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by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Prioritizing first purchases.
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Prioritizing first purchases.

#1 Best gun for home defense, considering stopping power and accuracy forgiveness , = 12g Pump shotgun. Absolutely incorrect, but the shotty myth has been so beaten in other threads that I'm not going to waste my time here. I will agree the shotty is flexible, but so is the right carbine. Pistol is...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: detailing my BOB, please assist
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: detailing my BOB, please assist

Overall, I'm really liking it. I try to keep triple redundancy to water/fire/light/knives. Also - you may have multiple 'fire' items about the pack - but what if you lose the pack? I like to keep items in three distinctly different spots: Pocket pouch: (Filter straw, striker & steel, Gerb exec light...
by Aceman
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: detailing my BOB, please assist
Replies: 19
Views: 2750

Re: detailing my BOB, please assist

omega_man wrote:
74 or more wrote:
Uncivilized wrote:3 Small Balloons
Why the balloons?
fishing bobbers :D

Condoms can be used for that, and hold water better in general.
by Aceman
Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Seriously thinking about the SHTF Garden...
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Re: Seriously thinking about the SHTF Garden...

Interesting stuff. I'm in Florida, so cool place / root cellar is not so much an option. What I'm really looking for is some 'high utility' food. Just a few things, and the more simple/robust the better. Also, if they are 'high utility' that's great too! What might you all recommend considering that...
by Aceman
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Seriously thinking about the SHTF Garden...
Replies: 16
Views: 2996

Seriously thinking about the SHTF Garden...

What do you guys grow? What might be some great basics that are easy to grow, and extend the stored food supply?
by Aceman
Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Prioritizing first purchases.
Replies: 19
Views: 3013

Re: Prioritizing first purchases.

#1 Best gun for home defense, considering stopping power and accuracy forgiveness, = 12g Pump shotgun. Cheap, super reliable, ultra effective. Mossberg 500 / Rem 870 basic models just fine and will last longer than you! - Bonus. You can hunt anything that walks, crawls, or flys with one give the amm...
by Aceman
Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

I tested Jumbo w/ pack with my old setup. I'm fine with it. I run the jumbo towards my front anyway because it has all my ready use items and I use the strap to latch it to my belt.

Good question though!
by Aceman
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

So - at the moment....my To Get List includes:

Katadyn Micro for water
Machete
Radio/Solar power

Those are big items at the moment.

A go clothes bag might be good, as well as a larger pot/kettle/cup. And needle/thread! Those I have no excuse for not doing immediately.
by Aceman
Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

Let me start with the small kit. I bet a small canteen cup could go in there and dramatically expand your water and food options. - Very possible. Or the big bag. I'll keep an eye out for either a good shape or a good price. Due to thier small size, a massonary nail, small fishing kit, Needle and t...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleep Systems For Hot, Humid Environments
Replies: 12
Views: 1110

Re: Sleep Systems For Hot, Humid Environments

I'm using Catoma Bednet as the tent, with a tarp over top. A Poncho liner is my sleeping bag.

Light, breezy, warm enough...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

I'll mention the defense options at this point. The most likely pistol is my Springfield XD.45. It usually rides in the Jumbo concealment pocket, but I have a for holster for the belt also. After that it would depend. For a long haul / low profile trip: Henry Survival .22 tore down / strapped to the...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Re: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

I would replace the condoms - which I assume are for water storage - with a platy bag. - Noted, but the condoms are great multi-purpose tools. I'm comfortable with bladder, canteen, and nalgene on keeping a good water rotation. But the Platy is noted. How would you boil more than the 500mL of water?...
by Aceman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much water do you carry?
Replies: 30
Views: 1699

Re: How much water do you carry?

Full gear? 5 Liters:
- 2L bladder
- 2L canteen
- 1L Nalgene

I'm thinking of upgrading to another 2L bladder. Get's warm here in Florida. Plus, while there is a lot of water around, there are things in the water that bite....
by Aceman
Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Just finished revising my BOB/72 Hr Kit/Get Home Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Just finished revising my BOB/72 Hr Kit/Get Home Bag

Overall, a lot to like! I have a similar post up right now, so this is on my mind. I see a lot of water, fire, which is good. I would add another knife. One is none, blah blah blah....Noted there are blades on the multi-tool. Not sure how big that Kershaw is . One big utility knife in pack (8" blade...
by Aceman
Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!
Replies: 9
Views: 2018

Revised Bug Out Bag: NEED REVIEW!

I have finsihed v2.0 of my Bug Out Gear. (as if this stuff is ever really done...) Anyway, I'm about to take it all on a shakedown run. (again, as if a lot of it hasn't been shook down...). I have learned a lot here, and a lot the hard way (who cares...). So, please take a look, and let me know what...
by Aceman
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is your bug out setup?
Replies: 80
Views: 11155

Re: What is your bug out setup?

w3rdtoyamama wrote:Or add a Saiga 12. Not a pump, but its an Ak and a 12ga :D
I like your thinking here - 12g AK...that's a two-fer. Win-Win!
by Aceman
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.

This has been upgraded a bit since these: http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/Jumbo.jpg http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/Jumbof.jpg http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/Jumboftkn.jpg http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_pho...
by Aceman
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.

Ok - much clearer now! The UTG is the Maxped Jumbo copy I believe. Great choice! I have a real Jumbo - but have heard nothing but love for the UTG bags. This appears to be pretty similar to my main bag. I'll make comments The contents thus far: Water: 3x quart freezer bags (water storage) - NO, bad ...
by Aceman
Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.

Ok - much clearer now! The UTG is the Maxped Jumbo copy I believe. Great choice! I have a real Jumbo - but have heard nothing but love for the UTG bags. This appears to be pretty similar to my main bag. I'll make comments The contents thus far: Water: 3x quart freezer bags (water storage) - NO, bad ...
by Aceman
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: What is your bug out setup?
Replies: 80
Views: 11155

Re: What is your bug out setup?

My general rule of bugout: One long gun and one pistol per adult shooter.

And...in SHTF, concealability will rule.

That said:

9mm semi
AK-47

or

12g pump
.45 semi

That would cover me & my wife.

In a SERIOUSLY dangerous/combative situation, Add an AK and a .22 to the pairs above.
by Aceman
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: New/Modified Get Home/Survival Kit.

My first thought would be that it would be much easier to assess if you grouped the items into meaningful categories. Here are my favorites: Water Fire Food Meds Knife Light Navigation Communication Defense Shelter Tools One reason that I'm saying this is because you seem to have a number of general...
by Aceman
Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Condoms?
Replies: 44
Views: 3191

Re: Condoms?

Along with my condoms for water containment - I carry a knee hi women's stocking for carrying the water laden condom.

The condom/stocking is a formidable pair in terms of general utility and small packing/light weight. Tons of uses.
by Aceman
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: bob pack suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: bob pack suggestions

Seriously: Select a purpose, level of time to sustain you, and level of comfort. That will decide your bag. 24 hours of bare necessity in the south is a way different bag than 7 days in the winter up north. Like they said - gather the gear, then get the bag (or bags, as i prefer - layers baby!) But ...
by Aceman
Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: bob pack suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: bob pack suggestions

Hey now - that LAPD bag is MY MAIN BAG! And it's not my "starter" kit....

Although I do have a very clear and specific purpose for it...so i wasn't just "guessing" about it....perfect price performer for me.

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