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Im thinking about making a survival list... have no clue where to start!! ...

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posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:07 AM
i cant say i have gotten anywhere, but i figured id start with something. I just thought these would be good categories and i will try and add things into them as i learn more, if someone can point me to maybe some good sites or where to buy suck stuff at good prices, or maybe sites that give advice with such, id love to learn












posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:34 AM
Heres my fav site for gear.

Edit to add...keep it simple.
Food water and warmth first...then get into all the rest.

[edit on 3-7-2009 by DrumsRfun]

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:39 AM
I recently started a thread with a similar aim, and got quite a few replies... here be yon link:

I was more looking for guides that might help, but that should be able to start you on your way

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 04:45 AM

those boots are pretty strong

been wearing a pair for more than 3 years now and they are in perfect shape!

also they appeard on terminator movie

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 05:40 AM
There is a whole lot you will need if you want to survive.
I`ve been packing since last year and not a month goes by that I don`t add something to my survival gear.

Most important things :

- Non perishable food ( rice, nuts, canned food,... )
- Water ( or a water container if you think you can find fresh where it is you`re going to survive. )
- Tent ( not a must have, but its too cheap and too easy not to have I think )
- Something to sleep on or under.
- Rope
- Knife
- Multitool
- First Aid kit
- Fire ( I have a camping gaz set - but it is wise to learn how to make fire using natural supplies. Zipp Fuel can also help a long way )
- Clothing ( lots of layers = best )
- Writing set ( always handy to keep a journal, draw a map, keep inventory... )
- ... Could go on forever, but I think the above is most crucial

Edit: Spelling errors

[edit on 3-7-2009 by Lunatyx]


posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by NickT916

hi dude
toilet paper. i cannot stress how important this commodity is. furthermore remove the inner cardboard tube, place in a sealable bag, sit on it to reduce bulk and then place in another sealable bag. you will not go wrong if you follow this procedure. i have 20+ years of knowledge backpacking and living in the sticks. feel free to ask any questions.
regards cdi.

posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:41 AM
The most important item on your survival list are trusted friends, or 'like minded individuals' who can aid each other.

I think clean water will be the most important resource in a disaster. (ironically) has a nice guide for disaster survival.

There is also a GREAT thread in the survival forum full of free eBooks. I can't remember the title but if you look down the list you should see it.

By choosing to plan you are already ahead of 94% of the population.

posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 04:15 AM
great replies thanks, are those oakley boots great for hiking or just strong for military conditions?

as far as good supplies go, how would i go about figuring out how much ride or canned food or nuts, dried food one needs per day in order to have an estimate of how much to stock up on?

also, do you guys prepare for 3-6 months or 1-2 years? its hard to predict on how bad things will get and how long it will last and how many people... but if i was to guess, once things start going bad it will be for years to come, and seems like it would be smart to have food for 6-8 months for 4-5 people... but at the same time start growing your own food, learning to hunt, finding good places to hunt wild life, fresh water/lake river and shelter locations away from the city?

i have my mind set on a location about 1 hour from me behind a lake with lot of space and mountains, but i guess it all depends on how bad its going to get and how many will start going to the same places....

one thing i think that will save a lot of us is early preparation, and realistically probably 80-90% of city people will have no idea what to do but to start stealing from stores and fighting and killing each other.


posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by NickT916

hi nick
you need to survey out a concealed entrance type shelter on elevated ground that is difficult for multiple person to approach.
this should be your first priority. an ideal location would be no more than 20 metres from a watercourse with no apparent tracks to said location.
once established leave a torch at said location and inspect surrounding area for at least 8 weeks for evidence of footfall or activity. once you are satisfied that it is secure, find another area nearby that is also concealed and difficult to access and make this your store area. you can dig a hole and fit storage drums but i stress only do this at night. establishing a secure base of ops will be an excellent learning curve.
regards cdi

posted on Jul, 6 2009 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by NickT916

There was an ATS'er on the site who posted some of the most thorough lists I've seen.

He was banned, for what, I don't know. The fact that he was banned, however, does not make the knowledge he passed on any less applicable.

Here is a link to his profile, you can thumb through his threads and take what you want.

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