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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by mutineer, Mar 18, 2010.
Got to be quick to get them too.
Some pure artistic beauty in metal
This might be Kalifornistan, but try kicking in my door and I guarantee you, if I'm home it will end badly for you.
If I'm not there and the shit has hit the fan, go ahead and help yourself 'cause I'm already gone with all the goods!
I dropped $100 at that place.
Can't wait to play with my pocket grappeling hook though.
I resisted on that one, but may end up ordering it anyway
Just tied my first monkey fist :ymca
it is all down hill from here
Nice to know I am not the only one with a get home bag.
I have a magnesium fire starter with some trioxane fuel sticks to start a fire. Bottled water and water purification tablets. Extra clothes with shoes. Mre's . Some of those high intensity glow sticks for instant light. Map and compass. Large knife for hacking up sticks for firewood. 200 rounds of m2 ball-30-06 ammo and a M1 garand. Also have my ccw which is a glock 27 with 18 rounds of ammo. I think I even have a small fishing kit in there.
Edit: Also have some medical supply's as well as some face paint just in case.
I've studied big mountain expeditions for years along with my Everest/K2 climbing history fetish. Reading through here, one thing I notice those para military looking Max bags is all the excess weight in tons of large straps and buckles. You don't need all that shit weighing you down when the same oz. could be used carrying something that helps.
The content studies and lists are great. I have a hook in me from Campmor and EagleCreek also. But if you want the get down on carrying...turn to big-mountain climbing. Every extra 6" of compression strap is wasted weight. An empty 4000 cu.in. pack shouldn't weigh more than 2.5 lbs.
Pack material description from Mountainsmith:"extra-strength Dimension Polyant (sailcloth technology) VX-21 and VX-42 materials. In comparison to 500d Cordura, this material has 1/3 the weight, 2 1/2 times the abrasion strength and superb water resistance."
Go extreme-carrying a toothbrush? cut the handle off halfway up the thing. Non-needed weight. 5 flashlights? please. Get 2 that work.
I was being half facetious when I started the thread
I am one of those guys who has always carried shit like that around. Not in a tactical assault bag with a grappling hook and shit though
I went through a few survival schools a long time ago in the military and ever since I have kept a few things in my car.
every field school hammered into your head that if you have water, a decent knife and the ability to make fire you are gonna be uncomfortable but ok
rather than toss my old hiking or hunting boots when I get new ones the old ones go in the trunk of my car
In the winter I carry an old ski coat, a fleece and a paid of jeans in my car because I often wear suits for work and walking home in dress shoes and a suit in January would suck.
I have a couple of local maps, a compass, a decent knife, a mag block fire starter, a few bottles of water, some clif bars, a small 1st aid kit, flashlight and some other bullshit gadgets in a bag in my trunk
I have a ccw so other stuff is often in my car as well
It won't get me through an apocalypse but if a tornado or some shit takes out an overpass and I have to make the 20 mile walk home from my office a little bit of kit will a lot of difference
I just never thought of it as a "get home bag" until a while ago when I started reading online about this stuff
The whole bug out bag thing is fascinating to me
in other news
Indiana just passed some legislation that makes it illegal to seize privately owned firearms in a time of emergency like they did after Katrina
How do you feel about face paint?
Without reading through all this, do you have an amateur radio license? It's good to have some frequency agility.
Don't forget the grenades. And the hand held rocket launcher. How do you feel about Bows and Arrows?
In Saudi, when driving in the desert, I carry the following:
A collapsable trenching spade (useful if you shit yourself)
A Bedouin head-dress (very useful.. they are a big square of fabric. Blanket, sling, sunshade, carrybag, facemask when the desert storms kick up, filter etc.)
A fifteen liter water container
Two spare tyres
25 litre jerrycan
Toolkit, tape, fix it stuff
A wide brimmed hat
A sense of humour
Is this where the face paint comes in?
but I do the scary clown face.
when you're 5'6" and dropping, everything helps
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)
You should add a nice warm furry hat for the winter.
People would tend to leave you alone done up like that, I guess
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
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.
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.