You are not logged in. Log In |  Register New Search
  Previous Topic    Next Topic  
advanced

Posted:  10/21/2005 5:54 PM #3271
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Subject: Survival
OK here it is:

Unless I am overlooking something there is no chat site for Survival---

Example:

I'm in the woods--Just polished off my last can of Vienna's--What can I find in the bush to eat that won't kill me dead.

And what about water--Can't find bottled water under no rocks no.

OUCH!!!!--Darn mosquitos wanna pack me to their den so they can dine. Got a mosquito coil but ain't got no match.--(Flint---whats that?)

Darn stone bruise on my heal--May be a drug store around the next hill--I'll get me a heating pad to sooth the pain--Hummm--ain't but one place that I could insert the plug but it electrical no.--(Dats tru yeah!!)

Get the idea--This sort of discussion could make people think about such issues--I guess it could be worked into the Shooting Range section but I think the word SURVIVAL would command attention

As always----I stand to be corrected________
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  10/21/2005 11:10 PM #3272
C0wboi


Joined: 10/8/2005
Posts: 113
Last Post: 1/17/2006
Subject: Good idea
I know that I like to help others. I like to give advice, and having been through some crazy stuff, I can give tips on what is good gear to buy.

I know when I was starting out, if I had known about some of these websites, I would have saved money in the long run!
What part of "Shall not be infringed" do people not understand????

Molon Labe!!

Posted:  10/21/2005 11:35 PM #3270
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
COwboi--With your occupation I know you can do plenty teaching--Bet you have plenty "off duty" experiences also--Thx for the vote of confidence----------
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  11/25/2005 11:20 AM #3256
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
Subject: Survival kit
In a double 15-rnd .30 Carbine ammo pouch I have :
1 space blanket
1 waterproof match container (strike anywhere matches)
1 small magnifying lense (in case the matches get wet)
1 small compass
10 ft. nylon cord
1 small folding knife
3 fishing hooks
20 ft. monofilament line
1 pack fuel tabs
6 water purification tablets
1 boatswain's whistle
2 energy bars
I believe all this stuff I got from CTD.
I keep this in my Jeep glovebox and always clip it on my belt or slip it in my coat pocket when I head off into the woods.
Also a canteen and .22 sidearm plus ammo are usually on a pistol belt.
Anybody else have survival kits? Whaddya carry in 'em? (gotta keep it small, now)


Posted:  12/11/2005 12:00 PM #3231
Swamp Yankee


Joined: 12/7/2005
Posts: 100
Last Post: 12/6/2007
Subject: Survival Kit
Boogyman,
Good list the only things I can think of to add is a flash light and my favorite "Duct Tape"
Jim

Posted:  12/12/2005 3:15 AM #3226
TheEskimo


Joined: 11/30/2005
Posts: 11
Last Post: 12/19/2005
Let's not forget about first aid. Great ideas are already up here, such as the duct tape and nylon cord. These will work great to make an emergency splint or with a piece of cloth would make an acceptable bandage.
One thing you may want to add is a small tube or even one of those little foil packs of an antibiotic cream or ointment, if you get stuck out there for a while the last thing you probobly want is an infection. Some hydrocortisone for any itches that get out of hand may not be a bad idea either.
Never be afraid to try new things. Remember, amatures built the Ark. Pro's built the Titanic.

Posted:  12/12/2005 5:33 AM #3227
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Subject: Survival
Way to go guys--I'm getting mine together now--Will keep adding to it while everyone adds to the list--Oh--Don't remember seeing onions-- bell pepper-- and garlic--Dehydrated for easy carry of course--And a small cook-pot :wink:
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  12/12/2005 10:19 AM #3228
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
By the time this is going good we'll all be carrying around 40-pound packs.... :roll:
One of those little single-AAA flashlights might fit in my little ammo pouch but duct tape? I think I'll leave that in the Jeep....
Remember if it's too big or bulky you'll tend to leave it behind... that is if you're as lazy as me... :(
All great ideas, when it comes down to it, your survival, your choice. :) Here's another.... P-38 can opener? Unless you carry a pocketknife anyway... I like the tube of ointment idea too... :idea:


Posted:  12/12/2005 2:29 PM #3232
RendonRedneck


Joined: 6/23/2005
Posts: 797
Last Post: 4/30/2009
Have you seen the flat duck tape packs


These fit nicely in to any pack.


I am moving this to Camping &; Outdoor Living
I work to support my outdoor habit
Aaron
NAHC Life Member
NAFC Life Member
Trained Gunsmith
According to wife outdoor and computer nut
I support the Bill of Rights
RendonRendneck@dovesoutdoors.com

Posted:  12/12/2005 3:27 PM #3233
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
No I hadn't... very cool. Ok I take it back.... :)


Posted:  12/12/2005 7:43 PM #3243
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
See there ole-timer--Ya just learned something--Besides how would you tape up ya ducks without duck tape huh?--Now answer this question or its off to bed for you without any venison chili---You lil devil you :twisted:
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  12/12/2005 7:45 PM #3244
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Way to go Redneck--Smart move on the move--This placing gettin mo better every day---
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  12/12/2005 8:51 PM #3245
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
Never said I knew everything, and I'm always ready to soak up more info. The day ya think ya know it all is the day ya might as well give it up cuz ya won't learn any more.
Now that I know about the ingenius flat-pack duct tape, I will definitely stuff it in my li'l pouch. Duct tape also makes a great substitute for moleskin, I've used it on blisters on my heel and works great...

W.L., maybe I could make some tape outta birch-bark and pine resin to tape my ducks with.... can I have my chili now??? :)


Posted:  12/13/2005 6:16 AM #3240
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Boogy--If'n ya do invent that natural tape ya best get a patent before ya advertise it--Will have that famous "Boogy Chili" Xmas Eve--If'n ya in the neighborhood stop by for a bowl--and some gumbo--and a fresh boiled ham sandwich--and some------------------Oh dis coffee good yeah-----
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  12/13/2005 9:20 AM #3241
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
French Roast?

(getting out road atlas)


Posted:  12/13/2005 10:56 AM #3242
TheEskimo


Joined: 11/30/2005
Posts: 11
Last Post: 12/19/2005
Great idea on the mini mag light, and I got one of the LED bulbs for it and it works great. Really extends the battery time and I think it is actually a brighter light.
Never be afraid to try new things. Remember, amatures built the Ark. Pro's built the Titanic.

Posted:  12/13/2005 11:35 PM #3239
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
How about a signal mirror? Unless your knife blade is really shiny...


Posted:  12/14/2005 5:39 AM #3236
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Boogy--Where did ya git dat lil baby m&;m holding dat S.H. sign huh?--I want one also too me!--I need dat for I can brought dat to da batt-trum wit me when I git one a dem "call-a-da-wild" so da wife can undastand dat I got a o.k. ta be in dere me too sumtime when I havta went--I plan on eatin a lot a dat Boogy Chili me on da hollydays--I tink da mo I can dump da mo I can eat :roll:--Ga lee--us men folk got ta survive also too huh?
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  12/14/2005 12:03 PM #3237
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
Ok, now pay attention... I just learned this with the help of the Great Master RendonRedneck.
Go to www.clicksmilies.com or look for "free emoticons" on your browser. Once you find one that has smiley COLLECTIONS, put it in your "favorites" so you can access it while you're posting. Don't use a site that uploads all that stuff to your computer, I tried that and it screwed up everything and I had to remove it.
Once you hit "post reply" and you are typing your message, hit the Img button above, and then hit the smiley site on your favorites.
Find the smiley you want, click on it then go up to your "Edit" on your browser and hit "copy".
Hit your "back" button to go back to your post.
Hit "Edit" again and then "paste" and it will go into your message.
Check out "Tech Writer" in the "Forum Suggestions" forum to see the Master at work...


Posted:  12/15/2005 3:24 AM #3234
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Dats sum good infa-mating yeah-Me I got a lil master on a puter indat lil youngest son what I birth name Jacob-Him for fun name either can be ""Jake Da Snake or for a short one "Dawg"-

Seriously,thanks for the info-Jake is a whiz on a computer-senior year of school has him very busy now but when time availible he likes to play with all the little smiley thing-a-ma-jigs--I'm lucky just to have time to log on and check/post items--

At 18 Jake is an excellant musician also--Drums-Guitar-Bass-Keys--whatever--Played in a band with his brother (Mike Jr.--23) for five years, most of that in a large local Casino

I know--this is not a "musicians" D.B.--Just wanted to share a lil family history-----Having many talents makes it easier to "survive" in todays world--Even young country boys can survive :wink:
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  1/2/2006 9:51 PM #3208
Shaggy-G


Joined: 1/2/2006
Posts: 5
Last Post: 1/2/2006
In my bag of trix I have a Camelbak
flashlihgt an backup batterys
change of clothes
pocekt tool / knife
K-bar
candel (in a can from soup)
waterproof maches
fishing line
3 dif.size hook
sewing kit (travile size)
45.
space blanket
first aid kit
water tablets
camo sniper vail
ALL IN A SCHOOL SIZE BAG (that is the small bag)
I also have a bug out bag but that is for another time!!
THE guilty will be PUNISHED

Posted:  1/2/2006 10:54 PM #3209
Boogyman


Joined: 11/24/2005
Posts: 689
Last Post: 12/21/2006
Nice kit there, Shaggy. I noticed you included a .45 in there. Good man.
Welcome to the Forums, by the way. (finally got a chance to do that before wytelitening did!)


Posted:  1/3/2006 8:16 PM #3210
wytelitening


Joined: 10/11/2005
Posts: 1592
Last Post: 11/22/2008
Yoo-da-man Boogy---We be watching eachin others backs--Dats good yeah------
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  3/14/2006 5:42 PM #3293
curlyq


Joined: 11/7/2005
Posts: 12
Last Post: 1/25/2006
Funny that I just stumbled onto this thread. I've got a bunch of junk floating around the trunk of my car, and started thinking over the weekend it'd be a smart idea to get a good backpack or something to consolidate it all into, as well as a few other things. Just for the unlikely event I get stranded somewhere on the road during the winter (or other time), or have a bad storm or something.

Just guessing as to what's bouncing around in the trunk at the moment...

-a couple of those nylon rain ponchos
-the old handheld gps unit i never use anymore
-2 blankets that somehow made their way from airlines 8)
-binoculars
-gloves
-winter cap/face mask
-a package or 2 of those chemical hand/foot warmers (i think they're still there!)
-the trust 4 D cell maglight
-9mm handgun with a couple mags &; couple boxes of extra ammo (How'd that get there? Shhh)

Thinking about it, I came to the conclusion it might not be a bad idea to add teh following

-first aid kit
-"shake up" LED flashlight (the kind that doesn't need batteries) -- or one of those dynamo crank up flashlight/radio things.
-a good knife (Might have an AK bayonette here somewhere. That'd probably work)
-magnesium fire starter
-an extra unopened package of AA batteries
-compass
-a few power bars or a couple MREs

All of the above would probably be more than enough to get me through any situation I'm likely to encounter, but I suppose if I wanted to go all out, I could have some MREs +heaters for them, potable water, length of strong rope, aqua tabs. Granted, at this point there's 100 things I could be throwing in there, but most would not be worth the extra time/space/money.

Now that I've written all this, I think I'll go check out what CTD has in the way of backpacks to hold it all! :idea:

Posted:  3/14/2006 8:19 PM #3294
STELLA


Joined: 2/17/2006
Posts: 250
Last Post: 2/15/2007
my survival kit contains:
1- ak with lots of ammo
the ak gets me the rest of the stuff i need or want or like but dont really need.
lolololololololololololololololol hahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted:  3/29/2006 7:54 PM #3292
oldman


Joined: 1/22/2006
Posts: 2
Last Post: 1/30/2006
Subject: Rendezvous in upstate New York in September 2006
Anybody interested, we are hosting a 4 day FREE rendezvous in New York, up on the Canadian border. September 14-17, 2006. All are invited. If interested, check out my web site and go to Directors News page. www.weteachu.com So far we have over 100 folks coming.
Thanks,
Oldman/Marty
All-ways Prepared/Prepared Always

Posted:  4/14/2006 12:37 PM #3286
ShootNDrive


Joined: 4/11/2006
Posts: 3
Last Post: 4/14/2006
Try rolling duct tape around a pen. Wind on as much as you think you might need. Pen can be used to write with, the spring inside can serve many purposes and the tube can also be usefull.

Posted:  7/16/2006 1:11 AM #3306
FlecktarnFreak


Joined: 6/26/2006
Posts: 235
Last Post: 5/28/2009
Subject: Survival
I got a few survival kits.

1. Personal Kit-(packed in small 35liter Flecktarn pack)
-Flecktarn parka
-Gerber multitool
-roll of duck tape
-wind and go flashlight
-a original WWII Colt 1911 and 4 mags of ammo
-3 yellow glowsticks
-4 MRE's only main entree
-butane lighter
-100' of nylon paracord
-small Axe
-2 way radio 12mile range
-water purification tablets

2. Small unit Kit-(packed in 55liter Flecktarn pack)
-3 Flecktarn parkas
-Gerber multitool
-roll of duck tape
-3 wind and go flashlights
-2 .38cal revolvers, and 60 cartridges
-3 yellow glowsticks
-12 MRE's main entree only
-butan lighter
-200' nylon paracord
-small axe
-3 2way radios 12mile range
-military survival guide
-water purification tablets

3. Dirt Bike kit ( 2 .30 cans straped to the back with bungee cords)
-Gerber mulititool
-a few wrenchs
- butan lighter
- small tarp
- 2 water bottles
-water purification tablets
-flare gun with 2 flares
-wind and go flashlight

I got a few other survival kits. like small day kits, week survival kit, month survivial kit, my home made hollow stick survival kit. If any ya'll want ta know bout um just ask.

Posted:  7/16/2006 1:11 AM #3307
FlecktarnFreak


Joined: 6/26/2006
Posts: 235
Last Post: 5/28/2009
I got a few survival kits.

1. Personal Kit-(packed in small 35liter Flecktarn pack)
-Flecktarn parka
-Gerber multitool
-roll of duck tape
-wind and go flashlight
-a original WWII Colt 1911 and 4 mags of ammo
-3 yellow glowsticks
-4 MRE's only main entree
-butane lighter
-100' of nylon paracord
-small Axe
-2 way radio 12mile range
-water purification tablets

2. Small unit Kit-(packed in 55liter Flecktarn pack)
-3 Flecktarn parkas
-Gerber multitool
-roll of duck tape
-3 wind and go flashlights
-2 .38cal revolvers, and 60 cartridges
-3 yellow glowsticks
-12 MRE's main entree only
-butan lighter
-200' nylon paracord
-small axe
-3 2way radios 12mile range
-military survival guide
-water purification tablets

3. Dirt Bike kit ( 2 .30 cans straped to the back with bungee cords)
-Gerber mulititool
-a few wrenchs
- butan lighter
- small tarp
- 2 water bottles
-water purification tablets
-flare gun with 2 flares
-wind and go flashlight

I got a few other survival kits. like small day kits, week survival kit, month survivial kit, my home made hollow stick survival kit. If any ya'll want ta know bout um just ask.

Posted:  7/19/2006 10:28 AM #3305
hot_lips_banana


Joined: 6/28/2005
Posts: 1334
Last Post: 6/30/2014
Subject: Gettin' Ready
3 Easy Steps To Being Prepared For Disaster
It is always a good idea to be ready for any type of disaster. With a little bit of pre-planning, you and your family can survive. It is important to protect yourself and your family from any threat that may occur, especially as result from terrorists' acts or natural disasters. We have designed an easy plan to make sure you and your family is secure when disaster strikes.

Our first priorities after a disaster are shelter, food &; water, but it is also very important to be informed. Any type of threat, even normal spring storms, can cause the loss of infrastructure, power, gas and all of the other daily amenities we depend on in our homes. At a time of disaster, only plan on depending on yourself!

The Department of Homeland Security states that we have six different types of threats:
• Biological
• Chemical
• Explosions
• Nuclear Blast
• Radiation/Dirty Bomb
• Natural Disaster


Arm Yourself With Information


• Biological
A biological threat is when there is a deliberate release of sickness-inducing germs. Nova reports that, "12 countries considered potential enemies of the U.S. have biological weapons programs." We have already experienced biological threats. In 1984 an Oregon-based cult sprinkled salmonella in salad bars, causing 750 people to get sick. In 2001, 5 people were killed &; 18 others were affected by anthrax.

• Chemical
Chemical weapons are ones that release toxic gas, liquid or a solid. They affect a body's nerves, blood, skin or lungs. The Mayo Clinic reports that chemical weapons are easy to produce, but difficult to release. However, in 1995, a Japanese cult released sarin into a busy subway. Sarin is a nerve gas that infects your eyes and skin causing paralysis of the muscles you use to breathe.


• Explosions
An explosion is any type of bomb, such as the Oklahoma City bombing.

• Nuclear Blast
A nuclear bomb will create a blast, bright light, heat, EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) &; radiation. If a Nuclear blast happens 2.2 miles away from your location, it would only take it 8 seconds to arrive. The EMP will kill every type of electronic device for miles; cars, cell phones, computers, television, ATMs, radios &; kitchen appliances.


• Radiation or dirty bomb
A dirty bomb is when an explosive is mixed with radioactive material. Experts agree that the dirty bomb is the least worrisome threat, because generally there will not be enough radioactive material in the bomb to kill large groups of people. Experts think that a dirty bomb would cause mass panic and clean-up would be very expensive. We have no reported incidents of a dirty bomb as of October 2004.

• Natural Disasters
These include flooding, severe storms, earthquakes/tsunami, tornados, hurricane, land/mudslides, volcanoes and wildfires. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, from 1975 to 1995, there were only 4 states that did not experience an earthquake. After hurricane Katrina, 36 confirmed tornados touched ground in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and 5 in Pennsylvania! Robert Yeats of Oregon State University says, "If a magnitude 9 earthquake were to strike in the Pacific Northwest and generate a tsunami, we'd have less than 15 minutes warning before it hit the shore". Surprisingly, in 1964 a tsunami killed 100 people in Alaska and 11 in California.

Creating a Kit to Survive any of These Disasters

First, it is a good idea to load-up on ammo for every weapon you own. Sure, it's fun to use it all at the range, but remember, as metal prices go up and world political stability go down, ammo will be harder and harder to find. Stock up now, keep it safe-just in case.

Shelter
Have a room in your house prepared as your "fall-out shelter". Seal off all doors, windows and vents with duct tape. The more mass you have between you and the threat of nuclear fall-out, radiation, or chemical &; biological agents, the better your chances are for surviving. Have a radio that runs on batteries to stay informed. Potassium iodide will protect you and your children from thyroid cancer. CTD also carries a variety of pre-made disaster kits that include food, water and first aid supplies.
Combat Survival Tin
3-Day Survival Kit
MOLLE Emergency Kit
Personal Survival Kit



If You Are Not At Home
Cover your and your family's members' noses and mouths with a gas mask or cotton material while you are trying to move away from the immediate threat. When you get home remove your clothing and wash your skin with soap and water. Change into new clothes that have not been exposed to any dust or air from the threat. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are ideal. Any exposed skin is still at risk to being infected. If you have to leave your shelter for any reason, keep a poncho right outside the door to protect yourself from any lingering fallout.


Water
Store 1 gallon of water per person, per day, for a total supply lasting 3 days minimum. For example, if you have 4 people in your family, you would need to store 12 gallons of water. In any case, it is always safe to have extra. Pre-stored water does not have to be spring or filtered water. If water is questionable, boil for 5 minutes. Containers should be made of polyethylene plastic or stainless steel. Do not store water in milk cartons. Avoid other metals that are not stainless steel, as they can rust. Water should be stored in a dry area without direct sunlight. Every six months you should switch out your supply.


Food
Canned food and MREs are safe to eat after any natural disaster. Remember that you will most likely not have electricity or natural gas. In your shelter, keep utensils, a mess kit, a can opener and water heaters. If you have a camp stove, make sure you have plenty of extra propane fuel.

Other Essentials
• LED flashlights will make your batteries stretch further
• Batteries
• Warm-weather &; rain gear
• Blankets

CTD carries a complete line of survival and emergency supplies. We carry everything from the bare-minimum necessities for survival to items that will make your shelter more comfortable, such as a portable heater. As I like to say, it is always better to have and not need, than need and not have. Prepare now. Be ready. Don't worry, CTD has you covered!
CTD Forum Moderator

Posted:  7/26/2006 8:41 AM #3313
hot_lips_banana


Joined: 6/28/2005
Posts: 1334
Last Post: 6/30/2014
Subject: Check this out:
Alternative to MRE. We just got these in.
CTD Forum Moderator

Posted:  7/26/2006 10:37 PM #3314
FlecktarnFreak


Joined: 6/26/2006
Posts: 235
Last Post: 5/28/2009
They taste any good?

Posted:  2/15/2007 8:38 PM #3351
SithLord


Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 155
Last Post: 4/4/2009
Subject: My Survival Kits and Ideas
I'll tell you a little about my survival/emergency kits and ideas:

Main 72HR Kit, 2 person - Kept in a 5gal bucket w/lid and a MOLLE Ultimate Assault Pack: (From CTD:)
I keep this all in my coat closet so it can be quickly grabbed on the way out of the house if needed. The bucket weighs about 20 lbs and the pack about 40, so it's managable. (For me anyway, but I'm a big guy - you may want to consider other options if this seems like too much.)

Change of Clothing for me and the mrs. (Vacuum Packed to save room)
Bottled Water (6 20 oz bottles) plus purification tablets
3600 Calorie Food Bars (2)
Large Trash Bags with Ties
Toilet Paper, Wet Naps, Hand Sanitizing Gel (Along with the bucket and trash bags makes for a mobile "latrine")
First Aid Kit
Sewing Kit
Emergency Blankets (The Silver ones)
Flashlight and Lightsticks
Long Burn Candles
Waterproof Matches in container that also has a whistle, compass, mirror, and firestarting flint.
Multi Tool (Plyers, knife, etc)
Plastic Ponchos
Sunscreen
Insect Repellant
2 Way Radios (8 mile)
Battery Powered Radio (uses same batteries as the flashlight and 2 way's)
Extra Batteries
Duct Tape
50' Nylon Rope
Folding Shovel
Stress Kit (Books, Deck of Cards, Hard Candy - tailored to individual likes)

This stuff could all actually easily fit in just the backpack, but the bucket is solely for the purpose of sanitation and that's why it's included.

I also have a dome tent and tarp in the closet that can also be grabbed quickly. I have yet to decide for sure what gun/ammo i'd keep with it all since I live in a fairly "wilderness" area, lots of cottontails, squirrls, etc... but also deer and larger game are fairly close if needed. I'm leaning towards taking my M1 Garand which could be used for the large game (and for self defense if needed) and putting a .22 Pistol in the pack so I'd have both. (Any thoughts on this would be appreciated) I also always carry a Walther PPK/s concealed, so i'd have it as well for defense.

I also bought 2 of the MOLLE 72hr kits from CTD, and keep one in each of my vehicles should the need arise (I added another blanket to each one, again for me and the wife) Great little kit for the price - the bag alone is worth the $22 I think.

Who knows.... with the way things in this world are going, we may all be using this stuff before we know it. Never hurts to be ready.
"Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense". President John Adams.

Posted:  8/29/2011 3:27 PM #27695
skewed


Joined: 5/16/2011
Posts: 409
Last Post: 7/11/2012
I've never been impressed with duct tape. Now, 3/4" wide, fiberglass thread reinforced packing tape (clear) that is some TOUGH stuff, very sticky! Maybe gorrilla glue and gorilla tape are good, aint tried em.  I like Shoe Goo, from Wall mart, it is slow to set up, but once it's set it does NOT let go. for quick setting stuff, Brownell's Supply sells acraglass, it heats itself when you mix it, and 20 minutes later, it is STEEL like in its hold-strength!

Posted:  10/29/2011 9:24 PM #28762
Texan Raven


Joined: 5/22/2007
Posts: 411
Last Post: 1/9/2013
Posted by:skewed
"I've never been impressed with duct tape. Now, 3/4" wide, fiberglass thread reinforced packing tape (clear) that is some TOUGH stuff, very sticky! Maybe gorrilla glue and gorilla tape are good, aint tried em.  I like Shoe Goo, from Wall mart, it is slow to set up, but once it's set it does NOT let go. for quick setting stuff, Brownell's Supply sells acraglass, it heats itself when you mix it, and 20 minutes later, it is STEEL like in its hold-strength!"
 
So when you want to join something together, duct tape isn't good enough, but you have time to wait for Shoe Goo to set??? You have 20 minutes to spare for AcraGlass to solidify??


Posted:  10/25/2012 8:59 AM #34792
Fingolf

1 attachment
Joined: 10/20/2012
Posts: 4
Last Post: 10/25/2012
Subject: Survival
I posted this elseware already, but here it is again, mines called the EDSS (Emergancy Disaster Survival System,) and yes, I am the author. (It's in MS Word format) As for the observations already made by others as to what I left out: First I didn't consider adding a "gas mask," I've had the formal Army training (20 years) and just a gas mask isn't going to help you without a significant support system to decontaminate after exposure. But if it makes you feel safer, go for it. Second, there isn't any firearms included - that depends on you and the legal aspects of where you live NOW. And lastly, if you go for every thing on the list and don't pay CLOSE attention to weight, it's gonna come in VERY heavy! I've put a few of these togeather (but the prices are out of date now) and they are heavy, bulky and a pain to carry. But if your smart here is a real chance to survive if TSHTF. Third, the final determining factor is what kind and how much food your going to carry, and that folks is left up to you. Why? Cause it would take at least another 5 pages just to get you started. I'm not gonna do all the work for you! I'll just say that the Fed's advice to have "just" three days isn't a very good idea. There were people in Hurrican Hugo less that 20 miles from a FEMA locations and didn't even get visited for 20 days! Think of 30 days as a best bet. Remember - no matter what you put into YOUR EDSS, you can always discard what isn't needed along the way....But what you haven't got in the first place might mean you don't survive.
 
SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM
 
AND THAT'S MY WOODEN NICKEL
Attachments:
EMERGENCY DISASTER SURVIVAL SYSTEM INFO.docx (36Kb)   


Jump to:
 
  Previous Topic    Next Topic  

CheaperThanDirtForums