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Survivalism 101

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posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 01:35 AM
Here's teh list for those of you too lazy to download and listen to the podcast:

(learned from watching television and movies)
luxury items that people won't be able to get used to not having
stuff that won't easily be produced
items that are scarce
items that are important to survival

-weapons(rifles, swords, knives, handguns, etc)
-fuel/butane gas bottles, etc..
-gas burner cookers
-equipment to cook food using logfires
-equipment to MAKE a logfire (axe, flint (thing you use to make sparks), small spade to dig hole)
-tinned food
-freeze-dried food
-2-minute noodles
-salts, herbs and spices to improve food flavour and preserve food
-bottles that can hold water
-water purification equipment
-communications equipment
-lighting equipment (candles, torches, matches, cigarette lighters, glow sticks, flares, etc)
-hand-driven battery chargers
-diesel generators
-motorbike parts
-truck and car parts
-tins/bottles of compressed air, co2, oxygen, nitrous oxide, etc..
-fishing equipment (rods, fishing wire, lures, nets, harpoons, etc)
-medical supplies
-topographical maps
-chocolate, biscuits, chips, etc.
-vitamin pills
-knife/blade SHARPENERS
-hemp seeds (for medicinal purposes as well as for making hemp)
-soap & antibacterial liquids
-aluminium foil, plastic bags, rubber bands, glad wrap
-thermal blankets
-clean underwear
-shoe repair kits
-bibles, technical manuals, road maps, atlases, bilingual dictionaries
-tyre repair kits
-hand sewing kits

I also forgot to add PORN and PROPHILACTICS to this list.
Nothing would suck more than to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere all alone and have nothing to keep you company, or to be made pregnant when you are trying to focus on feeding yourself (let alone being able to feed two people). So both of these will be of some value, no matter how obscure it may seem. (Watch out in the future for NrKy, the porn and condom dealer of the post-apocalyptic world of MegaTokyo.

[edit on 14/3/2006 by nrky]

posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 09:17 AM
Thank you, dear! I'm listening now, but the list for the lazier among us helps so much! It looks so good and comprehensive!

I'd just like to add a few, after scouring the websites about the Great Depression.

shoes (Especially Men's - as they walked a lot to get work, food, etc)
Canned (tinned) tobacco and papers
Flour, baking powder and baking soda (for making bread)
Fabric - I sew and could make things by hand if necessary

Edit: Adding a few more:

Toilet Paper (like gold!)
Duct Tape
Work Gloves
All-in-one Tools (Swiss Army knife)
Gas Cans
Coffee Filters

[edit on 14-3-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]

[edit on 14-3-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]

posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 07:19 PM
I don't know why we still even use toilet paper in this modernised society, it's so 1850's. Like with facial tissues, i'd prefer to not be using an excessive amount of paper taken from trees. Toilet paper may be of value in the future, however banana leaves and the leaves of many large trees can substitute, as can a nice quick wash with warm soapy water.

posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 09:59 PM

Originally posted by nrky
however banana leaves and the leaves of many large trees can substitute, as can a nice quick wash with warm soapy water.

Maybe that explains why it's so important to me. The only trees around here are evergreens! Ouch!

posted on Mar, 14 2006 @ 10:34 PM
Excellent work nrky, its so nice to have some survival podcasts to listen so, so keep up the good work as I look forward to hearing more of your podcasts. Also if you want to feel free to use anything I've posted in the NWO Survival thread, you could probably make it sound alot better than I could.

posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 05:15 PM
Here's a partial list of what I have in case anyone wants to use it.
It can be used for barter or for us, however it's best used at the time.

cans cigarette Tobacco
can pipe Tobacco
rolling papers
bottles of whiskey, vodka and tequila

Trash Bags
Aluminum Foil
Ziplock Bags
Coffee Filters
Can Openers
steak knives
cig lighters
Duct tape
sturdy fabric and elastic - I can sew by hand
Men's shoes

charcoal & lighter fluid
Motorcycle tire repair kit (can)
work gloves
various rope/twine (small guage, small package)
adj. wrenches
all-in-one tools (swiss army knife type things)
pocket knife
knife sharpeners
1-gal gas cans
water treatment drops

Freeze Dried Meals
bagged and boxed rice and beans dishes
Spices & Meat tenderizer
Beef & Turkey Jerky
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Powdered milk
lots of Salt
canned foods (meat, veggies and fruit)
bottled water
protein bars
Single serving oatmeal
pnut butter

latex gloves
rubbing alcohol
bars soap
Wet wipes
Alcohol based handsoap (no-rinse)

posted on Oct, 15 2006 @ 03:07 AM

Oatmeal (arguably one of the most complete foods)

Honey (among other things, when it gets old and crystallizes, simply reheat and wallah, honey again. It is also useful for various maladies if local honey, such as seasonal allergies related to the area of residence. Applied topically may Help with diabetic related wounds and sores that are antibiotic resistant. A natural sweetner. Tastes yummy.)

Granola Bars (handy, healthy, long shelf life)

Dehydrated Coconut Flakes (organic. the list of things that coconut is good for is very long)

Dehydrated Blueberries (really useful in areas where thyroid function could be comprised by toxins like fallout dust)

Reconstituted Lemon Juice (it's multipurpose)

Garlic (raw, not capsulized, which means having to turn it over in your stockpile)

Apple Cider Vinegar (read up on it. pretty cool stuff)

Green Tea (lots of antioxidants)

Olive Oil (good stuff)

Trail Mix


Whiskey (pain relief, tranquilizer, even as a disinfectant, mouth wash and so on)

Echinacea (for those who are not allergic to coneflowers or don't have an auto-immune disease, this is an excellent immune system stimulant for fighting off colds and viruses)

Benadryl (among other things, this counteracts allergic responses of various kinds and also acts on the nervous system like a sedative)

Milk Thistle Capsules (helps the liver remove toxins from body, really important in a survival scenario)

Acidophilus capsules (restores natural flora of the digestive tract and intestines frequently lost from flus, poor diet, antibiotics, diahrrea, and massive yeast infections)

SEA SALT (organic, please - no salt tabs or iodized salt. the raw crystal form is best. this is a must must must have. and the larger the crystals of salt, the better. not block salt, but crystals about a quarter of the size of a hershey's kiss, smaller is okay but not too small. the best varieties are celtic sea salt and himalayan crystal salt. not only does this marvellous stuff preserve food, it also is an anti-parasitic, fights dehydration, has a good helping of magnesium, softens water, can be added to bath for relaxation, can relieve constipation, also relieves swelling in mucus membrane (think the lining of throat and digestive tract) and has been known to solve dental problems, colds and many obscure diseases. pop a crystal in your mouth once a day. good stuff. tastes weird at first, but really good for you in the long run (just omit other table type salt from diet). a brine can be created with water and drank over the course of the day for serious maladies and is also useful as a mouth rinse mixed in warm water for sore gums, abscesses and so on)

Vitamin C (ester, preferably)

Vitamin B6 and B12

Calcium (oyster shell or coral, preferably)

Garlic (capsules, the kind that doesn't have the smelly stuff removed. you need the smelly stuff. that's what makes it good for you in the first place)

Enema Bag (gross yes, still important)

Procedural Face Masks (can be purchased at drug store, are really useful in many situations including for those with severe allergies, to protect against polluted air, to stave off passing viruses and diseases around, and etc).

Aspirin (as a blood thinner only)

Tylenol (for pain relief and fever reduction)

Ibuprofen (for pain relief and anti-inflammatory)

Odds and Ends

Loud whistle

Art kit with pens, pencils, crayons, magic markers, paints, modelling clay and paper, lots of paper (copier paper is the cheapest) (list of useful uses for an art kit can not be overemphasized)

Light sources that don't need batteries or sunlight, such as glo sticks.

Magnifying Glass (for starting fires, reading, investigating)

Cheap Chemistry kit with a microscope that doesn't need electricity to function

[edit on 15-10-2006 by undo]

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