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BOB and GHB
#1
Patriot
I'm surprised not to see a thread dealing with your Bug Out Bag or your Get Home Bag. Do you have one? What do you have in them? What are your ideas for having one and why you have the items you do.
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#2
If something happens I don't plan on bugging out. Getting home is my goal.
I've been toying around with the idea of putting one together. Do you have one?
Where can you carry? Check the editable COGO Carry Map
When in doubt. JFC.

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#3
I'm not bugging out either. I'm caring for a family member here that would be unable to flee, then deal with the hardships that would follow. I'm currently working on prepping for holding strong at the homefront.
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#4
I like to go out and hike with mine; I figure it's better to get the kinks worked out now rather than later. Although I haven't camped with it yet (which I do intend to do), I think lighter is better. I know that seems obvious, but my philosophy in the BOB situation is speed and mobility. It's all geared around staying warmish overnight (layers and a waterproof shell), but also being able to move quickly during the day. No matter what, I make sure I can double-time with it for a few miles. I also like the idea of energy saving items (small binos, an emergency pocket radio). No sense in walking somewhere if you don't have to.
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#5
I put my BOB packing into the following categories:

Sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • tent
  • poncho
Eating
  • Knife
  • 1 liter of water, water purification tablets, and a LifeStraw
  • 3 days of freeze dried food (think MRE)
  • fire kit
  • Eating utensils, plate, bowl, mug
  • Camp stove*
  • Stove fuel (if needed)*
Safety
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Ammo (50 rounds for each)
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Any prescription meds you can stockpile
Communication
  • Flashlight
  • hand crank radio
  • AA batteries (or AAA depending on your needs)
  • Cell phone charger (and a spare battery if possible)

Hygene
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • Floss

Accessories
  • paracord
  • Electrical tape
  • Leatherman
  • Binoculars (or your scope :) )
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes (at least 1 complete set)
  • good set of hiking boots - your gym shoes will not last in the woods
  • Collapsible shovel**
This is almost a mirror bag of my camping pack..with a few extras
*Optional - you can always start a fire in the woods with other material, but if it's wet out, stove can make a difference
**Part of the "leave no trace" mentality

Finally, note that this is not a complete, nor is it intended to be a checklist for your own BOB - different people would have different needs. But, it's a good starting point.

I have one in the garage, one in my car, one in wife's car...
Jason Anderson
NRA Instructor
Firearms enthusiast
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#6
thanks! good list. I need to build one for my car.

(03-03-2013, 11:12 AM)DGCJason Wrote: I put my BOB packing into the following categories:

Sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • tent
  • poncho
Eating
  • Knife
  • 1 liter of water, water purification tablets, and a LifeStraw
  • 3 days of freeze dried food (think MRE)
  • fire kit
  • Eating utensils, plate, bowl, mug
  • Camp stove*
  • Stove fuel (if needed)*
Safety
  • Pistol
  • Rifle
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Ammo (50 rounds for each)
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Any prescription meds you can stockpile
Communication
  • Flashlight
  • hand crank radio
  • AA batteries (or AAA depending on your needs)
  • Cell phone charger (and a spare battery if possible)

Hygene
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • toothpaste
  • Floss

Accessories
  • paracord
  • Electrical tape
  • Leatherman
  • Binoculars (or your scope :) )
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes (at least 1 complete set)
  • good set of hiking boots - your gym shoes will not last in the woods
  • Collapsible shovel**
This is almost a mirror bag of my camping pack..with a few extras
*Optional - you can always start a fire in the woods with other material, but if it's wet out, stove can make a difference
**Part of the "leave no trace" mentality

Finally, note that this is not a complete, nor is it intended to be a checklist for your own BOB - different people would have different needs. But, it's a good starting point.

I have one in the garage, one in my car, one in wife's car...
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