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Old 03-19-2010, 06:31 AM   #31
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If it comes to that I plan to pick one up while I'm out looting.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:22 AM   #32
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I prefer a "get home fanny pack."
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:34 AM   #33
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i carry one, except I call it a "gym" bag.

it's got:

deodorant
shorts
aftershave
flip flops
Ipod

everything you need to sweat out the apocalypse
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:35 AM   #34
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i carry one, except I call it a "gym" bag.

it's got:

deodorant
shorts
aftershave
flip flops
Ipod

everything you need to sweat out the apocalypse
Put some ketchup in there. Like they like.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:36 AM   #35
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Do fanny packs count?
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I went through a silly amount of survival training a long time ago in a land far far away and I realize a little bit off effort up front pays huge dividends on the back end

but reading this book made realize if I had to walk home from my office because a tornado took an overpass or some silly shit a suit, dress shoes and no carryable water would make for a long and seriously fucked up hike

I think I'll get a canteen, a few clif bars and an AK47 with a bayonet and call it good

I looked at some of the prep websites, an interesting topic on its own for a guy who has took a course on apocalyptic fiction in college, and there are some serious whackjobs on a lot of those sites

under what possible circumstance would any rational civilian need a Book of Eli machete, 10 days worth of lifeboat rations, 500 rounds of ammo in a backpack and a pinzgauer

I mean that sounds like fun and all, but really now

if some of those guys put as much effort into their 401K as they did planning out panic rooms they will never build and buying #10 cans of whole wheat they would be rich

but yeah, walking home 10 miles to my house from my office would suck monkey balls

maybe I'll throw an old pair of sneakers in the trunk next to the bayonet, tear gas canisters and anti-zombie grenades
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:38 AM   #36
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Feh. I'm gunna get a Sterno-powered jet pack.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #37
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Do fanny packs count?

Maybe if yer a motherfucker.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #38
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I went through a silly amount of survival training a long time ago in a land far far away

but reading this book made realize if I had to walk home from my office because a tornado took an overpass or some silly shit a suit, dress shoes and no carryable water would make for a long and seriously fucked up hike

I think I'll get a canteen, a few clif bars and an AR15 with a bayonet and call it good

I looked at some of the prep websites, an interesting topic on its own for a guy who has took a course on apocalyptic fiction in college, and ther are some serious whackjobs on a lot of those sites


if some of them put as much effort into their 401K as they did digging trenches and buy #10 cans of whole wheat they would be rich
Ford Prefect would bitchslap your sorry ass. Just saying.

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Old 03-19-2010, 09:51 AM   #39
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You aren't prepared unless your 500 rounds are loaded into magazines in pouches on your vest.

Carrying them loose is just asking for planer rapin'.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:56 AM   #40
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You aren't prepared unless your 500 rounds are loaded into magazines in pouches on your vest.

Carrying them loose is just asking for planer rapin'.
You have made me very, very angry.

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:02 AM   #41
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You have made me very, very angry.

My ammoe is loose, but I carry duct tape.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:17 AM   #42
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but yeah, walking home 10 miles to my house from my office would suck monkey balls
On 7/7/05 when some terrorists blew up some trains and a bus and killed lots of innocent folks in London, public transport ground to a halt for a while. Lots of folks walked home. Lots walked a way then got a lift from folks outside the affected area. Lots got ratted in the nearest boozer and went home the following day. Every hotel room was booked - a great excuse for the philanderers I'm sure, but a one-off - and lots more kipped at the office. An unusual circumstance for most, but not a true emergency unless you were a victim of the actual bombings or a responder thereto.

Me.... I think it added about 5 minutes to my motorcycle journey home, past all the gridlocked cages.






This is a motorbike forum, is it not?

Get-home bike.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #43
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damn now I am over this

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Old 03-19-2010, 11:48 AM   #44
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I carry a "get home" bag, I suppose.

Whenever I go to work, travel, or whatever I have a small backpack with spare clothes, a small first aid kit, emergency blanket, some food and a couple water bottles in it, a multi-tool and a quick-charger for the phone. There's also 2 spare mags for my CCW. If I had to bail on my vehicle, or something bad happened, I could take that bag and have everything I needed.

Paranoid? Nuts? You got me.....full blown loon.

The thing is tho, in 8 years of carrying it I've used the first-aid kit several times, had to change clothes and needed the spares, and helped myself to the energy bars once or twice.

What I want to know is, who decides that things like that are silly or useless, and what's your rationalization for having nothing in case of emergencies? I'd be ashamed to go through life such a hapless victim to fate and my own lack of common-sense.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:50 AM   #45
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Get-home bike.
During the wintertime I carry "get-home" boots, jacket, gloves and hat in my car. We live in the "mountains" and I'm not always sure I'll make it up the hill when it snows - solution: abort and walk
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