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by Janissary
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Olive Green Gaiters
Replies: 2
Views: 1288

Olive Green Gaiters

I want to replace my gray gaiters with a more natural colored pair for obvious reasons. I have been looking for olive green options but I have failed to find any that I would pay for. Barbour & Fjallraven has a couple options but they are both at 50 Euros (65 USD) and I think that's sort of expensiv...
by Janissary
Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: We Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Dogs
Replies: 0
Views: 730

We Fell Into A Burning Ring Of Dogs

This actually happened a couple of years ago but I was reading another thread about foxes and it came to my mind.. I was hiking with three of my friends and we decided to explore a route that we hadn't taken before. We had a good knowledge of the surrounding area so we didn't worry about where we'd ...
by Janissary
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 5.11 RUSH Backpacks 12 vs 24
Replies: 0
Views: 932

5.11 RUSH Backpacks 12 vs 24

Hi all! I'm looking for a replacement backpack to carry my gear for one day hikes. I have found a RUSH 12 for 70 USD and a RUSH 24 for 80 USD. I think they are both good deals for local prices. They'd be much better if I could find them in OD instead of black but it's ok I guess.. I have been using ...
by Janissary
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Arrested, BOB inventoried by police, in New Hampshire
Replies: 137
Views: 8548

Re: Arrested, BOB inventoried by police, in New Hampshire

So I read the whole thread and I really don't want to offend you or your country but as an outsider, I think that you are seriously oppressed by laws and law enforcement officers. Looks like LEOs act all hormonal and regular people are always under pressure even though they are completely flawless.
by Janissary
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Sunglasses as Part of Standard Equipment?
Replies: 72
Views: 5523

Re: Sunglasses as Part of Standard Equipment?

I always wear glasses but I have not yet found the perfect ones for me. Sun exposure really disturbs my view and I tend to sneeze A LOT under sunlight. Therefore it's a must for me to wear glasses. Here are the glasses I have: Wiley-X Black Ops P17: I really like these glasses, I use them all the ti...
by Janissary
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 221684

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

It's not a storage but I guess it counts. It's my emergency two-day family pack. If SHTF, I'll grab the box and leave. I got all the other bug out supplies in two backpacks, 50 liter + 60 liter...

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by Janissary
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Turkey quake
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Turkey quake

The little baby is Azra Karaduman. She was born 14 days ago and she was a premature baby. She spent 2 days of her life (0.15 of her total life) under piles of cement and steel without any food or water. She was saved under the debris after 47 hours. Her mother and grandmother was also saved with her...
by Janissary
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Turkey quake
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Re: Turkey quake

Earthquake happened in the city of Van, near the Iran border and it was felt in all the neighbouring countries including Iraq. The magnitude has been declared as 7.2 and in the center of the earthquake, the district of Ercis, it was 9.0. Most of the damage happened in the villages where building str...
by Janissary
Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 4 season tents
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: 4 season tents

What is bad weather? -Too much rain -Too much snow -Too much wind Disadvantages of 3 season tents: -Water resistance of the fabric is an important key. Unless the fabric is treated with silicon or something similar, most 3 season tent fabrics can stand to 3.000 mm of water. For a 4 season use, you'd...
by Janissary
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 4 season tents
Replies: 10
Views: 1681

Re: 4 season tents

-Marmot does.. I have a green Marmot Earlylight (it's 3 season though but I have used it in knee deep snow and strong wind without any ill effects. Great tent!) But Marmot has the green color choice in almost any product AFAIK. -Husky also makes dark green tents. I have used Husky Sawaj Etreme Lite ...
by Janissary
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does anybody not carry a stove at all?
Replies: 48
Views: 2006

Re: Does anybody not carry a stove at all?

I never carried a stove in my life. If smoke from the camp fire is a no go, I used MRE heaters. They work good enough in colder environments and they are great in warm weather. They are lighter and there is no risk of explosion in your backpack. This statement is not true. Just sayin. not a big ris...
by Janissary
Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does anybody not carry a stove at all?
Replies: 48
Views: 2006

Re: Does anybody not carry a stove at all?

I never carried a stove in my life. If smoke from the camp fire is a no go, I used MRE heaters. They work good enough in colder environments and they are great in warm weather. They are lighter and there is no risk of explosion in your backpack.
by Janissary
Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: what do you guys think of this new type of camouflage??
Replies: 248
Views: 16614

Re: what do you guys think of this new type of camouflage??

ATACS FG looks very very interesting. Didn't know they were making a forest green pattern as well.
by Janissary
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: POLYCO vs NYCO Pants
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Re: POLYCO vs NYCO Pants

LA Police Gear. http://www.lapolicegear.com/bdu-pants-acu-pants.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This BDU pant is made of 60/40 cotton/poly Ripstop. I've got a few pair and they seem to work well for hiking and when working the firing line as an instructor. Nothing fancy but the ...
by Janissary
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: POLYCO vs NYCO Pants
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

POLYCO vs NYCO Pants

I usually wear nylon/cotton BDU pants for hiking etc... but they're all in camouflage patterns and I don't like to look mall ninja. I really like the BDU design and I want to get some extra pants. I have %100 cotton ones and they don't work or last very well. They suck water/snow and rip, wear away ...
by Janissary
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Poncho or Rain Jacket for EDC Bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 3235

Re: Poncho or Rain Jacket for EDC Bag?

Panchos can be used as shelters as well and that's a big plus. They also cover your backpacks. Rain jackets tend to catch more humidity on the inside, panchos are more ventilated. But it depends on the conditions. If you are going to be walking in a bushy area, panchos will be a PITA. Tree branches ...
by Janissary
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cleaning Canteens
Replies: 12
Views: 1932

Re: Cleaning Canteens

Throw in small gravels and pour in boiling water. Shake it like it's hot and you'll be fine ... Inside of canteens get all mossy in time. This method clears it all.
by Janissary
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Concerning Boots.
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Concerning Boots.

I've been wearing my "Belleville 390 Des" boots for all kinds of things including heavy snowy/rainy conditions even though they are meant to be desert boots. There have been times I didn't take them off for four days. I cleaned them with a toothbrush whenever I got back home. They have been serving ...
by Janissary
Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!
Replies: 280
Views: 109052

Re: Show off your Tent/Shelter pr0n!

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by Janissary
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleep Systems For Hot, Humid Environments
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Sleep Systems For Hot, Humid Environments

Get yourself a Snugpak Softie 3 Merlin and don't look back, ever again. It's the best sleeping bag around that temperature rate. You can always leave the zips open for warmer conditions. Size comparison with a 123A battery: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/5726355490_8d617924ef.jpg http://farm4.s...
by Janissary
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: International traveling
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: International traveling

Do not carry a knife either. If you really need to have a knife with you, make sure it's something like a fruit knife and it remains in your backpack.
by Janissary
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: MRE's
Replies: 67
Views: 4602

Re: MRE's

I'm so jealous that you have pudding and cappucino as MRE. We don't have anything similar as treats. Here's beans & meat, Turkish MRE:

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by Janissary
Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:53 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Broke Two Ribs
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Broke Two Ribs

I wanted to visit the ancient city of Aizanoi this weekend. I bought my train ticket for 06:45 on saturday morning. I couldn't wake up on time and I was still packing at 06:20. I grabbed my backpack, put on my boots and rushed through the door. I thought I'd tie my boots in the taxi so I left them l...

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