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What's in your ready bag

Posted on 09/01/2005 7:46:56 AM PDT by vrwc0915

What’s in your ready bag and why? I thought that I would start this thread so fellow minded FR’s 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-Pen’s x2 Z-pack Antibiotics x2 Bynadrill caplets Acetominimin caplets Super glue Suture kit Various dressings Topical Antibiotic Laminated card of useful med’s 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 doesn’t carry as much ammo and few electronics to keep it light for her

Comments?


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; preparedness
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To: Squantos

If you put sneakers on it - the lightning won't hurt... right?


81 posted on 09/02/2005 5:58:46 AM PDT by Dashing Dasher (You eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I'm rusty enough without a steel house......8o)


82 posted on 09/02/2005 8:32:56 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Dallas59

"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.


83 posted on 09/02/2005 9:47:22 AM PDT by flashbunny (Defending the free market on free republic is like having to defend the flag at a VFW convention.)
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To: vrwc0915

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...

teeman

manual can opener... make that two.


84 posted on 09/02/2005 1:17:23 PM PDT by teeman8r
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To: Travis McGee

Funny, but I was gonna head to YOUR house!


85 posted on 09/02/2005 1:21:24 PM PDT by bonfire (dwindler)
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To: Travis McGee; vrwc0915; Squantos; Gritty; Lurker; wardaddy; Eaker; river rat

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...


86 posted on 09/03/2005 5:13:52 PM PDT by packrat01 (Politics:Saying "Islam is a religion of peace" while seeking final destruction of Islamist Terrorism)
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To: Dems_R_Losers
"I'm also thinking about buying about $1000 in gold, just in case"

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

87 posted on 09/03/2005 5:17:52 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: vrwc0915

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.


88 posted on 09/03/2005 5:27:18 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos
My new evacuation plan is "Head to Squantos' house ASAP!"

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?

89 posted on 09/03/2005 5:28:15 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yer gonna go to Swishy Rump, Texas?

Yea diversity!!


90 posted on 09/03/2005 5:33:34 PM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: Eaker

A yellow shirt ?

I thought you were just in a pissy mood ?


91 posted on 09/03/2005 5:38:18 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Travis McGee

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.


92 posted on 09/03/2005 5:50:10 PM PDT by investigateworld ( Abortion stops a beating heart.)
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To: Eaker
I get that alot. I tell them it's up to them as far as coming over, but that it's up to me as far as the letting in part goes.

L

93 posted on 09/03/2005 6:08:06 PM PDT by Lurker (Reality cannot be changed by wishful thinking, good intentions, or legislation.)
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To: vrwc0915

Very useful thread. Thank you!

Bumped and bookmarked.


94 posted on 09/03/2005 6:41:01 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer
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To: Eaker

The EFAD shirt was at Crawford? I didn't see it.


95 posted on 09/03/2005 8:45:20 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee; Flyer; humblegunner



There were more, I don't have them because I didn't take any pics of myself!

Flyer & Humblegunner do you have more?

96 posted on 09/04/2005 11:29:18 AM PDT by Eaker (My Wife Rocks! - I will never take Dix off of my ping list as I have been asked to do.)
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To: vrwc0915
Crosslinking threads:

Survival Preparedness

97 posted on 09/04/2005 11:37:18 AM PDT by shezza (God Bless Our Troops)
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To: Eaker

Kewl!!!


98 posted on 09/04/2005 12:41:23 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Eaker; Travis McGee; humblegunner
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.

99 posted on 09/04/2005 5:22:36 PM PDT by Flyer (We old men have buried a lot of dogs. We carry the memories everyday.)
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To: Flyer; Eaker; Travis McGee
but they make you look like a doofus, so I didn't want to.

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.

100 posted on 09/04/2005 5:34:57 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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