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1000$ Emergency Kit! 1205

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 04:39:32 AM »
Then again, why would you skimp on an emergency kit it you put it together yourself, for yourself.

Budget.

If you're scraping by to begin with, planning emergency preparedness can be hard, and sometimes it can come down to getting not-best options and hope they're good enough if something happens, until you have time to upgrade.

Unrelated, I started working on a $250 one-person kit spreadsheet. It's strangely harder than I thought it would be.

EDIT: A big problem I have is trying to fit in the $50 cost of an SOL Escape Bivvy.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 07:14:21 AM by Lynn LeFey »
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Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2018, 08:38:14 AM »
Then again, why would you skimp on an emergency kit it you put it together yourself, for yourself.

Budget.

If you're scraping by to begin with, planning emergency preparedness can be hard, and sometimes it can come down to getting not-best options and hope they're good enough if something happens, until you have time to upgrade.

Unrelated, I started working on a $250 one-person kit spreadsheet. It's strangely harder than I thought it would be.

EDIT: A big problem I have is trying to fit in the $50 cost of an SOL Escape Bivvy.

True that. There was a time in my life that every day felt like survival. I was basically living out of a suitcase. It did make packing up and leaving with all necessities a lot quicker though.

I got the gear to support me and my wife, I dont have an over view of the total cost, but my Solo Campfire stove was over $100. my Vic Spirit over $100, and a good pocket knife over $200, and I am not even started yet....

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Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2018, 09:52:27 AM »
Then again, why would you skimp on an emergency kit it you put it together yourself, for yourself.

Budget.

If you're scraping by to begin with, planning emergency preparedness can be hard, and sometimes it can come down to getting not-best options and hope they're good enough if something happens, until you have time to upgrade.

Unrelated, I started working on a $250 one-person kit spreadsheet. It's strangely harder than I thought it would be.

EDIT: A big problem I have is trying to fit in the $50 cost of an SOL Escape Bivvy.
About that SOL Bivvy. Watched a couple of videos, they look quite fragile. I'm wondering why you choose the Escape over the Emergency Bivvy. I watched a comparison video and it seems that the Escape, while a bit thicker and richer in feature does not offer that much more and the Emergency can be bought for less than 20$ here, or about 25$ for the larger 2-person Emergency Bivvy.

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,306
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2018, 11:01:35 AM »
well I did it and manage to have $50 spare. some items could be upgraded though  (like Lynn said the SOL bivvy) and some dropped at least in quantity. also note that I used Amazon exclusively 

- a fairly decent compass is included in the first aid kit, thus no extra
- the first aid kit is decent, but could use some extra things for larger cuts, burns and maybe a splint
- considering that I was going off the 15°C sleeping bag there is no bug net, bug spray or a warmer sleeping bag (again I'd fix that for myself but the budget is what it is)
- some of the quantities don't make sense because I'm not great with imperial weight measurements (is 13oz of vaseline too much or not enough?)
- brand names are there only where it could make a difference

Your kit is missing one very important factor:

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profit for the guy selling it.


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Def

amazon associate links in the description :tu:

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,306
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2018, 11:06:09 AM »
Then again, why would you skimp on an emergency kit it you put it together yourself, for yourself.

Budget.

If you're scraping by to begin with, planning emergency preparedness can be hard, and sometimes it can come down to getting not-best options and hope they're good enough if something happens, until you have time to upgrade.

Unrelated, I started working on a $250 one-person kit spreadsheet. It's strangely harder than I thought it would be.

EDIT: A big problem I have is trying to fit in the $50 cost of an SOL Escape Bivvy.
About that SOL Bivvy. Watched a couple of videos, they look quite fragile. I'm wondering why you choose the Escape over the Emergency Bivvy. I watched a comparison video and it seems that the Escape, while a bit thicker and richer in feature does not offer that much more and the Emergency can be bought for less than 20$ here, or about 25$ for the larger 2-person Emergency Bivvy.

you could also go with a thicker, more durable space blanket for about $20. there is also the scrounger route of going with a $10 reflective windshield shade but you can't cover yourself with that so it is only good if you're using a Mors' supershelter like setup

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #35 on: May 16, 2018, 10:02:36 PM »
The reason you want an Escape Bivvy over any other option is simple. It's breathable. I have tested the (REALLY excellent) SOL 2-person emergency blanket. That thing is pretty tough, and if you tear it, it won't start a running tear. It's amazingly warm. I sat outside in a t-shirt and shorts in weather that was just at freezing with a probably 15mph wind, with only that blanket for a hour. I gave up from boredom, not from cold.

BUT...

The problem is all those mylar type shelter options collect moisture from perspiration, which you do all the time. And if you get wet, you are kind of screwed in cold weather. I am willing to shell out a big chunk of budget for an option that won't leave me soaked in the morning. Because that can kill you in cold weather.

I AM considering the Escape Lite Bivvy, which is made of lighter material than the standard Escape Bivvy. It should be good for 4 nights.

As for the durability of the product, I can only use this as evidence to it's longevity (particularly for a 4-night bag)
« Last Edit: May 16, 2018, 10:05:20 PM by Lynn LeFey »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,306
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #36 on: May 16, 2018, 10:43:53 PM »
well that is impressive

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2018, 01:46:45 AM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,562
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #38 on: May 18, 2018, 02:43:11 PM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
Why does 2gosystems have a Swiss Flag in their logo :think:

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 18,192 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #39 on: May 18, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
Why does 2gosystems have a Swiss Flag in their logo :think:

Don't know, but I think that's a plus!

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,555 Smurf smash!
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2018, 06:13:33 PM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
Why does 2gosystems have a Swiss Flag in their logo :think:

Pretty sure because they can't have red cross symbol, so they reversed it  :think:

Maybe you Swiss should trademark your flag as well as International Red Cross does...  :pok:

 :cheers:
« Last Edit: May 18, 2018, 06:16:36 PM by AlephZero »

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Always posting random things,
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OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,562
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #41 on: May 18, 2018, 09:21:15 PM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
Why does 2gosystems have a Swiss Flag in their logo :think:

Pretty sure because they can't have red cross symbol, so they reversed it  :think:

Maybe you Swiss should trademark your flag as well as International Red Cross does...  :pok:

 :cheers:
Pretty sure you could put the red-cross in there as its just part of the logo. The red cross logo (actually is the reverse of the Swiss flag, although that is not entirely proven it is rather likely) and the Swiss flag are too generic. So, a red cross on a white ground as part of a bigger logo is totally legal.

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
OCD Squad Leader Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,562
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #42 on: May 18, 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
The reason you want an Escape Bivvy over any other option is simple. It's breathable. I have tested the (REALLY excellent) SOL 2-person emergency blanket. That thing is pretty tough, and if you tear it, it won't start a running tear. It's amazingly warm. I sat outside in a t-shirt and shorts in weather that was just at freezing with a probably 15mph wind, with only that blanket for a hour. I gave up from boredom, not from cold.

BUT...

The problem is all those mylar type shelter options collect moisture from perspiration, which you do all the time. And if you get wet, you are kind of screwed in cold weather. I am willing to shell out a big chunk of budget for an option that won't leave me soaked in the morning. Because that can kill you in cold weather.

I AM considering the Escape Lite Bivvy, which is made of lighter material than the standard Escape Bivvy. It should be good for 4 nights.

As for the durability of the product, I can only use this as evidence to it's longevity (particularly for a 4-night bag)

Great video... so, tough after all.

Emergency Kit: Ovo Sport, chocolate, cheese, crispbread and a coin
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,902 Any tool is better than nothing. Some not by much
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2018, 12:13:50 AM »
I would say reasonably tough for a 4 day kit. Beyond that might be a matter of how well you treat your gear.

ezdog... thanks. I'll try to keep an eye out.  :salute:
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 11,306
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 01:00:04 PM »
I grabbed one of these as it seems to offer more features and space than most and of course is pricier than most too?

https://www.2gosystems.com/

Also Lynn I have snagged the SOL stuff at the Academy Sports near you for cheap a few times as they seem to go on sale without warning for 1/2 off or less!

Worth Trolling the store for sure,at least it has been for me!
Why does 2gosystems have a Swiss Flag in their logo :think:

Pretty sure because they can't have red cross symbol, so they reversed it  :think:

Maybe you Swiss should trademark your flag as well as International Red Cross does...  :pok:

 :cheers:

a lot of people will jump to Switzerland in their mind when they see that symbol anyway. just like we have red and white chessboard pattern

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,555 Smurf smash!
Re: 1000$ Emergency Kit!
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2018, 07:46:18 PM »
Last Call! 6k countdown at Let's Get Posting Thread!

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