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by EBuff75
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a basic hand-tool kit!
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: Building a basic hand-tool kit!

Man, you can go into a serious rabbit hole when thinking about what-tools-do-I-need... I'd add a few hammers, since a claw hammer is just the starting point. Ball peen hammer Handheld sledge hammer (2.5 to 4 pound) Rubber mallet Dead blow hammer Wranglerstar did a series of videos last year about th...
by EBuff75
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

I'll also chime in for Frog Toggs. I used mine tonight at a movie-in-the-cemetery event where our local CERT was assisting with parking. It kept me completely dry, which is what matters with rain gear!
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 67
Views: 1798

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

How about those horrible 3-in-1, "survival" hatchets where one side is a hatchet, the other side is a hammer, the top is a pry bar, and the middle is a nail puller? Like this: http://a.co/d/5s9nLiT I have one in the garage somewhere that I received for Christmas years ago. Even as a kid I quickly de...
by EBuff75
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 67
Views: 1798

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

moab wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:01 pm
What's that guys name on the right? I swear I was just watching him today. Thinking what a tool.
I think it's Tim Ralston, the guy from Doomsday Preppers who shot off part of his thumb. Here's the link to the Scavenger 6 website: http://scavenger6.com/
by EBuff75
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Tiny Radio

Try Googling "ultralight backpack radio" and then look through the results. I found a number of chat threads where people were asking very similar questions (although many of them are quite old). One interesting result is the discontinued CountyComm GP-4L radio. It's slightly larger than what you're...
by EBuff75
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Tiny Radio

I've got an Optimus 12.610 which is about the same size as this Kaito KA200 . No weather band, but it's pretty small and uses AAA batteries. Mine doesn't have a built-in antenna like the Kaito, but comes with a wire antenna which plugs into the headphone jack (if you have headphones it uses those as...
by EBuff75
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.
Replies: 9
Views: 738

Re: New reviews from Gearlabs for solar panels 2017.

When I couldn't find the Anker panels in stock earlier this summer, I bought a RAVPower 24watt panel instead. I've purchased items from both companies and had very good luck with them - no failures of any kind to date. The panel seems to work just fine, although I haven't done anything more than at-...
by EBuff75
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Atlantic tropics....
Replies: 143
Views: 3449

Re: Atlantic tropics....

Water, and have some cash on hand. Power outage means no credit card systems... Hopefully he also has enough offline/unpowered activities to keep him occupied (games, books, etc.) for a few days if needed. If he's worried about no a/c, then maybe a battery powered fan. There are some on Amazon which...
by EBuff75
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Eye Glasses & recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Re: Eye Glasses & recomendations

Mil-spec ballistic eyewear with a strap ought to do it! Keeping them from fogging usually has to do with how closely they fit / airflow around them. I have some goggles for outdoor sports (motorcycle, shooting, etc) which have a foam liner to seal them. Unfortunately, that makes them fog up right aw...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 42832

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

At my company (IT sector) I'd guess that probably half the people there carry some type of knife, even if it's just a keychain Swiss Army Knife. No prohibition that I've found in our policies there (yes, I checked) and I've seen a number of people whip out some fairly nice knives to cut up food or o...
by EBuff75
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Videos to convert non-preppers
Replies: 10
Views: 664

Re: Videos to convert non-preppers

My friends/family and I will sometimes discuss movies after we've watched them, but I sort of keep it to a light touch on the topic, since none of them are really "preppers". I've had more luck with sort of "stealth prepping" them via gifts for birthdays and such. Flashlights, knives, waterproof bla...
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Michigan!
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Hello from Michigan!

Welcome, from a fellow Michigander!
by EBuff75
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: The Day of EDC Victory
Replies: 225
Views: 42832

Re: The Day of EDC Victory

Thought I'd resurrect this post, since it hasn't been active in a while. Several years ago I made emergency kits for some friends. They were around $80-90 each, and have a variety of items in them. Basic tools, first aid items, toiletries, flashlight, garbage bags, duct tape, state map, and lots oth...
by EBuff75
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Power Soil Screen
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Power Soil Screen

If you look up DIY rock separator, rock grizzly, rotary screen separator, trommel screen, etc. you'll find all sorts of designs. Simple ones are just like a big colander which lets dirt through and screens out bigger stuff. If you want to separate them by sizes, then you have to think of it like a c...
by EBuff75
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New Car/SUV/Truck
Replies: 22
Views: 913

Re: New Car/SUV/Truck

If you're really interested in the Ranger or the Bronco, you might consider buying an interim vehicle just to last you until they're released and you can buy what you're actually interested in. To that end, it might make sense to look at used vehicles which hold their value well, like a Toyota or Su...
by EBuff75
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?
Replies: 20
Views: 1025

Re: Looking for reviews of compact binoculars?

Question, did you read the Optics Planet article on choosing compact binoculars, because they do have one that is specific to that type. https://www.opticsplanet.com/howto/how-to-choose-buy-compact-binoculars.html There are some recommendations for binos in the article for three different categories...
by EBuff75
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for thoughts on a knife...
Replies: 24
Views: 1561

Re: Looking for thoughts on a knife...

A Buck Selkirk 0863BRS might fit your requirements as well. I can't really speak to it as far as durability and such - I bought one just because it was purty! :) It feels pretty solid and has a nice edge on it. It has a full tang with a cross-hatched pommel that can be used for hammering. It's sort ...
by EBuff75
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Blueberries
Replies: 15
Views: 729

Re: Blueberries

My parents are lucky enough to have quite a few wild blueberry bushes on their property here in Michigan. The y taste about the same as the farmed ones, but they're much smaller (pencil eraser sized), so it takes a long time to pick any appreciable amount. The nice thing about wild ones though, is t...
by EBuff75
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: in cab storage and organization
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: in cab storage and organization

What model of vehicle? I seem to recall a thread from a few years back about a storage bin that fit into some Ford pickups in the space where a winch could go behind the front bumper.
by EBuff75
Thu May 24, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 1266

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I've never watched one of these videos before. Are they all this well produced? This was more like an episode of some type of "critical incident" tv show. I just subscribed to the channel on YouTube. After watching it, I've got to give major kudos to the ride-out crew at that plant. It sounds like t...
by EBuff75
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ran for my life out of the woods.
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: Ran for my life out of the woods.

You know, when I opened this thread to read it, I was really hoping for a story involving sasquatch... :crazy:
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Disney and Orlando area attractions are using TSA type scanning and metal detectors IIRC. So bring only that which the TSA would allow. Forgot to mention, Universal works pretty much like the airport - empty your pockets and put all bags through the scanner, then you go through a metal detector. My...
by EBuff75
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Going to Disney, what do I take?
Replies: 12
Views: 3544

Re: Going to Disney, what do I take?

Just got back yesterday from a family trip there. I don't have kids, but my brother has two, so I tried to do some preps that might be useful for them and stuff that would just be useful in general. Things that I brought which ended up being useful: notebook/sharpie for character autographs (my brot...
by EBuff75
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Greetings from Michigan

Greetings from another Michigander, and welcome to the forum!

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