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Originally posted by NRA4ever333
1. Battery free/crank radio
2. battery free/crank flashlight--Not battery free, but rechargable batteries and a roll out solar panel to recharge them.
3. Cording such as twine--250 feet of yellow twine. 100 yards of fishing line and hooks.
4. Pump Water Filter/ or Cleaning Tabs/ or A Portable Way of Boiling Water -- tablets, bleach, cooking gear gives me the ability to filter and boil water.
5. Duct Tape-- 2 rolls, also electical tape, medical tape.
6. Tactical Vest to Hold Gear -- ditto, but I cant afford plates, so I have foam inserts I carved atm.
7. Several Pairs of Dry Socks Per Person-- ditto, also foot powder to help keep stink, rot, and water down.
8. Several Pairs of Clothes per person (note: if you live in a varying climate like I do in Minnesota, you will need to keep a summer and a winter bag of clothes, because you never know when disaster will strike.) Bro, Just cycle your BOB in the spring and fall, this gives you the chance to check everything else and see if anything is going bad.
9. Toiletries (soap, shaving razors etc. One small travel toiletry bag per person.)--I screwed this up big time, I'll get started on stockpiling some in my BOB right away, thanks.
10. Small Tool Kit, Including Multi-tool, and Pry-bar (A good sized hand held pry-bar not only makes a useful tool, but can also be used as a melee weapon.) HALF LIFE 2? In all seriousness, I plan to tag along my crow bar, hatchett, and collapsable shovel. I figure that worst case scenario, I ditch the crowbar.
In Iowa there isnt going to be much need for being able to whack brush, but breaking into abandoned farmsteads and barns that dot the state might prove to be useful hmmm?
As far as a toolkit, a few tiny screwdrivers, a flathead, and some tweezers/pliers are always a good idea, even just in the car.
12. Tent, Sleeping Bag, Pillows etc. -- I have a mat, I dont need the bulk of a pillow, backpacking I just used my pack or clothes. Sleeping bag is another story, I taped 3 black trash bags to each other then stuck a set of 3 inside another set of three, and taped that together, then my sleeping bag goes inside that, it should allow me to sleep in mud and get away with it.
13. Money, (keep several hundred dollars cash rolled up in your survival bag.)-- If I had several hundred dollars I would have a decent bug out bag. A better idea is to have stuff of real value, for instance. I have 10,000 rounds of .22 ammo in plastic baggies of 50.
14. Folding Style Camping Utensils -- Regular silver wear, its just me. Dont forget to bring a can opener as well.
15. A Fixed Bladed and Folding Knife -- Multitool and heavy duty skinning knife.
16. NBC Mask with Extra Filters (if you’re really paranoid like me.) -- Couldnt afford one before brices went up so I got a mask at the hardware store.
17. Sewing Kit With Heavy Gage Thread -- Ditto only I plan to use dental floss, same for stiches.
18. Well Stocked First Aid Kit -- Army medical bag thats stocked.
19. Some Form of Fishing Gear --covered above
20. Clear Plastic Tarp -- black plastic in a roll but could be used as the same.
21. Reading Material, Deck of Cards, etc. (some form of entertainment will be required to keep you from going too loopy, and it helps keep your mind off the situation. -- UNO cards. PDA(since I can recharge anywhere there is light.) 16 flash cards with several hundred survival books, medical books, wikipedia, and lots of games. I can run my PDA nonstop for close to a week with extra batteries, so its a moot point going that route. My only fear is not having enough waterproofing.
22. Flare Gun -- no need here, Its looking more like you would want to be descreet with the way things are going, so I spraypainted everything olive drab with white and brown patches to blend in with the dead wood, corn, or snow.