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by Alkarii
Tue May 11, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Sick Day 2021-05-12
Replies: 9
Views: 111

Re: Sick Day 2021-05-12

Does she look like that when she's about to kiss someone?
by Alkarii
Mon May 10, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Ha! The canteen pouch I ordered arrived. While it is certainly different from the canteen pouches I was issued in basic, it will hold the metal cup with the older metal canteen (not sure how old, but it definitely predates the plastic ones with the drinking valve that connects to a gas mask), and I'...
by Alkarii
Sat May 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I picked up some new stuff at the military surplus store today. Among my purchases are a brand new canteen cup, and an old metal GI canteen that fits inside. I'm going to try to replace the ring that holds on the cap chain, so I can remove the cap if I want to use the canteen to boil water or make c...
by Alkarii
Wed May 05, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I just checked it out again, and I feel like a dope for not realizing this before now: if you put the string behind your head as you put on the poncho, it can keep the front from blowing away from your body, and probably reduce the amount of rain that gets on your legs. Buuuut... I got a wash in wat...
by Alkarii
Wed May 05, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I tried on my poncho today, just to get a look at the thing, and I noticed that there's a string in there, kind of like what would be used for a drawstring, but it isn't set up as one. It's clearly meant to be there, but I have no clue what it's for. I don't recall seeing one on the poncho I was iss...
by Alkarii
Tue May 04, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Naturally Anxious 2021-05-04
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Naturally Anxious 2021-05-04

Yay! We got more Digit! Though, I still don't know what she's been doing beyond working for the school and being friends with Valerie.
by Alkarii
Sun May 02, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

That sounds pretty cool, but I just stuffed everything intp a pouch on my vest on a loooong lanyard. However, my intention isn't to simply go with my first idea. I plan to try several different methods, so I can figure out which works best for me. And I just now realized... I put this "lifeline...
by Alkarii
Sat May 01, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I picked up some stuff today, including a waterproof lighter case. It comes with a lighter in it, and you're supposed to use the classic Bic lighters for it. I'm going to dummy cord the cap to the main part of the case, probably with the #36 bank line I picked up. I had also noticed that a lot of my...
by Alkarii
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Woo! My Gore-Tex bivy arrived! Now I can sleep outdoors in a rainstorm and still be warm and dry. If I order a 4 season sleeping bag and use it in conjunction with the rest of my gear, I could probably sleep in just my skivvies on the coldest nights of the year. The sleeping gear I have so far: a 2 ...
by Alkarii
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Yeah, a comment I saw on the review video for the rucksack I bought stated "buy once, cry once" when referring to the hefty price tag. I'm not sure I like the sheath of the saw, because it doesn't seem to lend itself very well to mounting to a belt or bag, but I think I have an idea for ho...
by Alkarii
Sat Apr 24, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

At the moment, I drive for DHL. Also, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the poncho, sleeping bag, and tarp arrived today. I had gone to the climbing equipment store in Little Rock, and got myself some decent waterproof climbing boots, hiking socks, a few locking carabiners and a ring (though, ...
by Alkarii
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Well, given how there's currently a huge surge in freight that all carriers have to deal with now, the gear I ordered last week (poncho, tarp, sleeping bag, and bivy cover) won't get here until next week. I'm considering just buying all the remaining gear at once so there's only one shipment. Althou...
by Alkarii
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Cleavage Cookies 2021-04-19
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Cleavage Cookies 2021-04-19

The look on Atsali's face in the last panel is great. I wonder if Paul is going to have a difficult time topping that this week...
by Alkarii
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I'm thinking that I might move the pouches that are on my vest onto the straps on my rucksack. This way, I can reconfigure the vest to be more like the FLC I was issued in basic, if I can find rifle mag pouches that have webbing on the front and also have retaining straps over the top. Then, I could...
by Alkarii
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Woo! My vest arrived, and as I suspected, the pouches are removable. I'll enlist my brother's help later to get a proper fit. It has attachment points along the bottom so I can attach a pistol belt or patrol belt of some sort, which is a nice feature. It'd be nice if I could find a decent hydrator p...
by Alkarii
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Roxanne 2021-04-15-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Roxanne 2021-04-15-2021

Opus the Poet wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:19 am In before links to music videos from Sting and the Police.

Don't tell me you didn't think about it. :ugeek:
I'd totally forgotten about that song... But what about that movie with Steve Martin, where he has a long nose?
by Alkarii
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Roxanne 2021-04-15-2021
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Roxanne 2021-04-15-2021

Now I want ice cream... dang it... Speaking of legs, where's Digit? I got to thinking about her because I saw a video about assassin spiders (which I had never even heard of until last night), and now I'm wondering what she would think about them. (The segue being that Digit's a spider, and spiders ...
by Alkarii
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Something similar happened with smaller cats. Shortly after people started storing grain, they eventually noticed that cats were eating the rodents that spoiled the grain, and therefore they would provide water and possibly more food. Though, really, this is more of a case of cats domeaticating them...
by Alkarii
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

Actually, depending on how I set up my tarp shelter, I could use part of it as a ground cloth. Also, one of the things I was planning to put in the videos I mentioned was to show how to spot signs that a potential campsite might be subject to flooding, and also how to make a proper trench around the...
by Alkarii
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5986
Views: 1343790

Re: More Stuff

I actually have that covered: I acquired a surplus military issue self inflating bedroll for, like... $16? You unscrew the valve at one of the corners, and the foam inside expands, letting air into it. Then you close the valve again, and you're good to go! (Make sure to open the valve when you roll ...