Survival Gear

Call it "emergency preparedness" or "self-sufficiency" or camping/backpacking, I have been researching all these sites and accumulating the best products I can find for when TSHTF. I'm not re-hashing why you might need these. At the bottom I have put some links to the best online resources I could find.

10 Essentials + from rei.com

  1. Map (in a watertight case)
X 2. Compass (plus an optional GPS receiver) -
X 3. Extra clothing (men's, women's, kids')
X 4. Extra food and water
X 5. First-aid kit - in car
X 6. Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries) -
X 7. Matches (storm proof, or in a watertight container)
X 8. Fire starter
X 9. Knife (or multi-use camp tool)
X 10. Sunglasses
X 11. Sunscreen
X 12. Water filter (or other method of water treatment)
X 13. Whistle
X 14. Food storage device

Purchased thus far:

Gregory Z Pack                                                  $125
water filter - MSR MiniWorks EX + bottle + treatment		$ 70 + 9 + 6
gas range - MSR Dragonfly + bottle + fuel $119 + 10 + 9
solar power - Brunton SolarRoll 14 + AccuManager 20 $150 + $50 + DC Converter + Rechargables $ 15 + $65 for Zaurus, Cellphone, Grundig SW Radio S350 $100 lighting - Princeton-Tec headlamp + various micro-led's $ 50 PAL eLight (9V) $ 40 Inova X5 green floodlight $ 32 self-charging flashlight $ 18 Aitec Nichia LED Lantern (runs on rechargables) $ 40 SunStar Sun Tap solar/dynamo radio/light/charger $ 55 Helix WRKS watch (chronograph, compass, barometer & thermometer) $80
knife - Columbia River Cascade Lockback #6914 $ 30 multi-tool - Swiss Army Swiss Champ knife $ 50 wring-able pack-towel + bandanas $ 40 Silva Guide 426 Compass $ 20 1 GB SD hidden w/ survivalist info $ 50 survivalist books + maps + mapping software $110 backpack cooking pot (Evernew coated titanium)+Ti Spork $ 45 + $8 3-season down sleeping bag (Sierra Designs Cloudripper) $200 Coghlan folding campsite shovel, Sven saw $ 35 Holux GM-270 CF GPS $ 70 Nikon Sportstar IV 10x25 binoculars $ 55 all-temperature emergency reflective blanket $ 12 hiking/all-weather clothes $800 extra food/vitamins/water/storage containers $400 "survival keychain" $500
Total $3325

Already had:

(The XXX's above)
survival kit (like this)
backpack (daypack - free see A.T.Gear AT114)
fishing equipment, binoculars, sleeping pads, 2-man tent, hiking shoes
Canon Digital Rebel XT + accessories ($2K)

Not Yet:

carpack climbing rope bear spray

The Extreme Option

infra-red camera / night-vision monocular gen 2+ ($850) kevlar vest level 2 (goldflex - $500) single cam compound bow ($250) glock 27 w/night sights ($500) gas mask/anti-toxins/anti-biotics (SGE 400 Gas Mask $170) chemical detector (HazMatChem Strips) $37 radiation detector (RadDetect & IOSAT (KI) $170) ( see Nitro-Pak) $30 or NukAlert Alarm but RadDetect appears to be much better. radio-protective nutrients, eg, Phytotherapy RadioProtection Hoag's No Such Thing as Doomsday police/military band scanner conversion alternate identity/disguise/camaflouge gold, silver, and other hard currency stashes/remote hideout/survival retreat learn a foreign language

Links

Doug Ritter's Equipped for Survival site. Steve Quayle's World Outdoor Magazine Deyo's Millenium Ark Survival & Self-Sufficiency Links Captain Dave's Survival Center Survivalist Forum Another great forum at Zombie Squad Simple Survival site. Hands-on Survival site. Les Stroud is The Man!. 3 World Wars - Prepare Yourself Urban Survival Rawle's Survival Blog Bunch of Links Catherine Austin Fitts' site about investing online emergency health guides Alpha Rubicon preparedness articles. Survival IQ & Wilderness Survival are web versions of the Army manuals
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