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by TMedina
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Speaking of REI - they have Petzl headlamps on sale, including the newer 2014 models.
by TMedina
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

While supplies last with coupon code: day50

Surefire has the older E2L-AA, E2L, L4, and the G2X Rescue on sale 50% off. Shipping is $6.95 flat rate.

EtA: http://www.surefire.com/gifts-for-men-and-women.html
by TMedina
Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Stumbled across this one by accident: Sierra Trading Post has the Source "Assault" 10L hydration pack for $110 in black or UCP (ACU): http://www.sierratradingpost.com/source-assault-10l-hydration-pack-100-floz~p~6893y/?filterString=s~hydration-pack%2F&colorFamily=03 With the current coupon code: sit...
by TMedina
Wed May 28, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

So far, two out of three orders from the TAG clearance sale have been spot-on.
by TMedina
Tue May 06, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Some rocking clearance deals at TAG supply. $5 shipping. Just bough a Linchpin in ACU for $75. Leatherman Crunch for $40. Most of the tac gear is ACU or ABU, some ATACS. But what the hell - I'm sure the zombies are color-blind. Got a link or website name? Every search I do just brings up sites for ...
by TMedina
Tue May 06, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Some rocking clearance deals at TAG supply. $5 shipping.

Just bough a Linchpin in ACU for $75. Leatherman Crunch for $40.

Most of the tac gear is ACU or ABU, some ATACS. But what the hell - I'm sure the zombies are color-blind.
by TMedina
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Wow, they must have gone fast or they didn't have much in stock.
by TMedina
Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

5.11 has a full assortment of sizes for a "dark earth brown" fleece in their web clearance section.

I just ordered a 3XL fleece, free FEDEX ground shipping, for $36.
by TMedina
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Sierra Trading Post has a nice deal going on--$3.71 for overstocked 32 oz. stainless steel mugs. http://www.sierratradingpost.com/jacob-bromwell-classic-stainless-steel-cup-large-32-floz~p~6701h/?stpcjid=6147686_c409dc0ce13245bd849a78862e6e35cf&PID=6147686&utm_source=2470763&utm_medium=Affiliate_CJ...
by TMedina
Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Malkoff is running a 15% off sale, no coupon code needed.

5.11 website is running a 25% off sale, free shipping on orders over $25. Promo code: 019FRIDAY
by TMedina
Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

I'm not a big fan of Dvor, but they are running a good sale on Fenix flashlights.

I picked up a E11 for $20 and a HL10 for $20. The E01 is priced at $10.
by TMedina
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Grey Ghost Gear is running a 35% sale. If you've been curious about their Stealth Operator Pack, the "Kryptek Yeti" (white) is on sale, 20% off. And yes, both deals stack - I just ordered mine for $65-ish, shipped. EtA: The sales code for GGG is: preblack35 ----- EtA: Illumination Supply has a 30% s...
by TMedina
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping Bag Coat
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Sleeping Bag Coat

The Hill People Gear Mountain Serape: http://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/ ... fault.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by TMedina
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bump In The Night Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Bump In The Night Bag

The subject has come up before. I think the best solution I've seen proposed is a basic tactical vest kitted with your "list of stuff" - pistol, magazines, flashlight, cellphone, etc. I like that idea too, but I like being a little more discreet and a little less Rambo. If you "grab and dash", you ...
by TMedina
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bump In The Night Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 2433

Re: Bump In The Night Bag

The subject has come up before. I think the best solution I've seen proposed is a basic tactical vest kitted with your "list of stuff" - pistol, magazines, flashlight, cellphone, etc. The theory goes, you hear a noise, you strap on the pre-loaded vest and then commence operation "Looking For Trouble...
by TMedina
Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort
Replies: 55
Views: 8576

Re: US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort

It took me some hunting, but here's the upshot to the rationale of "camouflage aboard ship": But why would a sailor on a ship need to hide himself from view. Mainly because ships are often in port, and sometimes there are hostile people in that port area. The color pattern of the NWU (navy blue, dec...
by TMedina
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort
Replies: 55
Views: 8576

Re: US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort

Apparently, SecNav isn't fond of the blue camo pattern either: blueberries.

Part of the rationale for Sailors in camo pattern was to break up the humanoid profile against a ship, or so I recall reading once upon a time.
by TMedina
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6553
Views: 997216

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

Eagle Industries "Crossover Pack"

$39.99 = with shipping, $50ish.

Good basic pack - heavily influenced by the RAID-style of assault pack.
by TMedina
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Appt Bug Out
Replies: 42
Views: 4204

Re: Appt Bug Out

Depends on your skills and physical ability, doesn't it? Can you secure a rope or ladder to your balcony? Or anything else in your apartment? Do you have the physical ability to rappel down, or climb down, that rope, or climb down that ladder? There aren't a lot of options to get down from a third f...
by TMedina
Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Too Many Lumens?
Replies: 64
Views: 9499

Re: Too Many Lumens?

Is there such a thing as too many lumens in a flashlight? Is there a point of diminishing returns (where any more lumens simply doesn't make a difference) or a point at which the brightness does more harm than good? I have a Coleman Max that puts out 140 lumens and I thought that was a decent enoug...
by TMedina
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: what do you guys think of this new type of camouflage??
Replies: 248
Views: 16412

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

Heh. Probably to break in the uniform.

-Trevor
by TMedina
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:48 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: what do you guys think of this new type of camouflage??
Replies: 248
Views: 16412

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

For as much money as the Army has sunk into UCP, they might as well keep it for garrison and training purposes.

While it doesn't surprise me that SF is wearing multi-cam openly, I'm surprised 4th ID is - it still isn't authorized, as far as I'm aware, for non-deployment use.

-Trevor
by TMedina
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Flashlight Lantern
Replies: 16
Views: 1465

Re: Flashlight Lantern

I will also point out that this concept is not new - Solarforce makes a "6P-compatible" lantern for about $20. Link here . I've also used traffic light cones to make lamps - essentially giant diffusers. Nobody has, yet, started dogging. We are discussing and offering our opinions on your product lin...
by TMedina
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Civilian "grey" packs vs Tactical packs if SHTF?
Replies: 75
Views: 7594

Re: Civilian "grey" packs vs Tactical packs if SHTF?

ACU (or UCP) as a practical pattern is pretty much useless. That said, that's what most of my issued gear happened to be in and I'm more concerned with functionality over form. Especially since I anticipate a glut of UCP gear on the market as the Army transitions to something else.

-Trevor

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