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by ghost792
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: My small-scale power infrastructure
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: My small-scale power infrastructure

I have a pack of AAs for the CountyComm GP-5 ( https://countycomm.com/products/countycomm-gp-5-ssb-general-purpose-radio ) so I don't have to store then inside (I really need to replace these with lithium primaries or some rechargeables and will soon). Worth noting that you can run the GP-5 from an...
by ghost792
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV
Replies: 32
Views: 3588

Re: Help Me Choose a Daily BOV

Another wildcard is the Subaru XV Crosstrek. I know it's unibody and awd, but they are amazing vehicles and stay at like $20grand give or take. Likely my next car, but doesn't tick Halfpint's check box for towing capacity. If there's a vehicle that meets his criteria, color me interested. It's an A...
by ghost792
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MOLLE dog backpacks. Need large pouch recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: MOLLE dog backpacks. Need large pouch recommendations?

The ALICE type buttpacks can be made to work with MOLLE.
by ghost792
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where to find multicam sustainment pouches?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: Where to find multicam sustainment pouches?

I'd call these guys . They only have Woodland listed in stock on their website, but they do show the MC ones. It would be worth asking to see if they have any or what the ETA might be on getting them back in stock. These aren't surplus, either. They are brand-new and sourced from manufacturer. I've ...
by ghost792
Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My pistol blew up today - pics added
Replies: 40
Views: 5955

Re: My pistol blew up today - pics added

Those pics certainly look comparable to what happened to me. You're the first I have ever heard say it's not uncommon with Glocks though. I will do some more research. Thanks for the tip on the unsupported case. That should make a big difference in my searches. Here's the Glock Kaboom FAQ http://ww...
by ghost792
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Tower question: windfall or boat anchor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Re: Tower question: windfall or boat anchor?

Or make 3 40' towers out of it.
by ghost792
Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 983861

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

Cratos Panel for Alice packs. Only $14.96 they used to be $80 when they first came out. Only ACU and Tan left. https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/media/images/productimage-picture-cratos-panel-733.png https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/product/cratos-panel/ FYI: I just received my Cratos panel. What TacM...
by ghost792
Wed May 20, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 983861

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

Ok. Here's a heck of a rarity. Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet has some brand-new, military issue, CFP-90s with the Patrol Packfor $99.99 with free shipping.
by ghost792
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: BOL with CAVES!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 984

Re: BOL with CAVES!!!!

Interesting. From the property listing:
This property has been sculpted by history and industry and has been the home to Dave Canterbury's, from Discovery Channels Dual Survival, Pathfinder Wilderness Survival School.
by ghost792
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Emergency Crystal Set Ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Emergency Crystal Set Ideas

I think this is more of academic interest, but I suppose in the ZPAW, knowing how to make a crystal set might be of interest. Here's a 1943 article on constructing emergency radio receivers, meaning mostly crystal sets. http://onetuberadio.com/2014/11/15/emergency-1943-radio-receivers-including-con...
by ghost792
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Quick look at custom ruck
Replies: 28
Views: 2171

Re: Quick look at custom ruck

That's a real good point. I was thinking about making the pockets longer (maybe just a tad) on the next pack I build so that a bottom to the pocket, even if it was only an inch wide to fit a grommet. But then I would need the bottom compression strap to fit over the bottom of the pocket or it would...
by ghost792
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Broadcast TV on your Apple device.
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Broadcast TV on your Apple device.

Unfortunately, this device only receives broadcasts from the Dyle TV service which has very limited, US only coverage.
by ghost792
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: recommended MRE source? Trays any good?
Replies: 28
Views: 3527

Re: recommended MRE source? Trays any good?

Another vote for http://theepicenter.com/ Third vote for The Epicenter. I purchased a half case of MREs and some additional side items from them about 18 months ago. They have a nice variety and they list production dates for all of the individual items. In my experience, their ratings were spot on...
by ghost792
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a couple ALICE packs
Replies: 12
Views: 1954

Re: What to do with a couple ALICE packs

The Enhanced Shoulder Straps can be attached to an ALICE with a stock frame, but it's not as easy as the original MOLLE 2 version. I had to make some mods to the straps to get them to work on mine. The original version of the MOLLE 2 straps attach to the ALICE frame very easily with if you have the ...
by ghost792
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 983861

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

Today only, Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet has brand new 4-pc Modular Sleep Systems for $99.99 + tax and shipping. It's not specified, but when I ordered mine a few years back, the components were still in the original packaging from the manufacturer.
by ghost792
Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Remington R51 sub compact 9X19 +P
Replies: 116
Views: 8253

Re: Remington R51 sub compact 9X19 +P

I believe the Pedersen design needs some looseness to it which is why it's best suited for 32 and 380 ACP with low power rds and an all steel construction. I agree that the current R51 is having some issues, but your statement doesn't make sense in light of the original Model 53 in .45ACP. Reliabil...
by ghost792
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 983861

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

Today only (3/13/14), Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet has brand new Large ACU Field Packs with frame for $80. This includes the main pack, the frame, two sustainment pouches, the waist belt, and shoulder straps.
by ghost792
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 983861

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

Uncle Sam's Retail Outlet has sets of two, brand new, USMC Mac Sacks for $14.99.
Here's an overview of the Mac Sack.


Handy items to have, especially if you are making a modular BOB/INCH/etc.
by ghost792
Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Russian soldiers in Crimea wearing wool?
Replies: 34
Views: 4000

Re: Russian soldiers in Crimea wearing wool?

Russia throws nothing away. I'm sure there are reserve troops still armed with Mosin-Nagants. Throws nothing away? Nah, if that were the case Mosins would cost $700 because they'd be rare jewels... This is from the 2010 65th Anniversary WWII Victory Parade in Red Square. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by ghost792
Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The best polar rifle ever
Replies: 77
Views: 6111

Re: The best polar rifle ever

I seem to recall that USN subs surfacing in the Arctic use(d) M14s for polar bear watch.
by ghost792
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The best polar rifle ever
Replies: 77
Views: 6111

Re: The best polar rifle ever

Mosin Nagant. With that big-ass bayonet, you can swordfight narwhals. That should trump just about any other concern. :awesome: If we're going that route, the M1903 with M1905 bayonet is the superior choice. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/a/a7/20131111233201!George_Miner.jpg :clow...
by ghost792
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Better waistbelt for MOLLE frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 1182

Re: Better waistbelt for MOLLE frame?

I don't have one myself, but the FILBE/USMC pack waist belt should be MOLLE compatible (FILBE uses the 1606AC frame) and looks to have much better padding than MOLLE or ILBE.
by ghost792
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What color paracord is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 1451

Re: What color paracord is this?

The current issue is darker and the individual colors are more distinct.
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by ghost792
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What color paracord is this?
Replies: 20
Views: 1451

Re: What color paracord is this?

There's also a color difference between early MultiCam and current issue OEFCam.

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