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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Ok, so apparently this site doesn't save drafts which is sad because I spent a long-ass time writing this and then I lost it before posting... multiple times..., so hopefully, this one works lol. By the way, I hike/camp/everything, etc in multiple environments, so I carry different camouflage...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I’m in the process of making my bedroll, and have hit some snags. I have the straps to attach it to my pack and I have a US army 100% wool blanket. Now I’m wanting to possibly add another blanket to use as a pillow or add more padding if it’s hot out. Also looking for some sort of waxed/oiled...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    While packing for day hike I usually start off with something like the military surplus patrol pack, pack my gear, then decide if a smaller or larger pack will do. One of the drawbacks to this, the patrol pack has two canteens mounted on it. So whether I need two canteens full of water, they...
  4. Food and water
    A few days ago I had the urge to eat some Vienna sausage. So I grabbed a can from the preps, opened the can, then began to feast. Right off the bat I noticed the taste was different than I remember. This was a fresh can bought only a few months ago. I keep my stockpile of Vienna sausage...
  5. Food and water
    Both of my Sawyer Mini water filters, and my Sawyer PointONE water filter have stopped working. They have only been used a handful of times, mostly for videos and a couple of hiking trips. All three filters have been in storage fro around two years. Store room is a closet in my house. The...
  6. Minnesota
    Two of us were looking to go camp in the Chippewa National Forest up in the Deer River area for three nights, kind of a cold-weather gear test, and a monkey wrench has been thrown into our plans. I had contacted the Deer River Ranger District a few weeks back to discuss options and find out the...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Let’s take a few minutes and talk about camping near bogs, bayous, and sloughs. From the early 1980s until the late 1990s, I primarily camped around the bogs, bayous and sloughs in Southeast Texas. Sometimes my buddies and I would hike to the camp location, sometimes we would take a boat. We...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Not sure how long they will be free- Free today-camping/survival ebooks https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_4?fst=p90x%3A1&rh=n%3A133140011%2Ck%3Acamping+free+kindle+books&page=4&keywords=camping+free+kindle+books&ie=UTF8&qid=1523741771 Page above includes- Non Toxic Mosquito Repellent recipes (2...
  9. New Member Introduction
    posted some pics from my gallery of my group's latest trip to Pine Rest Camp Ground on the Metolius River near Camp Sherman Oregon. Enjoy the gallery, keep an eye on the page aside from that if you're in the Willamette Valley area shoot me a PM thanks and welcome to the 'Boards! Post18guy...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Surely everyone has heard of a LifeStraw? It is a simple tube that is a water filter. Place the inlet into the water, then suck the water through the tube. Seems simple enough right? Almost too good to be true? If something seems to god to be true it usually is, except for the LifeStraw. Back...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    CACHE What to Cache and Preserving a Cache. If you absolutely have to leave, and your home is destroyed or you cannot get to your BOB, it would be wise to have supplies stashed in a remote location. The only way to keep them safe would be a cache buried in some wilderness area, deep enough to...
  12. Australia and New Zealand
    G'day all, I'm ADF member looking to responsibly utilize someones property out and around Townsville, willing to travel a reasonable distance. I wish to spend 2 days or so performing low impact camping and practicing my self sufficiency in bushcraft. I will obey any conditions you request for...
  13. Vendor Deals
    Chinook Tarp 12' x 9.6' - Green $38.16 Chinook Tarp 12' x 9.6' - Green 11015 These all-condition, all-purpose tarps are perfect anytime you need protection from sun or rain. The very compact packing size and lightweight fabric make these the ideal tarps for any backpacking, group camping or...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone else seen this news article about ticks? http://www.ibtimes.com/what-bourbon-virus-missouri-woman-dies-after-contracting-tick-borne-disease-2565062 It is a virus spread by ticks called the Bourbon Virus and currently there is no cure. From the article: The researchers at the center...
  15. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    2017 Heartland/MidWest Get Together - Part 2 When - Sept. 18th-24th (put it on your calendar NOW) Where - Lake Perry KS, G2 campsite (same place that the 2016 Get Together was held) Who - All SB members in good standing from KS, MO IA, NE CO, TX, OK, AR and TN are invited to attend...
  16. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm looking for the most durable pants made. I need to be able to cut trees, ride dirt bikes, go hiking, etc. Most brands are very expensive so I don't want to make the wrong choice. I have some double front Carhartts but I don't know if other brands are more durable. For me the pants must have...
  17. South African Preppers
    So, it was another brilliant weekend out... The weather was excellent and the fish was 'a-plenty'... My Bivi, once again, out performed itself and everything went well... :D: Something that is becoming very apparent by going to the same spot, over and over again is that the wood resource is...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New to the site. I'm looking for my first tent, surplus shelter half pup op tents. I am choosing between US, German or Polish. Polish and German are rain parkas and shelter halves. Has anyone had experience with this tents?
  19. South African Preppers
    Well after my last trip I decided to make a few changes and the most important one was that my 'Bivi's' just weren't up to the challenge, I've had them since 1990 and they were seriously tired... Not to mention that my First Aid Kit needed to be upgraded, after what happened the last time... I...
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