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by 111t
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shiner's B.O.B. (Updated 8-28-2008) Pics!
Replies: 112
Views: 16827

"I'm actually taking advice on a new compass. I think somebody else a few posts up suggested a lensatics. How do you think that would stack up against a silva or a suunto?" Most people don't know how to use all the features of a compass. My advice is to get a Suunto M2. As you can see it works just...
by 111t
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A use for Trick Birthday candles in the PAW
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

Does anyone remember being in Boy Scouts and making a burner out of a tuna can, cardboard, and candle wax? I think it was part of something else, but it was back before the turn of the century (God, I love saying that), and I'm not sure. http://zenstoves.net/Wax/wax.jpg The hobo candlestove. Is tha...
by 111t
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ultralight, ultracheap alcohol stove
Replies: 43
Views: 2785

I like your idea of replacing heat tabs on the esbit. Now its "Dual Fuel"

Here's a Bigger Bottle for your swedish kit. TRANGIA

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by 111t
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A use for Trick Birthday candles in the PAW
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

I just buy em at the store in the birthday/card section... What do you know survival gear EVERYWHERE! 8)
by 111t
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: A use for Trick Birthday candles in the PAW
Replies: 19
Views: 1707

A use for Trick Birthday candles in the PAW

What if there was a candle with embedded magnesium, so that it would be hard to blow out?

Oh wait... there is...

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question420.htm

Good for the BOB or in a compact fire kit.
by 111t
Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MSR Pocket Rocket stove review.
Replies: 26
Views: 11249

This Is quite sturdy... Not as much of a "neato" factor though.
by 111t
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MSR Pocket Rocket stove review.
Replies: 26
Views: 11249

Excellent review, WoodsWalker. A common complaint I've heard of on other reviews of this particular stove is that the support struts are very malleable and become even more malleable when they are heated and may bend under the weight of a heavy pot. The particular reviews I had in mind are here , a...
by 111t
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MSR Pocket Rocket stove review.
Replies: 26
Views: 11249

Nice review! Capable little system!

Don't be like these idiots
by 111t
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Quick hello
Replies: 11
Views: 373

hey there! How's the weather? It's pretty crappy here. I take pictures outside of Syracuse sometimes.
by 111t
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nalgene Natgene Naegene ???
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Nalgene Natgene Naegene ???

Hi Guys I picked up a few of these 1 litre polycarbonate bottles today. They look like genuine Nalgene bottles but they have got four different names on it. Written on the side of the bottle is 'South 46' with a picture of Australia, On the lid is 'Natgene' and on the bottom is 'Naegene'. They feel...
by 111t
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Water Filter: MSR or Katadyn
Replies: 38
Views: 2675

1st, I couldn't find an existing thread that covered this, so I started this one. If such other threads exist, please direct me to them, as my Search-Fu is weak. So I'm finally at a point financially where I can afford one of the missing components of my BOB, a water filter. I've narrowed it down t...
by 111t
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for a Water Filter for large group
Replies: 27
Views: 1620

Re: Looking for a Water Filter for large group

Anyone ever use this filter: http://www.amazon.com/Katadyn-KFT-Expedition-Water-Filter/dp/B000K6DCFY/ref=sr_1_5 I'm having trouble finding decent reviews about it one way or the other. Anyone have any other suggestions for water filtration systems for large scale disaster management? Gravity Filter...
by 111t
Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Opinions on Leatherman Fuse
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Opinions on Leatherman Fuse

Easy question - what's your opinion on the Leatherman Fuse? I saw them today at B&Q (American's read Home Depot) and they were £27 (about $50) with a free mini LED torch. I'd much rather have a Wave but is it worth picking one up for a spare? The last couple of Christmases here saw the local Wally ...
by 111t
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Andrew Skurka, Ultra Light Hiker
Replies: 56
Views: 3900

I have no problem with lightweight gear. This sort of thing is going a little too far. In my view the choice of bug out gear needs to be tempered by a balance between light weight and DURABILITY! Gear is worthless if it gets bashed up in the trunk or on the way out of dodge.
by 111t
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pepsi can stove (w/pics)
Replies: 107
Views: 8318

If you're going to be out for any length of time, the weight of the extra alcohol you need to carry adds up. Alcohol contains about 1/2 the energy per volume as kero or gasoline. Plus it costs 10x as much as kero. I like the jet engine sound. This is what the primus replaced in my BOB... That's hea...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Fixed Blade or Multi-tool?
Replies: 26
Views: 993

BOTH!!!!

The multi-tool should have a saw.
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pepsi can stove (w/pics)
Replies: 107
Views: 8318

I think the purpose is to find a lightweight, compact, quiet, camping stove more specifically, that someone can make using a pepsi can. I would love to have those stoves you showed but lack of money and room in my BOB doesn't permit me to have one :cry:. How much space do those take up though? Cryp...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pepsi can stove (w/pics)
Replies: 107
Views: 8318

If you're going to be out for any length of time, the weight of the extra alcohol you need to carry adds up. Alcohol contains about 1/2 the energy per volume as kero or gasoline. Plus it costs 10x as much as kero. I like the jet engine sound. This is what the primus replaced in my BOB... That's heav...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Quick hello
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Quick hello

Hello,

I'm a photographer from upstate NY. Nice site you have here. One of my primary hobbies is backpacking and camp stoves. And of course slaying the shambling hordes...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Flashlights...What do ZS members like best?
Replies: 219
Views: 22853

I like Minimags and keep one with the litium aa's in my bob. I have a 2d, (2) 3Cs and a 6D. For camping i really like the new 3watt led 2AA. It's BRIGHT. In my wallet as an EDC bit of gear I carry one of these Gerber task lights: http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/111t/task.jpg 1AAA size...MUCH ...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pepsi can stove (w/pics)
Replies: 107
Views: 8318

The stuff in my Bob is not necessarily the lightest out there... I'll take the pepsi challenge with this rig any day of the week. http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/111t/msrresize0002.jpg http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/111t/msrresize0003.jpg http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u43/111t/ms...
by 111t
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nalgene vs Canteen?
Replies: 51
Views: 3435

The HDPE nalgenes are cheaper, lighter, made of the same stuff the canteens are, and quite durable. Not as durable as the lexans, but they still work perfectly with screw on water filters. A word on the cups... There are at least 2 to my knowledge. The GSI glacier bottle cup and the olicamp space sa...
by 111t
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Favorite knives in your kit...
Replies: 21
Views: 2149

I'm going to nominate the frost mora clipper as a good all purpose fixed knife. CHEAP! well made LIGHT. Not military grade (I have Ka-Bars, I know people who make them and they're great) Cody Lundin notes these knives in "98.6 degrees" Also you're less likely to run into problems for carrying it. ht...

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