Making an "O Sh**" bag

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by bobostein, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. bobostein

    bobostein New Member

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    I think that I should have a bug out bag ("O SH**" bag) for when the time comes that I need to go to the hills/ good camping bag. I just got a very nice Swiss army rucksack that is pretty big and is very durable with reinforced leather bottom and straps and is made of strong rubber like material for $30. I just got a new sleeping pad, metal 40oz water bottle, and a olive rain poncho. I will be building this up for summer so I will always have it ready to go. I will be getting a tent, first aid, MREs, ect. What do you guys/gals think of it and what should I add?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Great idea. Most of us here have a set up ready to go. I have a "truck bag" that's in the truck and always ready to go as well as the usual stuff at home.

    I suggest you search the survival & sustenance forum threads and you'll find a wealth of knowledge.
     

  3. tanasi

    tanasi New Member

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    We got rid our bug out bags, because their to heavy to carry and you can't get enough in them. If one needs too bug out there is a good possiblity the roads are gonna have check points so vehicles are not an option. My wife an I each have a deer hauling cart that can haul 250 lbs and can be easily pulled up and down hills and through the woods, creeks,etc.We can pull them a ways out of sight pitch our tent and relax,then be gone at sun up with no sign except for four bicycle tire tracks.Forget the bag man get ya a cart.;)
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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  5. tanasi

    tanasi New Member

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    that is quite an intelectual response,"or not"!
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It was intended to be a humorous reply to your evangelical championing of a cart. Mind your manners.
     
  7. IGETEVEN

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    Although a very sound idea to load your BOB bags and excess equipment onto, that cart may get a little cumbersome to pull over some rocky or rough terrain. Better solution, add or replace the cart with a horse, mule or donkey. They can haul double the weight, are faster and can maneuver in areas that cart would have some trouble in. Of course availability of pack animals depends on where you are located rural wise and their accessibility. ;)

    Jack
     
  8. tanasi

    tanasi New Member

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    Sir, the intent evidently failed and my manners are intact, however your responses are ill mannered and impolite. If one does not agree with an idea then would it not be better to read it and move on rather than to engage in a verbal quip? Right or wrong a person should be entitled to an opinion.This is the first post I have answered on this forum and,quite frankly, if this is how one is treated by the members here,it will probably be my last.Sir



    IGETEVEN;

    That is definitely true a horse would be perfect and we first tried horses but they need feed and shoeing. One also needs to be apt at training animals constantly for new situations.Also animals make noise, though that could be a useful alarm it could also give away ones position.The idea of a cart came from the plains indians pulling travois, I would agree that this is better but,in my humble opinion,still problematic because of the additional supplies and training one would need for animals.
     
  9. bkt

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    A bug-out bag is generally used to provide you with items to help you get to an alternate location. Water/water purification, a little food, shelter (tent or tarp), fire-making tools, first-aid kit, warm clothes, a radio, maps of your area (in case you need to travel overland) and a compass will get you a long way.

    I'm not sure what it is you had in your bags, but it sounds maybe like many of those items should have been at your alternate location ahead of time. It isn't realistic to think you can haul large food supplies or all your treasured belongings in a SHTF scenario.
     
  10. IGETEVEN

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    As noted below by bkt, a BOB bag has the essential survival items one would need to safely get to a preplanned AO, where if planned ahead, one would already have a larger stash of additional survival items and food supplies.

    The horse, mule or donkey are "acquisitioned or acquired" along the way, especially if you do not have one. They would be solely used for quick egress and evacuation of an area. If one wants to maintain a pack animal for further personal use, then they do hobble up nicely, plenty of grazing within the woods and pastures, hay and alfalfa fields will be abundant as you travel, grain can be obtained one way or another. The animal can even become a food source if it indeed comes to that stage. Remember, this is a total SHTF scenario and you and your families self preservation, so there will be a lot of "needed things" that will probably be somewhat available and acquired along your travels.

    Indeed.

    Jack
     
  11. CA357

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    tanasi, I will concede that I misunderstood your post and its intent. For that, I apologize. Your response was an insult and personal in nature and it was out of line.
     
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  12. falseharmonix

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    what is with the influx of "help me build my BOB" and "should I take my 308 and 50 cal, or just the Red Rider" posts?

    There is such a thing as a search......:rolleyes:
     
  13. skullcrusher

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    While I'm not sure how a deer cart can replace a BOB, I can see how it could be helpful in porting your BOB. Fwiw, those deer carts are handy, but not as easy as you claim in heavily wooded and very hilly areas when loaded with a couple hundred pounds of dead deer...
     
  14. Mark F

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    I think TANASI is history...
     
  15. Silvertip 44

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    The cart sure does make getting a deer out of the woods a lot easier much better than dragging. I used mine a good bit last season hauling a couple of deer, moving my stand from one place to another etc. It rolls easily on good ground but was pure hell in thick woods. One good aspect of it is that weight can be placed so that the cart has a natural balance.
     
  16. willfully armed

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    My SHTF bag is an "alice pack"

    300rds of 5.56 in mags, 11 MREs, a GOOD firstaid kit, a small survival kit(lighter, matches, mutli-tool, AA flashlight, fingernail clippers) a cigar and a pint of bourbon.
     
  17. tmrami

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    All **** talking aside.. my BOB just has some essentials: fixed blade knives, fishing line and hooks, fire starters, dryer lint, emergency ponchos, emergency tent, LOTS of parachute cord, sharpening stone, compass, mirror..etc... anything that will come in handy if need be.. did I mention LOTS of parachute cord??? you can never have too much rope..
     
  18. tmrami

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    just remember, if you have at least 2 weeks worth of food/supplies, you are doing better than most.. While everyone else is scavenging or begging for supplies, you will have a head start. You can be looking for supplemental food/water/supplies while everyone else is trying to survive their first day..
     
  19. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    definately things I need to add.
     
  20. i may just be thinking like a teenager here buuuut...

    a kel tec SUB-2000 would seem to make a fine addition, they are really compact, and i hear they have a durable case you can get for them so personally i guess if i had the resources i would have that in there.