What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:06 pm

Just ordered a second 50watt panel for my man cave, Becker BK-9, and a Midland Base Camp Radio. Should be here in a few days...still deciding what SSB Capable radio to get...
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by shrimpwd » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:34 am

Purchased a pair of Darn Tough socks on Wednesday, and received an Energizer Headlamp today.

Can't wait to use the headlamp and abuse the socks. :twisted:

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Brotherbadger » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:09 am

Just ordered a first responder's FAK/Trauma Kit to throw into my BOV. It's not perfect(first thing i'm going to add is an Izzy and quikclot), but it's a great starter kit.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Murphnuge » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:09 pm

I have an Eagle Becker Patrol pack enroute, should be here Thursday. It's woodland, but beggars can't be choosers. Still looking for an OD one. Will post a pic when it arrives.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Badger24 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:50 pm

I just ordered a BDS Tactical Bail Out Bag.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by 74 or more » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:43 am

Picked up a Kifaru field chair and a Maxped battery case.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by DJH » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:53 pm

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus small adventure kit.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:47 am

DJH wrote:Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus small adventure kit.
The best portable solar IMHO. Definitely the most modular.

Grundig G3 on sale at The Shack, plus, they now offer a 10% Military discount :0)
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Midland Base Camp Radio and Ka-Bar Becker BK-9
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Titanium Alcohol stove
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Some mountain house meals, UCO match containers, reflective 550 cord, Nalgene bottles, Sunto compass with magnifying glass, two Space Blankets.
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And, while more "Bug-In", a Generac GP5500 Genny
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by DJH » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:33 pm

angelofwar wrote:
DJH wrote:Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus small adventure kit.
The best portable solar IMHO. Definitely the most modular.
Yeah after doing some research & reading things here, I felt the same way. Ordered it for $113 off Amazon, which I felt was a good price. Free shipping as well. Probably going to pick up a second kit later on, plus the AAA batteries for it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ODA 226 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Picked up six BRAND NEW Petzl AM'd Screw-lock Carabiners for $25.00! :clap:
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ineffableone » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:07 pm

I recently bought and received some more seeds, to add to my seed stock from mypatriotsupply. Each comes in a small metal container with the seeds inside in individual resealable mylar bags per type of seed. The herbs container is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" the seed vault is 7 1/2' x 4 1/4", fairly small sizes for the amount of seeds and if needed they can be taken out of the metal containers and the mylar bags would be even smaller packages.

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Medicinal Herb Garden seed order comes with:
Echinacea - 130+ Seeds
Several studies suggest that echinacea contains active substances that enhance the immune system, relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and have antiviral, and antioxidant effects.

Cayenne Pepper - 90+ Seeds
Cayenne is most widely regarded as a circulatory stimulant said to strengthen the heart and blood vessels while promoting increased vitality.
(plus topically on small to medium cuts it acts as a blood clotter)

Borage - 130+ Seeds
Borage is said to be effective against weak or diminished adrenal function, fevers, inflammation, sore and inflamed eyes, colds, bronchitis, congestion, and fever.

Pleurisy Root - 50+ Seeds
Used by Native Americans, this is said to have used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, chronic rheumatism, and as an expectorant.

Nettle - 100+ Seeds
Nettle tea has been used to treat asthma as well as cold and allergy relief!

Skullcap - 50+ Seeds
Typically used to treat insomnia and as a headache remedy!

Culver's Root - 200+ Seeds
Historically used to treat liver and gallbladder disorders!

Hyssop - 150+ Seeds
Leaves have been brewed into a tea to soothing properties for colds, flus, sore throat, bruises and burns!Hyssop - 150+ Seeds

Lemon Balm - 400+ Seeds
Folk remedy used as an anti-viral agent

Catnip - 250+ Seeds
Used to treat colds, headaches, flu, and fever - and to also as an excellent tea to promote good sleep!

Culinary herbs
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Culinary Herb Garden seed order comes with:
Broadleaf Sage - 70+ Seeds/packet
Sage adds color, texture and fragrance to gardens-as well as flavor to pasta, meats and breads.

Genovese Basil - 300+ Seeds/packet
Genovese Basil is widely regarded by chefs as the best for pesto and garlic-flavored dishes.

Cilantro - Leisure Coriander - 100+ Seeds/packet
Strongly associated with Mexican food, cilantro also is a popular ingredient in Middle Eastern, Indian, South American and Asian cuisines.

Single-leaf Parsley - 260+ Seeds/packet
Popular as a garnish, this member of the carrot family also enhances the flavor of meats, salads and soups.

Common Thyme - 80+ Seeds/packet
This aromatic herb complements everything from tomato sauces and marinades to vegetables and jellies.

Dill Dukat - 200+ Seeds/packet
A member of the carrot family, dill is well known as a pickling ingredient. But its seeds and leaves also taste great in breads, dips and soups.

Oregano - 200+ Seeds/packet
Oregano is a very popular "pizza herb" widely used in Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking. Leaves can be used fresh or dried and add warm spicy flavor to your favorite recipes!

Onion Chives - 150+ Seeds/packet
Versatility is synonymous with the name chive. Stir it into soups and sauces; whip it with butter, cream cheese, sour cream and dips; or sprinkle it on potatoes and omelets.

Herbal Teas
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Herbal Teas Garden seed order comes with:

Anise Hyssop - 120+ Seeds
Delicate anise or licorice flavor, naturally sweet!

Wild Bergamot - 250+ Seeds
Wild bergamot was used to replace tea that was thrown into the ocean during the Boston Tea Party!

Chamomile - 250+ Seeds
Pleasant, aromatic tea with fruity flavor!

Lemon Balm - 400+ Seeds
Fresh leaves burst of lemon when squeezed!

Lemon Mint - 900+ Seeds
Bright, refreshing tones of Lemon Mint make for a great pick-me-up morning, midday or evening!

Peppermint - 100+ Seeds
Well known for helping upset stomachs!

Echinacea - 130+ Seeds
Leaves, flowers and roots can be used in herbal teas!

Catnip - 250+ Seeds
Catnip tea helps relax the mind and induces a good sleep at night!

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Blue Lake Bean Over 150 seeds
California Wonder Pepper Over 70 seeds
Scarlet Nantes Carrot Over 800 seeds
Marketmore Cucumber Over 150 seeds
Parris Island Cos Romaine Lettuce Over 900 seeds
Golden Acre Cabbage Over 530 seeds
Detroit Dark Red Beet Over 260 seeds
Lincoln Shell Pea Over 100 seeds
Lucullus Swiss Chard Over 160 seeds
Beefsteak Tomato Over 180 seeds
Champion Radish Over 320 seeds
Green Sprouting Broccoli Over 500 seeds
Waltham Butternut Winter Squash Over 100 seeds
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach Over 260 seeds
Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion Over 145 seeds
Golden Bantam Sweet Corn Over 250 seeds
Hales Best Cantaloupe Over 70 seeds
Snowball Self-blanching Cauliflower Over 285 seeds
Black Beauty Zucchini Over 50 seeds
Crimson Sweet Watermelon Over 60 seeds

I also got a new knife. A Jeff White Nessmuk style skinner, with cherry handle. Great knife, only $35, super sharp when it arrived and feels great in the hand.

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I am also waiting on a dozen wood arrows from Dmerril http://www.dmerrill.com/page.php?funct=as&pName=Arrows . Who has some of the best prices on wood arrows. $65/dozen for semi custom, cut to length field tipped arrows. For those that don't know the cost of wood arrows, that is about half the price of anyone else. A great deal!!

Examples of his arrows, though I got grey and black fletching, with a grey stain shaft.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by lockpickbob » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:58 am

I bought a pro-knot pocket reference guide , a beaver bill hand forged knife , a canteen cup , a SOG fasthawk tomahawk , a water proof military liner for my large alice pack , a large roll of netting and a military surplus two man tent. Slowly but surely I am getting all equipment and supplies needed for a shtf situation.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by shrimpwd » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:03 pm

I purchased 8 Y-stakes, and ended up receiving LED drivers. :roll:

Uh, no clue what to do with them. The company told me I could keep them, and to expect the proper items in a month or so...

(What ARE LED drivers for?)

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:06 pm

shrimpwd wrote:(What ARE LED drivers for?)
Put in flashlights, etc. to "drive" the LED...regulate output, etc.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by DJH » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:47 pm

Buncha gauze, isopropyl alcohol (bottle & wipes) and some new hiking boots (Lowas from REI)
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Halfapint » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:51 pm

Picked up some fire craft stuff. 2 fire steels and 2 magnesium rods. Picked them up from firesteel.com we'll see how they work.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ODA 226 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:03 am

Just got a full case of MREs for FREE! :clap:
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Post by angelofwar » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:40 am

ODA 226 wrote:Just got a full case of MREs for FREE! :clap:
Awesome! I had two cases that I was going to bring back from Korea (we got issued a case and a half every time we had an exercise)...moving packers came to my dorm when I PCS'ed...couldn't pack the MRE's due to the heaters...I was pissed...two cases of MRE's down the drain.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by irukandji » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:36 pm

New pack today... Picked up an Osprey Aether 70, new for 2013. Wanted something a little bigger than my Kestrel 58 and a bit beefier suspension.

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Post by 74 or more » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:15 am

IceMyst wrote:Picked up some fire craft stuff. 2 fire steels and 2 magnesium rods. Picked them up from firesteel.com we'll see how they work.
I also got some stuff from Firesteel.com. A Ranger tube Deluxe and a magnesium rod.

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http://firesteel.com/magnesium-tinder-rods/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Silent Kube » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:19 am

Just got a pair of BCGs to keep in my pack. Only 7 bucks from zenni plus a couple more for a polarized tinted clip on. They're not pretty but should be good and sturdy.

ETA: Picture of said BCGs

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Halfapint » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:48 pm

74 or more wrote:
IceMyst wrote:Picked up some fire craft stuff. 2 fire steels and 2 magnesium rods. Picked them up from firesteel.com we'll see how they work.
I also got some stuff from Firesteel.com. A Ranger tube Deluxe and a magnesium rod.

For all others interested:
http://firesteel.com/firesteel-tube-ranger" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://firesteel.com/magnesium-tinder-rods/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Got the 2 firesteels and the mag rods damn fast shipping.... Used them to start a fire in my parents fireplace yesterday and they are great! I've never had a firesteel send so many sparks flying. Also an added bonus is they send me the cover for their Gobspark Armageddon that comes with their striker for free (normally 6 bucks or so) the mag is very nice and clean. When I need more stuff I am DEFINITELY ordering from them.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by xd dude » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:25 pm

Esbit stove/cup combo, fuel tabs, and a new Rescue Essentials fak.

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