posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 02:43 PM
I'm gonna tell you a bit about myself before I start asking questions. I feel it helps to know who you are talking to, when talking to people
I'm nearly 19, British, and live in the middle of nowhere. In fact, I am fairly sure I am in the best possible place to survive. Close enough to a
medium sized town to be able to rely on it for supplies, yet far enough away to simply be able to disappear into the Scottish mountains should the
Anyway, I will admit, I have laughed at conspiracies, and the idea that I should ever need to 'Bug Out'. I live in a stable area, have a stable job
and am pretty isolated from the rest of the world.
However, over the past few months, various events have convinced me that I am not safe, and that preparing for the worst is maybe a good idea.
As for surviving, while I am sure of my skills, I literally have no idea what I need to carry in a BOB, should I need to survive alone for months at a
So here are my questions:
What type of vest should I get? A normal 'multi purpose' cotton vest, or a military style vest that can carry [home-made] armor plates?
What type of bag? Assuming I am only carrying supplies for myself. Reading a book on how to survive as a Guerrilla fighter (seemed like a good place
to start on surviving in the mountains) I could carry everything the book suggests in a 45ltr 'Day sack'. But that assumes a constant supply of
What do you use? Is Molle webbing needed, or will a civillian pack to the trick?
What would you suggest I carry?
Okay, now for my plan. My plan would really to be set up camp in the forested mountains. There is food, both meat and plant. There is plenty of ways
to make a shelter, both temporary and permanent, and it is easy to defend/hide in. It is also quite sheltered, despite what you may think. Unless
anyone could suggest a better plan, then I am happy with my own.
(Also, I have thought it out more throughly than 'i am going to do this'. In fact, come this summer, I intend to use 1 week of my holidays to go for
a little trip into the mountains with minimum kit and see what happens.)
So basically, I wish to call upon your experience to help me choose my kit, and what I need to carry in it.
I really need something that can help me escape not only from disasters or civil unrest, but also let me escape should anarchy or something akin to US
'martial law' come into effect. Personally, I am more afraid of the latter happening anytime soon, so my plans are of a more defensive than escapist
But please, I am new and young and inexperienced. I really need your advice and wisdom.
[edit on 11-4-2009 by TitanHQ]