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by JRR
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Blackthorn Steel Bottle Review
Replies: 10
Views: 1433

Re: Blackthorn Steel Bottle Review

. We talk a bit about the retention strap in our video review but let me tell how that came to be. That is the only thing we are not completely happy with. It's not a bug, it's a feature. I have one of these bottles: http://www.amazon.com/Primus-Outdoor-Bottle-mouth-33-8-Ounce/dp/B000XYN36Q/ref=sr_...
by JRR
Wed May 14, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Wearing MARPAT in public?
Replies: 128
Views: 7908

Re: Wearing MARPAT in public?

In Alabama, I see as many people wearing ccamo as not every time I go out. It's mostly woodland, but there you have it. As for me, I hunt and use what's available at a decent price. I also do a lot of camping and backpacking, and I like to blend in, so I wear camo there a lot too. I never served, an...
by JRR
Tue May 13, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: MRE vs Mountain House
Replies: 43
Views: 2741

Re: MRE vs Mountain House

There's also Hawk Vittles. One of my favorites is: http://hawkvittles.com/diva/divaPOP/div ... =1&x=&s=15

6 bucks for 917 calories.
by JRR
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Why would you NOT buy a Sawyer water filter?
Replies: 70
Views: 6491

Re: Why would you NOT buy a Sawyer water filter?

Why would you NOT buy a Sawyer water filter?
Because I have a steripen when I'm packing light, and a First Need Deluxe, the best purifier on the planet, for longer trips.
by JRR
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Should Preppers be on Facebook?
Replies: 22
Views: 1782

Re: Should Preppers be on Facebook?

No one should be on Facebook.
by JRR
Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What does a month of food really look like?
Replies: 53
Views: 13889

Re: What does a month of food really look like?

Growing up the son of sharecroppers, I have never NOT had a month of food in the house.
by JRR
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much is a pound of less weight worth?
Replies: 53
Views: 5940

Re: How much is a pound of less weight worth?

In backpacking circles, a pound of eight savings generally costs $100 or so, so I'd say you did well. Go check out a decent sleeping bag. You can get a decent 20 degree or even 0 degree bag for $100, but it'll weigh 5 or 6 pounds. For $200, you might get one that weighs 4 pounds. For $300, well, yo...
by JRR
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How much is a pound of less weight worth?
Replies: 53
Views: 5940

Re: How much is a pound of less weight worth?

In backpacking circles, a pound of weight savings generally costs $100 or so, so I'd say you did well. Go check out a decent sleeping bag. You can get a decent 20 degree or even 0 degree bag for $100, but it'll weigh 5 or 6 pounds. For $200, you might get one that weighs 4 pounds. For $300, well, yo...
by JRR
Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for a BOB with detachable pack
Replies: 20
Views: 2473

Re: Looking for a BOB with detachable pack

Has anyone tried Raine Black's new Ruck + daypack? That day pack looks almost identical to the Tactical Tailor day pack. Which also docks to their bigger ruck. Extended Range Operator http://www.tacticaltailor.com/extendedrangeoperatorpack.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Day Pac...
by JRR
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 284011

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

MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware. It's a shame you payed $40.00 when you could have paid $7.00 for...
by JRR
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Looking for light weight, frammed 50 - 60 liter hiking pack
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: Looking for light weight, frammed 50 - 60 liter hiking p

I will second the ULA circuit. Best pack I ever owned and weighs 2.2 pounds.
by JRR
Thu May 23, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!
Replies: 58
Views: 8747

Re: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!

If anyone missed out on this pack, you can get the real deal TT version right now for $186.25 in ACU only. TT is having a 50% off sale on ACU stuff.
by JRR
Fri May 17, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028125

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Is that the same jacket as this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz71vr2M9xc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Greetings, The pockets are different than a Mil-Spec jacket. This looks to be part of that batch that was rushed out to fill the clothing shortage during the Iraq war. The...
by JRR
Fri May 17, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028125

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

3XL Goretex for $30 shipped! Desert camo ECWCS jacket in goretex. Says the guy has 10 of them available. Pretty awesome price for a VERY hard to find size. I just ordered one. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Desert-Camo-Gor-tex-Gortex-Waterproof-Rain-Jacket-3XL-/161027641677?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=ite...
by JRR
Fri May 03, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028125

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

[quote="gitarmac"]I dont' know if anyone has posted the cheap amazon backpacking stoves but I got one and it works as good if not better than ones costing 3X as much. THere are a couple of them. I already have a brunson raptor, which has a piezo lighter and small burner. I got the one with the big b...
by JRR
Wed May 01, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Zippo 4 in 1 tool
Replies: 40
Views: 4797

Re: Zippo 4 in 1 tool

You have to join their spam list to see a price.

Thanks.
by JRR
Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Buffalo ramen
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Buffalo ramen

I wanted to try one of the Mountain House Buffalo Chicken wraps at home, so I'd know if I would like it in the woods, so I heated some water. Looking at the pack, it has one seving of 390 calories. That's nowhwere near enough for a big guy like me, even if you add a tortilla or two, so I decided to ...
by JRR
Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028125

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-klymit-camping-mattresses No thanks. These guys caved and no longer support any firearm related deals, so I no longer do business with them. Can you expound upon that? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/22/groupon-distances-itself-from-gun-community-indefinitely...
by JRR
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6620
Views: 1028125

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Action.Jackson wrote:
Dain Bramaged wrote:
vawilderness wrote:Groupon has klymbit backpacking mattresses for 50% off

link??
http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-klymit- ... mattresses" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No thanks. These guys caved and no longer support any firearm related deals, so I no longer do business with them.
by JRR
Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!
Replies: 58
Views: 8747

Re: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!

I paid $129 for mine. Like $141 and change delivered.
by JRR
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!
Replies: 58
Views: 8747

Re: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!

I like it. I do have a few criticisms, though. I see this one on a lot of packs, and it never ceases to amaze me. If you stuff the pack with high volume stuff, like clothes, sleeping gear, tents, etc, it expands to make the side pockets completely useless. And it's so easy to fix. All you need is a ...
by JRR
Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Military pack - but very lightweight?
Replies: 25
Views: 2836

Re: Military pack - but very lightweight?

Take a look at some of Kelty's packs. http://www.kelty.com/c-backpacks.aspx#subcategory=militarytactical" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The Redwing has a lot of organizational pockets, but doesn't have mole attachments and doesn't look very tactical. It's also fairly inexpensive: htt...
by JRR
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!
Replies: 58
Views: 8747

Re: Grey Ghost Gear Full Size Pack - lots of pics!

Ah. Too bad.

Thanks.

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