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by Dragon80
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What temperature sleeping bag for summer use?
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: What temperature sleeping bag for summer use?

I agree with Major and Woods Walker. On insulation, down is just better but go for the Dri Down, it can get wet and not be ruined. I personally use a Kifaru Woobie and living in Indiana, it can go from 50 degrees one night to 70 the next as a low and a few weeks ago on my last trip, I was roasting i...
by Dragon80
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:16 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!!

Ugh! Adding that Rambler vote option reset the voting, but I have the results from before I added it and will tally them by hand.
by Dragon80
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:39 am
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!!

An update for all of you. I am adding a new pack to the list. Kifaru's Mountain Rambler!!! It will only be a short-term review on this pack unless I take it out every possible day after getting it.
by Dragon80
Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:25 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Summer MBO #4. Run for the hills. Hammock overnighter.
Replies: 11
Views: 1127

Re: Summer MBO #4. Run for the hills. Hammock overnighter.

I used 40% Deet last weekend and ended up with about 75 mosquito bites, the most from one single night in my life! Nice trip, a Hennessey is in my near future.
by Dragon80
Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Going to try my hand at video reviews!!
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Going to try my hand at video reviews!!

Well, I've been kicking around the idea for quite a while with a friend of mine, and we decided to start doing some gear reviews and other stuff on youtube. Eventually we'd like to do some bugout, gear/equipment, tools, guns, and fitness videos as well but will probably start with just reviewing som...
by Dragon80
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bear Bells.
Replies: 44
Views: 3462

Re: Bear Bells.

This isn't something only used for bears and this is definitely nothing new. The Chinese used to add bells to the ends of their spears so that when the soldiers walked around, it would scare away tigers. I've read that black bears can see as well as humans, hear far better, and their sense of smell ...
by Dragon80
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bear Bells.
Replies: 44
Views: 3462

Re: Bear Bells.

Lol! Very nice and funny all at the same time. Luckily in Indiana we just had our first bear sighting in like 140 years, but I need to keep it in mind for some of the other places I go.
by Dragon80
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: How to reload Glock mags?
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: How to reload Glock mags?

Some of the mags can be pretty tight at first but will loosen up a bit over time. Just man up and use your thumbs!! If I'm loading a lot in a day, I will wear a glove, otherwise I lose a couple of layers of skin doing so. On the Mag Lula and stripper clips, I have one for my AR-15 and it's the beez ...
by Dragon80
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: My fitness path
Replies: 8
Views: 2746

Re: My fitness path

I can share plenty of brutal workouts if needed, especially with kettlebells and bodyweight as I mainly do strength and circuit training. If you're trying to lose some weight, I know a great way to jumpstart your metabolism. Download a Tabata timer and set it for 8 rounds, 20 seconds of exercise, 10...
by Dragon80
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day-Pack that conforms closely to your back?
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Day-Pack that conforms closely to your back?

I am looking for the same thing. I am looking for a slimmer pack that might be a bit longer? Maybe something that could b used to carry a rifle. Eberlestock Cherry Bomb S25 is only 820 cu.in. with internal space dedicated to carrying an SBR or other smaller rifles. Kifaru's Mountain Rambler is 2,80...
by Dragon80
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Day-Pack that conforms closely to your back?
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: Day-Pack that conforms closely to your back?

I have tried a few packs, but I'm not a fan of packs that seem to stick straight out, like you are smuggling a mini-fridge. :lol: I admit my posture sucks, but I can't change that at my age. I'd still like to find a small pack that is flatter, wider and closer to your body. Any ideas would be appre...
by Dragon80
Mon May 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: water filters - what's everyone using now a days
Replies: 16
Views: 2357

Re: water filters - what's everyone using now a days

Sawyer mini for GHB, Sawyer Squeeze for BOB, and a Steri-Pen Classic for additional protection at home I can add to either.
by Dragon80
Mon May 25, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

I just used mine two weeks ago as a cold sleeper and I was sweating. The temps barely got into the 60's. well I guess this just illustrates the limits of seeking advice from others ;) I'm jealous by the way, my pack would be a lot lighter if I could sleep in a reflective bivvy. Lighter, yes, but co...
by Dragon80
Sun May 24, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Kia Sportage
Replies: 10
Views: 1122

Re: Kia Sportage

A friend's mom had one, a 99 I believe, and it wouldn't stay running. It was in the shop for warranty work over 40 times in one year. She ended up having to sue Kia to replace it because it literally spent more time on a lift than on the road within the first year of being bought brand new. That's m...
by Dragon80
Sun May 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

I just used mine two weeks ago as a cold sleeper and I was sweating. The temps barely got into the 60's.
by Dragon80
Sun May 24, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

Also, dunno your location and climate but if it's more humid summer camping, I personally would go with a synthetic bag instead of down, even though down is lighter and more packable because down doesn't do well with humidity. Eh, yes and no...the hydrophobic treatments that modern down is usually ...
by Dragon80
Sun May 24, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

In the summer, that Escape Bivy might be too warm anyway since it's reflecting body heat. The durability is better than you might expect but I wouldn't use it as a replacement for someone new to camping/backpacking. A real bag is more comfortable. Also, dunno your location and climate but if it's mo...
by Dragon80
Sun May 24, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

In the summer, that Escape Bivy might be too warm anyway since it's reflecting body heat. The durability is better than you might expect but I wouldn't use it as a replacement for someone new to camping/backpacking. A real bag is more comfortable. Also, dunno your location and climate but if it's mo...
by Dragon80
Sat May 09, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Mandrake Pack With Silny Lining/Hypalon Bottom (updated)
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Mandrake Pack With Silny Lining/Hypalon Bottom

What's the estimated size/volume of the pack?
by Dragon80
Fri May 01, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: Indiana (Hoosiers), let's talk
Replies: 205
Views: 36452

Re: Indiana (Hoosiers), let's talk

I'm moving to IN soon, the Gas City craphole area. Any shooting ranges around there?? Any good places to hunt without owning land?? Ranges, yes. Elwood has a club that's nice, Frank W. Merry Park in Dunkirk, and the Monroe Conservation Club near Muncie is nice if you don't mind being harassed by a ...
by Dragon80
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Kinda slow around here........
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Kinda slow around here........

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go on...
Agreed.
by Dragon80
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?
Replies: 23
Views: 2081

Re: What's the furthest you've traveled on foot in a day?

Hiking on trails, about 13 miles with breaks and a total time around 4 hours with 40+lbs. Walking, 20 miles on paved trail and grass, don't recall the time but we went most of it without a break drinking water along the way, 20lb pack. Biking, I think it was 40 miles without a break (I don't ride mu...
by Dragon80
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boots vs Shoes
Replies: 53
Views: 10178

Re: Boots vs Shoes

I still feel like we're comparing apples to oranges since our OP is talking in reference to survival, not thru hiking or hiking in general. Though that's our closest outlet, it shouldn't really be used as a measuring tool unless ultralight is your approach to survival IMO. That's all I've been sayin...
by Dragon80
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Boots vs Shoes
Replies: 53
Views: 10178

Re: Boots vs Shoes

Now, I'm going to disagree with the comments on boots actually increasing risk of ankle injury due to atrophy or anything of the like. For survival as the OP intended this discussion, I want something that gives good support first, comfort second, and protection (ie waterproof) third. A shoe cannot...

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