posted on Dec, 30 2007 @ 06:14 AM
Great post Admriker444; you get a star from me. I am currently getting myself a kit bag together and I thought I would add the list here; the cost is
not that high so should not be a major problem for most people to get together.
I plan on having two ruck sacks with practically the same kit in both then if one is bag is lost then you still have one left and the other great
thing is that most of the stuff contained in the ruck sack's can be split to make more ruck sacks so if there is a group of you the kit can be split
up even more therefore decreasing the risk of losing all of your kit.
I would advise keeping items like fire strikers attached to your person at all times and the same goes for a knife; with these two items alone your
chances of survival stay high. Also where ever you decide to make your long time camp bury certain items that you can do without away from your camp
i.e. spare fire striker, knife, first aid kit, compass and maps etc. That way should anyone discover your hideout and eject you from it; you can just
walk away without any worries grab the kit you stashed out of the camp and move on to somewhere new. If you keep everything inside your main camp then
get ejected you are left with nothing.
Here is my list and if you spot anything I have missed then please point out to me.
1. Torch (pref wind up) radio (wind up)
2. Maps of areas you plan on heading too.
4. Glow sticks
5. Wire saw
6. Tinder stash for emergency fire lighting (keep some especially for emergencies (if raining) and try to gather what you need from around you) Also
keep close to your body in a sealed bag.
7. Fish hooks and line/ snare wire.
8. Water tabs for purification.
9. Fire striker, lighters, and matchers.
10. Emergency whistle
11. Safety pins/ sewing kits/ bow strings.
12. First aid kits/ creams/ surgical blades/ anti-dote/ salt pepper/ sugar/ seeds etc.
13. Axe/ nails.
14. Knife/ sharpener (though a flat stone can do)
15. Small fold shovel.
16. Candle/ tallow candles as tallow can be used for cooking.
17. Life bags/ survival bags.
18. Condoms (excellent for water proofing small items and no jokes please lol).
19. Tarp/ rope/ string.
20. Small books on survival techniques/ identifying plants/ hunting etc.
21. Small mess tins for cooking.
Most of the above items are quite small so they will not be too heavy to carry, remember though stuff like sleeping bags are large and cumbersome but
I am planning to have one that can survive freezing temperatures as you don’t know what time of the year this could happen. I think burying items
along your planned route or planned destination is an excellent idea as you could be away from home when it all kicks off and may never reach your
home to retrieve your kit bags. It would simply not be worth risk of entering a city to retrieve it as you may never have the chance to leave
I have also considered some sort of GPS device but I think they rely on ground based installations rather than connecting directly with the satellite
itself so say if there was no power going to these installations or they were shut down it would be a useless device; I could be wrong on this so if
anyone knows different please inform me as you can get them quite cheap off EBay.
I believe with this sort of kit you could survive pretty much any situation but as always in this kind of situation it will be knowledge you have
rather than the kit so practice making fires, shelters, building snares etc. Also a rucksack tucked away in the bottom of a cupboard or wardrobe will
take up no space, it gives me a piece of mind to know I have this stuff to hand so I can grab and go.
I hope this helps people; good luck and peace.