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2/20/12 11:44 AM
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LeftBench
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In my gun safe I'd like to have a survival bag(s) and other items that I can grab in a hurry should the shit ever hit the fan.

Right now I have guns, a crossbow, ammo, machete with sheath, a few knives (folding and fixed blade w sheath), a hatchet, magnesium fire starter, 300 ft of paracord, water purifying tablets, hand a foot warmers, basic first aid kit, emergency blanket.

Looking for relatively cheap, but sturdy cooking tools to take on the go. Suggestions appreciated. Any suggestions on other things I should pick up?
2/20/12 11:45 AM
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Forgot to mention I have a few flashlights as well.
2/20/12 11:00 PM
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5 pack of bic lighters.
2/23/12 2:37 PM
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You need your bag somewhere you can grab it. If it is in your safe, up in your closet of your bedroom and there is a fire..... it is going to be tough to remember the key to the safe/or the code or whatnot.

In my opinion and emergency bag should have clothes, shoes, jacket, some toiletries spare keys, copies of insurance, a little bit of money, food and water. Maybe some medical supplies. It should also be near the exit of your house.

Now "The end of the world as we know it" bag could be kept in there as well although now your wasting space for other ammunition, firearms etc.

But it is all relative. If you can get to it, good, if you can't get to it in a hurry then depending on the emergency you might be Shit out of luck.
3/5/12 1:23 PM
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things to add:
-photocopies of all your important paper (credit cards, passports, etc.)
-some food that will not require cooking
-radio
3/5/12 1:49 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I'm going to be making a smaller bag for my vehicle. The main one will be in my house, hopefully it doesn't ever burn down :)

I'm going to be adding lots of ammo. Bought a trauma kit. Getting batteries, crank flashlight/radio, and the photocopies of important documents was a great idea.

I am also stocking my crawl space with non perishable foods.
3/5/12 2:03 PM
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i would also put everything in freezer ziplock bags.
saves space, organizes your stuff, prevents your things from getting wet and the bags can be used later to collect things or water
3/12/12 6:26 PM
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Ny ready bag is roughly the same as my hiking bag, so there's a bunch of stuff like a water filter, stove, basic cooking stuff, tarp, first aid kit, water bottle with duct tape wrapped around it, bunch of firestarter stuff (lighter, cotton balls with vaseline, metal match etc.) multi-tool, hatchet, clothes including a couple of hats (using a layering system with a good waterproof outer layer), cash & credit cards, copies of ID and a thumb drive with some stuff on it. It's not so much a BOB as it is a convenient way to store my hiking gear.
4/12/12 10:45 PM
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flask of hardcore vodka

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