Whats in your....

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Zecatfish, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Survival Kit?
    I typically carry a few items.
    1. Lighter
    2. LED Flashlight (if I don't forget it in the truck)
    3. Swiss Army Knife, with a SAW on it.
    4. Flint/Magnesium stick (in case the lighter is wet, etc)
    5. Baggy of Lint from dryer. (best kindling there is)
    6. Typically have a printed map of where I'm riding or plan to.
    After 10Cups experience I'm going to add to it:
    • Filter straw (so you can drink creek water safely)
    • Emergency Blanket (foil looking blanket)
    Now add to it, whats everyones else's suggestions? :ear
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  2. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    cell phone
    toilet paper
    poncho liner
    vienna sausages
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  3. DrLewall

    DrLewall ADV Has gone to SHIT

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    Whistle
    Compass
    mirror
    Strike anywhere matches
    3 sources of light, one being a candle
    Extra large trash bag..makes good shelter and heats well with candle

    as for the trash bag, if you can score a Christmas tree bag (cause they are JIGUNDA!) they are the best..you can bend a small tree over, tie it and throw this xmas tree bag over it and crawl in it and have shelter...usually these bags are opaque (not black or dark) thus giving you light and the ability to see movement outside
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  4. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Good thread Terry, it makes you think about what you have and what you need.

    Currently

    1.An emergency medical list with medical conditions and meds I take, my Doc and her number, my emergency contacts (and sugar capsules as I am a diabetic)
    2. LED headlamp
    3. Magnesium striker & small amount of strike anywhere matches (8 or 10)
    4. Penlight
    5. 2' square of aluminum foil (folded small) for reflecting (& if need be for cooking surface)
    small whistle
    6. basic small first aid kit
    7. Pen Knife

    Adding
    Space Blanket
    Swiss army knife
    small bee's wax candle (also can be used safely to seal a puncture wound)
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  5. tcourdin

    tcourdin Resident Spooner

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    I usually have a space blanket, cheap poncho, matches, magnesium fire starter and water purification tablets pretty much everywhere I go. Of course theres other stuff like a knife, gun, flashlight and cell phone which I never even leave the house without that are with me too.

    I think I'll look into the Spot thing, that sure saved 10Cups arse!
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  6. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I carry some dehydrated water, and powdered beer.

    No reason to be worried if I get lost, I will just build a fire, and start living there...
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  7. NateLePain

    NateLePain The Illegitimate Painter

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    Leatherman
    Led Light
    Whistle/Compass Combo
    Lighter
    Couple packages of peanut butter crackers
    Hard Candy
    One bottle of water
    Cell Phone
    Pre-planned map &/or GPS. Route explained to my wife w/ ETA's.
    First Aide Kit w/ pain killer
    Heavy duty ratchet strap for towing, etc.
    Extra set of keys
    Tools and a rear tube to fix a flat. Supposedly a rear tube will give me enough inflation on a front tire, to get me out of the woods. Hope I never have to find out.
    Small Vice-Grips for a broken lever or pedal.

    Plan to add:
    fishing line, a couple hooks and plastic worms.
    water purification tablets
    flint stick and dryer lint.

    nlp
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  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    I think you have the tube thing backwards, you can shove a front tube into a rear, but not vice versa right?
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  9. NateLePain

    NateLePain The Illegitimate Painter

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    When this question was posed on f650.com, Flash's response was the most logical, to me. But I could be wrong.

    nlp
    Re: Carrying one spare tube

    [​IMG]by Flash 412 (CO) on August 26th, 2008, 6:51 pm
    1. Flats usually happen on rear tires. The front will kick up a nail or other object which then punctures the rear.
    2. The rear uses a 17" tube and the front (of my bike) uses a 19" tube. You CAN put a 17" in a 19" wheel without putting a wrinkle in the tube. You CANNOT put a 19" tube in a 17" wheel without a wrinkle. A wrinkle in a tube soon wears into a leak and then a flat.

    Conclusions are left to the reader to draw.

    (I only carry a rear tube.)​
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  10. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Depends on how long and how far I am going. Some of the stuff I do not leave on the bike on local rides.

    I always carry:
    Leatherman
    Toolkit
    jerky or dried sausage
    toilet paper
    water/gatorade
    compressor
    GPS
    atlas
    cash
    cell phone
    basic first aid kit
    magnesium fire starter, usually a lighter too...
    LED Light and Scorpion Xenon



    I carry on longer excursions:
    MEdical kit
    Filter water bottle
    military emergency blanket
    small tarp (for cover or small tent)
    MREs

    Hey theirs a reason I have GSA and panniers:deal
    I remember my BoyScout days!!! BE PREPARED:lol3
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  11. DrLewall

    DrLewall ADV Has gone to SHIT

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    aint no way that will happen..you have a job to maintain!
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  12. Dragon43

    Dragon43 If you insist.

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    Good stuff. Recommend a first aid kit... ??? :deal
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  13. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    This might add some food for thought, got to thinking of all the stuff I carry so here is what I DID have.

    LED light
    GPS with battery power (important)
    SPOT (lost but working)
    First aid kit
    Camel Back and energy bars
    tow strap
    jumper cables (for bike)
    full tire repair with new front and rear tubes
    swing arm stand for changing tires
    air compressor
    full tool kit (though I didn't start cutting wires, guess I will next time)
    Bic lighter
    bug spray
    chain tool and master links
    3" stainless pocket knife
    allergy meds and nose spray
    cell phone
    cash/credit cards
    medical info in pouch on helmet
    Extra fuel for bike
    Extra safety glass
    Full riding gear/boots/glove/rain wear
    Net for tail bag
    Nylon ties/safety wire/elec tape
    Epoxy (JB Weld)

    The above I carry 100% of the time, when on long trips I add:

    Multi meter
    Siphon hose
    filter skins
    oil
    chain lube
    bike cover
    extra clutch cable
    extra throttle cable
    Heated gear/gloves (depending on location and time of year)
    Dry bag for layers I take off.
    Medium Ortlieb duffel/waterproof
    Baby wipes
    Space Blanket (now added to 100% list)

    Plus full camping gear just in case I can't get a room

    Works pretty well.

    I am adding the water purification tablets and flint for starting fires or matches not sure which yet.

    Great suggestions too guys.

    Thanks.
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  14. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    Now ya got it.

    Really liked your idea of just starting a fire and start living there got a good laugh on that one, but then most of the time your posts have me laughing any way ......you do know your not well don't you?? :D :D
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  15. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I went out and purchased the few things I still needed. Now I am sure that I want to get a spot but I have a few other trinkets I want first. But, Spot is on my list.
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  16. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    meh, it works...
    :D
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  17. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Hey Mouth, you got the invitation didn't ya?
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  18. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    yes sir.
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  19. Throttlemeister

    Throttlemeister Long timer Super Supporter

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    got to take care of one's self:lol3
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  20. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    You've been riding with Doc and Ted to much. :evil


    Lots of good suggestions in here you all had.
    Thanks
    :thumb :lurk :freaky
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