posted on May, 31 2004 @ 07:41 PM
wait a minute..
4 BDUs...for each of you? or warm and cold set for each of you?
WARM AND COLD SET FOR EACH
four pair of boots? i guess two for each of you?
AGAIN, WARM AND COLD SET FOR EACH
no mess kit? for shame!
PLASTIC UTENSILS IN MRE'S
now i shoulda asked this but i didnt so i'm asking now. how do you plan on lugging all of this around??? i mean worst comes to worst you might be
in a situation where you have to carry it all with you.
MATERIALS ARE DIVIDED EVENLY BETWEEN TWO GREEN DUFFEL BAGS. MY WIFE AND I EACH HAD TO CARRY THESE BAGS LOADED WITH 80 POUNDS OF AMMUNITION ON A 20
MILER IN FORT LEANORDWOOD.
i try to think light, what can i carry and not give me back problems in the long term? if i can wear it rather than carry it i will but if you have
water purifiers i see no need to lug around 5 gallons of water...thats a lot of extra weight and its taking up space.
THE 5 GALLONS IS JUST IN CASE WATER IS IN DIRE NEED, BUT NO SOURCE IS AVAILABLE YET.
i almost laughed at the finger nail clippers but they're small so it wouldnt hurt.
INGROWN TOENAILS SUCK
instead of a cast iron cook set why not go light and carry a simple cook set? again, weight and space are two huge issues and a make shift spit can
be made for any game you hunt. your back will thank you for not carrying around a dutch oven.
THE CAST IRON SET IS A POT, FLAT SHEET AND REGULAR PAN. MY STOMACH WILL THANK ME FOR NOT CHEAPING OUT A KIT THAT WILL WARP AFTER 2 WEEKS
how about a jacket or parka? you know...for when it gets cold. sometimes BDUs alone dont cut it.
COATS ARE INCLUDED WITH COLD WEATHER BDU'S, AS ARE POLYPROPELENE LINERS.
along with your fire starter section i'd add disposible lighters. they're light weight small and they can be used several hundred times each.
zippos are nice but you gotta refill em...
how about some candles? you know small candles, like tea light candles or small votive candles. just a couple. or not.
an axe, machete and/or hatchet. great for getting through dense bush, splitting logs, spliting skulls, chopping down trees...and a folding saw
wouldnt hurt. now if you wouldnt mind building a dwelling one day a couple saws would be nice, rip saw and a fine tooth saw. they're thin and
6 liters of IV fluid? plan on starting a hospital?
I USED THAT MANY ON ONE SOLDIER IN 2 HOURS AFTER AN ACCIDENT IN GUATEMALA. THEY CAN ALSO BE USED AS DRINKING WATER IN AN EMERGENCY, BUT TASTE LIKE
i'd have a couple sharpening stones...for each of you. lose A stone and you're screwed. lose a stone out of 4 and you're ok. they also wear down
and even break through accidents. same with compasses.
i would suggest a pair of binoculars or an equivalant thereof. helps to see as far ahead as possible.
FORGOT TO PUT THIS ON LIST, BUT IT WAS ALREADY IN THERE.
i'd double the ammount of cord from 500 to 1000 feet. you'd be amazed how many uses you'll find for that stuff.
how about some gloves? like maybe a couple pair of thin leather gloves like some mechanix gloves and maybe a heavier pair or two for winter use.
THE COLD WEATHER BDU'S COME WITH WOOL GLOVES WITH LEATHER OUTER SHELLS.
a bandana...or five...great for taking the sweat off your brow or for tourniquets
how about something to make a map or two with?
a blanket or two wouldnt hurt. wool ones.
OTHER THAN THE SLEEPING BAGS? CHECK
a tarp or two wouldnt hurt also.
how about when it rains? a poncho would be really nice then wouldnt it?
ALREADY IN THERE
i'd add some flares.
sorry about the caps, wanted to be able to tell the difference between question and answers. thanks for the help everyone!
[Edited on 31-5-2004 by Tripnastic]
[Edited on 31-5-2004 by Tripnastic]