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03/18/15 03:45 AM 5 Hour and such... by ATN

Does anyone stock their 72 hour/ BOB/ SAR kit with caffeine drinks/ pills like 5 hour energy? I thought about including 2 or 3 5 hour energy because a total of 3 ounces or so sounds like a small price to pay for my caffeine addiction smile

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03/17/15 04:11 PM 168 mph winds by TeacherRO

Cyclone Pam story

Hard to even imagine

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03/15/15 03:37 AM Solar Knife - What will they think of next? by hikermor

Just encountered this and couldn't resist posting - more for grins than anything else - http://www.soloscientific.com/soknbysoscpp.html?gclid=CKCk6KS3qcQCFYhgfgod0V

Maybe this gadget is great,but I will reserve judgment for a bit. But just think of potential embellishments - a luxury steel (at least S90V), partially serrated blades etc. - maybe a folding variant. The mind reels as we enter the solar age of survival and bush craft....

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03/13/15 12:30 PM Pocket survival kit...gone medieval by Byrd_Huntr

Carrying multiple boxes of .22 ammo while squirrel hunting was something I didn't care for. I wanted a good number of rounds with me, but hated the hard rectangular boxes in my pockets. Enter the British made leather pouch.

I ordered two pouches and use one to carry ammo. It is a little bigger than a tennis ball, and holds about 3 boxes of loose ammo. Much easier to carry and access than the rattling and fumble-prone ammo boxes.

The other pouch carries everything that I would put in a small metal survival container, minus the rattle and corners. And, being a bag, you can always stuff in one more thing.

The build and leather type is critical, as there are plenty of leather pouches out there that I find worthless. The flat, split cowhide type with a drawstring looped through punched holes doesn't cut it.

The bag should be:

-top grain glove leather
-stand up when empty or full
-have a sewn-in channel for the lanyard
-fit in the palm of your hand

Optional, a sewn in hanging loop comes in handy.

Here's something similar I could find quickly on eBay, but has punched lanyard holes, and is a little taller than mine. Under $6.






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03/13/15 07:17 AM How to test 72 hour/ BOB bag? by ATN

Would would be a good test for a 72 hour/ BOB bag? Obviously using it to sustain yourself for 3 days would be on the list. What about other stuff like the amount of hiking each day.

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