posted on Jan, 31 2010 @ 05:05 PM
Some interesting items on these posts, I may have to add some of these items to my kit. This is what I have currently in my pack, and where I picked
up these items:
Molle Mission Backpack, these are excellent packs, and I happened across this one at a garage sale, these normally run $150-$200 each but are worth
2 KBar knfves, 5" blades with whetstone, garage sales
Magnesium Fire Starter (Aurora brand), with cotton balls for tinder
Water Purification tablets-a must have, off eBay
Hanging Hammock with bug netting. Folds up very small, off Ebay
200' of parachute cord, Army Surplus Store.
1 small fishing kit,hooks,line, weights, etc..Ebay
2 bottles MultiVitamins, 1000 pills each, Wal-Mart. This is something I never see people mention, however, in extreme situations, the human body can
survive long term on just water and Vitamins.
1 pair of survival cargo pants, brown, with 2 thermal long sleeve shirts and 2 pair of thermal long underwear, 3 pairs long socks, 1 pair waterproof
gloves and 1 baclava(ski mask) all brown in color. all from ebay.
10 lbs of rice, 10 lbs beans, 8 cans of Tuna, small waterproof containers containing salt, sugar, coffee, tea, powdered milk, Tonys seasoning (im from
Louisiana, couldnt help myself) various other seasonings. Wal-Mart
1 small First-Aid kit- Wal-Mart
2 Emergency Radio/Flashlight/Chargers, these are the crank version, you dont need batteries, you crank the arm to produce the power for the radio and
the flashlight, it also has an outlet for recharging a cell phone. Very small and compact, these are a must!!
Very reasonable cost as well. eBay
1 - .22 caliber pistol, with 1000 rds of ammo.
1- .22 rifle, scoped, this I keep next to the pack as its too large to fit inside the pack. I chose a .22 rifle as well because I only have to pack 1
type of ammo. The .22 is very underestimated as a hunting and a defense weapon. I can hit a watermelon from 200 yards, so it has plenty enough range
to be able to hit several targets before they reach me.
I also have a Leatherman tool, several spoons and forks, some safety pins, 2 decks of playing cards, a bottle of rubbing alcohol, a razor and blades,
small mirror, qtips and a manilla folder containing a copy of my entire familys birth certificates, social security cards, driver licenses and banking
This is what I have in my pack at the moment. I would estimate its weight at 75 lbs, without the rifle, not as light as I would like it but still
very manageable. The pack is basically full but I could add some additional items, especially by relocating all the clothing into ziplock bags and
strapping them to the outside. If the SHTF over a span of time, i.e. we definetly see it coming, Im going to add 2000 rounds of ammo and triple the
I have 5 acres of land, wooded, with a pond on the site. I have recently planted a multitude of fruit trees and even an almond tree. The woods that
border my house are full of squirrels, deer, rabbits, fox, birds, etc. The numerous ponds all have fish in them, when I purchased the land I had the
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries come and stock them, they will do that for free, another thing many people do not know. I have scouted several sites
that are ideal for hiding out if I have to leave the house. We will stay in the house if at all possible, and likely relocate the pack to a hidden
spot in the woods when the first signs of trouble come. We can then abandon the house at a moments notice and be able to regroup in the woods and buy
us some time to reassess what we need to do from there.
This is the best prepared that I believe my family and I can be...
[edit on 31-1-2010 by theQuest]