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by Trekker Outdoors
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: How to construct a Bow Trap
Replies: 4
Views: 8788

Re: How to construct a Bow Trap

That's pretty cool! I like how you could angle the arrow up higher so if small game sets it off, you're not skewering squirrels. I would imagine you would place this trap along a known large animal game trail.
by Trekker Outdoors
Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Wilderness
Topic: The Nying/Rakovalkea Fire - A full nights burn
Replies: 1
Views: 10841

Re: The Nying/Rakovalkea Fire - A full nights burn

I was surprised how well that actually worked! That thing really kicked out some heat all night.
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Western KS
Replies: 2
Views: 7202

Re: Hello From Western KS

Glad to see you here and look forward to seeing you and "Jumanji" at future Blackthorn classes!
by Trekker Outdoors
Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Blackthorn-USA Courses
Topic: 2014 Course Line Up
Replies: 3
Views: 12227

Re: 2014 Course Line Up

I talked to a lot of people at the gun show about next year's courses and they are plenty excited. If you see a dude show up for training sporting a ESEE-5 knife, you know where he got it from! ;)
by Trekker Outdoors
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: HELLO FROM OLATHE
Replies: 2
Views: 5563

Re: HELLO FROM OLATHE

Hey Mark! Great to see you here.
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan
Replies: 5
Views: 16879

Re: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

Very true, Trekker! Thats why evacuation plans, or bug outs as I call them, are so important. Especially for those who live in areas prone to hurricanes or tsunamis. Having a family plan stating where to meet in the case of an evacuation can really add peace of mind when communications are spotty o...
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan
Replies: 5
Views: 16879

Re: Phillipines - Typhoon Haiyan

There's no amount of prepping that would have allowed someone to shelter in place and ride that one out. You would have to bug out to a safe location.
by Trekker Outdoors
Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: Urban
Topic: Basic list for Urban Planning
Replies: 1
Views: 12265

Re: Basic list for Urban Planning

This is a really good checklist! Thanks for sharing.
by Trekker Outdoors
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 9460

Re: Hello from Kansas

Welcome!
by Trekker Outdoors
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Energy
Topic: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!
Replies: 17
Views: 62350

Re: DIY Solar Air Heating Panel w/pics!

This is a neat idea! I may use this for my shed.
by Trekker Outdoors
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 5955

Re: Ammunition Storage

Strippers and bandoleers with speedloaders are certainly the way to go with 5.56mm ammo. I agree with portability - this isn't the Alamo, all that ammo has to come with you. Or maybe divide up your stash into what is going with you to bugout and limit that to just a few calibers. In my case, I'm onl...
by Trekker Outdoors
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Wichita
Replies: 2
Views: 9172

Re: Hello from Wichita

Welcome! I would agree about FB! It's hard to have a meaningful discussion. You post something in a group, come back 2 days later and you have to scroll 15 pages to find your thread! Forums are much better for "how-to" type of stuff.
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Ammunition Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 5955

Ammunition Storage

I'm interested in seeing how other members of this forum keep ammo for long-term storage. I currently store most of my handgun and shotgun ammo in the original box inside a steel Army ammo can. I know that I could pack a lot more rounds in the ammo can if I get rid of the cardboard boxes, but I keep...
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: CBs
Replies: 2
Views: 13315

Re: CBs

Other than truckers, off-roaders use CB radios to communicate because of their increased range over FRS/GMRS. You can even get some decent range out of a handheld unit that is connected to the vehicle power and a magnetic base mount antenna. The key with CB's is you need to tune the antenna for the ...
by Trekker Outdoors
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Find the best deals on ammo here
Replies: 1
Views: 5412

Re: Find the best deals on ammo here

If you're in the KC area, Academy Sports has 525 bricks of Remington 22LR for $21.99, limit 1 to customer. They also had some 50 round packs that were pretty cheap.

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by Trekker Outdoors
Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning and Preparedness
Topic: Home food storage question
Replies: 11
Views: 17688

Re: Home food storage question

Three things that are really missing from my food preps are hunting/fishing, gardening, and canning. I live in the suburbs of Olathe, so I don't really have much land, about 3/4 acre. I'm looking into buying land, hopefully around the Randolph area because I think the land around Blackthorn-USA is s...
by Trekker Outdoors
Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: First conceal carry
Replies: 6
Views: 8802

Re: First conceal carry

The Defender is a really good choice if you are already accustomed to carrying a 1911. I conceal carry my Colt Commander occasionally and I really like it.
by Trekker Outdoors
Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Fire
Topic: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics
Replies: 9
Views: 13114

Re: The Two Stick Hearth Board w/pics

That is really neat! I may have to try that. I finally got around to playing with that piece of yucca you gave me for a spindle with a cottonwood hearth board. I had a easy ember on my first try! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ucotn4MPphw/UWrw4SQjcCI/AAAAAAAAAF8/1eGMwW8J4dM/s800/IMG_0089.JPG htt...
by Trekker Outdoors
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: BOV Pron (Pics and Links of your own vehicles only)
Replies: 2
Views: 6084

Re: BOV Pron (Pics and Links of your own vehicles only)

I love the K5 Dave! Speaking of BOV's there's probably several of us that are into off-roading and I was thinking of a cool concept for a Blackthorn-USA class. Maybe we could meet for some wheeling at the Tuttle Creek ORV and do some survival training related to using only what you have in your BOV....
by Trekker Outdoors
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: General Preparedness Discussion
Topic: Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics
Replies: 4
Views: 71008

Re: Sterno vs Cheapo - A Candle Test w/pics

I never would have guessed that one! I figured the Sterno "emergency" candle would do better than that. The just goes to show you folks, just because someone puts the "emergency" or "survival" label on something doesn't mean that it is up to the task. I've actually had a similar experience with the ...
by Trekker Outdoors
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Pron (Pics and links of your own firearms only)
Replies: 3
Views: 8145

Re: Firearms Pron (Pics and links of your own firearms only)

Here's a few of my favorites: Kel-Tec PLR-16 https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pFahFVrIjno/UNXlRAuXGfI/AAAAAAABo4w/UY_stbadCo8/s800/DSC_4701_edited.JPG Kel-Tec Sub 2000 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-erEbtngsXPM/UHuCS57EqgI/AAAAAAABoiw/30JkeN7jVJw/s800/DSC_4306_edited.JPG Colt LE6920 & G22 http...
by Trekker Outdoors
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping
Topic: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!
Replies: 9
Views: 17787

Re: Snares, Traps and Deadfalls w/pics!

I like these deadfalls much better than the ones I have learned. I need to come take your class!
by Trekker Outdoors
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Checking In
Replies: 1
Views: 5757

Checking In

Hi, I'm Trekker, owner of Trekker Outdoors. I've been to the Blackthorn-USA B.O.B. course and I'm hoping I can make it out to more courses soon. I've completed both Basic and Advanced Survival courses from The Pathfinder School, so I would be happy to answer any questions about those courses.