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by Psycosis
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are all magnesium bar - fire starters created equal?
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Are all magnesium bar - fire starters created equal?

"Mega" WoodsWalker? Is that like MegaTron? I know right? I thought maybe woodswalker started lifting weights and doing sprints, like the 6 million dollar man, stronger and faster than before :rofl: Like this, except with a backpack and on hiking trails. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYZPEcwIb2c
by Psycosis
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

I don't have a specific tent to recommend but will chime in about tent features to look for when buying a tent. You can buy a good inexpensive tent if it has the right features and it will last for years if you take care of it. Floor material: Should be a material like a thin tarp and extend up the ...
by Psycosis
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top 20 preparedness items for bugging in?
Replies: 33
Views: 1947

Re: Top 20 preparedness items for bugging in?

1) Water 5 gal for portable, 55 gal drums for home. When you're talking 1-2+ month that's a lot of water. Food prep forum has a lot of info on water storage including maintenance for 55 gal drums. More expensive but infinity options are 1 Use your home solar set up to power standard 220 pump or you ...
by Psycosis
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 3147

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

Great read and excellent timing given the weather. Living in the northern midwest I have been making some upgrades for winter weather and this thread has a lot of useful info and links.

Tagged for future reference.
by Psycosis
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ka-Bar TDI 2484 "Master Key" Fixed Blade Tool
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Ka-Bar TDI 2484 "Master Key" Fixed Blade Tool

Looks kinda gimmicky tbh. Seems it does a few things, but none of them well. As a prybar its too short, light, and flat to be of real benefit. "Axe-like edge" says to me it's not real sharp to begin with and again, it being too short and light it will take forever to chop anything. I don't see any r...
by Psycosis
Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

Re: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?

Just buy both. See I have all the answers. :crazy: LOL! Ya. I think for just hiking or backpacking take Bics. But for a BOB or INCH put both a Bic and a Zippo. Handy tip? I always stuff extra flints under the insert padding. Check on them every 6 months or so though. I think they can get damaged lo...
by Psycosis
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?
Replies: 19
Views: 1846

Re: How much Zippo equals how many Bics?

I'd say carry both. Zippo's will burn many other fuel sources beyond lighter fluid as long as your flints hold out. Might not burn other fuel sources, surprising list of stuff they will use, real clean but they will burn it. Something to think about as Bics eventually run out of fluid. As a bonus yo...
by Psycosis
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable power solutions thread.
Replies: 78
Views: 7350

Re: Portable power solutions thread.

Tagged for later. Great stuff to research with spring on it's way, it has to show up some time or another.
by Psycosis
Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: King of Random = King of Preppers
Replies: 16
Views: 2525

Re: King of Random = King of Preppers

ineffableone wrote:Yep I have been subbed to the King of Random channel for quite awhile. He has some great stuff.
Same here, guy has some good vids
by Psycosis
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Build-your-own E&E
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Build-your-own E&E

Interesting, tagging to see where this goes.
by Psycosis
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Woods Walker Thread.
Replies: 48
Views: 40495

Re: The Woods Walker Thread.

Tagged
by Psycosis
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: World premiere / Review: KROKO 051: 4 season bivy tent
Replies: 29
Views: 9135

Re: World premiere / Review: KROKO 051: 4 season bivy tent

Wow that is a great review A+
by Psycosis
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: propane refilling
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Re: propane refilling

Nice find!
by Psycosis
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Chuck wagon box or field kitchen
Replies: 36
Views: 11081

Re: Chuck wagon box or field kitchen

Tagged, camping season is coming and this thread has some good info.
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing food in hot/humid climate
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Storing food in hot/humid climate

Forgot to add that if you can't find mylar bags you could use the biggest canning jars you can find.
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing food in hot/humid climate
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Storing food in hot/humid climate

Hate to say it but 2 liters are just a terrible idea. Properly stored rice should still be good for 30 years or thereabouts. Even given your temperature problem you should be good for 10 years or so. AND there's probably no chance your 2 liters will hold up that long. So you'll just end up wasting t...
by Psycosis
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing food in hot/humid climate
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Storing food in hot/humid climate

Welcome to the forums :D Your biggest problem is storage to be honest. Best storage conditions are cool and dry, the opposite of your situation so that should be looked at first. Some type of root cellar/cooler box in the ground is probably your best bet for storage in your conditions. You'll have t...
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY MRE suggestions?
Replies: 53
Views: 4648

Re: DIY MRE suggestions?

Any cheap sources of chocolate, that can withstand 90+ degree temps, for a quick energy boost like the Desert Bar? M&Ms? Or how about Tootsie Rolls? They're the candy that have been used, historically, in rations where a chocolate flavored candy is needed to hold up under high heat. Thanks for the ...
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY MRE suggestions?
Replies: 53
Views: 4648

Re: DIY MRE suggestions?

shrimpwd wrote:
Psycosis wrote:Any cheap sources of chocolate, that can withstand 90+ degree temps, for a quick energy boost like the Desert Bar?
M&Ms?
The goopy mess of melted chocolate is what I'm looking to avoid.
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY MRE suggestions?
Replies: 53
Views: 4648

Re: DIY MRE suggestions?

Any cheap sources of chocolate, that can withstand 90+ degree temps, for a quick energy boost like the Desert Bar?
by Psycosis
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: DIY MRE's/Ration packs: SHOW US YOURS!
Replies: 80
Views: 33837

Re: DIY MRE's/Ration packs: SHOW US YOURS!

I'm liking this concept.

Tagged for future reference and projects.
by Psycosis
Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...
Replies: 39
Views: 13907

Re: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...

6UNF1GHTER wrote:
Now, these days many will say that the issue frame is just pure :evil:.
A back killer designed by real men, for even tougher men.
After blowing the dust off my old hunting pack, and swapping that said "tubular torture device" for the 1606ac -

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LOL now that's funny :clap:
by Psycosis
Sun May 13, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: OK, please school me on fishing
Replies: 100
Views: 6139

Re: OK, please school me on fishing

I agree with the others about talking to the local fishermen and bait shop guys, they can help out a lot with location and whatnot. Just bear in mind that you are just starting out so keep it simple. Sure the $9 dollar lure someone is talking about can catch fish, but did they also tell you they're ...
by Psycosis
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Down and Dirty Prepping on a Budget
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Re: Down and Dirty Prepping on a Budget

And yes, I know that in order to take advantage of this, one needs more water than he would need without. But consider this: how much water could one really store up? Minimum required water intake is about 64 oz (1/2 gallon), and the recommended water intake can be as much as 3 liters (0.8 gallons)...

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