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Post by bonanacrom » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:26 pm

Am I getting the feeling someone needs attention ?
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Post by SilentVectorX » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:05 am

Calling it a "$200 BOB" has always frustrated me. I mean, not everyone can count on picking up a Blackhawk assault pack for $15 bucks, nor the many items you scavenged from the house. I just had to get that off my chest - don't get me wrong, it's a great BOB and thread. Just the price was deceiving IMO.
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Post by thefirebuilds » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:30 am

hey what about some of them mechanics gloves instead of those work gloves? They're smaller and you can leave them on for most tasks as you still have some actual feeling in your fingers.

That or Jersey gloves, they're like $.99 a pair, but not as heavy duty as what you're carrying.
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Post by Aikidoka » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:36 pm

Erik, I really like the way you were able to put the extra accessory bags on the side. That gives you lots of carry options. Great set-up you have there.
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Post by prepper7 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:10 am

Erik, U rock! Thank you for posting this. I have a serious gear pr0n addiction and your excellent post was a much-needed cold shower to remind me that the adequate, affordable kit that actually gets completed* is better than the future-kit full of dreamy high-speed gear.

I don't typically like deeply coloured walls but I think yours are very attractive and elegant.


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Post by aa1pr » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:58 am

Erik wrote:
crypto wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote: Does your sleeping bag hanging down there fwap you in the butt when you're running?
This is what I was going to ask. It looks like it would get in the way of your legs pretty easy.
Nay, it's not hanging low enough to hit my legs, just my rear end a bit. Any suggestions to raise it up would be welcomed.

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Why not run a lashing strap aroung the sleeping bag up through the one of the loops below the carbiner? that would hopefully lift it a bit?

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Post by cafemonkey » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:52 pm

Thanks for the bump. This is a breath of fresh air after browsing all of the $200 flashlight/$500 bag threads.

The colors are great. My wife LOVES red walls.

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Post by Erik » Thu May 21, 2009 6:33 pm

Bi-yearly BUMP.

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Post by Paragon » Thu May 21, 2009 7:06 pm

Erik wrote:Bi-yearly BUMP.
Shouldn't you be working on your FAK, or at least reading the instructions that came with your Talon so that you'll know how to unfold it? :wink:

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Post by zoiders » Sun May 24, 2009 9:56 pm

smiffy wrote:
crypto wrote:
smiffy wrote: "Dasiy Chains" seem a good idea
I'm not sure how a daisy chain would be used to do this, but I'd like to fond out.
Sheddi reminded me of the term, possibly it's a Britishism. It's what i'd call the strip of webbing loops going up the rear-centerline of the pack in question.
Not a britishism at all, not one we use.

I would try and mount the bag/tent verticaly though, possibly with bungie cords or utility straps.

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Post by gillis » Tue May 26, 2009 6:16 pm

hey I think I see Ender's Game on your bookshelf... cool.

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Post by dragon rouge » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:23 pm

Dont let the naysayers knock your choices. Ive got an ontario machete that was issued to me years ago while in the TSG.Ive got edged tools by the gross but for brush clearing and real world use that old beat up Ontario pretty much beats every edged device I own within its limitations. I would consider adding a carbide edged folding saw from harbour freight $15 It wont cut anything real fast but will saw through almost anything eventually.Just because you didnt spend the cost of a small car on your kit doesnt mean that it wont do the job just as well as the latest gear freik collection that seems to permeate.A lot of my techno gadgets have wound up in the What the hell do I do with it now pile.I agree with the suggestion of a .22 of some sort though.Ive got a little Ruger stainless Bearcat that I always manage to find room for either in my pack or in my kayak It and a box of cartridges weigh about the same as an extra box of rounds for my .357 and thats my 2 cents worth

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Post by ugly old guns » Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:04 am

Galls.com has the same pack on clearance for 19.99. I just bought one. Disregar. I'm the doofus who likes to order things plainly marked discontinued. DOH!
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You are insane

Post by Wileama » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:17 am

You sir are insane, off in the deep end, lost your marbles, and what ever other euphemisms you want to use. Yet I must confess to being completely envious. I thought I was crazy buying a few MRE's, and a survival kit for my zombie preparedness. How you justify buying all that yummy gear is beyond me. Seriously last envious comment: You made a hell of a deal on that BlackHawk bag. They do in fact turn out quality product, and even used that sounds like a great price.

I am curious is that Quick Clot power, or a Quick Clot bandage? If it's the powder I suggest you drop it. Ever self aid buddy care class I've taken the instructor always emphasis just how much a last resort quick clot power is. Quick Clot will stop bleeding. However it's kind of akin to pouring cement into a wound. Long term it's going to do a lot of damage. I've heard of guys having surgery years down the line to deal with some of the health impacts. Heavens help you if you get the stuff in your eye. Hemostatic bandages are apparently all the rage instead. From what I understand it's basically the same stuff, only impregnated in a bandage. That helps preventing it from traveling through you veins, and what not.

Anyway awesome gear all around, not just the BOB either. I haven't looked around here much yet, but I imagine you will be the last man on earth. That, or irony will take you first. What ever the case, my hat is off to you.

P.S.Field wipes, or even just baby wipes. Their great for everything from cleaning your guns, to substitute showers. Lightweight, and cheap they should be an easy fit in your pack.

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Post by blackhawk96dr » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:35 am

hey Erick are you still taking suggestions on your B.O.B.
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Post by Erik » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:14 am

Sure, I always take suggestions.

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Post by tjsjr » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:18 am

blackhawk96dr wrote:hey Erick are you still taking suggestions on your B.O.B.
Holy thread necro!

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Post by Gingerbread Man » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:50 am

tjsjr wrote:
blackhawk96dr wrote:hey Erick are you still taking suggestions on your B.O.B.
Holy thread necro!
However, it's a good necro. This is a good thread and there is nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, when the thread is haut.
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Post by phil_in_cs » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:55 am

Regular Guy wrote:
tjsjr wrote:
blackhawk96dr wrote:hey Erick are you still taking suggestions on your B.O.B.
Holy thread necro!
However, it's a good necro. This is a good thread and there is nothing wrong with a little bump and grind, when the thread is haut.
Agreed. Solid post and worth a bump so our new folks see it.
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Post by ccwaters » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:06 pm

those Blackhawk side bags, and a compression sack are on sale for $25 bucks for the three pieces right now, ARPAT, but I grabbed a set anyhow..

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Post by DrTank09 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:13 am

Wileama wrote:I am curious is that Quick Clot power, or a Quick Clot bandage? If it's the powder I suggest you drop it. Ever self aid buddy care class I've taken the instructor always emphasis just how much a last resort quick clot power is. Quick Clot will stop bleeding. However it's kind of akin to pouring cement into a wound. Long term it's going to do a lot of damage. I've heard of guys having surgery years down the line to deal with some of the health impacts. Heavens help you if you get the stuff in your eye. Hemostatic bandages are apparently all the rage instead. From what I understand it's basically the same stuff, only impregnated in a bandage. That helps preventing it from traveling through you veins, and what not.
This could potentially be a really useful tid-bit of info. Thanks for the heads up.
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I know that the BOB should be limited to what a person can reasonably carry without exhausting themselves, but I have idea that may actually be practical for those who live in the northern regions of the world. If one had the money, he or she could buy a deer sled and more than quadruple their carrying capacity. This particular method of carrying items would be impractical to those that live in an area with little to no snow throughout winter, but just buying a well made deer sled and having the potential to carry more supplies in a winter SHTF situation could be useful. I personally would not use this method during any other period beyond snow season, but during the snow season the work to move an extra fifty pounds being pulled behind you is minimal and in my opinion worth the effort.

Also if you get a big enough model, the sled can double as a bedding platform which will help with insulation and comfort.

Great thread by the way, I respect you quite a bit for the library you have, to many people forget the importance of a good book. I like the living room as well, although I personally would go for a wood stain as well on the trim to match the floor.

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Post by geoffreys7 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:07 pm

A bump, and a really nice setup. I'm looking for ideas on redoing my bag and your post helped a lot!

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