reply to post by gravitybender
Thanks gravitybender, I hope people find my list helpful. It's for an indefinite stay in the wilderness. I've had many years of primitive skills
training and I can get by without everything but a knife and water filter should I be forced to. Every item in my kit adds to my ability to survive,
but if you have it - why go without it?
BTW NRA4EVR - If I run across a snake I'll be happy because that means "dinner!", alot of the stuff you'll find yourself eating in survival
situations isnt very tasty and snake actually does taste "alot like chicken"lol. It;s true.
You brought up some very important questions about where to go to try to survive, etc. I have several different plans for different scenarios.
For instance let's say they declare martial law due to the economy. I know it's only a matter of time before they come knocking on my door to look
for firearms and I don't want to argue with these jackboots so I will be long gone. I've already staked out several wilderness areas I would go to.
I have maps of them all plus a few things buried for future emergency use. i also have a few friends who are going by these same plans and we will be
looking for each other there if the SHTF. Roads may be closed so I'll go by backroads and take mountainbikes should road travel be impossible.
Scenario 2; I live in the suburbs of a major city. lets say things get out of hand with gangs roaming around and looting going on. I can stay home,
fortify my windows with 3/4 plywood thats been precut to fit and install it with my cordless drill which I keep charged up. I would also fill every
tub and sink with water at the first sign of trouble (water and electric wold be cut off along with communications). Since I cannot keep watch 24/7 I
would set up some perimeter alerts or serious boobytraps if need be. I can't stress enough the need for firearms and a small supply of ammunition to
keep you and your loved ones safe. I went out today and bought another 200 rounds of 9mm, 500 22.cal and some buckshot as well. Stores still have ammo
but i dont know how long that will last.
I would recommend developing 2 sets of plans - 1 for staying at home during a crisis and another for abandoning home and taking your chances in the
woods. If you know and trust your neighbors then great, you will band together and increase your odds. Surviving in the woods will depend greatly on
your ability to not be seen, heard or tracked, thus smaller groups may fare better outdoors.
handy items for home might include:
Firearms - shotgun or pistol best for home defense
several hundred rounds for above
Window bars or plywood
Reinforcement for your doors
emergency radio with crank power - you may only get propaganda stocked medicine chest
non-hybrid vegetable seeds (even if you dont have room to grow they may be extremely valuable trade items
non-powered hand tools - saws, drills, planers, etc
Board games and a deck of cards.