You don’t need fancy gear

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jansman
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You don’t need fancy gear

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:53 am

I just came across this article on a website I visit regularly. It shows what can be done with very little. This lady puts together an emergency kit in a Greek market in 13 minutes. For anyone new to prepping , the principal could be applied to what you have lying around the house...

https://www.theorganicprepper.com/
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Arzosah
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Re: You don’t need fancy gear

Post by Arzosah » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:04 am

Thats a *really* good article. I go through phases of reading Organic Prepper, there was a lot of posting at one stage of very detailed advice about guns, which really wasn't useful here in the UK. But this is great!

I'm home from my catsitting trip now, and re-thinking my Hotel Bag (bug out bag etc) - its exclusively designed around picking it up and running out the house in case of a house fire. Which is okay, but I put it together a long time ago. Since I emptied it out to use it on this trip, its an ideal opportunity to renew. I like the lighter and vodka ideas, hoodie/oversize t shirt/hat too.

I can't help thinking of Ford Prefect's towel when she recommends a large scarf :lol:

I need to go through the archives of that blog, thanks jansman!
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Re: You don’t need fancy gear

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:29 pm

You are welcome Arzosah. I agree that the sometimes’Guncentric’ ( I made that up!) can be a bit tiresome. On the whole though, it is one of the ‘softer’ American prepping sites.
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Re: You don’t need fancy gear

Post by Arzosah » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:47 pm

Yep, I've just been over there now for a while, and yes, its much softer than I remember. The post you've linked to is part of that - and her bio says she's currently over here in Europe anyway, renting an airbnb by the month :)

I like that :mrgreen:
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Re: You don’t need fancy gear

Post by Deeps » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:37 pm

I agree with the premise, if you have a short notice warning that its all going to go Pete Tong then you sort yourself as best you can. It seems to come from a prepper point of view (fair do's on a prepper blog) and I would hope most posters on here would have a fair idea what they would need and buy/scrounge/acquire as much as they could.

I'd say having the knowledge is key to it though, and cash natch, that's always handy. Depending on the scenario you might want to think about defence, there are some cheap readily available items that can be improvised, I'll not elaborate.

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Re: You don’t need fancy gear

Post by Trojanhorse » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:50 am

Interesting article.

I just did a mental exercise in my work place to see what I could take.

Most things covered except a bag of sorts.

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