My cousins christmas present...

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My cousins christmas present...

Post by Big and Daft » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:34 am

I was undecided as to wether I should post this here, other gear or maybe even off-topic - if this is the wrong place, please move,cheers! Sorry for the crappy photos all I had was a mobile phone to take photos.

This is a basic zombie survival bag I put together for my cousin for christmas. He is very much into horror and zombie films and when we get together and get drunk, we chat about survival and outbreaks. So I put this together for him, stuff he will like and that will hopfully get him thinking a bit more seriously about preperation.

This is the bag, the contents, a DVD and a book.
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Food and water is, 500ml of water and a block of emergency rations made my Seven Oceans. 2,500 kcal per block and is similar to Datrex/Mainstay bars, but easier to get hold of in the UK.
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Here is a little FAK with pretty basic contents, a FFD, a box of waterproof matches and a BCB Survival Kit
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A 400mm machete with sheath and 3 different coloured light sticks.
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The bag, a simple canvas bag bought from eBay, hes also getting [REC] on DVD and WWZ.
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And here is the bag, fully packed with the machete attached.
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And here is a picture of my Marlin 1894c .357 and my Pietta 1858 .44 - just because I can!
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I hope he likes it, i'm pretty sure he will though - Just thought i'd post it up here and show everyone.

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Giacomo » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:46 am

DUDE! YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE IT! I just found out we're cousins through the uhh... find you cousin network... yah... I'll just leave my address and you can surprise me for christmas.
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Post by mithuth » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:55 pm

Giacomo wrote:DUDE! YOU'LL NEVER BELIEVE IT! I just found out we're cousins through the uhh... find you cousin network... yah... I'll just leave my address and you can surprise me for christmas.
Well played sir, well played indeed. lol


Looks like a pretty nice starter kit, hopefully it takes, and he goes all bat-shit crazy like the rest of us. lol
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Squirrley » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:24 pm

I like it! Zombie enough to be fun, but all useful and perfectly valid gear items. (well, the machete probably isn't horribly useful, but hey :P)

What's this REC movie?

Oh and pshaw WWZ - get him DBDA! Support your local raptorman!
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Post by Sworbeyegib » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:54 pm

Squirrley wrote:I like it! Zombie enough to be fun, but all useful and perfectly valid gear items. (well, the machete probably isn't horribly useful, but hey :P)

What's this REC movie?

Oh and pshaw WWZ - get him DBDA! Support your local raptorman!
If i'm not mistaken, REC is the movie that was remade last year as "Quarentine", of course, you need to stick to the originals.
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by BethDeath » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:58 pm

Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Giacomo » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:13 pm

BethDeath wrote:Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!
The hell he is, I called dibs first. Step down woman. :wink:
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by BethDeath » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:12 pm

Giacomo wrote:
BethDeath wrote:Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!
The hell he is, I called dibs first. Step down woman. :wink:
I have boobs. I win.

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Y.T. » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:15 pm

that's awesome. you're a righteous cousin. :) I have to ask... why a machette instead of something more useful like a pocket knife? is it for the zombie apoc realism? and why the RGB glowsticks, but not a flashlight? are glowticks a zombie thing I'm unaware of?

oh, and lots of folks are gonna be jealous that you have Rec. supposed to be much better than Doomsday and it's not available here. :)
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Y.T. » Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:17 pm

BethDeath wrote:I have boobs. I win.
like, at everything. ;)


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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Giacomo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:08 am

BethDeath wrote:
Giacomo wrote:
BethDeath wrote:Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!
The hell he is, I called dibs first. Step down woman. :wink:
I have boobs. I win.
Damnit I always lose at the genetics game. I'm gonna go scarf lard and get some moobs, then I'll be unstoppable.
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Brit-ZedHunter » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:12 am

Thats an awesome and very creative christmas present. If someone bought me that stuff (and i didnt already have it all :)) I would be a very happy camper!
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Ellie With An Axe » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:18 am

All my cousins died in a freak housefire last night. :cry: Can I be your cousin?

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by BethDeath » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:19 am

Ellie With An Axe wrote:All my cousins died in a freak housefire last night. :cry: Can I be your cousin?
It doesn't count since YOU started the fire!!

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by crypto » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:26 am

Y.T. wrote:the RGB glowsticks, but not a flashlight? are glowticks a zombie thing I'm unaware of?

oh, and lots of folks are gonna be jealous that you have Rec. supposed to be much better than Doomsday and it's not available here. :)

Maybe he's a raver? OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS

Always need some glowsticks, right?


REC and Doomsday are pretty much, shot-for-shot, the same movie.

While REC gets points for being original, Doomsday gets points for not making me read subtitles while I'm trying to be scared at a movie.
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Jamie » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:29 am

crypto wrote:
Y.T. wrote:the RGB glowsticks, but not a flashlight? are glowticks a zombie thing I'm unaware of?

oh, and lots of folks are gonna be jealous that you have Rec. supposed to be much better than Doomsday and it's not available here. :)

Maybe he's a raver? OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS

Always need some glowsticks, right?


REC and Doomsday are pretty much, shot-for-shot, the same movie.

While REC gets points for being original, Doomsday gets points for not making me read subtitles while I'm trying to be scared at a movie.
Not to be a noodge, but Quarantine is the movie that was a remake of REC...Doomsday was the suck-tastic apocalyptic movie that stole bits and pieces from lots of good apocalyptic movies...

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Ellie With An Axe » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:41 am

BethDeath wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:All my cousins died in a freak housefire last night. :cry: Can I be your cousin?
It doesn't count since YOU started the fire!!
There's absolutely no evidence of that. Now go play in the street. <3

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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Giacomo » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:48 am

Ellie With An Axe wrote:
BethDeath wrote:
Ellie With An Axe wrote:All my cousins died in a freak housefire last night. :cry: Can I be your cousin?
It doesn't count since YOU started the fire!!
There's absolutely no evidence of that. Now go play in the street. <3
Wasn't there a youtube video showing you burning it down, I think at one point you even went "HAHAHAHA NOBODY ON ZOMBIE SQUAD WILL KNOW I BURNED DOWN MY COUSIN'S HOUSE".
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Y.T. » Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:51 am

crypto wrote:Maybe he's a raver? OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS

Always need some glowsticks, right?
crypto gets the magic bonus points of the day for actually being about to write out that sound. I could hear that. spooky.
crypto wrote:While REC gets points for being original, Doomsday gets points for not making me read subtitles while I'm trying to be scared at a movie.
valid and meaningful point. ;)
nfa wrote:Not to be a noodge, but Quarantine is the movie that was a remake of REC...Doomsday was the suck-tastic apocalyptic movie that stole bits and pieces from lots of good apocalyptic movies...
really? dang I could've sworn it was the other. not that I've seen any of them to actually know. I base my information solely on third party accounts from totally unknown and questionably reliable people on teh interwebs. it makes me feel warm and fuzzy. ;)
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by driftking777 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:04 pm

Y.T. wrote:
crypto wrote:Maybe he's a raver? OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS OONTS

Always need some glowsticks, right?
crypto gets the magic bonus points of the day for actually being about to write out that sound. I could hear that. spooky.
not sure if you can imbed (aparently not) but Crypto you totally reminded me of this...lmao..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx1eDmuYQg8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

as for the bag. AWESOME! Took me long enough to get the wife on board the preparedness wagon. Glad your cousin is already stepping in the right direction. thats always a good start!
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Aikidoka » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:31 pm

BethDeath wrote:
Giacomo wrote:
BethDeath wrote:Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!
The hell he is, I called dibs first. Step down woman. :wink:
I have boobs. I win.
I sat here for like 5 minutes trying to think of a witty reply to this and I cant come up with anything.

There is nothing to be said, she wins.
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Post by sheddi » Sat Dec 13, 2008 4:37 am

Aikidoka wrote:
BethDeath wrote:
Giacomo wrote:
BethDeath wrote:Everyone back off....he's MY cousin!!
The hell he is, I called dibs first. Step down woman. :wink:
I have boobs. I win.
I sat here for like 5 minutes trying to think of a witty reply to this and I cant come up with anything.

There is nothing to be said, she wins.
Cousin's boobs? Eww.
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Webboy » Sat Dec 13, 2008 7:45 am

sheddi wrote: Cousin's boobs? Eww.
Epic come back :lol:

I don’t see the connection between rec and doomsday :?

rec: similar to cloverfied, "self shot" style, Spanish made, all shot in an apartment block sealed off

Doomsday: British made, set near future, not zombies, just a death plague, most scens are shot outside, truely crazy creative to make the survivors either medieval or punk :lol:

Ow yes, the bag.. Awesome idea, why don’t you slip in a zombie squad leaflet as a subtle hint :)
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Re: My cousins christmas present...

Post by Brash » Sat Dec 13, 2008 8:26 am

Thats a badass christmas present! :D
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