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by arditty
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Weatherproof Wilderness First Response Kit - pelican style?

Not to derail the thread, but I would be interested in a packing list or pictures of your loadout for your RAMMP. Just picked one up and am interested to see how you set yours up.
by arditty
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Your favorite gadgets, gear, and supplies: Under $10.
Replies: 26
Views: 5020

Re: Your favorite gadgets, gear, and supplies: Under $10.

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BiC lighters. Full size ones are $1.99 at gas stations, minis are cheaper. They're durable, dependable, reasonably waterproof, and easy to use. Some of the cheaper brands are ok, but nothing works like a standard bic.
by arditty
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out Map - style & material
Replies: 12
Views: 2207

Re: Bug out Map - style & material

You may want to look in to printing your own maps- the USGS makes digital versions of almost all of their products available on their website which you can easily format and print. Several other companies offer nice page-formatted topo maps. If you know anyone with access to professional GIS softwar...
by arditty
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Show me your well used,worn,old, and patina-ed EDC gear!
Replies: 28
Views: 12889

Re: Show me your well used,worn,old, and patina-ed EDC gear!

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My Olight i3S EOS. It's been with me everywhere for about a year now.
by arditty
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Water storage on a well water.
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: Water storage on a well water.

If your well water is hard, you may run into problems with scale in your storage containers. If you haven't already, get a test kit or have your water tested to determine if you need to worry about it. Of course, if you have a water softener, it's probably not a problem, but if you're filling contai...
by arditty
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?
Replies: 28
Views: 2811

Re: Reciprocating Saw for Rescue / Demolition?

I've got a Dewalt 18v reciprocating saw, and I have yet to meet something that it couldn't cut given enough time, blades, and batteries. Always keep plenty of extra blades. I'm partial to the 8" rescue blades for major demolition work and 4" metal cutting blades for cutting hard steel. Longer blades...
by arditty
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Consumable items that do not deteriorate discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2611

Re: Consumable items that do not deteriorate discussion

Rubber gloves- Gloves made of natural latex don't store well. Most of the time, the shelf life on brand-new unopened latex gloves is only about three years. Nitrile gloves last a few years longer, with a shelf life of about five years. Now, those are the recommended guidelines from the glove manufac...
by arditty
Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Why every car should have a rescue tool/knife...
Replies: 20
Views: 6315

Re: Why every car should have a rescue tool/knife...

CipherNameRaVeN wrote:Which tool would you guys recommend?
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This is the bigger version of the gerber emergency tool:
Amazon Link
by arditty
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: transporting additional fuel with your bugout vehicle?
Replies: 31
Views: 5342

Re: transporting additional fuel with your bugout vehicle?

I've got a tool box for my pickup truck, and I just strap a jerrycan on the back. With a couple of eyebolts and a shortened ratchet strap it's really easy. See my avatar for a picture of it.
by arditty
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2013 Resolutions - How'd you do?
Replies: 51
Views: 5548

Re: 2013 Resolutions - To Do List

- Increase my fitness. I want to be able to pass the US Army physical fitness test with room to spare by the end of the year. - Guns & Ammo- I need to stop shooting all my stockpiled ammunition because i'm too lazy to go to the store before the range. - Finish my BOV. Already made a lot of progress...
by arditty
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: No Time Like The Present - Fuel Storage
Replies: 15
Views: 2165

Re: No Time Like The Present - Fuel Storage

The National Fire Protection Association sets the safe limit at 25 gallons for the average homeowner, but you may want to check with your insurance company or local firefighters if you want to know for sure. When I store gas, I make sure to fill up with 100% gasoline. If left for too long, the gas a...
by arditty
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Northwest Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Hello from Northwest Georgia

Hello everybody, i'm a long time lurker, first time poster from the Rome, GA area. I've got quite a bit of survival and outdoors experience- I am an Eagle scout, avid outdoorsman, and scientist with a background in geology, meteorology, and chemistry. I'm also trained in wilderness first aid, certif...

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