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by sturmotter
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: WOMEN ONLY - gear for the ladies
Replies: 91
Views: 8652

Re: WOMEN ONLY - gear for the ladies

My wife would like to get one, because it would make some things somewhat easier/more discrete when camping, hiking or attending a rock festival... This? My friend goes to a lot of music festivals & has tried one. http://www.shewee.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yes, like that....
by sturmotter
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: WOMEN ONLY - gear for the ladies
Replies: 91
Views: 8652

Re: WOMEN ONLY - gear for the ladies

I remember once seeing a portable willy or whatever you call them on some netsite I've long since forgotten the name of - basically a contraption that allows women to pee standing up and without taking their trousers down. Does anybody have any experience with them and what are they actually called?...
by sturmotter
Sun May 27, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Canvas Packs ?
Replies: 49
Views: 6989

Re: Canvas Packs ?

ive been thinking of getting one of these for overnighters... http://www.amazon.com/German-Military-Mountain-Rucksack-Backpack/dp/B003ELJZ7Q/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1338090257&sr=8-9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; opinions? If it's genuine and in good condition, it's a good pack (the...
by sturmotter
Tue May 08, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4256
Views: 206182

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

I think I read somewhere that the Greeks will have new elections if they can't form a new government but I don't know what the timeline is. I think each attempt at forming a goverment can only take 3 days - I'm not sure if all the parties elected into the parliament get to try it if the previous at...
by sturmotter
Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: x-long USGI woodland bivy bag
Replies: 17
Views: 2246

Re: x-long USGI woodland bivy bag

Urwaldjaeger, you said that you have tried the regular MSS system in Lapland in winter... how would you rate it? You say you were cold, but was that because the bag was too small for you? I've been thinking about getting either a slightly used MSS, or new Savotta Military as used by the Finnish army...
by sturmotter
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Space Blankets
Replies: 23
Views: 3172

Re: Space Blankets

I have a very cheap emergency blanket in my pack - its so small and light, so why not? I don't really find the more expensive space blankets worth the cost: they block heat loss by radiation, which is your smallest problem in an atmosphere where heat loss is mostly by convection - for for which they...
by sturmotter
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4256
Views: 206182

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

This is something that I really don't get in terms of common sense: is it safe to ask such a low-grade country so much money? Can anyone elaborate for me? Despite its credit rating, Italy is still the fourth largest economy in Europe and the third largest in the Eurozone in terms of its GNP. The cr...
by sturmotter
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TeeLO goes snowshoeing on Christmas, pics/reviews/story!
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: TeeLO goes snowshoeing on Christmas, pics/reviews/story!

Everything's been already said about the other thing, so I'm only going to talk about the gear.... are those Atlas 830's? I've got the same snowshoe, and while I think it's a very good shoe, the binding is really a PITA to use with gloves on. I recently bought a pair of Tubbs 36" shoes to give me be...
by sturmotter
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for Compass to go on Watch band
Replies: 17
Views: 2386

Re: Looking for Compass to go on Watch band

Would the suutro (sp) fit on one of those paracord braclets? Most likely not, as the clip gives only just enough to allow it to be clipped to a watchband, webbing, jacket lapel, etc. I didn't know that they've discontinued the Clipper; a bit of a bummer - it's handy for keeping your general bearing...
by sturmotter
Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: WWYD: If you had to move countries, where would you go?
Replies: 162
Views: 5842

Re: WWYD: If you had to move countries, where would you go?

No, there is not. The human race is almost completely lacking in common sense. It's the same everywhere. It is a miracle we have not nuked ourselves out of existence already. Human beings are capable of doing really stupid things and do so on a regular basis, often en masse, and often resulting in ...
by sturmotter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has anyone ever used a "Swedish Torch?"
Replies: 48
Views: 5018

Re: Has anyone ever used a "Swedish Torch?"

In Finnish that's called a "jätkänkynttilä" (jack's candle, the jack being a lumberjack). It's one of those things that's been around before there were anything that could be called nations in these parts.
by sturmotter
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4256
Views: 206182

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

The whole guidlelines for spending etc were already in place but weren't enforced. Since there wasn't an effective "watchdog group" put in place I dunno what part of that changed. I think the Commission is supposed to be that watchdog. Are the guidelines going to be actually enforced and effective ...
by sturmotter
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Students storm British Embassy in Tehran
Replies: 19
Views: 1253

Re: Students storm British Embassy in Tehran

Is there actually much they can do? It's not like Iran is a neutral/friendly state that would look the other way if the Brits sent in the SAS - provided they even have a team that's not occupied elsewhere. I expect this will become a diplomatic waiting game - military force would be hard to deploy a...
by sturmotter
Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4256
Views: 206182

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Why does someone else always have to come to the rescue? What ever happened to accountability, self sufficiency and just plain old common sense? People as a collective entity are notable in the their refusal to learn from past experiences - nations have gone bankrupt ever since money was invented. ...
by sturmotter
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Protein Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 647

Re: Protein Powder

I wouldn't take protein powder with me, but I do carry textured soy when hiking - it keeps well, is very lightweight and can be added to almost anything. Also, the wife doesn't eat red meat, so it's a substitute for that (plus I don't seem to get the knack of dehydrating ground meat).
by sturmotter
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4256
Views: 206182

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

No Decision Is A Decision. A meeting at this point would be useless anyway, since the situation can be summed up thus: The North doesn't agree with the South and everybody wants Cameron to shut up. To elaborate: The differences between the possible solutions to the crisis seem to have a North/South...
by sturmotter
Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Bushcraft basics: Trioxane!!!
Replies: 38
Views: 8012

Re: Bushcraft basics: Trioxane!!!

I'd rather use Esbit/hexamine tabs, because trioxane is toxic and has about half the heat value. Not that hexamine is your best friend either, but it only releases the bad stuff when actually burning. A note on trioxane from Zen Stoves: "These fuel tabs contain metaformaldehyde which is toxic and re...
by sturmotter
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cleaning a Kelly Kettle
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Cleaning a Kelly Kettle

Soot can interfere with heat transfer if the layer gets really thick, so I'd recommend cleaning the chimney out at least once in a while, once a year or so. I'd suggest tying a rag on a piece of rope, soaking the rag in alcohol and pulling it through the chimney a few times.
by sturmotter
Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Military 2Qt Plastic Canteen BPA Free? (1A863, 2003)
Replies: 17
Views: 5588

Re: Military 2Qt Plastic Canteen BPA Free? (1A863, 2003)

They do, however, leave a plastic taste in any liquid left in them for a while, so they're definitely leaching out /something/. I've never had any problem with mine (unlike with the 1 quart bottles). However, it might be because I keep them empty when not in active use and rise them out with vinega...
by sturmotter
Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Myth of "The Grey Man"
Replies: 610
Views: 47003

Re: The Myth of "The Grey Man"

But far more telling of how long they have been abroad is their ability to relax habits and fit in - personal space issues are a big thing some Americans can't seem to let go for one. To be honest, Europeans can have personal space issues as well - at least the Finns, who have even wider personal s...
by sturmotter
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 5hr energy bottle for Alcohol
Replies: 29
Views: 2002

Re: 5hr energy bottle for Alcohol

Ethanol/methanol can weaken some plastics and rubbers, so there's a chance that even if the bottle itself holds, the cap will start to leak at some point - usually you discover it when you are about to make food and have denat all over your cooking pots...
by sturmotter
Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Sleeping conditions log, cold, hot, wet weather stories/logs
Replies: 12
Views: 2350

Re: Sleeping conditions log, cold, hot, wet weather stories/

I've spent time camping in a single-man tent when it rained for three days straight. On an island, with strong winds, while the temperature fluctuated between 15-20 °C. By the second morning, while the tent itself withstood the rain, everything else was wet or at the very least moist. The brief peri...
by sturmotter
Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need suggestion for an alcohol stove please.
Replies: 16
Views: 837

Re: Need suggestion for an alcohol stove please.

I'll second the Trangia burner. It's rock solid, though it won't actually hold the fuel all that well - it has a gasket in the lid, but in my experience, even the genuine article always seems to leak a little bit, not much but a droplet here and there - but that can be resolved by putting it in a zi...
by sturmotter
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: "Culturomics" Predicts Global Unrest
Replies: 22
Views: 1623

Re: "Culturomics" Predicts Global Unrest

Well, the policymakers need something like that to tell them what's going on, since bleeding obvious things aren't in their field of expertise.

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