Woods Walker wrote:I looked over the video again and the needles appear to be Eastern White Pine but could be wrong. ODA 226 if yea get a chance maybe repost those videos in the wild edibles sticky at the bushcraft sub forum.
molawns wrote:Great post! I only see one problem...
You posted your "Tri-graph", so now your messages can be deciphered. Not good for commo OPSEC. Now you'll have to change the chart if you want to be sure your coded info will be *"safe". (*-- Of couse, sooner or later someone who tries hard enough will be able to crack just about any code, but no sense in making it easy for them.)
WhoShotJR wrote:Nice setup, thanks for posting it. I'd like to know more about that chain wrench. Where you got it, manufacturer, etc. Never seen one with a short handle like that.
Third - the 50/40deg sleeping bag is a LIE! A vile, horrendous lie perpetrated unto the summer camper. NXP
ODA 226 wrote:Tell me about it! I froze my ass off even though that bag was inside of a Gore-tex bivy and with two handwarmers working inside!
The near hundred pounds wouldn't have been nearly as difficult if it wasn't for the clear-cut terrain and all of the fallen trees and knee-knockers all over the place. I would have much rather carry that ruck up a steep hill than traverse that type of leg-breaker terrain.
K9medic wrote:Silly question if I may, but why wouldn’t the “chain Wrench” be legal? Over here you can buy them for a few quid at any car spare parts store, we use them for removing oil filters. Though if you got caught walking down the street on a Saturday night with one tucked in your belt, you might need to answer a few questions about weapons.
TacAir wrote:Let me be the first to say - this trip was full of
Thanks for the photos. I must say I know of only one person who has a personal M1919A4 - another WIN on its own.
And please allow me to say - Thank you for your service.
ODA 226 wrote:The near hundred pounds wouldn't have been nearly as difficult if it wasn't for the clear-cut terrain and all of the fallen trees and knee-knockers all over the place. I would have much rather carry that ruck up a steep hill than traverse that type of leg-breaker terrain.
Woods Walker wrote:ODA 226 wrote:The near hundred pounds wouldn't have been nearly as difficult if it wasn't for the clear-cut terrain and all of the fallen trees and knee-knockers all over the place. I would have much rather carry that ruck up a steep hill than traverse that type of leg-breaker terrain.
Bad terrain nasties in no particular order.
1. Blown down trees, hemlocks being the worse by far.
2. Mud and ice.
3. Rapid elevation changes. Downhill with boulders and rocks being the worse as my toes get compressed into the tips of my boots.
4. Leaf litter even when dry.
5. Roots. Anyone that has taken the root slide knows what I am talking about.
A set of poles or a field made hiking staff would go a long way to prevent slips and knee stress with heavier loads. Keeping 3 points of contact with the ground makes for a very stable person. I will toss in a few gear suggestions and refinements that would work better for me.
1. I would replace the USGI closed cell pad with a Ridgerest. Greater comfort and guessing R value for no real weight penalty.
I'll give it a try!
2. Get a headlamp. I mostly use headlamps and relegate flashlights for times when more throw is required or backup.
3. The chair is nice to sit on but so is a ground pad. I totally understand the value of comfort for moral. But for the same weight you could get other options which would add more comfort.
The UM-21 has a built-in ground pad. I still like my fishing chair though. I used to carry a cloth folder with a hole cut in the middle with reinforced stiching for use as a combination chair/ toilet seat.
4. Make certain your fishing kit has smaller hooks sized 8-12. Smaller fish are more plentiful and make for a good feed. Toss in a few flies like green woolly buggers etc. They work great even without a fly pole. Add a few more small (smaller the better) bobbers.
It has very small hooks and the smallest bobber I could find. I'll try the green woollies.
5. Dental floss unless I missed it.
You missed it! LOL!
6. Liquid soap is better than a bar of solid soap.
Missed that too! It's in my personal hygene kit.
7. Light sticks are unreliable for many reasons.
I carry them mostly for signalling and marking and rotate them religiously.
8. MSR White Gas stove. This is great kit for sure but I would go with a small Hob stove. It will never run out of fuel in any weather if your woodcraft skills are good which I imagine is the case. For those packing a MSR they should know how to service it in the field. Cold and wet is not time to try and work out how to fix a stuck shaker jet etc. I am sure you know this but tossing out the info for the readers.
Roger that. There is a hobo in my wife's INCH Bag and for that particular purpose.
9. I found Platy bags more reliable than anything with a tube over time but nothing wrong with your water storage system.
10. I was going to suggest getting another sleeping bag but you have already done so.
That bag I packed was full of fail! Back to the UDGI system for me!
11. This is going to sound a bit silly but I would pack a pair of shorts.
Yep! Silly! LOL!
12. A dedicated cooler weather winter cap would be nice unless this was missed.
Between the ballcap, boonie and the headover, I think I'll be ok.
Things I really liked.
1. Extra wool socks. Gloves, socks and hats offer the biggest bang for the buck in terms of weight and bulk for protection against exposure risks.
2. MSR water filter.
Great deal for $35.00 on Craigslist!
3. That sharpener looks cool but never tried that one.
It's the B-O-M-B! Get one!
4. Navigation items combined with knowledge.
I also have a GPS but seldom use it.
5. Gun cleaning kit.
Something that is missing from most kits posted here. An absolute necessity!
6. I also have a legally suppressed 10/22. I like those older tube fed .22s as well. Is that a Marlin?
Yes my nephew has a Marlin. I think it's a rock-solid beginners .22.
7. Those Gaiters. OR gear is under appreciated.
ODA 226 wrote:I removed it because I didn't want anyone to get ideas about B&E and/or illegal activities.
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