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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 madoka » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:19 am

ineffableone wrote:Alpaca Warehouse has a 3 day 10% off blankets

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I do not recommend blankets from here. They shed tiny fibers ALL over the bed.

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Post by madoka » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:22 am

teotwaki wrote:Found on another forum. No affiliation.

https://www.uvpaqlite.com/

Use the coupon code "SUMMER2016" to save 20% on UV Paqlite products. Good for around 60 hours more

UV Paqlites products are lights for campers, backpackers, preppers and more. Our lights are reusable, reliable, and simple. They do not use batteries, bulbs or electricity. All our products are made from all natural glow crystals:

glow all night long
recharge quickly by absorbing any light
last forever. ​
Having bought $100 worth of this stuff in various forms, I can say that they are GREATLY exaggerating about these lights lasting all night. Expect a few hours at best, and only a fraction of that would even be usable.

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Post by ineffableone » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:29 am

madoka wrote:
ineffableone wrote:Alpaca Warehouse has a 3 day 10% off blankets

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I do not recommend blankets from here. They shed tiny fibers ALL over the bed.
I do recommend blankets from there and have been since I got mine years ago. I love mine, I have had it for a few years and it works wonderfully. Mine sheds a little from time to time but nothing like ALL over the bed. I use it on my bed in the winter, I use it camping, I use it to hang out watching movies. Super soft and cuddly, as warm or warmer than my Hudson Bay point blanket, but softer less bulky and lighter.
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Post by tony d tiger » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:27 pm

My bed already has plenty of fibers shed onto it...Image
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Post by madoka » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:46 pm

tony d tiger wrote:My bed already has plenty of fibers shed onto it...Image
You might change your mind on that when you realize that the hairs from these blankets are very small and you start finding them in your nose because you've been breathing them in.

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Post by Stercutus » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:50 pm

Would you all mind not gumming up the BOGD thread with the merits of those alpaca blankets? If you start a whole new thread on that it would be much better.
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Post by majorhavoc » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:13 pm

Stercutus wrote:Would you all mind not gumming up the BOGD thread with the merits of those alpaca blankets? If you start a whole new thread on that it would be much better.
I'll second that. The relative size of dog versus alpaca hair is quite beyond the scope of the BOG deals thread and serves only to annoy those of us who've tagged it for interest. Anyone still confused by the title of this thread and needs a refresher on its basic purpose and scope is welcome to review the original post. Otherwise, post your deals, add constructive clarification to other posts only where absolutely necessary, and move along people.


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Post by majorhavoc » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:33 pm

Yukon Outfitters MG-SK001e (flat earth) Survival Kit. $88.99 + $4.99 S/H
https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... rvival+kit

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I'll just put this out there: of all the pre-made survival/BOB/Grab-and-Go disaster kits, this is about the cheapest one I've seen that actually impresses me.

It's far from complete, but therein lies its genius. There's zero fluff in here, all the components appear to be decent quality. No ridiculous 6x pouches of 'emergency' water, incandescent-bulbed Dorcy flashlights or cheapo utility gloves. 100% of the purchase cost is going towards a solid foundation that you can then customize to your personal needs. I honestly don't see anything in this kit that I would immediately feel the need to upgrade/replace.

1) Yukon Alpha backpack alone sells for $45, gets good reviews for durability. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... a+backpack Sure it's no Maxpedition, but it's not a thin nylon grab bag either. For yucks sake, lets say its only worth $35.

2) Yukon Mosquito Hammock. It appears to be this, currently selling for $52 https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... to+hammock. To be ultra conservative, I've looked at off brand imports and I can't see how this isn't worth at least $30. This is one area where they've taken a flier and focused on a particular school of thought re: sleep system. Hammocks aren't my personal cup of koolaid, but they have plenty of proponents and I can't fault it as a valid, functional choice.

3) Yukon Walkabout Rainfly. Alone sells for $38 (https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ut+Rainfly Again, I've looked at no-name alternatives, and I'm not seeing the value of this being less than $30 (e.g. https://smile.amazon.com/Camping-Essent ... nfly&psc=1).

4) 100' black 550 paracord. Assuming this stuff is the real deal, it's rock bottom worth is $8.40 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00GG0RLJQ/ ... UTF8&psc=1.

5) Yukon Firefly flashlight/lantern. 3xAAA batteries not included, but pretty much all metal, $25 shipped. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ED+Lantern. Again, let's be conservative here and assume that there's a plastic off brand alternative out there that is its functional equivalent. Call it a $15 value.

6) Yukon 3" Locking/Folding Knife. Can't find this one separately. Let's assume the worst and call this equivalent to any number of cheap but functional if not exceptional, locking folders. $12

7) Emergency Medical Kit. Again, assuming the worst: https://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-57-Piec ... edical+kit. Call it $8. Although this one also comes with some extra survival items, including a mylar emergency blanket, waterproof matchbox/whistle/compass, wire saw, fishing kit and spork.

8) Kit description says "hydration system ready" but the content listing itself and the Amazon user reviews say it does actually comes with a 3L bladder with delivery tube and bite valve. Cheapest I could find:https://www.amazon.com/Tera-Hydration-B ... on+bladder $12.60. Note: I did find one YT video showing a version of this kit that comes not with the hydration bladder but a metal water bottle and a 3L folding water storage bag w/molded handle and screw top opening. So YMMV.

I can't see how this kit isn't worth at least a solid $150. If you're a rank prepping beginner lurking on these boards (or looking to set up a family member/good friend) and are interested in a bug out/get home/grab and go emergency kit, know that we've all wasted plenty of money on garbage-level equipment before learning to recognize acceptable quality. You could do much, much worse than starting with this kit as a foundation.

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Post by Holger Danske » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:03 pm

majorhavoc wrote:Yukon Outfitters MG-SK001e (flat earth) Survival Kit. $88.99 + $4.99 S/H
https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... rvival+kit

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I'll just put this out there: of all the pre-made survival/BOB/Grab-and-Go disaster kits, this is about the cheapest one I've seen that actually impresses me.

It's far from complete, but therein lies its genius. There's zero fluff in here, all the components appear to be decent quality. No ridiculous 6x pouches of 'emergency' water, incandescent-bulbed Dorcy flashlights or cheapo utility gloves. 100% of the purchase cost is going towards a solid foundation that you can then customize to your personal needs. I honestly don't see anything in this kit that I would immediately feel the need to upgrade/replace.

1) Yukon Alpha backpack alone sells for $45, gets good reviews for durability. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... a+backpack Sure it's no Maxpedition, but it's not a thin nylon grab bag either. For yucks sake, lets say its only worth $35.

2) Yukon Mosquito Hammock. It appears to be this, currently selling for $52 https://www.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitters ... to+hammock. To be ultra conservative, I've looked at off brand imports and I can't see how this isn't worth at least $30. This is one area where they've taken a flier and focused on a particular school of thought re: sleep system. Hammocks aren't my personal cup of koolaid, but they have plenty of proponents and I can't fault it as a valid, functional choice.

3) Yukon Walkabout Rainfly. Alone sells for $38 (https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ut+Rainfly Again, I've looked at no-name alternatives, and I'm not seeing the value of this being less than $30 (e.g. https://smile.amazon.com/Camping-Essent ... nfly&psc=1).

4) 100' black 550 paracord. Assuming this stuff is the real deal, it's rock bottom worth is $8.40 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00GG0RLJQ/ ... UTF8&psc=1.

5) Yukon Firefly flashlight/lantern. 3xAAA batteries not included, but pretty much all metal, $25 shipped. https://smile.amazon.com/Yukon-Outfitte ... ED+Lantern. Again, let's be conservative here and assume that there's a plastic off brand alternative out there that is its functional equivalent. Call it a $15 value.

6) Yukon 3" Locking/Folding Knife. Can't find this one separately. Let's assume the worst and call this equivalent to any number of cheap but functional if not exceptional, locking folders. $12

7) Emergency Medical Kit. Again, assuming the worst: https://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-57-Piec ... edical+kit. Call it $8. Although this one also comes with some extra survival items, including a mylar emergency blanket, waterproof matchbox/whistle/compass, wire saw, fishing kit and spork.

8) Kit description says "hydration system ready" but the content listing itself and the Amazon user reviews say it does actually comes with a 3L bladder with delivery tube and bite valve. Cheapest I could find:https://www.amazon.com/Tera-Hydration-B ... on+bladder $12.60. Note: I did find one YT video showing a version of this kit that comes not with the hydration bladder but a metal water bottle and a 3L folding water storage bag w/molded handle and screw top opening. So YMMV.

I can't see how this kit isn't worth at least a solid $150. If you're a rank prepping beginner lurking on these boards (or looking to set up a family member/good friend) and are interested in a bug out/get home/grab and go emergency kit, know that we've all wasted plenty of money on garbage-level equipment before learning to recognize acceptable quality. You could do much, much worse than starting with this kit as a foundation.
I bought a couple of these last year for camping with the kids. The gear is pretty good. Mine had decent water bladders, all the stuff is good quality. I wouldn't try to climb Everest with it, but a week in the woods is no sweat. The hammock and rainfly is great for normal size people, the first aid kit is a boo-boo kit. The flashlight is aluminum gimmicky-cool. Back pack is still holding up to my teenagers. For $90 it is a bargain, jump on it.

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Post by Stercutus » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:24 am

Probably won't be there long but Cabelas (Cabelas? :shock: ) has a deal on .22lr

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting ... T.tsrc=AFF

Enter "86SUMMER" for $5 shipping. For me it was about .073/rd which is good for average ammo.

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Post by ssgcmw » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:57 pm

Propper.com currently has 25% off Bags and Bag accessories with code BAGIT16. They also have free domestic shipping on orders over $75.

https://www.propper.com/bags.html

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Post by moab » Sat Aug 13, 2016 6:15 pm

Tru Spec® Men's Tactical Response Multicam Pants All sizes. Pretty good deal. These usually run over 50 bucks.
Regular Price: $89.99
Sale Price: $35.99

http://www.cabelas.com/product/ATLANCO- ... lsrc=aw.ds
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Post by moab » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:17 pm

ALPENFLAGE PARKA, RUCK SACK AND PANTS - COMBO
OUR PRICE $24.95 MSRP $49.95

Hell of a deal on a parka (M70 field jacket), pants and a ruck sack for $25!

https://www.majorsurplus.com/alpenflage ... e+purchase+

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Post by ssgcmw » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:18 pm

Gerber 600 Det, $40 Deal of the Day
http://www.unclesamsretailoutlet.com/Ge ... p/5651.htm

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Post by Halfapint » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:51 am

7.62x51 $9.99 per box of 20..... .50¢ a round for 308, not bad.

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Post by moab » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:42 pm

Kelty's having their annual 20% off site wide sale. Which means you can get into a 2lb 9oz, 20F down bag for around $110 plus shipping. Regular $150. And it's treated dridown. Code AWESOME16. They also have great backpacks.

This is the one time of year you can get a good down bag for cheap. Even the long in the 20F is 3lbs. Compare that to a MSS or synthetic bag that is normally close to 10lbs.

https://kelty.com/
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Post by moab » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:39 am

Found this on another site. Looks good.

"Be sure to compare the pricing of individual items against the internet, but you might find a good deal at campsaver.com this Labor Day.

http://www.campsaver.com/coupon/

From August 28 to September 6 there is a flat 20% discount code off everything that's at regular price or what is on sale in their special Outlet area: http://www.campsaver.com/outlet/

They sell lots of camping gear and the Outlet area has a bunch of closeout Kelty packs and tents.

I saw a gray 50 liter Kelty pack that lists for $199 that is slashed to $119 and now has the bonus 20%, which makes a $200 pack cost $95.

Saw a heavy duty 4 man 4 season Kelty tent that listed at $900 drop to $540 minus 20% to sell for $430.

Here's a really good deal: http://www.campsaver.com/outlet/yellows ... n-3-season

$100 2 person 3 season Kelty tent end up about $60 once you add both the closeout price and the bonus 20%."
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Post by ashwednesday » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:43 pm

http://www.dpmsinc.com/Geissele-2-Stage ... _2679.html

Is this a fair price for a Geissele 2 Stage trigger?
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Post by voyaginator » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:56 pm

For just under $20, got the Kootek tactical flashlight knife
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Post by moab » Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:26 pm

Danner is having an end of season sale. With up to 60% off. This isn't the old Danner Breakroom. They closed that down. This is just a regular sale. But some of the boots are more than half off. Boots I paid $350 for are on sale for $160. (The sage green USAF boots.) Here's the sales page.

http://www.danner.com/product/sale

PS - I have no connection to Danner. Nor do any of us get anymore referral fees for mentioning this. Which sucks. But all good things must come to an end.
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Post by moab » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:26 am

Czech M60 Rucksacks $4.50. Not the greatest but you might store stuff in them.

http://www.keepshooting.com/czech-m60-rucksack.html
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Post by Boosted98gsx » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:10 am

Solo stoves on amazon is having an amazing lightning deal right now...

https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Stove-Campf ... 00QL74S90/
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Post by benja455 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:38 am

Boosted98gsx wrote:Solo stoves on amazon is having an amazing lightning deal right now...

https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Stove-Campf ... 00QL74S90/
Deal is over.

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Post by teotwaki » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:56 am

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http://lbtinc.com/1476a-wdlp

LBT-1476A WOODLAND
Standard Three Day Assault Pack

Regular Price: $213.04

Your Price: $89.99

General Features:

Mid-sized patrol pack, capable of carrying three plus days worth of gear, MRE’s, cleaning utilities etc.
Adjustable padded shoulder straps
Front accessory pocket
Back padding provided by 3/8” closed cell inner core
Removable waist strap, used for equalizing the load across the combatants hips
Interior pocket for hydration pouch or internal frame for structural rigidity (Not included)
Modular attachment points on the front of pack, compatible with all U.S. Military MOLLE components
Heavy duty reinforced carry handle>
Two adjustable cinch straps on each side pack; good for spare barrels, sleeping mats, SMAW rockets etc.
Overall dimensions approx: 14” L x 8” W x 20” H
Weight: 2.5 lbs

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