Do You Keep A Bug-out Bag Ready To Go ?

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    Do You Keep A Bug-out Bag Ready To Go ?

    I have posted this on the Texas CHL Forum. Thought I'd ask here also.
    What would your BUG-OUT stuff be?
    What kind of bag would you use?
    Just lookin' for some of your ideas.
    Thanks.
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    There's a few threads we've had in the past that detail this very topic, but yes, I keep a BOB. One main, which is my hiking backpack that is ready to go, just add water and additional food. I have one small one I keep in my vehicle for emergency purposes.
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    Yeah we've had a few threads on this. I keep a Maxpedition JUMBO versipak filled with first aid stuff especially TRAUMA stuff for treating big and bloody events like a sucking chest wound or compound fractures. I could fit a gun and some ammo in there, too. I have the holster insert for the bag. I also keep a SureFire light and sp batteries in the bag, not much else. I don't plan on "bugging out" as long as I live in Miami FL. It would be suicide under almost any real emergency conditions likely to arise without substantial warning (like a CAT 5 Hurricane--those you see coming from a long way off, but not a 911 style attack). When we sell here in four years or so, we'll move to NC and build the ultimate retirement/survival retreat and so I won't need to bug out.
    THIS is what we are currently looking at for construction:

    http://www.monolithic.com/
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    Great Plan
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    I am in the process of building a BoB, as well as a truck kit, and a "Bug-in" house kit. I'm trying to keep everything modular, but capable of saving my life in any SHTF situation.

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    If you have a bug out bag you need to have a plan on where to bug out to. I could just imagine several thousand people bugging out to the same wilderness locations outside of developed areas, all armed, all scrounging for the limited resources in the area. Chaos and warfare.

    I have a bug out bag and a bug out location ( remote acreage ).

    Bug out bag + bug out plan.

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    This may not be quite what you're talking about as a "Bug-In" house kit, but I'm assembling a burglar alarm in the middle of the night kit (too lazy for hyphens), to be kept at bedside. It originally was to be assembled on a 2.25" nylon duty belt w/quick release buckle. Items on the belt would be an XD 45, 2 spare mags, flashlight, and cell phone. Then I got some good advice that a pistol fanny pack might be a better alternative - I could still carry the items previously mentioned, plus the all-important car & house keys, driver's license, CHL, proof of insurance, money, and credit cards. I'm embarrassed to say that I hadn't even considered the last set of stuff.

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    Yep, I do.
    I hope that everybody will think seriously about putting one together.
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    I have survival kits in each vehicle ( i farm and ranch in Colorado so that is a given ) My bugout locations are under 50 miles away in two directions , and are fully stocked with food , fueled with propane etc .. so i don't have a real bug out kit per se , its more a weapons and TP loadout that i pitch paperwork , prescriptions , legal docs etc on top of . In my area we don't see Katrina type stuff , and when we do see stuff like last winters blizzard well you cannot move effectively anyway . Its pretty much shelter in place unless and until martial law is declared , then its get to heck off the highway(s) for the duration .
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    Just ordered a Jumbo Versipak from Maxpedition. Looks like a sturdy
    pack.
    I got most of my info from:
    www.milspecmonkey.com
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    My wife and I both keep bags in our vehicles. We do not think of them so much as bug out bags (BOBs) as we do get home bags (GHBs). We live in a small city close to several military bases. If TSHTF, we really have no place to go but home. That is the purpose of our bags to allow us to get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lifesaver View Post
    My wife and I both keep bags in our vehicles. We do not think of them so much as bug out bags (BOBs) as we do get home bags (GHBs). We live in a small city close to several military bases. If TSHTF, we really have no place to go but home. That is the purpose of our bags to allow us to get there.
    I want to be home too. In general the only things I half to worry about would be a tornado or snowed in. I can live without electricity for awhile. I have plenty of nourishment at home. A solid basement. Live on a hill with a good defensive position if necessary.

    I also have a smoker and plenty of access to wood. I can cook for weeks.
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    Very nice rig ! Did you build it?
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    Unfortunately our times have changed and everyone should keep a bug out bag of what you may need for your circumstances. Some may be minimalists and some may be over prepared, but at least be ready.

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    Well Said. Like Your Signature !!
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