Skip to comments.What's in your ready bag
Posted on 09/01/2005 7:46:56 AM PDT by vrwc0915
Whats in your ready bag and why? I thought that I would start this thread so fellow minded FRs could compare notes and learn. Everyone will have different regional needs so keep that in mind Here is Mine: My pack is a hydration backpack made by Platupus in un scary blue color Everything is vacuum sealed with one of those food saver thingies
First Aid: Epi-Pens x2 Z-pack Antibiotics x2 Bynadrill caplets Acetominimin caplets Super glue Suture kit Various dressings Topical Antibiotic Laminated card of useful meds Hand Sanitizer
Nutrition/Sanitation: Spare smartwool socks Wet Napkins Water Filter Water Purification chemicals Collapsible cup Tuna pouches PB Bars Sunflower seeds shelled Gum Toothpaste/Brush Insect repellent Sunscreen MRE Backpacking stove +small fuel bottle
Preventative Meds: Pt-92 9mm (similar to m-9) chosen for low cost yet dependable 4 9mm mags in addition to one in pistol 2 30rd 7.62x39 mags (rifle is next to pack) Bayonet for rifle Cleaning kit and spare parts for rifle/pistol Vac Packed 7.62x39 about 50rds
Other Stuff: 5 liters of water in hydration bags GPS Batteries rechargeable all devices use the same size Matches Poncho Small blanket the foil kind 2 frs radios Solar charger for batteries Surefire knockoff led tac light Scanner preprogrammed for local and fed agencies
All this fits in one pack and weighs about 35 lbs. This is my warm weather pack in the winter we have different packs My wife has one similar in the first aid/food/sanitation she doesnt carry as much ammo and few electronics to keep it light for her
If you put sneakers on it - the lightning won't hurt... right?
I'm rusty enough without a steel house......8o)
"What if this had been a terror attack?"
I think in case of a large scale terror attack, the feds would have taken over right away.
Instead, theyhung back and let the states handle it. It worked out in other states, but the incompetence of LA was too much to handle.
thanks for the thread and the links to others to get my asssssssets in order...
i like the desalination kit and the water purification... clorox bleach is good to have for that too... though i cannot remember the suggested mixture... i believe it was 1/4 cup to 5 gallons... but do not quote me... just season to taste...
manual can opener... make that two.
Funny, but I was gonna head to YOUR house!
Gas starts to break down in two weeks. If you don't rotate it on at least a monthly basis, it will be 5 gallon cans of varnish when you really need it. Long term, use Sta-Bil (a fuel additive) IF yer buggy is an old one that still has a carburetor. Unknown if the Sta-Bil is O2 sensor safe, or not.
Thank your gub-mint for making gas unstable and unstorable...
Silver is easier if you don't want the hassle of trying to get change of a $450 one oz. coin. Mix it up, some silver, some gold. And plenty of ammo
The essentials: Nonperishable food, water, medical kit, firemaking and heating equipment, spare batteries. I have a U.S. Army survival manual left over from my career. I refer to it every now and then to make sure I'm current on everything.
And of course personal protection. I'm not going to go into details of what I would take. I do have an M1911. The other firearms are long and semiautomatic. The ammunition is not stored in boxes, but in stripper clips on bandoleers, ready to be stripped into magazines if need be.
I've never depended on government to protect me in case of a natural or manmade disaster, and I never will.
At the last office meeting it was discussed that I am gunned and ammoed up. They said that they would head to my house.
I told them to check the welcome mat.
It might be turned over.
BTW Matt, did you see the Crawford, TX pix of your yeller shirt?
Yer gonna go to Swishy Rump, Texas?
A yellow shirt ?
I thought you were just in a pissy mood ?
Good thread on making a cache. I tried to bump it, but it's locked. Oh, never forget Bag Balm and duct tape if your series.
Very useful thread. Thank you!
Bumped and bookmarked.
The EFAD shirt was at Crawford? I didn't see it.
There were more, I don't have them because I didn't take any pics of myself!
Flyer & Humblegunner do you have more?
I have a couple more, but they make you look like a doofus, so I didn't want to. . .
Oh, wait. . . never mind. I'll go dig 'em up.
OK, I'm at a stopping point here.
Are we posting doofus pix of Eaker or not?
I can free up 62% of hard drive space if I clean out my Eaker/Doofus files.
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