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Okay, this list is currently of what I have, I KNOW it's not much, but it's what i have been able to scrap together so far paying for college out of pocket and working at a deli :-|

Sewing Kit
Basic Medical Supplies (Bandages, Large Bandages, Tape, etc.)
250 Box Matches
Military Scissors (Tough sonsabitches)
Insect Repellant
Thermal Gloves
Weather Radio
Weather Proof Matches
Fingerless Wool Gloves
100 ft. Paracord
Hand Warmer x 4
Snare Wire
Pair Of Socks x 3
Stainless Steel Coffee Can
Flashlight (Not LED, to me those would give a position away to easily, this one is just bright enough to vaguely light up a map or compass.)
Small Wool Blanket
Small Soap Bar

To Get
Portable Water Purifier
UTG Sportsman Tactical Scenario Vest (Still browsing, may choose another vest)
More Spare Ammo
Mil-spec Waterproof 50L pack (Already ordered, but won't arrive for a good 2 weeks)
Nicon P-223 AR-15 Scope (It is a ACOG (I think) specifically designed for the AR-15 and 5.56 NATO rounds)
Backpack Tarp

AR-15 w/ Adjustable Butt stock / 3-Point Sling / Quad Rail / Fore grip / Bi-pod / Mounted Laser Sight (For close quarters) / 8 Magazines fully loaded
Glock Handgun w/ 3 extra mags fully loaded.
SOG Survival Knife

Again, this is a very basic list. I know you guys know what your talking about so I would value your input over anyone i currently know. As far as what i'm prepping for ? Anything in general.

NOTICE** - Removed the obviously stupid stuff, so now im down to these.
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Whats up Notable I live in your area bro but you may want to take your city down. I am prolly the meanest guy posting on here and I wouldnt put down my city. Also forget the Vest find a Molle vest that thing is tactically a joke it tries to do everything but does nothing well a molle will let you customize your rig for comfort/ease of use/your particular equipment it will be alittle more expensive but you can buy it in increments as you increase your supplies also it opens up the market of molle adaptable accessories. medically I would say take a look at a thread i started. but essentially keep the band aids if you want them but grab some kerlex and ace wrap at a minimum also some triangular cravats make for improvised tourniquets or splinting material one. UG there I go again how much space do you have to spare. I never see this in the bag lists but any foot soldier will tell you TAKE A SLEEPING MAT it will improve the quality of your sleep and make you more productive during the day and less sore as well as reduce your caloric need.
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honestly Amazon or something like that i know for a fact all the "tactical" stores within 150 miles of us suck except one but you wont want to buy there they sell premium tactical gear I mean preemo stuff I got my war belt there for 180 bucks kydex lining kevlar soft armor but it may give you ideas. But if your willing to do some travling you may and this is a big may find stuff in second hand stores in crestview there is a large military community there so some of their stuff will trickle into pawn shops and 2nd stores theres also a couple pawns around milton that have a very limited selection. this is an example Colt Knives 3000 Tactical Gear MOLLE Vest with Black Heavy Duty Nylon Construction: Sports & Outdoors I wouldnt buy that vest but it gives you an idea what a molle is also I wanted to ask what your experiance with firearms is that scope isnt the acog i know of i could be wrong but an acog doesnt look a thing like it I always recommend a reflex sight for close in guns such as a eo tech, cco, elcan, doctor sight <--dont know how to spell that one
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well I know of one that doesn't need batteries and thats the elcan its a 2300 dollar sight at this point because it has both 1.5 power and 6 power on it an amazing sight in my opinion. So reflex sights are usually battery reliant so if that's a major feature of your bug out plan than go for it i just ask because reflex sights take alot of the newb(for want of a better term) out of shooting thats why the army switched to them plus any on the move shooting or shooting from behind awkward cover is gonna throw your aim off the eye relief needs to be exactly the same every time sight picture etc etc so its worth it for any shooting up to 300 meters for sure 500 if the mechanics of your shooting are good and you understand trajectory
lasers are good for 25m or less in my opinion yea they can work further but the time it takes to acquire the sight picture then look for the laser is just going to drop your reaction time good. Well I do have experience but my plan is not your plan my life is not your life whatever it is you should feel comfortable using it but try it out in various positions and try to acquire and fire on your target in under 3s thats about the time you have at 100m to make a slow shot.
Is your family preppers as well or just you.
Youve got a point with the snakes and bugs Fuz but in survival/evasion mode I ask two questions
First do you want to be heard chopping near nightfall especially if your just moving through
Second do you want to burn those calories every night/its still more efficient to sleep on a insulated pad especially on a raised platform for calories.

But you do have good points for consideration I always take the bivy sack with me and sleep inside it aint nothing getting in then. My recommendation since he mentioned getting a half shelter anyways those 1 man hoop tents are awesome for keeping out critters and rain.
Good point about the guard I wont be traveling alone so I did have a guard planed but also the tent I have is actually really well adapted for defense if you have a gun I would also assume that it doesn't mess with my ability to hear significantly. I cant really describe it but its basically a tarp strung over a mosquito net "tent" but it does give a 360 and about 10+/- ft up from the lying down position just a guess I havnt slept in it for awhile. Didn't even realize that this might have been the reason for the tent being designed the way it was. Ive searched around the internet and found plenty of mosquito tents throw a tarp over the top and you've got it for the most part although I haven't found the exact one I have and will be taking much better care of it now. this is why I like this forum good discussions that lead to a hybrid solution in my mind.
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