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by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Thermometer in FAK?
Replies: 32
Views: 1923

How easy are these to use? I looked them up using Gana's link, do you need to carry a cheat sheet of some kind to figure out the reading or is it something that can be memorized? Based on the pic below, I think the numbers across the top are decimal values. According to literature I found, the dots...
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: New Gunner Body Armor
Replies: 49
Views: 2810

Not to detract from anything that Gugnir has said, but according to this page , the armor is actually air-conditioned. "This is the newly issued body armor designed specifically for gunners on the armored Humvees. Besides providing a much improved level of protection they are also air conditioned. T...
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Vests
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

DrGonzo wrote:You had me until $350.
:lol: I didn't say I'd buy it, but it does seem to meet the conditions outlined by the OP. In that price range, I'd probably just drop another $40, and upgrade to a Kifaru Pointman. Then again, I'm not sure what the OP's needs are exactly, so as always, YMMV.

ST
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I'm logistically fucked, and you are?
Replies: 19
Views: 669

If you're on the coast, learning to sail a boat should be right up your alley. Weren't you guys boy scouts? Sailing or even rowing isn't the issue -- I simply don't own a boat, and I doubt that I'll be able to get ahold of one when I need it. Besides, anything I would have access to (ie. kayak, row...
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Vests
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

This isn't cheap, but may be what you're looking for. IDF Recon Vest The Israeli Reconnaissance Vest has the following: 4 Pouches which will carry 2 magazines each. (M16/AK47) 6 Small pouches will carry standard grenades. 1 First aid bandage pouch 1 Smoke grenade pouch 2 Water canteen pouches 1 Medi...
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I'm logistically fucked, and you are?
Replies: 19
Views: 669

You aren't that fucked. You can always pilfer what you need from the Marine Base. 9mm and .223 ammo type weapons for you my friend. As for a BOL, how about Catalina Island? I recall a thread around here that discussed scrounging for supplies from military bases. Without going into details right now...
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi I'm logistically fucked, and you are?
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Welcome, to the boards Punisher. I live roughly 30 miles south of you, so I know where you're coming from on this issue. I've put some thought into it myself, but would like to know what ideas you've come up with so far. Maybe we can trade notes.

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Wed May 07, 2008 1:24 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Taking Care of Your Feet
Replies: 3
Views: 418

I definitely agree on the socks, and having foot powder and mole skin in the FAK is a no-brainer. The article mentioned that adventure racers applied vaseline or something equivalent to their feet before putting on the sock to minimize blister-causing hotspots, and to make their feet water repellent...
by spacetyrant
Tue May 06, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Taking Care of Your Feet
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Taking Care of Your Feet

Given that you'll be spending a lot of time on your feet in a bug-out situation, I figure taking care of them should rank pretty high in priority. I googled the subject out of curiosity, and found the following link. Fixing Your Feet It's actually a Google Books preview of the title, and while it's ...
by spacetyrant
Thu May 01, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marking your way
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

I've used blaze marking tape to mark trails into the woods before, and also fire-tacks (tacks with reflective heads that can be seen in the dar with a flashlight)...neither of these are permanent solutions, but they work pretty well for me hunting and geocaching... Decided to google firetacks to se...
by spacetyrant
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Alexandria II, aka Foundation
Replies: 51
Views: 5640

I agree with Hatch that we definitely need to better define the scope of the discussion. For starters, some of the issues just discussed such as: - Archive accessibility due to format changes - Format conversions ...are clearly pre-PAW concerns (ie. I wouldn't be overly concerned about Adobe coming ...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Alexandria II, aka Foundation
Replies: 51
Views: 5640

RAther than simply allowing that to happen, some method of collecting and storing the sum total of our knowledge is required. Moreover, a means to disseminate the information is needed. Peer-to-peer networking would seem to be the obvious solution. The best way to preserve knowledge would be to dec...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Alexandria II, aka Foundation
Replies: 51
Views: 5640

RAther than simply allowing that to happen, some method of collecting and storing the sum total of our knowledge is required. Moreover, a means to disseminate the information is needed. Peer-to-peer networking would seem to be the obvious solution. The best way to preserve knowledge would be to dec...
by spacetyrant
Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Help: Best Survival radio
Replies: 21
Views: 9287

I'm looking for a dynamo/crank radio under $40. I found this one on Amazon for about $22, and it seems Kaito products generally have a decent reputation. Does anyone have experience with this model?

Kaito KA218

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SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival Documents
Replies: 23
Views: 2197

I think I downloaded it already in word format... Here's a linky: http://www.m4040.com/Downloads/FM%2021-76%20US%20ARMY%20SURVIVAL%20MANUAL-Abridged.doc Thought I'd throw up a link to the PDF version as well: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/21-76-1/index.html Note: Thi...
by spacetyrant
Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marking your way
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

Would you be able to see the pencil at night? The broken branches sounds best. Canuck, while one of the colors available is a high-visibility fluorecent orange, the marks they make aren't reflective. Per an earlier post, my take is that a reflective tape/crayon combo would be the most versatile opt...
by spacetyrant
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Tidbits
Replies: 81
Views: 24908

Gunny wrote:Here's a PDF site that shows what any good medical kit will have stocked. It's broken down into modules for ease of operation.

Packing Your First Aid Kit
That PDF seems to have moved. Here's the updated link I believe:

Kit Comparison Chart

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Recoil difference between 9MM and .40 S&W rounds?
Replies: 39
Views: 2051

armored_pig wrote: .40cal is snappier in recoil than both 9mm and .45acp--its nothing you won't be able to manage, but I simply don't find it pleasant to fire. Ymmv.
+1

My thoughts exactly.

SpaceTyrant
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marking your way
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

I'm going to go get some of that glint/marking/surveyors tape as well given the endorsement it has gotten in this thread, but I think it would be a good idea to have something that can leave a written message too. In fact, I think the two ideas are complementary, especially at night. The tape can g...
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: One weapon/tool
Replies: 134
Views: 19254

Chose short sword in the poll, but what I had in mind was this. Busse AK47 (phone cord handle sold separately) http://www.tritonworks.com/content/images/busse_ak47.jpg I think the reputation of the maker speaks for itself. There are YouTube videos of this thing chopping through a 2 x 6 lengthwise in...
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marking your way
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

I'm going to go get some of that glint/marking/surveyors tape as well given the endorsement it has gotten in this thread, but I think it would be a good idea to have something that can leave a written message too. In fact, I think the two ideas are complementary, especially at night. The tape can ge...
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Bartertown
Topic: File server for our Troops. They need our help.
Replies: 27
Views: 2149

Re: File server for our Troops. They need our help.

Setting the server software wouldn't be hard, streaming and whatnot either. My brother complains that the DNS queries time out because there are so many going out that he was trying to setup a local DNS server just to handle the load, the old one conked out on them If your entries are static (ie. y...
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marking your way
Replies: 26
Views: 1394

Marking your way

While passing through the tool corral at the local Home Depot, I came across these items that I thought would make great trail markers. A lot of the posted BOBs I've looked at seem to use sharpie markers for this purpose, but given the cost and versatility of these items, I figure they should be con...
by spacetyrant
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Swamp Rat Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Well, after researching the advantages of a recurve versus non-recurve blade, I went ahead and ordered the Mini Uncle Mojo. For those interested in the debate themselves, I've posted some of the more prominent threads I ran across while doing my research. Recurve blade style What's a recurve blade b...

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