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Old 03-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #46
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:57 AM   #47
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What I want to know is, who decides that things like that are silly or useless, and what's your rationalization for having nothing in case of emergencies?
The real paranoid people and the recent craze make it seem like the GHB or BOB is something new. In reality it's no different than what people have been doing since way before the impending apocalypse and zombie takeover. It's no different than being prepared for any other emergency.

Being prepared for the worst is always overkill until it isn't. Same with motorcycle gear. It only takes one time without it to realize how important it is.
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:07 PM   #48
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:16 PM   #49
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Feh. I'm gunna get a Sterno-powered jet pack.
Hey, that picture is the KC skyline. Do you want me to pick one up for you?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:07 PM   #50
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What I want to know is, who decides that things like that are silly or useless, and what's your rationalization for having nothing in case of emergencies? I'd be ashamed to go through life such a hapless victim to fate and my own lack of common-sense.
When the chunnel trains broke down last winter, there were folks on board, some with infants, who had insufficient food, water, diapers.... you name it. There were hundreds of complaints.

There are some dumb folks about.

Who'd go on a journey of several hundred miles without at least some degree of independence or capacity for self-reliance?

What a pitiful society we have become.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #51
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Who'd go on a journey of several hundred miles without at least some degree of independence or capacity for self-reliance?
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:40 PM   #52
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:58 PM   #53
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But I admire his ethos, man. He did what he wanted, didn't listen to the man, and gave our mass-market, consumer bullshit military industrial-complex society the finger man....and that soundtrack was fucking awesome.



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Old 03-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #54
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O the dear Jesus. What has the mut not asked advice for? Pocket knivar to a .45. The Lord knows I've cast my net but fuck me, you'd think a counselor would need no counsel. Just saying. Please don't smite me and all saying like that.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:16 PM   #55
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So anyone use ebags before?

They have some good prices on that maxpedition gear, like I like (for you MP)
http://www.ebags.com/maxpedition/mal...astterm=malaga



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Old 03-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #56
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So anyone use ebags before?
Bought a couple satchel sized bags from them for carrying my first aid and my rain gear on the bike....shipped quick, decent price, I'd recommend them.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #57
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Bought a couple satchel sized bags from them for carrying my first aid and my rain gear on the bike....shipped quick, decent price, I'd recommend them.
good to know, they have cheaper price on their ebay items than at their webstore, $2.95 shipping is not bad either.
Saw a few complaints on spam-ish behavior after the sale and they sold stock they didn't have and made folks wait. But it was on the internet so who knows

I have a local store but they want full retail plus tax and for that money I can get the mini roll bags and grim locks etc for the price of the bag alone.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #58
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I commute about 70 miles one way to work. It makes sense to me to have some stuff on hand in case of an emergency (weather, zombies, whatever).

In the trunk of my car is a non-tactical looking rucksack with some basic camping gear (bivy shelter, alcohol stove & yellow bottle Heet, knife, water purifier, messware, etc.) , extra warm clothes, a few MREs, a sturdy pair of comfy hiking shoes, and a flat of water bottles.

I use the water daily and replace it, and the other stuff is more likely to get used on an impromptu hike than in a real emergency. However, I like having it available.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:57 PM   #59
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #60
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good to know, they have cheaper price on their ebay items than at their webstore, $2.95 shipping is not bad either.
Saw a few complaints on spam-ish behavior after the sale and they sold stock they didn't have and made folks wait. But it was on the internet so who knows

I have a local store but they want full retail plus tax and for that money I can get the mini roll bags and grim locks etc for the price of the bag alone.
I do get a shit-ton of emails from them, but I use a throwaway Yahoo email for my online purchases so that doesn't bother me. YMMV.
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