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originally posted by: Maxatoria
Carry a walking stick with you perhaps as they say "speak quiety and carry a big stick"
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
Ok guys I am a total amature at this sort of stuff but I could do with some advice.
To give you a bit of background, I travel around the city quite a lot, I travel on the bus daily, I walk every where and so on, very often then I find myself in public in situations where i think "dam I wish i had that on me......" for example dam i wish i had a rain coat with me or a little extra charge for my phone, a fist aid kit and so on.
So I have been thinking about this this for a little while and I have decided to put together a bag of stuff that could come in handy, not quite a Bug out bag more of a Every day care (EDC) bag but with some survival gear as well. So I have a decent bag firstly, I have put a first aid kit in it, I have also put together a electronics bag and another bag that has that dam rain coat in it as well as some other stuff. I carry around a back pack every day, and I think its about time I actually had contents that I use some of that empty and not just have it to save me 5p for a plastic bag at the shops.
But I need advice on the "prepper-stuff", I am by no means thinking a 72 hour bag because with having to carry some stuff for work so that is just not going to happen. I am more looking the kind of stuff i might need should the bus brake down and I am stranded (happened to me a few times) in the middle of the country side so I could get myself either home to to some kind of shelter.
I also need some advice on personal defence stuff, I am able to take care of myself and I think that if i did need to resort to using some kind of weapon then the proverbial really would have it the fan pretty hard so there might not be much help having a weapon, but all the same i would like some peace of mind. My brother was mugged a few months ago and I would just like some limited protection even just as a deterrent. Nothing lethal.
The problem though seems to be that if you read between the lines under UK law it seems like having something on you for personal protection indicates intent and as such if i were to use it i could be committing a criminal act. Additionally having almost any kind of pointed object now also seems to be a crime (apparently its not even possible to carry around a every day multi-tool unless i can prove I need on).
Anyway just some general advice on these points would good.
EDIT: Any advice on any other kind of gear you guys think i should have would be really good to, just remember I am not going to be wanting to take a tent with me every time i leave the house