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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Gadgets
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 09:34:38 AM »
"Cheaper then dirt" survival site full of survival gadetry. Pls Note: When I post items and approximate prices,
I am not runnin' an ad for someone just giving some ideas of what might possibly be good survival items to buy,
some places to find them/ some rounded - off prices. :) - Yowbarb

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http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/ItemListing.aspx?pagesize=1000&catid=1291&gclid=COD_p9HDn6ACFSpiswodPDRPZQ
Signal Mirror  About $10 Ad and video for the item Camp222 Starflash survival signal mirror. " Accurate, unbreakable, floats etc.
can be seen on a clear day 100 miles."
http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/LargeImage.aspx?sku=CAMP-222
http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/CAMP222-1.html

Night Optics - about $200 -$460 and up....

 2.5x42mm Bushnell Night Vision Binoculars, 1st Gen, Black & Green, Warranty About $460.
... surveillance. These optics turn night into day with built in infrared illuminators and advanced light gathering technology. 

2.5x42mm Bushnell Night Vision Compact Monocular, 1st Gen, Tripod Mount, Black, Warranty - About $ 210
... darkest conditions. These optics turn night into day with built in infrared illuminators and advanced light gathering technology. ...
$207.05  -
 
Lightweight portable Hand Saw,
http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/LargeImage.aspx?sku=CAMP-226
Ad and video for the SaberCut Hand Saw, Camp 226  http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/CAMP226-1.html
Manufacturer: Ultimate Survival Technologies 1WG0180-CS
Item: CAMP-226

About $14
Streamlight Stylus Light, Red LED, AAAA Batteries, Waterproof, Black, Warranty
Very lightweight, "tough, durable, waterproof, and safety rated"
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/LargeImage.aspx?sku=23292
Survival uses: The Streamlight Stylus is perfect for reading a map, camping, inspecting hard to see places, forensic investigations, tactical law enforcement operations, and military and police work. The Streamlight Stylus is UL Classified for Class I, Division for use in hazardous location with the presence of flammable gases, liquids, and vapors.

Red LEDs will not destroy your night vision when working at night, provide contrast, cannot be seen by other people from a long distance so you can stay concealed, used in night time photography, used with night vision goggles and other night vision optics, and red LEDs also help with reading in low or no light situations.
Manufacturer: Streamlight 65006
Item: 23292

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 01:13:54 PM »
More suggested survival items from Cheap As Dirt    http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/Default.aspx
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HySkore Digital Hygrometer About $22

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2010, 08:58:02 PM »
Yowbarb a Harbor Freight in Michigan was clearing out their old stock and I picked up two Russian night vision spotting scopes for $43.00 each 1st generation but they work great, very good to travel with at night. We also had a house robbed in our neighborhood 6 days ago that is very rare, one way in on a pointe with the lake all around we have had only had two in 60 years and they were neighborhood kids this was not, the scopes would be good to look out and see a intruder without them seeing you.

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010, 11:09:09 AM »
If you buy the Russian night vision, make sure it has an IR source, or buy an IR light. You can also look for an IR filter lens for flashlights,,, really helps out on a dark night.

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 12:28:24 PM »
They have a bright IR light and they use AA batteries easy to find, I did not go there to to buy a night vision light but I could not pass on them. the only draw back is that you can see a red light when you push the IR light not real bad but if they are looking right at it someone could see that you are there. Thanks for the info. if it did not have a light I would buy a IR light it makes a huge difference.

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 10:32:34 PM »
You may already know this, but if someone else is using night vision, they can see your IR light.. just like seeing someone using a flashlight..
The good thing is, if your doing perimeter watch,, and someone sneaking up has night vision, and is using an IR light,, you can see them..
The new American stuff is good enough that is does not need a IR source,, This is what I really want,, just don't have the 5 grand to shell out for it..
Right now I have a 2nd generation American,, it does ok,, but want better.
PS,, these are great for star gazing..

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2010, 07:40:54 PM »
I was sent a email and wonder if anyone here has tried this. "apple cider vinegar" just drink 2 teaspoons of it in water and drink before you go out and you are a wallflower at any mosquito dance!

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 01:17:38 PM »
It tastes awful I did not get a single bite for the first few hours that may have been a fluke, but I did get nailed by them after 7-8 hours maybe I used it up by then?

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 03:54:57 PM »
A photo of a crossbow for hunting which has camoflage pattern.
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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2010, 06:39:08 AM »
Linda and all, RE Needing a strong arm to use a crossbow

This is an update, in for form of a snippet or two from another Topic.
The point is, it's possible to get a crank reloading mechanism for a crossbow.

http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php/topic,1065.msg16524.html#msg16524
 
Re: WEAPONS
From Deathanyl
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2010, 01:51:17 pm »
…of course for the older or less arm strong crowd theres this nifty invention called the Crossbow it's a melding of mans 2 favorite weapons. Only caution is at time the reload pull can be more then a bows pull so older folks should get a crank edition to make reloading easier.

if one is not familiar with this weapon check out the walking dead on AMC one of the "survivors" there uses one and you can watch him fall zombies all day and just re collect his arrows after. I have one for the wife or as an emergency weapon, but it's old school with a lazer site added (i know the bat will die after chaos) it's for my safety as I'm teaching a sheltered fem how to use it and well it makes it easier for her.
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Thanks for the data on the crank reloading mechanism - had not heard of that.
Not sure of course, which is best brand...- Yowbarb


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Deathanyl
« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2010, 04:09:02 pm » I made both of mine as i made the whole CrossBow  But I've seen manufactured ones you'd have to google it, but I think mine turned out good for being salvaged from some old boat parts, and two burned crossbows from the late 1800's with new strings. I even put a hidiy hole in the m for spare strings and heads

I don't have a pic on this HD but When I get to my Picture vault I'll up load it , it's easy to duplicate

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 03:57:26 PM »
One of the products listed in the gadgets link is the life straw, for those who haven't watched the video please do so, its a must have.

http://www.gadgetmadness.com/archives/20081125-lifestraw_water_purifier_turns_cow_poop_into_water.php

They have been unavailable in the us, but I just got this email from the manufacturer! THIS IS TOO VALUABLE TO PASS BY!!!


Dear (dedivorp),
 

Thanks for your email.

 

Unfortunately, we don’t sell them via retail yet in North America. However, we are rolling out retail sales within a few months. Please sign up to the product newsletter to be informed of when it will be available in the US here: http://eepurl.com/gC3f

 

 

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 07:45:58 AM »
Dedicorp thanks so much for posting.
Here is the video from You tube, Yowbarb

Cow Sh*t to Clean Water    3:48    109,230 Views
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEnu9p1GPE

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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2011, 07:43:54 AM »
This from an e-mail newsletter today Sept. 10,2011, about the most important items to have on hand at all times:

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The particular knife doesn’t matter and my opinion on brands doesn’t really matter.  This is something that everyone needs to do for themselves so that they know…not because of what I’ve said or anyone else has said…but because of what they’ve seen and experienced they know they can trust their life to the knife that they’re carrying.
 
As a starting point, some common store brands that I’ve had good success with are CRKT (Columbia River),  Kershaw, BenchMade, Spyderco, and Gerber.  My daily carry for a few years has been the CRKT M16-03Z.
 
With a knife and solid skills that you’ve practiced, you can take care of a lot of basic survival concerns.
 
After my knife, I almost always have a small multi tool on me or near me, regardless of where I am.  They don’t do anything as well as a purpose built tool, but they do a LOT of things better than I can with my bare hands.  I like Leatherman and Gerber multi-tools
 
The third thing that I always have near or on me is a small tactical flashlight. I keep it near me during the day and on me when flying or anytime I’m going to be out at night.  My favorite is the Surefire Backup.
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Re: Miscellaneous Survival Tools To Purchase
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2011, 08:37:17 AM »
I was just recently looking at knives online.  I thought it would be good to carry one on me.  But I wondered what size to get.  I thought one 4 inches long would be a good all purpose one.