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Old 03-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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My "scenario" involves the most likely thing to happen around here which is a major earthquake. I know many people who have kits they bought at Costco in their car but they have never opened them. I have looked at the list of contents on some of those kits and they have a lot of stuff that would probably just get cast aside. Many of this type of "prepper" will have radios and flashlights but with dead batteries. I know quite a few people who have become licensed Ham radio operators but don't know how to program their radios, let alone how to properly handle themselves in an emergency on the radio.

Having an emergency bag with you (perhaps in your car) is a good idea regardless of where you live or what the likely disaster would be (say tornadoes or hurricanes). Some of these scenarios are without warning and some are not. Emergencies generally cannot be predicted. Preparing for doomsday is just a little bit nuts IMHO but whatever floats your boat.
"Doomsday comes all the time... it's called death, and there is nothing we can do about it" - my uncle Mike (loved doomsday/alien invasion movies, died of cancer in 2008).
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"Doomsday comes all the time... it's called death, and there is nothing we can do about it" - my uncle Mike (loved doomsday/alien invasion movies, died of cancer in 2008).
That makes prepping for it easier! Be at peace with God and you are good to go.
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Seven, I like the silcock key idea. But, that assumes there will be water pumping when you turn it.

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That makes prepping for it easier! Be at peace with God and you are good to go.
There is alot to be said in your statement. I would not discount it.
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Is this directed at somebody? You should quote if it is.
Sorry didn't know one has to quote the OP. He asked the question about his store bought BOB, I replied. Wasn't trying to cause a problem.

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Is this for riding out hurricanes or as a bugout bag? Are you the only person this will serve or are there others? Before I bought anything, I'd define what I wanted it to do and then I'd take that list along with any others you come across and bounce it against the stuff that you already own, you'd be surprised at what you already have on hand. One of the biggest drawbacks with a lot of these kits is the lack of onhand drinking water and the fact that most people just leave everything in the bag so if you get separated from it, you're just SOOL. Just some things to ponder.

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That looks like a good starter kit but my advice is to go out on a few 3 or 4 day hikes and take only that kit with you. I think after a couple of trips out you'll have a good idea what you'll need and what you'll need to add to that kit to survive. MRE's are good but I prefer rice for long term storage and costs less to replace. If you can catch fish and have rice you can survive for a long time on it. Also I'm big on having good old y-suspenders attached to a web belt for hand ready equipment, ie; sidearm/ammo, fixed blade knife, ax, canteen, compass. That way you don't have to dig thru your pack all the time. Molle packs are best in my opinion because of the individual packs you can attach to them including a rifle scabbard. I like to be organized. It has taken me years of back country hiking and hunting to find what works for me. Good luck with that.

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Sorry didn't know one has to quote the OP. He asked the question about his store bought BOB, I replied. Wasn't trying to cause a problem.

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No problem, just weren't sure if you were responding to the OP or to one of the posts after the OP.
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KNFXDA;
This is a journey, not a destination in many respects. I suggest reading all the posts on Bug Out Bags before you buy this. You may yet choose to, but, you're understanding and thoughts will grow exponentially with every completed thread!

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Make all the kits you think you'll need, but when the SHTF you only need two items, a gun and bullets. Everything else can be acquired.

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