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    Hi all,
    I decided this year to be become more prepared...


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    Default Re: 5C's of Survivability

    thanks mojo. i didn't have some of these things on my list, but the boyfriend does.... he always thinks of the important stuff.
    regards, corson

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    Default Re: 5C's of Survivability

    This is good advice if you get lost or stranded and are waiting for someone to rescue you...

    I think the more primitive technologies would serve you better.

    You can be caught anytime off your guard and without your little kit; then what are you going to do?

    I really like Tom Browns teaching on this subject.

    First most important thing is shelter (debris huts are easy and efficient to make in a emergency)


    Second is water

    Third is Fire (too much importance placed on this from most survivalists)
    Did you know you can make fire from water? Actually it's ice, you can melt a chunk of ice with your hands into a lens that will focus sunlight like a magnifying glass.

    Then Food (this may even proceed fire in the list)

    PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) is way more important than anything when it comes to survival.
    “Bundinn er bátlaus maður”

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    Good video. I made notes

    Part one

    Covering (wool blanket)
    Cordage
    Cutting
    Container (metal)
    Combustion (means to start it)

    Then the next 5 items from part two

    Compass
    Headlamp
    Bandana (cotton)
    Needle
    Duct tape (aka Duck tape, 100mph tape, Gaffa tape)

    My car kit omits some of those items and it makes sense to add them, so I will.

    This brand of survival is more wilderness focussed. I wrote up some stuff for Urban settings... Its an old thread but pops up from time to time

    http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...nces----V1.04-
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    I have a survival blanket similar to this one in my bag http://www.landshark-online.com/ mine has a metallic liner that will reflect the FLIR the police and military helicopters use to spot people on the ground at night. It works Ive tested it, heh heh heh. This could be useful if it gets weird, and it might before its over.
    A portable big berkey water filter is a must as well in my opinion. You cant avoid the FEMA trucks and make it to the sailboat or survival shelter if you cant drink dirty water on the way.
    When I was a teenager and on my own and on foot, I would always carry a eye glass case with a lighter, a small compass, and two plastic garbage bags inside it. The bags could very easily save your life. They can keep you dry, very warm, or if you really fell off the map used to collect and store water.
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    Default Re: 5C's of Survivability

    Absolutely brilliant! Thanks all.

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    Default Re: 5C's of Survivability

    YVW, I would rather talk preparedness than get freaked out over the fear of what might be to come...

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    Default Re: 5C's of Survivability

    If something catastrophic WERE to happen, then I think the most constructive thing to do would be to make preparations like this. I'm all for looking at videos as above, and being in awe of the power of nature, but it pays to cover all bases and be practical.

    Plus, it's a great way to get back in touch with nature, especially if you live in a city or urban area.
    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream by night

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