Messsage from Deleted User in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #ranger

Deleted User 2017-07-28 22:57:45  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-28 22:58:15  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-28 23:00:01  

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

Joseph McCarthy - NJ 2017-07-30 01:53:29

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-30 02:03:59  

👆 😂 this is so true

Deleted User 2017-07-30 09:58:07  

B-b-but whitey stole our resources an shieeet

Deleted User 2017-07-30 17:38:25  

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

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-30 19:02:05  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-31 13:34:38  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-07-31 14:11:50  

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

Deleted User 2017-07-31 14:55:03  

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

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-31 21:26:12  

@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?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 21:37:17  

@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.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 21:45:41  

Posted in the heathen hike channel

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-31 21:54:24  

@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.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 21:57:39  

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

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-31 22:05:06  

@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.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 22:07:21  

Are they comfortable?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 22:08:04  

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

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-31 22:11:43  

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?

Deleted User 2017-07-31 22:17:36  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-31 22:19:35  

My pack weighs in right at 30 lbs as well

Brandon Ironside- ND 2017-07-31 22:20:04  

@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.

Deleted User 2017-07-31 22:23:17  

@Thomas Morrow 30 lb nationalism.

Thomas Morrow 2017-07-31 22:26:33  

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

Louis Loire - NY 2017-08-01 17:26:31  

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

Louis Loire - NY 2017-08-01 17:27:00  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-01 17:50:08  

Alice packs do a really good job of distributing weight evenly

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-01 17:50:58  

But I also really like the options molle gives you

Deleted User 2017-08-06 23:30:33  

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

Placidseven - MO 2017-08-07 00:30:41  

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

Placidseven - MO 2017-08-07 00:31:32  

I generally just unfold and inspect after 30 min.

Mark Vandal 2017-08-07 05:02:17  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-07 05:14:26  

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

Mark Vandal 2017-08-07 05:14:53  

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

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-07 05:15:40  

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

Gaius Mucius Scaevola 2017-08-08 22:36:22  

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.

Thomas Morrow 2017-08-09 00:37:12  

Water, shelter, food

Deleted User 2017-08-15 17:54:23  

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

Joseph McCarthy - NJ 2017-08-18 01:18:39  

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