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by Jamie
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carrying Military Backpacks Over Seas - yes/no
Replies: 32
Views: 12007

Re: Carrying Military Backpacks Over Seas - yes/no

My answer was both realistic and appropriate to the topic... :roll: The OP asked if readers thought that a non-military pack was better for touristy use than a military backpack, and I answered that I did, even offering a reason. I don't think that using a military backpack puts you in danger when b...
by Jamie
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: Travel
Topic: Carrying Military Backpacks Over Seas - yes/no
Replies: 32
Views: 12007

Re: Carrying Military Backpacks Over Seas - yes/no

In general, I eschew military gear (or gear that looks military) when possible...if you're not in a sea of other guys with similar gear, it draws attention, which is never a desired outcome for me.


Jamie
by Jamie
Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New york legal firearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 5683

Re: New york legal firearms?

I no longer have any firearms requiring registration in New York under the new laws, so that must mean that I don't have any firearms. :wink:

Jamie
by Jamie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:007
Topic: Welcome to ZS 007!
Replies: 56
Views: 12078

Re: Welcome to ZS 007!

A bunch of us will be getting together next weekend to do some winter camping in the Adirondacks...

Jamie
by Jamie
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12450
Views: 731510

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

It could have been a lot better, IMHO. Not enough plot advancement, and I'm sick of Rick's self-pitying moments of crazy...

Jamie
by Jamie
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BioLite Camping Stove
Replies: 238
Views: 40039

Re: BioLite Camping Stove

I had the same concerns about the woodstove and the fan, so I participated in the powerpot kickstarter instead, since I use a variety of stoves, but always boil water for my cooking...

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by Jamie
Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:007
Topic: Welcome to ZS 007!
Replies: 56
Views: 12078

Re: Welcome to ZS 007!

Welcome to ZS and ZSNY!

We're a bit less active than a year or two ago, but I would love to see that turn around, and new blood is the best way to do that!

Jamie
by Jamie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BioLite Camping Stove
Replies: 238
Views: 40039

Re: BioLite Camping Stove

aus.templar wrote:What's the general opinion of those who have bought and used these? Are they worth $180 (including shipping)?
With the grill attachment, it moves from "pricey gimmick" to "awesome pricey gimmick"!

Jamie
by Jamie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Brunton Solar Panels Question
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Brunton Solar Panels Question

Thanks...I'm building a small cabin with my son this spring, and we have talked about a couple of solar cells to charge a golf-cart battery to run a couple of things out there, but I'm clueless...

Jamie
by Jamie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Brunton Solar Panels Question
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Brunton Solar Panels Question

I saw these on Botach (I know that some have issues with Botach, but they ship free and without charging tax, and I've done about 10 orders with them without a hiccup) and wondered if anyone on ZS knew about them...if they're a good deal, easy to wire into a system, etc. http://www.botachtactical.co...
by Jamie
Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BioLite Camping Stove
Replies: 238
Views: 40039

Re: Just when you thought you saw everything....

Yeah...but have you seen the grill attachment?

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no shit!

Jamie
by Jamie
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Small axe/hatchet needed
Replies: 54
Views: 7751

Re: Small axe/hatchet needed

+1 to Fiskars...I've got a couple, subject them to abuse and subzero temps and neglect, and they seem to thrive on it!

Jamie
by Jamie
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: If a new neighbor has "issues"
Replies: 39
Views: 2782

Re: If a new neighbor has "issues"

“He's always got a shovel,” said Dean, who had lived in the neighborhood for about twelve years. “He loved to shovel for some damn reason.” http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/8823/10030809_2.jpg I don't have a problem with odd or unfriendly (I'm both odd and unfriendly myself), but I do have a pro...
by Jamie
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Slow cooker recipes
Replies: 15
Views: 1759

Re: Slow cooker recipes

http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; - is a great site for recipes!

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by Jamie
Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?
Replies: 77
Views: 3867

Re: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?

What brand? Rifled or straight bore? I've thought about getting a .22 and 9mm one for a while now. It's a short one (approx 4") and straight bore...if you got one that was 10-12 inches long, and rifled it might be more accurate...if I want a switch up firearm, I've got my M6 in 22lr and .410... Jamie
by Jamie
Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?
Replies: 77
Views: 3867

Re: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?

I have one for shooting 22lr out of my 12G...it's a fun gimmick, but not terrifically useful IMHO.

Jamie
by Jamie
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?
Replies: 77
Views: 3867

Re: One gun, one barrel, one less thing to worry about?

There's a single shot break-action 12G shotgun hanging in my closet for good reasons...it's the firearm that my wife is most comfortable with because of its simplicity; it was so cheap as to be almost disposable; I have a variety of ammo up in the closet for dealing with everything from zombie squir...
by Jamie
Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: Looking for improvised formula for feeding tubes
Replies: 6
Views: 1744

Re: Looking for improvised formula for feeding tubes

A hand-powered chopper/blender will be your friend if you don't stockpile ensure or the like. Amazon has a bunch like this one: http://www.amazon.com/KidCo-F700-Food-Mill/dp/B000067Q6J/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358880294&sr=1-1&keywords=kidco+baby+food+grinder" onclick="window.open(thi...
by Jamie
Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Glasses?
Replies: 50
Views: 5463

Re: Glasses?

ZenniOptical.com

Cheap glasses made using your prescription.

Jamie
by Jamie
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: ENO Ember Underquilt.....is it worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: ENO Ember Underquilt.....is it worth it?

I would recommend a hammock sock over/before an underquilt...lots of what an UQ does (for quite a pile of cash) can be done just as well by a pad in your hammock...a hammock sock creates a warmer climate all around your hammock, making cold-weather hanging a lot more comfy.

Jamie
by Jamie
Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: My most reached for First Aid item.
Replies: 47
Views: 5508

Re: My most reached for First Aid item.

The tiny pump-spray of triple-antibiotic stuff and bandaids...

Jamie
by Jamie
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug-Out Canoes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: Bug-Out Canoes?

I love my canoes, but for tricky river paddling, I would pick a cheap kayak every day. You have a lower center of gravity, lots of kayaks are made of rubbermaid-like material that takes ridiculous amounts of abuse, they are less open to waves and rain than a canoe, and you can fit a surprising amoun...
by Jamie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma
Replies: 61
Views: 4441

Re: Bugging out in a group... stove dilemma

We've had people use jetboils and alky stoves below zero during ZSNY winter camping trips...it takes a bit of work and practice, but is totally doable.

At around 20 below, on the other hand, I much prefer not to dick around, and to use my white gas stove... ;)



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by Jamie
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Whistles
Replies: 22
Views: 3069

Re: Whistles

Whistles are cheap, and I have a bunch of the flatish ones, so that I can put one in/on every backpack and PFD and FAK.

Jamie

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