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by Pansy
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: GravityLight
Replies: 29
Views: 3436

GravityLight

As the name implies, a weight (usually the very bag that the lamp ships in) generates electricity through natural force: the few seconds it takes to lift the weight can generate 30 minutes of light without ever replacing a battery or fuel supply. The simple construction also has helpful side benefi...
by Pansy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Emergency Water Supply

http://www.chilipepperapp.com/sediment.htm Water Heater Sediment, What Is It and What Should You Do About It? The sediment in the bottom of your water heater is any solid material that settles to the bottom; it can be sand or other debris from your well or the water mains, or it can be minerals, (c...
by Pansy
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Emergency Water Supply

Are the deposits that come out of the tank with the water dangerous to ingest?
by Pansy
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pitched A Tarp Shelter...( UPDATE ....Video Added )
Replies: 43
Views: 5210

Re: Pitched A Tarp Shelter...( UPDATE ....Video Added )

Great Post... This looks like the perfect lightweight shelter. How well does this setup keep crawling bugs out?
by Pansy
Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pocket Ref - black bible for the handy man
Replies: 22
Views: 3914

Re: Pocket Ref - black bible for the handy man

Does anyone have a PDF(or other digital) version of this book, or know where one can be found? Thanks!
by Pansy
Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rate my water capabilities.
Replies: 24
Views: 1021

Re: Rate my water capabilities.

Nice find on those jugs Phil. I have been looking for quality inexpensive 2.5 gallon jugs. Those water jugs that Suuko linked to(LCI) are the best I've found, however they only have the 5 gallon versions. You can get Sceptor brand 2.5 gallon jugs(which are essentially the same as the LC Industries) ...
by Pansy
Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Venomous snakes
Replies: 177
Views: 34413

Re: Venomous snakes

For you Southerners... Don't get bitten by a Coral Snake after October... http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... ck=main_sr
by Pansy
Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial
Replies: 26
Views: 1606

Re: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial

Parliment - Flash Light Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack The Urge - Welcome to Gunville Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Radio, Radio Pink Floyd - Money ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag Maybe the Clash album 'Give 'Em Enough Rope'! Oh my god, you are AWESOME at this. I thought of the Little Black Backpack s...
by Pansy
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial
Replies: 26
Views: 1606

Re: Bug Out Bag: The Muscial

Parliment - Flash Light
Stroke 9 - Little Black Backpack
The Urge - Welcome to Gunville
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Radio, Radio
Pink Floyd - Money
ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag

Maybe the Clash album 'Give 'Em Enough Rope'!
by Pansy
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Should I buy?
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Should I buy?

Rednex wrote:...Then i think i keep my wallet in my back pocket. I sit on it and the plastic might break.

This is a good point. I have gone through two Victorinox Swiss Cards(though they did last about a year and a half each time), if you carry your wallet in your back pocket keep this in mind.
by Pansy
Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Solar Chargers
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: Solar Chargers

I've heard good things about Powerfilm. However I have never personally used any of their products.

This product looks useful, it seems to get good ratings as well.
by Pansy
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?
Replies: 30
Views: 2474

Re: What is it with 3 and 5 day packs?

I think food and water(also in some cases prescripted meds) are the only things that limit most bug out bags to a certain number of days use. In short term emergencies(which is what BOBs are used for) I don't think finding either of those items is going to be that difficult. Other BOB items(such as ...
by Pansy
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Favorite piece of gear you've never used?
Replies: 37
Views: 2543

Re: Favorite piece of gear you've never used?

Condoms! :shock:

I kid, I kid... Don't be a fool, wrap your tool!


Seriously, I expect some first aid items would top the list for most people. Fortunately I have never had to use a tourniquet or as Mister Dark mentioned, a chest seal.
by Pansy
Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Extra Bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Extra Bag?

I like to keep a plastic woven mesh bag in my BOB, the kind you get oranges in... http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/5503694/2/istockphoto_5503694-oranges-in-mesh-bag.jpg [You can get them much bigger than the one in the photo.] These are very strong and weigh almost nothing. Also if ...
by Pansy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Noticing people with surgical masks?
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: Noticing people with surgical masks?

A lot of allergy sufferers wear those masks this time of year.
by Pansy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: No Compass? No Problem, Just Watch Me!
Replies: 15
Views: 919

Re: No Compass? No Problem, Just Watch Me!

Note: Digital watches do not have hour hands, so with a digital watch this method is poo. Analog is the way to go and has the advantage of not only telling you the time, but adding a bit of stealth survival gear to your kit, hidden in plain sight. Good information in this post! However keep in mind...
by Pansy
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Multi-Tool Alternative?
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Multi-Tool Alternative?

Lately I have been kicking around the idea of ditching the multi-tool in my BOB in favor of this combination: Victorinox OHT + Locking Needle Nose Pliers I should start off by saying I am very indifferent towards this idea, which is why I am posting it here. However this is what I have come up with....
by Pansy
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Locks on your BOB
Replies: 21
Views: 882

Re: Locks on your BOB

I once heard someone say "Locks only deter honest people, dishonest people will find a way around it." I completely agree with that, if someone wants to steal your unattended bag, they will. That being said I think locks do have a place on BOB's. I have a small luggage lock on my BOB. In my case I u...
by Pansy
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:27 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 8.6 earthquake in Chile, TSUNAMI GENERATED
Replies: 71
Views: 3526

Re: 8.6 earthquake in Chile, TSUNAMI GENERATED

I've read in a few different articles stating that it was in the 8.3 - 8.6 range possibly all the way up to an 8.8. Chile has a history of bad earthquakes, I'm hopeful those experiences make them well prepared to handle this. What makes this worse is that a lot of countries around the world already ...
by Pansy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugout Tac Ruc E&E Bag QUESTION
Replies: 16
Views: 3946

Re: Bugout Tac Ruc E&E Bag QUESTION

6UNF1GHTER wrote:
Pansy wrote:Some additional info on that pack here... http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 14&t=52069

Thanks for that!
Still not much around here about this pack.
I'm off to search the interwebz for moar data.
Let us know if you find anything.
by Pansy
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugout Tac Ruc E&E Bag QUESTION
Replies: 16
Views: 3946

Re: Bugout Tac Ruc E&E Bag QUESTION

Some additional info on that pack here... http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 14&t=52069
by Pansy
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My first RAT knife: H.E.S.T. vs RC-3
Replies: 18
Views: 2205

Re: My first RAT knife: H.E.S.T. vs RC-3

JollyRoger762 wrote:IMO the handle size is too small for the RC4
Chef wrote:I too have an RC4 and a little buyer's remorse.
Really? So the RC4 is a no go? Not having owned any RAT Cutlery knives(but am planning to), I figured the RC4 would be the best of all worlds. It sounds like you guys prefer the RC3 over the RC4?
by Pansy
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Aquamira Frontier Purification Straw, worthwhile?
Replies: 27
Views: 2324

Re: Aquamira Frontier Purification Straw, worthwhile?

I really like the specs on this filter but I am wary, there must be a catch.... The specs show it to have a longer cartridge life, a smaller pore size and lighter than the MSR miniworks and katadyne hiker filters which are more expensive? What is the drawback to this filter? I can't find anything f...
by Pansy
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Survival Pack... Again
Replies: 29
Views: 14908

Re: My Survival Pack... Again

This is a nice bag. However it should be noted that the OP has not visited these forums in 2.5 years, and thus probably will not answer your guys' questions.

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