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by Hoipoloi
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bike/Bag - :P
Replies: 42
Views: 11161

Re: Bug Out Bike/Bag - :P

Someone can recommend me a good backpack? Just got to the end of this thread and then saw this question :) I was (and still am) going to say... have you considered what and how you are going to take certain gear if the situation arises that you have no option but to abandon the bike? I just love th...
by Hoipoloi
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Motorcycle Gang Road Rage
Replies: 126
Views: 12778

Re: Motorcycle Gang Road Rage

As I'm not familiar with the highway that this happened on my thoughts on this could be irrelevant. The Range Rover has one more advantage over any bike besides being built like a brick shit-house. OK, it can't out speed most bikes but it has a far greater range than any bike. Road/traffic condition...
by Hoipoloi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Uncommon Prep Methods/"Hoarding"?
Replies: 27
Views: 3574

Re: Uncommon Prep Methods/"Hoarding"?

I 'save' probably too much stuff that can come in handy/save money at a later date. I also know a fool-proof way of knowing exactly what is worth keeping and what isn't.... throw it out, in the very near future you will need it. Works every time. Please tell me what a 'wall wart' is. I might start s...
by Hoipoloi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Trangia Stove Kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Best Trangia Stove Kit?

Is this the Swedish kit you have?

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They are ex-army and I have one of these as well. In fact I had it before the Mini set and it weighs a ton.
by Hoipoloi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Trangia Stove Kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Best Trangia Stove Kit?

That stove kit will work with a regular sized trangia stove too? Do you worry about it being Aluminum and reacting with food at all? I think all the burners are the same size so I don't see why not. I only use the aluminium pan for water. The additional pan I added (non-Trangia) is coated like the ...
by Hoipoloi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Trangia Stove Kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Best Trangia Stove Kit?

Boosted98gsx wrote:
Hoipoloi wrote: It looks like the burner should go below the sauce pan?
:lol:
Yes, works better that way.
by Hoipoloi
Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Trangia Stove Kit?
Replies: 17
Views: 2199

Re: Best Trangia Stove Kit?

I love the Trangia too and have the Trangia Mini http://www.amazon.com/Trangia-327508-28-T-Mini/dp/B000LN7HUC/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1380408703&sr=8-5&keywords=trangia+stove The burner fits inside the saucepan and the fry pan goes on top as a lid. I have another saucepan that nests inside as well bu...
by Hoipoloi
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:01 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Why Bear Grylls sucks.
Replies: 116
Views: 14997

Re: Why Bear Grylls sucks.

Battersea Power Station fire fear after TV stunt Firefighters were called to Battersea Power Station after a TV stunt caused concerns the historic building was alight. Flames were projected on to the Grade II*-listed building in south-west London to promote explorer Bear Grylls' new show on the Dis...
by Hoipoloi
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?
Replies: 1225
Views: 70999

Re: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT n

Opinel number 8 and a bag of Copains Copines Fraises bought in France the other day.

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by Hoipoloi
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bike Nearly Finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Bug Out Bike Nearly Finished

I'd go for the tote box as well. You aren't going to be able to go in a store and leave the rig unattended if you're travelling alone otherwise.
by Hoipoloi
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle
Replies: 76
Views: 10268

Re: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle

I tow a reasonably heavy caravan (what do you call them, trailer home or something?) and for towing a manual gearbox is much preferred, especially in hilly terrain. Can you elaborate why? I've towed 18k lbs on narrow, winding mountain roads with an auto several times and it had no problems. Because...
by Hoipoloi
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:41 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle
Replies: 76
Views: 10268

Re: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle

I tow a reasonably heavy caravan (what do you call them, trailer home or something?) and for towing a manual gearbox is much preferred, especially in hilly terrain.
by Hoipoloi
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle
Replies: 76
Views: 10268

Re: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle

Evan the Diplomat wrote:Mitsubishi Delica aka Space Gear. AWD mini van available in diesel with a high ground clearance but compact enough for urban driving. Available i RHD and LHD models.
There are less than 300 of those in the UK. Not very suitable if you want something that has a good availability of spares.
by Hoipoloi
Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit
Replies: 52
Views: 7977

Re: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit

Can be used for staunching a wound, supporting broken arm, tying a broken leg to the good one. With an RTA in the UK paramedics should arrive within 3-4 minutes so stopping blood loss or immobilising an injured limb/person is as much as can be done until professional people arrive. http://en.wikiped...
by Hoipoloi
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit
Replies: 52
Views: 7977

Re: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit

Three things I carry in my door pocket in case I'm first at a road accident.

1. Surgeon gloves
2. Space blanket
3. Triangular bandage
by Hoipoloi
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle
Replies: 76
Views: 10268

Re: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle

Im with Tater , range is the most important. When we bugged out post-Sandy, range was the key issue. The diesel tank is 93 litres which is good for a little more than 500 miles. I also carry 2x10litres spare in the van and in a bug out situation there is also 2x20 litres carried in my trailer. In t...
by Hoipoloi
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:13 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle
Replies: 76
Views: 10268

Re: Key Attributes for a Bug Out Vehicle

If you're now a family of four then long trips or holidays aren't going to be much fun in a car. My van is as economical and usable as most cars and is ideal for long trips (just now packing for 3 weeks in France). Mine has 3 seats (SWB) so you would need to look for the model with the extra double ...
by Hoipoloi
Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Diesel in a E&E situation
Replies: 21
Views: 1047

Re: Diesel in a E&E situation

Another asset to diesels is that spare fuel can be stored for many years whereas petrol/gasoline only has a 6-9 month shelf life.
by Hoipoloi
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Supplies Inventory Software/Program
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Supplies Inventory Software/Program

angelofwar wrote:
Hoipoloi wrote:Any chance you could use ISO 8601 (International Organization for Standardization) for the date YYYY-MM-DD ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
You referring to my spreadsheet. Hoipoloi?
Sorry, yes I was.
by Hoipoloi
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Supplies Inventory Software/Program
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Supplies Inventory Software/Program

Any chance you could use ISO 8601 (International Organization for Standardization) for the date YYYY-MM-DD ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
by Hoipoloi
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1754
Views: 489823

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Hi people, not had chance to introduce myself yet but thought I'd post a couple of photos of my BOV first :) It's a Vauxhall Vivaro (also badged as an Opel Vivaro, Renault Trafic and Nissan Primastar). It's a 2900kg GVW van with all interior camper conversion and electrical work carried out by mysel...

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