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by Dragon80
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 5954

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

I keep a Kifaru Woobie in my GHB with an SOL Escape Bivy and my USMC Bivy. Might not make for a comfortable night sleep on the coldest day but should keep me alive with my weather appropriate clothing. On the BOB, well I keep a sleeping bag nearby which is soon being replaced with an Enlightened Eq...
by Dragon80
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs
Replies: 51
Views: 5954

Re: Alternative sleep systems for BOBs

I keep a Kifaru Woobie in my GHB with an SOL Escape Bivy and my USMC Bivy. Might not make for a comfortable night sleep on the coldest day but should keep me alive with my weather appropriate clothing. On the BOB, well I keep a sleeping bag nearby which is soon being replaced with an Enlightened Equ...
by Dragon80
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 8248

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

I will say, I've had several of the packs named here including both you currently have and once i wore a Kifaru, there was never a chance I'd have anything less. I'm not sure how much of an issue money is, but if you can ever afford it, do it!! If you get on Kifaru forums and Rokslide you can find ...
by Dragon80
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:25 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?
Replies: 59
Views: 8248

Re: Help me: Bugging out: Rucksack or pack?

I will say, I've had several of the packs named here including both you currently have and once i wore a Kifaru, there was never a chance I'd have anything less. I'm not sure how much of an issue money is, but if you can ever afford it, do it!! If you get on Kifaru forums and Rokslide you can find a...
by Dragon80
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

Some will fit, some won't. I have 6 different Platypus bladders/bottles and all but the two .5 Liter bottles I have thread perfectly. I've also used with Smart water bottles but I mainly use either the Platypus 4L hanging bag or a Sawyer 2L bottle as my dirty to filter with about 3ft of tubing in be...
by Dragon80
Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

Sorry to say the squeeze inline adapter kit is a flop. The gray intake leaks from the threads which could contaminate the water as would drop own into the lower container in a gravity feed system. I am disappointed in this and sent a complaint to Sawyer. So for now the mini will have to stay on the...
by Dragon80
Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag
Replies: 46
Views: 6694

Re: Critique echo83's Get Home Bag

I said this before and I'll say it again, a lot of preppers are mistaken about the purpose of a GHB. 20 miles = 6 hours of walking assuming you don't have any disabilities. Walk more briskly, then it's 3.5 hours. If you're capable of jogging, it's 2 hours back home. In that short period of time, yo...
by Dragon80
Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Packs similar to the Condor Venture 160?
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Packs similar to the Condor Venture 160?

I believe that's a rip-off of the 5.11 Rush 12, confirmed after checking on their website.
by Dragon80
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1763
Views: 519215

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

Mine needs a lot of work to be ready too, but it's a good start. 2013 Toyota Tacoma Limited. Not the TRD Off-Road like I wanted, but was a great deal. I plan on adding an ARB air locker and compressor to it first. It came on Toyo Open Country AT2's and a Leer cap, so not a bad start. http://i1217.ph...
by Dragon80
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New rain suit advice
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: New rain suit advice

I agree on the poncho. I have both and in the full suit I sweat enough that I'm soaked inside. Ponchos aren't great but I do like that option with gaiters a better choice.

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by Dragon80
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Books
Topic: DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON 4: GHOST RUN releases 7/19
Replies: 7
Views: 4334

Re: DAY BY DAY ARMAGEDDON 4: GHOST RUN releases 7/19

Excited as hell to see that it's back in journal format!

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by Dragon80
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: What do you guys do for employment?
Replies: 554
Views: 60688

Re: What do you guys do for employment?

I'm in aseptic and ESL beverage processing. Looking to move west if given the opportunity, so if you know of anyone hiring...

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by Dragon80
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

I've used two of the Sawyer bags for about 2 years now in every season. I gravity feed to and from my 2L but squeeze from my 1 and. 5 L bags. None of them have any issues, all combined have done probably 500-600 gallons.

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by Dragon80
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1778
Views: 313051

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Casio Pathfinder watch I've had in my cart on Amazon for months. Dropped from $165 to $99. Got a neon green Esee Izula and the micarta handle on there too. Also picked up a USMC Improved Bivy on ebay for $59 that has a tear in the netting I'm going to repair.

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by Dragon80
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:25 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bike?
Replies: 40
Views: 9194

Re: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bik

Really thinking of picking up an adventure bike. Love the whole idea/purpose behind them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I pondered for a while about going with an actual adventure bike myself and really loved the idea as well. I ended up going smaller just for the off road advantage as there a...
by Dragon80
Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bike?
Replies: 40
Views: 9194

Re: My new BOV. Anyone else got pics of their adventure bik

Not exactly an adventure bike, just smaller. 2015 Yamaha WR250R, might be replaced by a KTM 500 EXC soon...

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by Dragon80
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.
Replies: 40
Views: 5283

Re: My BOB/Emergency Bag - opinions needed.

The boat rations will work. Urban Prepper does tests of all the popular ones you can watch as his only source of nourishment. I've eaten the ER and Datrex, own both, and would take either in an INCH situation. MH or any other prepared meal can't pack the calories into the volume of the boat rations,...
by Dragon80
Tue May 31, 2016 3:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable power solutions thread.
Replies: 78
Views: 10439

Re: Portable power solutions thread.

Murph wrote:I meant something like this:

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I have the PowerAdd Apollo 2 and it's okay at charging, terrible at being re-charged by the built-in solar panel.
by Dragon80
Mon May 30, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?
Replies: 126
Views: 11710

Re: Any incipient panic buying in your AO?

Things are the same in central Indiana, lots of everything except .22lr, which has never come back to pre-original panic status. I see it at some places at sometimes but always expensive. Other ammo prices are ok. I think it will be months before we see any changes, based on past panic patterns. Oh...
by Dragon80
Mon May 30, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Portable power solutions thread.
Replies: 78
Views: 10439

Re: Portable power solutions thread.

Sorry to keep resurrecting old threads :crazy: Don't be sorry, this is a great thread and it should really be sticky'ed at this point. Has anyone played around with any of the solar/battery pack combo units? From time to time I see them, and wonder if they are any good or just a gimmick. I've been ...
by Dragon80
Tue May 10, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini
Replies: 56
Views: 11307

Re: Sawyer Sqeeze > Sawyer Mini

I've had the exact same experiences. This is why I've gotten a second Squeeze, one is the All In One kit and stays at home inside of a 3 gallon bucket, the other is my go to for anything outdoors. I keep the Mini filters in everything else because they still work in a pinch.
by Dragon80
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Kifaru Woobie/Doobie + USGI Bivy + Exped Downmat Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Kifaru Woobie/Doobie + USGI Bivy + Exped Downmat Questio

Has anyone used a Kifaru Woobie or Doobie with a USGI Bivy and Exped Downmat (7 or 9 or WinterLite) as a sleep system? If so, what conditions and how cold were you able to use it to? I currently use a Wiggy’s Over Bag and/or Inner Bag (depending on the weather) with the USGI bivy and Thermarest mat...
by Dragon80
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: 24 hr Mock Bugout and Gear Test
Replies: 29
Views: 4330

Re: 24 hr Mock Bugout and Gear Test

Like many of you, I've got a bugout bag for myself. A bugout back for my partner. I've got a set of EDC gear, I've got some just in case supplies in a car (GHB). I've also got a modular system for additional supplies. But, how effectively had I built the kit? Every few months I make adjustments to ...
by Dragon80
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)
Replies: 22
Views: 2100

Re: JW80's WMBO(LOTS OF PICS)

Nice! Got to love GPS inconsistency!

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