Peter: thereth - I mentioned this a while back, but there were implications as to tax, etc. unless a legal entity was created for the forum on its own. I'll try to remember to speak with someone I know who works in this field...
Nov 10, 2019 13:36:13 GMT 10
Chloe: My university is closed tomorrow due to catastrophic fire risks, also exams all canceled for me because of it. Got a catastrophic warning for tomorrow and requiring me to pack a bag and leave the house. Couldn’t imagine the panic on a large scale.
Nov 11, 2019 13:16:59 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, pretty grim where the fires are - our thoughts & prayers are with all involved.
Nov 11, 2019 16:37:57 GMT 10
spinifex: We now have a bad fire just west of Lincoln. Have already trucked our horses out 50km to get them well out of the way and our fire preps have been finalised. 60km Wind is expected to push it north towards our area later this evening.
Nov 11, 2019 17:43:48 GMT 10
spinifex: The aircraft are doing a tremendous job under very tricky flying conditions.
Nov 11, 2019 17:44:41 GMT 10
Chloe: All the burnt leaves and the strong yellow colouring of the outdoors has been strange, a very eerie feeling. Sending my thoughts out to everyone effected. I couldn’t have windows open due to the smoke around today, was bad enough
Nov 12, 2019 23:05:58 GMT 10
spinifex: We have another Catastrophic fire day looming on wednesday. 43 degrees and high winds. And it isn't even summer yet.
Nov 18, 2019 17:35:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - still away, expecting 43c & windy too. Looks ominous!
Nov 18, 2019 19:05:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hit 45c at home, 80kph winds. And of course, to keep electricity supplied to the big city Adelaide, our power was turned off till catastrophic conditions ease!!
Nov 20, 2019 15:49:19 GMT 10
spinifex: Interesting that the Adelaide Hills, also with catastrophic conditions, and many more large trees in close proximity to power lines, has had the power ON all day. I think calling our regions power cut a 'safety measure' is BS.
Nov 20, 2019 18:11:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Had the genset running all day keeping power up to computers, phones, fans and fridges. Spent the late afternoon at the beach ... which was very refreshing.
Nov 20, 2019 18:14:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got my genset ready to go - but, can't find the key-turned the house upside down-nothing-grrrr.
Nov 26, 2019 15:40:35 GMT 10
blueshoes: G'day everyone, how are we all going? In Gippsland, it's "Summer" - 2nd December, 8 degrees and pouring rain...
Dec 2, 2019 16:19:56 GMT 10
blueshoes: SAH did you find your keys?
Dec 2, 2019 16:20:08 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi blueshoes - no luck!!
Dec 2, 2019 21:02:25 GMT 10
First aid supplies and tools are out of scope of this question?
I think stocking things that will be useful/essential for growing/procuring food and water is a good way to go. And some sanitation supplies.
A large quantity of salt and some saltpetre for curing meat, line fishing supplies (hooks, swivels, line, sinkers), buckets with lids, pallet wrap, a roll of plain fencing wire. Disposable face masks and gloves. spare sunglasses and reading glasses. Lots of light rope. tubes of silicone and various plastics glues. Batteries. Pool chlorine. Shampoo/conditioner. Mouse traps.
Shampoo, dental floss, paper towel, disinfectant, razor blades, deodorant. Most of these are comfort items, but I stock them because if we bugout I want to maintain as much a sense of normality as possible. There will be enough stresses without the added annoyance of missing the comfort items we all take for granted.
Of course entertainment will be scant so ... some of the following: decent board games and puzzles, a few decks of cards, a guitar, some art supplies and a few types of sporting balls. A tub of lego for little kids.
Chap stick / Lip balm Sun Screen I bought my self both a straight razor and razor which takes reusable blades and a couple of hundred blades- still mostly use my disposable but every month or so I practice with the straight razor !! You mentioned underwear in OP but when spirts are down and you feel like shit, clean / new underwear and fresh socks makes you feel human again
For shelter mosquito nets and head nets often forgotten the flies will drive you mad after 3 days.
Desalination and water catch, barrels and buckets, I keep a few packets of cheap disposable lunch boxes to keep food in - it is feast and famine in the wild.
Food procurement (trapping wire, mouse traps, fishing, hunting etc) heirloom veg seed, small paint brushes to fertilise the veg if there are no bees
Moral as stated cards, note books, books etc.....
A key item mostly ignored in the bushcraft is a barometer for weather forecasting.
I read accounts of people who went into the wild and lives there for years and what they took with. Link below to a short account of a person who lived for 6 years on an deserted pacific island. He was there there for about a year then left and returned - read what he took on his second trip.