Nomadic Survival

A Listmania! list by Anders Blom
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The list author says: "This list is not for "bugging out", it is tailored more towards mass exodus. Most bug out bags are set up to do one thing: retreat. They don't allow you to sustain on a longer term, only to get you from point A (a once secure location, now unsecure) to point B (a known secure location). This list is for the time when there isn't a point B, when there is no known location for refuge.

Rules:
1) Be prepared. It's better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it. This goes for information as well, learn your skills, practice them, and keep quality sources of advanced knowledge at hand.
2) Keep consumption down. Don't depend on consumable items and resources.
3) Time, distance, and shielding. Whatever your enemy is - whether nuke or angry hoard, put distance and mass between you and it, and do it for as long as possible.

I have at least ten Listmania lists (and growing) about survival and the many different approaches to it. Check out my "Economical EDC Survival Kit" and my "Every Day Carry - EDC" lists."
Shinwa Black Shikomizue Double Edged Ninja Sword Black Damascus Steel
1.  Shinwa Black Shikomizue Double Edged Ninja Sword Black Damascus Steel by Shinwa
The list author says:
  "This is for all you Zombie Lovers out there. Defending yourself from an unsuspected aggressor or clearing a path in vegetation. Make sure you get a belt frog for this. This is very impressive for the price, I'm a big dude, and this hasn't nicked or bent, and the handle hasn't split either. Use gloves or a tight wrap."
$106.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Estwing EBTA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe, Black
2.  Estwing EBTA 27-Ounce Tomahawk Axe, Black by Estwing
The list author says:
  "Made in U.S.A.

My first choice for a defensive CQC weapon. Fraction of the weight of a hatchet. You can use these as batons. Get two, you can give one to your partner. These are very functional as standard camping/hunting gear as well."
$39.98   Used & New from: $38.54
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

Martin Jaguar Takedown Bow
3.  Martin Jaguar Takedown Bow by Martin Archery
The list author says:
  "Large Game Weapon, compact, light weight and effective. Get a rubber arrow puller for retrieval, which is hard to do especially when wet. Learn how to make recurves, strings, and arrows."
$136.92 - $319.41
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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80 Lbs Self-cocking Crossbow Pistol Cross Bow 15 Arrows
4.  80 Lbs Self-cocking Crossbow Pistol Cross Bow 15 Arrows by Cobra Bows
The list author says:
  "Small Game Weapon, compact, light weight and effective. A sling shot (replace with the black band) with steel shot is also a good idea for a small game weapon. Learn traps and snare tactics. Learn how to fish."
$32.00   Used & New from: $20.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews)

Dakota Line's Versatile Snares 1 Dozen
5.  Dakota Line's Versatile Snares 1 Dozen by DakotaLine Snares
The list author says:
  "60in. and well made."
$22.45   Used & New from: $15.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Emmrod Packrod Fishing Combo 6 Coil Spinning Pole w/DCM Open Face Reel
6.  Emmrod Packrod Fishing Combo 6 Coil Spinning Pole w/DCM Open Face Reel by Emmrod
The list author says:
  "The most reliable compact fishing rod. A standard two piece rod won't take up much room either, but you do run a high risk of damage if you don't have a hard case for it."
$99.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Ka-Bar 2-1245-1 Black Tanto Knife
7.  Ka-Bar 2-1245-1 Black Tanto Knife by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "Made in U.S.A.

A classic fighting knife that takes on an even more ancient tried and tested design.

The K-Bar Last Ditch is a great little buy for any urban survivalist."
$66.36   Used & New from: $61.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)

KR Tools 11708 Pro Series 12-Inch Professional Hacksaw Frame
8.  KR Tools 11708 Pro Series 12-Inch Professional Hacksaw Frame by KR Tools
The list author says:
  "Get a good hacksaw (Stanley 15-113, Craftsman 9-36143, or this ultra light KR Tools 11708 - the DEWALT DW3970 is to heavy) with storage in the handle and keep a carbide blade, and as many 18tpi blades as you can fit in the handle."
$17.46   Used & New from: $11.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Task Tools T22310  12-Inch Bow and Hack Saw Blade
9.  Task Tools T22310 12-Inch Bow and Hack Saw Blade by Task Tools
The list author says:
  "Cuts wood and bone, turn inwards and install for storage."
$4.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-01945 Entrenching Tool with Pick, Serrated Blade
10.  Gerber 22-01945 Entrenching Tool with Pick, Serrated Blade by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Gerber is the only brand to trust for an entrenching tool.

There is a smaller stainless UST u-dig-it shovel, that will serve its purpose for most of what you'll need."
$70.15   Used & New from: $57.79
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Stiletto TiBar16 Lightweight 16-Inch Titanium Utility Bar
11.  Stiletto TiBar16 Lightweight 16-Inch Titanium Utility Bar by Stiletto
The list author says:
  "Don't even consider carrying anything other than this.

Not only will crowbars and fubars weigh far too much to run around with and travel with, but there will always be rocks, bricks, and abandoned homes with garages filled with tools for you to select from. So, if you can't afford hardened titanium wrecking tools, then don't bother.

Stiletto needs a 24" version of this."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Stiletto FB15 15-Inch All Titanium Multifunctional Flatbar
12.  Stiletto FB15 15-Inch All Titanium Multifunctional Flatbar by Stiletto
The list author says:
  "Once again: Go light, or go home."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic
13.  Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic by Lansky
The list author says:
  "For your Leatherman, smaller knives, and any serrations."
$10.05   Used & New from: $6.33
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (757 customer reviews)

Lansky Dual Grit Sharpener
14.  Lansky Dual Grit Sharpener by Lansky
The list author says:
  "For your sword, machete, axe, tomahawk, and fighting knife."
$7.99   Used & New from: $2.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (656 customer reviews)

True Utility FireStash Keyring Lighter
15.  True Utility FireStash Keyring Lighter by True Utility
The list author says:
  "This works just like a Zippo, Zippos leak and get lost, this won't. Zippos are useful as they stay lit at rest or even when tossed, and they use many fuels. BIC lighters are the most reliable, but this can be attached to you, and is water/air tight."
$14.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

Amber FireLight II
16.  Amber FireLight II by Wilderness Solutions
The list author says:
  "You can't have enough options and redundancy for fire starters."
$59.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Protec CPSC Cab Ace SXP Helmet (Black Rubber)
17.  Protec CPSC Cab Ace SXP Helmet (Black Rubber) by ProTec
The list author says:
  "Quakes can last for minutes, hours, or days and the ceiling is made of stuff that will hurt you. Also smart for storms. Any CPSC helmets will do. You might want to keep this with your EDC kit."
$42.95 - $160.47
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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ProTec Street Pads 3 Pack - Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards
18.  ProTec Street Pads 3 Pack - Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards by Pro-Tec
The list author says:
  "When you are in the wild; a trip or fall can kill you from your injuries: as you won't be able to rest for two months."
$54.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts
19.  Outdoor Research Meteor Mitts by Outdoor Research
The list author says:
  "Mitts are the best way to keep your fingers."
$66.99 - $70.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Danner Men's 8" Striker II Brown GTX Work Boot
20.  Danner Men's 8" Striker II Brown GTX Work Boot by Danner
The list author says:
  "Waterproof, safety toe (not steel), full leather upper, great traction. Whether it's a boot or a shoe, they might be the last you will ever own, so make sure its tough. Put a pair of running shoes in your bug out bag or trunk."
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Carhartt Men's  Thermal Lined Duck Active Jacket
21.  Carhartt Men's Thermal Lined Duck Active Jacket by Carhartt
The list author says:
  "Get solid and drab colors, so you don't get recognized as a threat or combatant, but you wont stand out either. Ponchos and boonie hats offer better adaptable rain cover and camouflage."
$69.99 - $79.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (530 customer reviews)

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MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter
22.  MSR MiniWorks EX Microfilter by MSR
The list author says:
  "Very nice and affordable cylindrical ceramic element water filter. Aquamira is a great option for making back up or economical kits. Pre-filter with fine cloth, boil water or use some chlorine or iodine to treat even further, but toxins have to be filtered out with fine charcoal powder."
$71.96   Used & New from: $59.84
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)

Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, 1-Quart
23.  Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, 1-Quart by Nalgene
The list author says:
  "The filter above fits directly onto this wide mouth bottle. I suggest getting a few of these in clear, so UV light can disinfect further, multiples means if one goes bad; not all will be lost."
$5.75 - $329.71
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,721 customer reviews)

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Seattle Sports Camp Bucket (Blue)
24.  Seattle Sports Camp Bucket (Blue) by Seattle Sports
The list author says:
  "Get at least two of these. These are indispensable and are somewhat needed when pre-filtering water."
$14.65   Used & New from: $11.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)

Sawyer Products SP194 Two Bag Complete Water Purifier System, 2 Liters Each
25.  Sawyer Products SP194 Two Bag Complete Water Purifier System, 2 Liters Each by Sawyer Products
The list author says:
  "I don't have one, and I haven't used one, but it does seem like a good idea for setting up a short term camp."
$190.30   Used & New from: $176.30
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Trangia Spirit Burner with Screwcap
26.  Trangia Spirit Burner with Screwcap by Trangia
The list author says:
  "Classic.

Can burn many types of fuels."
$14.70   Used & New from: $11.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

Kelly Kettle USA - Volcano Kettle - Ultra Fast Boiling Kettle. Large Aluminum Base Camp Kelly Kettle Complete Kit, perfect for Cooking, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Fishing, and Hunting. The Kelly Kettle is the Outdoor Enthusiasts best friend. Kelly Kettles are also ideal for Emergency Preparedness Kits and being prepared for any disaster. Not only is the Kelly Kettle the perfect camping kettle for Emergency Preparedness, but it is also the perfect camping kettle for Car Camping. Boy Scouts also love to use the Kelly Kettle on all their campouts. The Kelly Kettle comes is 3 sizes. The Kelly Kettle you are buying is the Kelly Kettle Aluminum Large Base Camp Kit. Statement will show a charge by Sephra Kelly.
27.  Kelly Kettle USA - Volcano Kettle - Ultra Fast Boiling Kettle. Large Aluminum Base Camp Kelly Kettle Complete Kit, perfect for Cooking, Hiking, Camping, Kayaking, Fishing, and Hunting. The Kelly Kettle is the Outdoor Enthusiasts best friend. Kelly Kettles are also ideal for Emergency Preparedness Kits and being prepared for any disaster. Not only is the Kelly Kettle the perfect camping kettle for Emergency Preparedness, but it is also the perfect camping kettle for Car Camping. Boy Scouts also love to use the Kelly Kettle on all their campouts. The Kelly Kettle comes is 3 sizes. The Kelly Kettle you are buying is the Kelly Kettle Aluminum Large Base Camp Kit. Statement will show a charge by Sephra Kelly. by Kelty Kettle
The list author says:
  "Super efficient and awesome stove and simultaneous water boiler. Pack zip lock bags (you can use these for so many things), fuel tabs, tender, and even gas and a burner if you can."
$99.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Snow Peak Trek Combo Titanium Cookset
28.  Snow Peak Trek Combo Titanium Cookset by Snow Peak
The list author says:
  "Go with titanium or aluminum for as much of your cookware as possible."
$105.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Silva Polaris Baseplate Compass
29.  Silva Polaris Baseplate Compass by Silva
The list author says:
  "Very lightweight and compact. Know your surroundings. Buy a map of your area and plot out hospitals/acute care clinics, sporting goods stores, grocery stores, military armories, isolated water, prisons, fire/rescue, police..."
$10.89 - $23.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Advanced Elements 3 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower
30.  Advanced Elements 3 Gallon Summer Shower / Solar Shower by ADVANCED ELEMENTS
The list author says:
  "I don't have this yet, but it seems to be the most durable solar water heater. It's not really needed, but it could bring a good deal of comfort."
$23.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Alps Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent
31.  Alps Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent by ALPS Mountaineering
The list author says:
  "This with the sleeping bag below will let you survive the harshest of winters. A 3 person tent will sleep two with their gear."
$160.83 - $329.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Military Modular Sleep System 4 Piece with Goretex Bivy Cover and Carry Sack
32.  Military Modular Sleep System 4 Piece with Goretex Bivy Cover and Carry Sack by Tennier Industries
The list author says:
  "You can find great lightly used and near mint ones for real cheap."
$199.99   Used & New from: $58.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (500 customer reviews)

Thermarest Compressible Pillow
33.  Thermarest Compressible Pillow by Therm-A-Rest
The list author says:
  "You'll be glad you have one of these, they compact to barely anything at all, and it's much more comfy than a rock."
$16.00 - $85.65
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (809 customer reviews)

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Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Pad
34.  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Pad by Therm-A-Rest
The list author says:
  "I have two smalls for easier carry, and for the option to double it up for rougher or colder terrain. The ground will be colder than the air. If you can, use debris like leaves or newspaper to make a thin air barrier from the ground."
$54.98 - $455.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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Petzl Tactikka + RGB Headlamp
35.  Petzl Tactikka + RGB Headlamp by Petzl
The list author says:
  "Import.

Versatile, hands free, and multicolored White/RGB.

My EDC list has a solar power charger (Goal Zero's Guide 10) that will take care of everything electronic on my lists."
$47.96 - $392.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Black/Silver)
36.  Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Black/Silver) by Midland
The list author says:
  "5 miles country, about a mile in the city. Use only for scouting missions, and when your group gets seperated, keep broadcasts short. Great crypto."
$55.95   Used & New from: $38.26
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,629 customer reviews)

Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440)
37.  Tri-Band Yaesu VX-6R Submersible Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver (144/222/440) by Yaesu
The list author says:
  "A portable Ham radio is a smart idea to get intel on what states and local areas are still viable.

Can receive across the entire width of Short Wave band."
$248.00   Used & New from: $220.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
38.  Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Indispensable. Get some in white, black, camo, and a highly visible color too, 100' of this takes up hardly any room. You should keep plenty of drab colored duct tape too."
$3.99 - $329.39
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,410 customer reviews)

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Osprey Packs Atmos 50 Backpack
39.  Osprey Packs Atmos 50 Backpack by Osprey
The list author says:
  "This is the only pack that I have found that is of satisfying quality for the price. Alps Mountaineering has a traditional framed pack for rifle carry that is about half the cost, if you don't mind being minimalistic."
$188.95 - $209.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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