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  1. Great info. Thanks for the links to the...

    Great info. Thanks for the links to the information on the typical water borne bacteria and viruses. And it's good hearing the experiences of others with respect to the bladders vs. bottles. I...
  2. I like a 35 minute wait much better than 4+...

    I like a 35 minute wait much better than 4+ hours. I went to my local Sportsmans Warehouse to pick up some of those chlorine tabs. When I read the directions and saw the 4 hour wait time I decided...
  3. I just did a short trip this past weekend and was...

    I just did a short trip this past weekend and was reminded of another issue with water. The temps are dropping down to -10. And with the cold temps come a different kind of problem. Keeping your...
  4. Thanks for the tip on on the chlorine dioxide...

    Thanks for the tip on on the chlorine dioxide tablets! You're absolutely right. There's no reason (at least that I can think of at the moment) that I couldn't throw a dozen of those in.

    As far...
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    Welcome. I'm pretty new here but I've already...

    Welcome. I'm pretty new here but I've already picked up a few tips, been reminded of some things I'd forgotten, and generally found everyone to be friendly and offer pretty solid advice. Seems like...
  6. Thanks for that. I didn't even realize they had...

    Thanks for that. I didn't even realize they had filters that took care of both. It would be nice to have something in my system that allowed me to filter water without the need for a fire. That...
  7. Desert Survival Pack hydrations system/supplies

    Attached is a video of what I currently carry in my survival/bugout/get home pack for getting and processing drinking water.

    I'd like to see some discussion on what others have a a "complete...
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    Yeah I think you'd be fine with the .308, 30-06,...

    Yeah I think you'd be fine with the .308, 30-06, or 7mm mag. Any of those calibers will do the job it sounds like you're looking for. I would handle each of those three and pick the one that fits...
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    Wiggy's bags are excellent. That was a great...

    Wiggy's bags are excellent. That was a great score. I the Wiggy's FTRSS 0 degree bag, 20 degree bag, and the 35 degree over bag. Around here where I live there really is no such thing as a 3...
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    When I first asked my wife to think about and...

    When I first asked my wife to think about and start getting together what she may need if we had some kind of a disaster and had to stay in our house for a period of time without power, water etc... ...
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    I'm just starting to do some "test" trips. the...

    I'm just starting to do some "test" trips. the vid is from one a few weekends ago. I'm planning another one next weekend. It's about 20 degrees colder now so we'll see how my gear fairs for me...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sACreN0aB6w ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sACreN0aB6w

    Good point... A vid from a trip a few weeks ago.
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    Great stuff! This is the kind of stuff I was...

    Great stuff! This is the kind of stuff I was hoping to learn here. It's really cool to see peoples different prospectives and ideas about this stuff.

    I'm thinking maybe I don't have my...
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    Sticky: Rick, Thanks for the feedback. I'm heading...

    Rick,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'm heading out for a BOB test trip next weekend. I think I'll throw a folding saw in and see how useful it comes in for me.

    Never used a tomahawk, but some of...
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    Sticky: Thanks for the feedback. Do you also carry...

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Do you also carry an axe? If you were me would you consider replacing my axe with a saw? Or just adding the saw to my kit. I realize I'll have to get out there and...
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    As far as what's best...I couldn't begin to even...

    As far as what's best...I couldn't begin to even guess. But here are a few you might look at. You mentioned survival/bushcraft so the following are all ones that can be used for many of those types...
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    Sticky: Great to hear the thoughts and experiences on...

    Great to hear the thoughts and experiences on this. I've been considering adding a folding saw to my kit for a while now.

    My current blade set up is as follows... a small folding knife in my...
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    Great question. There could be up to 5...

    Great question.

    There could be up to 5 additional people (including my wife) that would connect and travel together if circumstances permitted. We've opted for each person to equip for and...
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    Yes. Winters are pretty harsh here too so my...

    Yes. Winters are pretty harsh here too so my winter BOB weighs about 15 pounds more than my warmer season one and quite a bit of the gear changes. For example my alcohol burning stove (trangia) in...
  20. Glad I found this thread. I've been thinking...

    Glad I found this thread. I've been thinking about getting an ILBE pack as well but I have a couple of questions.

    Aside from the color of the material on the padding, what is the difference...
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    Sticky: Great videos! Thanks for sharing them. Most of...

    Great videos! Thanks for sharing them.

    Most of the reputable commercial tinders I've had good luck with. I carry a small supply in my survival kit but try not to use them except in the worse...
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    The only question more difficult to answer than...

    The only question more difficult to answer than "what's your favorite gun?" is that "If you could only choose one gun...?" question... I just hope I never actually have to decide! LOL

    Here are...
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    Rare I ever hear that but it's true. I've...

    Rare I ever hear that but it's true. I've hunted all over with a .375 H&H for all sizes of game. 260 gr ballistic tips to 300+ gr. partitions depending on the animal I'm hunting.
  24. Yes. Nice work!

    Yes. Nice work!
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    The Desert Eagles are a cool concept I have to...

    The Desert Eagles are a cool concept I have to admit... The whole semi auto handgun chambered for a large caliber round thing. They may have gotten better but a few years back a hunting partner of...
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