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#51 2011-06-12 00:47:42

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

MatrixOpals wrote:

@millededge
How do you like your Wave? Any cutting into the palm/hand when seriously using it? Do you wear gloves whilst using it?

Haven't put it to hours of use yet, but decent use of the saw would need gloves if pistol gripped, due to the butt of the knife

will put up a pic

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#52 2011-06-12 00:51:59

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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#53 2011-06-12 01:05:02

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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2 BOBs and a sh!t load of food


I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.  Acts 20:33 KJV
Lay up your treasure in heaven where it cannot be debased by printing or stolen by banksters.

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#54 2011-06-12 03:51:49

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

Those leatherman charge's and wave's are great because you don't have to open the bloody tool up to use the blades and they have 'spider holes'...which is great for people like me without fingernails! smile

What's that in the little zip-lock bag Matrix?

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#55 2011-06-12 04:14:18

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

millededge wrote:

next - water
Katadyn produce a range of water filters. The cheaper ones are less durable, but still great
http://www.katadyn.com/usen/katadyn-pro … ocket-usa/

Jeeez, those ain't cheap Millededge!!!..have you got one? They seem a lot easier to use than one ones I've seen used personally. I saw one guy use a hand pump filter that I reckon produced more sweat than fresh water! smile


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#56 2011-06-12 04:25:59

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

RhythmDoctor wrote:

As a true survivalists item, I'd recommend a couple of Ray Mears' Bushcraft books, sounds corny but its got me out of some bad situations when I've been caught short! big_smile

I still prefer toilet paper wink


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#57 2011-06-12 04:54:42

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

silverc wrote:

Edited to say "Laundry wash balls" - for the washing machine - for the uneducated.


Some individuals just have no cooth.- No names though.


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#58 2011-06-12 05:24:32

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

All this survival gears looks good but you'd need an army of koolies to shift it all?


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#59 2011-06-12 05:48:54

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

MatrixOpals wrote:

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What is "koolies"? Sorry, I am not a 'bogan'.  hmm


Slaves - Load bearers - Go fetchem Types.

I think I'm to old to be a Bogan.

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#60 2011-06-14 02:35:13

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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#61 2011-06-14 02:35:57

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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sorry for taking my sweet time on this

I read elsewhere here of interest in seeing the product

I can tell you it is excellently machined, Swiss made

To remove the filter, you need a flat screwdriver

I haven't done it yet

But the filter is ceramic and silver impregnated (I love that term)

It is built to last for longer than us

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#62 2011-06-14 02:39:37

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

foreseeably the tubing is a weak point

if I get around to it, I'll see what it is made of

The chassis is very solid

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#63 2011-06-14 02:50:52

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

Thanx Millededge.  That's a top of the line product.  How/Why/what process did you use to settle on that model over all the other systems and brands available?

that model is $500 here in Oz.

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#64 2011-06-14 03:01:10

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

it is way less bought from the USA

think it close to 300

I think around 320, but I'll have to check

Ebay purchase, brand new

It came with a metallic blue steel water canister as a freebie (which is also nice) - stencilled "Liquid Love"

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#65 2011-06-14 06:12:24

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

millededge wrote:

it is way less bought from the USA
think it close to 300
I think around 320, but I'll have to check
Ebay purchase, brand new
It came with a metallic blue steel water canister as a freebie (which is also nice) - stencilled "Liquid Love"

Thanks millededge.

Managed to get one landed in Oz for $350. Supply's a little tight at the mo, maybe the earthquakes, tsunami's and radiation leaks have got people spooked ?


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#66 2011-08-13 02:03:03

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

claw, I'm spewing those Katadyns are now 290 on amazon sad

anyways...

F1 can be bought on amazon for 109 & it seems this one passes muster with customs rules so I'm buying now

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#67 2011-08-13 02:11:20

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

interesting product time:

Quickclot

A haemostatic sponge, for when the red stuff flows. Lots of awards.

http://www.quikclot.com/catalog/dir/section/8

Amazon 11.99. local best price so far is 77 for a 5 pack:

http://www.tactical511.com.au/1281-Medi … -of-5.html

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#68 2011-08-13 02:53:33

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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claw, I'm spewing those Katadyns are now 290 on amazon sad

Yeah, this 'dollar parity' lark is killing my buzz smile
They're a great filter that'll never break or need replacement filters, but the lack of a charcoal cartridge means the it doesn't remove any 'taste'. The Vario is a great little unit, as is those camp filter bags that have a charcoal filter. No pumping required, just fill up the bag, hang it in a tree to drain through into a bucket and a few hours later you've got gallons of clean sweet water! cool

P.S.
I've given up on FerFAL ... the gap between what he says, what he does and what I see, has becoming a yawning chasm.  I joined his blogg and hit him up with a few questions and was pretty dissapointed with his analysis. 

He's coming across like a loungechair rambo.  One of his recent posts was about his plans to emmigrate to Northern Ireland for a better life !!!

At first I thought there was a bit lost in translation thanks to English being his second language. But now I'm not so sure he's as sharp a tack as I initially gave him credit for! hmm

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#69 2011-08-13 03:32:50

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

Clawhammer wrote:
millededge wrote:

claw, I'm spewing those Katadyns are now 290 on amazon sad

Yeah, this 'dollar parity' lark is killing my buzz smile
hmm

Yeah me too - should we wait or have we missed the boat?

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#70 2011-08-13 03:36:24

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

silverc wrote:
Clawhammer wrote:
millededge wrote:

claw, I'm spewing those Katadyns are now 290 on amazon sad

Yeah, this 'dollar parity' lark is killing my buzz smile
hmm

Yeah me too - should we wait or have we missed the boat?

IMHO, even at parity, it's still cheaper to buy overseas than here.


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#71 2011-09-04 02:02:49

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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#72 2011-09-04 02:06:31

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

a few more goodies

left to right -

Fallkniven F1 and sheath (imported two no problem) - 120 each

MTE 740 lms torch

various cr123a batts

gorilla duct tape - much bigger rolls than I anticipated

powerfilm AA solar charger, comes with 4 eneloops

latest gen eneloops and wall charger, with more

disposable poncho 2 pack

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#73 2011-09-04 04:33:44

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

Have you used that Gorilla tape? Is it any sticker than regular fibre reinforced 100 mile-an-hour tape?


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#74 2011-09-04 05:09:14

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

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Have you used that Gorilla tape? Is it any sticker than regular fibre reinforced 100 mile-an-hour tape?

it is much stickier than the silver stuff

meshed, like crepe within the tape, hard to "rip" across

sticks very well to surfaces, but not skin (tried it on my mouth, don't ask)

get the smallest one poss - I think that goes for about 5 bucks on ebay

big one was about 13 I think, but is way too big for a bag, unless you roll a section around a bit of card

width of the big one feels like a bit over 2 inch

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#75 2011-09-04 05:39:41

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Re: Origin's on - top long lasting or SHTF products

millededge wrote:

a few more goodies

left to right -

Fallkniven F1 and sheath (imported two no problem) - 120 each

MTE 740 lms torch

various cr123a batts

gorilla duct tape - much bigger rolls than I anticipated

powerfilm AA solar charger, comes with 4 eneloops

latest gen eneloops and wall charger, with more

disposable poncho 2 pack

Nice choice on the Fallkniven F1. A good bit of kit!

the cheaper Chinese flashlights are good (i have quite a few myself) but a little unreliable for serious situations. I go with either the Fenix of 4Sevens

Really good to see so many SS members also being well equip preppers. I shouldn't really be too surprised though, your all a pretty smart bunch of cookies!

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