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

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  • #3101

    shottist
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    the past few weekends have been spent doing the wrenching that I promised my van, if it would just get me thru the winter. It will soon be too hot to do jack, so it’s gotta get done.

    #3102

    shottist
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    Wow. $3.50 a day per person for food? I can do it on $1 a day, but if you want animal protein that cheap, you have to snare deer. 🙂 Actually, for one person, you can easily shoot enough deer, legally, especially if you have a friend who owns land with lots of deer, or if you’ll hunt more than one state. Only about half of an animal’s live weight is usable meat. 100 lbs is a pretty big deer in most of the US. For a year, if 1/4 of your calories are to come from jerky, you need 180 or so lbs of fresh venison., so, 3-4 deer per person. Figure on having lots of legumes (soybeans, peanuts, lintles) along with wheat, rice, corn and oats. Mostly bought directly from the farmer, at harvest season, the savings is so large that it pays for quite a bit of gas to go get it, or for partial-load trucking (palleted) shipping.

    #3077

    otis302
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    water source ie purification fire starter knife and a tarp here in Sc there is all kind of natural food walking around in the woods

    #3103

    shottist
    Member

    yep, but they are called “cattle, horses. sheep, hogs, dogs and cats”, and until shtf, it’s a felony theft to shoot or trap one. 🙂

    #3105

    jbragg1025
    Member

    Also look at the Sawyer mini and sawyer squeeze water filters. They are being sold at Walmart.

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    #3086

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    I’ve been looking at this on Amazon for my trip to Africa
    Amazon.com : Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System : Camping Water Filters : Sports & Outdoors

    If you click on the link look on the left hand side there is a video. I was pretty impressed.

    #3094

    Andrew
    Moderator

    @philthebiker 18958 wrote:

    I’ve been looking at this on Amazon for my trip to Africa
    Amazon.com : Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System : Camping Water Filters : Sports & Outdoors

    If you click on the link look on the left hand side there is a video. I was pretty impressed.

    Ensure you plan to have access to bottled water for the entire trip. Bringing a filter is good but never having to use it is better.

    Also, have you created a thread to discuss your trip and for you to share stuff during and after?

    #3087

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    @andrew.anderson 18962 wrote:

    Ensure you plan to have access to bottled water for the entire trip. Bringing a filter is good but never having to use it is better.

    Also, have you created a thread to discuss your trip and for you to share stuff during and after?

    I’ll have a follow up. But in this thread I still think water is the most important prep.

    I plan on using the filter with the bottled water and only drinking bottled water that I’ve personally filtered. I like how this system can directly attach to a bottle, or how you can file up the reservoir and then I can filter that into my camelbak.

    #3078

    otis302
    Member

    Far as a item I think a fire starter you can boil water cook keep warm and see in the dark

    #3104

    alwayscross
    Member

    Stainless steel mess tins, can be use to cook food or boil water. Can collect water in the rain if desperate, also if you find a peice of flint you can scrap it on the side of the mess tins and use it as a flint and steel.

    #3088

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    @otis302 18967 wrote:

    Far as a item I think a fire starter you can boil water cook keep warm and see in the dark

    I won’t have access to start a fire. I don’t think anyway.

    #3089

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    @andrew.anderson 18962 wrote:

    have you created a thread to discuss your trip and for you to share stuff during and after?

    After looking it up, yes! I did create a thread!
    http://www.zombielyptic.com/planning-preparation/2444-africa-mission.html

    #38096

    Carl Padilla
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    Knives are probably for me the most important survival equipment. It may be a deadly weapon but on the other hand, it’s most versatile tool for outdoor survival.

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