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by slingstone
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 7244

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

while I appreciate the community that GoRuck has built, I hate them. They have spread a lot of dubious information in the name of marketing, and in my mind is just another veteran tooting the "I was SF, listen to me!" horn. While I will often tout simplicity as the goal of good design, not includin...
by slingstone
Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6544
Views: 992454

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

American-made Spec-Ops RECON RUCK ULTRA $79.99 (60% off)
No frame included, though. Pick up your own ALICE or DEI 1606.

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Also a giveaway that ends tonight.
by slingstone
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: USMC Polartec 300 GEN II Fleece Jacket/Liner Review. UPDATE.
Replies: 17
Views: 3134

Re: Marine Corps GEN I ECWCS Fleece Jacket/Liner Review.

Pretty sure this is part of ECWCS Gen 2. Gen 1 was the "Brown Bear" fleece with the black pockets and Gen 3 is the lighter sage/coyote fleece with the Velcro nametape/rank patches that's currently issued.
by slingstone
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6544
Views: 992454

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

2L Source bladders - $18

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Shipping is from Israel, of course. Buy 4 to get free shipping and give them away for Christmas.
by slingstone
Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6544
Views: 992454

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

Well I can't figure out how to post in Bartertown, but I've got some stuff up on Ebay:

Khaki Maxpedition Condor II
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Multicam GORUCK Brick Bag
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PM me any questions.
by slingstone
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Size of M.O.L.L.E. II Medium Rucksack?
Replies: 9
Views: 1466

Re: Size of M.O.L.L.E. II Medium Rucksack?

If you get it and you intend to use the U-frame, do yourself a favor and get a "full size" MOLLE hipbelt too. It laces right in and is much more effective than the belt that comes with it. I loved that pack when I was issued it. It does a lot of jobs well, but it's no substitute for the carrying cap...
by slingstone
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Battle Belt weight limit?
Replies: 23
Views: 2256

Re: Battle Belt weight limit?

Are you intending to wear this rig with a vest/plate carrier?

Regardless, I'm not a fan of carrying water on my hips/lumbar. Get a camelbak/similar product. You can still carry the canteen cup and stuff your poncho/FAK in it.
by slingstone
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 4117

Re: hammock question

I've never used a Warbonnet Blackbird or Henessey, but they seem... much more expensive than they need to be. I'm happy with my Hammock Bliss netted-hammock and I got that on-sale for $69 I think? http://hammockbliss.com/no-see-um-no-more I haven't gone out of my way to hang it in a swamp or anythin...
by slingstone
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MOLLE II Large Ruck/10th Mountain ruck question
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: MOLLE II Large Ruck/10th Mountain ruck question

I'd get it. Even if you decided you don't like it, just look at what they're going for on ebay. Multicam is still in high demand, so you could easily get your money back especially if you sell the ruck and assault pack separately.
by slingstone
Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical gloves
Replies: 53
Views: 8376

Re: Tactical gloves

Depends on your unit, 1SG. I'm also an engineer and my units have not enforced any glove material restrictions like that. Not that it's a bad idea, of course, but it's not Army-wide. I wore the issued nomex/goatskin ones. Nomex is fire retardant. Granted it's more for scientific purposes than safet...
by slingstone
Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical gloves
Replies: 53
Views: 8376

Re: Tactical gloves

Hi all. Thought I would throw my 2 cents in here. As I was deployed as a gun truck platoon sergeant and an engineer HHC 1SG, I say for tactical gloves, go fire resistant. Nomex, Kevlar or leather. Mechanic gloves are great for moving shit around or working, but if you are in any situation that invo...
by slingstone
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I need a belt
Replies: 20
Views: 2468

Re: I need a belt

I'll throw Saddleback Leather in the mix. I've never had their belts, but their wallet is top-notch.

On another note, I want to know what the point of a rigger's belt is. I mean, why add velcro? It's just bulkier and wears out faster than a friction buckle.
by slingstone
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a TAD gift card?
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

Re: What to do with a TAD gift card?

Welp, I've decided on the Praetorian Hoodie. It's a compromise between the Ranger Hoodie and the Special Service Sweater that just so happened to be the cheapest of the bunch. Gift certificate plus military discount equals $7.50 with free shipping. This Military Morons review was pretty helpful. Tha...
by slingstone
Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How to properly keep nylon straps bunched together
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: How to properly keep nylon straps bunched together

Ah, I've seen this before on humvees, but thanks for the clear tutorial. I just rolled the extra straps on the woodland buttpack I use on my motorcycle; we'll see how secure the rolls are under the stress of highway wind and weather.
by slingstone
Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bag with load lifter straps
Replies: 20
Views: 2229

Re: Bag with load lifter straps

I'd stay away from Maxpedition if you want functional load lifter straps.

I tried to contact them about it some years ago and they were unhelpful. It's pretty much a styling flourish without a frame extending above the shoulder straps.
by slingstone
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a TAD gift card?
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

Re: What to do with a TAD gift card?

Where's your AO? Central Texas at the moment, but our families are in Pennsylvania and Ontario I'd like to move back north eventually. Texas doesn't get that cold, but on the bike the windchill is unforgiving. I wear a Schott leather jacket while riding, but that's more about style and abrasion res...
by slingstone
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ID this bag?
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: ID this bag?

Both the Camelbak and Blackhawk! have a side-entry pocket on the outside while the LAPG one doesn't. It's a pretty common pack design/layout, though I think Camelbak was the original. I've seen it in camo as "Italian Surplus Tactical Assault Pack" before. There are three versions on Sportsman's Guid...
by slingstone
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a TAD gift card?
Replies: 18
Views: 1793

What to do with a TAD gift card?

I've been covetous of the cool stuff from Triple Aught Design for a long time, but I could never justify their prices. This past holiday season a family member got me a $150 gift certificate to lessen the sting of getting whatever I wanted. So what do I want? No need for another pack or base layers....
by slingstone
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Dying Art of Molding Leather Boots (pic heavy)
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: The Dying Art of Molding Leather Boots (pic heavy)

I'm curious about the alcohol stripping you did beforehand. I've got a pair of Doc Marten's "Jasper" boots. Not the best tread, but lighter than normal Docs and comfortable enough for what I used them for; motorcycling and general around-town use. This model came with a wax finish which I've added t...
by slingstone
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideas for attaching a backpack to a motorcycle...
Replies: 8
Views: 1077

Re: Ideas for attaching a backpack to a motorcycle...

It will depend on your bike and riding style, but I'll tell you my solution and you can take what you can from it. I ride about 60 miles a day (to and from work) on a Triumph Bonneville with Hepco-Becker luggage racks. Normally, everything I'll need for the day will fit in my two Pelican-case saddle...
by slingstone
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison

Nope, Iraq. It's all in fugly UCP, which is the only reason I can think of that they gave it to us. Everyone I knew heading to the 'stan got new-everything in multicam.
by slingstone
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison

Who needs the 7 layer ECWS system??lol.. If you're a gunner in an open turrent I would recommend keeping the goretex and a thick jacket for the missions and the baclava. But just ask NCO's that have been there before, they'll know what to keep. Dont be afraid to ask for guidance. I have asked, but ...
by slingstone
Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison
Replies: 15
Views: 2463

Re: Current Issue Army Jacket Comparison

Sckitzo - Hard to tell what the next few months will bring, but so far I've been both mounted and dismounted outside the wire in addition to some base maintenance/management; certainly no office work. I'd like to be more specific, but you know the rules. My question is mostly for wearing around base...

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