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#54008 - 11/21/05 05:25 AM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
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If I There were no real harsh winters around the cornrer than i would take

1.) Glock 21
2.) Gerber Gator Axe 2
3.) Camelback bfm
4.) A Small Survival kit
5.) A pouncho
6.) Extra pair of socks
7.) Maglite 3c cell flashlite
8.) roll of para cord
9.) roll of duct tape
10.) garmin gps

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#54009 - 11/21/05 05:41 AM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
I stumbled into the very first burning man in S.F. and went to the second one held in the desert. It was ---interesting

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#54010 - 11/21/05 06:09 AM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
Biscuits Offline
Member

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 114
Loc: Central Colorado
Comfortable boots
A sturdy knife
Wool socks
A lighter
Para cord
A heavy poncho
An led head lamp
An FAK
An SAK or multi-tool
A small pot


Not too sexy, but between this list and a little common sense I think I'd do okay.

Biscuits

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#54011 - 11/21/05 07:58 PM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
benjammin Offline
Rapscallion
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I think the reason for so many responses with firearms at the top has to do with the nature of the scenario put to us. Since most of us would prefer to shelter in place in more mundane survival circumstances, trying to think of things for which I would want/need to bug out for has me thinking that the situation has to be fairly catastrophically bad. People are going to be quite desperate and the threat level is going to be relatively high (there's that pesky human nature thing again). Given that implied condition, and the fact that I don't mind becoming predatory in such extreme conditions, and that my proficiency with firearms is, well, let's say above average, a gun is the one survival tool that is hardest to replace or even find a reasonable substitute for, and yet makes acquiring the other necessities along the way significantly easier(although a bullet hole through a tent or a coat does make it a little less effective without mending).

This is not a pleasant notion, but it is a realistic one. At least I've seen it proven out firsthand. Here's my way of thinking, for anyone that didn't have a firearm at the top of their list (assuming you know how to use one and are willing to), don't expect to keep anything else on your list for very long if you encounter someone like me out there and I decide I need it more than you do. Them's just the fax.
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#54012 - 11/21/05 08:59 PM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
The reason I put a handgun at the top of the list is that I need to be alive to use the other nine items.
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#54013 - 11/21/05 09:25 PM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I think if I am hoofing it out of a contaminated area with 10 measly items in my fanny pack, the chance encounter with some scummy murdering thief is not going to be high on my list of concerns. Most "people" of that ilk are going to be more concerned with looting the local liquor stores than stealing my Bic lighter.

Regards, Vince

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#54014 - 11/21/05 09:29 PM Re: Minimalist bug out - 10 items or less
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
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Most "people" of that ilk are going to be more concerned with looting the local liquor stores than stealing my Bic lighter.


I guess I see that ilk as being the type who might rob, rape or murder just for sport.
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