What's in your pockets?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Mosin, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    Okay, so here's the game.

    You've been abducted by aliens (or rednecks). After experimenting with your rear end, they drop you off in the middle of the woods. What do you have on you, in your pockets, RIGHT NOW...and how can they be used for survival?

    For this exercise, your cell phone has no service but apps can still be used, like the flashlight app, compass, etc...

    I'll start.

    Pack of cigarillos.
    -great kindling, can hold an ember for a few minutes,
    -maybe I could work the filter into a drinking mechanism somehow.
    -the cellophane packaging can be used for holding things
    -there is enough foil to be used for signaling (maybe)

    Lighter about half full.
    -fire making
    -sterilizing metal objects

    Leatherman multitool
    -too many uses to list, anything a multitool can do

    Springfield XD .45, 1, 10 round magazine
    -self defense
    -signaling
    -use gunpowder for firemaking
    -the magazine is polished, and could probably be used as a signal
    -hunting

    long sleeve shirt
    -filter
    -tourniquet
    -kindling
    -I could cut strips and use cordage for just about anything

    Money clip with cash and cards
    -cash could be used for kindling
    -cards could be sharpened and used for cutting
    -money clip could be used for bait (fashioned into spinner bait), I've heard some birds are attracted to shiny objects

    Flashlight
    -obvious uses. signaling, seeing.
    -If the flashlight finally dies, the lens can be used for fire starting (sun method)
    -If dead, I could remove the spring, and/or the belt clip and make fishing hooks.

    Cup of coffee (styrofoam) (not in pocket, but I'm holding it now)
    -Storing items such as water.
    -I could have many other uses, but would keep it for holding water.

    Iphone
    -has a compass
    -has a flashlight
    -I have a few animal calls on an app. I could try to lure a small animal in, then kill it.


    That's what I've got. how bout you?
     
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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You have POCKETS? At the moment, you are one up on me. :D
     

  3. Ploofy

    Ploofy New Member

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    Yeah, I'm not wearing pants. The internet is best browsed in boxers.
     
  4. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Right now i am at work so...

    Glock 17, with 17 rounds.
    - Hunting
    - Protection
    - As stated already, powder for a fire

    My wallet and keys
    - I have a chain that could be used for holding food in a tree
    - The random pieces of paper for a fire
    - Debit card for ??

    My knife
    - Could be used for many things

    My phone
    - There is a compass, a flashlight and a couple other random apps that really wouldnt help out without an internet connection

    My cigaretts and lighter
    - Fires
    - Smoking will always calm me down

    Saftey glasses, ear plugs, pen and my gloves and my radio with a mic
    - Taking notes of landmarks and or water sources, where i found food
    - Gloves for handiling hot things
    - The radio could possibly be used for contact

    Tool bag???
    - Dont know if this will count but if a cup is in your hand i always have my tool bag on me at work. Basic tools, hammer, channel locks, vice grips, screw drivers, poly airline, epoxy putty, cresent wrenches, punches, brass scrapers, allen wrenches, flashlight, electrical tape, zip ties etc... Could be used for everything.


    Will be back soon to add. Have to go back to work again.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  5. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    You just made me think of something. My iphone could be used for typing notes on, and taking photos for landmark references, etc...
     
  6. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    Here is my micro Maxpedition pocket pack in my rear pocket.

    1. Lighter
    2. AAA flashlight (extra batteries in pouch)
    3. 18 inch USB cable
    4. Lil Guppy multi tool
    5. 2 LC9 mags

    Front pocket
    1. Keys
    2. Smart clip (cash and cards)
    3. Swiss Army Knife

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  7. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    marc29th is ready to roll!!!!!
     
  8. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    Not fair, I am in my pajamas
     
  9. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I like to think so :)
     
  10. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    Hey! I'm wearing boxers too!! They're Cubs boxers. :)
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    And none of you are concerned with your butt being violated? I think my first order of business would be to double back and commit some justifiable homicide.
     
  12. marc29th

    marc29th New Member

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    I'm choosing to repress those memories
     
  13. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    I thought he was talking about the rear end of my truck?? Maby im wrong, but i hope not.
     
  14. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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  15. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Thanks a pant-load for that image.
     
  16. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    OK, to answer the question...

    Car & house keys, office key card, knife, lighter, flashlight, small multitool, two ounces of silver. My watch has a compass (not in my pocket, but always on my person).

    Of all of these, I'd argue my car key is the most useful - I can get to my bug-out bag with it which has a WHOLE lot more goodies. :D
     
  17. therewolf

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    I've got this theory about aliens,

    they studied the dog pound, at some point.

    Ya ever notice, they pick your dog up, they do,

    like,15 rectal exams they want to charge you for?

    Then you get your dog back with kennel cough?

    WTF ? ?


    I'd have my 92, and my leatherman, small flashlight. I just

    hope I don't get kennel cough from those b@$t@rds, too...
     
  18. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    so whats in my pockets?

    pocket knife
    wallet including
    license
    joebobs business card
    CCW
    wifes picture
    13 bucks
    insurance card
    friends address on piece of paper
    picture from my 18th bday

    back to the pockests
    3 quarters
    2 pennies
    1 dime
    1nickel

    1 empty .223 shell...< WTF??

    LINT!

    DANG looks like im up sh&t creek!
     
  19. kytowboater

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    Normally, keys, a knife or random choice, 2 spare 7 round mags for my 1911. Change of around $1.00. Then my wallet, with cards my id's. Really about it.
     
  20. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Yeah, that's normal. I often have empty brass in my pockets as well. It's like pocket lint. I was just mentioning useful items. :)