Prepper behaviour vindicated

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BugOut66
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Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by BugOut66 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:45 pm

Like a lot of folk I got trapped out in my car by “the beast from the east” last week.

Was driving home, slowly, and ended up getting stuck for several hours on the motorway.

Things I had in my emergency pack which I used:

Water
Chocolate
Warm clothes
Battry pack for charging phones etc (used by a few people in other cars too)

If I was there any longer I’d have gotten use of my torches no doubt too.

However in that situation I realised I was missing some things that thankfully I didn’t need but might have, and have since ordered:

Shovel
Emergency blankets
Gas / fuel stove
Cookable food

It was an interesting experience and one that has helped me flesh out my car emergency pack.

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by xplosiv1 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:33 pm

a small stove is always a great addition to a car pack, I keep one of these in the car all the time


Highlander MK2 fast boil , half the price of a jet boil and does pretty much the same job

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by BugOut66 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:39 pm

Great shout. I’m going to look at these now.

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by ChefSimon » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:42 pm

I always carry 2x 1L water bottles in the car. Not a lot but enough for an overnighter.

As for shovel, I use my old folding entrenching tool I got when in the forces. Good bit of kit and nice and small to carry.

I also have 2 American self heating MRE's in the car so I've always hot food available.

I've a jetboil too, xplosiv1. Good bit of kit and nice and compact to carry.
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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by xplosiv1 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:50 pm

BugOut66 wrote:Great shout. I’m going to look at these now.
if your going to have a stove also throw in a thermos flask, saves you having to reboil water for a brew.
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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by unsure » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:01 pm

http://www.hotcan.com/

no need for a cooker , but that said ,it won`t warm the car ;)
YES i walked away mid sentence , you were boring me to death and my survival instincts kick in .

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by featherstick » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Anyone else keep a pee bottle in the car? After all those hot drinks on the jetboil, while you're heading into your 15th hour stuck in the snowdrift....

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by Jamesey1981 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am

featherstick wrote:Anyone else keep a pee bottle in the car? After all those hot drinks on the jetboil, while you're heading into your 15th hour stuck in the snowdrift....
I used to have a van that had previously been owned by a band that had used it for touring, there was a length of hose with a funnel siliconed into the end of it that led though a small hole in the floor.
Good idea, but I still put some rubber gloves on and ripped it out....
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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by korolev » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:11 am

featherstick wrote:Anyone else keep a pee bottle in the car? After all those hot drinks on the jetboil, while you're heading into your 15th hour stuck in the snowdrift....
I can't find one with a wide enough neck.....

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Re: Prepper behaviour vindicated

Post by jansman » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:50 pm

korolev wrote:
featherstick wrote:Anyone else keep a pee bottle in the car? After all those hot drinks on the jetboil, while you're heading into your 15th hour stuck in the snowdrift....
I can't find one with a wide enough neck.....
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