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Modern Survival Gadgets. What Have You Got & Why?

Keith

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1) What modern survival aids do you have in your "bug-out" bag?
2) Do you think these items are essential?
3) How will these items improve your chance of survival in a long term wilderness survival situation?
Keith.
 
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Ystranc

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I'm not sure that I have anything in my pack that I would think of as a gadget that would best be treated as a consumable except for filter bottle and a head light torch. I'm currently making the effort to source some real flint to experiment/practice with as a replacement for fero rods.
There are some other modern equivalents such as the first aid kit has tape, cohesive bandage and sticky dressings instead of bandages, paracord instead of twine. My basha fly sheet is nylon not cotton or canvas etc
 

Keith

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I'm not sure that I have anything in my pack that I would think of as a gadget that would best be treated as a consumable except for filter bottle and a head light torch. I'm currently making the effort to source some real flint to experiment/practice with as a replacement for fero rods.
There are some other modern equivalents such as the first aid kit has tape, cohesive bandage and sticky dressings instead of bandages, paracord instead of twine. My basha fly sheet is nylon not cotton or canvas etc
I have a modern medical kit too. I consider it essential.
Keith.
 

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I have ferro rods and I have lighters, I consider these to be consumables-to be used until such a time as they are all gone( like a lot of stuff will be post SHTF), I also have several traditional steels and some flint, I want to gather more flint-not just for spark striking but for flint napping, but I don't live in a flint area and its a 100 mile round trip to an area that is, so a special trip needs to be organised, preferably after heavy rain as this washes it out of the ground and all one has to do is simply bend down and pick it up.
 
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Keith

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I have ferro rods and I have lighters, I consider these to be consumables-to be used until such a time as they are all gone( like a lot of stuff will be post SHTF), I also have several traditional steels and some flint, I want to gather more flint-not just for spark striking but for flint napping, but I don't live in a flint area and its a 100 mile round trip to an area that is, so a special trip needs to be organised, preferably after heavy rain as this washes it out of the ground and all one has to do is simply bend down and pick it up.
http://www.fflint.co.uk/map.html

http://iceagejourneys.org.uk/where.php
 
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