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by Squirrley
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Knife Sharpening Tools
Replies: 33
Views: 1683

Re: Knife Sharpening Tools

GunsUp pretty much hit the nail on the head. They're good for getting at least some sort of edge on (as long as the angle on your edge matches), but beyond that they suck balls. Sharpening on a stone can be a really good thing to learn, because if you do know how you can improvise a sharpener if nee...
by Squirrley
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultimate Portable Food for BOB/BOV is Easy Cheese?
Replies: 117
Views: 9740

Re: Ultimate Portable Food for BOB/BOV is Easy Cheese?

Stormrider wrote:you can get locally made honey at most places like small independent grocery stores, feed stores, etc.
Not to mention just walking into the place that makes the honey.
by Squirrley
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The overuse of military uniforms in BOBs, INCH bags, etc...
Replies: 101
Views: 9555

Re: The overuse of military uniforms in BOBs, INCH bags, etc...

That is a good read. Makes me want to go out and buy a full uniform and attack it with a sewing machine :P Even though I'm not into the wearing of full cammo thing.
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your most tactiCOOL piece of equipment?
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: Your most tactiCOOL piece of equipment?

Ooohh.... shiney... that was my one complaint with the lmf stuff, was that it was plastic and melted... do want!
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bandannas *updated 09/30/09
Replies: 63
Views: 9344

Re: Bandannas *updated 09/30/09

Capt_Pantsless wrote:A white bandanna can also serve as an impromptu 'I come in peace' flag when you don't want to take-off your Tighty-whities.
Or tighty-brownies as they might be at that point :lol:
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Eye Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Eye Pro

I think you're going to find nothing like that. For one, reading glasses or normal eye glasses make shitty eye protection because they don't wrap around or anything like that, leaving lots and lots of places for stuff to get in - reading glasses especially so. So, all the eye protection you'll be ab...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: help with my edc/ghb
Replies: 31
Views: 1545

Re: help with my edc/ghb

For the torches, I'd take them both out - replace with a headlamp and spare batteries. I find them much more useful, hardly ever do I need a light and a) don't need my hands or b) on top of my head doesn't work. For the few times that I do, I find just holding the headlamp in my hand works just fine...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EricinMaryland's BOB, formerly "Yet Another BOB by a Noobie"
Replies: 198
Views: 31219

Re: Yet Another BOB by a Noobie

How the heck does a compass help you with figuring out the prevailing wind? The only way I've found is to sit down for a couple minutes and observe the wind direction, and which way the clouds are moving.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: looking for a hatchet type knife
Replies: 24
Views: 3038

Re: looking for a hatchet type knife

I thought (never having owned one) that all the Cold Steel Khukris had really thin blades, comparatively. Like the same stock they use for machete blades, just in a khukri-style profile.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Knife Sharpeners
Replies: 25
Views: 1760

Re: Knife Sharpeners

I have a couple of DMT diamond sharpeners that I really like. I just got one of these that I pretty much love, since the handle on it makes it easy-peasy to sharpen a knife and not even come close to slicing your fingers. I also have one of their keychain sharpeners, but I like this new one better -...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Squirrley's GHB
Replies: 62
Views: 10371

Re: Squirrley's GHB

Nope, def a reference to their end of the world :P
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: surprise-GF has a bug-out bag
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: surprise-GF has a bug-out bag

gronch wrote:Take her out for a nice Burger King cheeseburger and remind her how awesome she is.
..Hopefully sarcasm..

Make her a nice burger instead :P Or take her out to a nice restaurant.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultimate Portable Food for BOB/BOV is Easy Cheese?
Replies: 117
Views: 9740

Re: Ultimate Portable Food for BOB/BOV is Easy Cheese?

nyarlotep wrote:
IMHO, any cheese that can be extruded from a pressurized can isn't actually cheese. It's an abomination against real cheese :D
+ frackin 1. Cheese is a god among lesser foods, aerosol 'cheese' is an insult.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: help with my edc/ghb
Replies: 31
Views: 1545

Re: help with my edc/ghb

aus.templar wrote:Oh how could i forget water purification tablets... Anyone tell me how much they cost?

Not much, 5 bucks or so if I remember correctly.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The BOB: Work in Progress (aren't they always?)...Lotso Pics
Replies: 23
Views: 2586

Re: The BOB: Work in Progress (aren't they always?)...Lotso Pics

Squirrley-the pack is simply made for someone with a larger/taller torso. Yea, packs do actually need to be fitted to you. A lot more lee-way than with things like boots, but still. I have a short torso too, unfortunately. Usually the short size of a certain pack has a decreased capacity vs the med...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: DIY Waterproof Maps?
Replies: 29
Views: 3474

Re: DIY Waterproof Maps?

muscleman_coffeemesto wrote:I make maps for a living and I've never heard of this stuff.
Yet another reason why I still search this site.

?!? Really? I thought everyone knew about map sealer... Nifty to hear about the floor wax though as a budget version.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Ultimate Survival Tool?
Replies: 41
Views: 3963

Re: The Ultimate Survival Tool?

There weren't any emoticons or text accompanying your link to indicate otherwise. Most importantly -- you posted this in Other Gear, which is reserved for real gear and serious discussion. If you had posted in Off Topic, where jokes go, you probably would've had a different reception. But... but......
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Carhartt Cascade Jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 858

Re: Carhartt Cascade Jacket

What is it made out of? And RE: the made in USA thing; If you're reasons are political, then obviously all you need to know is where its made. But if you're worrying about quality, just because its made in China doesn't necessarily mean crap. Companies can, and sometimes do, actually enforce quality...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: multi tool advice
Replies: 93
Views: 6659

Re: multi tool advice

Yet another (9th?) vote for the wave. I've got both versions. The 2nd gen (the one you can buy now) is a little bit bulky, but definitely not overly-so IMO. Its a multitool, you're not going to be wearing it on dress pants, and it fits well in my hand, so its a good size. I love the interchangeable ...
by Squirrley
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EricinMaryland's BOB, formerly "Yet Another BOB by a Noobie"
Replies: 198
Views: 31219

Re: Yet Another BOB by a Noobie

A hip flask isn't really a suitable container to boil water in. Why don't you get a cup that will nest on the end of your nalgene? It won't take up any significant space, and you'll be able to do a lot more than 5oz of water at a time.
by Squirrley
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boiling water
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Boiling water

SS nesting Nalgene cup always, or my GSI kettle.
by Squirrley
Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 4 BOB Tarp questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2883

Re: 4 BOB Tarp questions

chimpac wrote: The tarps made by this outfit use loops on the edge of the tarp for tie downs. This makes it hard or impossible to make it weather tight between the ground and the tarp.

Like the two open ends (in an A-frame pitch), or 2 open ends and an open side (in a lean-to) are weather tight?
by Squirrley
Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A go bag for small scale crisises...
Replies: 8
Views: 1029

Re: A go bag for small scale crisises...

Personally, I'd like to see a bit larger bag - perhaps a small duffel bag, instead of or in addition to your current one. A complete spare change of clothes (don't forget shoes/boots!) goes in there, so that you're truly always ready to grab and go, even if you're in the shower or some such. Other t...
by Squirrley
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gerber Gator or Pocket Chainsaw?
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Re: Gerber Gator or Pocket Chainsaw?

I say stick w/ the Gerber. I think getting one of the sawzall handles can be kindof handy, but not for a BOB. Its a lot heavier than the Gerber, you have to make something to protect the blades, which adds more bulk and weight, and to get any benefit you have to carry more blades, which adds even mo...

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