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by maine1
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 5807

Re: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff

I realized the same dilemma a couple of years ago and after a lot of thought, some research and some field time I put together what I call a "minimal kit" which is just a hunters Real Tree Fieldline Pro Series harnessed waist pack with a couple of smaller pouches attached to the Molle webbing the p...
by maine1
Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?
Replies: 45
Views: 2627

Re: Does anyone not have food in the BOB?

While i could survive on the lard i have put on over the last decade or so, NOT having at least some basic food is a little foolish, particularly in the cold, IMO. To get this, you wil have to make it yourself. I don't like relying soley on resources i have to buy, at least for the important things....
by maine1
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Small to Mid survival/bushcraft knife suggestion?
Replies: 40
Views: 4975

Re: Small to Mid survival/bushcraft knife suggestion?

CS outdoorsman lite. Great knife, good tang.
by maine1
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff
Replies: 66
Views: 5807

Re: Realizing that you never will carry all of this stuff

Many people carry crap due to fashion, that they bought due to fashion. For EDC, I guess i carry more "crap' then most, BUT, i do this consistently, as IME Pocket gear saves the day. All the high speed shit that is pricey, staus symbol type stuff tend to get left behind and unused: How many have a S...
by maine1
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

yes, they are. I have a zippo handwarmer on order, and am hoping I can use it for a winter MBO, sort of a "with what i ahve on me/EDC " type deal. looking forward to testing it, as i have had a few cheape knockoffs of the same type and they workl pretty well, so i want to see what a quality one can ...
by maine1
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

Used to carry one - don't drop it in the water. "Don't drop it in the water" Why Not? It will not work until dried out and refilled. With a bic - wave it around for a couple minutes and you're good to go. I carried a Zippo for 20+ years. But when in the bush I always backed it up with bics. Um...no...
by maine1
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shot Show 2013 [from an insider...]
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Re: Shot Show 2013 [from an insider...]

Readphnx wrote:I'll second the meh.


I'll se your meh, and raise you a yawn.


how a bout a fullsize, single stack 10mm? Would not swap from my G-20, but it would be neat.
by maine1
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

OK, I found out the reason for my mistake: I have a PDF from a zippo collectors club, and it mentions that they had EXPERIMENTED with various materials in the past, but for various performance and economic reasons, settled on cotton. This verified ( to me at least) what a GYSGT had told me in the co...
by maine1
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Shot Show 2013 [from an insider...]
Replies: 24
Views: 3114

Re: Shot Show 2013 [from an insider...]

SHOT is a crazy, awesome ZOO!
I had a blast, got in early, and only saw a tiny bit of it.

TONS of great people, gear, ect. Got to see people i had not seen in years, ect, it was fun.
by maine1
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare bones kit (pics)
Replies: 22
Views: 3654

Re: Bare bones kit (pics)

good for you! layering is the way to go, and usually people need to get screwed a few times by having everything in one before the concept dawns on them. While i like small kit components as a backup, i also like carrying larger, more effective tools. If you do not have one, an oven bag in the walle...
by maine1
Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Machete Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 4561

Re: The Machete Thread

one of my BEST machete is the 12 inch tramontina camp knife. http://www.knifecountryusa.com/store/image/products/magnified/141523_141552.jpg i LOOOOOOVE is, awesome, inexpensive and easy to mod i ad it a sharp tip and a 6 inch false edge. VERY much agree- I have two of these as trainers, and a user...
by maine1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

Really...that's interesting... I started an article on this years ago, and when I called the CS line, they forwarded my lierature that said different. wondering- 1) if the CS person i spoke to knew, or 2) if materials were swapped for some reason. I tend to think of #1, but in the Corps i was told t...
by maine1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The Machete Thread
Replies: 51
Views: 4561

Re: The Machete Thread

Tramontinas and imacasas are what i have grown to like. One of my friends has an imacassa he brought home from belise, and it just feels great in hand, its about 30" or so. Usually the steel in SA machetes is thinner than american machetes. But, in use they work well. Look at the trees they chop wit...
by maine1
Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

grennels wrote:Used to carry one - don't drop it in the water.






Why Not?
by maine1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

this might be splitting hairs, but they are filled with rayon/dacron instead of cotton. It holds the fuel, and when reasonably full, the fuel displaces water. I'll add mineral spirits to the list. right on ( I believe you ) is there a source? the reason I ask is I was wondering if the earlier, pre ...
by maine1
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

this might be splitting hairs, but they are filled with rayon/dacron instead of cotton.
It holds the fuel, and when reasonably full, the fuel displaces water.

I'll add mineral spirits to the list.
by maine1
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Re: Zippo lighters.

Das Sheep wrote:Resident Evil did teach us that if you are serious about fighting the undead you need a brass zippo lighter.

I like that you can carry a zippo lit in the dark without burning the hell out of your fingers, when compared to other lighters.



OK what part of the movie was that? Musta missed it.
by maine1
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo lighters.
Replies: 48
Views: 4170

Zippo lighters.

For bugout/EDC/general use, I prefer them.

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by maine1
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Olive Green Gaiters
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: Olive Green Gaiters

SG has a 5 pair pack of surplus swiss rubberized wool side zip gaiters that are really great. They are rugged, warm, cheap, ($25 for 5 pairs, stash a few and give a few as gifts), I'll not go out without them if i have any choice.
by maine1
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Challenge: Jayne Cobb and Kaylee's belt orders
Replies: 30
Views: 4858

Re: Challenge: Jayne Cobb and Kaylee's belt orders

Its good to be among other that like Firefly- i watch it on netflix a few times a year. Annoys the wife, but i really like it. I missed the original airing and only saw it for the first time a few years ago. I wish it went further.

Zoe needs to stop falling in love with me...
by maine1
Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)
Replies: 50
Views: 8867

Re: Anyone use work gear? (Carhartt, Dakota, Dickies, ect?)

If i am at work= BDU's. Any other time= carhart pants, single front summer, DF for fall /winter use. P0lypro long johns under if its really cold. I Also have one of their fleece lined vests with a collar that i can't live without- its great. Carhart also came out with a similar vest shelled in nylon...
by maine1
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Ammo Weights
Replies: 4
Views: 1386

Re: Ammo Weights

counds like some could use a scale. The one i got from scales.com (IIRC) is handy as hell for making and balancing knives, as well as paring the weight of various items down.

Be.DO. Have.
by maine1
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?
Replies: 69
Views: 7515

Re: How do you bug out your extra weapons and ammo?

"Some super secret squirrels actually cache' a small deposit of ammo, some high calorie food bars or other items in ammo cans along their proposed bug out routes just in case......good insurance if you needed it. If you live in a major metro area and had a real ass kicker of a route to navigate thro...
by maine1
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Best Pocket Pepper Spray
Replies: 13
Views: 1932

Re: Best Pocket Pepper Spray

No, OC is not a panecea, but neither is anything else. Problems come when people expect a THING to do something THEY should. Ain't whats in the can, its your sneaky ass deploying it and backing it up.


Spray and "J" as they say, avoids most of the blind rushes.

its A tool, not the only one.

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