Most sought after survival items

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by -06, Sep 24, 2012.


  1. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    The early traders with the indians had a few hot items that would trade with anyone. Cooking utensils, blankets, warm clothing, arms/ammo, metal items, and of course beads for he ladies--lol. We need to make sure we have the basics covered in our gear also.
     
    jollyrodger13, Brokor and oldawg like this.
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    nails, screws, SS fishhooks, rope, fishing line, wire, tools, barrel stove kits, tarps, axes, hatchets, knives, sharpening stones, gill nets, snares, traps, and so so so much more
     
    jollyrodger13 and oldawg like this.
  3. Warscent

    Warscent Corus corax

    I love all the high tech gear n guns,as well as my Albion swords but......this is all id really need for a good kit.
    Short term:Survival knife, dry tender until i could aquire more,wire,e-tool w/hatchet,and a canteen cup all stashed away in a large waterproof jacket.
    Long term:All of the above,native crop seeds,Axe,bow and arrows, shovel,rope,a large iron pot,a mid sized wagon,and trusted friends.Everything else could be made along the way.
    I long to live in another iron age.lol Bring it.
     
    jollyrodger13 likes this.
  4. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Being a mechanic I keep my knowledge and tools close.
     
    jollyrodger13 likes this.
  5. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I could pass on the plague and child bearing deaths....

    YMMV
     
    chelloveck, tulianr and mysterymet like this.
  6. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Your most valuable asset, tool is what you have between your ears.
    The rest of it is just stuff. If you have you have knowledge of how to make, acquire, adapt or barter for the things you need to fill in gaps of what you have; you'll do just fine.

    that being said. Water, Shelter and food.

    (Knowledge is power!)
     
    tulianr and jollyrodger13 like this.
  7. jollyrodger13

    jollyrodger13 ready for action

    Amen!! thats what I say!! I have been steadily acquiring tools/equipment/supplies for awhile now, but I also agree whats between the ears IS THE MOST IMPORTANT of all.:D
     
    oldawg likes this.
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    None of you can make plastic, so just admit it. :p Where would you be without plastic? Maybe the universe created humankind just so the earth could have plastic...ever thought of that?

    In celebration to all things plastic, I submit that I shall always have a pocket comb -or- a Bic lighter.Or a kazoo. Yeah, that's hard to beat.
     
    munchy and jollyrodger13 like this.
  9. 45ACP

    45ACP Monkey

    Civilization.
     
    DarkLight likes this.
  10. munchy

    munchy Monkey+

    Gotta go with toothpicks, drives me nuts not havin one. Tho in all seriousness you can't beat a good blade
     
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I think the same may apply to latex rubber....it's a bit hard to make a pioneer condom without the mass production infrastructure necessary for manufactured condoms......though I do belive that sheep intestines had been used in the days before the industrial revolution.......the modern day equivalent of sheep gut condoms........

    http://lambskincondoms.org/#material
     
  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We have all our power tools backed up with manually operated ones. Have two cross cut two man saws and even a drill press. Need a nicer hand pump for the wells.
     
  13. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

survivalmonkey SSL seal        survivalmonkey.com warrant canary
17282WuJHksJ9798f34razfKbPATqTq9E7