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    CO Springs Bug Out Bags

    Hope all our CO Springs peeps are well!

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    I got a bug out pack for Xmas that is complete with everything needed to survive for 3-4 days including rations. I've been wanting to make another one with tools to make surviving permanently. One with simple tools, fishing stuff, maybe even a mini ammo reloader, some screws and nails for building a simple shelter. I've got some thinking to do to build my own custom bug out pack.

    I finally finished rebuilding my street legal classic dirt bike. It will get me way up there in the hills where I sure hope the zombies and the unprepared can't find me. I just rode it a few miles today to get the motor broken in. My only other ride is a Buick. Easier to Camo the bike and offroad it .

    Got my .40 sidearm, a new 12 ga shotgun, and the first firearm I bought when I was 18- a Marlin model 60 that will be handy and cheap to hunt small game. Save the bigger calibers for when the need arises. And the .22 is quieter too. Wouldn't want to give away my position. I'd want to be as quiet as Will Smith in the movie "I Am Legend".

    Now be nice to build some holsters for the rifles so I can carry them up on the bike when its time to bug out. That would be an interesting sight!


    I hope everyone is doing well! I hope you all are having a blast at the meet n greet today! Sure wish I could come!

    Blessings,

    Greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keens View Post
    I finally finished rebuilding my street legal classic dirt bike. It will get me way up there in the hills where I sure hope the zombies and the unprepared can't find me.
    Uhhhh....way up there in the hills where you can't be found isn't where I'd be headed for today's particular SHTF....

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    Why not? Plenty of shade and game for me. Where would you head?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keens View Post
    Why not? Plenty of shade and game for me. Where would you head?
    How about AWAY from the fire? The shade is going for fuel to pre-roast the game. Actually, ironically, I'd head for more urban. Somewhere east where I don't need to worry about the forest fires turning to prairie fires. The fires get easier to fight toward the cities. I'm cozy here in Firestone. If we get an evac order from a prairie fire, I'll head for Longmont. Further west and we have to worry about Boulder county fires spreading down.

    Probably won't get to the point of needing to trade eagles and junk silver for a hotel room, though.

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...28/detail.html
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    http://www.denverpost.com/commented/...rce=commented-

    Oh, dear. Keens, did you have to bug?

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    I use a tiered system, where each level builds on the previous level:

    Level 0 - Fair Weather Foundation: Shorts or jeans, t-shirt, underwear, socks, firearm, and hiking shoes/boots. About 10 lbs.

    Level 1 - Ascent/Summit Bag - down to 30 deg F and 30 kts of wind: Camelback Hawg w/ 100 oz water, iodine pills, lightweight fleece shirt/pants, lightweight wind/water shell tops and pants, lightweight gloves, microweight balaclava, hat, suncreen, sunglasses, whistle, signal mirror, lightweight knife, bic lighter, micro-light, cell phone, antibiotic, band-aids, and 1,000 calories. About 10 lbs (20 lbs total).

    Level 2 - Backpack - down to -20 deg F and 70 kts of wind: sleeping bag/bivy system, heavy gloves, water filter/pump, balaclava, winter hat, thick fleece top, thermal pants, thermal socks, spare underwear and socks, gaitors, alcohol stove + 1 weeks' supply of alcohol, headlamp, GPS, spare batteries, pocket sewing kit, cell phone charger, 1 weeks' supply of food (freeze-dried meals), another bic lighter, some additional medical items. About 25 lbs (45 lbs total).

    Level 3 - Bug-out bag: tent, three weeks of food, full med kit, change of civilian clothes, cash, credit card, extra ID, hatchet, saw, bowie knife, fire-starting equipment, backup stove (Coleman Peak 1 or Whisperlite), white gas (stove fuel), tarp, horseblanket, thermarest pad, foam pad, pillow, more spare batteries, camera, portable radios + charger, list of phone numbers and key info, laptop and charger, book (edibles in Colorado), 550 cord, nylon webbing, pen/pencil and notebook, etc. About 35 lbs (80 lbs total).

    Level 4 - Frontiersman's Trunk: Several key tools useful for building a log cabin, including books, ropes, shovels, axes, pikes, hammers, nails, screws, screwdrivers, hand drills, planes, etc. Upwards of 200 lbs.

    Level 0 - Weather-dependent, but I can stay alive for 2 hours, minimum.

    Level 1 - I can survive for 24 hours, minimum.

    Level 2 - I can survive for 1 week, minimum.

    Level 3 - I can survive for 1 month, minimum.

    Level 4 - I can survive indefinitely.
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