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by ViolentKooter
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Hammock Sleeping

Since you're going this weekend - if you buy any of the brands online, would it arrive in time to go on your trip? ENO can be picked up at a few different sporting goods stores (I think I've seen them at Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, and Bass Pro Shop?) I don't have an ENO, but I will als...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Sleeping
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Hammock Sleeping

Since you're going this weekend - if you buy any of the brands online, would it arrive in time to go on your trip? ENO can be picked up at a few different sporting goods stores (I think I've seen them at Dick's Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, and Bass Pro Shop?) I don't have an ENO, but I will also...
by ViolentKooter
Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mini-crossbow - tool or toy
Replies: 10
Views: 1372

Re: Mini-crossbow - tool or toy

I've seen somewhere online about doubling up the arms of those low-draw crossbow pistols (which are toys) to get a pretty absurd draw weight for a small package like that, but it becomes basically unmanageable to draw more than a few times due to the shape of it. A slingshot (as mentioned above) or ...
by ViolentKooter
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:17 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Survival "soft" skills?
Replies: 31
Views: 7637

Re: Survival "soft" skills?

Since this was posted in the Urban Skillz, it changes a few of the skills I want to bring up. I agree about basic level of strength and cardio, stealth and ability to sprint. 1) The ability to read a map. Like, a piece of paper plus or minus a compass - not a GPS. Reason: Duh. 2) Basic craftsmanship...
by ViolentKooter
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thinking of Removing/Changing Items in BOB.
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

Re: Thinking of Removing/Changing Items in BOB.

If you have the mountain house food in there, what are you heating the water in? If you ditch the mountain house, could you also remove whatever food prep items you wouldn't need if eating the Datrex? (Utensils, pot) I also agree with the lightweight hiking pants, though I would opt for the lightwei...
by ViolentKooter
Tue May 26, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: compack pack saw / buck saw / homemade for $30 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1303

Re: compack pack saw / buck saw / homemade for $30 ?

I love my Sven, though it's the 21". My only semi-negative comments with it are: 1) The wing nut on top scares me during hiking, because I feel it will eventually snag a lightweight item and shred it, so I just keep that covered. 2) Don't try to process anything anything too big, which you'd have th...
by ViolentKooter
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Real (first?) world problems
Replies: 24
Views: 2894

Re: Real (first?) world problems

The kit looks pretty good for starters, though I have an item I always see (and question why), and a few I'd consider adding. 20 miles is a pretty decent clip to cover in a day, especially if the time you need to use a GHB is after, say, a full day of work. Perhaps something which can be used to cre...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a couple ALICE packs
Replies: 12
Views: 2283

Re: What to do with a couple ALICE packs

I don't have a PVC frame. I'm just saying it is an option for the OP. Why doesn't the GOV issue it? Because they want stuff which is sturdier than it needs to be so they can be absolutely brutal to their gear for no reason whatsoever other than "because I can".
by ViolentKooter
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What to do with a couple ALICE packs
Replies: 12
Views: 2283

Re: What to do with a couple ALICE packs

I wouldn't say do this for all of the packs because of cost, but definitely do the full Hellcat mod to one - it changes the pack to a whole new level of awesome. If you add the sleep system carrier, my only beef is that the pack can no longer sit upright when off your back. However, it makes the mon...
by ViolentKooter
Wed May 14, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First camp of the spring (Many pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 1843

Re: First camp of the spring (Many pics)

Looks like a great time! As per usual, I'm super jealous of the way you eat. Also of note - good job on quitting. Not only are the health benefits awesome, but think of all the money you will be saving (loosely translated to spending on new gear instead). Thanks for sharing the trip
by ViolentKooter
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB philosophy revisited
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: BOB philosophy revisited

My above post wasn't directed at you specifically, Doctorr Fabulous. It was mostly for the people who just read here to gather info but never actually get out - just trying to clarify. But, based on your suggestion for packing your pack like a BMI of 10-16... that means 66 to 105 lbs is my target bo...
by ViolentKooter
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB philosophy revisited
Replies: 49
Views: 3355

Re: BOB philosophy revisited

Time for some knowledge to get dropped. It's stuff people confuse all the time - but relevant for this discussion. Body Mass Index (BMI) is not the same thing as percentage body fat. Underweight BMI: <18.5 Ideal BMI: 18.6-24.9 Overweight BMI: 25-29.9 Obese BMI: >30 However, a BMI does not equate to ...
by ViolentKooter
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw
Replies: 20
Views: 2370

Re: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw

I've got a Sven Saw - 21". Just about a pound, works pretty awesome. I left mine lashed vertically to the side of the pack, as it is kind of long and am babying my new pack. About 40 bucks shipped.

http://www.rei.com/product/404013/sven-folding-saw-21
by ViolentKooter
Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Manowars BOB in current form (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 26
Views: 2919

Re: Manowars BOB in current form (Pic Heavy)

Also +1 about removing a knife. Speaking of dropping a knife... I guess that's one thing good about a BG item. If you drop it, you can find the obnoxious orange color :awesome: Also, Zyrtec doesn't come as 20mg - unless you're outside of the states maybe? What's in the FAK there? Also, why have a 20...
by ViolentKooter
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1777
Views: 304709

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Been getting a bunch over the last month or so, finally putting it up now. Sven Saw 21" http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J900EQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ti Tent Stakes http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00667DOUE/ref=oh_details_o00_s0...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Must Have Bugout Item!
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Must Have Bugout Item!

I'm in the same boat as you, I hate coffee. If it tasted even remotely close to how it smells, I'd probably only drink coffee and have the jitters for the remainder of my life. But, no, I wouldn't take this with me even if I did drink coffee. Isn't a french press about a third of the price? Getting ...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Words from a Bosnian survivalist...
Replies: 26
Views: 2710

Re: Words from a Bosnian survivalist...

And yes, he has an emphasis on guns. Which I think to many Americans take for granted or don't want anything to do with at all. It just goes to show what can and did happen. I think our preps sometimes fall short when it comes to firearms and ammo and meds. I don't see a lot of excess meds in most ...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Can anyone give me solid antibiotic information
Replies: 8
Views: 1592

Re: Can anyone give me solid antibiotic information

Try to see if you can get a hard copy of a script for it, and take it to a pharmacy. Using generic "discount cards" found online, or often pharmacies have them too, you can knock a pretty penny off some medications. I had a similar problem months ago, though my vet refused to let me change the dosin...
by ViolentKooter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Civvie pack to fit in :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Civvie pack to fit in :-(

After all was said and done... I snagged an Osprey Aether 70, due in part to getting a large gift card to Amazon. No pictures yet, but I'll finally put up my kit once I get everything all together in it. It really is by far the nicest pack I've ever handled, can't wait to get some miles with it. htt...
by ViolentKooter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1777
Views: 304709

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Snagged an Osprey Aether 70 in the green color http://www.rei.com/product/846410/osprey-aether-70-pack" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and a Land's End 600-fill down jacket, also in green http://www.landsend.com/products/mens-600-fill-down-jacket/id_257327" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by ViolentKooter
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2858

Re: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?

I use a Maxpedition Beefy organizer. It's tacticool and pricey, which I don't really like - but it sure is nice having everything in the same spot each time. And friends get gear envy over it :awesome: In the past I used ziplocs, and those worked fine too. Edit: Forgot to include a fly-fishing box, ...
by ViolentKooter
Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On Point's 72 Hour WMBO - Jan. 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Replies: 18
Views: 2406

Re: On Point's 72 Hour WMBO - Jan. 2nd, 3rd, 4th

Wow that teepee was pretty excellent. I had a hard time gauging the size though - about how big do you think the diameter ended up being? How many tarps/what size did you have to use to pull that off? It was quite the fine specimen, and I'm glad it was effective in the winter wonderland. And as alwa...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Dec 31, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Civvie pack to fit in :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Civvie pack to fit in :-(

See, this is why I'm glad I came here. I would've completely skipped over that Z65, thanks moab. I always check the price tag on things online before going to an EMS or Gander Mountain to try it on, then returning home to purchase (which I'm sure they hate). I don't remember my torso length, but I'm...
by ViolentKooter
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Civvie pack to fit in :-(
Replies: 16
Views: 1770

Re: Civvie pack to fit in :-(

The Redwing and Coyote both don't have sleeping bag access, which to me is a mildly annoying feature to be missing . Have you used packs both with and without that feature? My wife has a Osprey pack with that feature and it doesn't seem to add much utility. Yes. ALICE before the hellcat mod, so stu...

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