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by dynomike
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1754
Views: 266249

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
by dynomike
Wed May 01, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.
Replies: 193
Views: 16769

Re: Police say Detroit too dangerous to enter.

More abandoned Detroit:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/abandoned%20detroit" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I'm a former city planner and I like the idea of a resettlement program of the abandoned property in Detroit. I'd sign up if it happened.
by dynomike
Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ALICE; Hellcat, Wildcat, Bobcat?
Replies: 15
Views: 5522

Re: ALICE; Hellcat, Wildcat, Bobcat?

None of these ruck builds are hard to figure out once you start playing with the components. My advice would be to get the following: 1 x Med ALICE 1 x DEI 1606 "AC" frame 1 x ALICE shoulder straps set 1 x newest model MOLLE waistbelt This is what I currently have my personal gear in for a bug-out....
by dynomike
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mexico becoming a failed state?
Replies: 1190
Views: 69957

Re: Mexico becoming a failed state?

Vigilantism near Acapulco. Response to alleged corruption of local officials colluding with organized crime.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/articl ... 389503.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by dynomike
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Bankruptcy
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Bankruptcy

I must concur with Raptor. Bankruptcy is not friendly to the average person. I watched my mom go through this in the mid 1990's (when the laws were "better") and we ended up (her, my brother, and I) living in a very dumpy, unsafe area for a long time because she did not have the credit to move out. ...
by dynomike
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Medieval Fortress in idaho
Replies: 97
Views: 5633

Re: Medieval Fortress in idaho

@Raptor: Yeah, perhaps not a scam, just not very well thought out. Essentially, they are building a small city. And an expensive one at that. Even small housing developments (50+ homes) can go into the 7 - 8 figure range after engineering, development fees, and infrastructure (especially infrastruct...
by dynomike
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Medieval Fortress in idaho
Replies: 97
Views: 5633

Re: Medieval Fortress in idaho

I used to be a city planner in Idaho. While I won't go into the legal hurdles as to why this will fail, I'll cover some of the more logistical ones. 1. Water. I read nothing in their proposal on how they are going to acquire water. Simply putting a couple of pumps in the river will not cover the wat...
by dynomike
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases
Replies: 345
Views: 19876

Re: Uptick in Fire Arm Purchases

My favorite gun store in Idaho, Alpha-Omega Armageddon Armory is selling 30 round mags for $112.99 EACH.

http://nationalguntrader.com/item/view/ ... -Available" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

What a deal. :roll:
by dynomike
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The M-65 Field Jacket
Replies: 44
Views: 7430

Re: The M-65 Field Jacket

I picked my M-65 at a city wide garage sale in Sumpter Oregon last year for $20. Practically brand new, but with no liner. W/o the liner, it's pretty warm and comfortable. Can't speak to its waterproofness though. Will pick up the liner next month.
by dynomike
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Trading my ALICE for Kelty
Replies: 30
Views: 2632

Re: Trading my ALICE for Kelty

Kutter_0311 wrote:
Rednex wrote:Im looking at hellcating my alices or use the kelty fram with the med alice pack.
Just get a 1606, it's awesome
I concur. I was nearly ready to drop Alice when I got the frame. Felt like a whole new backpack.
by dynomike
Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mounting an ALICE to a 1606 frame and some other ALICE mods.
Replies: 125
Views: 31118

Re: Mounting an ALICE to a 1606 frame and some other ALICE m

I just mounted mine to my pack and wow, what a difference. It's noticeably lighter and more comfortable. I swear it feels like a whole different pack! Now I need the MSS sleep system (or something like it that fits in the MSS bag) and my bag is ready for some serious bugging out. Thanks to everyone ...
by dynomike
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: TS Issac, 2012 season
Replies: 110
Views: 7196

Re: TS Issac, 2012 season

Sending good thoughts to my fellow Zombie Squaders in the path of the storm. I'm sure even if you are a noob to the site, you are more prepared than 99% of the people out there.
by dynomike
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6657
Views: 309232

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Today I purchased three flashlights, a Jumbo Versipack (Factory 2nd, last years model, but in good shape), a Maxpedition EDC carrier, 4 palettes of water, and a box of Mountain House food.
by dynomike
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...
Replies: 39
Views: 14458

Re: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...

Do you guys use the mss sleeping bags with the carrier or use another bag? I've heard the mss sleeping bags are heavy.
by dynomike
Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...
Replies: 39
Views: 14458

Re: My ALICE Hellcat Pack...

What kind of hydration bladder pouch is it? I've never seen one like that in woodland camo. brand?
by dynomike
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: We're Alive a story of survival
Replies: 23
Views: 5084

Re: We're Alive a story of survival

Been listening in the car. Reminds me of an amped up 1930s radio serial. Hooked.
by dynomike
Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What is your most likely TEOTWAWKI scenario?
Replies: 52
Views: 3273

Re: What is your most likely TEOTWAWKI scenario?

Enough idiots will beleive some 2012 type scam one day and we'll we'll get our extended SHTF when they all stop going to work and try and hide but the TEOTWAWKI is so unlikely as to be slightly absurd. Yup I said it, I beleive the masses are dumb enough to actualy cause a SHTF scenario when it coul...
by dynomike
Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6657
Views: 309232

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Scored a 5 gallon gas can at a garage sale for $2. Dirty, but in great shape. It may not be the prep of the century, but it gets me further down the road.
by dynomike
Wed May 30, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vehicle Bug Out Bag Prepping For SHTF
Replies: 45
Views: 8795

Re: Vehicle Bug Out Bag Prepping For SHTF

Thank you all for your help. That Comm bag looks especially promising. Since I don't leave Boise much, that would work and having a little bit of food (couple of power bars, jerky strip, stripped MRE) and water pouches would do the job well. And when I do leave town, the BOB usually gets thrown in t...
by dynomike
Tue May 29, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vehicle Bug Out Bag Prepping For SHTF
Replies: 45
Views: 8795

Re: Vehicle Bug Out Bag Prepping For SHTF

This is a great thread and I had a relevant question. I have a Ford Ranger single cab, so putting a conventional BOB in it full time is impractical. I don't want to use a bed box, since I do use all of the bed space on a frequent basis. What type of container or bag would you recommend for putting b...
by dynomike
Tue May 29, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6657
Views: 309232

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Purchased Army issue heavy jacket at flea market. Mint condition, not even warn. I got it for a whopping $25 (army surplus in Boise sells for at least $50 min.). Staked out a secondary bug out location (if the chaos in Miami comes our way).
by dynomike
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Henry AR7 and Ruger 10/22 TD
Replies: 113
Views: 16433

Re: Henry AR7 and Ruger 10/22 TD

The AR-7 is junk. I have one and despite some serious cleaning and shooting several types of ammo (from the cheap to the expensive), it jams constantly. I'll get my hands on a Ruger TD one day and use the AR-7 for target practice.
by dynomike
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Guys at the Front Door, 4AM
Replies: 198
Views: 20636

Re: Guys at the Front Door, 4AM

I once rented an apartment that was previously inhabited by a local drug dealer. It wasn't in a bad area (it was actually a great area) and the dealer (a female) had gone to jail for a slew of charges, including possession, trafficking, intent to distribute, manufacturing, the whole slew of charges ...
by dynomike
Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your "Death" song.
Replies: 315
Views: 28795

Re: Your "Death" song.

Charm City Devils' rendition of "Man of Constant Sorrow"

It's an awesome version and a good song to go out to.

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