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by acropolis5
Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: University accommodation. (My new plan)
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: University accommodation. (My new plan)

A good stout wooden cane or hiking staff might be substituted for your baseball bat. A cane/staff is an aide to walking, not a weapon. Its also more low profile.
by acropolis5
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy
Replies: 32
Views: 2916

Re: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy

Yes, the SAS guide is most oriented towards bushcraft, but it has first-aid and disaster contingency chapters as well. It touches all the bases in one compact volume and its inexpensive. As I said, the other guides are simpler, shorter, better illustrated, waterproof and also not expensive. The Lee ...
by acropolis5
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter

I received an email response from Seychelles to my question regarding storage of their filters, in a dry condition, in a car, under freezing temperatures. Their reponse follows: "It will not harm a dry unit- if the filter is wet and you freeze it- ice expands so it could cause a crack in the filter....
by acropolis5
Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter

Seychelles answered most of my questions, but not the car storage question. I ordered 2 bottles and several straws. I will examine the packaging regarding the issue of freezing. Their FAQ responses say do not freeze. But, I'm not sure if that means wet or dry. Stay tuned.
by acropolis5
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy
Replies: 32
Views: 2916

Re: DurzoBlint's Get Home Bag, pic heavy

You are a good son! I'm 61 and in my home, I'm the kit maker (family's eyes roll). Your kit is well thought out. A Leatherman Wave should be added. Also leather work gloves for hand protection, not warmth. Add a small flat plastic fresnel lens magnifier, to use in map reading etc., along with spare ...
by acropolis5
Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter

Molawns, thanx for the Seychelles Link. I'm reading up on these units and have emailed some questions to the company re shelf life, auto storage, etc. They may be my grail.
by acropolis5
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

straw/pocket sized water purifier/filter

In my seemingly never-ending quest to find the "best", really small water filter, one that could contend with post-Katrina like flood waters, my current EDC choices are: A Katadhyn Exstream XR bottle purifier (near perfect, but large) and a Survival Straw, the small blue one sold by BQ. I've never h...
by acropolis5
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Rossi 16" .357mag Lever Action
Replies: 32
Views: 5140

Re: Rossi 16" .357mag Lever Action

Domino, the Marlin 1894SS .357 you referenced, is it side eject? Any problem for a leftie? Also, when you say its easy to takedown, are you refering to disassmbly or seperating it into two components for travel or storage?
by acropolis5
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Would your BOB really work?
Replies: 35
Views: 1842

Re: Would your BOB really work?

I'm 60+ years old and in decent shape. My BOB is a ~2000cu. in. loaded backpack (~35lb.s) and a full load of car carried emergency equipment. My first choice is to get home with the car intact. Second choice is to hunker down in the car untill the road home is clear. Third choice is to walk home or ...
by acropolis5
Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: urban/suburban water collection in a bug out
Replies: 16
Views: 1170

Re: urban/suburban water collection in a bug out

Obtaining clean drinking water in an urban emergency situation, IMHO, requires more prep and caution than in a rural emergency. Envision post Katrina flood waters full of debris, fuel oil, gasoline, industrial chemicals and fecal matter. My 72hr. kit has a General Ecology XLT handpump "purifier". My...
by acropolis5
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Source for samll zip lock bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Source for samll zip lock bags?

Thanx for the replies. I'm following up on your suggestions
by acropolis5
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Source for samll zip lock bags?
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Source for samll zip lock bags?

Anyone know of a source for small but sturdy zip lock plastic bags? Size range: 1 x2", 2 X 3", and 3 x 5". 2 to 6 mils thick. My search turns up sources, but only in 1000 bag lots. I want only 20-30 of each.
by acropolis5
Fri May 28, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My GHB v1.0b (56k warning)
Replies: 30
Views: 3624

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

Have you actually weighed the packed bag or are you guesstimating? The stated weight for that pack out seems light. Nice kit, by the way!
by acropolis5
Tue May 25, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout
Replies: 96
Views: 12809

Re: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout

HBAR, I wanted to know the weight of the pack posted in your original pictures.
by acropolis5
Mon May 24, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout
Replies: 96
Views: 12809

Re: Kifaru E&E setup and loadout

How much does it weigh?
by acropolis5
Mon May 10, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Trailer----Teardrop build pics
Replies: 54
Views: 13506

Re: Bug Out Trailer----Teardrop build pics

Is the AC wholly dependent on an outside land-line power source? Pls. describe the battery/converter set-up and the Ac/heater unit. Is there a water tank and porta-potty? Your project is amazing!
by acropolis5
Thu May 06, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 10932

Re: Get Home Bag, Practical Test and Challenge

Author, how much does your GHB weigh? What kind of shoes/boots will u wear? How old are you and what kind of shape are you in? Finally, what kind of terrain will you have to traverse. I'm interested because my get home distance is about the same distance, over mostly level but gently rising terrain....
by acropolis5
Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Next contest: Cargo Pocket Urban/E&E contest?
Replies: 126
Views: 5077

Re: Next contest: Cargo Pocket Urban/E&E contest?

Allow me to raise another "rules" issue. Aren't you talking about 2 catagories? One kit, of agreed-upon size and the same kit, minus what you could not lawfully take thru a TSA or government building security check.
by acropolis5
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Pedestrians get more respect brandishing full Nalgene bottle
Replies: 38
Views: 5023

Re: Pedestrians get more respect brandishing full Nalgene bottle

This thread reminds me of an experience I had some years ago. I have always lived in New jersey. for most of my life, in a highly urbanized area. Never had any trouble with cars in that neighborhood while jogging. Years pass, children arrive. DW wants to raise them in the leafy burbs, over my object...
by acropolis5
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Urban BOB knife
Replies: 24
Views: 2022

Re: Urban BOB knife

Take a look at the Boker Cop Tool. Its shorter, lighter and less expensive.
by acropolis5
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Survival Kit Knife: Worth it?
Replies: 39
Views: 3051

Re: Survival Kit Knife: Worth it?

Randall Model 18. Hard to obtain, expensive, excellent and beautiful. The only modern knife in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
by acropolis5
Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Gator heads for wrenches
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Gator heads for wrenches

The Gator Grip, with a 1/4" hex post also works nicely with my old model Leatherman Wave fitted with the tool adaptor.
by acropolis5
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Heating an Apartment
Replies: 51
Views: 3480

Re: Heating an Apartment

Thanx Towanda, my mistake. That's what happens when you multitask too much.
by acropolis5
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Heating an Apartment
Replies: 51
Views: 3480

Re: Heating an Apartment

Is the allure of the alcohol stove the lack of CO2 generated?

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