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  1. I was wandering through a flea market the other day and stumbled across a good sized, fairly heavy fixed blade. It said DACOR on it. It's a little rough, but still quite usable. It had what looked like length marks on it. I finally googled them and found a DACOR DKB dive knife that looked exactly like it. I don't really need another fixed blade, but I said that after buying my first gun, 12 guns ago. lol. It looks just like the one in the link below, except without the sheath. What do you guys think??


  2. I've only ever had one tent, it's a 2 person REI from sometime in the mid 90's, I think it weighs around 2lbs, so I guess I'm a bit spoiled. On the few occasions that I have packed it out I found it easier to lash to the side of my pack, but that's more personal taste I think.


    you could always lash poles across your dogs and make a platform, maybe ride the platform yourself. Wouldn't that be more efficient than walking? Or maybe a sort of dual dog chariot?


    Lol. I'm somewhat certain that my Lab could pull me. Maybe. Lol. I saw some of those real light weight tents, but I want to make sure I'm going to get to go camping enough to justify an expensive tent first. Lol. I don't really want to go by myself and all of my friends always have something to do when I've got time to go so we'll see. At 7 pounds, this tent is a ton lighter than the tents we used in Boyscouts. lol.

  3. Jessie,

    if you don't get what you need in trade, some of the Army surplus stores and on-line sources have decent deals on Army Blankets. Wool, warm (worked well when I was stationed in West Germany) and relatively inexpensive.


    This is true and also I was at my local Wal-Mart last night and they had the Ozarks Trails emergency blankets on sale for $2.50 each. I grabbed an extra one for my get home bag in my car.

  4. That seems like a really nice little tent at a very nice price. Seems a touch on the heavy side, depending on how deep in the sticks you and your wife like to go. I'd make the dogs carry it :)


    Lol. It doesn't seems too heavy once it's out of the box. I'm going to try to figure out how to tie it to the bottom of my pack. Were not gonna go to far in. lol. I've been thinking about making some sort of rig to strap to my lab to let him carry some stuff. Or I could tie him and my Weimaraner to a little wagon and let them pull some stuff. Lol.

  5. Thanks. I didn't want to spend all of my gift card amount on a tent alone. I plan on getting some more stuff for my pack. The wife snuck off while I was there and bought me a Silva Polaris compass. I can't wait to use it. Now to find a reasonable stainless steel mess kit for cooking.

  6. So I finally got around to going to Academy Sports yesterday. I got $50 in gift cards for Christmas and just hadn't had the time to go by there. I went to look at the Timber Creek Cumberland II. It was just big enough for me, the wife, and maybe the dogs and our gear. Right next to it was the Timber Creek Tellico II. Same style, but a 3 man tent. It is light, has waterproof seams, tub floor, and was only $24.99. Now I plan on camping alot, but I'll probably only get to go 3 times this year. I didn't want to get into an expensive tent if I'm only going to use it a handful of times. So I'll write a review once I've used it a couple of times. Here's the link to the tent.


  7. The other day I guess some of the guys on our fire department were going through an old med bag and throwing away the old supplies in it. They through away a bunch of old 4x4 gauze pads. I've got a feeling I should've had them save them for me. What are your thoughts on old medical supplies???

  8. I picked this up the other day from the flea market. It's a Red Rock Medics bag. It was new. I got it for 10 bucks. I figure it'll work good for a med kit at home or on the road. It's 12 inches long by 10 inches wide by 10ish tall I think. It's got like 8 internal pockets/sleeves along the inner walls. I'm going to try to re-take some pics with my digital camera as my phone camera obviously sucks.



  9. Lets start a topic on this. It has to be something found that you bought and was a good deal. It can be no more than a 2 week old purchase. I love the old stories that we all tell, but lets keep the "I was at the flea market/garage sale 27 years ago and came across....." type stuff out. lol. It must be survivalish related, not a ceramic flower pot you found for an aunt. I'm talking backpacks, bags, fuel lamps, knives, guns, old army stuff, optics, camo clothing, etc. Things that you bought with intent to use at some point. Include pics too if possible. I'm headed out this week to see what I can come up with.