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by Mags
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

Yeah, I believe it was when Charter Arms manufactured them that people claim reliability waned. Nothing but pretty much good news since Henry started. I'm thinking the Ruger Take-Down with an optic and suppressor is a better all around platform for my needs. The AR7 will remain a last option BO weap...
by Mags
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

The only one I'm sketchy about is the AR7. There were numerous reliability issues in the past while it was manufactured by another company. The Ruger 10/22 Take Down in black with a threaded barrel may have ultimately been a better choice. We'll see.....
by Mags
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: This Mom's Day Hike Pack
Replies: 20
Views: 6407

Re: This Mom's Day Hike Pack

Ma'am, that is probably my all time favorite cooking container. Paired with my original Esbit Stove they have provided me with countless meals, hot water for shaving and "bathing" along with secure storage. Great choice! You rock on momma! :D
by Mags
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)

In keeping with the Firearms update above I finally recieved a couple small custom Multicam items. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03658_zpsf0fa3977.jpg A padded Multicam Headband for my Multicam MSA Supreme Pro X's. This band replaces the Woodland Camoflaged band that came from...
by Mags
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

The second 22LR I picked up is one that I've want for a long time. An AR-7 Survival Rifle. I bought a version made by Henry Repeating Arms. This survival rifle disassembles for complete storage inside the buttstock. (Which is supposed to float. The package is pretty heavy so that's not something I w...
by Mags
Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

Even though ammo is still sparce I finally "pulled the trigger" on two 22LR firearms I've wanted for a while.... First off is a Ruger MKIII semi-automatic pistol. It's the 22/45 Lite model with threaded barrel. It has the same ergonomics as a 1911 hence the "45" designation. The lower reciever is po...
by Mags
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

Bacpacjac, even though my Jetboil fuel says 4 season canisters do not work well in the cold. Normally I will keep the canister itself inside my clothing with just my thin wicking layer between my skin and the canister. I'll keep it in there until the last moment then take it out and fire up the sto...
by Mags
Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivy Shelter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Bivy Shelter?

I did get caught with my britches down one night by a surprise deluge of rain while in the Unishelter. The evening sky looked good only calling for a slim chance of rain so I raised no tarp just the bivy. When the rain came in I zipped up the bivy. At the crest of the hooped portion there is a bit o...
by Mags
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivy Shelter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

Re: Bivy Shelter?

WW, I had the ID Mega Sola but got rid of it. I just could not stand "worming" my way in and out of that "top loading" bivy. I switched to the ID Unishelter and have enjoyed many dry nights in it through all four seasons. ID seems to have replaced the Sola's with the "Observer Bivy." I believe it's ...
by Mags
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: March Break Winter Camp in the Backyard Lean-to
Replies: 8
Views: 1159

Re: March Break Winter Camp in the Backyard Lean-to

Very kewl! Awesome post with great pictures. Well done mom, well done indeed.
by Mags
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Upright Canister Stoves in the Cold
Replies: 35
Views: 3503

Re: Upright Canister Stoves in the Cold

I actually made Koozie's for my Jetboil Fuel Canister out of a closed cell foam sleeping pad. I also keep them inside my jacket or parka for a vwhile until ready to use. Both ways improve the canisters operation but -22F is certainly pushing the operational temps. As directed above in the great whit...
by Mags
Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

Aside from the horrible "Bannok Ash Cake" failure two other issues arose. I'm not exactly sure how it happened but the threads on my 2L Platy Bag I use for my gravity fed filtering system got stripped. I figure I stripped them tightly screwing on the Frontier Pro Filter. When I hung the bag and fill...
by Mags
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous
Replies: 276
Views: 15784

Re: Why i don't see the point of batoning and it dangerous

Azrael99, while it is one method, I tend to agree. A friend of mine that grew up around logging his whole life in the Northwest also has a negative view of batoning wood. I found one of his no longer available folders, (he's also a famous knife maker/designer,) for sale on the net. One of them. It ...
by Mags
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 4117

Re: hammock question

Hennessy.....
by Mags
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

For anything but summer/tropical use hell yeah. The Clark isn't as flat sleeping or open feeling but all the other features combined make it a winner. (Keeping in mind I'm a winter hammovk novice.)
by Mags
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 24FEB14)

74 or more, it's an OR (Outdoor Research) "Military" pack cover. Guess it's "Military" cause of it's color. It is waterproof but fragile. I don't think it would hold up very long bush whackin". LINK: http://military.outdoorresearch.com/gov/pack-cover-old-3042.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

My "loaded bannok ash cake" experiment didn't go so well. Total failure. :vmad: http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03624_zps24cb3f05.jpg http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03625_zpsf0308683.jpg http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03626_zps16abd4b2...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

A small breakfast fire of sticks built up from the nights coals. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03639_zps794904fc.jpg Breakfast cooked while I broke camp. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03640_zps0bb0fbd5.jpg Man's gotta eat! http://i454.photobucket.com/alb...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

Son of a bitch! Gotta get out and take a piss! Every damn time! LOL :lol:

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by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

Small night time fire before bed. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03630_zps2c51f3ce.jpg Gear hunkered down for the night. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03628_zps38fd6c5a.jpg Midnight hammock snack to keep the "fires" burning. http://i454.photobucket.com/al...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

The hammock & insulation kit I used.

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by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

A little weather rolled in so I put up the hammock's tarp. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03619_zpsabd9d2d1.jpg http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03621_zps9bc6ab24.jpg http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03620_zps5b7d0277.jpg A peek under the...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

On to the fire! I harvested some Birch Bark strips in order to make my bundle. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03612_zps9c23ee15.jpg I collected more Birch Bark and some Pine shavings packed with smelly sticky resin. I rolled them up in the bark strips for easy transport. http:/...
by Mags
Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 20MAR14)
Replies: 904
Views: 199093

Re: My BOB Post, Pic Heavy! (UPDATED 12JAN14)

Finally got the hammock strung and tried it out. Makes a friggin' great camp "chair" as well. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03596_zps3d767593.jpg The North Face 0 degree bag and 3/4 Ridgerest thrown in. http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/mags2169/DSC03597_zps471134a0.jpg...

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