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Old 09-19-2008, 11:26 AM
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The bag itself--the pack frame simply folds open to create a sitting stool)

Knife sharpener--(probably a common item)
Military issue pancho (It has eye holes in it that allows you to use it as a tarp or build a hootch)
Military issue Pancho liner (blanket)
latex gloves/hand sanitizer
needle nose pliers
List of all credit cards with the last four # of each card and the 800 number of the card company
round seat pad (doubles as a pillow/heats when sitting on it)
sharpie, pen and pocket note pad
A whistle
bag of skittles
pair of socks
microfiber hand towel
100mg benadryl
2000 mg advil
Rather than zip locks, I use the hot beverage bags from MREs. They are more durable than zip locks as well as puncture resistant. All of the small items are kept in them.
Binoculars
Bug Spray
Roll of camo duct tape

I keep all of my documents in a grab-n-go fire safe next to my bag:
Passports,
copies of drivers license
cash in american dollars
cash in select other currency
limited precious metals
data stick with PDFs of important/legal documents
CDs with all personal photos
List of all credit cards, the last four of the card number and the 800 number of the card company
CD with photos of valuables and serial numbers
And compact .45
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I hadn't thought about the memory stick. Good thought.
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Nice list. I have a fire safe myself not far from my pack. Which contains important documents, currancy, and valuables. Now I have a memory stick for online documents and such, but wouldn't an flash drive be damaged from the heat inside the safe during a fire?

Then again it has a better chance of surviving inside the safe then it would outside it should your home burn down.
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Emergency names, addresses and contact numbers written down.

A list of medications for you and your family or whomever you are traveling with. Dont forget dosages.

Don't forget to list ANY meds that you or your companions may be allergic to as well.
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A british crusader cooker with metal cup. Allows me to boil water with either fire gel, distilled alcohol, or just twigs. Offers warmth, cooking, and light all the while easily able to be carried and moved.

With a hard bottom to put the cooker on I could bring it into the tent to help warm it up without worry of smoking myself out.
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In accordiance with Kev I'd like to reinterate that this thread was created for backpacks such as backpackers and campers use. Not necessarily Bug out Bags. Not that we haven't gotten some amazing ideas from people who were refering to BOBs.
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I am in the process of wrapping all the handles on my backpack in paracord and making paracord keyfobs for things like my little maglite and some of my knives if that counts
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Some of the things I don't see others putting in there are good zip ties, fingernail clippers (although others beat me to it), toilet paper (Charmin - I don't have a John Wayne butt), cutips, vaseline (burns well), alcohol prep pads (cleans and burns), flagging tape (to mark your way or another's), lightweight - packable raingear (Cabella's has an excellent set on sale (even use them for work rather than the uniform yellow slicker), cotton balls (put the vaseline on them or whatever), alcohol based hand cleaner (cleans or burns - mostly I want to be clean), notepad and pen (maybe a Sharpie), travel tube of tooth paste and a toothbrush, towels (dish sized in my bag)...

Those are just some of my sundries that don't take up room. There's other stuff in there too, but most of the goodies are in a drawer. All I'd need to do is dump the drawer in there.

If you consider this a bug out bag then I'm not the type to bug out. My job and oath, which I take seriously, would require me to stay which I'm more than happy to do if it will help others. My bag is my day pack for hiking and trips and such.

I have faith in what will happen to me should something bad ever happen. Some of the paranoid types might want to consider this. *Not judging anyone*
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Haven't put a bag together yet...
When I do I will include handcuffs (possibly more than 1 pair).
Never know when you will need to restrain someone with more assurance than rope can provide.

edit: and spare handcuff key....could be priceless if you get in trouble and restrained yourself.
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Handcuffing someone (against their will) could be illegal in your state if you're not LE. It's best to look that up first. I keep a pair in my personal vehicle since the whole state is my jurisdiction, yet I really don't want to arrest anyone when I'm off. That's a very last resort.
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Haven't put a bag together yet...
When I do I will include handcuffs (possibly more than 1 pair).
Never know when you will need to restrain someone with more assurance than rope can provide.

edit: and spare handcuff key....could be priceless if you get in trouble and restrained yourself.
Break as I explained a few posts earlier these items aren't for bug out bags but for backpacking and camping. Kev does not want these threads turning into BUG OUTs and such, and I'd perfer not having this thread moved.

Thanks for the comment though. And yes, you should watch out on handcuffs as some states consider them illegal to carry, and putting them on someone is classified as false imprisonment.
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Yea I know, but in shtf / bo scenario you never know.
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I understand your reasoning. I just wanted to give you that heads up. Should you ever use them...lol...some people aren't really open to being cuffed. Some are totally compliant. Others are totally resistant. The scarey ones are the suckers that whig out after the first cuff goes on. That's when having a good technique helps. Additionally, a handcuff is like having a handle on someone. It's very easy to utilize "pain compliance" with the right kind. Hinged cuffs are exceptionally good with this, but they don't fit well on stocky people.

I recommend Peerless, btw. There's a whole lot of options in handcuffs that most people aren't aware of. I have three different styles let alone two different brands in a total of seven different pair. Sadly, we're prohibited from using leg shackles in the field. We have to use this stupid velcro strap. I'm babbling, lol.
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I'm not condoning B&E, but a crowbar in an emergency can find you shelter and it can dig up root crops. Possibly pop the top off a manhole if you need some protection from bombs or hoards of 'zombies.' Doesn't have to be big or heavy to be effective.

Oops, got off topic as far as the hiking part myself. On that respect what about rope larger than para cord for belaying and other heavy duty uses. One must not forget a decent can opener too.
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Rope larger then TA-50 cord isn't bad. I have 50 ft of docking boat rope that I've carried with me before. Worked great when I had to repell down some holes while spelunking during a backpacking trip.
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Two way radio system.

https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=26712

Check out above post for reason why.
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I don't shave.
Anywhere.
I have very fine, almost indiscernible hair on my legs and barely any in my armpits. What I do have is light to medium red.

Shaving in a SHTF situation is a ludicrous idea anyway.
When you think of the possibility of infections/rashes/etc, why risk it for vanities sake? My lingerie won't endanger my life. A mis-swipe with a razor while shaving ones armpit could.

You hold VERY valid point.
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Highlander, why do you have skittles included in your BOB?
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Highlander, why do you have skittles included in your BOB?
quick energy, shelf stable, easily transportable?
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Highlander, why do you have skittles included in your BOB?

Well, my bag is not strickly a BOB. Its a practical field pack for hunting, camping, hiking and whenever I go into the country. I add and remove things depending on the purpose of my trip. The things I listed are "standard" (including the skittles).

Regarding the Skittles, they are just a snack. They taste good, don't melt and keep damn near forever. The sugar boost is useful too.
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