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Old 04-13-2010
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Default Re: So.... has anyone's 'zombie kit' changed over the past few years?

The Escalade isn't as extensively equipped in its... let's say 'normal configuration'. Although all the tools and parts to do those anti-zombie modifications are at the workplace. The vehicle is the hybrid version, not just for fuel mileage, but because electric-only mode is very very quiet and stealthy. Solar battery charger on the top of the dash, and a power inverter to standard AC sockets that fits in the cup holder.

The center console storage contains a more extensive first aid kit than in the bug out bag. Other than that, it's just kept with enough room for me to take my USP45 and holster off my belt and store it in the console for comfort while driving.

In the glove compartment is a Ruger SP101 .327 Federal loaded with Speer Gold Dot 115gr rounds, and a set of modified ESS Ice eyeshield glasses. In this case, equipped with noise cancelling earphones and throat microphone, and a flip-over eyepiece connected to a digital night vision device, with the night vision camera installed over the opposite side of the frame.

In the back of the Escalade is a TSA approved gun case containing:

Robinson Armament XCR with
Magpul UBR stock
Magpul MIAD grip
Smith Enterprise Vortex brake
Midwest Industries BUIS
Prototype 1-6x variable tactical scope w/ integral quick release mount (edited. Turns out the design is a 1-6, not a 1-5 like I thought before. Scary thing is that I'm in charge of this project IRL. Ooooops...)
FAB defense magazine holder foregrip
Surefire 9P flashlight with incandescent lamp and flip-out infrared filter mounted on the left side rail.
Prototype 20mW green, red and IR laser device
Night vision capable tactical camera mounted to the right side rail, connected to another pair of ESS Ice eyeshield glasses, w/ flip-over eyepiece. Grants land-warrior like capability to look around corners with the weapon.
BDS Tactical CQB single point bungee sling, same type as on the Mossberg 500

Chiappa Rhino 6" .357 Magnum revolver with
Miniaturized holographic gunsight
Prototype carbine LAM w/ 180 lumen LED light and 20mW green, red, and IR laser
Custom leather shoulder holster for revolver

Four 30rd Magpul P-mags w/ rangerplate. Two loaded w/ SS109 rounds, two loaded w/ 60gr V-Max rounds. Green colored electrical tape wrapped around the magazine just above the baseplate for SS109, red colored for the V-Max.

Three 20rd boxes of Speer Gold Dot .357 Magnum 158gr.

Space left for the USP45 and 4 magazine pouches to store USP magazines.

There's also a suitcase in the back of the Escalade. That's for the next post.

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Old 04-13-2010
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Default Re: So.... has anyone's 'zombie kit' changed over the past few years?

LOL, you always were the high speed type. Shit man, my bug out bag is my Army gear, a haggard old Egyptian 9mm, and an Air Force Survival knife. I'm an old timer though.

Granted I've picked up some rather neat survelience/counter survelience gadgets. But I've got other hobbies to feed. My electronic music gear, my occult books and relics.

I need to get all my gear in order and be more prepared.
You who inherit the heavy privilege to serve in freedom's name, must brace for the battle surely to come.

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Old 04-14-2010
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Well, it has gotten to the point where, when it comes to bug-out-bags, people look at mine and think that you have to invest a ton of money into preparedness and such. I actually have to tell people: 'For god's sake don't look at mine as a good example.'

Then tell them the plain, honest truth:

"Get a 'go green' reusable shopping bag, put some cans of soup in it, some canteens or bottles of water, and some iodine water purifying tablets, and then toss in your keys, cell phone, wristwatch and whatever else you keep on you when you go to work. Everything beyond that is just upgrades."

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Old 04-15-2010
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Default Okay, then...

Here I am updating my kit according to the evolution of technology in the past years. Notice that not much has changed, though...
Name: PT
Nickname: That's the "nick". Entire first name and surname are just too stupid to mention. And by the way, once the shit hits the fan, that doesn't matters that much, isn't that?
Age: 28
Lvl: 1
Region: Sardinia, southern Europe
Class: Privateer

-Physical Description:
White male, 1 Mt/60 Cms tall (around 5'4" if I wasn't wrong in the math), short dark brown hair and brown eyes. Clean shaven and tries to keep his hair as short as possible for hygienic reasons. At first sight thin, he is actually strong and energic, with great stamina, capable of sustaining physical fatigue for a long amount of time. Able to run quickly over medium distances for several minutes (not that he's able to do the NY marathon, but if it's about putting enough distance between himself and a hord of hungry Zs, well...). Again, although short and thin, he is perfectly able to hold on the recoil of most firearms (anything under .50-BMG *GM note-- up to heavy recoil). He has a sight problem (myopia) which requires him to use optics on long arms, especially when shooting in the dark (no problems with handguns).

Current (at game start) attire:
- Light-frame glasses with magnetes for quick-attach/detach of sun lenses.
- Crispi "SWAT" boots
- Standard "Uniforme di Servizio e Combattimento Desertica" (Full Desert-Tan Service/Combat suit of the Italian Army; new pixelated camo pattern) complete with full MercWorx MW tactical gilet in "Coyote Tan" camo.
- No-Limits Extreme-tech full body armour (semi-rigid armour for bikers... very effective against accidents... and against zombie bites!) - no ballistic protection (a bulletproof vest equals to additional weight, furthermore it would be highly unlikely to be usable in said situation)
- Woolrich Elite/TangoDown LLC "EOTAC Operator Hat" cap
- Mechanix Wear "Impact-3" protective/tactical gloves with carbon-fiber reinforced shell (made in Italy, launched at the 2009 EXA expo)

Vehicle: OPEL Campo, 2001 3.1TD DK 4x4 Pick up with hard cover. Diesel engine with additional GPL system.
Avg mileage: around 100 Kilometers with 7,1 litres of fuel (around 62 miles with 1.87 gallons)

Shy and introvert at first, becomes the more and more sympathetic and open once a bond deepens. Nonetheless, he has lost all he had in his "former" life since he has had no religious faith, instead firmly rational.

Background: In his mid 20s, recently got a University degree. His University degree in Communications and Journalism has however led him to develop further inter-personal/public relationship skills.
A cinema lover, he has spent his youth developing a deep personal philosophy. Through his journalistic work, he has especially taken interest in disaster response and emergency preparedness procedures in terms of biological, chemical and nuclear emergencies.
His passion for firearms, which has turned into career as a firearms journalist; has accordingly developed a general knowledge and above average marksman's skills despite being rejected from the Military draft due to a sight defect. has however developed good skills in firearms.
Hired by a gun magazine in the late years of his University, he has witnessed the outbreak of Zombie epidemic in Italy by using the magazine and its website to advise civilians and Police/Military personnel about what to do to face the situation. Until the last moment before the collapse of the Italian Internet, he received the "call."

Equipment (on person):
- Zippo lighter
- Standard Bic lighter
- "UZI Tactical Pen" (rechargeable ballpoint pen, aluminium-made, with sharpened extremity for close-quarters self-defense) w/h recharges
- Fox "Spartan" fixed-blade tactical knife-bayonet, with holster
- AMADINI Model "Ghost-III" tactical holster (right hip) W/ CARACAL INTERNATIONAL LLC Model "Caracal C", 9 m/m, quick-sights model18-rds magazines (standard "CARACAL F" magazines used through magazine base pad); originally the pistol chambers the .9x21mm-IMI ammunition, yet the character has conversion kit (barrel and magazines) for .9x19mm (9 m/m Luger) ammunition
- Midland G9 tactical radio W/ MSA "Sordin" headset
- Kel-Tec CNC industries RFB semi-automatic rifle, 7'62x51mm-NATO, 20-rds FNB FAL metric magazine + Bushnell "Laser Yardage Pro" 4-12x42mm riflescope with integrated laser rangefinder and AAC - Advanced Armaments Corp. 7'62SD silencer.
- 5 18-rds magazine for pistol, 6 20-rds magazines for rifle on tactical gilet
- Blackhawk Hydra-Storm hydration pack, 2 litres of water with saline solution
- Avon EH-20 quick-deployment NBC "Headbag" with breathing protection (gas mask)
- SureFire "KL-7" led micro-flashlight
- Leatherman "Charge" multi-tool
- Raytheon Corporation ruggedized/militarized iPhone
- Eumar International D-TAG (made in Italy - 8Gb micro-USB key w/h Java program, can memorize the user's personal, biometric and medical data)

Vehicle kit:
- Smith&Wesson Model 64-3 revolver (.38-Special, 6 rounds in revolving cylinder)
- Remington ACR select-fire assault rifle (.5'56x45mm-NATO and 6'8x43mm-SPC, MagPul P-MAG 30-rds mags, interchangeable 14,5-inches BBLs) W/ Leupold Mk-4 CQ/T riflescope
- Glock 17 slide and barrel mounted on MagPul FPG "Folding Pocket Gun" folder selfloading subcarbine for personal-close protection, equipped with carry handle and Insight Tech-Gear M6X tactical gun laser/light so to be usable as a searchlight just in case; one 17-rds magazine inserted
- 500 rds .38-Special (Fiocchi JHP)
- 3000 rds 7'62mm (Fiocchi "Shooting Dynamics" frangibles)
- 3000 rds 5'56mm (Fiocchi SPJRN 24 grs)
- 3000 rds 6'8x43mm-SPC (Remington Ammunition 115 grs)
- 3000 rds 9 m/m (Fiocchi "Black Mamba")
- SureFire "Kroma" LED flashlight
- AN/PVS-14 night-vision monocular W/ head mount, helmet mount and tactical rail mount for long arms (to be mated to optics on the Kel-Tec RFB or Remington ACR)
- Full firearms maintenance tool kit
- OPS-Core "FAST" helmet w/h face shield; side rails with SureFire HL-1 tactical helmet light (left side) and Midland XTC-9 helmet camera (right side)
- Crye Precision "CAGE Chassis" body armour w/h additional ballistic belt and CERAFLEX PL-7300 NIJ Lev.IV armor plates (made in Sweden)
- 10x Arms-Tech LLC SEFF-1 demolition charges/directional landmines
- 10x Arms-Tech LLC MM-1/MM-1L "MiniMore" directional ammunition/landmines
- 1 armored antishock box (x500 pcs) of TECNOVAR VAR-100 minimum-metal palm-sized antipersonnel landmines (made in Italy - useful to prepare "Zombie killzones")
- 1 armored antishock box (x100 pcs) of RUAG "Pearl" palm-sized frag grenades (made in Switzerland - 49mm diameter w/h 1414 metal fragments)
- Bushnell Night Vision 2.542 scope
- Insight Tech-Gear ATPIAL tactical laser target designator
- Box with 20 18-rds magazines for CARACAL C pistol (empty), 20 30-rds STANAG magazines (empty) and 20 20-rds FN FAL metric magazines (empty), 20 Glock 18 33-rds magazines, 10 Glock 17 17-rds magazines (all empty)
- Itronix GoBook MR-1 military/ruggedized netbook, battery-operated, with car power outlet charge plug
- Thuraya satellite phone (Iridium/INMARSAT) W/ bluetooth interface for laptop
- Water test kit W/ 500 Water purification tablets
- Avon Rubber M50-JSCBM Joint Service General Purpose Mask W/ 30 spare filters and 1 Avon "Viking ST" SCBA (breahing apparatus)
- HAZMAT suit
- Four spare pairs of CRISPI "Swat" boots
- MREs and Italian Army "Combat rations" for 40 days
- Crye Precision DG-2 camo vest
- Elbit Systems of America - TallaTech division RPDA-57 ruggedized MIL-SPEC Personal Data Assistant/GPS receiver, Mil-Spec (used only as GPS)
- 50 litres of water and 50 litres of fuel in two separate metal airtight tanks
- Rechargeable batteries (Lots of them!): button cells, PP3, AA, AAA, C, D, 3R12, spare batteriers for all electronic equipments and one for the vehicle itself, plus all battery recharging equipments (including battery recharger for car).
- Sleeping bag and 2-places camping tent
- 1 Belt pouch first aid kit (light), 2 Koi co. First Aid Kit (full)
- GammaScout portable particle/ionizing radiation detector (Geiger counter)
- McWhortle Enterprises, Inc. "Bio-Hazard Alert Detector" portable pathogens detector
- Z-Medica Corp. "QuikClot ACS+" (1 box x 25 packages)
- Z-Medica Corp. "QuikClot Interventional Hemostatic Bandage" (1 box x 25 packages)
- Z-Medica Corp. "QuikClot Emergency Dressing" (1 box x 25 packages)
- Z-Medica Corp. "QuikClot Combat Gauze" (1 box x 25 packages)
- Z-Medica Corp. "QuikClot First Response Package" (1 box x 25 packages)
- Camping stove/cookset and liquid fuel reserve

With this load, the (yet very capient) Opel Campo still has one spare place (the front passenger's seat), but can't speed faster than 80 Kilometres per Hour.

Special Skill/Ability: CQB

General skills:
-Driving/Mechanic (not highly specialized on this last one)
-Use of electronic equipments
-Emergency response preparedness
"It is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself, when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks. It is legal and lawful to own a shotgun or a rifle. We believe in obeying the law." -- Malcolm X

"We (atheists) act in good conscience because we believe in moral principles, not because we expect a reward in Heaven." -- Margherita Hack

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Old 04-17-2010
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The suitcase is a Blackhawk ALERT 5. Nice and big and spacious, and as ridiculously 'tactical' as any suitcase can be. The suitcase contains (and note, the magazines and ammo described aren't actually in the suitcase, but in some labeled ammo cans that are also in the back of the Escalade):

Typical set of toiletries and shaving supplies, including a Higonokami styled knife taking place of a straight razor.

5 sets of under-armour underwear and 5.11 knee-high socks
Two sets of original Blackhawk I.T.S. (shirt and pants), one in Black, the other in Khaki.
One set of Blackhawk I.T.S. HPFU in Desert Digital camouflage
One set of Crye Precision Combat Apparel in Multicam w/ knee and elbow pads
One set of (relatively old school) Propper commercial woodland MARPAT
Two 5.11 Covert Cargo pants (one in 'smog' color, the other in 'tundra' color), each with 4 USP magazines and 4 Maglevel P-Mag magazines.
Two black 5.11 holster shirts
Two black 5.11 covert casual shirts

All clothing except for the holster shirts and underwear was washed in a nano-ceramic solution, then tumbled dry in an ordinary clothes dryer to impregnate the nano-ceramics into the fabric fibers. The nano-ceramic gives all of it fire-resistant, water-resistant, anti-microbial, anti-static, and IR-blocking properties (so the wearer doesn't show up on thermal imagers). And... just like all the other prototype gear I've got, yes, this stuff is really in development.

Protec A-Alpha half-shell parachute helmet w/ NVG mount and side rails.
Streamlight Stinger flashlight mounted to the left side rail, fitted with flip-out infrared filter.

Set of Hatch X-Tac elbow and knee pads.

Extra pair of 'mine resistant' boots.

Spare lamps and an LED head for the Streamlight Stinger, and a piggyback charger with AC and car charge cords.

Two 2TB hard drives and a Thermaltake BlacX Duet 'toaster' deck for them.

Also contains a black MOLLE gear setup.

Blackhawk STRIKE Omega Elite vest.
Blackhawk enhanced duty web belt in the vest belt loops.
2 Blackhawk STRIKE panels attached to the web belt.
2 Blackhawk STRIKE drop leg platforms attached to the web belt also.

Attached to the right side drop leg platform:

Blackwater Gear universal MOLLE holster, holding a Glock 17L with CCF race frame, and attached pistol LAM w/ visible green and IR lasers. Loaded with 147gr GDHP +P rounds.
Mercworx double pistol mag belt pouch attached to drop leg strap, holding 2 17rd Glock 17 magazines.

Attached to the left side drop leg platform:

3x Tactical Tailor 2-mag 5.56 Pouches holding a total of 6 Maglevel P-Mags, 3 loaded with SS109, 3 with Hornady V-Max. Shell loops hold 6 Black Magic Magnum slugs.
Mercworx double pistol mag belt pouch attached to drop leg strap, holding 2 17rd Glock 17 magazines.

Attached to the right side STRIKE belt panel:

5.11 VTAC Gas Mask pouch containing an MSA Millenium gas mask. 3 Utility pouches attached to PALS webbing on the gas mask pouch to hold 3 extra filters.
Tactical Tailor multitool pouch holding a black finished Victorinox Swisstool.

Attached to the left side STRIKE belt panel:

Diamondback Tactical MOLLE flashlight pouch holding a Fenix TA21 flashlight
Tactical Tailor small utility pouch containing a NARP Individual Patrol Officer first aid kit.
MOLLE-Lok kydex sheath with Extrema Ratio Col Moschin knife

Attached to the back of the vest:

Blackhawk MOLLE hydration pouch
Voodoo MOLLE shotgun scabbard holding an NEF Pump Pardner Protector, w/ Knoxx Copstock folder.
SOG Sogfari machete, sheath tied through the PALS webbing on the hydration pouch with paracord.

Attached to the right side of the vest:

5.11 10x6 Pouch containing a set of Gen-4 AN/PVS-21 passive night vision goggles
BDS Tactical Gear 6x6x3 small utility pouch holding a pair of prototype HUD rangefinding binoculars (think the 'scope' from Metal Gear Solid)
2x Tactical Tailor vertical 6 round shotshell holders attached to the front of the 5.11 10x6 pouch, one holding 6 signal flare shells (2 red, 2 white, 2 green), and the other holding 6 buck&ball shells
3x 5.11 single pistol mag pouches holding 17rd Glock 17 magazines, attached to the front of the 5.11 10x6 pouch.

Attached to the left side of the vest:

3x Tactical Tailor AK/M16 Mag Pouches holding a total of 9 Maglevel P-Mags. 6 mags loaded with SS109, 3 with Hornady V-Max
5.11 Cell Phone pouch for the Smartphone
SOE Gear Battery pull-out pouch with 6 CR123A and 6 AA batteries.

There's a BDS tactical single shoulder sling attached to the right shoulder, that uses the same snap-buckle attachment as the single point slings on the XCR and Mossberg 500. There's also a Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel, attached directly to the web belt at the back.

The Escalade also has an extra 5-gallon fuel container in the back, and the seatbelts are all equipped with CRKT Exitools.

There's also a pair of Converse C8851 soft toe contractor boots on the floor in between the rear two seats to make going through an airport more convenient.

Still more to come

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Old 05-03-2010
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Been prepping for another multiple-month business trip to Asia, so haven't worked on the list much further, but I'm still typing a few things here and there.

The next few posts are detailing safehouses and such. That should be fun.
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