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  1. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hello, new to the forum! Currently for my large pack I'm running with an Eberlestock V69 Destroyer, and I love it but I feel it's just a bit much most of the time. That and here's no good spot for a rifle that isn't awkward, and. It's just 'messy'. A lot of extra fabric hanging around. Also, in...
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    Just thought I would toss this out there to get some feedback on what we are doing. The youtube show is in its third "season" and steadily gaining subscribers. Always open to thoughts, suggestions, constructive criticism that can make the show better. I realize we are limited to our current...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm thinking about adding sleeping pads to my Bug Out Bags. Is this a good idea? And what type would you recommend? I've been leaning towards a 3/4 inch thick military type roll up foam pad. Please advise. I don't want to spend more than $30.00 a pad!
  4. Food and water
    I'm always looking for 'creative' uses for pouches. My thinking is, sure, I could have items fit snugly inside a pouch designed to hold just those things, but why not try to use what I can to see if I can carry my gear in fewer pouches? Case in point.. I'm thinking if I can mount a couple of 2...
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  6. 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...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone know of an AM/FM radio that will fit in the mouth of a 32 ounce water bottle? I would like to put together a water bottle survival kit. There are a number of threads on the topic, but I have not found anything that includes a micro am/fm radio.
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking for constructive criticism and opinions on what I have for a set up. Basically I live in a small town in pretty much the middle of nowhere and if something happened where I had to leave it would be pretty easy to disappear in the woods. The woods around me have essentially an endless...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Examples of tents kept in a bug out bag. I am not endorsing or recommending any brandname, make or model. This is about examples only. Wenzel starlite tent - I bought my wenzel starlite tent sometime in the mid-1990s. At 20 years old and after dozens of camping trips it does not have a...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
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  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a question for those of you who travel frequently for business: do you have a dedicated GHB that you take with you? I have a GHB that I keep in my truck at home, however it contains things which could definitely get me in trouble in certain states (such as NY and CA), so I don't take...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
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  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    There are perpetually numerous threads on here about the weight of BOBs, what gear should and should not be in them, how we can shave weight off them, etc. One of the things I presented my MAG with a long time back was creating scenarios where, while bugging out, for whatever reason you lose...
  16. 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. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I registered to this forum because after viewing many videos and reading WEB pages I still have what I consider to be (at least for me and for the moment) the most important question. We are 3 in our family (dad, mother and a young son). The question is "Should I prepare 1 bug out bag for...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the last year or two, I've started building bug out bags for myself and my wife with the current incarnation weighing in at about 40 pounds. Late last year, I decided that I should actually test my ability to carry the bag for any distance at all and now I'm about ready to throw in the...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What can I get rid of in my Bug out Bag / Go bag? BACKGROUND: I live in southern Wisconsin and have this bag for tornadoes and other situations where my place of residence would no longer be habitable. (Bugging in would always be my first option) Also, I am under 18, so firearms are out of the...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While working on my fighting load carrier (FLC) and thinking about an overnight kit that would fit in a fanny pack, I started thinking about a micro bug out bag. Couple of questions I have for the community: How much would you do think a bug out bag should weigh, without water? What would you...
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