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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #25 on: May 14, 2012, 15:36:30 »
NUUN, because sometimes you gotta extend the water.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #26 on: May 14, 2012, 15:40:46 »

I personally also like having duct tape.

to stifle witnesses........I mean to tape things together.... ;)
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2013, 20:52:55 »
Bug out Bag:North Korean edition
For fun and paranoia

Bugout gear backpack& kitbag
sealed water jugs
48 MREs
1box CDN rations
2 bottles of water purification tablets.
2 packages of Katadyn Micropur water tablets
2L bladder canteen with CBRN cap
C4 gasmask in sealed package
2 new C4 mask canisters
detector paper and dip stick
Old school CF sweater
Old school angle head flashlight and batts
Leather gloves
Timex watch graciously donated from the lost and found
Grohmann #4 survival knife
Mini-binoculars
Roll of duct tape and paracord
Garmin GPS & compass
Personal survival kit and fire starting kit.
Various first aid supplies
Ranger handbook & CBRN handbook

.45, 5 mags and 200 rounds close by.


Seems like a lot but packs up pretty tight, missing a few things still.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2013, 22:42:39 »
Bug out Bag:North Korean edition
For fun and paranoia

Bugout gear backpack& kitbag
sealed water jugs
48 MREs
1box CDN rations
2 bottles of water purification tablets.
2 packages of Katadyn Micropur water tablets
2L bladder canteen with CBRN cap
C4 gasmask in sealed package
2 new C4 mask canisters
detector paper and dip stick
Old school CF sweater
Old school angle head flashlight and batts
Leather gloves
Timex watch graciously donated from the lost and found
Grohmann #4 survival knife
Mini-binoculars
Roll of duct tape and paracord
Garmin GPS & compass
Personal survival kit and fire starting kit.
Various first aid supplies
Ranger handbook & CBRN handbook

.45, 5 mags and 200 rounds close by.


Seems like a lot but packs up pretty tight, missing a few things still.


What size bag do you have all that kit in ?
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2013, 13:27:02 »
Large backpack and kitbag.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2013, 00:27:07 »
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2013, 14:55:03 »
FTFY

Bug out Bag:North Korean edition
For fun and paranoia

1x Large bottle decent single malt
1x Cohiba Lancero
1 match

Hey screw it I'm too old to run and hide in the boonies. Go out with a bang I say 8)

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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2013, 15:05:03 »
.308 - 200 rounds
.243 - 160 rounds
.45 - 250 rounds

Then take from others with more food/item preparation packing ideas.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2013, 19:14:29 »
I'm going all out.

I found a neat underground shelter on Pinterest soldier of fortune magazine I might make for fun.

Started storing water and non-perishable food too.


Big question.  If you had to choose one pistol to bring with you would it be a 9mm or .45?
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2013, 23:45:09 »
I'm going all out.

I found a neat underground shelter on Pinterest soldier of fortune magazine I might make for fun.

Started storing water and non-perishable food too.


Big question.  If you had to choose one pistol to bring with you would it be a 9mm or .45?

Neither... a shotgun, or a 22cal-410 over under would be a better way to go. More flexible and, if one has a stoppage, the other is still good to go.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2013, 18:56:56 »
Personell Servivor kit. Anything you need to survive.
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2013, 19:27:17 »
or a 22cal-410 over under

But a real muscular man would just shrug off a .22 or 410.  ;D

Shotguns are hard to hide too! I figure even with Zombies running around eating faces- conservation officers would be running around checking for licenses and that you only have 3 rounds in your shotgun.
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Building mini-survival kit for aircrew
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2017, 17:04:37 »
Throwing together a mini-survival kit for a member of an aircrew, does anyone have any recommendations?

Right now it consists of:
-Altoids tin
-button compass
-micro-light
-commando wiresaw
-snare wire
-3x arrow heads
-mini-bic lighter (can aircrews carry lighters?)
-storm matches with striker taped to outside of tin
-signalling mirror
-4 fishing hooks
-3 needles
-thread
-4 water purification tablets
-8 pieces of guntape
-pencil and 4 pieces or rite in the rain paper.
-4 cotton balls
-4 thick retainer bands
-monster high bandaid
-blister patch

Really hard to cram that stuff inside.


Going to add a hacksaw blade wraped in gun tape to the outter side
fishing line

Anything else that might be beneficial?
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 17:11:54 by Jarnhamar »
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Re: Building mini-survival kit for aircrew
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2017, 18:30:31 »
Most of those are already in our personnal/aircraft survival kit.  No, we cannot bring a lighter.

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Re: Building mini-survival kit for aircrew
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2017, 18:37:08 »
Credit card would be useful

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Re: Building mini-survival kit for aircrew
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2017, 19:31:19 »
I thought I had a thread already. I did a quick search and came up short, could you do me a favor and bike this thread? I'll post in the old one.
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Re: Building mini-survival kit for aircrew
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2017, 19:32:50 »
Most of those are already in our personnal/aircraft survival kit.  No, we cannot bring a lighter.

Not all of us get the LPSV and the kit onboard the LPUC is lacking, IMO. 

I'm a fan (for multi) of having "something" in my leg pocket for sustained overland like this tin idea;  never guaranteed you're going to ride it in with the plane or that anything will actually survive.  My 'min' is a good knife, a LifeStraw and 30ish feet of paracord.

Looks like a nice piece of kit to me;  I'd mash some Vaseline into the cotton balls and double-wrap them in saran wrap or something (great fire starter).  Nothing like a little extra insurance and that can easily fit in a leg pocket or helmet/helmet bag.   :2c:
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2017, 19:49:34 »
Thanks for combining the thread.

Is the personal/aircraft survival kit list protected info?
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2017, 20:11:50 »
As a Sar Tech I based my personal survival kit on the generic survival pattern using quality gear....which could mean spending a bit of cash.

First Aid (massive bleeds focused - Quality Tourniquet, quick clot, field dressing )
Fire - matches, knife(capable of batoning), folding saw if you've got the space
Shelter (siltarp, paracord)
Signals (strobe, mirror)
Food and water (water purification tablets/ lifestraw, snarewire. Maybe a protein bar or two if they haven't been previously crushed on a long search...)

I have odds and sods over and above this but these are my personal basics. I also have nobody shooting at me as my line of work is purely domestic. Three cheers for bright lights, color and noise!

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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2017, 20:37:28 »
Thanks for combining the thread.

Is the personal/aircraft survival kit list protected info?

It is CG at the least (the stuff I have at least).
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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2017, 08:25:23 »
Like EITS and Happy said, 550-cord, and lots of it*.  I'd also consider a windproof mini-butane torch/lighter, maybe not allowed in a fighter (or multi), but on cam green things, I always had one.

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:warstory: - not survival per se, but on tour, guys in green (well, tan, but you know what I mean) used to always razz me about the significant length of 550-cord I would always have on me.  On day, heading up GREEN ROUTE from Camp Julien into town, when the hood latch on the Suburban failed at a decent rate of knots, and the hood swung up blocking the windshield.  I pulled over, fortunately not running into anybody on the packed roadway.  Pulled out my trusty length of 550 and cut some to secure the hood back down for the rest of the drive.  I never got razzed again...well, at least for carrying a big wad of 550 around with me.

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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2017, 09:27:17 »
Ah, yes! 550-cord: The paratrooper's duct tape.  ;D And to whittle away the hours while you wait to be rescued, you can make little poppies with it, if you know how to make and then flatten a Turk's head knot.  ;D

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Re: Survival kits
« Reply #48 on: November 20, 2017, 19:56:51 »
Has anyone seen / used this?

https://www.livefiregear.com/550-firecord

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM-76s15cOY

It is a 550 cord that has a strand of cord inside the sheath that is flammable and designed to be fire starter. 

Neat idea if it works, a two functions for one item win. 

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