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  • A tangent for you all to join me on.

    When I moved home I promised myself I would make some "go bags" for me and my family.

    For those who are not familiar with the term it describes a bag of goodies that you store in a bag that can be accessed within 60 seconds of an emergency such as a terrorist attack or massive flooding.

    As this board has some military / survival minded people my question is, what items would you pop in your go bag?

    Thoughts appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

    Water bottle
    Full FirstAid kit
    Rations
    Survival kit
    Cell phone
    Map (transit and national)
    Blanket
    Poncho
    Watch
    Compass (should be in survival kit but worth mentioning twice)
    Multi-Toolkit w/knife
    Duct-tape/gaffa tape
    Ziplock bags
    Flashlight & spare batteries (Or self powered flashlight)
    Cyalume sticks
    Toilet paper/wet wipes/sanitizer
    Chlorine Dioxide Drops
    AM/FM radio (spare batteries)
    Whistle
    Cash in small denominations (coins specially)
    Sturdy shoes
    Permanent marker,pen, paper
    Photos of family or friends for re-ID purposes
    Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
    List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Long sleeve shirt
    Long sleeve trousers
    and a sturdy comfortable bag.

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    Former TGU Dean Former ARMA Admin Former Irregulars Officer

    "Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment." - Dag Hammarskjold

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    • #3
      Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

      Well I have a Go bag but its for no-notice deployments it has the following:
      We call them A bags and B bags and C bags

      4-ABU uniformes
      Gortex wet weather gear
      baby wipes---Yes baby wipes those that have went know why
      6mo worth of hygiene products
      an address book to write home or call
      like 10 phone cards
      all kinds of socks underwear and tshirts lol
      MCP2 Gas mask
      Level 4 Interceptor vest
      mich helmet
      level 2 decon kit (M-8 paper ECT)
      Mopp gear
      Blank range cards
      2 pair boots
      $100
      thats all i can think of write now

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      • #4
        Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

        Let me condense this very quickly.

        First aid kid, one of the big ones with sulfa.
        Blankets.
        Space Blankets.
        Sleeping bags.
        Tent.
        Tarp or Groundcloth.
        Ponchos and raingear.
        Good shoes and boots.
        Three changes of clothes.
        Knife.
        Entrenchment tool (because it works as an axe and hammer, it negates those.)
        GUN, IE one rifle and one pistol. Pistol is for self defense, rifle is for food. DO NOT USE SOMETHING FANCY AND OBSCURE. .308, .30-06, .30-30, or 8mm Mauser.
        Ammunition.
        Flare gun with multiple flares of varied color.
        Radio, preferably two way.
        Radio, am/fm
        Cell phone.
        CREDIT CARD AND MONEY

        AND THE LEAST REMEMBERED:
        A FRIGGIN MAP!!!!!

        EDIT: I know that I failed to mention food, but I'm assuming that you can realize that you need that to survive. =P

        "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

        "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

        "Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." - R. E. Lee

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        • #5
          Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

          My laptop
          tea
          socks
          and a big enough bag to sleep in

          the rest is just extra

          My name: Adept a skilled or proficient person Abyss a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity
          So I'm a very skilled deep hole :D

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          • #6
            Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

            Interesting feedback,

            Cant do guns as I am UK, perhaps someone can suggest a decent item has a survival slant but doubles as a decent weapon in the interim. A knife springs to mind but has limited range options...

            The other thing that becomes obvious is the weight of all these objects, my understanding of a "go bag" is it should be light weight and quick deploy, something no bigger than an average laptop bag.

            Currently my bag contains:

            Flashlight (self powered)
            Foil blanket
            Multi tool
            Duct tape
            Food rations for 72 hours
            Water for 72 hours
            Map air and land
            Compass
            antibacterial cream and tablets
            ID with address / blood type / next of kin


            I guess what I am asking for anyone who does this kind of stuff, is what do you REALLY need in one of these bags to stay alive for 72 hours. Anything more than that requires a different approach.

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            • #7
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              Also another thought, does anyone know a good UK or Euro side survival outlet they have actually used and received goods from?

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              • #8
                Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                Hey from the medical guy, here are a few things i recommend

                water purification tablets
                mole-skin (for foot blisters)
                550 cord (you always need it and it works for EVERYTHING)
                broad spectrum antibiotics incase you ingest something non-condusive to your health
                dermabond (for small cuts. it works on big ones too but only to a certain extent)
                make sure your first aid kit has tourniquets, benadryl pills(it works good for rashes)
                flare gun is good for if you get lost or need to shot at something/someone
                flint for starting a fire
                ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make sure that you have extra socks. If you dont take care of your feet you will end your trip EARLY!!

                [unit][squadl][command2]

                KnyghtMare ~You could always tell the person holding the gun to your head you would like to play on a different server...

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                • #9
                  Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                  damn how can i forget 550 cord, another great product of the US Airforce lol.

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                  • #10
                    Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                    Originally posted by Boondocksaint View Post
                    damn how can i forget 550 cord, another great product of the US Airforce lol.
                    you forgot it BECAUSE you are in the USAF. I have seen you guys go to the field. You stay in a hotel and practice at the park and then go to Red Lobster for dinner.......you guys suck!

                    [unit][squadl][command2]

                    KnyghtMare ~You could always tell the person holding the gun to your head you would like to play on a different server...

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                    • #11
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                      LOL not security forces man, but yeah your right pilots and the rest of the AF have it easy. There are 2 jobs that suck and might as well be in the army, Thats Civil Engineering and Security forces, we are the only ones that deploy for longer then 3 mo lol

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                      • #12
                        Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                        Dredge, you forgot the Military Wonder Drug! Don't forget Motrin and Water! Guys like Dredge and all the other medical personnel under Uncle Sam's employee tell me that it cures cancer!

                        "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" - Edmund Burke

                        "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

                        "Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less." - R. E. Lee

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                        • #13
                          Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                          laptop
                          mobile phone
                          knife tied to a stick (makeshift spear for killing rabbits)
                          first aid kit
                          air rifle (easily can kill small birds)
                          food (lots of it)
                          compass
                          map
                          banadages
                          sleeping bag
                          my id (with all my details)
                          swiss army knife (toothpicks rock)
                          my daily doseage of tea

                          Also since guns are outlawed in UK ive had to improvise with a makeshift spear
                          and my air rifle (they can easily kill sheep and pigeons ond other pest animals).
                          btw when walking i would carry rifle with my sling and untie the knife and
                          use the stick to support me walking uphill (hiding in the pennines seems a good plan since its only 30 mins walk away and about 20 mins run).
                          To talk to me or just hurl Abuse my way get me on Xfire:Hashass1n






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                          • #14
                            Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                            Originally posted by BarnesBL0278 View Post
                            Dredge, you forgot the Military Wonder Drug! Don't forget Motrin and Water! Guys like Dredge and all the other medical personnel under Uncle Sam's employee tell me that it cures cancer!
                            It doesn't cure it.....it kicks its ***. Take a Motrin, Drink Water, Take A Knee And Face Out! Thats how you can fix anything! Broken bones, gunshot wound, you name it!

                            [unit][squadl][command2]

                            KnyghtMare ~You could always tell the person holding the gun to your head you would like to play on a different server...

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                            • #15
                              Re: A tangent for you all to join me on.

                              hmmm... 72 hours? 3 packs of cigs and some lighters... and then i trade the rest with those who cant last more than 2 hours without smoking...

                              J/K, of course... ill never give away my cigarettes...

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