Setting up bob

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by shawn_c2000, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. shawn_c2000

    shawn_c2000 New Member

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    Okay so I'm setting up a bug out bag and yes I have my own ideas but I wanna see what everyone else would have in there's to get more ideas so y'all may begin postin:p
     
  2. ctshooter

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    An often overlooked item is multiple forms of fire starters, and tinder. There are a ton of fire starters out there, and there are a bunch of ideas for tinder. For tinder I use tampons. Most come in a water proof package, they are lite take up almost no room, and one tampon when opened up will give you more than enough tinder to get a fire going.
     

  3. Zombiegirl

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    We have a lot of stuff but the basics include, a flint, multi-tool, foldable shovel, tarp, mini tent, some MRE's, paracord, first aid kit, toiletries, toilet paper in ziploc bag etc. hubby will post pic of some of the stuff we put in there if he can find it.
     
  4. ctshooter

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    Find the pic or the bag??? Lol
     
  5. Zombiegirl

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    Haha. We had a pic of the stuff that was in the bags. That's what I was looking for. Here's a pic of just the bag itself with a machete sticking out. My niece was wearing it.



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  6. HockaLouis

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    There are alot of posts on starting and what's in a BOB (not to be confused w/a GHB). Isn't there a sticky here? I think most like forums have such...

    Zombie, I beg you guys to reconsider hauling around MRE's.

    PS: Niece has a great smile!
     

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  7. shawn_c2000

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    Looks heavy as crap lol
     
  8. Zombiegirl

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    They're actually really flat ones. I'll post a pic later. They're not full sized ones. Yes she does. She's my cutie pie.
     
  9. Zombiegirl

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    It's not heavy, she's just itty bitty. Haha
     
  10. shawn_c2000

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    Haha yes she is :)
     
  11. Zombiegirl

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    Hocka, I guess I shouldn't have called them MRE's. We do have those too so that's why I generically called it that. Here's the size. It's flat and skinny.



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  12. shawn_c2000

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    What do y'all think about a bottle of multi vitamins ? I know it seems silly but without the right vitamins your screwed right? In the wild if you can't get all your vitamins and nutrients that'll help?
     
  13. Zombiegirl

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    We have that too.
     
  14. shawn_c2000

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    Okay water bottle or hydration bladder ? Wait ... Ah hell nvm ill just get both ;)
     
  15. domdabears

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    Clothes! Unless you wanna wear the same thing everyday.
     
  16. shawn_c2000

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    Hmm stocking up on thermals also
     
  17. domdabears

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    Yeah, some thermal "long johns" would be great. Wouldn't take up much room either. I got thermal socks in mine.
     
  18. Zombiegirl

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    We just have canteens.
     
  19. HockaLouis

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    Zombie, that actually looks like it could be an entre pack FROM an MRE and that's the stuff everyone who has to carry them takes out -- half the carp goes in one pile and the edible stuff goes with you. I just hope u don't ever break one of those nails!

    Multivitamins - ayup!

    You can only carry so much water -- it's heavy. Be prepared to carry some, filter and purify more, hydrating yourself when able. In addition to a couple of small collapsible canteens, in my GHB/light BOB I keep a 2-gallon Stansport Water Bag. It only weighs a few ounces. Think of it as an inexpensive semi-disposeable short term solution to transport more water from where you can get it and to carry an emergency supply with you if necessary.
     

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  20. TLuker

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    I like to break down everything into categories starting with the most important.

    1. Water
    2. Food
    3. Shelter
    4. Hygiene
    5. Medical
    6. Defense
    7. Information
    8. Entertainment

    From there I add sub categories i.e. "A. Canteen" under the category of water. I also further divide subcategories such as listing a sharpener under the subcategory of "knife". That lets me keep up with what I have and helps point out all the little items that are easy to over look like a knife sharpener, cleaning kit for a rifle, and nail clippers for hygiene.

    Think very hard about the items you list and all that goes with each item. You might list socks but socks alone aren't enough. You want clean dry socks to prevent hypothermia, trench foot, and/or some foot fungus. Now how are you going to ensure you have clean dry socks?

    The danger in listing items this way is that it's easy to make a list of stuff so large that you couldn't possibly carry it all, or couldn't carry it far. Keep weight at an absolute minimum.

    Just my .02:)