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5 things you would take with you if you had to survive?

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:02 AM
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Ive always asked my friends this ? what about you guys? what things would you take with you???




posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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The five things would be a (firearm w/ammo), (a way to start a fire), (water, or water purifying tabs or filter), (first aid kit), (combat/survival knife) At the very bare minimum if it had to be only five items



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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My importance would be:

1) KFC
2) Water
3) Weapons
4) Medication
5) Porn



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:09 AM
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1 Hatchet
2 Survival knife
3 Flare gun with flares
4 Metal cup or can
5 Compass

And Good clothes.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:11 AM
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Originally posted by faryjay

My importance would be:

1) KFC
2) Water
3) Weapons
4) Medication
5) Porn


hahahaha



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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bare minimum axe/machette,fire starter,first aid kit,water purification and a change of clothes..



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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I would have to bring:

small axe or knife
waterproof matches
compass
water
5 days of food

The rest I can do my self, surviving is an instinct that we have all have. Logic and common sense will go along way n a survival situation.
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Parang
Fire steel
Paracord
Polythene sheet
Fender strat.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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Kabar
Weatherby .308
Nylon cord
Fire starter
Metal bowl/cup



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:39 AM
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U.S map
5 liters of water (one for each day)
high calorie energy bars
a good knife
And of course a clear ... Everything else will fall into place..

Always remember survival is more mental then physical..



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Water tablets
Fishing Line and hook
Hunting knife
Tarp
Compass



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:06 AM
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I would bring a good knife, a magnesium firestarter, a portable water filter, energy bars, and a space blanket. The rest I could find along the way. Why doesnt anyone else mention a space blanket, does it have a down side I dont know about?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Inflatable raft compressed-
Raman noodles-
Pack of lighters-
Lots of large sandwhich bags for water gather and boil-
Microbal soaps-

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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by bloodnoir
I would bring a good knife, a magnesium firestarter, a portable water filter, energy bars, and a space blanket. The rest I could find along the way. Why doesnt anyone else mention a space blanket, does it have a down side I dont know about?


Its not that but, if you have fire you really dont need the space blanket. And usually if you have a first aid kit or somthing like that, its comes with one.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 10:18 AM
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Well for me it would all depend on WHERE I was going to have to survive -
Forest
Desert
Jungle
Hot
Cold

Each location I would take different items - example - in a Forested area I would want an axe vs a knife. Do I take a sleeping bag vs tarp etc.

Is there going to be fresh water or am I going to have to "de-salianate" (sp? take the salt out).

But always:

First aid kit
Flint
Pan/pot = cooking container
Axe or Knife
Tarp/sleepingbag

I would wear layered clothes so I wouldn't have to carry extra.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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The five essentials that should be carried with you:

1. Knife--Quality fixed blade. (Even a leatherman or gerber multi-tool could work within limitations)
2. Cordage (50 feet of 550 paracord preferred, but if all you have is a spool of spiderwire 30 lbs test or higher, it will do, a roll of heavy duty kite string if nothing else)
3. Canteen cup (or any other means to boil water such as a small pot, Stainless steel bowl, even an empty soda can or soup can found along the way if need be)
4. Expedient Fire Starter--bic lighter, firesteel, a full fire making kit in an Altoids tin is preferred (this could include charcloth in small ziplock baggie, firesteel and striker some sections of bicycle inner tube.)
5. Expedient means of shelter--Wool blanket, poncho, tarp, a good coat (rain jacket, trench coat), even a large heavy duty garbage bag in a pinch.

Do I make these things part of my every day. Yes and no. I always have a lighter or two on me, I always have some sort of knife or three, I usually have a fairly weatherproof jacket of some sort (even if it if just a rain jacket in the summer that stuffs in its own pocket to be a bag), I always wear a belt, always have a p-38 can opener and will usually have a stainless steel water bottle or soda can that I am drinking from (or a plastic bottle which can work to purify water by sunlight if need be). I usually carry an iPod touch as well (and yes I do have a solar charger for it) that has various manuals on it including the FM 21-76 and several wild plant guides.

The biggest and most important thing you can carry is your own knowledge and experiences. There is nothing that you can not fabricate out of natural or surrounding man made materials if need be, including a knife. A person in reasonable shape and good health could be dropped naked in the woods and be able to survive for 30 days if they have the basic knowledge and experience on how to survive. The tools and gear we take with us just make things easier. The number one is and always should be a quality fixed blade knife. It is the one thing that makes everything from fire, food, shelter, even water purification and first aid so much easier.

If we would have expanded to a 10 item list, I would have included some ready made snares and fishing equipment for food gathering and hunting/trapping. A few hand tools such as 4 in 1 file, triangular file, saw, Yankee push drill and bits for it and maybe even a net hammock. Again, depends on the situation. Tools and gear just make things easier, faster and more comfortable which is why we carry them.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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Water filter
Knife
550 para cord
rifle/ammo
tarp

The question I have is, do you count what you carry everyday as items that you would want?
If I always have a knife, and a weapon(pistol) that I carry are those counted items?
who will only have 5 items if they were bugging out? what about your bugout bag? vehicle bag?



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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We all know 5 things would be only the minimum. I suggest some information, and groups to survive with, energy devices built, and this in mind, from whatever materials one can.

yurtco.com...

Because people won't be doing this alone.



posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 02:48 PM
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posted on Apr, 27 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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Narrowed down to five things:

(1) my fixed-blade Case knife.
(2) flint/magnesium firestarting tool
(3) roll of nylon twine
(4) Small bottle of Polar Pure (iodized water disinfectant)
(5) Woodsman machette

Why? With the knife I can fashion snares, fishhooks, shelter, cooking tools. The flint/magnesium tool is small and with the knife, guarantees a fire. The twine can make snares, traps, secure cobbled together shelter, perimeter guard, help fashion footware, a pack, etc.etc. The teensy bottle of Polar Pure can disinfect 500 gallons of water. No, it doesn't taste spiffy, but will kill most pathogens. The Woodsman (newer generation now called Woodsman's Pal) is a weapon, a machette, and all-around hand ground clearer. Lighter and quicker to use than an axe. Not as effective as an axe for chopping down a tree, but better for branches. ETA: With a steady hand, the flint can be used to sharpen either blade -- not a razor edge, but good enough.

(6) Pants!

(7) Boots

Good luck getting that image out of your ..

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