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These are great ideas for Go Kits, not only for Overland use but for ARES as well! I keep a FT-60R on my backpack that I carry about 90% of where I go.

@Sarge368 Where did you get your slimjim from? I've been wanting to pick up one for emergency and possibly SOTA use.
 

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These are great ideas for Go Kits, not only for Overland use but for ARES as well! I keep a FT-60R on my backpack that I carry about 90% of where I go.

@Sarge368 Where did you get your slimjim from? I've been wanting to pick up one for emergency and possibly SOTA use.
@TerryD I bought mine on eBay but looking just now it appears they are not sold there. A little research (finding my original receipt from 7 years ago) brought me to About This is the same person I bought mine from. If you read his bio you will see why. I have been very pleased with the antenna and the price is great.

Update: I posted this from the iPad app and saw that it had a link but didn't show the web address/name. Here it is Ed's Antennas Ed Fongs Antennas is what you would search for.
 
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@TerryD I bought mine on eBay but looking just now it appears they are not sold there. A little research (finding my original receipt from 7 years ago) brought me to About This is the same person I bought mine from. If you read his bio you will see why. I have been very pleased with the antenna and the price is great.
Thanks! I'll try to get in touch with them. It looks like their store is closed out though.
 

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N9TAX.com sells roll up slimjim antennas. He has a youtube channel that's pretty good as well.

I've got 2 of those EDFONG Roll up antennas. I've gotten great performance out of them. Even on GMRS and MURS I get good SWRs out of the HAM version.
 
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Thanks! I'll try to get in touch with them. It looks like their store is closed out though.
They are up and running you just can't order through the store. Here is what he says on the main page of his website.

"Ordering Information - At this time we offer 7 antenna models. We also offer custom tuned antennas for no charge. You must order direct by emailing me. We do not have the STORE turned ON here since I need to correspond with you to make sure we have your order correct. The following are the models we presently offer and their prices. We accept payments via personal check or Paypal. Please email or call and we can send you an invoice. We ship USPS flat rate and you pay the actual amount. We only ship in the US. "
 
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This thread inspired me. Threw A go bag together with a cheap "murse" i cleared out of my Jeep.

HT1000 with handmic and spare battery. Programed for some local GMRS and HAM repeaters along with some.simplex stuff.

In the bag

FRS radio i can toss to someone to use with spare batteries.

Cheap dual bander for general use with a spare battery.

Roll up EdFong Jpole and some string to get it into a tree.
 

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This thread inspired me. Threw A go bag together with a cheap "murse" i cleared out of my Jeep
I've got a "murse" too that would make a good commo go bag.
I have a couple M3 Field medic bags, used 1 as a "manly" diaper bag when my kids were younger.
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How do you like the solar charger? I would like to add something like that to my kit.
I have one of the Goal Zero Guide 10 mini foldable chargers. I have had it for about 8 years and it's held up well for a lot of miles in my backpack, driftboat and rigs. It's nice to have but it does take a little time to fully recharge devices. The handy part is it has a set of 4 rechargeable AA batteries in a holder that doubles as an LED flashlight. I combine this with a small emergency USB power bank and rotate what is being charged. I have never been without power, even on a week long trip.

This is like mine.

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