Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:55 PM
A survival kit can be pocket-size or considerably larger, depending upon the needs of each individual or situation.
recommend maintaining a survival kit in each of these places:
One survival kit for each outdoor sportsperson (camper, hiker, hunter, skiier, etc...)
One survival kit for each motor vehicle
One survival kit for each household
Here is a list of suggested items that should be included in a basic survival kit:
Matches (Waterproof matches or matches in a waterproof container)
Reflector or hand mirror (for signalling)
Tube of antibiotic ointment
Lightweight space blanket
Brightly colored (orange or yellow) plastic garbage bag
A motor vehicle survival kit should add these items:
Enough sleeping bags or blankets for everyone in the vehicle
A basic first-aid kit
A reasonable supply of emergency water
A reasonable supply of emergency food
A flashlight with fresh batteries
Candles and matches
A saw or an axe
A basic automotive tool kit
A home survival kit should add these items:
A larger supply of food which can be eaten without the need for heat or electricity
A larger supply of drinkable water
A fully equipped first-aid kit
At least two flashlights and maintain a supply of fresh batteries
A supply of candles and matches
A fire extinguisher
A good supply of other necessities, such as prescription medicines
If possible, a secondary heat source, such as a wood stove or a kerosene heater -- along with a good fuel supply
Posted 17 July 2004 - 11:05 PM
Posted 17 July 2004 - 11:08 PM
Posted 28 July 2004 - 08:55 PM
Posted 29 July 2004 - 01:43 PM
Its great because if its just a puncture wound use the fix a flat, let it set up and then you'll have the pump also.
I'd imagine in a bad situation you might have to drive over something that could flatten a tire...
Posted 05 August 2004 - 08:23 PM
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Posted 28 November 2005 - 06:32 AM
Everything From water, shelter, food, weapons, combat, power, and medicine have been touched upon. I propose a thread dedicated to these things. We all have our own ways to survive whats yours ?
Ive got a Ton of information Some Cut and paste some links
Some personall information of ways to survive .
Skills and Mindset are your two greteast assets.
Lets Develop them..
On Topic Discusion.....!
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:03 AM
Confrontaions with your fellow man.
For the pupose of this discussion lets asume the shit has hit the fan
And our society has fallen appart around us.
In a survival situation we need to prioritize our list of things to do.
First question how prepared am I ?
How long will the situation last.
What is the situation?
What do we have stocked up? Water food amunition?
How was it all stored?
Do we have the skills needed to bug out to a secluded
Semi secure Location where we can avoid detection?
How many other peoploe have thought of the same place as we did?
Did we stash food water weapons out in this area ahead of time?
Do we remeber where we put them ??? :)
Shelter What time of year is it for weather?
Do we have maps and a compas WITH the knowledge reguried to use them?
Do we know the skills neede for an extended stay?
Can we tie knots make cordage from plants and animals
Do we know how to design traps and snares for animal huntig?
How about for personal defense?
These are some of the things were going to answer on this one
Put your thinking caps on guys and ladies.....
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:30 AM
recognizing the threat potential.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:31 AM
Water is one of your most urgent needs in a survival situation. You can' t live long without it, especially in hot areas where you lose water rapidly through perspiration. Even in cold areas, you need a minimum of 2 liters of water each day to maintain efficiency.
More than three-fourths of your body is composed of fluids. Your body loses fluid as a result of heat, cold, stress, and exertion. To function effectively, you must replace the fluid your body loses. So, one of your first goals is to obtain an adequate supply of water.
There are multipile ways to get watter.
Depending on your situation will decide which method you use.
First in your survival kit do you have 3 or 4 dry cleanrs plastic bags ?
I like these because there super light and pack encreadably small.
Can be used to catch rain watter or to shelter you from water.
You can make a soloar still with them which is what ill outline here.
A solar still is esentialy a cold finger extrator.
Dig a shallow depresion in the ground 10 inches deep 2 feet around .
Put your collection cup bowl tin can in the center of the pit .
Stretch a single layer of plastic over the hole in the ground.
Place rocks sticks etc around the edges of the plastic and try to seal it down to the ground well even cover the outer edges with dirt , ya got plenty dug up allready. Place a small stone in the middle of the plastic so it sags down in the midle over your cup. As the sun heats the ground under the plastic the water in the soil evaporates honenses on the plastic and runs down into your cup . If you see you have very litle water forming put abought 2 inches of fresh green leaves in the bootom.
The water that you get from this is pure 100% distiled water.
You could make water from posion ivy leaves and be fine.
Any one else got ideas and or skills to add ?
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:45 AM
Know If and when it is time to bug out to your backup location.
Know what you need to be prepaired.
Now mind you guys im not right wing or left for that matter.
Just a guy with a stong desire to survive
FREE OF A PRISON
No matter what form of prison it is
Be it Martial law Terror Or economic collapse
The Latter being of my most serious concern
As it will more then likely precurse the other two.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:49 AM
Its an old thread but still a good one hip..
lets revive it..
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:50 AM
let's say we were in new oreans right before katrina hit.
what steps would one need to take ?
Posted 28 November 2005 - 07:52 AM
if it's open
then post to it
add to it
comment on it, etc.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 08:04 AM
provided my house wasnt washed away. But for conversations sake lets say my home was washed away. And I was stranded in orleans .
First on a list if things to do would be procure a small boat of some type. Then Proced to loot everything I needed to survive. Light bulbs batteries from cars a car stereo for news , If I could find some tools and a lawn mower steal an alternator from a car and make a small 12 volt generator for power . plenty of gas around to aquire. Loot food move from shelter to shelter loot a scanner to keep an ear on the athoritys. And weight it out for a few weeks.
Simply put what ever it took for me to survive in an urban enviroment.
Posted 28 November 2005 - 10:25 PM
water purification tablets
one of those little fire starting kits which is some flint on a block of magnesium
roll of TP or paper towels (or both if you got the room)
$20 bill folded up small.
emergency stash of herb to get you through the emergency? :D
Posted 30 November 2005 - 08:55 AM
too dangerous, police and gangsters shooting anyone on the streets.
or perhaps it's un-safe outside due to toxins, radiation.
or your house is surrounded by deep water and you cannot swim,
Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:03 AM
Great thread. Makes me feel like I need to stock up on survival items. I'm not very prepared.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 09:30 AM
even heard of a corn-burning stove,
burns feed corn for heat
and you can still use the 'ash' as animal feed,
burns about a bushel a day