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2017-07-24 02:15:07 UTC

Hello goyim and welcome to the outdoorsman channel! I am Mark Vandal and I will be one of your outdoorsman experts. I have spent a good deal of my life outdoors and have extensive survival training in jungles, mountains, deserts, forests, and snow all courtesy of the military. Ask and I will try my best to deliver. I am working on some basic start up guides to prepare you for the worst and just have fun in the great outdoors

2017-07-24 03:52:29 UTC

Hello, I am the other moderator for outdoors channel. For the first post I would like to give a quick introduction on a basic hiking rucksack/Bug out Bag.
I have had good luck picking up military surplus backpacks off craigslist and have multiple MOLLE II packs(pictured below) and ALICE packs, all picked up for 30-65 dollars and make excellent entry level Backpacks.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/338891162163347457/20170723_220640.jpg

2017-07-24 03:53:42 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/338891465247948811/20170723_221041.jpg

2017-07-24 03:56:03 UTC

Basic Content Overview:
Fire) - Ferro Rod, tinder, matches.
Shelter) - Tarp, Poncho, Tent Stakes, Sleeping Bag, Ground pad.
Water) – Water Filter, Canteen.
Food) - Alcohol stove, Mess Kit, Spork, MRE/Mountain house
Misc) – Small Forest Axe, Headlamp, Foot Powder, 550 cord, Microfiber towel/Body wash, Spare Clothes/Socks, Gloves, Rifle Cleaning Kit, Fixed Blade Knife, Hygiene Kit.
If anybody has questions on specific brands or anything you see let me know.

2017-07-24 15:29:59 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339066692665868288/20170724_111452.jpg

2017-07-24 15:30:02 UTC

Pack:
mil surpluss alice pack
foam bed roll
1 man scout tent
1 pair of cammies
1 pair of jungle boots kept close by pack
3 skivie rolls (more on these later)
1 beanie
1 shemage (multiple uses)
550 cord
headlamp w/ extra bateries and red lense capabilites
1 cammo tarp
1 poncho liner
water purification tablits
camelbak
canteen cup
rifle cleaning kit
Fire Starterkit:
theres so many things you can do with this and everyone has their preferance. i will make a more dedicated post on this at a later date
in my pack: a lighter
9 volt battery and steel wool
food: 3 feild striped MREs

2017-07-24 15:33:16 UTC

i have tailored my pack for a more evasive purpose. if i have to get out of dodge and dissapear into the woods i stay gone for a bit. thats why i have my old woodland cammies, red lense, etc. nothing bright, nothing that sticks out

2017-07-24 15:36:22 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339068298962534400/20170724_111513.jpg

2017-07-24 15:36:27 UTC

my weapons belt:
6 fully loaded mags
1 bayonet (sounds larpey but ive used this exact knife in survival situations and it works, I already had one and didn't want to spend more money)
first aid kit. made up of stuff i brought home form my kit in the military

2017-07-24 15:42:13 UTC

What type of water filter?

2017-07-24 15:42:32 UTC

And do you boil?

2017-07-24 15:44:47 UTC

i dont have a dedicated filter in my pack cause i can make one out of things i can find in the forest ill make a post on how to make one of these. i can boil in my canteen cup if need be. im not going to carry a pot around with me.

2017-07-24 15:46:06 UTC

Skivie Roll

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339070747865776128/20170724_112026.jpg

2017-07-24 15:46:42 UTC

1 pair of boot socks (NOT COTTON)

2017-07-24 15:46:44 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339070908989833216/20170724_114207.jpg

2017-07-24 15:47:01 UTC

t shirt in the middle

2017-07-24 15:47:02 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339070986693378048/20170724_114225.jpg

2017-07-24 15:47:57 UTC

underwear (compression shorts have never failed me)

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339071216289579009/20170724_114749.jpg

2017-07-24 15:48:50 UTC

pull end of sock onto each side

2017-07-24 15:48:52 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339071445244313601/20170724_114257.jpg

2017-07-24 15:49:59 UTC

@Lebens i have a pack of purification tablets in my first aid kit as well.

2017-07-24 16:02:43 UTC

This is a good starter book. Lots of great info on here. But you can't just read this and expect to be able to do it, you have to go out and actually practice these things. I'm not suggesting you go out in the woods Bear Grylls style. Don't do that lol. But you can make a fire, tie knots, build a shelter, make a water filter out of sand and charcoal all in your back yard if you can or go out camping for the week end and try out some things

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339074929813094410/20170724_115755.jpg

2017-07-24 16:43:34 UTC

Ah, almost forgot the most important item. Baby wipes. Good for cleaning weapons and body. You're not gonna want to use leaves for wiping your ass. I've done this, you don't want this

2017-07-24 17:51:11 UTC

Tampons for wounds too?

2017-07-24 17:51:29 UTC

Asking for a friend

2017-07-24 17:51:35 UTC

Lol

2017-07-24 18:10:20 UTC

@Lebens lol no. I've heard of people having those in their kits but I wouldn't recommend it. Most gun shot wounds are gonna be bigger than that. I have combat gauze in mine. But normal gauze to pack the wound is fine.

2017-07-24 18:15:02 UTC

That's one of those things that when I hear people bring up in forums I roll my eyes.

2017-07-24 18:16:45 UTC

@Lebens they make quick clot plungers that can fill deep wounds easily.

2017-07-24 18:16:48 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339108673387495424/maxresdefault.png

2017-07-24 18:17:10 UTC

some medics refer to them as "tampons"

2017-07-24 18:19:23 UTC

Thought he was talking about literal tampons. Some people unironically have those in their kit

2017-07-24 18:20:09 UTC

What I have.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339109518200012804/20170724_141931.jpg

2017-07-24 18:21:22 UTC

combat gauze is great stuff if anyone cannot find it due to it being a surplus item the regular quick clot or celox products are essentially the same thing

2017-07-24 18:21:45 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339109919469076480/192529.png

2017-07-24 18:22:15 UTC

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2017-07-24 18:22:31 UTC

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2017-07-24 18:22:54 UTC

@Louis Loire - NY it is great stuff. I've got more than I know what to do with cause I saved all my first aid stuff from the military.

2017-07-24 18:24:28 UTC

same I "acquired" quite a bit of supplies before my ETS

2017-07-24 18:48:10 UTC

@Louis Loire - NY nice someone got the joke

2017-07-24 19:05:34 UTC

I look forward to learning other branches techniques. The navy didn't go very in depth on these things with my rate

2017-07-24 19:52:07 UTC

Any opinion on this http://www.zeltbahn.net/tent.htm or similar products

2017-07-24 19:55:43 UTC

I've got so much knowledge I want to lay down but I don't want to overwhelm people

2017-07-24 20:01:58 UTC

http://m.ebay.com/itm/221964379086?_mwBanner=1 I thought these looked pretty interesting, I just don't know if it's worth it over getting a normal tarp

2017-07-24 20:06:06 UTC

any surplus poncho is good stuff because you can also use it as a shelter if its made the same way the US ones are

2017-07-24 20:06:34 UTC

if you don't already have a "woobie" (US poncho liner) get one now

2017-07-24 20:28:01 UTC

@Louis Loire - NY poncho liner is love. Poncho liner is life

2017-07-24 20:28:08 UTC

Sleep with mine every night.

2017-07-24 20:49:58 UTC

I sleep with mine often its the best piece of gear the military has ever made

2017-07-24 20:53:17 UTC

@Louis Loire - NY dude no shit. It was always the perfect temperature. Bay far the best piece of gear I was ever issued

2017-07-24 20:57:49 UTC

Yeah, I love my poncho liner 💯

2017-07-24 21:10:46 UTC

The wubby

2017-07-24 21:15:24 UTC

@Mark Vandal IIRC (it's been 9 years now, or so) that particular brand of quick clot gauze (from your pic) we stopped carrying in combat due to a recall because it was "burning" itself to wounds, causing more trauma to the effected area. It LOOKS just like the ones we had when doc came around and changed all ours out. Maybe look into it, I dunno...or maybe manufacturer has fixed that prob since then.

2017-07-24 21:22:51 UTC

@Phillip Wiglesworth - FL that is what I was issued as of less than a year and half ago

2017-07-24 21:22:59 UTC

that was an old compound used as a homeostatic agent it was replaced long ago

2017-07-24 21:23:16 UTC

most quick clot stuff will say NO HEAT now because of that

2017-07-24 21:23:27 UTC

good then, didn't know if was old pic or not

2017-07-24 21:25:10 UTC

like I said 9 years or so ago, same brand, glad they changed that shit. was leaving really nasty wounds

2017-07-24 21:25:35 UTC

Celox is honestly better stuff then quick clot they just got most of the contracts

2017-07-24 22:12:15 UTC

I'm gonna start compiling videos and guides for you guys and pin them here. We will start with something very basic but very useful. How to start a fire which I'll get to sometime tonight or tomorrow morning.

2017-07-24 22:12:39 UTC

Wow, thanks. Look forward to it.

2017-07-24 22:22:22 UTC

Awesome.

2017-07-25 02:44:14 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339236372814757898/image.jpg

2017-07-25 02:45:14 UTC

Just got this swedish hand forged axe on amazon for like 18$.

2017-07-25 02:53:28 UTC

My friend has a Gransfors Bruks and it costs 150$, it looks very similar, same hickory handle. I can't comment on the forging techniques used, but reviews comparing the performance were praising the Husqvarna. It will last a lifetime just like the Gransfors Bruks

2017-07-25 03:03:56 UTC

@⚡Clark⚡ their mowers never failed me lol

2017-07-25 04:55:26 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339269392556752906/20170519_065221.jpg

2017-07-25 04:56:31 UTC

This is a great book I highly recommend. You'll never get off the shitter if it's in your bathroom.

2017-07-25 10:46:12 UTC

Holy shit.

2017-07-25 10:47:46 UTC

As it turns out, chewing Weeping Willow bark is a good way to sooth inflammation and a fever, and promotes the immune system.

2017-07-25 11:40:09 UTC

Willow bark= aspirin

2017-07-25 11:41:50 UTC

Lets start with a basic camp fire. so you and your normie friends (if youve still got any by this point) decide to go camping.
But oh no! None of the men are worth a damn and they dont know how to start a camp fire. Well fear not cause your fashy ass is there to save the day as usual
By he end of this period of instuction youll be roasting hot dogs or commie books in no time.

2017-07-25 11:42:21 UTC

First, saftey. Have some kind of water source, bucket of sand, or a shovel to put it out close by. Antifa tears are my go to choice
Clear your fire bed. Kick away everything till you only have dirt a good way around it, make it bigger than your fire. Gather your stones and what not if you got em and make a circle where you want your fire
You've got 4 basic types to start with

2017-07-25 11:42:36 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339371858581258241/0ebd0b53fbe88c069e1f8aa062dee647--building-a-campfire-how-to-build-a-campfire.jpg

2017-07-25 11:44:07 UTC

Now I personally have only ever used two of these, the teepee and the log cabin, and I only ever really use the teepee tbh fam
When building the fire, you want 3 parts: tinder, kindeling, and fuel. Starting from small and getting larger
Tinder. no youre not swiping right patrolling thots, your lighting this on fire. It needs to be small and fine. Dry Grass/ leaves, wood chips, tiny twigs, some pine needles. Whip out that pocket knife (why are you camping without one) and shave off some small shavings

2017-07-25 11:44:42 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339372386656714753/tinder-bundle.jpg

2017-07-25 11:45:29 UTC

Now you start building it up. You got your real small tinder in the middle very loosely packed (oxygen is key) and you start adding some slightly bigger tinder, then slightly bigger, so on and so on
Commie propaganda works great as well rip that paper up real small
Now add your kindeling. These are gonna be your medium sized stuff. Normal medium sticks, bark, etc. Go for about the size a pencil, working your way up slightly bigger and slightly bigger all the way around in the shape of a teepee

2017-07-25 11:45:58 UTC

second picture from biggest to smallest. fuel, bigger kindeling/smaller fuel, smaller kindeling, tinder

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339372707013459978/KINDLING.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339372707013459979/sortedwood.jpg

2017-07-25 11:46:14 UTC

@Mark Vandal Good stuff. Some folks grind their tinder into a powder aye?

2017-07-25 11:46:14 UTC

Then the fuel wood. this is your bigger stuff now. about the size of your fourearm and wrist. As with the kindeling and tinder smaller to larger. No logs yet that when youve got this thing hot and roaring then you can starting pushing them in from the sides

2017-07-25 11:47:41 UTC

@Deleted User i never have. but if you got some saw dust thats a good start but you want something more solid

2017-07-25 11:49:29 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/339373589579038720/lean-to-fire.jpg

2017-07-25 11:49:42 UTC

Doesn't matter the kind of fire the basics remain the same

2017-07-25 11:51:02 UTC

this is like any kind of skill you need practice. but once you get good at it youll never forget it. if this isnt autistic enough. you cna find videos online. go do your googles

2017-07-25 15:18:07 UTC

If you don't like the way I formatted this or have suggestions let me know

2017-07-25 15:28:07 UTC

@Mark Vandal This is great stuff. My family is big into building fires; we tend to do them the log cabin version, though it has its downsides - my experience has been that they need to be done correctly or else the kindeling won't get the coals burning properly. Knowing different styles is important.

2017-07-25 15:53:08 UTC

@Deleted User different styles have different purposes. We can get into different survival fires sometime like fires in holes and how to build one on wetlands and snow. I always preferred teepee. It's simple, easy and quick.

2017-07-25 15:58:01 UTC

Dakota fire hole

2017-07-25 16:03:16 UTC

I like ⛺️ as well

2017-07-25 16:05:13 UTC

I really like camping in the open air when the weather's good enough

2017-07-25 16:05:57 UTC

Haha no I typed teepee and it out that emoji

2017-07-25 16:06:13 UTC

Upside down fire is also pretty sexy

2017-07-25 17:30:41 UTC

@Thomas Morrow that's the one. Forgot the name

2017-07-25 17:31:01 UTC

Good for windy conditions and for concealing light

2017-07-25 17:34:33 UTC

I never get to go camping anymore. Miss it

2017-07-25 17:35:05 UTC

You spend your whole life outdoors when you get to that point where you can no longer find the time it sucks

2017-07-25 17:39:47 UTC

I know the feeling

2017-07-25 17:40:55 UTC

At some point, we're gonna have IE bush trips

2017-07-25 17:41:40 UTC

That'd be awesome

2017-07-25 18:02:20 UTC

dixie was supposed to have a trip comming up but i havnt heard much of it in a few weeks

2017-07-26 00:28:23 UTC

I know we are just starting out here, but I think a piece on gutting and cleaning fish would be very useful. Perhaps even one for deer?

2017-07-26 01:03:32 UTC
2017-07-26 01:25:04 UTC

@Deleted User @Mark Vandal I'll get to work on that i have done both ill put it on the list, thanks for the suggestion.

2017-07-26 22:26:01 UTC

What kind of things are y'all curious about? If you have any requests or suggestions on lessons let us know

2017-07-27 00:20:29 UTC

I skin a pig every February but I've never skinned a buck. I hear it's similar. Maybe some pointers on that sort of thing?

2017-07-27 00:37:02 UTC

Cover a bunch of basics. Most people don't know very much about hunting, fishing, outdoor survival etc in this day and age

2017-07-27 00:39:53 UTC

True. Something as simple as tying a hook on a line could be of use

2017-07-28 19:28:38 UTC

I've always wanted to try a self feeding fire

2017-07-28 19:29:52 UTC

Anyone have any personal experience with one?

2017-07-28 21:38:57 UTC

Never done it. While camping we would throw a big log on when we went to bed and in the morning we would get it going again with the coals. In a survival situations we would have a watch rotation to feed it. Never bothered to make that

2017-07-28 21:51:58 UTC

Yeah same here. I think it's an interesting concept though

2017-07-28 22:40:40 UTC

A future look into the day to day lives of white men in the ethnostate after societal collapse https://youtu.be/i9TdoO2OVaA

2017-07-28 22:57:45 UTC

@Envian thanks for sharing that I watched the whole video. Very 😎

2017-07-28 22:58:15 UTC

I see he used an upsidedown fire as well. I'm gonna start tinkering about with those

2017-07-28 23:00:01 UTC

I love primitive technology's channel. Lots of cool stuff

2017-07-30 01:53:29 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/341035540684079104/FB_IMG_1500423087121.jpg

2017-07-30 02:03:59 UTC

👆 😂 this is so true

2017-07-30 09:58:07 UTC

B-b-but whitey stole our resources an shieeet

2017-07-30 17:38:25 UTC

@Brandon Ironside- ND That's some sick leatherwork broseph

2017-07-30 19:02:05 UTC

@Deleted User Thanks, I'm still pretty new at it but its pretty easy to pick up.

2017-07-31 13:34:38 UTC

@Brandon Ironside- ND Good stuff. What's the weight on your loaded MOLLE II?

2017-07-31 14:11:50 UTC

I'm going to work on some campfire cooking lessons. Is that something y'all would be interested in or would that be a topic for cooking

2017-07-31 14:55:03 UTC

@Mark Vandal They probably won't get to covering it over in the <#338763700750123009> channel so here seems good.

2017-07-31 21:26:12 UTC

@Deleted User I just threw it on the scale weighed in at 30 pounds in summer configuration(No tent, no winter clothes, light summer sleeping bag. & no water). Your doing the Heathen Hike right? Whats your setup for that?

2017-07-31 21:37:17 UTC

@Brandon Ironside- ND That's exactly the weight I shoot for, including shelter and bedroll but excluding my waterskin. I'll post my gear list here in a second.

2017-07-31 21:45:41 UTC

Posted in the heathen hike channel

2017-07-31 21:54:24 UTC

@Deleted User After seeing your Spyderco knife i figured you were a gear guy, your list looks really well thought out, I like the old school feel going with a waxed canvas backpack & wool gear, really nice.

2017-07-31 21:57:39 UTC

Yeah brother I was 50/50 MOLLE though too. MOLLE was just coming in to the military as I was getting out and I've heard great things

2017-07-31 22:05:06 UTC

@Deleted User The only potential downfall with them is the first generation black plastic frames. The guy i got mine from was in the national guard and had 3 broken black frames with his pack and after doing some research the black frames got fucked up in the molding process and are shit. The later tan and green frames you can get off ebay for 15 shipped and are bomb proof so look out for that if you get one. I remember you talking about the custom scales at the warrior dash thats super nice, almost so nice you dont want to use it haha.

2017-07-31 22:07:21 UTC

Are they comfortable?

2017-07-31 22:08:04 UTC

I know some infantry guys that say they hump north of 80 pounds with them. Ugh.

2017-07-31 22:11:43 UTC

And that leatherwork makes mine look like child's play. I've been wanting to read more about how to form leather to stay like that, because then i would try some holsters but it looks like some expensive equipment is involved. Pretty big improvement over the ALICE in terms of better padded and placed shoulder and waist pads, and Seperate sleep carrier. The alice works pretty good and will do the job but the MOLLE packs are pretty comfortable for 65 bucks theres no comercial ruck that can compete at that price. Im guessing you used the ALICE when you were in?

2017-07-31 22:17:36 UTC

Yeah we still had Alice. Not great. Here's the guy. He seems really cool and I bet he'd be willing to talk leatherwork with you

2017-07-31 22:19:35 UTC

My pack weighs in right at 30 lbs as well

2017-07-31 22:20:04 UTC

@Deleted User "Carefully molded using a method which was used centuries ago for making armor" My interest has been peaked, time to do some reading.

2017-07-31 22:23:17 UTC

@Thomas Morrow 30 lb nationalism.

2017-07-31 22:26:33 UTC

Lol it's a pretty reasonable weight if you're in decent shape

2017-08-01 17:26:31 UTC

I always liked the Alice pack but the new rucksack with the built in wet weather bag always worked for me

2017-08-01 17:27:00 UTC

and yeah being with the Infantry we would often have 60lb plus rucks

2017-08-01 17:50:08 UTC

Alice packs do a really good job of distributing weight evenly

2017-08-01 17:50:58 UTC

But I also really like the options molle gives you

2017-08-06 23:30:33 UTC

@Mark Vandal Is there an easy way to tell if the potatoes are soft without having to open up the foil?

2017-08-07 00:30:41 UTC

@Deleted User you can stick a fork through the foil. No harm.

2017-08-07 00:31:32 UTC

I generally just unfold and inspect after 30 min.

2017-08-07 05:02:17 UTC

Don't poke holes in the foil. You want it sealed tight. Just un wrap and a poke them if they aren't done re wrap it and stick it back in

2017-08-07 05:14:26 UTC

@Mark Vandal you ever put cabbage in your tinfoil dinner?

2017-08-07 05:14:53 UTC

I don't like cabbage. You can put anything you want in it tbh

2017-08-07 05:15:40 UTC

Yeah my family always used ground beef, potatoes, cabbage, and onions

2017-08-08 22:36:22 UTC

What are the best skills to start out practicing in order to get more acquainted with bushcraft? I know how to build a decent fire, but not much else. Preferably things that can be practiced in forest preserves/arboretums/public parks without going on a camping trip.

2017-08-09 00:37:12 UTC

Water, shelter, food

2017-08-15 17:54:23 UTC

@Gaius Mucius Scaevola knot tying, and knife sharpening are easy skills to practice at home.

2017-08-18 01:18:39 UTC

@Mark Vandal iodine tabs are good in a pinch. Easy to stash in a go bag and super lightweight

2017-08-18 01:25:34 UTC

@Mark Vandal Nice lesson! That was awesome.

2017-08-18 01:26:14 UTC

@Joseph McCarthy - NJ those are a give in. Got a bunch in my bug out

2017-08-18 01:26:49 UTC

But you'll run out at some point if it's long term survival

2017-08-18 01:27:01 UTC

Which is where practical skills cone in handy

2017-08-21 23:22:33 UTC

On the knife sharpening. Is there a particular degree that you try to maintain when sharpening. I was always told that somewhere around 33 degree angle was best. Is that true or is it just whatever feels best to you

2017-08-21 23:23:33 UTC

I know you said to try to maintain the angle on the tool but I have not had much luck with that

2017-08-22 00:38:43 UTC

@Deleted User There is alot to be said about knives angles that could be another guide, generally though yes for a double bevel 30-40 degrees will work fine. Here is the depths you can go into for angle info: https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Detailed-Discussion-on-Knife-Sharpening-Angles-W28.aspx

2017-08-22 00:46:22 UTC

As far as holding a constant angle it can be tough but with practice and steady hands it's doable

2017-08-24 05:07:59 UTC

I always went by 30°

2017-08-25 19:51:40 UTC

Ty

2017-09-01 19:18:12 UTC

sorry i havent posted much. im very preoccupied with IE stuff but i will try to post when i can

2017-09-01 21:17:55 UTC

@Mark Vandal that shelter is a great concept. I saw that for the first time on dual survivor.

2017-09-01 22:31:33 UTC

@Mark Vandal good video! If I may make a request- can you find one teaching people how to build a shelter out of things found in the woods? Sticks leaves etc. That way if they don't have a tarp or poncho and worse comes to worse they'll know what to do

2017-09-01 22:32:30 UTC

Will do. I wish I had pictures of the one I made in the mountains it was cool as hell

2017-09-01 22:32:45 UTC

Had to sleep in that thing and almost froze my ass off

2017-09-01 22:42:19 UTC

Haha I love making my own. I've had some really nice ones. A few friends and I built one big enough to sleep six comfortably. It's probably even still standing. I'll have to go look

2017-09-02 04:50:46 UTC

Anyone gone over land nav yet?

2017-09-02 12:02:27 UTC

Not land nav anything but land nav...

2017-09-02 14:18:34 UTC

Speaking of, here's a fun little trick I got to tryout recently. If you have no compass but the sun is out, put a stick in the ground and mark the tip of the shadow it casts. Wait 15 minutes or more and mark the tip again (it will have moved). Draw a straight line between the two marks. That line will point EXACTLY west to east.

2017-09-02 17:18:32 UTC

From first mark to second Mark is east

2017-09-02 20:43:05 UTC

Yup. Works like a charm. Tested with a compass and it was eerily accurate

2017-09-03 04:08:45 UTC

I asked in tech, but is anyone @here a ham operator?

2017-09-03 15:51:14 UTC

I have a beofeng but I haven't had time to sit down and practice with it in any serious sense. However I intend to have my cert by the end of the year

2017-09-05 00:30:21 UTC

Don't really see a point to bug in if you have a way out for something like a hurricane. Just seems too "lone wolf-ey" to me if you don't have a good relationship with your neighborhood.

2017-09-05 01:05:16 UTC

Eh. Im from Florida. Hurricanes aren't that big a deal. Bug in is a legit option unless you're close to water or it's a really fuck off storm like Andrew or Katrina

2017-09-05 01:05:57 UTC

"Bug in"?

2017-09-05 01:06:32 UTC

These idiots at my work talking about how all the water in the store is cleaned out. They're laughing saying they'll just buy gatoraid. Then saying survival of the fittest. They're both fat fucks for one and you can't cook food with gatoraid.

2017-09-05 01:06:39 UTC

@Zyzz hunker down

2017-09-05 01:12:40 UTC

@Zyzz it means in the event of a disaster stay in your home(bug in) instead of leaving(bug out). Depending on the disaster both are legitimate options. Some people are delusional about there ability to survive with a bug out bag going to a forest and living off local game, I wouldn't recommend it,. I would suggest everybody has at least 6 months of long term food storage I'll do a post about it.

2017-09-05 01:13:32 UTC

Bug in is the more legit option 9 times out of 10

2017-09-05 01:15:07 UTC

@Mark Vandal Agreed, unless you a pre stocked bug out location. Living as a refugee is very diffuclt .

2017-09-05 01:16:21 UTC

also it depends on the diaster things like floods are legit bug out options if other cities are up and running you can go too.

2017-09-05 01:18:07 UTC

@funny about your buddies at work most people can't fathom not buying food or water in stores things like water filters never cross the average persons mind

2017-09-05 01:18:08 UTC

I had to bug out last year. The big hurricane that came through Florida came right over me and I lived by the ocean. I was gonna bug in but my buddy in the guard told me it was gonna,be bad and told me to get out. I woke up at 4 am the next morning to beat traffic while the hurricane was starting coming in. Grabbed my bag and my rifle and dipped out to a location inland

2017-09-05 01:18:37 UTC

My whole area,flooded so I'm glad I got out.

2017-09-05 01:20:32 UTC

@joe broebbels I have a baofeng and have been studying for my license and messed around with SDR (software defined radio) for my work doing aviation engineering, what do you want to know?

2017-09-05 15:45:53 UTC

I'm currently prepping for the storm down here. When I have all my stuff ready I'll post it here. Waiting for a case of MREs I got on the way

2017-09-05 15:51:43 UTC

@Mark Vandal where did you buy your MRE?

2017-09-05 15:54:00 UTC

Amazon. If you're just now ordering them hurry.

2017-09-05 15:55:09 UTC

Those are for my survival kit as well not just the storm. I've been putting off ordering them till now

2017-09-05 15:55:58 UTC

@Deleted User Check your local surpluss stores

2017-09-05 16:00:50 UTC

What is "bugging out."

2017-09-05 16:05:16 UTC

@Deleted User Bugging out is grabbing your gear and moving to a safer area you've already prepared

2017-09-05 16:06:02 UTC

Bugging in is prepping to stay where you're already at

2017-09-05 16:06:37 UTC

Ah kk ty

2017-09-05 16:07:31 UTC

@Mark Vandal I keep bpa free containers around the house to drain my water lines into. Have you ever seen the huge bladders they make for your bathtub?

2017-09-05 16:07:45 UTC

@Deleted User you got it brother

2017-09-05 16:08:26 UTC

Talking about those black ones that you can hang outside and the sun heard it?

2017-09-05 16:09:29 UTC

Uhhh I don't know. I was thinking of those huge bladders that hook up to the spigot in your bathtub for emergencies

2017-09-05 16:09:45 UTC

It's the same size as a standard bathtub

2017-09-05 16:19:02 UTC

No haven't seen those

2017-09-05 16:20:56 UTC

I'm probably gonna stay where I'm at for this. Most likely it'll fuck up south Florida and I'm in the north. If it swings up I'm too close to the coast for comfort and I'll head inland. That's part of prepping is having a back up blan. Don't just say I'll hunker down and hope forcthe best sometimes you gotta swallow your pride and get out of dodge

2017-09-05 16:22:34 UTC

Always have a backup plan for your backup plans backup plan

2017-09-05 16:27:30 UTC

Watch "Weather Bureau | Metalocalypse | Adult Swim" on YouTube
https://youtu.be/yDqwlAU2QYs

2017-09-05 16:27:33 UTC

Relevant

2017-09-05 16:41:34 UTC

Scrambles the Death Dealer

2017-09-05 17:49:49 UTC

Here's a pic of my shelter @Brandon Ironside- ND what do you think?

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/354684562451726336/1504626185504.jpg

2017-09-05 17:56:44 UTC

Look at little boy Pepe

2017-09-05 22:08:28 UTC

That's awesome

2017-09-05 22:18:55 UTC

Official logo of the IE Practical Skills Ranger Channel haha.

2017-09-05 23:05:48 UTC

Yeah....i may have to bug out. The eye is gonna cone right up over me

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/354764080004726785/1504650248808.png

2017-09-05 23:05:59 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/354764127614402560/1504628377475.gif

2017-09-05 23:28:56 UTC

Bonkers status: Clonked

2017-09-05 23:30:15 UTC

@Mark Vandal be safe man

2017-09-05 23:32:52 UTC

I need to start prepping just to have something to eat the week before a storm. These people cleaned out Publix like a bunch of hyperventilating baboons.

2017-09-06 03:44:19 UTC

They were ripping shit out if there. People were buying the most random stuff just grabbing what they could. Nuts

2017-09-06 13:18:16 UTC

My ambulance might be coming down to help out for this storm.

2017-09-07 22:32:31 UTC

We surviving in style. When I get to my buddies this weekend I'll post all our gear and supplies for y'all.

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/355480482839920660/20170907_182914.jpg

2017-09-07 22:59:54 UTC

Look forward to it!

2017-09-08 00:49:23 UTC

All mine passed inspection expiration in 2016... Should be fine.

2017-09-08 00:51:22 UTC

Anybody have experience with hydrodipping their rifles? How does it hold up?

2017-09-08 03:59:02 UTC

@Deleted User I ate mre's with Skittles that went bad in 04 and even those were still good

2017-09-08 04:41:53 UTC

Mre never goes bad

2017-09-09 02:22:17 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/355900690473943040/20170908_222054.jpg

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/355900690473943043/20170908_222057.jpg

2017-09-09 02:22:36 UTC

Not pictures fuck ton of beer and my MREs

2017-09-09 02:22:52 UTC

Me and my buddies packs

2017-09-09 19:49:52 UTC

Okay lads. It's time to talk outer shell for bushcraft. I've had my eye on this little number but I doubt she packs well.

2017-09-09 20:20:00 UTC

Id go for surplus stuff since the army just changed pattern all the old pattern stuff should be super cheap

2017-09-09 20:23:35 UTC

I like surplus gore Tex or German sympatex

2017-09-10 19:40:44 UTC

Looks like Mark is doing okay since he's playing a game. Good to see it! 😄

2017-09-10 22:12:57 UTC

Lol y'all can see what I'm playing? Hahaha. Power aunt out yet. Gotta conquer 3rd worlders in civ brah

2017-09-11 00:23:49 UTC

@Deleted User Anything wool should work really well, one of the most time tested fabrics out there, I still use wool socks. As others have mentioned surplus USGI Goretex jackets can be had for 20-60 dollars. Either will work well.

2017-09-11 00:25:28 UTC

@Mark Vandal The bar on the right side that lists people who are online will have a little part under it that lists games if your playing.

2017-09-11 00:29:45 UTC

I have a little packable windbreaker/rain jacket, and have merino wool base layers as insulation, keeps everything pretty light. After i got out of the army I promised myself I'd never have a pack with over 30 pounds ever again lol.

2017-09-11 01:01:44 UTC

I wool socks are great, a goretex or sympatex shell with a good liner is ideal imo

2017-09-11 01:03:23 UTC

TBH, tightly knit wool is as effective a rain repellant as most rain jackets, even in heavy weather. And I can use it and still keep under th magic 30 pounds. My only grip is the space it takes up in a pack.

2017-09-11 01:09:03 UTC

@Deleted User Also wool is also naturally flame resistant, wicks moisture away, and is much quieter than goretex. I think some people tend to think newer = better, however millions of years of evolution has produced wool and things like goose down, both of which are extremley effective and still used in modern products.

2017-09-11 01:10:32 UTC

☝🏻

2017-09-11 01:10:40 UTC

🐑

2017-09-11 03:36:51 UTC

Any good camo made from wool?

2017-09-11 03:37:43 UTC

That's the only problem I've encountered as far as that goes

2017-09-11 19:00:28 UTC

This is probably the most important section of this server right now, with medic/gardening after it

2017-09-11 19:00:33 UTC

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/322712657973215233/356876688975462420/image.jpg

2017-09-11 19:01:18 UTC

It is possible that in the near future, ranger skills just might mean life or death for us

2017-09-11 21:50:15 UTC

lol its nuts to me that you guys got so triggered by this ^

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