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  1. Looking For - Want To Buy From Vendors
    Is any one aware of a company the produces a woodland camo baclava or face mask that reverses to a winter or white side. All the can find is Woodland/Black, very disappointing.
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Well, tis' time for me to step out of the nest and put my gear to work. The "personal" situation that's been keeping me from heading out is working itself out and I'll have the state of mind now to be able to enjoy my time alone when I do head out. Up until now, I've been practicing my...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    75 Liter Capacity Pack 1 Person 3 days/2 nights out Factor in 15lbs of Food/Water Season: Winter Region: Northeastern Woodlands Conditions: Mild-Moderate Winds Avg Temps: 20-45 degrees (<1' of snow on the ground) What do you pack?
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I'm going to get a trowel for digging & earth moving tasks. I got to thinking that an E-Tool would best be suited for a vehicle kit, for a substantial campsite build-up, for Winter use and for a GOOD scenario. But for general tasks, I'm thinking I can see significant weight savings by going...
  5. Vehicles & Transportation
    Hey all, i just got me a Dodge Dakota, 4X4 and have questions about chaining it up for winter. My deal is that i want to be able to get up and down some steeper roads in the CO mountains on snow and ice. I know i have to have chains to do this. Chains are a bit spendy and would like to get...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    been looking around for a jacket for hunting/fishing/ice-fishing/survival/shtf sorta thing. from minnesota wanted to hear what everyone has or thinks would be a good survival jacket or all around jacket. 4in1 jackets any good? material and resistances to weather?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What does it take to keep your home warm in the winter? Last winter we burned through three and a half cords of green firewood; plus one tonne of coal; and maybe forty gallons of fuel oil. For most of November and part of December the days were warm enough that mid-day our windows were open...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It is Nov 26, and all my hens are still laying daily. Some of the flocks owned by friends aren't doing so well, and some won't lay at all. So here is my breakdown of what we have done for success... The coop is oversized for the number of chickens They have a big free yard, range area for bugs...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Assuming a short- to medium-term event of less than a year's duration, would a SHTF event in winter as opposed to summer drastically reduce your chances of survival? If your primary plan is bug-in then go with that, if a "run to the hills" plan then vote on that. For bug-in situations, if you've...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am trying to put together a couple get home bags for the cars. Objective is to allow me to walk home from wherever I might get stranded during SHTF or allow me to survive a day or two in a snow bank during a blizzard. Most typical walk would be up to 25 miles from work through rural but...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    After blizzards and travel chaos, now 'frostquakes' are rattling the nerves of Ohio residents By Daily Mail Reporter First there were the blizzards and the freezing winds - now residents in several states are having to deal with a new natural disaster: 'frostquakes'. The rare phenomenon -...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Plan for Setbacks So one of the troubles with living in the North is that it can get really cold up here, for months at a time. This season being one of our weirdest has brought us temps ranging from -38 to +4 Celsius (-36 to +39 Fahrenheit) in the same week! I like storing a little water in...
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    When I ordered theSlovak M-97 parka http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=138010 I also order a Croatian Mil. M-65 Field Jacket http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=54839. The jacket was in clean, very good almost new condition and with very bright colors. The only...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been thinking about making my own kit for our vehicle now that winter is upon us (at least here in Minnesota). I have a list of items I'm planning to purchase in my head, but I'd like to hear from you all before I start putting it together. I'm also wondering what to put it in. I was...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Home heating with fireplace heat exchanger Every winter we use the fireplace a lot. We burn about 7 chord of wood. After a few winters of really expensive heating bills I was looking for a way to harness the heat from the fireplace and better heat the house. I have included photos of the...
  16. Events, Connections and Get togethers
    I'm sure this topic has been beat to death somewhere in this vast forum. Can anyone school me on the differences between ID and MT and maybe make some recommendations (not city specific) of good survival-type land in these areas? It's my understanding land is cheaper in ID, but I'm sure there...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Living in the prairies of the Midwest (Little House on the Prairie country), one of my survival concerns is heat in the winter. Power outages happen all the time in the winter. Just a couple winters ago, communities not far from mine were without power for several weeks. A wood stove would be...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a classic tale of survival in the wilderness. Step-father and step-son go hog hunting in late winter southern Georgia. They appear to be unprepared. GPS and flashlight batteries die. It is cold. It is dark. They are lost. Step-father decides to leave teen in woods while he goes for...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I took a few videos while car camping in December in the mountains of Montana. The temps were down to -25f and the daylight was short lived. My speech is slurred from the cold, a few drinks, and amateur video producing skills. Nonetheless, remember I'm still in shock from being cast out of a...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I originally wrote this for my own site (aksurvival.com) at this link but that doesn't get too much traffic, so thought I'd share here too. ----- The winters in the Fairbanks North Star Borough are long and cold. It's pretty well established that you have to be able to deal with them if...
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