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by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

And Ninja, I don't know how you can sleep on that Exped in the summer - I just ROAST on my BAIAC in the summer. One of the major reasons for heading to the trees, I need to sleep cool to be happy. NXP I couldn't tell you either; It works for me. As you know, I've been hanging the last year too. 8-)...
by ninja-elbow
Tue May 07, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

Ahh to be young again. In my late teens to mid 20's if I would crash at a friend's house after a hard night of partying, all I needed was a pillow and some floor space. That changes when you hit your 40's. Heck, these days I wake up stiff and feeling like a cripple sleeping in a regular bed. That's...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 652
Views: 54598

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Weighed in today. 327. 18 pounds lost since April 3 (a bit more than a month). Was warned that I am losing too quickly and need to not short myself of points, which is easy to do actually. Pretty active weekend: Friday went on an errand to the grovery store. Instead of driving (1.2 miles) we road it...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

Dawgboy wrote:Ninja, If I end up with some extra after lining out the van, I will happily send you a section for the cost of postage.
Sure. That's nice of you. Ultimately a 6x4 chunk but I'll take whatever. Let me know when your project is done and we'll go from there.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

Hrmmm... :ooh: <<<what I look like when I think of stuff.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

I got a small bit of it after a friend's project, I made it into a pot cozy for my GSI nesting cup. Works great for that. I always thought that is would work pretty good with an old blue foam mat I got.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: new with guns.
Replies: 52
Views: 4017

Re: new with guns.

Y'all back off each other now.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

I've had good service from a USGI foam pad + a section of Reflectrix insulation Reflectix is a great idea! I have a 400 squarefoot roll of it to line my Dawgvan, and am going to have some extra. I used a couple pieces as a temporary hot tub cover and if you get the rifght stuff, it's tough. I set d...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 3:23 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: Spring showed up!!

Seriously though at this point I would be out in the PA woods, camping overnight by now. Problem is even though the temps are in the 60's and have been slowly climbing closer and closer to 70 degree for the high, the lows at night are still in the low 40's to below freezing. I expect that for March...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: Spring showed up!!

I have to chalk it up to the Global Cooling everyone is talking about. :? http://www.kcra.com/image/view/-/17112924/medRes/1/-/maxh/480/maxw/640/-/luquki/-/Flip-flop-img-102412.jpg Hello from up here. Holy crap! Colorado? Some Northern state I refuse to acknowledge actually exists? (which would be ...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

I've never been overtly warm on my Exped.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Giving your tools names and anthropermorphic personas???
Replies: 27
Views: 2164

Re: Giving your tools names and anthropermorphic personas???

My custom scramsaex is Stortosk or "Bigtooth". Remmy 870 is Lil' Miss Blasty . My Dane axe is Jarnsaxa . << The SCA name of an ex that was a really hot but crazy chick that now owns a tattoo parlor. She got it from the name of a giantess in a story she read. It translates to "Iron Knife". Vicious, b...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: show me your melee weapons
Replies: 1
Views: 688

Re: show me your melee weapons

You can just look through the threads here to see all our knives, axes, boards with nails in them and such. There are even some "show me your X" threads regarding weapons. Not busting you or anything, but I'm goign to lock this one up.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Re: Spring showed up!!

61 is bare and pasty legs and filp flops weather up here :lol:
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Wouldn't a Kukri be pretty effective?
Replies: 128
Views: 13857

Re: Wouldn't a Kukri be pretty effective?

Taliban was already dead when the decapitation happened.

Edit: Just clarifying here as I laready have and Rick'O did again.
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Spring showed up!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1278

Spring showed up!!

Not a tutorial or anything. Just me saying that I am happy spring showed up and kind of with a vengance. 80 degree days when it was nothing but in the 50s just a few weeks ago. Almost like we skipped spring and got summer. Scurvy, Jak and I went on a short trip this weekend out to the spot we've bee...
by ninja-elbow
Mon May 06, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 2259

Re: Sleeping mats / pads - what do you use?

I have an old green Thermarest Z-Lite from the 90s. I used that until about 2010 because it got to the point I barely noticed I was on a pad. I also started to get old and sleeping on the ground started to suck a bucket of cow-poop. I also got into winter camping. Spring 2010, after a few months of ...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Booby Traps On Utah Trails
Replies: 116
Views: 11070

Re: Booby Traps On Utah Trails

Finch wrote:
ninja-elbow wrote:So Finch - what do you do to avoid boobytraps when you are in the woods? We have not heard your opinion on that yet.
its always important to watch your step
All the time or in just certain areas or what? More detail please?
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Booby Traps On Utah Trails
Replies: 116
Views: 11070

Re: Booby Traps On Utah Trails

So Finch - what do you do to avoid boobytraps when you are in the woods? We have not heard your opinion on that yet.
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Booby Traps On Utah Trails
Replies: 116
Views: 11070

Re: Booby Traps On Utah Trails

Back on subject - having grown up here in the Oregon and SW WA woods, we learned about booby traps early. When it comes to pot fields, we have them and some of us ZS members here even found some while mushroom hunting. The typical rule is to trap the field that is off the trail. Why? Not my concern....
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Booby Traps On Utah Trails
Replies: 116
Views: 11070

Re: Booby Traps On Utah Trails

I don't see politics being debated either, as per the RAW: 7.) No debating of politics or religion. To help discourage any of the above rules from being broken, we make a point to avoid these types of debates. It makes it a lot easier for us to all get along and helps us stay focused on our root top...
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Poncho liner or Bivvy
Replies: 20
Views: 2392

Re: Poncho liner or Bivvy

Man, you can't win for losin' :lol: Trying to get a cheap option for a truck GHB and you end up with some antiques worth money :clap:
by ninja-elbow
Fri May 03, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: General Fitness Discussion thread
Replies: 652
Views: 54598

Re: General Fitness Discussion thread

Did I read that correctly? 170 lbs down from 360 lbs? You lost a half of you. Pretty damn impressive. I've been struggling my whole life to make weight - even at the age of almost 41 I can't put on weight unless I eat like a football player. That's crazy man! Well done! To be honest, when I read of...
by ninja-elbow
Thu May 02, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Thrift Shop finds
Replies: 290
Views: 56966

Re: Thrift Shop finds

I, too, have better luck at garage sales. I just don't hit enough.

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