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by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Scout Fire How To
Replies: 23
Views: 2199

Re: Scout Fire How To

Very interesting. Have you tried without the surgical tubing?
by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Clandestine Urban Navigation
Replies: 65
Views: 8089

Re: Clandestine Urban Navigation

I think that living in a sewer of any sort is indicative of poor planning. I think that unless you regularly navigate the sewers before zombies walk the Earth, than planning to wander them after the fall of civilization is also a poor plan. JMHO, YMMV... Jamie This. If things are bad enough that yo...
by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Stealth?
Replies: 94
Views: 10281

Re: Stealth?

Go play groundies - me and my friends from highschool (we're all in our early 20's now) just did that the other night, and a) it was a lot different than in middle school and b) stealth was the name of the game this time around. For those of you with deprived childhoods, you play groundies on a play...
by Squirrley
Sat May 08, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tear mender
Replies: 17
Views: 1647

Re: tear mender

Whats the problem with just sewing it to begin with, if you're gonna have to sew it anyways?
by Squirrley
Fri May 07, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 2380

Re: Pillows

aa1pr wrote:at least a large dry sack partially filled with just air.

Fuck that, that sounds cold.
by Squirrley
Fri May 07, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1000d NYLON VS CORDURA ???
Replies: 18
Views: 10339

Re: 1000d NYLON VS CORDURA ???

Most likely, to repeat the theme, the stitching will fail before the nylon does As a side note, this is generally a theme throughout all gear; as its a lot easier to restitch a busted seam than to patch fabric that tore along a seam - thus manufacturers usually purposefully make the stitching the w...
by Squirrley
Wed May 05, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1000d NYLON VS CORDURA ???
Replies: 18
Views: 10339

Re: 1000d NYLON VS CORDURA ???

In regards to the cheap-o knock-off bags it seems that there's a general theme of them being of a) slightly sub-par materials, such as this example, and b) with much less quality control in the labor, aka the stitching. I would imagine that if you had access to a decent sewing machine (thats heavy-d...
by Squirrley
Tue May 04, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for opinions on Spec Ops Brand THE Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Looking for opinions on Spec Ops Brand THE Bag

Yea, it does. I got inspired by this thread and loaded up my THE as my school bag - an awesome decision, with the stiff fabric and all it compresses down to nothing. I swear its only a couple inches thick with a handful of stuff in the little pockets and just a notebook in the main compartment, all ...
by Squirrley
Tue May 04, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First pass at building a GHB
Replies: 25
Views: 11006

Re: First pass at building a GHB

IMHO your setup is just about perfect. I agree with above, a 'real' poncho would be better than what you have, but also a lot more expensive. Also some more snack-like food (cliff bars, etc) that provides fast energy and is easy to eat on the go, but whatever works for you is more important than wha...
by Squirrley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recycling and your BOB
Replies: 60
Views: 5769

Re: Recycling and your BOB

xxxDarksidexxx wrote:....the grill is the fan screen from a computer.

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Excellent! I've made a couple home-made stoves, and have always had trouble with figuring out how to make a nice grill like that on a windscreen. Thanks!
by Squirrley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for opinions on Spec Ops Brand THE Bag
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Looking for opinions on Spec Ops Brand THE Bag

I have one, and I love it. Well designed, bomber materials, yellow liner is awesome and I don't know why all gear manufacturers don't use a bright colored liner by default. That being said, IMO the ergonomics on it are horrible. It was designed to be worn over body armor, after all. However, as said...
by Squirrley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival drink ideas...
Replies: 32
Views: 2120

Re: Survival drink ideas...

Essentially I wanted to say I disagreed with the premise that protein, sugar, or electrolytes additives are necessary, homemade or otherwise. I just don't think the potential benefits outweigh the risk of having stuff grow on the inside of your canteen, especially when you can't clean it effectivel...
by Squirrley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 2380

Re: Pillows

I use a fleece hoodie that I stuff into it's own hood for a pillow. Perfect for my hammock camping needs, and multipurpose too. This, or just clothes stuffed into a fleece if I have one w/out a hood. Carrying a dedicated item such as a pillow is an inefficient use of pack space, especially when I'm...
by Squirrley
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Extra Bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 1574

Re: Extra Bag?

I have a small knap-sack that I sometimes throw in, and I used to have some simple satchel-type bags but I can't find those anymore :( This is a very good idea, IMHO, especially because so many people have their bag stuffed to the gills with no extra room (I'm as guilty of this as anyone). Sometimes...
by Squirrley
Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6668
Views: 1107666

Re: Couple of great scores at latest REI Garage Sale

I'm feelin a distinct lack of love for the hippies :P I always love the sales, but I haven't ever showed up at the crack of dawn either. I usually don't know about it until I show up at REI for something else, and find all the tables outside. At that time of day there's just people browsing around, ...
by Squirrley
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Massive Explosion in Seabrook Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: Massive Explosion in Seabrook Texas

Does anybody actually believe that "everything was contained within the plant"? :? Disclaimer: Talking straight out of my ass here: I suppose its possible that the hardcore chemicals are stored someplace other than where the explosion took place, or in some sort of hardened container - but even if ...
by Squirrley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leatherman AWESOMENESS!
Replies: 29
Views: 2195

Re: Leatherman AWESOMENESS!

Any reason you didn't use the pliers to pull out staples? I think you might be looking at a tactical facepalm. Seriously. I'm not sure why you'd use a knife to pry anything when you've got a whole multi-tool in your hands - knives are not, in fact, pry bars; not to mention that sounds like a pretty...
by Squirrley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Raiding Your BoB?
Replies: 31
Views: 1802

Re: Raiding Your BoB?

This: There should be no such thing as an emergency that's 'too small' to warrant dipping into your supplies. While we have a tendency to plan for complete civilization meltdown and orient preparation towards that, there's countless more benign situations where preparation makes a significant differ...
by Squirrley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1/2 Day Bug Out Gear Test (56K = NO)
Replies: 23
Views: 1763

Re: 1/2 Day Bug Out Gear Test (56K = NO)

It is amazing how much a little sunlight can make you feel 10-15 deg warmer.
by Squirrley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Starting a BOB-UPDATED list
Replies: 28
Views: 1489

Re: Starting a BOB

... invest in a gerber, kershaw or buck ... Don't forget CRKT OP, do you have a use for the e-tool? For every item you put in, especially big heavy ones like that, you need to make sure you're getting maximum value out of it. If you won't be using it (or could be in a survival situation - ex. I alw...
by Squirrley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1/2 Day Bug Out Gear Test (56K = NO)
Replies: 23
Views: 1763

Re: 1/2 Day Bug Out Gear Test (56K = NO)

Those are the same gloves I use for cold-weather stuff. They rock, but don't try to dry them next to a fire unless you're paying attention :P

How cold was it, out of curiosity?
by Squirrley
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Leatherman AWESOMENESS!
Replies: 29
Views: 2195

Re: Leatherman AWESOMENESS!

i sent in an original wave and got back the new wave, not as nice a tool, imho. so be careful, if you're attached to an older tool you won't get it back. What don't you like about the new vs the old? I have both, and have been holding on to my old one even though it has a broken tool or two because...
by Squirrley
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Needing input: Templar Assault System Operator's Patrol Pack
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

Re: Needing input: Templar Assault System Operator's Patrol Pack

Dragk913 wrote:You know about O.P.P.?!
Sorry, the only OPP I know is the song
You down with opp?
by Squirrley
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Free BoB
Replies: 41
Views: 2397

Re: Free BoB

Still want pics!

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