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Old 06-08-2013, 08:49 PM   #181
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The new hand-maul by Estwing really works.

Eliminates the need for axe, hand-axe, and

large maul. Heavy, but worth it, if you have logs

to split.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #182
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As an alternative to the cottonballs in vaseline, save all of your dryer lint and use that in place of the cottonballs. I have a couple coffee cans full....and its free!

I saw the solar lights for charging batteries, and it reminded me of the super cheap ones they sell at Walmart for $0.97...they are about the size of a standard aspirin bottle if you remove the stick (which is designed to be removed). You're left with this:



They take a licking! I shot this thing across the yard with my weed-wacker, shattering the plastic lens and breaking the plastic peg it sits on....and it still works! The lens thing doubles the height of the unit, and does help diffuse the light a bit. For a dollar, you cant really go wrong getting a couple to try.

This is whats inside:


I know nothing about electronics, but for a buck each, I'm going to see if three of the 'two-thirds AA' batteries with power a 2AA penlight....if they do, then I'm loading up on these and cheap penlights! If they don't, they still make great 'candles'...and will even work in a pinch to light a path!

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Old 09-13-2014, 02:02 AM   #183
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So while rummaging through my closet tonight I found a few of these do dad's that I have had for years and forge all about them.

They are about 6-7 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter with an o-ring seal making them water resistant. they have a spot for a mini lighter in the lid also.

I filled one with vasoline covered cotton balls and the other I put a regular sized lighter. I could also use it to store dry tinder as well.

They fit nicely in the top outer pockets in my 5.11 rush 24. Along with my flint steel.




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The pic didn't turn out to well but they have www.marktheshark.com on the side. I'm sure you can find something similar at many other places.

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Haven't been here a while and this is an older thread, but I wanted to ask. Does anyone set up the BOB with seasonal options? Like more fire/heat in the winter or more rain protection in the fall?

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I'll be bugging in, in the unlikely event it's necessary, but I do change my GHB in my truck seasonally. More socks, gloves, warmer hat and jacket, more carbs in Winter. More water and lighter pack overall in warmer months.

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Swapping things out of my ghb makes me forget things sometimes. Ive got a rush 72 stuffed to the brim with everything i need for all seasons. The only thing i do change/add is some heavier socks for winter. Other than that everything stays the same all year. I do enjoy adding new toys to it though haha.

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I added a stuff jacket, the thin waterproof/wind proof type that fit in a small sack, and leave it in year round. In spring/summer, it can act as a sun cover. Gloves should be in year round also, as leather gloves can protect your hands and glove liners can add cold protection, again, a very small lightweight add-on. Most seasonal items can be repurposed for other necessary uses and don't add much weight.

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