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by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Water purifier for hiking. Any input?
Replies: 23
Views: 1769

Re: Water purifier for hiking. Any input?

Consider at gravity filter, and compare the pros and cons vs. a pump.
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by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hot Air Balloons to escape disaster
Replies: 55
Views: 3380

Re: Hot Air Balloons to escape disaster

Balloons have been used to get across the Iron Curtain. From East Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_German_border#Escape_methods" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; the escape in September 1979 of eight people from two families in a home-made hot-air balloon. Their flight involv...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The Merino Wool thread
Replies: 159
Views: 19077

Re: The Merino Wool thread

Is there a benefit to Merino wool socks compared to normal wool socks besides easy washing? Can you wear them all-year round? Absolutely. IMHO they work very well even when it's really hot. That goes for t-shirts a s well. But I use the thin socks/tees when it's hot. I wouldn't use the heavy, longs...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Burns
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Burns

I've ordered a burns first aid kit. Seems like they can be pretty good for the initial treatment (cooling and covering the burn). Considering how easy it is to get a burn and how diffult it is to treat and heal, it feels like a good buy. Hopefully I'll never have to use it.
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Expired water purification tablets
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Expired water purification tablets

Of course the degradation will be gradual. These tablets are in small brown glass bottle, with an unbroken seal on top.

I was just thinking about ways to get some use out of them even after they have been rotated out.
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: 1975 Volvo BOV
Replies: 85
Views: 16902

Re: 1975 Volvo BOV

Oh, the memories! :shock: I've spent a couple of months in one of these during my military service. The cargo compartment full of ATGMs and AT mines. :twisted: But you forgot to show the roof hatch with the AA-MMG mount! I couln't find a picture of the AA-mount on a TGB-13, but here's one on the big...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Expired water purification tablets
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Expired water purification tablets

I've got some water purification tablets which I've rotated out because their best before date has been reached. No big deal, but I was curious how they behave when they get old? Are they useful (with let's say double or triple dose) for cleaning bottles, pans etc? These particular tablets are Tetra...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Burns
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Burns

Are burn gel / dressings useful?
Stuff like Burnshield, Reliburn or similar?
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: U.S. in starting phases of hyperinflation?
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: U.S. in starting phases of hyperinflation?

Inflation on food is kinda getting out of hand in my AO. Just three days ago the prices on almost everything in the local grocery stores jumped $.40. And I checked around, no new taxes to explain the price hike, and the grocers claim the price THEY paid for their stock went up with no warning. This...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4380
Views: 233192

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

J.C. wrote:Oil prices are down! I'm totally lost. Is that a prediction of a further drop in production?
Decreased production will result in higher prices. A price drop could be a prediction of lower demand - i.e. a coming recession.
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4380
Views: 233192

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Eh. One would think that after over 200 years of stock exchange, people would have learned where irrational panic leads them. Panicing over panic leads to panic which in return gives people who panic something to panic about panic... We have learned one thing from history: that you never learn anyt...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Water Test Kits.
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Water Test Kits.

How long time does it take to make those tests?
It sounds a bit like a waste of time, if you can carry testing equipment and find time to use it, you might just as well carry a filter and use it. For biological nastinesses at least.

Got any product links?
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Slingshot Stake: Lethal, 2.0
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: The Slingshot Stake: Lethal, 2.0

JoergS wrote: Will shoot at things today!

Sweeeeeet! :D
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Exporting a firearm from the US. How much of a hassle is it?
Replies: 15
Views: 840

Re: Exporting a firearm from the US. How much of a hassle is

A large part of the price difference is due to customs (can't find the exact figures, but assume 10%) and sales tax (25% on top of item price, shipping and customs). Will the price difference be worth the hassle when you have counted those costs? Just make sure you have got a license before you buy....
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is keeping time important?
Replies: 68
Views: 4330

Re: Is keeping time important?

No batteries needed: 3.5" Brass Dollond Portable Sundial http://www.pocketsundials.com/components/com_virtuemart/show_image_in_imgtag.php?filename=3.5__Brass_Dollo_4a5a2f1746491.jpg&newxsize=388&newysize=388&fileout= But you need to know your latitude. Check the site, lot's of interesting stuff if y...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is keeping time important?
Replies: 68
Views: 4330

Re: Is keeping time important?

Thanks. It just looked funny. I'm used to clothes/shoes etc that's "water-resistant" - things that you definetely don't put 200 m underwater.
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: U.S. *credit rating downgraded by S&P
Replies: 46
Views: 2349

Re: Us economy downgraded

So lower credit rating --> higher interest rates --> more money to China (who IIRC holds the majority of US debt?)

Well, I guess us.gov just has to borrow more money to cover the higher interest rates... :roll:
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is keeping time important?
Replies: 68
Views: 4330

Re: Is keeping time important?

How about this beauty? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Gb9USDUFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Citizen Men's BL5250-02L Eco-Drive Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Watch 240 bucks on Amazon. Max power reserve: 120 - 270 days with Power Save; inner calendar, which automatically adjusts to the proper date as...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: how to log cabins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: how to log cabins?

Required reading/watching: http://www.aloneinthewilderness.com/bui ... cabin.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Is keeping time important?
Replies: 68
Views: 4330

Re: Is keeping time important?

Lastly your army of workers will need breaks and feedings periodically. If you do not feed them regularly some of them will die of starvation or run off and join other groups. My minions work from sunrise to sunset, don't yours? :P Seriously, good thread. I usually use my cellphone for keeping time...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A CIA agent's EDC, in Pakistan.
Replies: 33
Views: 4141

Re: A CIA agent's EDC, in Pakistan.

I assume this is coming from a Pakistani police inventory, or something like that. Some of the stuff appears to be normal stuff you'd carry in your pockets, like receipts and so on. Some of you may remember Raymond Davis and the incident where he shot two suspects in Pakistan. .... Here’s the photo...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: how to log cabins?
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: how to log cabins?

You can probably find good books on the subject.
Good luck.
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras
Replies: 94
Views: 8946

Re: Emergency Blankets vs Thermal Cameras

Besides technical solutions that may or may not work, another way to not be seen by thermal (or other night vision) is to be behind something that blocks LOS. Don't walk on top of a ridge line wrapped in tinfoil if you can walk in terrain that blocks LOS. But I wouldn't worry too much about the "dar...
by Jacob Creutzfeldt
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultra -compact backpacking sleeping bag?
Replies: 26
Views: 4229

Re: Ultra -compact backpacking sleeping bag?

Y How high you sleep off the ground. If you are directly on the ground you will probably need a little more to keep you warm. if you are sleeping on a pad maybe less. if you are sleeping on a cot in a tent ... you get the idea. The problem is that the insulation is compressed by your body weight wh...

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