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by Aceman
Thu May 26, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My EDC... Please disect and help mold....
Replies: 44
Views: 2440

Re: My EDC... Please disect and help mold....

15 might get you home but if you get a failure to feed coz you're only carrying one mag, and it's the one you dropped the other week at the range, and you didn't notice you dinted the feed lips, or you've been carrying it for the last 10months without relaxing the mag spring and the spring is like ...
by Aceman
Wed May 25, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How many use shotguns as their primary HD gun?
Replies: 265
Views: 14484

Re: How many use shotguns as their primary HD gun?

No gun is perfect for everything. There is a gun that's almost perfect some specific situation whatever that situation may be. Unfortunately, you only know so much ahead of time. At the end of the day - and the situation, if you are still standing, we can at least have a discussion about how well th...
by Aceman
Wed May 25, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hot weather BOB
Replies: 13
Views: 1287

Re: Hot weather BOB

Wow. Never thought about that environment that way. I'm in Florida, so hot is the order of the day, and water is never more than 50 yards away....

That whole freezing, plus scorching, plus dry sucks. I say don't move there! I'd be packing lot's of water, and a warm anorak.
by Aceman
Wed May 25, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bear Grylls Survival Kits- Any ideas?
Replies: 52
Views: 5024

Re: Bear Grylls Survival Kits- Any ideas?

First of all, it's Gerber stuff, so they are a more than respectable company. They want to sell things, sure, but they don't make crap. Second, Bear is deep pockets if you have a reason to sue him (like his kit sucks and you died). Plus he has been using his stuff on his show of late. Looking at the...
by Aceman
Wed May 25, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Trauma Kit

I'm pretty ok on my basic first aid / CPR [worked in healthcare - but not direct service provision] I'm just looking to expand my basic first aid gear for some serious potential SHTF injury. flying bullets, building shrapnel, big jaggedy glass boo-boos and such. And these das I know there are a few ...
by Aceman
Wed May 25, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My EDC... Please disect and help mold....
Replies: 44
Views: 2440

Re: My EDC... Please disect and help mold....

I am not going to criticize being over-prepared. But you said this: Work is a 7 minute walk. That means you can get home in a 3 minute run. Do you travel at work? I'm just not seeing the need for firemaking tools beyond the bic. I'm a bit of a minimalist though...so your approach may be different. a...
by Aceman
Tue May 24, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.

Hey - he DID have a good one right out of the gate. But as with many things, he doesn't have to learn everything the hard way. There are a number of obvious fixes (to us) that will be an improvement before hike one. And of course, he will have to make the final choices for himself. No one knows ever...
by Aceman
Tue May 24, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Trauma Kit

Is the NP tube hard to use? I would imagine it's just tilt the head back, insert, and there you go...

C an anyone tell me about this sucking chest wound deal. That seems a fairly common issue when a lung gets punctured.
by Aceman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Trauma Kit

A lot of tactical stores online carry the Cav Arms trauma kits. I think this is a good start. http://www.cavalrymanufacturing.com/medical/medical.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This, on the other hand is what I'm talking about! If you were going to furthr augment this....what w...
by Aceman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Trauma Kit

Hello, If I had a choice of buying a commercial off the shelf (COTS) trauma kit I'd go with this one http://www.narescue.com/Tactical_Rapid_Deployment_Kit-CNA94D03B861DD.html?BC=01CAD72151F1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; from North American Rescue. See - there are bunch of things t...
by Aceman
Mon May 23, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.

You must be in optimum shape then. If I'm humping/hiking/trekking hard, I need a lunch meal and a dinner deal. I could easily go a day on purely 'stored fat.' Yes - I could stretch it out over two days...and in fact my "up to 72 hour' main bag (small/lean) actually only has snack type food. A couple...
by Aceman
Sun May 22, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How many use shotguns as their primary HD gun?
Replies: 265
Views: 14484

Re: How many use shotguns as their primary HD gun?

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p76/Aceman_photos/Guns/sg.jpg Mossberg 500 Persuader in 20" All of those red shells are just for looks. Capacity is 8 rounds. It usually has 5 low-recoil slugs on the stock, and 5 low recoil / 2 full power 00 buck in tube. There are three more full power on the sl...
by Aceman
Sun May 22, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Home Defense
Replies: 94
Views: 5271

Re: Home Defense

Just a point for consideration as well... The ammunition, in all of it's assorted form is INTENDED to be less than lethal. It can, however, definitely BE LETHAL. Even firing a "blank" close to someone can be dangerous/deadly. Lot's of pressure flying out of a very constrained area...And those projec...
by Aceman
Sun May 22, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.
Replies: 36
Views: 3294

Re: Finally got my BOB started up...get me in check.

Well, overall I'd say you are ready! You have to start somewhere. Better to be ready in some way than not at all. Now you can relax and work on perfecting it using the feedback you get here. As you said "Ok...let's go down the list." Protection: Keltec PF9 100 rounds of 9mm - 100 rounds is heavy. Gi...
by Aceman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Trauma Kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Trauma Kit

I'm looking to get/make a trauma kit. I would like some suggestions as to either: a) A good one to buy, or b) Key ingredients for one I know that criteria number one for med kits is "Don't get things you don't know how to use." So...I am primarily interested in your basic major wound/bleeding stoppa...
by Aceman
Thu May 05, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Do I need a scope or would a red-dot be better?
Replies: 36
Views: 1429

Re: Do I need a scope or would a red-dot be better?

5.7 is an interesting caliber in AR. I concur - no uber-long range shooting there...so: Option a) Just a red dot (I like that Vortex Strikefire as a budget performer!) Option b) The Millet DMS is AWESOME! little red dot (circle dot - which I love) AND 4x if you want. Lot of love for that. Option c) ...
by Aceman
Mon May 02, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 9624

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

I have had a decent civilian pack with good hip belt and adjustments for years (decades?). I'm moving to tactical for the molle adjustments. However, I completely agree that the civilian packs are clearly the better long range hikers. Nothing wrong at all for bug out purposes. I have just moved to w...
by Aceman
Mon May 02, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding shovels?
Replies: 84
Views: 6625

Re: Folding shovels?

I am not so worried about the prospect of the SHTF lasting 48 weeks, or even months, as I am the first 48 hours, during which i will have to make poopy at some point!

a) Bury my poo
b) Dirt on fire
c) Clean/sweep/rake camp space

Coleman you say....hmmmm.
by Aceman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp

I was in a local Army NAvy - and noticed the Rothco hammock.... Not exactly Henessy, but here in FL, might work pretty well during non-summer/skeeter months. well, not a lot of recs in "my mid zone" meaning there probably is no such thing! No problem...I can totally flex on this. Less is less! I mea...
by Aceman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp

Awesome knotting!

I guess I'm trying to avoid ebay if possible and used gear - but if it works, it works. Something in between the 100 poncho/tarp and the 15 dollar version.

I'm putting the tarp over a Catoma Bednet. The poncho is mostly for the rain. Paracord I have to spare!
by Aceman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you keep a BOB packed?
Replies: 55
Views: 3413

Re: Do you keep a BOB packed?

Layers baby, layers. I keep a survival pouch that is always as-is and NEVER touched. If I'm down to that it's not good. The pouch is attached to my main bag (Maxped Jumbo): This is 'mostly' packed. I do not like stow and forget gear. Leads to forgetting! So - as I travel, hike, camp, or gear up for ...
by Aceman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp

Almost forgot to include the budget!

Trying to keep the WHOLE deal: Poncho/liner/tarp UNDER $100.

I absolutely will one day get the Woobie - It's the schiznit of poncho liners. However - in the meantime, I'd rather have something than a really good nothing.
by Aceman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: opinions on a first bag?
Replies: 39
Views: 1767

Re: opinions on a first bag?

Just a couple of strategy/philosophy notes: #1 Decide if you are bugging out in comfort, or survival style. #2 Figure out what you NEED first - then find a bag to fit it. I am personally a minimum for survival kind of guy. My bag for 72 hours is actually a Maxpedition Jumbo and a belt with a small b...
by Aceman
Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Need Poncho/Liner recs, and Tarp

I am upgrading/downsizing. My first priority is shelter - I need a GOOD Poncho (Florida - lot's of rain) and I would like a liner as well, mostly for sleep use. Additionally, I'm looking for a decent light/waterproof tarp to use as a rain fly for my bednet. At least 9' x 6' like a marpart/coyote Mar...

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