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#280932 - 06/02/16 09:17 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 467
Loc: UK
Leave the forum.
Go to this sites home page and click on the survival pack adverts on the left. Then read (and print off and carry) the survival pack instructions.
Then buy 2 of the packs and 2 of the Doug ritter photon lights you'll also see advertised there. Put the packs and a light in your pockets and one light round your neck (he also has his own knives).

Read the rest of Dougs advice accessible from the home page.
AFTER all that; come back to the forum to chat with us amateurs.

qjs

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#281016 - 06/08/16 08:42 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
quick_joey_small Offline
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Let me update that after another thread (woman saved by whistle), put the light AND the whistle round your neck.
I forgot cos my whistle is on my watch strap, there's another on my keyring with more lights.
Lights and whistles weigh and cost nothing, so scatter them round your person. If you can go with the high quality ones do so, but a christmas cracker one is better than nothing.

qjs

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#281027 - 06/08/16 08:06 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2265
yes - the tiny button lights weigh nothing are nearly free ( I buy them in a 10 pack) and are easy to put on a key ring, zipper fob or bag...and some light is much better than no light

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#281242 - 07/06/16 07:30 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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ditto trash bags at the bottom of your pack or briefcase, a water bottle.

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#281246 - 07/06/16 09:54 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3593
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Adding a lightweight, loose-fitting long sleeved top to your pack can really pay off too. I used mine a few weeks ago as an extra layer of clothing to fight the chill in cold airplanes, and I used it again today as a towel to wipe sweat out of my eye after putting it on to protect me from the bugs and sun after getting a little too pink on my shoulders on a long bike ride. I have used it as a sling in the past, and it can stand in for a bandana in many other situations too, especially id yours is made of cotton. (Mine isn't, but is a button-up with a couple of pockets.)
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#281413 - 07/20/16 08:23 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Adding some edc cash...nice to have $40 handy for this and that

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#281414 - 07/20/16 08:30 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2894
Loc: USA
Depending on where you are you may want to carry more than $40. Last week was about the fifth time my car was parked in a large city's downtown garage where their credit card processing systems were down. Because I had cash on me I was able to pay and be on my way. I saw many angry parkers sent off to ATMs.

My baseline cash for a trip is based on (one expensive large city downtown parking lot) + (gas to get home) + (a sandwich or two). I usually bring a lot of cash home for next time.

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#281476 - 07/26/16 12:52 AM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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Good idea...when I travel I want the cost of a hotel room, tank of gas and a meal in cash...at a minimum. Its just so darn useful.

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#282907 - 12/05/16 07:44 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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some days its the simple things -- Like having a spare car key handy

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#284762 - 06/13/17 06:01 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
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...In some places, having a band-aid in your wallet marks you as a prepper.

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