Survival Masters. If You Could Only Carry 3 Things What Would They Be?

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:31 AM
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1: my family
2: the dog
3: a 5 year fully equipped radiation proof armer plated mobile home/tank/jump-jet/submarine ...




posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:11 AM
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1.Glock
2.Knife
3.Water



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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Flint and steel, they're chained together so count as one, pocket sewing kit and my trusty Ka Bar.

I do like all the garbage bags calls and a roll of rubble bags would be my 4th item having read all the wise words in this thread, thanks



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:22 AM
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Sharp axe or machete prefer machete always have....
Inflatable raft kit
some fire starting compound that will ignite when in contact with certain matter



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:23 AM
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Can someone explain why they would pack water?

It seems to me that if you can't figure out how to find water on your own you are going to dead fairly quickly anyway. You couldn't possibly carry enough to last more than a few days at most -- and then what?

I ask because I see so many people packing water that at this point I feel like I'm missing something.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 08:27 AM
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i guess it depends where i am going. but a perfect quick grab would be
knife. magnesium fire starter. and (if it was actually feasible) never ending supply of duct tape.

seriously i love duct tape. i guess i'm a little hick. i use it for just about anything.

i do like what the one person said, about taking a pack of cigs. hadnt thought of that!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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IMO I see bringing a container of water as a twofer – a container to hold water for while your finding a water source and water available as your bugging out (stress makes you thirsty). Also the container can then be used to boil / store water for later and is also your cooking pan.

My 3 would be
Knife / Leathermen multitool
Metal container w/ lid (filled with water if that is not violating the 3 item provision)
Fire starter

Seriously debated about a tarp, rope, and many other things. But I know how to wind rope out of plant/animal fibers, from that I can set traps or deadfalls and weave into baskets or bags for carrying, my weaving has not gotten good enough for a waterproof bag yet
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The tarp would be nice, but not necessary as can use branches, mud etc to help with sheltering.

My main thing would be the fire starter, I am essentially lazy, and it is frustrating to spend twenty minutes trying to start a fire when you are tired and dirty and stressed. Fire is also a tool with many uses


The other two items are a bonus
And before it is said, yes I have made the rope, baskets, traps, deadfalls and have even done some flint knapping to make knives etc. I am lousy at it, but it is passable and usable so, yes, having a multi-tool knife is a bonus.

NOTHING, absolutely nothing, can take the place of knowledge and skills to use the knowledge. Luck would be nice - but mine would probably be bad... hence learning the skills.

Casing
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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by Casing
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IMO I see bringing a container of water as a twofer – a container to hold water for while your finding a water source and water available as your bugging out (stress makes you thirsty). Also the container can then be used to boil / store water for later and is also your cooking pan.


I'm on board with the container idea, especially in regards to cooking. However, I was thinking that the tarp could also be used to collect water as well as keep me dry. Think the sagging that forms overhead. Getting wet is troublesome especially in a situation where a change of clothes isn't really feasible.



NOTHING, absolutely nothing, can take the place of knowledge and skills to use the knowledge. Luck would be nice - but mine would probably be bad... hence learning the skills.


AGREED!
I can't tell you how many people I know that are stocking up on supplies that they have no idea how to even use. In fact, one of the funniest things someone said to me when I brought up the point about taking your gear out for a test drive and becoming really familiar with it was --

"Well, once TSHTF I'll have plenty of time to read all the instruction manuals!"

I said nothing, but thought -- there's one less person I'll be competing against for survival!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 11:32 AM
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Originally posted by lpowell0627

Originally posted by Casing
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IMO I see bringing a container of water as a twofer – a container to hold water for while your finding a water source and water available as your bugging out (stress makes you thirsty). Also the container can then be used to boil / store water for later and is also your cooking pan.


I'm on board with the container idea, especially in regards to cooking. However, I was thinking that the tarp could also be used to collect water as well as keep me dry. Think the sagging that forms overhead. Getting wet is troublesome especially in a situation where a change of clothes isn't really feasible.


I know, that was part of the internal debate, however I was thinking of the initial portability during the "bug out" as can use the bladders etc for a water proof container. Either way is a viable option, again I was thinking of the first hours for survival.




NOTHING, absolutely nothing, can take the place of knowledge and skills to use the knowledge. Luck would be nice - but mine would probably be bad... hence learning the skills.


AGREED!
I can't tell you how many people I know that are stocking up on supplies that they have no idea how to even use. In fact, one of the funniest things someone said to me when I brought up the point about taking your gear out for a test drive and becoming really familiar with it was --

"Well, once TSHTF I'll have plenty of time to read all the instruction manuals!"

I said nothing, but thought -- there's one less person I'll be competing against for survival!


I know what you mean, It is a far cry to know you have the tools or the knowledge, quite another to put into practice! Especially under duress
Also seriously sucks to get miles into the "back forty" and find that the widget you were so proud of is a POS. I hear the "I have "such and such" but rarely hear they know how to use it and often wonder how they would make out. Personally I dont want to "wonder", like I said, my luck tends to run towards Murphey's Law, so I dont like to rely on that


I gotta tell this story:

Son went on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop, he had to bring his own food and gear (as per usual). I never packed his gear for him except to look it over and make sure he wasnt gonna hurt himself somehow, but usually the food was distributed to everyone to share and meals were planned ahead. This trip though was a bring your own food and I saw he had purchased mac & cheese for his meals... microwavable mac & cheese... I knew he wouldnt starve to death and let him go. It was a GOOD learning experience for him, he was sick of peanut butter and cold poptarts by the time he got home. Every campout he went on after that he brought food that even his Scoutmaster was proud of.

Casing

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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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Originally posted by Casing

Son went on a camping trip with his Boy Scout troop, he had to bring his own food and gear (as per usual). I never packed his gear for him except to look it over and make sure he wasnt gonna hurt himself somehow, but usually the food was distributed to everyone to share and meals were planned ahead. This trip though was a bring your own food and I saw he had purchased mac & cheese for his meals... microwavable mac & cheese... I knew he wouldnt starve to death and let him go. It was a GOOD learning experience for him, he was sick of peanut butter and cold poptarts by the time he got home. Every campout he went on after that he brought food that even his Scoutmaster was proud of.

Casing

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That's a great story. I did a similar thing to my daughter when she packed for her first Girl Scout camping trip. Except I ended up having to help her out a little since she was only 6 and decided that only things that matched could be packed.

No umbrella, wrong color. No blanket. Too much to carry. Flashlight -- nope. It was blue and not purple. Lunch -- Yogurt and a can of Chef Boyardee. Mind you, it was not a pull top and she never thought about a can opener. Nor did she consider her yogurt would be bad before she even got there!

It was really funny.

Every year after that we go on a month long trip with our RV and spend at least a week far away from it and camping out in the open. Just me and my two kids. I have a picture of her face the first time she caught a fish -- and then realized it was going to be dinner!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Gun
Bowie
Zippo lighter

Till next town.



 
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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Survival knife
lighter
my cat



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 05:14 PM
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Mine would be hunting knife, waterproof matches, and aluminum water bottle.

But seriously, even if you had an emergency kit with your three things in it, what are the chances you'd be able to get to it, unless it's always on you at all times. In a tragic situation you'd be lucky to escape with your life, especially if you're crawling out from beneath rubble somewhere. So if you are meant to survive you'd have to trust the creator (God, or whomever) to provide for your needs. (This also gives you someone to talk to! LOL) As long as one is able to meditate and listen to ones higher self, combined with common sense you will be lead in the right direction to find everything you'd need. So a word to the wise, live without fear, as our thoughts will create our reality. Have a wonderful day all!



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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knife, aluminum baseball bat and my hennessy camping hammock

kinfe for obvious reasons, baseball bats can be used for everything, hammer, entertainment, and killing device for your standard zombie

and the hennessy camping hammock is like a super shelter, comfy, fairly warm, keeps you dry, and also has rope and other basic supplies if you need to use them more then the hammock



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Nuclear Gamma Camera (strictly for parts)

The Van (most of the modifications will be made using the Nuclear Gamma Camera)

Open Source RC/UAV Quadcopter Using parts from the Nuclear Gamma Camera not used to modify the van, I will be able to program the quadcopter to follow the van, hover in programmed perimeters for security in between recharging itself when the van is not in motion, and going off into the woods to hunt and gather for me in the event that deadly toxins are in the air from Yellowstone blowing up and the moon having disappeared.

I will be able to equip the van with a small arsenal of precision targeting weaponry as well as wide range weaponry, I will be able to detect radiation levels outside of the van for testing when it is safe to exit, I will be able to shield myself from radiation by making modified clothing, I will be able to make a large inventory of quick-change adaptors for my quadcopter so it has an increased range of functionality as well as store a small database of quick-load firmware that I can program myself for its various functions. I will be able to liberate and acquire any survival items of interest in as little as 48 hours with assistance from my quadcopter (who I will program to act with small voice commands in the event of emergencies, and will program to reply to any commands with phrases from Murdock from the A-Team, and I will henceforth call "my lil buddy",) depending on the terrain and environmental hazards, I may be able to secure my own additional survival inventory before all systems are operational, and I will have studied and been well versed in the careful and precise art of "water fasting" to best make efficiency of my body's instinct to shut down gastro-intestinal functions for full body repair and to conserve energy while not consuming sustenance. I will outfit Murdock 3000 aka My Lil' Buddy with small weaponry, wi-fi, a small camera, and a small lightweight first aid kit that I create from spare parts from the Nuclear Gamma Camera and unnecessary engine parts from the van in case Murdock 3000 comes across injured humans and I decide to allow him to drop the kit to them so that they might be in my servitude and be lured back to my trap, where I will be waiting. Oh, yes, I will be waiting.

I will also have Murdock 3000 slowly work on identifying more items of interest for small repairs and for further inventions or just parts in general, and will begin the process of acquiring satisfactory inventory to build multiple versions of Murdock 3000, so that my range and efficiency is greatly multiplied. Eventually, a small network of Murdock 3000 recharging stations would ideally be stationed, with perimeter motion detection and anti-personnel weaponry. Once a feww major life lines were established, I would begin the process of hoarding mass electromechanical parts, at first sorting out the parts myself. I would design several factory bots at headquarters to assist the mass manufacturing of wi-fi enabled machines for various purposes, at first focusing on harvesting and storing parts and supplies, and then moving on to conquering habitable areas.

My victory would take some time to fashion at first, but an eventual terror-like sea of precision megalomania would surely occur, and major social structure set in place in the New World under my reign would include NO ONE calling ANYONE a "damn fool talkin to his haaaand again"


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posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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well for me it still brings it down to my tomahawk,camelback and my flashlight. once i found a nice cubby near the springs, I'm going to set in building my hide and getting my bedding prepped for a good nites sleep, with the advantage of seeing whats lurking in the darkness without drawing full attention to my position with a fire and smoke. within 1 hour i can have me a nice blowgun assembled and darts cut from the numerous thorny locus trees around the Ozarks and quickly get me something to fill the tummy


within 3 days I'll have my camp fully prepared with all the food and luxuries i'll need, so i can keep moving and camp building and supply gathering, so i can always have somewhere safe to fall back on without giving up any luxury or position.

and by the way, a knife cant chop through steel doors and locks nor pry open anything, like steel doors and locks...lol...you can chop open a tin can and use it for a sharp knife



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Noted: Look for signs of locus tree manipulation if in Ozarks, small supplies and a servant may be hiding in the bush. Equip Murdock 3000 with anti-blowdart shielding.



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:05 PM
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where i go choppers can't land and trucks cant drive, especially in the 40 miles of underground cave systems uncle sammy cant see in



posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:25 PM
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Rambo First Blood Survival Knife (see the video below; it holds a few extra items in the handle)
Magnesium Fire Starter
Compass





posted on Mar, 23 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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Hello!

- My Ka-Bar

- A Tarp

- A Fire Starter





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