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What's in your "Oh-Shit Kit"?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by downndirty, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. downndirty

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    I'm building an "oh shit" kit for That Which Gives Me Sex. She's in residency, so it's stuff like phone charger, coffee press, etc. I noticed I have water, a book, a leatherman tool on me every time I leave the house thanks to lessons learned in Peace Corps.

    For me, I had a piece of shit car that caused me no end of trouble. So, my OSK was born by necessity.
    My car OSK includes any manner of implement I can theoretically use to un-fuck a car problem as it sits: jumper cables, oil, antifreeze, tools, jack, blanket, window ice scrapers, etc. I recently added an overnight bag to compensate for me going to the gym without work clothes or forgetting socks. It also has a first aid kit, emergency asthma meds, a flashlight that can signal the ISS, tp, tow chain and a lighter.

    Focus: What's in your "oh-shit" kit? Why do you have one?
     
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    What are we classifying as an "Oh Shit Kit" situation? I guess mine includes:

    -Stoeger Cougar 9mm semi-automatic
    -LED flashlight
    -KA-BAR knife
    -Map of New England
    -My hiking backpack that contains a sleeping bag, emergency blanket, waterproof matches, and water purification tablets among other things. I dont keep that packed because Im paranoid, I just dont bother unpacking when I get home from a hike.

    For the less serious, my work OSK includes:

    -Blue and black pens
    -Notebook
    -Tide pen because I spill on myself constantly
    -iPhone charger (I went on Amazon and bought about 10 of these things a few months ago and put them everywhere so I never have to look for them.)
    -Spare batteries for my wireless mouse
     
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    Our house doesn't require an "earthquake kit" in this region but out cars both have first aid kits, matches, candles (a single candle will heat the interior of a car for hours if stranded) and thick quilts. I have a 100 mile commute to and from work at night and if I crash in the middle of nowhere It can be very dangerous in winter, even with me having CAA.

    That's another thing. If you don't have AAA/CAA, get it. It's cheap and my GOD has it saved my ass from time to time.
     
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    I have:

    -emergency blankets
    -water purification tablets
    -water containers, basically just hiking water bottles made of shatter-proof plastic
    -backpacks to store crap in
    -emergency rations, a couple MRE's and the easier CLIFF bars and other packaging-ready protein and fruit and such
    -guns
     
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    Also my other basic camping/hunting/fishing stuff, a bunch of knives and crap. I don't have a true bug-out bag, but I have all my OSK stuff within a five minute or less of packing time. When I go out and feel I might have to stay a night over hammered or am out to have coitus, I get a plastic shopping bag and put clothes in it so I can take a shower at a friend/partner's house in the morning.
     
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    If we're talking a Walking Dead type bugout-bag, it's an academic thing for me (I'm diabetic, so I'm pretty much fucked). There is an overlap, though (mostly things I already have) for less fantastic scenarios:

    Wool blanket
    Compass (with a direction finder and mirror if possible)
    A good lighter
    A half-dozen boxes of campfire matches
    A copy of a survival book (Camping and Wilderness Survival by Paul Tawrell is ideal).
    A half-dozen safety razors to remain connected to civilization
    A map of the area I'm in
    12 cans of meat and fish
    A folding knife
    A machete of some sort (small kukri style is light and effective)
    A whet stone
    A tack hammer
    An e-tool
    A pair of hiking boots
    A small container with a some bleach and an eye dropper
    A mass market paperback of length (Moby Dick, for instance)
    A small pair of scissors
    A backpack to hold it all
    A puffy coat (optional)
    The clothes on my back

    I could survive rather comfortably for at least a week on the above, if I was pushed into it. This would be ideal if I had a vehicle to reckon with (also a tarp would help). Most of these I have already and can toss in the backpack at a moment's notice if I needed to.