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|Posted: Mon Oct 3rd, 2011 10:39 am||
|I think my bug out bag would include the following:
. sleeping bag
. hootchie half or light weight snow camping tent
. bullet mould for rifle taken to cast for non gas check bullets
. at least one pound of powder for chosen load
. 100 cases for rifle
. 1000 primers to suite
. 100 copper jacketed hunting bullets for same (cast new when these run out: these should be loaded onto the cases at this time)
.minimal dies and hand press set to best OAL for bullet and load: glue the die down after this so it can't move: OAL will be for bullets cast from the mould you carry.
. basic light tools for rifle
. small bottle oil
. pull through/bore snake etc: emphasis on light weight: we'll be carrying all this in a back pack.
.cut pieces of rubber innertube for fire lighters (burns when wet and can be used for bungy cords.)
. cig lighters, matches and small magnifying glass for fire starting
.Boots, socks, wool shirt, rain gear (gortex)
. 100' good strong cord
. machette and small stone: doubles as axe.
.knife: something like a bayonet plus a spoon.
. cups canteen, billy or pot.
:hat for sun and cold
. thin wire for snares
. some kind of dense reading matter: bible, das kapital, atlas shruged, war and peace, shakespear, rise and fall of the roman empire etc for intellectual stimulation.
. water bags that collapse small: esp. wine bladders from boxed wine or specialty stuff from champing store.
. small short wave radio or crystle set. (for news, if any)
.trade stuff: tobacco: bulk, at least 5 pounds: bound to be lots of stressed out people who could trade food etc.
.perhaps a bit and halter in case a horse can be located: no need to carry fuel... can eat grass: transport or back pack carrier: could also work for donkey or mule.
. sewing kit: needle, thread.
. first aide kit: anti biotics, morphine tablets, codeine etc. disenfectant, sticking plasters (one goes over the muzzle to keep mud out in case of accident!)
. Head torch : but only use in emergency: get camped down and ready to sleep by dusk: up at dawn.
.food: can't carry too much but high energy stuff good weight to bulk ratio: rice, chocolate, dried fish, dried meat, salami, dried fruit, nuts etc.
. fishing line, hooks, lure or two. Wire can be used for trace if fish have line cutting teeth.
Don't know how much this little lot would weigh but I guess in the vicinity of 25kg or 50 pounds or so. More with full water. Good for 2 days then more water needed, 7 days then more food needed.
Lead for moulds can be found from normal places: roofs, dead cars etc. Would definately consider using battery lead in the apocolyptic night mare scenario we are contimplating here. Lead to be melted over fire in salvaged tin can and poured with spout made by squeezing tin and with the pliers.
Powder measurement would be with something like the lee dippers: light and break proof. Would only need the one or two that give the weight required. Again, lightness in the name of the game here.
Would want to find a sanctuary where food was easy to find: probably the coast where at least shell fish could be got and birds shot.
Perhaps a shot gun may be a better beast? Then again we'd need to look at some sort of muzzle loader that can take shot: perhaps a smooth bore flintlock... powder to sort and some kind of recipe for making more out of raw ingredients eventually...
... we are presuming that the products of industrialisation are going to quickly run out... ditto batteries... so saving fat from what we shoot and clarifying it to produce lubrication for bullets and fuel for wick lamp may be useful...
To what purpose all this is is debatable... life would be like the old days: mean, brutal, and short.
I'd seek out a nice dry cave close to the coast and hunker down on a diet of shell fish, sea birds and what ever wandered past whilst memorising my reading material... and casting the perfect low tech bullet!
The Cast Bullet makers maxim:
'To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.'
|Posted: Wed Jan 18th, 2012 09:24 pm||
|Some GREAT lists and sources as well as some good laughs!(Humor is a valuable commodity any time, especially when the Reaper is dogging your tracks!)
I have a canvas possibles bag with ferro-cerrium fire-striker, small screw-driver, small suunto compass and small MORA sheathe knife on the strap.
Inside are:2 buffaloe meat pemmican bars, 'fruit leathers' and some hard candies,pine-pitch/fatwood splinters, jute twine for cordage and tinder,
150 rds of PMC .22WMR 40 gr. s.p., 1 box of Win. .22WRF FN (for body-shots on smallgame), credit card-size diamond sharpening plate, Spyderco brown&white-sided med. fine/very fine ceramic pocket stone,small bottle of Ballistol oil, BIC lighter, small round tin w/Bore-Snake for pistol (long enuff for rifle),
drop-weight to knock out stuck case.
(Rifle is a small-frame Uberti rolling block w/7/8" tube Leupold Alaskan 2 1/2x scope on STEEL bases.)
zip-lock of T.P. and a few envelopes of pre-soaped anti-bacterial paper-towels.
Sometimes some rubber-gloves for field-dressing questionable game...
Some Q-Tips in a baggie to clean scope lenses.
I can throw a same cal. High Standard derringer w/the grips removed in there for last-ditch scenario.
Also extra pair of hand-knitted socks & spare pair of nylon(Don't soak-up damp like cotton :-( 'undies' from some work clothes mail order outfit up by the Great Lakes....
The above will get me home, where we will "bug-IN....
|Posted: Thu Jan 19th, 2012 07:15 pm||
|I will "bug in" where my cache of food , 'ample supplies' and warmth are.
|Posted: Sun Feb 26th, 2012 02:01 am||
|Bug-out-bag news flash: Sportsman's Guide has used GI Alice Packs, no frame, for under $20. Either OD or Woodland Camo. It comes with pretty good shoulder straps too. I'm not familiar with Army stuff and don't know if these would be the large or medium size. I have a large with frame already but thought for the $$ this might be good to have. They are built to last, that's for sure. Could even do as a range bag. Sometime this year I'm going to actually bug out to Nevada on my Kawasaki dualsport motorcycle, live with what I can carry in the pack, hurl some cast bullets at something with my H&R .223. Maybe eat a snake. or at least drink some snake oil, have a fire... Anyway, if you want a US made really durable pack for low dough check it out. I've seen imported packs for a lot more. ITEM# C2X-108027
Last edited on Sun Feb 26th, 2012 02:02 am by tturner53
One shot, one squirrel.
|Posted: Thu Mar 1st, 2012 06:25 pm||
I don't know about the rest of you, but I have
at least a month's supply of my must have meds.
I see the most likely thing to happen in my area is the mainline railroad folks or a truck on the
interstate has a hazmat spill and the city has to
be cleared out for a few days.
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