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by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: New Camo Patterns

I poked around and learned that IKEA bags are made from polypropylene and the Walmart tarps are polyethylene.
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: New Camo Patterns

If I recall, you live in Alaska right? There should be plenty of older people there who used to sew their own clothes. Some of them may still be doing it. In other news, this photographer from Singapore made his own backpack out of one of those blue IKEA shopping bags. Here’s the link. https://rich...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: New Camo Patterns

If I recall, you live in Alaska right? There should be plenty of older people there who used to sew their own clothes. Some of them may still be doing it. In other news, this photographer from Singapore made his own backpack out of one of those blue IKEA shopping bags. Here’s the link. https://richa...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: New Camo Patterns

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:26 am
I like it!
...snip...

I hope it isn't crazy expensive
About $15 a yard. Of course then you need to sew it.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 280

New Camo Patterns

As a herp enthusiast I'm liking this Hexcam Wasteland pattern. https://nobleandblue.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/hexcam-patterns-alliedrisk-named-final.jpg?w=490 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61-3ucKPNuL.jpg It looks like gecko (real lizard, not insurance pitchman) skin upclose. Fr...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alpenflage clothing dye job?
Replies: 34
Views: 386

Re: Alpenflage clothing dye job?

For thirty dollars, just go for it. It is cotton twill, from the 1950s so it should hold the dye quite easily.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vietcong sandals.
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Vietcong sandals.

When I was kid spending summers in Honduras the campesinos would make similar sandals from car tires but used cordage or leather straps instead of inner tubes. They don't do it anymore because steel belted radials are nearly impossible to cut (as mentioned earlier) with a machete and the availabilit...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2019 Hurricane season
Replies: 97
Views: 5137

Re: 2019 Hurricane season

[*] Not to in any way, shape, or form, downplay the huge effect Dorian has/is had/having related to the Bahamas. but. I'm a little pissed off that I can't find a single news story excited about dodging some bullets on how it hit us here in the US. It's like a media void unless it's bad news. A lot o...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 37
Views: 1202

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

flybynight wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:05 pm

That said I totally disagree with Stercutus. I never regret fast food :awesome:
Then you've never eaten at Checkers.
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepping for Furlough
Replies: 7
Views: 666

Re: Prepping for Furlough

Thanks for asking. It looks like Congress is making the 2020 Defense Authorization Act their first priority. That said, these guys can be their own worst enemy, and the President has a proven record as a wild card. For those not versed in the tribal knowledge and mystic folklore of government, there...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?
Replies: 37
Views: 1202

Re: Tactical bags that don't look like tactical bags?

A few years ago there was a fellow on here going to Liberia for a college class. He wanted to know how to hide his daypack. I suggested he visit the girls in his dorm and collect denim scraps from their cut off shorts projects and use some duct tape and burlap to wrap his pack. He said it worked too...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Expedition Portal vehicles for sale.

moab wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:02 am
The ones that get me are the RHD vehicles. Who in the hell is gonna drive a right hand drive vehicle?!
Rural postal delivery survivors.Image

I think 8000 is pretty reasonable for that tricked out Montero.
by Evan the Diplomat
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion
Replies: 17
Views: 1695

Re: Sweden Urges It’s Citizens to Prepare for Invasion

The Australian Special Broadcasting Service did a nice 27 minute segment on this strategy, interviewing the Swedish Defense Minister, some preppers and members of the Swedish Homeguard. I was taken aback to learn that Sweden's defense forces has shrunk from a peak of 700,000 to the current level of ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Conception fire & sinking
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: Conception fire & sinking

I've been in a few fires at sea, one really big one on USS MIDWAY that wiped out our entire first responders. Subsequent interview with divers who had recently sailed on the Concepcion affirmed that there were two exits from the sleeping deck to the main deck where the galley was located. To early t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Walmart Announces Several Gun Policy Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 656

Re: Walmart Announces Several Gun Policy Changes

Last time I recall seeing any reporting on this, firearms and ammunition made up less than 1% of Walmart's revenue stream. The gesture may have no real policy impact but it is good optics. Now, 1% for Walmart might be equivalent to 20% for a small vendor, but Walmart will make it up in Instant Pot s...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: SMALL OFF GRID CABIN FROM RECYCLED PALLET WOOD
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: SMALL OFF GRID CABIN FROM RECYCLED PALLET WOOD

This strikes me as a lot of wasted effort. This British bloke built a much bigger shed by just connecting the pallets together with deck screws then using other pallet wood to fill the gaps.

Here is his video
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

moab wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:02 am
Evan the Diplomat wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm
CNOC. The clip on opening makes for fast and easy filling.
CNOC?
It is on your original list CNOC Outdoors. Combined with HydroBlu Versa filter, they can't be beat.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Best bags for a Sawyer Squeeze gravity system?

CNOC. The clip on opening makes for fast and easy filling.
by Evan the Diplomat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Must be night of the living dead threads. This is a great source of modular home providers. https://modernprefabs.com/prefab-homes-designers/ I am also a big fan of SIPs. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating their easy of assembly and structural strength. This fellow in New Mexico will ...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Modular home on plot of land
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: Modular home on plot of land

Must be night of the living dead threads. This is a great source of modular home providers. https://modernprefabs.com/prefab-homes-designers/ I am also a big fan of SIPs. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating their easy of assembly and structural strength. This fellow in New Mexico will d...
by Evan the Diplomat
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Daybreak
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Daybreak

A low budget dystopian HBO movie. It could have been called "When They Were Young" Made in 1993, it is an allegory of the AIDS crisis of the late 80's. Look for a young Cuba Gooding Jr. Omar Epps, Moira Kelly channelingJamie Gertz, SATC's Stanford Blatch with hair, Martha Plimpton and a bunch of act...
by Evan the Diplomat
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Hostile
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Hostile

Thanks, I started watching it last weekend but decided sleep was more important after the roll over. I liked that is was filmed in Morrocco, I read in IMDB that the actor who played the zombie/mutant has Marfans disease giving him a unique spindly look. I might go back and fast forward just to see t...
by Evan the Diplomat
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: EMP car?

Cars over 25 years old can be imported to the U.S. without crash test data, or emissions. Europe has heaps of relatively low mileage diesel SUVs like this 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser LJ73 with only 155,3342 miles for $3,100. Go to www.mobile.de pick the British flag from the pulldown menu and search to...
by Evan the Diplomat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: EMP car?
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: EMP car?

Mercedes Benz 240D. This explains why better than I ever could.

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