I recently had some extra money. I was going to buy a gun. Instead I started my BOB. Something I have been wanting to do for a while.
Here is a list of what I have and at the bottom what I still need.
Anyone see anything missing?
US GI molle large ruck woodland
6x assorted size drybags
-3 days food and water
poncho, paracord, e-blanket
Fire & light-
w/p matches, lighter, hand sanitizer, dryer lint, flashlight, Hand warmers,
Cooking & eating-
mess kit, lexann spoon, fork & knife, pocket gas burner, 2 cans of fuel, seasoning, metal water bottle, can opener
folding shovel, folding saw, hatchett/hammer/pry bar, machete & sheath, gun cleaning kit, assorted hand tools, rod and reel, tackle, whistle,
hygiene kit, bug spray, t.p. & wipes, snake bite kit, camo insect head net, glasses & goggles, water tablets, body powder, respirator, A&D ointment, sun screen, eye drops, peroxide, 2 pr. Socks, 2 pr Underwear, gloves
2 US GI wool blankets
Fire starter & magnesium
Water filter pump & filter
8'' bolt cutters
Pint of whiskey
Filet knife with sheath
Compass & map of my region
I would consider a couple shelter halves.
I don't see a firearm on your list. Knowing where we are posting I have to assume you have one, but is it survival specific? Can you gather food with it?
Dump the bug spray and get something you rub on. It will take up less space, weigh less, and isn't dependent on compressed gases to work.
I would seriously consider forgetting about the headlamp. It makes a nice target. Consider a 2AA LED maglight and get the accessory kit that gives you three different lens covers and a pocket clip. This should run less than $35 total. The red lens is invaluable at night. Spare batteries. If you really want a headlamp, consider the Nitize headband to hold your maglight.
Add more socks. A lot more socks. Figure three pairs per day that you expect to be out.
Go to your local pharmacy and get baby wipes in the travel packs. Less empty space to be lugging around.
You are very vague about your first aid kit. Find a hurricane preparedness page and follow the guidelines for their kit. Add a collapsible splint and some form of clotting agent. Also add three triangular bandages. These can be used for slings, rough filtering of water before boiling, securing dressings, tying splints, and to protect your head and neck from the sun
It doesent ride in the bob so I left it out.
I do have a couple mini mag lights
that makes sense about the bug spray
I have a pack that is for camping or bob. I have a sleeping bag attached to the bottom of my bag and a tent on the top. I have another bag that is more of a survival bag with a poncho and a space blanket. That is something I carry when hiking. But I have my main pack set up to be more comfortable for a longer peoriod of time. I also have an older bb pistol. It is the pump up type. I have taken a squirel with it. Very powerful for a pistol. I keep it and a tube of bbs in the side pocket of the pack.
I definantly will be doing some camping/hiking/canoe camping with this pack.
My goal is to have a pack that will sustain me until I get to my BOL but also be as light as possible.
When I get to my bol. I will work to conceal my camp and build some bushcraft items that will make things easier.
Whatcha gonna do about the 'skeeters Bob. Unless the collapse of society as we know it happens in the dead of Winter, they gonna eat you alive.
What you have and want to add would be good if you were traveling by vehicle or boat, but I'm guessing too heavy if you're on foot. It's good that you're planning on doing some hiking. That'll give you chance to check the weight. :)
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