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by milesdzyn
Sat May 08, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: grasshoppers, crickets, and june bugs oh my!
Replies: 34
Views: 3937

Re: grasshoppers, crickets, and june bugs oh my!

Yes you want to pull the head gently and it will take the guts with it. You also want to remove the legs as the barbs can get stuck in your throat. Finally, you still want to cook these buggers to kill any parasites, and to make them more palatable. You will enjoy the crunch of them being cooked ove...
by milesdzyn
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Does anyone here spearfish (specifically with a polespear)?
Replies: 24
Views: 1023

Re: Does anyone here spearfish (specifically with a polespear)?

Thats nice if not a bit spendy. I would assume someone here on this board could come up with an alternative DIY solution for under $30.00. Personally I would have just the business end in a bob and rely on making a wood shaft out of a straight piece of sapling.

Miles
by milesdzyn
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival Gear Vendor - Feedback Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 8174

Re: Survival Gear Vendor - Feedback Thread

Adventure Shed: http://www.adventureshed.com/ Awesome customer service, period. (A+) I ordered my GoLite Shangri-La 1 Tent from them and wished they had the new green model in stock after I had ordered it, so I called them and they let me change the color even thou I was still given the sale price f...
by milesdzyn
Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6600
Views: 1010517

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

The Brunton Solar Array is a smoking deal, I just picked up 2. If you want the $8.00 shipped to store discount you need to make seperate orders with 1 item in each order, but it works.

Miles
by milesdzyn
Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Dual fuel" flashlights
Replies: 21
Views: 2865

Re: "Dual fuel" flashlights

Get an UltraFire C3 http://www.bestofferbuy.com/images/large/electronics/E1822_1_LRG.JPG runs on 1 14500 or AA http://www.bestofferbuy.com/images/large/electronics/E1822_6_LRG.JPG Or 2 AA with add-on sleeve http://www.bestofferbuy.com/images/large/electronics/E1822_7_LRG.JPG Then you can get a 3watt...
by milesdzyn
Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Only one round?
Replies: 58
Views: 1527

Re: Only one round?

Well my initial answer would be .454 casull because of its power and compactness, but I would want a round that would also be good for small game as well as big game. I have yet to find a load that leaves much meat left after a small game kill .223rem would work on small game and medium game up to d...
by milesdzyn
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Thinking knitting may be a useful skill
Replies: 45
Views: 2432

Re: Thinking knitting may be a useful skill

If your going to learn to knit, go the extra mile and learn how to make your own yarn with a drop spindle. They're inexpensive and it seems rather easy. In fact the tools required are very compact and are easily made with a little skil.

Lots of links with a simple Google and YouTube search.

Miles
by milesdzyn
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Solo Canoe
Replies: 33
Views: 1997

Re: Solo Canoe

If anyone is interested in designing your own personal Canoe/Kayak here is a great free website for inspiration. http://yostwerks.com/ I personally like the trend of the hybrid Canoe/Kayak and would like to build one someday. Several other books available online are: Building Strip-Planked Boats Can...
by milesdzyn
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Personal Energy Generator
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Personal Energy Generator

$150.00 a pop :shock: :roll: really for a product that probably cost a whole $10.00 to make. Just another company screwing the gov coffers. For that price I'll pass, but watch for the DIY sites to have plans to make your own in

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Miles
by milesdzyn
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most cost effective cooking setup for a bug in?
Replies: 78
Views: 4190

Re: Most cost effective cooking setup for a bug in?

No matter what type of stove or fuel you use a Thermal Cooker will save you fuel.

Links:
http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 34&t=59786 My Post
http://thermalcooker.wordpress.com/ Good Blog
http://thermalcookers.com/main.php?mod=Dynamic&id=33 Saftey tips

Miles
by milesdzyn
Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Smaller Thermal Cooker, I finally found one
Replies: 2
Views: 795

Smaller Thermal Cooker, I finally found one

I know there's been a little talk about Thermal Cookers here a while back, but I couldn't find them with basic search words. Anyways I'm sure you've seen some of the many Thermal Cookers on the market, but they are all larger (4liters - 6liters) and quite expensive ($150.00 - $200.00+) for the bette...
by milesdzyn
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Cab over camper for truck
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Cab over camper for truck

You may want to check out this site, explor the earlier post for build construction and interior layouts. It's worth the time to check out the whole site, tons of info here. Plus some nice views. Main Web Site Super Camper<LINK The Build Details<LINK photo blog, Start from the bottom of the page and...
by milesdzyn
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you wear COOLMAX clothing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Do you wear COOLMAX clothing?

I purchased several of the coolmax shirts from galls clearance and think they are worth getting. I use them primarily for desert use, they wick away moisture and if there is even a slight breeze cools you down quite well. I have not used them for a base layer but they should work well. I also have 2...
by milesdzyn
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Any Suggestions For A One Man Tent?
Replies: 38
Views: 3114

Re: Any Suggestions For A One Man Tent?

I just ordered this combo for a little over $150 but the added versatility is worth it. GoLite Shangri-La 1 Tent from Adventure Shed for $114.00 free shipping. http://www.campsaver.com/mmCAMPSAVER/Images/a/golite_shangrila1.jpg PLUS Go-Lite Shangri-La 1 Mesh Nest from Sunny Sports for $49.95 the shi...
by milesdzyn
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Knowledge Information Cards or Pamphlets Where to Get Them?
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Knowledge Information Cards or Pamphlets Where to Get Them?

I just got my order from Rescue Essentials , which included these great Knowledge Cards. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4353143350_469cc553ea.jpg The Knots Cards are a great visual aid for when you’re cold and confused. The Cloud Cards will teach you how to predict weather changes, this could b...
by milesdzyn
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What's the watch you are bugging out with?
Replies: 139
Views: 16386

Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Swiss Army Solar Compass Watch with olive drab watch protector band.
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Miles
by milesdzyn
Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What pack do you use?
Replies: 46
Views: 5009

Re: What pack do you use?

I used to use a Hi-Tec Super Nova 85 with no complaint's, has held up great, in fact I'll still use it when I go Prospecting. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4349554559_158f17d3f9_o.jpg Now I use a Cabela's UltraLight Extreme Hunter 5000 for Hiking and Hunting, this will also be my INCH bag. htt...
by milesdzyn
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6600
Views: 1010517

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

Damn missed that one :( Just a hint for ya'll, when you come upon deals that seem to good to be true, Make screen shots or make pdf's of each page/web screen. I've found companies will stick to the deal much better when presnted with documentation of their error to avoid any legal difficulties. Hope...
by milesdzyn
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive Tough Bugout Coat
Replies: 23
Views: 3739

Re: Inexpensive Tough Bugout Coat

Hit your local Thrift store, most of the coats at my local stores are barley used or Store returns. I've never paid more than $15.00 for coats and have gotten Nofth Face, Columbia, WetSkins, and Various Military Coats.

Miles
by milesdzyn
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Leatherman Wave (new) Vs Leatherman Surge
Replies: 18
Views: 6854

Re: Leatherman Wave (new) Vs Leatherman Surge

I like my Leatherman Wave because of the main blades, you can access them without opening the tool and they are a little more substantial vs other brands, it is my go to Multi-tool of choice. However I will be buying the Leatherman Surge because it has what the Wave does not, an Awl blade. The Awl i...
by milesdzyn
Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: What to do with all my tin cans?
Replies: 37
Views: 5045

Re: What to do with all my tin cans?

Take up Tin Smithing, Its easy to get into and the tools don't cost to much to start out. Lots of handy stuff you can make once you learn the basics. Here's a couple of links to get you started, also your local library should have access to some books on the subject. http://www.northwestjournal.ca/X...
by milesdzyn
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: what would YOU consider the ultimate lever action?
Replies: 45
Views: 3967

Re: what would YOU consider the ultimate lever action?

I like the 454 lever action rifle that I bought last year...a nice combination of hard-hitting round and 11 round capacity... :twisted: Jamie +1 on the 11 rounds of kick ass! Plus the .454 casull is the largest round I want to shot out of a 2" snub nose matching Ruger Alaskan revolver. Shots lighte...
by milesdzyn
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: SODIS - Solar Water Disinfection
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: SODIS - Solar Water Disinfection

SODIS (abbreviation of Solar Water Disinfection) Could also be easier to remember as: Set Out Directly In Sun This is fine if you have clear running water and have the time. However caution should be used as to the choices of containers, some may have UV filtering properties for product preservatio...
by milesdzyn
Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6600
Views: 1010517

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

Thou this is not for everyone It's still worth a post. I wanted to wait till I got mine and could check out the quality for myself. Xisico BAM XS-B21 .22 pellet gun ($119.00 free shipping), almost identical to the RWS-48 ($350.00 + shipping) http://www.xisicousa.com/images/B21.gif Best price I've fo...

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