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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by outdoorsmen, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. outdoorsmen

    outdoorsmen Monkey

    Hey everyone, looking to hone my survival and minimalistic skills. Usually my area of operation is the sierra nevadas. Anyone have any good survival kit suggestions?
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to the Monkey @outdoorsmen !! Take a look around as there are lots of threads, resources and such to fill your need for suggestions.
    There are a couple of search options as well at the top right above your avatar to facilitate keyword searches.
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  4. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    start reading all the info here is top notch!!!
    and tons of great people willing to help an answer questions ALL THE TIME !!!!
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Welcome. Lots of info here and quite a few topics on kits
  6. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Welcome and pull up a chair.
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    welcome to the tree... grab a branch and hang around a while...
  8. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    Best kit info you can get here:

    Post what you got so far and what you intend to do with it. (pics help)
    Then wait for the flood of "adds" and "subtracts".

    Welcome aboard...your kit needs seeds and I haven't even seen it yet.
  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Welcome. The Sierra Nevada range can be treacherous. I've experienced near marble sized hail in July, snow in June, torrential rain, wild fires and stupid people during my 40 some years in N. California.

    Your "Kit" should contain:

    A stove that runs on local, readily available fuel - wood chips, twigs, etc.
    A hand ax and bow saw
    A trenching tool - shovel
    At least 100 ft. of 550 paracord
    A water purification system and a 5 gallon collapsible water jug
    A packable tent with rain fly
    Sleeping bag, mummy to 0 degrees... You can always unzip it if you get hot but nothing helps if you're cold
    Two full sets of dry clothing and boots
    A ground tarp at least the footprint of your tent
    Packable fishing equipment
    A cook set and mess kit
    A weeks worth of freeze dried food
    A suitable firearm - Handgun, Shotgun, Rifle
    A good folding knife, fixed blade knife and machete
    50 feet of 3/8" Braided Polypropylene General Purpose Rope
    Waterproof matches
    A Blast Match
    Foul weather clothing, or at least a Military poncho with removable liner
    A comprehensive first aid kit
    A 1 gallon ziplock or food saver bag with dry fire starter and kindling
    A lensatic compass and unbreakable signaling mirror
    A waterproof map of the area

    Well, that is for starters....
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  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

  11. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

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