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SCORPION'S LOAD-OUT LISTS




It's a combination of prudence and personal preferences. Your preferences will differ.

Standard Survival Load-Out

(loaded in Scorpion every day)

American Red Cross First Responder First Aid Kit
Respirator
Night Owl Explorer Pro 10x Night Vision Scope w/IR Illuminator
Flint
Water-Proof Matches
Cyalume Chem Lights (10 red/10 green)
Parachute Flare Illuminating Rockets (1 white/2 red)
Flashlight and Batteries
Magellan GPS
Plastic Tarp
2 x Severe Duty Water Filtration Units
100’ Parachute Cord
Rigger’s Tape
Military Lensatic Compass
Bushnell 20x50 Binoculars
Knive(s)
Firearm(s)
3 Days of Rations and Water for one.

Standard Camping Load-Out

(Over-night or Expedition Basic)

North Face VE25 Expedition Tent (Summit Series)
North Face Nebula Sleeping Bag(s)
Folding Camp Chair(s)
Coleman Quickbed/Pump
Coleman Roadtrip Grill/Propane Cylinder(s)
North Face Summit Series Jacket Shell with Medium Duty Liner(s)
Cooking Kit (pans/utensils)
Toilet Supplies/Personal Care
(Does not include personal clothing)

Standard Tool Load-Out

(Loaded in Scorpion every day)

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Nice list buddy. I too keep a survival pack in my vehicles.

CAMO BACKPACK
DESCRIPTION LOCATION QTY
230' Nylon line Outside Pocket 1
Small Tea Lite Candle Lantern Outside Pocket 1
Tea Lites Outside Pocket 6
Military Compass Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Signal Mirror Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid Inside Large Outside Pocket of Backpack 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 50
Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 1
Small Brunton Compass Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Leather Boot Laces Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 2
Hand Wire Tree Saw Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
12" Clear Drinking Tube Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Dimaond Sharpener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
P38 Can Opener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Fishing Kit Inside Metal Water Tight Container Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Cotton Cloth Patches Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 20
Folding Sling Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Leather Pouch With Steel Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Bible Inside Large Pocket 1
Collaspable Cooking Grate Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Game Knife Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Poncho Inside Large Pocket 2
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Large Pocket 1
Magnezium Fire Starter Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Large Pocket 1
Screw Hooks Inside Large Pocket 4
Mediam Silva Compass Inside Large Pocket 1
Knife Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
Platapuss Water Container Inside Large Pocket 1
Container Survival Tabs Inside Large Pocket 180
100' Para Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
100' Green Nylon Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
12 x 25 Binoculars in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Small S.S. Folding Shovel in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Folding Diamond Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Roll Galvinized Wire Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Small Camp Axe Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Folding Tree Saw w/ Bone Blade Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Gerber Folding Knife in Sheath Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Saw Handles Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Camel Back Water Drinking System Inside Rear Zippered Pocket 1
Pocket Magnifying Glass Inside Large Pocket 1


CAMO BUTT PACK
Military Camo Wet Weather Poncho Outside Under Butt Pack 1
Black Military Canteen W/ Metal Drinking Cup Outside Side of Butt Pack 1
Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch Inside Canteen Pouch along the Outside Of Butt Pack 1
4" x 4" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
3" x 3" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Med Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Small Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Strips Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Tounge Depressor Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Antiseptic Cleansing Wipe Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 6
Towelette Wipes Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ammonia Inhalant Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Excedrin Extra Strength Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ibuprofen Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Neomycin Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Large Candles Outside Side of Butt Pack In Black Pouch 2
Gerber Head Lamp Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
MRE Peanut Butter Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Black Head Bandana Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Military Medical Pack Outside Side of Butt Pack In Mediam Green Pouch 1
Anthihistamine Inside Military Medical Pack 21
Trioxane Heating Fuel Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 3
Q-Tips Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Razer Blades Inside Military Medical Pack 5
Sewing Needles Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Extra Large Bandages Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Towelette Wipes Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Thera Flu Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Military Medical Pack 4
Green Plastic Military Medical Box Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Chap Stick Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 50
Bottle of Betadine Solution Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
37" x 37" x 52" Camo Muslin Compressed Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
4 x 6 x 7" Camo First Aid Dressing Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 2
2" x 6 yd Camo Compressed Gauze Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
3/4" x 3" Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 18
Military Waterproof Bag Inside Butt Pack 1
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Compact Chain Saw in a Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Fire Cloth Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Camo Face Paint Compact Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
56" x 84" Olive Drab Survival Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Chem Hand Warmers Inside Military Waterproof Bag 4
Pair Of Black Boot Socks in Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Black Wash Cloth w/ Soap In Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bic Lighters Inside Military Waterproof Bag 3
Small Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Bottle of Benadine Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Compact Fishing Kit inside Film Canister Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Cold Steel Knife w/ Sheath Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Multi-Spice Shaker Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Snake Bite Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Aleve Caplets Inside Military Waterproof Bag 150
Instant Chem Cold Pack Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Roll of Gauze Tape Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Max Strength Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Repel 100 Insect Repellent Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Emergency Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Ichthammol Ointment 20% Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
2" x 6yd Gauze Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
MRE Tolite Paper Inside Military Waterproof Bag 5
Brass Fire Starter w/ Flint & Fire Cloth Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Military Surgical Instrument Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Assorted S.S. Instruments Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Povidone-Iodine U.S.P. Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Chromic 00 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 27" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Chromic 0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 36" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
3-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Black Silk 30" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Dermalon 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Blue Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Plain Gut 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture 12" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
6-0 Monosof Sterrial Surgical Suture Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Sterile Surgical Blade Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Ultram Tramadol HCI Tablets 50 mg Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 4
U.S. Army Survival Manual 1992 in Large Zip Lock Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-20 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-30 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pack of Assorted Heavy Duty Sewing Needles Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pocket Deer Skining Guide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Pocket Rand Mc Nally Road Atlas Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1


VEHICLE EXTRAS
Cold Weather Poncho Liner 1
Military Shelter In A Bag 1
Gerber Survival Knife 1
Glock 40 cal 1
Tactical AR-15 1
.223 ammo 1000
.40 15 Round Mags 6
AR-15 30 Round Mag 6
Safariland .40cal Tactical Leg Holster 1
Miltary Pistol Belt 1
AM/FM Shortwave Radio Radio - Handcrank 1
Small Roll-Up Hammock 1
Small Roll-Up Sleeping Bag 1
Small Pack Tent 1
Large Black Backpack 1
Delorm State Maps for AR, LA, MS, OK, MO 4
Miltary Map Case w/ Marker & Night Light 1
Trioane Fuel Bars 10
MRE's 6
Cold Steel Tanto Knife 1
100' Heavy Duty Cord 1
Long Burning Candles 6
Gerber Camp Axe 1
Military Folding Shovel w/ Case 1
Survival Cards 1
Salt 16 oz
Fahitia Seasoning 1
PUR Water Filter 1
Knife Sharpener 1
Spam 2
Mag Light 1
Hiking Boots 1
Compact Folding Tree Saw 1
Gal Bottle of Water 2
 

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Re: Meet the Scorpion (Uphill's Build-Up)

Is the FJ towing a boxcar?
 

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Wait a second Mike and Larry. But especially Mike. Now that is unreal. I have to X2 FJamming on this one. I will just make sure to always go with one of you and I won't have to bring s**t.
 

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Is the FJ towing a boxcar?
Wait a second Mike and Larry. But especially Mike. Now that is unreal. I have to X2 FJamming on this one. I will just make sure to always go with one of you and I won't have to bring s**t.
Hey, Guys. All my stuff fits in a small back pack and Military butt pack. Not much room at all. I tried to have a well thought out kit that is compact. It's not all that bad :D

You should see my my Standard Home Survival List, I think you guys would freek out. I compiled my items over the years for that one. I did think about posting it on Mountainman's thread of survival, but decided not to freak everyone out :)
 

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Re: Meet the Scorpion (Uphill's Build-Up)

As you all will note, SHADOW WARRIOR is prepared!

SHADOW is too modest to quote himself, so I'll post it for him:

 

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RUBBING ISSUES - Nitto Terra Grappler AT 305/70/R17



I know a lot of you have talked about getting 35x17 tires but it's going to require a 6" lift to make that dog hunt. I'm running a (roughly) 3" lift over stock with the DR's. The T/G's are just under 34" and this is what it is like at full lock: (note the contact with the mud-guard mounting)



So I took off the mud guards since the rub was not against the chopped body mount, but against the mud flap rubber:



It clears, but not by much - maybe 1/3 inch. That was the R/F tire. Because of lighting, you can see it more clearly on the L/F tire:



TIGHTENING THE BEADLOCK RINGS ON THE WALKER EVANS WHEELS:

I've put about 600 miles on the new tires and just tightened the Walker Evans Beadlocks for the first time. Each bolt took about 1 turn to click the torque wrench at 20 lbs. The Gorrila lugs were all tight.

NOW AND THEN
The FJ is cool. I like the FJ a lot. But this was my ride --- in another life:



(photo taken at Camp Billy Machim near Nyland, California - between the Salton Sea and the Chocolate Mountains in 1989 prior to the First Gulf War)
So, you were an operator. Thanks!!!

Hey, got any more pictures of your daughter?

Gadget
 

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great list of equipment Mike. I also carry an MSR water filter kit in addition to the tablets (no waiting for the tablets to work). I have the older FM 21-76 US Army Survival field manual (dated Oct 1970) and it's a great reference. I assume you also carry spare batteries. I also carry some change for pay phones. Looks like you already prepped for the Prudhoe Bay to Punta Arenas drive. :bigthumb:

Nice list buddy. I too keep a survival pack in my vehicles.

CAMO BACKPACK
DESCRIPTION LOCATION QTY
230' Nylon line Outside Pocket 1
Small Tea Lite Candle Lantern Outside Pocket 1
Tea Lites Outside Pocket 6
Military Compass Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Signal Mirror Small Black Pouch attached to outside of Backpack 1
Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid Inside Large Outside Pocket of Backpack 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 50
Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid Inside Large S.S. Frying Pan w/ Lid 1
Small Brunton Compass Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Leather Boot Laces Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 2
Hand Wire Tree Saw Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
12" Clear Drinking Tube Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Dimaond Sharpener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
P38 Can Opener Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Small Fishing Kit Inside Metal Water Tight Container Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 1
Cotton Cloth Patches Inside Small S.S. Pot w/ Lid 20
Folding Sling Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Leather Pouch With Steel Shot Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Bible Inside Large Pocket 1
Collaspable Cooking Grate Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Game Knife Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Poncho Inside Large Pocket 2
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Large Pocket 1
Magnezium Fire Starter Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Duct Tape Inside Large Pocket 1
Screw Hooks Inside Large Pocket 4
Mediam Silva Compass Inside Large Pocket 1
Knife Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
Platapuss Water Container Inside Large Pocket 1
Container Survival Tabs Inside Large Pocket 180
100' Para Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
100' Green Nylon Cord Inside Large Pocket 1
12 x 25 Binoculars in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Small S.S. Folding Shovel in Pouch Inside Large Pocket 1
Folding Diamond Sharpener Inside Large Pocket 1
50' Roll Galvinized Wire Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Small Camp Axe Inside Large Pocket 1
Gerber Folding Tree Saw w/ Bone Blade Inside Large Pocket 1
Small Gerber Folding Knife in Sheath Inside Large Pocket 1
Plastic Saw Handles Inside Large Pocket 2
Gerber Camel Back Water Drinking System Inside Rear Zippered Pocket 1
Pocket Magnifying Glass Inside Large Pocket 1


CAMO BUTT PACK
Military Camo Wet Weather Poncho Outside Under Butt Pack 1
Black Military Canteen W/ Metal Drinking Cup Outside Side of Butt Pack 1
Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch Inside Canteen Pouch along the Outside Of Butt Pack 1
4" x 4" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
3" x 3" Sterial Gauze Sponges Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Med Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Adhesive Bandage Small Buterfly Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 10
Adhesive Strips Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Tounge Depressor Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Antiseptic Cleansing Wipe Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 6
Towelette Wipes Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ammonia Inhalant Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 1
Excedrin Extra Strength Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 4
Aspirin Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Ibuprofen Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Neomycin Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Small First Aid Kit in Red Pouch 2
Large Candles Outside Side of Butt Pack In Black Pouch 2
Gerber Head Lamp Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
MRE Peanut Butter Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Black Head Bandana Outside Side of Butt Pack In Small Green Pouch 1
Military Medical Pack Outside Side of Butt Pack In Mediam Green Pouch 1
Anthihistamine Inside Military Medical Pack 21
Trioxane Heating Fuel Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 3
Q-Tips Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Razer Blades Inside Military Medical Pack 5
Sewing Needles Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Extra Large Bandages Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Large Buterfly Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Towelette Wipes Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Small Sewing Kit Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Thera Flu Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Medical Pack 2
Adhesive Bandage Large Inside Military Medical Pack 7
Adhesive Bandage Mediam Inside Military Medical Pack 6
Adhesive Bandage Small Inside Military Medical Pack 4
Green Plastic Military Medical Box Inside Military Medical Pack 1
Chap Stick Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
Water Purification Tablets Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 50
Bottle of Betadine Solution Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
37" x 37" x 52" Camo Muslin Compressed Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
4 x 6 x 7" Camo First Aid Dressing Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 2
2" x 6 yd Camo Compressed Gauze Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 1
3/4" x 3" Bandage Inside Green Plastic Military Medical Box 18
Military Waterproof Bag Inside Butt Pack 1
Auto Fishing Reel Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Compact Chain Saw in a Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Fire Cloth Can Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Camo Face Paint Compact Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
56" x 84" Olive Drab Survival Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Chem Hand Warmers Inside Military Waterproof Bag 4
Pair Of Black Boot Socks in Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Black Wash Cloth w/ Soap In Zip Lock Bag Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bic Lighters Inside Military Waterproof Bag 3
Small Bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Bottle of Benadine Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Compact Fishing Kit inside Film Canister Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Cold Steel Knife w/ Sheath Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Multi-Spice Shaker Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Snake Bite Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Aleve Caplets Inside Military Waterproof Bag 150
Instant Chem Cold Pack Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Roll of Gauze Tape Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Max Strength Triple Antibiotic Ointment Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Bottle of Repel 100 Insect Repellent Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Emergency Blanket Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Tube of Ichthammol Ointment 20% Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
2" x 6yd Gauze Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
MRE Tolite Paper Inside Military Waterproof Bag 5
Brass Fire Starter w/ Flint & Fire Cloth Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Military Surgical Instrument Kit Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Assorted S.S. Instruments Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Alcohol Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Povidone-Iodine U.S.P. Prep Pad Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Chromic 00 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 27" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Chromic 0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Gut 36" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
3-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Black Silk 30" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Dermalon 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture Blue Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Plain Gut 5-0 Sterrial Surgical Suture 12" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
6-0 Monosof Sterrial Surgical Suture Nylon 18" Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 1
Sterile Surgical Blade Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 2
Ultram Tramadol HCI Tablets 50 mg Inside Military Surgical Instrument Kit 4
U.S. Army Survival Manual 1992 in Large Zip Lock Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-20 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Thompson Self Locking Steel Snare OS-30 Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pack of Assorted Heavy Duty Sewing Needles Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Pocket Deer Skining Guide Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1
Small Pocket Rand Mc Nally Road Atlas Inside Military Waterproof Bag 1


VEHICLE EXTRAS
Cold Weather Poncho Liner 1
Military Shelter In A Bag 1
Gerber Survival Knife 1
Glock 40 cal 1
Tactical AR-15 1
.223 ammo 1000
.40 15 Round Mags 6
AR-15 30 Round Mag 6
Safariland .40cal Tactical Leg Holster 1
Miltary Pistol Belt 1
AM/FM Shortwave Radio Radio - Handcrank 1
Small Roll-Up Hammock 1
Small Roll-Up Sleeping Bag 1
Small Pack Tent 1
Large Black Backpack 1
Delorm State Maps for AR, LA, MS, OK, MO 4
Miltary Map Case w/ Marker & Night Light 1
Trioane Fuel Bars 10
MRE's 6
Cold Steel Tanto Knife 1
100' Heavy Duty Cord 1
Long Burning Candles 6
Gerber Camp Axe 1
Military Folding Shovel w/ Case 1
Survival Cards 1
Salt 16 oz
Fahitia Seasoning 1
PUR Water Filter 1
Knife Sharpener 1
Spam 2
Mag Light 1
Hiking Boots 1
Compact Folding Tree Saw 1
Gal Bottle of Water 2
 

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Re: Meet the Scorpion (Uphill's Build-Up)

Hey, Guys. All my stuff fits in a small back pack and Military butt pack. Not much room at all. I tried to have a well thought out kit that is compact. It's not all that bad :D

You should see my my Standard Home Survival List, I think you guys would freek out. I compiled my items over the years for that one. I did think about posting it on Mountainman's thread of survival, but decided not to freek everyone out :)

You all should see his freakin' closet, what a mess. I know you all would freak out:rofl:
 

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You all should see his freakin' closet, what a mess. I know you all would freak out:rofl:
Haha....:)
 

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As you all will note, SHADOW WARRIOR is prepared!

SHADOW is too modest to quote himself, so I'll post it for him:

:lol: what can I say, I don't like to depend on anyone for handouts :D
 

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Are those Pelican cases in the back or another brand?

- SK
They're Pelicans. I've modularized my load outs by Pelican Case for the most part (unless we're talking a lot of misc large camping gear). The yellow case, for example is the "rescue case" with ARB Snatch Block, winch/towing strap, etc. There are a couple of black cases, each is marked with a different pattern of reflective red 3M tape depending on the contents so I can tell which is which very quickly.
 

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To Snatch or not to Snatch
(comments on Snatchblock usage and winching - not WENCHING)







This is only to reinforce the body of knowledge already on the forum and to add some personal thoughts to the subject of using a winch with a snatchblock. I refer the reader to the following excellent threads on the Forum:

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...-you-ever-wanted-know-about-winches-beer.html (SILVERDUSK)

http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/foru...394-snatch-blocks-synth-lines.html#post348121 and http://www.adventure4x4.net/waiting/showthread.php?t=75&highlight=snatchblock(HIGHBEAMS)


...and I'm sure I'm missing others that are equally valuable.

(A) "Snatch block" is a specific type of block. A "block" is a "sheave", which is a wheel with a grooved edge to hold the rope or cable, combined with an axle or pin, side plates and a means of attaching it to something, typically a hook or shackle. Blocks are used in "block & tackle" combinations using multiple sheaves and two block assemblies, to increase mechanical advantage. A "snatch block" is a specially-designed block which is used to "snatch" loads or anchors, and is designed so that the side plate can be opened or swung away for the easy insertion of a loop of rope or cable without having to thread a bitter end through the side plates, and can thus be inserted anywhere in the cable without having to remove the load first to change the direction of the cable pull.http://www.dodgepowerwagon.com/glovebox/snatch.html

I was speaking with a friend who was telling me how he intended to use his newly purchased snatchblock - no he wasn't a forum member- and it concerned me. He didn't buy an FJ, however there are a lot of people new to off-roading who buy FJ's so this may apply to you if you're in that category.

He'd never used one before and hand grand ideas for it's employment. The way he discussed it with me, the snatchblock was cloaked with magical powers and he spoke of doubling or trippling up the snatchblock (can be done with care under some circumstances) in ways that would cause problems for him. So let's just discuss the ABC's.

You are applying a lot of force to the block and the anchor when you are only changing the direction of force for the pull. The amount of force applied to the snatchblock is dependant upon the angle between the incoming line (to winch) and the anchor line (to tree)! The total load on a block can be as much as twice the load applied. The maximum force on the block comes when the two lines are parallel to each other.

Let's assume you're stuck and the angle you need to pull is not "straight". Time for your snatchblock. So you break out your tree saver, rig your line to a large tree and begin to pull. For each pound of winch force applied, the snatch block will be under roughly twice the load, while the line strain will be equal to the line pull. So if you apply a full 9,000 pounds of pull, you are putting 18,000 pounds of stress on the block/anchor. (depending on the angle of pull)

Change the scenario and you now attach the end of the strap back to your rig (double lining). Does this change the dynamics of the situation? Yes. The load on the line is cut in half because two lines are now carrying the load. (makes sense, right?) The load on the lines are now not 9,000 pounds, but 4,500 pounds but the load on the snatchblock is still 9,000 pounds. This is usually the best technique if you don't need to change direction on the line while pulling.

If your winch over-stresses your snatchblock because the snatchblock is not in good repair, you have a potentially dangerous missile that can kill. If you're using a well made, properly rated snatchblock, your electric winch will likely shut off before it overloads the line because of safety features built in. However if it does not, you have a problem.

So take some time to break it out and practice with it under controlled circumstances BEFORE YOU GET STUCK AND NEED IT. That day when you wanted to go on a run and everyone flaked on you and there you are, all dressed up and nowhere to go -- this isn't a bad time to break out all of your rescue gear and just play with it, gently, no stressful circumstances, no emergency. Once you're comfortable with it, you'll be ready to use it effectivly help yourself and your trail buddies.
 

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Re: Meet the Scorpion (Uphill's Build-Up)

Where did I just read that the average winch pull in mud or rock with a full size suv is rarely over 3500 lbs. I can't remember if it was on the forum or bill burke or a magazine, but they did testing with a peak and average force measuring device.

You are right about the pulley mechanichs. I deal with this daily with technical climbing/rescue equipment. You have to be carefull and really think things through. Thanks for this post.
 

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When last I posted, the topic was WINCHING:




SCORPION winches AIR2AIR's UberFJ back into its bay for final assembly.



Jason Demello is very happy to see light at the end of the tunnel with the AIR2AIR rig and demonstrates his enthusiasm.



I asked when the new Demello rear bumper will be available.
In this picture, Jason is getting ready to slap me with his gauntlets
and he tells me to walk outside and read the sign on the side
of the building.



Never mind :worried: I think I'll keep the stock rear bumper.
 

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Apologies if the following offends.

Not really the best winching technique there. Showing a pic of you standing beside the winch line under load is not a good thing.

- SK
 

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Apologies if the following offends.

Not really the best winching technique there. Showing a pic of you standing beside the winch line under load is not a good thing.

- SK
Probably barely any "load" at all. Car in neutral but they're too lazy to push.
 

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Probably barely any "load" at all. Car in neutral but they're too lazy to push.
I wasn't lazy, Tony! I put the winchline on Todd's rig and pushed the button. That took "some" effort.:cowsmile:
 
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