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Old 03-28-2010, 10:00 AM   #136
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You should add a nice warm furry hat for the winter.
that thing is year round awesome

I am gonna maybe take some sailing lessons this year

if I do I am sooooo taking that hat
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:05 AM   #137
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if I do I am sooooo taking that hat
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:14 AM   #138
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I have a question about that

I know from fuck all about taht stuff and we have GMRS radios with weatherband. Make it exponentially easier to find one another and get WX updates. If you get one of those tricked out little hand held ham bands what do you get for your dollar

I would like a hand held scanner in the car in a big bag just to get an idea of what is going on as I walk home to catch my DVR's episodes of Caprica (how is that for an admission of deep seated dorkiness)
I guess it might not be worth it unless you have an independent interest in radio, if you've already got gmrs. I have mine set up so it works everywhere...wx bands, gmrs, ham bands, marine channels, scans law enforcement channels.

Remember the national weather service forecast is always wrong, just as a rule of thumb when you're planning your sailing activities.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #139
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hell yeah

that is the stuff

way cool hat



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I guess it might not be worth it unless you have an independent interest in radio, if you've already got gmrs. I have mine set up so it works everywhere...wx bands, gmrs, ham bands, marine channels, scans law enforcement channels.

Remember the national weather service forecast is always wrong, just as a rule of thumb when you're planning your sailing activities.
I didn't know you could do that

I want one

where can I buy one

better yet, give me yours
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:22 PM   #140
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hell yeah

that is the stuff

way cool hat





I didn't know you could do that

I want one

where can I buy one

better yet, give me yours
They're a couple hundred bucks at a ham radio store. It's a Yaesu VX-7. It also picks up AM/FM and shortwave broadcast.

I want a VX-8 now.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:06 AM   #141
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I'd think more about clothing than gear. What if it's winter? What about a jacket stocked up with what you'd need?
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:06 AM   #142
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I keep a spare set of casual clothes and a pair of old boots in the trunk about all the time. In the winter am old ski coat with a zip in fleece liner and some gloves.

as for the bag
it is pretty small and weighs less than my brief case if I am carrying a lot of work around. It is sort of like a courier bag only shorter, which is kinda dumb. I am just going to get a courier bag.

the small size is pretty much out of ready sight though
if I tighten the strap is is under the edge of my fleece

I know there is a lot of shit hanging off the bag, and I don't like the bag, but it is what I had around.

the radio goes in a pocket, the flashlight goes in a pocket, the red light (an LED bike light) stays on the bag and flashes like a bike light to keep cars from running over me and the watch goes on my wrist

Just like they teach you in the Navy, Davey Jones wants your stuff so tie it down. IF it hangs off the bag the lanyards are looped through a little carabiner type thing




front right side pocket



mini mag wid LED thingy, Zippo with a leakproof bottle of fluid, carmex, zippo, clippers, spare folding knife, bic, compass, ball compass pinned to bag, clip on LED flashlight, the red flashing light and a safety whistle


Top right pocket



leatherman wave, a special purpose key and a pen






flap pocket has the proper knife and another bic



Front pocket



power bars, clif bars, thumb drive with personal data, a couple of those stacker 5 hour energy things and a little means of coping from Mr. Walker



Big middle pocket, spare batteries for elec stuff, sunscreen (the skin grafts burn badly and they burn quickly), another bic, rolaids, zip ties, super glue, a few packs of hot hands, a buff, a fleece hunting hat, a buff, toothbrush with some loose OTC meds, another flashlight, a box of 50 rounds, army style poncho and a space blanket



holster pocket

well, seems sort of obvious I guess




Top pocket has the GPS in it



side pocket has a water bottle with a filter in it. Initial fill will come from some bottles in the car. Filter is for filling it on the fly until I get home. A 20 (it will be longer if I am taking surface roads, maybe 25-30 miles) could be a two walk so filtering river water may be needed.


truth be told the chances of needing this shit is next to zero, but I have been carrying around some version of it for over 20 years now. Carry a lot more shit when I had a truck, especially when I lived out west.
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:34 AM   #143
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the radio goes in a pocket, the flashlight goes in a pocket, the red light (an LED bike light) stays on the bag and flashes like a bike light to keep cars from running over me and the watch goes on my wrist

mini mag wid LED thingy, Zippo with a leakproof bottle of fluid, carmex, zippo, clippers, spare folding knife, bic, compass, ball compass pinned to bag, clip on LED flashlight, the red flashing light and a safety whistle

leatherman wave, a special purpose key and a pen

flap pocket has the proper knife and another bic

power bars, clif bars, thumb drive with personal data, a couple of those stacker 5 hour energy things and a little means of coping from Mr. Walker

Big middle pocket, spare batteries for elec stuff, sunscreen (the skin grafts burn badly and they burn quickly), another bic, rolaids, zip ties, super glue, a few packs of hot hands, a buff, a fleece hunting hat, a buff, toothbrush with some loose OTC meds, another flashlight, a box of 50 rounds, army style poncho and a space blanket

holster pocket
well, seems sort of obvious I guess
Top pocket has the GPS in it

side pocket has a water bottle with a filter in it. Initial fill will come from some bottles in the car. Filter is for filling it on the fly until I get home. A 20 (it will be longer if I am taking surface roads, maybe 25-30 miles) could be a two walk so filtering river water may be needed.


truth be told the chances of needing this shit is next to zero, but I have been carrying around some version of it for over 20 years now. Carry a lot more shit when I had a truck, especially when I lived out west.
meh
(waterproofed) paper map
spare batteries for torch flashlight and gps
TP / wet wipes
first aid kit / moleskin for feetses
half a dozen lighters but no tinder?

actually most of that shit is in your photos

but you will run out of whiskey within 500 yards
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:09 AM   #144
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leatherman Wave, snubbie .357 with 150rds of ammo, sheath knife, a couple candles, a compass, waterproof matches and a couple new beutaine lighters, a hundred feet of parachute chord, rope, and thin 100lb test string, a signal mirror, a 2m ham walkie talkie with weather, 100 bucks in cash, #20 in quarters, a pocket knife, a swiss army knife, an extra cell with 800 minutes on it that works on ALL carriers, a couple pairs of reading glasses, a couple LED flashlights, extra batteries for them, and the HT, a LCD watch, an extra set of keys to the cars, and the house. Probably some stuff I forget....

you need water, some powerbars (or other food), & shelter (huge MF trash bag) or poncho, Cisco.


other than that, good start.


you guys are getting with the program

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Old 03-29-2010, 04:41 AM   #145
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, a small 1st aid kit,
I have a really nice 1st aid kit.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:39 AM   #146
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you need water, some powerbars (or other food), & shelter (huge MF trash bag) or poncho, Cisco.


other than that, good start.


you guys are getting with the program
I have that stuff along with a first aid kit in another bag semi attached to this one.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:59 AM   #147
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I have a really nice 1st aid kit.




I may have gone a little overboard on that one
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:12 PM   #148
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So what is a good mini first kit contain, yes I can google. But that would be no fun as I doubt a flight size whiskey bottle is on most lists

Was think of just a few pain killers and some gauze, along with a few individual packets of sterile wipes, antibiotic cream and a few single use eye drops? Need to get some latex gloves I guess, might be handy if I am helping someone I don't know. Or weeding through a recently killed zombie to see if they have anything useful on them
Probably over kill but it is a just in case thing right?
starter first aid(ish)list:
sunscreen
bug stuff
gloves (rubber)
rescue tape (split making stuff etc)
pain killers
prescription meds
alcohol wipes in individual packets
antibiotic cream - individual packets
Burn cream - individual packets
band aids - few various sizes
steri strips
gauze pads
sterile eye wash mini individual tubes
antacid - (bad bbq on the way out?)
tweezers
small super glue pouches or liquid stitches tubes
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A good rubber coated USB pen drive is essential 'apaocalypse' equipment Mutt, not that feeble plastic thing you have in photo number five.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #150
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So what is a good mini first kit contain, yes I can google. But that would be no fun as I doubt a flight size whiskey bottle is on most lists

Was think of just a few pain killers and some gauze, along with a few individual packets of sterile wipes, antibiotic cream and a few single use eye drops? Need to get some latex gloves I guess, might be handy if I am helping someone I don't know. Or weeding through a recently killed zombie to see if they have anything useful on them
Goonie is talking about the football sized thing I had done up for the trip to Himalayas (the one the crash kept me from getting to go on)

it is huge and is close to being a trauma kit as well as a medicine cabinet

I have a small one that keep in the car

a pre-packaged 10 dollar special seems more than enough for a hike home

the one I keep on my bike is a 10 dollar special as well (fits under my seat)
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