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    Nepalese (Made in Nepal) Kukri - 15" Blade

    Yep, I'm serious. I almost didn't post it, but I've got a few things left on my Bug Out Bag list I'd like to purchase, including a different kukri (it's got a different handle and no engraving - yes, I'm OCD about how things look *shrugs*). If I sell this one, I can use that money to cover part of the cost of the other one I want or toward a Kifaru pack, etc.. The pack I want is around $1000 when all said and done, so needless to say it's going to take a while to save or I wait until tax time after my move.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Okay, I bit and posted my kukri for sale in the Buy, Sell, Trade forum. Have to get that forum off to a good start!
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    Me, Myself, and More ME!!!

    Just kidding on the title. Hey all. My name is Luke. I'm in Southwest Minnesota, but hoping to move back to Southwest Michigan within the year. I'm big into survival, self-reliance, and preparedness gear, and trying to learn more skill-wise. I like to get out in the woods (or grasslands depending), hike, fish, hunt, and camp. I've been through some interesting circumstances and follow the political and economic maneuvering and happenings of the world which has given me a much more urgent drive to learn. (You never want to try to sleep in -35. Nuff said!) I'm always willing to learn and by no means know it all (or even enough), so if I post something that could be improved upon, by all means let me know. I like to follow Dave Canterbury and his videos, facebook page, etc.. He's got some really practical ideas and isn't afraid to give his input if you are doing something wrong or if there is a better way to do it. I'm hoping to attend some of his Pathfinder School classes this upcoming year. I won't mention the name of the British guy who also has a TV show, but after watching some of his actions it looks like he's likely to get you killed. *shrugs* Entertainment I guess.
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    buy/sell

    Sweet. I'll have to take a look at it a little today and more in depth tomorrow... Have to love working 12 hour overnight shifts. :/ Anyhow, going to jump over there now and then hit the hay. Oh, and a big thank you to Survival Cache! This will make it so much easier to find like-minded folks for buying and selling. I've only got one buddy and his family to buy/sell (and barter) with here in my small town. Otherwise it just normally goes to family, which makes it harder to better my kit/list as quickly.
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    buy/sell

    I like the idea. I think it benefits the survival and preparedness and self-reliance community. Here's why: It creates a central hub for those interested in survival, self-reliance, and preparedness to upgrade their gear on a site which concerns survival gear. Along those lines it also serves as a place for the aforementioned persons to sell their current gear to recoup some of the money used in gear purchases and upgrading or bringing in money for new purchases. It would possibly bring in more traffic to the site, thus prompting more persons to read the articles, which in turn gives them ideas on what gear to purchase, as well as directing them to the site store. Now of course there would have to be rules if the powers that be go ahead with this. A few I can see are: No firearms or ammunition sales (way too many issues there). No sales of new products. After all there is a store here, and while setting up a place like this would likely bring more traffic to the site, selling new items would be counter-productive to sales from the site store. Used items, probably not so much. You agree that the site owners, operators, authors and associated persons are not liable for damages, fraud, etc.. It would be your responsibility to deal with that and assume all repercussions as such. I don't know how would do this in a secure way. An idea would be maybe to set up an ebay sellers account, as well as a buyers account where you could use ebay and paypal for secure transactions of the agreed upon terms... In fact it might be a good idea to offer up ideas on secure transactions.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Yeah, it's pretty decent. I wish more sites would organize a 'supply list page' and then link to the articles and stores directly from the list after each item. Kind of like: Weapons: AR-15: Bravo Company Manufacturing RECCE 14 Mod 0 Obviously one would want these links to open in new tabs so persons could stay on the list and look at other tabs to read and purchase items. Heck, I think I may even set up a page to do that now. By clicking on the 'AR-15' you would link to the http://survivalcache.com/the-best-survival-rifle-carbine-ar15/ page and by clicking on the 'Bravo Company Manufacturing RECCE 14 Mod 0' you would link to http://bravocompanymfg.com/specification/bcm_recce_145.php.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    I'll personally stay away from ammonia. It attacks the mucus membranes which is why you get that sensation. Probably safe enough in small PPM(parts per million) I'm sure, especially in a survival only use. I'll just run some caffeine pills and vitamin B complex (or Five Hour Energy). Oh, and this guy gave me this list once for a min-max long term needs for survival. It's pretty neat and worth a look. http://www.thepreparednessblog.com/capability-checklist/
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Well, I've decided to copy and paste everyone's bag set ups into the bag part of my current Survival Supply List and modify it with things I like, cutting out duplications of things I already have, and replacing things which are better than mine on others's lists.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Oh, good idea dog. I suppose I didn't think of another administering pill aid to me.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Yeah risk, kukris are kind of a jack of all trades master of none blade, which in my opinion makes them a nice survival tool. I know a lot like the option of having a machete and an axe or tomahawk. I'm trying to find that nice 'big' tool. I also like the Woodman's Pal. http://www.woodmanspaltool.com/
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Nepalese Kukri. Kukris made in Nepal, unlike most American ones, have thicker blades, adding force. The forward design and thick blade of the kukri makes it good for chopping and combat. It can also be used for skinning and other tasks. A 15" blade is nice for both chopping and combat without being too big or small. I've heard Cold Steel's is nice, but have not used it. They are the Gurkha's combat (and utility) blade. These are the two places to get quality ones from (I got mine from The Khukuri House - http://www.thekhukurihouse.com/catalog/enlarge.php?id=313634f1676ℑ=left): http://www.thekhukurihouse.com/ http://www.himalayan-imports.com/
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Yeah, I am really going through the stuff and reassessing the weight. At the moment there is plenty I can cut out and other things I can switch out for lighter, yes same or better quality versions.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    These are some updated pictures for my Bug Out Bag. The entire set up weighs 50 pounds (Yes, it's heavy). The sleeping bag and all medical supplies weigh 10 of the 50 pounds and as you can see there is a lot of room to cut on supplies, but since this is for me and not someone else, I find it to work. This can easily be spaced out between two persons, but I am more than capable of hauling it long periods of time through woodlands (the advantages of being 6'4" 200 lbs.). [ATTACH=CONFIG]167[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]168[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]169[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]170[/ATTACH]
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    These are some updated pictures for my Bug Out Bag. The entire set up weighs 50 pounds (Yes, it's heavy). The sleeping bag and all medical supplies weigh 10 of the 50 pounds and as you can see there is a lot of room to cut on supplies, but since this is for me and not someone else, I find it to work. This can easily be spaced out between two persons, but I am more than capable of hauling it long periods of time through woodlands (the advantages of being 6'4" 200 lbs.).
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    Yeah, and if you don't overload them they float.
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    SURVIVAL SUPPLY LIST: Items may be modified, must be the highest quality possible, and use only self-acquiring energy if possible. They must be waterproof or in waterproof cases and be climate and temperature tolerant. Items must be MultiCam or inconspicuous if possible unless for signaling. Built on a tier system, Tier One goes into Tier Two goes into Tier Three. The Medical and Hygiene items are very important. Lack of proper foot, dental care, etc. can lead to infection to gangrene and finally to death. For this reason I have nail clippers with file, etc. I also have drying powder and moleskin for chaffing, blisters, and foot care. You won't make it far with a raw rear, feet, or nipples. The same goes for a sore throat. If you've ever had such a sore throat you could only consume liquids you know what I mean. I carry ibuprofen (Bayer) for if heart issues arise, but acetaminophen (Tylenol) for other pain issues. Ibuprofen will cause stomach issues if overused. Intestinal sedatives and prescription glasses/goggles are also important (contacts don't last forever). I use a flashdrive, phone, and micro SD/SD card for data storage. It's much easier than carrying your important easily destroyed papers. DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU CANNOT TRUST YOURSELF TO NOT LOSE IT!!! TIER ONE: EVERY DAY CARRY: [ATTACH=CONFIG]125[/ATTACH] Everything fits in my pockets with exception of the headlamp. I have to use a normal flashlight or wear cargo pants otherwise. RIGGER'S BELT/POCKETS: KEYCHAIN AS BELOW WALLET AS BELOW SMART PHONE WITH SIM CARD ZIPPO LIGHTER I use a Zippo because they are good in wind and refillable with various fuels. BIC's last longer. Both are kept close to the body due to lighters not working well cold. LED FLASHLIGHT (HEADLAMP) (PRINCTON TEC) The headlamp is for hands-free light. The Apex Pro is great, having multiple beams, modes, lithium battery and is 'waterproof'. It can hit 200 lumens, depending on mode, anything under 70 lumens being next to worthless in my opinion. LEATHERMAN SUPER TOOL 300 BLACK A multi-tool is durable, compact, and versatile. I have the Black version to be less noticeable and reflective. The Super Tool 300 has most of the features one could ask for (after much comparing on their comparison website feature). I use the small knife for small tasks and to not scare others or draw attention. WIRE SAW SNARE WIRE WATERPROOF SPACE PEN (FISHER) WATERPROOF NOTEPAD (RITE IN RAIN) KEYCHAIN: KEYS MIL-SPEC MIL-C-5040 Type III PARACORD LANYARD I've weaved this in a way which only takes one hand and something to stop the other end to pull it apart, which is nice if the other hand doesn't work. I leave the keys in my back pocket, so unless I'm in an area I'm worried about theft it is nice to pull them out quickly. CARABINER (OMEGA) Multiple uses, from organizing, to quickly attaching to something for hauling, lifting, etc. FIRESTEEL MILITARY GRADE FLASH DRIVE PEALESS JET WHISTLE A whistle is great because it requires much less energy than yelling and can be heard farther away. Get a plastic one because of metal in winter. Go with a pealess one because they are more reliable and have one less part to worry about. WALLET: FUNDS: a. PAPER MONEY b. COINAGE (SILVER) c. BANK CARD d. CREDIT CARD e. PHONE CARD CARD-SIZED DIAMOND SHARPENER LOCK PICKS WITH PEN SPRING AND SAFETY PIN (SEREPICK.COM) These are for when discretion is the better part of valor. A safety pin can be put through a click-pen spring as can two pics and then pinned inside a layer of clothing. No it's not really a bug out item, but the size and weight are next to nothing. IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN ZIPLOCK DATA STORAGE: a. MICRO SD CARD WITH SD CARD ADAPTER FIRE: a. WAXED CHARCLOTH b. WATERPROOF MATCHES HEALTH: a. BANDAGES b. FLAT RAZOR c. ANTISEPTIC WIPE d. MOLESKIN BANDAGES TIER TWO: GET HOME BAG: Everything with the exception of my Camelbak fits into a laptop bag. I do this so it doesn't draw attention. BINOCULARS COMPASS WITH MAGNIFYING GLASS/SUNDIAL (CAMMENGA) TWO LITER POP BOTTLE BLANKS WITH CAPS/GARDEN HOSE PLUGS ZIPLOCK ZIPPABLE FREEZER BAGS (VARIOUS SIZES) CONCORDANCE BIBLE (NIV) SURVIVAL LITERATURE CAMELBAK THERMOBAK AB WITH CBR X BLADDER This is hands-free drinking with an NBC bladder. The Thermobak AB can be used as a stand-alone system or attached to body armor. It has a 3 liter capacity which is a must in my opinion. It's nice being back mounted for carrying, and collapsible as a bladder system. FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS, AND WATER: PEMMICAN If it's good enough for Antarctica it's good enough for me. Look it up. INSTANT OATMEAL INSTANT TEA RATIONS PROTIEN BARS/DATREX BARS MULTIVITAMINS, MINERALS, SUPPLEMENTS a. These are stored in three pop bottle blanks. WATER MEDICAL: All the medical supplies fit into shaving kit bags or canteen pouches. The bandages, gausse, wrap, antiseptic wipes, wrap, and brace all go into one. The rest fits into three more, or can be put into canteen pouches for mounting on MOLLE for quick access. [ATTACH=CONFIG]135[/ATTACH] PRESCRIPTION GLASSES WITH CASE KIT: FIRST AID MEDICINE a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. INTESTINAL SEDATIVE a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. IMMODIUM PILLS c. PEPTOBISMOL PILLS PAIN KILLER a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. IBUPROFEN (BAYER) c. ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) SORE THROAT/COLD a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. SUPHEDRINE c. SUCRETS ANTIHYSTIMINE (BENADRYL) a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. ANTI-MALARIA TABLETS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. ESSENTIAL OILS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. PETROLEUM JELLY (VASOLINE) GOLD BOND/DRYING POWDER EYE DROPS BANDAGES a. BAND-AID b. ISRAELI c. MOLESKIN ANTISEPTIC PADS GAUSSE SPLINTS WRAP BACTINE UNSCENTED ANTISEPTIC WIPES ANTIBIOTIC ANTICBACTERIAL, ANTIVIRAL, ANTIMICROBIAL COTTONSWABS KIT: SURGICAL SEWING RAZOR/SCALPEL SEWING NEEDLE THREAD KIT: POISON IPECAC POISON DRAW KIT KIT: BURN ALOE LOTION WITH LIDOCAINE HCI SUN BLOCK AND INSCECT REPELLANT IN ONE (DEET-FREE) KIT: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IODINE TABLETS INSECT NET HYGIENE KIT: The nail clippers with file, tweezers, and unscented q-tips all fit into one pop bottle blank. The whole kit fits into a small shaving kit bag (see pic). TOOTHPASTE TOOTHBRUSH NAIL CLIPPERS WITH FILE TWEEZERS UNSCENTED Q-TIPS WASH CLOTH (MCNETT) BODY TOWEL (MCNETT) UNSCENTED SOAP UNSCENTED TOILET PAPER/WIPES TIER THREE: SEVENTY TWO HOUR BUG OUT BAG: This currently is in a backpack. FISHING KIT: All of this fits into one pop bottle blank. Pictured is the fishing kit and a sewing kit. The thread is on a spool under the cap. Cloth can be rolled around the needles. [ATTACH=CONFIG]136[/ATTACH] EYE HOOK Use this with a stick as a rod. HOOKS (EAGLE CLAW) BOBBER SINKERS (NON-LEAD) SWIVELS LINE (SPIDERWIRE) TACKLE ACQUIREMENT AND PREPARATION: KATADYN MICROPUR WATER TABLETS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. TINDER BOX: BLAST MATCH This is an easy to use one-handed fire starter. Watch the Ultimate Survival Technologies videos on them. ZIPPO LIGHTER AND FLUID WATERPROOF MATCHES WAXED CHARCLOTH WET FIRE TINDER CONSUMABLE CLEAR EIGHTY PLUS PROOF ALCOHOL This can be fuel or a trade good. TEA LIGHT CANDLES CLOTHING: BOXER-BRIEFS UNDERSHIRT LONG SOCKS THERMAL: UNDERPANTS UNDERSHIRT SOCKS U.S.G.I.: BELT LONGSLEEVE SHIRT PANTS SWEATER FAST ROPE GLOVES U.S.G.I. COMBAT BOOTS 2xSHEMAGH RAIN COAT/PONCHO INDUSTRIAL SEWING KIT: All of this with exception of the curved sewing all fits into one pop bottle blank. More parachute cloth can be added apart from the kit if desired. INDUSTRIAL NEEDLES THREAD/NYLON TWINE SAFETY PINS SEWING AWL PARACHUTE CLOTH TOOLS: [ATTACH=CONFIG]138[/ATTACH] BUSSE BOSS JACK COMBAT GRADE KNIFE NEPALESE KUKRI Kukris made in Nepal, unlike most American ones, have thicker blades, adding force. The forward design and thick blade of the kukri makes it good for chopping and combat. It can also be used for skinning and other tasks. A 15" blade is nice for both chopping and combat without being too big or small. I've heard Cold Steel's is nice, but have not used it. MIL-SPEC MIL-C-5040 Type III PARACORD SHELTER: WIGGY’S SLEEP SYSTEM One could go with the U.S.G.I. Modular Sleep System. This is for a variety of temperatures. All I have to say is after sleeping in -35 degree weather without the right gear, I'll make sure I have it. U.S.G.I. CASUALTY BLANKET This is more durable than a space blanket. U.S.G.I. CANVAS TARP NET HAMMOCK TITANIUM NAIL TENT PEGS (VARGO) BUG NETTING SELF-DEFENSE: [ATTACH=CONFIG]137[/ATTACH] BERETTA M9A1 (Currently this is a Beretta 96A1.) AMMUNITION Note: The pictures are outdated by the current list but you get the idea. The (Pop Bottle Blanks) can be found here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/test-tubes
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    2011 Bug Out Bag (BOB) Competition

    SURVIVAL SUPPLY LIST: Items may be modified, must be the highest quality possible, and use only self-acquiring energy if possible. They must be waterproof or in waterproof cases and be climate and temperature tolerant. Items must be MultiCam or inconspicuous if possible unless for signaling. Built on a tier system, Tier One goes into Tier Two goes into Tier Three. The Medical and Hygiene items are very important. Lack of proper foot, dental care, etc. can lead to infection to gangrene and finally to death. For this reason I have nail clippers with file, etc. I also have drying powder and moleskin for chaffing, blisters, and foot care. You won't make it far with a raw rear, feet, or nipples. The same goes for a sore throat. If you've ever had such a sore throat you could only consume liquids you know what I mean. I carry ibuprofen (Bayer) for if heart issues arise, but acetaminophen (Tylenol) for other pain issues. Ibuprofen will cause stomach issues if overused. Intestinal sedatives and prescription glasses/goggles are also important (contacts don't last forever). I use a flashdrive, phone, and micro SD/SD card for data storage. It's much easier than carrying your important easily destroyed papers. DO NOT DO THIS IF YOU CANNOT TRUST YOURSELF TO NOT LOSE IT!!! TIER ONE: EVERY DAY CARRY: Everything fits in my pockets with exception of the headlamp. I have to use a normal flashlight or wear cargo pants otherwise. RIGGER'S BELT/POCKETS: KEYCHAIN AS BELOW WALLET AS BELOW SMART PHONE WITH SIM CARD ZIPPO LIGHTER I use a Zippo because they are good in wind and refillable with various fuels. BIC's last longer. Both are kept close to the body due to lighters not working well cold. LED FLASHLIGHT (HEADLAMP) (PRINCTON TEC) The headlamp is for hands-free light. The Apex Pro is great, having multiple beams, modes, lithium battery and is 'waterproof'. It can hit 200 lumens, depending on mode, anything under 70 lumens being next to worthless in my opinion. LEATHERMAN SUPER TOOL 300 BLACK A multi-tool is durable, compact, and versatile. I have the Black version to be less noticeable and reflective. The Super Tool 300 has most of the features one could ask for (after much comparing on their comparison website feature). I use the small knife for small tasks and to not scare others or draw attention. WIRE SAW SNARE WIRE WATERPROOF SPACE PEN (FISHER) WATERPROOF NOTEPAD (RITE IN RAIN) KEYCHAIN: KEYS MIL-SPEC MIL-C-5040 Type III PARACORD LANYARD I've weaved this in a way which only takes one hand and something to stop the other end to pull it apart, which is nice if the other hand doesn't work. I leave the keys in my back pocket, so unless I'm in an area I'm worried about theft it is nice to pull them out quickly. CARABINER (OMEGA) Multiple uses, from organizing, to quickly attaching to something for hauling, lifting, etc. FIRESTEEL MILITARY GRADE FLASH DRIVE PEALESS JET WHISTLE A whistle is great because it requires much less energy than yelling and can be heard farther away. Get a plastic one because of metal in winter. Go with a pealess one because they are more reliable and have one less part to worry about. WALLET: FUNDS: a. PAPER MONEY b. COINAGE (SILVER) c. BANK CARD d. CREDIT CARD e. PHONE CARD CARD-SIZED DIAMOND SHARPENER LOCK PICKS WITH PEN SPRING AND SAFETY PIN (SEREPICK.COM) These are for when discretion is the better part of valor. A safety pin can be put through a click-pen spring as can two pics and then pinned inside a layer of clothing. No it's not really a bug out item, but the size and weight are next to nothing. IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS IN ZIPLOCK DATA STORAGE: a. MICRO SD CARD WITH SD CARD ADAPTER FIRE: a. WAXED CHARCLOTH b. WATERPROOF MATCHES HEALTH: a. BANDAGES b. FLAT RAZOR c. ANTISEPTIC WIPE d. MOLESKIN BANDAGES TIER TWO: GET HOME BAG: Everything with the exception of my Camelbak fits into a laptop bag. I do this so it doesn't draw attention. BINOCULARS COMPASS WITH MAGNIFYING GLASS/SUNDIAL (CAMMENGA) TWO LITER POP BOTTLE BLANKS WITH CAPS/GARDEN HOSE PLUGS ZIPLOCK ZIPPABLE FREEZER BAGS (VARIOUS SIZES) CONCORDANCE BIBLE (NIV) SURVIVAL LITERATURE CAMELBAK THERMOBAK AB WITH CBR X BLADDER This is hands-free drinking with an NBC bladder. The Thermobak AB can be used as a stand-alone system or attached to body armor. It has a 3 liter capacity which is a must in my opinion. It's nice being back mounted for carrying, and collapsible as a bladder system. FOOD, SUPPLEMENTS, AND WATER: PEMMICAN If it's good enough for Antarctica it's good enough for me. Look it up. INSTANT OATMEAL INSTANT TEA RATIONS PROTIEN BARS/DATREX BARS MULTIVITAMINS, MINERALS, SUPPLEMENTS a. These are stored in three pop bottle blanks. WATER MEDICAL: All the medical supplies fit into shaving kit bags or canteen pouches. The bandages, gausse, wrap, antiseptic wipes, wrap, and brace all go into one. The rest fits into three more, or can be put into canteen pouches for mounting on MOLLE for quick access. PRESCRIPTION GLASSES WITH CASE KIT: FIRST AID MEDICINE a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. INTESTINAL SEDATIVE a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. IMMODIUM PILLS c. PEPTOBISMOL PILLS PAIN KILLER a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. IBUPROFEN (BAYER) c. ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) SORE THROAT/COLD a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. Separated by bingo chips. b. SUPHEDRINE c. SUCRETS ANTIHYSTIMINE (BENADRYL) a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. ANTI-MALARIA TABLETS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. ESSENTIAL OILS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. PETROLEUM JELLY (VASOLINE) GOLD BOND/DRYING POWDER EYE DROPS BANDAGES a. BAND-AID b. ISRAELI c. MOLESKIN ANTISEPTIC PADS GAUSSE SPLINTS WRAP BACTINE UNSCENTED ANTISEPTIC WIPES ANTIBIOTIC ANTICBACTERIAL, ANTIVIRAL, ANTIMICROBIAL COTTONSWABS KIT: SURGICAL SEWING RAZOR/SCALPEL SEWING NEEDLE THREAD KIT: POISON IPECAC POISON DRAW KIT KIT: BURN ALOE LOTION WITH LIDOCAINE HCI SUN BLOCK AND INSCECT REPELLANT IN ONE (DEET-FREE) KIT: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS IODINE TABLETS INSECT NET HYGIENE KIT: The nail clippers with file, tweezers, and unscented q-tips all fit into one pop bottle blank. The whole kit fits into a small shaving kit bag (see pic). TOOTHPASTE TOOTHBRUSH NAIL CLIPPERS WITH FILE TWEEZERS UNSCENTED Q-TIPS WASH CLOTH (MCNETT) BODY TOWEL (MCNETT) UNSCENTED SOAP UNSCENTED TOILET PAPER/WIPES TIER THREE: SEVENTY TWO HOUR BUG OUT BAG: This currently is in a backpack. FISHING KIT: All of this fits into one pop bottle blank. Pictured is the fishing kit and a sewing kit. The thread is on a spool under the cap. Cloth can be rolled around the needles. EYE HOOK Use this with a stick as a rod. HOOKS (EAGLE CLAW) BOBBER SINKERS (NON-LEAD) SWIVELS LINE (SPIDERWIRE) TACKLE ACQUIREMENT AND PREPARATION: KATADYN MICROPUR WATER TABLETS a. Stored in one pop bottle blank. TINDER BOX: BLAST MATCH This is an easy to use one-handed fire starter. Watch the Ultimate Survival Technologies videos on them. ZIPPO LIGHTER AND FLUID WATERPROOF MATCHES WAXED CHARCLOTH WET FIRE TINDER CONSUMABLE CLEAR EIGHTY PLUS PROOF ALCOHOL This can be fuel or a trade good. TEA LIGHT CANDLES CLOTHING: BOXER-BRIEFS UNDERSHIRT LONG SOCKS THERMAL: UNDERPANTS UNDERSHIRT SOCKS U.S.G.I.: BELT LONGSLEEVE SHIRT PANTS SWEATER FAST ROPE GLOVES U.S.G.I. COMBAT BOOTS 2xSHEMAGH RAIN COAT/PONCHO INDUSTRIAL SEWING KIT: All of this with exception of the curved sewing all fits into one pop bottle blank. More parachute cloth can be added apart from the kit if desired. INDUSTRIAL NEEDLES THREAD/NYLON TWINE SAFETY PINS SEWING AWL PARACHUTE CLOTH TOOLS: BUSSE BOSS JACK COMBAT GRADE KNIFE NEPALESE KUKRI Kukris made in Nepal, unlike most American ones, have thicker blades, adding force. The forward design and thick blade of the kukri makes it good for chopping and combat. It can also be used for skinning and other tasks. A 15" blade is nice for both chopping and combat without being too big or small. I've heard Cold Steel's is nice, but have not used it. MIL-SPEC MIL-C-5040 Type III PARACORD SHELTER: WIGGY’S SLEEP SYSTEM One could go with the U.S.G.I. Modular Sleep System. This is for a variety of temperatures. All I have to say is after sleeping in -35 degree weather without the right gear, I'll make sure I have it. U.S.G.I. CASUALTY BLANKET This is more durable than a space blanket. U.S.G.I. CANVAS TARP NET HAMMOCK TITANIUM NAIL TENT PEGS (VARGO) BUG NETTING SELF-DEFENSE: BERETTA M9A1 (Currently this is a Beretta 96A1.) AMMUNITION Note: The pictures are outdated by the current list but you get the idea. The (Pop Bottle Blanks) can be found here: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/product/test-tubes