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Old 10-12-2012, 11:42 AM   #11
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Hey, u said u were getting a 10/22. FIne arm. Maybe u could get that take-down 10/22 in S/S!? Should last a lifetime and probably hold you over on the gun side for emergencies (a .22 LR being better than nothing) for many years to come lad.
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Maybe have some things in ziplock bags; I have a 'get home' bag and most of the things in it are in plastic ziplock bags just in case things get wet. Also, just as a note, those little candles should be in a bag too if your bag might be out in the sun or in a car, etc. I had some in my bag and they melted like crazy in the trunk; fortunately they were in a ziplock too or I would have a lot of ruined stuff. The other comments about having extra clothing items are good; I keep a dry spare outfit with underwear, socks, hat, gloves in my bag.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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Maybe have some things in ziplock bags; I have a 'get home' bag and most of the things in it are in plastic ziplock bags just in case things get wet
I agree. Everything in my daypack, backpack and BOB are in heavy duty Ziploc freezer bags. This not only protects the contents from moisture it also helps organize things in an easy to find manner.
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I am starting too, it'll be an adventure! What state ate you in?
Sadly, Illinois.
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[QUOTE=Mason609;973867]Looks pretty good for a starter bag.

HockaLouis made some very good points.

I do have a few suggestions of my own...

The TP you have (not in the coffee tin) should be in a waterproof bag (maybe a Ziploc), same with the socks. You might also want to add a change of clothes (pants, shirt, undies).

Those candles - are they emergency or tea light?

Also, didn't notice a first aid kit.

So far, I'd have to say good start. Keep working on


Tea light, there is a first aid kit though it's just in a blue bag so it was har to see.
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You are missing a couple necessities.

No not a gun!!

Baby wipes, sunscreen, and a jungle hat that you can just roll up.

They make sunscreen with bug repellant in it, so you can keep to one bottle .

How about a paracord bracelet or 4. They become the rope you need when you need it. http://www.amazon.com/Para-Cord-Survival-Bracelet-Black-Inch/dp/B003AO4MXE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350024812&sr=8-1&keywords=paracord+bracelet

Keep up the great work and the 10/22 is an awesome choice. Or an AR-
7

Since the 10/22 would be part of my bug out kit, I would need to maintain it so wouldn't a maintenance kit be in order? What should it include?
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Hey, u said u were getting a 10/22. FIne arm. Maybe u could get that take-down 10/22 in S/S!? Should last a lifetime and probably hold you over on the gun side for emergencies (a .22 LR being better than nothing) for many years to come lad.
I like the take down but it's less customizable isn't it? And will the stainless steel 10/22s last longer than the blued version? I was planning on getting a 10/22 stainless steel version and a folding stock. Not saying I don't want a take down but I would be a little hesitant. However I do love the ability to break it down and it's easier to clean the barrel!
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Also I'm ordering from amazon soon, so far im getting a low cost flashlight to add to my small collection, 50ft of 550 cord,emergency blanket, my total is 13.50 and I need to spend 25$ to get free shipping on some stuff. What else do you guys think I should get?
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Also I'm ordering from amazon soon, so far im getting a low cost flashlight to add to my small collection, 50ft of 550 cord,emergency blanket, my total is 13.50 and I need to spend 25$ to get free shipping on some stuff. What else do you guys think I should get?
Mirror, zip ties, super glue, magnifying glass, water filter straw, coffee filters, sterno-fuel, carabiners....
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Should I get a stove? I was looking at the Swiss bottle stove, looked pretty neat. Is it worth buying?

Was also looking at this http://budk.com/product/Outdoors-Survival/Camping-Survival/Fuel-Gel-Plus-Foldable-Stove-Pyropac/pc/2959/c/0/sc/2967/173344.uts the thing I don't like about the Swiss stove is that it can make alot of smoke and during why'd that can be a bad thing.

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