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by Beowolf
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

It actually includes a footprint. :) But excellent advice! I have always used a big tarp folded under.
by Beowolf
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

Yeah, I was happy to find one reasonably priced, and the seller was willing to deal on the price. Definitely looking forward to getting out with it!
by Beowolf
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

Found and purchased an unused Kelty Trail Ridge 4 on Ebay for $154 shipped last week. :clap:
by Beowolf
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Review: Suaoki USB or crank charged light/lantern

Thanks for the review! Haven't put much thought into something like this, but it's good to hear some firsthand experiences.
by Beowolf
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

I just got this generic bicycling rain jacket from Amazon. It seems relatively sturdy and a reasonable fit. I'm 6'2" and ~230 and i have some extra space. The arms are elasticized and the bottom and hood have cinches. Since it's not a full zip, bigger folks may have an issue getting arms into it and...
by Beowolf
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: In the market for an axe--recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

In the market for an axe--recommendations?

Looking for an axe. Or two. Purposes: Felling trees and processing firewood. I'm thinking I'm good with getting an orphaned head or just an older (hopefully quality) axe. Or I could go new. I would like, in no particular order, a full-sized, 36" axe with a 3.5-4# head and a forest-type, 20-26" handl...
by Beowolf
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket
Replies: 15
Views: 464

Re: Recommendation for lightweight breatheable rainjacket

Disclaimer: I don't really use rain jackets, so I have only limited firsthand experience. But this link (https://www.switchbacktravel.com/best-rain-jackets) has evaluations for what you seem to be looking for, and every single brand is well known and has a good reputation in various backpacking, cam...
by Beowolf
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

So the tent I have is the Alps Mountaineering Taurus 4 tent (also, I believe, sold as the REI Orion, though I may have just kept the sleeve from an old tent with that name on it), which I have set up for the first time in probably eight years. This model has a full rain fly--or at least long enough ...
by Beowolf
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Poor firearm logo design...
Replies: 22
Views: 539

Re: Poor firearm logo design...

So...you're saying you don't like the two penises squeezing a tick in Spike's normal logo?

Image

:rofl:
by Beowolf
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Dystopian recommendations?
Replies: 24
Views: 1992

Re: Dystopian recommendations?

Resurrecting this thread for the latter part of 2018. Would love to see more suggestions added!
by Beowolf
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup
Replies: 86
Views: 1652

Re: Mossberg 500 based home defense setup

Because it's one of the absolute best threads ZS has to offer:
The Defensive Shotgun: How We Make It Work
by Beowolf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

Ah, good point. Looks like I'll be saving ~$300 for a future purchase.

Thanks, all! Feel free to add any additional suggestions or ideas. The information is greatly appreciated.
by Beowolf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1735
Views: 240590

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

I dunno if these count as bug out gear, but I bought my first pair of Propper boots. Selected the waterproof Model 100 in Coyote. First fit seems accurate, so that's always good. I've found that my size varies sometimes as much as an entire size up depending on the brand and design, so I'm glad I hi...
by Beowolf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Join the ZS fleet! (See Post 1 For Instructions)
Replies: 500
Views: 102714

Re: Join the ZS fleet! (See Post 1 For Instructions)

Beowolf, with my lapsed membership my two numbers (325 and 326 IIRC) were probably reassigned. I'm currently intending to rectify the membership issue whenever the ZS Store reopens and would be looking to transfer the 326 number (if it was still assigned to me) to the Jeep we have now. The up side-...
by Beowolf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Three season tent recommendations?
Replies: 31
Views: 1784

Re: Three season tent recommendations?

So, follow up question--if I'm gonna drop the money on a three season, should I just push to the four season?
by Beowolf
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1735
Views: 240590

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

RapidM4 wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 am
An Expedition Research bushcraft grill.
Nice! I got one of those a few months ago. Haven't yet had a chance to test it.
by Beowolf
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

As I'm sure it was one of you dirty, rotten, filthy enablers who posted that the machete was back on sale on Amazon.

It will be here tomorrow. :crazy:
by Beowolf
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Re: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

I have knives for knife things. Purposes of the items in question would be for hacking and chopping. Not really a question of "If" I had both. Like I said, I've already got the tomahawk and a quality hatchet. Sure, the machete is only $13, but I can spend $13 on something I don't yet have if there's...
by Beowolf
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?
Replies: 22
Views: 1026

Hatchet vs. Machete--either, neither, or both?

Was checking out the Bug Out Deals thread just now and saw the great price on the Cold Steel machete and started to itch. But I have a SOG tomahawk (16.5" long) already, which could certainly be used to clear brush to a certain degree. (I also have a Fiskars hatchet in the higher quality department,...
by Beowolf
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Howdy from Rural PA
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Howdy from Rural PA

Welcome back! Definitely interested in pictures and some details on your endeavors. :)
by Beowolf
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FORUM UPGRADE
Replies: 49
Views: 2479

Re: FORUM UPGRADE

flybynight wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Oh hey I guess I did have something. / Well back to listening to music. Pepper by Butthole surfers
Heard that song for the first time in a long time earlier this week. :awesome:
by Beowolf
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 2018 prep goals
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: 2018 prep goals

I only have a couple of goals that will hopefully set the baseline for some changes in 2019. First, continue my attempts at better fitness and getting to the point where I can run a sustained 4-5 miles in reasonably good time. Second, get some better financial security. I have the opportunity now, b...
by Beowolf
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Shotgun Scabbard
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: Shotgun Scabbard

While I did make my own, I am relatively certain that these issues are universal to the concept as a whole. Shorter firearms might be somewhat more suitable to it, but I kind of doubt it. Has anyone had any other experiences with these? https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180215/6a8b4e707c60b4b877d0...

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