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shtf truck bag?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by trainwreck, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. trainwreck

    trainwreck salem Member

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    so whit all this shtf talk i have been thinking about putting together a bag to carry in my work truck. what all should i carry with me and what kind of bag should i use?

    i travel all over the northwest and have room for a large backpack style bag in the truck.

    Any help would be great, being that i dont know much about this kind of thing.

    Thanks
     
  2. Chick Holsters

    Chick Holsters WA Member

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    I don't know much about this either, but from what I've heard of others that have "go bag"s:

    MREs (other food bars or storable food)
    Extra ammo for whatever guns you pack
    Good outdoor blanket (maybe survival/space blanket too)
    Water
    Water purifier
    Matches
    Flashlights
    Candles
    First aid kit
    Good knife or two
    Good antiseptic... which btw this may sound crazy but if it were my bag, I would totally have some good pure honey. A lot of people don't know this but honey works as a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. It also works wonders on cuts and scrapes to stop bleeding (at the same time treating against infection) as it coagulates the blood. For reals--good stuff. So good in fact that I keep honey sticks in my purse and first aid type kits for when my kids have unexpected face plants etc. It stops the bleeding so fast--it's amazing.

    Ok I don't know what else... but now I want to put together a bag too. :) I want hear what others have to say now so I can learn!
     
  3. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    So is this in liue of your BOB (Bug Out Bag)?

    If so, I would think just excess food, water and ammo in it. Maybe a spare knife and/or survival kit with the basics in it.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    It's your get me home bag. Figure how far from home you would be and what it takes to get home should you not be able to drive. Nice fold up bicycle might save your life LOL

    jj
     
  5. Chick Holsters

    Chick Holsters WA Member

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    So wait a second... you have your "get home bag" that gets you home so that you can pick up your "go bag" to get out of dodge??? :laugh: Ok maybe not quite like that.

    Some people I know have what they call "go bags" that they keep in their vehicles at all times. But maybe they don't like their home. ;)
     
  6. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Road Flares. when we got a flat in the snow and nobody could start a fire i popped a fusee and BAM! spare clothes, extra jacket, ammo.
     
  7. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    So I am sitting here reading this on my iPhone thinking it was a guy writing this and then.... BAM!!... Purse??!!?? Then I read who I wrote this and then I am like... Wow my bad.

    Get home bag, go bag, truck bag, blah blah blah... Call it what you want but bottom line a little something in your automobile to get you to a safe place with the basics in mind a few creature comfort items in mind. Just remember to keep the rule of threes in mind when planning (You can live; 3 minutes without air, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food) and do not get into the mindset that you can't learn something new.

    Where would I get honey sticks at?

    SF-
     
  8. Chick Holsters

    Chick Holsters WA Member

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    Haha...No sir. If I was a guy, I'd be a disgrace to the human male race with my lack of knowledge in your world out there. As a gal, I've been taking full advantage of my ignorant state on this forum... and seeming to get away with my silly questions, it at least for a little while. :)

    I generally only find them at small local produce stores, farms (berry/fruit/general produce farms) that have little stores with them, or local honey farms tend to carry them. Google comes up with something for them with puyallup/tacoma search, but I don't know where is local to you.

    Now I think they say that the darker the honey (they don't usually have very dark clover in the stick form), generally the stronger fighting power it has. But just the other day my young son fell off the FJ40 and whacked his mouth on the pavement. The first honey stick I found was a blue colored/flavored one and it worked just as fast as the clover ones to stop the bleeding on his mouth by just letting it sit on it a moment. So even those seem to work if needed.

    Thanks for humoring me on the honey. And should you decide to ever add it to a kit/bag etc, do take my advice and keep them in a ziploc. This helps eliminate vulgar thoughts and words, should they get smushed. :thumbup:
     
  9. armedredneck

    armedredneck Oregon Active Member

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    A few good things I've heard on here about this subject...

    Water, in a bottle, camelback, just make sure you have some water
    MRE's (Or any other food of your choice)
    Multi tool
    Weapon & ammo (whether it's in your bag or on you at all times, it should be with you daily)
    Decent large size fixed blade knife, 6" or more
    Compass
    Change of clothes
    Space blanket
    Firestarter kit
    Flask with your choice of warming contents
    Gloves
    Extra socks
    Pair of lineman's pliers (for cutting through fences or other possible uses)
    Decent warm and water proof jacket
    Rain poncho
    Parachute cord
    Toilet Paper
    Maps of local area (paper, not in any electronic format or gps)
    Two fat girls and a large tub of butter
    Portable shortwave radio
    Police Scanner
    Various medications
    Portable hard drive holding backups of important documents
    Camera
    Binoculars or other optics
    Pair of sneakers
    I'm sure there's many other things I haven't thought of that others will.
     
  10. armedredneck

    armedredneck Oregon Active Member

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    Also, I don't know that I would carry all of these items. This is just a list of things you could choose from to add to your bag.
     
  11. trainwreck

    trainwreck salem Member

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    sounds good i think ill leave out the fat girls and tub of butter!
     
  12. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ha!! Big plus 1 on that!

    Holster chica- Puyallup is my home so if you can find them I might be able to also. Not humoring you on the honey, I think it is a good idea. Both a source of calories and first aid ointment. I wish more females where as interested in learning more about this "stuff". It isn't all about guns, camo and MRE's the traditional 'manly' subjects but about good hygeine, dressing wounds and keeping your spirits up.

    Keep learning and don't be afraid to chime in.

    SF-
     
  13. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    TP
    bag jolly ranchers
    1L water
    water purifier (Pur Hiker... now called katadyn hiker or hiker pro)
    road flares
    blanket
    set of wool socks
    old hiking boots
    8x10 tarp
    few bungee cords
    30' 550 cord
    2 carabiners
    roll duct tape
    dozen zip ties
    leatherman wave
    box of 9mm and 22
    4 cliff bars
    50 bucks cash
    spork
    1 mountain house (serves 2)
    snowpeak gigalite stove and fuel
    .9L cook pot
    leather work gloves
    first aid kit
    small fishing tackle box w/travel rod n reel
    bandana
    sun glasses
    deck of cards
    6, 6 sided dice (sorry you D&D guys)
    lighter
    gerber LMF II
    led flash light w/extra batts
    emergency strobe light (orange thing from sportsman's guide)
    oregon dot map.

    Just a few weeks ago I went to a family reunion where the member who was supposed to bring eating utensils was late. I grabbed my spork and was the first one to eat. I also grabbed my stove and used it to help keep some food warm until someone brought the extension cord for an electric crock pot. blanket was used today when wife and i went to our daughters soccer match and it was a bit cold. Point is think about what you may need and how bad it would be needed then add it in. All this stuff above fits in a 50-60 L backpack. a few of the items are tied to the outside.

    I have an extra kit I add when I head out on a long trip, go to the mountains or for winter driving.
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I love my spork, carry it everywhere just in the chance I may eat something :bluelaugh::bluelaugh::bluelaugh:


    jj
     
  15. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    MadMax would be proud!!