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by Aceman
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a micro kit for formal occasions
Replies: 19
Views: 3726

Re: Building a micro kit for formal occasions

Here is my MAxped Pocket organizer.

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by Aceman
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My food storage philosophy
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: My food storage philosophy

I'm really a tiered kind of guy... Level 1 - Extra pantry stuff (Store what you eat...) and rotation Level 2 - Freeze dried (easy, light, convenient) Level 3 - Staples in buckets (rice, beans, etc... Plus - Some MRE's for good measure. They all have their place and purpose: Can't beat a rice bucket ...
by Aceman
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your Get Home Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 3472

Re: Show off your Get Home Bag

I don't have a GHB/BOB. I have my main "bag" plus additional layers, depending on the situation. But usually: http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/Jumbo.jpg Containing More photos coming - Photbucket is spazzing at the moment... And my main survival pouch http://i125.photobucket...
by Aceman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cross Loaded food bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Cross Loaded food bucket

And by the way - what is your favoriote bean? As in easiest to store/cook overall.
by Aceman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cross Loaded food bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Cross Loaded food bucket

All great questions! How many people are you feeding? - 5 Do you expect to have refrigeration? - assume no Do you expect to be able to cook? - yes Do you have a daily calorie goal? - 1.5k Do you have a maximum weight goal per bucket? No weight, but basic 5 gal bucket. Do you have a maximum cost goal...
by Aceman
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: School me on Generators
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: School me on Generators

Great info guys! Again: #1 Only need to run the fridge some every day / every other day to keep cold. Don't need constant. #2 Lights and iCrap/computer, etc..is nice and doesn't take much really. #3 Ok - so the AC is out. Maybe fans is a better first step. I don't hink it would take much - but I'll ...
by Aceman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: School me on Generators
Replies: 13
Views: 834

Re: School me on Generators

With the items you mentioned you can get by with a 1200w generator, under $200. I've had to use just this setup during the winter, both my wind turbines decided to take a gonzo just when the weather was turning bad. I want to get a good look at the 1200 watt generator that powers a fridge, TV, ligh...
by Aceman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cross Loaded food bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Re: Cross Loaded food bucket

So, you talking about a Bug-in-Bucket or a bucket holding 3 days rations (for the household rather then just one body) ? Is this aimed at personal use or to be gifted ? Bug In Bucket? Food storage bucket with like 3 days for the family (or however long a 5 gal bucket would go when cross loaded.) Pe...
by Aceman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Cross Loaded food bucket
Replies: 9
Views: 801

Cross Loaded food bucket

What should I load it with? I'd like to make a couple "short term" buckets. Something I can pop and use the whole bucket in 72 hours instead of busting open an entire 30 lbs of rice, oatmeal etc... What do you suggest as a load? Rice, Beans, Oatmeal, sugar what??? I'd like to place multiple small ba...
by Aceman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: School me on Generators
Replies: 13
Views: 834

School me on Generators

Hurricane season is coming up. Thinking about a Generator Goals #1 Run a fridge #2 Some lights, computer TV, iCrap, etc... #3 Bonus points: AC #4 What about some backup batteries? I have no idea about any of this stuff. My deal on most is "When it's dark, sleep" and no one will freeze in Florida, an...
by Aceman
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Firearm or update basic equipment?
Replies: 46
Views: 2676

Re: Firearm or update basic equipment?

One of my primary rules: Having ANY gear - even if cheap, NOW, is way better than NOT having it when you need it because you were saving up for really good stuff. #1 Do you have water, food and meds stocked? If not - take care of that before a gun. 1 week of food gets you way farther than 100 rounds...
by Aceman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you put in a mini BOB?
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: What would you put in a mini BOB?

Actually, my main bag has a survival pouch, that is pretty formidable. Has the lighter/smaller versions of what is listed above.
by Aceman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would you put in a mini BOB?
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: What would you put in a mini BOB?

I'm thinking a well packed MAxpedition Rhemora. The usual, just less of it: Serious knife, plus swiss army knife Soft water bladder, 1 L Filter straw, decontamination tabs TAc Flashlight Striker and Bic disposable Adventure Med kit first aid Paracord bracelet Multi-tool compass and maps some bars an...
by Aceman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song
Replies: 603
Views: 54147

Re: One Weapon, One Partner, One Theme Song

For Reelz: Partner: My Wife Weapon: SLR-107fr AK47 Song: Sammy Hagar - There's Only One Way To Rock MadMax Remix Fantasy Gangnam Style: Partner: Scarlett Johanson Weapon: SIg 551, Select fire model (I assume that my EDC Katana is with me and does not count as another weapon) Song: AC/DC - Shoot to T...
by Aceman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Stranded on a cruise ship....WWYD
Replies: 70
Views: 3984

Re: Stranded on a cruise ship....WWYD

And by the way - the vacation was not ruined. They were on their last day headed back!!!!

So they got a vacation AND a survival adventure. Bonus!!!!
by Aceman
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Stranded on a cruise ship....WWYD
Replies: 70
Views: 3984

Re: Stranded on a cruise ship....WWYD

First of all, I WOULD have my 'go' shoulder bag with me, which means enough paracord to rig a sling to wiz/dump in the ocean... And as for a night out on the gulf, I live in Tampa. So no issues there. Was probably a low 70. HAng on the deck and catch the breeze. Have a Mojito or two. The fact that p...
by Aceman
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

SHe will not be carrying survival crap in her Coach purse (large as it is...)

She needs something with a shoulder strap.

Strap on ALICE butt-pack...not a bad idea. But something more grey-man. Or woman, as the case may be.
by Aceman
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Taking The Next Step In Family Protection...
Replies: 25
Views: 3027

Re: Taking The Next Step In Family Protection...

SOme super-quick answers: #1 Just walk intro Dick's and ask how you do it. They will know the important (and legal) parts. #2 Before entering into this remember; You are talking about potentially taking another's life to save you/your family. Also, remember, the tool for this is equally capable of k...
by Aceman
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Recommend me a low-key shoulder bag

My wife's company is moving, so she will be commuting during the week. I need to make a "bag" for her and I would like to keep it pretty low key. Contents will include: 1 H&K USP 9mm / 2-3 mags Some sort of 1l water container First Aid kit Knife, Fire maker, light, food, tools, etc... Basic Get Home...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A month supply of "light"
Replies: 36
Views: 4856

Re: A month supply of "light"

Better approach: Go to sleep when it is dark.

That and one good LED light with a spare set of batteries. Done.
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver versus Pistol
Replies: 174
Views: 10145

Re: Revolver versus Pistol

Once upon a time (in the old west...) this was maybe an issue. Today, not really. My HK USP is every bit as reliable as whatever revolver you want to throw its way - perhaps more so!. A Glock, S&W M&P, or Springfield XD at great price points are all so reliable I wouldn't worry an inch over it. I ag...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Prioritizing first purchases.
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: Prioritizing first purchases.

#1 Best gun for home defense, considering stopping power and accuracy forgiveness , = 12g Pump shotgun. Absolutely incorrect, but the shotty myth has been so beaten in other threads that I'm not going to waste my time here. I will agree the shotty is flexible, but so is the right carbine. Pistol is...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: detailing my BOB, please assist
Replies: 19
Views: 2511

Re: detailing my BOB, please assist

Overall, I'm really liking it. I try to keep triple redundancy to water/fire/light/knives. Also - you may have multiple 'fire' items about the pack - but what if you lose the pack? I like to keep items in three distinctly different spots: Pocket pouch: (Filter straw, striker & steel, Gerb exec light...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: detailing my BOB, please assist
Replies: 19
Views: 2511

Re: detailing my BOB, please assist

omega_man wrote:
74 or more wrote:
Uncivilized wrote:3 Small Balloons
Why the balloons?
fishing bobbers :D

Condoms can be used for that, and hold water better in general.

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