Mechanix page (article about basic knowladge for working on cars I.E. dont open the radiator cap when its hot) Knowing what not to do (i.e.
Oct 7 2009, 9:08 PM EDT by
Gloves: Yes or No?
Yes, bring gloves, but that doesn't mean you always have to wear them. God, three pages and your still going. It's pretty simple people.
Mar 7 2009, 12:09 PM EST by
Grab and go carryall vest/chest rig.
I've been thinking a lot about BOBs lately. The concept is pretty simple; a bag that carries all of the essentials to get you the heck out of dodge and to a safer place. We've discussed grab and go vest but I don't think we've really covered the full potential of the subject.
Here's my idea; A vest/chest rig that can be worn in conjunction with a backpack or hydration rig. That can hold long gun ammo and pistol ammo. That has utility pouches for medical supplies and first aid stuff. A few misc. items that you think will come in handy like cleaning and maintenance of your gear. Maybe a spare pair of glasses or contacts for those that wear them. A rig for an edged tool like a knife. A multi-tool. Lastly an integration for a hand gun.
The purpose of sticking this stuff on the rig would be to have a grab and go rig that holds most of the essential stuff you might need in an emergency. It's designed to either replace certain aspects of a BOB or to be used in conjunction with one.
Currently I'm putting together my chest rig to carry a lot more than just rifle/pistol mags. I've been working on integrating different pouches on my rig while keeping it light and lower profile. I'm running an Eagle rig with a MOLLE bib. So far I've got 5 rifle mags, a spare set of glasses, a flashlight, a multi-tool, a whet stone, a set of Mechanix gloves, a 10x monocular and a Cold Steel tanto knife integrated to my rig. I've got a low profile hydration pouch that slides under it too. I'm fixing to put a MOLLE lock holster on the bib up top for a handgun too. So I'll have rifle ammo, pistol ammo, a pistol and a knife strapped within immediate reach. When I get paid again I'm going to strap a dump pouch and a medical kit with my remaining space too. It will also fit with a BOB.
What are you guy's thoughts on the philosophy of a grab and go rig? Would you or do you run one?
ZD Gunner's Survival Plan
Secondly apparel. Not everyone is going to be friendly during ZDay. Some of them will be out for just their own survival and not care about the other survivors. Hence I believe firmly in either a Class IIIA or IVA Bullet proof vest. If you have access to it, the ESAPI plates or higher grade with the associated vest. Under this I would wear the ACS (Army Combat Shirts) proven in Iraq and Afghanistan these shirts alleviate some of the heat brought on by the armor and still give you the ACU sleeves to give you additional protection (You have to wear long sleeve when dealing with the zombies!) Along with most people, I prefer to have a liking to the standard issue boots that the US Armed forces use. They are rugged and you know they provide some protection up past the ankles. Now for pants I would be wearing some type of ACU in order for both utilitarian and full skin protection. These aren't the best full length protection, however they don't weigh much and they provide much of your ability to move around. Add in Knee and Elbow pads and this lower ensemble works out great! For facial protection I would prefer the standard issue ACH (Army Combat Helmet) as well as a set of Oakley sunglasses. I've grown to trust these in the heat of battle and their ability to withstand blast / fragmentation to a degree. (Thank you Z87.1 Rating) Over top of this I would wear a bubble lens Paintball mask. This will help keep down any facial exposure to a minimum as well as using OFF or similar to keep bugs away. (Who knows if mosquito's can transfer the disease) Along with all of this using a neck gator (tube of material that is elastic) you would be able to effectively be able to cover your entire face and neck and not overheat. Using this the only currently exposed portion of my body would be my hands. I have come to trust mechanix gloves for both shooting as well as shop time. any TRUE mechanix gloves would work great.
Jul 27 2009, 6:27 PM EDT by
My Zombie Defense Squad
So, this is going to be a long thread, but I think it may help somewhat in providing for a standard 'squad' unit:
The Normal Equipment for the squad (i.e Clothing) With prices too, just FYI:
• SOG Tech Bowie Black TiNi Knife-11.2oz-$200
• Berretta 90two 17 Capacity Pistol-35.2oz-$725
• SureFire X300 LED Handgun Light-
• TAD Gear Merino Deathmask Balaclava w/ Skull Imprint-N/A-$29.95
• TAD Gear Force 10 Black Cargo Utilities, Nylon AC-N/A-$94.95
• TAD Gear Spectre Grey Hoodie LRP-N/A-$289.95
• Lowa Urban Military Boots-3.4lbs-$295
• TAD Gear F10 TPro 3L+ Impact Knee Pads-N/A-$49.95
• Mechanix Black M-Pact Covert Glove-N/A-$36.95
• Blackhawk! Black Omega Elite Cross Draw/Pistol Magazine Vest-N/A-$189.99
• Camelback 100oz/3 l Long Neck Water Beast Reservoir-200oz-$22.86
• ESS Profile NVG-N/A-$100
• Illuminati Custom Patch-N/A-N/A
• Wenger Swiss Raid Commando-10.6oz-$425
• Light My Fire MealKit-12oz-$15.99
• Dog Tag Stating Full Name, Squad Name, Known Medical Allergies and Blood Type-N/A-N/A
• CamelBack Cleaning Tabs-N/A-$7.79
• MSR Hyperflow Microfilter-7.4oz-$99.95
• Sterling Superior Blade Sharpener-N/A-$11.89
• Light My Fire MealKit Harness-N/A-$7.95
• Minox 8x16 Monocular-3.7oz-$149.00
• Suunto Micro Clipper L-N/A-$8.95
• Light My Fire Maya Dust-8oz-$4.99
• Light My Fire Swedish Firesteel-2.7oz-$13.60
• TekTite IR Vista-Flash-3.5oz-$29.95
• ESS Profile NVG Black-N/A-$100
• SureFire EP-3 Sonic Defenders-N/A-$12.95
• SureFire U2 Ultra-5.7Oz-$250
• SOG Kydex Sheath (Tech Bowie)-N/A-$25
• TAD Gear F.A.S.T Pack EDC. V4-4.5lbs-$324.95
If anybody would care to total that, you could find how much each squad member would cost, and the weight they would be carrying. Next is the different items, such as weapons and different classes, if they could be called that. This is sans prices:
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