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by Indiana
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping
Replies: 46
Views: 4935

Re: The GHAT - An Intro to Prepping

Two ideas for a school-approved knife: 1.) A small utility knife, the type used for opening cardboard boxes. 2.) A pair of scissors, when disassembled provides 2 cutting edges. Some of them can be pretty sharp (especially the freaking unnaturally sharp ones that came with my First-Aid kit). yeah lo...
by Indiana
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: School me on Garmins please
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: School me on Garmins please

um more than likely but thats one area I'm not sure about. most gpsr will let you change the datum, mainly from utm to degree,minutes but usually using other datum as well. If your gpsr has a datum matching the one your map is based on then definitely. The hiking maps I buy and papar street maps use...
by Indiana
Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: School me on Garmins please
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: School me on Garmins please

In my opinion, based on 5 years of Geocaching the very best gpsr made. Largely depends on what you are willing to pay but the oregon 450T comes pre loaded with topo and road maps for the entire country. Has the ability to either manually input coordinates or using a gps database program like gsak cr...
by Indiana
Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer Mock Bugout Contest Entry Thread (winners announced)
Replies: 469
Views: 82969

Re: Summer Mock Bugout Contest Entry Thread

Mags, I have just ordered a Mongo for edc and taking a change of clothes to work because it was the only one that looked big enough but after looking at your post I think I jumped the gun. It looks like you used a Jumbo, I haven't found a thread where you have shown that set up before can you post a...
by Indiana
Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Art
Topic: Bio-hazard symbol
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: Bio-hazard symbol

:lol: I just hurt myself :lol:
by Indiana
Fri May 06, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Best Guide to Wool Types?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Best Guide to Wool Types?

The quality of wool comes down to the width of the fibres. Merino is very fine wool generally under 24 microns. this means it isnt rough. I dont know a lot about it but wiki has pages on wool quality
by Indiana
Thu May 05, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8751

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

yeah ignore Passions and snowgum they deal more with travel than hiking camping now. You will pay a fortune for what you get and it wont really be suitable.

Also the Jolly Swagman in Elizabeth st lol. they have a quite good selection and anaconda
by Indiana
Thu May 05, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical pack or hiking pack?
Replies: 34
Views: 8751

Re: Tactical pack or hiking pack?

Weighing in as an Aussie here. Mountain designs or Kathmandu are the places to go for your bag. They arent brilliant for survival gear or BOB items but one thing they do do well are bags. For Kokoda you want as light a pack as you can get your hands on I havent done the walk but have some friends wh...
by Indiana
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TO ALL AUSSIES!! - Survival Field Manual for Australia?
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: TO ALL AUSSIES!! - Survival Field Manual for Australia?

Yeah, our safety briefing before jumping in back in early '01 consisted of two sentences, "Stay on the fucking paths. There isn't a single animal on this forsaken chunk of earth that won't kick your ass." yeah thats fairly accurate if it isnt poisonous it will chase you down and either bite you gor...
by Indiana
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: TO ALL AUSSIES!! - Survival Field Manual for Australia?
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: TO ALL AUSSIES!! - Survival Field Manual for Australia?

The WA Police PDF is brilliant I have that one and also these two:

Wild Food Plants of Australia, Tim Low

Stay alive : a handbook on survival
by Maurice Dunlevy

all very good references :)
by Indiana
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: yet another way to start a fire
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: yet another way to start a fire

I bought one of those sheets and cut it into 9 credit card sized lens'. even the outer edge ones work you just need to off set them a bit
by Indiana
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Easy Stroganoff recipe
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Easy Stroganoff recipe

Sounds nice the only thing I would add for my taste ;) is a tablespoon of tomato paste
by Indiana
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New(ish) Australian
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: New(ish) Australian

G'day EllenDee welcome aboard. As far as coffee goes roasted Wattle seeds make a good coffee substitute ;)
by Indiana
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Comment on my BOB
Replies: 12
Views: 1658

Re: Comment on my BOB

I like this a lot. have a similar style bag about 34 litre and wasnt real happy with how had it set up. I'll talk to you about copyright lol but I see some reorganising in my very near future
by Indiana
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

yeah lol the time stamp is because I'm on night shift

I used to be on the ozsurvive forum and the aussurvivalist one as well
by Indiana
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Wow been a while since I have been here some new faces about :) hiya all
by Indiana
Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Got a canteen stove today.
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Got a canteen stove today.

I keep a piece of alfoil with my bum bag kit to use as a lid. It folds up small, and will help a lot. I also add small twigs to the fire under the cup to improve the heat.
by Indiana
Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Australia!
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Greetings from Australia!

Black Sheep wrote:Sssshhh! Keep it down over there, New Zealand is asleep.
As opposed to??

Welcome deeds
by Indiana
Thu May 14, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Low cost GPS to find LAT and LON /w Free service? {BOB}
Replies: 31
Views: 650

Re: Low cost GPS to find LAT and LON /w Free service? {BOB}

the cheapest would be something like a Garmin geko. No mapping software, no subscription at all. It will tell you exactly where you are and will store waypoints, but shows all that as an arrow on a blank screen
by Indiana
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from WA (aus)
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: hi from WA (aus)

Gday from tassie kit
by Indiana
Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

I dunno from what I've seen having a meet seems to be an excuse to then go out and buy a fuckton of new gear. Meets play havoc with the personal finances, or maybe they are good for stimulating the economy lol.
by Indiana
Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Yeah questacon and parliament house were the bomb
by Indiana
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

Thanks for that.

This was largely a geocaching run but 9 yr olds get bored quickly so we did a lot of the tourist things
by Indiana
Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 442
Views: 33493

Re: Australians in the house FTW!

This bears absolutely no relevance to the conversation but I just spent 4 days in Canberra and loved the place. The fact that it was Easter and all the politicians had gone home might have had something to do with it though.

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