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Emergency Survival Kit
Me | May 18, 2010 | Me

Posted on 05/18/2010 2:09:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun

I posted a similar message a couple of months ago, and we generated quite a few great ideas for stocking up on certain things in case of a major emergency. We have been stocking up on non-perishables and medical supplies. Next will be emergency equipment: flashlights, batteries, candles, soap, tp, trash bags. Any suggestions?


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Any and all suggestions welcomed! Question: How long will seeds last if I vacuum seal them?
1 posted on 05/18/2010 2:09:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

Transistor radio.


2 posted on 05/18/2010 2:11:09 PM PDT by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!)
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To: goodwithagun

For those interested you can download my Preparedness Manual at:
http://www.mediafire.com/?ojmy2z1zfin


3 posted on 05/18/2010 2:11:52 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: goodwithagun; Admin Moderator

There was a good Survivalist thread going on earlier today.

But the mods nuked it. Who knows why.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 2:15:11 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: goodwithagun
Don't vacuum seal them nitrogen seal them.

Add dentures to your emergency list. And spare glasses.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/18/2010 2:15:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: goodwithagun
Question: How long will seeds last if I vacuum seal them?

I don't know if vacuum sealing the seeds would help, hurt or totally destroy the seeds, but seeds stored in extremely dry conditions have germinated after thousands of years. There will be some reduction in germination rates, but as long as you keep the seeds reasonably dry, cool and away from vermin they should be OK for any length of time you would be worried about.

6 posted on 05/18/2010 2:17:23 PM PDT by magslinger (Tagline impounded as a threat to national security.)
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To: goodwithagun

I’m a prepper (I like threads like this)

I like the handcrank radio and flashlights (in case you run out of batteries). We have a solar lantern we camp with that has come in very handy when the power goes out.

I have planted seeds that were two years old that I sealed with silicon packets


7 posted on 05/18/2010 2:17:51 PM PDT by justsaynomore (The Hermantor - 2012 - www.hermancain.com)
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To: goodwithagun

Have you stocked up on ammo? Also some sort of fire making material and water purification.


8 posted on 05/18/2010 2:18:51 PM PDT by rfreedom4u ("A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.")
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To: goodwithagun
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9 posted on 05/18/2010 2:18:54 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: goodwithagun

a bottle or two (or more) of good cognac/armagnac, akavit or kirschwasser for medicinal purposes only ;-)

some strong waxed cord, for setting rabbit snares,
cooking oil, pepper, salt, a field guide to edible plants,
a dutch oven, and plastic sheet.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 2:21:17 PM PDT by rahbert (Only a poor snake charmer blames his snake..)
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To: goodwithagun

COFFEE


11 posted on 05/18/2010 2:22:12 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: goodwithagun

Without guns and ammo to defend yourself and your supplies you’re just going to provision the first armed predator that comes along.


12 posted on 05/18/2010 2:22:29 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: goodwithagun

Here’s what’s in my Bug-Out Bag:

Large Heavy Duty Duffel

Sheath Knife
Pistol ammo
Rifle ammo
Binoculars, 10x25
Entrenching tool
Hatchet
Leatherman tool
Soft hat / ballcap
Boots
Spare Rx glasses/sunglasses
Tarp 10x10
50ft para cord
25ft rope
2x Chem lights
Portable radio
Flashlight(s)
4x D cells
4x AA cells
4x AAA cells
Candle lantern /candles
Lighter
Duct tape
ziplock bags
Collapsible 5gal water container
1 gallon water
5x MRE w/heaters
Granola bars
Water purification tabs
Toilet Paper
Basic bath kit
Rain Poncho
Blanket
Change of clothes
2x change of socks
10x $20 cash
Cigarettes/Snuff
Listerine
Flask whiskey

First Aid Kit:

4x Quik Clot
2x 10in battle dressing
4x 6in battle dressing
5x 4in Dressing sponge
5x 4in Dressing gauze
4x Compressed bandage
2x Ace bandage
4x surgical mask
4x latex gloves
Surgical clamp
X-Acto knife /blades
Emergency airway
Scissors
Bandaids
Betadine
Hydrocortizone
Americaine
Calamine
Benadryl
Immodium
Super glue
Deet
Aspirin
Advil


13 posted on 05/18/2010 2:22:50 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: barmag25

14 posted on 05/18/2010 2:24:28 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Must of mentioned Sarah Palin!!!


15 posted on 05/18/2010 2:40:17 PM PDT by GregB (I will vote for Sarah Palin with MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!!!)
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To: Kartographer

Can I put this on my Freerepublic survival group.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 2:42:28 PM PDT by GregB (I will vote for Sarah Palin with MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!!!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Should I get a pair of dentures that had been previously used?
17 posted on 05/18/2010 2:51:47 PM PDT by elephant
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To: goodwithagun

When the SHTF it would be a good thing to have a ready supply of .22, .45acp., 9mm, .223 and 7.62X39, Even if you don’t have a firearm chambered for one of those calibers, they will trade well for other goods.


18 posted on 05/18/2010 2:57:37 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: goodwithagun

You appear to already have the most important element of any survival situation; situational awareness.


19 posted on 05/18/2010 3:00:25 PM PDT by ChinaThreat (3)
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To: goodwithagun

Make your own candles. http://www.peakcandle.com/


20 posted on 05/18/2010 3:03:47 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: GregB

survival group?


21 posted on 05/18/2010 3:04:31 PM PDT by vanilla swirl (To argue witha person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead)
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To: elephant
:)

Only those that require spare dentures and glasses should include them in their GOOD pack. Place them next to the common sense.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/18/2010 3:12:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

and a some humor would help!


23 posted on 05/18/2010 3:23:01 PM PDT by elephant
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To: goodwithagun
Look for some of those solar charged yard lights. My wife picked some up at a yard sale for a couple bucks.

I recently went on a camping on the boat week. I took one and set it up up to charge in the day and had plenty of light in the boat at night. Something to consider.

24 posted on 05/18/2010 3:25:55 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: goodwithagun

Baking Soda - check out the many uses of it on the net - amazing stuff that can replace soap, deodorant, antacids,etc.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 3:43:43 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: goodwithagun

I have only one more thing I intend to add to our survival prep, that’s a HAM radio capability.

In any crisis, the first failure is almost always.... communications.

Now, I have read many very good lists of what to have. but there is one important item that is all too often left off the list...... toilet paper.

Sure, you can laugh at me now, but when you run out of it, the very next day, you are going to remember this post. LOL Worse yet, imagine how absolutely horrible of a mood your wife is going to be in, at about the second or 3rd day without TP.... guns will not protect you from her wrath over this. Buy the darn TP.

If you have what you need to take care of your feet and your butt, at least you will be able to march to a better location. ;>)


26 posted on 05/18/2010 3:46:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (I do not want Obama just IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED. Are we there yet? 2010-2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Was it removed or just halted. Please provide the link.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 3:54:18 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: magslinger

I have planted garden seeds kept in a freezer for 5 years or more and had > 50% germination.


28 posted on 05/18/2010 3:57:17 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: barmag25

Seems to me that the guy who collects the most firearms can leave collecting all the other stuff to his subjects.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 4:03:14 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: goodwithagun
Get one of those hand crank multi-purpose bits of gear. I have one that is not only a crank powered flashlight but a NOAA weather radio, a FRS/GMRS radio, and will charge a cell phone through a USB port.

Whenever possible look for tools that multi-task.

They may look goofy but toss a couple of those head mounted flashlights, preferably the LED type that have red output, too. You can use those and keep your hands free. The red light won't wreck your night vision.

Get a QUALITY multi-tool. I know the owner of Leatherman is a huge lib, but he makes good stuff. Buy one.

If you wear glasses, get a spare pare. Those could save your life.

Think about packing a small "Go Bag" in a Camelback type pack. You can fill that with water and go. You'd be surprised at how much water you'll got through if you have to boogie out of someplace.

I keep some beef jerky and trail mix in mine. A quick meal and some fresh water will keep you moving. Toss in some of those chem-lights. They go stale after a year or so so be sure you keep them fresh. But they're light and can be used for a lot of things.

Have you got a compass and a map of the local area? Toss one of each in there. Keep a spare pair of socks and some comfortable walking shoes in there.

Grab one or two of those cheap makeup mirrors and toss them in there. You can signal with those as well as look around corners.

One day soon I'll itemize and post the contents of mine for review and comment.

Hope it helps.

30 posted on 05/18/2010 4:12:41 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Ramius

I put in a few of those cheap, light emergency blankets, a handful of clothespins and some hunter orange yarn. You can make a quick shelter, hudle in the blankets, use them for signaling, collecting dew, etc. The yarn not only makes lightweight shelter ties, snares, alarms, etc., but my husband and I have an agreement that cutting 1/2” pieces of yarn and dropping them on the ground marks our trail if we get separated. Plus, lots of sour candy for quick energy and thirst suppression.


31 posted on 05/18/2010 4:26:34 PM PDT by CH3CN
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To: goodwithagun

Any recommendations for water purification tabs? Any particular brand people like?


32 posted on 05/18/2010 4:36:34 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Everything you need right here:

http://www.thereadystore.com/water-storage/emergency-water-purifiers


33 posted on 05/18/2010 4:37:44 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: goodwithagun

http://www.thereadystore.com/survival-kits/72-hour-kits

Really well thought out kits although some of the items provided are pretty cheap they would all do their function fine in a short-term situation.

This site has a lot of really good products. The Mountain House dehydrated foods are excellent and in a food shortage situation if you had their products you would be eating like a king.


34 posted on 05/18/2010 4:39:14 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Ramius

If you plan on being anywhere near the sunshine belt, a couple big bottles of generic sunscreen would help out - assuming that if the SHTF you’d be outside alot more than normal.


35 posted on 05/18/2010 4:52:40 PM PDT by Sax
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To: goodwithagun

bump


36 posted on 05/18/2010 6:06:38 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Ramius

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Bkmk


37 posted on 05/18/2010 6:07:48 PM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Mr. Lucky; All
Seems to me that the guy who collects the most firearms can leave collecting all the other stuff to his subjects.

What a dumb comment.....as though the guy with 20 firearms will be able to tell the guy with 10 what to do. Try it with me....I dare you.

STUPID beyond beleif. Hope you are proud.
38 posted on 05/18/2010 6:52:18 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: goodwithagun

Chewing gum would be good for those long stretches of boredom.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 6:53:26 PM PDT by kamikaze2000 (You can lead a liberal to truth, but you can't make him think.)
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To: goodwithagun

1. Rifle + ammo
2. Clean water

Everything else you can GET if you have the above ^


40 posted on 05/18/2010 6:55:01 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Gator113; All

ELAINE

yeah.. I

I just forgot to check

so if you could just spare me some

JANE

no I’m sorry

ELAINE

what?

JANE

no I’m sorry, I can’t spare it

ELAINE

you can’t spare it??

JANE

no there’s not enough to spare

ELAINE

well I don’t need much, just 3 squares will do it

JANE

I’m sorry I don’t have a square to spare, now if you don’t mind

ELAINE

3 squares? you can’t spare 3 squares??

JANE

no I don’t have a square to spare, I can’t spare a square

ELAINE

oh is it two-ply? cause it it’s two-ply I’ll take one ply, one ply, one, one

puny little ply, I’ll take one measly ply

JANE

look, I don’t have a square and I don’t have a ply (flushing and leaving)

Elaine

no no, no no, don’t don’t, I beg you


41 posted on 05/18/2010 6:56:17 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: joseph20; All
Everything else you can GET if you have the above ^

Another VERY STUPID comment. A leech who will resort to taking the preparations of others.

If I am the first house you stop by, you ill wind up dead.

Great plan you have going!/sarc
42 posted on 05/18/2010 6:57:53 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: kamikaze2000
Chewing Tobbaco. Better for long stretches of boredom and a much better trade item.

If the SHTF don’t worry about oral cancer or bad teeth.

43 posted on 05/18/2010 6:59:41 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: Red in Blue PA

ELAINE
*pulls out AR-15*

JANE

I just found 3 spare squares!


44 posted on 05/18/2010 6:59:55 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"If I am the first house you stop by, you ill wind up dead."

Watcha gonna kill me with...your freerepublic posts?

"Another VERY STUPID comment. A leech who will resort to taking the preparations of others"

I'd rather be STUPID and ALIVE. You can go ahead and be SMART and DEAD.

Nobody provided much context to the survival scenario...but in any case, the top two items are water and a rifle+ammo. Everything else comes after that.
45 posted on 05/18/2010 7:05:14 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: joseph20

Come onto my property with a rifle in a SHTF scenario, and you are toast.

If your plan is simply to roam, taking the preparations of others, then good luck with that plan. God knows you will need it.


46 posted on 05/18/2010 7:07:23 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Come onto my property with a rifle in a SHTF scenario, and you are toast.

If your plan is simply to roam, taking the preparations of others, then good luck with that plan. God knows you will need it."


Wait. When did I say anything about romaing around and taking the preparations of others? Oh, I didn't. Someone else put those words in my mouth.

How much experience do you have with survival situations? Just curious...because I do. And I know what is the most important.
47 posted on 05/18/2010 7:12:25 PM PDT by joseph20 (...to ourselves and our Posterity...)
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To: goodwithagun
Rain barrels. Several of them. If you plan on having to grow your own food you will need a way to make sure the plants get the water they need.

Rain barrels also serve as an emergency stash of water for you. Get the kind with the screens and the tap.

You should also be getting the land that you may be using ready for planting. For example the soil in our area is mostly clay. We have brought in several truck loads of sand and worked it into the garden area that is currently in use and the area into which the garden would expand if necessary.

48 posted on 05/18/2010 7:16:26 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (there are huge chunks of time...at night...where I'm just asleep...for hours...it's ridiculous....)
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To: joseph20; All
You said:

1. Rifle + ammo
2. Clean water


Everything else you can GET if you have the above ^


People are free to decide for themselves what you really meant. It is clear as day. You are denying it now because I called you out on your foolish comments.
49 posted on 05/18/2010 7:16:58 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: goodwithagun

Black pepper in sealed metal cans
Peppercorns
Salt
Other spices (keep in mind most have a maybe 2 yr shelf life)

Soap and shampoo - the small ‘motel’ sized ones - great for barter is nothing else. Easy to buy in bulk and store well.

You might want to consider a couple sets of extra stones or burrs for your wheat grinder.

ANy orthodics - get some extra, you might be walking a whole lot more

Extra bicycle tires and tubes, repair kits. We have purchased several older bikes just in case and they also make for great barter items.

Stove top oven for bread

Extra Bibles (2 or 3) once you start to shre, they wear much quicker

HAve fun.


50 posted on 05/18/2010 7:25:24 PM PDT by ASOC (Things are not always as they appear, ask the dog chasing the car)
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