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Discussion in 'Survival & Preparedness' started by Trazar, Nov 6, 2007.
Man, that's some NICE paracord...LOL
I left the tag on there for ya JT
throw in some hard candy, and that's my get-home-bag, too.
FYI, Walmart has some great smaller bags BOB or GHB for around $13.00 to $25.00
I bought one last year on close out that is a copy of a 511 Rush bag. These come in tan and digital camo and are a good value for the price and quality.
upper left hand corner. Where di you get that? Did it come packaged like that?
I can answer that for Butter. A few of us got together and Doc4USMC did a suture class for us and he gave us all a suture kit and that's where that came from.
That is awesome!
Any thoughts on this artical and the attached checklist
I am new to this and just trying to learn / research
This is a basic list of BOB, GHB,prepping stuff, etc different items can be added or deleted based on your needs like different weapons, ammo, winter clothes, summer clothes, etc
A few people have asked if I carry all this stuff and the answer is no. An example in the communication section, I dont carry a CB radio and all the other radios listed but might carry the handheld HAM radio. Like I said it is a general list of "prep" items to help you establish what you think you might need or want. A ton of the stuff listed can be left out down to a few basic items.
I also look at bugging out in a few different ways like are you going to be able to take your car, if so then you can take things like the CB radio and more weapons and ammo. If on foot only you will have to start making choices a lot different. I do it in layers, lets say I have to ditch my car and grab just my BOB then I dont want to leave something out important. The "extra" stuff that would be in the car goes in plastic totes, duffle bags, luggage, etc. It also depends on where you are bugging out to.
I am fortuante enough to have 100 acres to go to that is easy access by car including all the way to the back side of the property. It is very rural and already off the grid to normal human use.
Different situations will determine what you do carry and what you dont carry....
ALCE (ALICE) US FRAME PACK or similar
Stainless water bottle
Canteen (military with metal cup insert and carrying pouch)
Water purification system (Seychelle Pure Water Straw)
Water purification tablets
5 gallon collapsible water jug
Magnesium Fire starter
Lighter (windproof butane)
Small extra bottle of butane (this is an extra)
Fire fuel cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly
FOOD BASICS (high energy foods)
Power Bars or energy bars
Freeze dried soups
Pasta (flavored bag style)
Instant Coffee (comfort)
Folding pocket stove (Esbit brand)
Utensils (Hobo knife,spork,etc)
P38 can opener
Tent Stakes (extra)
Tarps (two 6x8)
Blanket (wool or fleece)
BASIC SURVIVAL ITEMS
Basic survival book (SAS by John Wiseman) (Army survival book)
First aid book
Absorbent synthetic style towel (shammy carwash style)
Green 3M Scrubby
Writing kit (waterproof tablet, paper, pencil, Sharpie marker)
Gloves (leather work)
Trash bags 55 gal drum liners (non scented black)
American Flag (small light weight)
White bandana or satin cloth
Ear plugs 4 sets
Razor blades (type used for scrapers that have a card board paper cover)
REPAIR AND BUILDING
Small nails (finishing size, 10-20 quantity)
Zip ties (various sizes)
First aid kit (bandages, gauze, wraps, band aids, etc)
Antibiotics (human or fish antibiotics)
Wonder Dust Powder (Like Quick Clot, Made for animals works on humans found at Tractor Supply)
Adult Multi Vitamin
Bug Spray (40% (or higher) DEET)
Medicated Powder (talc, Gold Bond)
Personal medicine (insulin, heart, blood pressure, etc 30 day supply)
Specific medications for your issues (bee sting, poison oak, etc)
Extra pair of prescription glasses
Blow out Kit
Baby or wet wipes
Tooth epoxy (for dental repairs)
Soap liquid or bar
Folding brush or comb
Sewing kit (with extra big needles including curved for repairs)
COMFORT,SANITY and Trade
Playing cards (plastic water proof) “survival cards” have lots of information
Dice (regular and ones with playing card pics)
Candy (Altoids or some other long lasting candy)
Reading material (Bible, survival story, Lewis and Clark, etc)
Travel pocket size games (Checkers-Chess-Backgammon- Cribbage)
Tobacco (I like bulk pipe and corn cob pipes or loose cig tobacco and paper)
Vodka or Whiskey (pint flask)
Gold Pan (pass the time and possible trade gold)
Cash (minimum $200.00)
PROTECTION AND HUNTING
.22 Rifle and Ammo (or AR with .22 bolt and mags)
.22 Pistol and Ammo
Crossman Air pistol (model 1377) and pellets
Folding Sling Shot (sling bow kit with arrows)
Gun cleaning kit (bore snake, dry graphite, oil, tooth brush)
Yo Yo Fishing traps
Steel leg trap (#1 size)
X Large mouse traps
Zip ties used for zip cuffs (plastic hand cuffs)
COMUNICATION and TRAVEL
Walkie Talkie (GMRS, FRS, frequencies)*
AM/FM solar/crank radio with USB charger (Eton Scorpion)
Solar USB charger
Extra Cell Phone and car/USB charger
Flash light (led)
Head Lamp (led)
Small led clip on light
Extra batteries for flash light
12v inverter for your car
Multi purpose tool (Leatherman)
Survival knife (do not go cheap here, You can find good quality for not a lot of money but dont buy a "Rambo knife" from the flea market)
Floding tactical pocket clip knife
Shower Shoes (water shoes, flip flops, etc)
Cargo Pants (with zip off legs)
T shirts (synthetic type)
Thin nylon shorts (quick drying)
Lightweight fleece jacket
Coat (if in the right climate and season)
PVC or military poncho
Time keeping (waterproof, wrist watch, pocket watch, clip watch)
Beanie Cap, toboggan, ski mask
Para cord bracelet
Driver license (copy)
Social Security Card (copy)
Birth Certificate (Copy)
USB memory card (with personal data)
Pre paid phone card
Medical alert issues
Wool blankets will hold body heat if the blanket is dry or wet.
I picked up four to Sportsman's Guide for a very good price.
Very complete list. I usually go by the old saying "2 is 1 and 1 is none"!
I just got 2 military wool blankets today for my daughter who is moving to Wyoming
Next spring we will have a "primitive" gathering on the farm(Anson Co) where you can actually test your BO gear. We went to one in Ocala, Fla. many years ago and learned very quickly that we were woefully unprepared for that cold wet windy night. Slept warm/cozy the next night. RJT has a nice list. FYI: in Greenville, SC there is a bean distributor. You can buy 100#s or a train load. Beans are a great way to "beef up" your preps. Pintos are actually a meat substitute. Dried beans/peas will last "forever" if kept dry and bug free. I Oxygen purge mine with Argon but CO2/Nitrogen/Oxygen absorbers will work also. If you have any questions on long term storage please PM. Will gladly meet and use the Argon tank on your supplies. IMO, we will be needing our preps sooner than we want.
any of you keep a water bladder in your BOB/GHB?
I picked up a camelbak bladder with new bite valve at a gun show for 5 bucks, got a London Bridge Trading bladder holder for 10 off of the internet and have tossed it into my GHB for car.
I do NOT keep it filled, but think that if I had to use it that I could get water from a variety of sources (silcock key if near industrial complexes, water from streams etc all of which I'd use water purification tabs on)
Always reevaluating what I have in the bag, updating it based on season or needs
I keep a bladder in my bags but not filled. I keep a stainless water bottle full at all times. One thing I did was add a way to attach a water filter to the line so I didn't have to worry so much with putting clean water in the bladder. This is the filter below that I use to attach to the line and mouth piece.
Yeah I have at least one bottle of water with me at all times (SS bottle), but usually have a plastic bottled water too.
Thanks for heads up on the filter
google "a year in hell" about the bosnia conflict .
I believe you have the right idea friend . most of the bug outs will be caught in no man's land and be picked off or picked up . it's called home for a reason . dig in and fight . damn the torpedoes !
myself I plan to get drunk , naked and run wild with an ak in each hand . nah , just kidding . I will hide like a cockroach and wait for everyone to get their jollies and run out of steam and then .......well somebody's got to be king .
I keep a ruck in my Yukon in it I have a 4 cell mag pouch with 4 -30rd mags for my AK , Two Bic lighters , paracord , 4 extra mags for my sig 226 9mm , flashlight, mre, bottle water , folding knife and fixed blade , fishing wire with hooks , and cannot forget a roll of toilet paper cause I'm tired of using my socks
I've read bits of this thread and it has my wheels turning even more so than before and thanks to all who have contributed.
If I can add anything, it's to use a 55 gal trash bags as a poncho. Tuck your legs inside and hold a candle if you are hypothermic. It's pulled me through on several occasions.
Some of these bags sound like they're huge! If you're going to be walking home, 25-35 pounds max! It's hard to get home when you're haulin home on your back! Don't worry about comfort stuff, go for speed and protection. Once you are home then worry about your needs. Food, shelter ,water, ammo. Pretty simple.
Guessing since this is a BOB thread and not a GHB thread that would be why many packs are heavy. There may not be a home to go to, and home is on your back at that time.
I understand that but from experience , it's damned hard humping 60-75 pounds while trying to survive. It's hard doing it while you have a platoon of buddies to help guard and support you, going to be tough by yourself.
I think of the bug out bag as more of a kit that or set of containers you would load up, or attempt to depending on the amount if time, ranging from the critical papers to file an insurance claim in the event of a house fire to bins that contain stuff that you will need to survive a prolonged stay away from home.
A get home bag, I think of as more of a 72 hour kit with emergency supplies like water filters and things you'll need along the road.
This is my main pack. Bug out/shtf or whatever. It's an Eberlestock Gunslinger II in Multicam. It has an Eberlestock Side Saddle Pouch, Tactical Tailor Enhanced Admin Pouch & a Condor H2O Pouch added. Everything else is just strapped on the outside. It looks heavy but the pack distributes the weight so well that it's not that bad at all. Best pack I've ever had. I keep another small bag with clothes & it has a hydration bladder, 2 1 Quart Canteens & a 2 Quart Canteen.
Some of the stuff I have in there is:
Snugpak Scorpion II Tent
4 Part Military Modular Sleep System
ENO Pro Pillow
ENO Pro Fly
Winchester 1300 Defender w/Surefire X300 Ultra & Ammo
Glock 19 w/2 spare mags
Cold Steel Gurkha Kukri
Silky Gomboy Folding Saw
Swiss Army Knife
Princeton Tec Byte Headlamp
Streamlight ProTac 2AA
2 Full Medical Kits (Can treat anything from a sucking chest wound to a headache)
HAM Radio w/ extra battery
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel (Recharges Batteries, HAM Radio, Phone, etc.)
AA & AAA Rechargeable Batteries, CR123A Batteries
40oz. Kleen Kanteen & 27oz. Kleen Kanteen
Toaks Titanium Pot & Spork
GI Issue Mess Kit w/ utensils
Hobo Stove & Penny Alcohol Stove
Katadyn & Sawyer Water Filters
Source Hydration Bladder
Food (Emergency Ration Bars & MRE)
Paracord, Shock Cord, etc.
Multiple Fire Kits, Ferro Rods, Storm Matches, Fatwood/Tinder, etc.
SAS Survival Guide (Book)
Man, what a cool set-up.....well done!
Where ya buggin out to? I live on a high ridge and plan to secure a shelter in place. Recently built a nice long range suppressor ready "Varmit" rifle in .308. Read One Second After, you may/will rethink a bug out plan. FWIW...
SWEET RIG !!!!!!