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May 5, 2015 at 10:35 pm #40714
a 5 iron.May 4, 2015 at 2:36 pm #40645
Psalms 127: 1
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.May 3, 2015 at 1:27 pm #40608
May I recommend a book titled “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu?May 3, 2015 at 1:26 am #40605
Opium funds Afghanistan.
80% of the worlds opium comes from there.
Do the math.May 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm #40602
First time I read this response.
Your comments on “taking down” Russia demonstrate an ignorance of history.
Russia has one attribute that has defeated enemies continually. Enemies like Hannibal, Napoleon and Hitler that were decimated in the process and still Russia is around.
Russia’s strongest attribute is to lure an enemy in and then outlast the enemy with “DEPRIVATION”.
Russia will just outlast you with weather, scorched earth, sheer will to survive or 12 time zone size, regardless of its political personality, government style or perceived weaknesses.
You grossly underestimate Mother Russia’s history, the people and what they are capable of.April 29, 2015 at 3:48 pm #40522
Cold Steel Kukri-Not impressed as the steel is questionable.
I own one and first time out the edge rolled over. Had to bench grind it out.
Wrote to Cold Steel about it-No response or offer of replacement.
“Caveat emptor” on this one.April 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm #40521
From experience I find that one tool (read knife) does not cover all contingencies, yet being without at least one knife outdoors is sheer folly.
Here is what works for me for an extended time and I certainly agree about traveling light.
1. Spetznatz shovel (with cover) Don’t think so? Try digging a hole with any knife you have. Additionally this shovel is generally light with sharpened edges and the handle can be wrapped in paracord.
I keep one in my car/truck and it has helped me out of some jams.
Oh yeah, you will get into jams too. Just accept it and adapt.
You would be surprised how useful this tool/weapon can be if you ever carry one.
2.A kukri of some kind. (I found this not so necessary if I have a Spentzatz shovel with me.) A kukri is a proven design throughout the ages. Generally these knives are heavy yet necessary for what they can do. The additional small knives that accompany are very useful. Not good for children or older people due to the weight but definitely useful and formidable if you can handle. Check around as there are some lighter kukris like Kabar.
3. Mora field/neck knife. Very practical, light, handy and useful for many daily tasks… as is carrying the
4. Victorinox Spartan model Swiss army knife.
Leatherman has been suggested but I find not much useful if the above are available.
Numbers 1,3 and 4 above would be my minimum carry for any extended stay with #2 as a backup if I could carry.
Hope this helps.March 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm #39605
My experience with Coldsteel is:
1. Very good marketing and sales pitch
2. Poor customer service-I have yet to have them respond to any written communication
3. Questionable steel strength-The blade edge on my Coldsteel machete just rolls over making it virtually worthless until benchground out. I recommend if you have a Coldsteel or any other brand, use it and use it to the extent you might use it in a SHTF scenario. Better to find out what works/fails ahead of time.
Quality in these cases is better than quantity. BTW, quality does not have to be expensive. Try many edged instruments and select the ones that work well for you. I found Kabar Kukri 11 1/2″ machete and Mora 4 1/2 field knife fixed blade,or a AK-47 bayonet (with the steel sheath) have never failed me. These are not the prettiest edged instruments just tried and true.
My everyday carry is a Kershaw 2 1/2″ blade speed assist folder and a large 3 1/2″ blade Benchmade folder. After years of use, none of these 5 have ever failed me. Add in a Swiss Army Spartan and those are my recommendations for SHTF that I want to have with me.
An important feature for all these knives is they fit my hand well. if you are in a SHTF situation, a comfortable edged instrument makes a world of difference.
“You pays your money and you takes your chances.”
Good luck helps too.March 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm #39514
From experience it is still possible to get lost even with a compass.
I recommend taking an actual hiking excursion with someone who knows how to use a compass.
A start would be to find a scoutmaster who is training a scout on use of a compass and just tag along.March 29, 2015 at 3:57 pm #39496
So, at 10-1 rand to US$, R 20000 is $2,000 US and a R $8000 would be $800 US.
Is this math correct?