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#231188 - 08/31/11 10:28 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 745
Loc: NC
Knowledge is portable, cheap to come by (internet and library) and can't be taken away from you. Read and practice, practice, practice.

Ask questions. Yes, there is such a thing as a dumb question, but the vast majority are not dumb.

Practice your skills. Experts practice a lot, how they got to be experts.

Buy good gear, when you can afford it. Style be darned, a 5 y/o jacket may be out of style, but if it keeps you warm and dry, who cares?

Did I say practice your skills?

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#231375 - 09/04/11 03:41 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2287
A weekend update - Water bottle. Add a small bottle to your kits and you'll be happier, cleaner and more hydrated. Cheap and you'll save money not buying bottled.

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#232557 - 09/22/11 03:00 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Tiny flashlight.

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#233342 - 10/07/11 03:41 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2287
Band-aids, roll of tape, safety pins

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#233396 - 10/08/11 04:41 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: KenK]
wileycoyote Offline
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Registered: 03/01/11
Posts: 272
Loc: eastern oregon
Originally Posted By: KenK

...These days I'd advise buying two of Doug's PSP kits...


after 45 years of EDC'ing, i would agree with KenK that Doug's kit are the fastest & easiest & safest way to get started.

unless you already have definite ideas about what knife and 'light and water purifier to carry, his "Plus" kit is my first choice. if you already are covered in those areas, his standard kit is fine too.

Adventure Medical's Pocket Survival Pak Plus

http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/product.php?product=233#


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#233413 - 10/09/11 01:45 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1332
Loc: North Carolina
Start with that and add what you think you need. The size is right for EDC.

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#236520 - 11/29/11 11:11 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3597
Loc: Ontario, Canada
In the fall/winter: Go outside your home and into a cold, hard driving rain or snow, maybe into your unrunning car if you have one, the done the same in your home with the heat off, and think about what you wish you had with you to make things more comfortable.
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#238068 - 12/27/11 07:51 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2287
...Get a jacket; put stuff in the pockets.
( what to put in? get a survival book or read here...)

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#238088 - 12/28/11 02:25 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3597
Loc: Ontario, Canada
PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Don't just read and watch. Do and do again. Make these life saving skills habits that you can do reliably in all conditions.
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#239130 - 01/11/12 11:06 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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...and to see how long a thing takes...and if your gear will hold up and...

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