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Where would you go/what would you bring if you had to live in seclusion?

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posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 12:20 AM
Hey ATS members,
I haven't made a post in a while, and was looking for some good info on the subject because I think this might be something that we all may need to think about. You never know what will happen in the near future.
(By the way, I'm not sure if I put this thread in the right place. If i made a mistake, please move it to the right section.)
I am a huge fan of the book/movie "Into the Wild". If you haven't seen or read it, then i strongly recommend that you do.
Anyway, I was thinking that if I ever did decide to live in the wild, I would choose a place in North America where it doesn't get too cold. I would probably set up camp by a lake or pond so i can fish for food.

Here's my supply list off the top of my head:
-clothes (for warm and cold weather)
-pictures of my family/friends
-a few toothbrushes
-shaving razors
-swiss army pocket knife
-water filter
-a few pots and pans
-a good supply of lighters
-maybe a few candles or a lantern
-sleeping bag
-good hiking shoes
-SAS survival handbook
-some good books
-a journal and pens
-portable fishing pole
-first aid kit
-big bag of rice (im half Japanese)
-some bars of soap
-ipod with a solar charger?

That's all I've got so far.
So feel free to add anything you might think would be a necessity or just helpful, or even just something to help pass the time. I will add more if anything comes to mind.
Also, i would love to hear any ideas on where you think the best place to set up camp would be.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 12:29 AM
reply to post by bulletproof_monk

"Where would you go/what would you bring if you had to live in seclusion?"

i would go to Glenn Beck's house.

i would bring:
- laptop or computer
- ATS login

[edit on 3-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher]

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 12:44 AM

I know what i would not bring much of, that is clothes.

Just go nude and get a good tan.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 12:53 AM
I already live in seclusion and have everything
that a body could need.
Even 2 computers.

edit spell

[edit on 3-9-2010 by canadiansenior70]

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 01:05 AM
If I had Chuck Norris by my side, I'd stay wherever the hell I wanted!

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 01:12 AM
A blonde w/ green eyes about 5'8 115 lbs. and a rack that defy's gravity.

[edit on 3-9-2010 by randyvs]

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 01:27 AM
I would pick Pennsylvania for its fairly predictable weather and easily traversable terrain (well for some anyway) as for what I would bring with me

Mosin Nagant, I know she's heavy but 1 shot will drop a moose
.22 cal rough rider single action, for taking small game at close range
obviosuly a crap load of ammo
picture of my lady
US or Phillipino made Bolo or bowie knife
lightweight canvas sneakers such as converse
Buck brand hunting knife, for skinning,scaling and food prep
water filtration straw or tabs
good old barlow knife
paracord, lighter, stronger over all more versatile than rope
high quality kinetic flashlight
flint and steel or magnesium firestarter
trout pole and small tackle box
Big box of nails
SOG camp hatchet/saw/knife
walking stick
straight razor and whetstone/strop
US mil spec folding shovel
Brahma boots, redwings are for weekend warriors
duct tape, dont leave home without it
corona garden tool sharpener
Cold Steel Bushman
Ruger security six, 6" barrel
100 rounds would be more than enough
crossman .177 spring rifle, no rubber o rings to rot out
clear nail polish for waterproofing primers for long storage
sling shot 3 extra bands sealed in wax to prevent dry rot
1 small pot
1 large
1 large cast iron skillet
mess kit
tea kettle
a few medium/large glass jars, filled with solidified animal fat it can store food and ammunition for long periods of time
canvas back pack

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 02:36 AM
Okay, sorry I meant living in seclusion in the wild. So you would be cut off from the outside world. Computers wouldn't work, unless of course you brought some sort of way to charge it.

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 05:50 AM
Some good ideas, but everyone so far has forgotten one crucial item...

-an axe

Other than that I'd need to know if we are talking about the world has ended or I've just packed up and quit society.


-mason jars (glass top)
-Sling shot (with extra 'cord')
-at least one large package of Bic lighters
-snare wire
-vitamins (they may have a shelf life, but they will last long enough to establish a wild diet)
-seeds (corn, carrots, spinach and potatoes)
-cast iron pan(s)

-books (homesteading if I've quit society, tech/how-to if the world has ended)


Beyond those few examples, the thing to remember is that if you can't eat it, acquire/prepare food with it or prepare shelter/provide protection from the elements with it you don't need it.

I have checked topographical maps for high ground (really high ground).

I think that is the most important 'where' item to consider.

[edit on 3-9-2010 by [davinci]]

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 05:53 AM
An Ipod made your list? Really?

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 06:05 AM
If "Into The Wild" is about that Alex Supertramp - Chris Mccandless guy, which I think it was, and using his experience as example - I'd bring...

a flint
a good utility knife (440 stainless - serrated back - one piece tang)
magnetic compass
sewing kit - needles, thread (very handy, even for first aid)
mess kit (portable stainless pan, pot, cup)
water purification tabs
first aid essentials (bandages, antibiotic cream and pills, aspirin, etc)
a length of strong rope or cord
clothing appropriate to the environment

and most importantly, enough knowledge not to starve to death in the wild!

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 10:07 AM
reply to post by [davinci]

I have hatchet on my list, I dont think I would need an axe because I havent needed one on my excursions yet, bolo and hatchet

posted on Sep, 3 2010 @ 11:19 AM
1 small pot
1 tarp 12x12
1 small shovel
2 folding knives with stone
1 spool of fishing line with several dozen small hooks
1 flint steel set and several lighters.
3 body traps 2 small 1 larger
1 smaller tupperware container
1 small ax with hammer head end
1 pair good leather work gloves
1 pack of good socks
1 extra set of camouflage utilities
1 small self charging sw radio
1 set of good thermal underwear
1 military field jacket with liner and bottom liner
1 military poncho with liner
2 headgear one for each season
1 small alice pack w/frame
1 set of military web/lb gear with canteens/but pack
1 rifle 223 with several hundred rounds
1 wild mountain girl with gear

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 05:52 AM
All of my military gear and clothing

A COLD weather and regular sleeping bag

Water proof tarps (Camouflaged)

Magnesium fire starters

M16-13T Combat Knife, 1 double edged fixed blade (5 to 6 inch length)

High Quality Multi tool

Water jugs with filtration systems and purifying tablets

A few small metal pans for various cooking uses and boiling water

Duck tape and electrical tape

Sharpening stones

1 Small axe/hammer combo

1 pair of bolt cutters

Hygiene equipment

Lots of Quick Clot + and field trauma supplies

Sterilized catheters and IV bags (Medical supplies)

Penicillin pills and Children Flintstones vitamins

cough drops (Flavored)

Bag of sugar and some spices such as pepper, barley, cinnamon ect

FM 21-76-1, FM 23-10, FM 7-21.13, FM 3-7 (Army field manuals)

Boy scouts handbook (Mainly for the plants and knots portion of the book)

Clothing appropriate to your area

2 pairs of High durability and comfortable high ankle support boots

Those ninja type shoes, whatever their called

Lots of soft reinforced heel and toe socks (Feet are #1 priority!)

Bug netting for your face (Or buy a coat with lining built in)

A portable hammock for sleeping off the ground on cold cold nights

A durable 1 person tent

Shaving utensils for shaving high priority germ areas (Mainly crotch)

Lots and lots of baby wipes (These are essential for cleaning your self)

A portable rifle that can be broken down (Such as the survival rifle)

3 Pistols with same ammo type (Reliable pistol such as glock or revolvers)

Small easily to store food

Camel back for carrying water hands free and without stopping

Trench shovel (Folding)

2 riggers belts

EZ Cuff constraints (Disposable handcuffs)

All weather coat

Warm gloves and hat

Fishing lines and lures

Map of the entire surrounding areas (Preferably contour map w/elevation)

Land nav compass and see through degree protractor

Head mountable flashlight w/crank style battery source

Spotters scope w/more then 5x zoom

NVG's Gen 2 or above (Gen 1 is horrible and not worth the money)

Tactical vest able to carry ammunition (Camouflaged)

NIJ level III or IV bullet "resistant" vest

Adjustable knee pads

Rappelling gear

Sewing needles and string (Can also be in medical supplies)

Soap bars or you can learn to make it from scratch using fat on animals

Bottle of 800mg Ibuprofen

Credible book on wilderness cooking and plant life

Extra inserts for boots (Are you gel'ing)

I'm sure you can rack up some extras on here too, but these would be a sample of some of the things in my pack

Some of the things I'm seeing on people's load outs is an unreasonable amount of heavy equipment. While having ammo is a very good choice. You tend to forget ammo weighs a lot when you have hundreds of rounds involved. Also i dont see socks on peoples lists....if your feet get wet and soggy and you plan on hiking or climbing...your basically fubar. Feet come first, then water source, then food source, then the rest fits in later

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 06:12 AM

2 pairs of socks, one to wear whilst the other dries
2 sets of comfortable high durability clothes
Comfortable boots
hunting knife
woollen hat
steel guitar strings
fishing rod (hooks, line etc)
Water purification tablets for emergencies
Cold weather sleeping bag (not necessary but nice to have)

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 06:28 AM
Plenty of booze,
Cameron Diaz,
Cyanide Pill,

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 06:48 AM

Originally posted by randyvs
A blonde w/ green eyes about 5'8 115 lbs. and a rack that defy's gravity.

[edit on 3-9-2010 by randyvs]

Now THAT'S surviving with style!!! And she would even fit in a BOB...

posted on Sep, 7 2010 @ 04:00 PM

Originally posted by Jkd Up

Originally posted by randyvs
A blonde w/ green eyes about 5'8 115 lbs. and a rack that defy's gravity.

[edit on 3-9-2010 by randyvs]

Now THAT'S surviving with style!!! And she would even fit in a BOB...

lol, yes thats truly a survival must....a women to keep you "company"

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 08:50 PM
But why is it that men want to have women for company in like every survival scenario there is?? Why can't they just go solo? Bring a cat or something? XD Maybe someone to watch your back, sure, or as bait for whatever's out there...
But it makes sense to have a member of the opposite sex viable for procreation. >:F

edit on 9/9/2010 by Elaethyr because: Clarification...and additional thoughts.

posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 09:07 PM

o feel free to add anything you might think would be a necessity or just helpful, or even just something to help pass the time

One must realize the one most basic instinct of Man and all of life. Reproduction. If there is no reproduction there is no man.

What I recommend adding to your list of essentials is a "mate".

If a "mate" is not going to work, at least bring a magazine.

This may sound silly and childish and weirdo-ish to most, but I must state the embarrassing truth, because nobody else will.

Take care of "your reproductive instinctual needs first and your life will seem more fulfilled.

Good luck, and peace to all .

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