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Hi! Just looking for some input on my gear list. When the SHTF, I plan to hunker down at home (I live in the mountains of western Mont.) unless it's absolutely necessary to leave. Outside of natural disaster (forest fire, etc) I don't know what that "absolutely necessary" reason would be. But I've got the gear none the less. Thanks for your input! :)

Here's what I've got:

CAMPING & OUTDOOR SUPPLIES
• (2) Large Backpacks (Jansport, and one generic)
• (1) Medium Backpack (Gregory)
• (2) Small Backpacks (CamelBack)
• (1) Pack Cover (lg.)
• (1) Mosquito Head Net
• 4-Season, 2-person tent (Sierra Designs)
• 4-Season, 1-person tent (Kelty)
• -5 degree down sleeping bag (women specific) (REI)
• 20 degree down sleeping bag (women specific) (Iron Mtn Gear)
• 40 degree sleeping bag (cotton rectangle-large) (Eddie Bauer)
• (2) Sleeping Pads (both short) (Therma Rest & Ridge Rest)
• (1) Sleeping Pad (large - NEEDS REPAIR) (Coleman)
• (1) Collapsible Cot
• Katadyn Expedition Water Filter
• MSR MiniWorks Water Filter
• (5-8) Nalgene Bottles (Large)
• (2) Nalgene Bottles (Small)
• (1) Kleen Kanteen
• (2) Flexible Platypus Water Bottles
• (2) 70 oz. Water Bladders
• (3) 16 oz. Plastic Commuter Cups
• Weber Grill (small Smokey Joe)
• (2) Fire Cooking Grate (small & large)
• MSR Backpacking Stove + (2) fuel bottles (will use any fuel)
• Coleman Propane, 1-burner stove
• Small cook set + (3) cast iron pans
• (4) metal plates
• Tupperware of Misc. Utensils
• (2) Coleman Propane Lanterns + extra mantels
• Headlamp, Coleman Flashlight and Mini Mag Light
• Splitting Maul (Axe) and Hatchet
• (3) Shovels (one folding, one fixed, one trowel - all small)
• Trekking Poles
• (2) pr. Telemark Skis + Boots
• (4) Emergency Blankets
• Chemical Hand and Toe Warmers
• Matches
• Log Starters
• Binoculars
• Magnifying Glass
• Numerous Maps (including Gazetteers for WY, MT, ID, MI)
• Local Guidebooks (Western MT & ID)
• (4) Camp Chairs
• Large Gas Can (5 or 10 gal ???)
• 12 foot cable
• Big ol' pile of fire wood
• (2) Pocket Knives
• (2) Swiss Army Knives
• .32 Taurus Semi-Auto Pistol + ammo
• Mossberg 500 12 ga. Shotgun + ammo
• BB Gun + BBs (hey man, any port in a storm!!!! :D: )
• (2) Fly Rods and Tackle
• (1) Spin Rod and Tackle

OUTDOOR-SPECIFIC CLOTHING
• (3) Waterproof Pants
• (2) Waterproof Jackets
• (4) Fleece Jackets
• (3) Fleece Vests
• (1) Windproof Pants
• (1) XC Pants
• (4) pr. Capris (synthetic fabric)
• (2) pr. Gators (knee length)
• Hiking Boots (leather)
• Trail Running Shoes
• (3) pr. Chacos
• (1) Neck Gator
• (2) pr. Waterproof Mittens
• (1) pr. Fleece Mittens
• (3) Winter Hats
• (1) Sun Hat
• Polarized sun glasses & ski goggles (2 pr. Each)
• (4) Long Underwear Bottoms
• (2) pr. Fleece Pants
• (8) Long Underwear Tops (long sleeve)
• Many pairs of socks (wool & synthetic)

MISC
3+ months of food storage (none that needs refrigeration)
10 gallons of water (with the means to easily get more)
 

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nice list...i hope u have a team of pack mules to carry it all lol

seems like u have everything covered ....maybe add a good crank radio ...and a portable CB ....and some 550 Para cord
 

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What? No duct tape? Now you'll have to start all over.......:D:
 

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I've got the hand crank radio and the cord on my Needs list. But (*gasp*) I actually don't have any duct tape!!! Good heavens, what was I thinking! :eek:

Hopefully I don't have to haul this list anywhere - but I do have an SUV with one of those trailer hitch "tray" thingys with a bunge cord cargo net - so I can haul quite a bit o' stuff with me...

Thanks guys!
 

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Pretty good set-up. A couple of things:

Communications monitoring capability? Perhaps a Yaesu VR-500 multi-band/multi-mode receiver or crankup SW/NOAA/AM/FM radio w/light

Two way personal communications capability? A pair of FRS/MURS radios

A larger knife? Suitable for skinning game
 

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Generator. Yeeeessssss.... That would probably be a good idea - but I suppose I would have to figure out how to use one and make it help me... :eek::

I used to work at an outdoor store, so I have an abundance of gear. :D:
 

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Communications monitoring capability? Perhaps a Yaesu VR-500 multi-band/multi-mode receiver or crankup SW/NOAA/AM/FM radio w/light
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A larger knife? Suitable for skinning game
What on earth is that????? Do you mean like a scanner/weather radio? Incoming audio only?

As for the larger knife. Probably a good idea for other reasons - but I'm allergic to certain proteins, including that of the meat of many animals. Haven't eaten game in eons (we're talking 30 years), so I'm not sure if I can...

Thanks! :)
 

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Two five gallons, in case you have to carry them anywhere.

A pair of walkie talkies.

A stick of hot glue........you can fix a million thing with it.

Small tube of super glue........you can even close wounds with it.
 

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The Yaesu VR-500 is a battery operated reciever covering a wide range of frequencies and modes from the AM broadcast band to the UHF amateur bands. About the size of a FRS/MURS radio.

It sounds like you've already taken care of the comms with the windup you have on your list. Try to get one with the weather band in addition to any other bands it might have.
 
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