myrrph: but does mainstay taste good tho? I watched the urban prepper taste test.. I think same thing over 72 hours is a baaaaaaaaaaaad idea.
Jul 16, 2021 15:16:25 GMT 10
survivalstorehouse: We did a lot of taste tests - its all vanilla shortbread taste - Mainstay was good because it held moisture and so wasn't thirst provoking - but yeah you had to be pretty hungry to enjoy it :-)
Jul 16, 2021 18:08:28 GMT 10
Tri-Polar: I lived off it for a week no dramas. But im also the person who has noodles for breakfast and lunch 6 days a week.
Jul 16, 2021 18:34:30 GMT 10
Joey: I've still got a bunch of the sample food biscuits from survivalstorehouse for members to try, please PM if interested
Jul 16, 2021 18:38:32 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, it's cold, wet, windy here in SA - more to come - welcome to winter!
Jul 16, 2021 19:56:35 GMT 10
myrrph: I have been thinking about savoury long life survival food coz I am not a big fan of sweet stuff. but you're right, the thirst factor is a major point. I've tried making pemmican (and failed) now gonna try hard tack (like at last!).
Jul 19, 2021 13:29:01 GMT 10
myrrph: One good thing about this pandemic, is that it allows me to try all these nice prepping things ^_^
Jul 19, 2021 13:29:24 GMT 10
malewithatail: Also enables one to go over the preps and tidy up the shed.
Jul 19, 2021 14:50:37 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, SA going into a "not a lockdown" lockdown. Yay!
Jul 19, 2021 19:47:28 GMT 10
spinifex: And now SA is in a full Lockdown for 7 days ... toilet paper sold out within hours!! LMAO What the heck is with that behavior??
Jul 20, 2021 17:01:57 GMT 10
Tri-Polar: Plenty of time to do some weeding, since i spent an hour today and barely made a dent. But QLD, so no lockdown. But if we did, ammunition supply is essential, thus still going to work.
Jul 20, 2021 18:23:37 GMT 10
SA Hunter: We've got up to 40mm rain coming next 7 days - another shed clean up is on the cards.
Jul 20, 2021 22:21:35 GMT 10
SA Hunter: People on social media whinging that the shelves at supermarket empty, nothing for them to buy - lessons not being learnt!
Jul 20, 2021 22:23:04 GMT 10
malewithatail: Went shopping today, holes appearing in shelves at wollies. Amazing. get prepped people.
Jul 21, 2021 18:09:12 GMT 10
Joey: Anyone with mates in Talisman Sabre that can hook us up with a box or 2 of US MRE's?
Jul 22, 2021 13:52:51 GMT 10
SA Hunter: 22mm rain so far-more to come.
Jul 22, 2021 22:45:03 GMT 10
Tri-Polar: We been getting the yanks in the shop here, they think the games are some secret hush hush thing.
Jul 23, 2021 19:30:43 GMT 10
Tri-Polar: What an afternoon. 4 hours of trying to set up and position my 4g directional antenna (1hour to drive into town for fittings and back). Sealed up hole and roof. Then realize i forgot to re run my VHF/UHF antenna wire.
Jul 24, 2021 17:49:20 GMT 10
I was recently fortunate enough to win a couple of pouches from Outback Packs and Gear, owned and operated by forum member Joey.
This is a review on one of those pouches, which I have turned into a snake bite kit.
After a recent very close encounter with a brown snake (patting brown snakes on the back isn't recommended) I wanted to make a lightweight, small kit primarily for initial treatment of snakebite. I have a more extensive IFAK already but the size of this sometimes prevents me from carrying it at all times when I'm in the bush. And as I've been reminded, the unexpected happens when it's most unexpected.
This pouch from Joey fits my requirement perfectly. It is an ideal size, it is very well made, it is light, and it zips fully open so you can access the contents easily while it is still on your belt. It uses the molle system but in such a way that a standard belt will easily fit though it. The mesh pocket is the perfect size for trauma shears and the elastic loops hold compression bandages snugly. It's big enough to carry all that's needed for it's intended purpose and small enough to not be a bother when carrying for extended periods.
As with all Joey's work this pouch is well made. I'm very impressed with it.
Ps: thanks for the free whistle Joey. It seems even the commercial snake bite kits forget the fundamental rule of bringing aid to the victim. The whistle is great for attracting attention.
Last Edit: Oct 21, 2018 9:55:27 GMT 10 by frostbite
Post by jonasparker on Oct 22, 2018 3:07:50 GMT 10
Nice little setup. I'd suggest adding an antibiotic ointment (Neosporin), and some sterile Telfa dressings (a dressing goes on a wound, a bandage holds a dressing in place).
You can make your own triangular bandages for a lot less than the pre-packaged ones. Just get the cheapest muslin available at the local fabric shop in a square (if the bolt is 39", then get a 39" length, fold it in half diagonally, then cut along the fold with pinking shears. The lady in the fabric store will probably do this for you. Package in a plastic Zip-Loc sandwich bag.
Time to get the cat a/b licence application submitted, Milspec. Sooner the better, as NSW FAR are way behind on processing applications.
Current delay is over 5 months! I'm informed by someone who is very much "in the know" this is as a result of staff reductions at NSW FAR and prevailing attitude of Liberal / National Government bottom feeders being a giant EFFF You to the Shooters & Fishers and their supporters due to the awesome electoral damage they've caused recently.