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Bag of evil / emergency grab bag ideas (no guns please)

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by ObiHann, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. ObiHann

    ObiHann Loaded Pockets

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    I'm planning a bag of evil / emergency survival bag. My idea is this is everything that is part of my EDC, and then everything else I would need for say, a road trip, or whatever. I have a day to day carry bag for my laptop, I have a big :censored: camera bag, but I want this to be very survival and self defence. Off the top of my head is a small 100 lumen flashlight, and a large 300lumen flashlight. A knife, a multi tool, radio, gps, etc. I own a lot of this gear so I'm not so much looking for brands, as much as what would be great to have in case I need it.
     
  2. Rob65

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    How about a gun? :evilgrin:



    Just Kidding!! I've always thought that a small hand held police scanner and/or ham radio would be important to have when evil things happen.

    Robert
     
  3. hovaczech

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    +1 On the gun. :lolhammer:

    Can't go wrong with some cordage
     
  4. bigfoot

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    Good thread! I'm in the process of doing this here. I've settled on the Eagle A-III that will hold my EDC Pack Rat. Then beyond that I'm going to add some clothing, basic toiletries, jacket, water bottle, etc.

    Since you want self defense included but without a firearm... here's a few suggestions: pepper spray, knife, baton, bright flashlight.
     
  5. lynnaea

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    Here are some starter ideas:

    powerbars/food rations
    Ironkey USB drive with scanned versions of important documents (www.ironkey.com)
    N95 respirators
    Pocket Survival Kit (I really recommend the one from Adventure Medical Kits, the Doug Ritter version)
    Small FAK
    Buff/bandana/shemagh/keffiyeh
    bottle water
    comfortable shoes and a change of clothes
    hand sanitizer
    sunscreen wipes
    small radio with extra batteries, if Ham operator licensed, then a HT
    handheld police scanner
    Frontier water filter and water purification tablets
    Empty water containers
    Road atlases/maps, both local and for your BOL




    For more ideas, here's my complete BOB list... maybe you can get some ideas from it. (Taken from my blog.)

    THE LIST

    Food
    Emergency rations and ready-to-eat food items, 3 days
    Optional: Camp stove or Jetboil personal cooking system, with fuel canister (will provide approximately 90 minutes of cooking time); for families, consider a Helios cooking system.
    Optional: Fuel for campstove
    Optional: long-term storage multivitamins, such as SuperSpectrim
    Optional: Lifetabs or other survival/energy tabs

    Water
    Emergency water packs, 3 days, plus extra if you have pets (see below)
    Katadyn Ex-Stream XR personal water filter
    Micropur water purification tablets

    Shelter
    Emergency tube tent or tarp
    Rain poncho
    Emergency blanket

    Clothing
    Tennis shoes or hiking boots
    Socks, 3 pair
    Underwear, 3 pair
    crushable hat with brim, such as a boonie hat
    bandanna
    Optional: one pair of jeans or other comfortable pants; one cotton t-shirt

    Lighting
    LED headlamp, batteries stored separately
    Small flashlight, batteries stored separately
    Light sticks, 3

    Hygiene
    Wet wipes
    Small toothbrush and toothpaste
    Two large trash bags, to dispose of waste
    Comb or brush
    Mini rolls of toilet paper
    Small microfiber towel, like Packtowl

    Safety - choose at least one
    Firearm with appropriate JHP (jacketed hollow point) ammunition, concealment holster, extra magazines, and small cleaning kit
    Knife, fixed blade or folder with locking blade
    Pepper (OC) spray
    Taser C2

    Utility
    Survival Kit - I recommend the Doug Ritter version from Adventure Medical Kits.
    Leatherman tool or utility knife (look for a blade at least 2 1/2 inches long)
    100’ 550-lb paracord
    Work gloves
    Small waterproof notebook, such as Rite in the Rain, and pen or pencil
    Detailed map of your local area
    Detailed map of the route from your home to any “bug out” location, such as family in another city; with primary and alternate routes highlighted in different colors
    $100 in cash, small bills only, plus roll of coins if desired
    Photocopies of your ID, birth certificate, social security card, health insurance card
    List of phone numbers and addresses of family, relatives, and friends (do not rely on your cell phone to provide this information; it may be dead or you may not have it with you)
    Passport (or photocopy thereof)

    Fire - choose two or three methods of firestarting
    Lighter
    Firesteel
    Waterproof matches
    Kindling, such as Wetfire, cotton balls soaked in vaseline, or small bag of cotton-fiber dryer lint

    Medical
    First aid kit sufficient to deal with both "boo boos" and "trauma"
    Supply of any critical prescription medications -- pack extra in case you are gone longer than three days
    N95 or N100 respirator masks, 3 (one per day) (for dust and smoke)
    Nitrile gloves
    Sunscreen
    Lip balm w/SPF
    Insect repellent towelettes
    Optional: emergency surgical kit, CPR kit

    Pets (per pet)
    Food, 3 days’ worth, sealed in vacuum bags if possible
    Water (see above)
    Collapsible plastic food and water bowls
    Copies of their most recent rabies shot and city license, if required
    One dose of Advantage or other flea and worm preventative
    Leash
    Small toys

    Situation-specific
    Nukalert personal radiation meter
    Potassium iodide or potassium iodate tablets (thyroid radiation blocker) (for nuclear incidents)
    N95 or N100 respirator masks, 3 (one per day) (for pandemics)
    NBC-rated gas mask (for nuclear, chemical, biological attacks)

    For ladies
    Feminine hygiene products
    Optional: Plan B, one dose, in case of sexual assault

    Miscellaneous
    Travel-size Bible, Torah, Qu’ran, etc.
    Pack of playing cards
     
  6. SnWnMe

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    If the survival situation gets so bad that you need a GPS, then you'll also need a gun :D
     
  7. ObiHann

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    Bah. I guess I have to explain. I really don't want to start a heated argument about guns, no guns, whatever, but I CAN'T carry a handgun because I live in a country where handguns are not legal to carry. For sport, in a range yes, but not as a side arm. So obviously I do not want to carry something that can land me in a heap of trouble. And as far as survival/gps, if I had to drive to another city, or find a friends address, that would come in handy. ow to add a bit more discussion to things. Ladies... Plan B? That stuff expires haha. Great idea, better than nothing but, after a while its crap. Other than that, great list, keep em comming, thanks!
     
  8. ObiHann

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    Great idea! A digital trunked police scanner would be awesome!
     
  9. Rob65

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    No problem, I hear what you're saying. It's just that you said "no guns please" If you had said "no tactical mall ninja dental floss please" you're gonna get a few jack#$$%& (like me) that are gonna mention it just to be witty(or not) Hopefully, they will also mak some serious suggestions to help you out.

    Robert
     
  10. ObiHann

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    Oh I know, heck, thats partly why I said it lol. I wanted to see some foalks reactions and reasons before I gave my explanation. In all honesty if I could carry, I don't know if I would or not, depends on who I hang with and if they carry or not.
     
  11. jehan60188

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    in a :censored: situation, if you're worried about police ticketing you for a gun, then you'll probably die pretty quickly
    get a gun
    hide it
    use it in an emergency

    that being said, there's plenty of literature online for those willing to search for it
     
  12. ObiHann

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    Well I haven't firearms license, and am hoping to get my restricted this summer. I will own, but not carry. It's not a matter of a police ticket, it's jail time. Your right though, when all hell breaks loose, I'm sure I will be packing. Deffinitly won't be in my emergency bag though. Just a note, I'm not talking ww3 emergency, I'm talking neighberhood evacuation.
     
  13. lynnaea

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    All medications expire at some point. :shrug: That's why you check them every so often and replace them.
     
  14. hardcider75

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    You're gonna need some real tools. A hatchet would be invaluable if you had to bail out and spend some time in a wilderness setting. Would you really want to set up camp in an urban environment when the freaks come out and start shooting & looting? Make a run for the treeline, and use your hatchet to build a makeshift shelter, fell small trees for firewood, etc. And if necessary, for self defense.
     
  15. tony413

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    no guns no guns what good is a bag of EVIL without no guns in it? :brickwall:
     
  16. jehan60188

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    guns are not evil
     
  17. JPTP

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    Are you restricted from carrying a fixed blade knife? You don't need a huge one, just a good one.
     
  18. MrReady

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    I am not sure whats in your daily EDC but extra socks are always good to have.
    Also, paper and coin money. Also, i small tool kit. I have a little scewdriver set and
    small crowbar in my edc. I am a wierdo though.
     
  19. Dr Jekell
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    Here are a few ideas from my lists I have been working on.

    Soft shell Jacket
    Spare Batteries in a pelican case
    Polypro Gloves
    Fitted Work gloves
    3 - 4 Flashlights (1 x Very Bright, 1 x Long runtime, 1 x multi level general use, several key chain lights)
    LED Headlamp
    2 Knifes (1 x Small back up, 1 x normal size) (This is in addition to the one you carry on you)
    Benchmade Rescue Hook
    Eye wear & associated supplies (If Needed)
    GPS Unit, Case & spare batteries
    Sunglasses
    Emergency Trauma Dressings (1 small, 1 Large)
    Duck Tape, Duck Tape and More duck tape
    Mini Sharpies
    Pens
    Local documents (Maps, bus timetables, areas of interest, etc)
    Multitool
    High Vis vest
    Snacks
    Individual Drink mixes
    Collapsible Water Bottle
    Small bag of sweets
    Hand-held scanner with spare batteries
    Amateur Radio handheld
    Small First aid kit
    550 Cord
    Heavy duty zip ties
    zip lock bags
    Lighter & other fire making gear
    Whistle
    Bandanna
    Travel Pack Of Tissues
    Diamond Sharpening Stone
    Paper Napkins
    AMK Heat Sheets - Two Person

    Hope it helps
     
  20. Willieboy

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    There ya go! A travelling 911.