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by ninja-elbow
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 652
Views: 54498

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Down a few more pounds - leveled off to about 1 to 1.5 pounds lost per week; it's where Weight Watchers wants me at anyways. A little bit of food burn-out but I just got to get used to it. Point of interest: Talked to some runners and the doctor about this - I'd like to start running. All said I sho...
by ninja-elbow
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: My biggest prep.
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: My biggest prep.

I smell what you are cooking OP - but I have to inject some reality into that. For the most part, probability of my "world going to shit" will consist of me losing my job, house fire, family stuff, or some localized natural disaster. So, I take your philosophy and loosen up a bit about it from a rea...
by ninja-elbow
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Ask a Fat Guy (about gear)
Replies: 90
Views: 17257

Re: Ask a Fat Guy (about gear)

I'm wondering if there are any good pack suggestions for a fellow fat guy? I have an Osprey pack that I just wish the waist belt was a little longer on. Fat guys, from my personal experience, are pretty well screwed when it comes to a backpack actually transferring the load and wind up carrying it ...
by ninja-elbow
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12450
Views: 772763

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Does anyone else find that Daryl's haircut has been a lil too 'emo' as of late? Don't get me wrong he's still the best character on the show but I don't see any rednecks rocking a haircut like that. I mentioned that to my wife. A little floppy, a little hipster, a bit emo. Not redneck like the redn...
by ninja-elbow
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "The Purge" (12 hours of govt approved anarchy)
Replies: 62
Views: 6373

Re: "The Purge" (12 hours of govt approved anarchy)

Wrestled with the concept in my head a bit when I first saw the trailer a few months ago. As with most movies, reality is not a part of the storyline or perspective it seems. The storyline is also rife with (what we all here do when we watch horror movies anyways - " well, if I was that guy ...") WW...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 31, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 101 Wildhuts & Geodesic dome using branches...
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: 101 Wildhuts & Geodesic dome using branches...

That is a cool blog. Good job finding it Moab.

Very interesting stuff to read on there.
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 30, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Firearms Attached to BOBs
Replies: 74
Views: 10096

Re: Firearms Attached to BOBs

I EDC a pistol, so that will be in the same place if "bugging out". No need for BOB accounting of it. I do not plan to carry a rifle in most bugout scenerios. If I do, I have seperate kits set up for that - like an AK and light chest rig all rolled up in a bag and ready to go. I think most of us her...
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Filter Straw question
Replies: 53
Views: 15363

Re: Filter Straw question

Any recommendations for a filter straw that will filter chemicals and such from water? I bought me and the family some LifeStraws from REI last winter for BOB use only. Thing is, we live in the city so water is just as likely to be contaminated by gas, industrial chemicals, dirt, et al.
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 29, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Will A Sandbag Stop A Bullet?
Replies: 56
Views: 6781

Re: Will A Sandbag Stop A Bullet?

My expereince with sandbags = hauling filled ones around in the back of my truck during low stage flooding. Bagging center at a Les Schwab in Estacada, load truck, drive to a spot where needed, unload, take orders for more as volunteers stacked them, go back to Les Schwab for more. 10 hours of that....
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 23, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Vasque props!
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Vasque props!

My 2004 Clarions just died on me last year. Good boot and never had a leak in them. I did hear quality hit a bump when Re Wing bought them in 2005 but nothing too serious.

Soles on mine died after many wet miles over almost a decade. Not thinking about going to CS, I got my money's worth. :)
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 22, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp
Replies: 42
Views: 5519

Re: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attachments/san-antonio/39453d1239233722-centipedes-_41069480_centipede_pa_ok2.jpg 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 bi...
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 22, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12450
Views: 772763

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Does anyone else find that Daryl's haircut has been a lil too 'emo' as of late? Don't get me wrong he's still the best character on the show but I don't see any rednecks rocking a haircut like that. I mentioned that to my wife. A little floppy, a little hipster, a bit emo. Not redneck like the redn...
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 22, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Dave Canterbury exposed.
Replies: 197
Views: 18232

Re: Dave Canterbury exposed.

He's done more to contribute to the survival community through media than probably anyone else has and he's been doing so for years for free. QFT. I agree and hope the best for the guy. A lot of stuff I know I learned from Dave on his YouTube channel and then went out and practiced it. Not like I m...
by ninja-elbow
Wed May 22, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp
Replies: 42
Views: 5519

Re: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp

Those of you that use the MSS bivvy, do you use a bug net also? If not, are you constantly waking up in the middle of the night with bugs on you or in your bivvy? I really only use my MSS in the fall/late fall so it's more or less after bug season. Only been in one situation that should've been mor...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 21, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Walking Dead (comic books)
Replies: 323
Views: 48467

Re: Walking Dead (comic books)

Always somebody with "feelings" when it's going to matter the most. That dang Eugene. Some of the other "channels" I tap into for info on stuff are (as is usual) complaining about this current issue and all the talking going on. I don't think it was lame, I expect charater development, adds depth to...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 21, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp
Replies: 42
Views: 5519

Re: Tent vs Bivvy vs Tarp

I do all 3 - tarp-n-bivy/tent/hammock. There are many factors. I am kind fo new to the non-tent apects (only 3 years in) so people like Woods Walker and others here probably can tell you much more. The best answer I have re tarps is: "It allows me to enjoy my fire." I like a good fire on a chilly ni...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 21, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?
Replies: 56
Views: 8631

Re: Chaos hits. Who would be coming for you?

Just want to note - good thread. Thanks :)

Carry on.
by ninja-elbow
Sat May 18, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: any cheap shoes for hiking/working/bugging out?
Replies: 20
Views: 2629

Re: any cheap shoes for hiking/working/bugging out?

I have no idea how I got on the mailing list but Danner Boots has a outlet via e-mail shop called Breakroom. You get a deal about every 2 weeks. Sometimes work boots for $90... sometimes some GI boot for $40... et al. https://www.hitthebreakroom.com/customer/account/login/" onclick="window.open(this...
by ninja-elbow
Sat May 18, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Pullout Small Name Tapes/Tags/Labels??
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: BOB Pullout Small Name Tapes/Tags/Labels??

I just cruised your link and did not see dimensions for the Supply Captain name tapes. I am not military thus I do not know what the standard is on those either.
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 17, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Viking Swordplay
Replies: 27
Views: 2502

Re: Viking Swordplay

I've seen the video before and have fought in "steel" combat before (Empire of Chivalry and Steel). The only difference between that video and SCA combat is a few armor rules, weapons made of rattan, and SCA legal targets include the head and neck. Both forms of combat is still simulated combat for ...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 17, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Realistic Ammo Stockpile Per Gun?
Replies: 59
Views: 5511

Re: Realistic Ammo Stockpile Per Gun?

Depends on use, and that's been stated on the forums a few times and is the main thought on such things. I used to only go shooting a few times per year. Back then I had a single shot 12 guage, 30-30, and a 92fs. Then I realized I needed to shoot more oten to be better acquainted, thus safer, with m...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 17, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: fire extinguishers
Replies: 46
Views: 2653

Re: fire extinguishers

As for vehicle storage, I kept one in my Jeep when I had that. Just be sure it is secured well in case of accident or as I found out, mine came loose and rolled under the front passenger seat. As someone was pushing the seat back after people got in the back seat, it caught the pin which pulled out...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 17, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: fire extinguishers
Replies: 46
Views: 2653

Re: fire extinguishers

Much good advice already covered so no credit due to me. 1) Train - most FDs will help you with that. Mine does on top of the CERT/NET training I get annually and the CO2 stuff I did in the Navy. 2) Have multiples. For me that is: a. kitchen b. bedroom c. by my desk and gun locker d. in my truck a, ...

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