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by jamesraykenney
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Titanium striker. Flint and steel (now Ti).
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

Re: Titanium striker. Flint and steel (now Ti).

Wow, I never knew that you could make a striker out of titanium. How do you harden titanium anyway? And what hardness do you need for a titanium 'steel'??? I do not know how well it would work with the cattail fluff, but I have always had a LOT more success with putting the tinder on the stone and h...
by jamesraykenney
Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: What is with all the Kukri love?
Replies: 70
Views: 12297

Re: What is with all the Kukri love?

Wow I post and disappear for a couple of days and this thread takes off. Thanks for all the replies! I think a couple of posts really got through my thick skull. The jack of all trades post and the cultural differences make a lot of sense to me. I probably am not using the thing as intended but sin...
by jamesraykenney
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion
Replies: 44
Views: 6852

Re: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion

The population is rebounding, and attacks on humans are on the rise. Doesn't mean I'm going to buy a spear.... Know why few people stop attacks with spears? Firearms are more effective, and way easier to carry around. Dropping the beastie with a Glock may not get you a Brass Balls Award, but it it ...
by jamesraykenney
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion
Replies: 44
Views: 6852

Re: Man Uses Spear to Save Girlfriend from Mountain Lion

<snip> The spear type/brand/size wasn't mentioned in any of the articles to say other than "likely a boar spear"... If I was going to take on a critter - I'd want me one of these bad boys, better than a Muskatoon.... http://images.knifecenter.com/thumb/295x295/knifecenter/coldsteel/images/CS95FSnw....
by jamesraykenney
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: cleaning a canteen cup in the wild
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

Re: cleaning a canteen cup in the wild

Take some of the ash from the fire, and mix it with the grease from the pan. This produces a form of soap that works quite well.
by jamesraykenney
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Natural and man-made firesteel tinder.
Replies: 28
Views: 2708

Re: Natural and man-made firesteel tinder.

Have you tried these with flint and steel? It produces a MUCH cooler spark and thus is much harder to get an ember or flame.
What is good to use?(besides charcloth, which, of course, works great!)
by jamesraykenney
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Made My First Batch Of Char Cloth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: Made My First Batch Of Char Cloth...

I really like that duck cloth charcloth. I never tried that before. It looks like it is quite strong. You need to plug the hole AS SOON AS you take it off the fire! That will stop it from combusting as air enters the tin while it is cooling. Have you tried rifle cleaning patches? Always try to use 1...
by jamesraykenney
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Made My First Batch Of Char Cloth...
Replies: 13
Views: 1194

Re: Made My First Batch Of Char Cloth...

Woods Walker wrote:Nice. You can char natural materials as well.
You of course know that that is what charcoal is??? :mrgreen:
by jamesraykenney
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Pop flares?
Replies: 24
Views: 9201

Re: Pop flares?

Are these available to civilians? I am looking, and I can't find anything. Maybe they have a different name in the civilian/nautical world? I can't even find a good picture of one in GIS. http://www.spectergear.com/333-side.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; That's one in a pouch......
by jamesraykenney
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: IFAK Essentials Series: Asherman Chest Seal
Replies: 76
Views: 24892

Re:

Nice gear I remember taking the Combat basic first aid course at Benning and it was not exsplained as well, and the Asherman are a pretty cheap 5 or 6 bucks (Manditory Item) I could definatly keep in my large kit. Excellent post: I will be watching for further tutorials I keep the Bolin in my FAK b...
by jamesraykenney
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Need some help - Source for Cobalt blue eye exam light
Replies: 32
Views: 9692

Re: Need some help - Source for Cobalt blue eye exam light

I have a blue "NARP Tactical Exam Light" by NAR. I bought it maybe two years ago, but I don't see it offered on their site any more. Here is a very similar light, maybe the same one with different branding. It's bright and extremely compact; my only complaint is that the rotating switch can sometim...
by jamesraykenney
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Need some help - Source for Cobalt blue eye exam light
Replies: 32
Views: 9692

Re: Need some help - Source for Cobalt blue eye exam light

Call the customer service department here http://www.cfmtechnologies.com/products/diagnostic.html They are helpful, and will sell you the replacement cobalt lense. THanks for the tip. But to use the lens, I will need the light - and we are back to the 100+ USD to play. Again, thank you for the repl...
by jamesraykenney
Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Essentials Series: MSR Dromedary Bag
Replies: 87
Views: 30153

Re:

Gunny, +1 on MSR's bags. You might also think about carrying one of the collapsible buckets from REI. You can scoop out water to let it settle so your filter isn't having to work so hard. It also lets you filter water without having to get your feet or keep your feet in the water. The stream you're...
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use
Replies: 40
Views: 3176

Re: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use

They make steel cups that fit around Nalgenes. Yep. The nesting 18 oz. GSI Glacier bottle cup is a great addition to your Nalgene bottle. Similar concept to the USGI nesting canteen and cup. I use plastic. The transparency and measurement markings on the side allow you to use them as a makeshift me...
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use
Replies: 40
Views: 3176

Re: Steel Vs. Plastic Nalgene for BOB and everyday use

I was about to post the same thread! Because...I have gunk on the inside of my standard 38oz guyot designs. It's lining the upper rim/corner/crevice. I've tried soap, comet, baking soda, etc, I can't get this gunk out. Not sure if it's rust or what. That may be a downside to these ss bottles. I hav...
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A question about MRE's
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re: A question about MRE's

But you need the cardboard box for the heater to work properly! Why would you need the cardboard box for the heater to work properly? You fill the heater with water to the line, put the meal in and wala, heated food. Ive never used the box at all. The only thing you might possible need it for is to...
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A question about MRE's
Replies: 39
Views: 3334

Re:

Woods Walker wrote:No point in packing the cardboard etc. Dump all that junk. Or not. It is up to you.
But you need the cardboard box for the heater to work properly!
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Special Forces Survival Kit
Replies: 47
Views: 6492

Re: Special Forces Survival Kit

Wildeman_13 wrote:Google is an amazing thing...
http://www.bestglide.com/sf_survival_kit_info.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That one does not have the Leatherman Wave multitool, just a cheap(?) keychain multitool.
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Dependable button compass?
Replies: 24
Views: 6349

Re: Dependable button compass?

If I wanted a small, button-ish compass, I'd get a Marble's brass pocket compass . I have two that I keep in a bag in my car... They both developed a bubble that kept them from working after about a year. Yes... They are NOT dry anymore... They felt the need to improve them... :cry: I think they ar...
by jamesraykenney
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gear Brand - Propper
Replies: 21
Views: 1424

Re: Gear Brand - Propper

I've been wearing Propper BDU pants almost every day for the last 3 years, and they are still almost new, if a tad faded from a zillion washes. They're super comfortable and the ripstop fabric really works. I recommend the 65/35 poly-cotton ones, they're great for all-season wear. One tip though, e...
by jamesraykenney
Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Um, what does this do?
Replies: 56
Views: 6690

Re: Um, what does this do?

Apparently someone thought it would be a good idea to include a protractor on a knife blade. It is to be used as an inclinometer. You tie a string through it with a weight on the other end, aim along the stright part of the blade and when the string stops swinging press your finger against it to lo...
by jamesraykenney
Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Um, what does this do?
Replies: 56
Views: 6690

Re: Um, what does this do?

Top right pic is of a knife that came out about the same time as the first Rambo movie. You attach a length of para cord to the hole in the handle and us the knife as pictured as a grappling hook. That doesn't sound dangerous at all :roll: :lol: One of my buddies has one of those knives with a hole...
by jamesraykenney
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Name that Kukri
Replies: 35
Views: 3211

Re: Name that Kukri

those small pockets are for two small utility knives. Actually, ONE of them was for a knife and the other was for a burnisher to keep the knife sharp between sharpenings... You can see them, in this picture of my Aitihasik LINK Some none traditional ones, like my 17.5 inch 33ounce chandan wood hand...
by jamesraykenney
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: NanoStriker Fire Starter???
Replies: 13
Views: 915

Re: NanoStriker Fire Starter???

Firesteels are in no WAY, SHAPE, or FORM waterproof! They can be USED when wet, but I have had them corrode away after six months in my pocket. If you live in a humid climate, then do yourself a favor and get a sealed one. The Blastmatch I EDCd was so corroded that I ended up breaking it trying to g...

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