I love this thread. In my country you aren’t allowed to own a rifle without having a hunting license that you actively use so I’d have to look into that to make anything complete. However, in the interim, any worthwhile books to read on the subject? Read Neil Strauss’s Emergency in my youth but that is all.
Some useful items:
Gorilla Duct Tape
Sawyer Mini Water Filter
Fat Rope Stick tinder
Bic lighter with Exotac Firesleeve
UCO Stormproof matches in Exotac MatchCAP XL case
Gerber Gator Drop Point folding knife
Gerber Center Drive Multi-Tool
Suunto baseplate compass
Princeton Tec Fuel Headlamp
GORUCK Dog Leash
SOL Escape Bivvy
SOL Emergency Blanket
Black Diamond Cold Weather Gloves
Pocket Hand Warmers
Nice set, seem’s like I can get a hold of a lot of it.
What about a whistle, is that useful?
I live very far up north so might have to add in some extra items to deal with the snow. Depends on which disaster scenario I prep for though I guess.
I live in the north where snow can fall for over half of the year. Diverse options for fire is one thing to think about so we don’t freeze to death. In my bag I’ve got the following (some already mentioned).
Swedish fire stick
char-cloth and small tin for producing more
Cotton balls rubbed in vaseline
Small tube of more vaseline (multiple uses)
Another brand of fire-starter balls
Stormproof matches with case
Probably one or two other methods I’m forgetting about.
My 2nd heaviest item that’s part of my go bag is my small forest axe (pictured WAY above). If there’s one thing we’ve got plenty of where I live, it is wood. Quick side note - if you’ve got birch in your area the bark makes excellent fire starter too.
Mylar blankets can also be used to trap heat inside a make-shift shelter.
Don’t freeze to death!