My BOB looking for input - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Urban Survival Urban survival and disaster preparedness including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and anything else.

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a EDC bag, need your input Lockey Reviews and questions 12 10-17-2015 10:44 PM
I need input The Survivalist Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 25 01-05-2015 04:16 AM
Need AR Input... RevJammer Rifle Forum 15 07-09-2013 09:13 PM
Any input on 7mm and 8mm? FarmerChad Rifle Forum 23 09-18-2011 10:09 AM
need input Gen. Ben Raines Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 21 07-07-2010 09:35 PM
Input Please! pastorhudgens Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 3 08-13-2009 12:11 PM
Need input about a Kel-tec Plr-16 murderface8 Firearms General Discussion 11 04-11-2009 05:16 AM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2012, 04:06 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default My BOB looking for input



Advertise Here

The pack is a Med Alice with MOLLE shoulder straps attached with a buttpack on the bottom




Firearms



Sigma 9mm with 4 mags and 50rds 9mm JHP



First Aid



General first aid kit



Hygiene



TP, soap, towel, razor, deodorant, shampoo, baby powder, tooth brush/paste



Tools



Large knife, wave multi, sharpen rod, fishing pole, plastic shovel



Fire



Bic lighters, flint striker, tea candles in medicine bottle, cotton ball in vaseline



Water filtration



Katadyn hiker, tabs



Clothes



Shirt, pants, socks, gloves, sun glasses, mosquito net, hat




Food/Water



Mountain house 2 dinners, 2 breakfast, instant oatmeal, instant coffee, tea, sports drink mix, MRE, candy, 2 500ml water, vitamins, bouillon cubes



Navigation



binoculars, compass



Cook set



Grease pot, cup, alcohol stove, alcohol, lighter, sugar, wind screen



General



550 cord, general cord, zip-ties, dust mask




cards, whistles, super glue, pencil, paper, wire, space blanket, sewing kit, duck tape




Electronics



Solar charger, 4 AAs, 8 AAAs, headlamp, crank radio, small led light, 100 lumen light, 2-two way radios, glow stick


Not shown...100' rope, camo net, hammock, tarp, canteen, maps, small fishing kit, extra bottle of water


Input good or bad welcomed
Quick reply to this message
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to ryan6864 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-18-2012, 04:25 PM
S.Neill's Avatar
S.Neill S.Neill is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Weatherford, Texas
Age: 50
Posts: 271
Thanks: 72
Thanked 296 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Ditch the Bic lighters and replace them with a zippo or two, add a small sealed bottle of lighter fluid. Zippos are much more reliable than bics especially in wind. You need a topographical map and a road map as well preferably in a waterproof clear map case. I would also add High carb energy bars, maybe 6-8 of them per person. Definantly add extra socks
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 04:35 PM
jarhead1987's Avatar
jarhead1987 jarhead1987 is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 321
Thanks: 1,012
Thanked 307 Times in 133 Posts
Default

Looks like you have pretty much everything covered.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-18-2012, 04:39 PM
Gunslingr Gunslingr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 53
Thanks: 0
Thanked 76 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Agreed with the extra socks and energy bars other than that you look good (the maps of your area may prove useful as well)

Nice kit I'm in the process of doing the same.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 04:44 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

The energy bars dont agree with me tried them on a recent hiking trip, I usually just eat the instant oatmeal raw for a quick burst of energy, I have two pairs of socks with my clothes, and a map of my state.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 05:42 PM
Writer's Block Writer's Block is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Victoria BC, Canada.
Posts: 6,874
Thanks: 10,901
Thanked 8,964 Times in 3,817 Posts
Default

I also say maps needed. Local and regional. A nice one I include in all mine, since I live in an urban area, is one of all the bike paths in the area; they let you traverse major areas without staying on main roads.

You might, since the energy bars are not an option for you, consider some hard candy/chocolate or the like. Easy to eat on the go. There are also trail mix and other such options too. Food and energy on the go may become essential.

You might want a pistol cleaning kit in case you end up getting dunked in mud, taking a fall, getting the gun wet, etc.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 10:42 PM
medicineball medicineball is offline
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 499
Thanks: 191
Thanked 408 Times in 229 Posts
Default

Can you tell us a little about the cook kit? It looks like you have two lids, one perforated? What's that one for? Thanks.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-18-2012, 10:48 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

Cook kit is walmart grease pot one lid is perforated makes a great strainer I think I paid under $5 for the pot. The cup cost $2 just wrapped some cord around it so I dont get burned.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to ryan6864 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-19-2012, 10:54 AM
bltjr1951 bltjr1951 is offline
Kibitzer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 6,631
Thanks: 1,302
Thanked 3,644 Times in 2,189 Posts
Default

Is that a MOLLE waist pack?
Didn't say anything about pack frame?
Can buttpack be moved to top so it won't bump butt when walking?
Get some ramen, soup, gravy and mashed potato packets.
Tuna, chicken or spam foil packs for when water is low.
Doesn't eating instant oatmeal make you drink more water?
Some Clif bars make my mouth dry big time.
One glow stick for 72+hrs? They make battery glow sticks too. Some with whistle.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 11:07 AM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Is that a MOLLE waist pack?
Yes

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Didn't say anything about pack frame?
Standard Alice frame with pop rivets replaced by bolts

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Can buttpack be moved to top so it won't bump butt when walking?
The buttpack is actually tied to the bottom portion of the frame, the Med Alice leaves about 6" of frame to tie stuff to. It looks like its hanging but its actually laying on the frame on top of my tarp, rope and hammock and tied pretty secure. The black tie down strap wraps around the entire pack to hold it all together.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Get some ramen, soup, gravy and mashed potato packets.
I find ramen far too salty, maybe add some dehydrated mash potato chips

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Tuna, chicken or spam foil packs for when water is low.
My MRE has a good amount of protein I could toss another one in

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
Doesn't eating instant oatmeal make you drink more water?
Not really any more than you would have had to use to cook it, just got use to eating it like that when im hiking

Quote:
Originally Posted by bltjr1951 View Post
One glow stick for 72+hrs? They make battery glow sticks too. Some with whistle.
I have 4 flashlights with back up batteries
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 12:33 PM
bltjr1951 bltjr1951 is offline
Kibitzer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 6,631
Thanks: 1,302
Thanked 3,644 Times in 2,189 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan6864 View Post
the Med Alice leaves about 6" of frame to tie stuff to.
I find ramen far too salty
I have 4 flashlights with back up batteries
You must have different pack than my 1970s ALICE.

Folk gripe about ramen being too salty, do you use all the salt in shaker on table? Don't use all the spice packet. My daughter eats ramen raw like chips. And I've never seen chips that you add water to, wouldn't they be soggy?

Glow stick doesn't equal flashlight, unless you get one with that option. Glow stick equals night light or marking light. By having battery glow stick: you can turn it off.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 02:33 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default


Its a Med Alice the Large Alice will go all the way to the bottom of the frame


Here is a pic of the carry handle I added this is the best mod you can do to a Alice pack


Here you can see the MOLLE shoulder straps I attached
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to ryan6864 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-19-2012, 02:37 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

I know its kind of Military looking but I dont really care as the pack will be in my truck most of the time, and honestly if anything does happen anyone with a giant pack will be a target. I like the Alice with the MOLLE straps because it works I have used one for my hunting pack for years the frames are very strong I have strapped several deer to teh frame to carry them out of the woods.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 02:41 PM
Zombies's Avatar
Zombies Zombies is offline
Brains???
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NJ
Posts: 443
Thanks: 113
Thanked 500 Times in 189 Posts
Default

This for a urban or rural setting?
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 02:48 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

I dont plan on walking down the street with this no, im on the very edge of a large city. To me SHTF means there are no options of heading to the next town if something happens. I bought a small piece of land about 75miles from my house next to a large river, the only time id really be grabbing this is if I was headed there.

Again im really against the whole though of blending in as anyone walking down the street with a huge pack will stand out. Where I camo is the norm its Texas not Hollywood.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 04:20 PM
S.Neill's Avatar
S.Neill S.Neill is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Weatherford, Texas
Age: 50
Posts: 271
Thanks: 72
Thanked 296 Times in 126 Posts
Default

That is a good point. Walking down the street with a pack on your back and blending in is different for your location. Texas is full of Hunters and country folk. Its very common to see camo clothes, shirts, back packs, trucks, I've even seen a Camoflauge VW Beetle here, if you can imagine that. Texas is Camo country, and I'm surprised there isn't a Bass Pro Shop or Cabelas in every town...as it is, they are always packed wherever they are.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 04:26 PM
dontbuypotteryfromme's Avatar
dontbuypotteryfromme dontbuypotteryfromme is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Far north queensland Australia
Posts: 19,025
Thanks: 4,427
Thanked 15,239 Times in 8,015 Posts
Default

Personally i like bics over zippos.

That knife sticking out the back. What is stopping me sneaking up behind you and taking that off you?

Other stuff as I think of it.

Your food all needs a lot of water to make. I would go with some bars of something. Mabye lifeboat rations. (mainstay) is the brand I use. Just a days worth or something. and try them first.
As an add on rather than instead.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 04:44 PM
ryan6864 ryan6864 is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: TX
Posts: 2,459
Thanks: 887
Thanked 2,380 Times in 1,047 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dontbuypotteryfromme View Post

That knife sticking out the back. What is stopping me sneaking up behind you and taking that off you?


The shepherd is 70lbs the mix is 105lbs good luck

The pic is actually where im headed if SHTF there is a large river along the route id take hence the small amount of water.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2012, 05:19 PM
S.Neill's Avatar
S.Neill S.Neill is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Weatherford, Texas
Age: 50
Posts: 271
Thanks: 72
Thanked 296 Times in 126 Posts
Default

Ryan, although I doubt anyone would get past the dogs it really probably would be better to do an upside down lower back mounting. Hides the knife but keeps it ready for an easily accessible draw
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to S.Neill For This Useful Post:
Old 05-19-2012, 05:39 PM
medicineball medicineball is offline
Target Shooter
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 499
Thanks: 191
Thanked 408 Times in 229 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan6864 View Post
Cook kit is walmart grease pot one lid is perforated makes a great strainer I think I paid under $5 for the pot. The cup cost $2 just wrapped some cord around it so I dont get burned.
I'll look for that grease pot tomorrow - it does look very handy. So it would normally be used to strain and store bacon fat?

Nice looking dogs!!
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net