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by Murph
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Help choosing a new flashlight for my AR
Replies: 39
Views: 2188

Re: Help choosing a new flashlight for my AR

I'm wanting something that runs on two AAs and has an output of at least 500 lumens. Does anyone know of any flashlights like this? I'm thinking about getting this one: https://www.opticsplanet.com/streamlight-protac-rail-mount-1-fixed-mount-long-gun-light-88058.html for A $100 it seems like hell o...
by Murph
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 25
Views: 4313

Re: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

They wanted mine back, they sent a nice return label and everything. Maybe it depends on the model. Interesting. Was yours a 5 lb one or the 2 3/4 lb one? Mine are all 5 lbs. These are pressure vessels so they cost extra to ship due to the hazard associated with pressure vessels. Multi-Purpose ABC ...
by Murph
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall
Replies: 25
Views: 4313

Re: PSA: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

They wanted mine back, they sent a nice return label and everything. Maybe it depends on the model.
by Murph
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag
Replies: 14
Views: 2295

Re: What I carry in my Hill People Gear Kitbag

Awesome! I love the simplicity of the first line items.
by Murph
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?
Replies: 39
Views: 2612

Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

You're not going to find any lightweight backpacking tents for $50. I'm not going ultra-light. I'm looking for something to start with and upgrade later. There might be $50 tents out there for camping. But camping is not backpacking. I did a quick search on Amazon and even this Ozark Trail (walmart...
by Murph
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?
Replies: 39
Views: 2612

Re: Inexpensive Backpacking Tent?

You're not going to find any lightweight backpacking tents for $50.
by Murph
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

movingchicane wrote:There was a freak storm last week with snow, ice, and sub zero temperature (that was fun.
There was a lot of folks worried about hikers getting caught out in that storm. How'd you manage through it?
by Murph
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

I'm starting at Amicalola falls March 8, and going to try to keep it under 10 miles a day for the first week. Just to ease all the body parts into it. I am thinking I will probably hit Damascus around Mothers day, and am still on the fence about hitching back for trail days. I've heard of hikers re...
by Murph
Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

Maybe look at a sleeping mat too. I know you have a hammock, but in some parts I'm not sure if you want to use it. The shelters in the Smokies had chainlink fronts to mitigate bears. Hammocks are more comfy, but a sleeping mat has its merits too. Easier to use in shelters or hostels. I think they'r...
by Murph
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

Fosters cup is a cut down beer can with a tight fitting reinforcing ring machined to fit the top and one of those silicon bracelets at the edge so you don't burn your lips. Batchstovez.com makes a kit, but I have access to a metal lathe so I just whipped one up. If the can gets damaged the ring is ...
by Murph
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

Hey Movingchicane! Awesome job on the base weight, and that Melaleuca walking stick is really cool! And I have a couple questions... What's a Foster Cup? Is it a cut down beer can? What are you carrying your stove fuel in? It seems like you've got your water covered with the Smartwater and soft-bott...
by Murph
Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!
Replies: 50
Views: 7017

Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

Let the spice flow!
by Murph
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!
Replies: 50
Views: 7017

Re: GET NOTIFICATIONS TO WORK!

It would be nice if Notifications worked again.
by Murph
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 1782

Re: Mrs. Woodsghost's Get Home Bag

It should be pretty easy to add some more fire-starting stuff. Petroleum Cotton Balls, Esbit Tabs, Wet Fire Cubes, etc etc. I'd put it all in a freezer ziploc bag and label it as such. And speaking of freezer ziploc bags, anything that could get wet, that you wouldn't want wet should be in one, or a...
by Murph
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cheap DIY Multi use USB powered lantern.
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Cheap DIY Multi use USB powered lantern.

Reminds me a lot of the solutions Raptor has tested in this thread:

Low Cost LED Bulb Plus 12 volt Power Pack=Multiday Lighting
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=57197

Especially on page 4 with the USB Battery Pack and USB LED Desk Light
by Murph
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

I've gotten to the point where I only bring a Swiss Army Classic SD. I find myself used the scissors and tooth pick a lot. I look at bigger knives as more weight, and less functionality, these days. And my new "holy grail" headlamp showed up, and so far it seems to do everything I was hoping it woul...
by Murph
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: Email Notifications

Thanks for the info! Hopefully I get a subscription email from this thread if it gets fixed. :)
by Murph
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Email Notifications
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Email Notifications

I subscribed to a couple threads lately, but haven't been getting the email notifications for them. Can someone let me know if there is anything I can do to fix this?
by Murph
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!
Replies: 21
Views: 2656

Re: Tyvek Coverall suits. Ultimate Ultralight Survival kit!

Asymetryczna wrote:They also hold some of the spray paints well. A man could create patterns and colors that confuse the eye into seeing something other than the shape of a man, if he could be still. This might displease your Realtree friends.
Hmm... I wonder how Tyvek would do when soaked in some Rit Dye??
by Murph
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

For me during those 20 mile busting days water was the biggest concern. The Sawyer Squeeze and smart water bottle is the most popular filter system on the AT. Smart water bottle simply because the shape of the bottle fits into pack side pockets well and the threads are comparable. The actual water ...
by Murph
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: AT Thru hike Gear
Replies: 44
Views: 4847

Re: AT Thru hike Gear

I've done a couple week long section hikes in Virginia. I planned them to be around the time the thru-hikers would be going through. It is really awesome to meet thru-hikers, hear their stories, and of course talk about gear. So take this for whatever you think it's worth... Most everyone carries a ...
by Murph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak

fatty21 wrote:Do u know of another kit that would be competitive in function and price murph? This discussion has lit a spark for me and will be looking around as well the rest of the day lol.
Considering the CAT TQ and the SOFTT-W TQ both retail for about $30 each. No.
by Murph
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak

I like AMK's stuff, but they must have an interesting definition of "Trauma" For starters, this kit is missing: tourniquets, compression bandages, QC gauze (verses the small QC pad), and dedicated chest seals (verses tape your own). In my opinion it's $25 of "feel good" that might be able to patch u...

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