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Episode-717- Every Day Carry and Beyond

EDC includes multipurpose tools.Today we are going to discuss EDC (every day carry) and a little about BOBs (bug out bags), GO Bags, medical kits and active shooter bags.

Today we will focus though mostly on the EDC aspect and cover the others only briefly to explain how they supplement and are supplemented by your every day carry.

There are also links below to many of the individual items I covered today.  These are all items I personally carry or have carried and therefore I am personally endorsing them based on real world experience.

The big thing to keep in mind with EDC is even the best stuff is just stuff, the real EDC you need to focus on is your personal skill set in improvising what ever is available in any situation.

Join me today as we discuss….

  • What exactly is EDC and what it isn’t
  • Why you need an EDC “kit”
  • The cutting tool/s
    • Pocket carry
      • Cold Steel Lawman (link)
      • Columbia River M21 (link)
      • Gerber EAB (link)
    • Neck Knife
  • Cordage – At lease one of the following
    • Parachute cord (link)
    • Tarred twine (link)
    • Picture wire
  • Combustion
    • Ferro rods (link)
    • Lighters
    • Sparking tools
  • Cover (improvising)
  • Container (improvising)
  • Specialty items
    • Lighting
      • Streamlight Stylus Pro (link)
    • Lock picks
      • Bogota Entry Tool (link)
    • Multi tools
      • Victorinox SwissCard (link)
      • Tool Logic SL3 Tactical Folding (link)
      • Swiss Army Trekker (link)
    • Concealed Carry
    • Less than lethal self defense
      • Cold Steel Inferno (link)
    • Pill cases (link)
    • Portable Data – Corsair Survivor Drive (link)
  • The BOB
  • The Go Bag
  • Medical Kits
    • M3 Medical Bag (link)

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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The Italian Military Has a Bad Ass Bug Out Bag – You Can Get One Too

Special Update – Old Grouch Emailed me about 24 hours after I uploaded the video.  You guys must really have liked the review because he just sold out of these bags.  Make sure to join his facebook page and/or mailing list and he will be announcing when more come in.

I have been looking for a truly modular, high capacity, rugged, well planned, water resistant and above all comfortable to hump bag for a long time.

It turns out that the Italian military has been building the perfect bag for their troops for many years now and they are now available on the surplus market.

Old Grouch at Old Grouch’s Military Surplus sent me one these Italian Military Alpine Rucksacks to review, check out the video below for my thoughts on it.

You can find these Rucksacks at http://store.oldgrouch.biz/itmialru.html

These are real Italian military issue packs, used but in great condition. The Italian military drew upon the countries long history of alpine exploration and excellent outdoor industry when they designed and made this pack.

Very light at just 4.5 pounds, the main compartment measures 14″x7″x28″, and the side compartments are 6.5″x4″x15″ each.   These have lots of extra straps for lashing gear to the outside which is one of my favorite features, a bonus top compartment on the top flap, sturdy plastic frame, and great padded straps.  The assault packs which can be broken off and run independently really increase the adaptabality of these packs both for trail use (think overnight gear and day pack) or as a BOB (think all your stuff and daily or often used gear).

Episode-357- Call in Friday 1-15-10

Today we do our second edition of call in Friday where I take listener calls and comments on the air.  To call in an leave your own question for me just dial 866-65-THINK and leave a message and you might hear yourself on the air.

Join me today as we discuss

  • Where to find chickens for your homestead
  • How many eggs does an average hen lay
  • What protection do chickens need in winter
  • What about filtering water during a city water contamination
  • What is a good book for your BOB
  • If you are buying your first two guns, should both be handguns
  • What is the purpose of a handgun
  • What can people in very cold climates do to be able to grow food
  • Is liberty given as a gift not understood and valued the way liberty fought for is
  • What can we learn from the earthquake in Haiti
  • What would Jefferson say if he was around today
  • Why are three Navy Seals in trouble because a terrorist got a bloody lip
  • Is a solar rebate “taking the governments money”
  • How do you store food long term with Mylar, buckets and O2 Absorbers

Resources for today’s show…

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Episode-283- Emergency Vehicle Preperations

oday we take a look at emergency vehicle preparations.  As I discuss these please note that item one is your bug out bag, (BOB) hence something in your BOB such as a first aid kit or pair of gloves, etc won’t be mentioned today.  We will be doing another show on BOBs soon.  Today we are focused on turing your daily drive in to a proper bug out vehicle (BOV) and making sure you can deal with day to day inconviences as well.

I do welcome your input and comments though so if you have additional items you want to suggest please do so in the comments section below.

Also I want to remind you again to consider going by the Freedom Watch website and posting a comment thanking Judge Napolitano for allowing me to appear on freedom watch, you can do that here.  Jack on the Judge.

Tune in today to hear…

  • Why parts and tools should be part of your vehicle preps
  • Why you need to have preps in your vehicle beyond your BOB
  • The importance of maps, navigation aids and basic map reading skills
  • The rules of three for evac, three destinations, three routes to each destination and three rally points on each route
  • Having proper documentation
  • Having back up methods of communications
  • Reserve fuel – think in range not gallons
  • Day to day uses for items that can also help in an emergency
  • Plan on using your vehicle during a disaster, going on foot is last resort
  • What is the purpose of a BOB, what is not the purpose of a BOB
  • A winch is your friend, so are tow straps
  • If you own two vehicles one should be a truck or a jeep
  • Carrying firearms and less than lethal options
  • Common sense for dealing with check points, government over reaction, etc.
  • Properly stocking a BOL so you have a place to go, you can’t carry everything
  • Using a modular approach for items you don’t carry day to day but would need to load fast during an evac

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-272- Listener Questions 9-08-09

Time to kick off the short week with another round of listener questions on subjects like silver, gold, gardening, home heating, bug out bags, laser sights, neighborhood organizing for disasters and more.

We also welcome a new Sponsor (SQA Experts) and mention a notable assclown.  Who is the notable assclown?  The people overseeing the boy scouts in the UK.  Why?  Because they have decided it is to dangerous for a scout to carry a pen knife.

Tune in today as I answer the following questions…

  • How do you make sure gold and silver items are genuine?
  • What do I think of Obama’s speech to the school children?
  • What is the best way to get contact info from folks in your neighborhood for organizing during a disaster?
  • Should you keep alcohol in your BOB?  Why kind and why?
  • What about laser sites for handguns and carbines are they practical or just “cool guy stuff”?
  • Are pre 64 nickles silver?  Are any nickles silver?
  • If you move by choice to a BOL permanently should you consider getting another BOL or just become a “happy ant”?
  • How do you keep a remote BOL safe and secure if you are not living there?
  • How can you make a fireplace more efficient for home heating?
  • Is this a good time to lock in natural gas pricing with a long term contract?

Resources for today’s show…

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-219- Audience Questions for 6-12-09

Today on the Survival Podcast we discuss listener questions about subjects like, economy, federal reserve, guns, bob, economics, business, solar transportation methods and more.

I would like to continue doing this type of show often so if you want to have a question answered send me an email to jack@thesurvivalpodcast.com with the subject line “question for Jack”

Tune in to hear me answer these questions today…

  • If the Federal Reserve sucks so bad how was the concept sold to the public?
  • Should you store “extra guns” in places other then your safe/cabinet?
  • What are some methods of combating mosquitoes?
  • Advice for a sharpening stone in your BOB?
  • What’s up with the rising cost of gas cans?
  • What should you think about in setting up a business or side business?
  • What would I personally do for income if the shit really hit the fan?
  • Can you totally reduce dependence on gasoline with a normal 5 mile range of travel with kids?
  • Is it a good idea to store real long term storage foods (20-30 years)?

Resources for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-180- Survival Podcast Listener Calls 4-15-09

Join me today as I take calls from the audience on a variety of questions.  Enjoy the enhanced audio today as I will be back podcasting from the car tomorrow.

Tune in to hear…

  • What should you do with your tax return?  Spend it to stimulate the economy or save it?
  • What about emergency kits?   How do you create one, what goes in them?
  • How do you plan multiple routes out of your city and what about new features from Google maps?
  • When and how do you plant in areas with long cold winters like Wyoming?
  • What steps do you take when you travel long distance by air to be as prepared as possible for a SHTF when far from home, family and friend?
  • Can old pancake mix be dangerous?  The answer may surprise you.
  • What is top priority?  Debt reduction?  Prepping?  Or saving cash?
  • Can you capture and domesticate wild bees?  Should you?
  • What should you do to get started saving seeds?

Resources for this podcast,

Daily House Cleaning Items

Resource Links for Today’s Show

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.

Episode-179- The Bug Out Bag

Today’s podcast covers putting together a bug out bag (BOB), also known as the 72 hour kit or three day survival bag.  In today’s show we cover things like what goes in a BOB, what type of bag is best to use, the purpose of a bug out kit and more.

Today we discuss,

  • The purpose of a 72 Hour Kit – getting to safety not spending three days at home.
  • Ideas for food items that keep you nourished on the go and are easy to obtain
  • The advantages of a “back pack” over a duffel bag
  • Ideas for wet weather and sleeping gear
  • My view of what makes a good survival knife
  • Rechargeable lighting options
  • Making sure you have the ability to purify water
  • The value of maps, a gps and a compass
  • Why a poncho is not a good wet weather gear option
  • Ideas to save space and weight
  • Various “hard gear” equipment options
  • Methods of self defense that won’t be confiscated by authorities during a disaster
  • The value of a simple small tool kit

The list presented in the podcast is by no means complete. If you have ideas and suggestions please leave them in the comments below.

Resources for this podcast,

Daily House Cleaning Items

On Survival Gear and Options

Remember to comment, chime in and tell us your thoughts, this podcast is one man’s opinion, not a lecture or sermon. Also please enter our listener appreciation contest and help spread the word about our show.

You also now can call in questions or comments for the host at 866-65-THINK, (866-658-4465) please read the suggestions for calling in before you do for the best chance of getting your comments on the air.