Friday 14 December 2012

What's in my Go bag (AKA Bugout Bag/BOB)? - OLD VERSION

Update - 2014 October 15:

While my Go bag is constantly in a state of renewal, rotation, and updating, I've recently been making some pretty major changes/updates to my setup, as I embrace more of the items that technological advances have made possible over the years. Rather than change this post, I'm leaving it here and will be making a new post with photos and additional information sometime in the near future, so I can start to keep a record of how my gear changes over time.

Green Backpack (Go Bag)

Main Compartment
  • LS Flannel shirt
  • XL sarong
  • Reg sarong
  • Deer hide
  • Green wrap fabric (works as shemagh/carrying bundle/dress+++)
  • scarf
  • Camp “towel”
  • Washcloth
  • Swim suit/Trunks
  • Shower curtain/ground cover
  • 8 oz drinking water, sealed
  • Sm. Ikea bag (heavy duty plastic carrying bag made of tarp material)

In Space bag
  • Hosp robe
  • 5' red “silk” strip (
  • 1 bandanna
  • 1 pr fuzzy socks
  • 2 pr boot socks
  • 1 thermal undershirt
  • 1 pr thermal bottoms
  • 1 pr jeans
  • 1 t-shirt
  • 1 sleeveless shirt
  • 1 pr black sweats
  • 1 pr boxers
  • 1 long sleep shirt
  • 1 bar soap

Top Compartment
  • This list
  • Feminine hygiene (pads/tampons/etc)
  • Condoms
  • TP

Middle Compartment
  • mini Big Book (AA basic text)
  • mini dictionary/thesaurus
  • Pens
  • 2 Extension cords

Lower Compartment
  • Candles
  • 1 pair boot laces
  • Luna bars
  • Crank flashlight/radio
  • Survival Knife
  • Flint/magnesium block
  • sharpening stone
  • Lighters
  •  duct tape
  • Sharpie
  • rope
  • Filtering straw

Left Side Pocket
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • wet wipes
  • Lotion
  • Comb
  • Shoe brush
  • Misc toiletries
  • metal cup
  • insta light charcoal tabs
  • aluminium foil
Right Side Pocket
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Mylar blanket
  • nitrile gloves
  • bandages
  • gauze
  • super glue
  • epi pen
  • athletic tape
  • EMT shears
  • Ricola
  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Combat Boots
  • carabiners
  • cartridge belt w/canteen, extra ammo, IFAK, snake bite kit, spare pouches

Monday 20 February 2012

Review - Perdomo Slow-Aged No. 826 Glorioso Maduro - toro (2/10)

According to the Cigars International page, 
"This complex blend results in a deliciously smooth, robust and vivacious flavor with creaminess and coffee-like notes".
They usually don't steer me wrong, but this time, unfortunately, they did in a big way.

The smoke DID light well - Nice and even, and burned and ashed nicely too, but that's about all the good stuff I can say about it.

It started out almost straight pepper! Now, I like strong and spicy cigars, but too many cigar manufacturers seem to think that "ton of pepper, all by itself" = "spicy". Not so, people!!  There are more spices on the rack; Or, at least, there ought to be.

As I had hoped, the full on pepper soon toned down several notches. Sadly, that's all that happened. It just became a decent, but pretty bland, strong cigar, and only that until a little over halfway through, when it just started to taste bad and I had to abandon it.

 No complexities, none of the promised flavours, no creaminess. I guess it was smooth, if, by "smooth", we mean blah. It wasn't harsh after the first 5 minutes or so, at least. 

All in all, rather a disappointment and I won't be buying more of these! Luckily, it was in a sampler, so there was only one of them. I really expected more from Perdomo!

2/10, I'm afraid.

Oh well. That's what samplers are for... To sample. I'll hope for better luck next time.

Friday 27 January 2012

Favourite Quotes

I have decided to start keeping track of quotes I run across that really speak to me.