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Old 03-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #706
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Does anyone besides me see the irony for 'get home bags' on an adventure motorycle riding site?

You do realize that there is life outside of motorcycles right? Not everyone on this site rides 100% of the time that they are away from home. Will anyone ever need a GHB? Hopefully not, but I always carried spare tubes although I never had to replace one with over 100k miles of riding that I have done over the years.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #707
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Absolutely. But to carry arround heavy bags with multiple knives, guns, ammunition, lighters, paracord, etc. seems ironic to me, given that many of us otherwise chose to ride motorcycles... a statistically dangerous hobby. I would think itf one was 'concerned' enough to carry around a survival bag, the last thing they'd do is climb aboard a motorcycle. To each his own, I was really just looking for a place to use that photo.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #708
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Absolutely. But to carry arround heavy bags with multiple knives, guns, ammunition, lighters, paracord, etc. seems ironic to me, given that many of us otherwise chose to ride motorcycles... a statistically dangerous hobby. I would think itf one was 'concerned' enough to carry around a survival bag, the last thing they'd do is climb aboard a motorcycle. To each his own, I was really just looking for a place to use that photo.
Yeah, why bother wearing gloves, jackets, boots or helmets too?

The whole thing is just silly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:28 AM   #709
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I'd argue there's a much higher possibility of 'laying down' a motorcycle than there is of societal collapse while you're out buying shoes. The increased risk, IMO, warrants the neccesity for gloves, boots, helmet, etc. To each his own, though... I'm bored at work and ADVrider is keeping me awake today.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #710
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Don't forget your tissues. Come in handy if you either shit your pants, or cry.

Fucking gun and knife neurotics.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #711
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Don't forget your tissues. Come in handy if you either shit your pants, or cry.

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #712
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Getting home.

...Even when a commute turns to an adventure, wouldn't you want to be prepared enough in ANY situation to get home?

Seriously, anyone who would want an adventure still probably wants to make it out of the woods as much as out of the office. I think it would be more important to carry these things ON a bike, so...no irony.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:42 AM   #713
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I'd argue there's a much higher possibility of 'laying down' a motorcycle than there is of societal collapse while you're out buying shoes. The increased risk, IMO, warrants the neccesity for gloves, boots, helmet, etc. To each his own, though... I'm bored at work and ADVrider is keeping me awake today.
I think the main point behind this stuff is just having something (a "bag") with you that has various tools and supplies that may be useful to you on some idle tuesday where you get blindsided by some random situation.

Labeling it as an "anti-zombie" or "get home" bag is just a fun thing to make it interesting.

Same deal behind the CDC or whoever putting out a guide about preparing a kit for a zombie outbreak. The point is to get people to think about some things that may come out of the blue like a tornado or blizzard, etc.

Though some folks take it very seriously.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:42 AM   #714
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Douche bag
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:27 AM   #715
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I think the EDC / get-home bag on a long motorbike trip has a multitool, torch, small first aid kit, puncture repair kit, bottle of water, cell 'phone and some tools in it.

Not much different than a zombie bag except for the absent endless debates over the need to carry guns, ammoes, and a soggy tube sock in a ziplock bag.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:55 AM   #716
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I think the EDC / get-home bag on a long motorbike trip has a multitool, torch, small first aid kit, puncture repair kit, bottle of water, cell 'phone and some tools in it.

Not much different than a zombie bag except for the absent endless debates over the need to carry guns, ammoes, and a soggy tube sock in a ziplock bag.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #717
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Most of the guys like me who carry "stupid survival bullshit" around aren't worried about the zombie apocalypse. We're not scared of a worldwide nuclear meltdown. We're THINKING AHEAD as to what type of situations we put ourselves in that might necessitate the use of some "stupid bullshit" to either make our day a little easier, or (who knows?) save our lives if we're out hiking for a day a few miles outside of town.

If you've never found yourself in a situation where you NEEDED something you didn't have with you, you probably don't belong on an adventure forum.


Personally, I only add shit to my bag when I find myself needing it and don't have it. You've never found yourself REALLY wishing you had a flashlight to find that bolt that rolled away? You've never found yourself on a day hike, only to have it start PISSING down rain on you and thought, "I wish I had something, ANYTHING to toss over me and my gear". Gone to the store on your motorcycle and "Oh, fuck, I need milk too! If I had some extra cord I could grab some. Guess I'll have to make another trip." Never once have you dropped your cell phone and thought "all I need is a little flathead, or a knife or something, and I could pop this sucker back together... damn."

I have used EVERYTHING in that bag at one time or another, save the gun (luckily).

Besides, as a daily rider, I have to have a way to carry shit to work. Lunch, tools, extra clothes, whatever. So if I'm going to carry shit anyways, why not have a few things that might save my ass? Those people who DON'T ride every day probably have stupid bullshit in your car you'll never ever use. That ice scraper in the middle of July? Really? 10,000 gas and grocery store receipts that find their way into the cup holder, glove box, and down on the floor?
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:43 PM   #718
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10,000 gas and grocery store receipts that find their way into the cup holder, glove box, and down on the floor?
Hey now, I might need to start a fire with those or pack the insides of my sleeves like a hobo.

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:59 PM   #719
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Absolutely. But to carry arround heavy bags with multiple knives, guns, ammunition, lighters, paracord, etc. seems ironic to me, given that many of us otherwise chose to ride motorcycles... a statistically dangerous hobby. I would think itf one was 'concerned' enough to carry around a survival bag, the last thing they'd do is climb aboard a motorcycle. To each his own, I was really just looking for a place to use that photo.
By the same logic, anyone with little enough concern for their life that they ride a motorcycle, probably wouldn't bother to wear a helmet or jacket.

Since we are making the argument that engaging in dangerous activity must mean that one is inherently careless and ill-prepared.
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I think the main point behind this stuff is just having something (a "bag") with you that has various tools and supplies that may be useful to you on some idle tuesday where you get blindsided by some random situation.

Labeling it as an "anti-zombie" or "get home" bag is just a fun thing to make it interesting.

Same deal behind the CDC or whoever putting out a guide about preparing a kit for a zombie outbreak. The point is to get people to think about some things that may come out of the blue like a tornado or blizzard, etc.

Though some folks take it very seriously.
Yup, zombies are a metaphor for shit going wrong. I know quite a few prepared types who always have at hand that which is needed. Zombies mentioned, referred to jokingly, don't know a single guy who thinks they are an actual possiblity....
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