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So whats in your survival pack?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by fromotoc, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. fromotoc

    fromotoc Downtown Portland, OR Member

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    I've got a couple, divided among them is:

    Small Med Kit
    Condoms
    Revolver/s and ammo
    Clif Bars
    Kleenex (the pocket size)
    MSR backpacking stove and fuel
    Prepaid cell phone
    2 way radios
    Fishing line/reel/powerbait(no rod)
    Firestarter
    Folding chainsaw (fits in an altoids tin)
    Cash money
    Copies of passport/birth certs/drivers licenses
    Compass
    Whistle
    Soap
    Water purifier and tablets
    and some other random stuff....
     
  2. Aloxite

    Aloxite Vancouver, WA Member

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    A few things that I would suggest.

    Dr. Scholls Moleskin in the medkit. When you need to do a bunch of walking in whatever shoes you put on that morning you run a real risk of rubbing parts of your feet raw. Putting on some moleskin at the first sign of rubbing can save the day.

    Socks. Maybe a pair of thin ones so you can double up for the same reason as above.

    Water. Not just a way to purify water you find. That is important also. But you should have a couple of bottles ready to go. When you do find a water source that you can purify you will need bottles to put it in anyways. I have a few large capacity Playtapus collapsible water bottles that I take camping.
     
  3. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    The only survival kits we have right now are the ones we keep in my truck and wife's van - we figure if we're going to have to go anywhere that's where we'll start as we have two small kids.
    I only have a basic one in my truck.
    It has been a work in progress for the last few years.

    My current truck kit (in a camelbak type back pack) has:
    Water
    First Aid kit with additional dressings and bandages
    Energy bars
    Foil type survival blanket
    Bleach (3 oz container)
    Waterproof matches
    Mini-flares
    Bayonet
    2 Glock 19 magazines - will fit my G19 and her G26
    Whistle
    Compass
    Flashlight

    The full van kit is geared for everything we need for 72 hours and is not really very portable.
    Water
    Food (canned)
    Water purification pump
    MSR Whisperlite
    Mess tins
    Wind up radio/flashlight/signal light
    Bleach
    Soap
    Big first aid kit
    Flare gun and flares
    Wet ones disinfectant wipes
    Change of clothes for each person including shoes
    Sleeping bags
    Diapers (for the kids to sleep in)
    Flashlights
    Ponchos

    I'm probably missing a bunch of stuff that's in there, but we also need to repack the kits and consolidate. It's been a few months since we last did this and the kids have grown and one has been potty trained that wasn't previously.

    The biggest thing I go back and forth on is whether or not I keep a rifle in my truck as a truck gun. I keep thinking that I'm out of the house most of the time and my truck is almost always with me so worst case scenario if I can't get home (city), our plan is to meet at our 10 acre rural property 30 minutes out of town, where we have a travel trailer and will soon have a pole barn structure. Oh and the rifle I occasionally do keep in the truck is my AR57 with 2 loaded 50 round magazines. I'd hate to see the headlines if I get pulled over and the cops find that!
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Mine is a work in progress.

    Items in bag already:
    Glock 17 and 2 loaded mags.
    Fenix TK-10 flashlight
    Kershaw leek
    2 complete MREs
    water bottle


    still need:
    compass
    PDX area map
    first aid kit/gunshot trauma kit with Quick Clot
    survival blanket
    Fire starters


    Mine is a "Get Home Bag" in case I need to walk from Portland to my home in Vancouver with chaos around me.
     
  5. The Duck

    The Duck Oregon Active Member

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    As we have established in a previous forum (2012), I would have a cell phone and ContractPilots number so he could fly me away from the huge title wave coming in!!!
     
  6. ironhead

    ironhead East of the liberal masses in Oregon Member

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    Why the condoms???????????? {:)
     
  7. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Blow them up and tie the ends together..........Instant "water-wings" for crossing rivers.:D
     
  8. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    For firestarting there's a relatively new product on the market called Wetfire.
    It's a rocket fuel-derived compund which comes in individually wrapped packages and works in wet windy conditions. I voluterr with a local Search and Rescue group and was able to start a signal fire on snow, in the rain using this product to get the wet tinder started. I also carry a 24 hour pack with the 10 essentials
    Map
    Compass
    Flashlight-Led headlamp
    Food
    Water
    First Aid Kit
    Firestarter
    Dry clothing-Polyester & wool baselayers
    Shelter making materials-A heavy duty garbage bag & space blanket
    Knife- a Gerber Multitool and Gerber fixed blade

    I also have a signal mirror, whistle, GPS, spare batteries, dry socks, water purifying tablets or drops and vitamin C to neutralize the iodine, toilet paper, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, leather gloves, and a stainless Sierra cup.

    All this is carried in a Coaxsher modular pack which has a CamelBack pouch

    When I'm not on duty I carry a S&W 360PD .357 Scandium revolver with 15 rounds of backup ammunition.

    If I had to bug out I'd include a radio, antibiotics an AR and 12 gauge in a larger military pack.
     
  9. bikemaniac1

    bikemaniac1 Portland Oregon Member

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    I'm wondering why only a few of you have a knife in your kit. To the folks who have a foil survival blanket, have you ever seen a seminar by Peter Cumberfelt. Not sure if I spelled his last name right or not. If you haven't, you should. I carry what is basically the equivalent to a big orange highway garbage bag. They are way more durable and as he shows, much easier to use one handed. Try opening and unfolding an emergency blanket with a broken arm.
     
  10. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    They will carry between one to two liters of water, theyre great for toting water in an emergency/survival type situation. Plus, it will help you not get the hippy gal you met on the trail pregnant!
     
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  11. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Just make sure they don't have any extra "chemicals" in them... might make your water taste bad.... ;)
     
  12. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Yep. I carry one of these as my shelter but you should also use/have the insulation of the space blanket as well despite how hard they are to unfold.
     
  13. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    Timbernet-
    Aghhh no worries! Those lubricants just help the water go down smoother, and you might even need a smoke afterwards!
     
  14. speelyei

    speelyei Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Kept in a Nalgene water bottle:
    2 lighters
    compass with mirror
    three blade folding pocket knife
    300' of bright flagging tape spooled on a nail
    AA maglight
    50 gallon trash bag
    one of those cheap little carabiners.

    Enough stuff to get me home or found.
     
  15. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Pretty close to what I carry in my T4 pack. About the only change to mine would be my Glock knife. They are not the best knives, but it was cheap, works for what I need, and fits perfectly in a spare space in my pack. It has also held up to all the abuse that I have pit it through. In addition I carry a GI poncho and a small/thin wool blanket that I have modified to work as a liner.
     
  16. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    +1 to everything above, plus I like to have a small cheap pair of binoculars on hand.
     
  17. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    Don't forget the sterno, lightweight, cheap and a great way to get water heated/food cooking fast without having to stop and setup a full on fire if you're not setting down for the night.
     
  18. fred c. dobbs

    fred c. dobbs salem Active Member

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    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    I am going to go out on a limb here and guess the reason why people don't list knives in their kit is because they already have them on their body. Kind of like putting socks on your feet in the morning, knife (Pre-BHO Ban) goes in the pocket.

    SF-
     
  20. durango#95

    durango#95 Medford New Member

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    I think a good sized, good quality fixed blade is a MUST! I all ways have a nice folder on me, but I keep a fixed 6" in my bag.