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Old 05-27-2012, 12:45 AM
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I recently went through my BOB to update food and batteries and decided to take some pics.

My actual BOB is small, and only holds the most dire emergency essentials to keep me going. I have other packs set up with additional gear, but this little guy is the bare minimum I can take off with and be ok. The rifle fits in a little snug but it closes up fine.

Pack consists of:

ARES armor Combat VII pack

6x PMAGS with 180rds 62gr M855 5.56mm ammo
2x USP Compact 9mm magazines with 26 rounds of Hornady TAP
7.5" Adams Arms Elite Piston SBR upper and lower
small bottle of CLP lubricant

Garmin Foretrex 401 wrist GPS

LED flashlight
MS 2000 IR/white strobe
2x packs AAA batteries

2x MRE meals and heaters
2x MRE accessory packs
2x protein bars
Esbit stove plus 10 fuel bars
MSR Miniworks EX water filter
1L Nalgene with metal cup
3L Camelback bladder

Kevlar gloves
neck gaiter
extra socks

Magnesium firestarter
Waterproof matches
100' 550 cord
Gerber multi tool
16GB thumb drive with all essential documents

CAT Tourniquet
SOFT-Tourniquet
nasopharangeal airway
4" Israeli pressure dressing
NARP compressed gauze
14ga ARS needle decompression kit
rubber gloves
3" medical tape
VS-17 Hi vis panel
Burngel ointment


Just thought I would share, maybe spark some ideas.






Pic of the rifle complete

Old 05-27-2012, 01:53 AM
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nice set up.
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Where are/were you a Tech at?
Old 05-27-2012, 09:10 AM
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Where are/were you a Tech at?
I'm an active duty Army tech
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No coffee!!! What does the load out weigh?
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No coffee!!! What does the load out weigh?
There is instant coffee in the MRE accessory packs.

I would say it weights about 25-30lbs.
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Diggin the rifle... a lot.
Old 05-27-2012, 12:08 PM
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Looks good to go!

Im sure you have a knife outside of the multi tool?
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Looks good to go!

Im sure you have a knife outside of the multi tool?
LOL, I used the knife to cut open a couple MRE's to swap out the meals and forgot to put it back....thanks for reminding me.
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Very nice setup! I would consider perhaps a cheap, small AM/FM radio. Or on the higher end, a weather-resistant radio, preferrably one with both shortwave AND emergency/NOAA capabilities. In addition, you might want to look at a backup light of some kind in case your primary LED light fails.
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I would recommend a solar powerd am/fm radio. I currently have a Red Cross radio which allows me to hook up a usb cord. You can trickle-charge a AA/AAA battery if you buy that accessory or recharge 3 backup AA's by modifying the battery pack. It also has a hand crank which will provide some juice but only marginal for everything but the flashlight.

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It seems more like a Go battle bag than a sustainable BOB. Not a bad system for that philosophy if you are in an urban setting and have to make a run for it. Not sure what type of environment you are in which dictates your needs and what type of situation you are preparing for. I tend to go heavy on my BOB because if I have to bug out... things will be horrific and I'll need every advantage I can get to survive in my environment. Winters are unforgiving and harsh here.
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Very nice setup! I would consider perhaps a cheap, small AM/FM radio. Or on the higher end, a weather-resistant radio, preferrably one with both shortwave AND emergency/NOAA capabilities. In addition, you might want to look at a backup light of some kind in case your primary LED light fails.
Radio is really important. You can get away with a cheap one here. (Just wrap the sucker in a sandwich bag. It will even work inside it)

But we don't use all of those emergency frequencies. The local radios just do emergency bulletines. Also talkback radio is a real plus. People ringing in with information on the spot about local conditions is supremely usefull.

I would put a tarp,poncho,tent thing in there as well
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My philosophy is that this bag represents the absolute bare minimum I can survive with. I have a couple pelican cases loaded out to toss in the truck, as well as a couple more bags and a lot more guns and ammo. Everything I have is segregated into varying levels of importance. This bag represents the bottom floor of that plan. It is essentially "level 1" of my preps. The bare minimum needed to bug out. I kept it small purposely in case my wife had to take it on her own.

Comms, MREs, propane stove, cold\wet weather, additional first aid gear, weapons and night vision gear etc is packed up separately, ready to be tossed in my truck.



Some of my additional pre-packaged preps not included in this bag:

Basic camping loadout...camp kitchen supplies, tent, flashlights, candles, etc.


Medical kits


Plate carrier, warbelt, chest rig


8-10 more large hardcases filled with military issue equipment, packs, commo gear, weapons gear, etc.


Firearms ready to be loaded


Ammo loaded in cans
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We're clearly gonna have to get you some more gear.
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Lolol been "acquiring" some Pelican cases huh? Don't you love being EOD!
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Lolol been "acquiring" some Pelican cases huh? Don't you love being EOD!
Yeah, I definitely get more given to me as EOD than when I was a tanker, but most of those I actually got off craigslist. Being at a divisional post when units rotate back you can get just about anything military dirt cheap off there.

BTW, are you a tech as well?
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Yeah, LEO tech though not military. Was to dumb to go into EOD in the Marines. I drove an Amtrac...lol...now I tell people what I used to do and they swear that they didn't know the Marine Corps still uses trains!

By the way, nice loadout! If you get dorked first, I'm splitting up your gear

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Can relate to the tiered organizational mindset. Though I prefer a more "grey man" image to "armed and dangerous". But at least you walk the walk. If you put that much effort into all areas of prepping you must be sittin' pretty. Looks like you got a stout pitbull too. Thanks for the gun porn!


No problem. Most of my gear is military in nature, so there's no use trying to hide it. It all goes into the truck though, if I have to move out with just my eberlestock things are about as bad as they can get.
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Okay buddy,

Looks like you are good to go. You obviously have a series of modular systems ready and have planned well.

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