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May 13 2012, 7:33 PM EDT by
May 13 2012, 7:34 PM EDT by
So ol' Toxic bought a 1992 Viking pop-up last month. Came across a deal on Facebook again. I'm standing in the seller's driveway, telling my girlfriend about all the fun camping trips we can take, but you know what I was really thinking.... how can I outfit this thing for zombie survival??!!
No, really, I don't need to use up brainpower on trying to fortify a pop up camper. I would, however, like any tips that other pop-up owners or campers may want to provide. Other than getting drunk and passing out in a tent for one night once a year, I haven't been camping in a long time.
Right now I am contemplating pulling the decrepit stove out of the camper. Its kinda beat up and I'm not sure I trust the old propane tubing and fittings. I'm thinking of buying a decent propane campstove that I can use outside or inside the camper in a pinch. It doesn't need to be real large or fancy. Does anyone here have a favorite campstove?
May 11 2012, 12:50 AM EDT by
My three day Camping trip
Okay, so this weekend just gone, me and two friends of mine went on a camping trip, we were driven three days away from my friends parents house and were left to our own devices. This experience was trial run of sorts, I learned more about my friends and their capabilities, my tools and their effectiveness and general mistakes to avoid next time.
For those of you who regularly go camping, this is not for you unless you wish to add further advice, I mean only to give information to people who perhaps have never been or do not do it independently :)
Packing - First things first, pack only essentials, being a city boy and having only done scout camps (in which everything was handed to me) I misunderstood this, I packed too much food, too much water and a general bunch of crud. (although I did bring essentials in amongst this) I would say the best way to judge how you need to pack is to actually get out and try for yourself.
food - I personally used cans, whereas my friends took just beans, I took canned chilli as let's face it, it's more sustaining than beans. a handy tip we learned to save on water, washing up and faffing about was to get ring-pull cans, find a nice long branch tie the can to the stick with a length of twine and heat it over the fire for about 5-10 minutes. alternatively place non-ringpull cans next to the fire and rotate/adjust it with a stick :) (pulling off the label is also a good idea)
water - walking for most of the day, only 1.5 litres was really needed and this was with a good brisk pace personally for a three day B.O.B that means I'd only need carry about 5 litres with me (not 8 like I brought moronically)
storage - A small light 2-man tent is a nice little extra if you can carry it and is especially good if there's a chance of rain overnight as you can store tinder, sticks and small logs inside.
Apr 12 2012, 5:39 PM EDT by
Thank you for the review we weren't very sure of the product it passed the Critical test but seeing your review of this item, we will now require all of our staff to have one of these little gems.
Can't wait to send more stuff
Dec 16 2011, 7:36 PM EST by
CRKT Eat'N Tool
Gear Donated by Critical Survival LLC - Thank you again guys! 4624 Cypress Creek Pkwy Houston, TX 77069 (832) 286-1441 www.CriticalSurvival.net This sucker is awesome! Bottom line. I never actually thought
Dec 18 2011, 12:04 PM EST by
Camping: why it is such a half-@$$ed attempt at survival
As a long time "paranoid" person about zombies, i spend some time designing weapons and vehicles as well as buildings to escape in or to use as safe houses for survivors. When i get into a serious discussion with someone about zombies, and i ask them what their plan would be, they almost ALWAYS respond: "I'm gonna go hide in the woods". I know it sounds reasonable to some, but to me, i never look at that person the same way again. They think zombies are ALWAYS confined to cities. people (therefore zombies) live in the woods, too! When they think they're all safe and secure in their little tents which provide no protection (except TO the zombies, as the survivors can't see them coming), the zombies will rip down the cheap plastic their tents are made of. they think zombies are confined to a certain area, and they claim to have done some scouting to check if anyone lives in the general area, but guess what? ZOMBIES ROAM. how else do you think they infect MORE people? They go around, biting the crap outta people, and the more there are, the more likely they are to find you.
Anyone ever see the (awesome) show, "the walking dead"? (yes, i know its' a comic, too). The people had a base in the woods. WHICH YOU COULD SEE OFF OF THE ROAD! They had not 4, not 5, but 1 dinosaur of a gun to protect themselves with! and their idea of a perimiter was a STRING WITH CANS TIED TO IT. No wonder they lost half their people in a later episode. idiots.
So, What could POSSIBLY persuade me that hiding out in the woods on short notice IN TENTS is a good idea? i will scoff at you if you think the "seclusion" of the woods will be enough to protect you from the scourge of the living dead. at least get some walls!
Sep 11 2011, 12:46 PM EDT by
Trailers / Mechanized Camping / Bug Out Trailer
I gotta stop making everything sound Militaristic...
I was reading 'Living cheap in your vehicle' when I had a small memory jogged out of my head:
I remember reading an article about these things over a year ago when I first started working at the Hyatt hotels in Seattle.
There's always talk about taking an APC / Tank & blasting your local environment to hell...
Or talk about turning your M35 into the ultimate BOV...
*Note* I'm not knocking you StrykerPez! I'm still jealous!
Or talk about living on a Boat / Yatch / Fishing Trawler / Aircraft carrier...
What's everyone's take on a towable Trailer for 2-4 people? Or more?
*If you lack the funds to convert your current vehicle, or if you lack the Carpentry Skills & Materials to do said conversion, or even just don't have the ^time^ for it...
I think think these would be a great Alternative.
^EDIT^ Added 3rd link
Mar 29 2010, 11:19 PM EDT by
important info to do this
I remember an article about how to do this. It stressed that you MUST use rocks that are bone DRY. Do Not use anything from creeks or near water.
If you do, expect the moisture to boil and the stone/rock to explode.
Jan 4 2010, 6:59 PM EST by
Step 1: Prepare a pit. This needs to be 1.5-2 feet deep. Make it 18 inches wide per person sleeping there. Length is going to be determined by the tallest person. Clear the surrounds of the pit of flammable material as best you can. Edge the pit wit
Dec 30 2012, 5:44 PM EST by