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VIDEO: Pocket-Sized Emergency Kit | S.O.L. Survival Medic Kit Product Review | Prepping for Non-Preppers

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Pocket-Sized Emergency Kit | S.O.L. Survival Medic Kit Product Review | Prepping for Non-Preppers

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Having a full emergency kit is great but sometimes you don’t have the luxury. You may not have the budget or space for a bugout bag or a get home bag…or even a fully stocked EDC setup. I heard about the S.O.L. Survival Medic kits a couple of years ago and have purchased more than 10 since. I love them as a minimal base set of supplies or as a backup to my main supplies. They don’t contain food or water, but they do have a means to make fire, shelter you, signal for help, perform minimal first aid, and aid your navigation…and all in a water tight pouch that can fit in a purse. They are rather inexpensive, so I have them everywhere…every bag, every vehicle, every kit, everywhere.

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hey everybody I get asked all the time
what are your favorite pieces of gear
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what should I know what should I have I
don't have anything where do I start
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well today I'm gonna show you guys one
of my favorite little kits it's a really
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inexpensive but fairly complete kit that
you can get and and add to either your
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kits or it's a good starting off point
so stay tuned to the episode and we'll
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go through it hey everybody welcome to
Cascadia dispatch this week i'm casey
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and today i want to show you one of my
favorite little pieces of gear that i've
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come across over the last couple of
years it is the survival medic kit from
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salt survive outdoors longer there are a
little branch of adventure medical kits
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they make a variety of first-aid kits
and little survival kit setups that are
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super useful relatively inexpensive this
will run anywhere from I think it
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retails for about $15 you can find it on
Amazon or Cabela's or Target or Walmart
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or Fred Meyer and you just about
anywhere usually there's some sort of a
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sale you can usually get it for about
thirteen I have found them on camping
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clearance clear outs and close outs and
things for 40% 50% off and usually when
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I find them on sale I'll stock up all by
five or six of them and I'll put them
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everywhere or I'll give them to people
who have been asking me about them as
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gifts or something like that they are
super small this is about the same size
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as my phone so you can see I mean these
are not this is not a go bag this is not
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an EDC bag this is not the five-day
survival kit that we looked at a couple
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of weeks ago this is really meant to be
if you don't have anything to give you
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kind of an initial little grouping of
gear if you don't have the ability to
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have a full bag this is something to
supplement or augment an existing bag so
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like I said I keep this in my bags along
with all of my other gear that I may
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you see or I may have in a get home bag
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this is kind of a backup for that but
when I was first getting started this
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was something that I kind of put
everywhere as a solid base layer so I at
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least felt like I had something so what
I want to do is open it up we'll go
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through what's inside of it show you
what's in there and go from there
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so stay tuned all right so let's go
through and open up the kit see what's
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in it and go from there so one of the
first things is it's sealed to start
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with and then when you open it up there
is actually a kind of ziplock tight seal
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inside so this will stay waterproof both
when you open it and when it's not open
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so everything inside of it is gonna be
really secure and it's not gonna get
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spoiled or rot or moldy or anything like
that one of the first things that's in
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here is duct tape everybody loves duct
tape you make all kinds of things out of
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duct tape I mean you can use this to
secure items you can use it to patch
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items I've seen people make wallets and
dresses and there's blogs associated
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with duct tape we all love duct tape I
mean if we're watching this video you
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love duct tape so there's a pretty
decent sized roll of duct tape this is
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not meant to necessarily make one of
those big projects but it's enough to
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patch something or latch something if
you need it as you're going from point A
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to point B if you're going from downtown
to home and your pants rip or your shirt
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tears or your coat tears or something
this will be enough to repair that and
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and maybe get a bundle of tinder or
something I don't know whatever you
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would want to use it for but there's at
least some of that there all right next
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up is fire starting so what's really
cool about this kit is it has a non
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liquid based fire starting kit included
in it so the first part of that and I'll
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open it up everything actually comes in
little individually sealed bags which is
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also wonderful because if the big bag
were to be punctured or ripped and water
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where you get in it all of the contents
the inside of the bag is going to stay
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dry which is awesome so the first thing
is it comes with this little sparker so
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for those of us who remember the kind of
Matchbox cars of things where there was
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a little plastic stick that would go
inside and you would pull it out and the
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car would spark of the engine would go
so same idea with this you're gonna kind
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of run it along and it's gonna spark as
as you move it along and what its gonna
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spark on to are these little cotton
tinder braids that they have and this is
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something that soul and adventure
medical kits have you can buy them
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individually but they include some in
the kit so you have four of these which
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will allow you to start a fire without
requiring the use of gasoline or butane
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or kerosene or something like that
which would potentially leak in a bag or
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leak in a car or something like that
this is going to stay dry it's not gonna
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affect any of your other gear and it's
gonna allow you to start a fire if you
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need it to I can't like I said this kit
is not a go bag this is not gonna
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sustain you for three days or five days
or a week or two weeks this is you know
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to sustain you for maybe 24 hours while
you're getting somewhere or 12 hours if
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you're in really bad conditions it
doesn't have any food it doesn't have
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any water it doesn't have a multi-tool
it doesn't have some of the things that
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you might want to have and it go back
but what it does have is pretty
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significant for the size package that it
is alright so the next thing that's in
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here that is pretty cool and it's wedged
in here is survival blanket so a lot of
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times you'll see the mylar blankets that
people get wrapped around in the
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marathon's this is same idea so a little
bit bigger it's got orange on one side
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and it's got the silver on the other so
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you use it for signaling if you wanted
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to you might be able to turn this into
some sort of a shelter possibly like a
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little a-frame sort of the thing with a
tree maybe or you can I don't think you
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could really turn it into a tent but it
would at least maybe keep you dry you
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can maybe cut a hole in the top and turn
it into like a poncho if you need it to
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but really is to keep you warm
and mostly dry that is super helpful I
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actually have a separate emergency
blanket that I keep in my laptop bag
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that's a little bit bigger it's kind of
designed to go around to people so if
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I'm with a kid or if I'm with my wife or
something we have something that would
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be bigger but this I also keep one of
these kids in my bag so I actually have
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two blankets in my day but this is a
solid choice and it's a lot it seems
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like if the material is a lot sturdier
and more durable than kind of the
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cheaper mylar blankets that maybe you
get on Amazon in a big bulb pack so this
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is going to be a good addition to your
kit so speaking of signaling another
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thing that this kit has is a whistle
everybody loves whistles so this is kind
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of a plastic bright orange whistle you
would use this for signaling to alert
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people that you needed help what's nice
about it is it's bright orange so while
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it's maybe not the most obvious signal
if you were wearing it against you know
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black clothing or white clothing or
anything other than orange clothing
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someone might actually see this in the
woods and be able to spot you these are
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super loud even though it doesn't it's
super thin it's about as thin as my
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phone it's actually thinner than my
phone but it makes a really loud noise
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and it doesn't have the little ball
thing rattling around so you're not
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gonna hear this thing rattling when it's
not out so it's a great addition to the
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kit all right so the next thing we're
gonna go through is first aid so like I
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said MIT's adventure medical kits it is
called the survival medic kit I this is
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not a trauma kit this is not a full
first-aid kit but it does
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have some band-aids it's got a couple of
a finger band-aid and a couple of kind
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of your standard little oblong band-aids
which is helpful it's got some
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antiseptic towels so you can use this to
clean cuts and make sure you don't have
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any dirt or bacteria or anything ducting
in there and antibiotic ointment so this
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will take care of a really solid cut or
scrape of course it's not going to help
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you if you need stitches or something
like that but at least have you covered
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until you can get to a bigger first aid
kit there's also some Advil or some
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ibuprofen in here which is helpful so if
you've got a headache
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or pain associated with whatever you
needed the band-aids for you at least
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have something to go off of in most of
my bags I have a separate medication bag
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I have a separate first-aid kind of
bandage kit area and we'll go through
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those in a different video but this is
at least gives you something to get to
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your next kit also one of the cool
things that this kid has is these
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instructions which are not necessarily
instructions for the kit but they're
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just kind of general Survival II sort of
life-saving they call it life-saving
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tools and techniques but they're just
things if you were out in a disaster or
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an emergency and you were trying to get
somewhere and you maybe had no training
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or you didn't know a whole lot this at
least has some general things you could
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read and maybe learn a couple things as
you're on the go I would not recommend
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relying on this as your main source of
knowledge you always want to be more
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prepared than that but it is nice that
they at least included and worst-case
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scenario is if you are in the process of
walking home and you need a moment to
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rest you release have something to read
we will look at the last two things in
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the kit a safety pin which these are
always super useful because you can
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attach things to other things with them
because it's a safety pin you're not
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going to poke yourself or you're not
gonna poke other things like gear or
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other plastic kits and I can put a hole
in this with the
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deepen and make it not waterproof so a
really helpful thing to have the other
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thing is a little bubble compass so this
is going to help you if you're trying to
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figure out and orient yourself to maybe
where your house is or where an
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evacuation location is this is not
obviously a big compass that's maybe
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going to be the most accurate if so give
you a general idea of where you need to
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go and I think for a lot of us who rely
on GPS and rely on Google Maps and Apple
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maps and ways and everything else in an
emergency if cell towers go down we're
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not going to have access to all of the
features of those apps I actually have
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some apps that run on my phone that are
mapped related that don't require GPS
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necessarily or don't require a cell
service and we'll go through those in
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another video I'm not sure if you're
catching the theme here but there will
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be more videos we will go through more
things so subscribe you might want to
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know these but you know I think for a
lot of us at least having a general idea
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of where we're going we may know that we
are you know due north of our houses due
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north of our office or something like
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so this at least help orient you and
during a disaster there's gonna be a lot
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of things going on it's so having a
general bearing on where you're going
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with something like a compass is gonna
be really helpful all right so that's
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going to do it for today's video
thanks for sticking around and watching
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it with us going through the survival
medic emergency kits like I said a bunch
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of times this is not a go-bag don't for
a second think that it's a go-bag don't
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comment it's not a go back it's not a go
back but what it is is it's a good
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collection of supplies that will either
be a great thing if you don't have
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anything or it'll be a good supplemental
backup if you have a lot of things as we
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go through other kits that I have I'll
show you my laptop bags and some of my
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go bags and things like that you know I
have a lot more gear that I keep in
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those bags that are you know maybe more
durable or larger quantities obvious
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more than two band-aids in the first-aid
kit but if I don't have those if I'm
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somewhere where I can't have a 72-hour
pack because you know who goes to you
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know a play and brings a 72-hour kit
with them another thing this is
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something that I can have in my wife's
purse and if we needed something we at
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least have some of our supplies so if
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again for joining us comment below if
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you've got something to add we're trying
out a new camera setup so let me know if
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if it's better than the the previous
videos which maybe have a little bit of
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an up-and-down motion to them which is
we didn't plan so hopefully it's a
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little bit better thanks a lot and we'll
see you next week

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