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by Hoipoloi
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grappling Hook for BOB
Replies: 18
Views: 2989

Re: Grappling Hook for BOB

They would be useful in retrieving your bag if you dropped it in a river or down a ravine. No good if it's in your bag together with the paracord though.
by Hoipoloi
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Watches for long-term survival off the grid
Replies: 80
Views: 10908

Re: Watches for long-term survival off the grid

I use a Timex Expedition.
Superb night time illumination and has a ten year battery life.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/timex-m ... /pid-35091

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by Hoipoloi
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Collapsible Bushcraft/Back Packing Saw

This is the collapsible saw that I carry. Unfortunately I can't offer much information about it other than it takes a 12" blade and is/was sold in the UK. It contains two HSS blades in it's tube and I have added a rough wood blade taped to the outside. http://i867.photobucket.com/albums/ab233/The-Ho...
by Hoipoloi
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you made lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 2109

Trip Wire Alarm

I made a pair of these for use when there may be someone skulking around at night while I'm fast asleep in my tent (I don't sleep with my cycle and I have concerns for it's well being). I could probably have adapted something from a 'pull-pin' personal alarm, or maybe one of those fishing alarms tha...
by Hoipoloi
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 605828

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

How irresponsible was that to not close the fence when they left?
They were fortunate that it was already closed when they arrived and probably saved a lot of clearing up before staying there. Not a care or thought for those that may want to use that house after them :(
by Hoipoloi
Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from England
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Hi from England

Welcome. Newish here myself and still get lost.
by Hoipoloi
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: Weather
Replies: 7
Views: 1739

Re: Weather

sheddi wrote:
K9medic wrote:....but the sea state is horrible. 40' swell coming ashore really smashes things up.
When it picks up the ballast from the railway line before smashing them into people's homes it obviously means business. Glad I'm in the middle of the country (and higher up).
by Hoipoloi
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My BOVs past and present.
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

Re: My BOVs past and present.

BigRix wrote:I'm digging the SWAT van.

Got any pics of the inside?
Me too. Please post some pics :)
by Hoipoloi
Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Extra portage in your BOB?
Replies: 25
Views: 1252

Re: Extra portage in your BOB?

ZombieGranny wrote:Old lady here...

Don't laugh, but I use drawstring garbage bags.
Best thing for collecting dry twigs or soft berries.
I'd hate to have to put a couple of hand fulls of berries in a pocket or pouch.
by Hoipoloi
Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ey up from Yorkshire, England.
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: Ey up from Yorkshire, England.

Welcome.
Flooding is about right after the weather we've been having lately.
by Hoipoloi
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1753
Views: 487571

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

I upgraded my pull behind trailer, to a 26ft, four season, travel trailer, with big slide out. It is not a “Bug out” trailer if the situation requires immediate exit to the high mountains, it would be left behind and only the truck and truck camper would go mobile. However if time permits it makes ...
by Hoipoloi
Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: rechargeable Batteries
Replies: 47
Views: 4671

Re: rechargeable Batteries

Good thing is I haven't got the rechargeables yet, although I do have a drawer full of various makes that are probably old technology (I'm just too mean to throw them out). I did come across Eneloop when I was looking at chargers and the reviews were all good. Eneloop it is then. I have yet to make ...
by Hoipoloi
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Modified truck camper
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

Re: Modified truck camper

Nice, my first camper was plywood and 2x2 construction.
The mains voltage lamp (and invertor) is overkill, better off using LEDs. And that fan needs to have reverse switching and a rheostat to control the speed, saves power and allows you to have it ticking over slowly while asleep.
by Hoipoloi
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: rechargeable Batteries
Replies: 47
Views: 4671

Re: rechargeable Batteries

I have finally got round to replacing the head torch in my INCH bag so that my hand torch and head torch both take a single AA battery. I have also bought a small solar charger that does 4xAAs at a time. My question is, do I have to charge them regularly (if so how often) or can I just take them out...
by Hoipoloi
Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dog Bug Out Bag (BOB) w/pictures...
Replies: 38
Views: 8398

Re: Dog Bug Out Bag (BOB) w/pictures...

First Aid: Alcohol wipes, antibacterial wipes, Neosporin, flea comb, medical gloves, gauze, tape, bandages, Benadryl. (Need to add tweezers.) When you say tweezers, do you mean for tick removal? We carry a pair of these in my vans FAK but so far not had the need to use them: https://encrypted-tbn3....
by Hoipoloi
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: A whole new(old) take on BOV 5th wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 1496

Re: A whole new(old) take on BOV 5th wheel

BigKahunaFL wrote: Watch the video at about 1:20, while their driving down the highway. What the hell is all over the drivers door? :shock:
Those are the straps holding on the extension mirrors.
by Hoipoloi
Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Vote on new board display styles! VOTING CLOSED
Replies: 46
Views: 70487

Re: NEW THREAD. Vote on new board display styles!

Anianna wrote: I'm sure with ten styles added, there will be at least one that meets that need.
As long as some of those ten take advantage of a full width screen unlike the one at the top of the list.
by Hoipoloi
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books
Replies: 450
Views: 71219

Re: Free Self Sufficiency E-Books

KJ4VOV wrote:
Apocalyptus Rex wrote: $2.99 at this time.
Now $3.19

I reckon the price automatically rises after so many free downloads :(
by Hoipoloi
Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare-Bones Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 7839

Re: Bare-Bones Bug Out Bag?

My INCH bag weighs around 52lbs with a couple of litres of water and I too looked at what a BOB should weigh and contain. There were a number of factors that decided my BOB contents: 1. Both the INCH and the BOB are stored in the same location at home. 2. Not wanting/being able to duplicate contents...
by Hoipoloi
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Vote on new board display styles! VOTING CLOSED
Replies: 46
Views: 70487

Re: NEW THREAD. Vote on new board display styles!

The 'Grunge' one would be nice if it was widescreen.
by Hoipoloi
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: UK hit by storms
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: UK hit by storms

Britain cannot experience hurricanes - the word is used for tropical cyclones when they form in the Atlantic and north-east Pacific. These are low pressure systems which develop over tropical or sub-tropical waters - not the cold waters around Britain - which become "cyclones" once wind speeds reac...
by Hoipoloi
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:010
Topic: UK hit by storms
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: UK hit by storms

Thanks

Just ratchet strapped my car port to my BOV so if you see a yellow Vivaro flying from the Midlands area you'll know it's been a bit windy.
by Hoipoloi
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Drybag
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: Best Drybag

Do SeaLine only make dry bags made of vinyl? I tried to steer clear of vinyl as it is heavier and less supple than Exped PU coated taffeta nylon. The Exped ones are easier to stuff in a rucksack but if you expect a lot of water crossings of canoe/kayak travel then vinyl ones such as Orlieb is probab...
by Hoipoloi
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bicycle Powered Cell Phone/Battery Pack
Replies: 1
Views: 854

Re: Bicycle Powered Cell Phone/Battery Pack

The Atom is specifically designed to output a high quality, USB compatible 5V @ up to 500mA. In English, that means that if your device can be charged with a USB connection (iPhones, and iPods, Galaxy phones, GPS trackers, etc.), then it will take a charge from the Atom. The iPhone (and probably ma...

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