Originally posted by colec156
I would like to know what SitX you believe that you may face at some point in your life here in the UK and what planning you are doing for the
I am planning at the moment for Civil unrest and Flooding.
I would love to hear from all of you, on your preps, I don't want to know where your hidey hole is or anything like that, I just want to make sure
i'm on the right path for a given Sitx.
P.S. DAN TANNER, I would like to chat with you about my BOB.
Don't restrict yourself to 'what this and maybe that.' Just be ready so that, if a big SHTF crashes down around you you'll be the one getting
your groove on and dancing to the right tune.
Find like-minded people you get on with who are into suvivalism and start prepping NOW!
Trips, camping, skills and catcheing supplies.
About 8-12 days worth of food - Boil-in-the-bag Military Rations. Electrolyte sachetes. Big bag of Ready-Brek (finely-ground oats).
Food really is the biggie here, we all know that hunger makes us do crazy things. So having a good staple of food to get to your first cache, fortress
or gathering place is. Also wise is to have food that can be consumed safely without heating. With the oats you just add water and your stomachs a
Small self sparking stove and gas canister
Solar panel with charging kit.
CS Gas/Pepper Spray
Survival Kit (in Tobacco Tin) along with lighter and matches.
Small Swiss Army Knife, Magnesium fire-starter block, fishing line, needle and thread, normal and waterproof matches, scalpel blades for gutting and
skinning small game and Condom.
First Aid Kit
Change of clothes in waterproof bag.
Poncho and sleeping bag.
Boots Combat Assault (steel toe). I'll likely be grabbing the BOB with no time to put em on so I'll don 'em later instead
Kukri - A behemoth of a blade, too small to be a sword, too large to be a knife. Not sharp and bloody heavy, but I know it'll parry well, chop aside
foiliage and deliver a deadly blow. I hope I'll never have to use it in anger, as if it comes to that I'm already at last chance saloon.
Fairbourne Sykes Dagger - The Kukri, being too big and not sharp enough for gutting and fine cutting, is where this comes in.
Catapult & 50 BBs.
Side Compartments - Wash and shave kit - Yes, I know it saves time and effort by not washing and shaving but turning into Grizzly Adams isn't that
wise when people will (in my opinion) be more trusting of a clean shaven dude. It could be just me and my army habit but I think clean-shaven implies
a standard you have for yourself, that civilization hasn't been totally abandoned.
Hand warmer with charcoal sticks,
Spare batterys (rechargeables and non re)
2 x Chem lights
Tiny sleeping bag the ones that compress small
Water purification tablets. (probably the iodine type!)
Talc - Keep those feet looked after!
Vick Vapour Rub - This is probably one of the items you'll be scratching your heads at. One thing few people have even touched so far on here is the
stench that will accompany SitX. Just imagine corpses and refuse all over the place and you'll know the smell will be awful. Even out in the country
rotting vegetation and manure can be a pain in the nose.
Rub some Vick under your nostrils... happy days
This is a Concealed Douments Holster - It'll hold notes, gold and silver coins and a passport and cash. Worn under your clothes, that way if you have
to ditch your BOB or, worse yet, hand it over at least you'll not be totally without barter supplies (unless you get frisked or stripped).
Consider stitching some precious coins into your bail-out clothing, that way at least if your holster gets confiscated/stolen you can try to buy your
way to survival.
Stuff I need to get / Will be carrying
Crossbow + sling and bolts.
Mask/Respirator (if appropriate)
The whole thing - Excluding crossbow and ammo is about 25 pounds (12 kilos).
This really is the most I'd be comfortable humping and dumping about with.
I think for anyone if they can't run for any length of time (at least 20 minutes) carrying a weapon, ammo and BOB will need luck and divine
providence to be safe in.
Use a bicycle to travel on if your car gets in a jam etc.
[edit on 17-8-2008 by WatchRider]