Old 07-28-2011, 05:09   #241
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...........Things I am thinking about adding: unlubricated condoms for water transport and a small utility tool (I've seen tiny leather-man's 3inchs and smaller)

Thoughts? Comments? Critiques?
You have the bottle. Make a small tote sack out off parachute type nylon with a gutted 550 cord draw string top just big enough to hold all that gear then stuff it on top of everything in the bottle.

If you do need to carry water you can put everything in the tote and use the bottle. Plus you know how much it holds.

The daisy chained 550 cord takes up a lot of space. Make 4 25' lengths. Take each one and make a loop roll the length of your spread out fingers and use the last 18"s to whip it into a tight bundle. Might give you enough room to stuff a couple more small items.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:14   #242
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Thanks for the input Pete. Saved quite a bit of space and now have a tote bag to put all the contents in when using the nalgene for water! original thought was to put everything in pockets, but this will condense it and keep all the contents in one easy to access place.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:33   #243
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all the contents in one easy to access place.
And in one easy place to be lost. Make sure its a good bag and lanyard/harness, and go ahead and spread things out to your pockets except for bulky things to stay in the tote. You'll be in better shape if you lose your tote.
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Old 08-16-2011, 19:51   #244
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Thats a given

Didnt plan on having them all in one bag toted around while using the nalgene. Ill have them in my pockets etc. but in the event I do not have the privilege of pockets, the bag will serve a great purpose
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Old 12-15-2011, 13:43   #245
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Christmas Present For Brother-in-law

I just finished my Christmas shopping for my Brother-in-law and thought I'd share it. It's kinda bulky but he can add/subtract what he wishes. Let me know what you guys think.


Emergency Kit Contents
QTY ITEM
1 48oz Nalogene Bottle
1 25ft. Gorrilla tape around bottle
1 75ft 550 cord w/gut around bottle
1 5ft 1in 100mph tape
1 emergency blanket
1 emergency poncho
1 folding knife
1 pen light
1 tube anitbiotics
1 pack bandaids
2 depth adjustors
1 mag bar w/ blade
1 s-biner
2 12"x12" reusable clothes
1 non latex gloves
1 fishing kit ( hooks, weights, bobbers)
1 tube superglue
1 9 hr candle
1 roll duct tape
1 bottle remington oil
1 frog gig
1 wood/metal saw blade
1 compass
1 bottle GULP bait
1 water prurification tabs
1 can/ bottle opener/ spoon
1 24oz metal cup
1 Sewing kit (taped inside frog gig)
1 2ft x 2ft tin foil
1 8" x 12" zip lock bag
1 bic lighter
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Old 12-15-2011, 13:45   #246
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I just finished my Christmas shopping for my Brother-in-law and thought I'd share it. It's kinda bulky but he can add/subtract what he wishes. Let me know what you guys think.

Very nicely done! That will make an awesome Christmas gift.


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Old 12-15-2011, 15:45   #247
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I like the frog gig, might put another lighter in "One is none two is one". perhaps some snare wire? That would be a great gift to receive!
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Old 12-15-2011, 16:20   #248
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I like the frog gig, might put another lighter in "One is none two is one". perhaps some snare wire? That would be a great gift to receive!
I forgot to list the Snare wire but it's there. I have the Mag Bar and some matches, but another lighter wouldn't hurt.
Thanks..
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Old 10-22-2013, 13:14   #250
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I've read one can acquire it from the roots of certain trees. Definitely a skill to have.
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If unable to produce it (or enough of it), I'd hope to obtain it from eating animals.
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For nutritional use, there is blood from animals. Don't think drinking it from the arteries is the best plan...you could let it dry and make an extra ingredient for stew.

For preservation of food...maybe you could find a salt lick and grind it up and rub it into said game. Watching animal patterns could lead one that way perhaps.
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Is there a way to acquire adequate salt in the wild? I know if near an ocean, you can just boil the ocean water. But I am assuming I am not near an ocean in this scenario.
There are salt deposits on land and underground, and in the seas / oceans.

You might want to bring a little with you.

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Old 10-22-2013, 21:23   #254
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Salt used to be underground.....

Salt used to be underground - now it's on a self at Food Lion.

Battle of Saltville

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-h...e-of-saltville

"....Additionally, salt and lead mines located in the area were vital to the Southern war effort. In September 1864, Union General Alvan Gillem planned a raid from his base in eastern Tennessee...."
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True, but aren't we assuming that all you have are boots and BDUs and that's it? Or can one bring some additional supplies?
From the OP:

"What are the minimum tools and equipment you need to survive for 60 days in this environment?"

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