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Old 03-06-2010, 06:42 PM
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I recently ordered one of these. http://sap075.channeladvisor.com/p-4...ault-pack.aspx

Not sure what I should start adding. So I figured I would ask. I am wanting to make a short term load out. Something that will keep me going for a few weeks in the wilderness. Aside from ammo and mags, what is a must for a shtf bag?

What should be in my bag?
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Okay I'll start. How bout FOOD..............................Next
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shelter... water related items... Next
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This thread should be your friend

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=78833

If its bolded on the first page, and your kit doesnt have it, you probably need to add it

Read the whole list though, you might see some things you will instantly recognize that you need.
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Water,shelter,food and of course fire.The items you need.The rest fill in the _ _ _ _ _ ?
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Every BOB should have a large house around it filled with loads of food that somehow found their way into your pantry, old clothes that you have been meaning to give to Purple Heart, tools that have sat unused for months even as that project languishes unfinished, a weight bench you have been meaning to use more often, that fantastically comfortable chair that you love to curl up into and read one of the vast tomes of reading material that fill your library...

... Yep, I am of the mind-set that a BOB is not worth the effort.

Any disaster that you could ride out with a small bag of goodies is a disaster that you could ride out in a Marriott, anything larger and your BOB will be inadequate.

If I showed up naked to the Marriott they would look up my Gold Elite membership, the room would be upgraded, the concierge would be told my sizes and preferences for clothes and I would be able to set my dinning reservations before I had even secured the belt on my complimentary robe.

Local disasters are by definition local; wide-scale disasters are not something that you can ride out with a simple bag slung over your shoulder.

If you can get out of the disaster area, than stay in a nice hotel and I do suggest the surf & turf. If you can't get out of the disaster area, than stay in your home where you have literally tons of crap that could be of use to you in survival.
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shelter - fire starter - water - food and protection
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Every BOB should have a large house around it filled with loads of food that somehow found their way into your pantry, old clothes that you have been meaning to give to Purple Heart, tools that have sat unused for months even as that project languishes unfinished, a weight bench you have been meaning to use more often, that fantastically comfortable chair that you love to curl up into and read one of the vast tomes of reading material that fill your library...

... Yep, I am of the mind-set that a BOB is not worth the effort.

Any disaster that you could ride out with a small bag of goodies is a disaster that you could ride out in a Marriott, anything larger and your BOB will be inadequate.

If I showed up naked to the Marriott they would look up my Gold Elite membership, the room would be upgraded, the concierge would be told my sizes and preferences for clothes and I would be able to set my dinning reservations before I had even secured the belt on my complimentary robe.

Local disasters are by definition local; wide-scale disasters are not something that you can ride out with a simple bag slung over your shoulder.

If you can get out of the disaster area, than stay in a nice hotel and I do suggest the surf & turf. If you can't get out of the disaster area, than stay in your home where you have literally tons of crap that could be of use to you in survival.
As much as I want to disagree with you............

Theres a strange logic about that thought process I cant find any holes in. And its absolutely true
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Bugging out would be a last resort if staying became too dangerous. Bugging out would also mean by vehicle or not at all. I could do some walking but not my wife - partially handicapped. That's the reality of it
I still keep BOBs so we could leave quickly such as in the case a chemical truck wrecks on a nearby highway or for whatever the situation. If possible I would toss a ton of supplies in our POV. My BOB bags follow the usual water, fire, shelter, clothing, FAK, food, lists of things. Regardless of BOB lists, I'm constantly reviewing it, making minor changes and adjustments. It's an essential hobby.
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Medication...survival blankets.....550 cord.....duct tape....compass.....light, with the above mentioned
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vodka, for pain and fun, food, and some books(life is not always hell and fast paced)
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Every BOB should have a large house around it filled with loads of food that somehow found their way into your pantry, old clothes that you have been meaning to give to Purple Heart, tools that have sat unused for months even as that project languishes unfinished, a weight bench you have been meaning to use more often, that fantastically comfortable chair that you love to curl up into and read one of the vast tomes of reading material that fill your library...

... Yep, I am of the mind-set that a BOB is not worth the effort.

Any disaster that you could ride out with a small bag of goodies is a disaster that you could ride out in a Marriott, anything larger and your BOB will be inadequate.

If I showed up naked to the Marriott they would look up my Gold Elite membership, the room would be upgraded, the concierge would be told my sizes and preferences for clothes and I would be able to set my dinning reservations before I had even secured the belt on my complimentary robe.

Local disasters are by definition local; wide-scale disasters are not something that you can ride out with a simple bag slung over your shoulder.

If you can get out of the disaster area, than stay in a nice hotel and I do suggest the surf & turf. If you can't get out of the disaster area, than stay in your home where you have literally tons of crap that could be of use to you in survival.
Sarcastic = hell yes,but there is a point here that I agree with.There is no way in heck that you will thrive with a BOB,INCH,or PSK on you.So if its wilderness survival - go for the suggested BOB ,otherwise bug in.
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clothes, fire, good boots, coat, rain gear, knife, water purification, 550 cord,shake flashlite, canteen, medications, bible, soap, optics compass map, first aid kit, eating utensils, gun oil, sleeping system incorporated, tarp.....????
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Any reason I can't take the BOB to the Marriott? It might be the one a couple of towns away depending on the situation.
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The BOB, for me anyways, woudl be to get me home, not away from my BOL..... if I am headed to my BOL I will be in my truck with the cap on it and the bed full and the back seat full.......
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Any reason I can't take the BOB to the Marriott? It might be the one a couple of towns away depending on the situation.
I agree totally, but with one caveat...

Many of the BOB item lists or videos I have seen contain shotguns, rifles, antipersonnel mines, and Panzerschrecks...

I don't know about you, but when I am taking that first sip of the Chateau Lafite Rothschild and plying the other Marriott guests with engrossing tales of my harrowing escape from the disaster zone...

...I don't want some sodden fop to drop his ALICE pack on the ground and discharge his Nazi death rocket into the kitchen delaying my perfectly prepared prime rib dinner.
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Youre a sick man RN, I think we'd get along fine....
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One of the anesthesiologists I work with shot Pepsi out of his nose reading this post...

But I think he is going to join the discussion when he gets home tonight
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