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Just wondering what some of you have as your top 5 supplies on your prepping list. (Minus Food/Water)
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In this order
-1 water
-2 food
-3 fuels for heating, cooking and light
-4 alternate transportation and communication
-5. Vitamins, minerals, medicines, herbal remedies
-6 home protection, escapes, safe rooms, bols
-7 toys....gadgets, tools, those neat things you'd like to have camping
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My primary concern is heating/cooking fuel. My plan is to hunker down and stay invisible so masses of weapons and ammo are not needed (moral: you can't kill'em all). I think propane is the best option. Wood or coal would be ideal aside from the noise involved in splitting/stacking wood, and the smoke thrown off both. If it's a grid down situation it's going to be really quiet with a lot of people outside. Easy to track a open fire.
I wish I had more time so I could do even less.
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Not sure they're my top five but minus food and water this is what I'm doing

I have about 150 batteries various sizes and once a week I rotate and charge four to eight of them. AA, AAA etc.

I buy many different kinds of seeds mostly heirloom and am learning to save the seeds I grow. So far I've saved from my garden dent corn, basil, Roma tomatoes, Cherokee purple tomatoes, and watermelon. Next year I'll add to list.

Planning to build several cold frames because if we don't have power my grow lights for seedlings inside the house won't work.

Duct tape... lots!

I make tons of firestarters once a year with my paper egg cartons and dryer lint and old candles from the thrift store.

This is all from a woman's perspective. Got to have fully charged batteries for my fans in the event electricity goes out in this hot climate! I need the firestarters for making quick fires outside to cook. And of course the garden is for eating today and Perhaps in the future when food is scarce.
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Heirloom seeds
Tarp
good boots
water purifier
fire starter/magnesium block


****

Some unusual items people rarely think of for a BOB:

* Pepto bismol tablets (good for all kinds of stomach weirdness)
* Dental floss (think of it as extremely lightweight rope)
* Dozen coffee beans (if you are on the run and must stay awake but can't risk a fire or time to brew coffee, chew ONE coffee bean and you will be UP ALL night.)
* Moleskin (it is used to cover blisters, saves your tender feet in a forced march situation)
* Dentemp (costs about four dollars at the drug store, it's used to temporarily fill cavities and can be used for weeks - if a filling came out, you would be in extreme pain if you didn't have this stuff, and it's cheap)
* Chia seed (compact, gives huge energy, stamina, prolongs hydration, has essential fatty acids and high in protein, in short the ideal survival food)
* Lifestraw (personal size water purification, filters up to 264 gallons down to to 0.2 microns, costs twenty dollars, get one)
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Clothing is more important then Water and Food.


Because you can die in 3 hours to exposure, 3 days to dehydration and 3 weeks to starvation.



Yes water is very important so get yourself a filter or a way to pump out of your well if you have one, a hand pump or at least a bailing bucket.


But priority number 1 is Clothing and Shelter.


When you are not at your homestead you need the proper clothing. You can heat the house with wood fire.


But when you outside wearing the proper clothes makes it easy on you.


The most important rule is this: Absolutely NO COTTON.


Cotton holds moisture close to the skin and it robs you of warmth.


You have to wear synthetics or wool.


Synthetics and wool have a wicking action that pulls the moisture away from your body. Keeping you dry and warm.

Synthetics and Wool dry out alot faster, while cotton stays wet and chills you.

Cotton is for comfort when lounging around the house.

If you wear it outdoors you will regret it.


Get wool Socks, and a wool or synthetic baselayer.

I like merino wool because it does not itch like regular wool. Also wool is superior to synthetic because it does not get smelly or stinky easy.

Synthetic clothes will smell long before a wool garment will.

Get some Fleece insulation and layering clothes. Pullover and pants too.


Then you can put on your wool socks and wool baselayer and put fleece on over that for insulation, then you can put on some softshell synthetic pants and a synthetic shirt.

If weather is bad you can put on a goretex hardshell.

And if it warms up you can remove your insulative layer.


Layering is important.

You should also wear wool glove liners if its cold with some fleece gloves and a wool balaclava with a fleece hat.




Then get yourself a Hammock like me, or a tent if you are a ground dweller.

Get a down bag or if you are a hammocker you get a down underquilt and topquilt.

Keep this in drysacks so you are never cold.


If I had to I could sleep outside right now.
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Duck Tape

Anal Lube

Rope

Beer

Toilet Paper

Porn DVD's

Potato Chips

Gas

Batteries for Flesh Light

Salsa


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Clothing is more important then Water and Food.


Because you can die in 3 hours to exposure, 3 days to dehydration and 3 weeks to starvation.



Yes water is very important so get yourself a filter or a way to pump out of your well if you have one, a hand pump or at least a bailing bucket.


But priority number 1 is Clothing and Shelter.


When you are not at your homestead you need the proper clothing. You can heat the house with wood fire.


But when you outside wearing the proper clothes makes it easy on you.


The most important rule is this: Absolutely NO COTTON.


Cotton holds moisture close to the skin and it robs you of warmth.


You have to wear synthetics or wool.


Synthetics and wool have a wicking action that pulls the moisture away from your body. Keeping you dry and warm.

Synthetics and Wool dry out alot faster, while cotton stays wet and chills you.

Cotton is for comfort when lounging around the house.

If you wear it outdoors you will regret it.


Get wool Socks, and a wool or synthetic baselayer.

I like merino wool because it does not itch like regular wool. Also wool is superior to synthetic because it does not get smelly or stinky easy.

Synthetic clothes will smell long before a wool garment will.

Get some Fleece insulation and layering clothes. Pullover and pants too.


Then you can put on your wool socks and wool baselayer and put fleece on over that for insulation, then you can put on some softshell synthetic pants and a synthetic shirt.

If weather is bad you can put on a goretex hardshell.

And if it warms up you can remove your insulative layer.


Layering is important.

You should also wear wool glove liners if its cold with some fleece gloves and a wool balaclava with a fleece hat.




Then get yourself a Hammock like me, or a tent if you are a ground dweller.

Get a down bag or if you are a hammocker you get a down underquilt and topquilt.

Keep this in drysacks so you are never cold.


If I had to I could sleep outside right now.
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I will bump this because it is really good advice.
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My primary concern is heating/cooking fuel. My plan is to hunker down and stay invisible so masses of weapons and ammo are not needed (moral: you can't kill'em all). I think propane is the best option. Wood or coal would be ideal aside from the noise involved in splitting/stacking wood, and the smoke thrown off both. If it's a grid down situation it's going to be really quiet with a lot of people outside. Easy to track a open fire.
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If you use propane indoors it emits large amounts of carbon monoxide and can kill you in a matter of minutes.

Make sure you have proper ventilation!

Last Edited by R.P. McMurphy on 02/19/2013 02:22 AM
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Clothing is more important then Water and Food.


Because you can die in 3 hours to exposure, 3 days to dehydration and 3 weeks to starvation.



Yes water is very important so get yourself a filter or a way to pump out of your well if you have one, a hand pump or at least a bailing bucket.


But priority number 1 is Clothing and Shelter.


When you are not at your homestead you need the proper clothing. You can heat the house with wood fire.


But when you outside wearing the proper clothes makes it easy on you.


The most important rule is this: Absolutely NO COTTON.


Cotton holds moisture close to the skin and it robs you of warmth.


You have to wear synthetics or wool.


Synthetics and wool have a wicking action that pulls the moisture away from your body. Keeping you dry and warm.

Synthetics and Wool dry out alot faster, while cotton stays wet and chills you.

Cotton is for comfort when lounging around the house.

If you wear it outdoors you will regret it.


Get wool Socks, and a wool or synthetic baselayer.

I like merino wool because it does not itch like regular wool. Also wool is superior to synthetic because it does not get smelly or stinky easy.

Synthetic clothes will smell long before a wool garment will.

Get some Fleece insulation and layering clothes. Pullover and pants too.


Then you can put on your wool socks and wool baselayer and put fleece on over that for insulation, then you can put on some softshell synthetic pants and a synthetic shirt.

If weather is bad you can put on a goretex hardshell.

And if it warms up you can remove your insulative layer.


Layering is important.

You should also wear wool glove liners if its cold with some fleece gloves and a wool balaclava with a fleece hat.




Then get yourself a Hammock like me, or a tent if you are a ground dweller.

Get a down bag or if you are a hammocker you get a down underquilt and topquilt.

Keep this in drysacks so you are never cold.


If I had to I could sleep outside right now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15740069


mmm SAS survival,all sthat stuff is good to have,the most important is a gun and enough bullets otherwise your food will be taken from you,normal people change into animals then ask me, i was in spec forces,seen many things.
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Just wondering what some of you have as your top 5 supplies on your prepping list. (Minus Food/Water)
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Guns and enough ammunition otherwise you will prep for someone else.
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The best thing you can invest in is survival skills. You can go into nature naked if you have these. The best thing I’ve ever come across for this is a man named Ron Hoods - Woodsmaster. Get Ron Hoods’ videos. You can torrent them (look for his name or Woodsmaster, which is the series), but you should support his family if you can afford it. He passed away not too long ago. Videos are available here…

[link to www.survival.com]

That being said, here is my top 5 in no particular order. These will make your life easier, but nothing replaces what I said above. One more plug for the videos, it’s all quite enjoyable to learn. The videos and articles on the site are very well done and you’ll have a new found confidence about going into nature. Here goes…

Fixed Blade knife. Make sure it’s fixed blade, otherwise you’ll be fashioning rock tools before you know it. I will add you can make your own knives if you watch Ron Hoods’ videos. Seeing a trend here?

Clothing. Read the above post I bumped, this was good advice. You need synthetic and wool base layers and a gore-tex outer shell for rain and wind. Also get heavy wool pants, I like the Swedish military surplus ones, and a heavy wool sweater if you live in a cold environment like us Canadians. Get out into nature during the toughest times, even if it’s in your backyard during storms and snow, to see if what you have will suffice. Also, wool socks and the best boots money can buy. They will be your last pair for a while.

Heirloom Seeds. The skill of plant identification will do you just as well, you can survive off wild foraging if you know what you’re doing and can die if you don’t. Having a garden will save a lot of energy though and if you know how to save the seeds, you're golden.

Fire steel. The skill of starting fire with nothing, taught in the videos I will add, will do you just as well, but this is a huge convenience and starting a fire when it’s wet or windy is pretty tough without one. I wouldn’t want to be using a bow drill in those conditions and if you don’t know what that is, watch the videos. Your fire steel purchase will come about 2 seconds after seeing the effort it takes to create a spark from friction.

Gun and ammunition. Mainly for self defense, but also hunting until all the animals are dead, which shouldn’t be long. A couple years maybe, just look up animal populations in certain areas after the world wars when food was scarce. Took deer populations 20 years to repopulate in some areas. Can't imagine what everyone hunting all at once would look like.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
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For keeping warm:

Wigwam Merino wool blend socks
Rocky heavy weight fleece long johns

I wear that combination all winter. Super comfortable and warm....
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after i half assed got my shit together i became very concerned that the biggest problem will be
'slow rolling doom'
maybe I am ok in case of emergency or disaster
but as far as a SHTF scenario the idjit morons will cling to their masters and support the system to the end as it becomes more and more brutal, life becoming an open air concentration camp, so anyone who had concerns and preparations become ostracized or sink to betrayal,
Attrition will take me long before i even have cause to use any of my preps other than food which will dwindle to nothing and end, because bugging out wont work if there is no place to flee to, with the death machine of society churning unrelenting, and your more likely to be apprehended and dissappeared than if you stay put and play along.
Theres no rebellion against the empire to join, and far too many oportunities for prosperity at other peoples expense, so that there just wont be any fight until opposition is snuffed, the chance of victory has long since vanished, and survival only an inevitible defeat.

what you need is a free energy generator and weapons that are powered by it, but it's still only going to help in armed confrontation enmass because you wouldnt be able to face modern weaponry and armor, arial combatants ect. without tons of personel, and support.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
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Also add bar soap and tea towels. Not as bulky as a towel and can be used to wash and dry and cover wounds wound with your duck tape. Hang them out they dry fast.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
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Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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The best thing you can invest in is survival skills. You can go into nature naked if you have these. The best thing I’ve ever come across for this is a man named Ron Hoods - Woodsmaster. Get Ron Hoods’ videos. You can torrent them (look for his name or Woodsmaster, which is the series), but you should support his family if you can afford it. He passed away not too long ago. Videos are available here…

[link to www.survival.com]

That being said, here is my top 5 in no particular order. These will make your life easier, but nothing replaces what I said above. One more plug for the videos, it’s all quite enjoyable to learn. The videos and articles on the site are very well done and you’ll have a new found confidence about going into nature. Here goes…

Fixed Blade knife. Make sure it’s fixed blade, otherwise you’ll be fashioning rock tools before you know it. I will add you can make your own knives if you watch Ron Hoods’ videos. Seeing a trend here?

Clothing. Read the above post I bumped, this was good advice. You need synthetic and wool base layers and a gore-tex outer shell for rain and wind. Also get heavy wool pants, I like the Swedish military surplus ones, and a heavy wool sweater if you live in a cold environment like us Canadians. Get out into nature during the toughest times, even if it’s in your backyard during storms and snow, to see if what you have will suffice. Also, wool socks and the best boots money can buy. They will be your last pair for a while.

Heirloom Seeds. The skill of plant identification will do you just as well, you can survive off wild foraging if you know what you’re doing and can die if you don’t. Having a garden will save a lot of energy though and if you know how to save the seeds, you're golden.

Fire steel. The skill of starting fire with nothing, taught in the videos I will add, will do you just as well, but this is a huge convenience and starting a fire when it’s wet or windy is pretty tough without one. I wouldn’t want to be using a bow drill in those conditions and if you don’t know what that is, watch the videos. Your fire steel purchase will come about 2 seconds after seeing the effort it takes to create a spark from friction.

Gun and ammunition. Mainly for self defense, but also hunting until all the animals are dead, which shouldn’t be long. A couple years maybe, just look up animal populations in certain areas after the world wars when food was scarce. Took deer populations 20 years to repopulate in some areas. Can't imagine what everyone hunting all at once would look like.
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Sorry, just went to the website. It is Ron Hood, not Ron Hoods. My bad.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
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Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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You're already ahead of most in the game then...nice.
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Get some of your stuff buried and/or stored off site.....
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
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15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
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Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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Always have plan B and C.

I have a trailer for behind my bike also. You can leave with more and shed shit along the way. I keep the really important stuff in the bag incase you need to cut and run.

The most important thing is to leave before everybody else decides to do the same thing. Don't wait. The minute you smell shit get going fast. You can also drive as far as you can get and then break out the bike and trailer. Just keep moving until you get to where you can stay or want to be.

Have it packed and ready to go at a moments notice also. You'll forget shit otherwise.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 140124


Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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Always have plan B and C.

I have a trailer for behind my bike also. You can leave with more and shed shit along the way. I keep the really important stuff in the bag incase you need to cut and run.

The most important thing is to leave before everybody else decides to do the same thing. Don't wait. The minute you smell shit get going fast. You can also drive as far as you can get and then break out the bike and trailer. Just keep moving until you get to where you can stay or want to be.

Have it packed and ready to go at a moments notice also. You'll forget shit otherwise.
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I live in a remote mountain area and am very familiar with the area after 13years. I am well equiped to stay in place but if I have to leave my location I have stuff stashed all over the place. Rabbit holes and shelters farther and farther away and more supplies along the way. You never know what you will be faced with and what may happen.
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Ya, I'm sure TPTB are reading my top 5 list so they know what to confiscate when they find me in the forest in the great white north. I think buddy just wants to know his priorities as he begins to prep.
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Stay in place. Everything.

Running: Backpack. Knives. Rope. Snare Wire. Small Hatchet. Small tarp. Firestarter.Lighters/matches. Dried or dehydrated food for 2 weeks at least. Life straw excellent. Vitamins. Protein Powder/Baby Formula. Pain Medication. Hard Candies. Needle and thread for all sorts of reasons including stitching. Hydrogen Peroxide is a must for wounds. Good work type hiking boots that are steal toed. Extra pair of Boots. Extra socks. Layered clothing. Garbage bags for everything. Duck Tape. Warm Hat/Hat. Tweezers. sissors. Collaspable water bottles. Compass and updated maps of your area. Solar/shake up type flashlight. Solar battery charger they are small and walkie talkies if with a group. Extra battery's. Small radio. 1 small metal cup/bowl. Heat Blanket. Bug Spray. Multi knife/tool. BINOCULORS and keep them around your neck. Get a vest with multiple pockets like the fishing guys use and fill the pockets with stuff also. Safety pins can be hung all over it as well as sewing stuff.

All this amazingly enough can fit a small back pack. Never take more than you can carry. All this will weight less than 15 pounds. Your wearing your clothing already so lots of layers. Keep a knife on you at all times on your belt. Make sure you have a belt also. Extra knifes in your bag all types and a bush machette. Extra boots tie to your bag. Collaspable water bottles with hooks on them. Green or camo tarp goes over top of you at night. garbage bags can be used to stay dry and you can sleep on them and gather things with them so get the really good ones.

Having a really good shovel that folds up is also essentail.

This is my most comprehensive list and everything on this list is a must have. You could actually make it or get somwhere with these things and its not bulky.

Get a good peddle mountain bike also. You can hide and ride silent with one and also add more gear on the bike.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 140124


Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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You're already ahead of most in the game then...nice.
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Just to give others hope. I am a girl.
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yeah, I'm sure their interested in my used Wigwam socks and Rocky long underwear.
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15 pounds, hey? You ever pack 2 weeks of freeze-dried food? That's 15 pounds alone. I've got most of that in my pack, maybe a little more, and I'm gonna guess it's about 60 pounds without guns and ammo.

There are levels of bugging out. You are getting dangerously close to needing that bike or a vehicle to pack everything you have listed. Not calling you out, just saying. 15 pounds is less than you think it is.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 140124


Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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You're already ahead of most in the game then...nice.
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Just to give others hope. I am a girl.
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Check out Ron Hood's vids. His wife Karen is continuing the legacy they built together. She is one rad woman, I think you'll dig it if you're into this type of stuff.

And if TSHTF, hope I cross paths with you and not a bunch of old grease balls. Haha
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I LOVE THESE THREADS.

You always learn more and more. I checked out that Ron Hood and thats a great site with lots of great stuff and food for thought.

Also to surround yourself with like minded people if you can find them is very helpful. We all need to sleep somtime.

Its funny once you start to prep and train yourself and learn all this stuff its very rewarding. You get fit and eat better and have more energy and all fear is swept away because you have knowledge and skills and you feel alot safer cause you know your ready for anything.

I'm Hooked. Bring it.
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Sorry. I meant 25lbs and alot is on my body already balanced between me and the pack. I always tell people once they have their pack to go out and actually go for a stroll with it all and even spend a couple nights out hiking/camping for practice. I actually opted out for less freeze dried and more protein powder as I know what to eat in the forest.
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You're already ahead of most in the game then...nice.
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Just to give others hope. I am a girl.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 34725932


Check out Ron Hood's vids. His wife Karen is continuing the legacy they built together. She is one rad woman, I think you'll dig it if you're into this type of stuff.

And if TSHTF, hope I cross paths with you and not a bunch of old grease balls. Haha
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Where are you at...? I'm BC. Southwestern. North OK.
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I LOVE THESE THREADS.

You always learn more and more. I checked out that Ron Hood and thats a great site with lots of great stuff and food for thought.

Also to surround yourself with like minded people if you can find them is very helpful. We all need to sleep somtime.

Its funny once you start to prep and train yourself and learn all this stuff its very rewarding. You get fit and eat better and have more energy and all fear is swept away because you have knowledge and skills and you feel alot safer cause you know your ready for anything.

I'm Hooked. Bring it.
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That's damn cool, I have to say. Finding a girl that preps and digs survival skills is...rare. To state the obvious. Haha. The website doesn't do the videos justice, I swear on my life. You can get them on torrent, isohunt.com has them under a Woodsmaster search. Otherwise, like I said, hopefully people can support Karen and all the work they put into producing them.

Love these threads too.

Also hooked. Bring it. Haha

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