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by acropolis5
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)
Replies: 43
Views: 2608

Re: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)

I too own and enjoy the versatility of a safari/camera vest. However, of late, given its overuse by Blackwater and other security types, I am hesitant to wear it in an urban enviornment. Apparently there's a good reason those garments have been nick-named "Shoot Me First" vests.
by acropolis5
Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)
Replies: 43
Views: 2608

Re: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)

You got me on that one Hachiman, Unfortunately, my speeling is almost as poor as my tipeing. However, the advice wasn't bad. Adding to it, consider a Boker Cop Tool as a multi-purpose pry/knife/belt cutter and the civilian equivelant of an IFAK as bag components.
by acropolis5
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)
Replies: 43
Views: 2608

Re: City BOB (Hypothetical Question)

You've received many good ideas in your reply posts. Allow me to weigh in. First, a city BOB needs to look civilian and non-threatening. IMO, for that purpose your best choice is the LL Bean Continental Rucksack, in black/gey/navy blue. Modestly priced, well made, lots of compartments, old fashioned...
by acropolis5
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Question about quick clot
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Question about quick clot

Does this stuff really go useless soon after the expiration date?
by acropolis5
Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging out at night vice during the day.
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: Bugging out at night vice during the day.

If I was required to make a low-viz exit from an urban area experiencing any kind of sreet unrest, I'd choose to leave just before dawn. "Bad guys" thrive at night and so do demonstrators, but it generally peters out ~4-5am, from a combination of exhaustion and/or alcohol/drugs.
by acropolis5
Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone ever use smaller Blackhawk/Camelbak packs?
Replies: 16
Views: 1827

Re: Anyone ever use smaller Blackhawk/Camelbak packs?

I use a Camelbak Snoblast as my EDC pack. In fact, I usually don't even carry the hydration bladder. I don't like them. However the Snoblast is medium-small, ~800cu. in., expandable to ~1000cu. in., very low profile and acceptable in almost any venue, good shoulder/sterum straps, stowable waist belt...
by acropolis5
Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Boker Plus man-bag.
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Boker Plus man-bag.

I live and work in the NY Metro area. I've tried about a dozen different types/configurations/contents over the years to arrive at a walkable, urban GHB, low profile, with some extra room for options/lunch /a book/ etc. IMO a small civilian backpack that's expandable and available in subdued colors,...
by acropolis5
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: highest calorie/oz canned foods?
Replies: 80
Views: 4474

Re: highest calorie/oz canned foods?

Anyone know the shelf-life of Nutella? It's not mentioned on the website.
by acropolis5
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: tools in your BOB
Replies: 24
Views: 1666

Re: tools in your BOB

Olaf, who makes the folding knife/tool/wire cutter shown in your post? Please give us a link and a price point. Thanx.
by acropolis5
Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?

Gents, thanx again for the info. Tommy, I read the study with great interset. Jim, PM
reply sent. I believe that for my personal needs the TK-4 will continue to be my choice.
by acropolis5
Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Re: Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?

Jim and Tommy, Thanx for the info. But now my quandry is deeper. Is it easy to put on (with training, which I have) and ineffective or is it easy to put on and effective if you're trained. May I trouble you both to give my the links to the studies to which you refered ?
by acropolis5
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2066

Opinons on Tourni-Kwik ?

There has been a lot of recent discussion on the use of tourniquets. Some time ago I purchased several "Tourni-Kwik" , by Cinchtight, for one hand application. However, I've not seen them discussed lately with other brands of one-hand application tourniquets. Does anyone have any experience with or ...
by acropolis5
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Mobile Phone Battery Charger
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Mobile Phone Battery Charger

I gave the same unit to my son, with extra batteries, to at least partially recharge his cell phone when he went to a 3 day, camp-out, rock concert. It did not work for him, perhaps because he didn't use it until the phone's battery was DEAD. This prompted me to switch to the twin lithium AA battery...
by acropolis5
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Sign Language
Replies: 11
Views: 634

Re: Sign Language

you can conjugate in ASL. Its done by positioning the hands. From experience, the best primer on ASL is "The Joy Of Signing".
by acropolis5
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: favorite maglite size
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: favorite maglite size

I said that they stopped making the 5 and 6 "C" sized lights and I asked if anyone knew where I could buy one or more of these discontinued sizes. The qusetion is still open. Any assistance will be appreciated.
by acropolis5
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: favorite maglite size
Replies: 24
Views: 1238

Re: favorite maglite size

The one I liked best was the 6 C-cell, but my son lost it and Mag doesn't make it anymore. Anyone know where I could still buy one? It's replacement is a 5 C-cell. Almost as useful.
by acropolis5
Mon May 12, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Mossberg 500 JIC
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Gentlemen, will one of you please post a source for the Knoxx Stock?
by acropolis5
Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .357 lver-action carbine
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

.357 lver-action carbine

Anyone have a source or manufactuer for one, preferably in stainless?
by acropolis5
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shiner's B.O.B. (Updated 8-28-2008) Pics!
Replies: 112
Views: 16654

Does anyone have an on-line source for the 4-way silcock keys? I can't find them in local hardware stores.
by acropolis5
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: WaterBOB: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 814

I'm seriously thinking of buying the WATERBOB. But, I have two questions: 1) How do you empty it if it turns out you don't need it for an emergercy; and 2) How do you dry it out before you put it back in storage? I've e-mailed the company with these questions. Back to you when I get a reply.
by acropolis5
Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: WaterBOB: Emergency Water Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 814

I'm seriously thinking of buying the WATERBOB. But, I have two questions: 1) How do you empty it if it turns out you don't need it for an emergercy; and 2) How do you dry it out before you put it back in storage? I've e-mailed the company with these questions. Back to you when I get a reply.

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