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Old 08-06-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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I have assembled my BOB and i would like some suggestions on what to add to it. Currently it is in my big backpacking pack and the items in it are
1 Sierra Designs rain jacket
trash bags
2 whistles
compass
marking tape
cash (35$)
1 roll of nickels
knife
folding saw
7 glow sticks
pliers
1 2 gallon water bag
2 vinyl ponchos
100 ft 550 cord
bug repellent
35 ft nylon rope
2 space blankets
2 candles
camo facepaint
mask
folding shovel
first aid kit
one man Hubba tent from MSR
tube tent
6x8 poly tarp
ground tarp for Hubba tent
toliet paper
sunscreen
pyrex bowl
streamlight stylus pro (AAA)
streamlight 4 AA
streamlight PT 2L
Petzl headlight
12 AA's
33 AAA's
Katadyn hiker pro water filter
sewing kit
Aluminum foil
duct tape
twine
wire
knife sharpener
rope
2 razor blade's
small pliers
fishing gear
9 compressed sawdust fire tinder
2 ferrocium rod's
7 Wetfire tinder cubes
cotton balls
magnifying glass
I am planning buying a case of MRE's for food within the next two weeks
I also have 5.8 ounces of silver as well. anything i should add, i am 17 so a gun is at least a year away.

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
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If you ever have to bug out then your compass and other small items should be carried on person

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OK, I gots to know! What are you going to do with the roll of nickles???

Also not sure how good of an idea the pyrex bowl is. They make camping gear out of metal that might be a better idea.

Try to keep your gear to about 40lbs. Much more than that and it won't be practical for long distance travel.

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cash (35$)
This hardly seems enough.
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1 roll of nickels
This one needs an explanation. Why not quarters?
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pliers
small pliers
Why not lose the small pliers and bring a good multi-tool?
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first aid kit
This is probably the most important thing in the bag and needs to be explained/itemized.
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toliet paper
OK princess! Kidding. Include Wet Ones or similar wipes.
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pyrex bowl
Odd Choice. Heavy and breakable. Unless you plan on braining someone with it.
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streamlight stylus pro (AAA)
streamlight 4 AA
streamlight PT 2L
Petzl headlight
12 AA's
33 AAA's
Why doesn't anyone ever pack hand-cranked flashlights and radios?
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2 razor blade's
Razor blades are cheap, small, and dull easier than you think. Pack more.

Add a pair of utility/work gloves. Also I'm assuming that you have a retractable razor blade cutter to go with your razor blades. You might want to consider water treatment pills/system as well.
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couple of rolls of hard candy (lifesavers) for calories.

Lose the multiple lights and batteries. Get a squeeze light from KMart.

Leatherman tool to replace some of the others.

GOOD hacksaw blade.

GOOD first aid. Include Immodium caplets. Bad water= bad case of diarehhea- which can kill you.

Small bottle of water treatment tabs (backup for the filter) and a canteen. Add canteen cup, lose the bowl.

stocking cap. Cheap, light, small. Heat loss from head is a major problem in cool weather.

If a firearm is not possible yet due to age (even if it IS possible) add a keychain sized OC Pepper spray.

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I noticed this deficiency in mine, too: MATCHES. There are a lot of firestarters in your pack, but not the most obvious and easiest.

I heard it said that, since the most probably reason for bug-out is a local disaster, one should have enough cash for a plane flight for all members of your family. Chances are, a bug-out situation won't be because of the total collapse of society.

I have a few thousand dollars in cash for this reason.

Do ya'll think the nickels are to have in hand during combat? I'd shoot a guy before pulling out a roll of nickels. Maybe his bug-out location is in Las Vegas!

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Do ya'll think the nickels are to have in hand during combat? I'd shoot a guy before pulling out a roll of nickels. Maybe his bug-out location is in Las Vegas![/QUOTE]

They're in there for pay phones.

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I was wondering about the nickels, too.

That seems like an awful lot of batteries...I carry a lot of camera gear and I know they can get heavy...

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They're in there for pay phones.
Nope, swing and a miss.

1) If that were true, he'd have dimes because of the double in value and half in weight. Or quarters.

2) That's only $2. How far would 2 bucks go on the phone?

Not logical. Good try, though. Keep it up, Tex. It's good to have new members.

EDIT: Oops, this is the OP talking. I can't call his own answer illogical. How about I say it this way: Tex, you ought to go with a roll of dimes for that purpose!
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SOCKS!
Oh and when you turn 18, two boxes of .22lr
I prefer hollow point.

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