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by Shadowalker
Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

For the record, responding to negative criticism emotionally and calling names does more to damage this forum's usefulness than negative criticism. Like calling someone a whiney old woman... It stands. The management not addressing the issues here and trying to beat a pulse back with cronys in the ...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

Growing up on a farm is not walking into the woods with a backpack and living off the fat of the land. There is no fat of the land. That is why you grew up on a farm and not in the middle of the woods. There is no mystery, I just prefer reality to fantasy. Never had farms on the reservation....that...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

Growing up on a farm is not walking into the woods with a backpack and living off the fat of the land. There is no fat of the land. That is why you grew up on a farm and not in the middle of the woods. There is no mystery, I just prefer reality to fantasy. You are the spirit of what killed this boa...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

I think everyone pretty much missed the point. This is an entry level setup for not much money with commonly found items. Its focus is on knowledge and not gear weight or ultralight quality. You can pick up the whole set for the cost of one UL rainfly. False. The Pathfinder knife alone is $275. kit...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

Or...you can shop smart......shop S-Mart! :awesome: Shelter: French surplus wool- $15 8'x10' camo Tarp - $9 Byer Hammock - $39 rope and ring straps - $12 Milsurp mat - $12 Fire Starting: 2x Firesteel.coms ~ $12 Bic Lighter ~ $.50 Flint ~ $8 Cooking: Dog Bowl ~ $5 MSR Stowaway 775mL Pot - $18 Canteen...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Basic Kit discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2962

Re: Basic Kit discussion

I think everyone pretty much missed the point. This is an entry level setup for not much money with commonly found items. Its focus is on knowledge and not gear weight or ultralight quality. You can pick up the whole set for the cost of one UL rainfly. The kit involves substantial knowledge that wei...
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Advice on freeze dried meats.
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Advice on freeze dried meats.

Serious advice on storage foods......... :awesome: Eat them. Not for a day or a week. Eat them for a month or more. They are not like regular foods. Only you know if they will work and only because you ate them for several weeks. 1. We have several folks myself included who turned up with allergies ...
by Shadowalker
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: need help modifying metal gold pan
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: need help modifying metal gold pan

My buddy got back to me. Not much gold there except south and east of Vegas. And then again into the adjoining Arizona counties. The gold is very small. Its flour gold so smaller than fine gold. or below 1-2mm flakes and dust. People use mostly dry washers down that way so without water and a lot of...
by Shadowalker
Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:51 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Cold Steel Bushman any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 2860

Re: Is the Cold Steel Bushman any good?

Tell me guys is it? Does anyone have it? I want a new hunting knife! Anyone have any suggestions other than that for a good fixed blade knife? It depends on your purposes and reasoning. Should this be your primary knife? No. That said we have 6 people with them and they are in the various vehicle b...
by Shadowalker
Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What Do You Think of the Ti2 Para-Biner?
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

Re: What Do You Think of the Ti2 Para-Biner?

Unfortunately the marketing plan is a total failure. Its not clear how much each size is, how to get them other than he says he fills each order. there is no real world testing. Im not sure it has the leverage to tighten or loosen anything but the screwdriver end. That said a pr of the larger ones m...
by Shadowalker
Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Signalling
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Signalling

Most good quality flashlights have an SOS signal in them now. I gave my sis one that uses two AA batts. It has a really bright, about 200 lumen light, and a laser. I think they came from costo. Brother in law issued mine lol. Has: Light laser laser+light SOS flash We try to collect multi use items. ...
by Shadowalker
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show off your fire kit!
Replies: 110
Views: 13322

Re: Show off your fire kit!

The stuff came today. Made the kit for sis #2. will ease the others into it. Inside the Hudson bay box is several wraps of lamp wick which serves the same purpose as char cloth.then in the center is a layer of charcloth. We dont have flint here but there is a piece of chert, a C striker and a small...
by Shadowalker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Nat Geo Prep Scorecard
Replies: 37
Views: 5164

Re: Nat Geo Prep Scorecard

Some of the questions are just not quite applicable to survival in anything other than from a 'true' preppers standpoint. For one I do not need a diesel powered vehicle unless I plan on bugging out and or scavenging/trading and need the range. Though I do have a truck. Guns can help but they are no...
by Shadowalker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Wild Edibles Identification Guide
Replies: 125
Views: 41370

Re: Wild Edibles Identification Guide

Finally got around to editing the northwest pdf. Pulling a few that are for drier regions and adding a couple for the wet, as well as full fiddle head info for here. Had sets laminated for everyone to keep in their packs. 4oz of safe harvesting. 8 pages total One of those back burner things to cross...
by Shadowalker
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Family Trapping and Fishing kits for TEOTWAWKI
Replies: 10
Views: 1988

Re: Family Trapping and Fishing kits for TEOTWAWKI

Just took delivery of a new box. Will be distributing 2,500 fish hooks for each bag now. 1,000 in barbless egg style and 1,500 in standard bait holder style, all in pan fish sizes and a good portion in fly fishing sizes. Will be adding spools of synthetic thread and small ziplocks of feathers and pa...
by Shadowalker
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Trailer and Concerns
Replies: 6
Views: 911

Re: Bug Out Trailer and Concerns

Those little trailer tires go flat a lot. Be certain to either swap the tubes for self sealing, trade the tires for solid ones or have extra patches and a changing kit.
by Shadowalker
Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 220366

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

Some wine i put up during the spring. These are all fine wines, 2 different Cabs, a Rosso, a Barollo, a Chard, and a Reisling. Spent a few years in Napa and Sonoma so I know what im doing. 144 bottles next to the dining table. I also funded a full fruit wine set up thats in mothball for the ZA. Thes...
by Shadowalker
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: need help modifying metal gold pan
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: need help modifying metal gold pan

I wouldn't modify it. They are poor fire pans and poor cook pans. And unlike a lot of folks here with a focus on camping and bugging out, I am actually a part time prospector.

So I guess the next question is Copper or Steel?

Then what state/town or close so we can find you a place to dig? :awesome:
by Shadowalker
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Dedicated fire knife (mini fire kit)
Replies: 22
Views: 4402

Re: Dedicated fire knife (mini fire kit)

Being that small are those hard to hold onto? I've just been using the back of my carbon Mora Classic Red #2 or a carbon Kellam Lapp Puukko on fire-steel. I'm not to the point yet where I can just grab some random rock out of a stream bed, strike it with a knife and expect it to do anything other t...
by Shadowalker
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Emergency preparedness and Autism
Replies: 10
Views: 3300

Re: Emergency preparedness and Autism

Great topic. We are working with our little one as well. He does very well with challenging and stressful things when we focus it into a mental game, rather than allowing ideas and fears to drift in the situations. Your spot on with having something familiar. His backpack is school oriented. We are ...
by Shadowalker
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Dedicated fire knife (mini fire kit)
Replies: 22
Views: 4402

Re: Dedicated fire knife (mini fire kit)

Haven't used mine much at all other than two fires. I really like it though. But it's not a Hudson Bay C pattern at all lol. You can skin your knuckles the first time till you figure it out. This shows how I had to route the cord, the sheath fits on tight so its just a safety catch. Single loops on ...
by Shadowalker
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: FlameStower
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: FlameStower

far as frying devices, how does that little charger I plug into my car, not fry my smart phone when 12v. of 15amp power are coming into it? Is the limiting done in the charger itself? Or does the phone have safeguards? Or both??? If it is the charger, could phone charger guts be used as a short cut...
by Shadowalker
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Storing dog food
Replies: 15
Views: 3996

Re: Storing dog food

I buy my dog freeze dried meat patties that have the proper diet added in. Unfortunately they only have about a 1.5 year shelf life and the ones people sell already have a few months knocked off from sitting on the shelf. I would like to find some cooking recipies for dog food thats a good balanced ...
by Shadowalker
Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: school me in water purification
Replies: 18
Views: 1751

Re: school me in water purification

Huge fan of chlorine dioxide both as a water treatment as well as MMS once someone already has the bugs or to stop the cytokine reaction. But for water its pretty tough to beat since it offs the viruses as well. You have to do your research. You can get the raw materials to make your own drops fairl...

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