I respectfully disagree with your recommendation of a biometric
safe. I had one, I also had a laptop with fingerprint identification. As
a technician, any injury to my fingertips (frequent) would leave me
'locked out'. Imagine now, the fury of a tornado bearing down on
you, and you possibly have just moved glass, wood, whatever, and you
have a couple of minor scrapes on your fingertips. You are well and
truly screwed at that point! A battery operated safe with four number coding is far superior, in my book. Thanks for your blog, it truly is a welcome read everyday. fantastic source of information. Well done! ....................... Anonymous said...
I was in the path of both tornadoes on Sunday and Monday. Fortunately all I sustained was some hail damage.
thing that is particularly useful is to listen to the police channels
on radioreference.com. I keep those bookmarked on my smartphone and home
machine, so I can keep tabs on what is going on. At while you can get internet connectivity.
bugged out on Monday when it looked like I was going to be right in the
path of the tornado. I did grab my portable TV, but it turned out to be
almost useless because the local TV stations I could receive were all
focused on the damage in Moore. I needed to know what was going on with
the storm. It also turned out I could not get internet access where I
went to so I could not get listen to radioreference.com. That problem is
now fixed, as I bought a scanner today and also a bug out bag that will
have everything I need for a quick evacuation.
For me, the past to days have been a good lesson in being better prepared.
I was in the area of the tornado and I'm a regular reader of your
blog, so I had to comment. A friendly neighbor came to offer space in
her shelter for me and my children (4 and 2). I had not been watching TV
because my kids were napping. I got my kids up, threw together the
diaper bag, edc bag, and bug out bag and went across the street to go
underground. The tornado didn't quite reach my area, but I'm glad I
sheltered. It was good practice.
My edc bag was valuable. It had
phone numbers of all of my family, a comb to fix my kids' soaking hair,
mints to bribe the kids, keys, knife, etc. I didn't have to spend
minutes looking for all my pocket stuff. My bug out bag, on the other
hand, needs work. It was so heavy, and soaking wet, I thought my elderly
neighbor was going to hurt himself as I handed it down the ladder. In
the future, I will break it into two bags, with the heavier stuff like
food spread out. Also, I'll work to make it more waterproof. I suspect
that many disasters come with rain. Hopefully, the small lessons I
learned are valuable.
.................................... Thanks folks for sharing your experiences! FerFAL
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Leatherman Charge Ti
I love this light. Runs on a single AAA and is capable of big boy lumen output (80 lumens) in a keychain package. Also has low and mid mode for longer runtime.
Single CR123 cell. 6 modes including 180 lumen turbo mode.
General Mode: 9 lumens (35hrs) -> 47 lumens (6.5hrs) -> 94 lumens (2.6hrs) -> SOS
Turbo Mode: 180 lumens (1hrs) -> Strobe
15 days of survival use (2 continuous hours per day on the lowest setting)
Thanks for the Positive Reviews!
Energency gadget... on steroids.
Asus Eee 1005HA
Basic Door/Window Alarm
Both tool and weapon, just the right size
Straight edge makes it easier to sharpen, + tougher tip
By all accounts and reviews I’ve read so far, it truly is “The toughest Tape on the Planet”
I talked about these some time ago in an article, remember someone asked where to get one.
Just found one reasonably priced and with excellent reviews in Amazon.
Emergency blankets. I Have several of these around.
Katadyn water filter
for the kits
and food ...
Got to have water: Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel
Moleskine, the ultimate little black cover notebook :)
Fenix L0D-CE. Perfect keychain light. 80 Lumens in a single AAA
Nice combo. The Soldier is an excellent product.
Sabre Red OC spray
Made in USA
This is the brand I use and always have one in my bag and car. ( same brand used by NYPD)
My wife keeps one in her purse too.
Sabre Red Tear Gas
Sabre Red for ladies
You guys have the coolest stuff up there.:)
Jack Bauer’s bag.:) I’d like to get one of these and try it out.
Fox OC Spray
Don’t have this one but it’s the hottest OC spray out there.
Someone once called it “bottled lava”
Pick your poison people, but do carry OC
1) Even if you carry a gun
2) SPECIALLY if you don’t carry a gun
Classic, and one of the few things I’d call a “must have” I own two of these.
My EDC bag: M1936 Musette Bag
Victorinox I bought recently. Most excellent tool, review coming up soon.
Make that "potable" water
And a more pricey alternative by Tikka
Just added one of these to my EDC bag, mostly for smoke, dust and debris