. I saw a video on one of those a couple of years ago and was impressed with its trail functionality, especially for a single pack. I haven't done much with the INCH pack recently, its basically just sitting in the closet awaiting the PAW :D . I've been spend...
by offcamber
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where to put my tarp in or on backpack..
Replies: 26
Views: 1741

Re: Where to put my tarp in or on backpack..

I usually roll it up with my thermarest and shove it in a small compression sack and strap it outside the pack.

My thinking is the tarp might protect the sleeping pad from punctures.

I've never had a puncture while hiking (sleeping on it, is a different story), so i guess its working, lol?
by offcamber
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Solar flares warning- does anyone have a more reliable sourc
Replies: 19
Views: 1243

Re: Solar flares warning- does anyone have a more reliable s

This was in the news just yesterday: http://news.yahoo.com/sweden-solar-flare-causes-flight-delays-172626613.html A flare impacted Sweden's radar systems and they had to temporarily shut down air travel. Carrington scale flare event aside, I think a large enough flare could definitely wreak some hav...
by offcamber
Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Returning, not sure why I walked away for so long.
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Returning, not sure why I walked away for so long.

Welcome back. Good to see more of the old vanguard active on the board again!
by offcamber
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 1923

Re: Backpacking Sleeping Bag

I would recommend a mummy style bag with synthetic insulation. Synthetic is a little heavier, but doesn't need as much attention as down, and tends to hold up better to getting wet, abraded, or punctured. The zip side would have to be your preference.. being right handed I prefer a left zip. I like ...
by offcamber
Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Chainsaw Winch Need Help
Replies: 4
Views: 850

Re: Chainsaw Winch Need Help

Not sure if this helps, but I've seen folks make them out of an old ATV winch with the spool on the front..

Kinda like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdP98fuzx4I

Here is a belt driven one made from a car winch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcEPhzb6fBM
by offcamber
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6532
Views: 982444

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

Cratos Panel for Alice packs. Only $14.96 they used to be $80 when they first came out. Only ACU and Tan left. https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/product/cratos-panel/ FYI: I just received my Cratos panel. What TacMed calls "tan" is very similar to what the military calls "coyote" not "desert tan". :c...
by offcamber
Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What's In A Refugee's Backpack?
Replies: 20
Views: 1607

Re: What's In A Refugee's Backpack?

I kind of look at these bags in a different way.. I think they would compare to non preppers in the US who would quickly throw stuff into a bag to flee, most likely without a real plan other than "go with everyone else in a big group". Many of the refugees probably also had limited means in the firs...
by offcamber
Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I'm going backpacking? Looking for first pack
Replies: 19
Views: 1024

Re: I'm going backpacking? Looking for first pack

Just another suggestion, I used to use Osprey packs before I switched over to Mystery Ranch.

I don't know if their quality has changed over the years, but the Ospreys were always reasonably priced, very lightweight and held up well for me during a bunch of backcountry trips in the SW.
by offcamber
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: new bov 95 isuzu rodeo
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: new bov 95 isuzu rodeo

Nice find!

I looked at buying one of those many years back but with my monster feet and work boots, they kept getting hung up behind the lower dash and pedals on the test drive so I gave it a pass..

Keep us posted on the project!
by offcamber
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Survival moped, russian style, for a grand ($980)
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Survival moped, russian style, for a grand ($980)

I always wanted a Rokon Trailbreaker but the new ones are around $7500 and the ones from the 60's and 70's are collectors items so still pricey.

For a $1000 this would be perfect here on the farm.. Hopefully it ships to the US.
by offcamber
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need help with pack
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Need help with pack

Mystery Ranch makes a pack lid and its available in coyote brown.. Looking at the pics in the link you provided I think all the buckles/cinches are in the right places. http://www.mysteryranch.com/nice-daypack-lid?quantity=1&itemcolor=2 edit** after re-reading your post, do you want a replacement li...
by offcamber
Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fenix CL25R lantern review with field test.
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Fenix CL25R lantern review with field test.

Great review, thanks woods!

Gonna add it to my current wishlist. I use a candle lantern now, but this has a lot more potential.

Question for ya: What brand/model is the orange AA charger in the pic with all your solar gear?
by offcamber
Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Crawlspace temps suitable for being a root cellar?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Crawlspace temps suitable for being a root cellar?

It depends on what you are storing. Will you be using it to store actual root vegetables? If so I think that the higher temps won't be suitable. Most root veggies like temps between 32-40 degrees and around 90 percent humidity. Potatoes and onions, etc like dry conditions to keep from getting moldy.
by offcamber
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Hi all!

Welcome aboard!

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