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Old 09-11-2009, 12:53 PM
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Hey, I really love this site but I was just thinking about something today and it kind of bothered me a little, so I'm making this comment. I see so many threads about common and uncommon items in your BOB's, some really good and some not so good. Since i'm ex-military (13B) if anyone is interested, and I'm at work right now and have little to do at the moment I have plenty of time to think about the little things. In your bags you have everything from food, guns, hammocks, tarps, ect... listed which is great, somethings I haven't thought of. But being ex-military we also had a thing such as a duffle bag as part of our issue items and in it we carried extra clothing both hot and cold wheather, we had underwear, oh how I would miss underwear in a bug out situation or socks for example. For me a bug out situation has several bags that will leave with me and are packed and ready and I thought some of you might get something out of this so I posted. Thanks for your time and I was wondering have you guys thought of this? Cause when it's time to go it's time to go. Oh I forgot noone ever mentions water proof bags to keep your gear dry, it seems as long as you have a gun and knife you can hunt, skin and tan your own underwear.

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my bob is next to my camping gear in the garage. so if i need to leave in a hurry, i grab my camping gear which i already have organized in several duffle bags.
my bob has a 2 person tent and other gear, but my camping gear has a family tent and all the stuff i use for family camping trips. I always keep other gear next to that stuff as well, water, tools, fuel, etc. so if i have to leave in a few minutes notice, i can get the gear in the garage in the car while the wife gets the kids and any other misc. stuff.
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mine is always packed and ready to go!!!
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Im still building mine and it sits next to my bed where I access a flashlight and knife, about another month I reckon till its complete, hope nothing happens in between.
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Oh I forgot noone ever mentions water proof bags to keep your gear dry, it seems as long as you have a gun and knife you can hunt, skin and tan your own underwear.
My Survival, BOB, GHB and 3 day packs are either waterproof or all of the gear, supplies and food is packed in waterproof bags, Pelican cases and 1 gallon zip locs.
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Ahhh shoot, I thought you's talking about my blow up doll, my fuzzy dice, little down feather and vibrator.
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I keep extra socks and undies as well as a change of clothes and spare pair of boots in my BOB. Also have a black coverall (actually, it is a flight suit) that can be pulledd on over clothes to hide dirt. Everything in my BOB is organized into "kits", according to function (food/cooking; utility; shelter; water; hunting/trapping; first aid etc.) and each "kit" is packed in a 1 or 2 gallon ziplock bag--not only do they keep things together and dry, but they can also double as extra water carriers/storage).
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lock pick and some small bells and fishing line, never heard mention of this so, can set up a fishing line perimeter around trees at certain height of campsite at night attach bells as an expedient alarm system for coyotes, bears, deer, or what not, rather than wondering if every possum or coon is a percieved larger animal out there stalking around. A simple lock pick might come in handy too.
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I keep hemp and deer skin lace in my bag (darn strong stuff) also something else that I am goign to put in once my friend finishes them is a pair of mocassins (the native american shoes made from leather) they fold flat so they take up hardly any room.
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lock pick and some small bells and fishing line, never heard mention of this so, can set up a fishing line perimeter around trees at certain height of campsite at night attach bells as an expedient alarm system for coyotes, bears, deer, or what not, rather than wondering if every possum or coon is a percieved larger animal out there stalking around. A simple lock pick might come in handy too.
+1 On the lock picking tool or set.
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Im still building mine and it sits next to my bed where I access a flashlight and knife, about another month I reckon till its complete, hope nothing happens in between.
I know my home could walk around all the junk on the floor blind folded..
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You only need 2 pairs of underwear. Get the synthetic wicking kind, Exofficio makes great ones. Wash one pair, wear the other. I have also worn a pair up to a week without washing them, with no problems.
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A) disgusting lol (I have done it before as well so DONT JUDGE)
B) there are some of us who sweat alot so that could get uncomfortable
3) just kill and tann some little wabbit skins and sew them together for underbritches
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Hmm weird things? I keep a full lockpick set (Its actually a full automotive pick set but has a few tools that work for picking just about any lock) a waterproof shock proof digital camera (would be nice to have some things documented) and a couple blinkys for my dogs collar's.

I have 2 pelican cases in my EDC bag that hold all of my electronics and will probably throw in a gallon zip lock baggie or two for water storage after reading some post's about that. Also love the idea of fishing line and bells. I keep at least one extra change of clothes in my truck year round (which varies depending on the time of year. And hell no I will not wear the same pair of underwear for a week! I do like my Under Armour boxers though. Also keep a pair of redwings and some thick rubber boots in the back just in case. And a sawzall which works off of my permanently mounted power inverter. I also have a storage of phone chargers to fit most cell phones available today. And gift cards, I would say they are the last "weird" thing in my EDC bag but they are more for when im broke since they probably wont be worth a penny if the SHTF
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A couple of pairs of shop coveralls would be good.
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its not all that wierd but the wierd thing is more for why, I keep a zip lock of pine tar (I think that is the name for it, its the stuff you get out of a cut in a pine tree) but the reason I carry it is not so much for the firemaking capabilities (though I do love it for that) but rather as a trade good. also I keep a min. of one roll of jute/hemp twine and a roll of deer skin lace, it is good stuff and has many many uses
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Haha, pine sap? What do you use that for? I always have tweezers, have 4 pairs just incase lol. Have you ever had a 2cm splinter under your fingernail? NOT FUN! Get's infected as hell and hurts like buggery! Lol. Also have yellow cord, like fluoro yellow. Great for marking a track or something if lost. Really small and strong, can be used for all the normal ropey things too haha.
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Nail clippers and Q-tips. I won't leave without either.
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I'm planning on putting some gold coins in my BOB. Best currency if SHTF.
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Haha, pine sap? What do you use that for?
Apart from making a really good glue it has medicinal uses and burns well for bush candles.
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