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Old 02-02-2010, 11:05 PM   #11
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You may need to find a closer bug-out location. 75 miles is a helluva long way to go, and it's three times as long with a young kid. Maybe establish some waypoints you can stay at ahead of time like friends' houses or at least suitable camping areas.

You said you have defense under control so I won't go there. Also, you're in a warm state, so you probably don't need a separate seasonal bag like I do, so I won't go there either.

My kit works for me. This is to give you ideas what you might want to include, but it is NOT necessarily a solution for anyone else.

Here's my primary BoB that I'm still working on...

Fire/Heat/Protection/Signaling
...Folding saw
...Small hatchet
...Waterproof matches
...Lighters
...Dryer lint or similar tinder
...Sharp, heavy, non-serrated knife
...Knife sharpener
...Camp mirror

Food/Water
...Water purification tablets/drops
...Portable grate
...Cooking pan
...Cooking oil
...Bowl to collect/boil water
...Granola and/or Energy bars
...Jerky
...Honey
...Instant coffee
...Sweetener (a dozen packs don't weigh too much)
...Fish hooks, bobs, line, sinkers
...Mountain House meals

Hygiene
...Soap
...Toothpaste/floss/toothbrushes
...Deodorant
...Nail trimmers & Scissors
...Razors

Shelter/Clothing
...Waterproof tarps (2) with grommets (1 tarp for ground, 1 for tent)
...Ground pad (closed cell)
...Heavy rope - 50'
...550 Paracord - 100'
...Poncho or Sweatshirt w/ hood
...Heavy work gloves
...Jeans
...Underwear & socks

Navigation
...Detailed road maps of the area AND topographical maps of the same area
...Compass
...GPS + extra batteries

Misc
...Resealable baggies
...Multitool
...Radio (crank generator type)
...Flashlights
...Spare batteries
...Decks of cards
...A few large trash bags
...Duct tape
...Flask of scotch/rum/whatever
...Pen/Paper
...Binoculars
...Pocket Ref
...10 ounces of silver
...$200 in cash

My first aid kit (separate bag):

Bandage Materials
...4 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1″ x 3″
...3 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
...2 Bandage, Butterfly Closure
...1 Bandage, Elastic, Self Adhering, 2″
...2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2″ x 2″, Pkg./2
...2 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4″ x 4″, Pkg./2
...1 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3″ x 4″

Bleeding
...2 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
...1 QuikClot Sport 25g
...2 Trauma Pad, 5″ x 9″

Blister / Burn
...11 Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped

Instrument
...3 Safety Pins
...1 Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
...1 Tweezers
...1 Small flashlight

Medical Information
...1 Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine

Medication
...1 After Bite Wipe
...2 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
...1 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
...2 Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
...Inhaler

Wound Care
...6 After Cuts & Scrapes Anesthetic/Antiseptic Wipe
...1 Dressing, Petrolatum, 3″ x 3″
...1 Tape, 1/2″ x 10 Yards
...2 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz
...1 Scissors (for cutting away clothing)

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Old 02-04-2010, 09:01 PM   #12
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75 miles on foot with family. Going through what could be the nastiest of situations. Wow, I'd say a couple 4x4 quads

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