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I have seen some posts and videos explaining what people carry in their BOB's. But it always shows stuff for one person. What, you don't plan on taking your family with you?

For some of you with children, what do you have in your BOB?

Wouldn't you want to arm your family too?
 

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Great question, there was a lady that had a similar question a few weeks back, here's the thread:

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=40196

Hope that helps.:thumb:

As far as arming the kids, that depends on the kids, ages, abilities etc.. Granted, I'm not talking about tossing an AR in an 8 yr olds hands, but I beleive children should become familiar with guns and learn they are NOT toys. The NRA and many shooting/conservationist clubs have education programs that are offered to children, I would consult with them and your child to send them to that training. Same philosophy as teaching your kid to drive, you'll pull your hair out :xeye: Let the experts teach them:)
 

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I have seen some posts and videos explaining what people carry in their BOB's. But it always shows stuff for one person. What, you don't plan on taking your family with you?

For some of you with children, what do you have in your BOB?

Wouldn't you want to arm your family too?
They have the same gear I do...originally scaled down for their size, but they are old enough now to handle the load. The only thing different is the food. I'll eat just about anything...the kids not so much. Also deck of cards and other tiny (non-noise making games). I have all boys so it doesn't apply to us, but if you have a daughter(s) old enough don't forget the feminine "items" (this applies to the spouse also). Personal hygiene is many times over looked, but can really raise the happy factor after trudging for a long time and getting nasty.

Remember backpack BOB is a LAST resort option. It's when you have been caught totally with 'your pants down' and have to go....NOW.


The problem with backpack survival:
http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/backpackfever.htm

Additional info:
http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/themainmessage.htm
 

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They have the same gear I do...originally scaled down for their size, but they are old enough now to handle the load. The only thing different is the food. I'll eat just about anything...the kids not so much. Also deck of cards and other tiny (non-noise making games). I have all boys so it doesn't apply to us, but if you have a daughter(s) old enough don't forget the feminine "items" (this applies to the spouse also). Personal hygiene is many times over looked, but can really raise the happy factor after trudging for a long time and getting nasty.

Remember backpack BOB is a LAST resort option. It's when you have been caught totally with 'your pants down' and have to go....NOW.


The problem with backpack survival:
http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/backpackfever.htm

Additional info:
http://www.alpharubicon.com/prepinfo/themainmessage.htm
Agreed, I would give them their own pieces of gear, poncho, some sleeping gear, just something small that they can take control of and learn some responsibility of maintaining their own gear. Just my 2 cents :)
 

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Great question, there was a lady that had a similar question a few weeks back, here's the thread:

http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=40196

Hope that helps.:thumb:

As far as arming the kids, that depends on the kids, ages, abilities etc.. Granted, I'm not talking about tossing an AR in an 8 yr olds hands, but I beleive children should become familiar with guns and learn they are NOT toys. The NRA and many shooting/conservationist clubs have education programs that are offered to children, I would consult with them and your child to send them to that training. Same philosophy as teaching your kid to drive, you'll pull your hair out :xeye: Let the experts teach them:)
In that situation I have no problem arming my son with a .22. My kids are educated on gun safety. Guns have always been in my family. I was hunting with a .22 on my own when I was 9.
 

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Dog duty

Do not forget that a dog makes an excellent pack animal. There are packs made specifically for this purpose. Here is an example sold by Cabella's
http://www.cabelas.com/spodw-1/0054010.shtml
Don't forget to train Fido. Slapping a pack on a dog or person for that matter takes some getting used to. Also do not load up the poor beasties. In fact go a little lighter on them than you would yourself. You know when to take a break.
One should also consider getting some dehydrated dog chow, rather than the old kibbles-n-bits. Here is an example: http://www.allisonsallnatural.com/servlet/the-1093/Honest-Kitchen-Embark-Dehydrated/Detail
Remember your dog should be able to pull his own weight (so to speak).
Now while we are on the subject of rover. How about a little protective clothing: http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...tective vests&cm_ite=netcon&rid=0180101070502
Hope this helps
 
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