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Old 12-18-2011, 09:50 PM   #21
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Thats goodalright I have my list ready thanks for all your help

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Old 12-18-2011, 10:01 PM   #22
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Your welcome mon ami

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I bought a survival kit in a water bottle from sportsmans warehouse. I threw away almost everything inside. I have two space blankets, 1 tube tent, a small fishing kit, water purification tablets, paracord, matches, a small flashlight that uses one aaa battery, an extra battery, and a couple of protien bars. There is also a pocket knife and a flint in there. I always have a compass. It is not super light. But it would be nice to have in an emergency. I just use a carabiner to attach it to the outside of my pack.

Everytime a group of people sees it someone says, "Hey, I am going to make one of those."

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I bought a survival kit in a water bottle from sportsmans warehouse. I threw away almost everything inside. I have two space blankets, 1 tube tent, a small fishing kit, water purification tablets, paracord, matches, a small flashlight that uses one aaa battery, an extra battery, and a couple of protien bars. There is also a pocket knife and a flint in there. I always have a compass. It is not super light. But it would be nice to have in an emergency. I just use a carabiner to attach it to the outside of my pack.

Everytime a group of people sees it someone says, "Hey, I am going to make one of those."
How big is it would it be hard to carry around for miles and how much did it cost
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It is the size of a large mouth water bottle. It was about $10. But again the contents were worthless. I really counldnt see how crappy the stuff was until I got home. But it probably weighs a pound. Maybe a little more. It is easy to carry. I would just buy a large bottle and put what you want in it.

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Billm mentioned wool socks. In packed snow an old pair on the outside of your footgear helps with traction like nothing else. Learned that on a hike into Bagby hotsprings.

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Seasoning and preserving meat in warmer but not hot climates

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A very small amount in you water bottle well also help you retain water and fight dehydration to an extent. I've done this overseas and while working the pipelines.
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A very small amount in you water bottle well also help you retain water and fight dehydration to an extent. I've done this overseas and while working the pipelines.
Ya i had forgotten that

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And yes, a compass is a must have any time you leave "civilization".

Also need to learn how to use it, at the very least, as someone mentioned you need to be able to go in a cardinal to find a road our maybe a river, but it would be best to really learn how to use it with a good map. This way you could hit a pinpoint location.

The military mostly uses GPS, but they still teach old school land nav and triangulation, because batteries die. The earth's magnific field does not.

If water is available, and you can make fire, you have purification covered (for the most part) so long as you have something to boil it in.

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Man oh man! Years ago when I went through the hunter's safety course here in CA they spent 2 hours on this subject. At the end of the two hour focus on getting lost the instructor asked if there were any questions. I asked why hunters were not instructed how not to get lost in the first place. Hunters should be instructed to look at their back-trail frequently if not more often. Know landmarks, both far off and close by. Know your terrain or do not leave somebody who does without clear instructions as to where you will meet up. Don't put your game ahead of your survival. Have a compass. Have radios.

When my boys were 4 years old and older I would walk them out into the woods and then tell them to lead us back home, not giving them any hints. Situational awareness is what it is all about.

Have your radio, GPS and maps but it will be preparation and your sense of situational awareness that will save your arse.

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