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by The Observer
Fri May 11, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: how many calories do you eat a day
Replies: 48
Views: 6648

Re: how many calories do you eat a day

1473-1723/day currently

I'm using the daily burn free nutrition tracker right now to lose weight. It tracks what I eat as I put things in with calorie/protein/fat/carb goals. So far I have lost about 20 pounds just by doing this because it makes me make better choices.
by The Observer
Wed May 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Baking Yeast Bread on the Camp Stove
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: Baking Yeast Bread on the Camp Stove

Nice work! I steam-bake all the time when I camp. I make it as easy on myself as I can. I use "Bisquick Complete" mixes (like this , this and this ) and make muffin-sized breads, rather than pan or loaf-sized breads. They cook all the way through a bit quicker that way. I use a Ti cup/pot and lid a...
by The Observer
Wed May 09, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Baking Yeast Bread on the Camp Stove
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Baking Yeast Bread on the Camp Stove

Hi all, Has anyone here ever tried baking yeast bread on your camp stove? I've been unable to get out lately due to weather and sme other factors so I decided to fiddle around a bit and this is what the result was: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvPRItPz-NY Thoughts? Comments? How could I do this be...
by The Observer
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 268805

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Picked up an LMF II for about $70
by The Observer
Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 268805

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Picked up a used Kifaru G1 Express in OD, now the waiting for it to arrive!

It is going to be for a cross between a GHB and a BOB since I can't afford to have two separate bags at this time.
by The Observer
Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

I just about have Mk II together (been a busy time period for me) and will be trialing it. I will definitely post the same kind of things about the second iteration. Bonus: I have a food saver now so I'll probably be vacuum sealing things that don't really need to be just because I want to play with...
by The Observer
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mess kits in BOB?
Replies: 68
Views: 9876

Re: Mess kits in BOB?

This topic was so vital it needed to be posted twice.

I just purchased a trangia swedish army set.
by The Observer
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SUGRU. Moldable silicone that cures at room temp
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: SUGRU. Moldable silicone that cures at room temp

seems like white is a newer product, but I dont know. I bought some black and white. Will experiment and do a review. Seems very promising. Your imagination is your only limit. The thing that kinda turns me off is the 6 month shelf life. Not something you could keep in the bottom of a tool box or i...
by The Observer
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SUGRU. Moldable silicone that cures at room temp
Replies: 20
Views: 1912

Re: SUGRU. Moldable silicone that cures at room temp

Almost impulse purchased some. If by later tonight I still think it is cool I will order it.

Why would the coloured ones be cheaper than black and white?
by The Observer
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 268805

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Picked up a Swedish Army Trangia set on eBay for about $20. Been wanting one for a while now but wasn't willing to pay the usually insane cost for them. My set arrived yesterday. Having seen it in person I can now fully understand why they are so liked. Although I have not done a "burn test" I can ...
by The Observer
Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Leatherman Squirt: The Most Efficient tool on Earth
Replies: 37
Views: 5775

Re: Leatherman Squirt: The Most Efficient tool on Earth

This thread has induced me to acquire one off ebay. Can't wait to see it in person and start using it.
by The Observer
Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 268805

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Picked up a Swedish Army Trangia set on eBay for about $20. Been wanting one for a while now but wasn't willing to pay the usually insane cost for them.
by The Observer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6532
Views: 982444

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada) has free shipping for a while for all web orders.
by The Observer
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6532
Views: 982444

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

For 13 bucks plus shipping, I figured what the hell... http://store.oldgrouch.biz/samealpa.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Yeah, sorry for not posting what it was for. I ordered a few things besides the medium ALICE pack. A FAK, a michette and a 3 pack of alcohol stoves. This wa...
by The Observer
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Protein Powder
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Protein Powder

The thought just occured to me today, is there a reason that nobody seems to include protein powder (Whey, Soy, whatever) in their BOB/disaster food supplies? It seems to me it would be a highly weight economical means of getting lots of protein.

So what gives?
by The Observer
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2011 Autumn Mock Bug Out *Entry Thread*
Replies: 197
Views: 41893

Re: 2011 Autumn Mock Bug Out *Entry Thread*

Woods Walker wrote:
Very glad you're ok WW. But for future reference, the correct response to this situation is:

by The Observer
Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ZS 32 ounce Nalgene Tritan bottle available for pre-order
Replies: 99
Views: 50873

Re: ZS 32 ounce Nalgene Tritan bottle available for pre-orde

If only it didn't cost upwards of $30 to get one to Canada :(
by The Observer
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

I have some ideas in mind on how to improve on this pack but it will involve hitting the grocery store for a specific shop this time. I had originally set out on the concept of doing this with what was at hand but have shown that what I have in the house for daily consumption is not the same as woul...
by The Observer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

Well this test is a failure. It is 1800, I have some sunflour seeds, a granola bar, and a fruit leather left only and I'm starving and my wife wants me to bring home dinner. So this pack was full of fail, just not enough food. Also I noticed that it was almost completely carbs.... I was starting to ...
by The Observer
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

So I'm part way through my test of this (just finished lunch) and I just remember something..... I HATE tomato soup, I don't know why I didn't remember that until I took the first sip.

More exciting updates and a more thorough AAR to come!
by The Observer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

I think rather than try to sit here and armchair nitpick my own creation, I'm going to take it as-is and see how it stands up to a 24hr period of using only that. My one exception will be I will use a microwave to cook with since I will be at work, but really being able to cook it over a tablet stov...
by The Observer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

Re: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

I live in Ontario, Canada. That is a good point about freezing, I honestly did not consider it. Maybe I should consider something like Ramen noodlies in lieu of the soup for example? Would take less weight too.
by The Observer
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I
Replies: 25
Views: 2018

The Observer's 24 Ration Pack Mk I

This is designed to be a one-cup meals type full day's ration. Yes I know that the calorie count isn't super high, yes I know the weight is high on this. What I did was go to my cupboards and work with what I can find, I did no specific shopping for this. I have the idea that this would be kept in a...
by The Observer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6532
Views: 982444

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Brain245 wrote:Also wondering if anyone has purchased or uses the alcohol burner sold there? Is it recommended?
Looks like a standard Trangia brand burner to me. If that is the case, you can't beat it IMO

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