Travel gear

Travel gear

This is a discussion on Travel gear within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I travel usually every week and I'm gone for 3 or 4 nights every time as far as 5 hours away. I am just looking ...

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    Travel gear

    I travel usually every week and I'm gone for 3 or 4 nights every time as far as 5 hours away. I am just looking for some ideas on gear I should be bringing for the just in case situations. I always have a high cap 9mm with two extra mags of hp rounds, a box of 50 fmj, a good knife, a good flash light and an Otis cleaning kit. What else should I be bringing. A lot of my normal survival gear was recently put in a bag for the wife in case something happens while I'm gone.


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    Sounds like good gear to me

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    I like to keep basic survival gear in the ride , just in case I get stranded . Emergency blanket , knife, a few MRE meals , ect.
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    Meals and blanket would be good
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    Water. And I'd ditch the cleaning kit. IMHO, a little Visine-type bottle with your favorite lube is more than sufficient for travel. Replace the weight savings with a good multi-tool (Leatherman, Gerber, SOG, etc.).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Water. And I'd ditch the cleaning kit. IMHO, a little Visine-type bottle with your favorite lube is more than sufficient for travel. Replace the weight savings with a good multi-tool (Leatherman, Gerber, SOG, etc.).
    This. The only time I ever bring a cleaning kit is when I'm going hunting. Unless you just hit random shooting ranges, I can't see much need for non-SD ammo or cleaning supplies. I guess it can't hurt anything but I like to stick with stuff that I might really use.


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    First Aid Kit
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    Non sd ammo is better than running out of ammo. Weight is not a huge issue with the little cleaning kit plus I do visit random ranges and I just added a leatherman wave last night.
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    When you REALLY need batteries for the flashlight, others may buy out the supply before you can find some.

    Consider adding a crank-flashlight; one minute of cranking gives about 5 minutes of very good light. They cost about $10-$12 at Walmart.

    Also, if your budget will permit--get a Katadyn Hiker Pro water filter & some containers for the water.

    Yes, do add a First Aid Kit, too.
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    Just make up another bag like the one you left for the wife.
    Some kind of fire starter, besides matches. A flint set. A few pill bottles of dryer lint.
    Also check out the Prepper Forum.
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