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Old 10-16-2016, 11:00 PM
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I keep a pair of clip on suspenders.
I wear suspenders on an almost daily basis. They can be used for keeping your pants up or holding up a tarp or whatever can be thought of.
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Where galluses are concerned, mine are EDC... (Galluses being suspenders for those who don't speak oldfolkese...)
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Skateboard, Light and Semi compact, quick transportation in urban environments
when and or if you know how to stay on the damned thing, doubles as a weapon. I
doubt I'll hear another person say the same thing, but they are tried and true bludgeons
but can be carried around without a second glance. Plus there's the added benefit that
it can be laced outside your BOB saving you precious room for things that make
more sense.

I have been skateboarding for over 20yrs, I average 27mph for 5m spans on my skateboard
before becoming winded with no equipment, and 22 mph for 3m spans with my BOB (tested)
before becoming winded. Downhill I've gotten over 43mph. No need to worry about
freaked out people in cars trying to get away in gridlocked traffic, I can go through and
around them.

Longest distance I ever went on skateboard alone (with quick 5-15min walks to catch breath)
was from Seattle to Auburn in a 5hr period, after that I had some cramping but was expecting
it.

Funny guy. BS!
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if I wasn't so old I would likely bring a skateboard. im sure it may be a bit tough trekking with a pack on but surely faster than walking. I would need to replace the 30 yr old bushings in the trucks first. they are also capable of carrying a good heavy load. but I will choose to make a small prairie schooner with 26" bike wheels instead
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I have ridden my bicycle across the USA before.
For me I'll pack my bike on my truck. Drive the truck until it can't be feed anymore then break out the bicycle and put all my gear on it. Skateboards may be easy to carry but you have to have good pavement for them to roll easy.

I have ridden touring treks on my bicycle with 75 lbs of gear on it. Handlebar bag, front wheel panniers, rear panniers, rear rack trunk.

So no comparison to being able to use it as a pack mule, even if I only push it.
26 + inch wheels make rolling it uphill or downhill that much weight a lot easier than carrying it.

Even the US Army 7 used bicycles to carry ammo in WWII.

But what do I know!
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Pencil sharpener...run twigs through it to make tinder.
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I always keep a copy of birth certificate, social security card, and drivers license inside a Ziploc bag in my pack. Never know when it may be needed, especially during or after a SHTF event.
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cloves of garlic
for flavor in bland meals and medicinal purposes
garlic can work as an antiseptic and pain killer
used it for a cracked tooth, helped ease the pain for a few days until i was able to get to a dentist
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I always keep a copy of birth certificate, social security card, and drivers license inside a Ziploc bag in my pack. Never know when it may be needed, especially during or after a SHTF event.
Be very careful with that, those items are like gold to someone desiring to steal your identity. Your SS card and BC don't have pictures on them.
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I have a 19th century double edged blood letting tool - its sharper than a scalpel blade and can be used to strap onto a poll and use as a spear head . it was a steal got it on fleebay for £3 and been told its worth £100+ will need to upload a pic sometime
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I always carry thumbtacks for marking trails discreetly. They light up nicely at night when hit by
a flashlight. Small bags of Frito Lays corn chips as they are the best firestarter I have ever used,
and they are a nice morale booster as a snack. As metioned above, a little pencil sharpener for
fire starting, and to point twigs and saplings for cooking over the fire.
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OOooOOOoohh..
I like the idea of the balloons! I hadn't thought of that.
Sweet idea, definitely adding some to my backpack!
Balloons are actually horrible for the environment. Once they are discarded plastic, they end up in water-ways and eventually the ocean where tons of species mistake them for prey. Please do not support the sale of balloons! (A lot of countries are banning the sale of these one-time-use plastics).

Be creative and find an alternative to plastic
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cloves of garlic
for flavor in bland meals and medicinal purposes
garlic can work as an antiseptic and pain killer
used it for a cracked tooth, helped ease the pain for a few days until i was able to get to a dentist
yay im not the only one thats heard of carrying garlic cloves in your purse!
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Balloons are actually horrible for the environment. Once they are discarded plastic, they end up in water-ways and eventually the ocean where tons of species mistake them for prey. Please do not support the sale of balloons! (A lot of countries are banning the sale of these one-time-use plastics).

Be creative and find an alternative to plastic
Ok I'll go out and throw mine on the trash fire in my yard. Thanks for the tip.
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Perhaps THE most common weapon (after a knife) for primitive survival has been a SPEAR. Ive been looking for a good spearhead to add to my kit.
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Has anyone seen that survival Lilly video that she just put it out about the alone card. Its not to bad. Its one of those dose it all items. Its basically a credit card sized hatchet head with lash points and a arrow head that can come out of the middle of it. don't get me wrong hear i am on season three of alone but this is not a payed advertisement i would never buy one id always rather have the right tool for the job but just maybe id suggest this for a well provisioned bug out bag. Especially if someone is trying to keep the weight down and maybe not even in a home bug out bag but a vehicle bug out bag.
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Birdcage awl and a sewing awl.
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5 gal collapsible jug. Water tastes like nasty plastic after a few hours tho. Best for showers. Cayenne pepper clots blood. An old guy I work with says when you get a bad cut put salt in it and spray bleach on it then more salt. Stops the bleeding and bleach quickens the healing process by a lot .
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