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by bacpacjac
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Trailer Living; What to Know?
Replies: 24
Views: 3909

Re: Trailer Living; What to Know?

One trick I used last spring was dried wild camomile, a gallon pot full of these dried plants soaked up lots of moisture and freshened the air. If you build a porch, you might as well enclose it and make it an extra room. It will make life so much nicer to have another room. As mentioned by others ...
by bacpacjac
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Specific Baby Prep Items
Replies: 32
Views: 6916

Re: Specific Baby Prep Items

Lots of good stuff here. I'll stress practice/training. Every time you walk out the door, assume you won't be able to come back. The more you realistically practice that, the better set you'll be when you really can't. The baby will be more comfortable, too. Mama does the same things each time, Mam...
by bacpacjac
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Prepping activities with young children?
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Prepping activities with young children?

I'm a prepper, and my kids are definitely being brought up to be too, but we keep it light and easy, and let them be kids along the way. As an example of a personal example of a Parenting Prep Win: My daughter is currently enthralled with a movie called "Against the Wild". She requests it daily. Her...
by bacpacjac
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: free stuff for my prep/DIY MREs
Replies: 20
Views: 2193

Re: free stuff for my prep/DIY MREs

Speaking of doctor's offices, I went for regular ultrasounds when I was pregnant, and the tech always let me take a few individually packaged tubes of jelly (a.k.a. vaseline) They're great for first aid and fire kits!
by bacpacjac
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4017

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

Dairy for your coffee... https://www.amazon.com/Carnation-Squeezy-Condensed-Milk-170G/dp/B00BHFEA12 https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/21RUAhzvAHL.jpg $13.75 per 170 gm tube. ($0.08 a gram) Imported from England as this seems to be a European product. I have seen similar condensed mil...
by bacpacjac
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WMBO: Snow biking
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: WMBO: Snow biking

Great trip report, and findings, Ronny! Loved it! I have a SS plate that looks to be of similar design to that titanium one, and it works great as a frying pan - as long as you don't mind scrubbing up afterwards. I've never used titanium, so can't share any experience with it, but I do love my SS pl...
by bacpacjac
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 4017

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

Aldi and DollarTree (and probably lots more) carry individual "kits" that are very similar to the "Bumble Bee" brand tuna/chicken-salad & crackers kits, and they're usually right beside them. I picked some up last week, that have a best before date of 2108-Mar. The calorie count is low, at only 170...
by bacpacjac
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Post your DIY ration packs!
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: Post your DIY ration packs!

Great kit, majorhavoc! Loving this and the Mantis thread. Lots of great ideas in both. I like your approach to this, especially the idea of a more comprehensive kit than just food for three days. The versatile container, for example, is very smart. I've been eyeing those India on a Platter meals and...
by bacpacjac
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Easy Foods for Weight Gain
Replies: 24
Views: 3798

Re: Easy Foods for Weight Gain

Mine was on meds for ADHD, but it made his appetite disappear. His doctor took him off meds two years ago, and it did make a positive difference in his weight. Behaviour, not so much. ;) The struggle is real.
by bacpacjac
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Easy Foods for Weight Gain
Replies: 24
Views: 3798

Re: Easy Foods for Weight Gain

WOW! Our boys sound very similar! Mine's 13 now, about 5'6ish", and the onset puberty has accelerated both his growth (almost half an inch in two weeks!) and his appetite. We weighed him this weekend and he's finally cracked 90 pounds! WOOHOO! He's still a string bean though, and his energy levels r...
by bacpacjac
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator
Replies: 10
Views: 1253

Re: Where to start w/pressure cooker and dehydrator

I recommend checking out Jaxx Drinkwater @http://thebeardedhiker.com. I starting watching him to try to reduce my pack weight and got totally hooked on his cooking. He's got a bunch of awesome recipes specifically for the pressure cooker, and otherwise yummy tasting stuff. He's got an awesome YouTub...
by bacpacjac
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car.
Replies: 49
Views: 11830

Re: Suggestions for evacuating with cats? Difficulty: no car

I set my kitchen on fire once, and had to get my cat out in a hurry. I NEVER want to have to do that again! LOL! I'd recommend leaving the cage out regularly, maybe with one of your old socks or t-shirts in it, so they can get used to being in it instead of freaking out when they see it. Herding cat...
by bacpacjac
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Mostly a question for the ladies. Purse or backpack?

I recently switched back to a backpack for EDC. I tested my purse on a hike with the family a couple of months ago. Though it had everything we needed, and I felt prepared for our worst case scenarios, I HATED the single shoulder strap after a mile or two. Rather than downsize the contents, I switch...
by bacpacjac
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backpack Winter Run with Prepper Talk and Gear!
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: Backpack Winter Run with Prepper Talk and Gear!

I really dig this, Walker. Love that you're putting your body and gear to the test. Theories are perfect. ;)
by bacpacjac
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: How much does a foraged meal really cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 1758

Re: How much does a foraged meal really cost?

Great post, Walker! Is there any chance you got some video of that step into the river? The stealthiness of river and creek banks is something I try to teach my kids, but so far, the only way they've learned is by actually falling in. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I guess, because I did ...
by bacpacjac
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cold night in the woods. Bivy camp.
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Cold night in the woods. Bivy camp.

Can't wait to hear the story!! Great post so far!
by bacpacjac
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Ditching" your BOB or any other bag and why.
Replies: 22
Views: 3931

Re: "Ditching" your BOB or any other bag and why.

Another scenario to consider is losing your camp: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=118475&hilit=losing+your+pack
by bacpacjac
Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker’s E&E.
Replies: 31
Views: 15562

Re: Woods Walker’s E&E.

Thanks for the thread resurrect, Olaf. I'm overhauling my EDC/GHB bag for cold weather use and WW's set-up in a good one to review to make sure I've got my bases covered. Much appreciated, Walker!
by bacpacjac
Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A Survival Situation!
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: A Survival Situation!

Brilliant! Awesome post and great messages! Every step counts. Way to go, Walker!
by bacpacjac
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Connecticut Bob cat.
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Re: Connecticut Bob cat.

WOW! What a sight! Thanks for sharing!
by bacpacjac
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wild Edibles Identification Guide
Replies: 125
Views: 40663

Re: Wild Edibles Identification Guide

I'm loving this thread. The bacpackiddos and I are on a quest this summer to identify the wild edibles in our area. Thanks for all the helpful info gang!! Much appreciated!
by bacpacjac
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.
Replies: 15
Views: 2578

Re: Tarp/poncho shelter bug solutions.

I bought a North 49 Travel Bug Net a few years ago, (At Canadian Tire, I think) to go over my kid's playpen while we were camping. It's designed to hang from the ceiling and cover a double bed, so works great inside my Wyomingslostandfound tarp tipi. It's got a fixed point at the top for hanging, ex...
by bacpacjac
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bras for a bugout bag or backpacking pack?
Replies: 15
Views: 2346

Re: Bras for a bugout bag or backpacking pack?

Purple_Mutant wrote:I completely forgot about this thread. I have some cheap fruit of the loom sports bras I use for working out. I think I will go with those for now.
I love my FOTLs. They are super comfy, but the cotton content makes them iffy in sweaty weather.
by bacpacjac
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: H&B Forge Lady's Hawk and Bushcraft breakfast review!
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

Re: H&B Forge Lady's Hawk and Bushcraft breakfast review!

HAHA!! Great review and breakfast. I thought the written recap with delightful, but the video made my day. Thanks Walker!!

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