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by acropolis5
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 51074

Re: E&E belt kit

Olaf_yahoo: Nice kit. The belt in your last post, with the dual ring buckle, is new. Please share the website source? Same question on the diamond files and the hacksaw blade based knife. Thanx in advance.
by acropolis5
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC bag made in USA?
Replies: 39
Views: 6364

Re: EDC bag made in USA?

Take a look at the Tom Binh Syanapse. It's made in the USA.
by acropolis5
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: E&E belt kit
Replies: 137
Views: 51074

Re: E&E belt kit

I'm currently reading a history of the WW II Brtish and U.S. escape organizations entitled "MI 9", by M.R.D. Foote and William Langley. Both were WW II British escapers and Foote is an especially well known British military historian. It's a bit dry in spots, ie long lists of who filled which sub-of...
by acropolis5
Tue May 15, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Walking out on foot prepping
Replies: 36
Views: 3209

Re: Walking out on foot prepping

Blitz: Would you share the source for your calorie per hour at X speed conclusions. They seem very high. Frankly I'm more interested from an exercise standpoint that from a survival approach. Thanx in advance.
by acropolis5
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: SAS Survival Guide (Miniature)
Replies: 19
Views: 3761

Re: SAS Survival Guide (Miniature)

I have the small one in all of our car kits and an extra for my GHB or travel kit.
by acropolis5
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Under sink water puifier/ filter system
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Re: Under sink water puifier/ filter system

Thanx to all. I'm still considering the possibilities.
by acropolis5
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Under sink water puifier/ filter system
Replies: 5
Views: 1333

Under sink water puifier/ filter system

Anyone have info or experience with such a system? Google turns up mostly manufactureers' sites. I'll check ConsumerReports at the library when I get the chance. I'm looking for a good unit, with a seperate faucet, to filter chemicals, bacteria, crypto, giardia, VOCs, etc. Budget is flexible,but not...
by acropolis5
Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3 in 1 Entrenching tool & Shelter fabrication set
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: 3 in 1 Entrenching tool & Shelter fabrication set

Guys, it's regular manufacture. they've been around since at least the 1970s. High end outdoor store used to carry them as combo camping tools. There were two models. one was all steel. A lighter backpacking model was mostly aluminum. in later years I saw/see both models as Asian knock-offs. I bough...
by acropolis5
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: New Backpack (daypack) needed for travel, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 1623

Re: New Backpack (daypack) needed for travel, etc.

1200RT-P, the pack you describe wanting is made by The North Face. It's their Surge model. To make mine even more low profile, I took a black permanent marker to the white name stitching and the two small reflective panels. Mine is used daily in a professional environment without comment from my co-...
by acropolis5
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a good Urban BackPack
Replies: 65
Views: 10268

Re: Looking for a good Urban BackPack

The North Face Surge is a great low profile urban backpack. Its easily acceptable in a white collar business enviornment. If you want to lower its profile to an absolute minimum, take a black permanent marker to the white name stitching and the small reflective panels. Campmor has the best price. Us...
by acropolis5
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: water and high rise buildings...
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: water and high rise buildings...

Wagdhead, thanx so much for that info. It's so timely for me. I'm about to move into a high rise. Water availability and sanitation are my big bug in issues. Pls. Post the additional info you discussed as soon as you can. Would you mind a PM for more discussion?
by acropolis5
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Gray Man: Or How To Be Invisible:
Replies: 297
Views: 56816

Re: The Gray Man: Or How To Be Invisible:

As to the "family protection look", I'm certain that we all show it and that people react on some level. But, don't ignore the simplier explanation (Occam's Razor and all that): Most people are generally polite and have had family experiences. They don't violate the family unit and they give you a w...
by acropolis5
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: What's your emergency whistle of choice?
Replies: 25
Views: 3256

Re: What's your emergency whistle of choice?

Until recently I EDCed a Bison aluminum, medium barrel whistle on my key chain. I glued the plastic insert in, just in case. Loud enough to hail a cab in rush hour NYC traffic. Now I've switched to a flat TAD Gear flat whistle. Super loud. Easy to blow. But also easy to overblow. In my emergency kit...
by acropolis5
Fri May 27, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Quick Survival Trick Picture Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 27801

Re: Quick Survival Trick Picture Thread

Thanx Ducky. If you ever find the others, pls. let us know.
by acropolis5
Thu May 26, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Quick Survival Trick Picture Thread
Replies: 128
Views: 27801

Re: Quick Survival Trick Picture Thread

Ducky, those lighter tops look great. Can you help us find a source that we can access on line?
by acropolis5
Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My GHB v1.0b (56k warning)
Replies: 30
Views: 4243

Re: My GHB v1.0b (56k warning)

I'm very suprised that our (urban) GHB's are so very alike considering that you're in Hawaii and i'm in the NYC Metro area. Let me share some of the differences so you can judge if you wnt to modify. I have concerns about building/ tunnel evac. Thus I have leather+aramid gloves, swim googles, (flat ...
by acropolis5
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a lumbar pack
Replies: 18
Views: 1898

Re: Looking for a lumbar pack

Google True North. Great selection of general and specialized lumbar packs, at reasonable to expensive prices. Great quality.
by acropolis5
Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: UPDATED: Small Water Filtration Ideas (Pics on page 2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3580

Re: Need Small Water Filtration Ideas, Please

Check out the Seychelles advanced water bottle filter/puifier and the advanced water filter straw. I just switched to these in my small kits. In the past I used the Katydhn bottle filter. A very good product, but the Seychelles units are smaller and lighter.
by acropolis5
Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Down and Dirty No Frills(DDNF) Urban SHTF Preps
Replies: 61
Views: 9332

Re: Down and Dirty No Frills(DDNF) Urban SHTF Preps

Tacair, I Googled Altec and I could not find a retailer for their thermoelectric kerosene lamp generator. Do you have a source?
by acropolis5
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help Me fill my man purse.
Replies: 46
Views: 4227

Re: Help Me fill my man purse.

Arch, pls. give us the weight of your (filled) bag?
by acropolis5
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New (to me anyway) Hemostatic Gauze?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

New (to me anyway) Hemostatic Gauze?

I recently read about this new hemostatic gauze pad by ActCel. Anyone have any knowldge regarding its efficacy? Not much on a quick internet search. The concept is interesting. Its super portable and priced right.
by acropolis5
Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC Bag Flashlight?
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: EDC Bag Flashlight?

I want to thank everyone for their input. I've modified my thinking. My latest canidate is the Zebralight SC51. It appears to fit all the spec.s I set out and it has the longest run time. Comments??
by acropolis5
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC Bag Flashlight?
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

Re: EDC Bag Flashlight?

Thanx for all the replies. The bag 's contents, worst case, are to get me out of a blacked-out building/tunnel, tend to injuries, purify water along the way and provide some extra cover i.e. socks/poncho, in a long walk home. It is also for everyday needs: tissues, meds, hand sanitizer, snacks, etc....
by acropolis5
Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EDC Bag Flashlight?
Replies: 25
Views: 3237

EDC Bag Flashlight?

I'm looking for a lightweight, rugged, waterproof, AA or AAA battery(s), decently long lived and bright flahlight for my EDC bag. Ability to use lithium battaries and to be stood on end as a candle light are plusses, but not dealbreakers. I already have a coin cell headlamp and a Photon in the bag a...

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