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by colorsafe
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The nitty gritty on Polar Pure (get it while it's hot)
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: The nitty gritty on Polar Pure (get it while it's hot)

Thank you for the warning. Down to at least 491 now.

Not up on the polar pure/DEA drama. Will be a loss though. Its hard to beat "simple."
by colorsafe
Fri May 02, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Making a Candle Out of Cheese Wax
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Making a Candle Out of Cheese Wax

Very, very cool Halfapint! Kind of an oxymoron too...made from cheesey wax, although it's the opposite of cheesey.

Would be interesting to see what you'd come up with if you were housesitting for Livermore Labs.
by colorsafe
Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cigarette BOAT
Replies: 8
Views: 1147

Re: Cigarette BOAT

Nice touch with the super duty rubber bands! Maybe wrap something cool inside'em (signal mirror/fresnel lens?). Or wrap the kit in a bandana, then band it. It's probably just wishful thinking...curious if the plastic casing on the silver dollar could double as a fire starter (like a magnifying lense).
by colorsafe
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wonder Axe?
Replies: 12
Views: 1258

Re: Wonder Axe?

The guy in the demo using a tire to keep the split wood from scattering... sweet idea!
by colorsafe
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Woods Bumming Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 4682

Re: New Woods Bumming Kit

...Forgot to mention, the b-day candle in my b.o.a.t. melted into some of the kit once (pretty sure I replaced with a tea candle. I should break the seal and check...then swap it with a beeswax tea candle while I'm in there). Doubt you have to worry about heat like that up where you are though.
by colorsafe
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Woods Bumming Kit
Replies: 22
Views: 4682

Re: New Woods Bumming Kit

Like the kit and the nickname for it.

Maybe replace the birthday candle with a trick birthday candle (windproof kind, not the acme fire cracker type...hehe.)
by colorsafe
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)

Cost and plan rates are in (at least from the below source). $825/unit and plans starting at $50/mo. I guess its not jaw dropping when put in perspective, i.e. cost of a SIG p220, 10 large lattes/mo, situational comms value/peace of mind. But when you think of how much food or fencing, etc you coul...
by colorsafe
Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Re: Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)

Cost and plan rates are in (at least from the below source). $825/unit and plans starting at $50/mo. I guess its not jaw dropping when put in perspective, i.e. cost of a SIG p220, 10 large lattes/mo, situational comms value/peace of mind. But when you think of how much food or fencing, etc you could...
by colorsafe
Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)
Replies: 6
Views: 959

Iridium Go! (satellite hotspot for iOS/android)

Really wish this was a product review of the Iridium Go!, but just sharing. It won't be out until sometime in the 2nd quarter of this year. The Go! gives your android/iOS device satellite phone capability (as well as text, GPS, sos, and some etc). The web based stuff is modem speeds. Plan rates aren...
by colorsafe
Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mini Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Mini Kit

Very, very nice and complete tins! Like how you sacrificed the tip of your knife to make the full tang fit (or were you making a flathead screwdriver/pry tool?). Love the crotch grease (so critical for me, but am embarrassed its not in my kits (until now)). Thanks. lol about that... I was comparing...
by colorsafe
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mini Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Mini Kit

Very, very nice and complete tins! Like how you sacrificed the tip of your knife to make the full tang fit (or were you making a flathead screwdriver/pry tool?). Love the crotch grease (so critical for me, but am embarrassed its not in my kits (until now)). Thanks. I would say to wrap'em up in banda...
by colorsafe
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Takaaco's small 12in GHB
Replies: 31
Views: 4553

Re: Takaaco's small 12in GHB

Nice little kit. Thanks for sharing. And a little button compass. I'd make getting a real poncho a priority. Can you suggest a button compass that's worth a dam? And this bag is pretty small, I'm not sure I could get a real poncho in there. This one's proven...put it through a lot at work and stays...
by colorsafe
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Takaaco's small 12in GHB
Replies: 31
Views: 4553

Re: Takaaco's small 12in GHB

Can you suggest a button compass that's worth a dam? Check out Tru-Nord compasses http://www.trunord.com/ . American made with a lifetime warranty. Good prices too. Those look like quality (with a touch of retro)! Wanna snag one next payday. Nice touch...he dials in the declination for your zip cod...
by colorsafe
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bleuet Pocket Stove
Replies: 15
Views: 1369

Re: Bleuet Pocket Stove

…but hey. for that price you cant really go wrong. Absolutely. Won't be out much if it doesn't work for you. Make sure you try it out a few times in a breeze or better. Then with a wind screen. You may decide against depending on it during a critical moment. One of its flaws is getting stuff heated...
by colorsafe
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Takaaco's small 12in GHB
Replies: 31
Views: 4553

Re: Takaaco's small 12in GHB

Nice little kit. Thanks for sharing. And a little button compass. I'd make getting a real poncho a priority. Can you suggest a button compass that's worth a dam? And this bag is pretty small, I'm not sure I could get a real poncho in there. This one's proven...put it through a lot at work and stays...
by colorsafe
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Lightweight pack review - ULA Circuit
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Lightweight pack review - ULA Circuit

Very cool rig! A swift lightweight that's practical (compartmental) for the a bug out when you're between trecks. Most ultralights/lightweights are stripped. I like it.

I don't miss my 3/4 pad. You've gotta 1/2 pad!...hats off to you sir.

Thanks for the review Rock6
by colorsafe
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear and Preps for the Dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Gear and Preps for the Dogs

by colorsafe
Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear and Preps for the Dogs
Replies: 15
Views: 861

Re: Gear and Preps for the Dogs

Raptor had a pretty deep post on this topic somewhere in Contingency Planning. It's worth looking up. Was prepped and bugged outta Katrina w/6 or so cats. Woke me up! (I'm sooo not trying to divert folks from your post. It was just helpful walking a mile in someone's shoes like that ☺) Back Door Sur...
by colorsafe
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bandoleer
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Get Home Bandoleer

Neat idea! Like how basic it is. Is this more of an urban get home? Jerry-rig ineffableone's bandana around the strap for padding where it'll dig on your shoulder. No need to tell you how critical h2o is where you live. If packing a few liters initially isn't the direction you wanna take, i would lo...
by colorsafe
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My "Oh, $#!t" survival kit
Replies: 30
Views: 2235

Re: My "Oh, $#!t" survival kit

Very cool kit...awesome, awesome! Love the g tape around the leatherman idea. I'll copy that one. -Maybe add a bandana. Could rubber band it around the quick access rattle (would save your mirror from getting dull too). -Possibly, Saran Wrap the fishing line so it doesn't get any nicks from the car ...
by colorsafe
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: what could i get
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: what could i get

Try re-posting, with your "2. Amateur radio stuff" question in the Communication section. They'll have some good thoughts.
by colorsafe
Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: talking underwear
Replies: 27
Views: 1914

Re: talking underwear

Try a pair of exofficio give-and-go boxer briefs.

http://www.exofficio.com/products/mens/underwear
by colorsafe
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My extended bug out bag (EBOB) - Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 2323

Re: My extended bug out bag (EBOB) - Germany

Awesome schooling on rechargeables!...appreciated +
by colorsafe
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My extended bug out bag (EBOB) - Germany
Replies: 16
Views: 2323

Not sure what capacity your rechargeable aaa's and aa's are (edit, looks like 800 & 2000 mAh), but there are 1000 mAh AAA and 2700 mAh AA's available. That's a pretty big difference in life between standard rechargeables. I know you're overseas but the link below shows what I use. PowerEx makes aaa'...

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