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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think a bug-out bag or get-home-bag should be relatively light. For example 30 pounds for an average healthy adult man, and less for most women and children. There are government regulations for maximum carrying weight, to prevent chronic damage to the spine. These regulations can be found...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Has anyone used a 2 person pup tent without the poles? It looks like someone could string a guideline through both ends of the end and use that guideline to support the tent rather than poles. Reason for this? Be able to reduce the size of the tent down as much as it can without the poles...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I wasn't sure if there were posts on bug out bags for children. I have 3 kids and just ordered some bags for them to prep for emergency bags. I've never prepared a bag for child or adult so this is a new thing for me. I wanted to ask y'all what would be best to pack in the kids' bags. We have...
  4. Coronavirus
    It is happening a predicted over and over and over ... the city folks are running to the country in this SHTF virus situation. Clueless city people are bugging out to the country stripping the stores of anything they can get. In Logan OH. have posted pictures over and over of empty shelves of...
  5. Coronavirus
    Was passing through town and spotted three trucks in a parking lot. Attached to each truck was a large RV. One RV had a boat behind it. With so many people working from home, and kids out of school, how many people are going to stay in a rural area? Maybe grannys house, deer camp, national...
  6. Coronavirus
    I know we're supposed to be hunkering down, but we're preppers so we're always prepared to go wether be it to our BOL, to a family member, or whatever second location that we have. My question is, did you repack your BOB to fit your current needs or do you now have two BOBs? I'm trying to...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When someone decides to get into prepping and they start reading through the various blogs and forums, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Since I founded Survivalist Boards, I’ve lost count of the number of newbies asking the same (but legitimate) questions and making the same mistakes. And...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Christmas is coming up and I would like to gift the grandkids a backpack that would serve as a platform to build off of. The packs are a surplus 3 day assault pack. From there I plan on getting two canteens for each pack, and a single canteen cup for each. So far: Surplus 3 day Pack Canteen...
  9. 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...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hey Guys, What should be the basic tools and equipment that should be included in two days hiking? Thanks in advance :thumb:
  11. 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...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, Preppers. I'm looking for some advice from you all. I'm a college student living a 10 hour drive from my family back home. I keep thinking about the worst case scenario if something were to happen and all **** broke loose. I would need to make it from Chicago to South Dakota so I can regroup...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey all! Just curious as to everyones opinion of my kit. It's not quite and inch and not quite a BOB. It's intent is for urban survival or nomadic travel from community to community. I just want to see what other preppers think of it, just so that I can make any improvements. In open to...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just came across this and thought it might be of interest: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/740457940/firefly-the-ultimate-swiss-army-knife-accessory?ref=email It's a small ferro 'rod' that replaces the toothpick in a Swiss army knife. Might be useful if you don't use the toothpick very...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How well does desert camo work in the woods? There are some three day desert camo assault packs on ebay. But, before I buy, how well does desert camo work in the woods? Maybe this would be a good topic for an article?
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    BOB's everywhere you look its BOB's..... Its as if everyone is preparing to run out the front door to the nearest patch of woods as soon as anything major happens. I often wonder why people don't focus more energy on Bugging in.... seems more logical. I get it, its good to have a BOB in case...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What kind of disaster scenarios is a bug out bag or survival kit good for?
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://www.insidehook.com/los-angeles/general-guarters-gear-45-essential-bugout-bag-items?eid=ae37ae8f6629b89911df906a0084fe84&utm_source=InsideHook&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign new article wi pix of some guy's bugout bag great for comparisons ***Amused by the exercise, he decides to make...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I am watching a military surplus medium MOLLE pack with frame on Ebay. The shoulder straps are wore out and a couple are tore in half. So, I thought about buying the pack and ordering some replacement shoulder straps. The problem is, I am not sure of what the NSN number is for the...
  20. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    There is a way to attach an internal radio pouch to the inside of a three day assault pack? At the top, inside of the assault pack, there are a couple of webbing attachment loops. What are they supposed to be for? It is a nice pack, I just wish it had some kind of internal pouch or pocket.
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