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Re: 2 nights testing emergency gear - Winter Edition

What a great idea. just go off and reflect on life... I dont think I would want to come back.



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Is that "BE PREPARED" written on your windshield? Pretty cool.

I put together a "bug out bag"/emergency hurricane kit recently myself. It includes my camp box (stove, tent, tarps etc), enough food for 2 weeks, 2L water and a 5 gal collapsable water jug, extreme weather clothes, basic fishing gear and firearms for hunting & protection.

If you're going to be in conditions below 55 deg F, I highly recommend a pair of UnderArmor Cold Gear. That stuff is amazing. I wouldn't have made it through a couple 20 degree windy nights in the smoky mountains without it.

This website has some good survival tips under Articles:
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yeah that is BE PREPPARED on my windshield...as a scout leader and believer in personal responsibility it is my moto.
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equippedtosurvive.org
Doug Ritter is an industry leader and it is a real group of "prepared" folks not a bunch of gun tote'n nut jobs


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I'm curious. Were you camping at or near Cave Creek Canyon close to Portal, AZ?
Close I came in south of there to Rucker Road and Red Rock canyon, then went around to the west for the second night and came in Pinery Canyon


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Nice write-up and pics, thanks for sharing!

Did you say cigars???????

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As a former tobacconist and frequent visitor to Cuba I always have cigars...come on out to Az to look for me at the Summit and we shall share something nice.


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What a great idea. just go off and reflect on life... I dont think I would want to come back.
The only reason I do come back is that most of makes my life great involves the people in it. Wife, sons & friends, we will be known by the mark we leave on others more than anything else.

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Re: 2 nights testing emergency gear - Winter Edition

Oh boy ... this one got me going!

I spend a lot of time on the North Channel of Lake Huron in the summer .. nothing like beaching the boat on an island for a day, relaxing, watching the bald eagles, do a little exploring, and just taking it in.

It does wonders just to get away from everything and enjoy life.
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Have a way to sharpen edged tools.
Here's a trick for you... Keep a ceramic mug around. In addition to having a cup, the unglazed rim on the bottom of the mug/cup makes a great honing stone. You can get a knife so sharp that you could just about shave with it. The ceramic is actually much stronger (albeit much more brittle) than steel. As you sharpen the knife, you'll see fine metal powder come off even hardened steel.

Great write-up, Lance.

I too like to get away alone and rough it. My paradise is my private camp high in the Rockies. I was just up there today and it was absolutely spectacular. 4' of snow everywhere.

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this post reminded me of Survivorman! very cool.
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Re: 2 nights testing emergency gear - Winter Edition

I resent that Lance....I'm a gun toter and on many instances have been called a nut job!

Cool write up though.

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