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by Flying Lead
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anybody using the German Mess Kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 3534

Re: Anybody using the German Mess Kit?

I bought a Swedish stainless kit Yeats ago and while indestructible, it's too darn heavy. Bought a Russian/East German aluminum kit last year and prefer it. If too hot it cools faster when removed from heat and weighs much less.
by Flying Lead
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Who has a vacuum sealer they like?
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Who has a vacuum sealer they like?

I have read reviews till my eyes have started to bleed. Typical review for a sealer under $150 is all over the place.
Five star reviews with raves. Three stars with stuff like it was great till it broke at 2 months. And one stars calling out the owner of the company with death threats.

What works?
by Flying Lead
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Job, My Hell...
Replies: 2126
Views: 193110

Re: My Job, My Hell...

Milf on the headlines, that's funny. I once had lunch years ago with a Japanese guy that was a rep for Fag bearings. He had no clue.
by Flying Lead
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2017 The year to prep!
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: 2017 The year to prep!

Ran across 2 more sales. We were able to buy about 3 months and then some on less than a 2 month budget. Spent more during December than we wanted but Mrs Flying Lead and I decided to finish preps and forgo buying stuff we really don't need. We are in our 50s and having been married 25 years and kid...
by Flying Lead
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Faraday cage contruction?
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Faraday cage contruction?

Is it possible to build for a reasonable amount, a Faraday cage to shield something small like a generator or ATV?
Would it stop the damage from an EMP? Will a ship type container work?
by Flying Lead
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2017 The year to prep!
Replies: 5
Views: 657

2017 The year to prep!

Has anyone noticed how many vendors had sales in September, and again after Thanksgiving into this weekend? We have been planning to stock up on enough food to last 2 months, but after all the sales we have almost 3 months and are a good deal under budget. When everything gets here we are in good sh...
by Flying Lead
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Adventure is Out There!
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Re: Adventure is Out There!

Oh yes, Ireland, where even McDonalds serves real meat with no red slime. Fantastic country with so few people. Everyone is so nice. I think you found one of few A-holes there.
by Flying Lead
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: Moved in with girlfriend, time to get organized.

You really have a great thread. Well written with a lot of good information. Please keep us posted on your progress. If I could inquire, what is the climate in your area like? Do you camp and hike much? Some of the hiking videos of Norway are beautiful. Many places seem to have harsher, less than id...
by Flying Lead
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: ZS Hot or Not: Combat Loadout edition "Mall Ninja"
Replies: 1053
Views: 258147

Re: ZS Hot or Not: Combat Loadout edition "Mall Ninja"

Every time I see a drop leg set up, (never was a fan myself) it brings to mind a training class years ago. We get there, about 50 of us and the new drop leg was all the rage. Everyone had way too much shit on and to address this we went on a 5 mile run in our gear. People were carrying drop legs in ...
by Flying Lead
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Excellent Article on Military PCU Clothing System
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Excellent Article on Military PCU Clothing System

Bought myself the whole set for Christmas in lovely multicam. Took it out twice, once n rain and 40 degrees, once in 15 degrees and windy. Both were overnight trips with about 40 hours in the field. Could not be happier. Far exceeded my performance expectations.
by Flying Lead
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1754
Views: 266174

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

Bought a complete ECWCS in multicam. So far I'm impressed. Hope to post a good review later.
by Flying Lead
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel
Replies: 31
Views: 3746

Re: Do-It Yourself Ration Packs By Mantis - the Sequel

Nice job. I glanced at the items and it reminded me of a Russian ration. Ever seen one? They have 3 meals and snacks in one kit. Those things are huge!
by Flying Lead
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you make and sell?
Replies: 14
Views: 1762

Re: What do you make and sell?

I work a full time job, plus in the evenings I clean fuel injectors for outboards and do electronics. You can get 75 to 200 bucks for repairing an outboard wiring harness that sell for 600 to 900 dollars. Also do projects like steampunk stuff and repair electrical parts.
by Flying Lead
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First BOB, looking for feedback, if you're willing:)
Replies: 21
Views: 3802

Re: First BOB, looking for feedback, if you're willing:)

You have the best start to a BOB I can remember seeing. I would add a couple of things such as: 1. Metal water bottle for water storage-container for heating/boiling. 2. Gloves-for warming or preventing injury. 3. OTC meds like Benadryl and anti diarrhea. 4. Piece of plastic or tyvek. Use for a grou...
by Flying Lead
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: French M35 mess kit
Replies: 18
Views: 2414

Re: French M35 mess kit

Are the mess kits given the same grueling drop-test as the French army rifles? :lol:
by Flying Lead
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: That water filter might not do what you think it does
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: That water filter might not do what you think it does

I just never bought the million gallon thing. Owned a Sawyer squeeze for a few years, used with mixed results. They are light so it's great for a day hike. It's rather slow if you were making water for a group. And in the cold, they won't flow. In fairly clean water that's around here, overall they ...
by Flying Lead
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New rain suit advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: New rain suit advice

Poncho was very dry with the rain paints. The pants kept the water out of my boots which was always a problem for me when using a poncho. One more note, wear a hat with this poncho. It's not really stiff and will stick to your forehead causing a really wet face. I had a baseball cap and was fine, un...
by Flying Lead
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New rain suit advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: New rain suit advice

UPDATE Went to the Smokies in NC, actually in the Black Balsam area. We started in clouded skies, where it looked like rain any second. In and out of sprinkles where the tree canopy gets most of it before hitting you. After going a mile or so on the Mountain to Sea trail we stopped for a snack. We h...
by Flying Lead
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My pistol blew up today - pics added
Replies: 40
Views: 5848

Re: My pistol blew up today - pics added

You may never know what caused that. Yours make 3 I've seen do that. The first one failed due to overloaded hot ass loads. The second had a couple of squibs with a round fired behind it. They banned glocks at the plate shoot after that. There may have been a weak spot in the metal, it was damaged be...
by Flying Lead
Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 21583

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

The Master of Anger has prevailed! Shocking the other two up and called it quits.

I am kind of disappointed the way it ended. One finally cracked and the Spaniard got his ass wet then gave up. Really!
by Flying Lead
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 21583

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Patagonia?? We'll have a winner in 25 days or less.
by Flying Lead
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: History Channel Alone survival series
Replies: 159
Views: 21583

Re: History Channel Alone survival series

Once again isolation has proven to be the toughest foe. Heck, I dream about isolation. Having a job where you talk to 60 people a day, being left the hell alone is a dream of mine. Backpacked solo for 10 days one time and can't say I missed contact. Especially enjoyed no tv or news. It appears Angry...
by Flying Lead
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear for a 21 plus mile night backpack jog.
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Gear for a 21 plus mile night backpack jog.

Do you like the EMS jacket? I have the same one and am not impressed with their product. In showers it's ok, but even in moderate rain I think it would be drier without it.
Great outing. As always!
by Flying Lead
Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New rain suit advice
Replies: 15
Views: 1695

Re: New rain suit advice

And the winner is the big green over the pack poncho with a pair of Sierra Designs rain pants.
With the new gear it probably won't rain a drop. That would certainly be ok too.

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