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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: Covenantor; Squantos

Great stuff. Muttly's 8,638,948,622,047....cents :

I have lost rings before. Even off of my WARM, furry, live paws. Pass on that one.

Medussa is a great idea, and note...a REVOLVER. If an L-Frame ENHANCED could be had, a 7-SHOT!...even better. The L cylinder is said to be even longer than an N-frame's, so longer, heavier bullets could and should be used, if possible. My only major question (ain't I a pain in the butt...? Cute, though) is how strong is the arrangement which holds all this different stuff in....will it break under heavy loads...???? Nice to have something else to fire all this 9mm Export ammo in...tee-hee....but I feel secure behind this here gold-plated hopper-fed Kolibri Gattling gun. They'll rue the day they messed with ME!

About ACTUAL extended social-breakdown death and dying everywhere starving masses on the prowl.....no law no how nowhere..all bets are off stuff (did I qualify that enough for our legal department, Johnny...??)..
.......a double barrel, double trigger 12ga., hopefully a 3" or 3 1/2"...and a neatly applied hacksaw blade should be the most useful tool in the family protector's kit...bar none.

So...12ga. 3" mag. pump shotgun, with pistol-grip stock, side-saddle ammo carrier, perhaps magazine extension to 18" barrel....great.

Double barrel, double trigger 12ga. 3", 16", pistol grip.

Have a nice day. I hope it lasts.

Did I mention WATER PURIFICATION equipment as the most valuable thing....everything else being "negotiable"....food is everywhere. Only, some times it shoots at you first.

Underwear optional.


51 posted on 09/01/2005 11:11:37 AM PDT by PoorMuttly (A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun -T.Jefferson)
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To: Travis McGee

Can I bring green chile and steaks instead? :)


52 posted on 09/01/2005 11:14:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; All

The best firearm to have is the one you have :) let's not turn this into the ford v chevy thread :)


53 posted on 09/01/2005 11:30:40 AM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Squantos; Covenantor; All

Squantos and Covenantor, thanks for linking the great High Road thread! Mandatory reading!


54 posted on 09/01/2005 11:32:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Squantos

Yes, enough to feed the 800 of us who will be showing up.
(After reading The High Road thread, Squantos should be prepared for at least that many "friends of friends of friends" to arrive.)


55 posted on 09/01/2005 11:34:10 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: PoorMuttly; Travis McGee

Yep I'm watching and reading the high road thread on water issues and not one of em has discussed the simple boiling process of purification yet....all about gadgets and gizmos, filters drops etc..... An old copper tea kettle w/ some salvaged copper tube will make a water distilling device ya can use on the BBQ grill or in a small camp fire or camp stove to make "pure" water even if it was contaminated with salt water or POL products.....

I'm really thankful I'm not there of course but the lessons learned here are gonna be valuable.....link me to the threads on such in NOLA as ya see em please....

Stay safe ya'll !


56 posted on 09/01/2005 11:34:26 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Travis McGee

Sure room for all refugees west of the rio grande...when it snows make snow cones....just don't eat the yellow ones.....:o)

We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling......


57 posted on 09/01/2005 11:37:03 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: vrwc0915

ping for later


58 posted on 09/01/2005 11:40:03 AM PDT by Martin Tell (Red States [should act like they] Rule)
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To: Squantos; Travis McGee
That's why I have the soft impact I don't have the heart to open up on families but if they push I can't sacrifice my own , I will help all that I can help without jeopardizing my family but push comes to shove I will do whatever is required.
59 posted on 09/01/2005 11:43:15 AM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Squantos
We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling......

Classic, I'm stealing that one!

60 posted on 09/01/2005 11:43:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: vrwc0915; Squantos

Might be wise to purchase that remote unimproved land for a bugout destination. As long as it has water, the rest can be dealt with in time. Someplace remote, which is off of the refugee track.


61 posted on 09/01/2005 11:45:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Travis McGee; All
Also make sure you have more than one destination, I currently have plans to bug out North or West,
ya gots to improvise and be flexible. Water is key!
62 posted on 09/01/2005 11:48:36 AM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Travis McGee
Like a nice steel home in Lubbock Texas......:o)


63 posted on 09/01/2005 11:50:39 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: vrwc0915; Travis McGee

I have caches at different ranges and different points of the compass at friend homes or other property. The distant ones are based on most mileage capable with my vehicles and carried fuel w/o refueling. Closest is one days walking distance if left afoot......

I'll check back this evening....gotta go play !


64 posted on 09/01/2005 11:54:19 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Travis McGee

Could you republish you art of the cache? A lot of people might find it very useful


65 posted on 09/01/2005 11:57:32 AM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: vrwc0915

Folks can still read it on my "favorites" or whatever its called, by clicking on my name.


66 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Squantos

You're hard core. Wow!


67 posted on 09/01/2005 1:18:07 PM PDT by cyborg ("I want to know how God created this world. I want to know His thoughts..." A.Einstein)
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To: Travis McGee; All

Looking for critics on my loadout, someone tell me what I should add or dump (see first post for what I have)


68 posted on 09/01/2005 1:18:31 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: vrwc0915

Several LED flashlights. A Grundig wind up all-band radio/flashlight.


69 posted on 09/01/2005 1:22:24 PM PDT by js1138 (Great is the power of steady misrepresentation.)
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To: js1138; All

good idea small and light, thanks keep the ideas going freepers


70 posted on 09/01/2005 1:24:35 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: cyborg; Squantos
You're hard core. Wow!

Ol' Squantos is the ALPHA male... And he even knows a few of them other letters. :)

71 posted on 09/01/2005 1:48:10 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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To: vrwc0915

During the Y2K insanity - my dad was at a dinner party with his idiot new wife's friends. They were comparing notes about what they were stockpiling in preparation of the complete societal breakdown at midnight 1/1/2000.

When the conversation came to dear old dad - they asked him what he was gathering... dad said, bullets.

Bullets? Why?

Because with my bullets, I can have all of the things you are hording.

Dad was an NRA member.... ;^)


72 posted on 09/01/2005 2:02:08 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (You eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?)
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To: Squantos

It's upside down.


73 posted on 09/01/2005 2:02:59 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (You eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?)
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To: Dashing Dasher; All
Well that usually only works if the people your are looting from don't have ammo of their own. Age old proverb "If you go looking for trouble you will find it" Another shameless quote "Many of you think you are bad asses, You are not" I am hoping that you are not advocating stealing others supplies at gunpoint. I realize that you dad had a catchy saying but to really act on it is........
74 posted on 09/01/2005 2:06:12 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: vrwc0915

Did anything happen on 1/1/2000?

I'll assume dad didn't need his bullets. He was just remarking at the stupidity of the Y2K insanity.

These people were gathering 50# bags of rice.... he thought it was stupid.

I do not advocate anything except sex, beer and rock and roll. ;-)


75 posted on 09/01/2005 2:08:04 PM PDT by Dashing Dasher (You eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?)
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To: Dashing Dasher

understood


76 posted on 09/01/2005 2:12:38 PM PDT by vrwc0915
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To: Travis McGee

Well, it started as a bug out thread, and has turned into, "Hell, might as well stay and roat and toast a few!"

LOL!


77 posted on 09/01/2005 3:24:10 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Travis McGee
Well, I've lived in Hurricane Country and had a plan of action in that case. How do I handle Earthquake Country?

BTW: Kahr Arms P9 in my ready bag. Along with granola and gatorade.

78 posted on 09/01/2005 3:42:51 PM PDT by Clemenza (Proud "Free Traitor" & Capitalist Pig)
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To: cyborg

With a soft cover.....:o)


79 posted on 09/01/2005 9:44:27 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Dashing Dasher

You fly upside down , observation isn't valid ! How else do I lure in all those fine red haired wimmin fer swimmin ?!?

I wish that place was mine....be hell in a lightning storm I suppose.......:o)


80 posted on 09/01/2005 9:48:45 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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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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