Saturday, March 03, 2007

Not going out like James Kim

Well the entire James Kim epeisode inspired me to do a bug out bag overall. This is my BOB (bug out bag), survial kit, and fugitive kit (fukit). It weighs about 35 pounds, most of that is in fluids. It is a little heavier than I want it to be, but it will have to do for now. I am sure I could carry it for quite aways, but still need to be in better shape to ensure survial.

Here is my list. I have divided my gear into two different sections. The car kit is in a big container and the Bug out bag is in a...uh...bag.

Car Kit
1 pair Leather Gloves
1 cheap Ice Scraper
1 Tri Fold Shovel (derusted myself, painted with rustoleum, and oiled)
1 Heated Ice Scrapper
1 pair Jumper Cables
1 Car powered Air Pump
1 half used can of Ice Melt chemical
1 cheap Pressure Gauge
1 Deluxe Tire repair kit from Wal-Mart
1 pair of Stabilicers Anti-Skid Soles
1 Trioxane fire starter bar
1 emergency poncho
1 Cheap mini mag light knock off
2 Bottles of Tire Slime
4 Extra Rags

Stowed In car
1 Large US, Canda, and Mexico Rand MacNally Map
1 Window breaker\Seat beld cutter

Bug Out Bag
1 medium alice pack

1 thick wool blanket
1 Grey Basic kit stocking cap
1 Large Poncho
1 Pair of Dahlgren Hiking socks
2 Extra hiking boot laces

1 can of tuna fish
1 can of pork and beans
1 can of black beans
1 box of FulFill (Vitiam Enhanced Drink mix)
2 64 oz bottles of Gatorade

Self protection
1 Handgun with full mag
1 half case of extra ammo (about 25 rounds)
1 extra IWB holster
2 extra full mags

1 Trioxane fire starter bar
Normal Matches in water proof container
2 boxes of water proof matches

Other Gear
1 roll of duck tape
1 Black Diamond Hybrid head lamp (one led bulb and one Xenon buld)
1 swiss army knife
1 Whistle\compass\singnaling mirror\ water proof contianer
1 Pencil
1 Pen
1 whistle
1 first aid kit (anti diarrhea medicine, lots of Moleskin)
1 pair of binoculars
1 fixed blade knife
1 car charger for cell phone
Extra Batteries
Tin foil
50 inches of Cord

Gear: Cheap\Charity\Extra
1 mini mag light
1 emergency space blanket

Wish list
4 epipens
Personal Bivey
Sleeping bag
Water filter\purifier
Gas mask
Full sized tire and rim


Almost coolest night ever

Well last night was almost the coolest night ever. My girlfriend and I had been following the "Safe Escape" segments on the local NBC news. Last years series was about child abductions, this years series was about school shootings. I thought that I had heard the exact same thing from Say Uncle (here), well it turns out that the DARE program that was mentioned must have been safety expert Bob Stuber, which you can see in the videos from the first link.

In the news series he taught the difference between cover and concealment, mentioned to use fire extinguishers for cover, and the option of putting soap on the floor in a bathroom so that they bad guy will slip and fall (which for the record i think is a bad idea). What was most interesting was the way he taught those things to the students. The school he was at let him drill a select group of students on a Saturday. He drilled them once, about half were killed by a pretend gunman. The talked about what went wrong made suggestions for corrections, then drilled them again. More survived, but he changed the game on them and the ones that did the exact same thing as they did the first time were killed (again by a pretend gunman.)

The girlfriend and I DVRed the entire thing and watched it before we went to the stage presentation last night. We had a chance to win an X-Box 360 and I wanted to hear what he had to say. Most importantly I wanted my girlfriend (who is a teacher) to hear what he had to say. It was really good, he did not pull liberal bull crap and got right to the point. He even mentioned once that the guns were not the problem, it was the jacked up kids.

About half of his presentation was talking about the violence cycle of school shootings, they tend to come in threes. He also talked about how to recognize a potential school shooter and what to do about it before they potential shooter becomes an actual shooter. The last part of his presentation was mostly a repeat of what he mentioned on the news cast, but he got people from the audience to help. My girlfriend was one of the helpers.

She thinks she was picked because she is hot, i think she was picked because he looks like a 12 year old. Either way - she was on stage and could end up on TV. The best part is that she also got the job of sending a chair through a window!!!! I am proud to say that she would have escaped. She even got to answer some after event questions for the camera. Because of her excellent command of the English language I have no doubt will be used to promote the program in the future. If I could have won the XBox, it would have been the coolest night ever.

If your children get the chance to particpate in the Safe Escape program, i would make sure they go. It is the real thing and could save their lives.


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Funny Picture

This picture was taken off of the DVR with my camera phone. It is of a man accused of child porn. Funnest thing i have seen in awhile. For those of you who can't see the picture, it is "courtesty of".

My sources tell me that it was some sort of computer child porn. I wonder exactly how the goverment traced the kiddie porn to this man. I wonder if the goverment is setting up fake kiddie porn sites and tracking down and charging the people with child porn on their computer.