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Old 07-15-2008, 04:31 AM   #1
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Well I know most of the posters hear have a bog out bag and I was wondering what you pack (basics) and how big? Mine is left part way packed with some food and stuff but main items would be packed on the fly..... You?

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Old 07-15-2008, 09:49 AM   #2
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See this thread for some ideas. This comes up every now and then.

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a few zip ties, and a 2 way radio.

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Zip ties are an excellent idea, thanks. I'll add some to my BoB.

Regarding 2-way radios...what do you guys recommend? We have some inexpensive Motorola walkie-walkie type things that are good line-of-sight to maybe a couple miles. But in the woods or hilly areas, the range stinks. What's out there that has a decent range?
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When it's my wife's special time of the month and I need to bug out, I usually grab a fishing pole, my tackle box and a case of beer. Anything more than that just slows me down.

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Zip ties are an excellent idea, thanks. I'll add some to my BoB.

Regarding 2-way radios...what do you guys recommend? We have some inexpensive Motorola walkie-walkie type things that are good line-of-sight to maybe a couple miles. But in the woods or hilly areas, the range stinks. What's out there that has a decent range?
You know, I would be curious to see what guys are using as well. Any of the serious comms that I have seen are REALLY expensive, not to mention they are pretty bulky. We bought probably the same ones you have bkt - the Motorola with the rubber "armor" and semi weather resistant models....

Anyone have a good, multiple obstruction not a problem, 2 way radio that doesn't rely on cellular towers and isn't a sat service?

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What good are radios? Anything that would break your small party up would probably preclude the use of radios. Anything available on the civilian market is easily intercepted and jammed by military SIGINT goodies. Any other situation, like hunting, could be easily handled by whistling back and forth.

Zip ties on the other hand are the duct tape of the 21st century.
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What good are radios? Anything that would break your small party up would probably preclude the use of radios. Anything available on the civilian market is easily intercepted and jammed by military SIGINT goodies.
That's an interesting point. However better to have one and not need it then to need it and, well, you know....

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That's an interesting point. However better to have one and not need it then to need it and, well, you know....

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Like I alluded to in my first post, extra weight just slows you down. A few FRS radios in a small bag is room that could be used for medicine, food, water or ammunition. All of those are far more important than some cheesy little radios.
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While true & accurate points - I am not convinced that NOT having a radio is the best possible option, for me personally.

But, I also wouldn't mind having a spectrum analyzer of my very own, so to each his own list of toys.

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