I don't remember a thread about this but if there was one please forgive me. With all this talk about BOBs I want to know if you had to be limited what would you take as your 5 primary items in a survival situation. You can interpret that any way you want, wilderness, urban, end of the world, SHTF, etc.
This wasn't originally my idea, Dave Canterbury from YouTube and now Duel Survivor deals with "kits" all the time. I've got my gear set up in 1, 5, 10 and 20 piece kits. The more materials, the more comfortable / long term. So the question again:
You are limited to 5 items that will cover all of your basic survival needs: shelter, fire, water, food, and anything else. WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE?
1 - knife (large bowie either Trail master or my other one I love)
2 - Rope (paracord and a good amount)
3 - magnesium and flint (found at Walmart for a few bucks, works great)
4 - metal water bottle (you can boil water in it)
5 - heavy duty survival blanket / tarp.
I know there are many issues that will come into play like region, skill level, etc but for me, my location and where I go this works well. Looking forward to learning from everyone else.
<message edited by fox on Sunday, August 01, 2010 10:32 AM>