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UER Forum > UE Tutorials, Lessons, and Useful Info > What is in your backpack? (Viewed 14197 times)
Mr. Bitey 


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What is in your backpack?
< on 6/5/2018 2:28 PM >
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I am curious as to what people carry on explores. I don't carry a backpack, but probably should. I do carry a Camelbak water bladder pack, but it doesn't have any real cargo space. Besides water, I carry a few items in my pockets

Cell phone
2 waterproof LED flashlights
Pocket knife
Survival bracelet with compass
Gloves

Back in the Jeep there is always a Bug Out Bag, first aid, dry clothes, and shoes.

Granted Milwaukee does not have tons of abandonment, aside from lots of houses and small businesses in terrible neighborhoods. Here in the city, I mostly drain. Hence the short list.

What do you carry? What should we ALL carry?




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Re: What is in your backpack?
< Reply # 1 on 6/5/2018 3:18 PM >
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I don't carry a backpack because I don't want to look like a backpacker.

My bag has:
-camera
-remote shutter
-gopro
-flashlight
-toilet paper
-cat food
-media credentials
-gloves
-facemask
-kazoo (don't go through airport security with one of them)


I travel light in summer.




Mr. Bitey 


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Re: What is in your backpack?
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I don't carry a backpack because I don't want to look like a backpacker.

My bag has:
-camera
-remote shutter
-gopro
-flashlight
-toilet paper
-cat food
-media credentials
-gloves
-facemask
-kazoo (don't go through airport security with one of them)


I travel light in summer.


Love the cat food idea.... On my list it goes! Thanks!!




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NotBatman 


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Re: What is in your backpack?
< Reply # 3 on 6/5/2018 6:47 PM >
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Mostly beer and flashlights.

Camera stuff, if I'm taking pictures.




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WEKurtz 


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I get carried away.






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I get carried away.
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Flask is a nice touch! ;)





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< Reply # 6 on 6/12/2018 6:46 AM >
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- 1-2 Nalgenes of Water
- Waterproof LED flashlight
- Multitool (Leatherman Wave)
- Lockpick kit
- Mini wrench
- Hex Wrench tool
- Whistle
- Compass
- Respirator
- Work gloves (the cheap kind)
- Mini-Roll of duct tape
- ~30' paracord
- Small bag of 8" industrial zip-ties (these have been randomly useful a crazy number of times. Highly recommended)
- 4-5 Granola bars




EnvoyToTheMolePeople 


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- Small bag of 8" industrial zip-ties (these have been randomly useful a crazy number of times. Highly recommended)



I'm going to start doing this now. Do you use metal or plastic ties?




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- Small bag of 8" industrial zip-ties (these have been randomly useful a crazy number of times. Highly recommended)


I once knew of a subway vent that was secured only by zipties. I found a store that sold the same kind, and then all I had to do was show up, snip the current ones off, go down, come out, and put my own in place.

But when I returned to the scene, I found the zipties had already been removed anyway and I was free to go in.




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I'm going to start doing this now. Do you use metal or plastic ties?


Just plastic. These are the one's I carry:
https://www.amazon...ords=8%22+zip+ties



Posted by Steed

I once knew of a subway vent that was secured only by zipties. I found a store that sold the same kind, and then all I had to do was show up, snip the current ones off, go down, come out, and put my own in place.

But when I returned to the scene, I found the zipties had already been removed anyway and I was free to go in.


Lol, here's to hoping the trend of securing entry-points with zipties catches on!




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I do want a backpack but for now I carry a canvas folding chair bag.

My ID
Bell and Howell TAC light
4 Bell and Howell light bars
2 raggedy towels
1-2 pairs of socks
Good quality snug fitting work gloves
A lot of latex rubber gloves (White with powder)
Water (1 bottle for every hour I'm going to be in a place)
Half Mask Respirator
Hammer
Eye Protection
Cell Phone
Gloves
Vaseline (On occasion)

I'm going to be adding a two way



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Aran 


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A lot of latex rubber gloves (White with powder)
Hammer
Vaseline



Why these items? What use do they have in exploring? The hammer especially seems likely to get you arrested for burglary tools if you get searched




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Why these items? What use do they have in exploring? The hammer especially seems likely to get you arrested for burglary tools if you get searched

If caught in some places a hammer is going to be the least of your problems. When it comes to getting arrested and charged, you can get charged with having a comb as a burglary item if they really wanted to charge you with it. Also I'd rather be caught with a hammer than a knife or some of the tools people on this forum post they use.

VASELINE
Vaseline is good for cuts and on your lips to stop them from being chapped or wind burned
Believe it or not it is also an insulator
It will also dislodge insects that breathe through their back (Such as ticks)
Particles get stuck to it before it gets on your skin.
Can prevent other insect and small spider bites
It's also soothing for dry hands
You can also mark walls with it as markers to find your way around Draw an arrow with it then cover it in dirt or whatever is on the ground
You can seal small bags with food in them.

LATEX GLOVES
Extremely good for grip on certain things, they're back ups in case you need them in an emergency.
Good for markers to find your way back..Leave one on the ground facing a certain way.
No issues if you leave them behind

HAMMER
A hammer has multiple uses (Remember you asked)
AS A UTILITY:
Bend nails
get rid of any remaining glass in windows if you need to climb through
The hook part can be used to hold onto things
Attach a light to it and lower it with rope
Rusted hatches and latches
Propping open a door.
Using it to tap on walls for Morse code
Finding hollow or weak places on walls and door
good for checking for booby traps (Attach a rode to it and throw it at the area

AS A WEAPON: (This is a worst case scenario)
A lot of people talk about pepper spray, but unless you're in a full mask, pepper spray is just as bad for the user as it is the victim especially indoors. Furthermore pepper spray may not even work on an animal or person.

A hammer on the other hand can break bones. Even if someone is ramped up and not feeling any pain, they cannot hold anything if their hand is broken. If need be an animal can be killed with the claw part of it.

Attaching it to a rope and swinging it around will usually prevent anyone or any animal from being able to get too close.

I can say I found the hammer and it's not that big of a loss if I have to leave it behind.



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Posted by tx3000

VASELINE
Vaseline is good for cuts and on your lips to stop them from being chapped or wind burned
Believe it or not it is also an insulator
It will also dislodge insects that breathe through their back (Such as ticks)
Particles get stuck to it before it gets on your skin.
Can prevent other insect and small spider bites
It's also soothing for dry hands
You can also mark walls with it as markers to find your way around Draw an arrow with it then cover it in dirt or whatever is on the ground
You can seal small bags with food in them.

LATEX GLOVES
Extremely good for grip on certain things, they're back ups in case you need them in an emergency.
Good for markers to find your way back..Leave one on the ground facing a certain way.
No issues if you leave them behind



Now do the part where you cover your hands in Vaseline before wearing said latex gloves lmao.





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Lot's of interesting stuff listed so far. I am surprised one has listed Kentucky jelly.

My question, for those who carry bags and backpacks, is do you have any secret areas within to cache items, e.g. lock picks, et cetera? Someone listed that they include lock picks in the pack, so it must be okay in there state, region to have them. Where I am located, the mere possession of a set is prima facie evidence against you.




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Lot's of interesting stuff listed so far. I am surprised one has listed Kentucky jelly.

My question, for those who carry bags and backpacks, is do you have any secret areas within to cache items, e.g. lock picks, et cetera? Someone listed that they include lock picks in the pack, so it must be okay in there state, region to have them. Where I am located, the mere possession of a set is prima facie evidence against you.


I know someone who keeps them in their tripod leg and was even arrested with them and they didn't find them. I personally just keep them in an easily accessible pocket and i'm prepared to ditch them at any moment. I have left them behind a few times in stairwells behind control panels and fire suppression pipe. Thrown them in piles of trash at abandonments etc. I return after the coast is clear or in the event there was an interaction with LE or security, a few days later after things cool down.

Also, they pretty much reside in my car at all times when not on my person and I have volunteered my car for search on a few occasions (back when I drove a Cadillac I got pulled over pretty much weekly) and have never had any issues with them. The officer always finds them of course along with several practice locks and asks me about them. I just tell them I pick locks for fun and they send me on my way.



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I know someone who keeps them in their tripod leg and was even arrested with them and they didn't find them. I personally just keep them in an easily accessible pocket and i'm prepared to ditch them at any moment. I have left them behind a few times in stairwells behind control panels and fire suppression pipe. Thrown them in piles of trash at abandonments etc. I return after the coast is clear or in the event there was an interaction with LE or security, a few days later after things cool down.

Also, they pretty much reside in my car at all times when not on my person and I have volunteered my car for search on a few occasions (back when I drove a Cadillac I got pulled over pretty much weekly) and have never had any issues with them. The officer always finds them of course along with several practice locks and asks me about them. I just tell them I pick locks for fun and they send me on my way.


I always look a places to temporarily stash stuff quickly, so that I can return later and retrieve the item.




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My question, for those who carry bags and backpacks, is do you have any secret areas within to cache items, e.g. lock picks, et cetera?


IF I'm bringing picks with me, I'm bringing a homemade set that I can ditch if I have to. I normally carry too many flashlights, so I keep my picks in the battery compartment of an older flashlight (crammed full, so they don't rattle if someone were to pick it up) and then put THAT in the least-accessible part of whatever bag I'm using.




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Howie Dunnet 


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IF I'm bringing picks with me, I'm bringing a homemade set that I can ditch if I have to. I normally carry too many flashlights, so I keep my picks in the battery compartment of an older flashlight (crammed full, so they don't rattle if someone were to pick it up) and then put THAT in the least-accessible part of whatever bag I'm using.


Clever idea.




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IF I'm bringing picks with me, I'm bringing a homemade set that I can ditch if I have to. I normally carry too many flashlights, so I keep my picks in the battery compartment of an older flashlight (crammed full, so they don't rattle if someone were to pick it up) and then put THAT in the least-accessible part of whatever bag I'm using.


I've actually got a flashlight that doesn't work that i've fancied doing just that, but i'd need to make them mini sized. haven't gotten around to it. Would love to see your homebrew sometime.




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