posted on Oct, 4 2008 @ 11:21 PM
For me prepeardness has always been important. It has never governed my life though, which I may regret if the # really hits the fan, since I am not
always 100% prepeared, but feel I really should be. There are some things lacking that I should have prepeared, but time, location, friends,
girlfriend and economy are naturally factors that all get in the way from time to time. At 24 years old I am still young, and I let living my life go
before full-out survivalism very often.
I have been blessed with an upbringing and a personality that more than often put me in non-sheltered situations.
The experience, knowledge and mentality that comes with the above is what I feel is my greatest strenght in a potential survival situation. I have
always recognized the value of tools though.
What I carry with me at any given time is always a result of a thought out kit-mentality.
EDC:I have my EDC bag that contains first aid equipement, flashlight, folding-knife, notebook, cell phone, paracord and a custom tin-box
mini-survival kit in addition to my belt-worn multitool.
B.O.B: I have one, and my girlfriend has one. They are both well-stocked. My B.O.B is a serious thing for me. I try to improve it constantly,
and I take it hiking in the mountains for at least an hour minimum three days a week, and with my buddies on at least 5 hour mountain hikes every
Home Emergency Kit:: A hand-crank/solar power/battery/adapter SW/AM/FM radio, a solid flashlight (there are always 4 other flashlights around
the house when we are at home), tons of batteries, two ultra-light-weight sleeping bags, paracord, a mora knife wrapped in bandanas, a small first
aid-kit and a multitool. A pelican box is on it's way from the US now to replace my drawer.
Work B.O.B: Work in progress, but it is comming together very nicely, especially supplemented by my EDC. At work we also have an abundancy of
tools, machinery, first-aid equipement, materials, vehicles and some very useful people, including a machinist, an engineer, and an ex-navy radio
operator. Being at work when the SHTF would be a good thing.
BOV:I have a Jeep Wrangler that I drive. I won't lie and say that the jeep was not a choice I made with prepearness in mind, but I have always
known my first car would be a jeep anyway. My mom also drives one. In the Jeep I have a well-stocked first aid kit, a well-stocked tool box, 2 x artic
temp sleeping bags, a good lenght of climbing rope, a shovel, tire chains, towing line, a box of emergency rations, extra gas that is rotated and the
regular auto-safety stuff like jump-cables, emergency triangle, spare tire and lift-jack. The car came with a good lift, off-road tires and an awsome
steel-bumper. Apperantly the previous owner whent offroad with it a lot.
That is it really. Sounds a lot when it is all typed out like this, but it's a lot less than a lot of you others I'm sure.
What I dont have:
House: A decent freezer. A good water and food storage. A safe shelter/room. A generator. I have no off-the-grid energy alternatives apart from
batteries, I have no off-the-grid supply of water. I have no off-the-grid supply of food apart from hunting, which I do far away from my apartement.
The meat is stored at my mom's place.
Car: Decent water storage. A B.O.B... it would be a nice thing to have if I have to bug out from my car, which is not a very far-fetched idea.
A winch (on my todo list), roof lights (on my todo list). Things I dream of is a snorkle and some armor :p
BOL: I lack a good Bug out location. My family have a cabin which would be ideal if it was not located so high up the mountain that I need a
snow-mobile to get to it from late fall to spring, and have to deal with constant sub-zero temperatures down to -30 celcius at times. My only options
are to Bug In, or to bug out to someone I know at a better location
Caches: Love the concept. Defiantly on my todo list.
[edit on 4-10-2008 by me_ofef_seraph]