Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

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Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:27 pm

I like having this little guy on hand for when I go on adventures in the woods.

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Safety Pins
Knife
Zip Ties
Bandanna
ParaCord
Lighter
Fire Steel
Thermometer w/ button compass
Sharpie
Whistle
Space Blanket
Poncho
Compass
Flashlight (Single AA LED)
Multi-tool
Bug Spray
Hand Sanitizer
Duct Tape
Batteries
Tinder
Ziplock Bags
"Smalls" Candle
Can Opener
Wet Naps
(Blue list of everything on top of orange flagging tape)

Added recently, but not pictured:
SaberCut Saw
1L Platypus Water Bag
Browning 2x AAA Head Lamp
Frontier Filter Straw
Repair Kit w/ Needles & Thread
Metal Signal Mirror
Snickers Marathon Bars
*Small FAK - Needs to be improved.

Also, the pouch is offically stuffed. I'm thinking about picking up one slightly bigger.
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Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:32 pm

i like it. its like a FAT survival tin if you will. :D

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:41 pm

xxxDarksidexxx wrote:i like it. its like a FAT survival tin if you will. :D
Yeah, I guess so... The pouch is MOLLE with 4 snaps on the back, and measures: 4.5" H x 8.5" W x 3.5" D

Link to the pouch manufacturer's site:
http://www.condoroutdoor.com/ma8utilitypouch.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by elkhills » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Looks good!

I found a deal on those straws here http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP174-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:45 pm

elkhills wrote:Looks good!

I found a deal on those straws here http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/CAMP174-1.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's exactly what I was going to use! I have one already, but want to get a spare or two, one specifically for this kit.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by bltjr1951 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:09 pm

What kind of "can opener" is that??
Old eyes can't make out details.
Link??

Does the thermometer have a compass on it also??
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:24 pm

bltjr1951 wrote:What kind of "can opener" is that??
Old eyes can't make out details.
Link??

Does the thermometer have a compass on it also??
It's your average P-38 can opener, available pretty much everywhere.
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Oh, I didn't mention the little thermometer w/ button compass, good save!
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by bltjr1951 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:29 pm

Murph wrote:It's your average P-38 can opener, available pretty much everywhere.
Too shiny and ring hole in wrong place for normal P38??

My bad, my P51 has hole in bottom and is shiny too.
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:47 pm

bltjr1951 wrote:
Murph wrote:It's your average P-38 can opener, available pretty much everywhere.
Too shiny and ring hole in wrong place for normal P38??

My bad, my P51 has hole in bottom and is shiny too.
Yup... one or the other, I figured.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Aceman » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:05 pm

Kind of like my Survival Pouch - Maxpedition 3x5(x1.5). I like that FAT Survival Tin - great description.

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Fri May 21, 2010 12:27 pm

I'm thinking about upgrading to the following bag. Still has MOLLE, but also a shoulder strap, and of course is bigger.

http://www.condoroutdoor.com/127modular ... ntbag.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The only thing I'm worried about is over-packing things with stuff that isn't needed.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Veritas » Fri May 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Murph wrote:I'm thinking about upgrading to the following bag. Still has MOLLE, but also a shoulder strap, and of course is bigger.

http://www.condoroutdoor.com/127modular ... ntbag.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The only thing I'm worried about is over-packing things with stuff that isn't needed.
I like this: http://www.countycomm.com/minebag.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; I have been using it for random stuff and it works pretty well.

Don't know if there is a big price difference, but the CC bag looks smaller.
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Fri May 21, 2010 2:47 pm

I have one of those "Mine Bags", actually... It's bigger than the "Deploy Bag" I linked too, I'd say about twice as big. I use my "Mine Bag" as a catch-all med kit.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Veritas » Fri May 21, 2010 2:52 pm

Murph wrote:I have one of those "Mine Bags", actually... It's bigger than the "Deploy Bag" I linked too, I'd say about twice as big. I use my "Mine Bag" as a catch-all med kit.
Huh, the CC website says the mine bag is 12" x 8" x 4.25" and the one you linked to says 6" H x 12" W x 5.5" D. Figured it was close enough. Where is the price on that one, or are you buying from another site? I am looking for a bag for my vehicle FAK, and I was actually thinking about getting another EOD bag, but I could change my mind if it is cheaper.
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Fri May 21, 2010 3:02 pm

Google Shopping has them in the $15 to $25 range.

http://www.google.com/products?q=molle+ ... +bag&hl=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

A number of different companies make them, and there are plenty of places that sell them.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Sat May 22, 2010 12:01 am

how do you like condors products? i have the EMT pouch im using on my belt rig. it will serve as a PSK/FAK. i also have a double mag pouch which so far is holding up well ( ive owned it for a while now ). i think their stuff is made good for the money. i also have the condor riggers belt, and again it seems very well built for what i will use it for. im not far from getting my belt rig done ( still a few more small items to order ). some items will be maxpedtition, like a mini rolypolly and a radio pouch....still going round and round about how i will carry my .45 :?

i wanna post it up in a BAD way...its just not done yet. :(

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Veritas » Sat May 22, 2010 9:59 am

xxxDarksidexxx wrote:how do you like condors products?
That's kind of what I was getting at, but I think he just wants that style of bag, not that exact bag from Condor...I could be wrong again though.
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by elkhills » Sat May 22, 2010 10:25 am

There are a bunch of packs on the market in this style. And I am not a fan of Condor.
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Murph, for your money check out the Snugpak version.
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I went with the Maxped Proteus.

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Sat May 22, 2010 10:31 am

Veritas wrote:
xxxDarksidexxx wrote:how do you like condors products?
That's kind of what I was getting at, but I think he just wants that style of bag, not that exact bag from Condor...I could be wrong again though.
the pouch in the OP is condor, so i was wondering how he likes that pouch. :wink:

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Sat May 22, 2010 10:34 am

ELK...why are you not a fan of condor. i know you like maxpedition, and i do too, but it can be pricey. i think condor is a good choice for certain things. its seems well enough built, and the price is good.

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Post by elkhills » Sat May 22, 2010 11:05 am

To be honest, I only have one product of theirs- and I don't think the quality or materials are on par with the competition. No doubt other people bad mouthing them plays into the subconscious somehow, too. I started a thread comparing a few things side by side to illustrate some of that.
But yeah, Condor is cheap and I'm sure for some things that's just fine, ie. small pouches. Typically in life, ya get what ya pay for, seems gear is no different.
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Sat May 22, 2010 11:30 am

elkhills wrote:To be honest, I only have one product of theirs- and I don't think the quality or materials are on par with the competition. No doubt other people bad mouthing them plays into the subconscious somehow, too. I started a thread comparing a few things side by side to illustrate some of that.
But yeah, Condor is cheap and I'm sure for some things that's just fine, ie. small pouches. Typically in life, ya get what ya pay for, seems gear is no different.
gotcha. i agree its not made as good as mexpadition, but again you pay the price for that gear. i think some people trash things just because they are cheap. maybe they have owned the specific item, but most times they havnt. they just "heard" that a product sucks, so it must suck.

the amount of bitching people do about failed gear or anything for that matter is directly related to how much they spent on the item. if sombody spend 25.00 on a backpack and it failed they would have no problem telling the world that it failed/sucked. if that same person spent 500.00 on a back pack and it failed you wouldnt hear a thing about it. :wink:

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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by Murph » Sat May 22, 2010 2:42 pm

I don't want to get completely off topic with talking about different brands of pouches and stuff. But here's my quick take. I own a number of condor, and other brands too. Condor makes good products at a good price for general use. If I need something that I know will absolutely not fail me, I do look elsewhere, though.

So what about the actual contents of the PSK?
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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Re: Murph's Personal Survival Kit (PSK)

Post by xxxDarksidexxx » Sat May 22, 2010 2:46 pm

Murph wrote:I don't want to get completely off topic with talking about different brands of pouches and stuff. But here's my quick take. I own a number of condor, and other brands too. Condor makes good products at a good price for general use. If I need something that I know will absolutely not fail me, I do look elsewhere, though.

So what about the actual contents of the PSK?
yeah didnt mean to take your thread of topic. are you asking about the actual contents of mine or yours? :? :lol:

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