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Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 05-23-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hal3134
Has she tried BJJ? I know you say she’s done...

Has she tried BJJ? I know you say she’s done some grappling, but BJJ is often at another level. Unless she is an exceptional grappler, chances are good it would be a humbling experience. And the...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 08-30-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hal3134
Update: im zeroing in on the Prestige Medical...

Update: im zeroing in on the Prestige Medical Premium Flouride Scissor, 5.5 inch long with pink handle for visibility. Also it seems like the CAT gen 7 tourniquet gets better performance reviews...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 08-29-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By Hal3134
IFAK items to add to Adventure Medical Kit .5, what shears, other?

Iím putting together a IFAK for my family and me for day hikes in Colorado. Iím an Eagle Scout ( many years ago) with hiking and first aid training (through Scouts). After some research, I think...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 12-28-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Hal3134
Desired resolution is in the eye of the beholder....

Desired resolution is in the eye of the beholder. I just use sat view to see where clearings and forest areas are. Other than that the topo or trails maps get more use from me.

It's a great...
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 12-22-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,524
Posted By Hal3134
There are lots of videos on YouTube that show...

There are lots of videos on YouTube that show martial art X vs martial art Y. Watch enough of them, and MMA fights and you start to see a pattern. I used to do Judo and Tae Kwon do. The former...
Forum: Non-Lethal Weapons & Self Defense 11-10-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,807
Posted By Hal3134
+1 I start with a bright flashlight on the...

+1

I start with a bright flashlight on the perp. Just flashing the perp will put them on notice that you have noticed them.
If they look shady, then shine the light in the perps eyes, followed...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-08-2016, 09:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,452
Posted By Hal3134
My local BJJ studio has a 2 hour self defense...

My local BJJ studio has a 2 hour self defense class for women in December. I'm going to mandate that my daughter attends. My wife is backing me, so there won't be a choice.

Yeah, I know it's...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-31-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By Hal3134
. . .that Mora knives are a great bang for the...

. . .that Mora knives are a great bang for the buck.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-22-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,997
Posted By Hal3134
+1 Why pay $200 for a stand alone GPS when...

+1

Why pay $200 for a stand alone GPS when you can pay $20 for an app that is equally good. Don't listen to the people who say you only have 3hours of battery life. I routinely hike all day...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-13-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,452
Posted By Hal3134
First, thanks so much for the posts so far. ...

First, thanks so much for the posts so far.

I agree that mental attitude and situational awareness is the #1 priority. Without discounting this, it seems to me that many (most?) bad situations...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-10-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,452
Posted By Hal3134
Self defense tools/equip for my daughter if no firearms allowed

I've got daughters who are growing older and are out and about without me. I'd like them to have some form of self defense against baddies, but they don't see it being as important as I do. As a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-20-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,017
Posted By Hal3134
That's probably true more often than not, but...

That's probably true more often than not, but it's not always the case. Friend of mine was hiking with his wife, 3 days in to a 7 day hike with no spur trails. Middle of nowhere in the Rocky...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-20-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,017
Posted By Hal3134
I carry bear spray, but it doesn't have the same...

I carry bear spray, but it doesn't have the same deterrent effect that a firearm does.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-24-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,171
Posted By Hal3134
Another CO resident here. Don't forget a wide...

Another CO resident here. Don't forget a wide brim hat and other measures against the sun. I hike in long sleaves and long pants to prevent sunburn. A girl on my daughters softball team got a...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-15-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
+1 Great tips. Thanks. I forgot that cell and...

+1 Great tips. Thanks. I forgot that cell and Bluetooth are constantly looking for external contacts, and thereby draining your battery.

Apple insists that closing all programs does not use any...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-15-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
Yes, I turn off the screen when I put the phone...

Yes, I turn off the screen when I put the phone back in my pocket. And I still get a constant "track" of my hike.

iPhone6. No special "eco" settings for the battery.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 04-14-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
Update: I did a 4 hour, 7 mile hike along dirt...

Update: I did a 4 hour, 7 mile hike along dirt road and trail this last weekend. No cell service the entire time. I had the Gaia app in "track me" mode the whole time, figuring this would be the...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-24-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,945
Posted By Hal3134
Where can I download the Army Map Reading and Land Navigation manual for free?

See title. And how can I tell if it's the latest version?

And is "Be an expert with the map and compass" too basic for somebody with basic nav skills? I grew up in the Boy Scouts and learned to...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-12-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hal3134
Nat Geo map scale 1:42000 UTM: never heard of that scale before

I picked up a topo map showing public/private property around the Estes Park area in Colorado. The scale is 1:42000. I never heard of that scale before. And I certainly can't find a UTM grid...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-20-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
I used the Gaia app on a 2 hour hike in the...

I used the Gaia app on a 2 hour hike in the Rockies today. I downloaded the maps of the area I'd be in. I put it in airplane mode to minimize battery use. Every now and then I'd open the app and...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-20-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
I bought the Gaia app for my iPhone. From my...

I bought the Gaia app for my iPhone. From my research it seems to be the best rated GPS app for hiking by quite a bit. It really came down to it only being $20 vs. $250 for the Garmin 64s. I also...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-14-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
I know how to use a map and compass, and will...

I know how to use a map and compass, and will have one on me. The GPS is useful to confirm my location. Let's stay on point: the question is which what type of GPS.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 02-13-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,715
Posted By Hal3134
Handheld GPS or app for iPhone?

I'm looking to branch out from my trail hiking here in Colorado to do some bushwacking while I shed hunt for elk antlers and decided that a GPS with a 24K topographic map display would be useful to...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-10-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Hal3134
My plans for a snake bite are to get to a...

My plans for a snake bite are to get to a hospital quickly.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 12-03-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,289
Posted By Hal3134
I don't think big knives make much sense when you need to hike.

I used to have a crush on the BK2/22 until I really thought about what a one pound knife really meant. For reference, my Estwing hatchet weighs 1.3 pounds, and I would never even consider hiking with...
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 12-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By Hal3134
First Aid kit contents?

What do you recommend for a first aid kit to bring along for day hikes, with the possibility of it unintentionally becoming an overnight? My thoughts:

moleskin or equivalent
bandaids: normal...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-23-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
What's the next step heavier from the DD super...

What's the next step heavier from the DD super light if I wanted something a little more flame resistant?
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-22-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
If I knew how to use my sewing machine and knew...

If I knew how to use my sewing machine and knew what stitch to use for the middle seam I would. I'd like a 10x10 size.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-22-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Measured my torso at 21 inches at REI today. ...

Measured my torso at 21 inches at REI today. That severely limits my choice of packs. Most day packs simply aren't tall enough for my torso; the hip belt rides on or above my kidneys.

The...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-21-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 86,010
Posted By Hal3134
My wife's uncle was color blind. The Air Force...

My wife's uncle was color blind. The Air Force put him in low flying planes to identify the bad guys in wartime because the camo didn't affect him.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-19-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Can someone point me towards some choices for...

Can someone point me towards some choices for this?

I choose the SOL survival blanket because it doesn't rip,like the standard Mylar ones.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-18-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Angry Whistle is on my list already. I agree everyone...

Whistle is on my list already. I agree everyone gets one.

Good suggestion on a metal cup for boiling/cooking as needed, and to transfer water into the hydration bag.

Chapstick. Yes. I'm...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-16-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Well, I went back to REI and tried on the osprey...

Well, I went back to REI and tried on the osprey and kestrel. While the kestrel was a better fit for me, neither was the correct fit.

For both, when I had the shoulder straps where they were...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-15-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
My bad, I was looking at something else. This...

My bad, I was looking at something else. This one looks just fine. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll look at it in more detail.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-15-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Thanks for the suggestion but, No, i can't see me...

Thanks for the suggestion but, No, i can't see me wearing that style of pack outside of trails. It just looks too hiking centric. I want my pack to go with me to Disneyworld or my kids softball...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-14-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Well, I went to REI and put a 10 lb weight in it,...

Well, I went to REI and put a 10 lb weight in it, and walked around. 100 oz of water is about 6 lbs, so that would be only 4 lbs of gear. It felt pretty good after a bit so I added another 5 lbs...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-14-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Hmm, forgot to add magnesium bar.

Hmm, forgot to add magnesium bar.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Great idea! The light gloves were already an...

Great idea! The light gloves were already an add-on based on my last hike.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Yup, how could I omit a flashlight. Doh! (Yes...

Yup, how could I omit a flashlight. Doh!
(Yes to the others too.)
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
48, 46, 15, 14, 11. Old enough to pull their own...

48, 46, 15, 14, 11. Old enough to pull their own weight.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Good point. I'll make each person carry their...

Good point. I'll make each person carry their own. I'll probably carry an oversize one in case we need to huddle 2 people together to share heat.
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Weight is not an issue, but the lighter the...

Weight is not an issue, but the lighter the better. Family will each carry their own water and food. I don't know if I'll expand to overnights. Doubtful but not completely impossible. It'll...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
I'm working on the handgun and CCW. Money's a...

I'm working on the handgun and CCW. Money's a little tight right now. I'm thinking I'll start with a 58 inch hickory walking stick. I know it's not as good for self defense, but it's better than...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,829
Posted By Hal3134
Advice wanted on my kit.

For dayhikes with family in Colorado. Carrying the gear for just in case situations.

100 ounce hydration pack

Compass
map of local area
handheld GPS (someday when I can afford it)

swiss...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 11-13-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,270
Posted By Hal3134
Daypack recommendation/critique: Osprey Manta 36 Hydration Pack

I'm doing some day trips with the family in the Rockies just outside of Denver/Boulder/Ft. Collins. Mostly state or national parks it seems, but who knows how I might expand it. I want a daypack...
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