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by Boondock
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?
Replies: 64
Views: 3392

Re: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?

LowKey wrote:You also might ask them if they're going to scold and gripe at the blueberry, cranberry, and raspberry bushes as well as blue jays and <red> cardinals for having the effrontery to bring bright colors into the woods.
Now that, my friend, is something we totally agree on. :lol:
by Boondock
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?
Replies: 64
Views: 3392

Re: Does backpacking gear color truly offend others?

There's folks on other forums who scoff at bright colors, and I quote, "Go into the woods looking like they were vomited on by an REI catalogue." And another subset who laugh at those trying to appear "operator tactical." There's times when you'll want to be seen, times when you don't. For example, ...
by Boondock
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 25973

Re: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack

raptor wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions of using social media in a useful manner or any other suggestions?
I follow my city's Twitter account. It's good for emergency alerts, water boil orders, etc. It varies place to place, but public library accounts also can be a decent source of info on Twitter.
by Boondock
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?
Replies: 24
Views: 2863

Re: Heavy duty space blankets, yay or nay?

I've used a heavy space tarp as a ground sheet for many years. I've also used one as a blanket in conjunction with a poncho and poncho liner. It makes a so-so shelter. Overall, a great item.

For backpacking, I use one of the cheep, thin space blankets as a ground sheet to cut down on the weight.
by Boondock
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 595536

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

My crazy, not-gonna-happen prediction is that Glen gets saved by Negan and his crew in the season finale. :shock:
by Boondock
Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fall camp & hike
Replies: 3
Views: 531

Fall camp & hike

I wanted to share the highlights from this past weekend's camping and hiking trip to my usual stomping grounds in the Kettle Moraine forest in southern Wisconsin. My fall hooch and gear: Embark 2p tent, RidgeRest/Big Agnes UL pad combo, Western Mountaineering UL 20 bag with poncho liner. Kit packed ...
by Boondock
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 595536

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

jor-el wrote:It may interest you to know that 2016 Steven Yuen is going to take the role of Tony Chu the cibopath from the Image Comics title Chew.
Yes! I knew that and hope Chew stays on track because it could be a massively good show!
by Boondock
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: CipherNameRaven's spantanious AT Solo trip
Replies: 19
Views: 1268

Re: CipherNameRaven's spantanious AT Solo trip

Very pretty area. Great chow, too. Looked like a good outing. Thanks for sharing.
by Boondock
Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Accepting Reality
Replies: 95
Views: 3715

Re: Accepting Reality

I will add this: I'm getting close to middle age. And many on this forum also know I walk with a cane because my legs and feet are filled with shrapnel. I eat painkillers like some people eat mints. The pain is annoying. Since I can't run, I try to do a lot of walking. My doctors approve. I also lik...
by Boondock
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 595536

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Totally won the Internet, ausher. :clap:
by Boondock
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Accepting Reality
Replies: 95
Views: 3715

Re: Accepting Reality

I think the main thing in this topic was staying home rather than leaving it in order to seek better shelter. Yup. We did kind of start chasing rabbits, there. Sometimes, that's OK. Big takeaway from this thread is to have some flexibility in your contingencies. Primary and secondary plans allow yo...
by Boondock
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Autumn hammock camping on the AT.
Replies: 14
Views: 1132

Re: Autumn hammock camping on the AT.

That looked great, man! I approve of little sausages on the stove. Thanks for sharing.
by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 595536

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I love Eastman's cabin.
by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Accepting Reality
Replies: 95
Views: 3715

Re: Accepting Reality

I second many of the points adressed by Rock6.
by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Accepting Reality
Replies: 95
Views: 3715

Re: Accepting Reality

Stercutus wrote:I have always been confused by the "on foot" BO.
Too many people think this is the ultimate fantasy:

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by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Quarter length liner socks?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Quarter length liner socks?

moab wrote:Merrel Moab Mids.
Ah. I'd go with what raider502 suggested and try the REI brand light hiking socks. I also wear them in the summer with a pair of Vasque low hikers and I'm comfy. I never wear liner socks, ever, but that's a personal preference.
by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Quarter length liner socks?
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Quarter length liner socks?

What kind of footgear are you planning to wear?
by Boondock
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Accepting Reality
Replies: 95
Views: 3715

Re: Accepting Reality

Very, very few people are bugging out on foot. Being able to adapt is essential.
by Boondock
Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lightweight USGI Goretex at TAG. $29.88 jackets.
Replies: 28
Views: 2232

Re: Lightweight USGI Goretex at TAG. $35 jackets.

That's a heckuva deal. Thanks for posting.
by Boondock
Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3lb Subzero Sleep System?
Replies: 13
Views: 794

Re: 3lb Subzero Sleep System?

Woods Walker wrote:Never, ever get too skimpy with the ground pad. It's an amature mistake IMHO ...
Indeed. That's great advice in any season.
by Boondock
Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Things Headed South in Iraq
Replies: 489
Views: 28595

Re: Things Headed South in Iraq

I read some of the news reports on this Syria deployment and I think it sounds like a load of hooey.
by Boondock
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Inside the doomsday seed vault
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Inside the doomsday seed vault

Very cool story from CNN about an emergency seed vault in case of a massive environmental catastrophe:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/10/23/europ ... index.html
by Boondock
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Handgun Condition while concealed
Replies: 37
Views: 2345

Re: Handgun Condition while concealed

Stercutus wrote:Not irrelevant, just different.
Totally agree.
by Boondock
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Handgun Condition while concealed
Replies: 37
Views: 2345

Re: Handgun Condition while concealed

Would you have patrolled on foot with an empty chamber? Indeed. Might have, though. But I was a mortar guy so the gun tube was my primary weapon dismounted. Still, I know I got real lucky. Honestly, in that ambush, what I would've done differently was carry more frags and engaged with the Mossberg ...

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