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by pipboy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame
Replies: 51
Views: 39055

Re: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame

i havent tested this at all but i was wondering what you guys think about this idea: could we strengthen the pvc frame by filling it with some material? maybe with spray foam insulation or sand?
by pipboy
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame
Replies: 51
Views: 39055

Re: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame

nice video! this design is really awesome. i'm gonna take it out for a day hike this weekend and see how it does. screw the naysayers! in the future i might try to building a new one with a mounting point on the top of the frame for a 2m antenna. it might also be cool to build in nalgene bottle moun...
by pipboy
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame
Replies: 51
Views: 39055

Re: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame

i bought everything at home depot. the elbow joints were $0.22 each ($0.24 with tax), the T joins were a little more maybe 30 or 40 cents (i forget exactly), and the piping was something like $1.60 for 10ft. sorry i lost the receipt. the spray paint cost more then all the pvc combined. i would imagi...
by pipboy
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame
Replies: 51
Views: 39055

Re: DIY PVC Alice Pack Frame

Hi guys. this awesome thread got me out of lurker mode. i love diy projects and i have a medium alice pack with no frame. i copied DayAfterTomorrow's design as closely as possible. i didnt have an actual alice frame to model mine on so i estimated all the sizes and curves based on DayAfterTomorrow's...
by pipboy
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1768
Views: 280713

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

Frank wrote:steel shelving :mrgreen:

out of curiosity, what kind of shelving? i'm looking to get pallet racks for my storage but they are really expensive and i'm wondering if there is a cheaper alternative that is as durable.
by pipboy
Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Too Many Packs?
Replies: 1
Views: 555

Too Many Packs?

Next week I finish my CERT training. I have already have a 72 hour bag which is built around personal survival and I'm trying to figure out the best way to setup a CERT pack that won't simply be an additional 72hour bag. For those of you who are active members of your local CERT, do you keep a separ...
by pipboy
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: plastic sheet in a box/room/cube form?
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: plastic sheet in a box/room/cube form?

i was looking through my rockler catalog and saw a peel and stick zipper setup that might be useful for this project: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=25190&filter=zipper" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; i'm not sure if it would work against the sterility you seem to be going fo...
by pipboy
Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 35056

Re: Adventures in rice storage

if i am using dry ice in a mylar bag, does it matter if the dry ice is touching the food?

is there anywhere that sells individually wrapped oxygen absorbers? i don't currently have the means to load a dozen buckets at once and i don't want to waste a big package of absorbers.
by pipboy
Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 89
Views: 35056

Re: Adventures in rice storage

thanks for the great posts tacair and noamnesty. i've been digging through all the food storage threads in here and have seen quite a few different solutions for weevils and other pesty invaders. some solutions are minimalist and some seem to get incredibly complicated. i don't really have the means...
by pipboy
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:45 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: anbex iosat out of stock as of today
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: anbex iosat out of stock as of today

is there a reason proki.org is the only supplier still accepting orders for potasium iodide? are they a reputable dealer?
by pipboy
Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: anbex iosat out of stock as of today
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: anbex iosat out of stock as of today

Sources? Your survival closet? amazon.com, proki.org, army navy surplus stores... theres more thats 3 off top of my heard. Tell ya what... this year has FINALLY opened my wife's eyes about prepping. the point is i want to stock my closet. i had been meaning to get this stuff for a long time but i p...
by pipboy
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: anbex iosat out of stock as of today
Replies: 8
Views: 973

anbex iosat out of stock as of today

i was just getting around to ordering a shipment of iosat potassium iodide pills today only to discover that as of today anbex is completely out of stock: Notice: As of March 14, 2011, Anbex is out of stock of iOSAT™. New product expected by April 18, 2011. http://www.anbex.com/" onclick="window.ope...
by pipboy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: where to get velcro backed pouches/clips/loops/etc
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: where to get velcro backed pouches/clips/loops/etc

thanks for the tip on maxped, but i'm surprised at the prices. this might be a good excuse to try my hand at stiching my own.
by pipboy
Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: where to get velcro backed pouches/clips/loops/etc
Replies: 3
Views: 758

where to get velcro backed pouches/clips/loops/etc

i'm interested in the countycomm responder 2 pouch: http://countycomm.com/respond.htm however, countycomm does not sell any velcro backed attachements for the case and i am having a hard time finding other sources for such items. i emailed countycomm but they did not offer any sources. anyone here k...
by pipboy
Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my first FAK
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: my first FAK

nacho: thanks for the tip. are the red cross classes actually useful or are they mostly intended to fill bureaucratic requirements?

tacair: thanks for the tip on the bags. i may order a few to check them out.
by pipboy
Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my first FAK
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: my first FAK

holy cow those bank bags look like a great deal. the site says they have a 'water proof center layer.' do you know how effective that is? for example, could i submerge these bags underwater without the contents getting wet?
by pipboy
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my first FAK
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: my first FAK

thanks for the tip nacho. i just signed up for a cert training session. is there any reason to also do the red cross first aid/cpr/aed courses or will cert cover all the same material?
by pipboy
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Bug Out Or Bunker In?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Re: Bug Out Or Bunker In?

thanks for the responses. Urban Core, I think I have come to the same conclusion as you. My main concern about bugging out early is that overpopulated cities will turn into complete chaos and gridlock instantly. big b, sorry i didn't realize this would be the wrong place for the topic. i was thinkin...
by pipboy
Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Bug Out Or Bunker In?
Replies: 3
Views: 1041

Bug Out Or Bunker In?

Living in a major city—New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc—what would be the safest move in the event of some sort of SHTF scenario. Assuming complete anarchy, a fair degree of death and destruction, but not necessarily a completely unlivable environment, ie. the city is not entirely flooded o...
by pipboy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my first FAK
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Re: my first FAK

thanks so much for the comments. i forgot to mention that there is a tweezer in the larger bag. good call on additional band-aid types. i'll have to pickup a multipack of them tomorrow. what do you mean by 5x9 sponge? is that some sort of iodine prep sponge like this: http://www.rescue-essentials.co...
by pipboy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: my first FAK
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

my first FAK

hi guys. i'm just starting to become aware of my preparedness needs and have started to make a pretty basic FAK. it consists of two pouches, one will always sit in my BOB (which is only partially complete at this point) and the other smaller pouch sits in my car and can be attached to the outside of...
by pipboy
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from california
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: greetings from california

hi i thought i would do an introduction before i start asking questions. i don't know how well i will fit on the board considering i've never even held a gun. that being said i've lately been realizing that preparedness is crucial and there is no reason not to have a plan. :) Emergency preparedness...
by pipboy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from california
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: greetings from california

ahh i see. i thought that one was just for strategic planning.
by pipboy
Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: greetings from california
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: greetings from california

thanks! i just got back from the surplus store where i picked up a used alice pack for my BOB. i noticed that there isn't a specific forum for home cache/reserve type supplies. where would i go to ask questions about that?

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