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  1. For Sale or Partial Trade:

     

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    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.

     

    Wood handle, blade made from truck leaf spring steel, sheath out of buffalo hide. Blade cleaned with Dremel (a belt sander or hand sanding would give a more even polish though I don't have one).

     

    These take almost exactly one month to get from Nepal and shipping is a ton for overseas.

     

    Price: $125.00 plus shipping and handling (and shipping insurance). I'm taking a big loss when you figure in the cost I paid for shipping from overseas. I would be willing to negotiate a partial trade. I.E.: $100.00 and website design, or make offers. There isn't much low end gear I need but it doesn't hurt to offer.

     

    Condition: Used only 3 times to test it's chopping capabilities, so very close to new.

     

    Transaction conditions: Must be secure payment via Pay Pal, or I must receive payment first/use a secure online store like Ebay. Seeing as I've never shipped items, a little help on how to send stuff via Fed Ex, UPS, whatever would be nice too.

     

    Okay, enough with the mumbo jumbo, bag to working out on Bug Out Bag tweaking!


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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/


  7. 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/


  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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:

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    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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:

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    • 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:

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    • 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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  11. 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:

    post-1333-13851497630967_thumb.jpg

    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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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:

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    • 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:

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    • 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