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    Josh_Survivalcache got a reaction from Robertskemo in Introduction Thread   
    Hey, post in this thread and tell us a little bit about yourself. I will get things started with my bio from the site.
    Josh – The Survival Kid
    Josh is a Boy Scout and an avid outdoorsman. He specialize in knives (and other cutting implements),various knots & lashings, traditional skills such as blacksmithing & woodworking, bushcraft and fire starting. Josh's hobbies include knifemaking, woodworking and leatherworking. Josh is the moderator for SurvivalCache's Blades and Blacksmithing forums. Josh also reviews the latest flashlights, knives, and survival gear for SurvivalCache.
    How does Josh answer 17 Survival Questions?
    1. Please describe your Every Day Carry?
    My EDC consists of my wallet (Spec-Ops T.H.E. Wallet JR.), cell phone, assisted opening knife, Leatherman multi-tool, Surefire LX2 Lumamax
    2. Favorite Bug Out Pistol?
    Glock 19
    3. Favorite Concealed Carry Pistol?
    N/A – Not old enough yet
    4. Favorite Bug Out Rifle or Carbine?
    Marlin 336 chambered in .30/30
    5. Favorite Rifle or Carbine?
    Custom built AR-15 chambered in 6.8 mm
    6. Favorite Shotgun?
    Mossberg 500 12 ga. with pistol grips, and weapon light
    7. The amount of food you have at your house?
    Up to three weeks of food actively stored with quantity depending on the distance in between shopping trips, plus a mid sized garden and small flock of chickens.
    8. Name your top 7 items in your Bug Out Bag?
    The seven most important items in my BOB listed in no particular order are my large first aid kit, my various forms of shelter, a means of carrying and purifying water, redundant forms of starting fires, MREs, my survival knife, and my Bible. With these seven items I am confident that I could survive for some time.
    9. Describe your Bug Out Location, if you have one?
    10. Describe your Bug Out Vehicle?
    2010 Ford E-350 12 passenger van stocked with a vehicle emergency kit, or 1980 Chevy C-10 Long bed if EMP.
    11. Describe your Bug Out Bag?
    Day Assault Pack, coupled with a Voodoo Tactical Deployment Bag, and a CamelBak Omega Resorvoir
    12. Favorite home defense pistol?
    N/A Not old enough yet
    13. Favorite home defense Rifle/Shotgun?
    Mossberg 500 12 ga. with pistol grips, and weapon light
    14. Favorite Survival Book?
    My all time favorite fictional survival book is “Lights Out” by: David Crawford , with “Alas Babylon” by: Pat Frank a close second. My favorite non fiction survival book is “The Survival Handbook”
    15. Favorite Survival Type Movie?
    Jeremiah Johnson, while not really a “survival” movie is still a favorite that depicts some of the challenges by a individual surviving in the outdoors.
    16. Survival Knife?
    The Parry Blade
    17. Survival Tools in Your Kit?
    See “Three Tier Survival Kits” for list
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    Josh_Survivalcache got a reaction from Lucienuh in Four Tools for Survival   
    Okay, here is a fun "what if?" scenario inspired by a post on another forum:
    Let's pretend that you were in a situation in which you had to grab four tools, and exactly four. You need to take exactly one item for each of the following four categories. They have to be things you can reasonably carry, and you can take with you things you'd need to carry them with (sheaths, slings, etc).
    For the purposes of this exercise, assume that you're going to have to survive for maybe a week in an area you'd typically bug out to. You're going to be by yourself, so you can't rely on others to bring more tools. Everything you name has to be something you actually have. Your other needs (containers, cordage, etc) have been accounted for to some degree. All you need to select is four tools.
    They must be:
    * a folding pocket knife
    * a multi-tool
    * a fixed blade knife
    * a muscle powered method to process wood
    Assume that you have a little flexibility. So you could use a SAK instead of a pliers based multi-tool if you want, or you could use it to fill the folding pocket knife slot. Your wood processing tool can be a knife, ax, saw, etc.
    So what do you take with you?