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Old 06-27-2012, 11:43 AM
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Just wondering how many urban or surburban people keep one of these.

Now this is not to be carried it's transported when you have a vehicle so it's alot larger and weight isn't so much a concern. I keep one of these so I can have alot of extra things and more of essentials but all in one place. this is seperate from my ghb and stays in the garage. It's basically a large plastic container forget how many gallons picked it up at Walmart. This is what I keep in it.

cooking pot,
2 cooking pans small and medium
camp coffee part. good for heating water or coffee
cooking spoon
cooking oil
5lbs rice
mre's approx 6 entrees
box of proterin bars
6 16oz bottle of water
3 1 gallon bottle of water
bag of condiments salt, ketchup, hotsauce etc
3 cans of chili
3 cans ofbeef stew
5 cans of chicken
6 cans of tuna
3 cans of ham
a couple boxes pasta meals
5 cans of fruit
5 cans of vegetables
5 cans of corn beef hash
5 cans of spam
5 cans of chunky soup
plastic utensils
paper plates and bowls
1 cooking knife
1 paper towels
2 rolls toilet paper
1 pack baby wipes
1 camping stove
2 propane bottles
1 sterno stove
4 cans sterno
camping shovel and axe
1 tarp
rolld of duck tape
beef jerky
chips or check mix
ritz crackers
jar of peanut butter
Water Filter
2 32 oz bottles gatorade
packs of koolaid powder and sugar

I know this seems like an awful lot but my case has wheels and I only have to throw it in the back of the SUV still leaving ample room for bug out bags firearms etc in the back. I can cook make a varitey of meals and drinks clean my self up with no shower if not available.

This container is set up for a situation where say there is a natural disaster I can't stay at the house or be lucky enough to get a motel or hotel room and we have to stay in the car for a couple days. It's not all inclusive and I change things in it as I learn more or decide what I like better.

If anybody has one of these or has suggesions please let me know.

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I keep something similar in my sail boat as a bug out box or an 'I'm stranded and have to stay on some island because I was to dumb to check the weather' box.
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I would recommend, if you are at all handy with tools, do what my Dad did.

Build your own custom truck box type arrangement. Make it out of light woods and such with extra reinforcement. You can set up the lid and doors any way you want, arrange the interior to your personal needs, etc.
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We have a similar setup ourselves. It is actually broken into two smaller boxes that are easier to manage and it would take us all of a couple minutes to grab them both and toss them in the back of the truck. There is a similar box in the truck all the time with tools, some camping supplies and emergency gear. With these three in the bed, one at the front near the cab and one on each side we have enough room for rifle cases, ammo cans and BOB's. This can then have a tarp pulled over it and that combined with the tinted windows of the canopy make it impossible to see what all is back there.
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I know you must have a can opener in that list somewhere, right?
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Mostly food, water, ammo, larger tools, tarps, etc. in large plastic containers. BOB is a more condensed version of these BOC's, when I have to leave the SUV.
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I have a large suitcase on wheels with extra food and water that won't fit into our packs that can be pulled behind us if need be. Also have a tote that has extra items that *could* be left behind if we absolutely had to leave them behind. (extra clothes, etc). The dogs have packs (well 2 of them anyway), and we also have a doggie stroller for the 4 lb princess which will carry a lot as well (I will use it for extra water and food for the dogs), and would also use it to carry our FAK since it is to big to carry in our packs. Since she is only 4 lbs, that leaves lots of extra space....
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We live in an apt., all our preps are stored in large containers, we also have a small dolly and a cargo van. Last drill 22 min to load out.
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Mine is also divided into two containers. I also have breakfast stuff in mine, because that is my favorite meal. Instant oatmeal, instant grits, powdered eggs, powdered milk, dried fruit, and some canned bacon.

Thanks for reminding me about. I need to rotate some food in it.
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I have all mt stuff in containes that came from walmart . They had gray and black one they are about 30 by 20 by 17 with wheels .
Have one with just caned good one with flour and pasta ,corn meal salt sugar kind of stuff. One had cooking stuff in it colman stove 12 tanks of fuel 12 volt aplances.
and one with electric stuff raido,lights,batterys ,chargers small solar panel ect
and 6 - 7gal blue water containers. and one with wepons ammo, knifes reloading stuff ect.
I can carry them and put in the back of my jeep cherokee in about 12 mins
Sence I live in an apartment works grate for me .


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