09-05-2006, 09:12 AM
Who's got them, and what do you have in yours?
I'm just putting some together and would 'preciate advice.
The Theorist formerly known as 'no'.
09-05-2006, 09:34 AM
where you headed too man ? I understand 'Bail out' as getting away
relocating far away for the weekend or something .. if it is that you are refering to , then ' yes i have a bail out bag too , it usually contains a tin opener , boiled water in a bottle (obviously a previous empty bottle) & water is cooled down from long ago:).. spices , from basil to tumeric , a packet of rice & packet of pasta , many many books from fact to fact 'i dont do fiction
..several items of importance ( some of which i cant really mention ) but if i come in to trouble (I know where to look) .. other items which be plastic containers (recycable of course) , a copy of the bible , several note pads , pens , pencils . . and last but not least , the great outdoors.
Hey , correct me if I am wrong in understanding you here
im like over the ocean,over the sea .. you know our lack
of understanding right .. lol
~ Veritas Vos Liberabit ~
09-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Quote:Who's got them, and what do you have in yours?
Could you clarify what you mean by "bail out" - that is a term usually associated with the jumping out of a plane - thanks??
If you mean a survival kit, in case you have to live in the wilderness, then disregard Madizms ravings because you will die!!!
You should always have :
A Machete (and sharpening stone) - THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU SHOULD TAKE!!!!
A Fire Steel (to create sparks)
Water Purification Tablets (lots of them)
Fishing Line and Hooks (Barbed)
A Tarpaulin (to shelter under)
A military compass and maps (maybe a couple of pencils for marking maps)
Some nylon rope (about 30 feet of it will do)
A book on survival skills (Ray Mears writes great ones)
A water carrying bag or bottle
A couple of packets of condoms (non-lubricated for emergency water carrying)
Boiled sweets (Barley Sugars are my personal choice)
Kendal Mint Cake (for short term calories)
A bright orange survival bag (just in case things go wrong or you need waterproof storage)
A decent sleeping bag (climbing ones are lightweight and very warm)
A mirror (for signalling)
Toilet Paper (its a luxury I know)
Soap (it's very important to keep clean)
A torch (and head-torch if you can fit one in)
Identity documents (just in case they need to identify your corpse!!)
Walking boots (make sure you've broken them in or else you are gonna suffer!!)
Warm clothing (climbing shops do excellent lightweight thermal clothing)
Medical kit (with sutures, plasters, bandages, anti-septics, etc)
Sunglasses (with polarised lenses)
Hat (to keep sun off your head)
All this should fit into a day-pack with room to spare.
Hope this helps!!:)
09-05-2006, 02:08 PM
tsoldrin, I think I may have discussed this with you in the IRC channel before. Either way, here's what I have done. I have made a printed out check-list of all the mandatory items I should have in my bag, optional items and things to do if time permits, important family and other phone numbers (in case address book or cellphone phonebook is erased), radio frequencies (shortwave for GCN, RBN, local AM/FM, amateur radio repeaters, etc.), and a handy table of how much bleach to use to purify a given amount of water. Most of the major important items are already packed in the bag, however, I made the checklist just to be sure. I keep multiple copies in different locations -- my "bail-out bag", at work, and another copy in the car. Not only does it double in case I need to leave due to martial law or some other need to flee, but being down in Florida it's vital for me with all the hurricanes we get. So here's the list:
THE FOLLOWING ARE MANDATORY ITEMS I KEEP IN A MEDIUM SIZED A.L.I.C.E. pack:[list]
[*]Swiss Army knife<>
[*]Rechargeable batteries (NiMH)<>
[*]Small AA battery charger<>
[*]Solar battery charger<>
[*]Grundig radio (windup shortwave, AM/FM, and white LED light)<>
[*]Cellphone with nylon case and adapters for phone<>
[*]Universal DC power adapter for car (with plugs)<>
[*]Plastic trash bags<>
[*]General first-aid items (bandages, antiseptic, alcohol, peroxide, etc.)<>
[*]Encrypted backups, drivers, and application discs<>
[*]Duct tape and electrical tape<>
[*]Magnesium fire starter<>
[*]Kenwood HT with car adapter<>
[*]Credit cards/bank cards and ID in nylon pouch<>
[*]Items from work bag (i.e. glasses, sunglasses, wallet, USB drive)<>
[*]Bleach and straws for water purification<>
THE FOLLOWING ARE RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO TAKE AND THINGS TO DO BEFORE LEAVING
(some of these are more applicable to hurricane evacuation situations or situations where I can take my car versus going on foot):[list]
[*]Canned food, energy bars, bottled water<>
[*]Fondue pot, stand, burner, and denatured alcohol (fuel) (works very well for cooking)<>
[*]Home battery charger<>
[*]USB IDE adapter<>
[*]Vitamins, cold medicine, herbs, etc.<>
[*]DVDs, CDs in binders and otherwise<>
[*]Small suit cases with clothing and personal items<>
[*]Document box (full of contracts, warranties, insurance info, etc.)<>
[*]Check fluid levels and tire pressure on car<>
[*]Obtain as much cash as possible from bank account<>
[*]Take pictures if there is a possible impending disaster<>
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09-05-2006, 02:34 PM
...reading over these lists, I'm starting to think my bag is too small... <_<
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09-05-2006, 03:00 PM
I'm ready!!!.......or at least my bag is...:rolleyes::)
09-05-2006, 05:46 PM
Yes, I meant "survival kit" and thanks everyone... lots of stuff that I wouldn't even think of here... well I wouldn't think of it 'till I was in the middle of nowhere and saying to myself "I sure wish I had a ..." heh! :)
I'm definitely not ready ... yet!
The Theorist formerly known as 'no'.
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