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by AuSpider
Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:46 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua New Guinea- Kokoda
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Re: Papua New Guinea- Kokoda

Yea the local boys were a great help, to the point where I started feeling guilty, nothing was to much for them, whether it be getting water too helping you up after slipping on your ass for the 10th time that day. Crazy thing that I found was that half of them didnt even wear boots, just did it in ...
by AuSpider
Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Papua New Guinea- Kokoda
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Papua New Guinea- Kokoda

Hello all :) So I put a post on this forum asking about backpacks, what to look for etc. I mentioned that I was doing the Kokoda trek in Papua New Guinea, and promised a write up, its here, a bit late I will admit. But better late than never right? Day one was spent mostly in transit (Hobart-Brisban...
by AuSpider
Tue May 10, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Zombie Squad hecklers?
Replies: 73
Views: 4834

Re: Zombie Squad hecklers?

I have to admit, when I came across this site, the "Zombie Squad" name gave me a bit of a chuckle, but that was what got me reading about the topics, the amount of information here is just massive, and its gotten me to take "prepping" seriously, if there's a piece of gear that I'm thinking about buy...
by AuSpider
Tue May 10, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Some brands/models available here for you to consider, looking at about 50L for a BOB: - Osprey Kestrel Damn mind reader :lol: I Picked up the Osprey Kestrel on Saturday. Its a great pack, havent had the chance to field test it yet, but my impressions on it are good. The frame system is great, with...
by AuSpider
Sun May 08, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Show of hands - Aussies
Replies: 110
Views: 7671

Re: Show of hands - Aussies

From Hobart, Tasmania (I think theres a few of us Tasmanians here)

As for an interest in getting and Australian chapter/un-official group/occasional meet up off the ground, my virtual hand is up.
by AuSpider
Sat May 07, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Most durable backpack material
Replies: 7
Views: 5069

Re: Most durable backpack material

Most durable practical material would be canvas. As others have said, when it gets wet it gets heavy. My thoughts, if going for a canvas pack, dont think that you can skimp on the price. If the pack gets wet and heavy, you are going to want a pack with a decent frame and harness system to keep the w...
by AuSpider
Thu May 05, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Figs and Bacon, we have a few places like REI, with high quality gear available, just not the same brands that you mentioned (I have seen Osprey equipment around though) Hey Indiana, I'll be checking those places out, along with Snowgum and Passion8 (those are the stores that we have here in Hobart)...
by AuSpider
Mon May 02, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Thanks for bringing the MOLLE and ILBE packs to my attention. To me, they look like military makes of civilian packs yea? I wont be getting a military pack for my trek, weight is the biggest issue, so I will be getting a high quality civilian pack. I would like to get a third pack to use as a 72 hou...
by AuSpider
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

So just to be clear EricinMaryland, you want pics? :lol: I like the look of those Kelty packs. To me, the Eagle and Raven look like top quality hiking packs. The internal frame systems on the hiking packs are obviously a huge bonus for comfort, good to take more weight off the shoulders with the hip...
by AuSpider
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Shooting vampire stakes with the slingshot

Brilliantly evil, just awesome! :twisted:
by AuSpider
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From the wilds of Tasmania...
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: From the wilds of Tasmania...

Bloody hell! I always knew this place was small, thats just odd though :lol:
by AuSpider
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Thanks for the great answers! Just to clarify, I will be getting a proper hiking pack for Kokoda , I was asking the question in a bug out survival situation. You will be hiking the Kokoda Track, which is known here in Michigan in the USA due to our local National Guard unit (the 126th Infantry of th...
by AuSpider
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From the wilds of Tasmania...
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: From the wilds of Tasmania...

Haha thats cool. Yea I'm about the same, I'm in Kingston.
by AuSpider
Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8853

Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Hey all. So I'm new here, and thought this would be a good place to start. I'm 18, and will be making a big purchase of hiking gear in the coming weeks for a bushwalk in Papua New Guinea called the Kokoda Track. But anyway, back on topic. I've taken an interest to the bug out bag discussions on what...
by AuSpider
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: From the wilds of Tasmania...
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: From the wilds of Tasmania...

G'day whmumfrey! (from a fellow Tasmanian)

Everything you said, yes.

What part are you from?
by AuSpider
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey, From Tasmania, Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Hey, From Tasmania, Australia

Aussie! :D

Thanks for the welcome!

Brisbane is great! Awesome weather.
by AuSpider
Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hey, From Tasmania, Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Hey, From Tasmania, Australia

Hello all! Came across this forum while looking at various survival gear. Seemed like a friendly community with the intent to make a difference (charity work, raising awareness etc), so here I am :) As I mentioned in the subject, I come from a state of Australia called Tasmania, its a good place to ...

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