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#248043 - 07/06/12 02:38 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
Krista Offline

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 101
Loc: North Carolina
Very inspiring! I really need to get one made up for my daughter. Finally got my own done, and I just sort of combined her into mine. What kind of bags did you use for your girls? Just a regular backpack they liked... or did you go for something more durable/quality?
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#248046 - 07/06/12 11:07 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: Krista]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
I'd suggest against putting the laminated card on a lanyard. You feel the corners of that thing? I bet the first time they get stuck, they'll take the whole thing off and be done with it.

Keep the card in the backpack. If you feel the need to label your children, try a regular dog tag.

#248067 - 07/06/12 08:37 PM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]

Very nice Chaos. But wheres the camera phone and hi cap handgun every bug out bag needs? LOL just kidding. Nice job on the kit.

#248068 - 07/06/12 08:45 PM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: Frisket]

I agree with Frisket. Maybe an aqua mira frontier filter straw, or one of those water bottles with the filter built in? Ferrets on speed was funny.

#248074 - 07/07/12 12:01 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
nursemike Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 869
Loc: wellington, fl
nicad battery ingestion in kids

the fauxton has an ingestible nicad battery or 2 on board. cadmium is more toxic than lead, and the batteries have caused fatal erosion of the esophagus and aorta (!). Probably the kids, even in enhanced ferret mode, will not crack the light open and eat the battery, but still...

Edited by nursemike (07/07/12 12:05 AM)
Edit Reason: error in pathophysiology
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#248093 - 07/07/12 11:12 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3424
Loc: USA
They're all old enough to not eat flashlights. The fauxtons can be opened for battery replacement, but I can't see any of them doing that.

When they're older, they'll carry their cellphones and handguns with them -- I'm raising them right laugh.

As they get older and learn more, I'll probably add some kind of water disinfection. Probably at about the same time they get sharps.

#248170 - 07/08/12 05:33 PM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
acropolis5 Offline

Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 358
Well done Chas! When you consider an intro of "sharps" (soon I think for the oldest), you may want to consider a small EMT shears. Blunt tip even passes most (but not all) anti weapon school policies. As to water filtration ( again, when appropriate ), take a look at the Seychelles advanced purifier straws and bottles. Great utility for a good price. With the bottles, you can store the filter unit in a verysmall zip seal bag, until needed. That allows use of the bottle as a day to day water supply.

#248573 - 07/15/12 01:08 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
Quietly_Learning Offline

Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 164
TP or a small pack of flushable wipes?

#248579 - 07/15/12 03:09 AM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3424
Loc: USA
There is a package of facial tissue, which can be easily adapted for use at the south end.

#248581 - 07/15/12 12:59 PM Re: Kids' Go Bag [Re: chaosmagnet]
bacpacjac Offline
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3601
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Great kit, Chaos. Perfect for hug-a-tree!

One suggestion: i always clip the little lights to the lanyard with the whistle. Helps keep them close to hand.
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