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Dude 04-24-2007 08:06 PM

Survival Kit
anyone here keep a surival kit or surival box?

i would really like to see lists of what all you have included in it.

Praetorian 04-25-2007 05:20 AM

yea one round for me for when the chinese invade and i've dropped an entire bn and have run out of ammo and they are coming at me in waves and no one else is doing anything because apparently they are either democrats or liberals, lol. oh, and a band aid, in case i miss. lol.

allmons 04-26-2007 03:15 PM

I keep "bug out bags" ready for home and each vehicle
These are my primary survival units, but we have plans and supplies for major disasters also.

Of course, safe water and food supply, heavy duty medical kit ( my better half and I work in healthcare ) and weapons / ammunition / supplies for security.

bkt 04-30-2007 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by Dude (Post 423)
anyone here keep a surival kit or surival box?

i would really like to see lists of what all you have included in it.

M'kay, you asked. This assumes you're going to be out of your home living outdoors in a wooded area for up to two or maybe three weeks (I live in a fairly rural upstate New York). This won't necessarily keep you alive past that point and it's probably inappropriate for those living in an urban environment or those living in elsewhere in the world.

Bug out bag recommendations:

Seasonal/Clothing & Misc separate bag
- Summer
- - Sunscreen
- - Bug spray and/or wipes 100% Deet

- Winter
- - Balaclava
- - Gloves
- - Snow pants
- - Space blanket (mylar)
- - Boots

- Spring/Fall
- - Jacket
- - Hat
- - Gloves

Primary Bag

- Folding saw for cutting firewood
- Waterproof matches
- Lighter
- Dryer lint or similar
- Sharp non-serrated knife
- Knife sharpener

- Water purifier/pump or water purification tablets or drops
- Portable grate
- Cooking pan
- Bowl to collect/boil water
- Granola and/or Energy bars
- Jerky
- Instant coffee
- Sweetener (a dozen packs don't weigh too much)

- Soap - several bars
- Toothpaste/floss/toothbrushes
- Deodorant
- Nail trimmers & Scissors
- Razor & blades

- Waterproof tarp x2 with gromets (1 for ground, one for makeshift tent)
- Ground pad (closed cell)
- Rope
- Heavy string
- Poncho/Sweatshirt w/ hood
- Heavy work gloves

- Maps
- Compass
- GPS + extra batteries

First Aid:
- Bandaids
- Neosporin
- Honey (food source and nature's Neosporin - nothing can grow in honey)
- Diapers
- Panty liners (stop laughing. They're absorbent and make good bandages.)
- Advil/aspirin
- Tape

- Resealable baggies
- Multitool
- Radio (Crank generator type)
- Flashlights (LED and Xenon)
- Spare batteries
- Camp mirror
- Decks of cards
- A few large trash bags
- Duct tape
- Flask of scotch/vodka/whatever

Battle bag

- Rifle on sling
- Extra mags (half dozen at least) loaded
- ~200-300 additional rounds
- Bore snake or some means to clean/oil your rifle
- Pistol/mags/rounds if possible

I have a family and much of this would be carried by several people. Little things like a deck of cards or a portable game or two will do wonders to keep kids' minds off of the situation. Little creature comforts like instant coffee or tea bags w/ sweetener and non-dairy creamer will help adults.

Pointman 05-07-2007 12:11 PM

And a good working knowledge of how to use each of the item in your survival kit and an understanding of its limitations - you don't want to be learning what's what when the proverbial is hitting the fan.

RONSERESURPLUS 05-11-2007 12:06 AM

Kit Contents?
Hello all

Ron Here + SERESURPLUS, I see Kits as a layered Item! I have Different ones that I use on a daily Basis, I have one in the Van, One at Home, a smaller one that I can carry over the shoulder and more!

Most of my Kits of Course contain the Obvious, I like one that has a Canteen, No matter what Size, a small Folding Knife or Multi-tool, a Bottle of Water Pure tabs, a Lenght of Para Cord, some High Energy bars, some Soup Packets, Waterproof Brit Lifeboat matches, a small set of Byno's, SAS Reference Book, a Zippo Lighter and a Butane Lighter! In my Larger Kits I include a NON Folding Sheath Knife with a set of Sharping stone, Mylar Sleeping Bag cover, Tarp, Fighing Line, Sinkers and Hooks, Signal Mirror (Can Shave with that as well) Small Clean up kit with Tooth Paste, Soap, Shampoo and More. Most Kits have a set of T-Shirt, U/ware, Shorts or Lite Pants Change of Clothing! Most Kits Include one Pistol with Spare Magazines and Box ammo, Van Kit Includes a Folding Rifle, I now onw an AR-7, But have Had the pasoose that was mentioned in another thred! Small soap Box of 22 Shells Mixes Hollow Points and Solids! Mess Kit, Utincils, Most are about like that, some are smaller in size, the one I carry into work is in a Fanny Back and a Lot smaller, as is the Handgun in it?

This is mine, I don't claim it to be all I need, just what I have Tried and found to work? How about your Idea's this is never a done deal, but a work in Progress?

rats 05-12-2007 06:22 AM

I began taking Survival Skills serious the first trip I made to Florida for Hurricane
Disaster Relief. I was serving in a Feeding Crew so we were in and sitting up at first light.
I saw a lot of people who were at our mercy for food. No power; roads blocked by downed
trees & power lines for miles.
My myth of a country boy surviving on wild game & his wits was crushed.
I hadn't butchered a hog or used a smoke house since I was in my teens.

At the time the basic recommendation was 72 hr's of water, food, fuel, & shelter.
Now with Avian Influenza (bird flu) Pandemic it is 2 weeks minimum.
I understand Mormons teach 6 months of Preparedness for independent living.

According to my intel; the Regional Disaster Planners are focusing on Pandemic Flu. If
for no other reason than that they can see it's coming more clearly than the dirty bomb.
Historically we are overdrew for a Pandemic; hopefully modern medicine will extend it
further & farther into the future.
With world travel as it is, infection can be an eight lagged spider multiplying by the time the
Epidemic is identified. A person infected with the flu may transmit it for two days before they
have symptoms, and for five to seven days after symptoms begin.
H5N1 is the prime identified suspect; when (and if) it is able to transfer from human to
human; maybe 2years; maybe 12years
American Red Cross - Pandemic Flu Home
The mission of the American Red Cross is helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)
Pandemic Flu Home
Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist for Individuals and Families

For more information, contact your local American Red Cross chapter, visit or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Many of the recommendations in this brochure are from the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical
care or current public health advice. Seek advice from your health-care provider, the CDC
and your local health department.
As with all medications and treatments, there are side effects and potential complications.
Seek professional advice from your health-care professional to make sure any medication or
vaccination is appropriate to your health.

:) The previous posts in this thread are so good this was the only facet where I could
Survival Skills "it becomes a life style--almost a religion.

allmons 05-15-2007 08:56 PM

Two more essentials -
Salt and .22 LR caliber ammo. You need salt for survival in a long term survival situation.

While most people have a .22 rifle at home somewhere, most of them have very few rounds stockpiled. Extra .22's can be an excellent bartering currency.

rats 05-21-2007 03:09 PM


a small set of Byno's, :confused:


RONSERESURPLUS 05-21-2007 11:45 PM

Survival Kit

Yes, BYNO's are Bynoculars, sorry for the typo

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