What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Treesuit » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:12 am

NNF,

Yes, it can be done and you are right it will be slower if you are trying to heat water or rations. Like I mentioned before the cable-ing and pin connections are the biggest problem. I am dealing with the thought of trying to "jury rig" something together where the pin connectors fit on the front face of the heater and something can be plugged into a cigarette lighter. That way I won't have to fasten something directly to the batteries. I hope that helps....

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Name_not_found » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:50 pm

Treesuit that does help some.

I would be even happier if you had said you had just tested it and it worked, but this is close enough

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by housil » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:23 pm

Name_not_found wrote:Treesuit will it run on 12v like housils will?

or need 24v
Just to make sure, mine also runs with 24V as my car is a military one.

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Name_not_found » Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:52 pm

housil wrote:
Name_not_found wrote:Treesuit will it run on 12v like housils will?

or need 24v
Just to make sure, mine also runs with 24V as my car is a military one.
You guys with your military vehicles, very lucky :mrgreen:

They are both intended to run off 24V. I understand this part but dont have a 24v system.

I have confirmed that the older (housils) version can run off of 12v. It just heats a little slower but plenty hot.

The newer one i was told by several users that it wont work at all on 12v.

Treesuit says it will so i may just have to pick one up and test it

Worst case ill put it in my kitchen as the new coffee pot running off an inverter
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by housil » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Name_not_found wrote:
I have confirmed that the older (housils) version can run off of 12v. It just heats a little slower but plenty hot.

The newer one i was told by several users that it wont work at all on 12v.
My "older" one has just a resist wire inside that´s heats up when ever connected to any electrical source.

The newer one (called RAK 15) has a built-in intelligent sensor that turn off the whole device to protect the power source
when the source is <22V so you are right, it will not work at 12V.
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Name_not_found » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:23 pm


My "older" one has just a resist wire inside that´s heats up when ever connected to any electrical source.

The newer one (called RAK 15) has a built-in intelligent sensor that turn off the whole device to protect the power source
when the source is <22V so you are right, it will not work at 12V.
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Thank you housil

Although i checked that site i missed that page
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Treesuit » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:19 pm

NNF,

I'm sorry I was not more clear. I have not tested my heater at all since I received it with my jeep. I have seen the Youtube video and that's it. My jeep is currently under restoration and in several pieces.

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Name_not_found » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:19 pm

Treesuit wrote:NNF,

I'm sorry I was not more clear. I have not tested my heater at all since I received it with my jeep. I have seen the Youtube video and that's it. My jeep is currently under restoration and in several pieces.
No worries :)

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Treesuit » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:56 pm

Well getting the topic back on track..does anyone use a hatchet or axe in their kit or vehicle. If so, does it come in handy? Or is it rather useless. A hatchet I could see if your have it lashed to your BOB/rucksack/backpack/Etc. It could come in handy for chopping wood, kindling, pounding things and so forth. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a good one that doesn't cost a fortune.

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by housil » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:24 am

Treesuit wrote:does anyone use a hatchet or axe in their kit or vehicle. If so, does it come in handy? Or is it rather useless.
Not yet, but if I´ll get me one like this:
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not because it´s so a great gadget but it´s genuine German Army. It´s 2lbs of weight and you can even pull out nails with it.

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