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by jimdawg
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 3790

lighting

So a brief search left me empty handed. I was wondering what everyone does for lighting in a SHTF situation? I have plenty of flashlights with a fairly large battery cache and also have 5 oil hurricane lanterns with roughly 4 gallons of oil as well. I know that will be more than sufficient in any si...
by jimdawg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: suggestions on assisted open knife
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: suggestions on assisted open knife

I know they are legal here as long as they are assisted and not a switchblade. I have and elite forces that is my EDC but mine is a flea market piece. I want to get her one and I know that in the untrained hand, they can be dangerous but she is going to be getting training. I was just looking for su...
by jimdawg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: suggestions on assisted open knife
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: suggestions on assisted open knife

I guess I should also mention that I want hers to have the seatbelt cutter and glass breaker, too.
by jimdawg
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: suggestions on assisted open knife
Replies: 6
Views: 406

suggestions on assisted open knife

Hey all. I'm looking for an assisted open pocket knife for my girlfriend and wanted to get some input. She's not really a girly girl type so it doesn't have to look feminine. I just want something that's going to perform well if need be. Thanks.
by jimdawg
Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: family bugout vehicle?
Replies: 18
Views: 3729

Re: family bugout vehicle?

I have a Durango with 3 rows. I was looking into a 4x4 econoline or a dodge passenger van that I could do a lot more with than the Durango, tho.
by jimdawg
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 289014

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

Just ordered the Esbit alcohol burner and trekking cookset.
http://www.amazon.com/Esbit-Alcohol-Bur ... ohol+stove
by jimdawg
Fri May 04, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K DEATH
Replies: 13
Views: 2042

Re: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K D

Might I suggest using braided instead of mono fishing line? It will hold up better for a longer period of time. Mono tends to create a memory on any spool and are more susceptible to UV damage. As far as the stick for a rod, at least make sure it's good wood and won't break under the stress of a lar...
by jimdawg
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: trailer question
Replies: 7
Views: 720

Re: trailer question

I can see your point. Like I said, it was an idea that popped in my head. I want to try to make the trailer more off road worthy than just a utility trailer. I was also looking at 5 lug hubs and getting bigger wheels for it. I definitely want it to be able to handle open fields and washed out roads ...
by jimdawg
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: trailer question
Replies: 7
Views: 720

trailer question

I bought a 6x8 trailer frame that I am currently restoring so I can build a utility trailer out of it. I had tossed around the idea of pulling the original axle out of it and putting a dodge rear under it to match my truck. I want to build it to be on and off road capable. I know the axle would fit ...
by jimdawg
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Time for new boots
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Re: Time for new boots

Looking at 31x10.50
by jimdawg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Yoga Mats?
Replies: 22
Views: 3816

Re: Yoga Mats?

Sledgecrowbar wrote:LMGTFY

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trial-C ... e/16783660

(Since I was curious myself)
Yup. I'm short on cash and on a fixed income right now but I needed 3 sleeping mats. Cost $6.88 each at my walmart.
by jimdawg
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Time for new boots
Replies: 6
Views: 796

Time for new boots

So I'm in the market for a new set of tires and I'm torn between these two. If there are any other suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. I NEED an all terrain that can handle mud and snow well, mainly mud though. I would like to stay around the $150 per tire mark but am willing to go a lit...
by jimdawg
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: help me pick a new [to me] BOV
Replies: 20
Views: 2385

Re: help me pick a new [to me] BOV

If you for the Dakota, make sure it has the 4.7. More bulletproof than the V6 or 5.2. I have a 2000 Durango with the 4.7 and there isn't much I can't do with it. Plus the third row comes in handy with 5 kids. lol. A good set of tires and it will push snow with the bumper. Also has much more towing c...
by jimdawg
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 289014

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

3 mummy bags, 3 sleeping bag pads, waterproof matches, 4 hurricane lanterns, 3 bottles of lamp oil, equipment for GHB, more Vaseline and cotton balls, and a bottle of denatured alcohol for the cat food can stove in the GHB.
by jimdawg
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out/Possibles Pouch Flashlight Ideas...
Replies: 23
Views: 1477

Re: Bug Out/Possibles Pouch Flashlight Ideas...

I have 4 of these. They feel great in your hands, I've even held them in my mouth while working on stuff. 120 lumens on the xenon bulb puts out some really good light and they are waterproof to boot. I love them. I have a couple other models but this one is my EDC. I swear by these lights and even t...
by jimdawg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Opps........I Got Mad!
Replies: 38
Views: 3565

Re: Opps........I Got Mad!

You didn't overreact at all. As a single father of two, I would have done the same, if not worse. NEVER come between a father and his daughter(s). At least that's how I feel. Good job on not taking it any further than that. It could have gotten bad for you.
by jimdawg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: no heat
Replies: 6
Views: 518

Re: no heat

Thanks for the input so far. I just have two 2 man tents that I use and have the rain canopies lined with the mylar emergency blankets to try to reflect radiant heat from a camp fire into the tent but I was curious if there was any other options. I do have some good sleeping bags on my list of stuff...
by jimdawg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: no heat
Replies: 6
Views: 518

no heat

Hypothetically speaking, say you're out in the middle of nowhere and like many of you with propane and other gas powered heater/stoves, what would you do if you ran out and temps are dipping to near or freezing temps. How would you keep yourself warm in tour tent or shelter.
by jimdawg
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: "Defensive" Flashlight recommendation?
Replies: 34
Views: 2762

Re: Re:

Einherjrar wrote:Zaplight?

I never tried one, but I kind of want one to test it out.

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In some states, including mine, a civilian carrying a stun gun or taser is illegal unless you have a concealed carry permit.
by jimdawg
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: NUCLEAR FALLOUT!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.....
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: NUCLEAR FALLOUT!!! DUN DUN DUNNNNNN.....

Talk to your doc about radiation iodine tabs. By saturating the thyroid with iodine, it will not be able to accept the radioactive iodine that would be in the air. I keep a stock for the family since we live fairly close to the Peach Bottom nuke station. Other than that, all of the above is good adv...
by jimdawg
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: what would you look like at work under a zombie attack
Replies: 96
Views: 12252

Re: what would you look like at work under a zombie attack

Bluewater wrote:
GunTotingHippy wrote:I work from home 99.9% of the time, so I'd be a few feet from all my preps. So I'd be decked out at the first hint of z-day.
Sums it up for me as well.
Same here...
by jimdawg
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Family size meal stove
Replies: 39
Views: 12294

Re: Family size meal stove

I made a stove out of an 8qt stainless steel stock pot. I notched the top to hold a grille that I made out of an old fridge shelf. It's pretty much a glorified hobo stove. I drilled a bunch of holes into the bottom of it and put bolts in it to elevate it and allow ashes to fall through the bottom. I...
by jimdawg
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tent suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: tent suggestions

So what do you use as a floor if you use one?
by jimdawg
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: a good bug out water filter.
Replies: 19
Views: 1682

Re: a good bug out water filter.

Thanks for the clarification guys. I just wanted it to be clear. I know it's only 5 mins or so to boil water without the cool down time included but it's worth it in the end. I didn't know if adding charcoal to the slow sand method would be worth it or not for immediate drinkability...

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