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by reppans
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CR123 Batteries
Replies: 58
Views: 2375

Re: CR123 Batteries

There's a reason there are so many restrictions on lithium batteries by the post office and airports. Those restrictions are on lithium primary cells I thought, not rechargeables. At least that's been my understanding of the regulations. No, the restrictions do include both primary and secondary li...
by reppans
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CR123 Batteries
Replies: 58
Views: 2375

Re: CR123 Batteries

Holy crap those are cheap! Even if they only worked at half capacity and for half as long. It's still a deal. I might try four of these. What's the harm? 5 bucks? lol. https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-8-16-3-7V-18650-10000mAh-Li-ion-Batteries-Flashlight-Rechargeable-Battery-PCB/173341798637?hash=item285b...
by reppans
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: One-person bug shelter question
Replies: 19
Views: 1013

Re: One-person bug shelter question

A single pole pyramid is the most weight/pack-space efficient double-walled shelter that you can get with a good sit-up-inside height and plenty of floor space for storing gear; not to mention about the strongest to handle high winds, shed heavy snow; quickest to set-up takedown; and with a freely m...
by reppans
Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: RVs
Replies: 62
Views: 5337

Re: RVs

RV with tiered back-ups

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by reppans
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Keychain Flashlights
Replies: 36
Views: 4067

Re: Keychain Flashlights

AAA keychain light in blackout lantern mode :D

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by reppans
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack

I was thinking about adding strap anchors to the bottom edge instead of the upper outside corners, but yeah.. That's the idea. That should work even better - just need a strap that clips on at the ends (mine is sewn/fixed). I use mine hiking and for longer walks all the time, and even throw a parac...
by reppans
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack

That's pretty neat. Been rethinking my edc/work bag lately. Use a Goruck Echo bag, but been interested in going back to shoulder/messanger bag. Though the poorer weight distribution has been holding me back. Can details on how you did the connection/straps? I use a small carabiner. If the webbing i...
by reppans
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Turning a briefcase into a suspender pack

Something like this?

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by reppans
Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 3271

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Jacks-R-Better Sierra Sniveller series (40F Sierra Stealth shown, 20oz) - down quilt/ponch/serape.

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by reppans
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: How important is fitness in survival instances?
Replies: 36
Views: 2753

How important is fitness in survival instances?

People comment that I look like I'm in great shape, I have broad shoulders and little body fat (can still easily sink to the bottom of a pool). I eat more than anyone I know (and always have) including my 18 y.o. son, who's bigger than me, and rows crew. While I love the outdoors and think I am reas...
by reppans
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.
Replies: 15
Views: 1891

Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.

Yeah it seems a little fragile - you have to be careful it. I could imagine metal burrs, wood splinters, or thorns catching it and tearing a hole if they mistakenly swiped it. No problem sleeping in it, and handling it for setting up/stuffing/unstuffing, but I'm not sure I'd feel as comfortable unde...
by reppans
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shelter for Northern Rockies?
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Shelter for Northern Rockies?

... BoB that I want as many things as possible to dual-purpose as backpacking gear, ...Winters get damn cold and snowy here.....but I'm also not terribly enthused about the added bulk of a tent.... This is ultra-minimalist but might suffice: - Gatewood Cape which doubles as a rain poncho, 1 lb with...
by reppans
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.
Replies: 15
Views: 1891

Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.

Couple of shots the Gatewood Cape - poncho/"tent" (12 oz) with the Sea 2 Summit Nano Pyramid (3oz). Also have the matching Serenity NetTent (but no pix), which is 1/2lb more (@11oz), but it is fully enclosed with bathtub floor and zippered door. Both tie up to same 4 corners, and peak, on the Gatewo...
by reppans
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!
Replies: 280
Views: 102638

Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!

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by reppans
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 6213

Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

I expect my gear to ride in a motor vehicle if bugging out, or move on a bicycle if INCHing. [If motor vehicles are operable, I"m probably not INCHing]. But I need to be foot mobile as well, and I want to be able to cover 20 miles a day for 20 days. Part of me wonders if I can compromise: run a pac...
by reppans
Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Woobie/Doobie + USGI Bivy + Exped Downmat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Kifaru Woobie/Doobie + USGI Bivy + Exped Downmat Questions

I've used a 1.3 lbs Kifaru Woobie (Doobie?) Express inside a 1lb Montbell Down Hugger series (rated 45?) mummy and on a 3/4 Exped Downmat, down to the mid-upper 20s, inside a single wall tent. I sleep cold, but was fine, only wearing silk long underwear. The Express has a headhole, tall collar, foot...
by reppans
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Balaclava recommendations?
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Balaclava recommendations?

Huge selection of stuff here - I use their stuff for motorcycling.

http://www.schampa.com/Balaclavas_s/1.htm
by reppans
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: This bugout vehicle is CRAZY!
Replies: 10
Views: 2178

Re: This bugout vehicle is CRAZY!

A bit little more "grey man" for me.

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by reppans
Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packable Tinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Packable Tinder

Just wanted to add OB tampons to the great ideas above - packs tiny, waterproof, and multi-purpose. I too prefer to prefer adding Vaseline later as needed.

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by reppans
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: how much personal space needed?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

how much personal space needed?

6x12 ish would work for me if done right (ie, class B RV interior, SUV footprint), incl: toilet, shower, kitchen, lounge chair, dining table, couch, bed, garage (for bicycle & boat), etc. I would spend time outside when needing more personal space. https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5633/21818509003_7cd...
by reppans
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help picking a 2 person backpacking tent
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Help picking a 2 person backpacking tent

That's a pretty nice looking tent and I love the weight but it looks like really thin. How careful do you find yourself having to be with it? The two areas to be careful on this tent are ground tending, and the zipper. I haven't had it long enough to make any real durability comments, but I will sa...
by reppans
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help picking a 2 person backpacking tent
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Help picking a 2 person backpacking tent

I'm into lightweight theses days... and being more careful with my gear. Lucked out finding a BA Fly Creek UL2 on clearance when I was looking (with your same priorities). Great size for 1 person, but could handle 2 in a pinch - the Seedhouse is bigger. I'm actually waiting for a new rig to arrive t...
by reppans
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you look for in cook ware?
Replies: 19
Views: 671

Re: What do you look for in cook ware?

Carry by foot - then usually just boil water for freeze-dried: lightweight, minimalist size. Nesting with Nalgene water bottle, Snowpeak Ti pots/cups, 5oz Varga Ti alcohol/wood stove.

Carry by wheels (small campervan) - nesting, Teflon coated, but I'm a lousy cook.

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