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by 74 or more
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Woods Walker in Memorium
Replies: 76
Views: 23712

Re: Woods Walker in Memorium

Just hearing about this now from reading something in Mag's thread. I don't post or visit here that much anymore but I learned quite a lot from Woods Walker. Definitely a bummer.
by 74 or more
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: CCW While Hiking

Lastly, who cares what anyone might "think" about your carrying. If they have a problem with it they're gonna keep their mouth shut and just move along past you on the trail. The only people that will give a shit are those that carry themselves. And even know what a HPG kit bag is in the first plac...
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: CCW While Hiking

I'm with the "fanny packs scream 'GUN'" crew on this. It's the first thing that has always popped into my mind when seeing one, even back in the day when they were very popular. Almost as soon as they were invented both bad guys and good guys started carrying guns in them. That being said, you're o...
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: CCW While Hiking

In the ninety's the fanny pack was my preferred method of carry. I carried firearm, extra ammo, and work and personal related stuff in it. The trouble is the fanny pack is a ninety's thing . The best it can do nowadays is cover the gun from casual sight. Most people will associate it as a gun holst...
by 74 or more
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

Re: CCW While Hiking

Nothing says "I'm carrying a gun" quite like a fanny pack. If you want to send that message then go that route. When camping, hiking and working outside the most comfortable, easiest option for me is open carry. This is not always possible. The next best option for me is an IWB tuck with a large (a...
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Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: CCW While Hiking
Replies: 17
Views: 2721

CCW While Hiking

Not sure if this is is the best place for this so please move if not. I've also seen a few threads a while back on here about this topic but i can remember what the rule are for reviving dead threads. So apologies all around. I've been exploring different ways to carry concealed while hiking. Been t...
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

That scanner you linked to is a pretty barebones analog scanner that would be next to useless in your AO. About all you'll have to listen to is "in the clear" military stuff, the aircraft bands, and little else. I really can't recommend that one. Hell, there's apps for your phone that offer more th...
by 74 or more
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

If you go CB/NOAA, you will probably want to put some thought into how you will keep it powered in the event of an emergency. Also, if you plan to listen to local police traffic you will want to figure out what system they are using. Around here they use a "trunking" system which allows for better ...
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

Oh hell, I just realized you're pretty local to me. Yes, the trees are going to be a problem (actually the leaves on the trees) but you should still get decent range up there in Fairfax. Now, on the CB, you don't need to spend a fortune on one, there are several under $100 that will work fine for y...
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

Okay, that makes things a little easier. CB is what is called a "license by rule" service, meaning that so long as you follow the FCC regs for that service you're considered "licensed" to use it, with no paperwork or forms to fill out and no special training required. With the right antenna and dec...
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

The next question you need to answer is: What is your purpose for the comms? What would you like to be able to do? Initially I was thinking mostly in the "whats going on around me" category. So I was thinking scanner. But some of the CBs i was looking at seem to do the same thing as a scanner (+ ot...
by 74 or more
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Re: Just getting into radio/comms

My first thought is "how much money and time are you budgeting for this?" Because I think with an understanding of your constaints, we can make some suggestions for a direction forward and outline the capabilities within those constraints. Well since I don't really know what I'm getting into and I'...
by 74 or more
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Just getting into radio/comms
Replies: 24
Views: 5196

Just getting into radio/comms

Is there a website or a thread that can give me an overview on all things radio and comms? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed trying to learn about this on my own. My preps are severely lacking in this area and what i'm learning is that i have no idea what i want. I've been reading through threads in thi...
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Re: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

Thanks for all the replies. To be honest i didn't even consider the idea that the lid could easily pop off. I do like the secure shut of the GI ammo can. I think after reading these replies, i tend to agree that the standard GI can has an edge. But i will say that the Ammo Brick is actually really s...
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammo can or Ammo Brick?
Replies: 29
Views: 4926

Ammo can or Ammo Brick?

I searched for this but didn't find anything. I'd be surprised if this hasn't been talked about before though. Does anyone use Ammo Bricks to store ammo? https://www.waterbrick.org/product/ammobrick-half-1-6-gallon-olive-drab-green/ https://www.waterbrick.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/AmmoBrick-100...
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Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Threw Together a FAK
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Threw Together a FAK

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii590/74_or_more/Bug%20Out%20Gear/20170629_093358_zpsixhysmdh.jpg I threw together a FAK with some stuff I had laying around. Not meant to be comprehensive FAK. I usually use AMK kits and I have an "ouch pouch" from Dark Angle Medical that I carry in my EDC. I wo...
by 74 or more
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expiration date on Rolled Gauze
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Re: Expiration date on Rolled Gauze

In a word, no. I do inspect the packaging to ensure it hasn't been compromised. I doubt the material was ever 'sterile', but is it certainly clean. BTW - did you note the Country of Origin of your medical supplies? Much of what is sold over the counter these days is made 'overseas' - in many cases,...
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Expiration date on Rolled Gauze
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

Expiration date on Rolled Gauze

I usually keep up on the expiration dates for medication but i just noticed that some of my gauze (cvs brand) are past the expiration date written on the packaging. Might be a stupid question but does anyone else worry about this for something like gauze or even band aids?
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Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7892
Views: 399979

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

No shame dude. I'm wrapping up my first build and I was super intimidated when I started. First thing you need is a lower (often referred to as a receiver or lower receiver), followed by a lower parts kit (often known as a LPK). A receiver extension (aka buffer tube) sticks out the back, inside tha...
by 74 or more
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7892
Views: 399979

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

This thread is kind of like drinking from a fire hose haha. I'd like to build an AR but don't know much about it. Not so much looking for a "parts list" (not that i would mind that).....more like how do I begin to figure this out? Can someone point me in the right direction? .....And yes im embarras...
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Solar Panel Question - Goal Zero or Brunton?
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Solar Panel Question - Goal Zero or Brunton?

I ended up getting the Goal Zero Nomad 13 and the Flip 20 battery pack. I originally wanted the Nomad 20 but decided that it was a little pricey right now for just the panel. The Nomad 13 and Flip 20 worked out to the same price but I got a more complete set up. As I originally posted, I was really ...
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Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do you look for in cook ware?
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

Re: What do you look for in cook ware?

I'm a JetBoil guy. Coffee, freeze dried meals, noodles are usually what I'm eating. I rarely "cook" when I'm in the woods but when I do, I'm a fan of the MSR pots or the USGI mess kit. The MSR pots are great with the JetBoil stove attachment. Edit: I should also add that I bring some kind of lightwe...
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Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Solar Panel Question - Goal Zero or Brunton?
Replies: 10
Views: 2001

Re: Solar Panel Question - Goal Zero or Brunton?

Thanks for that. I haven't been on here in a while and my search skills aren't what they used to be. I agree that the Instapark is a better bang for your buck but I think I like the Goal Zero and Brunton a little more which is why I'm curious as to people opinions (if any) between the two. I also li...

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