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by Gingersam
Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Digital Blaze Orange Camo
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

Re: Digital Blaze Orange Camo

If any one fancies buying that I have some dehydrated water you might be interested in...
by Gingersam
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight - A list of tips on lightening your load
Replies: 37
Views: 8325

Re: Ultralight - A list of tips on lightening your load

People pack to much redundancy in this forum. The idea of 1 is none and 2 is one seriously makes your pack heavier. Buy good, well made items and look after them. Why do you need more than 1 quality knife that you look after? Same with torches and pretty much everything else. And if it does break, y...
by Gingersam
Tue May 29, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Potential underground refuge?
Replies: 29
Views: 2298

Re: Potential underground refuge?

In terms of legality, I know that for the UK squatting isn't necessarily a crime.And he could even claim adverse possession...

And neither is trespass a criminal offence.

But why would you want to live in a dark/dusty cave?
by Gingersam
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?
Replies: 42
Views: 5158

Re: Tough Mudder- Boots or Five Fingers?

A pair of jungle boots would be pretty good.
by Gingersam
Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my ideas
Replies: 41
Views: 2879

Re: What is the best improvised camp hammer - Here are my id

You could just buy a small hammer? Or if you don't want to carry that forgo the tent pegs and just pitch your tent using the stones.
by Gingersam
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fighting Load, Bug out Bag, and clothing...
Replies: 54
Views: 6307

Re: Fighting Load, Bug out Bag, and clothing...

Already mentioned but what can 6m of rope do that paracord.

It's not long enough for any climbing needs.
by Gingersam
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survivalist attempts 1 year challenge, dies
Replies: 112
Views: 5395

Re: Survivalist attempts 1 year challenge, dies

You get wet and cold with no way to dry out, add in hunger/starvation and you are pretty much dead. British weather is fun.

At least well done to the man for trying, he had a dream, prepared for it with training and tried to do it.
by Gingersam
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Because everyone needs a spork...
Replies: 51
Views: 3860

Re: Because everyone needs a spork...

Go into your mess/kitchen and borrow a stainless steel spoon. job jobbed
by Gingersam
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Walling in a farm when the dead rise up.
Replies: 165
Views: 18427

Re: Walling in a farm when the dead rise up.

I've always thought a hesco substitute could easily be knocked up with some heavy duty wire mesh and some sort of containing bag. Would be easy to fill and set up with farm machinery, just finding the soil to fill them with and a heavy duty bag would be hard. But I wouldn't want to remove the top so...
by Gingersam
Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: ShovelBoy's epic hike
Replies: 42
Views: 2691

Re: ShovelBoy's epic hike

Englands a small country. If he was dead some dog walker would have found him by now.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-16346465
by Gingersam
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: recycling grey water
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: recycling grey water

For bugging in, you can collect grey water and use it for flushing your toilet.
by Gingersam
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fencing
Replies: 25
Views: 6541

Re: living fence/live fencing/growing hedge sustainable fenc

We have very old and established hedgerows in the UK (hundreds of years). But they require care, time and skill to make sound and proof against escaping animals. It's pretty common to see a hedge have a patch of wicker, wire or a spare gate over a bare spot where otherwise, things could get in or o...
by Gingersam
Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Children's BOB (PIC HEAVY)
Replies: 46
Views: 10195

Re: Children's BOB (PIC HEAVY)

From a packing angle, unless the torch/knife are attached to the bag in some way. They look like they will easily fall out of the strap pocket, especially if the kid falls over while wearing the backpack.
by Gingersam
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cheap Food, College Style
Replies: 78
Views: 15646

Re: Cheap Food, College Style

As a British university student, Get some friends, the quality of your food goes up, while the cost goes down, when you make food for two every other day. And stay clear of processed foods end of. It's expensive and bad for you and that include jars of sauces (curry/bolognaise/hollandaise) are all e...
by Gingersam
Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: "I want your headphones!" "Uhhh... who are you?"
Replies: 89
Views: 6480

Re: "I want your headphones!" "Uhhh... who are you?"

Sorry, bit of a lurker posting here. But, I think this topic needs a little bit of realism. Yes there are nasty men and women out there. Granted however not every drunk man you meet is out to rape you. And these lads probably weren't, I've approached women before while drunk yet meant no harm. And a...
by Gingersam
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: British Army Desert DPM Assault Vest
Replies: 8
Views: 2226

Re: British Army Desert DPM Assault Vest

I got one of these last summer (I really like the DPM style of Camo, so if I come across a new piece that I potentially have a use for, it goes on my wish list), also got the Soldier 2000 desert jackets with detachable hoods at the same time. The hoods on the jacket are almost ridiculously large, b...
by Gingersam
Fri May 20, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Concrete Canvas
Replies: 20
Views: 1318

Re: Concrete Canvas

I was looking at these before and they seem to take up a lot of room in transit. Like a massive crate and definitely not man portable.

At least with a traditional tent it can divided and carried by hand, or hundreds can be moved in on a single vehicle.
by Gingersam
Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Zombie Combat Fitness Test
Replies: 42
Views: 2242

Re: The Zombie Combat Fitness Test

You guys seem to be to focused on current military fitness tests. Don't get me wrong they are good tests, for current warfare which I see as very different from zombie combat. When you watch zombie films, the combatants fight light. With very minimal gear, unlike modern soldiers who carry body armou...
by Gingersam
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Civil Unrest in UK - Another Country Fed Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: Civil Unrest in UK - Another Country Fed Up?

If you want to start a thread about what to do if caught up in rioting - don't be there . As little publicity this march has generated in the US it was all over the papers in the UK - only someone living under a rock would have not noticed 500,000 people planning to wander through London. And it wa...
by Gingersam
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Civil Unrest in UK - Another Country Fed Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: Civil Unrest in UK - Another Country Fed Up?

I wouldn't be to worried, the recent unrest was largely down to a minority and was very similar to the marches against tuition fee rises. The majority behaving peacefully and some turning violent. People protest, some get violent and then they all go home, nothing new. Unfortunately the UK is pretty...
by Gingersam
Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: What I JUST learned about scouts
Replies: 60
Views: 6437

Re: What I JUST learned about scouts

In the uk, the scout movement is coed but you require a belief in a god. But no one cares about the religious bit.

The girl guides however is still female only.
by Gingersam
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 13 things (and more) a burglar won't tell you
Replies: 226
Views: 69035

Re: 13 things (and more) a burglar won't tell you

This is what I look for in a driver: Cab drivers who keep pictures of their kids/grandkids visible. Female cab drivers where applicable. Cab Drivers who own their own cabs. That is a really bad idea. You want to book taxis from reputable and licensed firms and never get into a taxi from the street ...
by Gingersam
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Look what arrived in the post today...
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: Look what arrived in the post today...

What is the retention like in those mora sheaths. I was thinking of getting one but I'm not sure if it didn't have some form of positive locking method.

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