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by billyism
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: PAW Stairwell Navigation
Replies: 56
Views: 6095

Re: PAW Stairwell Navigation

If you're in a high rise and decide after a week or whatever without power to bug out... that's the question in a nutshell, right? 1. You're in a high rise dwelling... meaning big city. Why would you think you could bug-in in a big city? 2. Your in a high rise, meaning a long way from the ground... ...
by billyism
Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Best all around livestock animal?
Replies: 171
Views: 10249

Re: Best all around livestock animal?

Guinea Fowl kill snakes and you can let them run wild on your BOL Also fish in a barrel is an option Here in Texas, if you have the right piece of property, wild pigs aren't a problem to find. There is unrestricted year round hunting and it's not even making a dent in the numbers. I live in N DFW an...
by billyism
Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: "non essential" essentials
Replies: 22
Views: 1807

Re: "non essential" essentials

Mio for water flavorings and Yerba Mate tea bags for caffeine. I make my own spice mixes for icky food - 6oz bottle each - Salt and black pepper in separate containers of course. Don't forget the baking soda for indigestion from sauteed greasy food like possums and coon. SW Flavor with garlic, onion...
by billyism
Mon May 16, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Backcountry Boiler: Opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Backcountry Boiler: Opinions?

I had a Kelly Kettle, but sold it and got a thermette copper one. I like it much better. Also, remember that Aluminum is a known cause for Autism and alzheimers and suspected for a multitude of other auto immune issues like Lupus and Eczema.

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by billyism
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepper food quality review
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Prepper food quality review

Hey all, I thought I'd share some of my experiences with eating, preparing and testing the foods we preppers are storing. I've been prepping since the spring of 2002. I wouldn't say I'm an expert, but I've made enough mistakes in my journey to say I'd love to "start" over and use the money I would s...
by billyism
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Food (per volume)
Replies: 53
Views: 3283

Re: Best Food (per volume)

Do not use alcohol as a food/energy source. The calories come from Sugar but as alcohol - which is poison to your body (that's why you get a buzz). Plus it's about 65 calories per oz, whereas chocolate is about 115. In a bug out situation, you need a clear head. Save the drinking for after the showd...
by billyism
Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: XD dual-spring guide rod
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: XD dual-spring guide rod

Yeah, mine is the tactical 5" although I think I would have preferred the 4" for carry purposes. Maybe that's why they made the XDM - so I'd have an excuse to drop more cash on it. I would also add that the double spring guide hasn't appeared to affect accuracy either. I would think the EFK is bette...
by billyism
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: XD dual-spring guide rod
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Re: XD dual-spring guide rod

I have a dual spring recoil reduction for xd40 - similar to this ... I don't know if it's the same concept as the EFK, but I haven't had any problems - 8k rounds through mine. I also have a drop in 9mm barrel for it, but I use a different guide rod/spring set. It noticably reduces recoil for the 40....
by billyism
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: $160 at REI for gear, Steri Pen? Or any other thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1014

Re: $160 at REI for gear, Steri Pen? Or any other thoughts?

The Steripen is meant for clear water - like out of a tap. Any turbidity or haziness to the water at all will greatly diminish if not nullify any sterilization hopes using UV. A better solution would be a quality mechanical filter (or drip), then boiling or using chems in a backup. MIOX and a good K...
by billyism
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Truck Bug Out Box to Bug Out Bag
Replies: 8
Views: 1761

Re: Truck Bug Out Box to Bug Out Bag

That bag is a cheap knockoff of the Maxpedition bag I used to carry. I the purpose is to hold enough for a small excursion - and that excursion is meant to pilfer supplys from an abondoned "whatever", you'll need a bigger bag. Maybe the stuff you plan on bringing isn't a lot, but if you plan to find...
by billyism
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: what should a persons first $100 be used for?
Replies: 64
Views: 4617

Re: what should a persons first $100 be used for?

If you don't use the $100 for a good water filter, the rest is a mute point
by billyism
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Question to Oklahoma and Texas residents on Camo...
Replies: 30
Views: 2620

Re: Question to Oklahoma and Texas residents on Camo...

In an urban setting, I like my levi's and a tshirt - look like the natives... In Denton, with the college there, I may pick something a little less high class than a t-shirt. Urban camo looks - well, like urban camo. It wouldn't blend in at all with other people around. And if you're the only one ou...
by billyism
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6615
Views: 1019046

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

The Smoky mountain knifeworks deal is for 10% not 20% but the free shipping is there. Since they are already 10% higher than anyone else on the web, really all you get is free shipping. Great selection though. For much better prices - and I've ordered at least a dozen times from them with super quic...
by billyism
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6615
Views: 1019046

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

Wiggy's has their sleeping bags at 30% off regular price with free shipping. Couldn't see when it ends but I assume it's good till the end of the month

Wiggy's
by billyism
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Attaching a sheath to a pack
Replies: 16
Views: 6018

Re: Attaching a sheath to a pack

bicycle innertube cut up 1 or 2" wide as ranger bands - I used paracord, then the home made rubberbands held it tight enough so it didn't move unless the shoulder strap moved - and it's upside down like the cool people you see in the mall...
by billyism
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TSA safe airline survival kit
Replies: 49
Views: 5737

Re: TSA safe airline survival kit

wherever TSA is involved, your kit should look like this

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by billyism
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What's the watch you are bugging out with?
Replies: 139
Views: 16517

Re: What's the watch you are bugging out with?

Casio Pathfinder titanium.
Yeah, it's big, but it has a compass and altimeter and barometer - and it's solar powered.
I never take it off and I've had it for 5 years so far
Under $200

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by billyism
Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: knives...
Replies: 25
Views: 1702

Re: knives...

Plus a bunch on the Old Hickory Knives - for $10 you can't beat them. Mora also makes a good knife for that price but the size of the Old Hickory really comes in handy from splitting wood to shaving a bow. I have a half dozen of them in caches around. If anyone has any ideas for a sheath for them, d...
by billyism
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6615
Views: 1019046

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

Tried to get a 4-pack and at time of payment it said "expected time of availability" MARCH - It'll 90 degrees by then in Texas
by billyism
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: LBE Belt (Daypack and E&E gear), lots of pics
Replies: 32
Views: 14442

Re: LBE Belt (Daypack and E&E gear), lots of pics

What kind of rip away FAK is that? Got a link? It looks a little larger than my Emdom FAK which may be a little too small for anything than a "Oh crap I got bit" kit with minimal "I need it now" type stuff. I like the size of dat one got dare.
by billyism
Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: my "survival" lbe kit - thread renamed
Replies: 20
Views: 2070

Re: my essentials belt setup

Does anyone have any tried and true field reports regarding the voodoo tactical belt? Like is it going to fall apart like some leapers POS airsoft chinese crap or is it in line with Tactical Tailor/Emdom quality, bet-your-life-on gear? This set up works quite well, in fact I'm replacing my alice typ...
by billyism
Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pet Feed Pails for billie can
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Pet Feed Pails for billie can

I was looking for a Zebra Stainless billy can like Ray Mears uses. I have one and was looking for a spare or more for the BOBs I'm making for my boys. Well, I couldn't find any for US purchase. Anything close was pricey to say the least. I hate cooking in aluminum and was about to give up hope till ...
by billyism
Sun May 10, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Recomendation needed for BOB Snare Wire?
Replies: 42
Views: 2720

Re: Recomendation needed for BOB Snare Wire?

Forget snares altogether. The trip wire will break if you snare anything larger than a squirrel. And the good cable snares can be used only once becausethey get mangled - watch Buckshot's Videos. A normal sized rabbit totally fubars a snare when it struggles. Instead, pack 6 or 8 Connibear traps in ...
by billyism
Tue May 20, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Every Day Carry (EDC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3902

Re: My Every Day Carry (EDC)

I do like the firesteel idea and I can put that in the altoid tin with the lighter and red lens (purged the other 2) as well as a small tube of vasoline soaked cotton or lint. I do tea at work and while I don't see a need to have tea on me 24/7, I also don't trust the cupboards at work for keeping t...

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