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by gobobbie
Mon May 07, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mora Knives - thumbs up.
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: Mora Knives - thumbs up.

What I did was sew a button inside a cargo pants pocket. The Mora sits there unnoticed until needed and with the top of the cargo pocket shut, I should never worry about losing the mora.
by gobobbie
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Mini sewing & mending kit in a tube
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Mini sewing & mending kit in a tube

Pre thread some needles to keep in your kit. If you have do some repairs at 0 dark thirty and working by candle light or head lamp; a pre threaded neeedle can be a god send. You can take the body of a old bic pen, cut it down and you can pack quite a few needles in it. All you need to do is put a sm...
by gobobbie
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: First Attempt at an EDC/GH Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 2175

Re: First Attempt at an EDC/GH Bag

Before you ditch the tools, think about how/where you might be and how/which way you are getting home. If it is in an urban environment the tools can be used to keep your transportation going or in acquiring some transportation, i.e. a scavanged bike. In addition you can use the tools for some other...
by gobobbie
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: so, i wanna build a SERE belt...
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: so, i wanna build a SERE belt...

Really hiding stuff in a belt is not a way to go. Generally the belt is too narrow and putting anything of any use is going to make it uncomfortable. To get to anything you have to take the belt off. And then if you forget it in a hurry you are in a world of hurt. . By the way the first thing you do...
by gobobbie
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Anything you can do with dead batteries?
Replies: 30
Views: 2552

Re: Anything you can do with dead batteries?

Check them with a voltmeter. You can then rotate them various other applications
Sometimes they have enough voltage to power low demand like tv remotes for a while. This could save a little money.
If they are really dead, find local resource that recycles them. Interstate batteries is one.
by gobobbie
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MY car emergency kit lots of pic's
Replies: 39
Views: 4734

Re: MY car emergency kit lots of pic's

Don't forget your sanity kit. I got stuck at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel for a couple of hours and if I had not had a good book on CD I would have shot the radio. Seriously put a book you have been meaning to read in your kit. They just about give them away so include a book reading lamp. Since ...
by gobobbie
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Finally found "pilot bread" With vacume packed Bucket
Replies: 28
Views: 4770

Re: Finally found "pilot bread" Now "As Promised" With A Bucket

The reason it goes moldy in a couple of weeks is the oatmeal and bacon grease. Hardtack that is nothing but flour and water and a little salt and if baked dry will keep for months if not years in proper storage
by gobobbie
Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Cheapest B.D.U.s ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3472

Re: Cheapest B.D.U.s ?

Check out you local salvation army or DAV type store. They will have BDU's for a couple of bucks, and you are helping out a local charity
by gobobbie
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: HardTack Recipies
Replies: 12
Views: 2014

Re: HardTack Recipies

If you really want to store hardtack for the long term there are a couple of things to remember. You really have to bake it well to get all the moisture out. The more ingredients you add besides the basic flour water and a pinch of salt will have an impact on long term storage. I store mine in eithe...
by gobobbie
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Re-using 1 and 2 Litre Soda bottles for BOB water
Replies: 30
Views: 1103

Re: Re-using 1 and 2 Litre Soda bottles for BOB water

I am a huge fan of recycling soda bottles by storing water in them. I keep the freezer full and take them out as space is needed. I was talking to a girl who does adventure racing and she says camelbaks don't seem to hold up when you are really scooting through the brush. She uses 2 liter soda bottl...
by gobobbie
Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shaving with "mug soap"
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Shaving with "mug soap"

Since my bubblehead days of the late 70's you had to shave with non aersol lather. Everybody on the boat used the Old Spice Cup with soap. I still use mine. For a while in the eighties Gillette came out with a brush plus which had a soap cartridge in the handle. That was a lot better than the china ...
by gobobbie
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wood Fuel Harvesting Tools for BOB
Replies: 46
Views: 2569

Re: Wood Fuel Harvesting Tools for BOB

The estwing with the solid metal handle and head has one great advantage. If you break it you must have really done something stupid. When the SHTF it will suck to be you if your tool gets broken. Under normal conditions and use, a wooden handle or fiberglass handle may give you years of service. Th...
by gobobbie
Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Eye glasses in a PAW
Replies: 76
Views: 4450

Re: Eye glasses in a PAW

My prescription has never changed since I first needed them. So every couple of years my insurance pays for a new pair. I keep the old pairs around for an emergency. I have extra pairs from my time in the Navy and thought the frames are not attractive, who cares. I keep a pair of combat frame glasse...
by gobobbie
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: reason to add mouthwash to your BOB/FAK
Replies: 43
Views: 2136

Re: reason to add mouthwash to your BOB/FAK

The mouthwash is pretty useful as you can use it to freshen up a little and save water. Because of the alcohlic contents it makes a fair foot rub after a days yomping.
by gobobbie
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What type of events would happen to effect water service
Replies: 23
Views: 813

Re: What type of events would happen to effect water service

The water bob is excellent for events where you have some notice. For example, for hurricane preps, or storms. Iwould really think about how to store a couple of days worth before we talk about hot water heaters or toilet tanks.
Two liter bottles are a good start.
by gobobbie
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Money Management & Savings
Replies: 27
Views: 1086

Re: Money Management & Savings

Coins in a jar add up Forget the coinstar route. Your bank will give you coin wrappers for free. I found a coin stacker at yard sale. When the jar gets full. stack the coins and wrap and take to the bank. I either put that money in the savings or I buy something I would like but really don't need. Y...
by gobobbie
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What can I do to prepare for FREE? [Educate me!]
Replies: 41
Views: 2101

Re: What can I do to prepare for FREE? [Educate me!]

Check out your homeowners insurance and understand exactly what it does and does not cover. If you rent check out getting renters insurance. It is extremely reasonable. Walk around your area and take a good look at it. The topography will tell you where it will flood and won"t. See if you have any t...
by gobobbie
Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What I learned from Ike
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: What I learned from Ike

As part of putting together statewide logistics packages for Viriginia, I attended a seminar by the Corps of Engineers. They showed the frozen bottle trick and said that with some tests they had run, it kept a freezer full of food from spoiling for 4-5 days. That would be more than enough time to sa...
by gobobbie
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What I learned from Ike
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: What I learned from Ike

The frozen soda bottles work really well. I keep empty space in the big freezer filled with them. I use them in coolers for trips. They do a great job in a cooler. I freeze the 20 oz bottles and when I am working outside I use them as a source of really cold water.
by gobobbie
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Navy Guys Please Read
Replies: 230
Views: 8770

Re: Navy Guys Please Read

I did twenty years in the canoe club and never regretted it. I went to a lot of interesting places, learned a lot about myself and other people. The thing to understand that at the beginning you are at the bottom of the pile. Every job needs to be done and as I use to remind my juniors that until th...
by gobobbie
Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Storing water in milk jugs. A longitudinal study.
Replies: 19
Views: 4752

Re: Storing water in milk jugs. A longitudinal study.

Although I would be reluctant to use the milk jugs for long term water storage, I did like the idea of cleaning them and storing some emptys if space permits. As part of your disaster plan: in this case you are bugging in and have some time. Fill up those empty jugs along with any other containers y...
by gobobbie
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flood Preps?
Replies: 34
Views: 1098

Re: Flood Preps?

There is a lot you can do if you have enough warning. We were flooded (1-2 feet) during Hurricane Floyd. To give you an example of how the water can rise. A county sherriff across the street got off shift, went upstairs to get a shower. At the time there was only heavy rain. In the next twenty minut...
by gobobbie
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flood Preps?
Replies: 34
Views: 1098

Re: Flood Preps?

The water will eventually mix. What they are doing is putting water in the basement to hold against water from the outside. The basement/foundation walls would collapse because of the pressure against them coming from water soaked ground outside.
by gobobbie
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Flood Preps?
Replies: 34
Views: 1098

Re: Flood Preps?

When I give training to civic groups I always stress no one ever saved a house during a disaster. Learn to walk away and let nature do what it is going to do. You can do a lot to minimize your loss but be prepared to go. It gives me the heebie jeebies to see people standing in flood water with no id...

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