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by Indiana
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What to pack for Day Hikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: What to pack for Day Hikes

That looks quite good. After having similar advice from Ironraven, I'd look at adding some backups, for example a method of purifying extra water, either something to boil in or chem tabs or both. Also a secondary method of firelighting, like a box of matches to go along with the lighter. You look t...
by Indiana
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 443
Views: 40703

And I'm back.

Got it now.
by Indiana
Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: Australians in the house FTW!
Replies: 443
Views: 40703

Ok you've lost me with the last one
by Indiana
Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: I have come to the darkside (Glock19)
Replies: 67
Views: 2172

You cannot kill a glock no matter how you try. We gave them a thorough workout before switching to them as issued handguns. A very reliable weapon.
by Indiana
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Airballrad's Bob 2.0
Replies: 27
Views: 3093

Re: Airballrad's Bob 2.0

airballrad wrote:Bum Bag - The top of the main pack detaches to be a fanny pack, but I like the sound of "Bum Bag" better (thanks Aussies).
You know I never considered the cultural diff but down here in Australia a "fanny" is a "frontbum" :wink:
by Indiana
Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How well do those folding portable stoves work?
Replies: 89
Views: 6150

yeah for when you don't have any dry wood around, or are too tired/ cold/ sick/ hungry to gather fuel.
by Indiana
Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How well do those folding portable stoves work?
Replies: 89
Views: 6150

you can use the hex tab with other fuel, but why bother? Those hex tabs are designed to do the job themselves, in a fashion, but won't be as hot or easy to replace as twigs. If you can light a campfire without accelerant you can light a fire in one of these.
by Indiana
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Australian Eastern States... Floods.
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Over the past couple of years Northern NSW has alternated pretty much between drought conditions and being 3 metres under water, unfortunately nature cannot get the balance right.

Hopefully the damage will be minimal, too many of the farmers out there are in trouble already.
by Indiana
Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: GPS in the PAW
Replies: 26
Views: 4374

I have a Brunton Atlas GPS and it says GPS + WAAS Receiver on it, though Im not sure what those do... I got it for camping and hiking. I think it was $200 plus a memory card I bought with it for another $100 Google is a wonderful tool WAAS basically tightens up the accuracy of the GPSr, making it a...
by Indiana
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The Multi-Tool and You!
Replies: 78
Views: 5610

SAK Tourist and Leatherman Wave.

It's all good.
by Indiana
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Lol thats the first time I've ever been called that without the "er" at the end.
by Indiana
Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOB Essentials Series: Paracord Lightstick Wrap (Many Pics)
Replies: 49
Views: 17412

Flash edit: Yes, it does say "beer" on my hand - I bought an aluminum bottled beer today so I can make the alcohol stove. Yeah any excuse. I agree about the cheaper light sticks though. I have never bought Cyalume sticks, I get mine from the supermarket and they have always lasted at least 8 hours....
by Indiana
Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

I've had a glowstick on my keyring fo over a year now with no obvious deterioration in it's glowness. Take the idea if you want Ironraven, there's no copyright on it. :lol: I was wondering about snares with zip ties, that makes much more sense now. Water isn't much of an issue in Tasmania. We are pr...
by Indiana
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: "homeless" bug-out
Replies: 33
Views: 2868

So not so much "homeless" as "nomadic"?
by Indiana
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: GPS in the PAW
Replies: 26
Views: 4374

I found a small hikeing GPS the other day was $230.00 AUS. Maybe worth the purchase. Can you suggest any brands? Can't go wrong with Garmin. They go from the Geko, a base model that tells you where you are, where you are going and show the track on a blank screen through the etrex range up to the g...
by Indiana
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How To: Build a side burning alcohol stove
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Anyway, an interesting design. I don't think I have seen a aluminium bottle here in Australia though.
by Indiana
Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: How To: Build a side burning alcohol stove
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Milkboot wrote:Yeah, its budweiser, its not even beer *BLEGH*
Oh thank God for that. I once tried Budweiser and wondered why the Americans hadn't managed to invent beer. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one.
by Indiana
Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Looks pretty good. It is designed for off the blacktop use, I assume. What I didn't see or had concerns about: -Spare batteries, do you have a spare set for everything? -Rather than the floss picks, dental floss on a spool? Much more versatile. -I wasn't 100% based on your comments, you have a comp...
by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Yeah true done now :D
by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: How well do those folding portable stoves work?
Replies: 89
Views: 6150

That Caribee bag is a nice cheap bumbag that can happily live in my pack. I like it. My new Mountain design one though is tougher and has the holding compartments that I wanted for my summer loadout.
by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Yeah saw the topic I thought it would work better with a lid on the pot. And less was more with the esbit cubes.
by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6911
Views: 415400

zephir wrote:my dad's combat/survival knife with compass
Is your dad Rambo?
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by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

Nope standard bumbag from Mountain design. Cost $40 AUD. I wanted it coz it will hold two bottles.
by Indiana
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Folding Pocket Stove review, and my GHB, and my bumbag
Replies: 19
Views: 4451

And I will also add the Summer project, the lighter weight bum bag kit: I have already posted my GHB which is also my hiking bag. This is a great kit that I am very happy with, but after a short stroll recently I realised that a backpack with a 10kg load is a bit much for summer, and so I will keep ...

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