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by GunsUp
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vertx Tactical Pant / Phantom LT Pant
Replies: 41
Views: 13083

Re: Vertx Tactical Pant / Phantom LT Pant

Since somebody else bumped this topic, I thought I'd give a long term update. 4+ years in and I still wear these pants daily. Lost two pair after about 3 years of wear due to crotch failure. My last few pairs have had problems with the zipper ripping out, maybe because I have gained some weight but ...
by GunsUp
Sun Feb 01, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mama's EDC critique
Replies: 20
Views: 2836

Re: Mama's EDC critique

I know I'm about to suggest exactly what you asked me not to suggest, but I've seen lots of moms use backpacks as diaper/toddler bags and they really are better for your back than the 'beachbag' style purse (since you mentioned back problems). Jansport, Kelty and swiss gear are all very tough bags t...
by GunsUp
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Good antibiotic use table
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Good antibiotic use table

Seems like a pretty good summary to me, worth printing out and putting with your AB stockpile. http://www.straighthealthcare.com/antibiotic-chart.html Now for all the disclaimers so I don't get yelled at. Seek supervised medical care if available, don't treat yourself with antibiotics except as a la...
by GunsUp
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?
Replies: 25
Views: 2325

Re: Where do I put all those little things into my BOB?

For some reason when I saw the title of this post, my mind went to the gutter and I thought, "pack em prison style". Now that that is out of the way I'd suggest the following: A ribzwear front pack or hill people front pack. Those little things are the things you need most often and generally the la...
by GunsUp
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Paradox Packs
Replies: 4
Views: 753

Re: Paradox Packs

Hi, Welcome to the forum. I think this post is pushing pretty close to the 'no selling in the bugout gear forum', but I hope it is not removed. I read the reviews and was glad to hear about your product. I really like the combination of features it boasts. 100 L Tubular aluminum frame. Removable day...
by GunsUp
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear and Preps for the Dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 991

Re: Gear and Preps for the Dogs

You might check with your vet to be sure that your dog has no signs of hip dysplasia, packs can be very hard on these dogs in the long run. We have to keep our dog on a very strict diet cause even an extra 10-20% body weight could shave years off her life. Once the scar tissue builds up it doesn't g...
by GunsUp
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The ABSOLUTE most important things in a BOB
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: The ABSOLUTE most important things in a BOB

Short answer:
1. Knowledge
2. Seasonally appropriate clothing
3. A sturdy knife
4. A lighter
5. Water container (but unless your in patagonia, the amazon or the sahara you can probably find discarded bottles or cans with ease)
You can survive most realistic situations with just these items.
by GunsUp
Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Need a favor from Canada?
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Need a favor from Canada?

I haven't seen deschain around in a while, but he's a good guy and was pretty active. He even came to a few of our mock bug outs and gun days down in Texas...
by GunsUp
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ECW Fire: WalMart-Coleman $1 Match tube.What's not to love?!
Replies: 25
Views: 2430

Re: ECW Fire: WalMart-Coleman $1 Match tube.What's not to lo

Nice post... I hate matches and you almost convinced me to go buy some of these. I've always wondered why so many people seem so in love with matches, I've always been of the opinion that I can carry 2 BICs for the same weight and space as a waterproof match case, but maybe it's because I've never l...
by GunsUp
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I need help choosing a pack
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: I need help choosing a pack

I strongly recommend any of the packs from the camlbak military line. I recommend them because most of the hiking packs are made of very light weight materials if you are going to be using this pack for daily commuting it is going to wear out fast. The military packs are made of 500 or 1000 denier n...
by GunsUp
Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hills People or Ribz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Hills People or Ribz

Well if your not carrying the bladder in the frontpack then I think everything else you list should fit fine and ride comfortably in the ribz, not sure about the HPG pack, it seems significantly smaller than the ribs in volume capacity and looks more tactical to me so I have never bought one.
by GunsUp
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Large pack for hunting? External vs Internal frame.
Replies: 20
Views: 1157

Re: Large pack for hunting? External vs Internal frame.

I have a eberlestock blue widow (it's the dragonfly without the rifle holster, the pocket is still there and you can buy the part that zips onto the bottom as an accessory, but I like my rifle on the outside of the pack personally.) in unicam (not sure if they still offer this, but it's a digi-camo ...
by GunsUp
Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hills People or Ribz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Hills People or Ribz

If you need to carry the 100 oz bladder, then you need a backpack.. I've tried putting them in a front pack and it just doesn't work, they throw off the balance too much and when they slosh around it just feels wierd. Really 4 0.5 liter water bottles is about as much as you could realistically carry...
by GunsUp
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)
Replies: 41
Views: 8113

Re: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)

Murph, looks like a good kit. Comments: For $6 the GSI cathole trowel is 1/2 the weight and pretty damn sturdy... I don't like those folding things, they collapse when digging compacted soil. Where are the spare clothes and/or cold weather layers? A nylon stuff sack with base layer, spare socks, glo...
by GunsUp
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)
Replies: 41
Views: 8113

Re: Murph's Backpacking Gear (aka BOB)

I have both the ENO double nest and a Hennessy exped asym.. Running the Hennessy as-is; only added tree savers. I did quite a bit of customization on the ENO to make it backpack friendly: replaced the default lines with whoopie slings and after-market tree savers, added a ridgeline, added the ENO bu...
by GunsUp
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Non Licensed training
Replies: 21
Views: 2955

Re: Non Licensed training

The WFA course I took was great, very practical information for both everyday first aid and "off the grid" first aid. Id definitely recommend it, and I really hope to one day have the time to take a WFR class. Out of 20+ hours of class, I'd say 12+ were spent running patient stabilization and diagno...
by GunsUp
Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has This Ever Happened to Your AAAs?
Replies: 35
Views: 5001

Re: Has This Ever Happened to Your AAAs?

Not a moisture issue, I live basically in the desert and my flashlights and calculators dot hat all the time, so much so I only use energizer lithium in my bob now. 1/2 the weight, twice the energy, 3x the shelf life and they don't leak.... oh yeah and 5x the cost... lol
by GunsUp
Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: poncho vs rain jacket vs umbrella
Replies: 19
Views: 4143

Re: poncho vs rain jacket vs umbrella

I prefer the poncho since it is multi-purpose. In addition to wearable rain protection, it can function as a backup (or primary) shelter. It can also be used as a ground-cloth, water carrier etc. I'm no ultralight guru, but in my neck of the woods the rain doesn't always fall straight down and I usu...
by GunsUp
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vertx Tactical Pant / Phantom LT Pant
Replies: 41
Views: 13083

Re: Vertx Tactical Pant / Phantom LT Pant

Update... I have 4 pairs of these, wear nothing but these pants. After almost 2 years of continuous wear even the first pair shows barely any sign of wear, only place they don't look brand new is where my knife clips to the pants pocket. They are as comfortable as the day i bought them, badass pants.
by GunsUp
Fri May 17, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "Lifeboat" Ration Comparison (Now with Poll)
Replies: 53
Views: 25269

Re: "Lifeboat" Ration Comparison (Now with Poll)

Just a note , I've had some of these I've had for years with a broken seal... they all taste pretty stale and a hint of rancid oil, but still mostly edible and I ate a pretty solid chunk (200 cals probably) without getting sick.... so if you have some without a seal maybe just don't keep them in the...
by GunsUp
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Bushmaster Varmiter Value-now with trade!
Replies: 36
Views: 1924

Re: Bushmaster Varmiter Value-now with trade!

Sorry sig,

I don't even look at prices at times like this... although maybe I should consider unloading one of my saiga's at the gun show this weekend...
by GunsUp
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: Magpul BAD lever-sold
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Re: Magpul BAD lever

I'll take it off your hands even though I can get it $1 cheaper shipped from amazon prime :P

is your paypal under your yahoo or gmail addy?
by GunsUp
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Do you IP your gear?
Replies: 27
Views: 1531

Re: Do you IP your gear?

I was never in the military, but all my outdoor clothes, boots and nylon gear gets the lighter unless it is super lightweight nylon (like a wind jacket or sleeping bag) then i trim short and hit it with a dot of super glue. Even cotton clothing usually has nylon or polyester threads. Don't know wher...
by GunsUp
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 1-2 page breakdown survival guide
Replies: 0
Views: 637

1-2 page breakdown survival guide

Does anybody know of a 1-2 page survival guide specifically focused on a vehicle breakdown? I want something to include in car kits I put together for family members (think 16 year old kid or 60 year old woman). I thought about making one, but thought I'd see if anybody knows of one first. I searche...

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