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5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:42 PM

CharlesW

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What to have in your "Bug Out" bag

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 41 weeks ago, 1:48 PM

CharlesW

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Ok Gents lets hear it

What are you going to try to take with you?

First question is WHY ARE YOU BUGGING OUT ?
That could define what you need to carry

Are you on a coast line and Bugging Out from a hurricane ?

Has all hell broken loose and the USA is being attacked?

Has the government collapsed and chaos is ramped?

Has the city you live in been taken over by gang war-fare?

These are only a few reasons I can think of to "Bug Out"
what is your idea?

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:15 PM

mattitude

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My bag

The most likely scenario here in NM is that the drug war in northern Mexico spreads north and gets worse and turns into a full-on "war" here in the US, though still not very likely.

My bags (there would be 2, one for me and one for my wife to carry) have:

- Non-perishable food for 2 for a week
- Ammo and extra mags for my XD and my AR
- 2 crank powered flash lights
- 2 crank powered radios with CB, Shortwave, and AM/FM
- 2 thermal emergency blankets
- One oversized sleeping bag
- Utility knife
- Hatchet
- Box of waterproof matches & firesteel
- Cash and credit card(I'm assuming localized disaster not full out apocalypse)
- First aid kit
- Copy of our disaster plan
- Extra clothes, diapers, formula, and other baby needs for the kiddo
- Extra supply of current medications
- Weatherized clothing
- water purification tablets
- Water and water containers

This is just off the top of my head so I am probably missing something.

"...one is allowed to resist against the unjust aggressor to one's life [...] even 'til the aggressor’s death. In fact, this act is aimed at preserving one’s life and to make the aggressor powerless. Thus, it is a good act" - Thomas Aquinas
5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:21 PM

CharlesW

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My Bug Out bag

I don't live in a hurricane zone, rule that out

I don't live in a big city, rule that out.

I'm pretty safe where I am because I'm not
a city dweller so even if the government
were to collapse I would already so-to-say
be in the mountains.(even though I'm on flat
farm land)
I'm next door to a good lake so that is a good thing
except it may draw people from the city to my area.

Now what am I going to have stocked up or bagged
up for survival.

(1st) I have a survival book which tells what to eat,
how to trap
how to build a shelter
how to purify water
Just the basic things you may or may not know on
how to live off the land.

(2nd) My beloved 357 Magnum on my side
Since I don't plan on being on the front line of
WW111 I don't think I'll be needing a military
rapid fire rifle.
So my pump shotty and a good 22 will be nice.
Don't forget some ammo
Humm I already have a load to carry
Hey I have a heavy duty wagon I pull behind
my garden tractor.
That makes room for some more stuff.
I measured the inside of the wagon and built
a frame work out of 4 inch PVC to just fit inside
of it. I put a cap fitting in one corner and a faucet
on the bottom of another corner . Now I can carry
a bunch of fresh water.
Hey this is heavy already so everything else needs
to be light weight.
(3) a good first aid kit
(4)some good knives
(5) a good tarp
(6)some dried food and fruit
(7)some money(small bills) money may be good for a while
(8)fire starters
(9)candles
(10) some clothes
(11)a small dome tent)
I may not have listed everything in the order of importance
but I think I have a fair list to survive on the back of my property
If I have to abandon my house.

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 41 weeks ago, 2:50 PM

CharlesW

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What not to carry

That generator will get real heavy

Since I'm on wooded farm land I guess
I need to go ahead and build a good
deer blind and have it stocked already.

Not lucky, good planing

A little rebellion is good medicine for the government Thomas Jefferson
5 years 40 weeks ago, 3:53 PM

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mine

off the top of my head...

300 ft. 550 paracord
100 ft. 100MPH duct tape
Fire kit w/ flint & Steel, steel wool, waterproof matches, lighters, cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly and other fire accelerants
various extra batteries(AAA,AA,123,D)
LED Surefire Flashlight and 2 LED headlamps
M1A, AR, and Glock mags w/ extra ammo for .22LR and 12GA
small first aid kit
High calorie energy bars (2000 calories)
2 100 oz water bladders (obviously empty)
electrolyte powder for water
bottle of mulit vitamins
water purification (filter and tabs)
4 Mylar emergency space blankets
4 ponchos
survival knife
multi tool
compass
small mirror (for signaling)
whistle
2 way radios

I'm probably forgetting some stuff. I always throw extra stuff in there from time to time.

That is all in the bag ready to go. Assuming I had 5 extra minutes to gather other things, I would grab cold weather gear, tent, sleeping bags, more food, water, ammo, whisky, my dogs, tarps, gas etc…

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:03 PM

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Another Item!!!

Ass wipe!!! You guys are skirei'n the hell out O me!!! I'm gett'n diarea as we speak!! Don't forget your Handy Dandy Decoder Ring,
That Mutha Fucka has a built in compass!!!!

Lyle Hutchinson
5 years 40 weeks ago, 5:10 PM

Lyle Hutchins 1

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Water!!!

You godda have WATER!!! I bought a gross(Thats 144Pkts.) of dehidrated water packets, thats equel to 20 gal. fresh water!!, Got them from Cabela's $1.95 per pk. plus tax. Bought them in Tulsa.

Lyle Hutchinson

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