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by calicojack
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ILBE mods: Cutting the Fat *2018 update*
Replies: 122
Views: 56263

Re: ILBE mods: Cutting the Fat *cracked the 5lb barrier?*

holy necro post batman, but.... i really hate that none of the pictures work on this thread anymore
by calicojack
Mon May 25, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: water filters - what's everyone using now a days
Replies: 16
Views: 2425

water filters - what's everyone using now a days

I have an older katadyn hiker pro, does well for what i need. however I'd like to get a secondary and maybe a Tertiary unit for my son and wife. so what's everyone using now a days. must fit 3l bladders, nalgene bottles and/or platypus bladders
by calicojack
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB, GHB, car kits & future priorities - pls critique
Replies: 16
Views: 3070

Re: My BOB, GHB, car kits & future priorities - pls critique

as far as belt go, i've had an SOE Cobra Riggers belt that i've worn every day since 2007. I use it as my harness point when i'm in my tree stand. i trust it with my life. I cannot vouch for elite whatever it was a few posts up, however John at SOE has been building his belts for almost three decades.
by calicojack
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: solar usb chargers
Replies: 38
Views: 4956

Re: solar usb chargers

i ended up getting an anker astro e3 10000mAh unit. it may be a little bigger than what i originally wanted, but my battery is 2800mAh on the galaxy s5. I wanted at least two charges out of the unit. there was a 6000mAh model available, but it was thicker than the 10000mAh model. still thinking abou...
by calicojack
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: solar usb chargers
Replies: 38
Views: 4956

Re: solar usb chargers

holy robin eggs bat man! the info in this thread is INCREDIBLE. Sooooo many good points have been brought up! i'm now buying two of the anker mini 3200s (one for edc and another for my ghb). i'm still digging into the solar chargers for my bob.

thanks for all the info thus far guys!
by calicojack
Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: solar usb chargers
Replies: 38
Views: 4956

Re: solar usb chargers

Nomad 7 Solar Panel - $80. 16.2oz. Rated to charge a guide 10plus in 3-6 hours. You need good quality daylight for these speeds, it can take DAYS to charge the same device if it's not clear out. In optimal conditions the charge rate is roughly 511 mAH per hour of sunlight (~9mAH per minute). Anker ...
by calicojack
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: solar usb chargers
Replies: 38
Views: 4956

solar usb chargers

i'm reconfiguring my GHB. I really want a Solar USB charger in order to charge my cell. what is everyone using?
by calicojack
Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 322645

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

just picked up a spec ops recon ruck in Multicam ($82), Spec ops Hump ($9), and a TAG multicam kidney pad ($28). got an alice frame for free. Think i'm going to like this pack. A LOT
by calicojack
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

already had my first catastrophic failure. while trying to figure out the optimal height for the mosquito net, the eyelets that hold the ridgeline up torn clean and free of the mesh.

i'm now looking at a two other models. one made by TW in the Uk and the other is by hammeck
by calicojack
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

quick update. I picked up a bear grylls bug net hammock from REI for $46 shipped. The suspension system is heavy and not reliable. I'm going to give it to my 10 year old and look at the Hammock bliss sky bed bug free and their XL tarp next 1. Stock hammock suspension can be swapped on pretty much a...
by calicojack
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

quick update. I picked up a bear grylls bug net hammock from REI for $46 shipped. The suspension system is heavy and not reliable. I'm going to give it to my 10 year old and look at the Hammock bliss sky bed bug free and their XL tarp next
by calicojack
Wed May 28, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: H&B Forge "Lady's hawk" initial impressions.
Replies: 12
Views: 2065

Re: H&B Forge "Lady's hawk" initial impressions.

i showed my wife the ship builder's axe. it's pretty much everything i've been looking for over the last year. she gave me a flat out NO, your not getting that, much less carrying it in your truck. her reason? "Andrew..... someone would question your honor, you'd end up loosing your temper and buryi...
by calicojack
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

So far i'm torn between the WBBB in m/c, the hennesy explorer XL (cause i'm 6'4 200lbs), and the No-See-Um (for price alone, just to see if i'm going to like it). I looked at the clark, and the only one that struck my fancy was the double... and it was $649.......
by calicojack
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

i think probably i'm going to go with the hennessy with a pad sleeve. the sleeve coupled with the thicker material and bug net should do what i want. if not, i'll sell it and get something different
by calicojack
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Almost ready to buy a decent chest rig.
Replies: 15
Views: 2530

Re: Almost ready to buy a decent chest rig.

i've been very happy with all of the OSOE products that I've gotten. I'm a fan of the stacked micro rig with matching hydro carrier.
by calicojack
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

my interst is peaked on that no-see-um.... wondering if they come with a fly...
by calicojack
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Escaping the 12th Man-Bug Out Entry
Replies: 29
Views: 2591

Re: Escaping the 12th Man-Bug Out Entry

maybe i missed it, but bag is that?
by calicojack
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

Re: hammock question

so definately net over the thermacell then? i think i'm leaning towards one of the hennesy hammocks, but can't seem to find a picture of one stuffed....
by calicojack
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: hammock question
Replies: 32
Views: 5244

hammock question

So i'm going to be buying a double nest hammock with a pad sleeve this year (re: eno reactor or the like). My question is this. I live in mosquito central (alabama). For those of you who have expierence with back packing / camping with a hammock, do you prefer a bug net or a thermacell? The reason I...
by calicojack
Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone buy a "Servicable Condition" USMC ILBE pack from eBay
Replies: 14
Views: 2268

Re: Anyone buy a "Servicable Condition" USMC ILBE pack from

i've had one on there that is in prestine condition for $75 plus shipping and can't seem to get rid of it. I don't understand why people prefer to pay a $40 for a "serviceable pack" and then have to buy a repair kit and spend the time "fixing it" instead of just buying one in much better condition...
by calicojack
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6683
Views: 1133688

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

TMedina wrote:Eagle Industries "Crossover Pack"

$39.99 = with shipping, $50ish.

Good basic pack - heavily influenced by the RAID-style of assault pack.
it should be noted that persons living in Alabama, TN, and GA are NOT eligible for this deal as natchez REFUSES to ship to these states.
by calicojack
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Found an interesting tomahawk vid
Replies: 12
Views: 1730

Re: Found an interesting tomahawk vid

i wonder what hawk he's using, cause it's not a cold steel product....
by calicojack
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB
Replies: 71
Views: 14898

Re: Dawgboy's "public transit" GHB

get a tuckable holster. problem solved.
by calicojack
Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: DIY Micarta Knife Scales (pic heavy)
Replies: 63
Views: 21733

Re: DIY Micarta Knife Scales (pic heavy)

2 notes:
burlap obsorbes the resin like no one else's business. it's also very fragile, meaning that if you squeegy it to hard, it pulls a part.

2: don't get this shit on your hands.

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