Bug out bag
This is a discussion on Bug out bag within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Saw the poll about where you keep your bug out bag.
What do you have in your bug out bag?
April 10th, 2007 01:07 AM
Bug out bag
Saw the poll about where you keep your bug out bag.
What do you have in your bug out bag?
copies of important documents(birth cert. for your kids etc) assuming your with your family and it is a major disaster .
2 way radios
some type of shelter(tent)
What other things?
April 10th, 2007 01:52 AM
Shelters add weight and can be built using natural means. In an urban setting most can find an empty building or parking garage to keep from inclimate weather.
One of the items I left off my list is the flashlight. Preferably a Surfire handheld that is small and can be used while providing medical care while in your mouth.
BOB's vary from on misson to to the next. First line gear should be the main concern. There are some fine BOBS available, but any pack, ruck, or bag that is easily carried will fulfill it's role.
U.S. Army retired
April 10th, 2007 05:01 PM
just a couple of random thoughts on that list:
- first aid stuff (how involved depends on personal preference)
- water filter/purifier (at the very least, purification tablets)
- batteries for flashlight, radio, etc
- knives: 1 good folder (on top of the one that's ALWAYS on my person) and a good fixed blade, plus small sharpener
- gun cleaning/care stuff (just a can of spray and boresnake for me but you need SOMETHING). spare parts, too
- lotsa good fire making options (lighters, matches, flint/steel, tinder/firestarters)
- compass, area maps
- rope... 100 ft paracord minimum. i have a roll of twine, too.
- cash money
i'd say the above are borderline mandatory... here are a few other options to consider:
- small sewing kit
- small emergency fishing kit (basically just some hooks, line and a few weights in a tiny tin)
- soap and deodorant (no need to smell bad for the apocalypse)
that's all i got for now...
April 10th, 2007 06:43 PM
I am considered a 'first responser' so my BOB isn't really for bugging out, but rather for assisting in emergency or disaster situations. As such, my bag (~30 lbs) is a little different. No extra gun stuff beyond what I have on.
Water (2 quarts)
Dehyderated foods (3-5 days)
Water purification tablets (lots)
Leather work gloves (2 pr)
Goggles (2 pr)
Dust masks (10 pr)
Batteries and extra bulbs (lots)
Light sticks (12)
Utility knives (2)
Note pads (2)
Duct Tape (2 rolls)
Masking tape (2 rolls)
Crescent wrench (1)
First Aid pouch w/ 4x4's, ab pads, triangle bandages, gauze, tape, et al (lots)
Latex gloves (lots)
Crank radios (2)
Spare cell battery (wishful thinking)
FRS radios (2)
The Jeep has lots more stuff
Hero's aren't born, they're cornered - According to Jim
April 10th, 2007 07:14 PM
another good point somebody made on this or another forum once:
have the BOB set up be modular.
So, i have some urgent stuff stuffed into a Maxpedition pygmy falcon backpack (AR clips, mags, one water bottle, radios, knives, etc). Bag weighs about 17 lbs. I can run full bore with that on carrying whatever in my hands (pistol, AR, etc).
That bag will fit inside of my larger internal internal frame back that has more long term bug out gear (hatchet, more ammo, sm. amt of food, 1 change of clothes, blanket, first aid, stove, mess kit, gun care stuff, etc). That's more of a trekking bag. weighs about 45-50 lbs, no way i'm sprinting with that thing.
April 10th, 2007 10:11 PM
My Bug Out House...is fully loaded, food, weapons, gas, generator, water, medical supplies, tools, vehicles, extra clothes...most everything I will need for several months...(including warm weather)...
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
Certified Glock Armorer
NRA Life Member
April 11th, 2007 10:44 AM
Originally Posted by retsupt99
sounds good on paper. if you're committed to the house, i'd make sure to have some respirator/hazmat clothing. environmental conditions might make it really hard to stick it out depending on the nature of the Bug Out/In.
April 11th, 2007 02:52 PM
Lew's progressive B.O.B.
Howdie, I thought I would show my B.O.B. updates.
My concept is modular or rather incremental stages. First it starts out with every day wear. Every day (unless modified for special occasions) I wear good quality; blue jeans, boots, pocket tee shirt, heavy button up shirt, and if needed a denim jacket.
My belt seems to be a descendant of batman's utility belt. On it I carry a maglight with krypton bulb, a huge Victronics Swiss army knife in a leather man nylon sheath, a smith and wesson Black Ops 3" spring assisted folding knife, colt lightweight commander .45 IWB, 2 clips and my emergency kit. The kit is a PDA/ Blackberry sheath I found somewhere. It is high quality. In it I carry the following;
- band aids
- immodium (best idea ever invented)
- alcohol wipes
- wet naps
- Tylenol extra strength
- lip balm
- eye glasses repair kit
- compact mirror
On to Stage 2
Stage 2 involves Mini-bob. Mini Bob is an LLBean LumbarMax pack. These Kick Butt!!! Extreme High quality and guaranteed for life. One of the best investments I have ever made.
In this bag is an amazing amount of gear. I start with 2 liters of water on the outside. I am currently using bottled water, but am looking for high quality liter bottles that I can depend on and won't break or fail. Preferably ones with an optional water filter (still looking).
Inside the pack is 2 primary sections. The front pocket and the back pocket. The front pocket has the following items;
- First Aid kit (not stock~added items to suit)
- After bite pen
- Blue Ink Pen
- Tooth Brush with case
- Original Leatherman
- Winchester folding knife
- Knife sharpener
- Sewing Kit
- Kids sunblock stick (we have kids)
- Remington Gun oil
- Muliti-Led surefire knock off~AKA cheap aaa driven
- Shake powered flashlight
- 2 packs of gum (calms frayed nerves)
- Shoe/boot laces
- plastic case with the next 4 items
- Ambosol tooth pain killer (tongue numbing agent )
- Hand Sanitizer
- Neosporine + Pain relief
- More Blistex (Wife loves it)
- Ear plugs in case
- Bic Lighter
The Back pocket area is about twice as large and has 3 areas. The primary area, a back section, a hidden zippered pocket.
In the back section I carry the wifes spare glasses and case, a box of bullets for the pistol.
In the hidden zipper I have a few 20's, guess how many if you want.
In the primary area I have the following;
- 6 hand warmers (Maine can get chilly)
- Monthly pads for the wife of varying types, (a single cycle's worth)
- Pack of Peanuts
- A Granola bar
- Some one ate the cheesy crackers...ummm kids....
- Deck of cards (bordom factor)
- Centrum Multi Vitamins
- 3 rain poncho's
- 2 solar blankets
- butane torch inside plastic case (loaded)
- 3 rolls camping toilet paper
- second eye glass repair kit (ask the wife)
- 50 feet Parachute cord
Primary area continued....
- Wet ones sanitary wipes (kids...)
- Kids Centrum Vitamins
- Wonder bread case with the following
- peptobismol chewables
- more bandaids
- 2 bottles of water purification tablets good for 20 liters of water
- more alcohol wipes
- Gause pads
- Immodium AD
- Benydril tablets
Stage 3 is an LL Bean Backpack, loaded with a full set of clothes and shoes for the 3 of us. Includes basic toiletries. Some coloring books and crayons. Couple of matchbox cars.
Stage 4 is the Blazer 4x4 with all its goodies
List too extensive for right now... maybe later...
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