Shit's looking bad and I'm thinking I shouldn't put it off much longer.

Shit's looking bad and I'm thinking I shouldn't put it off much longer.
Can someone help a /k/ virgin out assembling a Bug-Out bag? Any essentials, best place to buy from, and items or brands to avoid? Also what's the most reasonably priced Geiger counter I can buy?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If the feathers start flying you wont have time to bug out, don't worry.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just do general disaster prep. food, water, first aid, basic meds (and any more advanced meds that you might need yourself), clothes of all sorts (underwear, socks, compact rain layer etc). good shoes or boots.

    act like you're preparing for an earthquake or a tornado or a hurricane or some shit.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    if you aren't in a place where you are staying put you are better off Cobaining yourself if shit goes bad and not worrying about it until then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my plan tbh. i'm going to bug in. if i run out of supplies, i'm offing myself and some dude gets some primo gear once he finds my loot cave of a house. i have night vision, plates, bunch of guns, a shit load of ammo

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      my plan tbh. i'm going to bug in. if i run out of supplies, i'm offing myself and some dude gets some primo gear once he finds my loot cave of a house. i have night vision, plates, bunch of guns, a shit load of ammo

      And miss out on the fun? Might as well get some kind of adventure out of life before the end

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        need more information, whether it's urban/rural etc
        In my eyes needing a BOB means "I'm never coming back here again" but that does not mean you can't have a particular goals like going to family or friends in a more favorable area, like bugging out from the city to the countryside
        but in general
        >water
        Plenty of small and cheap water filters out there. add some purification tabs, a nice bottle or canteen, and you're golden
        >food
        freeze dried hiking meals and one of those 24h ready to eat bricks
        >ways to cook/heat/fire
        >navigation
        at least a compass and GPS on replaceable (alkaline) batteries unless you want to go all out with solar powerbanks and stuff
        >comms
        get a nice am/fm/shortwave radio with SSB reception and a Quansheng two way radio, it's better than the Baofeng
        learn how to use it and definitively make sure to program its memory with useful frequencies

        this frfr

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >ways to cook/heat/fire
          kelly kettle and hextab burner
          forgot some shielding from the elements, a tarp and/or poncho at least

          https://i.imgur.com/NVu6hR7.jpg

          Shit's looking bad and I'm thinking I shouldn't put it off much longer.
          Can someone help a /k/ virgin out assembling a Bug-Out bag? Any essentials, best place to buy from, and items or brands to avoid? Also what's the most reasonably priced Geiger counter I can buy?

          this particular bag *will* get you robbed when you'll need it btw

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          City, not a big city but decent-sized surrounded by farmland and a river. Weather varies from dry winter snow to humid summers. Earthquakes and tornadoes also possible, but thankfully not a coastal city.
          No vehicle or license, though I'm sure it couldn't be that hard to learn to drive one if there wasn't police infrastructure running.
          Meeting up and supporting friends and family would be nice but not necessary in an apocalypse scenario.
          Got any recommendations for decent foods/MRE?
          Quansheng or Baofeng? You sure this aint some kinda trick giving away my location to them chinese?

          >ways to cook/heat/fire
          kelly kettle and hextab burner
          forgot some shielding from the elements, a tarp and/or poncho at least

          [...]
          this particular bag *will* get you robbed when you'll need it btw

          Has a good point. What sort of bag should I be looking for to hold and transport all this stuff?
          Types to look for, types to avoid

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Types to look for, types to avoid
            Look for something casual but practical. Something that won't make you seem like an autismo prepper but won't be bursting at the seams after a hard days work. Comfort optional

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    homies will go full consumer mode on buying gear they will never use, but never bother to get to know their neighbors or participate in their community in any meaningful way.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      calm down @reaperconsultation
      but you're right
      BOB is if all else fails, it should not be your primary plan. Far better to bug in and plan to increase your succes in that area. If 90% of the neighborhood knows eachother you can pick out anyone who doesn't fit quickly. trust allows you to set up a continuous shift of firewatch and security patrols to wake up the rest if something happens

      a plan should be written, and it takes some time to write.
      identify and quantify scenarios, identify current measures if applicable, identify gaps, identify possible required additional measures. all on paper. make an inventory in excel with best before dates of food, medical supplies and batteries etc
      create standard operating procedures for water, fire and the rest based on the gear you have

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Can someone help a /k/ virgin out assembling a Bug-Out bag?
      Sure. But the first step is you need to provide more information. Does it even make sense for you to bug out or does it make more sense to say put?What is your specific bug-out plan? Where are you going specifically? How long will it take and what do you need to get there? You can't really cover much beyond the basics without knowing that.

      >Any essentials
      Cash, socks and underwear, a lightweight windbreaker with a hood, space blanket, basic first aid supplies, a multitool, flashlight, copies of important documents, any medication you require, spare glasses/contacts if you wear them, a small amount of shelf-stable food (i.e. a few granola bars), a couple small bottles of water, small notepad & a couple pens, compressed towels, two methods of starting a fire.

      Beyond that is all about where you're planning to go and how you're planning to get there. I.e. if the plan is to drive to uncle bob's place in the next state over then you will want vehicle emergency supplies. If the plan is to walk out the back door and hike innawoods then you will want camping gear, etc.

      or learn to use their gear for that matter. It's like a mental checklist to many, no thinking anything though, just "if I buy X, Y, and Z then I'll be OK".... You raise a good point: knowledge and planning are far more important than gear.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    plan for the most likely natural disaster, not nukes. There's been too much spoopy shit that's stopped nukes from flying so I wouldn't worry about those.

    Solar charger, regular charger, water, snacks.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Also what's the most reasonably priced Geiger counter I can buy?
    any scenario where you need that is the least of your worries
    >earthquakes
    >floods
    >tornado/hurricane
    >power outages
    >misc utility outage
    >cyberattack on critical telecom infrastructure
    >[..]
    >nuclear attack
    you'll need a kelly kettle before a geiger counter

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A fire is headed towards your house you have 5 minutes to gtfo. You have a vehicle that is full of fuel. Ask yourself:
    >What are the things you can’t let burn? Can you grab these things in the 5 minutes you have?
    >What are the things you need to live in a hotel for a month? Clothes, meds? Is it cold where you live? Is it wet? Are you allergic to anything? Do you take prescription meds? Do you wear glasses?
    >Could these things help you live in a tent for a month? Do you have ticks, mosquitos, scorpions? Do you have a sturdy pair of shoes or boots? How about camp shoes/sandals? How will you see in the dark? Have you ever pooped outside?
    >do you have pets? Food for them? A way to secure them if you need to leave them for a short period? Do they take meds? Are they up to date on their vaxes? Are they aggressive? Can you clean up their shit and puke?
    >do you have friends and/or family? How will you communicate with them without a cellphone?
    >do you stick out in a crowd or can you blend in? Can you be identified with tattoos or a unique aspect of your physiology?
    >do you know how to change a flat on your vehicle? What do you do if your radiator overheats? What will you do if you get stuck in gridlock traffic? Can you navigate to a place you’ve never been to with only a paper map? Do you even have a map?
    >do you have a plan?

    Or just buy a 5.11 tactical backpack and be someone’s lootdrop

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Come on anon, giving a guy a solid answer is cringe. Your supposed to be a smart ass and not posting something of value.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're like the boomers that come to my store and buy freeze dried food and gas cookers.

    lol

    lmao

    If you don't have all you need + a network of likeminded people already, you're fricked.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >yessir, once the shit hits the fan I will be surviving with my high-trust community in the peaceful midwest while the cities all burn down

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >3000 megatons of ground burst
        that's 18,000 W62-mk12. would you care to use a realistic target selection and number of warheads instead of total fantasy nonsense to make your argument?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >that much explosive power doesnt exist on earth at the moment

          but it makes great propaganda to use on morons, like him.

          Fair, its just wild that my dude's like
          >yall rural tards cant hide from THE FRICKING DEATH STAR
          >now who's degree is useless?!

          >call out people who think a general collapse of society is something worth acting smugly about
          >instant butthurt
          aww yiss

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >posts moronic shit
            >gets called a moron
            >look how mad they are.
            are you new to the internet, kid?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >that much explosive power doesnt exist on earth at the moment

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          but it makes great propaganda to use on morons, like him.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Fair, its just wild that my dude's like
            >yall rural tards cant hide from THE FRICKING DEATH STAR
            >now who's degree is useless?!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >not pictured: the environmental impact of every chemical and manufacturing plant in the country being blown up at once + vast uncontrolled forest fires and burning urban centers

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    unironically just start getting into backpacking

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Focus on basic needs and navigation before random bullshit. Stuff like personal heating and fire starters, a small tent/tarp, water purifiers, compass and map. You want stuff that you can shove into a backpack and move with, dont waste weight on random junk like a geiger counter. If youre seriously worried about nuclear war then you should invest in a whole ass fallout shelter or pray.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, Ian seems pretty based.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can get main packs for around 100$ or less.
    https://www.armysurplusworld.com/usmc-filbe-pack?variant=36126&gad_source=1

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this is the #1 aesthetic that will scream 'loot me' when shtf

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bugging out is not ideal unless you have a bug out location you’re going to move to well in advance of SHTF happening. Not many people can afford to uproot themselves on a notion of danger on whim, although I know tons of people who had houses and cabins up in the Appalachians who spent the entire pandemic up there, though these were largely remote worker types who saw no real interruption in their lives. Bunker in unless radiation, natural disaster or armed conflict forces you to relocate for your own safety. One thing g to consider is to pack for the mission so to speak. A lot of preppers will outfit various bags for specific roles as their budget allows. For a one and done bag, then you want to focus on natural disaster and lack of facilities/utilities as your default. No gas, water or electric to be able to cook food or boil water is a greater worry than some homosexuals holding signs about how angry they are about something. Self defence, shelter, first aid, personal hygiene, food and acquiring/cooking it and water and boiling/filtering it are what will drive your bag choices as well as how much weight you’re comfortable with carrying. I’ll probably revisit this later tomorrow as it’s wee hours and I’m phone gayging but the a good water filter, multi fuel stove system (unless you have lots of experience with building, feeding and keeping consistent fires for cooking) and spare fricking socks are an absolute must in my opinion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Bugging out is not ideal unless you have a bug out location you’re going to move to well in advance of shtf happening.
      Depends on what you mean by SHTF. If you're imagining some sort of total societal collapse then, yeah, bugging out might not be a great idea. In my experience though, when people talk about bugging our they mean fricking off a few hours drive down the interstate because there's a hurricane or a wildfire rolling in.
      Having a BOB stocked with whatever you'll need for 72h or a week is hardly an expensive investment it's worthwhile even if you plan to bug-in through most emergencies.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Shits looking bad
    You're bored doomscrolling at work aren't you?

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