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    5 item survival

    i wanted to get peoples opinions on items... specifically for long term survival. a year +

    necessity, vs. luxury, what would you go for.

    weight and size isnt a factor, but obviously you need to be able to carry all your equiptment in a regular 65-ish litre rucksack. so no gazebo's, or kitchen sinks, for example.

    whatever clothing your wearing will not be counted as items. obviously not 15 layers and 4 hats, that'll be cheating, but whatevers normal for mildy chilly.

    all items need to be separate, and cant be joined together and counted as 1 (a knife, with a sharpening stone attached, for example)

    and bearing in mind this is long term survival, and you'll need to stay warm & dry, through all seasons, or you might get sick, and pop your clogs

    i think my items would be :

    1) hand axe

    2) 3.5 litre billy can

    3) 2 litre stainless steel bottle

    4) winter-spec sleeping bag

    5) a 20 litre keg of whisky (to keep me sane)
    Last edited by ChrisCraft; 08-12-2015 at 06:49 PM.

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    if i was a stronger man, i would probably swap the whisky for a massive canvass tarp, but im weak, so chose the drugs

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    So no knife or fire making kit, interesting choices

    What climate are we talking about, where in the world might this be ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bopdude View Post
    So no knife or fire making kit, interesting choices
    ... well ive gotta leave some space for whisky, so....

    Quote Originally Posted by bopdude View Post
    What climate are we talking about, where in the world might this be ?
    not arctic tundra, or scorching desert, but somewhere you think is challenging, thats survivable.
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    id go with;

    1, artic spec sleeping bag

    2, a good thick full tang knife - like the pathfinder scout

    3, my double bit axe - not too big but plenty big enough for felling small trees etc - ad luxury of a second edge for finer work

    4, fire kit

    5, lage stainless container - suitable for cooking but also able to carry and store water..

    if i had a 6th id also take whiskey!! ha

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    not sure if ' fire kit ' is allowed, as its multiple items in one.

    a fire steel would be ok tho.

    what kind of container are you talking about, something wide, with a screwtop lid ? (not seen anything like that)

    leave the knife, and take the whisky

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    Fire steel, parang, arctic sleeping bag, 16cm zebra Billy pot. And the fifth would depend on where I was, either a tarp, catapult or fishing line

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    1/ Machete
    2/ Stainless pot of some sort
    3/ Flint and steel (or is that two items? If two then I'll have a firesteel)
    4/ Large sheet of polythene
    5/ Haribo
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    thats a hardcore pack there humakt, you might freeze to death, but at least you wont go hungry

    machete is a good bit of kit
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    Cabin
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    Large pot
    Fire steel
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