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#171835 - 04/22/09 10:40 PM List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i
survivalperson Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 86
Here is my first list of tool capabilities for a urban bug out and bug in bag. Please comment.Some are names of tools. What do you recommend adding or deleting?
Knife
Blade Sharpener
Wood Cutting saw or ax
Metal Cutting saw
Tin Snips
Pliers
Bolt Cutting
Digging
Prying
Wire Cutting
Phillips Screw Drivers
Flat head screwdrivers
Can opener
Toothpick
Tweezers
Nail Clippers
Current Sniffer
Dental Pick
Restraints
Weapon Repair/ Maintenance
Tubing


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#171836 - 04/22/09 11:18 PM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: survivalperson]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
It is all good, just keep in mind that you might have to carry it at some point, so you want to keep it as light as you can.

What to add? A bit of wire. The stainless snare wire is pretty good stuff, but the brass can be handy too.
It is light and easy to carry and has many more uses than just making snares.

You have some items that I don't understand, like restraints and a current sniffer.
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#171837 - 04/22/09 11:22 PM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ b [Re: scafool]
survivalperson Offline
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Posts: 86
The current sniffer sniffs for alternating current so you dont electrocute yourself on wires. The restraints are like plastic cuffs or hand cuffs for restraining people to keep them from harming themselves or yourself. Most of that stuff can be had with a leatherman. Bolt cutters are heavy but worth the weight when bugging in.

Thanks for the advise. I forgot to add wire, which I carry daily.

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#171840 - 04/22/09 11:57 PM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: survivalperson]
Paul810 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/03
Posts: 1428
Loc: NJ, USA
Off the top of my head, here are a few specific tools/gear that always come in handy for me. Might give you a few BOB ideas.

-Locking pliers (i.e. Vice-grips)
-Groove joint pliers (i.e. Channellocks)
-Adjustable wrenches
-Allen Wrenches
-Folding Ratchets along with:
--Self-sizing sockets (i.e. Gator Grip)
--Ratchet Extensions

Some other odds and ends:

-Hose clamps
-Electrical tape
-Duct tape
-Zip ties
-Super glue
-Epoxy putty
-Scraper blades
-Break-Free CLP Aerosol
-Construction pencils

Safety gear:

-Leather gloves
-Dust Masks
-Safety goggles (Goggles, not glasses. Glasses do nothing for dust.)
-Hard hat
-Bright colored flagging tape


On a side note, a lot of the items you listed could be taken care of with a single multi-tool or swiss army knife. (can opener, toothpick, tweezers, nail clippers, ect.)

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#171844 - 04/23/09 12:46 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: Paul810]
stevenpd Offline
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Registered: 09/15/07
Posts: 81
Loc: SoCal
I would add:

- a hammer to that list or some sort of impact device.
- some 1 inch webbing, rope, or even paracord, you never know when it could come in handy.
- Also consider some cheap clear swimming goggles. They are small and light weight and can keep dust out of your eyes.
- some ear plugs.

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#171845 - 04/23/09 01:03 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: stevenpd]
dougwalkabout Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2921
Loc: Alberta, Canada
FWIW, survivalperson, I find it easier to make equipment lists by asking "what tasks will I possibly need to do?"

It's easier to see overlapping tools/capabilities from that angle.

My $0.02.

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#171850 - 04/23/09 01:46 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: dougwalkabout]
rick1881 Offline
Stranger

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 1
Loc: SoCal
Nails to go with your hammer.

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#171855 - 04/23/09 03:35 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: rick1881]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
Since you're bugging in:
Pry bar
Fire Extinguisher
Gas wrench

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#171857 - 04/23/09 04:05 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: MDinana]
MedB Offline
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Registered: 10/08/05
Posts: 108
I have to ask, why Tin Snips?
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#171859 - 04/23/09 04:38 AM Re: List of tool capabilities for urban bug out/ bug i [Re: survivalperson]
JCWohlschlag Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 724
Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
Wire strippers. You can make due with a regular knife, or a light touch with regular wire cutters, or even your teeth (make sure the wire isn’t live… hurts), but having to strip multiple wires will become annoying tedious doing it the hard way.
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