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#299834 - 08/28/21 11:09 PM DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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A Japanese lady reveals everything she has in a survival kit she built.

While she could use a plastic bag for storing water, I didn't see anything she could use to purify water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdQmKzNcViQ

For those who don't know, it's illegal to carry a knife in Japan. At least she has scissors.

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#299838 - 08/29/21 02:03 AM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Wow, that's a lot of stuff! But probably appropriate for earthquake emergencies. Very smart having a hard cat! It can save your life to have a helmet of some kind in some situations.
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#299839 - 08/29/21 07:04 AM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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It seems to be thought out well and is well organized. The kit contains I would not include in mine and does not contain some I include. OTOH earth quakes are not likely in my neck of the woods and available infrastructure may go into the planning. Obviously she used an officially issued brochure for her preparation.
At around 8:30 you can see that she a SAK style pocket knife dangling from the zipper pull.
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#299840 - 08/29/21 11:57 AM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
Very smart having a hard cat! It can save your life to have a helmet of some kind in some situations.

The Japanese are very safety conscious. I see videos where people wear hard hats even in situations I see as unnecessary.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#299841 - 08/29/21 12:08 PM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: M_a_x]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: M_a_x
At around 8:30 you can see that she a SAK style pocket knife dangling from the zipper pull.

I see it. Since the lady did not cover it, we don't know what features it has. There may be SAK-like tools that are legal in Japan.

I don't know what the law in Japan says. In a different country, Isreal, carrying a fixed-blade knife or a folder with a locking blade is not legal. However, a folder with a non-locking blade is legal.

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#299856 - 08/30/21 02:05 PM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Japanese knife laws look to be similar to those here in the UK.

Perfectly fine to EDC a non locking folding knife with blade less than 3" (8cm in Japan)

So medium SAKs (upto 91mm) that don't lock are fine.

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#299866 - 09/01/21 02:45 AM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Jeanette I. : Very interesting post by that Japanese woman prepper. Very good, what I’m sure, was a mostly “ first & inexperienced effort”. I suggest you read Pom Pom’ very useful reply & suggestions. I added a few suggestions as well.

In times past, we used to get non - USA prepper kit posters , but, alas, no more. Anyone have any ideas we could use to fix that void. Know any prep foreign blogs we could formally invite to share kits, contents, prep issues, with us?

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#300452 - 11/29/21 06:39 PM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
For those who don't know, it's illegal to carry a knife in Japan. At least she has scissors.


This is not precisely true. It is legal to carry a non-locking knife with a blade less than 60 mm. The typical Victorinox Classic SD size is legal to carry. A carried knife must be concealed--you cannot, for instance, hang a Classic SD on your keychain dangling from your belt or handbag, but you can have it in your pocket.

Otherwise, you have to have a definite purpose for transporting any knife outside your home. Camping qualifies (that is to say *actually going camping*, just like in the UK, not carrying it around "just in case you decide to go camping"), and there are exceptions for tool kits, cooking equipment, and fishing equipment. However, I would highly recommend not pushing your luck, as you definitely want to avoid negative interactions with police in Japan.

Even inside your own home, you can't have a non-cooking knife with a blade longer than 150 mm without a special permit from the prefectural public safety commission.
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#300453 - 11/29/21 06:40 PM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Ren]
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Originally Posted By: Ren
Japanese knife laws look to be similar to those here in the UK.

Perfectly fine to EDC a non locking folding knife with blade less than 3" (8cm in Japan)

So medium SAKs (upto 91mm) that don't lock are fine.


The limit is 6 cm. You can carry up to an 8 cm blade *if* you get a permission slip from the prefectural public safety commission. Anything larger is banned completely.
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#300455 - 11/29/21 07:15 PM Re: DIY Survival Kit for the Japanese Environment [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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That sounds horrible eek


Edited by Burncycle (11/29/21 07:15 PM)

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