You Ever Have That One Tool...
You just love to use? Don't even need an excuse.
Yeah I could use this chef's knife to cut up this steak...or I could pull out my effing big hunting bowie and grin maniacly as I slice up this innocent delicious hunk of meat.
For me it's my Dead-On Wrecker Bar. I will use that sucker for everything and enjoy the heck out of doing so.
That one's mine. What's yours?
Aug 5 2011, 9:03 PM EDT by
Downgrading BOB, Upgrading Survival Chance!
For the last few days I've been running around the interwebs comparing prices on various items because pay-day is closing in fast and I need to work out how much to leave in the bank for gear and upgrades to my BOB...but i came across an interesting article on a survivalist website which talked about "Urban Survival Bags" and how military style MOLLE, PLCE and ALICE packs could paint a massive target on me saying:
"There's a disaster and this guy looks like he might be prepared! Maybe he has food and water!"
So I've decided to change-up my gear a little to increase my initial chances of survival, but in order to understand my thinking you need to know the basic outline of my Bug-Out Plan:
1.) Grab BOB and if time GF and GET OUT.
2.) 'Hoof It', Get a Lift, or Public Transport to Primary RVE which is Family-Owned Public House in Rural Location only about 6-10 miles from my home depending on route.
3.) Move on to Primary BOL from there with family and friends.
So you see...I can change-up my gear considerably because my Primary RVE is secure, local, and family-owned...meaning I can drop my real on the attic stairs at my RVE without fear of it being stolen/looted/tampered with, and build myself a smaller BOB/Urban Survival Bag which just has to get me out of town and into the country.
So what I'm planning to buy is a heavy-duty canvas 'Student' style bag...it's essentially a draw-string dump sack with a pocket on either side and a top cover which has a carabiner-style fastening. It's 18L and looks casual, and I've seen students travelling too and from college with them on a daily basis so it won't scream "I CONTAIN GOODIES SO MUG MY OWNER!" as much as my BOB does...
SO...firstly: What do you guys think? Good Idea? Bad Idea?
Secondly: What do i need for my USB? And what do I need for my BOB at my Primary RVE?
Apr 17 2010, 2:33 PM EDT by
holy shit dude thats 300lbs maybe more of crap.
you have like 70lbs of weapons plus the extra hundred pouns of kevlar
and the fact that a bdu is not the lightest form of clothing
then theres the 15 pound laptop and the spotter and the solar charger
dude i dont even think the humvee will carry all this crap
Jul 1 2008, 12:17 PM EDT by
dude, you have over 40lbs in weapons alone and if you plan on having any ammo you can boost that to 80 without any of the other stuff
Jul 1 2008, 9:36 AM EDT by