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by JohnE
Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6637
Views: 1084459

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Alpaca Warehouse is offering 30% off from 11/27 thru 11/29/15. http://www.alpaca4less.com/ Code: BFALPACA I highly recommend their Military Banderita Blankets. I have a Queen sized one, and it is amazing. Lighter, as warm or warmer than a HB point blanket, softer, less bulky than point blankets, an...
by JohnE
Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Making laundry detergent...
Replies: 11
Views: 1341

Re: Making laundry detergent...

I've used both with no appreciable differences between them in the final product.

My last batch is Fels-Naptha with some lavender essence for fragrance improvement, seems to be working fine so far.
by JohnE
Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Re: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

The owner of Kaweah River forge made the unforgivable error of joining another bushcraft related forum called Blades and Bushlore. The owner of Bushcraftusa are intolerant of what they consider disloyalty or dissent amongst their minions.
by JohnE
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Tower question: windfall or boat anchor?
Replies: 9
Views: 1819

Re: Tower question: windfall or boat anchor?

I was just given a 120' freestanding commercial grade tower for the scrap price...$200. A little research shows that new this thing sells for ~$15K. Broadband internet sucks in our area and in the past a local company has considered using our property as a site; I am going to try to get them to do ...
by JohnE
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Need some Freq. help.
Replies: 16
Views: 1743

Re: Need some Freq. help.

I'm curious as to who you think you're going to reach out to? Assuming you can find a frequency that is both used by locals and one that you're able to transmit on, the range of an FT-60 line of sight is no more than a couple of miles at best. Who are you going to call for help that's gonna be that ...
by JohnE
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need a headlamp for work
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Need a headlamp for work

Ended up going with this Streamlight: http://www.grainger.com/product/STREAMLIGHT-Headlamp-1PJJ3 A couple of nice things: 1. The way the light is made, the lens sits up higher---I can wear my hat normally, and the brim does not cause a shadow. 2. I used it for a while on Saturday---the medium setti...
by JohnE
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My New Artistic Campaign For a Gear Storage box
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: My New Artistic Campaign For a Gear Storage box

I inadvertently "liked" this ridiculous piece of Spam, sorry bout that.

Original poster, don't misconstrue my mistake for approval, you're a spammer, nothing more.
by JohnE
Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zuca / Lifesecure rolling cases
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Zuca / Lifesecure rolling cases

Interesting. Haven't seen it mentioned but the Zuca cases are designed to be used as a sitting stool as well as a rolling case. I work as a Medic in the film industry and they're very popular with the folks who do hair and make-up as an on-set case for their supplies. Gives them a place to sit while...
by JohnE
Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need a headlamp for work
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: Need a headlamp for work

I've used a variety of headlamps over the years, the latest one is a Pelican 2750. Typical 3 AAA battery setup, has 4 operating modes, 2 brightness, 1 strobe and a red LED for the night vision geeks. You can find them on that Mom and Pop website Amazon.com for under 30 bucks. Couple of nice features...
by JohnE
Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 3501

Re: FAK question

I can't help but laugh a bit at the clown who tries to insult another person by claiming they should "check themselves..." Does the expression about the pot calling the kettle black mean anything to you? One of the people in this disaster lists his credentials in every post, one of the others is a t...
by JohnE
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 3501

Re: FAK question

The entire thread should leave...
by JohnE
Mon May 25, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: California Drought
Replies: 147
Views: 14700

Re: California Drought

You're a dick. We get it. That analogy is pretty out there. 3.) No trolling or flaming. This is obvious, but still needs to be said. We encourage discussion and disagreement; we encourage calling someone on their bullshit. We don’t encourage assholes. Please be constructive with your criticism if a...
by JohnE
Mon May 11, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: EMS Refresher Course
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: EMS Refresher Course

So as a reservist, I used to maintain my EMT-B on the national level through army training. A little over a year ago I had to change my MOS from 68W10 M6 to 68C and was no longer sent to medic tables which means my EMT-B expired in April of this year. I have a higher level of education in the medic...
by JohnE
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios
Replies: 160
Views: 19184

Re: Anytone/Baofengtech "8R" series multi-certified radios

See Zommoz wasn't the enemy. Zommoz was just trying to save you your money if adhering to the letter of the law was important to you. Zommoz is patiently awaiting his long overdue 1.)apologies and 2.) thank yous. Can't apologize cause I already knew you waz right but thanks for following up and sha...
by JohnE
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?
Replies: 15
Views: 3100

Re: Paramedics out there with a bag recommendation?

Ferno
Iron Duck
Conterra

They all make perfectly adequate traditional styled first aid bags. They'll last a typical layperson a lifetime.

Given your extremely limited specifications, it's hard to recommend anything more specific.
by JohnE
Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 7690

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

I guess what I'm not understanding is why you'd need a medical bag to transport supplies. Seems like any old backpack would carry the supplies just as easy and at a fraction of the cost. Especially if you'll be using Conterra bags for the actual medical work. I use Pelican cases to store and transpo...
by JohnE
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Looking for a specific aid bag.
Replies: 26
Views: 7690

Re: Looking for a specific aid bag.

Im getting into USAR, and likely some true contract wilderness work. So the idea of one profoundly gigantic ruck that holds everything (up to and including the aforementioned attending) is appealing. I dont actually plan on carrying it much, other than rucking it to wherever it will live. For every...
by JohnE
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Re: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

I think, in fact I know that the key principle that gets ignored by unscrupulous vendors is that they pay themselves first instead of last. Bladeforums is full of threads about dishonest makers and vendors that follow a very predictable pattern, they start to get popular, they charge in advance, the...
by JohnE
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Re: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

The knife issue is easy to understand. The bushcraft forum is if nothing else a effective merchandizing platform, just go to the portal and see how many posts are vender or vender fanboy generated. The guy made what looks to be a nice product, got over run and didn't handle the demand or business e...
by JohnE
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Re: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

Interestingly enough, after a recent number of complete shut downs, the Bushcraft forums are all marked "private" now. Except of course for the ones paid for by vendors. If you're not a member you can no longer read anything but the vendor sub forums. I've ordered several knives from makers, most no...
by JohnE
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive
Replies: 27
Views: 4445

Vendors to avoid. Kaweah River Forge, gear2survive

Do a Google search on either to read the particulars. In a nutshell, both of these companies have ongoing issues with taking money and failing to deliver items paid for. You can read about gear2survive on Bladeforums and the ongoing saga about Kaweah on the BushcraftUSA forum. Good lessons can be le...
by JohnE
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Glad I didn't help out!
Replies: 12
Views: 3058

Re: Glad I didn't help out!

All you men in that group should feel like real heroes. stand there watching one man punch a lady in the face and take her hand bag. Way to go guys. You and your friend should be at the top of the list, aspecially if you thought he mite be faking. :roll: Easy to armchair. In reality these things ha...
by JohnE
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Glad I didn't help out!
Replies: 12
Views: 3058

Re: Glad I didn't help out!

My bet it never actually happened...
by JohnE
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: O2: Refill:
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: O2: Refill:

I need to refill my small D tank. Does anyone in the Los Angeles know a place where I can get it filled at a reasonable price? Airgas wants $75.00 to fill the tank, which is way too much. If anyone knows a place, please let me know. Thanks! What level of license do you hold? If you're an EMT or a P...

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