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by 2now
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bugging in Project
Replies: 20
Views: 1884

Re: Bugging in Project

I always used the guide line of stocking the following in increasing units of time. 1. Travel food [MREs, freeze dried camping foods, energy bars] 2. Canned goods 3. dried goods So I stocked 1 week of travel food, 1 month of canned food and 1 year of dried food. But to start look to 1 day of travel ...
by 2now
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: World's Tiniest 58 lb bow?
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Re: World's Tiniest 58 lb bow?

Mine is smaller, why use a handle and whisker biscuit at all?

[see my avatar photo.]
I doubt mine is 58 lbs, but it very easily could be if anyone cares.
by 2now
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Tactical Wheelbarrow?
Replies: 42
Views: 7481

Re: Tactical Wheelbarrow?

How about a folding golf club caddy? like this: http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=19741956&camp=CSE:GooglePLA:19741956:15314813:GOLFACCESSORIES-&gsidynamic=GooglePLA-_-GOLFACCESSORIES-_-GOLFACCESSORIES-_-SKU-15314813" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I've got...
by 2now
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 12393

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

The rifle is superior in most measures except size and weight. From the Ruger site a take down 10/22 weighs 4.67 lbs. And the 22/45 lite weighs 23 oz or 1.43 lbs. A difference of roughly 3.23 lbs or 51.7 oz. If we figure .22 lr weighs about 133 rds per lbs and we limit ourselves to only .22lr as add...
by 2now
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Building a Survival Knife as a Bayonet
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: Building a Survival Knife as a Bayonet

do you have a photo of the lug you are attaching to?

In military application a 2nd piece is a liability, but for your purpose a pin or clamp should be no big deal, and that opens up more options...if we knew what we were attaching to.
by 2now
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a micro kit for formal occasions
Replies: 19
Views: 4009

Re: Building a micro kit for formal occasions

As far as OTC drugs in small bags. I like to put several in my "drug bag" for small survival kits with a small printed legend like: red=ibuprofen sm white=immodium lg white=nodoze pink=benydryl given that it will be in pouch with other prep gear and not in your tube sock, it should not be a problem....
by 2now
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building a micro kit for formal occasions
Replies: 19
Views: 4009

Re: Building a micro kit for formal occasions

needle [magnetized] and thread OTC drugs in a small ziplock blanket pin [safety pin on steroids] spare key? spare cash? spare ID? spare bic lighter vitamin C cough drops chapstick [can be used as a candle if you have a wick] 6" cotton string [makes a good wick] ziplock baggie [find the size that wor...
by 2now
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My current BOB build
Replies: 5
Views: 1422

Re: My current BOB build

Do you have a way to boil water? I assume that is in the mess kit but without pictures... You seem short on gathering data. headlamps, AM/FM radio, binoculars, things to help you know what is happening and when the "all clear" gets sounded. repair kit: duct tape, needle and thread, safety pins, a fe...
by 2now
Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: ZSC:016
Topic: Anybody out there?
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Re: Anybody out there?

Me too. A coffee meet up or maybe a get out in the woods session?

Anybody . . .?
by 2now
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 6509

Re: $1,000 in preps?

OK, I think I might have misunderstood the OP. I still think a CCW is a good idea, but I think you can get 80% of the benefit for 50% of the cost. Get a $250 pocket pistol, another $50 in accessories, and a FLA permit. Assuming you can't find a cheaper option and take the same class you still have s...
by 2now
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: $1,000 in preps?
Replies: 47
Views: 6509

Re: $1,000 in preps?

I will weigh in with a thumbs up for a CCW. Perhaps not CCW for a specific state. A CCW does make it easier to show someone in authority quickly that you are a good guy who pays attention to the details and legal realities. There is point in civilization where most people do not feel the need to be ...
by 2now
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)
Replies: 261
Views: 70062

Re: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)

So tell us what you put in your traveling jewelery case...
by 2now
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)
Replies: 261
Views: 70062

Re: BOAT (Bug-Out Altoids Tin)

I like the binder clip idea to hold it closed. Did you come up with that or find it somewhere?
by 2now
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Buying a wool blanket?
Replies: 13
Views: 2956

Re: Buying a wool blanket?

If you are close enough, check out the goodwill in hillsboro OR. For some reason they seem to get a lot.
by 2now
Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?
Replies: 37
Views: 5054

Re: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?

I don't have a postal scale, so I threw my revolver, ammo and speed loaders in a walmart plastic bag and used my luggage scale. I weighed it twice and reported what it said. I cannot comment on the accuracy of the scale.
by 2now
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?
Replies: 37
Views: 5054

Re: Weight--How much is too much in a bug-out?

13 lbs.? really? That seems really high to me. If you weigh MREs in at a pound apiece that's 2 weeks worth of food. I'm shooting for around 1/2 that. Currently ]weighing in at a shade over 3 lbs.] I have a Taurus 4" .357 revolver, an simple pancake style holster, 1 HKS speed loader and 2 Bianchi spe...
by 2now
Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Fuel Storage/Destabilization ???'s
Replies: 13
Views: 2170

Re: Fuel Storage/Destabilization ???'s

I have heard this all before. but has anyone here ever personally tired to use properly stored gas [w/stabil or not] and had it not work? I think that perhaps this is important if gas is stored, in the device. That is it saves part so the engine from deposits. But I have personally had regular untre...
by 2now
Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bare-Bones Bug Out Bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 8100

Re: Bare-Bones Bug Out Bag?

Let me propose another view point on a bare bones BoB, that justifies it quite well. Your Bob is what you grab with one hand on you way out of the house in a hurry. It should be light enough that you should be able to carry it easily with one hand. It has the bare minimum stuff you want if you reall...
by 2now
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Behold X-Caliber!
Replies: 27
Views: 8387

Re: Behold X-Caliber!

The value seems to be in a bug out type situation where weight is at a premium. But if .410 only weigh 1/2 of a 12 ga it might not be worth it. Although I have been wondering about reloading light weight 12 ga rounds, and what you could come up with that would work for small game but weigh very litt...
by 2now
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Slugg's Security Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: Slugg's Security Kit

If you are thinking of locking your stuff up, include some wire rope or cable. You can set ip up to do double duty and be used as a snare, to aid in cooking or make a bail for a pot and to be able to lock up your stuff. I am currently using 1/16" wire rope from home Depot with the ferrule and stop k...
by 2now
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Gunadapters.com .22 adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 4244

Re: Gunadapters.com .22 adapter

so how much does your 8" adapter weigh?
by 2now
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle
Replies: 106
Views: 12393

Re: .22 pistol for bugging out? Or just rifle

So let me weigh in for the .22 revolver as a functional tool in the woods. I have had good luck shooting the calibri primer only .22 rounds out a revolver. Load a round or two with the calibri, then ramp up in power in case you want to really punch a hole in something. But it does mean that you can ...
by 2now
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?
Replies: 76
Views: 8018

Re: Any good reason(s) to buy a .303 Enfield?

They are simply very hard to kill, a real plus in the paw. I had a friend who was using an enfield when hunting with a group. One of his group wounded a buck and he went to help track leaving his rifle where it was, leaning against a tree. They tracked the buck until well after dark, and when they c...
by 2now
Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Initial Firearms Prepping Q&A
Topic: Behold X-Caliber!
Replies: 27
Views: 8387

Re: Behold X-Caliber!

I keep wanting to play wit these but have not yet, there are some who make longer rifled barrels but they cost much more. The benefit to my mind is If you were considering not carry a long arm, either due to weight or cost. A single shot 12ga with and shorter barrel is a cost effective long arm, but...

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