The Woods Walker Thread.

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The Woods Walker Thread.

Post by Seanwins » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:00 pm

I think we can all agree that Woods Walker makes excellent write-ups and generally contributes to ZS in a way that few other people do. His posts are generally packed with useful, real-world test results of equipment many of us salivate over.

All the time people are saying, "You should do a search because IIRC Woods Walker wrote an excellent review of (insert essential survival item here) a while ago." So, I thought it would be a good idea to compile links to some of his better posts in this thread so that we don't always have to hunt for them. If you agree, please do a little searching and post the links here. I will update the first post to contain all of the results.

Thanks!




TUTORIALS

The Basics of Wood Combustion.


Cooking wild caught fish.


SHELTERS

Bug out Shelters. 56k Warning.


Kifaru Paratipi Review.


MSS Gore-Tex Bivy Review.


Go-lite Poncho Review.


Golite Hex 3 review.


USMC 2-Man Tent Review.



STOVES

Homemade tent stove project in the works.


MSR Pocket Rocket Stove Review.


Titanium Goat Cylinder Stove Review.


Alcohol Stove With Windscreen.


Bug Out Stove: The HOBO.


Titanium Goat Cylinder stove review.



BAGS


Woods Walker's Modular BOB.


Woods Walker’s entry in the Mini Bob contest. 56k warning


My hot weather extended daypack.


Woods Walker's E&E Bag


My goodie bag.


My tiny little FAK



LIGHTS


Princeton Apex Headlamp Review.


Zebralight H50 Q5 review.


Leatherman S2 light review.


Rebel EOS/EOS II headlamp review.


Jakstrap + E01 = Camp headlamp.


ZLED compass/LED light review.


Fenix L2D Q5 and E01 review. 56k warning.


Surefire P60L drop-in review.



MISC GEAR


Updated survival neckchain.


Keychain survival gear.


Fleece sleeping bags.


Solar recharger and pre-charged NiMH batteries.


Telescoping Fishing Rod.


BOB Canteen Fishing System.


Cheap UL water filter system.


Kahtoola micro spike review.


96 oz Nalgene Wide-mouth Collapsible Canteen Review..


Tomahawk and Hatchet Review.



FIELD TESTS


Camp meal. Nothing special.


Camp meal Part 2. 56k warning.


Summer camp. 56k warning


Late fall camping trip


Under bagging.


Final 72 HR BOB Test.


Woods Walker’s E&E challenge.


Pulk Sled Gear Trip Report.


AT pulk trip.


Railroad Track Trek.


80lb pack + 16miles + 24 hours = ?
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Post by DrGonzo » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:55 pm

kiss-ass...

J/K. I respect his opinion because he backs up his recommendations with actual real world testing and pretty pictures. He doesn't just add a Wikipedia link (like I do all the time!).
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Re: The Woods Walker Thread.

Post by Biff » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:03 pm

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Post by Flying Lead » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:18 pm

I'm callin' Man Crush!

WW is the man, real life testing and great reviews full of facts. Two thumbs up! :!:
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Post by chitown2k » Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:29 am

Flying Lead wrote:I'm callin' Man Crush!
Get in line, I called it a long time ago! :lol:
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Post by Gunny » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:11 pm

Thanks for the legwork Sean.

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Post by SamuraiBobX26 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:39 pm

Woods Walker is the man and he always post very informational subjects for all of us. I like this thread and will try and find some things of WW to contribute.
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:58 am

Great thread Sean! I agree with everyone else that WW kicks ass and this thread will be helpful. What it's missing is some of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0

We know how you feel about WW Sean. It's ok.
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Post by Dave_M » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:22 pm

TheFreakinBear wrote:Great thread Sean! I agree with everyone else that WW kicks ass and this thread will be helpful. What it's missing is some of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL4L4Uv5rf0

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Post by kyle » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:35 pm

Woods Walker does, in fact, rock.
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Post by Woods Walker » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:14 pm

Wow I am taken back by this. I have to be honest and tell everyone I am no real expert on anything. But I do like to report on gear that works for me. Anyways I will be back on the AT this weekend and plain on doing some gear reviews. Taking the Ti-goat roll-up stove and will do a review for those looking for the lightest possible tent heating solution. I think a copy can be made with Stainless Shim stock. I am considering doing a comprehensive review of my Paratipi. A great shelter that has kept me warm in some bad conditions. Still at 500 bucks it is pricy.


Also compiled some info and photos on the AT for a possible ZS feed article. It could make an alternative bug-out route for those looking to go north or south in the East coast off the grid so to speak. Lean-to shelters, outhouses, foot bridges and hand pumped water is just the kind of facilities that might be worth consideration. Lower tech facilities could prove more reliable for someone looking to cover a ground in a Bug-out. If anyone in ZS feed land is interested in such an article fire me a PM and I will work on it this week. I have only done about 150 miles of the trail in 3 states the knowledge posted maybe more limited than someone who did the whole thing.
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Post by GeneralDiscontent » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:26 pm

Woods Walker wrote:I have to be honest and tell everyone I am no real expert on anything.
I think that's exactly why most of us appreciate your reviews - they're more along the lines of "How well does this product work for the average guy on a camping trip?" As opposed to the magazines/websites that are "How does this product work for our ex- Army Ranger/survival guru/professional backcountry guide with 20+ years experience?"

Keep up the good work :)

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Post by Seanwins » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:53 am

BUMP!! WW you might want to go through those and repair some picture links if you still have them around and remember where they go.

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Post by Seanwins » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:35 pm

Reformatted and updated with a review of the Kifaru Paratipi.

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Post by mk_ultra » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:04 pm

Let me add to the applause...

WW is one of my favorite posters , he contributes an awful lot to this community.

It is serious posters like him who convinced me to come aboard at ZS

BTW Sean , thanks for all the links


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Post by TheLastRifleMan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:16 pm

I agree totally. His posts always have something I find interesting interesting and useful.

Unlike mine. :(

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Post by Drew23 » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:49 pm

This is a kick ass idea, love WW's posts. Seanwins is tha man!

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Post by the_klenzer » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:16 am

Nice work Seanwins!

And props to WindWalker of course. What I like most about your threads is that you always add photos which bring a nice balance of reality to it.
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Post by Seanwins » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:38 pm

Updated for the E&E Review.

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Post by L1Z4RD » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:24 pm

I think this should be stickied.
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Post by 19kilo » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:37 pm

+1 Stickied would be nice.
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Post by Ovationman » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:05 pm

I agree one of the if not the best BOBs on here.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:09 pm

19kilo wrote:+1 Stickied would be nice.
+1 to the sticky. The stickiest of the icky.

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Post by mrclarkbkk » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:13 pm

L1Z4RD wrote:I think this should be stickied.
I agree. This is one of the best threads I've seen in a long time.
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