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I keep forgetting to post this, but this year I will.

For those of you going into the woods , especially if you are going "Into the forest" ...."a fur piece", don't forget a pack few basic things in the interest of safety.


A nice emergency backpack - include the following :

1 - A small ziplock bag with a lighter ( 2 preferred ) and tinder to start a fire with if you should have too.
Put your Asperin, Immodium AD, Advil, "TUMS", .... and whatever in this. They sell blister pacs of
over the counter meds at convenience stores and some gas stations. Two pills is about $1.49.

2 - A reliable flashlight. This is an important one. I like LED lights, with the 3 volt batterys. LED lights
draw less voltage than Halogen, and the batterys last longer most generally.

3 - Some extra food - jerky, maybe a couple cans of fruit. Candy bars / energy bars. Sugars provide
energy and heat for the body.

4 - A couple / few bottles of water,"Vitamin Water", Gatorade. Keeping hydrated is important in
cold weather to.

5 - A good fixed blade knife.

6 - 6X6 or 6X8 Plastic tarp, with small cord or thin rope. "550 cord" is great. Two tarps if you can pack
them. They are inexpensive, and weigh next to nothing. One to wrap up in as a blanket,and one for
constructing a shelter.

7 - Small, compact AM/FM radio - maybe if you are deep in "the forest", you can get weather broadcast.
We all know, that in the fall and spring - that the weather is forever changing. Storms erupt and
temps suddenly drop. Ear phones can be purchased if you are worried about noise while hunting.

Keep the bag together even if you do not use it. Store it in a closet, basement..whatever. Use it
anytime you are away and in the woods a great distance. Camping, Hunting, Scouting.

Change out the food. Write the expiration dates of the food a month or so ahead of time on a wall
calendar. Use the expiring food, but be sure to replace it.

The plastic tarps are packed in the celephance / plastic wrapping. If you don't use them for an
emergency, keep them wrapped. They are hard to get perfect to fit back inside your back pack, most
likely taking up more space.

Remember - You don't miss it till you need it !!!!


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Been there, and done all that long ago! :wink:

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A nice collection of dryer lint in a ziplock is just the ticket for starting fires.


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Also, cellphone or legal two-way radio of some type.
And tell someone "at home" where you're going and how long you'll be away.
 

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Anyone have a SureFire flashlight in their kit?
A E1-LED. Good for 8 hours on high, and 36 hours on low. Throws a
beam on high about 75 yards.

My work light is a 6P - LED. It lasts 12 hours.

Of the two, my E1-LED is my favorite. Small...about two
inches long. Two stage switch. An excellent light.

Surefire. Some of their models are expensive, but really
worth the purchase.

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A nice collection of dryer lint in a ziplock is just the ticket for starting fires.


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I have the small, brown paper bags in a ziplock. Tear one
in two, wad up into a ball. Place tinder on top, and light.
It burns just as long and steady as dryer lint.

Tampons can be used also. Put three or four in your kit.

Two lighters, my Surefire E1-LED, paper, 550 cord....are all
in one ziplock bag. Extra batterys and extra 550 cord are
in another compartment in my back pack.


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Yep. I'm with ya. Along with "Stand to" , guard duty. LP/OP,
and those road marches.....AT night.

NTC, REFORGER, and 90 day field exercises.

A Soldier never forgets their "A" bag do they. ;)
The dreaded "A" bag. A soldiers most important piece of kit.


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Nice list, would 2 or 3 batteries be good too?
You can. But my SureFire E1- LED is good for at least 8 hours.
While camping, I use the low setting on my light.

I bought this light about two years ago. I have yet to change out
the original SureFire battery. I keep extras for the fact if an emergency
or something would to occur, I can add just a few necessitys to my backpack,
and "go".

I have used Surefire, and other 3 volt battery brands.
SureFires last longer in a l flashlight, and their shelf life is good for 10 years.

SureFire does it right. Its nice to have a light you don't have
to change the batterys in every hour. Especially in an emergency,
and with the job I have. You can't put a bad situation on hold to
change, or charge batterys.

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