- Fleece (Stretch) Union Suit
- Polypropylene Socks
- Thermax Sock Liner
- Polypropylene T-Shirt
- Wool Pants
- Wool Pull-Over Sweater
- Polar-Tec Insulated Jacket
- Gortex Parka
- Gortex Gaiters
- Gortex Gloves
- Fleece Face Mask
- Fleece Watch Cap
- Snow Goggles
- Cold Weather (Bunny) Boots
Snag proof Zippers
Multiple Outer Pocket
Draw String Waist
Adjustable Collar That Reaches To The Nose
Fur Trimmed Hood
Nylon Sleeve Skirt: (Keeps the snow and wind off the wrists)
Waterproof (Not Water Resistant)
Armpit Venting Zippers
Basic Survival Equipment:
- Cold Weather Sleeping Bag
- Gortex Bivy Cover
- Sleeping (Ground) Pad
- Folding Stove w/ Heat Tabs
- Canteen Cup
- Arctic Canteen, w/ Carrier
- Eating Utensils
- Ka-Bar Knife
- Sharpening Steel
- Leatherman Multi-Tool
- Toilet Paper
- Fire Making Kit
- Parachute Cord
- 8′ x 8′ Canvas Tarp
- Chemical Lights
- Chemical Heat Packs
- 3-Piece Mess Kit
- Individual First Aid Kit
- Lensatic Compass
- Waterproof Map Case
- Lip Balm
- Complete Change of Clothing
- Small Thermos Bottle
- Water Purification Tablets
The one thing that I always try to keep in mind when I am out there, is that weight can be the enemy. Humping around a heavy backpack means that walking in the snow requires more effort. Minimal gear which fulfills the requirements for cold weather survival is the only way to go. The added space in the backpack is filled with extra food.
- Instant Oatmeal
- Instant Coffee
- Instant Soup
- Hot Chocolate
- Tea Bags
- Dried Pineapples
- M&M (Crushed) Candies and mixed with Brown Sugar
- Emergen-C Vitamin Drink
- Sugar Packs
- Non-Dairy Creamer Packs
- Salt Packs
- Pepper Packs
- Mountain House Freeze Dried Scrambled Eggs & Peppers
- Mountain House Freeze Dried Chili Mac
- Mountain House Freeze Dried Beef Stroganoff
- MRE Wheat Bread
- MRE Crackers
- MRE Peanut Butter
- MRE Jelly
- SPOT-Satellite “Messenger”
- Arial Signaling Flares
- Signaling Whistle
- Orange Signaling Smoke Markers
- Fluorescent Orange Marker Panel
When I am “just playing” out in the woods; there’s always a chance that I could get myself into serious trouble. Being alone out there when the temperatures are 30-50 degrees below zero, can mean death if a broken ankle, or deep laceration occurs. Having and extra cell-phone battery is alright as long as there is a signal, but most times there isn’t a tower nearby. The SPOT Satellite device works wonders. It’s easy to summon assistance. But once the search and rescue airplanes are overhead, you have to help them find you. Orange panels, smoke bombs, and signal flares will make it easier for SAR to get to you. All of these items can be wrapped inside of an old Blaze Orange hunting vest, and then secured with rubber bands.
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The most difficult aspect of getting out of dodge when SHTF, is know when to go, where to go, and how to get there. This is where many survivalists drop the ball because it is a real challenge to figure this part of the survival planning out. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it requires a high level of understanding about the inherent difficulties; as well as meticulous attention to a myriad of details.
Given the fact that California has a population density of 37,253,956 people, this should indicate the severity of Bugging Out, and what it means to those trying to flee the large cities. Whereas Oregon has a population of 3,831,074. What’s the difference between 37.2 million people, and 3.8 million people? The answer is Movement…
It’s already clear that California’s highway and interstate system are overcrowded; imagine trying to get across LA when a very large percentage of the population is hitting the streets in utter panic. If you have never experience the Santa Monica Freeway at rush hour on a three day weekend–then you cannot begin to imagine that chaos.
The very first thing that must be considered when working out an escape plan, is to know your area within your own neighborhood, and also the area leading out of it.
Step Number 1:
- Get a detailed city map that shows all the streets and major highways.
- Locate your home on the map and draw a green square around the location.
- Find the quickest way out of the area using major roads and highways–Mark These in RED MARKER.
- Identify every street leading out of the area on city streets, but NOT major highways or 4-land streets. In order words, look for neighborhood streets that will take you across town. Mark these with a GREEN MARKER.
Step Number 2:
Take a drive on at least three or four of the streets that you have marked in GREEN. This will be the most important part of the survival plan. The intent is to become familiar with the route, and the resources that you will encounter. bring the map with you, as well as a writing pad and pens.
Here is what you will need to look for:
- Bridges; whether you drive over it, or under it.
- Culverts and large drainage pipes.
- Overhead walkways.
Mark the exact location of each bridge with a RED SQUARE
Mark the exact location of each culvert with a GREEN CIRCLE
Mark the exact location of walkways with a RED SQUARE
The purpose of this is to have the ability to quickly re-route yourself if the primary route is blocked. Knowing where all the bridges and culverts are located will make this a much easier job. This will prevent you from wasting time, and wasting precious gasoline to get to safety. You will need to know every route out of the area, as well as every obstruction that could fall down in an earthquake, or flood-out during a severe storm. Knowing where all of these obstructions and choke points are located; gives you an advantage that the unprepared people won’t have. Culverts can also be useful as emergency temporary shelters, as long as there is no standing water inside the culvert.
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In a previous article that I wrote yesterday titled “Startling Facts About Survivalists: You Are Going To Die!” I outlined what I personally believe to be some serious misconceptions about the current survival trends.
Many of the readers that have found the article interesting, asked how it was possible to overcome these issues, and proceed forward utilizing a reality based survival plan.
In another book that I had planned to publish early in 2012; I outline what I believe to be the nexus of survival planning. That doesn’t mean that I am the ultimate authority, or that my plans will work for everyone; but it does mean that these plans will work for me personally, and consequently those people within the rank and file of The Alaska Watchmen Group that have come to rely upon my judgment, and critical thinking in these area.
When I “engage the brain” in these areas, I first set to pen and paper every conceivable threat that I and the group will face. Even the most ludicrous things are written down, at least for the moment.
Each threat is then dissected into it’s inherent sub-threat which may pose a danger or risk.
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One of the most difficult things that survivalists encounter, is trying to convince family and friends that they should undertake preparations for future disasters. Even among my own family , friends, and co-workers; I see that little smirk, or the outright denial, when I bring up the subject.
Nonetheless; it should remain a priority for survivalist to reach-out to others right now, while things are nice out there. After SHTF, it might very well be too late.
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Major national television production is looking for Survivalists, Preppers, and individuals actively preparing for the 2012 End Of The World phenomenon. If chosen, you will be featured on a national syndicated television show that reaches millions of viewers.
If you are a survivalist; then this is your chance to help spread the message that emergency preparations
mean more than getting ready for 2012. It also means preparing for weather events, local and national crisis, as well as disasters that affect local economies.
Respond by sending email HERE:( URL: http://frankeschein.blogspot.com/2011/11/casting-call-survivalists-wanted.html )
Please include a brief bio, picture, and explain what you think may happen during the 2012 events, and what you are doing to get ready. This show will feature “A Day In The Life” kind of episode. It’s not about sensationalism–but rather about showing the true survivalists out there that are serious about survival planning.