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by survivalkitmag
Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 3320

Re: Snugpak or Recon sleeping bags?

Snugpak is a synthetic fill, so will always be bulkier than a down bag.

If you can keep it dry, a budget down bag would be better, as they compact down much smaller than synthetic fill bags.
by survivalkitmag
Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Cooksets??
Replies: 39
Views: 5842

Re: Cooksets??

I am currently loving the Tatonka "Handle Mug" which is stainless steel with folding handles.

The killer point is that it fits a Nalgene like a GLOVE.

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by survivalkitmag
Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent pegs - small but important
Replies: 34
Views: 2832

Re: Tent pegs - small but important

Great, thanks for the EMS info and link Woods.

I have some Coghlan's everyday Skewer Pegs - cheap and cheerful, but their folding saw was cheap and cheerful and turned out to be excellent, so I have high hopes.
by survivalkitmag
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent pegs - small but important
Replies: 34
Views: 2832

Re: Tent pegs - small but important

Woods Walker wrote:I had failures with Ti V pegs in the past however this was maybe 10 years ago so maybe they're making them better. The Al V pegs work very good and are cheaper.
Do you know what brand your Al V pegs are Woods?
by survivalkitmag
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent pegs - small but important
Replies: 34
Views: 2832

Re: Tent pegs - small but important

Lots of great feedback, thanks guys.

It is amazing how hard it is to find some of these pegs to buy. Durapeg looked interesting, but hard to find somebody to give your cash to!

I've also seen some Terra Nova V pegs in titanium, so will be testing them out against the famous Groundhog.
by survivalkitmag
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Homebrew Trangia stove kit PIC HEAVY. Dialup No Bueno!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 17769

Re: Homebrew Trangia stove kit PIC HEAVY. Dialup No Bueno!!!

That Swedish Ranger cookset looks pretty sweet.

Will have to keep an eye out for one, thanks for the pic.
by survivalkitmag
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent pegs - small but important
Replies: 34
Views: 2832

Tent pegs - small but important

I have a bunch of standard, unbranded tent pegs that have accumulated from various tents and beach shelters, but actually none are that great. They often bend, and can twist around and release if pulled in a high wind. Shelter pegging deserves more of my attention really, so I'm looking for ideas an...
by survivalkitmag
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Homebrew Trangia stove kit PIC HEAVY. Dialup No Bueno!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 17769

Re: Homebrew Trangia stove kit PIC HEAVY. Dialup No Bueno!!!

I've tested out the Trangia Mini as it is sold, and was not impressed either.

With some windshielding mods it can be workable. I just got one of those penny pop can stoves to test out in a side-by-side with the Trangia burner unit which should be interesting.

The Vargo windshield looks sweet!
by survivalkitmag
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SMBO#3 Night out with a wool blanket
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: SMBO#3 Night out with a wool blanket

Some good pics, thanks for sharing.

Did you sew the wool blanket into a sleeping bag shape, or use a technique of "rolling" the blanket around yourself to make it warmer?
by survivalkitmag
Wed May 22, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp
Replies: 42
Views: 5511

Re: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp

sworbeyegib wrote:
Common house centipede here are usually between 5"-8". Out in the nature, I have personally seen them 12" X 1", and thats not some freak of nature, I've seen them more than once that big.
That is a badass bug. You'd need a Kryptonite sleeping bag to keep that beast away.
by survivalkitmag
Mon May 20, 2013 2:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: RAT/ ESEE Pocket Survival/ EE Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 3912

Re: RAT/ ESEE Pocket Survival/ EE Kit

The firesteel looks like a cheap copy of the BCB Ranger. The proper BCB is pretty good, being very light and compact, although the chain it comes with gets in the way when striking. Light My Fire do a model called the "Mini". It's a lot smaller and lighter than most ferro rods, but being LMF is dece...
by survivalkitmag
Mon May 20, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: new USMC 3-season bivy sack
Replies: 13
Views: 9269

Re: new USMC 3-season bivy sack

Great idea to lay it on top of the old MSS bivi to show the length and width difference. I'm interested to see how the wired hood works out after some field testing. I usually try and rig a tarp or poncho to cover my head, to avoid the full cover up, but then that is extra weight and bulk in your be...
by survivalkitmag
Thu May 16, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Fishing Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1415

Re: New Fishing Kit

Nice pics.

A Tube Vault version sounds good too. They look a bit smaller tube though, so would have to trim back the contents.
by survivalkitmag
Thu May 09, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Scottevest Travel Vest Review
Replies: 26
Views: 7701

Re: Scottevest Travel Vest Review

Looks pretty good.

Zipped pockets are so valuable when you are on the move. I imagine it takes a while to check they are all zipped up though!
by survivalkitmag
Mon May 06, 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2250

Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

Hey Guys Anyone who has slept outdoors knows how important it is to insulate yourself from the ground. The range available and technology used in sleeping mats has come on a lot over the last 20 years, but the issue is still the same: Insulation from cold ground and some padding for comfort, at as l...
by survivalkitmag
Wed May 01, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 5410

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

I did try the link but as I am not a member it doesn't display any price info.

$53 - thanks.

Definitely something to get in for a review in the magazine..
by survivalkitmag
Wed May 01, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 5410

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

I can't find a price anywhere. How much is this?
by survivalkitmag
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tents
Replies: 22
Views: 2444

Re: Tents

Those pop-up tents are usually a nightmare to pack away. You have to fold them down in a very particular way, and then get the stuffsack around them before they spring back out. It is often quite a struggle. If you do manage to get the Jack back in-the-box, then you will be holding a large diameter ...
by survivalkitmag
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DarkGhost's Go Bag...56kapocalypse (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 36
Views: 17363

Re: DarkGhost's Go Bag...56kapocalypse (Pic Heavy)

Always nice to see a few pics.

Maxpedition seem hugely popular on the forum. Do they actually have any competition, or is it an automatic no-brainer choice?
by survivalkitmag
Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: On Point's 2013 ZS MWBO Entry - "The Bug Out"
Replies: 28
Views: 4120

Re: On Point's 2013 ZS MWBO Entry - "The Bug Out"

Nice work. Good soundtrack too.

What kind of metal mug is that you're using on the fire?
by survivalkitmag
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Guerrilla Packs
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: Guerrilla Packs

Did you take the plunge then lynx?
by survivalkitmag
Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vargo's new Titanium Fire Box Grill
Replies: 14
Views: 3258

Re: Vargo's new Titanium Fire Box Grill

Mikeyboy wrote:Is it for the gram counting Ultra light hiker who likes who like to carry a pound of frozen chicken or steak and a bottle of BBQ sauce in their pack
Good point. Surely this kind of grill is a luxury item. It's not gonna make your BOB, no matter how lightweight it is.
by survivalkitmag
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: UK Urban EDC/Gear...
Replies: 9
Views: 2285

Re: UK Urban EDC/Gear...

Webtex also make a nice little sewing kit, which apart from my leatherman is probably the most often used piece in my EDC gear. Yeah it looks like a compact setup. Webtex always seem to be pretty competitive price-wise. And knife-laws are pretty strict in the UK. You definitely can't do a Crocodile...
by survivalkitmag
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SKM Issue 8 available (free)
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: SKM Issue 8 available (free)

That's a good tip Woods. Given the round eye on the Trail Hawk head and the ease of making your own handle from a branch.

I just weighed the head without the handle: 11.8oz (335g)

More attractive, with the weight saving - but would you bother to pack it in addition to a fixed blade knife?

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