Bug out bag help

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by ARlover, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    I got $300 to spend should I buy 1 or make 1 looking at a 72ish hr bag pleas help new to prepping I got guns but no gear


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

    4,292
    75
    48

  3. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

    4,799
    2
    0
    I bought one of these and I really like it . http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Tactical-Gear/Tactical-Packs|/pc/104792580/c/104778180/sc/157712580/Red-Rock-Outdoor-Gear-Large-Assault-Pack/1627786.uts?destination=/catalog/browse/tactical-packs/_/N-1107844/Ns-CATEGORY_SEQ_157712580?WTz_l=SBC;MMcat104792580;cat104778180&WTz_l=SBC;MMcat104792580;cat104778180;cat157712580&avad=55097_c65a6e3b&WT.mc_id=al40661&rid=12&WT.tsrc=AFF
    . In my pack is alot of stuff including my AK pistol and a few mags . it doesnt look that big until you open it up but i also use it for 3 day kayaking/ camping excursions. I keep rain gear, cooking gear, alcohol stove, first aid gear, a military bivy sack , spare change of clothes, 10x12 nylon tarp , paracord , all weather playing cards, 2.5 liter hudration bag, Food, water filter , flashlights, fire starting goodies , etc It does hold alot more than one would expect . It has heavily padded back and shoulder straps, sternum strap and large waist belt . It is a 35 liter pack. I have no idea what it weighs full but its heavy, the seams are heavily stitched and its pretty heavy material . Best part is the price, it was a good buy . I got mine 10% off and had gift cards I needed to use


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2014
  4. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    The link doesn't work but I'm kinda lookin for something all ready put together I don't have to much free time with my job and stuff to shop around


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  5. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

    4,799
    2
    0
    There are lots of people and place out there that are selling prepacked packs " Ebay , Amazon" etc . but you pay a huge price for one prepacked . You will find that you can buy the pack and everything that are everyday essentials for half of what people are charging for prepacked packs and alot of the stuff in them you will never need or even use. I suggest packing your own pack with what you think you will need . Go bug out living out of that pack for 3 days and you will find out what you wish you had thats not in there and what you will never use that you have with you . .
    If you would like a detailed list I can help you with what I carry in mine .
    Most of the stuff you can get at Dollar stores and do it very cheap and very reasonably
     
  6. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    Yeasir all help is thankfull


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  7. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    Im thinking go to dicks buy a hiker back pack and buy every thing there lol 1 stop shop


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  8. NOVA

    NOVA New Member

    209
    0
    0
    I made bugout bags from old laptop carry cases for most of my guns. Got them free from my employer who was just going to throw them out when they replace our laptops with new ones. Several websites provide BOB suggested items but I figure you need to pack what makes sense to you in your situation. I bet there's lots of things laying around your home would be good to add to your bag. Candles, batteries , flashlights, matches, rope pocket knives, etc.
     
  9. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

    1,183
    0
    0
    You have $300 to spend on the bag, or bag AND supplies? My bug out bag and 3 days hiker is a 511 Tactical Rush 72. I paid $140 for it on amazon. Imho it is one of THE best 3 day bags that money can buy. The bag is rugged, roomy, and the organization is phenomenal.
     
  10. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

    1,183
    0
    0
    And whatever you do, don't try to get some cheap knock off bag. Buy brand name and it will last a lifetime. Plus, the pricier bags are much better suited to carrying heavier loads. You get what you pay for.
     
  11. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

    1,183
    0
    0
    I wouldnt support Dicks since they caved during the Newtown drama and stopped selling certain guns and ammo. 5.11 rush 72 is great and the condor 3 day bag is good too. Buying a pre made bag is a huge waste of money. I've bought 90% of my survival gear from amazon and it's all worked out great.
     
  12. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    300 after bag


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  13. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,000
    0
    0
    Purehavoc, nice pack and a great price! With the weapon included, does the stitching hold up? Have you carried it at all to test it? Do you have much ammo in it? Just trying to get an idea of the weight. Thanks for posting this with pics.
     
  14. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

    4,799
    2
    0
    I will weigh this tonight but Im going to tell you now that its probably close to 30# . The stitching is heavy thread and lots of it . I will take some pics of the seams and stitching tonight and weigh it . I have 2/30 rd mags in there and 2 more 20 rd boxes for a total of 100 rds in the bag . Oh zippers are pretty heavy for such a bag of its size also . it has internal pockets for pens , pencils that I used for tweezers and forceps pen, etc . I will open it all up tonight and take some pics . I have seen the Condor bags up close and they are good bags but this one has better quality stitching . I have carried it and Im certainly glad it has a lower belt for some weight off my shoulders
     
  15. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

    1,183
    0
    0
  16. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    2,000
    0
    0
    This is so true. Most pre-packed anything is cheap quality. They assume most kits will never be used, therefore consumers will never complain. Many items for a BOB you already own and don't need to purchase again.

    Quite frankly, living out of your BOB for three days is the best way to determine its usefulness. If you don't love out of it when times are good, how would you know if it'll work in an emergency? Test and re-evaluate until you get it right.

    The bag is the key! Never, ever try to skimp on quality here. If the bag falls apart at an inopportune moment, you could wind up stranded. Besides, you will ALWAYS put in more stuff than you expected.

    No one knows better what you need than you do. For an emergency when everyone is stressed out and society is falling apart, it's better to have what you really need instead of what someone else thinks you need.
     
  17. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    So a hicker bag is bad!?! ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1397515984.045673.jpg like that 1 is what I was thinkin


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  18. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    But not from dicks haha


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
     
  19. ARlover

    ARlover New Member

    73
    0
    0
    ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1397566694.939832.jpg
    BADASS


    Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk