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49 minutes 0 seconds ago The Very Useful car blanket by TeacherRO

I have a black fleece blanket in my car. Great for warmth, but also padding cargo and covering things.

What are some Very Useful Things in your kit?

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Yesterday at 04:56 PM Overcoming Obstacles by Jeanette_Isabelle

I'm getting useful information from the thread "What Do I Bring When Bugging Out?" Keep it up.

There is more to bugging out than the stuff you bring with you. My idea of roughing it is a house with no electricity and no running water.

As for my experience with a tent, I still need therapy to get over that. I also want to avoid a FEMA camp about as much as I want to avoid Hell. In earlier conversations, some of you suggested a bug out location. Well, in addition to being expensive that won't do any good if we can't go there. A friend recommended a trailer; that only works if you can drive to where you need be.

I'm running out of ideas. The only possibility I see is to overcome my aversion to tents. Any suggestions?

Jeanette Isabelle

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Yesterday at 02:03 AM Survived plane crash and 49 days in Yukon winter by dougwalkabout

A historical flashback from the 1960's. Helen Klaben just passed away. Very interesting IMO, and worth reading:


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12/09/18 05:04 PM What Do I Bring When Bugging Out? by Jeanette_Isabelle

We've discussed first aid. We've discussed tools. Now let's pull it all together. The following are the categories I'm thinking about:

  • First aid (we discussed this in another thread).
  • Basic hand tools
  • Box cutter and replacement blades
  • Two flashlights (you can have my D-Cell MAG-LITE when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands).
  • Extra batteries for the flashlights
  • Clothes appropriate for the situation (I don't think we need a lengthy discussion on this).
  • Prescription and OTC medications
  • Lip balm
  • Kleenex
  • Other personal care items including nail care (I don't think we need a lengthy discussion on this either).
  • Water
  • Edibles such as cracker sandwiches and nutritional supplements
  • My sanity
  • Bible
  • Important papers such as I.D. and insurance information

I'm probably overlooking something. What I want to discuss are what I'm not considering.

Note: I've already read "Listening To Katrenia."

Jeanette Isabelle

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12/05/18 06:32 PM Would your BOB have worked for the ca fires? by TeacherRO

The recent California fires are useful as a test for your planning; would your gear, plans and bob bag have been sufficient? What would you have added?

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