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Poll: WHAT IS IN YOUR BOB? (Bug-out-Bag)

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Poll: how many items are in my bob

Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50

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Posted almost 5 years ago

 

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MANY ITEMS AND WHAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR BOB (Bug Out Bag). Let us assume you have your 1st and 2nd line gear, (for you non-warriors, thats#1-what you wear-clothes, watch, id,sec-1's, #2-weaps, vests-h-harness/gear/dittybag/k-bar#3-BUG-OUT-BAG-All the other goodies, food-water,shelter-.........do me good warriors, this should be an educational thead, yes?!

Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50

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70oz.hydrations system camelback bladder insulated tubes etc for N/e weather


two(2) quart water container (backup)


one water purifier system with four filters


light sticks 6-green  1-red  1-blue


one headlamp   aa bat req


one flashlight  aa bat req


one wind-up flashlight


one cigarette lighter


one pack waterproof matches


one container fire starter balls


one complete first aid kit ( personally put  together)


one motorola radio 25 mile range with spare batteries


one multi-tool


one compass


one bandana


60' paracord


one whistle


two locking caribiners


one nylon shelter


one small bottle ibuprophen


bug juice


wet wipes


THE ABOVE ARE ATTACHED TO THE EXTERIOR OR IN SMALL EXTERIOR POCKETS OF MY  GOTTA GO BAG....to be continued

Marvin_martian_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 5 years ago

 

I go for the LED flashlights for battery life. 


How about some fishing line and a few hooks?  Good for many purposes, not just fishing. 


Good spare fixed-blade knife and a spare Swiss Army (I like the Tinker model) and a cable saw. 


I like a poncho and poncho liner.


100ft of 11mm climbing/rappeling rope.


Binoculars/field glasses


a few pertinent topo maps


They add a lot of weight, but a good (small) hatchet is very nice to have.


signalling mirror


I like the GI canteens with the SS cup to cook in. along with some tea bags or coffee which can be really important in staving off hypothermia if you run into trouble.


Depending on how big your bag is,  there are many more possibilities.  An ALICE pack is nice, but you can get by with a backpack.  I have a 5500cu in. external frame pack for GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge)  I really do think that a pack with an external frame is a good idea.  It allows you to carry more and much more comfortably.  The first hour with an  unframed ruck or backpack is OK, but after a full day of humping, the extra support and comfort of a frame will prove its worth.  Also great to for hanging extras (if they don't rattle) and strapping stuff on.JMHO


Go out today and preach the gospel, and if you must, use words. St. Francis of Assisi

Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

seeing this topic was just brought up and writer was referred to former writings i have found this and i realized i had not finished my input. the items i had listed are in the small side pockets of my pack or attached or in the top attachment of my pack (good for easy access.) Tomorrow i plan to strip my bug out bag down and switch over from winter to summer gear and shall post an updated items list, Hopefully some of the items will give my brothers and sistas some food for thought as to their personal gear.

Ggb_max50

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Rate This | Posted over 1 year ago

 

My war bag (used pretty much for SWAT only) contained very little: If I couldn't run with it, then it got tossed. And, if I wasn't wearing it, then it was in the war bag.


Mostly I carried MRE's, a little water, rain gear, batteries, a spar bulb and a few minor things. I didn't pack for many days because we just didn't stay on station more than 24 hours at a time.


I learned a long time ago, to work light and work efficient.


Caveat: I was a city cop so resources were generally close by.


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Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50

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sarge, i totally agree with you. You have brought out a good point, there is a very real distinction between a WAR BAG, a BUG OUT BAG, and what i would call, what we should all keep in the trunk of our vehicles, a GET HOME  BAG. Each has a distinct task and requires varied equipment and gear. Like you said, while working, carrying a war bag, consisting of the essentials to get us through an extended period on the lines till relief is just good common sense.  A get home bag is just that, i think, especially for the ladies, good walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, water, small food ration, light source, blanket, etc. I think of those who are stuck in a blizzard on an interstate where traffic is stuck for 12 plus hours and leaving your vehicle and walking out is the only way to survive as a good example for the need of a get home bag.  And then there is the bug out bag, Hurricaine sandy, katrina, california earthquake or riots, when you have to get out of dodge for an extended period of time with at least 3 days ration and water plus appropriate clothing and shelter, meds, and protection, etc. Your thoughts?

Somegiveall_max160_max160_max50

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after stripping down my bug out bag and removing winter items such as balaclava, neck gaitor, winter leg gaitors,extra hand and toe warmers, winter gloves with liner, winter fleece jacket (300 weight), heavy merlino wool socks,rose lens ski goggles, winter wollen hat. The following has been repacked into the center and lower portions of my 4000 cu pack: With the  basics of SHELTER, FIRE, WATER, FOOD, AND PERSONAL PROTECTION in mind.


class2 first aid kit including antibotics, minor surgery kit, quick clot dressing, truama dressing,burn pads, suture kit, hemos, scissors,triangle bandage, 3" stretch bandage, etc.


towel, shammy,wire saw,fishing kit,MSR pocket rocket(portable stove) 8oz fuel canister,titanium pot,local maps,military can opener,fire starter sticks,flint and steel,magnessiun fire starter,small plastic shovel,bungee cords 1lge,1sm.,small sharpening stone,hand and toe warmers (grabber i found the best),2 survival candles,Mylar thermal tarp,55 gal, garbage bag,zip ties, gorilla duct tape,mechanics gloves,bear spray,spare med wgt merlino socks,summer gaitors,black nylon bathing suit,Patagonia capalene tops and bottoms(still gets cold in the mtns),gore-tex rain suit,leki collapseable walking poles,pack cover, 30gal. dry bag,glo-sticks,hand sanitizer, eye wash,water purification tablets,spare batteries(aa & aaa),notebook and pencil,sewing kit,spare nylon belt,40' snare wire,toilet paper,salt tabs, one a day vitamins, spare pistol ammo.


Food stuffs would be packed in a seperate dry sack with stripped down mre's, mountain house food, power bars, hot chocolate,folgers instant, instant oatmeal,peanut butter,crackers,and chocolate.


Still need to purchase a small wind up radio,last one was cheap and winder broke. A solar recharger, a good monocular and a garmin gps.


Hope this gives some food for thought.

Female_bodysurfer_max50

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Entrenching tool, etc.

Att179311_max50

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knfe, entrenching tool, flint, and axe, everything else is just luxuary items

Female_bodysurfer_max50

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Maybe, but I will tag along with the guy whose got peanut butter in his BOB.  Dog kabobs get old.