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by NapTime
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pack weigh in
Replies: 24
Views: 1028

Re: Pack weigh in

I haven't put together a BOB yet :oops: but I thought I might weigh in anyways with the experiences from my most recent hiking trip. 1. I'm 23 years old, 6' tall, 180#. It is a 5 day mountain pack, 45#. 2. I can hunt up a picture if people really want, but they won't help much because it rained the ...
by NapTime
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Needs blue wire
Replies: 61
Views: 2281

Re: Needs blue wire

You can tell it's legit. I mean, just look at the HOLOGRAPH!
by NapTime
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)
Replies: 437
Views: 25002

Re: Vibram Five Fingers (VFF)

Enunciation is key when discussing this product. I've had a couple people think I was bringing up "vibrating five fingers" and gotten the looks you'd expect. On topic, I like the idea of them a lot, but from what I hear, you need to work your way into them slowly. This gives the muscles in your feet...
by NapTime
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The use of placebos in the PAW
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: The use of placebos in the PAW

For drugs, I've seen the exact opposite actually. I watched a girl in one of my classes in highschool sell a guy a pill from the sugar-pill row in her birth control for $5. He asked her the next day how many more she had. Never underestimate the psychosomatic. Personally I would stick to treating pe...
by NapTime
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much water, and how do you carry it?
Replies: 35
Views: 1484

Re: How much water, and how do you carry it?

WOW! I feel bad for you desert folks. 20lb of water? Your bags must be HUGE!

Note to self: never again are you allowed to complain about the rainy PNW.

In answer to the original question, 2L in two wide mouth nalgenes, with a filter and the plan to stop for meals near water sources.
by NapTime
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: How to unclog a toilet
Replies: 40
Views: 7470

Re: How to unclog a toilet

Another improvised toilet snake? Wire coat hanger. Not pretty, not amazingly effective, but if you don't have anything else, it'll do in a pinch.
by NapTime
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Best Food (per volume)
Replies: 53
Views: 3233

Re: Best Food (per volume)

When you're getting tuna packets, look for the ones packed in oil and not water. Much higher cal/oz. I've read that you should shoot for 125-130 cal/oz. Another discussion of the same topic can be found here . Another trick I've read is to take potato chips, which have 155 cal/oz , and to crush them...
by NapTime
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Want to make homemade firestarters out of dryer lint
Replies: 41
Views: 2988

Re: Want to make homemade firestarters out of dryer lint

Dryer lint varies. Cotton burns like anything, but synthetics shed particles too, and those do not burn the way you want. So, you know, be aware. If you know that, say, all of your whites are cotton, use the white lint. YMMV.
by NapTime
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Winter hiking, any advice
Replies: 26
Views: 1110

Re: Winter hiking, any advice

My parents took me snow camping every winter when I was growing up, so I don't know a lot, but I can vouch for what people have said before me. It seemed silly at the time, but hats are great to sleep in. They make you warm and toasty. Sleep in clothes that you haven't been sweating in all day, incl...
by NapTime
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Novel cabin design
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Novel cabin design

That is awesome! I've been playing with cabin designs on paper, but you went ahead and built it. Well played sir. I also really enjoyed the other video with the floorplan and the renderings. That looks like a great little cabin to throw up back in the woods.
by NapTime
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Tribute to BACON!
Replies: 266
Views: 21373

Re: Tribute to BACON!

Chocolate Covered Bacon

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Enough Said.
by NapTime
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Multiday BOB/Backpack ~ REI type or Military (Kifaru) Type?
Replies: 24
Views: 2084

Re: Multiday BOB/Backpack ~ REI type or Military (Kifaru) Type?

Just another item to add to the scales: REI has the most absurdly lenient return policy I have ever encountered. I'd say buy an REI pack, take it on your trip, and if it isn't exactly what you want for any reason at all, take it back. My friend wore a coat for a couple weeks, realized it wasn't righ...
by NapTime
Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Liqueurs and Cordials ... and homemade wine too maybe
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Liqueurs and Cordials ... and homemade wine too maybe

My friends and I have been making infusions lately, and I thought I'd share. Here's the current lineup. http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2230/91/89/4304854/n4304854_31279423_3165.jpg From left to right is Habanero, Orange, and Fig Vodka, and the last is Bacon Bourbon. All of the vodka's ...
by NapTime
Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Bacon Chocolate? meh..... How about Bacon Vodka!!
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: Bacon Chocolate? meh..... How about Bacon Vodka!!

I too have always heard of bacon bourbon. Alternate Recipe.
by NapTime
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Exhaustive Bug-Out-Gear List (Please Comment)
Replies: 38
Views: 3037

Re: My Exhaustive Bug-Out-Gear List (Please Comment)

AgentBlack, you're right. It's very true that more than a dozen lures are a bad use of space/weight for a bug out setup. In the context of his overall list though, it isn't too egregious next to light sticks and instant coffee and cough drops if you ask me. I got so excited that he decided to bring ...
by NapTime
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Exhaustive Bug-Out-Gear List (Please Comment)
Replies: 38
Views: 3037

Re: My Exhaustive Bug-Out-Gear List (Please Comment)

This is almost TLDR, but I stuck it out and just skimmed the specifics. You have a lot of stuff planned. You have a LOT of stuff planned. The nicest thing I can say about that is that we come from two very different schools of thought when it comes to packing light/packing thorough, but since we kno...
by NapTime
Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: underground living
Replies: 75
Views: 9318

Re: underground living

I think the flat top of the cargo container is a real problem here. I spent a while looking into fallout shelters, and the most common ones seem to be large diameter culvert or school buses. Less cubic feet than a container, but they have the built in arch on top for support. I dunno. I'd be wary of...
by NapTime
Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: highest calorie/oz canned foods?
Replies: 80
Views: 4437

Re: highest calorie/oz canned foods?

I know this isn't incredibly helpful, but by my calculations, Crisco brand shortening has 260 cal/oz and can be kept indefinitely . I can't imagine you'd want to eat it on its own (like that guy who cross-country skied across Antarctica did with Olive Oil) but if you want to add calories to somethin...
by NapTime
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Cheesecake: Cake vs Pie
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Cheesecake: Cake vs Pie

I think cheesecake is, by virtue of its crust and unleavened nature, a pie. Others have claimed that because it does not have a flakey crust, it must be, as the name implies, a cake. What do you think? Why?
by NapTime
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Guerilla Gardens
Replies: 78
Views: 8458

Re: Guerilla Gardens

Another cool thing I ran across for this type of gardening is "seed bombs." Essentially you make a little packet of seed and soil and hold it together with clay, and throw it into places you're not supposed to be, and start gardens that way. Obviously this only works for crops that don't need ANY he...
by NapTime
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Guerilla Gardens
Replies: 78
Views: 8458

Re: Guerilla Gardens

Thanks Yaivenov, I'm glad to know the chain link thing works. There are places all over the city that are fenced off with chain link, and I've always thought they might be good for beans. Now that i KNOW they are, I'm going to have to start planting. Mmmm beans...
by NapTime
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to do with grains?
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: What to do with grains?

It's really a matter of personal preference. If it were me, there wouldn't be much flour, but there'd be LOTS of beans. I love beans. I could eat well seasoned rice and beans for months. Spices are a must, for sure, but what it really comes down to is what you want to eat, and what you know how to c...
by NapTime
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: STUPID easy pickled watermelon rinds
Replies: 21
Views: 1404

Re: STUPID easy pickled watermelon rinds

Cool post!

My friend let me try his (store bought) pickled asparagus and pickled green beans. They were pretty nice, and mostly just tasted like pickles, so I supposed you could pickle most anything, but I never guessed you could pickle rinds. This is awesome.
by NapTime
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: how to make chainmaille
Replies: 59
Views: 3621

Re: how to make chainmaille

For the non-haters in the crowd, this is a really good site for chain maille stuff. In my experience, it's a great hobby, makes good presents, but has no real practical application or monetary value. Maybe as a handy way to store small chunks of 18 gauge galvanized steel wire for repairs? Whatever...

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