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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:59 pm
by Treesuit
FDSman,

Sounds good, I agree if your in southern CA and if the SHTF then CA will go dry quickly, been there, seen that, wouldn't be caught out in high or low desert. How much did the SAWYER gravity line filter run you? And can you get something like that on line. I've seen MSR/ Platypus and sweet water gravity filters but they're a little expensive. Are they compact though?

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:02 am
by fdsman
Treesuit wrote:FDSman,

Sounds good, I agree if your in southern CA and if the SHTF then CA will go dry quickly, been there, seen that, wouldn't be caught out in high or low desert. How much did the SAWYER gravity line filter run you? And can you get something like that on line. I've seen MSR/ Platypus and sweet water gravity filters but they're a little expensive. Are they compact though?
Here's what the filter looks like with a scalable object.

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It can also be used as a prefilter for existing filter systems, and imo it works better then any ceramic filter, and will not clog nearly as much.

I was going to build a DIY ceramic filter with a pump using a commercial ceramic filter but decided it was too heavy, too fragile, and too expensive for what it is.

The Sawyer is rated for 1 Million Gallons Guaranteed without cleaning, or your money back, and stops anything up to 0.10 Microns which pretty much covers all the nasties in drinking water.

I plan on combining this with a Katadyn activated carbon pre-filter and pre-screen inlet hose to further eliminate chemicals that may be dissolved in it.

I also have a siphon/manual pump for drawing from sources that can't be easily accessed by dipping the inlet bladder in the water source.

After that, I do still have the good ol' back ups of purification tablets, metal containers, and fuel to boil it in case the filter fails for some reason.

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:02 pm
by Treesuit
FDSman,

Is that a camelbak hose hooked up to your Sawyer filter? I just took a look at the Sawyer filter on line and everybody has great reviews on it. Looks like a winner in my book. Price is about right too. I'll keep that in mind when I want to upgrade.

Let me ask you do you have canteens, say in your pack? Or do you really mess with them? This is in response to my earlier question to the forum.

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:04 am
by fdsman
Treesuit wrote:FDSman,

Is that a camelbak hose hooked up to your Sawyer filter? I just took a look at the Sawyer filter on line and everybody has great reviews on it. Looks like a winner in my book. Price is about right too. I'll keep that in mind when I want to upgrade.

Let me ask you do you have canteens, say in your pack? Or do you really mess with them? This is in response to my earlier question to the forum.
Yeah, it's attached to a Camelbak Antidote bladder. It'll pretty much fit any bladder you can find which tend to use a camelbak sized hose for compatibility reasons.

Currently I don't but I plan on getting a stainless steel Kleen Kanteen Wide. Basically because plastic canteens don't allow you to boil/purify water in them without using a canteen cup. They're also decent for holding spirits without potentially dissolving any linings or the canteen itself :wink:

That reminds me, I do have a USGI canteen cup with the older style fold up handle that I need to get rid of.

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:10 am
by ak70g2
Someone used to carry water in MRE hot beverage bag? I found that's take about half liter of water, I think is a good addition in an survival kit. :D

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:32 pm
by fdsman
Bath Wipes.

Not baby wipes since those are for babies and contain oils and etc you don't really want on your body, as they're designed to clean up feces and urine, as well as perfume that area.

I'm talking about wipes a hospital gives you if you're unable to get out of bed.

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In a situation where you might be extremely short on water, you cannot sacrifice personal hygiene.

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:10 pm
by housil
This (non-baby) wipes are a great solution

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:56 pm
by Bypah
Wipes (baby or not) are a good solution.Also if you get your hands on some of the bottles of sanitizing/bath gel or shampoo that they give in hospitals that need no rinse the better. I have several and they are good when there is any water shortage. Ate least you wan keep clean. :wink:

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:06 pm
by fdsman
Sealine Cascade 65L drybag.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330870985617?ss ... 1497.l2649

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Excellent price. I believe new dry bags of that size will run you easily 100+ or more.

Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:32 pm
by Treesuit
FDSman,

Oh yeah, those sealine waterproff bags are absolutely a must to have in your rucksack. I managed to pick up two of them at a local army-navy store from a marine who was getting out. They were brand new but looked different than the one pictured. I purchased mine for less than 12.00 USD each. If you get a chance pick two of them up.

As for baby wipes, I still carry some. I also have the "no-rinse" shampoo and soap that I bought some years ago. Those products were designed by NASA during the early years of the space program and they work really well. I've tried both of them on some field exercises where getting water was a problem or you couldn't use your canten water to clean with.