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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by hikermor @ 04/21/17 04:26 PM

Interesting that they apparently are employing drones, in addition to the drone that Merrell is offering to provide. This is good. A few months ago, there was a blanket prohibition within the NPS on use of any drones for any purpose, until appropri
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CPM-3V is a great steel, very tough, but look at the price point compared to an SRK in the other two steels. Depending on where you shop, you can buy three SRK's in SK5 or two in VG-1 San Mai III for the price of one in 3V. That said, I have a fe
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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by Russ @ 04/21/17 02:00 PM

Did a quick search and most article are dated April 19th. The latest I found is from Newsmax dated today. Jackson Standefer, Lou-Ann Merrell Swept Away in Canyon. Earlier articles spoke of Merrell Boot donating equipment -- Merrell Boot offer
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by hikermor @ 04/21/17 01:51 PM

I'm bugging out with you! Should I bring sugar?
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Jump to new posts Re: Which is the best steel for a cold steel srk? by hikermor @ 04/21/17 01:44 PM

Very honestly, I don't have the foggiest idea,but I am willing to bet that it basically doesn't make any difference, especially for such a broad use category as "survival." I am always amused at the endless threads on internet forums about
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Jump to new posts Which is the best steel for a cold steel srk? by quick_joey_small @ 04/21/17 10:33 AM

One of the knives in Doug's recommended list is the cold steel srk: Cold Steel currently sell SRKs in three different steels: sk5 VG1 3v Which would people say is the best one for survival use? qjs
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by quick_joey_small @ 04/21/17 06:06 AM

grains and pulses sound the way to go to be foolproof. soya mince meals are light, compact, cheap and protein rich. you need water to make them, but if you can't get that you are dead anyway. my bug out location however will have nothing but tea an
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by hikermor @ 04/20/17 04:32 PM

"The quality of black and green tea tends to improve. When stored at subzero temperatures, tea leaves become covered with tiny cracks. This makes tea more aromatic and delicious. Permafrost also benefits vodka because various chemical substances
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by Roarmeister @ 04/19/17 06:37 PM

Originally Posted By: quick_joey_smallM a x wrote: > The solution would be... burying deeper so ground is only frozen near the top? How deep would one have to go to avoid freezing? qjs Depends where you live. Where I live on the Canadian pra
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Jump to new posts Re: What did you do today to prepare? by bacpacjac @ 04/19/17 12:52 PM

Nice list! I love the dollar store and second-hand stores. So many budget-friendly treasures to fill a pack, medicine cabinet, pantry, tool shed...
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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by Phaedrus @ 04/19/17 05:50 AM

Hoping for a good outcome!
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Jump to new posts Re: What did you do today to prepare? by EMPnotImplyNuclear @ 04/18/17 11:23 PM

*today at the dollartree, just some highlights Gear 52.41 oz Stainless-Steel Dog Bowls, 1.5...liter 6 inch combination sharpening stone ~3inch camping knife , serrated lock back , dull/thick but sharpening stone takes care of that and serrations
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Jump to new posts Re: tinned foots burst when they freeze? by EMPnotImplyNuclear @ 04/18/17 10:01 PM

Hi, if you keep it dry, the usual 1-2 year, pasta/noodles/ramen, brown rice , flour , poptarts... 5+30+years most dry grains, white rice, most beans... 5+30+years most dry grains, white rice, most beans, sugar, ... As for tins , I imagine the tall
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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by TeacherRO @ 04/18/17 05:14 PM

good to see the use of a rescue beacon / PLB
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Originally Posted By: hikermorIf one has three versatile knots down cold... Good point. You can often substitute knots as well. Say, you have forgotten how to tie that hitch you used to love so much to attach your rope to a tree. Nothing wrong wit
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Originally Posted By: haertig There's a whole lot of other useful knots, but you limited it to three! Didn't even get into the hitches or stopper knots - maybe you should expand your rules to "five or six knots". Definitely! There are
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Jump to new posts Re: HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by Russ @ 04/18/17 12:37 PM

That is awful. Quote:... searchers have found both their backpacks and their belongings inside, which the family has interpreted with mixed feelings. On the one hand, he said, it looks as if they were able to get their backpacks off. ... Which mea
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square, surgeon's, bowline
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Jump to new posts HIkers swept away in Grand Canyon by hikermor @ 04/18/17 12:30 AM

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/experie...teen/ar-BBzWOWM This is really awful news. There is still hope....
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Joining two ropes together: --- The Zeppelin Bend End loop: --- The Anglers Loop Adjustable loop: --- The Tautline Hitch. This is certainly not the best sliding loop available, but you said I had to be able to tie it behind my back, with my eyes c
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Jump to new posts Re: A Knotty problem -What are the most useful knots? by clearwater @ 04/17/17 07:09 PM

Overhand knot (and permutations._ On a bight, it is quick, can be done one handed, lays flat used in webbing, and is stronger than a figure eight knot (harder to untie after loading tho) Tie twice (correctly) and have a square knot Use in
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The three knots you named are good. A knot rarely mentioned but very useful is the Prusik.
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Jump to new posts A Knotty problem -What are the most useful knots? by hikermor @ 04/17/17 04:38 PM

Thee are certainly plenty of them out there. But what would you consider the most useful, and therefore the ones you need to know cold, that you can tie behind your back, eyes closed, with rain pouring from the skies... Maximum of three, not counti
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