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by Ramius
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)
Replies: 50
Views: 10455

Re: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)

The cotton duck material makes much of the clothing less than optimal in wet conditions, but I still stock up on cotton duck clothing for use around the home and some everyday wear. It's still very durable and will outlast other clothing lines from other manufacturers. The cotton factor isn't much o...
by Ramius
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I now must have a PDW
Replies: 135
Views: 7820

Re: I now must have a PDW

Century Arms International has a reproduction of the British Sterling 9mm SMG with a folding stock. I handled one at a gun show a few months ago and it felt very solid. Prices were around $500 and magazines were $40 to $50. I'm not sure how reliable it is and haven't found too many online reviews of...
by Ramius
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12450
Views: 773572

Re: "Walking Dead" New Cable Series

So far I like the series because it’s definitely more entertaining to me than other TV shows on right now. The hospital, in its semi-functioning state, was still operational during the beginning of the ZPAW. The cafeteria being used as a jail or morgue with a warning sign on the door, neatly lined r...
by Ramius
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 10 Essential Items?
Replies: 28
Views: 3641

Re: 10 Essential Items?

1.) Becker BK-2 Knife 2.) Leatherman Wave Multi-tool 3.) Folding Saw or Bow Saw 4.) Firesteel 5.) Guyot Designs 32 oz. Stainless Steel Bottle with Nesting Cup 6.) Parachute Cord 7.) Streamlight Sidewinder Flashlight 8.) Compass and Map 9.) Cotton Bandana 10.) Tarp This provides me the capability to ...
by Ramius
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Radios; Why?
Replies: 67
Views: 3241

Re: Bug Out Radios; Why?

A few years ago I was at home with my wife during an ice storm and suddenly the power went out. After breaking out the flashlights, starting the kerosene heater and lanterns, I turned on my radio scanner. It was pre-programmed to all the tri-county area’s road crews, utility companies, and emergency...
by Ramius
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Appearance and your BOB
Replies: 48
Views: 6005

Re: Appearance and your BOB

The key is to find the right balance of civilian and military gear and to know your area to determine what the balance should be. For myself, I do use more military than civilian equipment for the durability and function factor. If a valuable piece of kit goes down I may not be in a position to read...
by Ramius
Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How many spare magazines do you carry?
Replies: 77
Views: 3262

Re: How many spare magazines do you carry?

Usually one spare 15 round magazine with a 15 round magazine in my Glock 19. IMHO, this is more than enough for most self-defense scenarios I am likely to encounter. When out in the wilderness, away from any nearby help, I always carry two spares.
by Ramius
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me find find the perfect parka?
Replies: 34
Views: 2668

Re: Help me find find the perfect parka?

I use a Carhartt Waterproof Breathable Jacket. Being that it is a construction worker's jacket, it is far more durable than other waterproof jackets on the market intended for camping and hiking purposes. There is no insulation, but I like it that way. This allows more flexibility in usage during di...
by Ramius
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC vs. BOB vs. GHB food requirements
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: EDC vs. BOB vs. GHB food requirements

It’s true you can survive for about a month without eating, but you will be hurting very badly. The longest I went without eating properly was over two days back in 2003. I was in college and cramming for tests and finishing projects before I graduated. My diet only consisted of liquids to remain hy...
by Ramius
Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: About your BOBs and actual use.
Replies: 60
Views: 2754

Re: About your BOBs and actual use.

My BOB/INCH first began as more of a military style setup, more akin to hiding in the wilderness forever and heavy in the combat area. It was heavy, cumbersome, and would never allow me to fit into modern society because I’d look like a mall ninja. Over the years my philosophy has changed drasticall...
by Ramius
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC vs. BOB vs. GHB food requirements
Replies: 24
Views: 2245

Re: EDC vs. BOB vs. GHB food requirements

Survival Basics 101... You should not be eating food unless you have water available to drink. Our bodies utilize water for the digestive process and eating without replenishing this water supply will quicken the dehydration process. On the topic of ready-to-eat foods vs. foods which require water b...
by Ramius
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mock Bug Out: Now considered not a fail
Replies: 59
Views: 5486

Re: Mock Bug Out: Now considered not a fail

I used to be a kitchen sink kind of guy when it came to backpacking, and often bought packs which do not have a frame. Times have changed and I've learned a lot since those days. One thing which helped me greatly was to start doing research on old styles of woodsmanship and campcraft. Beginning in t...
by Ramius
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Anyone ever order from 762 tactical?
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Re: Anyone ever order from 762 tactical?

I ordered a Kalashnikov Gunfighter Chest Rig a few months back and it was finally shipped a week after it was supposed to be sent out. 762Tactical was very apologetic for keeping me waiting, explaining he was having some health problems. He gave me a general purpose/first aid pouch with two Malice c...
by Ramius
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB entertainment/sanity tools?
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: BOB entertainment/sanity tools?

My wife and some contraceptives.
by Ramius
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Geocaching
Replies: 38
Views: 1293

Re: Geocaching

I've thought about placing a geocache in my backyard and registering it with the geocache website. Then I can sit on my porch during those lazy summer afternoons and yell at people to get off my land. :lol:
by Ramius
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use
Replies: 40
Views: 3148

Re: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use

I use Guyot Designs 32 oz stainless steel bottles for all my water carryign needs in the outdoors instead of Nalgene bottles. The advantages far outweigh the increase in weight for me. If the water freezes, I can place the entire bottle in a fire. This cannot be done with a plastic bottle. If I need...
by Ramius
Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Question on a Thermos
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: Question on a Thermos

I have something similiar that I bought at Walmart and mainly use it for Thermos Cooking. For example, I'll add 1 Lipton Side Dish meal ($1 at Walmart) to the thermos and pour in boiling water until it reaches the top. Next, I cap the thermos up and wait 15 minutes. Everything cooks and rehydrates a...
by Ramius
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What pack do you use?
Replies: 46
Views: 5865

Re: What pack do you use?

BOB/INCH : Eberlestock J107 Dragonfly, Coyote Brown, 2900 to 5400 to 7900 capacity. Can be adjusted in capacity, carry a rifle/shotgun concealed, and still have enough room for the kitchen sink. Bag:http://www.eberlestock.com/J107M%20Dragonfly.htm BOB/INCH Day Pack : Maxpedition Rolly Polly Extreme...
by Ramius
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: roOism's proposed BoB, tear it up.
Replies: 7
Views: 565

Re: roOism's proposed BoB, tear it up.

Tools would be my first choice, because if need be you can build anything you might need. A sturdy fixed blade knife, multitool, and folding saw may be all the tools you need. Combine this with a fire starting kit, small mess kit system (i.e. water bottle nesting inside of a metal cup), and paracord...
by Ramius
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My G.H.B. / E.D.C. (first one)
Replies: 43
Views: 2549

Re: My G.H.B. / E.D.C. (first one)

Maybe you could provide us with some more information concerning your plans for getting home. 1.) Will it be hot, cold, warm, and/or dry? 2.) What length of distance will you be traveling? 3.) What is your expected time duration in the field? 4.) Will you be traveling on foot or in a vehicle? 5.) Wi...
by Ramius
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The su- 16 and pack options.
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: The su- 16 and pack options.

Why not build a pouch designed to contain the SU-16 when folded? The pouch could have ALICE webbing, or other styles of attachment points, to connect it to your ALICE pack. Maybe add a sling to the pouch to carry it seperately from your ALICE, with a pouch or two for a few supplies. I wouldn't think...
by Ramius
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Arborwear Tech and RailRiders VeraTac Pants
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Arborwear Tech and RailRiders VeraTac Pants

I'm in the market for a good, sturdy pair of synthetic pants and have come across these two types I am considering. Does anyone have any experience with these? Would one be preferred over the other? I've heard great reviews on both brands (which is why it is hard for me to decide), in particularly t...
by Ramius
Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What's your basic load?
Replies: 106
Views: 4728

Re: What's your basic load?

If I am not expecting combat or I just want to travel light, then I would carry my AK-47 with one 30 round magazine in the rifle and 3 to 4 spare 30 round magazines. Additionally, I would have my Glock 19 with a 15 round magazine in the pistol and 2 to 3 spare magazines. This provides me with 120 to...
by Ramius
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: enemy's bug out bag
Replies: 16
Views: 1937

Re: enemy's bug out bag

Organize your gear into various kit levels, with each level designed for a certain time duration in the field. Additionally, each kit level would be limited to a certain number of items, with each subsequent level building on the previous kits. When planning these kits out, you should have the tools...

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