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by moab
Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: EricinMaryland's BOB, formerly "Yet Another BOB by a Noobie"
Replies: 198
Views: 28861

Re: EricinMaryland's BOB, formerly "Yet Another BOB by a Noo

Wow. What a great thread! My wife thinks I'm a weirdo for prepping and building up an INCH bag. I think I'm going to have her read your thread. What a heart warming family story! Your a very lucky man. We're planning on moving back to a more rural area too. Hopefully this summer. Anyway thanks for a...
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Micro fiber towel?
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Micro fiber towel?

Any luck with these? Or do they suck?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Foliage-Green-M ... 255b7d1cb1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out pants (serious)
Replies: 48
Views: 3093

Re: Bug out pants (serious)

Also take a look at this sniper forum post. ACU is hardly "hunters orange". Certainly not civilian solid colors. And far from "the worst camo pattern ever used in the field". Augmented with local foliage. I think ACU is an acceptible base. Considering it's cost. And again, the fact that no one patte...
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out pants (serious)
Replies: 48
Views: 3093

Re: Bug out pants (serious)

I have noticed your interest in ACU in other threads and I have to wonder why you want that pattern. The Army has all but admitted that the pattern is a failure and is going to hold a competition for a new pattern over the next few years. The big patterns right now are Multicam and A-TACS, but I wo...
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out pants (serious)
Replies: 48
Views: 3093

Re: Bug out pants (serious)

Kommander wrote:
moab wrote:What is the alternative to LAPG cargo pants in camo? Besides BDU's.
You want something like the LAPG pants in cammo? What kind of cammo?
ACU.
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K DEATH
Replies: 13
Views: 1891

Re: B.O.B. Fishing kit \ Field Expedient Fishing Pole 56K D

I really like those 550 eyelets. Never seen that before. What are they originally used for bait? Where did you find them?
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug out pants (serious)
Replies: 48
Views: 3093

Re: Bug out pants (serious)

What is the alternative to LAPG cargo pants in camo? Besides BDU's.
by moab
Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Thumbdrive Downloads (Legal)
Replies: 27
Views: 7929

Thumbdrive Downloads (Legal)

One place to catalog all the best sites for legally downloading pdf's pertinent to survival/PAW? (I only found one other short thread on this subject. If this is already up. My apologies.) There is a ton of legally obtainable - useful information out there that should be added to your survival thumb...
by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6530
Views: 976148

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

Fox 40 survival whistle $2.90 with shipping. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/professional-abs-plastic-whistle-with-lanyard-black-68435" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e250/moabak/sku_68435_1.jpg Not to derail, but these guys our out of China and they ar...
by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6530
Views: 976148

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

Fox 40 survival whistle $2.90 with shipping. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/profession ... lack-68435" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6530
Views: 976148

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

This isn't for a specific item. But damn their prices are low on camping and hiking/survival stuff:

http://www.dealextreme.com/c/camping-hi ... =relevance" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good radios for SHTF?
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Re: Good radios for SHTF?

I'd go check out some reviews from a website not associated with either product on the two at this point were it me purchasing. I don't believe eham is associated with either radio. But they only had a review of the one cheaper radio. (Neither did anyone else that i could fine.) Which is fine. If t...
by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good radios for SHTF?
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Re: Good radios for SHTF?

Ok. Would these radios work for my purposes? Picked up on these radios from another member on here. Puxing px 2r. 2w and runs off a 3.6 volt cellphone battery! He charges his off his packable solar charger. Good reviews here: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/8438" onclick="window.open(this.href);r...
by moab
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Re: Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's

I hear ya bud. Why are BDUs (or ACUs....whatever) such a pain in the ass. Maybe it's just me. I'm short and fat so there all really baggy on me. I know there supposed to be baggy but there REALLY baggy on me. To answer your question, i just bought a pair of Tru Spec BDUs (woodland not ACU), medium/...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Re: Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's

I really just need to know about Tru Spec. But thanks for the headsup. I'm to big for issue sizes. So finding surplus is out of the question. It's either Propper, Rothco or Tru Spec. I'd like to know if anyone has tried on Tru Spec and if they are tight like Propper or loose like Rothco. Hopefully l...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

Tru Spec vs Rothco ACU's

I tried on a pair of issue Proppers pants and a pair of Rothco after market ACU pants at a surplus store this week. The Proppers seemed very tight legged and tight in the crotch. Compared to the Rothco's. Does anyone know how the Tru Spec ACU's fit in the legs/crotch? Are they looser like the Rothco...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Survival Computing: When the "Cloud" Goes Dark
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Survival Computing: When the

Ya. Seemed like an article arguing one more point for buying an Ipad. "A Flashlight App" Read - Hipster survival system. Damn. If that's your flashlight. You can pretty much kiss your...goodbye. How about a handle that suctions onto the back of the Ipad so you can shine it around where you need it p...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good radios for SHTF?
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Re: Good radios for SHTF?

Tater Raider wrote:I would go with a 12vDC battery charger with a male lighter plug. I would think any would work.
Not following you. It's most certainly me. ;)
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good radios for SHTF?
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Re: Good radios for SHTF?

So if I pick up this $60 5W solar charger with a female 12v cig socket. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PowerFilm-F15-300N-5W-Foldable-Solar-Charger-Panel-12v-/230744475153?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b9714611" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Can I then solder together a ratshack AA b...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6530
Views: 976148

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

Great headlamp, (the pic looks tan. but i think it's green.) UltraFire UF-H2B Cree XR-E Q5 120-Lumen Adjustable Brightness LED Flashlight w/ Clip (1 x AA/14500) $29.80 Brand: UltraFire Model: UF-H2B Emitter Brand: Cree LED Type: XR-E BIN: Q5 Color: White Number of Emitter: 1 Voltage Input: 0.9~4.2V ...
by moab
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MOAB's INCH IFAK - first list - NEED ADVICE
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: MOAB's INCH IFAK - first list - NEED ADVICE

Moab, there is a lot of good stuff you've selected, you've obviously put some time and effort into making this list. Planning a first aid kit can be a bit overwhelming, there is a lot of 'stuff' out there to buy. Let me present you with a thought experiment that might help you whittle some of this ...
by moab
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: MOAB's INCH IFAK - first list - NEED ADVICE
Replies: 3
Views: 575

MOAB's INCH IFAK - first list - NEED ADVICE

I took the time to list out my IFAK items. This is for an INCH bag. One or maybe two person. I'm juggling weight versus how much time will use this stuff up. (Number to the left is quantity. Number to the right is cost. No price means I already have it. Some stuff I just happen to have so I thought ...
by moab
Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Save money with off the shelf FAK's to use as a base?
Replies: 6
Views: 692

Save money with off the shelf FAK's to use as a base?

I'm a little overwhelmed (and concerned about the cost) of putting together a first aid kit from scratch at the moment. I know I'll probably get shot for asking this question. But wouldn't it be cheaper to find most of what you'd need to start out with in a general premade FAK? And then augment it w...
by moab
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Good radios for SHTF?
Replies: 29
Views: 4086

Re: Good radios for SHTF?

All good stuff rakk. The only dc adapter for the radios in the original post is one to use the radio off a cig lighter adapter. But no dc adapter is available for charging the batteries. I would have to carry an inverter. Therefore I think the FRS/GMRS AA radios would be the best answer for me. And ...

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