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    Are You Prepared?

    Ok, so a while ago I was watching the "I shouldnt be alive" show. It got me thinking a little bit, and I guess you can call me one of the "Survival Buffs" as most of us are. Were not paranoid, but prepared right? The Wife asked me a few questions like "what would you do?" So, I have to ask, what would you do on a long drive in your state, or where ever, and say, you happen to be in an area that has, well little to no population, whether it be out by the Grand Canyon, or in the woods. Your car runs out of gas, or just takes a dump, maybe you even slid off the road and crashed into a tree...After hours of waiting for someone else to drive by, you decide to walk to the nearest populated area. You know the way you came its 20-30 miles from any store or town. Ahead, youre not quite sure. Theres no cell phone service where youre at, and your battery has only 1/2 life, what would you do?

    My basic kit in my trunk is shamefully not well equipt unless Im to or from Drill, or got lazy and didnt take out my gear. I usually have a small first aid kit, spare ammo, my .22 long rifle, maybe some empty coke bottles, spare change of clothes, jumper cables, and thats about it.
    What do you carry? What would you do? And if it turns out you get lost, what are the basic things you think would keep you alive?
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier....One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itstjs View Post
    Ok, so a while ago I was watching the "I shouldnt be alive" show. It got me thinking a little bit, and I guess you can call me one of the "Survival Buffs" as most of us are. Were not paranoid, but prepared right? The Wife asked me a few questions like "what would you do?" So, I have to ask, what would you do on a long drive in your state, or where ever, and say, you happen to be in an area that has, well little to no population, whether it be out by the Grand Canyon, or in the woods. Your car runs out of gas, or just takes a dump, maybe you even slid off the road and crashed into a tree...After hours of waiting for someone else to drive by, you decide to walk to the nearest populated area. You know the way you came its 20-30 miles from any store or town. Ahead, youre not quite sure. Theres no cell phone service where youre at, and your battery has only 1/2 life, what would you do?

    My basic kit in my trunk is shamefully not well equipt unless Im to or from Drill, or got lazy and didnt take out my gear. I usually have a small first aid kit, spare ammo, my .22 long rifle, maybe some empty coke bottles, spare change of clothes, jumper cables, and thats about it.
    What do you carry? What would you do? And if it turns out you get lost, what are the basic things you think would keep you alive?
    I have a backpack that stays in the family car. In it, it has a tri-folding shovel that I sharpened, so if needed it can double as a axe, a folding saw, hand warmers, light sticks, cheap flashlights with batteries, ten cheap lighters, a water tight container filled with matches and striker, a tarp and rope, and four to eight MRE's. In the summer time I have two to four gallons of water in the back etc.. I keep blankets and other stuff to big for the backpack in the back of the car. Another good thing to keep is a compass and some topographical maps of the area you will be traveling in. You can download them for free on your states fish and game website (NH and VT anyways).

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

  4. I keep 6 20oz bottles of water. Beef Jerky. And 15 to 25 Power Bars. I try to keep 25 Power bars but sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and know they're there! I think Power Bars are your best choice because you don't NEED water to eat them.

    I also have Paper Towels. Toilet Paper. Plastic Bags. A 20x60 Spotting Scope. Binoculars. Candles. Lighter Fluid. Plasticware. A Mess Kit. And a Plastic Bucket.

    I carry my .45 Revolver and .22 Mag mini revolver on my person with a couple hundred spare rounds in the trunk.

    Also in the trunk are Playing Cards. Cheap Plastic Poker Chips. A chess set and a couple of board games. And Paper/Pencils/Pens. You can laugh if you want but in the event of a forced evacuation you might end up someplace for a couple of days/weeks with nothing else to do.

    I also keep a Winter Jacket. Rain Jacket. A complete Change of Clothes with extra Socks. And a Blanket in the trunk. And 2 Folding Chairs. And a couple hundred dollars in Small Bills.

    I'm planning on adding a Sleeping Bag.

    In any emergency my Plan A is to Stay with the Car if at all Possible.

    1. Because I have more stuff in it than I can carry.
    2. It's a better Shelter than I could construct.
    3. If I'm in my car at the time of the breakdown that means there is a Road nearby. Eventually some one will use that Road. The Road is obviously my best chance of rescue.

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    I'm with bob on this. I'm staying with the car. It can provide shade, shelter from the elements and protection from animals. I keep a change of clothes for myself and the kids. Food to last us all 3 days, longer if we skimp. I have a shake light and a hand crank light. Sterno Stove + 4 cans sterno. Case of H2O. Rope, first aid, matches, lighter, tube to siphon gas if needed, hand axe, emergency blankets, binocs, signal mirror, ammo for my carry gun, toilet paper,,,,,and whatever else happens to be in there at the time. I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff. All this stuff though doesn't take up much room. I use a duffel bag and a backpack.
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    It's also a good skill to know how to make a homemade smoke grenade out of a instant icepack and other common items. You should also have the skill/know how on how to make homemade pull pin fuses out of common items that will be in the car.

    THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM!!!!!

  7. S&wmp-40

    how about some more info on doing these things?

    Thanks.

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    I have the following:

    Small Tool box
    Kitchen matches
    Dozen or so easy-open cans ready to eat soups/meat/Spagettio's, etc.
    Water Bottles, Gal & 16 oz.
    Blanket/horseshoe shaped pillow.
    Fix-A-Flat Can/tire plug kit
    Jumper Cables
    Extra coat/gloves/hat
    Thin Polyethelene nylon-reinforced tarp
    Extra headlight bulb inserts
    1 quart oil
    Toilet Paper
    2 x 3 piece poly blue insulation to lay on ground/get under car

    On me: CCW, cell phone, small knife

    All this doesn't take up much trunk room and never hurts to have.

    "A free people should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from anyone, including their own government. ~ G. Washington

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    Have a small med bag stuffed with necesities and a folder on the strap. It stays in most of the time and especially on trips. Bit of food(MREs), water filter, tarp, sheath knife, LED lights/extra batteries/bulbs. If a long trip I plan contact points along the way(folks you know well). As always a side arm/ammo and long gun/guns.

  10. Where can we get info on making the smoke bomb and pull pin

  11. Quote Originally Posted by grady202 View Post
    Where can we get info on making the smoke bomb and pull pin
    You may want to avoid using words that will draw undesirable attention to yourself. Think, "packet-sniffers".

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