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by sicsiksix
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock Camping Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 3253

Re: Hammock Camping Questions

I've used and loved hammocks for years, the only problem or concern I haven't seen addressed so far in the thread is the dreaded armadillo. Pitch your hammock high enough to avoid them swear to god if one pokes you in the ass at 2 in the morning while your out cold and maybe after a few beers aroun...
by sicsiksix
Thu May 10, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Water Bladder - Why don't more people use them?
Replies: 59
Views: 2829

Re: Water Bladder - Why don't more people use them?

Definitely a pain to clean. But can usually water the whole family for short day hikes. I have a couple source bladders, one of which is new, the other gets used on a weekly basis when we go up to the bush for hikes or shooting. So far its held up well, although I haven't used it in sub zero conditi...
by sicsiksix
Wed May 02, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 289258

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

Finally received my MSS offa ebay, also got a poncho liner and canteen/cup/carrier. Picked up some mountain house and natural high dehydrated meal packs. Optimus titanium long spoon. Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite. Ruger 10/22 compact with OD green houge stock, vortex diamondback 2-7x35mm rimfire sco...
by sicsiksix
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FREE Karma Bug Out Bayonet Drawing. WINNERS PICKED!
Replies: 54
Views: 2050

Re: FREE Karma Bug Out Bayonet Drawing.

I'll bite. Add me as well please.
by sicsiksix
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flashlight recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 1641

Re: Flashlight recommendations?

You could get a fenix ld12 with a red filter adapter. I have a ld10 (older model slightly less lumens, but still a great light) and like it a lot. Compact, runs on one AA, IPX-8 water resistance, multiple brightness levels.
by sicsiksix
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The 2012 Spring/Summer mock bug out WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Replies: 69
Views: 28924

Re: The 2012 Spring/Summer mock bug out Entry thread

I'll definitely get out a few times in that time frame!
by sicsiksix
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

I made the paracord spool up myself (used an old electrical solder spool I had laying around in the garage, cut a 1/4" section of it out length-wise and slide it over the biner, then wrapped). As for the fire kit, I keep it in a pelican 1010 case which resides in the front pouch on the pack under th...
by sicsiksix
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

They attach alright, clips on the bottom and top, would be better if they had molle webbing the full length of the back tho. They seem to stay put alright, I used the webbing from the clip to help secure it in the back so I don't think they are going anywhere. I paid $27.99 a piece for them, I had a...
by sicsiksix
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Okay, I finally got a chance to take a few pictures. Hopefully this is what you were looking for... http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/9091/saddlebag.jpg Side Shot http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/4493/openempty.jpg Open and Empty http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/4964/boozeopen.jpg Open with 2 x 750...
by sicsiksix
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Sorry I haven't forgot. I just haven't had money, or time (kids ya know) to pickup some things to put in the saddle bag yet. Hopefully soon!
by sicsiksix
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ponchos... a consolidated thread.
Replies: 45
Views: 5772

Re: ponchos... a consolidated thread.

Speaking of ponchos, I was looking a few days ago at the integral designs models. What are others opinions on the long-term durability of the Sil-Nylon vs the Urethane Coated Ripstop Nylon (Using as both a tarp and a poncho, and not running through thorn bushes)? I can get either model for the same ...
by sicsiksix
Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

LOL don't worry I'll git 'er done. Just been busy with spring cleaning/work/kids/house repairs. As soon as I can I'll get some more pictures ;)
by sicsiksix
Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

bump :lol: FWIW BTW, I just got a canteen kit to molle to my new EDC bag, and upon some tinkering I realized the outside lower pockets on the gunslinger II pack are sized and designed for USGI canteens, :D this should not be too much of a surprise since the packs are generally designed and used by ...
by sicsiksix
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What is the best camping hatchet?
Replies: 78
Views: 23885

Re: What is the best camping hatchet?

I have an older fiskars model (the all black one, like the gerber). Used and abused it tons holds up well. Stays with my BOB. When I go car camping though, I always bring a chainsaw and a full size splitting axe...
by sicsiksix
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

CUTE KID! Very nice B.O.G! It looks like you spent HOURS researching, buying and organizing... I bet your woman is pretty AWESOME to put up with that kind of dedication :wink: . A nice hike with the lady might be in order. After you add your sleep system, I would recommend adding a few romantic ite...
by sicsiksix
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Interesting set up with the spools of tape and paracord, not sure I have ever seen that before. Are those industrial strength spools? How much does the full pack weigh? Regarding the FAK, I would add a few more bandages unless I missed something. Very interesting overall set up. The spools are just...
by sicsiksix
Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How to ID USGI poncho?
Replies: 10
Views: 1551

Re: How to ID USGI poncho?

Hmm I just bid on one just like that. They are selling for waaaay too much right now. I might as well just get a Integral Designs ones.
by sicsiksix
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Save money with off the shelf FAK's to use as a base?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Save money with off the shelf FAK's to use as a base?

I too use the Adventure Medical Kits. I have a Hunter's kit in my BOB and my woman has a Adventure Medical 0.9 Ultra-lite kit in hers. Seem to be great kits, although I've yet to use either of them (hope to keep it that way). They are not too expensive either. Think I paid $50 for the hunters kit an...
by sicsiksix
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Most of that stuff is new, I have oodles more stuff in the garage, but I wanted some quality gear for this bag everything else has been used and abused over the years. The only clothes in their now are 2x liner socks, 2x medium weight socks, and 2x boxers. Need some pants/shirts/rain jacket/pants. H...
by sicsiksix
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

Re: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Saved for later.
by sicsiksix
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)
Replies: 30
Views: 7653

sicsiksix's BOB (in progress...)

Well I figured I should post up some pictures and list of what I have in my bag right now. Basically I'm planning to go do some backpacking this year, and some hunting next fall, so it has to get me by for 3-4 days in the back country. When I'm not out with it, it will live in the closet with the re...
by sicsiksix
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleep System Indecisions
Replies: 34
Views: 2993

Re: Sleep System Indecisions

Thanks for the input guys. I do order a lot of stuff from MEC (at least once a month) I have looked at their bags, just couldn't decide on one just by looking online. Maybe I'll have to spend some more time there. I'm trying to get my hands on a surplus USGI poncho or two, but they seem to be hard t...
by sicsiksix
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: I need a new flashlight
Replies: 20
Views: 2247

Re: I need a new flashlight

I warrantied a LD10 that had a terrible inductor whine. I emailed their service center and gave them the serial number, they directed me to fenixtactical.com (that's the Canadian warranty shop). Had to pay shipping one way, but had a new one in my hand within a week that had no inductor whine at all.
by sicsiksix
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sweedish Fireknife
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Sweedish Fireknife

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Anyone got one of these yet? Looks like a nice little package. Wonder how tight the ferro rod is and if its prone to fall out.

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