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by keeper
Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New AZ zombie killer
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: New AZ zombie killer

Welcome!
by keeper
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Water Rotation?
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Water Rotation?

I'd suggest just drinking it every once in a while. Do you have another water bottle you usually carry around? Could you exchange the two on a regular basis?
by keeper
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best places to buy wool clothing? Best wool manufacturers?
Replies: 35
Views: 5279

Re: Best places to buy wool clothing? Best wool manufacture

Ibex is 100 percent wool as well to the best of my knowledge, although the items I get from them are for other uses (base- and mid-layers), so I don't know if the structural issue figures in. I just ordered a couple of Zephers , which I use as a pretty universal mid-layer. My old ones had finally ha...
by keeper
Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Eagle Industries vs Kelty Redwing vs LA Police Gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1865

Re: Eagle Industries vs Kelty Redwing vs LA Police Gear

I'll vouch for the Kelty as well; I have an older Redwing that I use every day.
by keeper
Sun Jun 05, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy in Utah...
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: New Guy in Utah...

I think there are a few, but I'm not sure exactly how many.
by keeper
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)? :)
Replies: 209
Views: 21972

Re: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)?

The garden's in! We'll see how we do this year...
by keeper
Mon May 30, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Guy in Utah...
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: New Guy in Utah...

Welcome! I'm another Utahn - the U is one of my alma maters.
by keeper
Sun May 22, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am Bob Bobberino!
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: I am Bob Bobberino!

Welcome!
by keeper
Sun May 08, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Fruit Trees This Year
Replies: 56
Views: 3881

Re: Fruit Trees This Year

Well, we put the orange tree outside for the season (finally) and it appears to be budding again. So, maybe we're not out of luck this year after all...
by keeper
Sun May 08, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out Rations
Replies: 57
Views: 2819

Re: Bug out Rations

Here's what I have been keeping around for "bug out" rations (72 hour kit foods, not longer term items). S.O.S. ration packages (about 3600 calories from nine approximately 400 calorie bars) - day's worth of food in one block Pro Bars (already mentioned above) - around 400 calories - meal replacemen...
by keeper
Sun May 08, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)? :)
Replies: 209
Views: 21972

Re: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)?

It wasn't an explicit prep project, but my daughter has started going for hikes with me. She's two; it's been educational. Basically, two weeks ago she got up and announced that she was going hiking with me. So, off we went. It's a routine for me; I go for a two hour hike starting at our front door ...
by keeper
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:59 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein
Replies: 33
Views: 1705

Re: Animal Protein VS Plant Protein

The point has already been mentioned, but I'll bring it up again. My understanding is that the problem with soy is with unfermented soy. I'm not sure, but I believe that Asian cultures traditionally used more fermented soy and less unfermented.
by keeper
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Fruit Trees This Year
Replies: 56
Views: 3881

Re: Fruit Trees This Year

Our potted dwarf orange tree blossomed this year. There weren't that many flowers, and I don't think we got any of them pollenated (so no oranges this year), but it's a good sign.
by keeper
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25004

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

Yep, I noticed that the RunAmocs are made with a slot in the sides. My usage pattern doesn't really make it a problem (so far, at least). What I have noticed is that the uppers will eventually soak through. I'm guessing that the Ramblers' material would be less likely to do this.
by keeper
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:05 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25004

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

I just wore the RunAmocs through a five night camping trip, doing some jogging and light hiking as well as wearing them around the camp. I've also been wearing them around through my normal routine. They actually performed quite well. They seem to have better grip than the Five Fingers and are more ...
by keeper
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)? :)
Replies: 209
Views: 21972

Re: What's your family oriented prep project this week(end)?

We went for our first family camping trip (and my daughter's first camping trip ever), along with four other families. It actually went amazingly well other than one emergency room visit (nephew scratched his eye with a stick). There were a few lessons learned: The low profile, "cozy" tent is a bett...
by keeper
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25004

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

This might be relevant for those who aren't having much luck with VFF. I have a pair and have had a great experience with them, but I just picked up a pair of Soft Star RunAmocs (kind of a Christmas present). I've worn them around a bit and took them out for the first run (about an hour - probably a...
by keeper
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: General purpose pants
Replies: 68
Views: 5251

Re: General purpose pants

The Kuhl's finally wore through about two weeks ago. I replaced them with a pair of Woolrich Dispatch pants, which are a similar style. The Woolrich Traverse pants are still going strong.
by keeper
Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from Central IA
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: New from Central IA

Welcome!
by keeper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Incoming - First Child
Replies: 59
Views: 4111

Re: Incoming - First Child

My wife has done pretty well with a nursing cover - it's a bit shawl-like. However, it's handmade (thanks to my mother-in-law) and thus I don't have a source for you.
by keeper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Girl Scouts?
Replies: 78
Views: 5240

Re: Girl Scouts?

If the kids go far enough in the program, CAP offers some incentives if they join the military as well.
by keeper
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best places to buy wool clothing? Best wool manufacturers?
Replies: 35
Views: 5279

Re: Best places to buy wool clothing? Best wool manufacture

Wool is somewhat safer around fire than synthetics, which is one more plus for it. As far as specific brands go, I typically like Ibex.
by keeper
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, from Virginia
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Hi, from Virginia

Welcome!
by keeper
Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from OK
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Hello from OK

Welcome!

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