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by Boondock
Wed May 09, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: We made the news...in a good way!
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: We made the news...in a good way!

I don't sleep much. About 5-6 hours per night, You get 5-6 hours a NIGHT! Sonofa-- Good for you, man. I'm jealous. In Paktya province, the 8-10K altitude had me waking up every hour to pee. Have a happy fighting season. Stay safe. Shit's a lot different this year. Much more comfortable, much less r...
by Boondock
Wed May 09, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: We made the news...in a good way!
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: We made the news...in a good way!

Doc Torr wrote: I don't sleep much. About 5-6 hours per night,
You get 5-6 hours a NIGHT! Sonofa--

Good for you, man. I'm jealous. In Paktya province, the 8-10K altitude had me waking up every hour to pee.

Have a happy fighting season. Stay safe.
by Boondock
Tue May 08, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What do i need..
Replies: 19
Views: 1177

Re: What do i need..

That's an extensive kit.
by Boondock
Tue May 08, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: My blade, Snakewood's handle
Replies: 19
Views: 2112

Re: My blade, Snakewood's handle

Fantastic!
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB for your review
Replies: 7
Views: 1200

Re: BOB for your review

I'll second the good start, you've definitely planned for a few different scenarios. And I agree on ditching the mask, unless you're expecting a foot movement through an active riot with CS. Then again, maybe you are. You could also get rid of the pry bar. Don't get me wrong, I like the usefulness o...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: most important knife to purchase
Replies: 38
Views: 2651

Re: most important knife to purchase

Split the difference. Good multitool+Mora. Mutlitools are kind of over-rated IMO, since4 I never use anything but the pliers, screwdrivers, and occasionally the bottle opener. This combo ... and/or what both Merovech and Macon said. In the city, I use my lil Leatherman all day every day. In the woo...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2012 S/S mbo Contest chatter/input/WINNERS Announced
Replies: 417
Views: 17440

Re: 2012 Spring/Summer Mock Bug Out Contest chatter/input

My first entry in. Fictionalized it some to turn an over-nighter with a friend into a ZPAW bug-out :shock: Liked some of what you did on the trip--especially the pot hanger. With the wood being that wet, I'm surprised you didn't say, screw it, and roll with the JetBoil. Kudos on your persistence. I...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Tourniquet VS Israeli Bandage?
Replies: 27
Views: 4540

Re: Tourniquet VS Israeli Bandage?

Lot's of goods points in this thread. I am a veteran and I've got some experience with the evolution of combat lifesaving gear. True, there were no Israeli bandages or Cat-tourniquets in the late 80's, and soldiers then were trained to make use of field dressings, cravats, belts, tent stakes and wha...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: canteen shop
Replies: 29
Views: 2540

Re: canteen shop

"They" It is a very small company, I wouldn't be surprised that there is only one guy doing the work but it may be that he has his wife packaging things up. Yup. Checked out the site, plan on ordering one of their products someday, and it appears to be a small company, not Mom & Pop, but not corpor...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Marmot 6P tent
Replies: 11
Views: 3255

Re: Marmot 6P tent

We purchased a 4P Limelight tent from Marmot. It's pretty light for a 4P. Extremely easy to set up. Fits myself, my husband, our 6-year old and our gear. Recommend surfing the web for a good price. We purchased our 4p for $230; so, I'm sure a 6P can be found for a little more. Good luck. Thanks for...
by Boondock
Mon May 07, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 2012 S/S mbo Contest chatter/input/WINNERS Announced
Replies: 417
Views: 17440

Re: 2012 Spring/Summer Mock Bug Out Contest chatter/input

My first entry in. Fictionalized it some to turn an over-nighter with a friend into a ZPAW bug-out :shock: Liked some of what you did on the trip--especially the pot hanger. With the wood being that wet, I'm surprised you didn't say, screw it, and roll with the JetBoil. Kudos on your persistence.
by Boondock
Thu May 03, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: So many packs...and so few backs...
Replies: 22
Views: 4797

Re: So many packs...and so few backs...

Basically this. This isn't rocket science people. Just figure out what size you need. If you don't want the military/tactical look, pick any of the tier one recreational equipment makers (Gregory, Mountain Smith, Lowe, North Face, etc.) and chose a pack that fits your needs. This is the stuff outdo...
by Boondock
Thu May 03, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Whats a good NBC suit
Replies: 18
Views: 4473

Re: Whats a good NBC suit

Reacting to an NBC attack is a nightmare, even for the most prepared. Too many variables. For example, one must consider: Will I already be infected/contaminated by the time I even know there's a contagion risk? And if so, will I get into my MOPP gear in time? What about my friends and loved ones? T...
by Boondock
Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pre-put together GHB
Replies: 26
Views: 2677

Re: Pre-put together GHB

beheadtheundead wrote:For people who are too lazy to make their own, these look pretty decent.

http://gotyourbackbobs.com/?page_id=17" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yeah, some of those actually look neat as a gift or something. The price tag, however ...
by Boondock
Wed May 02, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Water purification methods
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Water purification methods

I am currently in Northern Africa and other similar locations. Ah, now that I understand more about your location and situation, I'll jump on the Steripen bandwagon. Never tried one, but I want to, and I've read good reviews. Or check out the LifeStraw, which I think was designed for the type of en...
by Boondock
Tue May 01, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Water purification methods
Replies: 15
Views: 1124

Re: Water purification methods

I've rarely had to purify water in the field, even when I probably should have, so I'm no expert on the subject. There's a lot of different ways to go about making water safe to drink, and several costly products that'll do the work for you. However, if you're looking for inexpensive, compact gear, ...
by Boondock
Tue May 01, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave Man)
Replies: 69
Views: 4563

Re: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave

Anianna wrote:

If this man chose to live this way in a subway tunnel in New York, the author would likely have found him more appalling than interesting. The only real difference, from what I see, is the location.
Touché! That's a great point.
by Boondock
Tue May 01, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave Man)
Replies: 69
Views: 4563

Re: Meet the Man Who Lives on Zero Dollars (Modern Day Cave

Yup. A pretty enjoyable read.

If I was him, however, I'd snag an old bar of soap and toothpaste from the dumpster, and use it, every now and then. But that's me.
by Boondock
Tue May 01, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Pre-put together GHB
Replies: 26
Views: 2677

Re: Pre-put together GHB

I'll confess, I used to see pre-made kits and think, "Aw cool, someone did the work for me." Then I go through the inventory and realize: Got one of those doo dads already. That item's garbage. When would I even use that red plastic thingy? And this other item's gonna expire in a week. I get the imp...
by Boondock
Tue May 01, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Starting My B.O.B need help
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Re: Starting My B.O.B need help

As you start acquiring all this gear, keep a running tab of how much it weighs, remember you're going to have to carry this on your back "ounces add up to pounds and pounds equal pain". All this gear will mean nothing if you don't have the skills to use it! That's pretty solid advice. What some do ...
by Boondock
Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Quick, defend yourself: What do you have on hand RIGHT now?
Replies: 1225
Views: 71911

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

Got a big, heavy cast-iron skillet drying in the sink within arm's reach, as I happen to be in the kitchen.
by Boondock
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: food sources?
Replies: 14
Views: 1548

Re: food sources?

Like the city, it depends on which 'burb you're in. It gets more rural the further west you are from Chicago. I'm in DuPage county, lots of BMWs, few places to raise animals. Gardens are a plenty, though. We're planning one at our new place. On a good note, animal-wise, there's lots of forest preser...
by Boondock
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Injured hiker survives
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Injured hiker survives

Nothing fancy in this story. However, it does reenforce the need for a plan and some basic kit.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-New ... d-a-poncho" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Boondock
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: In Deep In India
Replies: 7
Views: 1471

Re: In Deep In India

I found your post very interesting. Thanks for sharing, and do tell more when something else comes to mind.

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