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  1. Vehicles & Transportation
    So i have decided to invest in a bug out vehicle and after lots of research i have narrowed it down to a diesel station wagon made between 1975 and 1985. I like these because they are generally more affordable cause lets face it...nobody want them, and for fuel efficiency, gas tank size, EMP...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everyone! I've finally started to solidify the list of contents for my bob. At the beginning I decided to use an old duffel I had laying around for the pack until I knew what I had to store, and then I would figure out what I needed in a bag. I've also tried out a few with different...
  3. Site Information & Suggestion Box
    When you click on go to last unread post in a thread it doesn't work and all I get is a blank page. Anyone else having issues? I'm on firefox and it did update earlier today, but it worked this morning. Its only been in the last hour or so this has come up.
  4. General Discussion
    I may have the opportunity to become a Sheriff Deputy this summer and I've been thinking long and hard about sidearms. It's the department's policy to carry at least one backup gun in addition to the primary. I plan on carrying my primary (probably a Glock 19) in a strong side holster in both...
  5. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Watching Moonshiners on The Discovery Channel. They said Listerine works as a bug repellent. Anybody ever heard of this? If that's the case, one could ditch the bug repellent and carry some Listerine which would be a multi-purpose item (mouthwash [duh], bug spray, cut/scratch disinfectant...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I've finally compiled a reasonable attempt at a prolonged outing pack. Here goes: Standard Large ALICE pack with Frame and MOLLE waistbelt First pocket (large right pocket) is my primary cookset. This includes a cup, matches, lighter, firesteel, 450g Butane/Propane gas and stove...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My fiancee and I are planning on buying a spot of land and building a small cabin to live in, and using the land for gardening and raising livestock. Inasmuch, this would ideally be both our home, and our BOL. I guess you can say we're both pretty much PO'd at society, and we want to bug out and...
  8. Australia and New Zealand
    Hi, I am new to survival and I am starting to become more aware of reasons why it should be done and I have been thinking about where a good bug out location could be nearish to my home. I have thought of forests, reserves and such but then I had the thought of a reservoir. It had plenty of...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Bug out, BOV, BOL threads compiled and indexed. BUG IN bug IN material list http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=41983 Practical Home Design http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=169622 Bug In Supplies http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=159019...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I didn't see this subject in other threads, so please forgive me if this is incorrectly posted or redundant. What's a BOB, you say? What's a BIB? Well, BOB and BIB are acronyms for Bug Out Bag and Bug In Bag, respectively. In case of disaster, man-made or otherwise, you need to get you and...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi Survivalistboards, Attached are two images of my 72 Hour Pack (front and back) and below is the content list. I have put this bag together after much consultation from this website and I am not on a huge budget and at an inconvenient age where not everything is legal for me to purchase/own...
  12. General Discussion
    What do people really think might actually cause an TEOTWAYKI type situation? War? EMP? Peak Oil? Disease? Population pressure? Water Shortage? Gas prices? I am very curious what others think. I think it will be something related to population pressure, or peak oil. I honestly don't think any...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi SBs. Im looking for a new pack (72hr BOB & Hiking), I found this : http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/usrsb1nx.html What do you guys think?? Many Thanks
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I made this up focusing on more defense aspect note: my wife is focusing on first aid and such so my bag is lacking except for a basic IFAK: IN PACK 300 rounds .45 pistol ammo (loose) 7.62×51mm NATO 500 rounds (loose) (knife 2 utility here) (fighting knife 1 here extra) (knife 1 goes here...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As I am still in the primary stages of prepping, how do you guys pack heavy use items, e.g. SAK, Multitool, Flashlight, in your BOB or do you have it in a separate pouch or MOLLE case etc?
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I currently have a British DPM 45 litre rucksack which is excellent but I wish to purchase an additional pack, as I require a secondary bag. I have seen this pack: http://www.uktactical.com/acatalog/3_Day_Pack.html which is affordable, yet looks good. Does anyone have any reviews about this...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Anyone ever heard of the brand Outbound for military packs, ive seen a few on the internet and there is an Outbound website (but this is purely civvie) any help on this brand and if its any good would be greatly appriciated!!
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I recently bought the Campingaz Micro Bluet stove and the CV270 cartridge that connects to the stove. What is the safest way to store it long term? For that matter would you advise storing compressed gas like this? Thanks
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Anyone offer any insight to the M1 and how it offers protection. I found a mint condition M1 genuine helmet and plastic inner helmet in my garage today. Useful for post SHTF and TEOTWAKI? Would helmets be a good idea? Your suggestions and advice please :D thankyou in advance :)
  20. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hey Gang, Been working on my bag(s) for a while now and just got finished with the bag I put together for my parents. I wanted something they could throw in the camper shell when they went on a road trip. Something they could use if they got stranded, lost or what have you. I hope this will...
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