First off I'd like to thank Dillinger for hosting and putting together the BOB starter kit. The kit arrived in great condition on friday. I was a little nervous as I have been torturing JD a bit lately and one can never be too cautious when dealing with suspect packages and/or booby traps, so I had the package shipped to my mother's house. I had to throw mom under the bus, but after she opened it and I made sure she was suffering no ill effects, I went to check out the goodies ---------------------- It started out with a nice selection of hand and toe warmers and a couple pairs of very nice earplugs. A few things I never think about until I really need them. Also included a good size chunk of the fabled Silken Thread of Asgaard. This stuff is very nice and I am impressed with it. Digging deeper I found some Gorilla Glue and Gorilla Duct Tape. With this stuff you could almost build a battleship. A pack of waterproof matches, and a very bright blue LED light. Not one of the cheap disposable wally world ones, this one has replaceable batteries. I don't remember seeing any like it before. Then I found an awesome AMK ultralight/watertight medical kit, that contains various bandages, and dressings, tape, gauze, antiseptics, antibiotic ointments, pain medicine, antihistamines, bee sting ointment, moleskin, alcohol swabs, forceps, and safety pins. A "credit card" style 11 function multitool from Kikkerland. This thing is very well thought out, has numerous functions such as slots for different size bolts, saw, bottle/can opener, and a knife edge. A very nice Brunton compass. I have a Phosphorus military compass I usually carry for hunting, but it is heavy and I'd probably have to look for an hour to find it. The Brunton is light, compact and will go in the bag so I'll never have too worry about where my compass is. A very well thought out starter kit that weighs next to nothing that encompasses most of the basic necessities you'd need in an emergency situation. I was ill prepared before, but I just got to add a few small things, and now, thanks to JD, I'm GTG.