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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think a bug-out bag or get-home-bag should be relatively light. For example 30 pounds for an average healthy adult man, and less for most women and children. There are government regulations for maximum carrying weight, to prevent chronic damage to the spine. These regulations can be found...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, Preppers. I'm looking for some advice from you all. I'm a college student living a 10 hour drive from my family back home. I keep thinking about the worst case scenario if something were to happen and all **** broke loose. I would need to make it from Chicago to South Dakota so I can regroup...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've had a mini bic lighter in a first aid kit in my truck for several years. It is a waist pack kit kept inside a soft side 6 pack cooler, inside a softside 12 pack cooler to try to keep from heat. Yesterday I tried to light it and nothing but grey dust came from flint. Anyone had that...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all! Just curious as to everyones opinion of my kit. It's not quite and inch and not quite a BOB. It's intent is for urban survival or nomadic travel from community to community. I just want to see what other preppers think of it, just so that I can make any improvements. In open to...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just came across this and thought it might be of interest: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/740457940/firefly-the-ultimate-swiss-army-knife-accessory?ref=email It's a small ferro 'rod' that replaces the toothpick in a Swiss army knife. Might be useful if you don't use the toothpick very...
  6. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hello, new to the forum! Currently for my large pack I'm running with an Eberlestock V69 Destroyer, and I love it but I feel it's just a bit much most of the time. That and here's no good spot for a rifle that isn't awkward, and. It's just 'messy'. A lot of extra fabric hanging around. Also, in...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    July 2016 I went on one of my excursions. These are usually around 8 - 10 miles. This one was cut a little short at around 6 - 8 miles. Up until then I had never taken a gear sling pack on more than just a couple of mile hike. At round maybe the 5 - 6 mile mark, the strap started digging...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for constructive criticism and opinions on what I have for a set up. Basically I live in a small town in pretty much the middle of nowhere and if something happened where I had to leave it would be pretty easy to disappear in the woods. The woods around me have essentially an endless...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I drive semi truck from Utah up into Idaho and back every day, with winter coming I need to get prepared for breakdowns or blizzards that might strand me on the highway. For about 100 miles it is very sparsly populated and hilly. I have a sleeper on the truck with a small storage compartment...
  10. Urban Survival
    A couple of weeks ago I went to a friends house for his kids birthday, I was planning on spending a couple of hours there, I ended up spending the night because the sky opened up and flooded the neighborhood. There were about 30 people at the house, none of us had a vehicle that could get...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a question for those of you who travel frequently for business: do you have a dedicated GHB that you take with you? I have a GHB that I keep in my truck at home, however it contains things which could definitely get me in trouble in certain states (such as NY and CA), so I don't take...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Seeing a recent post that talked about a Time magazine article on the "Navy Seal E & E kit" made me think about my own kit. I keep in my trunk a GHB in a backpack (pretty light, about 10 lbs) to be augmented by my "E & E" bag - in other words, the bag I'd have if I had to ditch everything and...
  13. General Discussion
    Hey everyone, Thought I'd post on subject that I've been doing some reading up on and share some of my thoughts. Please feel free to chime in. Objective of my post: To help people to realize what survival will really take and and to learn from more experienced survivalists (not necessarily...
  14. Urban Survival
    I'm thinking a putting together a go bag/mini bug out bag for talking with me to work and when I'm out and about. Ideally it would need to allow me to get home (about an 8 hour walk) or get to some other place of safety that could be a few days away. I live in the suburbs and work in the city...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright so the holidays are coming and I am working on building my sorta kinda girlfriend a B.O.B. She is a tiny little thing at 5'3. She is also (looks around in fear :xeye:) older at 40. We recently went on a hike in Yosemite and she loved my Camelbak Mule so I bought her the exact same pack...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My PSK is the core system of the two bags that I use, my Wilderness Bag and my Go & Get Home Bag. Designed to be easily moved from bag to bag as needed, or carried on its own. If not in a pack, my PSK is designed to be a belt carry system. When I drop my pack, the PSK goes on the belt. I have a...
  17. Vendor Deals
    Build your custom survival pack with Delta Packs. Our 5 unique base packs range in size up to a 75L internal frame pack, and all can be customized in hundreds of ways. Pick your base pack here, then select the level you need for each category of resources: Navigation and Signaling Tools...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok so i am new to the forum and have decided that I really need some advice on something that i have been having a problem with lately. I work about 30 miles away from home and in the event that something sould happen while i am at work i have put together a small 72 hour bug out kit together to...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I went for a short hike spontaneously today. And had considered having a bag ready so I could just pop out for a short time and go bush. Nothing serious nothing clever. And then I considered that this is where a bob starts. Not at surviving for weeks with no supplies. So I may have a kit...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How is your GHB packaged?..My family's BOB's are,of course,in high capacity backpacks but,until recently,my GHB was in a military mini-duffle,with handles and a shoulder strap...by design,since it takes an estimated 3 days to tactical walk from one end of my county to the other,my GHB is set up...
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