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by mtaylor0001
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Finster's EDC!
Replies: 9
Views: 1306

Re: Finster's EDC!

Ah, Tasmanian Tiger.... another aussie icon stolen
by mtaylor0001
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 1 person tent
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: 1 person tent

Try getting a hoochie. I use one and they are great, the new ones are really lite and pack small, the the old nam' ones are stronger and could double as a stretcher. Pictured is the newer style I use, which is in DPCU or Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform - or known affectionately as "now you can't s...
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kukri, Parang or Regular Machette?
Replies: 13
Views: 5302

Kukri, Parang or Regular Machette?

Kukri
Image

Parang
Image

Machette
Image
by mtaylor0001
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WANTED: MOLLE Backpack
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: WANTED: MOLLE Backpack

Panzer wrote:The Eagle Yote does what you are looking for. Also Supply Captain carries a hydro pack that has the same feature.
cheers mate that was exactly what I needed.
by mtaylor0001
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WANTED: MOLLE Backpack
Replies: 6
Views: 833

Re: WANTED: MOLLE Backpack

Thanks for the tips.
rush2024 wrote:Generally this is considered a bad idea, as your third line is now your second, and neither can be ditched without losing both
Point taken.
by mtaylor0001
Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: WANTED: MOLLE Backpack
Replies: 6
Views: 833

WANTED: MOLLE Backpack

I am looking for a backpack without shoulder straps, one that uses a MOLLE attachment to clip onto the back of a MOLLE vest.

Does anybody know if these exist?, and if so do they come in DPCU?

Cheers
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ridiculous Concept of Ankle Support
Replies: 68
Views: 6023

Re: The Ridiculous Concept of Ankle Support

A website disputing the need for ankle support does not mean that people don't benefit from ankle support...on long treks over uneven terrain with added weight, ankle support is a great thing. I am happy to agree to disagree on this point with you, but also you shouldn't expect a website to equate ...
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Ridiculous Concept of Ankle Support
Replies: 68
Views: 6023

The Ridiculous Concept of Ankle Support

Below is an excerpt from a hiking website I found. The Ridiculous Concept of Ankle Support Boots are popularly supposed to provide 'ankle support', but the need for it, the value of it, the truth of it, or even the meaning of it is open to serious question. The matter has several aspects. Many novic...
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Firesteel WARNING
Replies: 39
Views: 2731

Firesteel WARNING

I recently exchanged my magnesium fire starter for a firesteel. Just a warning on the striker. Some of the older style strikers have 'teeth' on them, causing them to chew through the firesteel faster (this is coming from experience). When buying a firesteel check to make sure the striker is flat, I'...
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jun 07, 2009 4:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SAS Survival Secrets
Replies: 4
Views: 972

SAS Survival Secrets

Found this kick-arse video about the SAS on YouTube, if you have cable internet you may find yourself glued to your PC till you watch the whole lot.

HERE is video 1, find the rest HERE

Cheers
by mtaylor0001
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideas for Tube Vaults from CountyComm
Replies: 62
Views: 9214

Re: Ideas for Tube Vaults from CountyComm

I would keep one full of potassium permanganate (Condy's crystals).

See my other post on this HERE
by mtaylor0001
Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Joshuas very first B.O.B WITH PICS
Replies: 71
Views: 10785

Re: Joshuas very first B.O.B WITH PICS

I'd loose the foam mat, you can always find soft foliage at your B.O.L (assuming that your B.O.L is in a woodland area)
If you're bugging out in the city....keep the mat
by mtaylor0001
Sun May 10, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Buck 110 Upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Buck 110 Upgrade

I'm a huge fan of the Buck 110, but not its clip point. I recently came across a Canadian variant, the Grohmann Knives Drop Point Lockblade Hunter. See Image http://aldeawatersedge.com/images/r380-1.jpg It basically keeps in with the style of the 110, but trades the clip point for a drop point resul...
by mtaylor0001
Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Che Guevara's BOB- long, no pics
Replies: 61
Views: 2942

Re: Che Guevara's BOB- long, no pics

One of the greatest men to have ever lived
by mtaylor0001
Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 443
Views: 42113

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

G'day all.

Took me a while to find this post.

On the Australian chapter..... i reckon skype wouldn't be a bad idea to beat the distance problem, much cheaper than an airline ticket

Then just hold conventions in different cities each year.
by mtaylor0001
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Torch Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Torch Review

6shooter wrote:How much does it cost?
Well I'm from Australia so it costs me AUS $115.00

But I'm buying from a dive shop, which tend to be more expensive.

Looking at some American sites I found this:

http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-31/0266 ... Torch.html

They sell it for $55.00 plus postage.
by mtaylor0001
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kiva Key Chain Backpack
Replies: 11
Views: 1319

Kiva Key Chain Backpack

This backpack folds up into a mini package which can easily be carried with an EDC. Perfect for all those unexpected things you need to carry.

I'm putting one on order.

Cheers,
Mark
by mtaylor0001
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Torch Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Torch Review

G'day all. For those of you who read my last torch post you will see that I tend to go for torches that I run into within the recreational diving industry, the reasons are as follows: - I spend a lot of time working with the demos - They can be used above water too - They are built to the highest ma...
by mtaylor0001
Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Waterproof Torch
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Waterproof Torch

I go night-diving all the time off Sydney and looked at my torch one day and was like "damn this thing belongs in my BOB" I use an Underwater Kinetics C4 pistol grip torch. Its good as it has a built in backup system, ie it is 2 torches in one, so when the batteries die you just flick the switch the...
by mtaylor0001
Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Youtube Channel
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Youtube Channel

I found this interesting channel on Youtube a few months ago. This bloke reviews tactical and outdoor gear. The channel is called nutnfancy, link below

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/user/nutnfancy
by mtaylor0001
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Top 10 survival items...
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Top 10 survival items...

1. knife
2. magnesium fire starter
3. water carriers
4. shelter - can be carried or made
5. 550 chord
6. bow
7. FAK
8. torch
9. space blanket
10. poncho
10.5 whisky
by mtaylor0001
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Bug out Bag
Replies: 37
Views: 4529

Re: My Bug out Bag

It is an Eddie Bauer Compass, not sure on the exact model...it came with a bag that a relative of mine bought, and she gave it to me as she had no use for it. It is a compass/thermometer, pretty handy and it seems fairly reliable. Also, I went hiking / camping in the Blue Ridge Parkway this past we...
by mtaylor0001
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Surts EDC
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Surts EDC

You should get more flint :)
by mtaylor0001
Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B.O.M.B.
Replies: 32
Views: 2053

Re: B.O.M.B.

A good little trick is to get a knife (those razor blades are perfect) and split each match into four. It takes about 2 minutes practice lighting these new mini matches without snapping them, but it means you dont have to carry extra.

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