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This question was first posed by a young lad on the WOODLIFE forum in a slightly different context. I thought it so good that I am posting a similar question here. The purpose of this is to make you focus on what items are really important to you in a survival situation, not nesassarilly to limit you in what you carry in your pack.


QUESTION: If you could take with you only six/6 items if you had to leave home to survive in a wilderness, what would they be? (items that are required for the functioning of another are included as the one item,e.g Bow & arrows/gun and ammo/flintlock & shot pouch).

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My wife,my 2 sons. m1a,k-bar,h2o filter
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water filter
blastmatch vaseline soaked cotton wool
hand saw and spare blade
Sog seal pup elite and wetstone diamond sharpener
multi vitamins
gi waterproof poncho and para cord
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After seeing the title of the thread, all I could think of was that dangly thing and associated parts between my legs.

Seriously, loosing or damaging those items would suck my will to live
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1. H&R/NEF Handi-rifle, .30-'06, scoped, with .32 ACP chamber adapters with variety of .30-'06 ammunition + .32 ACP ammuntion

2. Blast match w/several tubes of Wet-fire tinder - can make thousands of fires

3. Leatherman Surge - Small and large blades, removable file to sharpen

4. 100m roll of 550 cord - supporting stuff, tying things together, snares

5. Sawyer Point Zero Two Absolute 4-liter water purification system – will purify and carry water

6. GI Poncho w/Ranger Rick modified liner - Shelter, sleeping bag, insulated coat, rain coat, camo cover


If I could make it ten items

7. Cold Steel Rifleman's tomahawk – firewood gathering, spear making, dispatching captured game, hammer

8. Stainless steel cook set w/cup & eating utensils - boil water,

9. SAS Survival Manual – edibles and things to avoid, instructions on shelters

10. Kifaru Marauder backpack w/gun bearer & cargo chair - to carry it all



If there's a chance of running into hostile, substitue PTR-91 w/9 20-round magazines, .32 ACP adapters and a selection of .30-'06 ammunition + .32 ACP ammunition
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what would i take
1 sks w 10 mag and 2 bandies ammo
2 Short blade machete d handle file and stone to sharpen
3 20x 20 camo tarp with pare cord
4 hand full lighters in plastic bag
5 4 2 liter bottles w water filter
6 a large jar of peanutbutter

could go weeks off that stuff
strange thats my core kit
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Jerry I am digging that Sawyer water filter. Very cool setup and .1 microns. Cool.
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The one I plan on getting is the 0.02 micron filter. I like the fact that it removes viruses, doesn't just kill them. The 0.10 filter is great if you don't have to worry about viruses or use Katadyn Micro-pur MP-1 tablets to kill the viruses first.
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You can get silver impregnated carbon filters. Kills bacteria as well.
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1. Firesteel
----------lots of fires
2. metal cup/pot
----------something in which to boil water & dinner
3. .22 rifle & 10,000 rounds of ammo
----------filling the stewpot
4. leatherman Wave multitool
----------many functions including sharpening file
5. axe
----------firewood & kindling&making shelter
6. waterproof ponch
----------warmth and protection from rain/snow

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heay bowie knife
flint or some time of firestarter
paracord
poncho
wool blanket
a rifle of some sorts
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Visa Card
Master Card
American Express Card
Discover Card
Lowes Card
Macys Card
Home Depot Card
Stolen Social Security Card
Green Card
Get out of jail free card
You can't touch my srry arse because my attorney will sue you card
blah, blah, blah, card
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1. military issue poncho and liner

2. 1 qt canteen, cover, and stainless cup

3. kershaw outcast d2 knife w/ 2.5" folder attached to sheath (outdoor edge capelite)

4. firepiston w/tinder (can find flint in the wild)

5. horton legacy recurve crossbow, have about 40 bolts, mixed types broadheads and stunners, 4 extra replacement strings, string wax.... can take sqirrel to deer quietly

6. this one's tough, either my plant i.d. book or fishing kit
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my brain

then my kit
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1. My .62 calibre Flintlock Fusil, shot pouch, lead, ball and shot moulds, powder horn and gunpowder, tools and spare springs.
2. My Tomahawk
3. Hunting/butcher knife
4. Wool blanket
5. Flint, Steel and tinderbox in it’s belt pouch
6. My costrel (leather water bottle).
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Default I would take

water container (hopefully filled) and water filter
dehydrated food, spork and something to boil water in
some sort of shelter say a tarp or small tent
firestarting stuff (matches/lighter) and maybe my cooker
hunting knife
22lr rifle and ammo
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water container (hopefully filled) and water filter
dehydrated food, spork and something to boil water in
some sort of shelter say a tarp or small tent
firestarting stuff (matches/lighter) and maybe my cooker
hunting knife
22lr rifle and ammo

Actually I do carry a brass trade kettle but have often thought about one of those filters. Do you have to purchase replacement filters or does the same item last a long time?
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I've done this before, camped on 10 items or less. Problem is IDK from what you said whether this is winter, summer, for how long, etc. So I'm assuming around a week to month.
1)Knife, pick one of my many knives, probably my Geber LMF II
2)Firesteel I'm assuming my fatwood shaving and charcloth tinder box is included
3)My 1qt GI canteen w/ metal cup (Again assuming it's included in it goes in with the canteen anyways)
4)550 Cord, so many many uses; snare (using the smaller cord), fishing line, helping build a shelter (can do it without the cord but it helps :D), can be used in making a firebow, etc

Wow I'm actually having trouble getting past basic stuff I need, you can get by with those four things...

I'm gonna have to to some more thinking before I finish this, but the 10 essentials theory I learned in Boy Scouts comes to mind.
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I've done this before, camped on 10 items or less. Problem is IDK from what you said whether this is winter, summer, for how long, etc. So I'm assuming around a week to month.
1)Knife, pick one of my many knives, probably my Geber LMF II
2)Firesteel I'm assuming my fatwood shaving and charcloth tinder box is included
3)My 1qt GI canteen w/ metal cup (Again assuming it's included in it goes in with the canteen anyways)
4)550 Cord, so many many uses; snare (using the smaller cord), fishing line, helping build a shelter (can do it without the cord but it helps :D), can be used in making a firebow, etc

Wow I'm actually having trouble getting past basic stuff I need, you can get by with those four things...

I'm gonna have to to some more thinking before I finish this, but the 10 essentials theory I learned in Boy Scouts comes to mind.
A) May I respectfully suggest you get away from the CHARCLOTH idea, and B) what is the Scout 10 essentials please?
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1. Something to make fire
2. something to cook in
3. Something to sleep on
4. Something to sleep under
5. Something to cut with.
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