Your favourite pice of kit ?

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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I think my current favourite "pice" of kit is the good 'ol t'interweb.

Without this wonderful invention I would not have developed the good sense I was born with to it's current meagre level.

The t'interweb has also proved invaluable in sourcing and acquiring other peeces of kit; 14" kukhri; Barnett Diablo and Berkey.

Not the Katadyn though; picked that up in Newcastle!




posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 08:05 PM
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Northern Raider,


Tom have you considered the Kawasaki Diesel Motorcycle being developed and used by the US military? I believe its now available for public sale, I think its based on the fabulous and well founded KLR 650, and converted to be a super lightweight mil spec diesel motorcycle, Ideal I think ?
NR


Wow!! Very interesting. At the time I was given this original informations about the Kawasaki Dirt type motorcycles the diesel version was being sold to the military only. So this is all new informations to me about it finally being available to the civilian market.
Thanks for letting me know of this I will factor it in when making my final decision on off/on road type motorcycle.
What I have been told by those over here who are heavily into dirt bikes...is that the four stroke has come along way in the last 10 to 15 years. At one time two stroked dominated the field...but according to these peoples, this is no longer so.
I own a two stroke moped which I have improved by kits over the years and often ride to and fro work. I am very pleased with it and indeed ..they seem to be much simpler than todays four strokes. I purchase two stroke oil in large quantities and keep it on hand for this machine.

Thanks again for those informations NR about the diesel version now being available to the civilian market.

Orangetom



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 08:09 PM
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Well you did say my "favorite" not most useful...



After that probably my e-tool.

I would like to have a better vehicle though...



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 08:29 PM
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My favorite piece of kit is probably my maps. I have regular gas station maps of my local area, town, city, county, state and country. I have lots of different routes marked and highlighted. Some good routes that are often overlooked are power lines (which often times have vehicle access roads) and railroad tracks which lead everywhere you need to go.

You can mark out of the way gas stations, national guard armories, areas with the high ground, state parks with a huge mass of deep, thick cover. Anything you think might be of importance in one situation or another can be marked on a map. They do not take power to use and are really easy to read.

And if you are not ready to fork over the cash for a few gas station maps you can print your own off the interwebs. You can make custom maps and change the zoom features with some of the free programs out there.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:08 PM
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I do love sausage!

No Glock involved, I'd just say
"Please may I have a sausage! Pretty please?"



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:30 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider
Whats your favourite bit of survival kit?
NR


Amazing. Only one post stating "knowledge" is the most important part. Seems as every thread in here someone states knowledge, or using your brain, or reading books, or the sort. Nothing like ducking a question.

OP asked for our favourite bit. My favourite bit is the coffee and tea and whiskey I have in my bag. Yep. Im an American and its not a gun, imagine that.

Guilty pleasures drive us all. Be it booze, porn, or explosives. Our "favorite" part of our bags isnt a fancy knife, or a dirt bike. Its what we desire most. (If you desire a bike most, you have major issues). Its not a question of what we would use most (knife, probably) but what our favorite is.

So instead of typing in what you think is the correct thing for a survivalist to say, state the truth. Me, my favorite, is that flask of Makers Mark sitting on the bottom. 2nd is the the bag of coffee beans waiting to be ground sitting right above it.

I know I can survive with very little, these things will make suvival enjoyable in its worst moments, therefore, THAT is what I value most.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by salchanra]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:46 PM
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My favorite part of my kit includes a like minded individual with a flask filled with something different than mine (dark rum for the little bit of coffee I squeezed into the bag.

Cheers





[edit on 15-3-2009 by The Utopian Penguin]



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 07:46 AM
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Great point!! I still like my knife but, after reading your post I will be sure to fill my grandpa's old flask with Johnnie Walker Black. My favorite Scotch was never on my packing list. Thanks!!



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 08:46 AM
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Good idea on the bikes, mine in asia is a CBR. Not very handy for offroad, although the worst case scenario is you just rip the fairing to pieces.

The good point on the 2 stroke is the acceleration and the fact the tend to weigh less than their 4-stroke counterparts.

Saw a Norton Bullet for sale recently. They wanted £1400 for the old heap!



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 01:28 PM
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Favorite piece of kit. Wow this is tough.

I try to have everything in my pack as a favorite. I know this doesn't answer the specific question. My carry axs a Gransfors Bucks that is shaving sharp. my pack rod is a 4pc graphite with a Shimano Symetre reel that is sliky smooth. I can make fire with my Strike Force and the tin of charred cloth, I can do most basic first aid and minor surgery (I was a medic in the military), my survival pistol is a .22 MK3 Ruger.

My pack is a Camel Back with bladder.

My favorite piece of kit? My whole kit.



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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My favorite peice of kit?

Has to be this...






posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Is that a walnut or a testicle?

Because if it's the former I am very worried for you...



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:21 PM
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I geuss my favorite is the my old molle ruck sac..Its lived a hard life and still kick..I have always had a '''fetish'' if u will for bags,boxes or any other storage device..I even found a use for an old pringles can,I use it to store my extras for my mess kit,like plastic utensils,salt,pepper,and strawls..No one likes a bent strawl do they?

the molle packs are a great investment if you need a BOB..They can be had cheep on flea-bay,and can be configured anyway you may choose..Mine has the plastic outer frame still equiped with a scatter gun sleeve on the side..great for just about anything really..



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by citizen smith
My favorite peice of kit?

Has to be this...





well theres plenty of them around especially in the unused form ???



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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Northern Raider,

Raining here tonight in Virginia. Hence I did not ride my scooter to work but instead my car. This gave me opportunity to pass the side of the road where all the motorcycles park. And there in the midst of all the big street bikes was one of those Kawasaki KlR 650's. Bright flash colours on the gas tank. I recognized it as a dirt bike by the configuration of the tires and fenders...but took a closer look to verify the make on the side of the tank.

It is the first one I have ever seen outside of on the web. Not as large as I had thought in size.

Also looked up the diesel type and they seem to be a special order set up and not fully available except by special order. I am impressed with the milage on them verses gasoline. It seems this is a adaptation by a certain company ..who does this mostly for the miliatry.

Not really interested in such flash colours for one ..plain green or brown will do for my purposes.

Nonetheless I have now seen my first KLR 650. IF I spot the owner one day I will ask them more about the bike.

Thanks again for the info.

Orangetom


[edit on 17-3-2009 by orangetom1999]



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 12:53 AM
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reply to post by Azador
 


I was thinking the same thing!



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:13 AM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
Northern Raider,

Raining here tonight in Virginia. Hence I did not ride my scooter to work but instead my car. This gave me opportunity to pass the side of the road where all the motorcycles park. And there in the midst of all the big street bikes was one of those Kawasaki KlR 650's. Bright flash colours on the gas tank. I recognized it as a dirt bike by the configuration of the tires and fenders...but took a closer look to verify the make on the side of the tank.

It is the first one I have ever seen outside of on the web. Not as large as I had thought in size.

Also looked up the diesel type and they seem to be a special order set up and not fully available except by special order. I am impressed with the milage on them verses gasoline. It seems this is a adaptation by a certain company ..who does this mostly for the miliatry.

Not really interested in such flash colours for one ..plain green or brown will do for my purposes.

Nonetheless I have now seen my first KLR 650. IF I spot the owner one day I will ask them more about the bike.

Thanks again for the info.

Orangetom


[edit on 17-3-2009 by orangetom1999]


Delighted to have been of serrvice, Another option many people including me often completely forget about are Quads, especially the little diesel agricultural ones, 4 wheel drive, two seats, from and rear load carrying capacity, can pull a mini trailer, can get where a motorcycle can get, slightly slower at around 45 MPH but get about 75 MPG, very quiet as well as they are heavily silenced as to not stampede critters on farms. food for thought ?



posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 04:17 AM
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I would have to say that my favorite piece is my m17 gas mask. I was lucky enough to find a new one on ebay some time ago, I have noticed that a lot of people over look a good gas mask.



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by orangetom1999
Northern Raider,

Raining here tonight in Virginia. Hence I did not ride my scooter to work but instead my car. This gave me opportunity to pass the side of the road where all the motorcycles park. And there in the midst of all the big street bikes was one of those Kawasaki KlR 650's. Bright flash colours on the gas tank. I recognized it as a dirt bike by the configuration of the tires and fenders...but took a closer look to verify the make on the side of the tank.

It is the first one I have ever seen outside of on the web. Not as large as I had thought in size.

Also looked up the diesel type and they seem to be a special order set up and not fully available except by special order. I am impressed with the milage on them verses gasoline. It seems this is a adaptation by a certain company ..who does this mostly for the miliatry.

Not really interested in such flash colours for one ..plain green or brown will do for my purposes.

Nonetheless I have now seen my first KLR 650. IF I spot the owner one day I will ask them more about the bike.

Thanks again for the info.

Orangetom


[edit on 17-3-2009 by orangetom1999]

I have a Kawasaki KLR 650 and it is my most prized possession. I live in central Oregon in the high desert near mountains and trails. It is in my opinion one of the coolest vehicles for the adventurous kind, even better than a Jeep. You can cover almost any kind of terrain on the planet swiftly and if outfitted properly, it can carry a lot of gear. It is pure fun.

The diesel version isn't for sale yet, but it still gets a respectable 48-55 mpg as a gas burning engine. The diesel, when it comes out, should get about 105 mpg!



posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 02:59 AM
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I've always had a strong thing for stuff that glows in the dark, so I have say my Victorinox stayglow...


www.victorinox.ch...


Definitely not in the same category as a Leatherman, but goodness, it has a screwdriver and a can opener - there were stories during the bush(wild)fires here in Australia about people getting canned food handed out to them, but no can openers!

That, and the bug repellent. I'd hate to bug out and get eaten by bugs.

The irony...





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