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condome are a handy piece of kit,,as well as for the obvious they make great little water carriers,,tornaquets,and water proofing for bandaged fingers and toes etc.
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condome are a handy piece of kit,,as well as for the obvious they make great little water carriers,,tornaquets,and water proofing for bandaged fingers and toes etc.
A condom alone isnt much use as a water carrier you have to give it some support otherwise they're liable to split
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i carry a ruger single six in my pack with 200 rounds firstaid kit antacids toilet paper mres
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It's not unusual but something I don't see in many peoples BOBs is foot powder, one of your best friends to keep your sweaty dogs dry.
Just what I was going to say as well. I picked up several pots of military foot powder and tubes of bug cream the other day at a local market for a couple $$. The bug cream is probably not as good as newer stuff from the supermarket, but if you keep it out of your eyes it works a treat.
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A couple more things come to mind:

1. My old military sewing kit - supplemented by a couple of curved mattress needles. Great for fixing holes in anything - kit, people etc

2. A roll of self-vulcanising rubber electrical tape. Great for a 1000 things, like fixing blades to sticks, joining wires, binding stone ax and arrow heads, etc
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i carry a ruger single six in my pack with 200 rounds firstaid kit antacids toilet paper mres
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Super glue for those nasty little cuts in life, just incase you forgot you're sewing kit.
Dont know how many are aware of this but superglue was originally designed for the US military as an experimental skinbonder for use in Vietnam, The typical adhesive bandages used on minor cuts (bandaids) actually caused more infections than prevented due to the humid and hot conditions that turned the gauze into bacterial incubators. If you decide to carry it, make sure you use the hard containers ratherr than the foil tubes that rupture easily... dont want the bob's contents permanently bonded! ALso, once opened it will eventually solidify so carry 2 just in case.
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Just what I was going to say as well. I picked up several pots of military foot powder and tubes of bug cream the other day at a local market for a couple $$. The bug cream is probably not as good as newer stuff from the supermarket, but if you keep it out of your eyes it works a treat.
FOOT POWDER Make sure it's antifungal! plain talc doesnt hack it...A good antifungal foot powder will also work for jungle (read that as crotch) rot and jock itch... you really dont know how or when you will be able to bathe and do laundry and when it comes to socks and skivvies you really can use all the help you can get.... If this line of info bothers some folks sensitivities I apologize, but if you havent had the misfortune of experiencing one of these maladies you just wouldn't understand...

Note: there is a new product on the market for chafing that works great but is NOT antifungal, it is a blend of talc and powdered calamine, Now this is not a joke, the name and product ARE REAL its called ANTI MONKEY BUTT POWDER. You can find it most places where horse supplies and saddlery are sold... it has a cartoon of a monkey with a big red butt on the label and it Does work.
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condome are a handy piece of kit,,as well as for the obvious they make great little water carriers,,tornaquets,and water proofing for bandaged fingers and toes etc.
Something that I havent seen mentioned is condoms to be used to keep debris out of the muzzle of a longarm: Shotgun or Rifle. They are safe to shoot through, keep moisture, dirt and other things out and are pretty much a one size item... Finger Cots can also be used but wont fit shotguns. You can purchase muzzle guards for rifles that have muzzle breaks or flash suppressors but they are hard plastic and tend to fall off, a condom or balloon or fingercot, if loose can be held on with a simple wire bread bag tie or similar.
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FOOT POWDER Make sure it's antifungal! plain talc doesnt hack it...A good antifungal foot powder will also work for jungle (read that as crotch) rot and jock itch... you really dont know how or when you will be able to bathe and do laundry and when it comes to socks and skivvies you really can use all the help you can get
I was given mycota foot powder from the docs for crotch rot, its great stuff. Its actually an athletes foot powder and when you put it on the first time it stings like mad for 30 seconds but after thats it doesnt.

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I keep at least one book in mine!
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I keep a welder's flat multi wrench and torch striker in my kit. Wrench is similar to the old flat tools from model t's and used to open and close water and gas lines, emergency urban type things. Strker always lights and easier to strike when you have gloves on or your hands are numb and you're shivering.
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take that passport out it has a chip to track you
The chips added to passports are passive RFID chips. They can't be used to track in fact being passive, they require a radio frequency power source to activate them...the maximum range at which a chip can be activated is about 10-15 feet (and that is with a booster that would probably cause some issues with other electronics in the area). The chips are basically passive data holders that broadcast a low power signal to within a few inches when activated. Even with highly directional extremely sensitive antennas and a good custom written signal refining algorithm on a relatively powerful computer, you would only be able to pull any real data out of the signal (which would just be your passport information) at a range of about 10 feet. These chips are on the other hand a concern from a privacy aspect considering that they contain a decent amount of unencrypted personal information about you and can be activated at close range to gather information for identity theft.

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Dont know how many are aware of this but superglue was originally designed for the US military as an experimental skinbonder for use in Vietnam,
How did you get that info??

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanoacrylate
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Tea tree oil...yup
Some antacids...yup
Some twist ties normally used on trash bags...multitude of uses!
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A nice, lightweight and rather sexy lingerie set...just in case...well...a girl has to have some pretty things...!
Thats just hot.
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I have a thumb drive with TONS of survival info/diagrams, music and a few skin pics.
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For Diabetics you can also carry a small tube of gel writing frosting. The liquid of the gel will slide down the throat of someone without them having to be concious to swallow.
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Carry two ponchos, duct tape, zippo lighter(no fluid) and cotton batting, epoxy putty
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Carry two ponchos, duct tape, zippo lighter(no fluid) and cotton batting, epoxy putty
Why the zippo with no fluid?
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Why the zippo with no fluid?
Im guessing its because it evaporates quickly and any flammable liqiud can be used. From experience, zippo fuel, unleaded petrol, petrol with 2 stroke oil in and deoderant.
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