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by DeadCanadian
Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mock Bugouts?
Replies: 15
Views: 2413

Re: Mock Bugouts?

It is fun to do as a group, but you can also get together with a friend or two. Just don't be one of those guys who do a mock bugout with a tent. sleeping bag, camp stove overnight and then just makes a Youtube video about how he is testing his BOB...the guy is doing nothing more than backpacking fo...
by DeadCanadian
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Military knives and their company's claims
Replies: 17
Views: 3520

Re: Military knives and their company's claims

In Canada the Grohmann #3 Boat knife with over flap sheath is issued gear, as is a Gerber multi-tool, and in the past the Camillus C5 clasp knife aka Demo knife was issued.
by DeadCanadian
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Military gear versus Civilian gear
Replies: 21
Views: 2818

Re: Military gear versus Civilian gear

Why don't you listen to the Canadian military? They have gone with: Internal frame backpacks ala civy style. Ditches the coated nylon rain gear for Goretex ala civy style. Ditched the cotton thermals for Polyester and fleece ala civy style. Adopted the poly sock liner with wool/nylon sock ala civy s...
by DeadCanadian
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Facebook clamps down
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Facebook clamps down

Many of the groups are switching over to MeWe, an anti-facebook/anti-tracking site.
by DeadCanadian
Sat Feb 06, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Obsidian Knives and Arrowheads
Replies: 5
Views: 760

Re: Obsidian Knives and Arrowheads

Nice work!

Remember, arrowheads of lesser quality (even those found in kids science stores) still work for flint and steel; I have some in my bag along with char cloth and steel striker.
by DeadCanadian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multitool
Replies: 40
Views: 7639

Re: multitool

Leatherman are great tools but stay away from the Wingman as it is just a bunch of undersized tools. Leatherman Wave or Charge is the standard with the most features for the cost. I have and/or had SuperTool, SuperTool 200, SuperTool 300; all are rather old school now and require the handles to be o...
by DeadCanadian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?
Replies: 24
Views: 2854

Re: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?

Only you can decide. Does it provide enough protection for the weight? Enough coverage for the weight? Enough coverage for the conditions/body size? Enough warmth for the local weather? My 8'x10' sil/nylon tarp weighs about 1 pound 6oz with ridgeline, 8 guylines, 8 stakes, and stuff sack. However, i...
by DeadCanadian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Get Home Bag (GHB): evolution in function and philosophy
Replies: 21
Views: 2852

Re: Get Home Bag: an evolution of function and philosophy

GHB can be vastly different from a BOB, but a BOB can serve both duties. A GHB gets you to a place that has a lot more (especially shelter) while a BOB may have you dealing with a destination that has a lot less shelter and supplies compared to your home. The mistake is the mindset that BOB/GHB is c...
by DeadCanadian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Non-American Sources of Gear
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Non-American Sources of Gear

I find much of European surplus gear to be rather behind the times compared to US/CND, however the British sometimes have cutting edge gear (beyond knives lol).
by DeadCanadian
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof socks.
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Waterproof socks.

I have a pair of military waterproof socks, they make for a light and compact way to have dry feet when crossing low water areas. If you are hiking in damp areas it is best to buy quality Gore-tex boots, but for hiking in summer you may find Gore-tex too hot so waterproof socks will be better for sh...
by DeadCanadian
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Duct Tape
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Keychain Duct Tape

Very cool and classy.

I didn't check the price because it is not for me, I can carry more than 18" of tape around a card easily and don't like key chain gadgets but there is a market for this for those who want classy upgraded EDC items.

Well done!
by DeadCanadian
Fri May 29, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: WWI Trench Spike - Essential Zombie Killing backup
Replies: 30
Views: 7272

Re: WWI Trench Spike - Essential Zombie Killing backup

Many are missing two truths: 1. The book is crap as a real survival book. 2. The spike was made because it was easy and quick to do, if you had nothing better you could make a spike. What some call the French nail was like a long nail that was bent for the handle and hammered for the point ala http:...
by DeadCanadian
Wed May 13, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Some nice looking bushcraft/survival knives.
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Some nice looking bushcraft/survival knives.

No, but feel free to do so yourself. I have no interest in such a company for the reasons stated above.
by DeadCanadian
Sun May 10, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Some nice looking bushcraft/survival knives.
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Some nice looking bushcraft/survival knives.

I have been looking at their knives for over a year in Backwoodsman magazine but everytime I went to their stupid site they had no info on the one they advertised. They seem to be in a bit more of production mode now but when you go to one of their retailers they either don't have them on their webs...
by DeadCanadian
Sun May 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: A beautifully made programme ...
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: A beautifully made programme ...

Hey, don't forget that after you make it, "Bin that knife!" lol.
by DeadCanadian
Sun May 10, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Experiences with automatic knives?
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Experiences with automatic knives?

We can't have them in Canada but I'd say you want a side opener and not a OTF as a side opener still has a traditional pivot point like other folding knives making it more durable. With the development of thumb holes and studs there is not much need for a auto, however one might be useful if you are...
by DeadCanadian
Sun May 10, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Esbit stoves at coleman's
Replies: 14
Views: 1505

Re: Esbit stoves at coleman's

There is a bit of difference between fire starters and fuel tabs, mainly in burn time. Fuel tabs are mainly limited to triox or hex tabs. I found Triox to be easier to light then Hex tabs, has others found the same thing?
by DeadCanadian
Sun May 10, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Polar Pure travel container
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Re: Polar Pure travel container

Nice mod, I'd likely try it without the stainless container to save on weight. I have about 4 of the Polar Pure bottles and they turned the clear plastic storage container they were sitting in completely yellow, at least 3 of the bottles were never opened. It is hard stuff to safely store without af...
by DeadCanadian
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SEREBOX
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: SEREBOX

Aweful website, first thing that pops up is food in #10 cans making it look like every other Thrive junk site. One of the boxes is just a meal, no variety, just food. Here is a better looking site for this type of thing: http://www.myapocabox.com/ It is a bit pricey with the low Canadian dollar but ...
by DeadCanadian
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Favorite items in your bag
Replies: 21
Views: 2171

Re: Favorite items in your bag

Binder clips: 1. Good to secure wet sock to your pack to dry them out while hiking 2. Good to secure that bandana and wash cloth when drying at camp (they tend to blow away after they are dry) 3. Good to close boil in the bag meals while it is steeping. 4. Lots of other good uses that will come to m...
by DeadCanadian
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best choice for Ice Cleats/Microspikes
Replies: 19
Views: 1466

Re: Best choice for Ice Cleats/Microspikes

YakTrax are garbage for three reasons: 1. the rubber material they use is brittle and is prone to breaking, 2. the coils are just that, hard coils of stainless steel that give no grip because they are hard and round giving nothing to dig into the ice, it is like wearing ball bearings on your feet in...
by DeadCanadian
Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ESEE altoids tin question
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: ESEE altoids tin question

I am dead set against the idea that an Altoid tin is all you need in the way of a survival kit, I'd much rather have a full size fox 40 whistle, at least a large lock blade in my pocket, a full compass, etc.; all easy to carry gear in your pockets (plural) not make do (make believe) items in a tiny ...
by DeadCanadian
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The pertinence of the double head axe today and hand saw
Replies: 15
Views: 1631

Re: The pertinence of the double head axe today and hand saw

I don't think it is a matter of power tools vs hand tools but rather using the right tool for the job. If you are doing a lot of cutting then a chain saw just makes sense. However, if you are going down on a canoe trip then very few people would carry a chain saw and opt for a axe if a lot of wood c...
by DeadCanadian
Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grappling Hook for BOB
Replies: 18
Views: 2922

Re: Grappling Hook for BOB

They are useful in boats and canoes where you may have to retreive overboard gear. The lightest and cheapest way to get one is to go the a marine fishing store and buy a large trebble hook; you may want to clip off the barbs with a bolt cutter or hacksaw as I did or you may want to leave it pointy d...

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