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Originally posted by kinglizard
reply to post by fred3110
I don't recommend going Gerber...leatherman is far superior without question.
Originally posted by TheDarkFlame
First of all I will not post any of my guns on the net, but believe me I’m ready (not crazy type tough…).
Survival Small Bug out Bag
Small but back (next week I will be changing it for acu camouflage as of the moment its tan)
Smith and Wesson Special ops knife (1/2 serrated)
Gerber (one of those that pop out when you flick it, no sure how dependable it is but over 1 year and hasn’t failed me yet)
Medicine- pretty much everything from aspirin to diarrhea tablets and medical equipment like gauze, pressure dressings, clamps, a stitch up kit and a couple of syringes (you never know when you are going to need to scrounge for some type of injected meds and not have a means to inject (highly unlikely, but still…)
Tourniquet (the real deal…)
Wool glove inserts (current army standard issue)
Tactical shooting gloves (the insert+glove combo is the best for my needs, its warm but allows me to micromanage equipment without loss of dexterity)
Gray beanie (cotton/polyester mix)
3 pairs of scissors.
2 astronaut banquets.
2 Disposable ponchos (great for tarps to use with tents by the way)
Tissot compass + translucent map reader.
Little map book.
2 Bick lighters (I just lost my burner )
Fire starter paste
Fishing lines (different tests)
Hooks and sinkers different sizes (just a couple though)
Small weapons cleaning kit (strapped on the but pack so it sits outside for easy acces)
Thermobak ACU camouflage Camelback.( Recommended! Not part of the pack itself but are always strapped together when I put them in my car)
Eyepros with both clear, and dark shades.
Big Led flashlight with extra everything (this alone can save your life in my opinion)
Wind up radio/LED Flashlight (in an emergency you can power something up with it like a tiny generator)
Samsung Cell phone
2 MRES. (also good for airtight material/bandaging)
Besides my guns I carry a decent gas propelled BB handgun in case I need to kill something small that doesn’t require a 9mm, 7.62 round… It’s effective against small vermin and birds and quieter than a handgun/rifle/shotgun
Scrounged up from trash:
2 long and tough insulated wires
2 long and thin non insulated wires
A couple of beads as markers.
A long reel of survival cord.
Most important of all my brain, which can speak 3 languages and has basic medical and extensive first aid knowledge and some other tricks in the bag. (don’t mean to brag but you gotta have something up there to survive in a critical situation)
Things I will purchase before the end of the year.
Everything required to make a Swiss seat and rappel down surfaces (have been trained and practice this at least twice a year, but much more often last few years)
A small 22 rifle(maybe folding stock if possible) to replace the BB gun… I’ll have to test different ammo types to seen which is quieter.
A decent fire stone.
More LED flashlights
Another backup knife
Smaller backup gerber.
By the way If I didn’t have to leave in a hurry, I could also grab my tents, big dark green camping bag (foldable tripod chair included), My tarps, More imperishable foods. And most importantly my family, who already know the plan incase disaster strikes (plus my wife is a crack shot for some reason and we talk about how it would be best to sneak out of our area if SHTF and where it would be best to bug out with the kids) One more thing if you are a family man/girl please teach your spouse whatever it is you know so that if you go down somebody/thing comes by and makes easy prey. Also have a main and backup firearm for each family member old enough to use it (better living through larger firepower and one person can only fire one gun at a time) Back on topic I would also grab my entrenching tool (shovel and weapon in one) if I had the time.
*Edit. I usually wear a pair of jeans,t shirt, sweatshirt, decent underwear and socks and a black synthetic jacket. When in civilian that is… but all my acu uniforms and army gear are readily available… Body armor and IBA. Kevlar helmet and so on... Specially all my boots!
Peace on earth
[edit on 8-12-2008 by TheDarkFlame]
Originally posted by reluctantpawn
reply to post by Northern Raider
nr the wave will loosen up over use time. It did take a few weeks of constant use to do so. Have you seen the SOG multitool? I have one of thos on my hip as we speak. It is used daily in a shop environment and holds up well to the abuse.