I've seen quite a few starter packages for Emacs (Starter kit, Prelude, etc), but all of them I'm aware of use lots of third-party packages downloaded from the various package repositories, such as GNU, MELPA, Marmalade, ... I'm about to start using Emacs on a closed network - really closed - as in, no connectivity to the internet whatsoever. If I'm to use any third-party packages, I'll have to have IT review the packages, which takes forever. Too many requests for review will just result in wholesale rejection of all of it.
So I'd like to know: are there any similar setups out there that use packages included in Emacs to begin with? (I'm using Emacs 24.5) I can get away with a little bit of keyboarding stuff in, and maybe three or four third-party packages, but that's about it. This has to run on Windows 7.
EDIT: I should have mentioned that I will be writing Python code on this system. I've been using flycheck on my internet-connected machine, but I'll be using flymake on the stand-alone network machine. Flymake is apparently more difficult to set up, but not that much more difficult. This kind of thing is what I was going for in the original question: everything else being equal, I'd rather use flycheck, but things aren't equal, and I'd like to know how to set up flymake. Another example: I've been using auto-complete - I love the tooltip-like presentation of possible completions - but I should probably try to stick with built-in stuff like dabbrev, pcomplete, and so on. Not trade-offs I'd like to make, but there it is.