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Old 12-03-2014, 12:35 AM
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Yeah, 2 miles from the gulf here. Pistol was in case, with dessicant, still covered in rust. Got it soaking in solvent.
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3 mags +40
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Old 12-03-2014, 12:36 AM
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On a bit of a side tangent, does anyone just use a plate carrier and mag pouches with a standard backpack for a GHB? I'm thinking of going this route to alleviate some pressure on my back - at least for a little bit. My work load out is my PC with 6 mags of 5.56, and 3 mags of 9mm. Thinking of just shouldering the trusty Jan Sport with a change of clothes and food, and stowing the rest around in BFE spots along likely travel routes.
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At the moment I don't carry my rifles around with me in the vehicle (at least not until I can get a smaller rifle), so I only carry ammo for my pistol. I have a Glock 19 plus four extra mags. That makes for 76 rounds on dial as fast as I can reload, which I feel is adequate for most local trips. If for whatever ridiculous reason society went nuts on a two hour trip to a friend's house or something, I think my pistol and a few mags would be adequate for getting back home. The world won't fall apart so quickly that I don't have a few hours or even a day or two to get back home to get my actual gear.
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I keep a lot more stuff in the GHB/BOB than I intend to carry. I plan on eating and drinking some of the stuff right then to lighten the load. I also plan on burning some ammo to make sure I am at one with the weapon. I have more ammo and stuff in the BOB than my GHB.

Any detachable magazine feed weapon I have has at least 5 fully tested and functional magazines.

My INCH is going to be a cart load because I want way more stuff than I can carry.
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Old 12-03-2014, 03:06 AM
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How many scenarios are there that would force you to bug-out and head for the hills on foot??

I can only think of 2...#1 war...#2 emp/solar flare effecting the entire world

History has show the only time ppl have had a need to bug-out on foot is during a war time scenario.

Ppl do bug-out during a natural disaster but they dont head for the hills on foot. except maybe a tsunami

Ppl dont bug-out durring a pandemic,economic collapse, or civil unrest.

I think ppl should gear their wilderness survival BoB to survive in the wilderness during a war time scenario. Prepare as you see fit.
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I don't carry spare ammo in my BOB. It will just slow me down.

If I have to bug out on foot that means things are pretty bad.

Therefore I am going to want to make sure I get to my wife and I's rally point as fast as possible. That means only taking the bare minimum with me.

My EDC is one pistol and one spare mag. If I have a few spare seconds to get out then I would put a few more mags on my belt but that would be it.
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Four mags. Two 30rd, two 40rd. If I'm pulling the bag out then I've been breaking contact, and I need higher mag capacity.
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I carry every day so four 15 rd mags plus 8 rd mag. I only carry two mags on my. The others sit in my vehicle. I don't plan on fighting it out. I'll run like a bitch.
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I have 3 rifle pistol combos Marlin Lever & Ruger BH 45lc ,and a GP100 SS & Ruger SS M77 357/38 and last is a Henry lever & Ruger 22 WMR for a survival scenario I think thr 357 or the 22 WMR weight is the factor here 1 caliber 2 guns.
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Old 12-03-2014, 02:39 PM
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Handgun - same as my EDC - 2 pistols, 2 extra mags each. GHB has spares. May be a bit ammo heavy but we have a history of wild animals and meth zombies out here. My Reach Out and touch dinner MBR bangstick - 6 clips + the one in the rifle. If I'm stuck with the home defense carbine instead, (hope not, but you never know), probably similar to the handgun scenario.

The bug out rule is this - If you're "bugging out" then you're in deep doo-doo, and resupply is likely unlikely - so you use what you bring, and bring all you can. Saying that - living at my BOL already, if I'm grabbing the BOB to BO, then it's gone way beyond a TEOTWAWKI situation.
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I have a pistol belt with two spare pistol and two spare rifle mags on it and some other stuff. There is space left on the top of the pack for it. I would probably leave the rifle and its reloads if I was walking out of the area.

Should be enough to keep safe camping out for a couple of days, outside, or in a bad motel.

Not sure how far walking I would get with a 1 year old though. I guess I should look on the bright side, I could always load up the stroller with more crap.

Driving out, everything but the kitchen sink.
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Originally Posted by TX85 View Post
Assuming that you cannot use a vehicle as a back up and you need to walk, how much ammo do you have in your BOB?
2,000 rounds of each caliber.

That somebitch sure is heavy.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:19 PM
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I have a wife and three kids under three years old. Since bugging out requires a cart, I use a garden cart to move the brood - IF a car wasn't a option. I've put 2000 rounds of mixed pistol and rifle ammo in there, plus 1100 of 22lr. Among diapers, food, shelter, etc. Maybe 80 pounds plus the 75lb cart. Wife pushes, I pull. Rolls relatively easily.

On me, 9 mags for the AR15 and 3 for the cz SP01.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:26 PM
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In my BOB, I keep about 1,000 pellets. They weigh next to nothing.

If I'm bugging out, it's to avoid conflict, not look for it. So a pellet rifle is plenty good for keeping the belly full.
It's not like I'm going after big game, since there won't be anyplace to store it. Only plan on taking what I can eat over a couple days time.

Simply walking around, you'll see plenty of food opportunities.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:31 PM
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I really don't have a BOB, per say. I do have a Get Home Bag in my vehicle that I would rely on to get home in case driving is not an option. So with that in mind I keep about 50 rds of ammunition there.

Now if I ever had to pack a bag to go wherever, my not so planned plan is to carry about 200-300 rds for my rifle and another 50-100 for my sidearm.
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You guys are making me think my 50 she'll 12 gauge bandolier and the Powerade bottle filled with ~500 rounds of 22LR are a bit excessive.
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6 mags for my 7.62. 3 spare for my .45. An extra 700 rounds in my BOV.
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Basic Combat load in 30 round mags of Ball for an M-4 Plus 2 spare 40 round mags with Penetrators.

I carry none in my BOB.
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I have 10 clips in mine, 2 for each weapon.
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