On the Road Again

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Gordo323, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I have a SHTF plan when I am home.

    Problem is I travel for work (airlines and rental cars and hotels).
    I am on the road more often than I am home, therefore I stand a good chance of being out of town when I am the least prepared.

    I fly with 2 checked bags (1 suitcase and 1 toolbox) and 1 carry-on (laptop).
    Just wondering if there are any others that travel and suggestions for essentials to carry in my suitcase.
     
  2. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    Cash. If you can act early enough to pay your way home, before everybody realizes currency is worthless, that would solve all your problems.
     

  3. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    I am in the same boat and I am looking more and more at packing a handgun. I have CCW for most of the states I travel in anyway. So I bought a pelican case and have it set up to fit inside a med size suitcase. I don't like the idea because of the extra TSA hassle but I do not want to get caught in Texas when the zombies are knocking on the door in NY and all the flights are grounded. Things are getting crazy. If I have to I can drive home in 2 days:(
     
  4. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I always carry cash, but only a couple hundred bucks. not enough to get me home!
    I also pack 10 silver and 1 gold, 1 oz. coins. Might get me a little further, but it could also be worthless!
    I can empty a couple of gallons of water from the hotel's toilet tank, but after that I am on my own.
    Maybe I should be thinking of a lightweight water purification device.
     
  5. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    katadyne makes a nice one about the size of a normal sports bottle.
     
  6. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    I check a handgun most every time I fly.
    Problem is, I have to buy ammo when I get to my destination.
    I have to pay for overweight baggage because of my tools.
    Just looking for advice.
     
  7. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    why can't you pack ammo???? If its in a hard plastic case or original box its supposed to be ok.
     
  8. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    My bags are already maxxed out!
    I think most airlines allow 75 lbs, per bag, and mine are at the limit.
    You can fly ammo in your checked baggage on most airlines, I just can't afford anymore weight:)
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I too am one of the new breed of homeless- I live in an aisle seat on a Boeing 737.

    In my computer bag (which you will get from me when you pry it from my cold fingers)- $200 in 20s, 10 in quarters. One ziplock bag. Another zipper, clean skivvys and sox. Another bag- instant oatmeal, instant coffee. matches. Water purification tabs. Each bag will carry a quart of water. Plastic poncho, disposable R99 respirator, fire escape hood, LED flashlight. New pair of 72 inch bootlaces. Roll of black duct tape on shoulder strap, and a carbiner. TSA compliant multi-tool. Aspirin, bandaids, Immodium. A prepaid phone card, a second govt ID, spare $500 limit credit card ($0 balance). 2 miniature disposable toothbrushes.

    In my checked bag, a S&W Mdl 36, 25 rds of SD ammo, Swiss Army knife.

    It ain't "Escape from Alcatraz", but within size/ weight limits, it has gotten me thru some rough trips.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    PS- Gordo- visit your local backpacker's store. Katadyn or PUR. About the size of a can of tomato soup. Carry mine when going outside the US. or Detroit.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    ROFL. The size of a can of tomato soup.......not chicken noodle, but tomato.


    Sorry, C3, I just had to! :p
     
  12. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    WOC, I like tomato soup (you say tomato I say tamata) or chicken noodle?:D

    c3, culdee and ploofy thank's for the advice! I'll look into the water filter.

    I guess I should re-evaluate how I pack and give up of some of the luxuries for some items that could become necessities.
    My daughter says she can braid para-cord into a shoulder strap for my laptop, I liked the idea!
     
  13. Scratchammo

    Scratchammo New Member

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    I have two American Eagle silver coins in my riding bag. I'm not sure why I didn't put them back in the safe but I figure "why not?".