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Old 03-11-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Thumb Whats in your Off Road Adventure Survival Kit?

ORASK, off road adventure survival kit.
If not sure ORASK!!!

shelter
food/water
communications/signaling
first aid


I was so concerned with a tool bag and having enough spares to repair my bike . I neglected some points on first aid and general survival. Sure I always carried spare food (broken down MRE's don't take up much space) extra water and multiple fire starters.

Things I have missed a real shelter a real first aid kit and a way too visually signal for help.

Emergency shelters, here are a few good product less than a pound and under 50$

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_PM_XD2EE

http://grabberworld.com/products/gra...r-blanket.html

First aid kits I'm think in terms of military IFAKS but support more off road type injuries head, neck, back and bleeding. Not ruling out puncture wounds. Things to be carried: splints, compact neck braces, tourniquets, Israeli bandages. Wound care: irrigation antiseptics and bandages.

Here is just a general idea of how small it can be and military philosophy just and example for first aid puncture/bleeding care. Its a start. I'd add to and build on kit to handle off road trauma issue's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJOf51TdVJw

Get trained in CPR and at the very least general first aid.

Emergency communication and signaling devices to get heard and seen to be rescued.
The obvious cell phone
Amateur radio operator or Ham radio operator, requires license.
SAT Phone.$$$
whistle/whistles
Strobes/beacons

http://www.modarmory.com/index.php?m...oducts_id=1097


This is just the start still a work in progress. Feed back is welcomed.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:52 AM   #2
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I put together a list about 2 months ago and have been busy building it up. I've left out any sort of splints, since small branches and things work really well at that, and I have a saw on the multitool. The tool list is also very specific to the bike, so it may not be applicable.

Here's the list. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need to bring tow straps since I've got the 550 cord, since they are the most bulky item outside the tube and the air compressor.

Misc
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MRE
$20
1l Water (repack each trip)
Amateur radio (already licensed, pre programmed with local frequencies)
Spot
Mirror

Tools
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Multitool
Air Compressor
Spare Tube
Patch Kit
Bead Breaker
Tire Levers
24mm wrench
Flat Screwdriver
T27 and T40 Star Wrenches
Zip Ties
Duct Tape
Vise Grips
Tow Straps (2)
JB Weld
60' 550 Paracord
Carabiner (2)

First Aid
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Quick clot
Z-pack dressing
Gloves
Scisors
4x4
Roller gauze
Tweezers (in multitool)
neosporin
Antiseptic wipes
Adhesive cloth/tape
Baidaids
Tongue depressors
CPR Mask
Tourniquet
Triangular bandage (2)
TP
Emergency Blankets (2)

I actually found that this has a lot of the basics in it. It's a dollar or so more than buying them individually, but is already compressed:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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all that crap and no beer?
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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Beer is after words during the healing phase after you make it back home.

Seems like a lot but well organized should take up very little space and not much weight. That's the challenge.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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I put together a list about 2 months ago and have been busy building it up. I've left out any sort of splints, since small branches and things work really well at that, and I have a saw on the multitool. The tool list is also very specific to the bike, so it may not be applicable.

Here's the list. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need to bring tow straps since I've got the 550 cord, since they are the most bulky item outside the tube and the air compressor.

Misc
----------
MRE
$20
1l Water (repack each trip)
Amateur radio (already licensed, pre programmed with local frequencies)
Spot
Mirror

Tools
-----------
Multitool
Air Compressor
Spare Tube
Patch Kit
Bead Breaker
Tire Levers
24mm wrench
Flat Screwdriver
T27 and T40 Star Wrenches
Zip Ties
Duct Tape
Vise Grips
Tow Straps (2)
JB Weld
60' 550 Paracord
Carabiner (2)

First Aid
-----------
Quick clot
Z-pack dressing
Gloves
Scisors
4x4
Roller gauze
Tweezers (in multitool)
neosporin
Antiseptic wipes
Adhesive cloth/tape
Baidaids
Tongue depressors
CPR Mask
Tourniquet
Triangular bandage (2)
TP
Emergency Blankets (2)

I actually found that this has a lot of the basics in it. It's a dollar or so more than buying them individually, but is already compressed:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Great list I'd add a shelter/survival bag.
Hand saw kinda large but efficient.
http://www.amazon.com/Bahco-396-LAP-.../dp/B0001IX7OW

Thanks for the link the kits never have exactly whats wanted so piecing it as I go.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:41 AM   #6
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:25 PM   #7
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duct tape
zip ties
2.5 feet of tp

that's all.....if you need more you are fucked....
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:32 PM   #8
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I put together a list about 2 months ago and have been busy building it up. I've left out any sort of splints, since small branches and things work really well at that, and I have a saw on the multitool. The tool list is also very specific to the bike, so it may not be applicable.

Here's the list. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need to bring tow straps since I've got the 550 cord, since they are the most bulky item outside the tube and the air compressor.

Misc
----------
MRE
$20
1l Water (repack each trip)
Amateur radio (already licensed, pre programmed with local frequencies)
Spot
Mirror

Tools
-----------
Multitool
Air Compressor
Spare Tube
Patch Kit
Bead Breaker
Tire Levers
24mm wrench
Flat Screwdriver
T27 and T40 Star Wrenches
Zip Ties
Duct Tape
Vise Grips
Tow Straps (2)
JB Weld
60' 550 Paracord
Carabiner (2)

First Aid
-----------
Quick clot
Z-pack dressing
Gloves
Scisors
4x4
Roller gauze
Tweezers (in multitool)
neosporin
Antiseptic wipes
Adhesive cloth/tape
Baidaids
Tongue depressors
CPR Mask
Tourniquet
Triangular bandage (2)
TP
Emergency Blankets (2)

I actually found that this has a lot of the basics in it. It's a dollar or so more than buying them individually, but is already compressed:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
All jokes aside...

a MRE is bulky and not needed....unless you weigh 125 and are 6'3"...
Bead breaker= kick stand....not needed...

what I really carry,(depends on the ride) the list below is for the Atacama desert in Aregentina next month

multitool
headlamp (important)
Basic tools
Hand pump
fire starter (important)
a good knife

Duct tape (50% of your first aid needs)
Vicodin or stronger (the other 50%)
zip ties
wire
tire repair
paracord

Sat phone
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Old 03-11-2014, 02:49 PM   #9
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Basic tool kit
Fuses
Tire irons & bead breaker
Duct tape
Zip ties
Para cord
Tubes
Tire plugs
Tire pump
First aid kit - I don't remember what is in there, but it is stocked well

On long trips we usually camp, so shelter, food and water is there but I also add DeLorme tracker, jumper cables, funnel, oil, and an extraction kit with carabiners, pulleys, and I believe about 200ft of rope and 10ft of straps.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:03 PM   #10
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I was at Wal Mart and they had a mini dome tent for kids.

It was 5x6 and 3ft tall, it felt light.

Too small to camp with but perfect if you had to get out of the weather in an emergency.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #11
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Beer and Vicodin..............

Carrying all of that shit just gives you a false sense of security. Take all that shit one weekend and play out every imaginable situation and see what you can do without any of it. You will be surprised what you come back and throw out.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:31 PM   #12
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Beer and Vicodin..............

Carrying all of that shit just gives you a false sense of security. Take all that shit one weekend and play out every imaginable situation and see what you can do without any of it. You will be surprised what you come back and throw out.
Im well stocked on Vico as well. Used it twice on other inmates!
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:44 PM   #13
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I put together a list about 2 months ago and have been busy building it up. I've left out any sort of splints, since small branches and things work really well at that, and I have a saw on the multitool. The tool list is also very specific to the bike, so it may not be applicable.

Here's the list. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need to bring tow straps since I've got the 550 cord, since they are the most bulky item outside the tube and the air compressor.

Misc
----------
MRE You'll get more energy from a few energy bars and some nuts and they taste better, don't have top be eaten all at once and travel better.
$20 You should've bought booze before you left
1l Water (repack each trip) Should have plenty of water in your camelback. I carry two 70ml bladders. You're better off carrying water purification tabs.
Amateur radio (already licensed, pre programmed with local frequencies) Really? I carry a Sat phone.......you know, 21st century technology....
Spot Good luck with that..........
Mirror No one cares what your hair looks like in the wilderness. I assume that you're riding a DS bike, so you have atleast one mirror on the handlebars as it is.

Tools
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Multitool
Air Compressor A tire pump is more reliable, plus it can be used to transfer liquids in a pinch and it weighs nothing
Spare Tube
Patch Kit
Bead Breaker Your foot can do the same thing
Tire Levers
24mm wrench
Flat Screwdriver
T27 and T40 Star Wrenches
Zip Ties
Duct Tape
Vise Grips
Tow Straps (2) Maybe one, but your cord should be strong enough to do this
JB Weld
60' 550 Paracord
Carabiner (2)

First Aid
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Quick clot Super Glue is better and has multiple uses. It was actually developed for battlefield first aid use.
Z-pack dressing Tear up a shirt if it's that bad
Gloves For what?
Scisors A knife can do anything scissors can
4x4 To tow your bike out?
Roller gauze Tear up a shirt if it's that bad
Tweezers (in multitool)
neosporin
Antiseptic wipes
Adhesive cloth/tape Use your duct tape
Baidaids
Tongue depressors
CPR Mask Seriously, a guy is dying and you're worried about a little spit or puke in your mouth.
Tourniquet Use an inner tube, or a piece of clothing
Triangular bandage (2)
TP
Emergency Blankets (2)

I actually found that this has a lot of the basics in it. It's a dollar or so more than buying them individually, but is already compressed:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sorry for my critique just my way of thinking and prepping
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:45 PM   #14
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Im well stocked on Vico as well. Used it twice on other inmates!
Vicodin, not Rohypnol.............
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:04 PM   #15
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Its not that much more than I already carry in my tail bag just need to add a real first aid kit ,beacon/strobe , gps, and an emergency shelter and ground cover. If I can carry spare tubes front and rear 3 tire irons, I can carry these items.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWcf-ufzPY0

three sizes to suit your needs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk_PM_XD2EE


ground cover or quick emergency blanket with hood to set up as a shelter.
http://grabberworld.com/products/gra...r-blanket.html

None of these take up much room or weight at all.

First aid kit to treat fractures, control bleeding, open wounds, and neck injuries less than 3-4 lbs max.
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