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  1. How much does your BOB weigh?

    Polls and Surveys
    How much does your bugout bag weigh? How much does that weight compare to your body weight?
  2. Recommended weight of a 3 day BOB?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry if this is a pretty basic question. I have heard that a go bag is supposed to be 10% of your weight. Is that the same as a 3 day BOB? I only weigh 140lb so 10% of my weight would be only 14lb. That seems a little light, personally and it doesn't leave a lot of room for gear. I am pretty...
  3. My solar power setup for my BOB....

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So as not to completely get off topic in one of Kev's threads, I'm posting my solar power stuff here. Let me know what you think. PowerFilm 10 watt solar panel Nitecore usb battery charger I can plug a usb cable or an Apple Lightning Cable right into the usb adapter the battery charger...
  4. Alice Frame Pack Troubles

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi Guys, I just got a medium Alice frame pack for Christmas. But when I mounted it on the frame, the straps that mount the pack to the frame are four inches away from the triangle area that you are supposed to mount it in. Does anyone know how to fix this? I already have the pack pushed all the...
  5. Best Snare wire?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Am not an electrician, so the wire gauges is a bit like Greek to me. :xeye: What is the best type and gauge of wire to get for snare wire? Am looking at snare wire for small game like rabbits. Thanks in advance for the help.
  6. Calvin's BOB

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  7. New Reality-You can't carry enough to survive

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been here for a little while and have read a lot of stuff including how to e prepared for bug in as well as bug out. I have prepared my BOB that will travel with me this weekend as I hit the road for an out of town event. I have made every attempt to include the things that I think I need...
  8. BOB Advice

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, I would like to get some outside help on my BOB. I have had this set up for a few months and while I feel like everything in there is useful and has come in handy on bug out trips, the bag seems to be a little too full and heavy for my taste. Don’t get me wrong, I take it on daily...
  9. Do you have ANTIBIOTICS in your BOB?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Question for the more serious preppers and long term planners that already have supplies to survive the first year (food, water, shelter, safety) do you have medications, specifically antibiotics, to keep away the chance of infection related deaths? I read that even today 5 out of every 100 kids...
  10. Surplus Shelter Halves

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    New to the site. I'm looking for my first tent, surplus shelter half pup op tents. I am choosing between US, German or Polish. Polish and German are rain parkas and shelter halves. Has anyone had experience with this tents?
  11. Homemade MREs for diabetics??

    Food and water
    Been working to make my own MREs for my BOB and pantry and my biggest struggle is finding food with low enough carbs and sugars to support my pre-diabetes but with enough carbs and protein to be supportive in a SHTF situation. My doc told me to cut carbs and sugar and eat more meat and veggies...
  12. Pack for bob

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everyone! I've finally started to solidify the list of contents for my bob. At the beginning I decided to use an old duffel I had laying around for the pack until I knew what I had to store, and then I would figure out what I needed in a bag. I've also tried out a few with different...
  13. Lessons Learned From Bug Out Bag Testing

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello everyone! How many of you have actually done a field test with your bug out gear? I have to admit, that I have not tested my actual BOB and its contents overnight. I have gone on some backpacking trips and have used a lot of my gear that is currently in my BOB...But I have not done a...
  14. Hidden compartment

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I spoke to a LEO about carrying a firearm during martial law, national disaster etc. and this was his response: "If something like that were to occur, police, military and civilians alike will be under an extreme amount of stress. People in high stress situations don't always react as they...
  15. barter items--2 YouTube videos

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Something I hadn't thought of was carrying ANY kind of barter items in my edc/bob/inch bags. Was always thinking what I got with me is just the essentials, but these videos got me to thinking other wise. The first deals with having them in your bag, the other is having stuff ready to trade/go...
  16. Shotgun vs 22

    Firearms General Discussion
    Pros and cons of shotguns vs a 22 rifle for a secondary long arm in a bug out shtf scenario. Would the extra weight of a shotgun and ammo be justifiable as it's "more suitable" for a defensive scenario?
  17. Anybody gone to the gubment Bug out bag giveaway?

    New York
    Second time offered in the area. My sister went, but I haven't seen what's in the bag yet. I have 2 questions: 1. Why is NYS doing this? Is there some event that they know about but aren't sharing with the general population? Since when does the government actually care about helping the...
  18. Ammo in a BOB

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've tried to prioritize what I personally need and my family needs in our BOBs. The ammo is where I'm stumped. I personally feel one box of ammo and few extra loaded mags for my pistol is enough. A BOB is only intended to get you through a short period of time. So, I feel the only area to go...
  19. INCH BAG Review , need some pointers

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello All, I could really use some help with my BOB/INCH bag. First let me preface with my plan, right now, is to Bug In as long as possible and if I absolutely have to leave, I’m probably never coming back…at least not for a long time. The Bag: click here for a pic of setup Emberlestock F4...
  20. Mental prep

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Can anybody recommend any survival/outdoorsman coarse? I have lots of local experience. But looking for much more. Thanks in advance for any input.