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Post by Rush2112 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:57 am

Famine wrote:
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CommonHighrise wrote:
Rush2112 wrote: But then again, what do you expect for $6.85?
Fries with my burger.

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Post by congochris » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:56 am

I'll third or fourth or whatever it is by now on ditching that machete. I bought one years ago for camping, and it never really got used for that. instead I used it to chop up the ginormous weeds the backyard grows when you work 12's on your feet during the summer and even with long weekends you just want to sit on your ass..

weeds, I swear to the gods, defeated that POS. granted, they're about the toughness of small saplings, but when you're cutting down the damn things and the POS plastic handle shatters, you're very very glad you're wearing gloves or fingers could have been lost. you'd be better off dismantling your lawnmower and duct taping one end for a handle, honestly. I mean, even if you lose fingers, you've probably killed the saplings first. it never stayed sharp, and hitting a precise target when the blade wobbles if you're even slightly off-track in your swing is next to impossible.

personally, I'm putting in a gerber pack axe that I bought a long time ago, and I picked up a winchester brand hand chain saw. I'll have to test that sometime to see how well/badly it works. probably this weekend. I'm probably going to have to replace the utterly cheesy nylon straps. they look absolutely break-a-licious.

and I'd also say more socks. wet feet = bad. after a long hike, nothing feels better than clean dry socks, and if you're bugging out, you might have to march every day. so at least one pair per day, is what I'm planning on putting into my cheapo Bob. building off of a $7 wally world purchased bag, so I've got a lot of the same equipment you do.. :lol: except I got a bigger canteen made by stanley. the only ones they had in stock of the style you got were pink. I'm just not manly enough to be seen with a pink canteen. :oops:

pardon the rambling... I really need to go to sleep now. :roll:

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Post by Cymro » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:57 am

I'd add a fix-blade knife of your choice, and perhaps a headlamp (there may have been one, that was four pages ago).

Other than that, it looks good--and nice walls. He looks better in red.
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Post by Squirrley » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:28 pm

:lol: :lol: Firefly, Cymro?

and I think its a really great bag so far. Its unfortunate that you can't get good socks for cheap, tho, because it looks like you've just got cotton socks in there instead of some off-brand smartwools or something, which still end up costing like $10.
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Post by Cymro » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:34 pm

squirrley wrote::lol: :lol: Firefly, Cymro?
I average at least one Firefly reference per 5 posts. And that's a slow week.

Are there good off-brand socks out there? I'd like to know.

Also, Erik, I might have missed it, but communications gear of some kind, even a small radio and a whistle, could be a good idea.
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Post by Squirrley » Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:49 pm

I think most synthetic/merino wool blend socks are good. I've been buying fox river socks for my past 5 or 6 pairs. They're a lot different knit pattern than smartwools, but aside from that I can hardly tell the difference, and they're $10 instead of $15. And since I wear good socks like them every day with my work boots, that seemed like a good choice. I know there's several true smartwool knockoffs, like the Columbia ones, that have almost the exact same knit pattern, except for the name on the side of the sock.

That being said, I still have a pair or two of newish smartwools that I save for hiking/camping. New-ish being that I don't wear them too much, and they're still fluffy all over unlike the ones that I wear to work, which are very thread-bare on the ball/heel area, and are starting to develop holes in the ball. I think smartwools are definitely the top of the line for socks.


and WOOOO FIREFLY! my room mates just lost my disc one for the show, it makes me a very sad panda.
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Post by Erik » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:06 pm

Rush2112 wrote:Once again, I must stress how much you should lose the machete. Have you actually tested it yet?
Oh sure! I bought that machete in 1992 and have been using it ever since. It's never failed me yet! Don't you guys grind-sharpen your machetes from time to time?

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Post by Rush2112 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:09 pm

Erik wrote:
Rush2112 wrote:Once again, I must stress how much you should lose the machete. Have you actually tested it yet?
Oh sure! I bought that machete in 1992 and have been using it ever since. It's never failed me yet! Don't you guys grind-sharpen your machetes from time to time?

-Erik
Actually yeah, and I've never had any luck with it. Is it possible the quality has gone down since 92?
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Post by CLEAR CUT » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:18 pm

Erik wrote:
Rush2112 wrote:Once again, I must stress how much you should lose the machete. Have you actually tested it yet?
Oh sure! I bought that machete in 1992 and have been using it ever since. It's never failed me yet! Don't you guys grind-sharpen your machetes from time to time?

-Erik
I would keep the machete. And yes, I do sharpen mine with a motorhone(8"wet 6" dry benchtop grinder). Nice set-up on the bag though.

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Post by Famine » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:24 pm

CLEAR CUT wrote:I still don't like your gaudy, red-painted room. I think it clashes with the fireplace.
I think the lighting is great for the wall color he chose.

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Post by milesdzyn » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:51 pm

I really don't care about color schemes; the thing that caught my eye was the nice library collection. Knowledge (and knowing how to use it) 8)

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Post by congochris » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:09 pm

it's quite possible the quality has gone down.. I bought mine in either the late 90's or early 2000, can't recall. I will certainly never buy another one, at least not that one. looking at different one's though. the concept works, but the construction left a lot to be desired. If I get really bored I may fab up some new handles, but not likely. I'll probably just toast it on the forge and mess with it.

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Post by Big A » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:46 pm

Hey guys,

I had the high honor and great pleasure to actually BE in
'The Erik's' place last weekend. It looks a lot nicer in
real life, a really nice place. Course, not having any kids
goes a long way towards that, too. :D

Check this out:

I SAW his great BOB,

I HELD the ROATS rifle,

I was IN his "Bugout room"

I SAW the 55-gallon water drum project

I FIRED the famous P89, AND the Mojo'd AK, AND the Kel-tec .380,
AND the High-Point carbine, and used the "Golf cart cup holder
stance."

Cool, huh? Ya'll are just green with envy, I can tell.

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Erik's a pretty cool guy, I can see why ya'll think so highly of him.
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:50 pm

I had the honor of hanging out with Erik one weekend for that Louisiana Camp & Shoot and he was probably one of the nicest guys I ever met if not THE nicest guy i ever met but he'll have to fight with some of the other people i met on ZS which...would make him not nice at that point but whatever. But anyway, he's a really nice guy and maybe too nice sometimes. I mean, it wasn't cold outside in LA at night but he felt the need to cuddle me and kept telling me that it was cold outside and he was keeping me warm. I duno *shrugs*. I was drunk but still....not THAT drunk...
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Post by TBear0574 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:14 pm

TheFreakinBear wrote:I had the honor of hanging out with Erik one weekend for that Louisiana Camp & Shoot and he was probably one of the nicest guys I ever met if not THE nicest guy i ever met but he'll have to fight with some of the other people i met on ZS which...would make him not nice at that point but whatever. But anyway, he's a really nice guy and maybe too nice sometimes. I mean, it wasn't cold outside in LA at night but he felt the need to cuddle me and kept telling me that it was cold outside and he was keeping me warm. I duno *shrugs*. I was drunk but still....not THAT drunk...
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:55 pm

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TheFreakinBear wrote:I had the honor of hanging out with Erik one weekend for that Louisiana Camp & Shoot and he was probably one of the nicest guys I ever met if not THE nicest guy i ever met but he'll have to fight with some of the other people i met on ZS which...would make him not nice at that point but whatever. But anyway, he's a really nice guy and maybe too nice sometimes. I mean, it wasn't cold outside in LA at night but he felt the need to cuddle me and kept telling me that it was cold outside and he was keeping me warm. I duno *shrugs*. I was drunk but still....not THAT drunk...
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Post by TBear0574 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:57 pm

Im a Bastard FTW !!!!
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:08 am

LOL Damnit... if it wasn't for the fact you were a "bear" too...I would hate you...
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Post by CommonHighrise » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:14 am

Big A wrote:Erik's a pretty cool guy, I can see why ya'll think so highly of him.
He's not, and I dont. I cant respect a man who maces his junk for fun.


...but I can fear him :shock: .
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Post by Gunny » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:15 am

CommonHighrise wrote:
Big A wrote:Erik's a pretty cool guy, I can see why ya'll think so highly of him.
He's not, and I dont. I cant respect a man who maces his junk for fun.


...but I can fear him :shock: .
At breakfast no less.

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Post by Erik » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:02 am

Awww, Big A and TheFreakinBear...you're going to make me blush! :oops:

CommonHighRise and Gunny, I hope you two drown in your own vomit. :D

-Erik

P.S. I keep telling you all that was my LEG that got maced! And it was an accident! I think!

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:54 am

It's cool Erik. Besides the needless cuddling, you're a good guy. You might just want to get out more lol. jk. I don't care what Clear Cut says still, you're house is cool.
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Post by SharkChild » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:52 am

Erik is hardcore. On the Louisiana Camp & Shoot trip he slept outside while everyone else slept inside a tent.
He slept outside on an inflatable matress
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Post by Shiner86 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:35 pm

I really like your BOB set-up. I had the same mess kit as you until Gunny told me it sucked and now I'm on the lookout for a better one. I'm trying to convince myself that I really do need a $30 titanium mess kit but if you didn't want to spend that much you could go to a surplus store and pick up an old army mess kit for maybe $4. It's roughly the same size as the one you have now but a good deal more durable. Let me know if you don't have any surplus stores around you and I'll pick one up for you free of charge. Just PM me your address.

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