new article wi pix of some guy's bugout bag
great for comparisons
***Amused by the exercise, he decides to make...
My potential minute-man or quick-reaction gear I’d like to keep near me at home at all times are as follows. What I’d like is for you guys with much more experience than me is to tear apart my idea and give me some criticism. I already have a kit ready, but I don’t think it is up to snuff. I’m a...
I've been plotting and scheming about a 'Bug-Out' Trolley of sorts... Especially for those in my 'team' who cannot comfortably carry all their gear... And possibly even for the opportunity to be able to carry/pull more gear.
I just think when you start dealing with distances that exceed 5km's...
I bought a new backpack and I want to prevent it from looking shiny and new like it currently does. I realise I could rub mud into it or something like that, but I want to retain the integrity of the material as much as possible, including the water resistance. Got any tips...
My PSK is the core system of the two bags that I use, my Wilderness Bag and my Go & Get Home Bag. Designed to be easily moved from bag to bag as needed, or carried on its own.
If not in a pack, my PSK is designed to be a belt carry system. When I drop my pack, the PSK goes on the belt. I have a...
I apologize if this conversation has been beaten to death.
In the market for a dual purpose pack for me and family (BOB & Outdoors/Camping/Hiking). Thought the Rush 72 was it until I bought one and just can't seem to get it to fit comfortably on my frame. I'm 6'4", just under 200 lbs, and...
There is so much great information that is buried in 30 or more page threads. It's impossible sometimes for newbies to catch up. Hopefully all the great information from our members can be posted again.
I write a blog about gear I review but wanted to make some reviews available to the sb community. So here goes--little wordy, but if you're lookin for a full write-up this is it. I have no affiliation w/ TT.
Tactical Tailor Urban Operator Pack
BLUF: If you’re looking for a relatively discrete...
I think I've come up with a "reasonable" compromise of coin & weight for a 3 Season Kit:
270. Granite Gear Blaze A.C. 60 (inc. lid) 3.43 lbs
155. Eureka Backcountry 1 3.88 lbs
..30. USGI Patrol Bag 2.31 lbs
..45. Thermarest Z Lite SOL Pad .88 lbs
10.5 lbs Complete Weight...
75 Liter Capacity Pack
3 days/2 nights out
Factor in 15lbs of Food/Water
Region: Northeastern Woodlands
Conditions: Mild-Moderate Winds
Avg Temps: 20-45 degrees
(<1' of snow on the ground)
What do you pack?
I got real lucky. Like I did with my MSS set, I managed to get in on the bidding of an ILBE at the
last minute in the wee hours of the morning and scored this one in new condition with a new lid,
no stains, no tears, no wear, no names written on it. It's in absolutely great condition in/out...
I'm not looking to make this a typical BOB post. I did some searches and didn't find what I wanted. Since I'm male, I'm honoring the rule of not posting in the Ladies section so I'm hoping to get some input from the ladies here.
We only ended up with tree damage from Sandy but it reinforced...
Okay this occurred to me as lots of folks, including me, have been mentioning that you need to learn more bushcraft skills to be able to lighten your load. So I created this thread so that we may be able to identify all the items that we do not need to carry around with us, as we replace them...
Every time I toss out a plastic bottle, I kid you not, I literally
look at it and think to myself..."This could save my life."
Then it hit me!
I'm going to build a survival kit out of nothing but free items
that can be found anywhere and that are regularly thrown away.
When I worked...
OK, don't know how many have picked up on this, but recently I was browsing "Wally-World" and found a nice digi-camo pack, medium large, for $40.
Seems well constructed and LOTS of pockets and a hydration pocket. Worth looking in to.
I'll post more when it's been REALLY tested with a load and a...
I recently thought of putting a get home bag in my 1999 suburban and have a perfect pack for it. But before I start, I have a few questions.
1.) What is the difference between a BOB and a GHB?
2.) How large/heavy should the GHB be?
3.) What would you put in a GHB?
Thank you for helping me out.