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Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by rickrem700, Aug 1, 2008.
Like to hear you opinions on the 5 most important things in your bug out bag?
(1) A medical trauma kit, (2) a 22 pistol and ammo, (3) a space blanket and pancho, (4) a road atlas and local topo map, and (5) some gold jewelry and bribe money.
By the way, it's; 'If you run, you're just going to die tired.'
1) First Aid and Trauma Equipment / Meds
2) Stay Warm Stuff / Rain Gear ( Pacific Northwesterner after all )
3) Shiny stuff for trading
4) Ammo / Couple of Blades - Knives
5) GPS Unit / Radio / Flashlight / Batteries
Yeah, I know the batteries will run out, and they are going to be heavy, but I have a large bug out bag, a small one, and I don't intend on having to be gone for months on end.
Don't forget water purification tablets or filtration...not gonna get far without water!
RL - My thoughts exactly
1. Sweetwater purifier pump w/spare filters & Iodine tabs
2. My trusty 1991A1 and ammo
3. Hand Axe and various knives
4. Two panchos, blankets and dry clothers in foodsaver vac bags
5. Fire starter; matches, lighter and fluid, dry windling in foodsaver vac bags
Dillinger I bought a LED flashlight that is solar powered. I thought it was a gimmick but wanted to test it. Works well! I'm sold.
Interesting. Do you have a link? I might like to procure one as well....
By the way, it's;
That always embarasses the hell out of me, I wish I had better grammer skills, the truth of the matter is I lost my father when I was 15 to a shoot out in a parking lot of a motel in Denton, Texas.
From that day on I worked 40 plus hours a week to help my mother get my younger brother and sisters raised and keep the farm, never got a chance to go back and finish up school, thought I had it whiped when spell check came along, but my lap top took a crap and now I'm stuck using my wifes desk top that has not got spell check, so please forgive my grammer and bear with me, I try to do the best I can.
Well, I did finish school, go to college, and I was cursed with having two English teachers for parents. And today, I STILL manage to butcher grammar, spelling and punctuation on a regular basis.
So don't worry about it.
Bleach works in a pinch also..
Check this out:
I don't have one; I bought the wind-up generator type. However, it is very noisy and noise might be a bad thing under certain circumstances. I might have to get one of those solar thingys too.
Besides stuff listed, (water purification tablets are always taped to canteen handle, btw) couple of fairly small items- a leatherman tool, and a pair of hacksaw blades w/ one end wrapped in tape. I am NOT going to die because I could not get thru the fricking padlock on the gate!
My mini BOB- A very small 22 and 1 box ammo. Magnesium fire starter. Disposable space blanket. Length of 550 cord. Leatherman. Wound dressings. Calories (hard candy) instant coffee. Cash. Poncho. Small OC spray, painted white (they may search you at the shelter, but who is gonna take your breath spray?) Saw blades (double with fire starter) collapsable quart water bag. Weight about 3 lbs, in small shoulder bag. Now, my BIG BOB is in an ALICE pack......
OK, you caught me! I'm an incorrigible, 'grammar Nazi'!
I apologize. I didn't mean to embarrass you. Perhaps, I can help you out alittle. If you download the following small program to your wife's computer it will automatically check your spelling for you, 'on the fly'.
Every time you enter a spelling mistake it will, 'beep' and offer you the correct spelling. It's completely free; so you have absolutely nothing to lose.
(And, the best part is that it'll help make you, 'bulletproof' to the, 'post police'!)
Yeah, bleach! (I was going to say that.) However, I've noticed that many of the items people are mentioning actually belong in your pockets, and not in your BOB; e.g.: matches, a compass, and small knives.
Here's a post I wrote years ago on this subject -
WHAT’S BLEACH GOOD FOR?
‘Bleach is good for treating water, as well as cleaning up areas or rooms that have been contaminated with a whole bunch of things (diseased body fluids, rodent droppings, whatever). Basically, if you want to sterilize an item or an area, bleach is very often the way to go.’
‘For long-term storage, I keep the granulated chlorine sold as, 'Sock It' for pools. It comes in heavy plastic bags which I vacuum-seal in another bag. Liquid chlorine will go stale after a surprisingly short time, it's heavy, and it's susceptible to spills & leaks; so the granular is better suited to storage.'
'From the granular chlorine, you can make liquid chlorine that is equal in strength to fresh Clorox bleach that's right off the shelf; and, then, you can use this, 'reconstituted bleach' in the same way you would use regular liquid chlorine.'
‘A 10% bleach in water solution will kill just about any bug. It's what the local paramedics use to sterilize their re-usable medical gear.’
‘You can, also, get rid of excess chlorine in the water by: heating it, letting it sit out in the sun, or by mixing some hydrogen peroxide into the water.’
I've had a Leatherman on my belt for over 7 years. I feel naked without it, because it gets used at least once every single day! I don't know how I survived without one for so many years. I'm glad I have the older versions however, because I don't like the new ones with the plastic handle inserts! I carry an old "Sideclip" model which is very light and small. I have the Super Tool from 10 yrs. ago, but it's like carrying a gun!