Shiner's B.O.B. (Updated 8-28-2008) Pics!

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Post by suntzu » Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:37 pm

My two cents on the walkie talkies. I have used a set of chargeable motorola walkabouts on a three day trip. We kept them shut off until we knew we would be separated. My experience is the walkabouts tend to die fairly quickly, and then your screwed unless you have WW's solar charger. So I went ahead and bought the battery powered and kept extra batteries, one set each. It was a trade off in weight, but worked the whole weekend. I was angry when I had to carry that dead radio all over the Smokies.

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Post by Shiner86 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:05 am

That's not a bad idea, Sun. We probably should spring for some battery powered ones.

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Post by Dak Kovar » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:04 am

Nice kit Shiner. Gatoraid Propel water has a twist top lid that fits perfect on the 1 ltr. soda bottles like your Kroger water bottles. I keep an extra stashed here and there. I have been using the same top all summer so they last, work well and don't leak.

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Post by Murph » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:21 am

I tried to ask in IRC the other night. Do you have any pictures / links to your tent?

My 7' x 7' dome is just too bulky to carry.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Post by OhioMe » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:32 am

One more opinion on your .380CC. I owned one and recently sold it in the name of ammo compatibility. It was a good gun and I had few complaints about it. I carried it for 9 months hammer down, safety off in a pocket holster without incident and felt perfectly safe.

One suggestion about the Bersa as a Bug-out gun; if that second magazine is not a Bersa factory mag, ditch it. With Bersa's, especially the 380CC, the after market mags are beyond crap and unreliable. It its is factory mag, I'd trust it, but all after market mags for that gun I've read about are not something I'd trust my life to. Yes, I realize how expensive the factory mags are compared to the knock-offs. :(
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Post by Shiner86 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:56 am

OhioMe wrote:One suggestion about the Bersa as a Bug-out gun; if that second magazine is not a Bersa factory mag, ditch it. With Bersa's, especially the 380CC, the after market mags are beyond crap and unreliable. It its is factory mag, I'd trust it, but all after market mags for that gun I've read about are not something I'd trust my life to. Yes, I realize how expensive the factory mags are compared to the knock-offs. :(
Yeah, that's what I've been told. Factory mags seem to run between $30 and $40, but they're worth it. That's what both of these are. I plan on buying 2 more so I can leave them in my BOB at all times and not take them out when I go to the range. I've already made peace with the fact that it's going to be moderately expensive. :)

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Post by Shiner86 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:02 pm

Murph wrote:I tried to ask in IRC the other night. Do you have any pictures / links to your tent?

My 7' x 7' dome is just too bulky to carry.
This is the tent I have: http://www.amazon.com/Stansport-Scout-B ... 377&sr=8-1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Apparently, it's $27 online. I found it brand new in a surplus store for $12, but it was the only one they had.

TFB has a similar tent that was made by Texsport. His was also marked down to $12. Online, it's $20.
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Post by Towanda » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:54 pm

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Post by elricfate » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:39 pm

Oh yea, here you go. My source for the blued mags is here.

Always go factory. Try to NOT get the seven round mags, go for the flat bottomed 8rd CC mags. They work the best. I tried the 7rd mags, they work OK, but I wouldn't trust my life to them.
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Post by Shiner86 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:12 pm

elricfate wrote:Oh yea, here you go. My source for the blued mags is here.
Thank you! I priced them at Black Wing Shooting Center and they were almost $50.

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Post by WILLIE » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:31 pm

How about replacing your blanket with a down bag. It would take up the same or less space, weigh less, and keep u warm at night. Nothing sucks more then shivering through a night outdoors except doing it more then once.
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Post by Shiner86 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:53 pm

WILLIE wrote:How about replacing your blanket with a down bag. It would take up the same or less space, weigh less, and keep u warm at night. Nothing sucks more then shivering through a night outdoors except doing it more then once.
I actually picked up a fleece sleeping bag yesterday that I think I'll replace my blanket with. I like that I can actually curl up inside it instead of trying to wrap it around me. Pics later.

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Post by BlueSky » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:23 pm

I understand this to be Bersa's official site for factory parts. I got my spare mag here, and it works as well as the original nickel one. Both of them like to be cleaned every use or else I get some failures to feed toward the end of the mag.
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Post by elricfate » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:23 pm

BlueSky wrote:I understand this to be Bersa's official site for factory parts. I got my spare mag here, and it works as well as the original nickel one. Both of them like to be cleaned every use or else I get some failures to feed toward the end of the mag.

You're correct. That is their official website. They usually have them on backorder for the CC version due to demand. However the site I linked has OEM (read: Authentic Bersa) mags.
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Post by Shiner86 » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:25 am

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Poncho. While obviously another means to keep myself dry, it could also double as camo if/when I find myself traipsing through the woods.

EMT pouch. Just a better way to house my small trauma kit.

Fleece Sleeping Bag. Hoping it will trap body heat better than a simple blanket.

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Post by dbruce » Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:43 pm

Shiner,

I saw that you are looking for a flat canteen, how about this one?

http://www.topbrassmilitary.com/shop/fi ... nteen.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Maeklos » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:05 pm

Shiner86 wrote: Fleece Sleeping Bag. Hoping it will trap body heat better than a simple blanket.
May want to look at putting that in a waterproof cover of some sort. Fleece can take a while to dry out and if you get caught in an unexpected downpour, it can leave your bedding nice and damp.
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