OK, serious stuff now, ladies.
Here is a list of things you will need ina survival situation. I'll provide links to sites that sell this type of equipment and I am in no way
affiliated with them. I have just bought from them and they are reliable. If this violates any board rules just let me know and I'll remove them:
1. Get a hand gun and a good sturdy thigh holster. I would suggest that if you have any male friends that have handguns ask them to take you to a
firing range and show you how to use it. It would be good if he or she has more than one caliber available for you to test out so that you can feel
what the recoil is like and how they fit in your hand. You should get the largest caliber that you can use effectively at close range. Close range
would be within 20 yards and still hit the target. You will need at least 50 rounds of this to carry on your LBV/LBE. I use all SpecOps brand tac
systems for LBV. It's some of the best stuff. www.tacticalgear.net...
2. Get a good rifle. I'm partial to my AR15. It is the same caliber as that used by the US military and is does not have a lot of recoil. The
ammunition is light and you should be able to carry at least 250 rounds easily. I usually carry about 500 rounds on my tactical LBV. LBV = load
bearing vest. It is also sometimes call an LBE which is "load bearing equipment". www.tacticalgear.net...
3. Get a good LBE/LBV - there are a lot of types available. You can usually go to military surplus and find some good deals or at gun shows. It should
be modular so that you can attach what is called assault pack or large backpack. Usually the assault pack and backpack are sold as one complete unit.
The MOLLE system is such a set of load bearing equipment. www.tacticalgear.net...
4. Buy a small, lightweight, portable water filtration system. This is the water filter I use. It is light and strong and in combination with water
purification tablets will make just about any of the nastiest looking water drinkable. uscav.com...
5. Buy a small military medical kit. I have the M3 medic kit stuffed into my backpack. It has all the essentials:
6. Buy a camelbak. This takes the place of the old fashioned canteens. It is capable of hold 70 to 100 ounces of water and usually integrates with the
LBE/LBV so that it is carried on the back. It has a tube that you can drink from so you don't have to fiddle with canteen. Camelbak makes one that is
usable with military NBC pretection equipment. NBC is an acronym for nuclear-biological-chemical protection equipment. I use this camelbak bladder:
; you will need to make sure to get the right model as this one is make to attach to the
M95 gas mask.
7. By a military issue or military style gas mask. The mask should meet military standards. Buy additional filters and hoods. A good mask will meet
military standards and have the capability to integrate with the NBC Camelbak water bladder so that you will be able to drink water without taking off
the gas mask. I use the M95 military issue gas mask. Unfortunately it may be difficult to get now due to the wars. So I won't give any links.
8. Buy military NBC protection suits, I said suits as in multiple. keep them sealed and unopened. Buy a used one to practice with, they are usually
available at military surplus stores. Each suit is usually only good for about 24 hours use once opened from their vacuum sealed packs.
9. Buy small survival food rations that you will put into the backpack. 3 days worth is enough. You will need to live off the land and the 3 days
worth of food is only meant as backup while you forage for food in the wild. I have 4 of these type of dehydrated food in my backpack. And granola
10. Buy a small survival kit to put into the backpack. It should contain fishing hooks, fishing line, duct tape, knife sharpening stone, and a myriad
of other little items that will come in handy during a survival situation. Fire starting materials like flint, magnesium, etc. You should also have a
small mililtary style portable cooking stove that uses white gas. Here is link to the exact stove I have. It is small, lightweight, easy on fuel
consumption and cooks stuff quickly. www.sportsmansguide.com...
11. You will also need a sleeping bag and small 1 man (woman) pup tent. This again should be military issue or surplus or at least meet the standards
for military resiliency. It should be camoflauged and not a bright color like red, pink, etc. I use this sleeping it is the best I've ever used. It
is small, light, compresses to an amazing small size, smaller than a football.
12. Buy BDUs (battle dress uniform). You should have one to wear and another in the backpack. 3 to 4 pairs of good socks and T-shirts.
13. All the feminine "stuff (tampons, etc)" you need should also be in the backpack and stored there when not in use so that you don't need to pack
14. BUY COMBAT BOOTS - do not go to REI and buy those cheaply made colorful fancy ankle hiking boots. You will need military style boots. They are
tough and will last a long time. Break them in before you need to walk 30 miles in them. I suggest the Matterhorn ATD boots. They are comfortable and
well made in the USA. The ATD is an acronym for arctic-to-desert. They keep the feet dry and warm in arctic temperatures and dry and cool is desert
temperatures. They come in womens sizes.
15. Train with the equipment. Go camping with a group of friends and use the equipment in the field so that you know how it works and what it feels
like to carry all that stuff on your back. It should be a secluded wilderness area; far from the city.
I have bought from the following sources and they are reliable and have all the stuff I have listed above and lots more.
I hope that helps. And if any of you would like to discuss this please feel free to U2U me and I will assist. I didn't cover training as that is not
something that can be done effectively over the internet.
[edit on 9-7-2008 by euclid]