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LSURoss
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Shreveport, LA
Member since Dec 2007
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Thanks.





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Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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Even at one mile it wasn't a clear signal. Just could hear a few words.





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SmackoverHawg
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2011
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I have some high dollar ones we use during hunting season. I got a wife and two girls that hunt and virtually no cell signal on our land. bout 3/4 of a mile is as good as it gets in the river bottoms. Good for that type of stuff, but useless otherwise.





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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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Delete - Triple-Post


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CoastieGM
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Dang computer....double post.




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CoastieGM
Member since Aug 2012
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GMRS frequencies do not play well with pine trees. The diameter of a typical pine needle is about the same diameter as a GMRS signal pulse.

Range is going to be a factor of wattage and antenna length. Don't pay attention to advertised "range". Find out the wattage. Many of them are .5 watt. I think 2 is the max.

I have a good 2-watt set (Midland) and they only get about a half mile in Houston (trees, houses, and lots of ambient "noise").

Out in New Mexico, they reach at least 20 miles line of sight.






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RBWilliams8
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Member since Oct 2009
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Don't feel like making a list. And it's basically an overly prepared camping bag for now. Need to add.









That's a solar powered battery charger at the bottom in case y'all are worried about electronics and batteries.






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TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
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Damn! Nice bag.

I'm slowly getting there, but need to knock some things off the checklist.

Just curious, how do you like that Gerber Apocalypse kit? I really just want that hatchet and gator hook deal...do you feel like it was worth the money? Put em to use at all?

I really just want to find: a good hatchet and good e tool.

Looking at the Gransfor Bruks :



for E tool, I'm looking at this Chinese Military Shovel. This thing is bad ass..






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TigerTatorTots
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The Rec, Middle Courts- retired
Member since Jul 2009
63682 posts

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I'm the same- slowly checking things off the list. Last week I ordered
100ft 550paracord for $5.50
20 waterproof matches ($2.50) just to have in addition to my flint striker
1500 yards of 10lb test monofilament fishing line ($7.00)
A few 'hot hands' hand and feet warmers $0.99 each
15 pack of waterproof ponchos for $0.99 each

Slowly checking things off the list






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KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
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I need a list of stuff so I can start checking off. Anyone got a ready made list?





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TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
The Rec, Middle Courts- retired
Member since Jul 2009
63682 posts

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I took the OP's list and added a few things



-Wool shirt
-T shirt
-Pants
-Small coat
-Rain suit
-Socks/Underwear
-Hat
-Water Purification Tablets/Filters
-Tarps
-550 Cord
-Sleeping Bag
-Sunglasses
-Wool cap/gloves
-Lighter/Matches/Striker
-Dryer Lint
-Flashlight
-batteries
-KaBar Knife
-Toilet Paper
-Zip Ties
-Platypus water bottle
-Bandana
-Vitamins
-Soap
-Tylenol
-Bottle of lighter fluid
-Deet
-Ace bandage
-Small Cook Set
-Poncho
-Tent Stakes
-Fishing kit
-Sewing kit
-Hatchet
-Saw
-Small file for sharpening
-Compass
-Multi tool
-First aid kit
-Duct tape
-Thermal blanket
-Hand/Food warmers
-Water bottle/bladder
-Weapon-Ammunition






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KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
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I need to print that out







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TulaneUVA
Virginia Fan
Member since Jun 2005
20059 posts

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Just curious. What's the deal with handwarmers? They are non-resuable and I don't see that being the difference between life or death. Start a fire and problem solved right?





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TigerTatorTots
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
The Rec, Middle Courts- retired
Member since Jul 2009
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Just a small convenience since they are tiny and very light weight...and if for some reason a fire cannot be started. They take up basically zero room so having them vs not having them is pretty much the same.





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SmackoverHawg
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2011
12017 posts

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I keep some seasonings in mine. Salt/pepper/garlic powder and bullion cubes.





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VetteGuy
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Mandeville
Member since Feb 2008
9014 posts

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Have you guys weighed your bags?





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SmackoverHawg
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2011
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quote:

Have you guys weighed your bags?

Mine is about 50lbs. I can tote it miles without difficulty. The girls and wife's bags are about 35 although my oldest can carry more now. She's stout as hell.






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hashbrowns
LSU Fan
Shitholeastan
Member since Nov 2011
2380 posts

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quote:

Just curious. What's the deal with handwarmers?


In a pinch the charcoal in them can also be used to filter water.






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SmackoverHawg
Arkansas Fan
Member since Oct 2011
12017 posts

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We keep plenty of deet, mosquito wear, and mosquito netting in ours.





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brmach
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East Trenton, LA
Member since Aug 2012
369 posts

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I haven't read every word in every post, but there seems to be a lack of fishing gear in most packs. A few feet of 1" gill net and a small package of assorted hooks are light weight but highly useful.





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