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  1. Versameal Giveaway on HomesteadingToday!

    The great folks over at Versameal have donated two 50lb bags of their new gluten free baking mix to be given away on HomesteadingToday and I want you to join up and get entered! If you're not a member of Homesteading please sign up now for your chance to enter this great giveaway! Here's a link direct to the giveaeway. [URL]http://www.homesteadingtoday.com/general-homesteading-forums/homesteading-questions/516954-versameal-great-gen1-baking-blend-giveaway.html[/URL] As you can see sign up is quick...
  2. Portable DIY Rocket Stove

    Ahhhhhh, the Rocket Stove. What more can I say, well actually quite a bit. The key elements of the rocket stove are the L-shape design, insulation of the main chamber, and the Fire Triangle . That is it. With the hundreds of plans, video's, websites, etc. out there talking about rocket stoves, I decided to give it a go and build one, or actually 3. The first two were prototypes or to be honest, what I like to call my trial and error attempts. I have seen several designs both large and...
  3. Geocaching: So, What did you learn?

    After being cooped up all winter, I decided I would venture out and go on a little excursion with the prepper mindset scenario of bugging home from work. The Plan: AKA, setting up the cache I thought I was being smart. I was doing my research. I mapped my routes meticulously. I checked on my 2 caches along the routes home, making certain I wasn't seen. If the need ever arose, by God, I was ready to make the trek home if I had to do so from work. I was thoroughly prepared I thought. I did a...
  4. If Chaos Ensues Bug out Bag

    Food: A bag each of white rice and pinto beans; package of cornmeal, beef jerky, 2 energy bars Drink: Nalgene canteen, water purification tablets, iodine First Aid: Neosporin, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Imodium, paper tape, vet wrap, bandaids and larger bandages, couple small splints, butterfly bandages, some prepacked suture material Tools: knife (larger fixed blade and pocket variety), small axe, Fire Kit (char cloth, linen tow (both in ziplocs), 2 lighters in ziploc bags,...
  5. My Bugout Bag for Women

    Food:Okay, I'll admit it, there is no "real" food whatsoever here. It's all my favorite. Drink: Lots of water in bottles. First Aid: I love my little Ultralight First Aid Kit. Tools: Swiss Army Knife, Kershaw Machette, Good Quality Axe Maps and Travel Information: Local Maps and notepads and pencil/pen. Clothing: My undies and socks and clothes! Communication: I have a windup AM/FM Radio. Cell Phone/Cell Phone Charger. Lighting: My windup LED flashlight and my Brinkmann LED flashlight...
  6. Primary Bug out Bag

    Food: Emergency food bars, granola bars, hard candies, jelly candies, dried fruit, dehydrated fruit, GORP Drink: TetraPak water, foil-pack water, camelback water, water-filter bottle, survival straw, powder gatorade First Aid: Bandaids, aspirin, Reactin, gauze, ointments, bug-spray, tweezers, needle, thread, nail-clippers, Tools: Hatchet, knives, saw, binoculars, matches, magnesium strip, high-carbon-steel knife, lighter, fire-sticks, bon-bons Maps and Travel Information: Local maps,...
  7. Bunker Bob's Bug out Bag

    Right Detachable Interior Pocket Flap (#9): (IV Fluids) NaCl 500 ml (1) Ringer\'s Lactate 500 ml (1) IV tubing (2) 14 gauge IV needles (2) 18 gauge IV needles (2) Latex tourniquet (1) Alcohol wipes (5) Latex gloves (1 pr) Band-Aids (4) in a Ziploc bag.It is useful but not essential to include a small roll of 1\" adhesive tape. Internal Top Pocket: (Diagnostics) Stethoscope (1) Head lamp with red and white lenses (1) ENT kit Scissors (1) Thermometer (1) Plastic Ziploc bags...
  8. Slowmover Bug out Bag for Natural Disasters

    Food: 4x surplus (non-GI) MRE full meal packets, 2x cans Hormel canned tamales, Esbit folding stove w/6x Esbit fuel tablets, 3x Trioxane fuel tablets, Drink: 3L water in bladder, 20x Katadyn MicroPur tablets, 40x asst\'d Kool Aid foil packets (sweetened, sugar-free) First Aid: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak with Quikclot, general purpose first-aid kit containing basic painkillers, topical antibiotics and antihistamines, variety of sterile dressings and compression wrap, sutures (instant,...
  9. Brum's Life Support Bug out Bag in a Single Backpack

    Food: dehydrated right off the shelves of food markets Drink: water First Aid: Extensive for most any issue including suturing a wound Maps and Travel Information: Compass Clothing: Life supporting all weather Communication: Cellular, multinet, Internet, shortwave Lighting: LED headlights and handheld Shelter: Jungle hammock
  10. Bug Home Bag for Rural Transportation Driver

    Food: Canned meats/fish/fruits, granola bars, trail-mix...anything ready to eat, and means to procure wildlife. Drink: Water bottles, filtration, Sawyer SP140 filter bottle. First Aid: Relatively comprehensive, based on environment/potential hazards & back-up for group. Tools: Leatherman Side-kick multi-tool, fire starter, foldable saw, knives. Maps and Travel Information: State-wide topographic atlas, compass, altimeter. Clothing: To augment daily wear/carry, seasonal. Communication:...
  11. cqp33's Bug out Bag

    Food: Energy bars, fishing gear and of course I can hunt/forage Drink: 3 liter camelbak, 1 quart canteen, water purification tablets (x100) First Aid: liquid bandage, small & large compression bandages, butterfly strips, antifungal cream, peroxide, quikclot Tools: hatchet, survival knife, fire starting (4 ways), 550 cord, small line (synthetic nylon 1/4\") Maps and Travel Information: compass and topo map Clothing: flight suit type coveralls, base layer 2 thermal bottoms, base layer 1...
  12. 3 Day Bug out Bag

    Food: 4 MRE Desserts, Peanut Butter Tubes, 4 Spam Cans, 12 oz white rice, 16 oz instant potatoes Drink: 70 Ml of Packaged Water, 3 L Water bladder camelbak, 1 qt canteen, Gatorade mix, instant coffee First Aid: Suture Kit, Cold Pack, Bandages, Triple Antibiotic ointment, 10 Hydrocodone 10-350mg,Hand sanitizer, large bottle of rubbing alcohol Tools: M44 Mosin Nagant, Paracord, 100lb test fishing line, Fishing hooks, Advanced Swiss Army Knife, Gerber Defender blade, 40 rounds of 7.62 54R, 36...
  13. Bug out bag addition if you wear a Uniform

    This has more to do with my type of work and my bug in bag. I am a uniformed employee of a government agency. As such I drive a marked vehicle and were a uniform. My job is maintenance and my area covers several counties, most with high population counts. I take a small separate bag with which I keep normal close in. If a situation where to occur I like the idea of being able to blend in as I make my way home. Nothing fancy in the bag, I will list the contents, and they are all old work...
  14. My 3 Day Kit Bug out Bag

    Food: 2 MRES, 6 snickers bars, 6 packages of pasta or rice based meals, 2 cans of sardines, 2 ramen noodle packs, large bag of trail mix with fruit and chocolate. Drink: several bottles of water, life straw, water purification tabs First Aid: Kit that can handle most basic injuries. Usual meds, my prescriptions. Tools: Survival knife, hatchet, spare mini multi tool, glowsticks, paracord, fish hooks, fire starting tools Maps and Travel Information: Local map, state map, compass. Clothing:...
  15. Kelty Bug out Bag

    Food: Mountainhouse granola bars macaroni and cheese potato soup Will update as soon as I get my list back him but it\'s about 13,000 cal so about six days worth of food Drink: Three liter Water reservoir Back up to liter, some Nuun electrolyte tablets Singleserve Kool-Aid packets tea and hot cocoa First Aid: Ace bandage handkerchief and am currently putting my first aide kit together Tools: To knife sharpeners 10 zip ties a skyline Keyshawn knife one sol emergency blanket collapsable...
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