WolfDen: I hope everyone is having a good week!
Jul 31, 2019 18:04:38 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - been away for quite a while - hope you are all well.
Aug 4, 2019 20:52:42 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hi SA. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Aug 5, 2019 0:01:16 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Up to 40mm rain by the weekend - and cold & windy. Stay warm & dry peeps.
Aug 6, 2019 23:02:47 GMT 10
spinifex: Was working out on an exposed hilltop in a paddock when the front came through. Nearly got blown away by a squall that must have been 100kmh. Battling to stand up in it and quite a few trees had large branches snapped off.
Aug 9, 2019 15:46:27 GMT 10
fei: If anyone is wondering how clueless journos are about firearms, have a look at 60 Minutes tonight. Apparently the airsoft gun those lads in Canada played with before their rampage is "one of the closest objects on the market to a realistic machine gun"
Aug 11, 2019 19:02:38 GMT 10
fei: I guess the fact that it fires plastic balls 20 metres makes it really dangerous and realistic
Aug 11, 2019 19:03:17 GMT 10
spinifex: Hi Fei, Good to see you back. Yeah, what a bunch of morons. We all have bigger fish to fry.
Aug 11, 2019 21:31:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Anyone else here watch the David Attenborough show on Climate Change? Pretty depressing. Why worry about gel guns? Or real ones? Looks like my desalination experiments just got more pertinent.
Aug 11, 2019 21:34:46 GMT 10
spinifex: Soon the only reliable water left will be the sea. Evidently there wont be much left living in that either. Bring on the asteroid.
Aug 11, 2019 21:36:14 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everybody. Hope you all have had good weekend and ready take this week on!
Aug 12, 2019 19:40:41 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HI all - hope you are well - finally some sunshine after over a week of wet, windy weather.
Aug 13, 2019 9:43:09 GMT 10
thereth: Gday lads, long time no see!
Aug 13, 2019 18:25:49 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth - how've you been?
Aug 13, 2019 22:24:22 GMT 10
thereth: yeah good mate, flat out, new house, job and all that since I have been here, thought I would jump back into the lifestyle, the eldest daughter is pretty keen which has given me a push
Aug 13, 2019 22:26:40 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Glad to hear things are working out for you-good to have family on board too.
Aug 14, 2019 17:58:21 GMT 10
thereth: thanks, finally bought a few acres (not sure if I had that last time I was on here) so have been working on getting all that sorted
Aug 14, 2019 18:37:04 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all. Welcome to our newest members.
Aug 17, 2019 19:23:26 GMT 10
blueshoes: Hey people that like firearms, and are in victoria, do you know ms Fiona Patten is conducting an enquiry as to whether our gun laws are tight enough, submissions are open now til november... www.parliament.vic.gov.au/lsic-lc/article/4244
Aug 18, 2019 21:50:35 GMT 10
Paracord, as said is very versatile and way more compact then carrying just 5m of regular 13mm rope for instance, even if you only use it to string a tarp or hootchie. Duck Duct tape is very useful as well, especially for shutting up kids on long car drives...… But for I am to leave it in the car, the adhesive just melts and goes all sticky and stuff, same with 100mph tape.
Na, more so the inner central Qld heat while sitting in the car is what does the damage.
But it does have its uses, like when I used it to hold together the front end of my old car after I cleaned up a roo 2yrs ago on my way into town lol
Ouch, that reminds me I really need to get a bullbar for my car. Ah, that could also be an interesting thread. Our bug-out vehicles and how we got them ready for when SHTF (eg, storing a BOB or a mod etc etc).
Post by perthprepper on Aug 4, 2018 1:15:59 GMT 10
This could be a similar idea to "I've never needed spare water on my camping trip / desert 4WD trip / going out in Perth on a 43 degree day trip" prep.... so stop doing it because I've never needed it yet. Just a thought...
I've used, and handed out to others, so many bottles of 'spare water' I lost count some time back in the late 90's. But yeah ... one day I might run out of rope and tape ... and then I'll definitely wish I had more rope ... or tape!
I reckon for backpacking it might be quite a lot more applicable? Light to carry and handy for securing tents, tarps, hanging game, drying clothes etc?
Having said that I actually have a 2m length of 'starter cord' in my survival capsule. Mostly to stop a serious bleed or enable basic splinting.