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by Wraith6761
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 1745

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

What is the difference between a Fancy Feast stove and a "Minibull Fancee Feast stove"? It's a different design. The standard Fancy Feast stove is just taking a regular cat food can and a hole punch and punching out a row or two of holes around the upper lip of the can, then light and put the pot o...
by Wraith6761
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…
Replies: 24
Views: 1745

Re: Trip AAR: The best plans never survive first contact…

Looks like a fun (if cold and wet) trip...plus you learned (or at least were reminded forcefully by Ma Nature) some things to not leave at home, even if they do shave a little weight. Personally, rain jacket/pants and an underquilt always come with me if I'm going up above 2500 feet elevation, as ev...
by Wraith6761
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Chemical Attacks and US response
Replies: 28
Views: 1659

Re: Chemical Attacks and US response

So if non-state actors were deploying them it might be via an explosion that was designed to spread the agent more than it was designed to cause blast damage, so don't assume that just because the explosions have stopped that the danger has passed. Wasn't this part of the plan for the '93 attack at...
by Wraith6761
Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock advice, specific for one trip
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Hammock advice, specific for one trip

I've been hammocking for the last 5 years, and I'd agree with SCBrian, the Hennessy Asym will work, but definitely get their larger tarp. I'd also strongly recommend getting the side-entry model instead of the bottom entry (aka birth canal) model. Don't try to use paracord for any of your load-beari...
by Wraith6761
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 813
Views: 29243

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

I am in less fear of a robot and AI controlled uprising than a rogue hacker taking control of our robots and robotic military assets. Just picture hackers getting into the mainframe if self driving cars become the norm, 1000 car pileup because someone was bored... Are self driving cars even network...
by Wraith6761
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 813
Views: 29243

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

When you say "autonomous vehicles won't be ready for the real world for a long time" - just what exactly is a "long time" to you? You realize we went from Kitty Hawk to jet planes in 34 years, and that was without cad-cam and the internet. These days it would take a fraction of that time to make th...
by Wraith6761
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Ok you are in the Aliens movie choose a turret!
Replies: 25
Views: 2062

Re: Ok you are in the Aliens movie choose a turret!

I'm leaning towards a Dragonfire style 12-gauge round...xenomorphs don't care much for fire if I remember the movies correctly, so some white phosphorous with some buckshot mixed in should take the edge off their appetite as well as giving them a nice dose of "GO AWAY!"
by Wraith6761
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 813
Views: 29243

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

I am in less fear of a robot and AI controlled uprising than a rogue hacker taking control of our robots and robotic military assets. Just picture hackers getting into the mainframe if self driving cars become the norm, 1000 car pileup because someone was bored... That can, and already does, happen...
by Wraith6761
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 3323

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

Alcohol stoves are pretty awesome, but they tend to not want to work correctly when it's cold-ish...best way around it that I've found is to get a small (like 1-1.5oz) bottle with a good sealing lid, put your fuel for the next morning into that, and keep it in a shirt pocket when you go to sleep, so...
by Wraith6761
Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag

Overall, a good looking kit for the intended purposes. I'd have to ask a couple of questions about it, specifically: --That paracord bracelet--does she know how to take it apart? Seems like a stupid thing to ask, but some of the braiding techniques they use to make those are an absolute pain in the ...
by Wraith6761
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Tying up nutso passenger on flight
Replies: 25
Views: 1558

Re: Tying up nutso passenger on flight

Use the seatbelt extenders (every plane has a few on them, for us heavier folks)...tie one to each hand at the wrist, then connect it to the seatbelt closest to the window on either side of the aisle (left arm goes to the seat on the left side of the aisle, right arm to the right side of the aisle),...
by Wraith6761
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Getting prepared...attempt two
Replies: 12
Views: 756

Re: Getting prepared...attempt two

I really don't need 20 knives and 7 guns. BLASPHEMY!!!!! :lol: The things that I found to help with keeping preps organized was plastic drawer bins...basically, they look like a 3-drawer short filing cabinet, but they're made of fairly rigid plastic instead of metal (and they only cost about $15-20...
by Wraith6761
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: opinions/advice about alternative dog breeds for hunting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: opinions/advice about alternative dog breeds for hunting

You'd probably have better luck getting your pit involved with hunting on the ground than with retrieving waterfowl. If I remember correctly, one of the main things pits were bred for was hunting large game, mostly feral hogs/wild boar, stuff like that. They're still used for that pretty successfull...
by Wraith6761
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Underwater shelter
Replies: 23
Views: 2026

Re: Underwater shelter

I think the thing you are looking for is called a submarine - http://www.maritimesales.com/PI12.htm O jeez a used ex-Soviet Subarmine that has been decommission for 25 years and is thus 50 +/- years old. Can you say deferred maintenance, leaks and lord knows what. Still it would be fun to go get a ...
by Wraith6761
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: 150 Stranded at Your House (Actual Event)
Replies: 38
Views: 2787

Re: 150 Stranded at Your House (Actual Event)

Interesting and thought-provoking situation...I honestly don't think that I could provide shelter for that many people. Basing each person off of a roughly 8' x 3' area (essentially a twin sized bed and a footlocker at the end), I might be able to get 60-65 people into the house uncomfortably, anoth...
by Wraith6761
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: That water filter might not do what you think it does
Replies: 20
Views: 2200

Re: That water filter might not do what you think it does

I have a feeling that the main reason that the article went after Camelbak so hard is that other companies like Steripen actually include a pre-filter with their UV lamps, and it's very clearly stated in the instructions to use the pre-filter when gathering water before trying to purify it with the ...
by Wraith6761
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NatGeo printable topo maps are now free
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

NatGeo printable topo maps are now free

Nat Geo has launched a site that will provide a USGS topographical map in PDF format that will actually work with the standard home/office printer, instead of the weirdly formatted maps that require a specialty printer. It's free and there's no limit on how many maps you can download/print out. Esse...
by Wraith6761
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: US hurricane drought
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: US hurricane drought

Here in the Mid-Atlantic coast, right at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Sandy shook things up a bit locally but wasn't particularly catastrophic. Even Ernesto back in '06 wasn't horrible locally (laid down a serious hurt'n inland though!). The last one I that really jumps to the forefront of "oh ...
by Wraith6761
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 4615

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

Responses are in red. FOOD 1x Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef 1x Mountain House Mexican Style Beef 2x Ramen 1x SOS or Datrex Lifeboat Rations 5x Honey packets 2x MRE accessory packets (coffee, matches, gum, seasoning) 2x Spoon I'd cut this down a lot, maybe to just 1 MH meal and some Clif bars. I...
by Wraith6761
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The 2016 "Summer" Olympics
Replies: 19
Views: 2110

Re: The 2016 "Summer" Olympics

So, lets see... if the security plan is based upon the athletes living in the village and then they don't.... Based on the corruption already seen through multiple facets of this operation, they may well be safer 'in the wind'. When the police are protesting... you kind of do get a feeling of doom....
by Wraith6761
Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Are cheap dry bags worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Are cheap dry bags worth it?

Wouldn't it make more sense to just get one big good quality dry bag to use for your clothing and other items, and then just use cheaper stuff sacks (which typically are cheaper than dry bags to begin with) for organizing stuff inside the dry bag? Personally, I just use a large trash compactor bag (...
by Wraith6761
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thief-proofing My Apartment (kinda)
Replies: 28
Views: 1831

Re: Thief-proofing My Apartment (kinda)

For when you're actually at home, one of those rubber door stoppers you can find for a couple bucks at Wal-mart . Those cheap rubber ones are fairly easy to get by. A hard shove to the door will usually just flatten it, and allow the door to pass over it. You're better off with something intended f...
by Wraith6761
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Thief-proofing My Apartment (kinda)
Replies: 28
Views: 1831

Re: Thief-proofing My Apartment (kinda)

For when you're actually at home, one of those rubber door stoppers you can find for a couple bucks at Wal-mart (or a slightly more expensive one that acts as an alarm as well)...assuming you have carpet at the doorway, add a small strip of the hook side of velcro (stops it from being slid back by p...
by Wraith6761
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours
Replies: 39
Views: 2955

Re: Some Hobo/Fema Signs for you and yours

I like the idea of it, simple enough to remember yet archaic enough that the average person wouldn't even pay attention to it. I'd probably just use something like a cheap grease pencil to leave the messages, as they don't tend to be overly messy...just keep it in a ziploc bag if you're worried abou...

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