United States Air Force Search and Rescue Survival Training: Af Regulation 64-4

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Author: U. S. Department of the Air Force
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by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I have been posting this in relevant places to people I think might take it into consideration:

You can survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Buy at least 2 weeks of canned food that you won't touch for at least a week after the event (unless you plan to be moving). Dry beans and rice are better for your calorie/weight ratio. Buy a shotgun or pistol with a decent amount of ammo (I'm thinking 500 rounds for a pistol or at least 100 shotgun shells) and get familiar with using it safely. Cash, if cash isn't working, gold and silver ain't either. Also, a hand crank or solar battery charger, which can be found for around $20 combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: flashlights, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains (heavy so wouldn't be great for travel), enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize guns are a touchy subject with many people here, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position in our society than we would like. I would hope that the US would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine. Anyway, if guns truly aren't your thing, or you're in Europe or somewhere they are not as common as the US, just don't get one.

by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I have been posting this in relevant places to people I think might take it into consideration:

You can survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Buy at least 2 weeks of canned food that you won't touch for at least a week after the event (unless you plan to be moving). Dry beans and rice are better for your calorie/weight ratio. Buy a shotgun or pistol with a decent amount of ammo (I'm thinking 500 rounds for a pistol or at least 100 shotgun shells) and get familiar with using it safely. Cash, if cash isn't working, gold and silver ain't either. Also, a hand crank or solar battery charger, which can be found for around $20 combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: MEDICATION RESERVES (if possible to acquire), flashlights, hunting knife, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains (heavy so wouldn't be great for travel), enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize guns are a touchy subject with many people here, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position in our society than we would like. I would hope that the US would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine. Anyway, if guns truly aren't your thing, or you're in Europe or somewhere they are not as common as the US, just don't get one.

by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I have been posting this in relevant places to people I think might take it into consideration:

You can survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Buy at least 2 weeks of canned food that you won't touch for at least a week after the event (unless you plan to be moving). Dry beans and rice are better for your calorie/weight ratio. Buy a shotgun or pistol with a decent amount of ammo (I'm thinking 500 rounds for a pistol or at least 100 shotgun shells) and get familiar with using it safely. Cash, if cash isn't working, gold and silver ain't either. Also, a hand crank or solar battery charger, which can be found for around $20 combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: MEDICATION RESERVES (if possible to acquire), flashlights, hunting knife, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains (heavy so wouldn't be great for travel), enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize guns are a touchy subject with many people here, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position in our society than we would like. I would hope that the US would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine. Anyway, if guns truly aren't your thing, or you're in Europe or somewhere they are not as common as the US, just don't get one.

And while I am probably posting this somewhere that is discussing potential civil strife situations, this advice would also be good in the event of many natural disasters, so please consider doing at least some of this prep. The boy scout motto just says, "be prepared," it doesn't specify what to be prepared for.

by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I have been posting this in relevant places to people I think might take it into consideration:

You can disaster/survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Alternatively, you can purify water with bleach (info here). combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: MEDICATION RESERVES (if possible to acquire), flashlights, hunting knife, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains, enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, road atlas, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize this kind of preparation is a touchy subject, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position than we would like, with only a natural disaster or something worse standing between civil society and relative chaos. I would hope that we would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine.

*This is a simplified, but relatively comprehensive survival prep guide for everything from natural disasters to total societal meltdown. I would encourage everyone to do at least some of it. The Boy Scout motto simply says "Be prepared". It doesn't say what to be prepared for.

**If you do choose to become a gunowner, I seriously cannot overstate the importance of taking a class or training with someone experienced that you trust. I would be happy to discuss guns (or any part of this guide) further if someone wants more advice on those.

by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I currently live in a city in a small apartment, and I have made a small list that I post in various places, which I will post below. This is not totally comprehensive and I see that others have given you some more thorough advice already, but it should give you a good starting point for a small space:

You can disaster/survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Alternatively, you can purify water with bleach (info here). combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: MEDICATION RESERVES (if possible to acquire), flashlights, hunting knife, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains, enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, road atlas, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize this kind of preparation is a touchy subject, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position than we would like, with only a natural disaster or something worse standing between civil society and relative chaos. I would hope that we would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine.

*This is a simplified, but relatively comprehensive survival prep guide for everything from natural disasters to total societal meltdown. I would encourage everyone to do at least some of it. The Boy Scout motto simply says "Be prepared". It doesn't say what to be prepared for.

**If you do choose to become a gunowner, I seriously cannot overstate the importance of taking a class or training with someone experienced that you trust. I would be happy to discuss guns (or any part of this guide) further if someone wants more advice on those.

by rediKELous   2018-11-10

I have been posting this in relevant places to people I think might take it into consideration (and this seems like a relevant comment chain that I happen to agree with as well):

You can disaster/survival prep very quickly. Buy a water filtration system (I prefer the Platypus brand gravity filter ) and at least a couple spare filters. Alternatively, you can purify water with bleach (info here). combined with a flashlight and radio. Bam!, you're now better prepped than 95+% of the population.

Some other additional items: MEDICATION RESERVES (if possible to acquire), flashlights, hunting knife, rope, tarp, Bic lighters, padlocks & chains, enough gas to drive to a location you believe would be safe, road atlas, hiking backpack. US Air Force Survival Manual for reading

I recognize this kind of preparation is a touchy subject, but in this day and age, I would encourage you to look at the world around us and maybe see that we could be in a more precarious position than we would like, with only a natural disaster or something worse standing between civil society and relative chaos. I would hope that we would never come to a point in which gear like this might be necessary, but it is better to build dikes than just to pray for sunshine.

*This is a simplified, but relatively comprehensive survival prep guide for everything from natural disasters to total societal meltdown. I would encourage everyone to do at least some of it. The Boy Scout motto simply says "Be prepared". It doesn't say what to be prepared for.

**If you do choose to become a gunowner, I seriously cannot overstate the importance of taking a class or training with someone experienced that you trust. I would be happy to discuss guns (or any part of this guide) further if someone wants more advice on those.