Not all of it by far, nor a packed kit, just some of what I have to draw from. Pic from this winter.
Apr 30 2013, 2:48 AM EDT by
Apr 30 2013, 2:49 AM EDT by
BB gun distraction
I know the BB gun thing has been discussed before on if it could be lethal to a zombie, but I saw a post that Pedro had on another thread that peaked my attention.
Assuming that if a zombie lost sight of its prey, and would respond to the next stimulus it encounter, would it be possible to set up a system to draw them into a trap?
What I was thinking was a dead fall pit or something similar that only required the Z to walk into it. With a small BB gun like the Red Riders that are incredibly quiet but low power, could you set up a few "gongs" to draw there attention. Just shoot the gong with the BB gun and they start walking in the direction of the sound right into the trap.
You could us a symbol from a drum set or possibly kitchen cookware. Just a thought.
Can a toy guns be useful?
I am talking about countries where you can't get a gun, or situations and people who do not have one. If you can get one, then by all means get a real one.
Guns are obviously a powerful visual deterrant. If you want to rob someone, and he pulls a gun on you, you are going to think twice before attacking. As a matter of fact, a good number of robberies are performed with toy guns(or airsoft ones).
Google toy gun robberies for examples.
This proves that a lot of people can not find a visual difference between the real thing and some toys.
Now, could a toy gun be used in a bug out/bug in situation as a protection from panicking looters? Just vawing it around could discourage human foes from attacking.
Though, if they are armed with real guns they might feel threatened and kill you instead of robbing.
Law enforcement during panic won't be happy either(but then again, they wouldn't be happy with the real gun too).
Feb 24 2013, 2:15 PM EST by
Dog Bug Out Bag
A dog is a mans best friend, but he or she has to keep there own gear. Don't put your stuff in the dog bob, because you don't want dog stuff in your BOB. First thing PURCHASE a QUALITY pack, RuffWear, REI and other name brands make great dog
Feb 12 2013, 6:54 PM EST by
Less than Ideal...
Zombies have risen and your bug in location has failed. You were lucky enough to grab all your bug out gear and grab a vehicle. As you're bugging out you get hit by a speeding car and roll your vehicle.
Hours later you wake up and it's late at night. All around you cars and buildings are flipped, crushed, broken, and burning. As you crawl out of the vehicle and readjust your gear, you see that you have only 2 possible avenues. Every other route is for all intents and purposes, 100% shut off to you.
Time to choose hoss. Avenue 1 or Avenue 2? You can hear the moans of the undead growing louder. The shuffling feet are getting closer. Gotta move quickly.
Avenue 1: A school.
Avenue 2: Wal-Mart. Or Asda if you're in the UK (thanks Crocodile)
Nov 30 2012, 2:55 PM EST by
My bug out locations
My bug out locations for a zombie outbreak are
1- school- some place big enough for multiple families and plenty of storage
2- academy- i will be trying to get in academy with the other survivors of my town but its worth the shot
3- walmart- most likely the first place to be robbed
4- ranch- a long drive but is out of highly populated areas and has plenty of room and lots of cows
Nov 29 2012, 8:45 PM EST by
Easter Shore Maryland meet up location when out break happens
i think it would be a brilliant idea to get all survivors that know what there doing to get together and in a way colonize. bringing all guns, ammo, food, water, supplies to there and baracaid the place. and eventually making it impenetrable to any forces.
so what are your thoughts on this idea?
I have trouble
Hey, thats no fair! =P my family thinks that i'm insane to prepare at ALL they dont care i feel alone in my neighborhood-they're thinking that the whole world is just fine so i don't know what to do =( i'll probably die with my family for not prepping in these troubled times also. any advice Toxic? my family is among the poor folks...care to help the poor? =P
Apr 22 2012, 3:10 PM EDT by
Zombies At the Door...
...this is one of the favorite games my friend and I play from time to time.
Wherever you are (we usually start the game by a text), explain how you would get from where you currently are to wherever you would like to be (your "Bug-In" location, or location of your "Bug-Out" equipment).
The catch is, you have to assume that there are already zeds tearing down the closest door to whetever room you are currently within.
Some considerations: Do you have something to put down the zombies enclosing on you? Can you evade them in your current location? How will you get to where you need to go? [Personally, I think that's as far as is needed to explain - let's just think short-term for this thread, please]
I think this is a relatively fun experiment, but has some practical application as well. We each consider our "zombie plan", but this gives the opportunity to consider how you're going to get from where you are, (or at least where you are with your computer), to where you want to be.
For those who access their computer within their home, be imaginative! :D
So...Zombies at the door, go!
Mar 2 2012, 4:28 PM EST by P0LaND
This plan and your BOL are buth fantastic.. Jusr remember that seeds will lose their germenation rate over time, also make sure that if you do plant crops you should rotate them to avoid nutrient deprivation in the soil.
Feb 6 2012, 10:43 PM EST by
Geo Caches - Last Ditch Survival
While perusing the AnalyticalSurvival channel on YouTube I got exposed to the idea of Geo Chaches. In a nutshell, a geo cache is a small supply that is buried at a precise location for later retrieval. These are placed so that if all else fails; one has to abandon the UEV, the supplies have to be ditched, the BOB gets stolen, etc.; then there is some help available.
I am attempting to design a geo-cache model. The concept is to use a 1 liter soda bottle and to keep the contents as inexpensive as possible. It should be sufficient supplies to get to the next cache and so on until reaching the BOL.
So far I have
- 5 -Water Pure tablets
- 6' x 6' Plastic sheet
- Disposable BIC
- Waterproofed matches
- Ferrocerrium rod
- 4 ea. - 50gal trash bag
- 20 ft - 2.75 Kernmantle Cord
- 1 - survival blanket
- 10 -Bouillon cubes
- 2 - snelled fish hook
- 20 ft - snare wire
- 20 ft - 30lb Dacron leader line
- 1 - Pen Knife
- 1 - 1 gal ziplock bag: multi function but chiefly to carry the supplies in once the bottle is opened.
Is this enough? Should there be other items? Please remember things have to fit through a narrow neck.
Feb 3 2012, 4:05 PM EST by
59/66 Yugo SKS
Jan 22 2012, 10:48 PM EST by
Jan 22 2012, 10:49 PM EST by
Bicycles for heavy loads
How many have thought about the weight they can carry on a bicycle? A standard bicycle is only rated to carry 200 lbs +/-. For a heavier load you need a bike designed for a heavier load or upgrade the one you have now. A quick look on Craigslist turned up several tandem bicycles. A bit of work would give you a bike for one person that could haul a much heavier load than a standard bike.
Sep 10 2011, 3:06 PM EDT by
Replacing the rifle in my bug out bag with....?
Most of you know I keep a full sized rifle in my bug out bag. For a few reasons, I have decided to sell my bastardized SKS I keep in the bag. I want to replace it with a more combat friendly rifle and I am looking for input.
I want a center-fire rifle that has detachable mags, is less than 45 inches long, and is reliable under poor conditions. The rifle must cost less than $700, and ammo and extra mags must be of average to low price. I have not decided if I will mount an optic to it or not, but I would like that option.
By now its obvious that I am looking at an AK variant with chrome lined bore. But if its going to be an AK, which variant? And if not an AK, what should it be?
Aug 19 2011, 1:27 AM EDT by
I don't kow if you are like catholic or something, but why do you pack this? In a bug out bag that is supposed to be lightweight???? I don't see the "usefulness" of this, and you could trransfer the telephone numbers on a normal piece of paper and laminate the paper so it becomes water-resistant.
Aug 18 2011, 4:26 PM EDT by
Anybody else bugging in?
My personal plan involves staying in my home when it hits the fan, as it's not smack-dab in the middle of a town or city, it's fairly defensible, and I don't have to convince my family members to go anywhere they might not want to.
But as I look at a few other user's plans, I notice a lot of them involve bugging out somewhere. And there's a lot of talk on this site about bug-out bags. It's gotten me thinking... am I doing this wrong? Am I the one idiot who's going to stay in his home while everyone else heads north/south/skywards?
Non combative tactics.
This is an idea you can use almost anywhere & providing that Zeds are attracted to noise like the films & books suggest it should work a treat. Almost all modern mobile phones have a loudspeaker & a calendar/alarm/countdown function and almost everyone has a mobile or knows where to find one.
Now you want to bug out but the end of the street you need to leave is blocked. You set the alarm on the phone with the loudest tune perhaps something with a wild guitar solo on the highest volume & why not the vibrate too... Gently pack the phone to survive some impact but not so much so you muffle the alarm. You throw, slide or do whatever you have to to get it away from you... The alarm goes off at the specified time making a noise, it won't be a fog horn but still it will attract some attention making the Zeds move to the desired location leaving your escape route safer if not clear.
It could also be triggered remotely, if you are entering hostile territory you set the phone & drop it. Ring it with another assuming connection will work, best test that before attempting this plan. Failing that countdown timer on maybe 30 seconds. Run like hell & the noise should again attract the Zeds to that location.
Being a one time thing you need to be sure it's the right time to use it. Battery can last a few days providing it doesn't get wet or destroyed. Setting it on a repeat alarm several times a day could well keep Zeds in the area you leave for hours/days.. One less zed following you is a good thing.
Also phone boxes, attract them to a phone box away from you by ringing it, car alarms... so many diversions.
Jul 4 2011, 6:54 PM EDT by
The only things I have to say on the critical side are:
1) If for whatever reason you had to hoof it, would you be able to and further, would you have a plan as to what to take in the packs/bags/rucksack and what to ditch?
2) How long would it take you to get to the BOL from the house.
3) I dont know if you've thought of this so forgive me if you have. A plan for what if this happens while you're at work?
Other than that, you got yourself a DAMN GOOD plan and are very lucky to own such property! Thanks for sharing.
Apr 16 2011, 3:08 PM EDT by
Oldannyboy's Survival Plan.
My plan is very straight forward. My primary goal is too get me and mine to my bug out location in once piece. Part 1. Organizing for the move. My family and some of my friends have already agreed on a certain position that would be our meet up pla
May 14 2011, 6:08 PM EDT by
Dropping weight for BOB
What kind of towel are you using? MSR makes Ultralight quick drying towels. Cotton towels takes to long to dry, bulky, and heavy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93g7eVnN91o&feature=related
GSI just released a Halulite line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgZBC9FHU6s
I break up my equipment into water sealed packs based on function.
Just to name a few: 1)Warmth/Light 2)Shelter Supplies 3) Food & Water 4)Meds 5)First Aid 6)Communication 6)Skin/Foot Care
Mar 25 2011, 12:16 AM EDT by