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by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

Quietus, I think Lynn's honest, stated experience in real world circumstances TRUMPS any 'reputable' google search data you may produce. And I kinda agree with Lynn that at this point you're being a real tool in this thread. I really hope this is a poor attempt at sarcasm. If not, I can only assume...
by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

I THINK the government numbers are for GIs whose average weight is maybe 175 to 200lb carrying 50 to 75 pound loads under severe weather conditions. You are the only one talking about "government numbers". I merely refer to basic human physiology. But then again. I only have the worldwide scientifi...
by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

I'm not sure if your stated water requirements are so high compared to mine because you're huge, you sweat like a faucet, or you're believing some standard written by a government agency. For me, you're numbers are, simply put, wrong, and my empirical data wins versus anyone else's statement. Serio...
by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

Also, my water consumption (tested) is nowhere NEAR 3-4 liters a day. More like 2, unless it's mid-summer. If it becomes a calculation issue. I'm talking drinking water. I don't carry dehydrated foods, so don't need to use water for rehydrating eats. Make fun of canned food all you like. It has its...
by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

Seriously, dude. If you think that people can't live reasonably and safely with the amount of stuff I bring or less, you're wrong. It's okay if you bring more so long as you don't injure yourself, but it's ridiculous if you think that everyone needs to carry 40 or 50 pounds of stuff to live for a f...
by Quietus
Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

This site definitely errs toward having more gear. So I'm not shocked to see that a lot of people are saying that their BOB is 40ish pounds, and some carry more than that. People on this site really like their guns and their big knives and such. On the other hand, I've definitely seen people discus...
by Quietus
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need some Help With backpack choice.
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: Need some Help With backpack choice.

http://www.nallo2.se/images/div/5alaska.gif That does look pretty sexy, Quietus. Dunno if I'm sold on the big sleeping bag thingy on the ass end, but it does look both pretty & sexy. - The "big sleeping bag thingy" is just a removable bag for,, well, your sleeping bag. Just like the sleeping bag co...
by Quietus
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Need some Help With backpack choice.
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: Need some Help With backpack choice.

Haglöfs would be my suggestion for the brand. They don't have the kifaru tacticoolness (yes that is a word :P ), but in terms of pure quality, they eat those fancy things for breakfast. If you can find one, I would suggest you go old school with their Alaska model. It has perhaps the best frame ever...
by Quietus
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Worlds Brightest Flashlight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1017

Re: Worlds Brightest Flashlight?

Heere you go: http://www.wickedlasers.com/lasers/The_Torch-74-41.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; 4100 lumens and you get a full 5 minutes of battery life :) But seriously. There is such a thing as "to much output". At some point, you just get heat rather than usable light. Not to...
by Quietus
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bowmanship Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 18943

Re: Bowmanship Thread

Depending on what I'm shooting, I use either bare fingers, glove or mechanical release.

Bare fingers for lower poundage bows.
Glove for higher poundage bows.
Mechanical for compound.
by Quietus
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 100
Views: 8630

Re: Ideal Weight for a Bug Out Bag?

I aim for under 30 pounds for 3-day trips and for BOBs, and judge/doubt those who claim they can walk all day with 100 pound packs... You have never done any military service or long distance hiking, I take it? 100 pounds is far from impossible, and sometimes a necessity. The fact that you can't do...
by Quietus
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bowmanship Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 18943

Re: Bowmanship Thread

Easton is absolutely a good name when it comes to arrows. I use their shafts for all my carbons.
by Quietus
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Billhook or kukri ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2500

Re: Billhook or kukri ?

For practical "around camp" type work and brush clearing, I would go with the billhook. In fact I have one very much like the one in the photo. It is a very versatile tool. It won't replace a proper axe, but for pretty much all tasks, it performs better than those small hatchets and "camp axes" that...
by Quietus
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bowmanship Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 18943

Re: Bowmanship Thread

Regular Guy wrote: This hole is for the counter weight, right?
That would be correct. Stabilizer or a reel if you want to go fishing.

The others are for optional sight and elevated rest.
by Quietus
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Aich's Alloy for knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Aich's Alloy for knives?

^^^ I have kind of an issue with responses like this. "Call it what you want, this is still nothing more than brass..." is like saying, "call stainless steel what you will, it's still nothing more than iron." It's a completely different material. If you don't know, that's cool, but opining (falsely...
by Quietus
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Aich's Alloy for knives?
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Aich's Alloy for knives?

So basically we are supposed to make our knives out of brass? Call it what you want, this is still nothing more than brass. It may be "unequalled by all but the best steels", in some regards, but making blades will never be one of them. Hell... For that that purpose, it would struggle to even come c...
by Quietus
Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Sheath Knife Safety
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: Sheath Knife Safety

I too, have never even heard of something like this happening. And unless your sheath is made of marmite and old newspapers, I really don't see how it could. In any case. Why the hell would you carry your knife on the front of your belt? Unless it's 1 inch or shorter, it would hinder movement to a p...
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Blacksmiths?
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: Blacksmiths?

I have been known to dabble in such things. Mostly blades and small practical items (fire steels, cloak pins, pot hangers and such). Picked it up over many years of reenactment. I don't have a vast amount of time for it anymore and therefore don't have a forge at home. But I do have access to a prop...
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your pet is quite plump....
Replies: 228
Views: 28150

Re: Your pet is quite plump....

You wouldn't have a problem putting a bullet in your neighbor's head? Because of the kind of meal he'd make? How is that not "sociopathic" (a term you leveled at other posters in a thread about home defense) and how does it not violate forum rules about advocating murder/other illegal activities? I...
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your pet is quite plump....
Replies: 228
Views: 28150

Re: Your pet is quite plump....

squinty wrote: What the fuck, Quietus? What the fuck?
:?:
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: dumbest thing youve ever done with a firearm
Replies: 230
Views: 17384

Re: dumbest thing youve ever done with a firearm

Thankfully, I have not done anything dumb with any firearm. I think I'm to safety conscious for that to happen. Unless you count selling my old Sig P210. That was very stupid. It is by far the best handgun ever made. I have been looking at getting another, but the nearly $4300,- pricetag on the best...
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Your pet is quite plump....
Replies: 228
Views: 28150

Re: Your pet is quite plump....

I don't really think it would help much. My cat is pure bone, muscle and sinew. A hyper-fit killer with not a gram of fat. Her ability to catch and kill anything even remotely smaller than her, would serve me much better. Her food on the other hand is 80% animal protein and should be a very good bac...
by Quietus
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Bowmanship Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 18943

Re: Bowmanship Thread

Doc Torr wrote:
Ad'lan wrote:
Doc Torr wrote: Wait, does this mean I have to wear a cloak...
No, Just Tights.
Tight tights!
Lets face it. You gotta be a man to wear tights
by Quietus
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Eating insects
Replies: 24
Views: 2328

Re: Eating insects

Mealworms and ant larvae are quite good. Both should be fried for best results.

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