What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:11 pm

Just picked up the Guide Gear Emergency Shelter. Only cost me $30.00 Copy Pasted:
This 11 1/2 x 14' Tarp / Shelter allows you to configure it to the coverage you need for maximum space or shelter. Can easily cover a picnic table size area to shield against burning sun, rain and even wind. 190T polyester with a 1,000 mm polyurethane coating for extreme weather-proofing; Includes 2 poles, rope and several guy-out points for custom coverage. Actual coverage is 123 sq. ft. Stands 6 1/2'h., weighs 4 lbs. Nab yours today! Guide Gear Emergency Shelter
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by sturmdogg » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:39 pm

Just bought the following :

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Goal Zero 19010 Guide 10 Plus Small Adventure Kit

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Sawyer SP181 PointOne Emergency Water Filtration Kit

Nalgene Tritan 1-Quart Wide Mouth Bottle
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Kilo147 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:16 am

And it looks like I'm going to pick up a M1951 coat, possibly a raincoat from the same era, and a pair of trousers. Then I'll have summer gear set for now, and then I'll just need some of the cold weather gear when the time comes.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:38 am

Later today after the bank opens I'm gonna head to dicks sporting goods and get some ENO Atlas Hammock Straps for the hammock set up I'm working on.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by AtlantaChris » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:14 pm

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DAP24JW

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by jaowens76 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:32 pm

2 Equip brand Hammocks.

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I had to test it it by tickling my little BIL, while the two of us were "hanging out". We were right at the weight limit (300) using only included suspension.
The wife liked the first one so much she claimed it, and made me go back and get a second one. She said " No one can possibly get stressed out in one of these things." This was easily the most relaxing 50 bucks ever. (For two of them). I plan on upgrading the suspension soon but these do come with hanging gear. I blame you buggers for getting me in the trees. Thanks

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Equip-Travel- ... e/23889034" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:09 pm

The Guide Gear Emergency Shelter. Put it up to see if everything's there and it is, I highly recommend it. You could put the car under it and it'll be shelter from the rain. And only $30.00
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Also I got some free stuff from a garage sell. A rain suit, the good kind, and some camo.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:44 pm

Arsenul wrote:The Guide Gear Emergency Shelter. Put it up to see if everything's there and it is, I highly recommend it. You could put the car under it and it'll be shelter from the rain. And only $30.00
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Also I got some free stuff from a garage sell. A rain suit, the good kind, and some camo.
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Like the shelter and the camo netting!

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by eugene » Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:07 pm

This is purchases from the last few weeks:

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This is my Bug Out Reloading Kit (BORK). All the tools and supplies fit inside an ammo box and I took it with me to the BOL last trip.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by echo2 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:47 am

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Ghilli kit...

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by NamelessStain » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:56 am

Trekking poles
Himalayan salt rocks
Yo-yo reels
Speed hooks
Mora kniv (gift for a friend)
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:58 am

NamelessStain wrote:Trekking poles
Himalayan salt rocks
Yo-yo reels
Speed hooks
Mora kniv (gift for a friend)
That knife is amazing. I have one and I love, love, love it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by TacAir » Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:46 pm

Well, I finally did it - I bought a Heavy (boil) cover for my canteen cup. Begone tin foil!

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So now the Tactical Tailor cover holds canteen, SS cup, stove stand, SS cover and an Ebit stove made from a mini-Altoids tin w/ 6 fuel cubes.

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Something like a small Succrets or Altoid tin can can be used to place an Esbit tab (the smaller one on the left). If you fill it (large side) with dirt or sand, you can then fill it with alcohol to boil water. It burns too quickly without a filler. A Pepsi can burner and a Trangia burner are both too high to work in a canteen stove stand.. If you keep both halves of the tin, you have a small storage unit for multiple use. It will 'hold' one wrapped Esbit tab.


Now, If I could only find a USGI SS canteen with SS lid....
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by bacpacjac » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:13 pm

LOVE this idea! So simple. Thanks Tac!
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by vawilderness » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:36 pm

Picked up a Professional Grade 35-Piece Tire Repair Kit from amazon. It's all metal handles will stand up to lots of use (well hopefully i will not have to use it at all) and comes with about 20 plugs. No instructions came in the box though... Printed some out to keep in the kit.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by dynomike » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:25 pm

MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:41 am

dynomike wrote:MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
It's a shame you payed $40.00 when you could have paid $7.00 for something smaller, safer to light, and all around better.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpa ... cket+Stove" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Halfapint » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:56 am

Arsenul wrote:
dynomike wrote:MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
It's a shame you payed $40.00 when you could have paid $7.00 for something smaller, safer to light, and all around better.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpa ... cket+Stove" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
holy shit that can use the other type of fuel...... the Non-canister type. my parents have probably 300 of those caterer style fuel tanks... pretty bad ass and for 7 bucks i might have to get a few.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:01 am

IceMyst wrote:
Arsenul wrote:
dynomike wrote:MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
It's a shame you payed $40.00 when you could have paid $7.00 for something smaller, safer to light, and all around better.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpa ... cket+Stove" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
holy shit that can use the other type of fuel...... the Non-canister type. my parents have probably 300 of those caterer style fuel tanks... pretty bad ass and for 7 bucks i might have to get a few.
Yea I have one and I absolutely love it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ViolentKooter » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:59 am

Managed to con people into gifting me a Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro hammock, and ENO Atlas Straps so as not to murder trees with the hanging apparatus it came with. Not as fancy/expensive as a good hammock, but I can finally try out camping off the ground and see if it's worth it to upgrade further :-)

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Bedsit Bob » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Just ordered a GSI Cup from Amazon.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by JRR » Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Arsenul wrote:
dynomike wrote:MSR Pocket Rocket and a can of fuel. Been wanting one of these for a while, since I was looking for a "too tired to build a fire and want a quick meal before I pass out from exhaustion" stove. Next step is Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.
It's a shame you payed $40.00 when you could have paid $7.00 for something smaller, safer to light, and all around better.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultralight-Backpa ... cket+Stove" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I have one of those, and it's a blow torch. You could damn near weld steel with it. It is not only dangerous, it is not very efficient, burns through a can of fuel WAY too fast.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:08 pm

My Uniden Bearcat P68
came today...CB with built in NOAA weather channels AND alert...Love the retro style also!

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by tedbeau » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:55 pm

The UPS guy was at my house several times this month for me. He is usually bringing stuff for my wife, she loves QVC.

Anyways, after seeing the post by mrtrooper on his load bearing rig I got two of these:

http://zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopi ... 2#p2389182" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I already had the mag pouches, so I bought two packs with "Y suspenders and for grenade pouches. Let me tell you for the price these are nice! The grenade pouches are nothing spectacular but the backpack have this heavy rubber liner that is excellent condition. I bet you could use this thing as a camel pack as long as you didn't do a hand stand. There is enough material to allow you to roll the excess down over the top of your gear making a very water tight pack.

The "Y" suspenders are OK. again not as Heavy duty as an ALICE rig, but still functional. I have a cloth/Velcro adjustable gun belt that I am going to pair with these similar to what mrtrooper did.
I got these from KeepShooting.com. I may have to pick up a few more mag pouches, I am a pouch hoarder, I always have to buy something I haven't seen before.
The delivery from Keepshootin was awesome BTW.

The other package I got was a backorder from Sportsman's Guide which was a six pack or mil surplus handkerchiefs:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=1009723" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

These things are huge! I was looking at camo handkerchiefs to keep in my get home bag because they can be used for many things, an arm splint, a bandage, a face mask, water pre-filter, hot pad for a mess kit. Looking at the usual 22 or 27 inch ones it didn't seem like they would be big enough for an arm sling if your a large guy. I got these because they are 33 inches square.
They are brand new, in fact they have that fresh fabric smell that you get when you open a new pack of skivvies in a plastic bag. I am totally happy with both purchases.

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