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by jbinbi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 3022

Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

Title says it all. I am looking for a rainjacket that is extremely lightweight, re: highly packable into small space that is also breathable. It should have a hood and would like the hood to have a visor, but that might be asking for too much. I have looked at many of the marine foul weather gear ja...
by jbinbi
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The BIG Generator Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 4925

Re: The BIG Generator Thread

Didn't want to run my whole house, just wanted heat in the winter, a few lights, and the refrig. In dead winter, don't even need refrig, I am in the NE USA. Can put food in the garage for a few days. Also, assuming I just need a few days worth of power. I am not planning for the apocalypse. My heat ...
by jbinbi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: fitness training on a budget
Replies: 22
Views: 1943

Re: fitness training on a budget

For those that remember back to the 80s, football star Herschel walker was super ripped, and claimed it was mostly from situps and pushups. He did about 1000 a day if i remember his claim. Just saying that you dont need ecpemsive equipment to get in shape. A pair of sneakers, walk or jog, for cardio...
by jbinbi
Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Best waterproof lightweight walking shoes
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Best waterproof lightweight walking shoes

I am looking for the lightest waterproof walking shoes. Was interested in this less for THEOTW, but rather in travel, specifically looking for footwear that I can wear during day to walk several miles in, but also wear with khakis to dinner. The lighter the better. I have a pair of Merrill Moabs, wh...
by jbinbi
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone Consider Wheeled Airline Luggage for an Urban/Suburba
Replies: 32
Views: 1500

Re: Anyone Consider Wheeled Airline Luggage for an Urban/Sub

Since I worked/work baggage for an airline I usually chime in on these topics. The osprey are great bags, they wheel around really damn smooth, they are built really well. I will say if you want one for this, or as stercutus pointed out, get a brand name. They are much better built its like anythin...
by jbinbi
Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 10937

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

Can any of you watch aficionados recommend tritium brands. I would like to have a watch that I don't have to press anything to see the time at night. I just want to be able to look at it and see the time. Would also like day date, though don't need to see that at night just by glancing. Those Seiko...
by jbinbi
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 10937

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

Can any of you watch aficionados recommend tritium brands. I would like to have a watch that I don't have to press anything to see the time at night. I just want to be able to look at it and see the time. Would also like day date, though don't need to see that at night just by glancing. Those Seiko ...
by jbinbi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: tapatalk or your own mobile reader
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: tapatalk or your own mobile reader

I use my phone to read ZS all the time, never felt the need for any software intermediate. You must have good eyes. Reading via a browser , pinching and zooming, trying to hit the page to jump around is almost impossible for me, and I have a 5" screen. I couldn't imagine doing this on an iphone old...
by jbinbi
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: tapatalk or your own mobile reader
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

tapatalk or your own mobile reader

I, and probably a large percentage of forum readers read their forums more and more not on desktop computers but on some mobile device. I don't know if this is true of the ZS community, but for me, I almost exclusively read my forums on my tablet or my phone. In fact, I find this is one of the thing...
by jbinbi
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: rain barrel gutter diverter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

Re: rain barrel gutter diverter?

found this at home depot. just didn't search correctly. i guess they exist!

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by jbinbi
Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: rain barrel gutter diverter?
Replies: 6
Views: 1064

rain barrel gutter diverter?

Couldn't find this topic here, surprised since I cannot be the only person to ask this, so pls redirect if the answer exists... I have a house with gutters leading into downspouts which then connect into a french drain. I would like to add rain barrel(s) at the downspouts. Ideally, the downspout wou...
by jbinbi
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Stranded in your car in extreme winter?
Replies: 25
Views: 3538

Re: Stranded in your car in extreme winter?

assuming the car works, like others have said, run it for a short while to warm up the interior every so often. Assuming you have gas, you can do this for quite some time. If you are on a major road, I would stay with the car, the road will get plowed and you will get noticed. In fact, I think as lo...
by jbinbi
Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: glvoes recs: need thin, warm, but can work with
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

glvoes recs: need thin, warm, but can work with

I am looking for some winter gloves that are useful for using my fingers in the winter. Ideally I am looking for something like the cotton gloves I wear in the fall/spring EXCEPT they will keep your fingers warm! By warm I don't mean to wear doing nothing at 0 deg F for 2 hours. Say you wanted to go...
by jbinbi
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: poly undershirts: UA vs. spam vs. Duluth vs. Walmart etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 1866

poly undershirts: UA vs. spam vs. Duluth vs. Walmart etc.

Cold out, night is early, time to get a good discussion going. Holiday gift giving information So to work out, I have recently gone from cotton t shirts to poly. You can spend $30 for the UA or spam or Adidas etc. or $9 for Walmart , Target in the middle at $20. I am not fit enough for compression s...
by jbinbi
Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Let's Talk about Blisters
Replies: 30
Views: 4479

Re: Let's Talk about Blisters

.Oh and get ready to "Man Up" because once it touches that red raw skin it will burn like a mother for a few minutes. Holy crap, did you ever say it right. I had a bad ropeburn where I lost some skin. I saw liquid skin at cvs, bought some and put it on. I jumped up within 1 sec, it brought tears to...
by jbinbi
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 2 - Licensing
Replies: 124
Views: 84267

Re: Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Network: part 2 - Licensing

I am looking for the actual material to read. I have degrees in engineering and science, I looked a practice questions and can do all those types. I don't know regs, or other non science stuff. However, I don't want to just take 350 questions to regurgitate it back. I would actually like to read the...
by jbinbi
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nalgene vs Guyot vs KK vs GSI Stainless water bottles.
Replies: 19
Views: 6929

Re: Nalgene vs Guyot vs KK vs GSI Stainless water bottles.

THe GSI .75l dukjug is available from west marine for $6.
by jbinbi
Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: school me in water purification
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

Re: school me in water purification

thanks for the replys and links. Best, I didn't know about the hall of fame section! Has anyone looked at this product, the steripen sidewinder, which generates UV by hand cranking and therefor eliminates the need for batteries? http://www.steripen.com/sidewinder/" onclick="window.open(this.href);re...
by jbinbi
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: school me in water purification
Replies: 18
Views: 1757

school me in water purification

Searched but only found a thread 3 years old and things have changed. If a newer post, pls re direct. Was at REI and looking at the various methods to purify water. Besides some tablets I have I was trying to determine should I get a pump filters, brands of Kataydn or MSR, ultraviolet, brands camelb...
by jbinbi
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Info on expiration dates.
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Info on expiration dates.

My understanding was that if was kept in a cool dry dark environment, that decreases loss of effectiveness. Don't know about years and dates of % effectiveness, I am sure it is different for different meds and conditions, but if you had some meds that you kept that way for 5 years, they might be mor...
by jbinbi
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD for the First Aid section: Rusty Nail.
Replies: 106
Views: 12316

Re: WWYD for the First Aid section: Rusty Nail.

What about using honey? I thought I had read something about using honey on infected wounds...
by jbinbi
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: talking underwear
Replies: 27
Views: 2145

Re: talking underwear

Last couple years I've been wearing Minus33 Merino Wool Boxer Briefs . Not exactly cheap, but the are comfortable, wick very well and you can wear them days on end without stinking to high heaven. Hope it helps :D Unless I saw incorrectly, these are only $15 per pair, which makes them much less tha...
by jbinbi
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: talking underwear
Replies: 27
Views: 2145

talking underwear

Haven't seen a new thread on this in a while. If you don't wear it, don't comment, not interested. Discussion is for activities, hiking, biking, etc., not just for going to work, lounging around. Have been very interested in trying out all the compression shorts boxer brief types. Of course there is...
by jbinbi
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bacpacjac's Spring > Summer BOB - Updated Pics
Replies: 46
Views: 12537

Re: Please Help Me With My New Day Hike Kit/GHB/BOB

Can someone recommend a small lt wt shelter to carry. I have a poncho, and space blanket. But need some thing short of a whole tent and poles. How are those tube tents? Or something else?

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