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by DaveJohns
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Two questions here
Replies: 35
Views: 1381

Re: Two questions here

good questions! 1) The stuff in my pockets: Wallet with some tinfoil, a couple band-aids, Swisscard multitool thingy, Ducttape and single edged razor blade (and a little bit of wallet-stuff, like money and credit card). Keychain with firesteel and Nano flashlight (and some keys!). Streamlight Scorpi...
by DaveJohns
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Surviving the coldest winter since 77
Replies: 52
Views: 1830

Re: Surviving the coldest winter since 77

+100 on getting those drafts cut off. Go buy some sealer (caulk, that heatshrink stuff, heck even duct tape if you are totally broke) and get after those drafts! No matter how good your heating, if the cold air is getting in/warm air getting out, everything is wasted. Weather stripping is cheap and ...
by DaveJohns
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Meeting room
Topic: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, 2/12/10: aftermath/debrief.
Replies: 210
Views: 5351

Re: Central VA Winterpaloohhhza, February 12-14, 2010

I am interested in this. My schedule is pretty open in Feb, and I am moving to the Carolinas during that time anyway. Put me down as a maybe.
by DaveJohns
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Winter storm 09 lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 1477

Re: Winter storm 09 lessons

I was in Tulsa this morning to drop a truck off, a buddy told me there was some guy in OK City that had pulled off to the side of the interstate during the storm last weekend; a snowplow came by and buried his car in 4 feet of snow. They found the car as everything melted, dude had frozen to death w...
by DaveJohns
Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Had a Oh $h!t it happened moment
Replies: 16
Views: 1463

Re: Had a Oh $h!t it happened moment

Yep. It happens to all of us. I had a crisis one time, had to get to the emergency room NOW, but had to stop and put freakin gas in the car to make it there. That was my wake-up call. Now, I almost never (hey it happens) go below 1/2 tank, and I have 2 tanks worth of fuel stored (rotated out every 6...
by DaveJohns
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Weird experience at a Gas Station
Replies: 36
Views: 2320

Re: Wierd experience at a Gas Station

ALWAYS trust your instincts. 75 feet is only a few seconds if someone starts running, you know? Personally, I NEVER leave home without my pistol, situations like this only reinforce that for me. You didnt purposely go anywhere dangerous, you were in a (I presume) well lighted area in a (I presume) a...
by DaveJohns
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Hedgehog's Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Hedgehog's Fire

Yep, tried this a while back, it actually works quite well. the stuff at the bottom was pretty wet, but the heat of the fire burning down to it dried the wood out in time. I think this is my new primary way to build a fire.

EDIT: Man, that is a gorgeous pup. Looks like a great travel companion.
by DaveJohns
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome our newest Arbiter
Replies: 26
Views: 2744

Re: Welcome our newest Arbiter

I welcome our new evil overlord!
by DaveJohns
Fri Dec 04, 2009 3:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB/INCH bag
Replies: 3
Views: 850

Re: BOB/INCH bag

Well, I dont know if Gander or BPS (Gadzooks I love that place) have em, but I recently bought a really nice alpine backpack made by Vaude. The Astra is under 4 pounds empty, and has enough space to be a 3 day hiking pack or longer-term emergency bag. Of course it isnt loaded with PALS or other big ...
by DaveJohns
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Raiding Your BoB?
Replies: 31
Views: 1603

Re: Raiding Your BoB?

Nowadays, my bug out bag IS my regular hiking pack, so it has made things a little easier. Since I use it almost every week, I have less temptation to raid it for batteries or whatever. And each time I get back from a trip, I go ahead and replace the food and other consumables within a day or three,...
by DaveJohns
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:50 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Greatest survivalist of all time
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Greatest survivalist of all time

Daniel Boone.
by DaveJohns
Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: 4 police officers ambushed, slain in Tacoma
Replies: 99
Views: 3557

Re: 4 police officers ambushed, slain in Tacoma

Just plain tragic. My heart goes out to the families and to the close-knit LEO community. Those guys were just doing their jobs, and got blown away for it. Tragic. I am sure every LE agency up there will be working like mad to find out who did this, and as Raptor said, I hope he resists. ...also; Lu...
by DaveJohns
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Militia Equipment List (PM 8--94)
Replies: 63
Views: 8222

Re: Militia Equipment List (PM 8--94)

This thread seems to be gravitating more to politics than gear. Anyways the list does address clothing and shelter and agree with their note that special attention must be paid to packing these items. As for the snake bite kit? Feel they are worthless and in this case something isn’t better than no...
by DaveJohns
Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Original American BOB
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: The Original American BOB

I dont know if that would fit in a 3 day assault pack. :lol:


Happy Thanksgiving!
by DaveJohns
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: I Did My Best But it Wasn't Enough....
Replies: 48
Views: 2131

Re: I Did My Best But it Wasn't Enough....

I can only hope I would do everything as well as you did, if I ever have the fate of being in a similar situation. you did everything possible. You should be commended for trying everything you could.

Sometimes, its just time for someone to go.
by DaveJohns
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Best 4 person tent, under $100, main issue- rain.
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Re: Best 4 person tent, under $100, main issue- rain.

as long as you tape or otherwise seal the seams, pretty much any tent can do the job. I had a $25 tent for a couple of years, once I seamtaped it, it weathered many a summer downpour.
by DaveJohns
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: SLOW Forums...
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: SLOW Forums...

DON'T TREAD ON ME wrote:Ditto here, big time. It even somehow logged me out at one point... :(

that wasnt an accident.

:D
by DaveJohns
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:29 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: RIBZ Front Pack
Replies: 18
Views: 1287

Re: RIBZ Front Pack

So, anyone have any impressions on this?
by DaveJohns
Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?
Replies: 1225
Views: 73369

Re: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?

Ok, I'll play. since I work from home (more accurately live at work. seriously) I am in a concrete building with locked steel security doors, so I am not too worried about someone popping in on me. However, if they did, I have a Taurus 145 on my hip, and a cute little CRKT folder in a pocket. I coul...
by DaveJohns
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Out prepping the competition...
Replies: 38
Views: 1461

Re: Out prepping the competition...

I only have a few months supply on hand atm, partially because I do subscribe to the thought that ANY preps guarantee that I will last longer than Joe Everyman down the street. 1 year would be a great benchmark, but I doubt I will ever have that much ready-to-eat stuff put back. I do plan to increas...
by DaveJohns
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I learned after using my BOB
Replies: 35
Views: 2690

Re: What I learned after using my BOB

You can get lithium AA/AAA and your CR123's for that surefire should be fine in a car. I just put batteries in a Ziplock and use a rubber band to keep them together. I want to get a real battery carrier one of these days. Got any old cassette tape cases? http://public.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p8MGAt...
by DaveJohns
Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: pneumonic plague in Ukraine?
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

Re: pneumonic plague in Ukraine?

I will officially panic when I hear that Madagascar has closed its' borders. :shock:
by DaveJohns
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What I learned after using my BOB
Replies: 35
Views: 2690

Re: What I learned after using my BOB

I have been hearing about the nimble stove - i may try to put one together and see what all the hoopla is about. +1 on spare batteries. I went hiking the other day, and wound up on the trail as dark came up. Had my trusty surefire on me. Too bad the batteries decided to die right about then. No real...
by DaveJohns
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: pneumonic plague in Ukraine?
Replies: 17
Views: 2194

pneumonic plague in Ukraine?

Did a little searching and couldnt find independant verification of this story, except for an article from another Ukrainian website saying it isn't plague, so take this with a grain of salt. But thought it bears monitoring for a few days at least. http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2009/11/01/1115...

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