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06/23/20 10:27 PM Summer Every Day Carry (EDC) by TeacherRO

What have you added to your kit? What do you wish you had?

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06/23/20 10:24 PM Cash is king by TeacherRO

One unpopular opinion -- I don't both with mercury dimes or any thing like that. Modern us currency is (and will be ) widely accepted. Carry cash.

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06/22/20 09:24 PM An Electrifying Post by hikermor

In days of old, lighting equipment in the woods and on the trail was simple. You had a two cell flashlight with D batteries and if you planned ahead, spare batts.

Nowadays, there are lots of options - different, smaller but brighter lights, different battery chemistries, and all sorts of options. It is even more complex with the adoption of the cell phone and other critical electronics. your cell is also your camera, your timepiece, and a whole lot of other useful functions. It is something you want to keep charged while in the back woods.

Time for the power bank, a big batteries whose electrons can be downloaded into the device of your choosing, provided you have planned ahead. Over time, I have acquired quite a few, as I am sure many of us have. they all will replenish my cell phone, and also my headlamps. all that I have encountered sport a flashlight as a secondary function, so I also have backup lighting. One will even work as a hand warmer. The great advantage is that I can allot my spare electrons to either the cell phone or the light, as the situation demands.

One of my faves is a Goal Zero Mini Lighthouse, original version, whih is a very capable general illumination lantern, with replaceable GZ proprietary 3000 Mah rechargeable batteries. Tuck in an extra battery or two, or perhaps a solar panel, and I have as much electricity as I want.

The next step is to include a rechargeable GPS device into the system. I am sure others are exploring the potential in this new and evolving technology. What do you find useful and worthwhile?

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06/12/20 04:38 PM Disaster Preparedness Tokyo by Jeanette_Isabelle

I'm reading Disaster Preparedness Tokyo which is available in English.


It does have some information specific to Japan. However, even that can easily be adjusted to where ever you are in the world.

It's easy to read, and there are helpful illustrations on every page. Some information can be applied to other disasters besides earthquakes.

Jeanette Isabelle

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06/10/20 02:02 AM Water Purification by GoatMan

I was reading on Ready.gov recently and read something that caught me by surprise. On the page that talks about water storage and purification, it discusses boiling, chlorination and distillation. The last paragraph under Chlorination, it states:

"Other chemicals, such as iodine or water treatment products sold in camping or surplus stores that do not contain 5.25 or 6.0 percent sodium hypochlorite as the only active ingredient are not recommended and should not be used."

Products like Katadyn Micropur MP1 contains:
Sodium Chlorite 6.4%
Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate 1.0%

Potable Aqua contains:
Tetraglycine Hydroperiodide 6.68%

Aquamira contains:
Chlorine Dioxide 2.0%
Phosphoric Acid Activator 5.0%

** What do you all think of Ready.gov's statement as it pertains to these products?

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