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by johndoe
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: New to prepping
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: New to prepping

Evan the Diplomat wrote: I saw the Kelty Redwing 3100 on sale (balck and silver color way) on sale at REI. This is an excellent 3 day bag for the words or going around the world.
Yep, I use that very bag for my BOB. I just bought another one since Campmor has them on sale for $50, which is ridiculous price.
by johndoe
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Prepaid legal services? Worth it or a waste of money?
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: Prepaid legal services? Worth it or a waste of money?

From a consumer perspective I don't really have anything useful to add from what's already been said. I can add something from the lawyer's perspective, as I've been approached several times by a couple different prepaid legal companies trying to retain me. Know this, prepaid legal services do their...
by johndoe
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Dual Purpose Grain Mill/Coffee Grinder?
Replies: 7
Views: 2015

Dual Purpose Grain Mill/Coffee Grinder?

Does such a thing exist? I'm looking for a manual coffee grinder that could be used to mill grains (or vice versa), but not really sure if the two uses are compatible. I've never milled grains or anything so this may be a completely stupid question, but I figured if I was getting a coffee grinder an...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

Also, a quick google search informs me that there is an aftermarket kickstart kit for your bike. Bumpstarting a fully-loaded bike on a dirt road is no fun, this might be something to consider. Spare final drive chain, or at least a couple of master links you can put together to make a small section...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

Thanks for all the ideas! Cash. There are plenty of places in the backwater parts of North America that don't/can't take plastic. Yep, I always have a good supply of cash with me on trips. Also helps with catching a "tow" in the back of a truck when you break down. Ask me how I know. :lol: Look at y...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

Have you thought about a bear box for your food? It would really suck to be cmped out somewhere and Have a Grizzly make a lunch out of your Panniers... I've thought about it, but my hope is to either use the developed campgrounds when I can (most have bear boxes), or hang the food when possible to ...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

The foam pad is probably a bit too bulky to strap on to my already overloaded bike unfortunately. If the exped dies and I can't patch it, I'll probably be able to find a store up north though. Fingers crossed on the exped's durability though. As for AK, we may be spending some time up there next yea...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Re: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

Unfortunately, I'll be doing the arctic via the Dempster rather than the Dalton and probably skipping AK altogether. The Canadians will be the ones fleecing me out of my tourist dollars. :lol:
by johndoe
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour
Replies: 14
Views: 3893

Arctic Circle Motorcycle Tour

At the end of June I am leaving on a month long solo motorcycle trip across Canada and up the Dempster Highway to the arctic circle, and ultimately, to Inuvik. While there are lots of great prepping ideas I've gotten from motorcycle touring sites, I figured I would throw this out there for a differe...
by johndoe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: UPDATED: Small Water Filtration Ideas (Pics on page 2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3154

Re: Need Small Water Filtration Ideas, Please

JNathan got it right. If there's a way to filter water properly without two bottles, I haven't learned it yet. One bottle to collect the possibly unsafe to drink water, another container to filter it into. There's numerous ways to do this, but basically what Jnathan said. Filter out sediment with a...
by johndoe
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: UPDATED: Small Water Filtration Ideas (Pics on page 2)
Replies: 33
Views: 3154

Re: Need Small Water Filtration Ideas, Please

For something sturdier than a condom, but still packs down pretty small, I like the Vapur "anti-bottles." They're basically just plastic bags you can fold up nice and small, with a squirt type cap on it. One has made its way into my messenger bag I carry stuff around town in and it's great for filli...
by johndoe
Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My FAK/Review of NAR's Combat Casualty Response Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

My FAK/Review of NAR's Combat Casualty Response Bag

As some might remember from the topic I started inquiring about trauma sheet bags, I purchased a North American Rescue-Combat Casualty Response Bag. I’m doing sort of a joint product review/my trauma bag post. It certainly doesn’t compare to some of the more extensive bags I’ve seen on ZS, but I thi...
by johndoe
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Venomous Snakebite Management
Replies: 30
Views: 3069

Re: Venomous Snakebite Management

Great article, thanks for sharing.
by johndoe
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support

As far as the other. They were left out as the risks outweigh any benefit we can reasonably see. YMMV. While those treatment options are still in use, the pt is carried by your EMS to a treatment center that may offer aqueous cathartic solution, gastric lavage or other advanced treament we do not s...
by johndoe
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support

The problem is that a major wound, degloving injury that would heal with sufficient dressing changes would use 10X all the dressings you have in your group. I'm sorry, but I don't know your level of training, but patching people up is one thing, but keeping them going isn't the sort of supplies you...
by johndoe
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: A multilevel approach to FAK for group support

As always, a great, informative post from you, Tacair. Thank you for taking the time to share. A couple questions came to mind. You mention not stocking activated charcoal in any of the kits. There are obvious risks, of course, but it's still being actively used by EMS services and is still part of ...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Escaping Society?
Replies: 56
Views: 2511

Re: Escaping Society?

Ok, to be serious, there are people who live in RVs and travel the country. I have no idea how they do that, because here in capitalist America, you need money for gas and food, and you get money from a job. I do that, but I'm somewhat blessed to have a wife with a portable skillset that allows her...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Dismissing those that disagree with you as irrational does not help get things back on track. I don't dismiss people who disagree with me. Heck, I've encouraged it since my first post and had some great discussion with several people who absolutely disagreed with me. I do dismiss people who refuse ...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Dismissing those that disagree with you as irrational does not help get things back on track. I don't dismiss people who disagree with me. Heck, I've encouraged it since my first post and had some great discussion with several people who absolutely disagreed with me. I do dismiss people who refuse ...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Hmm, someone doesn't have enough time to train, so I'm going to give her a weapon that has heavier recoil (making a follow up shot harder if the first one does miss), requires manual operation (pumps are actually more likely to malfunction with an untrained shooter under stress than a quality semi-...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:08 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

You didn't "try." You tried to have the last say by having YOUR say on the issue, declaring yourself right, and then declaring that everyone should get back on topic, now that you've had your say of course. At least be honest when you try to chastise others. Goddammit I don't WANT the "Last Say". I...
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

You didn't "try." You tried to have the last say by having YOUR say on the issue, declaring yourself right, and then declaring that everyone should get back on topic, now that you've had your say of course. At least be honest when you try to chastise others.
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Rev wrote:Personally, and it's just my opinion, I don't think anyone has any business owning an automobile unless they've completed a First Responder class, or have the skills through some other method.

Sad thing is I'm not even joking.
Actually, you're probably right. :lol:
by johndoe
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog
Replies: 980
Views: 95685

Re: the Defensive Shotgun; How we make it work--MilCopp Blog

Firearms are pretty low on the priority list since it's an unlikely scenario most of us are going to face, at least when compared to, say, the need for medical skills. Debatable. I doubt most people would need more first aid training than what they'd receive from the Red Cross. I myself use firearm...

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