What you consider to be the most important item for survival equipment

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    TeknaBuzz
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    With the exception of firearms or knives as I think everybody would agree if they could only have one thing they’d pick one of the two. But what would consider the most vital item out of your your survival gear?

    #3069

    ZombieMage
    Member

    some fishing gear cause i fear my abilities to effectively hunt in a survival situation i could always catch some perch and catfish

    #3071

    DCortez
    Member

    Water purification.

    #3065

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    Good suggestions, I don’t typically hunt mainly because of the expenses but do a lot of fishing which probably cost me more than hunting would when you figure in the amount of beer I drink while fishing. But I still feel like even being the recreational fishermen that I am I’d be able to put more food on the table hunting in a PSHTF world.

    DCortez, you got any suggestions on brands of water purification systems?

    #3072

    DCortez
    Member

    I would use water purification straws, vs tablets. I don’t have a brand in mind.

    Be sure to check out any brand you are considering.



    Aquastraw Water Purification Aqua Straw – Survival

    Note: This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer and is no longer being shipped due to European Union changes in the way Iodine may be used in products.

    #3070

    BERKEY water filters are nice and not too expensive BUT they work very well and I agree water is what we need the quickest (way before food)

    #3066

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    @Tom Firmingham 653 wrote:

    BERKEY water filters are nice and not too expensive BUT they work very well and I agree water is what we need the quickest (way before food)

    Is the guy thats always spamming on twitter the Berkey water filters just a reseller? Because he alone has turned me off on that brand.

    #3075

    tetutato
    Member

    Water filter like others have stated and after that comes the cup. 🙂

    #3074

    azurevirus
    Member

    A waterfilter is what I lack..living on KY Lake water is very close to be had but its nasty..I had figured on a homemade filter using stuff I have..straining the water a few times thru garment material and charcoal the bringing it to a roiling boil for 5 or so minutes should make it safe enough to drink from various sources Ive read..but I think a water filter would be an excellent addition to a bug out bag..I looked at some but they were quite expensive and probably will be the last thing I buy

    #3067

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    I currently don’t have a water filtering device either. As great of asset it would be I’ve yet to move it up on my list of priorities.

    #3073

    DCortez
    Member

    Checking out “the scam” and “the product”, I ran across this. I’m wondering how it tastes.

    http://www.bigberkeywaterfilters.com/wise-food-storage-wise-long-term-food-storage-c-74_76/240-serving-wise-food-storage-breakfast-and-entree-p-230

    #3076

    survivaldiva
    Member

    I agree with the posts here. A good water purifier is one of the most important items to have for preparedness. A Berkey or a Katadyn are two of the best on the market. The larger sizes cost around $300.They can filter most water, even pond water. They require extra filters that are available sepperatly. But for nuclear fallout or to treat water for haevy metals, water must be treated differently. I’ll hunt for the info and post it tomorrow.

    A human can survive for up to three weeks without food, but only three days without water.

    #3068

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    Can’t survive a Texas summer outside for 3 days without water that’s for sure. Honestly I really think I could buy food for that my family could survive and maintain off of for a month for less than $435. When you do the math that equates to $14.50 USD a day to feed a family of four.

    #3081

    Parlock
    Member

    A comfortable but large bag. You may be able to scavenge, but if you have nothing to carry your supplies in then you will really be screwed. You’d also need a handy place to keep weaponry, first aid etc. Carrying them all separately and being able to move quickly and quietly is pretty much impossible.

    #3079

    Texas Twitch
    Member

    I’m torn between some sort of water purification and a form of fire-starting, whether it be a steel, magnesium, or a good old Bic.

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