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  1. PappyHiker

    Picture a day thread!

    Is it nap time yet?
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    Picture a day thread!

    Finally bought one. No longer the need to borrow. It's 6 years old but works as new. Even got the original owners manual.
  3. I scoped the Blade HQ site. Was hoping to find the Bahco Laplander saw to suggest to you. Unfortunately they don't have it. But that in combination with the Mora Companion ( your choice of carbon or stainless steel ) is an ideal duo of cutting tools that won't break the bank and still give you excellent service. I also looked for Bear and Sons knives. They don't have them either. But they have a real nice carbon steel jack knife that is inexpensive. But between the three you have a solid set up and still be under $100 leaving you with enough money to grab a ferro rod.
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    Winter Travel in your Car

    Vehicle condition........ Check fluid levels, lights, horn.......... tires and tire pressure. Look for anything broken, missing, loose, or leaking. Wipers and wiper blades. Make sure your vehicle is up for the trip. You don't want to get stranded and find yourself in an emergency survival situation because of a breakdown. Plan your trip and the roads you'll be driving on. No shortcuts! Stick with the well traveled main roads and highways, that way if you do became stranded your chance of being rescued is pretty damn good. Know what's along the way. Gas stations, rest stops etc. If the weather does start getting really bad, head for one of those places and shut her down for a while. Don't travel in packs....... Keep a safe following distance from others and leave yourself a space cushion. LEAVE YOURSELF AN OUT! If someone screws up, you'll be able to stop and avoid becoming a part of a 60 car pile up. Be well rested and take your time.
  5. Stow it away....... Cash on hand when bad times hit is always a good thing.
  6. PappyHiker

    Looking for something on You tube

    Bushcraft Bartons, David Canterbury are bushcrafter/survivalist with youtube channels.
  7. PappyHiker

    Black Canyon outfitters canvas backpack

    What's the volume? Curious. Any water repellency? Do you add or does it come with?
  8. PappyHiker

    Hi yall

    I come on eery once in a while, make a post or respond to a post on occasion. Not much happening here. Nobody wants to engage in conversation. So may threads started with little or no acknowledgement. Just the same few people......... But there are so many prepping and survival forums people can go on out there.... Its a topic that is getting beat on pretty heavily. If things aren't happening here they go elsewhere........
  9. What's your set up. and external 420 bulk tank? We have natural gas and love our furnace, water heater, and kitchen stove operating off of gas. But I also have a fireplace and a wood burner too. In reality there's no difference between operating home appliances off of propane or natural gas except that you have the propane bulk tank outside. Propane has the advantage of having the external tank because when others may suffer an interuption in service, you'll still be up and running. But the tank is kind of ugly hanging out in your back yard.............. maybe fence it in if you can. Natural gas is a continuous flowing energy source whereas propane must be checked and replenished which in itself can be a blessing or a curse. The company I work for provides millions of people and businesses propane. Our trucks run 24/7 filling bulk tanks. Actually I could be using propane instead of natural gas if I wanted. Just never bothered.
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    Glock. You either like them or you don't. Very few of us straddle the fence. They are fine pistols for sure. Will never part with my 26 despite using it only a little. Had the 19 for a while. Funny, it is the only firearm I ever traded. Just wasn't my cup of tea. A fine shooter yes.......... but I never enjoyed it. The feel just wasn't right for me. I traded it in for a H&K VP9. Loving it, no regrets.............. Not saying the 19 isn't good though. I'd recommend it to anyone. And who knows? I may try it again someday.
  11. PappyHiker

    SURVIVAL necklace

    My survival necklace. Fully adjustable to fit anyone.
  12. PappyHiker

    Picture a day thread!

    Sun coming up. Looks to be a nice day starting. Got some weed whacking to do and about 8 cords of wood to split. Just feeling a little lazy today. Guess I'll just sit here for a while.
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    Desert Monsoon Season

    SW.PA. Nothing ever nasty here, just regular weather...... Well there is some flooding in spots mainly near the city around the rivers, but nowhere near me. I live in the country where people have more sense than building next to the rivers. There is heavy snowfall and heavy rains at times, spells of single degree temperatures, but only for short periods and only represent a small temporary inconvenience. An seldom tornado may touch down, one or two a year but seldom goes more than a half mile......... No volcanic mountains, and knock on wood no earthquakes. So it's kind of boring around here as far as the weather is concerned. In fact most of the time our weather people call for rain it doesn't come. I can't even remember the last time we had dangerous storms come thru, been years. It's so boring they label anything as dangerous just to get attention. Maybe because I have never witnessed it I'd love to ride out a hurricane. It would be kind of a thrill for me seeing mother nature in such a powerful state. Right now I get excited over a small thinderstorm with 35 mph winds.
  14. PappyHiker

    Hunting 2018

    Figured that much. 10 years ago Wyoming cost me a fortune. 15 years ago Idaho cost me a fortune too. Haven't looked into other states since.
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    Picture a day thread!

    My firewood stash................. gotta get to splitting.