Florida BOB...LIVING OFF THE CREEK

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by gaspump86, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    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?

    Current inventory:

    US GI molle large ruck woodland
    6x assorted size drybags

    -3 days food and water

    Shelter-
    poncho, paracord, e-blanket

    Fire & light-
    e-candles, trioxane,
    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

    Tools-
    folding shovel, folding saw, hatchett/hammer/pry bar, machete & sheath, gun cleaning kit, assorted hand tools, rod and reel, tackle, whistle,

    Health-
    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

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    Still need:
    Camo tent
    Camo tarp
    2 US GI wool blankets
    E-radio
    Fire starter & magnesium
    First aid
    Water filter pump & filter
    Glow sticks
    Headlamp
    wet stone
    8'' bolt cutters
    Neosporin
    Pint of whiskey
    Filet knife with sheath
    Compass & map of my region
     
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  2. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    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
     

  3. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Yes I have a firearm. S&W sw9ve 9mm, 4x 16rd mags. (kel tec su16c coming soon)
    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
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Cool.
    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.
     
  6. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    You may want to give some thought to either a .22 lr or .410 backpacking gun. Something you can take down for carrying. I don't think there would be much squirrel left if you get a body shot with a 9 mm.
     
  7. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    True. I want a henry .22 survival rifle
     
  8. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    I have been looking at the 10-22 Takedown model, but that Henry looks like the better choice. The price is about the same, but the footprint is smaller for the Henry.
     
  9. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  10. TLuker

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    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. :)
     
  11. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    My survival rifle is a .177 pellet rifle, I'm in the process of camoing it, chose that because I don't think I'll need a defensive firearm in a natural disaster this will dombecause I'll I need is something to kill squirrels with for at most 2 days and 1 night until I can get to a government shelter
     
  12. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    I need a plan for skeeters & yellow flies..... You are right.
     
  13. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Good choice for squirrel.
     
  14. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    But not for a defensive situation, for that a higher caliber firearm is necessary, pellet guns can kill a human but to do so your shot placement needs to be in the neck or temple and at 100 yds that is pretty hard
     
  15. gaspump86

    gaspump86 New Member

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    Yes it will be heavy when its done...hell its heavy now. Im hoping to BO on wheels if not... I can lose some stuff.
     
  16. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    If you're going on wheels remember to bring some extra gas