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by koolaidND
Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Whats on your Chriztmas list, ZS?
Replies: 44
Views: 2513

Re: Whats on your Chriztmas list, ZS?

Time to use the shit I already own. Being debt free, with a baby on the way and our wedding next fall has put my desires for more material goods in line with what I really need. That being said, I am on the waiting list for a Boreal Forest shirt from Empire Wool and Canvas. I only asked for cash to ...
by koolaidND
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: H&R Hunting/Survival Shotgun
Replies: 35
Views: 12133

Re: H&R Hunting/Survival Shotgun

I have a Choate Survivor stock set on my H&R .22 sportster. It works very well for me. I keep a variety of stuff in mine.

bic lighter
tinder
pocket knife
snare wire
water bag
aquamira tablets
mylar blanket
safety pins
and some fish hooks and sinkers
by koolaidND
Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations
Replies: 26
Views: 2095

Re: The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations

Interesting discussion here. The linked article I think is less so. IMO the most over looked prep is related to boring everyday living. It is fun to buy lights, fire arms, tactical gear and generators and such. It is boring and hence overlooked to: 1) Plan and save for retirement. 2) Insure adequat...
by koolaidND
Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Traps in BoB/Trapping in PAW
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: Traps in BoB/Trapping in PAW

I keep 110 and 220 conibears plus a supply of commercially assembled snares in my "luxury" box. They perform far better then any bushcraft trap will. I don't have to worry about a trigger not being carved properly or assembled right. Conibears and snares made of aircraft cable have a proven track re...
by koolaidND
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Family Bugout System
Replies: 15
Views: 1267

Re: Family Bugout System

I use a similar setup. I am tired of the huge ruck mentality people seem to have. All of the items I need for a bug out can be packed in two smaller (1800 to 2500 cube) packs and a duffel bag. I simply feel that leaving a vehicle in my AO is a mistake under most conditions. Our bug out plan involves...
by koolaidND
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 313202

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

I ordered a Nessmuk pack from Frost River today. I am pretty stoked to get it.
by koolaidND
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 313202

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

I just ordered a couple Kifaru Pullouts to help organize my GHB. I hope they don't end up making me buy a kifaru pack.
by koolaidND
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Kifaru Scout load-out
Replies: 19
Views: 4963

Re: My Kifaru Scout load-out

I am torn between the Scout and the X-ray for a hiking/hunting/fishing and fast and light GHB. Thanks for posting the pics. Seeing this is making me lean towards the scout. I can say that both the scout and xray would make great bags in all of those roles mentioned. The X-ray would probably be a be...
by koolaidND
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My Kifaru Scout load-out
Replies: 19
Views: 4963

Re: My Kifaru Scout load-out

I am torn between the Scout and the X-ray for a hiking/hunting/fishing and fast and light GHB. Thanks for posting the pics. Seeing this is making me lean towards the scout.
by koolaidND
Sun May 27, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What prep(s) are you most proud of?
Replies: 83
Views: 5616

Re: What prep(s) are you most proud of?

1.) debt from previous marriage is under control. 28 more payments and I am done paying the trustee. 2.) Finally got my dad to wake up and stop talking the propaganda at face value. He is bulking up on their already considerable supplies. 3.) It only took three floods, several days without power due...
by koolaidND
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012 - What are your prepping & contingency goals?
Replies: 47
Views: 3944

Re: 2012 - What are your prepping & contingency goals?

1. loose weight.
2. save more. Easier now that my chapter 13 filing is finalized.
3. fish more
4. hunt more
5. enhance my garden.
by koolaidND
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: ESEE Junglas and 3CP
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: ESEE Junglas and 3CP

I love my Junglas. Its my favorite blade.
by koolaidND
Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Down and Dirty Prepping on a Budget
Replies: 25
Views: 1888

Re: Down and Dirty Prepping on a Budget

I have been using a live trap in the back yard to add some rabbits and squirrels to the menu. I figure its a good skill to practice.
by koolaidND
Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: EDC: Preparedness versus obsession
Replies: 87
Views: 7471

Re: EDC: Preparedness versus obsession

I have trimmed down what I EDC. It used to be wallet, watch, keys, phone, benchmade knife, surefire flashlight, multi tool, handful of change, lighter and pens. I thought I needed all this stuff. Because of the work I do, now I don't carry nearly as much. This is partly related to the job related it...
by koolaidND
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 313202

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

I picked up a Plano tool box at Menards for a new kit. $10.99 was a solid price for me.
by koolaidND
Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Looking for a good solid fixed blade knife
Replies: 102
Views: 10118

Re: Looking for a good solid fixed blade knife

I would say get a Mora #1 and a ESEE Izula. Better yet, save your cash for a couple more weeks and get a ESEE 4.

ESEE blades have a warranty that is second to none. I have an Izula and a Junglas. These two are the best fixed blades I own.
by koolaidND
Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good work boots
Replies: 29
Views: 1371

Re: Good work boots

I love my Danner's. I'm getting another pair in a few months as a spare. I have wide feet and the wide width Danner's work for me. They also have held up well on the concrete.
by koolaidND
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 'hunting chest rig'
Replies: 54
Views: 4077

Re: 'hunting chest rig'

Man you guys carry way more stuff then I ever have. Even when we hunted in the Badlands, we didn't that much stuff. You will find that all the extra shit you want to carry might hinder your ability to hunt. I like to carry a small backpack, I think its smaller than 2,000 cu. Its loaded with a small...
by koolaidND
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: 'hunting chest rig'
Replies: 54
Views: 4077

Re: 'hunting chest rig'

Man you guys carry way more stuff then I ever have. Even when we hunted in the Badlands, we didn't that much stuff. You will find that all the extra shit you want to carry might hinder your ability to hunt. I like to carry a small backpack, I think its smaller than 2,000 cu. Its loaded with a small ...
by koolaidND
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How much do you budget for preps?
Replies: 17
Views: 1992

Re: How much do you budget for preps?

My girlfriend and I spend about $25-50 a month on extra food for our storage. Each month I spend about $25 on misc extra items such as nails, tarps, cordage, etc. We also buy a 12 pack of mason jars each month and 4-5 boxes of lids.
by koolaidND
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Winter driving guide
Replies: 70
Views: 17836

Re: Winter driving guide

I love a good nasty ND winter. Here are some things that I have learned, sometimes the hard way. Something else to think about is get a handful of lock de-icers. I leave a couple in my desk at work, one in my lunchbox (in a ziplock), a couple in the glove box, and a six pack at home. One the topic o...
by koolaidND
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!
Replies: 590
Views: 240579

Re: Food Storage Porn: Hot or Not. Show us pics!

http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz356/koolaidnd/IMG_3331-1.jpg http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz356/koolaidnd/IMG_3332.jpg http://i843.photobucket.com/albums/zz356/koolaidnd/IMG_3333.jpg Here is part of my food storage setup. We keep all of the rice and pasta upstairs currently. The dry bulk...
by koolaidND
Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Emergency Candles
Replies: 15
Views: 1769

Re: Emergency Candles

I have a couple hundred tea light candles. I also have a UCO mini candle lantern that burns tea lights. The price is good and they don't burn forever so I stocked up on them.
by koolaidND
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Do you display your knives at home?
Replies: 22
Views: 1703

Re: Do you display your knives at home?

I keep my ESEE Junglas on the headboard. My girlfriend has made peace with it. Life is good.

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