close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Stuff these two pockets with GHB stuff

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    http://www.maxpedition.com/store/pc/MERLIN-Folding-Backpack-12p389.htm

    I'm thinking of buying this bag for my motorcycle. I'm not worried about thieves at home but when at the grocery store or wal-mart, anything is possible. I think a cable lock will take care of anyone trying to walk off with it while passing by.

    Anyway, for the two pockets I'd like to pack them with some essentials of both a biker and an S&Per. The bike's tool kit is already locked in the backrest in case you were going to suggest it.

    Please share your thoughts. Thanks :)

    -Emt1581
     
  2. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    35,280
    4,157
    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    And if someone cuts the pack away from the cable.'08. :dunno:
     

  3. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    4,272
    80
    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    ..or if someone just takes the bike itself!
     
  4. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    The cable is going to be woven throughout the webbing plus it'll surround the bag. I do it with my bag now. So even if you cut the bag apart it's really difficult to open the zippers and picking it up and taking it is out the the question without bolt cutters.

    But for the purposes of this thread I'm just looking for advice on what would be good to have with me in the area of motorcycles and S&P stuff.

    EDIT: I know I said "GHB" stuff in the title. I'm thinking general S&P stuff would be better to focus on with the limited space.

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  5. sebecman

    sebecman

    2,297
    0
    Jun 13, 2008
    Maine
    Surely a man of your S/P experience and means can come up with a list of items that you might need while on a motorcycle.

    All I ever carried on my bike was a tool kit, a flashlight and some cash, (bills and change).
     
  6. wjv

    wjv

    14,141
    1,761
    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
    - Spyderco G-10
    - Sangean DT-210
    - ITP SA2 R5 or a JetBeam BA20
    - Heatsheet Emergency Bivvy OR Heatsheet Emergency Blanket
    - Frontier Emergency Water Filter Straw
    - AA & AAA batteries
    - Mainstay 3600 Emergency Food Rations, 9 Bars
    - Para-cord
    - SE Lensatic Compass
    - County map (waterproof)


    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  7. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

    1,693
    1
    Aug 8, 2004
    Maine
    I made $75 one day from a guy on a bike... He tailgated me all the way to my house, ( I was driving a bit too slow for his liking) and when I went to turn left into my driveway he passed me on the left, pulled a "wheelie" as he passed, and flipped me off...

    As he lifted his front wheel a stack of cash fell out of his jacket pocket and all over the road in front of my house.

    I collected the money and held it for a couple days, but for some reason he never came back... :whistling:
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  8. id put rain gear, a leatherman/Gerber, C3-907 light :), tire plug kit, co2 tire inflator.
     
  9. RatDrall

    RatDrall

    453
    0
    May 23, 2009
    Not needed with modern tires?

    Instead of spending space on parts to fix your bike, where the possibilities are endless, why not keep items to be more comfortable while you wait for assistance on the side of the road?

    One of those small tube tents, emergeny bivy sack, emergency poncho, fire starting equipment, Frontier Straw, Platypus collapsable 1L canteen...

    And most importantly on a bike: As big a trauma kit as you can handle. Not for anyone you might help, but for you, if/when you go down. Lots of Kerlix, some quick clot, lots of gauze, 6x6s, etc.
     
  10. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Tusk...ors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2308494885

    This looks like a winner. Brilliant idea btw. ;)

    I doubt rain gear will fit in the pockets plus I don't plan on riding in the rain

    I have to look up the lights suggested. Plus I always have my leatherman Surge on me so I'm probably not going to buy another.

    Thanks! :)

    -Emt1581
     
  11. Dexters

    Dexters

    4,191
    2
    May 3, 2004
    ga
    How will you prevent someone from unzipping or cutting it and taking what they want and leaving the bag.

    Is it waterproof?
     
  12. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    The clotting agent is another brilliant idea although for the vast majority of injuries I've seen it's capillary/road rash type stuff unless they don't wear a helmet/gear. Trauma kit is a great idea though!

    So I guess in the end a patch kit for the bike and myself are the essentials.

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  13. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    If they wanted to be a jerk they could cut it, stab it, pour soda all over it, etc... however with a good long cable you make it like a cage using the webbing to thread it and keep it in place.

    Will it prevent someone from ultimately taking it? No. Will it give me a few minutes against someone who does not have cutters? Yup.

    Either way I am not as concerned about this as I am the contents as this can easily turn into a multi-page debate. Now if someone has any suggestions on a better way to secure the setup without adding anything permanent to the bike your ideas are certainly welcome.

    -Emt1581
     
  14. sebecman

    sebecman

    2,297
    0
    Jun 13, 2008
    Maine
    Most people don't plan on it. It happens. This is actually one of the better suggestions....beats a "clotting agent".

    :faint:
     
  15. wjv

    wjv

    14,141
    1,761
    Jan 17, 2002
    Pacific NW
  16. emt thread alert!!!!
     
  17. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    11,211
    1
    Sep 16, 2008
    :rofl:I like that story
     
  18. A lot would depend how you use your motorbike. I use mine for pleasure only. I don't commute our your with it so I am not fat from home. Just some basic stuff like a light windbreaker, matches, flashlight, etc., is enough for me.
     
  19. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods
    Couldn't I say the same for a clotting agent? And what's the consequence of not having a clotting agent vs..rain gear when the situation calls for either of them?

    -Emt1581
     
  20. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

    19,885
    2
    Oct 17, 2002
    Penn's Woods