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    Nice kit. Maybe a little heavier on medical than most people would choose, but if you are competent with it, and hopefully someone else with you is too (so they can use it on you!), then fine.

    I agree that you are too light on commo equipment. I'd add an AM/FM broadcast radio, and a scanner, minimum. Knowing what is going on around you is crucial--it can save you from walking into trouble, and keep you from wasting your time and energy taking a dead-end route. Knowing where the public safety and military are, and what they are doing, can be important to know. A small pair of binos would be useful, too, for intel gathering and navigating.

    I also agree you should include an entrenching tool in your kit, and some leather work gloves.

    I'd also suggest perhaps adding a synthetic sleeping bag and some sort of shelter such as a bivy bag or two person tent.

    For your fire making equipment, you might add some Trioxane fuel tablets and a butane lighter.

    Where are your boots?? What, no duct tape?! How about a Boonie hat, some sun screen and bug repellent? You have some water, but how about a canteen or two?

    BTW, some cash is nice to have, just in case. You might want to throw in some junk silver coins, too, depending on your idea of future scenarios.

    Good start on your BoB though. Just keep in mind mobility vs firepower. As someone mentioned (it might have been you) one can overload themselves, I know, I've done that, twice! Both times I was miserable.

    Additional things I'd suggest for your vehicle--extra fan belts, extra radiator and heater hoses, coolant, a gas can, hand tools and grease rags, and a AAA membership!
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    If your away from home when the SHTF,, And trying to get back to make the stand.. Cool bag! If your at home when it hits, Got more at the house,, Just seen war of the worlds with Tom Cruise,, Gridlock, on the highways, And van took by a mob, Looks like what would happen!!

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    Question where can we buy those more advanced medical supplies win out stealing them from someone? I am working on my bob and it is adapting since I have a little one on the way. Awesome thread tho. Great suggestions.

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    Maybe you could order them or something. Most of that stuff I collected during military service and working as a civilian Paramedic.
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    Wow! How did i miss this thread!? Thanks for your ideas, Scuba.

    I've been modifying and upgrading my BOB for the past 10 years, and still don't have it quite to my liking. I have a basement full of various bags and kits I've tried that don't do just what I need them too, but I'm getting close. My experiences in Iraq really changed my thinking about what's important to carry and what's not. I was WAY overloaded at first.

    Folks need to remember that the best way to figure out what you need is to actually use the stuff. A lot of the pre-packaged kits are cheap-o and some of the stuff listed on internet "gear lists" is superfluous.

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    Thanks for posting this scuba. I've been wanting to get a bag together, but I needed a starting point. I now have a starting point, but need a bag to put the stuff in. I'm assuming you have your drip set to go along with the bag

    Its funny how the first things I gathered were the saline, 18ga caths, 1:1000 epi and IV benadryl...
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Lots of good thinking, especially about commo. I thought I would bring this thread back up to the top since there are so many recent BOB threads.
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    Scuba, I am curious why you only have one MRE. Maybe I am just a food nut.

    On the general subject of emergency supplies, I like to keep some kind of fruity powdered drink mix (like Tang or lemondade mix) to make nasty water less nasty tasting.

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    I have never tasted any bad water after it goes through the filter. I only have 1 MRE because the bag is meant to last 72 hours. I can make an MRE last 3 days pretty easily.
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    I only have a weekend bag packed in case the SHTF, all our ammo are in ammo cans, and the guns will be quickly put into cases and then we are out of town and headed into the woods.. we have food and supplies there in the cabin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spec View Post
    then we are out of town and headed into the woods.. we have food and supplies there in the cabin.
    Hopefully your supplies are still there when you get there...
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    Nice Job Scuba ! and Rangers do Lead the WAY !!
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    After all this, I still don't see mention of toilet paper. Of course I may missed a "Porta Poty" strapped to the roof.

    I have a simple plastic milk box in my trunk with flares, first aid kit, blanket and a few tools. It's the bare necessities but in a global crises requiring the gear Scubba carries we are expendable.

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    Is this one of those new extended MREs? With a regular one you could probably get away with one a day, but with stress added you might be a bit weak on day 3.

    Good stuff for the auto, particularly the POL. Consider as well some duct tape, coolant, and fix a flat.

    Medical: keep in mind the potential expiration of the saline. I'm not certain if you have a resupply source, but my efforts to obtain IV solution since leaving the infantry have been futile.

    50 rounds for a just pistol is a bit excessive. However, if it's just a full box in addition to what you have in your EDC, completely understandable. A carbine in the car may be something to consider, but I've written that off myself as not worth the trouble.

    Your water worries me; 1 liter is not a lot at all. If this is a 3 day bag BoB (as opposed to a half day GHB), I'd recommend 2-3 gallons. Your filter is a good idea, but it's not always practical to break that out when on the move.

    Not sure what you need the twine for that you couldn't handle with 550 cord.

    You can never have too many ponchos. Wouldn't hurt to toss in a Mylar blanket; they are aren't expensive and weigh almost nothing.

    If you're in an urban area, I can see value for a good dust mask, but a chemical protective mask is probably more weight than it's worth. Pack it if you want, but it would be the first thing I'd drop.

    Add gloves, more socks, underwear (well, your choice) and a T-shirt. Very little compares to the joy of fresh clean socks after a long day of walking and sweating. Nylons may be wise if you plan on walking too.

    Sunglasses are probably a good idea, especially if you get a lot of snow.

    FM radio I consider a must have item. I have a crank powered AM/FM/ flashlight in my bag. Information is vital.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldLincoln View Post
    After all this, I still don't see mention of toilet paper.
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