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One thing that alot of people forget is a good pair of gloves.
If you cut or sting your hands it could become very hard to do the most basic things. For example
.using a knife
.putting up a tent
.rope work
.shooting
.hunting
.cooking
.making fire
.knife work
.putting up shelter
.hand to hand combat
.first aid
.climbing
.and wiping your bum

Personaly i use British army waterproof and leather hunting gloves that i picked up new for 12 ( $8 ) at a yard sale
DO YOU HAVE GLOVES IN YOUR B.O.B AND IF SO WHAT GLOVES?
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One thing that alot of people forget is a good pair of gloves...Personaly i use British army waterproof and leather hunting gloves that i picked up new for 12 ( $8 ) at a yard sale
DO YOU HAVE GLOVES IN YOUR B.O.B AND IF SO WHAT GLOVES?
Yep. I have lightweight roping gloves that I picked up at Harbor Freight for something like 6 bucks a while back.
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Hard Time Glove. 5.11 has them on their site. Run around 100-120 quid. I also have some winter gloves, mitts, work gloves laying about. Nothing special just general purpose surplus gloves.
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I have a pair of mechanics gloves for all around use. And a pair of heavy duty work gloves for whenever that's needed. The work gloves are large enough to fit over the mechanics gloves in case I need to do something really stupid.
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It's not worth having in your bag if you're not actually going to wear them all the time. You don't know when an accident is going to happen. Many of us live in places where it's way to hot to wear gloves most of the time. That's not something I'd put in my BoB. A BOL is a better place for it.
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I keep a pair of leather work or hunting gloves in each of my packs. I use them when I am building stuff, getting firewood or treking through brush. I have injured my hands doing those things in the past. Strangely, I don't really use them for any of reasons listed by the OP (except possibly constructing a shelter).
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I have also kept a pair of light weight leather and a pair of fleece gloves in my packs and vehicles. A must for everyone doing stuff outside.
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I'm a fan of Mechanix-wear gloves

Got them in GHB, BOB, Range bag, truck...you get the picture.
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After my grandpa died, I got a lot of old USGI stuff that he had used, as I was the only family member that joined the military. Among them were some mittens with a trigger finger and a liner for the inside. Awesome gloves that despite being older than me (I think), perform great. Warm as hell, and surprisingly not that bulky.
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kind of off the subject (sorry) but, most BOB lists i see are missing nail clippers. thats kind of important for sanitation and functioning as well. cant put on gloves with these bad boys, YIKES!



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Hit up quartermaster or galls and you can find some nice options. We get a new pair each year as part of our uniform allowance and they have some really great gloves that are easy to wear in all types of weather that include cut resistance, puncture resistance, fluid resistance, etc. Worth having a good pair.
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kind of off the subject (sorry) but, most BOB lists i see are missing nail clippers....

The scissors on a leatherman wave are more than adequate nail clippers.

My BoB has a pair of Mechanix, the wife likes muleskin gloves, and kiddo likes the yellow leather ones. Everyone has two pair of exam gloves of course.
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I have a cheapo pair of gloves for warmth, and a cheap pair of rugged working gloves .
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I have some pit crew cloves. They're very lightweight and would protect your hands from sharp objects, rope, wire, hot objects to a point, though not direct flame. But I figure much of the work I do with the fire I can do bare handed and use a stick, I work with fire all day, everyday and my hands have built up heat tolerance. I live in the city, so I didn't want to be humping around a 40 lb. alice pack. My bug out bag is very small compared to most. I use an old South African backpack that they used back like the 60's. I'll attach my tarp and poncho to the top, and I have my wool blanket attached to the bottom. It's got everything you'd need and minus food/water weight it weighs a whopping 16 lbs. It fits through doorways very well, and doesn't take away too much of my agility. But I digress, gloves are great to have, I'll always carry some with me in all my bags. In winter I'd probably go with wool gloves, but the rest of the year the pit crew ones work.

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One thing that alot of people forget is a good pair of gloves.
If you cut or sting your hands it could become very hard to do the most basic things. For example
.using a knife
.putting up a tent
.rope work
.shooting
.hunting
.cooking
.making fire
.knife work
.putting up shelter
.hand to hand combat
.first aid
.climbing
.and wiping your bum

Personaly i use British army waterproof and leather hunting gloves that i picked up new for 12 ( $8 ) at a yard sale
DO YOU HAVE GLOVES IN YOUR B.O.B AND IF SO WHAT GLOVES?

i have never failed to bring a pair of gloves on a backpacking trip. I have 2 pair. One is a fingerless glove I use while trekking with my bamboo poles to avoid blisters and the other pair is a rubber grip gardening gloves. In the winter I will bring a nice pair of mechanic gloves.
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The scissors on a leatherman wave are more than adequate nail clippers.

Thats true
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Don't know about a BoB, but since this is the hiking and camping section... yes, I always carry gloves. I've injected this idea into a few threads already. Even if you don't wear them all the time because of the heat (it gets hot here too) they keep your hands clean and safe from cuts. If I plan on setting up camp, then I brought gloves. On a day hike, not so much.
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I have a few different pairs of gloves spread out between my BOB, GHB and a "winter weather" bag. One is a slash-resistant style, while the others are some type of cold-weather work gloves. To be honest, my favorite gloves of all time are some Wells Lamont work gloves from Wal-mart that I believe were called "high dexterity work gloves" or something like that.
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I have a pair of double stich mechanic gloves in my bag as well.
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I have a pair of leather work gloves in the trunk of my car next to the GHB, which I'd grab and take with (to use when clearing out a sleeping spot, cutting wood, etc). Inside my GHB, I have a pair of wool liner gloves for warmth/concealment (they're green).

Our family BO kits stored at home all have work gloves in them for when we make it to BOL.
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