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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My B.O.B is a work in progress. I find that I'm never satisfied with it, not even close. To heavy, wrong contents, wrong bag, whatever my thoughts may be. It mostly comes down to what I want to have vs. weight. I'm a backpacker so this issue is not new to me but with backpacking i'm not as...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Good afternoon all, I hope you are all doing well. If you categorized the contents of your BOB, GHB, 72hr pack or what have you into separate, well, categories, what would be the result? The main reasoning behind this is to be able to focus on a particular category to determine what/what not to...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all, spent some of my evening making my first BOB and this is what I have included. Please let me know what you think I should add, or even remove. Utensils Knives Foldable Saw 4 cans of fruit 3 lb canned chicken breast 3 lb of instant rice 3 lb of oatmeal 2 cans of beef 1 can of beans 1...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    what would be a reasonable weight of a fully packed bugout bag.. I loaded it up felt like it might be too heavy trying to scale back but dont want to leave anything essential out. PS I'm 5'10 190. pretty good shape. thanks, Lee
  5. Urban Survival
    Hey all, i'm looking to get a BOB for around $50. I currently have an alice but the giant 1 pocket system is too unorganized for my liking. so i'm looking for either a decent pack for a decent price or a pocketed option that uses the ALICE frame.
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    These are bags you can setup, to be grabbed and thrown into a car in a SHTF Emergency. I got most of these things on Amazon over a period of time. They sell everything the cheapest, with extremely quick shipping. Feel free to add suggestions. And heres a video of BOB (Bug Out Bag) Basics...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is one of the best bug-out-bag videos I've come across, prepared by a professional. (SWAT/Police Officer) Good for beginners on the forum...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I'm sorry if this is redundant as i'm sure many have asked...but I was hoping for some advice on backpacks. I, of course want something comfortable, quality, and large. I've been looking at the Camelbak BFM, or Voodoo tobago Molle, or the 5.11 72 rush. Wondered if anyone carried these for...
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    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Whats in your BOB? What exactly will you be doing with your BOB? I see some people putting together INCH bags and calling them BOBs. BOBs require BOLs, while INCH bags do not. I have a few possible BOLs. I'll be trying to drive initially, with a trailer filled with fuel and a bicycle on the...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I came to a stand still here, trying to think of something that no one has come up with and so on, but I found that to be a little difficult. Considering that I'm nearly positive that this kind of thread has been made before. So I guess this is just for me. What, in your own opinion, are the...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm already stockpiled a good portion of guns and ammo (Rifle, pistol and 1000 rounds for each). Now I'm looking at acquiring the necessary items for surviving (or hiking) in the wilderness for an extended period of time (over a month). The the total weight of the backpack must not be over 50...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Small items for that BOB. http://www.minimus.biz/default.aspx
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all, Is there a list of BOB contents that most people would agre is the "definitive list"? I am in the process of gathering equipment for my own BOB and I am not sure what to put in it. Regards
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    We see post about Bug Out Bags all the time here on Boards. Many of the threads contain questions about a particular setup, what one should pack or if a specific piece of equipment is good to add. All of these questions are extremely hard to answer and One Size Do Fit All. Instead of asking you...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi guys i'm new to this forum. Would you guys help me with my bug out bag? Actually it's really more of a 3 day get home bag. (Do not mention guns they are illegal for me where I live.) Currently I have: Shelter US Military Poncho and Liner (I want an easy to break down shelter and I dont...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello everyone, I've just finished making my first BOB. Its goal is to get me through the first 72 hours after an earthquake. I live on the west coast in a major population center that is in a high risk earthquake zone. I used an old duffel bag as a container and mostly used old stuff from...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Few people know of this great fire starter. I have successfully used it many times to light fires in pouring rain & high winds. I consider it a *must have* because the heat and energy created, will ignite anything flammable, especially if your wood supply is wet. It is a chemical reaction that...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just thought I would start a thread discussing the many uses of zip ties. Feel free to list your ideas. I believe they are a good addition to your bob , and they will take up zery little space.
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets talk about food someone would keep in their bug out bag For years, and I mean for years I have kept a food bag in my bug out / camping bag. For the most part the food bag contains a single burner stove for a bug out bag, pot for cooking, eating utensils, lighter and matches for the stove...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I was wondering what kind of backpack to use for my bug out bag. I want something that looks kind of covert, so no camo. I have read some threads and heard the north face, maxpedition, and 5-11 backpacks be recommended. What should I use? It should be under $150.
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