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Old 02-27-2013, 03:49 AM   #1
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So I'm looking into gathering things for a BOB, such as a medical kit. What should I get for my medical kit? Do you guys have any other recommendations on what to put in my bag?

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Old 02-27-2013, 03:57 AM   #2
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Para cord, lighters, fishing stuff, space blanket, poncho, water purification, good knife, power bars, etc.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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I would have to ask about the rest of your plan. If this is just to have a BOB then whatever you want. Without a plan it won't matter. What do you see as the reason for the bug out.

1. The world is not coming to an end, if it does the bag won't help.
2. Zombie horde, really? It can be fun anyway. I figure I'll take them out with my snow plow.
3. Natural disaster, at least this is a reality but wont affect the entire country.
4. Economic collapse, also not likely.

Here is my reality plan. Living in Minnesota I've seen some pretty bad snow storms. Not a bug out, we keep enough food in the house for a week and water.

Floods also happen but not so much in my area. 3 day bag here long enough to get me to safety if I have to walk it. This bag has food for 2, medical kit that was put together with a nurse to be realistic. Nobody is going to perform surgery. Cash money, $500-1000 should be plenty, cash doesn't bounce and works if power is out. Clothes for 3 days. The usual necessities. There are places I can go all over the country in 3 days, that's when the rest of the plan kicks in.

Looks like I got a little long winded again, funny how that happens as we get older. Hope this is helpful.

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Another important point would be to keep your BOB with you in your car when you go out. That's when you would need it if said storm or disaster were to take place. If its at home and a major event occurs preventing you from getting to it you may as well not bother.

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Another important point would be to keep your BOB with you in your car when you go out. That's when you would need it if said storm or disaster were to take place. If its at home and a major event occurs preventing you from getting to it you may as well not bother.
Forgot that. One in my truck and one in wifey's car. I also have a truck box where I have other stuff but that gets into clearing trees off roads and stuff.
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I would have to ask about the rest of your plan. If this is just to have a BOB then whatever you want. Without a plan it won't matter. What do you see as the reason for the bug out.

1. The world is not coming to an end, if it does the bag won't help.
2. Zombie horde, really? It can be fun anyway. I figure I'll take them out with my snow plow.
3. Natural disaster, at least this is a reality but wont affect the entire country.
4. Economic collapse, also not likely.

Here is my reality plan. Living in Minnesota I've seen some pretty bad snow storms. Not a bug out, we keep enough food in the house for a week and water.

Floods also happen but not so much in my area. 3 day bag here long enough to get me to safety if I have to walk it. This bag has food for 2, medical kit that was put together with a nurse to be realistic. Nobody is going to perform surgery. Cash money, $500-1000 should be plenty, cash doesn't bounce and works if power is out. Clothes for 3 days. The usual necessities. There are places I can go all over the country in 3 days, that's when the rest of the plan kicks in.

Looks like I got a little long winded again, funny how that happens as we get older. Hope this is helpful.
Its not for zombies but more like an emergency if I'm out in the woods, thanks for the post. Makes me think through my plans.
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I gotcha. When hunting I always make sure someone knows where I'm going. Always have check in times. I carry a small pack. An MRE, aluminum water bottle, waterproof matches, dry soup mix, instant coffee, para cord, space blanket and poncho, fire starter. Plenty of ammo for rifle and sidearm. Hatchet and a extra knife. I don't go too far anymore, gettin old sucks.

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I practice & study minimalistic survival skills. Also the human body can survive without food for 30+ days depending on your size, but only 3 without water. Having food helps but you have the skills to find it in the wild you only need to pack a minimal amount, I only have a couple handfuls of honey roasted peanuts in my go bag & they are honestly meant for trapping & emergency food if the traps fail. The 3 big things I keep in mind for a BOB are devices to make potable water, multiple fire starting instruments, & a lot of medical supplies. I also keep a couple ponchos & other basic stuff in there but the key is to make it light & small. If your in either a SHTF situation or survival situation mobility & conserving energy will be key. So please learn survival skills so your not dependent on a 40+lb bag to make it.

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Here is the link to my vid about my go bag. On my channel there are a few vids on good survival books & other stuff like that.


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Here's my medic bag that goes with my BOB








Trauma dressings, sterile water, saline, burn cream, sterile gloves, oropharyngeal airway OPA, gauze etc. In addition to a medic bag its a good idea to get certified in CPR/AED and if you have the time, take a night course at your local community college in EMT-Basic.

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