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Greg's Survival List

Greg
The list author says: "You never know when disaster may strike. Granted, first world countries handle disasters of all types better than less privileged countries. However, each country has a breaking point. This list only covers if you do not have a Bug-Out Location (BOL) or what you need to travel on foot to your BOL. And just for fun, I will also include extras to survive the Zombie Apocalypse (aka ZPOC/ZPAW). Although the ZPOC is more far fetched than other Natural and "The End of the World as We Know It” (TEOTWAWKI) disasters, a true off the grid self-sufficient survivalist (and family) prepares for everything. Yes some of my gear is expensive, your life depends on your survival skills, gear quality, and gear durability. As you become more proficient in your self-sufficient skills, you will no longer need some of this equipment. Also, take some self defense classes to keep physically and mentally in shape. My favorites are Kyokushinkai, Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu\Judo\Aikido, and Eskrima.

My firearms of choice that will help mitigate undesirables after diplomacy and/or bluffing fails (No way to add them to Listmania). Not everyone likes the same firearms and that is fine, however my list includes multi-role firearms and (1) back-up.:

1) Kel-Tec RFB (Rifle, Forward Ejection, Bullpup) – 7.62x51mm NATO or .308 Winchester,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kel-Tec_RFB

2) Kel-Tec KSG Bullpup Pump Action Shotgun,

http://www.keltecweapons.com/news/preview-kel-tec-shotgun-ksg/

Note: More on bullpups - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullpup

3) Colt, Kinder, Para-Ordnance, or Hybrid .45 ACP

http://www.renegade-armament.com/images/rsr/_C/_Colt/CT5070X_1.jpg

Note: This list will be dynamic and hopefully changing for the better. I am going to create (2) more Listmania list covering books for BOLs and Survival. I would love to elaborate more but we have a limit in products and characters."
Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
"One of the most important survival requirements, water.  You can not live without clean water past 1 to 10 days depending on the situation."
CamelBak 0.75- Liter Stainless Steel Better Bottle
CamelBak 0.75- Liter Stainless Steel Better Bottle
"(1 to 2 bottles) with the Hydrate or Die Logo - Make sure to get the extended plastic adapter as seen on the bladders and make sure to get the sports cap for a back-up.  I chose the stainless steel over the bladders because of the chance of holes and no way to fix or repair it."
Coleman 5-Piece Aluminum Mess Kit
Coleman 5-Piece Aluminum Mess Kit
"Field cookware place holder.  I do not want the Coleman product because it has too many pieces and does not have a high enough rating for me.  Do not purchase so much gear that you can not walk or walk far.  Do not purchase cheap gear because we are talking about survival and you will only be cheating your life.  Purchase a quality 1 piece spoon-fork as your utensil."
MRE Star with flameless heaters
MRE Star with flameless heaters
"Ideally, you want military MREs because they contain more calories than civilian products. Carry enough for a few days out in the field then start hunting.  Learn hunting skills before disaster strikes.  There is plenty of information on the Internet regarding MREs.  You can go longer without food but it is better not to be starving."
Eureka! Apex 2XT Two-Person Tent
Eureka! Apex 2XT Two-Person Tent
"Currently the best 4-season tent on Amazon designed for back-packing.  Learn to make shelters out of nature is the best thing to do and this is an alternative and/or back-up.  A camouflage tent cover\tarp would be a good accessory."
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout 3,000 Strike Fire Starter with Emergency Whistle
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout 3,000 Strike Fire Starter with Emergency Whistle
"Get two or one for each member of your team since they do not cost or weigh much.  Learn the skill of fire making without technology.  An alternative to primitive fire starting methods, you can carry some UCO Stormproof Matches in your BoB."
iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)
iOSAT Potassium Iodide Tablets, 130 mg (14 Tablets)
"Reduces chance of thyroid damage in a radiation emergency.  As long as nuclear weapons and power plants remain, you should have this in your medical kit."
CMMG Official US Military Tritium Lensatic Compass Box
CMMG Official US Military Tritium Lensatic Compass Box
"If you have a solar panel, recharger, and rechargeable batteries, you can use the Garmin GPS 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator.  Make sure to master Land Nav with the compass just in case your GPS dies or the GPS satellites go offline.  In addition, purchase topological maps of the US or the region you will be surviving in."
5.11 Tactical #80008 Poly/Cotton TacLite Pro Vest (TDU Khaki Small)
5.11 Tactical #80008 Poly/Cotton TacLite Pro Vest (TDU Khaki Small)
"To be worn with blue jeans, long\short sleeve shirt, and boots at the beginning stages of the panic and bugging out of the city.  It would be better if you had a CCW license since this vest comes with a concealed weapons holster.  Sorry for the small picture, Amazon changed the pictures."
UTG Ultimate Tactical Gear Modular 10 Piece Complete Kit , Woodland Digital
UTG Ultimate Tactical Gear Modular 10 Piece Complete Kit , Woodland Digital
"To be worn in your Bug Out Location (BOL), on foot out of the city, or if you need to run patrols due to a complete or partial collapse."
Marines MARPAT Digital Pattern BDU
Marines MARPAT Digital Pattern BDU
"For BOL or in the field.  If you do not want to wear camouflage, make sure to purchase clothing with earthly tones."
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief
"Better than spandex and highly recommended for survival on foot.  Trust me, it sucks when you start to chaff.  Remain healthy, in high spirits, and survive!  Purchase about a weeks worth."
3-Prs. Cool Max Steel Toe Work Socks
3-Prs. Cool Max Steel Toe Work Socks
"Or purchase similar socks in earth tones.  Make sure they are cotton or mostly cotton because your feet will love you more.  The military issued me wool socks and my feet hated me for it. Make sure to purchase about a week's worth."
Rothco R/S Poncho, Woodland Digital Camo
Rothco R/S Poncho, Woodland Digital Camo
"Don't forget a jacket and make sure to purchase water proof bags.  Wet clothing and gear is no fun during survival situations.  You want to talk about miserable!"
Eberlestock G2MU Gunslinger II Pack, UNICAM II
Eberlestock G2MU Gunslinger II Pack, UNICAM II
"Personally a great Bug-Out Bag (BoB) because you can grab your gear with rifle\shotgun(s) in one hand and the car keys\whatever in the other."
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
"This is like duct tape, very valuable.  Some of the top survivalist in the world have this in their BoB."
Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort
Wilderness Survival Handbook: Primitive Skills for Short-Term Survival and Long-Term Comfort
"Make any carried reference books smaller by using the computer and protect the pages with plastic sleeves and binder.  This is just in case your Kindle or Ruggedized computer dies."
GoSolar- 42W Portable Folding Solar Charger Kit - Charge Laptops, Phones & Batteries - Includes Li-Ion Battery, Jumper Cables, DC Inverter and 42 Watt Folding Panel - By California Solar Accessories
GoSolar- 42W Portable Folding Solar Charger Kit - Charge Laptops, Phones & Batteries - Includes Li-Ion Battery, Jumper Cables, DC Inverter and 42 Watt Folding Panel - By California Solar Accessories
"To charge up all of your items that require batteries in the field.  Electronics will make your life easier unless you have to deal with EMP."
Kindle Fire (Previous Generation - 1st)
Kindle Fire (Previous Generation - 1st)
"If you prefer, you can purchase the iPad or Galaxy Tab.  I am only going to post quality and economical products as they become available or when I find them.  I wish the tablet makers would make a field (bush, country side, camping, etc) version that would stand up to the environment  and if possible, its own method (solar\etc) of charging its batteries."
Eton NFR160WXB Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Black)
Eton NFR160WXB Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Black)
"A multi-purpose tool.  Need to test it to see if it will charge up a Kindle and/or iPhones/iPod."
Midland GXT1050VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Camo)
Midland GXT1050VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio (Pair) (Camo)
"You should really have a portable Marine radio or military radio (AN\PRC-77 or better) after TEOTWAWKI because of range.  During peace time and after you earn a license, use a portable HAM radio. Alternative to these are the noise canceling ear protection headphones that allow normal noise and radio communication but block out gunfire."
SureFire Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp
SureFire Minimus Variable-Output LED Headlamp
"Again, make sure to get a recharger and/or rechargeable batteries for your electronics.  Be aware of your light discipline at night time."
Bushnell Legend Porro Prism 8 x 42 Binocular
Bushnell Legend Porro Prism 8 x 42 Binocular
"Carl Zeiss is the best and you will pay for them.  If you want night vision, the best is the AN\PVS-7 military grade night vision goggles or the AN\PVS-14 military grade scope which are easily in the $2K+ range.  Here is a cheaper NV model - Night Owl Pro Nexgen Night Vision Binocular.  All NV require batteries."
Acog 4 X 32 Scope Full Illuminated Crosshair .308 Ballistic Reticle, Red
Acog 4 X 32 Scope Full Illuminated Crosshair .308 Ballistic Reticle, Red
"For the Kel-Tec RFB and don't forget the mount.  In addition, add the Kel-Tec picatinny accessory, tactical light, tactical sling, and suppressor (yes my LEO friends, with the ATF Class 3 Tax Stamp to make it legal).  The sound (loud) and recoil is significantly reduced."
Leatherman Surge Multitool Black Oxide with Molle Sheath
Leatherman Surge Multitool Black Oxide with Molle Sheath
"Multipurpose tool.  Make sure to get this multitool as well - "Columbia River Knife and Tool 9070 Guppie Black and Grey Multitool""
Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III
Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III
"At 9 pounds, I am not sure if I will have this in my foot BoB due to weight.  I will have to test it out.  This almost looks like the Hooligan's Tool with similar functionality and cheaper.  Can be used in Melee, breaking into DESERTED buildings, and shutting off gas\water.  An alternative is the Dead On Annihilator at 3+ pounds."
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
Smith's PP1 Pocket Pal Multifunction Sharpener
"Since this tool is not very expensive nor weighs a lot, get two.  Redundancy and quality is what you are aiming for."
Duck Brand 00-03201-01 Camouflage Colored Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20 Yards, Single Roll
Duck Brand 00-03201-01 Camouflage Colored Duct Tape, 1.88-Inch by 20 Yards, Single Roll
"Just in case you need to use Duck Tape, you don't want to stick out where it need it most."
Pse Archery Tac-15 Crossbow Upper For Ar Md.# 1135
Pse Archery Tac-15 Crossbow Upper For Ar Md.# 1135
"Yes it is expensive but the Crossbow is accurate at a decent range.  Good for hunting and sparing your ammunition when safe to do so.  In addition it makes less noise.  The reloading catch noise can be made silent by pushing down on the catch button (cam).  Make sure to purchase the Tac-15i because it comes with a stock, the Tac-15 requires an AR-15 stock.  Researching other models."
Elk Ridge ER-054 Combo Knife, Set of 2, Folder & Fixed Blade
Elk Ridge ER-054 Combo Knife, Set of 2, Folder & Fixed Blade
"For Field Dressing.  I am sure that top guthook knife would be nasty in melee combat as well."
Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade
Gerber 30-000075 E-Tool Folding Spade with Serrated Blade
"A good alternative to the out of stock Glock ET17070 E-Tool.  It can be used in melee and what it was designed to do."
Estwing MFG Co E2H Carpenter's Hatchet Leather Grip 3-5/8"
Estwing MFG Co E2H Carpenter's Hatchet Leather Grip 3-5/8"
"Can be used in melee, to carve, to chop, and to hammer nails or stakes.  I know I do not have the ultimate gear in zombie killing technology.  However, I can guarantee most of the multiple weapon wielders are going to wish they had tools (weapons of opportunity) over their precious weapons.  My tools will still dispatch the undesirables."
Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri
Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri
"Make sure to get a good sheath for it.  This machete can be used for melee and survival.  If you have the money, perhaps purchase the Cold Steel Kukri also sold on Amazon.  By design, you can swing Kukris all day cutting down vegetation or undesirables after diplomacy (if any) has failed."
a3j Safety Protector ARMOR Jacket Back Body Men Guard , Black, M
a3j Safety Protector ARMOR Jacket Back Body Men Guard , Black, M
"And for The Walking Dead, here you go.  However, this motorcycle crash suit looks way too hot and perhaps restrictive.  Maybe this would be a better solution? http://www.cut-tex.com/products/health_care/bite_and_slash_resistant_clothing.html#1 (You will need head, hand, and foot protection)"
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