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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby MeDeFe on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:49 am

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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby 2dimes on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:05 pm

Funkyterrance wrote:
saxitoxin wrote:I rarely endorse products, so when I do you can be sure it's good.

I highly recommend one of these:

WaterBOB Bathtub Bladder
http://www.waterbob.com/Information.do?forward=about

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You're more likely going to need to (and want to) shelter-in-place than evacuate in 90% of all exigencies. This is the best $30 you'll ever spend.


Or you could buy some gladbags and fill em in your bathtub.

We have a fancy plug that keeps the water in the tub.
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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby Funkyterrance on Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:18 pm

2dimes wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
saxitoxin wrote:I rarely endorse products, so when I do you can be sure it's good.

I highly recommend one of these:

WaterBOB Bathtub Bladder
http://www.waterbob.com/Information.do?forward=about

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You're more likely going to need to (and want to) shelter-in-place than evacuate in 90% of all exigencies. This is the best $30 you'll ever spend.


Or you could buy some gladbags and fill em in your bathtub.

We have a fancy plug that keeps the water in the tub.


Aww man, where did I put that reciept for those gladbags...
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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby notyou2 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:13 pm

2dimes wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
saxitoxin wrote:I rarely endorse products, so when I do you can be sure it's good.

I highly recommend one of these:

WaterBOB Bathtub Bladder
http://www.waterbob.com/Information.do?forward=about

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You're more likely going to need to (and want to) shelter-in-place than evacuate in 90% of all exigencies. This is the best $30 you'll ever spend.


Or you could buy some gladbags and fill em in your bathtub.

We have a fancy plug that keeps the water in the tub.


Does not double function as a water bed, I have tried it.
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:11 am

Un-heated water bed ≠ good. Though I might be further north than you.
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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:24 am

notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:
Funkyterrance wrote:
saxitoxin wrote:I rarely endorse products, so when I do you can be sure it's good.

I highly recommend one of these:

WaterBOB Bathtub Bladder
http://www.waterbob.com/Information.do?forward=about

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You're more likely going to need to (and want to) shelter-in-place than evacuate in 90% of all exigencies. This is the best $30 you'll ever spend.


Or you could buy some gladbags and fill em in your bathtub.

We have a fancy plug that keeps the water in the tub.


Does not double function as a water bed, I have tried it.


It does double as an emergency septic tank/porta-john, however.
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:01 pm

I'm going to have to fail you this course Terr. You dig the latrine down hill and/or at very least down stream from your water source.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:14 pm

2dimes wrote:I'm going to have to fail you this course Terr. You dig the latrine down hill and/or at very least down stream from your water source.


Wait.. What???
The water comes from the faucet above your teapot or whatever you are filling, the insta-porto-john is safely below. Perfectly sanitary, no?
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Postby 2dimes on Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:33 pm

You don't want your septic tank to be open. You also don't want to use your house as a porta john, double so if there's no vacume trucks available.

If the sewer is draining and the water is running you don't need to store any in your tub. If you stored water in your tub wether with or without the bladder you'll want to dig a latrine out in the yard. Or if the sewer is functioning use the toilet and flush it with a jug using some of your water you are storing. Though if it might be long term you'll want to start digging and save that water for drinking/cooking.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:31 pm

2dimes wrote:You don't want your septic tank to be open. You also don't want to use your house as a porta john, double so if there's no vacume trucks available.


I just figured you could use a shop vac...

2dimes wrote:If the sewer is draining and the water is running you don't need to store any in your tub.


Oh yeah, derp.

2dimes wrote: If you stored water in your tub wether with or without the bladder you'll want to dig a latrine out in the yard. Or if the sewer is functioning use the toilet and flush it with a jug using some of your water you are storing. Though if it might be long term you'll want to start digging and save that water for drinking/cooking.


Good thinking, 2dimes. Now I gotta go get the shopvac out of the garage. Sigh.
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Postby notyou2 on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:03 pm

2dimes wrote:Un-heated water bed ≠ good. Though I might be further north than you.


I had a water bed years ago. I moved to another house, filled it and turned it on. It takes a full day to heat up. Meanwhile there was a party at the house, one guest got very drunk and crashed on the cold water bed. He was blue in the morning with a mild case of hypothermia even with his clothes on. Never sleep on an unheated water bed, unless you have tons of blankets between you and the water.
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Postby Funkyterrance on Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:05 pm

notyou2 wrote:
2dimes wrote:Un-heated water bed ≠ good. Though I might be further north than you.


I had a water bed years ago. I moved to another house, filled it and turned it on. It takes a full day to heat up. Meanwhile there was a party at the house, one guest got very drunk and crashed on the cold water bed. He was blue in the morning with a mild case of hypothermia even with his clothes on. Never sleep on an unheated water bed, unless you have tons of blankets between you and the water.


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Postby 2dimes on Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:06 pm

A ton of blankets would defeat the purpose since you'd just be on a huge pile of blankets and miss out on that awesome back ruining warm water bed.
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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby Juan_Bottom on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:33 am

http://www.foyeins.com/mccormicktract/

Glad this thread is still alive.
I'm going camping here, it's 17,000 acres of wilderness in Michigan. I'll be spending at least a week in 2013 0r 14. You have to navigate your own way with a compass or a GPS, so this is going to be awesome.
Do you think that it's better to build a greenhouse tent or to actually bring a tent?


I did by a couple of cheap strikers, but they are pretty pathetic at throwing sparks. So I was eyeballing one of these:
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They last for forever and have a button compass hidden in the other side.

But that light my fire is a lot cheaper and does a good job. So I'll probably get one of those instead. Good call.


But does anyone have any good advice for a survival hunting knife? I was leaning towards purchasing an ESEE, but for the price I want to be sure. They're about $130. Comparably-sized KA-BARs are $80, but have slightly cheaper steel. I had a Cold Steel Pendleton, and it was nice, but I lost it camping and I want to get something better to replace it. And I want an American made knife as well. I don't have anything against Taiwanese knives or anything; I think their quality is great. But America makes some great products too and I'd like to keep this purchase at home.
If I'm going camping in the middle of nowhere, this knife could be a lifesaving tool.
I also need a cold weather sleeping bag and a new hiking pack. I had a tactical-type canvas three day bag, but the top ripped wide open. I'd like to replace it with something larger, but there are a lot of bags out there and it's really hard to know which one is right. My bag had these awesome special ties and webbing on each side, to attach a machete or camp axe, and I haven't found another one like it. I may end up with an Alice Pack, but I do believe the bag is too small for the McCormick.
Any advice would be appreciated, you might think of something that I haven't.

This is the knife, the brightest one that they sell:
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I lost my knife walking back to our campsite in the dark. I couldn't find it, because it was too dark. Someone else had found it by the next day, I know it. =(
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Re: Everything we need in a survival bag

Postby Juan_Bottom on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:38 am

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Who else wants to go that won't get me killed by a bear, lost, or eaten by wolves?
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