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Old October 3rd, 2013 #41
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Topic: Survival hunting bow.
This is the Martin Jaguar Take Down Bow. It disassembles easy and fits in a pack. This bow can be had at Cabellas for 129.00. For about 200 they have a kit with all the extras, but I do not recommend this kit as all the extras are of cheapest quality. This bow comes in draw weights from 20 to 55 pounds where as most state hunting regulations require a minimum of 45 pounds for big game like deer. This bow comes only in right hand, or more specifically right eye dominant. For some people dominant hand differs from the favored eye. This would also be a great beginners bow.
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Old October 8th, 2013 #42
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A short discussion on packs. JMHO.

I have reached a point that zippers are no longer acceptable. For the most part zippers are a two handed operation. Ad to that when a zipper makes a 90 degree bend in its path and things then get that much more frustrating. Zippers are loud. Most zippers are made of plastic and plastic shrinks. My last hunt, both my bow case and hunt pack zippers tore out at the seam

Velcro, forget it. Loud, it shrinks and becomes gummed up with debris. Velcro ranks highest in user friendly and one handed manipulation but aside from that I find it a failure.

Leather buckles are both secure a dependable and to some degree, more so than zippers, are one handed and quiet.

More on this pack later.

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I received this pack the other day. After looking this thing over I can tell you that for sure this is absolute quality. I paid twenty bucks for this pack online, and even at a hundred you will not find a better quality pack. Leather straps, metal buckles, canvas with rubber coating, lots of space and external tie downs. The straps and tie downs are reinforced to the pack with metal brackets. There is one zipper, on the inside flap for the map compartment, but it is large and heavy duty and can be operated with one hand. The lumbar strap is low profile on this pack and seems affective because they kept it simple, unlike the ALICE pack that wears raw spots into my back.. This was a surplus pack and arrived smelling like a someone's basement, so I cleaned it up and put mink oil on the leather.
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Old October 8th, 2013 #43
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This bow is everything people say it is when speaking positive. However, after shooting two of them I have developed at least an introductory IMHO. This bow for all its compact design is a wrist slapper, serious. Even with a wrist guard it digs in heavy as the string is released and catches the wrist guard causing unstable flight to the arrow. This does not seem to be a simple case of misappropriation to my own physical design but a concern that is more of a general concern to any given individual. The two people who have lent me their bow to shoot have also complained of the same the same results of wrist slap. Not only did it dig into my forearm black and blue but it slapped the back of my thumb that held the bow causing a nasty sting. The anticipation of this causes apprehension when at the point of arrow release. Holding this bow with a slight bend to the elbow helped as it moved my forearm out of the way a little, but this is at the cost and compromise of shooting form. This bow most certainly will meet its requirements as a survival bow but it is not particularly a fun bow to shoot and therefore practice with this gear is likely to be negated. Keep in mind that this is not a recurve bow but a long bow as the limbs are straight and not curved. In general it is recommended that the hand holding the bow should be relaxed and the fingers nearly limp, but with characteristics of the long bows you might find that you will need to tighten the grip so the bow does not jump forward out of the shooters hand. Your results may vary as no bow fits the same for every person.
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From 1:30 onwards

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Survival Resources.com
Possibly the best and most complete online source out there for gear.
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http://www.survivalresources.com/Pro..._Products.html
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Here is a UK source.
http://www.heinnie.com/
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They're mainly aimed at backpackers it seems like, but I'm considering one just based on what I've been reading about their weight and durability. Anybody have any experience with them?
 
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I posted this up on another thread about oilskin fabrics but I think this deserves to be here as well. Oilskin fabrics: Coats, Tents, Tarps, Scabbards. For water proof and wind resistant plus protective layer against the elements like thorns and cactus. Very durable and with multiple uses as a tool. Good for just about any environment and weather. The most widely recognized coat is the Australian Duster cowboy coat. These videos will show other objects from oilskin material and how to care for them.


This video he is using the Duster coat. I over looked these at first because I am not a cowboy, but practicality is what it is in which case is defined by necessity.

 
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Came across this video during my browsing: The Kjortel, which translates from Swedish as "skirted tunic." Usually made from wool, sort of like an old mountain man's capote. Might be useful sometime when we no longer have access to L.L. Bean or Cabela's. Our ancestors hundreds and thousands of years ago were a lot smarter than most people today think.

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Boreal shirt aka wool Anorak, DIY using a wool blanket. Several videos on line on how to make them. These shirts go for about 300 bucks, but making your own with military wool blanket cuts the cost to about 35 bucks.
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[QUOTE=Ray Allan;2220937]Came across this video during my browsing: The Kjortel, which translates from Swedish as "skirted tunic." Usually made from wool, sort of like an old mountain man's capote. Might be useful sometime

G. Fred Asbell, who is female and not a fred, has some affordable styles to choose from. Many of her models are for archery and therefore have tight fitting sleeves where as the anorak is designed with oversize fit for layering and breathing.
The guy in the vid has some important notes about harnessing groin area heat.
Also just to compare, Anoraks that have pockets, usually oversized for gloves, the pocket material adds extra layer of wool in that region. This is important when there is a chest pocket often seen with this type of outdoor clothing, that extra layer of wool on the chest offers extra insulation to the heart where the rotation of blood starts and ends.
http://http://www.gfredasbell.com/gfa_wool_clothing.php
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...seems lately that when I post a link and check to see if it is working, the response says the link not working. can someone verify. thanks.
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...seems lately that when I post a link and check to see if it is working, the response says the link not working. can someone verify. thanks.
The link isn't working for me, either.
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