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by toyotaman
Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hennessy Hammock 4 Season Insulation System ~ Review ~ 56K
Replies: 21
Views: 4577

Re: Hennessy Hammock 4 Season Insulation System ~ Review ~ 5

Do you still use a sleeping bag with this setup?

Is it possible to use any of the insulation system for ground sleeping under a tarp?
by toyotaman
Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My FT Thread ( Updated Another Section.. 9 More Miles Done )
Replies: 34
Views: 2101

Re: 9 Miles On the FL Trail With The PMB & MPSK...

xxxDarksidexxx wrote:i was in the kissimmee area 30 miles north of lake okeechobee. we started at hickory hammock.
Ah, okay. Looked like the Ocala section.

That beehive was really cool. You could post that on a beekeeping forum and a beekeeper might come and "catch the swarm."
by toyotaman
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My FT Thread ( Updated Another Section.. 9 More Miles Done )
Replies: 34
Views: 2101

Re: 9 Miles On the FL Trail With The PMB & MPSK...

What section of the trail did you do?

I was out there today near Pat's Island.
by toyotaman
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sampling Of My Gear Closet (56k iffy)
Replies: 11
Views: 2745

Re: Sampling Of My Gear Closet (56k iffy)

It all looks pretty clean and tidy. Ya actually use that stuff or just collect it like figurines?
by toyotaman
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a Utility Pouch to use as a Butt Pack
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: Looking for a Utility Pouch to use as a Butt Pack

DieFoxDie wrote:
toyotaman wrote:Try out a surplus sustainment pouch. They have a little bit larger volume than a buttpack and I've found them for as little as six bucks on eBay.
The dimensions are the same. Have you had any experience with the Sustainment Pouch?
Yes, it does work.
by toyotaman
Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a Utility Pouch to use as a Butt Pack
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: Looking for a Utility Pouch to use as a Butt Pack

Try out a surplus sustainment pouch. They have a little bit larger volume than a buttpack and I've found them for as little as six bucks on eBay.
by toyotaman
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sportsman's Guide Surplus ILBE Review
Replies: 10
Views: 3747

Re: Sportsman's Guide Surplus ILBE Review

I bought one of these packs also from Sportsmans Guide last week. It definitely is not in very good condition. My pack itself, while dirty, doesn't have any broken buckles or rips or tears. The shoulder straps have a few popped seams. I went back and forth on returning this pack. I'm just going to k...
by toyotaman
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Something in bewtween tarp.
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Something in bewtween tarp.

Here's a silnylon tarp for sale on ar15.com that's just $40.

It's not mine, I just saw it on there.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=90&t=662366
by toyotaman
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Florida Camp & Shoot May 21-24 2009 (Thur-Sun)
Replies: 138
Views: 1935

Re: May camp and shoot. Central Florida date TBD

I subscribed to the thread and am waiting for more info. What part of Florida? Just as an FYI to others, I've noticed a couple of other campouts being hosted in Florida in March and April. There is one post on the survivalistboards.com near Tampa and one posted on Frugal's and ar15.com in the Ocala ...
by toyotaman
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Heated tarps: could you do without a sleeping bag?
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Heated tarps: could you do without a sleeping bag?

There has been quite a few threads on here about tarps with internal stoves for heat. I live in the Southeast and we don't really have a use for such a thing. A sleeping bag suffices just fine. But I was wondering if it was possible to stay warm with a tarp and a stove in lieu of a sleeping bag in m...
by toyotaman
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nato sleeping pads?
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re:

Woods Walker wrote:The NATO fold up green pads are very good. I have one.
Is there a difference between the fold up pads and the roll up pads?
by toyotaman
Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Gas Mask?
Replies: 63
Views: 7395

Re: Best Gas Mask?

My two cents, which is now worth about .75 cents. As a former HazMat Tech Certified Fire FIghter, I spent more than a few hours in both class A and class B encapsulation suits, wearing SCBA and respirator masks doing all kinds of tasks. I could pull out my training materials and do a pretty compreh...
by toyotaman
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6412
Views: 903945

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

C&C Outdoors is selling green Golite Poncho Tarps for $32.50 shipped until 12/25. That's about 8 bucks cheaper than I've seen them sold before.

http://www.ccoutdoorstore.com/golite-ul ... -tarp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by toyotaman
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight backpacking is having a distorting effect on BOBs
Replies: 154
Views: 7526

Re: Ultralight backpacking is having a distorting effect on BOBs

This was a good thread that died out. I'd like to bump it up a bit and get a few more thoughts on the matter.
by toyotaman
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Blanket..
Replies: 32
Views: 2564

Re: Bug Out Blanket..

From my experience with my Hennessy Hammock, the thing that is just as important as a blanket or sleeping bag is your insulating pad underneath you. I use a cheap closed cell foam pad that I got from Wal-Mart for $5. I cut it down a bit to better fit the lenght of the Hennnessy and not extend past t...
by toyotaman
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: So when is the next great Woods Walker thread coming?
Replies: 5
Views: 515

So when is the next great Woods Walker thread coming?

Everybody is waiting!

:-)

Woods Walker, thanks for all the great threads and gear reviews!
by toyotaman
Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DuffMan's Bug Out / I.N.C.H. Bag
Replies: 21
Views: 8492

Re: DuffMan's Bug Out Bag

Duffman, have you taken the pack as shown out backpacking for a weekend?

How did you and it do?

How many miles did you hike with that load every day?
by toyotaman
Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Review of new Alcohol cookset.
Replies: 49
Views: 18441

Re: Review of new Alcohol cookset.

How much does that kit weigh?
by toyotaman
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: buttpack
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: buttpack

I've recently put a surplus USGI sustainment pouch onto the back of my Practical Tactical MESA vest. It's got 4 molle straps that attach perfectly to the back of my vest. It's a very secure way of mounting a buttpack sized pouch to my tac vest.
by toyotaman
Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Xtracycles, anyone have any comments?
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Xtracycles, anyone have any comments?

Is that Kona bike platform big enough to put a bug-out bag internal frame backpack strapped right onto it?

Gotta have a backup plan in case you break your bike.
by toyotaman
Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tarps
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Tarps

If you aren't sure as to whether or not you want to try camping with a tarp, get yourself a Golite or Integral Designs poncho/tarp.

Even if you don't like sleeping under just a tarp, you've have a very useable and lightweight poncho.
by toyotaman
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a vest mounted pack
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Looking for a vest mounted pack

Image

Here's what the vest looks like from the rear.
by toyotaman
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a vest mounted pack
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Looking for a vest mounted pack

I've got a MESA vest designed by Practical Tactical and am looking to add a vest mounted pack to the rear. The back of the vest has an integrated hydration pouch and is covered with MOLLE webbing. So I'm looking for a pack that is around 1000 cu. in. or so to serve as a buttpack for extra gear. I've...
by toyotaman
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru is biting me
Replies: 50
Views: 1684

Re: Kifaru is biting me

Don't be a gear whore. Start with a cheap pack and learn skills. Build up your endurance and strength. There are plenty of good packs that will carry a decent load, comfortably and not cost a good percentage of a paycheck. Why would you think he does not have endurance and strength? Also that he do...

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