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Bug Out On A Budget: Is It Soup Yet?? Pt 1
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 Posted: Sat Mar 21st, 2015 04:34 PM
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Here we go again Folks.....

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 Posted: Sun Mar 22nd, 2015 01:00 AM
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Couldn't agree more on sampling the food beforehand. I take a couple MREs on short weekend hunting trips when I don't want to do any cooking. Chicken Pesto Pasta was just down right nasty. OTOH, the maple sausage breakfast one was down right savory. I now shop for the ones I like. Prices range from $6 to $8 depending upon the shop. Fortunately the $6 shop also sells reloading components and guns.



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mortis, after reading some of your back issues, i wanted to suggest you try to look at this shovel
http://www.coldsteel.com/Product/92SFS/SPECIAL_FORCES_SHOVEL_W_SHEATH.aspx

its a great shovel, and a decent hatchet. To be honest, nothing digs easier or faster than a sharp shovel, and when you are in the woods, and have to go - this makes a hole quickly and efficiently so it dosn't keep you waiting

im sure it would make a decent weapon like cold steel claims, but i get much more use out of it as a shovel/hatchet

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:15 PM
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CenterPoint wrote:
mortis, after reading some of your back issues, i wanted to suggest you try to look at this shovel
http://www.coldsteel.com/Product/92SFS/SPECIAL_FORCES_SHOVEL_W_SHEATH.aspx

its a great shovel, and a decent hatchet. To be honest, nothing digs easier or faster than a sharp shovel, and when you are in the woods, and have to go - this makes a hole quickly and efficiently so it dosn't keep you waiting

im sure it would make a decent weapon like cold steel claims, but i get much more use out of it as a shovel/hatchet


Centerpoint....

Thanks for your comments....

If I was going that way, I'd me more prone to go with the old M1910 T-Handle shovel the GI's used before the folding the folding head shovel came into supply system.

Now that Cold Steel shovel is basically a copy of the old Soviet Bloc E-Tool and can be found here and there in surplus stores/sites.

Now considering my Blog is about being cheap... try this:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/3-red-rock-outdoor-gear8482-wood-handle-shovels?a=1727239

Good reviews and three (3) for almost half of the price of one (1). And any E-Tool can be sharpened. :wink:

One thing I did learn in my years in the field.... take the dump, then dig the hole and scrape it off into it then cover up using the covering dirt to insure the shovel is cleaned of foul waste.

More than once the hole was not wide enough, or a couple times deep enough. (Not going there) Especially in a bowel emergency!!:sad: OR.... you just miss the hole completely in the dark!!

Thanks for commenting once again... hopefully another will see and learn.



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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:17 PM
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Ozark Ed wrote:
Couldn't agree more on sampling the food beforehand. I take a couple MREs on short weekend hunting trips when I don't want to do any cooking. Chicken Pesto Pasta was just down right nasty. OTOH, the maple sausage breakfast one was down right savory. I now shop for the ones I like. Prices range from $6 to $8 depending upon the shop. Fortunately the $6 shop also sells reloading components and guns.

Ed,

You might like Part 2 of this portion of the Blog... I get even cheaper.....LOL



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I've noticed many canned meats and fish are available in pouches now. Besides the weight savings, you can burn pouch in next fire or tear into pieces, for burying, less sign left behind. A raid of KFC or your local chicken place's condiment bar, give you the standards plus butter, honey, jam, and wet wipes.



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RobertMT wrote:
I've noticed many canned meats and fish are available in pouches now. Besides the weight savings, you can burn pouch in next fire or tear into pieces, for burying, less sign left behind. A raid of KFC or your local chicken place's condiment bar, give you the standards plus butter, honey, jam, and wet wipes.

Robert...

Good eye..!!!! :thumbs:

Always buy the oldest Best Date on the shelf....:wink:



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I buy tons of canned salmon/sardines....Best buy date this week was 2018 and 2019...It's high in calories per can...contains healthy fats and protein and you can just eat it out of the can alone or with a few crackers....No cooking required. I eat bones and all...Drink the juice....It's GOOD FOR YA! Potted meat has a very long expiration as does sardines...Potted meat is extremely high in fats and calories.

As for the old C rats...I preferred em to MRE's and loved the green ham and eggs best...Earlier ones had ham and Lima beans....A real "DELI in a can"!!

Jungle training in Panama and FFL Survival school in French Guyana I ate dog/monkey and several snakes....Parrots and anything else we could get out hands on. The FFL boys were tough!...99% of em were not FRENCH at all LOL!



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Actually gained weight during survival but when you are skin and bones you cannot lose much--lol. Be weight conscious on those MREs. Remove the boxes and tape just the contents on the pack. Polar Pur tabs or Iodine will do a lot and are very small compared to a trail pump filter.



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