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by derajer
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dollar Store BOB - could you make one?
Replies: 38
Views: 4968

Dollar Store BOB - could you make one?

Aside from the backpack, could you make a bob using only dollar store stuff? I know you can buy cutlery and other kitchen tools so thos could fill a lof of roles. What else could you get from a Dollartree or similar store.
by derajer
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Boat as BIL
Replies: 38
Views: 4128

FES I personally have to agree that I wouldn't want to use a boat as a BIL either. Mainly because you ultimately have to rebuild society and if you're out floating around the ocean you're not being a very good citizen of the human race now are you? I just like to plan out how it COULD be done if som...
by derajer
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The importance of bringing tobacco - if you're a smoker, etc
Replies: 23
Views: 2920

The importance of bringing tobacco - if you're a smoker, etc

How many smoker and other tobacco user keep some form of tobacco in their BOB? Personally I have never smoked a day in my life, but when you're on the run the last thing you need to experience is withdrawls. Is this something you guys take into account? I know this is kind of a weird question, but i...
by derajer
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hatchet or Saw?
Replies: 61
Views: 9432

What about a quality Kukuri? They have great length that the average hatchet and about the same weight with a much longer blade. The blade is wide enough that it can operate as a shovel if necessary and it makes a great weapon. Granted you still have the noise disadvantage like the axe though. I als...
by derajer
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Legitimacy of Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

So I think that the argument that it is worth carrying fishing gear is pretty much settled. I also think that it's pretty obvious that fish ARE a good food source. I personally am still pretty sure that freshwater fish alone are not a good food source, but I am not absoloutely sure of that. At any r...
by derajer
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Help me choose my "big steel"
Replies: 12
Views: 1615

Help me choose my "big steel"

OK, so I want to buy a big machete/axe/saw or perhaps two items if one meet the necessary requirements on its own. This is in addition to a folder in my EDC and multitool and 10" fixed blade in my BOB. The jobs that I think I want it to do are rekill duty (backup weapon), slash things like brush, cu...
by derajer
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Legitimacy of Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

I assume everyone here is familar with rabbit (protein) starvation? by which I mean that if you are eating low calorie foods especially high protein foods you will starve to death. So no, fish is not necessarilly better than nothing. Certainly it would be a great source of protein IF you would also ...
by derajer
Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Boat as BIL
Replies: 38
Views: 4128

Conversely, I can't help but think that, at its core, a boat is a vehicle , not a location. I mean, you wouldn't bug in to your truck, would you? The issues of living more or less continuously on a boat with minimal shore support are, shall we say, significant. The mods you propose to your catamara...
by derajer
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Boat as BIL
Replies: 38
Views: 4128

I always liked the idea of a sailboat as a BIL. It's not practical for me, I can see how it would be in the right situation. You would have to have significant cash and time to make the right ship. For a base I would want some kind of 40-60 sailing vessel. I prefer catamaran vessels, but to each his...
by derajer
Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best fish for pond?
Replies: 62
Views: 5802

+1 on the catfish, man they taste good. As for the bell, I don't know if a "bell" will work, but they are subject to conditioning (pavlovian?) because I know a guy with a pond he keeps flathead catfish in and he drives back to the pond to go fishing. The fish follow the sound of the truck up to the ...
by derajer
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Legitimacy of Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

I am certain that one can survive on the fish from the ocean, but freshwater fish provide very little caloric value. All of the cultures that I know of that have survived on fish (survivor tv show, polynesians, japanese, southeast asia, etc...) were getting it from the ocean. Also, these were supple...
by derajer
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Iowa
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Hello from Iowa

Hey just found this site recently. Looks like a lot of great stuff. I'm looking for other members that live in Iowa, maybe we can get a chapter going here.
by derajer
Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Legitimacy of Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 3458

The Legitimacy of Fish

Almost every survival kit, bug-out bag, etc.. seems to include fishing supplies. Sometimes even a pole and everything. My question is how legitimate is this? Afterall, most fish don't contain enough caloric value to actually sustain someone. So is it worth to carry anything more than a few hooks and...

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