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by Dak Kovar
Sat May 31, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best overall camo for SHTF
Replies: 95
Views: 9684

Re: Best overall camo for SHTF

Best camo? The 1942 Oak Type A. It is revesible for fall/spring or arid/wooded. Too bad the damn Nazis had to spoil it for everyone. An updated version would be a brushed nylon reversible smock with wicking properties or maybe DWR. https://www.atthefront.com/g_images/uni/oak_smock_br.jpg http://www...
by Dak Kovar
Mon May 26, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best overall camo for SHTF
Replies: 95
Views: 9684

Re: Best overall camo for SHTF

AS556: I have dyed some stuff with RIT. Pretty much as Pete described with good results. I did a pair of ACU pants with the black RIT powder and they came out a DARK grey. They are now my favorite house pants (think tactical Mr. Rogers). I find them very comfy. As per the OP's question, I agree that...
by Dak Kovar
Sun May 25, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What kind of cash to keep on hand?
Replies: 57
Views: 3069

Re: What kind of cash to keep on hand?

I keep a M&M BB's container with quarters in the truck ($10) for air and soda/water. I keep my road cash in my day pack (at least one tank @$10/ga). I keep this mostly in 20's 10's and 5's along with my credit cards. I have an extra $200 in the same denominations in a bundle in a hidden part of my p...
by Dak Kovar
Wed May 21, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: does anyone else carry a milti-tool?
Replies: 56
Views: 3394

Re: does anyone else carry a milti-tool?

74 Or More, I like my Wave the way it is. I can see how spring loaded pliers could be useful for some but I have no use for that function. I've had mine for at least 7 years and carry it daily and use it all the time. When it wears out, is lost or stolen I'll get another. The SOG tool I have is usef...
by Dak Kovar
Sun May 18, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: does anyone else carry a milti-tool?
Replies: 56
Views: 3394

Re: does anyone else carry a milti-tool?

Old Leathermany Wave for many years. I have an Old SOG multi-tool in another pack for even longer.

DK
by Dak Kovar
Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Dumbest advice you have ever heard for preparedness and surv
Replies: 483
Views: 26786

Re: Dumbest advice you have ever heard for preparedness and

No....you just tilt their head back to clear their airway. Only use the stick method on close friends or mothers-in-law. :shock: Have you ever had to deal with someone who is having a seizure? You hold them down and put something under their head to prevent head trauma. I'm pretty strong and I have...
by Dak Kovar
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: US Army Gore-Tex Bivy/Bivi bag any good?
Replies: 24
Views: 5580

Re: US Army Gore-Tex Bivy/Bivi bag any good?

My solution to this problem (results may vary) was to gather the material around my face so only my mouth/nose were exposed. I try not to sleep in open rain so getting wet has not been an issue. Of course some people can't sleep that way. I got used to in the service using the Extreme Cold Weather S...
by Dak Kovar
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: US Army Gore-Tex Bivy/Bivi bag any good?
Replies: 24
Views: 5580

Re: US Army Gore-Tex Bivy/Bivi bag any good?

I think it is a must have piece of kit. Works great and can be used as a rain shelter like a poncho. Unzip it, turn it sideways, put it over your head and wrap your body with it. We used to do this with our sleeping bags to help keep warm during guard shifts. Hadn't thought of the pebble idea. I'll ...
by Dak Kovar
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What is the best Khukri for around $100 or less?
Replies: 140
Views: 13989

Re: What is the best Khukri for around $100 or less?

Marxist: I assumed the rat tail on my 'issue' khukri was weak and would bend after trying it out on some light brush and it DID . The tang bent and the handle was displaced effectively making it useless. The rat tail tang was the weak point in an otherwise great field knife. I do not know why it ben...
by Dak Kovar
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects

Falkin88: In case you didn't know, those are not ammo cans. They are "Mermmite" cans. Used to bring hot chow to the field for soldiers. Think of them as as big thermos containers for food. Though I have seen them used to hold .50 cal ammo for an M2 before. Nice bike and I can't wait to see this pain...
by Dak Kovar
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Let's talk about testing your BOV's how you intend to use it
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Let's talk about testing your BOV's how you intend to us

I have done this a number of times. I have a 4x4 Tacoma King Cab. Here is a quick list of what was carried. 40gal of fuel 40gal of water Vehicle/pioneer tools Tents/tarps/bedding Cammo netting and poles Porta John/field shower (not the same thing, lol) All personal gear/guns x2 (plus some) Bikes x2 ...
by Dak Kovar
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Converting an Estwing into a Tactical Tomahawk
Replies: 40
Views: 33520

Re: Converting an Estwing into a Tactical Tomahawk

OP: Interesting, thanks for posting. It has got me thinking now. I may try something like this just to see if I can. Looks to be fun to try.

DK
by Dak Kovar
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects

I love what you guys post up here.

DK
by Dak Kovar
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects

Those are two cool bikes, gentlemen. On a crappy note I HAVE decided that I will be selling my '04 XR650R and all the goodies I have for it. I'm hoping a local will buy it as you cannot get a street legal XR in CA. Mine came from NV with a plate so it 'slid' in. I HATE getting rid of it but life is ...
by Dak Kovar
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: CRKT Sting?
Replies: 10
Views: 1955

Re: CRKT Sting?

I had a blade (don't know who made it then) exactly like the Sting and carried it to the field tucked into my boot for at least a year...until it was stolen. I liked it's low profile and had it as a last chance sort of thing. I ended up using it a lot as I didn't carry a pocket knife. I recently con...
by Dak Kovar
Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K DEATH
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K D

Clever idea. Nice write up. Thanks for posting. It has given me some ideas for where I live.

DK
by Dak Kovar
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: sandbags under fire?
Replies: 23
Views: 2824

Re: sandbags under fire?

The gravel was is interesting. Another thought is "planter boxes". I'm talking about a wooden crib filled with dirt/gravel/whatever works, and you could plant flowers in it or paint it to look "normal". It could be made with 2x6" sides and made really sturdy and then filled. You could make it as lon...
by Dak Kovar
Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*
Replies: 4161
Views: 388013

Re: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*

Shut a you farging mouth and post some pictures you stupid bastidges! Quad. aircraft MG AA mount. http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii153/dakkovar/Personal/ZS%20Uploaded/WTF%20Guns/post-1268926105.jpg Panzerfaust w/parascope for friring from a trench. Experimental. http://i263.photobucket.com/album...
by Dak Kovar
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects

I have a Baja Designs light kit on my XR and have been happy with it. They have great customer service and are helpful on the phone sorting things out and answering questions. There is always the 'fab it yourself' route. You may need a new stater as well http://www.bajadesigns.com/Products/MOTORCYCL...
by Dak Kovar
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Tomahawk and Hatchet review.
Replies: 86
Views: 65658

Re: Tomahawk and Hatchet review.

Since my last post in 2008, I have put a lot of miles on my large and small Fiskars in the picture at the bottom of the last page. I re-sharpened all of them and repainted the small one for rust protection. Yes, it is just a hatchet but I could use it as a hawk. I've looked at a number of hawks that...
by Dak Kovar
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My variation of a Bucksaw (pic heavy)
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: My variation of a Bucksaw (pic heavy)

Great post and pictures. Thanks. I've been wanting to do one of these. Your design is MUCH better than what I had in mind. Saved.

DK
by Dak Kovar
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

Everyone seems to have different needs, riding areas, laws, opinions, etc. regarding weapons and motorcycles. Laws differ by state. When I was looking into taking a long gun on the bike everyone told me NOT to mount it on the forks or the handle bars. Some said that it would be a problem with balanc...
by Dak Kovar
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects
Replies: 420
Views: 47760

Re: Unofficial ZS War Bike Projects (updated 9/5/11,page 14)

survivaljoe: Nice bike. I love the military look you have done with it. Is that a chest pouch on the tank? The 600s are tanks. I gave my '97 XR600R (street legal) to my brother. He fabbed up a headlight mount using an ULTRA bright bulb in an old KZ1000 headlight. You could cook meat with it. My XR u...
by Dak Kovar
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best Low Temp Sleeping Bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 1902

Re: Best Low Temp Sleeping Bag?

SummerZephyr: I used the old USGI Extrem Cold Weather mummy bag (feathers/down)for years. Yes they are heavy and weigh a metric ton when wet. However, using a USGI bivi sack, as mentioned, will take care of part of the problem of keeping the bag dry and clean. I would also keep that packed inside a ...

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