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by Ableto
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bob's GHB. Critique anyone?
Replies: 32
Views: 2837

Re: Bob's GHB. Critique anyone?

For the short distance you are travelling you have a lot of stuff don't you? 16 miles on foot is NOT a short distance. In a real SHTF situation it could take you a week to go that distance if you move properly. Word ODA 226! I thought the same thing. Especially with the route I have to go and the f...
by Ableto
Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Cheap Knife Thread.
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The Cheap Knife Thread.

CRKT is some good stuff for sure. I had a pair of M16s made by them...but I either misplaced one, or lost it... it hasn't turned up anywhere. :x However, I got it when it was on sale. I am hoping it turns up in the laundry basket or something. I have the tanto point, and the other one was more of a...
by Ableto
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Cheap Knife Thread.
Replies: 42
Views: 2826

Re: The Cheap Knife Thread.

I have 2 folding Crkt knives and i love them. What i need to get is a better fixed blade knife. The one i got is a little soft for my liking. Many knives have been listed here on the forums for me to chose from.
by Ableto
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: After the disaster, pets gone bad
Replies: 28
Views: 1381

Re: After the disaster, pets gone bad

I read on a website recently that rats the size of rabbits are roaming around Central Park in NY.
by Ableto
Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tablet Stoves
Replies: 38
Views: 2468

Re: Tablet Stoves

I've used the same old Esbit stove for over a decade until i got a JetBoil in 2006 (or there-abouts). I still have it and still use it in BOB(1). I also have a cheapy (coglans) that is kind of rickety and the hinges that hold it together look like they'll go after one season of normal use. Also, th...
by Ableto
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What are your "Triggers"?
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: What are your "Triggers"?

I think I agree with t deMac on this. I have one of those jobs where I am expected to be there to help bring order to chaos, and would have a hard time leaving work or not showing up so I would have to be very confident that it is a long term PAW stairing us in the face before i can bug out or in f...
by Ableto
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What would your ideal PAW job be?
Replies: 532
Views: 31785

Re: What would your ideal PAW job be?

Well im a jack of all trades kind of guy, I have learned how to do many things over my lifetime and can apply many in the rebuilding of a PAW. I have done carpentry, food prep/cooking, Metal working, Jewelery making, Wood carving, and a lot of other things. But what i would be mostly, and i dont see...
by Ableto
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Has anyone here tested the Eberlestock Battleship bag yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 5085

Re: Has anyone here tested the Eberlestock Battleship bag ye

Is it me or does that pack look like one of the more durable packs found from REI or other civi pack sites but with more strapping for attaching things.

Like a Osprey 85 pack or simular.
by Ableto
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging out to liberty Island
Replies: 28
Views: 1589

Re: Bugging out to liberty Island

I have given this thing a rethink. This idea sucks so bad that is might be a good idea. After all who in their right mind would go there during a disaster? Absolutely no one. Therefore the island would be full of crazy people in need of leadership and direction. You might be just the person to prov...
by Ableto
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012? The End or Not?
Replies: 625
Views: 34168

Re: 2012? The End or Not?

As the story continues..... We last seen the group wondering what happened and trying to figure out what went wrong. Then they saw a newspaper on top of a trash can. The artical title "When all the pigs in the world Squeeled". After reading the artical, the group finaly knew what caused society to c...
by Ableto
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out tools (BOT)
Replies: 41
Views: 3252

Re: Bug out tools (BOT)

If I am bugging out on foot: A few knives of various sizes (one slightly larger fixed, a Mora Bushcraft, and a Svord...not hacking down trees, just cutting stuff. :lol: ), Gerber multi-tool, Gerber micro multi-tool, Gerber Shard, folding saw. Would really like to add a small pack axe, or a Tomahawk...
by Ableto
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out tools (BOT)
Replies: 41
Views: 3252

Re: Bug out tools (BOT)

If I am bugging out on foot: A few knives of various sizes (one slightly larger fixed, a Mora Bushcraft, and a Svord...not hacking down trees, just cutting stuff. :lol: ), Gerber multi-tool, Gerber micro multi-tool, Gerber Shard, folding saw. Would really like to add a small pack axe, or a Tomahawk...
by Ableto
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Skateboards - Worth the weight?
Replies: 26
Views: 3037

Re: Skateboards - Worth the weight?

When I was a little kid I used to sit down on my skateboard and ride it down hills. One time I fell and scraped off both my arms, and most of my torso. Fortunately, because I was young, they grew back. My point is, in an everyday world, skateboards are dangerous. In a disaster environment without e...
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: P-38 Can opener
Replies: 41
Views: 4409

Re: P-38 Can opener

Wow thanks for the link and the list of uses.
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: P-38 Can opener
Replies: 41
Views: 4409

Re: P-38 Can opener

Thanks for moving the thread, like i said im still new here and still finding out what part of the forum is best for certain questions. For me i have my Leatherman Charge TTi, and i gave my dad my old leatherman wave and they both multitools have can openers, and as a back up i have cheap $2-$5 doll...
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: looking for advice fto give to my father
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: looking for advice fto give to my father

Well this is almost like the story between my father and myself. But slight differences. Back when i was young dad stocked up on the ammo and guns thinking it will solve all the problems if something goes bad (shtf). Even with him, he pretty much stocked up on chili and other nasty processed foods a...
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: P-38 Can opener
Replies: 41
Views: 4409

P-38 Can opener

I see these listed in some topics and i didnt see a dedicated thread for it and i had a few questions. Im still putting things together for 3 bags (My fathers and my BOBs and a GHB). My question is what should i be looking for in a P-38 can opener? I know i can go buy some cheap one from almost any ...
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:03 pm
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 n

Lets see: 1. A 12 inch ruler witch might kill a vampire if used right. 2. My newly bought leatherman charge TTi. 3. A really old cheap survival knife i got back when i was a kid. 4. Pirate short sword that i been cleaning up the last few days (getting the rust out of it and treating the leather). 5....
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Uncommon BOB items
Replies: 358
Views: 40413

Re: Uncommon BOB items

I have these in my kit http://www.amazon.com/Non-Blinking-Mini-Party-Lites-Pkg/dp/B002JPV51W/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1313300520&sr=8-11" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. They are little lights that look like light up bullets from an Underworld movie. I got a few of them from some left ...
by Ableto
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2012? The End or Not?
Replies: 625
Views: 34168

Re: 2012? The End or Not?

My take on all of this is be prepared for anything that might happen, but dont expect it to happen. But really if you read the different websites and watch the tv shows and movies its up to how ppl accept whats there. Take whats currently known and see how its changing ppl minds on whats coming. Bac...
by Ableto
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Is prepping spreading in your area?
Replies: 140
Views: 6788

Re: Is prepping spreading in your area?

Hello my 2nd post here (my first in the intro forum). In my area we are seeing more prepping by the different businesses in the area and city planning. I work at one of the local community centers and within the last 2 years most of the staff has done Cert training (i cant remember the full name of ...
by Ableto
Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Evergreen State
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Hello from the Evergreen State

Hello, first time posting. Been roaming the forums for lots of good info the last month or so, so i figured out that i should register and add some of my input.
Im from Washington state and am looking to get more prepared for emergencies.

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