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Originally posted by Druscilla
$200 worth of Ramen noodles can last a very very very long time, and even more so if you buy them in bulk online at a few cents per package.
$200 worth of Ramen noodles is darned near enough for effective ballistic shielding, barricading, or even building an edible survival structure out of the Ramen noodle bricks.
Originally posted by petrus4
Originally posted by edaced4
reply to post by skepticconwatcher
So...gonna just bite the bullet and make what purchases I need to and go for it. Probably gonna go for about 4 days, and see how I am.
a] Think about where you're going. Is it a national park? Is it somewhere a long way away from other people? Get your feet wet, by all means; but don't isolate yourself to the point where you'll be really screwed if something goes wrong. Don't go completely out of your depth. Let someone know where you're going to be, before you go.
b] Think about your level of fitness. Are you up to carrying everything you need? If you're not, you might want to hold off for a couple of weeks (or months) and try getting yourself in better shape, first. Do you have any medical conditions? Can you compensate for them adequately when you're out there, if you do?
c] How much do you know? Do you know about firebuilding, pitching a tent, tying knots etc? I don't know how to get a fire going completely from scratch. If you think you're going to need to know that, it might be a good idea to read up on it.
d] How much have you read about necessary things to take? Yes, there's the bug out bag, but what goes in it? Cooking equipment, a first aid kit, maybe some tools, depending on what you're doing. There's any number of good equipment lists online, which will give you an idea.