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by Dragon80
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please
Replies: 1763
Views: 519483

Re: Bug Out Vehicle Porn - pictures only please

BOV and BOT in use at 10,000' at Coyote Flat, in the Inyo National Forest,California All pictures here: http://suntothenorth.blogspot.com/2015/12/expedition-trailer-at-coyote-flat.html http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a8etluDeCso/VnnzAZT8WaI/AAAAAAAADTk/nvVSKotk2e8/s640/NKN_0491-1.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot...
by Dragon80
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tactical Tailor EROP- A new BOB?
Replies: 8
Views: 925

Re: Tactical Tailor EROP- A new BOB?

Had this pack, didn't like it at all. I equated it to a larger Maxpedition pack. Heavy weight cordura feeling, cheap heavy seams, terrible suspension, and a waist belt that did better at attempting to cut me in half than support the weight. I went next to a Karrimor SF Sabre 60-100 which was nice bu...
by Dragon80
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: My Adventure with the blizzard this morning.
Replies: 31
Views: 3826

Re: My Adventure with the blizzard this morning.

1: Advice on a nice weatheproof winter jacket in case I had to make a similar walk again 2: Advice on Goggles for the same reason 3: Advice on footwear that might work better (I used Bates ultralites on the way here, but they had a hard time when I stepped into 3-5 feet or more of snow). EDIT: I ju...
by Dragon80
Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 32 degree sleep system
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: 32 degree sleep system

Granted, my system is a bit more on the expensive side but this is my weight. Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 3 season Long sleeping bag Exped Downmat UL 7 Long Wide Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Exped Schnozzle Bag Total Weight - 5.5 lbs using luggage scale Add a ground cloth for less than half poun...
by Dragon80
Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:32 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Get Home Bag
Replies: 23
Views: 3697

Re: Get Home Bag

Really nice load out, list (with weights!), and photos. Excellent post. With your worst case scenario being 16 miles home. I'd be concerned about shelter a bit more. Middle of winter that load out is just not going to do it. IMHO. You might consider a small down bag or quilt even. I know your tryin...
by Dragon80
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 32 degree sleep system
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: 32 degree sleep system

Great discussion guys thanks for the replies Your situation woodsghost is one of the reasons I'm looking for a system like this. If it's small enough to fit in a day pack I won't have an excuse not to bring it along. It's all going to depend on your definition of a day pack. I personally have two v...
by Dragon80
Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 32 degree sleep system
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: 32 degree sleep system

My compact system can handle 32 and it's comfortable. OR Helium Bivy, Kifaru Woobie, REI Flash sleeping pad, and SOL Escape Bivy if I catch a chill. I have the Sea to Summit Reactor Xtreme or whatever it's called and it adds 2-3 degrees at best. Not worth the money. Take that $40-50 and upgrade to a...
by Dragon80
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alternative to Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack?
Replies: 25
Views: 3935

Re: Alternative to Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack?

Resurrecting this thread to post a deal alert. Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus now on sale at West Marine for $19.77. http://www.westmarine.com/buy/goal-zero--guide-10-plus-power-pack--15002488 Ships free to home or store: http://www.westmarine.com/CustomerService/Shipping At this price I imagine they'll s...
by Dragon80
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Allright Zombie Squad, I need help! (Stove)
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: Allright Zombie Squad, I need help! (Stove)

Though I have very little experience with it so far, the Whisperlite is one of the top selling stoves on the market and was my choice for a colder weather stove to replace my iso fuel users. I haven't been able to test it in cold weather yet, but I'm hoping I do soon!
by Dragon80
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: 3lb Subzero Sleep System?
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: 3lb Subzero Sleep System?

I would be more impressed if the author was actually camping in sub zero showing his gear. Here are a few tips and observation. 1. A fluffy down vest goes a long way to pump up the rating of a bag and not restrict movement etc within the bag. A hat and warm dry socks are worth their weight in gold....
by Dragon80
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How long do water pouches really last?
Replies: 18
Views: 2328

Re: How long do water pouches really last?

What bacterial or viral strains are going to survive in a sealed bottle of commercially clean water over the long haul? What would they feed on? I wouldn't bottle my own water for long-term storage without maintenance, but I wouldn't hesitate to drink a sealed decade old bottle if I found it. Do yo...
by Dragon80
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How long do water pouches really last?
Replies: 18
Views: 2328

Re: How long do water pouches really last?

Leeching isn't something you would always taste. I'm no expert on plastics but I am a bit of a subject matter expert on bottling and it's something I wouldn't consider for a long-term solution. Granted, we all want to buy once, cry once, and have the items ready when SHTF but this is a world of tem...
by Dragon80
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How long do water pouches really last?
Replies: 18
Views: 2328

Re: How long do water pouches really last?

Leeching isn't something you would always taste. I'm no expert on plastics but I am a bit of a subject matter expert on bottling and it's something I wouldn't consider for a long-term solution. Granted, we all want to buy once, cry once, and have the items ready when SHTF but this is a world of temp...
by Dragon80
Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Show me your Sawyer Mini/Nalgene/3L bladder set up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: Show me your Sawyer Mini/Nalgene/3L bladder set up?

I'm such a visual person. It's hard for me to understand some of these long descriptions. I know - I'm an idiot. ;) But what is the deal with a "gravity" feed system? I assume you put the larger water container like a bladder above your clean water reservoir and it forces the water down into your f...
by Dragon80
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

I actually was waffling between the DRZ400 and the WR450. Both great bikes for a lightweight 2-wheeled BOV. Cool. Well if things go south, I've got a pretty good bike to use until I upgrade to a 400/450, if I ever do. Put about 60 miles in today, hoping the weather holds up so I can keep getting ni...
by Dragon80
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

Holger Danske wrote:What, no respect for the DRZ400S?

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Definitely have respect! That might be the bike in my future actually.
by Dragon80
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

And for the Scaggs Billet Big Rack. This took me about 25 minutes today, super simple install. The rack is mounted to the subframe via spacers and is a perfect fit. I also did the airbox flapper mod which actually gave a noticeable difference in throttle response at low rpms. http://images.tapatalk-...
by Dragon80
Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

I think the WR450 is one of the best mid-sized dualsports out there. Of course it depends on your intended usage! It's a lot lighter than most 650's, yet puts out more HP than most. I'm setting mine up as an adventure bike/BOV. Not that I'm planning trips covering 1000's of miles. For that you defi...
by Dragon80
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

Thanks, how do you like the 450? My friends looking at that being his next bike. I will probably go to a DRZ400S when that time comes.
by Dragon80
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

Re: New dual sport BOV!

PistolPete wrote:Great choice!
Thanks, it's really a lot of fun so far. Between my work hours and schedule, I've only put about 90 miles on her so far doing mostly block to block riding. I really hope I get to hit some trails before it gets crazy cold here.
by Dragon80
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: New dual sport BOV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1805

New dual sport BOV!

For anyone who might be waiting on the video reviews I promised, I didn't forget. I've just been working a lot and buying my new bov. 2015 Yamaha WR250R! It's bone stock, just getting it broken in and loving it. This is a bit of a toy for me, but will also serve as transportation in decent to nice w...
by Dragon80
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency Food
Replies: 21
Views: 2667

Re: Never Seen So Many "Out of Stock" Labels for Emergency F

I just picked up two of the 10 packs of Mountain House from Woot for $54 each. All entrees, no pro paks, so it was a great deal!
by Dragon80
Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Going to try my hand at video reviews!!
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Going to try my hand at video reviews!!

No offense, but target a specific audience and you will get more of them coming back. There are so many reviews now online that I wish people would throw out a disclaimer-like statement about who the review is targeting. Age and gender can be a factor as well as experience. I watched a video about ...
by Dragon80
Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Going to try my hand at video reviews!!
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Going to try my hand at video reviews!!

So the top 4 ended up being, Solar Recharging Kit and Snugpak Ionosphere Tent both tied with 4 and my IFAK and DD 3m X 3m Tarp tied with 3. I will start recording these videos as soon as I get the chance. Thanks!

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