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Well, This Is What I'm Taking With Me So Far

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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 01:54 AM
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Oh, and take a couple of hand-sized. high-quality, unbreakable mirrors with you. Like the magnifying glass, a mirror has a lot of uses, allows you to treat hard-to-see injuries to the elbow, behind the thigh, or on your back.

Plus, you can use the mirrors to signal for assistance when necessary.

— Doc Velocity




posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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well you may have allready left but a few surplus gasmasks with replacement charcoal filters might come in handy,snorkel mask other diveing gear (incase you have to make repairs under the water to the bottom of your boat) various mental activity things to keep your self sharp and sane and if your trying to prepare for the end of the world tradable goods you your self wouldnt nessisarily use might come in handy havent heard you mention flares or those fire starting things (its a long metal thingy you strike with a different metal thingy and it shoots off sparks think one of them is made of magnesium)some kind of companion animal again for sanity hell your not bringing a sat phone but why not a carrier pidgon or something simaler incase you need to get off an sos or get trapped some where maby some tar or pitch to aid in firestarting and i dont know if anything like this exists but something that might beable to get methane or other natural gass out of sea water might be usefull(might be wishfull thinking) lol and if your a drinker soemthing that could help you make whisky or other type of alchol wouldnt hurt if its an end of the world situation and hey beers fun too wheat stone never hurts something magnetic incase you have to make your own compass if you have a hand crank flashlight replacement bulbs and if not replacement bulbs for those as well mortar pestil for makeing your own meds/spices parachute to work as a possible spinnaker or heck just get a few of those as well dont know if they would work on ur boat but they can help colapseable and portable windsurfer redundancy is key honey and mayby even a SMALL honey bee colony gotta polenate flowers and what not some how an ULUL(sp) floater bouys to mark where u might sink home made crab nets so you can find them again mouthwash floss VARIOUS national flags and indigious clothing so you can blend in in any inviroment ham raidos are just plain fun and usefull to have hand cranked idealy a few car batterys and needle and thread lots of that 10million candle power spot light and battery powered air siren some kind of weather monitoring softwear and some kind of vacume sealer or air tight baggy system i know its an old thread and my words are jumbled but i just trying to contribute



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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reply to post by KilrathiLG
 


Thanks KilrathiLG, you brought up some good points in that post. Making up a new list right now.

Cheers
Shane



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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And, then, there's that one last item that you don't want to use, but in a real emergency it can save your fekking life... A GPS Tracking Personal Locator Beacon... a device which has saved many lives in avalanche areas, at sea, as well as in the outback.

The beacon emits a signal that is picked up by satellite and relayed to authorities. The little 16-year-old chick who failed to sail around the world was using a Personal Locator Beacon, which is how they zoomed in on her ass out in the middle of the vast Indian Ocean.

Hey, you can get away all you want, but it's nice to have a magic "save me" button.

— Doc Velocity




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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 04:33 AM
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My brother and I used to hunt the American Alligator Gar with compound bows and crossbows rigged for heavy fishing. Those big gar grow to massive size, and while they aren't aggressive to humans, there have been some incidents.

So, a compound bow is good, but even that fierce weapon can be bulky and awkward and overpowered in some hunting situations. Sometimes you need a little more surgical approach...


Which is why I recommend that sweet little crossover weapon that we used to call a stone bow, colloquially known as a slingshot, which has been upgraded in recent decades to a Wrist Rocket.

I recall many an evening when my Dad would stroll along the fenceline, zapping squirrels with a Saunders Wrist-Rocket™... Us kids would collect the dead bodies.

Yeah. A fekking Wrist-Rocket. Don't escape from civilization without it!

— Doc Velocity





[edit on 7/11/2010 by Doc Velocity]



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 05:17 AM
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I have just had a thought.

You are so amazing, really, so why not stand for parl?

And a lot of people would follow you.



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 06:47 AM
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Parliament? Isn't Parliament sort of the antithesis of the OP?




My wife took this picture when we were attacking the Canadian Rockies. It rocks.

— Doc Velocity



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 04:35 PM
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I didn't see any guns on your list. What if you run into pirates
on the open seas?

Also you said a variety of medical supplies but did not specify which ones so I presume you are including antibiotics, aspirin, or pain relievers? I see you have a first aid kit, but none have antiboitics. Also make sure the kit has something for flushing out your eyes (typically a 6-12 oz bottle) if needed in an emergency.

Might consider picking up some neem leaf capsules, neem oil & spray etc for their combined anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties as well as its mosquito repellant capabilities to avoid malaria possibilities.

Extracting forcept for pulling teeth
if you had to; steel dental pick/tartar removal, etc./ emergency cap replacement if applicable to you. I remember that movie with Tom Hanks as a fed ex survivor...Dental emergencies not always considered in survival kits, but can cause many problems/serious infections if the right tools are not available.

Also add a super sharp surgical knife(s) in case you have to cut anything off or out of yourself, tweezers, etc. (better than a Leatherman knife for medical purposes)

(these items in the last two paragraphs are usually available on ebay)











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posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:14 PM
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You sould definitely get some solar panels and a few mobile home batteries for charging, along with the transformers and inverters. this will save you a butt load in generator fuel for the laptop and electric cooking stuff refrigerator.

Also it's always good to go old school and have a lot of limes in your inventory.


Porn, fishing supplies, a tarp to catch rain and a garden hose and funnel for last resort rain water purification. A role of plastic visqueen is also very handy, concentrated iodine

Also get and 1T external hard drive and start downloading nonstop any video off of YouTube you might need about survival at sea also save PDF files and manuscripts and such and entertainment.

DUCTTAPE!!!

[edit on 11-7-2010 by Izarith]



posted on Jul, 11 2010 @ 10:56 PM
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any kind of night vision gear might be nifty or if you got the money aTHERMAL rifle scope and i only bring this up because if you get in fog its a good way to see through it or other adverse conditions or to hunt at night you said you can read the stars but an astrolabe still might be usefull i dunno you seem to know what your doing over all i just like to play devils advocate

and it gonna sound cheezy but get some softwear like family doctor or something like it most manuals go right out the window like you said but medical knowledge has a value of its own, on a side note unrelated to this post or well kinda related in retrospect have you seen those new submersible yachts trouble comes a knocking down bubble and up pariscope in completly rediculous luxury but i dont think thats what your going for ill go look for a link to it as it might interest you and others
drat couldnt find the one i was thinking of its basicy a yacht tha can go above or below the water

www.yachtdive.com...
www.seamagine.com...

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posted on Jul, 12 2010 @ 09:05 AM
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Hey All,

Thanks, keep them coming.
Doc Velocity - that picture is absolutely brilliant! Cheers very much. And the wrist rocket? I want one now.

Manta78 - No, no guns. I don't like them. I have a compound bow, several variety's of machete, a WRIST ROCKET! three spear guns (one is an 8footer), an electrical 'dump' pulse I can hook up to the entrance to my boat, a security system, radar, automated lights, pepper spray and possibly a dog. So no. No room for guns on my boat. Everything else you suggested is gold though.

I forgot one very important thing I'm taking with me: My boat. I posted some pics up on my other thread, and the link below is linked to a single post, so ya don't have to go thru the whole thread.

Pics of Mutaku

There's still alot of work to do on her, but have got the engine refit out the way. Next step is the hull. Still on schedule.

Thank you so much for all your replies so far.
Cheers
Shane



posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 12:18 AM
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reply to post by Doc Velocity
 

Doc you are mad!!
If they had those dern beacons years back Gilligan’s Island would have only been an hour long movie and not seasons long of funny goodness.

reply to post by shamus78
 


Sweet boat ya got there.
Funny that I could miss something you said you might be taking, A DOG!!
Doggies work, you may have to feed them but for sanities sake you can’t beat em they always love ya and never disagree, yet they are still smart.
Plus on a good working size dog the tail affords about 4 rolls of duct tape space.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:53 AM
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Pick an island with hills/high ground. You will have a better chance of finding fresh water. DO NOT pick an island that is flat to set up on as usually no fresh water on them along with flooding during monsoons.. And get an old fashioned compass and sextant for navigation. The high tech toys may be fun but theyre not as durable under harsh conditions.



posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 06:56 AM
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Yes, got some islands picked out with nice high elevations compared to the surrounding islands. Fresh water is the hardest thing to find around there. Can't just rely on stored water either, to much chance of contamination. And I agree, a compass and sextant will be far more durable then any modern tech. Plus I get to use a skill I'd almost forgotten about. cheers for the input

g146541 - Yeah, I've already got the runt of a litter due soon. Dingo/Lab cross. Should be quite a nice dog!

Shane

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posted on Jul, 14 2010 @ 01:39 PM
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Good stuffs as purebreeds of alot of dogs suffer one form of inbreeding or another.
Dingo/Lab what a cool combo.
Should have more than enough personality to keep ya happy....or frantic!

Doggies rock.




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