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    Emergency grab bag. Whats in yours?

    Apparently, in a tweet hashtagged BePrepared, Police Scotland urged us to get packing. “September is preparedness month. Emergencies can happen at any time and it’s recommended to have a #GrabBag ready containing essential items including medication, copies of important documents, food/water, torch, radio and other personal items.” An accompanying diagram of a backpack included, among other things, a whistle, a radio and a first aid kit. Other forces put out videos.

    So do you have one or are you going to get one?

    I have a carrier bag with a 24 pack of Ghost Ship and 2 bottles of prosecco but I'm not sure if it counts.
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    First and foremost:

    https://www.katadyn.com/en/de/89-2010000-katadyn-pocket

    I've had it for getting on for thirty years, I've taken it around the world, more or less, and it's never let me down. Currently, I just use it for the pleasure of drinking local spring water from time to time, but you never know when you'll need it.

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    pretty normal thing in NZ, although not everyone is as diligent (the growing assumption nowadays is "someone else will deal with it") earthquakes being the most likely reason for needing.
    i have a small 3day bag in my vehicle and a box in my garage with around 90days worth of food & consumables which is split into a 60day fixed kit and 2x 2wk packs should i have to relocate.also have a large and small 1st aid kit with the larger being more of a trauma set. comms on standard band widths so all emergency services can be contacted.
    its a bit extreme but it was not particularly expensive and i like the idea of being able to assist anyone less prepared (i have a few idiot mates).

    a lot of people in CHCH who were not "preppers" are now very much converts for next time around.

    edit: my partner has just moved back to Canada and her family home has a cold store downstairs with food enough for 4 people for well over a year probably 2! her mother cans and preserves pretty much 75% of everything they grow or kill.
    if the end comes and you happen to be in Canada, head for the Okanagan :)
    Last edited by deerworrier; 11th September 2019 at 06:59.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Apparently, in a tweet hashtagged BePrepared, Police Scotland urged us to get packing. “September is preparedness month.
    First I’ve heard of it. Some of the comments on their tweet are fantastic.

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    If you're getting into this the other almost equally important aspect is to maintain a good level of fitness.

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    I’ve dug the box of LPs out of the attic

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    dont have one, but im sure i could knock one up in seconds - all i need is a packet of scratchings and a bottle of coke for most situations.

    .... not heard that any nuclear or zombie wars have recently started so i'll leave stuff like this to the survivalist nutjobs.

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    I'll probably pop down the shops if the worst happens.

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    SWMBO ‘s

    I FEEL LIKE I'M DIAGONALLY PARKED IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

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    I wonder if I should put a bit of weight on. I'm too thin to go without regular food for long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    I wonder if I should put a bit of weight on. I'm too thin to go without regular food for long.
    Fair point, old Mearsy doesn't look like a fella who has skipped many meals.

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    Have a read of this...

    http://www.theplacewithnoname.com/bl...ons/p/map.html

    A light hearted but pragmatic view from somebody who had 'been there'.

    Despite having read this I still haven't quite got around to HYST.

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    My Bug-Out-Bag was just going out clobber; shoes, short (ironed and carefully rolled) and a pair of pants. Plus the classic Jean Paul Gautier aftershave, the ladies used to love that shit.

    Never used once obviously. I realised that, because I'm a bloke, I can get ready for a night out in 3 minutes if I have the right motivation ("Emergency Kev, the taxi just pulled up and we've all finished our cans!!")

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    Hmm, grab bag for NE Scotland?

    Midge repellent, fugly bitch repellent, and SNP repellent. That's the lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    If you're getting into this the other almost equally important aspect is to maintain a good level of fitness.
    Euh... I´d say that is far, fár more important.
    That, common sense and a basic skill/understanding of survival.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Hmm, grab bag for NE Scotland?

    Midge repellent, fugly bitch repellent, and SNP repellent. That's the lot.
    + can opener and corkscrew.

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    Watch roll, AR-15, Cape cod cloths and a scotch brite pad. All emergencies covered.

    All kept in tbe same safe ready to go...

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    £50k, AU$50k, €25k, US$25k cash, few ounces of gold, litre of JD, box of matches and two lighters, small folding knife, large knife, 2 titanium sporks. Medication/various. 4 assorted nationality passports. Enough food for a week or two, a spare Rolex and G-Shock, and some condoms.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    £50k, AU$50k, €25k, US$25k cash, few ounces of gold, litre of JD, box of matches and two lighters, small folding knife, large knife, 2 titanium sporks. Medication/various. 4 assorted nationality passports. Enough food for a week or two, a spare Rolex and G-Shock, and some condoms.
    Can I borrow your bag please?

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    Strange but I was thinking along the same lines only this morning...

    After being rushed into hospital and ending up being kept in and having no toiletries, cloths, etc.... I was wondering if I need an 'emergency rushing to hospital and might be staying in' bag ;-) The sort of things I see expecting parents (on TV) have packed within easy grab range near the front door. You realise you've reached a certain age when you start to think about an emergency hospital bag :-(

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    The idea has been treated with a fair bit of levity on here and rightly so IMO.

    The whole thing is a load of old tosh.

    Haven't the law got anything more useful they could be doing?
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    I don’t have an emergency grab bag but I’ve got a solid zombie apocalypse game plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I’ve dug the box of LPs out of the attic
    Should be sorted for the zombie apocalypse then:

    - Erm... Purple Rain?
    - No.- Sign O' The Times?
    - Definitely not.
    - The Batman soundtrack?
    - Throw it.
    Last edited by Meesterbond; 11th September 2019 at 13:47. Reason: formatting went a bit radio rental...

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    Quote Originally Posted by relaxer7 View Post
    I don’t have an emergency grab bag but I’ve got a solid zombie apocalypse game plan
    Don't we all?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mart broad View Post
    SWMBO ‘s

    Are you expected to carry the tonic in your grab bag? Or does she prefer it neat?

    Tapatapatapatapatalk

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    Taser and pepper spray. Should be enough to overpower someone with a well stocked grab bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Taser and pepper spray. Should be enough to overpower someone with a well stocked grab bag.
    As long as it's not a Jason Bourne or John Wick type!
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relaxer7 View Post
    I don’t have an emergency grab bag but I’ve got a solid zombie apocalypse game plan
    Oh please share, I am having difficulty formulating mine.

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    https://theburninghouse.come

    Sadly, the site is not up-to-date. Some nice pics answering: 'What would you save from your burning house?" Many call a Glock an essential.

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    A set of irons, a 24 degree hybrid, a driver,a putter, a sleeve of ProVs, some tees, a divot repairer, a set of waterproofs and a pencil.

    Plus a credit card to buy another other crap you might need.

    Whoever does not know how to hit the nail on the head should be asked not to hit it at all.
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    .308 win, I will take what I want from others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seadog1408 View Post
    .308 win, I will take what I want from others.
    Vulcan minigun... your move...

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    A white flag....
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Cool real life

    btw I háve an ´emergency´ bag:
    A cotton shoulder sack with a clean shirt, underpants, condoms, shaving kit, after shave, to throw in the car when going out several times/week. Also have a small container for coffee grind which I grind fresh before leaving. Also a hard case mini wallet with id, drivers license and cash.

    There´s a small tool/repair kit (with tie wraps, rubber bands, duck tape, sealant, pull cable, starting cables etc.) and a sturdy multi purpose knife in the car.

    Went to collect a bonnet at a breakers in Málaga last night. Yes stayed at a gf´s. Going to La Cala for late lunch... Threw an extra set of linen long trousers in the bag.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    If you're getting into this the other almost equally important aspect is to maintain a good level of fitness.

    Rule #1: Cardio

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    Quote Originally Posted by GraniteQuarry View Post
    Hmm, grab bag for NE Scotland?

    Midge repellent, fugly bitch repellent, and SNP repellent. That's the lot.
    Genuine LOL!

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    Given these are strange times I was reminded of Hunter S Thompsons grab bag in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,

    “We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.

    Would certainly take the edge off any emergency/ in extremis.

    You'd most likely want to substitute the Bud though.

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    A map, compass, sleeping bag and water, polythene sheet. A leatherman. It's a small bag, no crates of beer in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    Rule #1: Cardio
    ZL2 out next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
    Taser and pepper spray. Should be enough to overpower someone with a well stocked grab bag.
    ..........and being able to run faster than the bloke behind you :-)


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    No ones mentioned Iron Bru and deep fried Mars bars yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craggie View Post
    No ones mentioned Iron Bru and deep fried Mars bars yet!

    Because Ally appears to be undercover.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by relaxer7 View Post
    I don’t have an emergency grab bag but I’ve got a solid zombie apocalypse game plan

    That's called the Zombocalypse

    I've set my phone notifications to "only show a network alert in the event of Zombocalypse"

    Its an Android 9 Easter egg setting

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    I always have a knife in my pocket be it the walk to work, or in my jacket pocket at a wedding. Something tells me the police would frown at me being prepared in such a fashion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by hafle View Post
    I always have a knife in my pocket be it the walk to work, or in my jacket pocket at a wedding. Something tells me the police would frown at me being prepared in such a fashion..
    Same here. The ‘frowning’ would depend on the type of knife and length of blade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    btw I háve an ´emergency´ bag:
    A cotton shoulder sack with a clean shirt, underpants, condoms, shaving kit, after shave, to throw in the car when going out several times/week. Also have a small container for coffee grind which I grind fresh before leaving. Also a hard case mini wallet with id, drivers license and cash.

    There´s a small tool/repair kit (with tie wraps, rubber bands, duck tape, sealant, pull cable, starting cables etc.) and a sturdy multi purpose knife in the car.

    Went to collect a bonnet at a breakers in Málaga last night. Yes stayed at a gf´s. Going to La Cala for late lunch... Threw an extra set of linen long trousers in the bag.
    Don't forget the aphrodisiacal sacrificial kittens to enliven proceedings

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