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Items to keep you alive in the event you must evacuate: discussions of basic Survival Kits commonly called "Bug Out Bags" or "Go Bags"

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Post by Big A » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:43 pm

sharkchild wrote: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
In Lousiana, that IS hardcore; when I was stationed at Ft. Polk
'back in the day' ('87-'88....C/3-6 IN, 5th ID) you slept out-
side at your own peril in the warmer months if you didn't use
a mosquito bar; those sumbitches would, like, fight over your
ass. Didn't worry too much about snakes, though; the gators
done et 'em all up :D

Erik: you sprayed your OWN ass with pepper spray??? What
the hell's the matter with you?!
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Post by Erik » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:38 pm

It wasn't merely an air mattress. It was a queen-sized velour-topped air mattress that I inflated using a battery-operated pump. :)

Okay, the pepper spray story. I was carrying around a keychain pepper spray in my pocket. During the first morning of the LCAS, the safety button somehow got depressed while in my pocket, spraying my thigh (not my junk!) with pepper spray. Whilst sitting at the table with everyone else, it began to hurt my leg and hip realll bad. That's because the pepper-spray soaked jeans kept sitting against my bear skin. Therefore, I was forced to go outside, while gritting my teeth, get some new clothes, go into the tiny bathroom, and change into a new pair of pants and underwear. I'm sure the whole time, Gunny, Doc Simon, and the rest were mocking me.

The next day, I put the same jeans back on and they still burned like crazy, so I had to shower and change at Doc Simon's house (thanks Doc!).

-Erik

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Post by Big A » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:17 pm

I take back what I said about you being hardcore.

An air mattress like that, out in the open?

C'mon, Man.............yeah, yeah, I got one, too,
for when the wife is with me, but it stays HID.

Sheesh.
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Post by Erik » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:19 am

I'm getting too old and worn out to do things the hard way. I bought that mattress for ZCon and slept in plush comfort. People were jealous :shock:

-Erik

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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:38 pm

Erik wrote:I'm getting too old and worn out to do things the hard way. I bought that mattress for ZCon and slept in plush comfort. People were jealous :shock:

-Erik
I love being young. A sleeping bag and a nice flat rock will do me fine.
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Post by Woods Walker » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:12 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Erik wrote:I'm getting too old and worn out to do things the hard way. I bought that mattress for ZCon and slept in plush comfort. People were jealous :shock:

-Erik
I love being young. A sleeping bag and a nice flat rock will do me fine.
Maybe for summer weather but sleeping bag insulation gets compressed to nothing under your body weight and you will freeze your ass off regardless of age during the colder months. One of two things must happen over time. The ground must be heated to your body temp or your body temp must cool down to the earth. If I was a betting man it seems to me that the flat rock (ground) would win out during colder weather.
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Post by Ellie With An Axe » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:47 pm

Rush2112 wrote:I love being young. A sleeping bag and a nice flat rock will do me fine.
I love the young'uns, too. I don't know who I'd laugh at half the time if not for them and all the stupid things they do. Carry on! :lol: :wink:

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Post by Gunny » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:21 am

Ellie With An Axe wrote:I love the young'uns.:wink:
Prime sig material there.

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Post by postman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:29 am

Gunny wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:I love the young'uns.:wink:
Prime sig material there.
and there
oh and BTW Eric I don't mean to be rude but, what in the hell is your day job?
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:30 am

postman wrote:
Gunny wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:I love the young'uns.:wink:
Prime sig material there.
and there
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Post by Erik » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:42 am

postman wrote:
Gunny wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:I love the young'uns.:wink:
Prime sig material there.
and there
oh and BTW Eric I don't mean to be rude but, what in the hell is your day job?
I'm a science teacher. You?

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Post by Cymro » Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:06 am

Erik wrote:
postman wrote:
Gunny wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:I love the young'uns.:wink:
Prime sig material there.
and there
oh and BTW Eric I don't mean to be rude but, what in the hell is your day job?
I'm a science teacher. You?
Are we sharing now?
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Post by CommonHighrise » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:46 am

Cymro wrote:
Erik wrote:
postman wrote:
Gunny wrote: Prime sig material there.
and there
oh and BTW Eric I don't mean to be rude but, what in the hell is your day job?
I'm a science teacher. You?
Are we sharing now?
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Post by Cymro » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:51 am

CommonHighrise wrote:
Cymro wrote:
Are we sharing now?
and caring.
Dude, don't rush things...
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Post by Patient Zer0 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:33 pm

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Post by CommonHighrise » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:43 pm

Patient Zer0 wrote:Zombie Squad: Its not gay if we don't invite Erik :lol:
Fixed that for ya.

But on the serious reals...

Look slike if you used a good compression sack on your sleeping bag, you could move it up under the large outside compartment, looping the two loops from the bottom the the pack under it, and use some kind of bungie, hooked on each end to each loops, over the compression sack, and attach at the top carry handle for the main bag. Id have to see to be more sure, but it might alleviate the excess movement of the sleeping bag while moving.
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Post by postman » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:07 pm

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Post by Towanda » Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:05 am

Get a NiteIze LED conversion kit for the Mini-Mag, if you haven't already. The batteries will last a lot longer.

Nice BOB, Erik!
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Post by Patient Zer0 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:23 pm

Bumped b/c I think its a damn fine pack. It addresses what a BOB should be, 3 days worth of gear/food.
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Post by Erik » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:36 pm

Thank you! I have changed the sleeping bag/tent so it's on the top in a compression sack. At $30, the compression sack is the most expensive part of the BOB.

-Erik

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Post by CommonHighrise » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:11 pm

Erik wrote:... At $30, the compression sack is the most expensive part of the BOB.

-Erik
You gear whore you!

Yes, indeed a nice bag, especially for the money involved. Shows you dont need everything to be MaxBlackHawkifaru to get the job done.
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Post by xxxero » Sat Mar 08, 2008 6:57 pm

nice pack. it looks like it should help keep you alive for a few days.
also, nice house. love the red in the living room, and the ZS sticker on the computer.
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Post by elricfate » Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:15 pm

Riddle me this, batman. What website did you use to print your local maps? :-)

Was it Topozone?
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Post by Erik » Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:37 pm

elricfate wrote:Riddle me this, batman. What website did you use to print your local maps? :-)

Was it Topozone?
Actually, my local government websites had the maps.

Mapquest is great, though!!

-Erik

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