Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wisdom from the Founders.

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

James Madison

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Photos of my current bug out bag setup.

These are photos of my 85% completed bug out bag. It's been another long pause in my posting. For anyone who does read this new work-in-progress of mine, my family and I have been continuing our major life transitions that will eventually lead to self-sufficiency and more of a survival-oriented mindset. I will try to make more regular postings. There certainly isn't any lack of material! Please continue to bear with me while we make our transitions. Thank you to those who are reading!

Top: Sandpiper of California "Bug Out Bag" model. Benchmade seat belt cutter with case. Leatherman multi-tool with case. One small carabiner and on larger carabiner with screw lock.

Second from Top: Ziplock bags inside a ziplock bag. Coast TX10 4-color LED flashlight. Protractor. Buck folding knife. Bug spray. Wire saw (plastic "D" ring holding ends together). Kashi trail mix bars. Toothbrushes. Coleman water purification and neutralization tablets. Weatherproof notepad. Pencil.

Third from Top: Chem-lights in varying colors. Weatherproof document folder. Ink pen. Small plastic case containing fishing lures, firesteel, P-38 can openers, weather-resistant matches, nail clippers and an eyeglass repair kit. 10 pound test fishing line. Duct tape. Walther P22 pistol with two 10 round magazines filled with .22LR HP ammo. Whistle. 550 paracord. Compass. Combat tourniquet. Becker BK-2 survival knife and sheath made by Ka-Bar.

Bottom: Nalgene one liter water bottle with one liter of water. Toilet paper in ziplock bag. Socks and underwear in ziplock bag. Leather gloves. Soft inserts for leather gloves. Survival blanket. First-Aid kit. SAM splint. NOAA AM/FM weather radio with power cord. Towel. Two MREs.