What goes in/on your B.O.B?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Jon12312, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Jon12312

    Jon12312 New Member

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    Im curious to see what ya'll put in your bug out bags and share with me some of the most important items that should go in there.
     
  2. Papa_Woody

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    Change of clothes( pants, socks shirt chonies) a pair of thermals and a balaclava ( shtf in cold weather too)
    I keep a couple cans of tuna, some power bars and three bottles of water. A knife, a small hatchet and a sharpening stone. A small pair of binos, a small medikit, lighter, a box of .40SW, emergency blanket and poncho. Attached is a fleece sleeping bag, and a single tent both strap to the bottom and are very light.
     

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  3. Jon12312

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    Awsome. Very helpfull. Thank you,
     
  4. Jon12312

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    What are your thoughts on a tube tent to through in there?
     
  5. fireguy

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    Mine is more of a get home bag. It will work as a BOB for a short duration emergency too. I have first aid supplies, including immodium and pain relievers, change of clothes, extra socks, Mountain House breakfast and dinner meals, a couple ways to start fire, a couple of survival blankets, flashlight, compact binos, lensatic compass, water filter and bottle, Mainstay food bars, and more.
    One of the most adaptable things in my bag is a military casualty blanket. It is made tougher than a poncho with grommets on the edges and reflective mylar on one side. Dave Canterbury has made a video of an improvised shelter using one (or two?) of these.

    If I were to rely on this as my go to BOB it would weigh more than I could comfortable carry with the ammo and food I would want to take. I would have to also carry extra for my petite wife who wouldn't be able to carry a heavy pack.
     
  6. Papa_Woody

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    Pretty much what it is. It is the orange thing. Behind that under the bag itself is a sleeping bag rolled in a tarp.
     

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  7. Jon12312

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    Thanks guys.
     
  8. Caoimhin

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    For living well I need a Coffee pot, coffee, coffee cup, splenda, Bailies, Water, Bucket and filter, clean wool socks, couple of guns *(My guns rotate as I go to the range) and a lot of ammo and some snacks and quality toilet paper. For survival, all the other stuff that is mentioned for a bag. I'm not climbing Mt Everest so I just KISS. Resources are everywhere and out 25 miles beyond a urban area. Real estate signs make a nice shelter as do political signs. So many are plywood.
     
  9. TLuker

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    Pretty much the same as everyone else, but also a canteen with a metal cup for cooking or boiling water. A stainless bowl for cooking or whatever. A tarp and paracord for shelter rather than a tent. A good machete. Fish hooks and line. A simple gun cleaning kit. And more paracord.:)

    I keep a separate fanny pack that I also use for normal hunting. That helps keep weight down in the pack (and off the shoulders), and it lets me keep some things handy like a skinning knife, ammo, a poncho, and crackers. It also helps keep things organized.
     
  10. willfully armed

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    It houses 36 oz water, 6 MREs, a substantial medical/surgical kit with Antibiotics, change of clothes, binoculars, 5-30rd mags of 5.56 m855 ss109 penetrators, 5-30rd mags of 5.56 MK 262 MOD 0, water purification tabs, magnesium fire starter, lighter, flashlight, multi-tool, solar blanket, OTIS cleaning kit, knives, paracord, electrical tape, duct tape, cr123 batteries, 2-33rd g17 mags and 2-19 rd g17 mags.

    I think that's it.


    I've also got a rucksack with more batteries, ammo, MREs, clothes and supplies.

    I still do not feel 100% confidence in my prep.
     
  11. Papa_Woody

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    My pack will sustain me for three day. But I know i would not want to rely on it for long. On the other hand, My jeep is always ready, with a full tank of gas, 10 extra gallons of gas and 12 gallons of water, and all the heavier supplies and extra food/ammo I won't carry.
    In the ultimate scenario my jeep is my BOB. It is packed to support one man for two weeks. I can easily make it out of the city and into the hills, provided I have a fair warning. But when it all goes south, you never really know what you are up against until it's falling in on you, so really I think 100% prep is impossible. Having a plan is as good as your gonna get. Good stuff though, nice to see there are some thinkers out there. I like seeing how others prepare, gives me ideas on stuff I may have overlooked
     
  12. Jon12312

    Jon12312 New Member

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    Thats what im looking for. A little guidence as to things i may be overlooking.