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    Survival kits

    I sometimes fantasize about the zombie revolution. I just found the perfect survival kit idea. 5 gallon bucket. Its very useful, cheap and you can get this for it:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/PORTABLE-TOILET-...1#ht_500wt_721

    My wife says I am obsessed, but you can keep a lot of stuff in a bucket, mylar blankets, knives, matches, candles, ammo,trash bags, tube style tents, and so on. I am currently building two of these kits, one with hardware, one with food stuffs. The survival shows don't help my obsession. 3 years in Guam and lots of training has made me aware of what you need for a hurricane/earth quake. Does this make me weird?

    So, this thread is all about what you all do to prepare for worst case scenario, its been a year or more since my zombie revolution thread, you can find me in western Missouri if it hits the fan, and of course, the VX will be there as well.

    I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
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    Partial T/J I guess, but I couldn't help but laugh when I read the description from the eBay ad:

    This listing is for 1 snap on portable toilet seat and lid for the (Honey Bucket) Port-A-Pottie

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    Rule #1: Cardio

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    i have one of those "husky" brand tool bags filled with crap
    "Do Not Seek Praise. Seek Criticism."

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    "The Perosn Who Doesn't Make Mistakes Is Unlikely To Make Anything."

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    Quote Originally Posted by stangri View Post
    Rule #1: Cardio
    haha I love that movie! Damn Bill Murray We need to remove the parking lights and "fog" lights and mount mini-guns in there on linear actuators or something to activate the triggers to mow down all those Zombies. You'll need to throw your 1st design bumper back on there though Chris to get the full "mow" effect when plowing through them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbkid View Post
    i have one of those "husky" brand tool bags filled with crap
    Marlin - I use the massive nylon bag that came with the air jack for carrying tools in the wife's Axiom. In the VX I keep everything in the Tone box (and hopefully the JAMAS rear door box in the future).

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    From a serious aspect, surviving needs to be looked at objectively.

    First, where you live needs to be analyzed. What is the environment like? Jungle? Desert? Urban? Woodland?

    Then, based on that, you can put together your plan for eating and shelter.

    But before all that, I think "survivalists" often overlook the big picture. People seldom think about the breakdown of civilization and the possibility of hostile people trying to thwart your survival plans. Imagine you are sitting at work, reading this very thread, when the chit hits the fan ala Red Dawn. What's your plan? How do you get home to your loved ones to enact your well prepared survival plans? These are the things I like to think about. My AK is sitting at home in my safe, but to get to it RIGHT NOW is not going to happen. I don't think anyone can seriously PLAN on every scenario.

    Of course, most survival plans are based on food, water, and shelter while our modern conveniences are "down" for a bit. Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, etc. These things can be planned for adequately, but in my opinion, these are not survival plans. These are just "I can't go to Walmart or take a hot shower right now" plans.

    What about a REALLY SERIOUS situation. A widespread disease outbreak, or a hostile invasion or massive terrorist attack, a widespead food or water shortage, a globally cripling environmental disaster, the always present possibility of a zombie apocalypse, then, what do you do?

    Bart

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    Well, If I'm gonna die, I'm going in the girls locker room first...





    Come on guys, you've all had that thought, right? I can't be the only one... can I???

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    I'm too old to be in a girls locker room, but I guess if I was near one at that point and time, I'd go. My luck it'd be a false alarm and I'd be on my way to jail instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamAirZ View Post
    I'm too old to be in a girls locker room, but I guess if I was near one at that point and time, I'd go. My luck it'd be a false alarm and I'd be on my way to jail instead
    Oh I am too... I'll be 33 next month. But I thought it was funny.

    Back OT before I get beat up too bad, a former coworker had a tornado shelter put under his garage floor. The company comes in and saws a box shape out of your garage floor and then with a small backhoe digs a bunch of dirt out of the way. Then they drop in this steel box with a roll-top roof. It has stairs going in and a seat around the bottom. It is really pretty cool for a storm shelter. Not sure I would want to spend more than a few minutes in there, but... who knows.

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    Go Bags

    I live in a small town of 6000 people on the north west coast of Oregon. We have reason to believe that we are in the cross hairs of a 9+ level earthquake, followed in 20 minutes, by a series of 50 foot Tsunamis. The entire west coast from Vancouver to northern California will be hit. The geography is the same as Sumatra.

    I have worked for two years with a Tsunami Advisory Group for the City of Seaside. We promote everyone to have Go Bags in their home and cars. What Bart said about building a Go Bag around your own threat, is very true. Here are three that fit our needs. A larger suitcase on wheels, a 6x40” PVC sealed tube, and a small cloth bag or backpack. Exact product names and prices for some items are based on tests and tastes. EE and SOS are vendors.
    Roy

    Consider a Wheeled Suitcase Go Bag
    Or a Golf Cart with Backpack
    It has Big Wheels for $10 at garage sales

    FOR HOME AND CAR
    FOOD / PREP (Rotate the food)
    Water bag 2 gal.
    SteriPEN and filter
    Aquatab water pills
    Large coffee filters 10
    Datrex 3600 food bars
    Spam,Deviled Ham,Tuna
    Crackers, Peanut butter
    Coffee, Instant Coffee
    Jell-O w/sugar (Not red)
    Turkey jerky 1 lb.
    Beef Bouillon (MSG!)
    Hard candy
    Canned Soup
    Cook Pots, Cup, Camp
    Knife, Fork
    Can opener-Swing a Way
    Zip bags 4, 1 gal heavy
    Trash bags 4
    SHELTER/CLOTHING
    Tarp 10x20,
    Stakes 8
    Book
    2 space blankets(tubes)
    Tube Blanket
    3/4 foam sleeping pad
    Poncho
    Windbreaker
    Hat
    Coat
    Gloves, tight mechanics
    Sox 2
    Underwear 2
    T-shirt
    Pants
    Add clothing and this works for two people

    HYGENE
    Tissue individual Pk 4
    Hand cleanser
    Bar soap
    Deodorant
    Toothpaste
    Toothbrush
    Razor
    Nail clipper

    COMMUNICATIONS
    ID documents
    Utility bills w/address
    Family radio 2
    HAM radio/Batteries
    Batteries 12 AA
    Loud Whistle
    List of phone numbers
    Cell phone
    Cell car charger
    Phone card
    Business cards
    Pencil and WP paper pad
    100 dollars 40 quarters
    PET SUPPLIES
    Dry food
    Soft packs
    Leash and collar
    Dog Muzzle

    TOOLS
    Pack/Bag
    USB drive w/data
    Duct tape
    Zip ties 10
    Magnesium Fire Starter
    Matches WP
    Butane lighter 2
    Candle 2
    Big knife/Ax
    MultiTool
    LED Flashlight/Batteries
    Signal mirror
    Compass
    Multi screwdriver
    Vise Grip
    Pliers cutter
    Crescent wrench 8”
    10 drywall screws
    AM/FM Radio
    Fish line165 lb
    ¼ nylon rope, 100 ft
    FIRST AID
    Glasses- spare
    Glasses retainer
    Safety pins
    Hand cleanser
    Aspirin /Tylenol
    Ibuprophren
    Anti acid
    10 Band-Aids
    4” pads 4
    Elastic bandage
    Alcohol wipes
    Neosporin
    Elastakon tape
    Moleskin
    Meds
    Vicoden
    Quick clot
    Syringe 60 cc
    Triangle bandage
    Sanitary pads 10
    Tweezers
    EMT Scissors
    Razor blades
    Nitrile gloves 4 pr
    Dust masks 2
    Needles
    Topo maps



    A Tool Tube
    List of instructions
    SHELTER
    EE Space Blanket - QK $1.25
    EE Space tubes QK -$1.25
    EE Poncho –SOS $4.00
    Gloves, Cloth/leather SOS $2.10
    $8.60

    HYGENE
    MicroPur T water pills
    20 pk-$9.00
    1 Liter bottle $1.00
    TP Tissue individual 4
    SOS 33291, $2.10
    Hand cleanser-small
    SOS 4 oz, $2.00
    Bar soap-small $.50
    Large coffee filters 6 ea
    Grocery $1.00
    $9.00
    COMMUNICATIONS
    Loud Whistle $1.00
    3x5 cards 4 - $ .10
    Ball point Pen free Promo
    $1.10

    PVC White Tube 6” x 40” with two caps
    $19

    TOOLS
    Ax-hammer $35.00
    Saw SOS $10.00
    Butane lighter $1.00
    Multi Tool – stainless $5.00
    Zip ties 12” 6 $1.00
    3/16” nylon rope, 50 ft $2.75
    Trash bags-heavy 2 $1.00
    Nails 1 ½” .80
    $56.00

    FIRST AID
    Tylenol SOS 5pks of 2 $.14
    Ibuphrophen 5 Pk of 2 $.14
    Anti acid SOS 5pks of 2 $.14
    6 Band-Aids Cloth SOS $.50
    2” pads 4 SOS $.30
    Neosporin flats 2 $.20
    Elastakon tape 1” roll $2.20
    Sani pads 2 in Zip Loc $1.00
    Tweezers 1 SOS $1.20
    Nail clipper $1.00
    Dust masks 2 N95
    SOS 281481 $1.00
    $8.00

    $83.00 Total

    Up Grades
    Personal add in –
    Business Cards
    Spare Glasses
    ID documents
    Utility bills w/address
    List of phone numbers
    Sox
    Personal Meds
    Buy out add in --
    List of included items
    Instructions
    EMT Scissors
    MultiTool
    AM/FM Radio
    Razor knife
    Crescent wrench 8”
    Multi-Screw driver
    Stakes, steel 4
    Triangle bandage
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Second Space Tube
    Datrex
    Anti-Diarrheal
    Butterfly Band aid Med
    Butterfly Band aid Lg
    Large Bandage
    Felt Pen
    Safety Pins
    Light Stick
    Can opener-Swing a Way
    Prilosec
    Drywall screws 10
    Sm. LED Flashlight/Batteries
    FRS Radio and batteries
    Vise Grip
    Cell phone charger



    A 10x15” Bag

    Hand towel
    Tissues
    Body wash
    Shampoo
    Toothpaste
    Toothbrush
    Razor
    Shave foam
    Deodorant
    Comb
    Whistle and flashlight
    Zip lock bag
    Radio and batteries
    Playing cards
    Paperback book
    ADD IN –
    Poncho
    Utility bills
    ID docs
    Granola bar 4
    Water pills
    Multi tool
    LED flashlight
    Space blanket/tube
    Can opener
    Gloves
    Pen
    3x5 cards
    Trash bags
    Nylon rope
    Butane lighter
    Water Bottle 1 lit.
    Coffee filter 10”
    Bar soap
    First Aid
    Band aids 6
    Elasticon bandage 1
    Tweezer
    Anti Acid 20
    Neosporin pack 2
    Prilosec 7
    Ibuprophen 20
    Acetomenphen 20
    Sani pads 2
    EMT shears
    Nail Clipper
    Hand cleanser

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    Tell me you copy/pasted that from somewhere? Holy crap would that be a lot of typing...

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    Umm, how does dog muzzle fit under communications"

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    Thanks for the detailed look.
    Dog Muzzle is under PET SUPPLIES in caps. (Or you don't know my wife)
    A recent training I took from the Red Cross on Shelter Management, said that the Katrina experience shows the need for pet accommodation. People will not leave their pets, period.
    Roy

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    ooops, I was looking for the spaces between categories. I would hate to leave my pets too, but if it hits the fan, as much as I love my dogs, the wife and kids come first. I will do my best for em...

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