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by kaligaran
Fri May 09, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you made lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: What have you made lately?

Nice.. How many cans does it hold? Cedar 16 cans fit in each 'row' which includes both the top feeder and the bottom ramps. Entire thing holds 480 cans (30 total rows at 16 cans each). So the thing will be really heavy when full. I'm upgrading the casters on it b/c math is hard and I bought the wro...
by kaligaran
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you made lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 1879

Re: What have you made lately?

Does bug in gear count? I just finished this on Saturday following these plans I found on the interwebs. It's a canned food rotator! http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/kaligaran/extra/rotatorDone_zps3b211c52.jpg http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/kaligaran/extra/rotatorWcans_zps6aff51c7....
by kaligaran
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)
Replies: 261
Views: 64033

Re: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)

2now wrote:I like the binder clip idea to hold it closed. Did you come up with that or find it somewhere?
Thanks.
I've never seen it used before that I can recall but I'm pretty sure I'm not the first one to think of it so I'm not gonna claim it. :)
by kaligaran
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)
Replies: 261
Views: 64033

Re: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)

I carry this in my jacket. Sorry for the shitty pics. http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/kaligaran/altoids/62239d5f-46e5-4acf-867a-03bfbeb331ed_zps6c312e76.jpg http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/kaligaran/altoids/866374b5-1676-4254-bfb0-b4381e108304_zps36de8bbc.jpg http://i1171.photobuck...
by kaligaran
Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your favorite gadgets, gear, and supplies: Under $10.
Replies: 26
Views: 4797

Re: Your favorite gadgets, gear, and supplies: Under $10.

Gerson NIOSH Approved N95 Particulate Respirator — 20-Pk. $4

Roughneck 3.4-Oz. Heavy-Duty Poly Tarp — Brown/Green, 6ft. x 8ft. - $4 - note the 8x10 is only $7


Those are the first two off the top of my head b/c I actually purchased those this week. :D
by kaligaran
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My new rig holster! What other rigs are out there?!
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: My new rig holster! What other rigs are out there?!

That's awesome! I love the flashlight holder. I would be scared I'd lose it though. Is it really tight in the kydex?

I use a crossbreed holster IWB.
by kaligaran
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB for the wife
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: BOB for the wife

Doc is right. Eberlestock is extremely comfortable and very adjustable. I'm a 5'5" female and use the Halftrack. But keep in mind they are heavy (really all of the BoB type packs are because of the materials) even when empty. Since people tend to fill packs to capacity, just keep that in the back of...
by kaligaran
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Dry pet food prep
Replies: 29
Views: 7483

Re: Dry pet food prep

Zeek, it's true. Last resort for me would be to feed them what I'm eating. Although having two cats they don't eat much at all, luckily. Keeping 50-100# or so of their dry food on hand doesn't take much money or space. It's definitely better on their bellies too. Figured buying an extra bag of their...
by kaligaran
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:21 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Dry pet food prep
Replies: 29
Views: 7483

Re: Dry pet food prep

Cool this thread was revived! :) Since posting this thread last summer I've started using mylar bags for my own dry food storage (beans and rice so far mostly) and am really comfortable doing so. I'm still not too sure how long dry pet food will keep in sealed mylar with o2 absorbers and I haven't f...
by kaligaran
Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6493
Views: 949118

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

I like Wise Foods taste but they are expensive and the calorie count isn't what I would prefer. I bought one bucket and the calorie count looked like they have it at about 1k a day best I can tell. :( I found this the other day while browsing Costco's website: 330 servings for $100. They claim it's ...
by kaligaran
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Costco Wool Socks VS Sam's Club Wool Socks?
Replies: 18
Views: 2409

Re: Costco Wool Socks VS Sam's Club Wool Socks?

I love my Costco socks. I bought a TON of them. 4 pairs for like $11.95 if I recall correctly (could have been $12.95). Been wearing them everyday for over a month. Most wool socks I've tried including Powersox, REI brand and smartwool make my feet STINK after a day in my boots. These Costco ones do...
by kaligaran
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Danner boots on sale - are these any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 3024

Re: Danner boots on sale - are these any good?

I have 2 pairs of the tfx. One I wear daily and another I picked up from the breakroom last week. My daily pair I got in my normal size (first danner boot purchase). The fit fine but would be tight with two pairs of wool socks. My new pair and all future pairs I buy going forward will be 1/2 size la...
by kaligaran
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Splitting Gear Between Two BOB's
Replies: 16
Views: 2140

Re: Splitting Gear Between Two BOB's

Redundancy is good too. My partner and I both have a bag but it's my 'thing' so I'm the one really doing the research/reading. Basically I buy 2 of everything and well... you know how that goes. Anyhow, every bob should have the basics IMO. First aid, fire, water purification, food bars, etc. A prev...
by kaligaran
Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?
Replies: 69
Views: 7105

Re: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?

This is why I say ditch the extras. You're right, the pros get resupplied. Usually after 2 or 3 days. My experience alongside SF is limited, but for anything longer than a basic patrol, we had to roll out with 3 days worth of kit, including carrying water because we usually didn't have the purifica...
by kaligaran
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1752
Views: 258059

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

Thanks to plong for posting this deal in the deals thread, I just picked up the LBT large load out bag in multicam for $99. http://lbtinc.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/268x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/b/lbt-2467a_multicam-1.jpg http://lbtinc.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/2...
by kaligaran
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Eberlestock packs.......which one?THE ANSWER - THE HALFTRACK
Replies: 45
Views: 6458

Re: Eberlestock packs.......which one?THE ANSWER - THE HALFT

You bought my exact pack! :)I'm sure you will love it too. It's a beast. Built like a tank and heavy as one too. A few notes from my experiences hiking 5 miles (3 uphill) with it weighing in at 33 pounds. I should also mention I'm a 5'5" 125 pound female. So this pack is pretty big on me. The side p...
by kaligaran
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?
Replies: 69
Views: 7105

Re: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?

This it is something I think about regularly and don't have a good solution. Perhaps you guys/girls can provide some insight. The thing that bothers me regularly is that if I am bugged out (let's say forced from the home by forest fire post-ZPAW) and it's bad enough that I need to be armed... Since ...
by kaligaran
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6493
Views: 949118

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

3 pair large Firm Grip cammo gloves at Home Depot for $10. Apparently large is all they had at my local store and online too. I normally wear size medium (I have small hands but long thin fingers) but this large fit my fingers just fine although a bit wide in the palm since they are stretchy. http:/...
by kaligaran
Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Costco Wool Socks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Re: Costco Wool Socks?

I bought a ton of them recently. They are labeled as "Outdoor Trail Socks". 70% merino wool, 18% nylon, 10% polyesetr and 2% spandex. In the SF Bay Costco they were 11.99 if I recall correctly and are in packs of 4. So far I love them. I had previously bought some Powersox (I think was the name) and...
by kaligaran
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Walmart Molle back packs
Replies: 36
Views: 6901

Re: Walmart Molle back packs

Thanks for posting the review. Here's the packs they have on http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_query=molle+backpack&ic=16_0&Find=Find&indexId=13b029462bdc&cdnHost=search-cdn.walmart.com&searchdropdowndiv=com.wm.module.305715.constraint&search_constraint=0" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by kaligaran
Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 13 things (and more) a burglar won't tell you
Replies: 226
Views: 65067

Re: 13 things (and more) a burglar won't tell you

Also everyone is mentioning the Wasp Spray. Does anyone know if it even works? I never heard a news article of someone successfully using Wasp Spray in self defense. I have used Wasp Spray to kill wasp and never had issues with some of it getting into my eyes and causing me pain. I can tell you tha...
by kaligaran
Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1752
Views: 258059

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

Picked up two 5 gallon buckets and air tight lids at home depot $17
10x Mylar 20x30 mylar bags and o2 absorbers: $20 amazon
Being able to properly store food: priceless
by kaligaran
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cheap LARGE Goretex Parka Shell?
Replies: 38
Views: 5708

Re: Cheap LARGE Goretex Parka Shell?

Check ebay too using various search words. I recently picked up a Gen III Level 6 (gore-tex) top and bottom for $75 shipped. Because they are made to run large to go over other levels of layers, be aware of that. I normally wear Small-Regular in all mil surplus and if I want to use the parka by itse...
by kaligaran
Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Condor Outdoors Soft Shell Jacket.
Replies: 191
Views: 42899

Re: Condor Outdoors Soft Shell Jacket.

How heavy/tall are you? I'm asking for size fit. Also what is your chest circumference (hands down). I'm small. Only 5'5" and 125-130 pounds. Dunno my chest size. I comfortably wear size small t-shirts. Typically all outterwear I prefer is medium. For the Condor jacket, they run big. The ones at Co...

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