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by Caffiend
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 67
Views: 9418

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Wow, such shocking, terrible news. I've been on this site for quite a while, more to learn than to post and his posts were always top notch, and one of the reasons I have been coming back for so long.
Best of thoughts to his family, friends and loved ones.
by Caffiend
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tools that could fit into pen slots?
Replies: 24
Views: 4147

Re: Tools that could fit into pen slots?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31f1LPy0qBL.jpg http://www.amazon.com/12-Multi-Function-Tool-Pen/dp/B002VL23LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418066375&sr=8-1&keywords=multi+tool+pen Check this little guy out. I've had one in my bag for years and it's come in handy quite often. Even for something as...
by Caffiend
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: So..... Red Dawn remake anyone?
Replies: 132
Views: 13559

Re: So..... Red Dawn remake anyone?

I'm curious to see this movie as well. They actually finished shooting a few years ago, but then MGM ran into financial troubles so they couldn't do post production. In the interim Chris Hemsworth went on to do a couple little films like 'Thor' and 'The Avengers' and voila, funding appeared.
by Caffiend
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Breaking into your own car... that YOU own.
Replies: 72
Views: 9520

Re: Breaking into your own car... that YOU own.

I once used my multi tool with a bit of gaff tape wrapped around the file (to protect the window) to wedge my window open wide enough to slide a guitar string in. It took a bit of trial and error but I eventually was able to hook the loop I'd made at the end of the string around the door handle and ...
by Caffiend
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B.O.B Packing Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1130

Re: B.O.B Packing Issue

Think about things that you might need quick access to, and allocate them to the outer pockets. For example- Do you want to keep your tarp with your sleeping gear or have quicker access to it should you need to set your tarp and then set up the rest of your camp under the tarp if it's pouring rain. ...
by Caffiend
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Beef Jerky **UPDATED WITH PICTURES***
Replies: 67
Views: 10339

Re: Beef Jerky **UPDATED WITH PICTURES***

I've just started getting into jerky making with a Nesco dehydrator that works great, although I do have one question. In reading the manual it says that if I'm making chicken jerky I need to pre-cook the chicken to avoid possible Salmonella contamination. But I find once I've cooked the chicken it ...
by Caffiend
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thoughts on solar/crank radios..
Replies: 15
Views: 1887

Re: Thoughts on solar/crank radios..

I have the Voyager as well. Overall I like it, and being able to charge it from wall AC before heading out is nice. The internal battery isn't the greatest, and I make a point of disconnecting it if I'm not going to be using the radio for any long periods of time. The hand crank IS in fact quite fli...
by Caffiend
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Battery Operated Power Tools
Replies: 24
Views: 1718

Re: Battery Operated Power Tools

Another guzzler of the DeWalt Kool Aid here. I've got some of the 14.4v stuff, I got my drill over a decade ago and although it looks like it's been run over by a tank and dropped off a few buildings it still works perfectly. I also have the trim saw, which hasn't seen the use and abuse that the dri...
by Caffiend
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Does a small calculator belong in a BOB?
Replies: 33
Views: 2724

Re: Does a small calculator belong in a BOB?

What are you rocking in the world of cel phones? Even a lot of basic phones have a calculator built in, and if your BOB contains the means to recharge your phone you can handle the calculations on that instead of the solar powered calculator, which means one less piece of gear in the bag, even if it...
by Caffiend
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE
Replies: 23
Views: 3876

Re: Spear UM21 or USMC ILBE

Con: Heavy-this I think topped 8 lbs, empty. But, see above-its bombproof The suspension is beefier than I liked (personal preference). Makes for some weird adjusting. WAY too many straps-there are strap keepers integrated into this, but they give you like 3 feet per strap I have never used the ILB...
by Caffiend
Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Any experience w/ Propper Adventure Tech series?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Any experience w/ Propper Adventure Tech series?

I got a set of the level 5 stuff when US Cavalry had them on clearance. I think I paid 40 bucks for the jacket and 50 for the pants but can't remember. Overall I have been very happy with both. The jacket has been worn in some very heavy rain and blowing wind and while it got drenched there was no b...
by Caffiend
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sunscreen!
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Sunscreen!

I'm sorry I don't have pictures, I was 15, embarrassed as hell, and didn't know I would have to prove it actually happened on the interwebz. Just fair warning, I could see similar things happening with that dabber stick. Ha ha, I would really love to see pictures of that. Not that I don't believe y...
by Caffiend
Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sunscreen!
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: Sunscreen!

I'm a huge believer in the Bullfrog line of sunblocks, and I especially like the one that has bug repellent built right in. I keep some Bullfrog with my work bag, and with my BOB. For smaller bags, or for ease of carry I also love the Ocean Potion brand. The Sport Stick is small, no-mess and works w...
by Caffiend
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Earthquake on the East Coast
Replies: 145
Views: 5223

Re: Earthquake on the East Coast

Was just out of the shower on the 4th floor in Queens, NY. Felt something odd, at first I thought it was construction upstairs. Then I thought maybe a truck had hit the building. Heard a few noises in the kitchen, so then I thought someone had broken in... but I never considered the possibility it c...
by Caffiend
Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: The Last Stand 3, coming soon to a computer near you.....
Replies: 17
Views: 1221

Re: The Last Stand 3, coming soon to a computer near you....

Oh great... more things to decrease my productivity! Just started, but it seems a WHOLE lot more involved than LS 1 and 2.
by Caffiend
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long
Replies: 245
Views: 132597

Re: Katrina Experiences - Note this is very long

I just re-read this entire post for the third time, and every time I'm so impressed with it. To me, this kind of post is what this forum is all about; real, practical first hand accounts of a truly SHTF situation, and how folks got through it. I was wondering if those ZS'ers who are still in the NOL...
by Caffiend
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Opinions: Best Free Online Post Apocalyptic Games
Replies: 14
Views: 4264

Re: Opinions: Best Free Online Post Apocalyptic Games

I had totally forgotten about Caravaneer until this thread. I went back and started playing it again and I've gotten further than I ever have before! After a few false starts and some nerve wracking fights my crew is now 20 strong, and we roll in Land Rovers and Hummers, wich a cool 2.4 mil in the b...
by Caffiend
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Carribean vacation, what would you take?
Replies: 34
Views: 1282

Re: Carribean vacation, what would you take?

Not sure the specifics of your trip, but I'd think carefully about bringing a pocket knife you care too much about. Different islands will have different policies on what constitutes a 'weapon.' You might want to bring a variety of currency as well; a lot of the smaller islands accept American dolla...
by Caffiend
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need a new Hardshell Jacket - Suggestions?
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Need a new Hardshell Jacket - Suggestions?

I've been a huge fan of the Marmot Palisades jacket for the three or four years I've been wearing mine. It's not bomb proof by any means but I wear it frequently for work when I'm outside in the rain for 10+ hours and I have yet to get wet. It's comfortable, lightweight and has the all important pit...
by Caffiend
Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare

How long, and how big is it, compared to the main game? I tend to take my time with Rockstar games, and spread my playing time out to make the game last. I'm not sure how long Undead Nightmare is, since I haven't beaten it yet, however I've got at least 10 hours logged on it, and I haven't even got...
by Caffiend
Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Re: Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare

I've been playing this game on and off since it came out and I think I figured out what a big part of the appeal is. Playing the original all the way through gives you a sense of what 'normal' is. You spend many hours in this world, and you know where the towns are, and so forth. Once you start play...
by Caffiend
Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tru-Spec 24/7 Series BDU Trousers - Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4661

Re: Tru-Spec 24/7 Series BDU Trousers - Review

Very nice review. I own a few pairs of these myself and use them constantly for work. A few observations I've made: -Yes, the shiny goes away. -These come in two flavors, a ripstop, lighter weight and a heavier and more cotton laden weight. The ripstop tends to hold color longer where the cotton ten...
by Caffiend
Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me find find the perfect parka?
Replies: 34
Views: 2039

Re: Help me find find the perfect parka?

Just thought I'd throw my two cents into the mix... I've been using a Marmot Palisades jacket for 3 years and can't say enough about it. It's plenty warm with the liner in, and without the liner it makes for perfect rain gear. I've worn it working outside for 10 hours straight without getting wet, i...
by Caffiend
Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Zombie Survival/Combat Simulations
Topic: Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare
Replies: 22
Views: 1992

Red Dead Redemption DLC: Undead Nightmare

This DLC pack is coming out later this month (just in time for Halloween, go figure!) and I gotta say some of the pics we've been able to see so far look pretty friggin' great! A few pics look straight out of the original DotD, and I must say that as a long time fan of Rockstar Games, it's about tim...

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