anonymous asked:

Please remove all your posts with racist depictions of Joseph Oda

?????? I know there’s been some kinda debate going on in the fandom but I have never???? Depicted Joseph in a stereotypical/racist way???? And I can say that with confidence???? So sorry bro you’re kinda grasping at straws here???

whenever i go through my personal tag

i always bug out because i have so much work and so much documentation of it.

usually i am 

“ im not doing enough “

but when i look back 

“ dude chill “

hockeygarterbelts asked:

Re: where's Phil? Welll that was supposedly the only pre-camp workout with media availability; it wouldn't surprise me if Phil decided he'd maybe rather hit the gym that day instead.

Ohh okay, I’m thinking this probably also answers the question about where Geno was too, then, huh?  

Phil & Geno, bugging out of media availability together: the start of a beautiful friendship!

Vehicle Every Day Carry - Get Home Bag |

Vehicle Every Day Carry Items (VEDC)

July 13, 2011 By Creek 28 Comments

This is a guest post by JJ Johnson (JJSERE1). JJ is a former USAF Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor and currently runs his own survival blog which can be seen here: http://www.realitysurvival.com.  He also has a YouTube Channel with several survival/self-reliance related videos which can be found here: http://www.YouTube.Com/user/RealitySurvival

Most people in America spend the majority of their time split between three places:  their home, their place of work and in their vehicle.  Numerous excellent articles have been written on what emergency gear and supplies to keep in your home and to a lesser extent at your workplace.  A lot of good material has also been written on Bug Out Bags (BOB) and Every Day Carry (EDC) items as well.  This post will focus on items related to vehicles and what items to keep in them with two primary areas of concern.  First, Vehicle Every Day Carry (VEDC) items. Second, items for your Get Home Bag (GHB).

Most of us rely on our vehicles on a daily basis and would probably also need to rely on them in an emergency situation.  In any emergency or survival situation that does not involve the destruction or mandatory evacuation of your home, your first priority should probably be to get home.  Of course that is assuming you don’t need immediate medical attention.  Home isn’t only where you hang your hat, it’s also where all your stuff is.  Stuff or resources are the key to making it through tough times happy and healthy. So, with that in mind all of the items on this list are geared towards getting you home.

Here is a list (and some of their possible uses, if its not self explanatory) of all of the items I recommend keeping in a vehicle all the time. In no particular order of importance.

  • Jumper cables
  • Two tow straps – Vehicle extraction.
  • Small bag of easy light charcoal – fire starter / signal fire.
  • 5 road flares – Emergency distress signal, fire starter.
  • Come along – Vehicle extraction.
  • Bobby Stick / Club – Self Defense, fire starter.
  • First aid kit – Medical, Fire starter.
  • 12 Volt Air Compressor – Refill a flat tire, Light, Signal.
  • Extra fuses – Vehicle repair.
  • Siphon pump – To transfer gasoline from one vehicle or gas can to your vehicle.
  • Hat
  • 2 – 40 ft sections of old climbing rope – Vehicle extraction, emergency repelling to assist another, etc.
  • 2 – carabineers, a figure eight and enough rope for an emergency swiss seat.  
  • Extra batteries – For GPS, Spotlight, etc.
  • Bottle of Excedrin – Medical, Energy boost.
  • Binoculars – For locating nearest civilization (if you travel in rural areas).
  • Gloves – Personal protection.
  • Extra 550 – Multi Use, Fire, Shelter, Improvising, etc.
  • Seat Belt Extractor /Cutter – To cut jammed or locked seat belts after an accident.
  • Cell phone charger
  • 120 Volt to 12 Volt Inverter – For powering a laptop or other potential communication device.
  • LED Spotlight – Distress signal, warn oncoming traffic of your presence at night, work light for vehicle repair.
  • Mag Lite – Distress signal, warn oncoming traffic of your presence at night, work light for vehicle repair, self defense.
  • Tire Repair Kit
  • Valve stem tool and spare valve stem cores
  • Roll of black tape – Multiple Use, vehicle electrical system repair, improvising.
  • Roll of duct tape – Multiple Use, temporarily stopping leaky hoses, improvising.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Sun tan lotion – For long walks in sunny or desert environments, fire starter.
  • Insect repellent
  • Ice Scraper – Snow removal, improvised digging device, self defense.
  • 2 Gallon Gas Can – With Gas.
  • One gallon premixed water and antifreeze (Note: Don’t ever use anything that has contained antifreeze as a drinking water container.  Also don’t attempt to drink any fluid that contains antifreeze, even if its been boiled.  Antifreeze is poisonous.)
  • Entrenching tool (E-Tool) – Not seen in this picture, because I think it was left in a prairie dog field on my last trip to West Nebraska.
  • Tool Kit – Includes: Basic Socket which has Phillips and straight, metric and standard 3/8 sockets and wrenches, ¼  inch multi-bit driver, variety of ¼ bits, hex wrenches, needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench, spark plug sockets, wire cutters, 3/8 drive flex universal adapter, 6 inch extension, 3 inch extension and 3/8 ratchet.  Also added is a small hack saw, 2 pair of vise grip locking pliers, standard and metric deep well sockets, a leather man, a bigger adjustable wrench, a roll of electric wire, a roll of utility wire, a standard pair of pliers, a 2 pound hammer, another ratchet and a bag to carry it all.

Also not pictured here, that should be added for older vehicles is a few quarts of oil, and transmission fluid, an extra serpentine or V-belt(s) for your specific vehicle and any unique tools that are required to change it.  During fall and winter an extra sleeping bag or wool blanket would also be prudent.  If you drive a newer vehicle (within ten years old or so) that is well maintained, the likely hood of needing the spare oil and belts or hoses is pretty low as long as you keep up on your vehicle’s preventative maintenance.



I also recommend keeping a Get Home Bag (GHB) in your vehicle in case it breaks down beyond repair, gets stuck in a ditch or for whatever reason you just have to leave the vehicle and go on foot. 

This bag is smaller and lighter than a full 72 hour bag (BOB). I guess it’s more like a 24 hour bag.

 Its purpose is to contain just the items that may be needed to get home on foot, even if it’s a long hike.  Again in no particular order, here is a list of what I recommend for a Get Home Bag.

  • Small backpack
  • Emergency credit card – With at least a $3000.00 credit limit.
  • Prepaid calling card – With 60 minutes or so of time on it.
  • $100 cash – Pay for a ride, buy spare parts or food, water, etc.
  • Bright colored poncho – shelter from rain, signaling.
  • Old broke in tennis shoes – Better for long walks than dress shoes, boots, or high heels.
  • Thick wool socks – Change of socks so feet stay dry and avoid blisters.
  • Umbrella
  • 4 Bottles of Water
  • Emergency Water Filter Straw – Can be used with empty water bottles to re-stock on fresh water for the long walk.
  • 4 granola bars
  • Collapsible baton – Self Defense (Note: Check your local laws to ensure these are legal for carry).
  • Small handgun and ammo and holster (Note: Ensure you carry in accordance with local & state laws, be licensed if required.)
  • Combat field bandage – Medical, Fire Starter.
  • Triangle bandage / kravat – Multi use, medical, water filter (not purifier), dust filter for face, etc.
  • Toilet paper
  • Candle – Fire starter, Signal, Night travel (cut the bottom off of a water bottle and stick the candle through it to shield from the wind).
  • 6ft x 8 ft Tarp – Shelter, ground tarp for working on vehicle.
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Magnesium Fire Starter / Fire Steel
  • Pitch Wood Club – Fire starter, Self Defense
  • Compass / Signal Mirror – Navigation, directional day time signaling (A couple flashes in a drivers eyes will get their attention – just don’t hold it on them as it could cause an accident).
  • Led flashlight – For night time travel and vehicle repair.
  • Emergency road flare – Emergency distress signal, fire starter.
  • Folding saw – Collecting fuel for an overnight fire if needed, removing debris from a road, etc.
  • Fixed blade knife – Multi use.
  • Handheld CB – Signaling and Communication
  • Handheld FRS / GMRS Radios – Signaling and Communication
  • Notepad and pens/pencil – Leaving directions, destination and contact information.
  • Road map – Finding ways around obstacles or detours.
  • Handheld GPS – Waypoints to home and friends houses or rally points preloaded.
  • Shemagh – Head cover, scarf, dust filter, water filter, Wet down put on neck to avoid overheating, etc.
  • White  cotton towel – Waving it at passing cars is an emergency distress signal, to clean up with after repairing vehicle
  • Wool stocking cap
  • 6 hand/foot warmers
  • Gloves

All of the gear fits nicely in a small backpack and it all weighs only about 22 lbs. But once you put on the tennis shoes, socks and drink the water, the weight drops a few pounds.  A little heavier than most will be used to carrying on long walks, but it isn’t over whelming and will give you plenty of resources to deal with a wide variety of situations.

While all of the items have multiple uses, the cash, prepaid calling card and emergency credit card are in all likelihood the most useful in most real world emergencies.  If you had a long walk the extra socks and tennis shoes would also come in very handy, especially if you have to wear nice dress clothes to work.  High heels or dress shoes aren’t fun on long walks. Well, I’m not personally aware of the comfort level of high heels, but my wife tells me they aren’t great…

So it may seem like a lot of gear all in all.  But when you start exploiting all of the hiding places in vehicles you would be surprised what you can hide away for safe keeping until it’s needed. Here are a few pics of what it looks like in the truck.

As you can see it all tucks away quite nicely and the only thing that is taking up any floor space or foot room is the GHB.

For my own vehicle a few additional items I would like to have, but haven’t purchased yet are a portable battery booster/jump starter and a high lift jack. I also plan to add two 4 foot 2x10s with ¼ “ grooves cut across them every couple of inches and painted with traction paint on  both sides.  Boards fashioned in that manner will go a long way in vehicle extraction and negotiating rough or rocky terrain.  

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What items that aren’t listed do you carry in your vehicle that could be useful in getting you back home?

This is a guest post by JJ Johnson (JJSERE1). JJ is a former USAF Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Instructor and currently runs his own survival blog which can be seen here: http://www.realitysurvival.com.  He also has a YouTube Channel with several survival/self-reliance related videos which can be found here: http://www.YouTube.Com/user/RealitySurvival

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Ruger Scout Rifle with AAC Cyclone Suppressor

The “scout rifle” is a concept worth explaining again.  Basically, it is a bolt-action rifle that’s powerful, yet compact and lightweight.  A bolt-action instead of a semi-auto ensures reliability, ease of maintenance, and accuracy, especially in a survival scenario.  Its specs should be as follows:

  • not more than 1 meter overall length
  • not more than 7 pounds unloaded weight
  • a medium-power hunting/defense caliber like the .308 Win./7.62 mm NATO

Ruger is one of the few manufacturers making such a rifle.  I think the reason why this concept has not been very popular is that in today’s abundant society, you can have a specialized rifle for every task.  You can have a full-length rifle for long range work, an M-4 for defense, a low-power hunting rifle for small game, etc.

What if the abundance evaporates? What if the collapse comes, and you can have only one rifle?  If you have to trek 50 miles through wasteland carrying all your gear, and every pound on your back is literally a matter of life or death, what rifle would you carry?  You would demand a rifle that was powerful enough to protect you from threats on two legs or four; lightweight and compact enough to lug through the roughest terrain; and simple to maintain.  And that’s a scout rifle.


You finally decided it was time to get serious about preparedness, so buying a quality backpack was your first step. You have it home and are wondering what now, it appears to have a lot of space, and yet seems small when you consider what you may need to pack in it.

What you think you may need to survive could fill a two-car garage. What you will need to survive can easily fit inside your rucksack. What is needed and what is wanted are two vastly different things when it comes to survival.

Keep in mind you are not packing for vacation. You are preparing to survive alone in a wilderness or even an urban environment. You have only the items in your pack, no grocery stores, restaurant take-outs or grabbing a meal out of the freezer.

Some emergencies may require a quick deployment out your front door, so your bag needs to be ready to go at all times.

Survival is maintaining life. Living out of your backpack will not give you the same quality of life you are accustomed to, but during a crisis sustaining life is your only objective. Living good comes later, after the threat has subsided. To maintain life and to improve your conditions means you need certain things however.


You have a backpack full of gear and materials along with food and water. Things are lashed to straps and every pocket and crevice is bulging with recommended gear. Your home is now strapped to your back. You are mobile and ready for anything.

Two hours later, you are rummaging through your pack because the weight is too much. Your legs are burning and trembling, sweat is dripping off your nose and you are frustrated. You cannot decide what stays and what goes, because you do not know why you have some of the things you have. Is this or that a want or a survival necessity.

Before you pack anything, you need to know what each item is designed to do and how to use it. Before adding an item look for other uses for that item and can something else instead perform the same task, so you can leave that one out. For example, most multi-tools will have a can opener blade so you may not need to pack a manual one, which can only be used for opening cans. You want multi-purpose items. Weight is a big factor and small items add up to a lot of weight if you do not pick wisely.

Instead of carrying 12 items, carry one that can perform 12 different tasks.

The Basics Never Change

In order of importance in any situation, you need shelter, water, fire/energy and nutrition/food. Some will argue about what needs to be a priority and the ones that say shelter is not a priority because the weather is warm or hot have never been in a survival situation, and would not likely survive if they were ever in one.

The rules of three state you cannot live longer than three minutes without oxygen, three hours without shelter, three days without water and no longer than three weeks without food in a survival situation.

You need shelter in a hot/warm climate to protect your body from the sun and breezes to slow down sweating and to slow the evaporation of sweat from your skin. This slows the dehydration process. Otherwise, you will develop hyperthermia. Anyone that states they do not need shelter from the sun and hot winds will die searching for water.

Get out of the sun into shade so you can ration your sweat. You cannot ration your water. You may very well have to provide your own shade from what you have in your pack. People have died of dehydration with water still in their canteens because they tried to ration their water supply. They developed hyperthermia because they did not build a shelter to cool off in and then died because of dehydration. They sweated in the hot sun wandering around looking for more water when they should have been cooling down in a shaded shelter rationing their sweat.

This is even true in temperate climates you need shelter first. In cold, weather it obvious you need shelter to maintain a safe core body temperature. Just a three-degree reduction in core body temperature means you are in the initial stages of hypothermia and if not treated it is fatal.

Packing Your Bag

For those not accustomed to carrying a backpack should not try to carry more than 25 percent of their body weight.

You will need supplies for immediate use (water and food) you will also need the tools, materials and supplies that allow you to obtain what you need from your environment when the supplies you started out with have been depleted. Most of all you will need knowledge.

List of Items for Your Bag

An items position on the list is not an indication of its importance

✓ Material for shelter, use lightweight nylon tarps, you can purchase a quality tarp that weighs less than one pound. Carry two so you can expand your shelter. You can also use a quality poncho for shelter along with Mylar thermal blankets.

✓ Water for 72-hours, water weighs 8.5 pounds (3.8kg) per gallon, so a three-day supply at one gallon a day will weigh approximately 25 pounds. In some cases, this is more than half of the weight you can realistically carry.

You can reduce the amount of water you carry but you had better know you have access to water and know how to make it safe to drink. The average person can lose up to a gallon of body fluids a day through sweating and urination in warm temperatures. The lost fluids must be replaced immediately.

✓ Fixed bladed knife along with a multi-tool

✓ Camp ax and/or machete or a small folding wood saw

✓ Rations for 72-hours, avoid canned foods because of the weight. Recommend Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s). Two per day is the recommended amount for most adults. MRE’s can weigh up to 26 ounces each, depending on the meal. MRE’s will average between 16 and 26 ounces each. You will need at least six meals for three days.

✓ 50 feet of quality nylon rope (recommend 550 Paracord) small spool of 20-24 gauge wire for snares, traps, general bindings and gear repair.

✓ Lensatic compass and maps of the area, state and country.

✓ Personal hygiene kit that contains among other things pre-moistened bath wipes to conserve on water, hand sanitizer, lip balm, sun protection, toothbrush and paste.

✓ Hat, two bandannas, sunglasses, flashlight, garbage bags, recommend brightly colored ones that can be used as a signaling device.

✓ Gloves

✓ Rain poncho/rain gear

✓ Extra socks

✓ Fire starting materials, you need multiple ways to start a fire, carry a magnesium stick, Ferro rod, matches, lighter and also include petroleum jelly, cotton balls, dry tinder.

✓ First aid kit that contains a suture kit for stitching up wounds, and/or a quality sewing kit with various sized needles.

✓ Mylar thermal blankets (2)

✓ Fishing tackle

✓ Insect repellent non-aerosol and/or netting

✓ Signal mirror, whistle

✓ Coffee filters for water filtration

✓ Water purification tablets

✓ Stainless steel canteens with metal nesting cups and/or a small metal container suitable for boiling water/preparing food. You can use commercially available water filtration devices, but ensure it is a quality device and remember most filters do not remove viruses from the water.

Start out with the canteens filled and secured to your belt to help reduce the weight in your pack.

✓ Personal defense items such as a firearm, pepper spray and so on.


Extra clothing is optional (must have dry socks however in your pack) as is a sleeping bag. Remember it all has to be carried in or lashed to your backpack. Clothes add weight quickly as will a sleeping bag or blankets.

Minimalists that are trained in bush craft and survival techniques can pack light and survive. If you do not have extensive knowledge and training, you will need enough food and water in your pack to allow you time to find alternative sources. The less you know the more you have to pack.

Either you need the materials in your pack to make a shelter and/or the tools to make one from material found in your environment.

Knowledge weighs nothing so stock up on it now. You will need the training and knowledge to find or make items from what is in your environment. Once you have the knowledge you will soon discover much of what you are carrying is just added weight.