Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 8 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
Topic Options
#284763 - 06/13/17 07:23 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
bws48 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 08/18/07
Posts: 827
Loc: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
And I would suggest carrying a SAK every day, without fail. Don't care which one with what functions/tools. Just having one puts you ahead of the pack.
_________________________
"Better is the enemy of good enough."

Top
#285118 - 07/24/17 09:08 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2292
...Or any of the small multi-tools.

Top
#285124 - 07/24/17 10:48 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6473
Loc: southern Cal
Some small MTs are much better than others...Some are so ineffectual they don't even rate as toys.
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#287263 - 12/05/17 07:39 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2292
Start with a jacket and water bottle in your commuting bag.

Top
#287914 - 01/17/18 08:14 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2292
think fabrics; add a fleece hat, handkerchief or coat to your kit

Top
#288328 - 03/06/18 10:42 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2292
And I'll say it again: cash. Get in the habit of carrying a couple of spare $20's.

Top
#288343 - 03/08/18 03:46 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
chaosmagnet Offline
Sheriff
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2909
Loc: USA
The three most important problem solvers, in order, are almost always:
  • Working cellphone
  • Cash
  • ID

Top
#288344 - 03/08/18 03:48 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1346
Loc: North Carolina
Chaos, I would actually add "Plan" to your list. It helps to avoid the problems, and a good one can help to solve them as well. While it is not an "item", it does (or should) utilize your most useful and important survival tool, your brain.

Top
#288345 - 03/08/18 04:26 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: Montanero]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief
Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6473
Loc: southern Cal
Montanero, "Plan" is a four letter word, and if you make and follow one, you take all the excitement and challenge out of an emergency situation wink

Seriously, have one,but be willing to modify it to fit circumstances. Flexibility is key. Didn't some military guy say "No plan survives first contact with the enemy."?
_________________________
Geezer in Chief

Top
#288347 - 03/08/18 04:55 PM Re: Where to start? Welcome beginners and newbies... [Re: TeacherRO]
Montanero Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1346
Loc: North Carolina
A good plan includes flexibility, is not rigid. A good plan gives you a point to work from to adapt to whatever arises. I guarantee that any experienced person venturing out has one in their head.

The other part of it is to inform someone of your plan before you go.

Top
Page 8 of 9 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
August
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (KenK), 68 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
EHoward, MeganPAST, martinw, Birdman1776, tskinner
5257 Registered Users
Newest Posts
A SAR Travestry
by KenK
1 second ago
Chef knives
by hikermor
Today at 01:24 PM
Bug Out First Aid Kit
by TeacherRO
Yesterday at 11:22 PM
Monthly reminder - tech
by TeacherRO
Yesterday at 11:19 PM
Choose One World To Live In
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Yesterday at 10:48 PM
Barricades are there for a reason!
by UncleGoo
08/12/18 12:57 AM
1944 AF Manual 21: Survival, now downloadable
by hikermor
08/11/18 09:40 PM
Good Article on FA Kits
by rafowell
08/09/18 05:18 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.