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by Squirrley
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What's a really good folding knife?
Replies: 81
Views: 7369

Re: What's a really good folding knife?

Benchmade is, indeed, FTW. I have.. uhm... 7 knives/tools from them? All of them excellent. My rear-view mirror ornament in my car is one of their rescue tools, the center punch/seatbelt cutter.
by Squirrley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bag Critique for a not-so-noob
Replies: 10
Views: 1451

Re: Bug Out Bag Critique for a not-so-noob

I'd go into a gear store for hiking boots. There's so many different brands and styles, plus the whole sizing issue. For such an important piece of gear you want to be able to handle it first and make sure its of good quality, and make sure it actually fits you well. I also would recommend some good...
by Squirrley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top Loading vs. Front Loading (updated poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 1394

Re: Top Loading vs. Front Loading

I also remember the awesome backloader Squirrley mentioned. I'll see if I bookmarked that thread. EDIT: here's the link to the back-load pack: Review - MEC Gladerunner pack http://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=39279" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It's more GHB siz...
by Squirrley
Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 4 BOB Tarp questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2883

Re: 4 BOB Tarp questions

OK, I have seen bungees used with good results but I have been running some form of tarp shelter since the early 70s and never used them. The pros of not using them in my opinion are: 1. You get to learn and use some useful knots and rigging techniques. Learning appropriate knots that you can tie q...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top Loading vs. Front Loading (updated poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 1394

Re: Top Loading vs. Front Loading

:lol: :lol: The way I jam stuff into my too-small pack, I'd hate to see what would happen if I used safety pins to fix a zipper :P
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 4 BOB Tarp questions
Replies: 43
Views: 2883

Re: 4 BOB Tarp questions

Good sir, that appears to be more of a floorless tent than a tarp :?
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top Loading vs. Front Loading (updated poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 1394

Re: Top Loading vs. Front Loading

Yes, I believe so, but I seem to remember a lot bigger opening. Definitely a different pack, but that's the same style of thing.
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top Loading vs. Front Loading (updated poll)
Replies: 28
Views: 1394

Re: Top Loading vs. Front Loading

I remember a review on here of a skiing pack (can't find the thread, sorry) that was a back loader. As in, the back had a clamshell style zipper under the straps, so you can throw your pack face down in a snowdrift and open it, without getting snow all over the straps/back that then have to go on yo...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:16 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?

instant ramen noodles over there are often referred to as having the nutritional value of recycled newspaper. Probably because they do :P The only thing of 'nutritional' content, I.E. anything resembling a food product, is the 'flavor powder' which is about all the salt you'll need for the next cou...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:11 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

If my framed pack is going to be off my back for more than a minute or two, I loosen the shoulder straps, hip belt, and sternum strap anyway. If it comes off my back at all, I'll usually always at least loosen the shoulder straps, otherwise I find it hard to contortion back in. If I'm doing any chan...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 29MAR20)
Replies: 915
Views: 221805

Re: My BOB Post/List! Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 14SEP09)

Mags wrote:Thanks man! Seems to be missing comments good or bad from a lot of the ZS "leaders" and faithful. Maybe it's just too much to read?!
Maybe they're all learning from your setup too! Or too busy moping up buckets of drool.... some awesome gear there.
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do I need a tent?
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: Do I need a tent?

I agree, there are definitely times when a tent is obviously the superior choice. I hadn't, for example, given one thought to changing clothes in privacy, because I'm always by myself (or in a group) with no one else around. And for a bug out scenario, I can definitely envision being packed onto the...
by Squirrley
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bandannas *updated 09/30/09
Replies: 63
Views: 9344

Re: Bandannas *updated 09/30/09

My bandanna valiantly cleaned dishes last night, then died in the campfire :(
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Whats the Capacity of your bugout bag?
Replies: 41
Views: 2251

Re: Whats the Capacity of your bugout bag?

Some Guy wrote:I currently have an older Kelty bag, its about 5,0000 cubic inches. Looking for a new bag thou, not being able to strap items on is bothering the hell out of me.

What kind of items? I've been on a quest for a bigger pack so I don't need to strap items on the outside.
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:41 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?

The problem with MREs is that you have to carry all the water for them (since its inside them). However, if you're in a spot where you have to carry all of your water anyway, it doesn't much matter IMO. That being said, I don't have any. Mostly cause I got a case years ago and ate them all and haven...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Diplomat 3 Day Bag: a $29 pack that could easily sell at $32
Replies: 49
Views: 7843

Re: Diplomat 3 Day Bag: a $29 pack that could easily sell at $32

For my T.H.E. bag I cut a piece of melamine in the shape of the back foam pad and stuffed that in the back pocket (with the foam pad inbetween it and the back panel of the bag), which helps a lot when carrying any kind of load. Something to think about if you'll be using this as a BOB or something, ...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wife's Car Bag
Replies: 18
Views: 923

Re: Wife's Car Bag

Now, granted, Blast here was talking about polycarbonate Nalgenes, but I think ya'll get the point. What are most bottled water.. bottles.. made out of? According to a commonly-referenced article on BPA: Prior to boiling water exposure, the rate of release from individual bottles ranged from 0.2 to ...
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do I need a tent?
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: Do I need a tent?

Tents are for sissies :P
by Squirrley
Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Red_Snow's Work EDC & Arctic Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 1537

Re: Red_Snow's Work EDC

Looks like you've got almost the same knife as me, cept mine's in 154CM. Awesome choice, I pretty much love mine.
by Squirrley
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:21 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?

Peanut butter all the way.

Assuming we both have the normal BOB gear, minus food: I'll grab a jar of peanut butter, you grab a can of easy cheese, and we'll start hiking. I'd like to see how long you'd last :twisted:
by Squirrley
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: M65 Field Jackets
Replies: 41
Views: 5221

Re: M65 Field Jackets

I have a question about the liners. Do they come in long sizes? For example, I got a M65 w/ liner from ebay a while ago, size small-long. The liner was just a small. It didn't fit very well at all, and when I looked online for a longer liner I couldn't find anything.
by Squirrley
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Please critique my Get Out of Dodge Kit
Replies: 55
Views: 3427

Re: Please critique my Get Out of Dodge Kit

in fact ,, if tshtf defence would be up there with food and after water. Not having re-read this whole thread, I'll still go ahead and say not necessarily true. A BOB can be very useful in a variety of situations, a LOT of which do not deal with the complete collapse of civilization(even in a local...
by Squirrley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a bombproof civilian BOB
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: Looking for a bombproof civilian BOB

I'd say +1 to going to REI. A Kifaru would be awesome, I'm sure, but its still nice to be able to try it on before you buy it - and REI would have a lot more different styles too, if she wants like a clam-shell style or something instead.
by Squirrley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a buget BOB. $136.94 and climbing.
Replies: 42
Views: 3307

Re: Building a buget BOB. $136.94 and climbing.

I agree, why the can opener? What do you mean by that, a full sized kitchen one or a p38? Also, if you have a leatherman/SAK it most likely has a can opener on it. I use my leatherman, and have a p38 in my wallet for a back-up. Other than that, no need to waste the space/weight.

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