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weapon for self defence

good supply of ammo

 

mres because there a kit you can go with les than a full meal a day

 

knife a good fixed blade

 

high quilty mulitool for fixing things

 

flare gun rescue

 

paper.pen

 

gps/with compass backup

 

2 1q canteen

 

machies,lighter,flint,magnisum stick

 

mess kit

 

did i missanything

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For a true SHTF BOB, I would start by saying forget anything (except a flashlight) that uses batteries. Adding to GJ's list:

 

Water purification tablets, in addition to the canteen.

 

Energy snacks/Powered Drinks

 

Map(s)

 

Radio of some sort. (windup?)

 

Ground cloth/sleeping bag/blanket

 

First Aid Kit

 

cordage

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire helper, like vaseline soaked cotton balls.  Sometimes it is difficult to get a blaze going (wet wood etc) but once its going you can use it to dry additional fuel.

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Okay, I know this is an old thread, but I didn't know where else to put this.

 

I'm going out camping (as I am wont in September), and I wanted you all to evaluate the contents of my BOB, PSK, whatever.  Here is the pic:

 

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From top left to right and "reading" down, the contents are:

 

bandana, poncho, pocket stove, flint/steel/other goodies fire pouch, e-blanket, small cup, big cup

gloves, mini PSK (packed with the stuff under it: razor blade, steel wire, sinker pencil, light stick, tin/char cloth, waterproof matches, twine, fishing line/hooks/buttons, whistle, business card -phew!  :blink:), waterproof match container/matches, folding saw, compass, cordage, extra ziplock bags, ricolas, sardines (yum, they never go bad), sporknife

swedish steel, lighter, survival saw, first aid kit (mostly bandaids--gotta update that)

surefire flashlight, chapstick, hand warmers, survival book set (where it all started), MRE

pak-lite 9v flashlight, cheap caribiner

journal book, pen, pencil, mini digital camera

 

wow 8|

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Beautiful. I wish I could whip up something like that! One question though. Which piece is the pocket stove? The only things I would also take would be more food, and some water purification tablets.

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"pocket" stove is almost top-dead center--to the right of the poncho, left of the fire-pouch, right above the mag-stick (which I forgot to mention)

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Here is the stove. It burns wood. It is nice and compact.  (I have the same one, that is how I know which it is)

 

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Machine's got it, and I don't know who makes it, and I couldn't find out if I wanted to--it's buried in the 800 lbs of stuff I'm bringing camping...  :wacko:

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LOL!  David, have you hired your sherpa yet?

I don't need a sherps Holly.  I can carry the 40 pounds of crap I lug around hiking.  A sherpa would be nice but I don't want the problems of the upkeep on one. :rofl:

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You're not stupid, David! :hug:

 

A sherpa is one of the guides from Tibet who take people on mountaineering expeditions.  They are very skilled and very knowledgeable and have great strength for their small stature.  Throughout the years, the term has become popular to describe anyone who can bear a lot of weight on their back.  I call my husband Robbie "Sherpa Boy" when we go Christmas shopping because he gets stuck carrying all the packages through the mall.  LOL!

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Ha!  Okay, I am now wiser for asking.  I guess I could have googled it, but I have you guys.  :thumbup:

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Basically the BOB is designed to be gear that you can grab, while you are blasting out the door, during an evacuation.  A BOB can be anything from a pickup full of gear, food and water, to a pocket survival kit.  Mine has to encompass 3 adults and 2 toddler twin girls.  Way too much to go into here, but for the most part, my opinion is that an individuals BOB should be lite weight and compact.  Yet it should have everything you will need for up to a week on the road, or in the woods.  Just depends on where you live and what's going on at the time.

 

At a very minimum, my bag would have:

 

Shelter:

 

Tarp & poncho

cordage

hat

sunglasses

gloves

extra socks

shorts

thermal shirt

pad

bag or blanket

firestarting material & tools

coat

 

Navigation:

 

compass

maps

 

Communication:

 

Cell phone

frs/gmrs radio w/fresh batts

 

Water/procurement:

 

2ea. 1ltr canteens/bottles

coffee filters

silk bandana

MP-1 purification tablets

Katadyn filter

1gal expanding contaner

 

Food/procurement:

 

14 mtn house meals (2 meals x 7 days)

assorted spices

honey

parched corn

assortment coffee singles, hot cocoa

stove w/fuel

lite weigt pot

ss cup

chopsticks

basic food gathering kit with trapping, fishing, snaring, snagging and gathering capabilities.

 

Tools:

 

.22 rifle w/200 rounds ammo

.380 sidearm w/2 full mags & 50 rounds

Small axe/hatchet

Becker BK-7 w/sheath & backup survival kit

Mora 2000

SAK

gargen spade

 

Signaling:

 

Mirror

LED light

orange heatsheet

 

First aid kit with medications

additional batts

sharpening tool

small burlap bag with handles

personal survival kit

binoculars

 

 

 

 

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