This is a discussion on BOB users within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ppkheat Also what about those people who have homes near the school grounds (within 1000 ft) they can have guns in their ...
Anybody used the Blackhawk line of bags?
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My BOB is also my vehicle survival bag. I frequently drive through the mountains in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado and it can snow in almost any month. I've got what I need for me and my wife to survive for 4+ days and the ability to make more water and take more food if needed. It's a waterproof internal frame pack with a padded belt and padded shoulder straps and several outer pockets. The top is a storage compartment with a magnesium fire starter, mini-LED light, 2-oz. bottle of earth-scented gun oil, water purification tablets, P-38, matches, compass, cap w/ LED's in the bill, whistle, boot laces (72"), a Leatherman tool and an additional knife (I have lock blade in pocket all the time). The outer compartments have several candles, and empty soup can, a bigger knife, small tent pegs, packed sawdust kindling sticks, hand warmers, two emergency blankets (aluminum-looking things), ponchos & first aid kit. The main compartment has TP, 4 1-liter bottles of water, a can of Spam, 2 12-oz. pouches of tuna, one 12-oz. can of ham, crunchy granola bars, sectional .22 cleaning kit (3-piece) w/ patches (can be used for fishing in a pinch), an 8x8 plastic tarp, a small spool of fishing line and a small box of small hooks & split shot, 100' of nylon rope (2-50 foot coils), last year's Rx eyeglasses, wool cap & gloves, extra undies & socks (all clothing is in double zip-loc bags) and a signal flare. There's probably more in the bottom, but the total weight (including the water) is 34 lbs. and would get lighter as time passed. I have my 1911 (in a holster) and 5 8-round mags with me at all times (2 on me, 3 in the truck) plus a box of 50 FMJ in the truck that can be thrown in the bag if needed. I change out the food and water periodically, but that bag goes in the truck anytime we go out of town. I've got enough in the vehicle to make it home or hide somewhere for a few days and will supplement what's in the BOB.
I've needed my supplies a few times when I got stranded in two blizzards and a 12-hour road closure in the mountains. Good thing to have (and hopefully not need).
This is almost like mine: http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colem...d=25510&brand=
Edit: oops...forgot the bottle of multi-vitamins
Last edited by sniper58; December 14th, 2009 at 11:56 PM. Reason: add
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