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by Sealegs
Tue May 03, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New To Me...Swedish Mess Kit! Now With Another Kit UPDATE!
Replies: 152
Views: 13183

Re: New To Me...Swedish Mess Kit! Now With Another Kit UPDAT

If you want it on the cheap you can substitute the actual "bucket" for a German mess kit with some minor mods to the wind screen.
by Sealegs
Tue May 03, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

It looks like they took a hint from a standard military entrenching tool. The collar immediately below the shovel head can screw down, allowing the shovel to flop over. This means that you can fold it down against the handle and reduce the overall length, or fold it down to a right angle and retigh...
by Sealegs
Tue May 03, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"
Replies: 16
Views: 2428

Re: The Crovel "Multi-Tool"

The American 'Wonder shovel'! :lol: Seriously though. It's 5lbs and change, costs $85 and will be a bitch to use in most of it's intended roles.. If it's going into the car, it'll be cheaper to buy most of the tools it is intended to replace. If you are carrying it into the great wild yonder, good l...
by Sealegs
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 37871

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

Lots of alternatives to an oven. Bring what you need heated to the next barbeque and sneak it onto the grill when no-one is looking. :wink:
by Sealegs
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 'Ello from Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: 'Ello from Sweden

Västkusten är Bästkusten och Tröstkusten pratar vi inte om!

Have an American friend who referred to Bohus as "Bro-hus". :P
by Sealegs
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: 'Ello from Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: 'Ello from Sweden

Hej från Bästkusten! :P
by Sealegs
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 37871

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

Some day I hope to own a knife like that.

I have all my stuff in a garage right now so I'm out of space as well. Looking to rebuild the old smithy on my farm in the original style. Log cabin and slate roof.
by Sealegs
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Needle hitching [Tutorial] 56k=NO
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Re: Needle hitching [Tutorial] 56k=NO

I put this in self-sufficient because needle hitching is one of those marine skills that can do allot of good for you. Both on a boat and on a farm.

Improves grip on slippery stuff, grafts cables and lines, increase the life of tools and objects thus hitched.
by Sealegs
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Needle hitching [Tutorial] 56k=NO
Replies: 1
Views: 2380

Needle hitching [Tutorial] 56k=NO

Parts: 1: Introduction and preparation. 2: Getting started. 3: The low down. 4: Finishing and trouble shooting. 5: Preserving, links and introduction to 'fancywork' and decorations. Needlehitching a Mora #1 handle, tutorial. Part 1. http://i906.photobucket.com/albums/ac262/sfc1620/Hemgjort/SDC10348...
by Sealegs
Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 37871

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

Thats just plain awesome. You could see from the vid he knew damn well what he was doing.

Hehe, enjoy forging on the balcony while you can! Such stunts get very difficult once married. :mrgreen:
by Sealegs
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight Stove
Replies: 97
Views: 11259

Re: Ultralight Stove

Great write up!

Also, MSR Titan pot/kettle. -le drool-
by Sealegs
Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 37871

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

Inspirational video time:

Parang maker:
http://youtu.be/ZIjl2YX-DnI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Not in English but you get a nice inspirational view of it.

Kris maker:
http://youtu.be/RkvTpr4rz5s" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Same as above.
by Sealegs
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Real-life short-term bug-out from Chez SMoAF
Replies: 69
Views: 4624

Re: Real-life short-term bug-out from Chez SMoAF

Great job on the evac and a good reminder Murphy can stand along any route out of town with his thumb in the air. I've never been a fan of those ponchos either. :evil: Maybe an opportunity to incorporate a bit of community prepping seminar activity or some such into the local home owners association...
by Sealegs
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What's a good propane backpacking stove?
Replies: 24
Views: 2742

Re: What's a good propane backpacking stove?

Inb4 111t, :P I was thinking about the same one. http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemancom/detail.asp?product_id=2000004124&categoryid=2010&brand=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I think those cannisters look very unhikeable though. Also a bit high, how does this work in windy conditi...
by Sealegs
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: On the proper mental state for Z-Day
Replies: 102
Views: 2916

Re: On the proper mental state for Z-Day

On crime in Japan post tsunami, I'll just put this here. http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-yakuza-mafia-aid-earthquake-tsunami-rescue-efforts-2011-3" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I googled it because I have heard this first hand from colleagues who have been there working for a f...
by Sealegs
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot

Confucius wrote:You never cease to amaze and/or amuse. Excellent work...



Now for a hammer throwing slingshot...

:shock: I can see it now, "The hammer of Thor", launching a hand sledge or hammer from one of those horrific/awesome contraptions.
by Sealegs
Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot
Replies: 20
Views: 1471

Re: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot

In the teutonian heartland, vampires are serious stuff! I had a laugh until I saw the penetration. Awesome!!!!
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Dual Survival - New Discovery Channel Show in the Works
Replies: 148
Views: 16931

Re: Dual Survival - New Discovery Channel Show in the Works

I think they both have Moras for neck knives, at least they did.
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Mashed potato flakes D:
Replies: 56
Views: 6645

Re: Mashed potato flakes D:

Never gotten that to work. Mashed potatoes that can be mixed om water though! A bit more pricey than the mix with milk kind but no hazzle even with no milk.
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: painiac’s Guide to Building a Gun Maintenance Kit
Replies: 45
Views: 2956

Re: painiac’s Guide to Building a Gun Maintenance Kit

It haven't failed on me so much as let me down design wise. For the weight it just doesn't do much and I'm particular about the weight I have to lug around. I really want to love it and it'd be nice if someone told me I don't understand it and that it's meant to be like that or something. I'll do a ...
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: CRKT knives
Replies: 13
Views: 1671

Re: CRKT knives

Make a new spring? Or pay someone to make one. Most gunsmiths can do springs for you, at least they can here.
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: painiac’s Guide to Building a Gun Maintenance Kit
Replies: 45
Views: 2956

Re: painiac’s Guide to Building a Gun Maintenance Kit

I was thinking about writing a review on the MUT but I haven't had the time to take pictures to explain my many beefs with it. In short, you don't need it, it's full of design fail and the best thing about it is the pocked and little wrench it comes with. Now I'll have to write that review don't I? ...
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

Re: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.

I was abroad on work a bit back and saw a very similar fogger being used with great effect. The down side was the entire street looked like the burning of London for an hour or so. Those little shield thingies I linked to has a set number of square feet of room they protect. So for indoor use I woul...
by Sealegs
Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.
Replies: 24
Views: 2296

Re: Gnats, "no seeums" & Mosquitos - Suggestions Needed.

We have the exact same little pests here too. About the only critter I would really wish extinction upon. We have about 70 or more species of them here and they are documented as pestering us since at the very least the 1700:s. They can even kill horses and livestock if there are too many and the an...

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