A Great List of Survival Items For The Post Apocalypse
A Listmania! list by Jennifer Rodriguez Cabrera “psicat76″
It’s almost Christmas time. Will we get to celebrate or will it be the end of the world as we know it. Either way it’s nice to be prepared. Here is another list of affordable Survival Supplies for the Post Apocalypse
In the Post-Apocalypse we will more likely be traveling by foot than in a motor vehicle. When your food supplies get low you will need to venture into the wilderness to hunt for game and gather edible plants and vegetation. But in order to bring your resources back to your camp site or safe house you will need a nice Big pack to carry everything in. Backpacks with internal frames that can support all the extra weight.
Here are a couple backpacks that would definitely get the job done and can also carry a bunch of your survival items. Some even have bow/rifle holding compartments. ^__^
When you get ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Pack Bag, you’re getting the Commander Freighter Frame PLUS a 5250 cubic inch Pack Bag. The Pack Bag is great for getting all your gear to your base camp. The Pack Bag includes a front pocket, spotting scope pocket, rifle holder, and two side accessory hinged pockets, in addition to the main compartment. Once you empty out your Pack Bag, it can be easily detached so the Commander can be used as a Freighter Frame also. The Commander Freighter Frame allows you to haul your meat from one place to the next. The Commander comes equipped with a unique lashing system to secure your meat. With as much weight as you’ll be carrying, padded waist belt and shoulder straps are a must. There are pockets for your flash light and knife, as well as a holder for your shooting stix on the lashing straps. With the Commander Pack Bag, you really get two products in one, a Pack Bag AND a Freighter Frame!
Size: 5250 cubic inches; Weight: 2 pounds 3 ounces; Total weight with frame: 7 pounds 5 ounces
The Teton Fox 75+10L internal frame backpack is a great fit for the serious hiker. Comfort-wise, the Fox is outfitted with dual aluminum stays that adjust to the shape of your back, along with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads. In addition, the height of the shoulder straps is adjustable, helping the pack accommodate a wide range of torso lengths. The upshot is a comfortable, ergonomic pack that won’t put undue stress on your back and shoulders even after a full day of hiking.
On the interior, the 5,187-cubic-inch pack holds all your gear in its top-loading main compartment, expandable front section, and unique sleeping bag compartment. Meanwhile, hikers looking for an easy place to access their first-aid kits and mini flashlights will delight in the pair of hideaway side pockets. The design concludes with an attached rain fly that keeps your gear dry and is compatible with separately sold hydration systems.
Rugged internal frame backpack with a capacity of 5,187 cubic inches or 85 liters
Dual aluminum stays with contoured shoulder, lumbar, and hip pads
Height-adjustable shoulder straps accommodate a wide range of torso lengths
Top-loading main compartment, sleeping bag compartment, and two hideaway side pockets
Attached rainfly; compatible with most hydration systems; weighs 5.5 pounds empty
We hereby enter the world of “conventional” packs with some unconventional backpacks. Please understand, they’re only unconventional in the sense that they’re nicer, and more fully detailed than other packs in this class. It seems that most manufacturers have taken so many shortcuts in the trend toward minimalism that they have forgotten what it’s like to live out of a backpack. In the tradition of our focus on practical field use, we’ve built the 69 liter V69 Destroyer to be extremely capable and comfortable load bearing systems. With very similar features, the main difference between the two is one of scale. Choose the slightly more compact V69 if you need smaller capacity and prefer to go as light as possible. Something else you’ll like about these packs: For their scale, they’re extremely light weight. We’ve carefully chosen new materials that give the optimum balance between high strength and light weight, and arranged them very cleverly, if we do say so ourselves. Every feature and detail has a purpose, and many of them have multiple purposes. The V-type packs are double-deckers… with both top loading and front loading features, it’s easy to find your gear wherever in the pack you have it stowed. It also has the great benefit of a full array of compression and lash straps. Each surface of the pack can be compressed and each set of straps can be used to quickly grapple something to the pack. So you have a very simple and versatile, and ultimately practical backpack. Includes a fitted rain cover that pulls out of a bottom pocket.
69 Liter capacity!
Front and Top Loading.
Lightweight, rugged construction with 420D ripstop nylon.
The Book of Eli — Denzel Washington — I Wonder what kind of goodies are in his backpack? LOLz
I know I talk a lot about zombie survival, alien invasions and other crazy Apocalyptic scenarios, but most of that is to keep a somewhat serious topic (human survival) to more of a fun level. I think we all know though the possibilities of a complete collapse of civilization. An Apocalypse that would be caused by none other than us humans (nuclear warfare, viral epidemic… etc.) It would be an era of survivors vs other survivors. The “haves” and the “have-nots”. If you have something someone else wants desperately, they will fight for it, or even kill for it. So you will need to be prepared. The truth is that if you are more prepared than your opponent then you’ll have a bigger chance to win and survive another day.
So I’ve decided to share a list of items I have in my personal Post Apocalypse survival kit. A survival kit you can simply put together yourself and may already have a few of the items in your home. Some other items may take a little time to acquire but is worth having on the list. Trust me on it. ^__^
A few other tips to add: build a team (this is not a movie where you kick everyone’s ass on your own), stay in shape (nobody will turn away a strong arm and useful pair of legs), learn survival skills (like making a fire, nobody will invest in someone without any skills), learn to think critically and tactically (Stay sharp). Try to go camping or hiking every so often, to test your skills of survival in the wilderness.
A Metal Container or Survival Tin: Those Maxwell House gourmet coffee tins work. The container should be metal so it can be used to heat water over a campfire. You can also store your smaller items in it.
Duct Tape: It’s waterproof and can hold almost anything together. It can help you build many functional things as shown on Mythbusters. ^__^ Duct tape also works great when you don’t have a triangular bandage: it holds on dressings, works well for fastening a splint, etc.
Emergency Blanket (Thermal blankets): These are those little aluminium- looking blankets you can buy at any camping store. They are good for making into an emergency shelter, keeps you warm, and is reflective (i.e. can be spotted from aircraft…. if you want to be found).
Paracord Rope: For tying things down, lashing tents, and tying up bad guys.
Tinfoil: Can be used in lieu of a mirror to signal planes or boats, and takes up less space. Can also be modified into a water carrier if needed.
Water Purifying Tablets: These will help purify your drinking water… check their expiry date, most tablets are only good for a year or so once the bottle’s been opened.
Keep in mind that this survival kit list is for last minute emergency situations. Something easy enough so you can grab and go and is your life support till you find new resources. I would recommend you make a survival kit for each member of your family just to be extra safe. Best of luck and I hope you never need to use it. ^__^
Example of Emergency Grab-n-go Survival Backpack
They also have some premade survival kits and survival backpacks if that makes it easier for you. You can see some of them here.