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    Very decent kit ScubaDuba. I don't know how plentiful small game is in your area buy you might consider some food gathering items.

    Living in the mid west and specifically around the Ozarks, I carry a decent survival fishing kit, 2 Speed Hooks, a compact gill net, about 18 or 20 snares for fish, squirrels, and other small game. I do carry some quick access food though, but not a whole lot.

    Again, very nice kit. I should get the camera out this week and photo mine since BoB's are getting a lot of interest here.
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    I would add some coffee to your BOB. If you don't like coffee, maybe some hot cocoa. It's a comfort thing.

    I'd also add some more dehydrated food. 3 days might end up taking you 6 days to get home if you are forced to go around a lot of ambushes or road blocks. You also have to consider that you may have to travel at night only.

    One MRE wouldn't cut it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    I would add some coffee to your BOB. If you don't like coffee, maybe some hot cocoa. It's a comfort thing.

    I'd also add some more dehydrated food. 3 days might end up taking you 6 days to get home if you are forced to go around a lot of ambushes or road blocks. You also have to consider that you may have to travel at night only.

    One MRE wouldn't cut it.
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    Great advice guys! Actually, a lot of that stuff I would love to have. The stuff in my bag was all free. Anything else, has to get the ol wallet pried open.lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomEgun View Post
    A Ranger can survive a day just on the Chicklets in the MRE
    Hell, one PIECE a day... Ah, lickey-chewies....
    A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.

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    There was a guy in my unit with these big teeth, we called him Chiclet. He was an RTB medic in FL for a couple years. You guys talking about those things made me think of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Hell, one PIECE a day... Ah, lickey-chewies....
    Thats right forgot to save a piece for your buddy just incase of hard times And Coffee I remember melting C4 to burn foil just to heat a cup of joe in my canteen cup that was desperate
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    I haven't noticed anyone suggesting "cylume light sticks," they can be invaluable
    in night time activities.

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    True, a couple of those would back up the headlamp nicely.
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    Another good idea is to take some dryer lint, fill a ziplock bag with it and add some vaseline. You can use this as a fire starter. Also, if you have an old tire tube, cut it up into strips and use it to start a fire. Both things will burn a heck of alot longer than a match. Fire is always a plus!

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    Good job.

    I have a setup similar to yours (though packed differently) that I keep in a trunk in the back of my SUV. A few additional things I have in mine that you haven't mentioned (or that I overlooked) are as follows:

    Trunk
    blankets - these are small, lightweight blanket rolls I bought for less than $10
    extra wool cap, poncho and blanket (w/ carry straps) for passenger
    flares
    tools

    Backpack - mine looks a little bloated, but it's light
    survival flash cards
    2 liters water
    1/2 spent roll of duct tape smashed flat
    partial roll of tissue (w/out cardboard) smashed flat and ziplocked
    power bars
    small disposable camera, sealed in foil
    cold weather gloves
    2 ziplock bags
    money clip w/ cash

    None of the extra stuff in the backpack really took up much more space or added much weight except the water.

    I'm going to add a couple of magazines now that I have my CCW. One day down the road when the money's right I'd like to add this: Marlin Model 1895M in 450 Marlin

    I noticed your location. Interestingly enough, I put mine together back when I lived in Winston-Salem.

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    Just came across this post. Thanks again for the details and the pics!

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    Great thread! I thought OP had it covered pretty well. Then the suggestions of additional gear started. Good ideas, but you'll need to buy a van to haul it all.

    <edit> Wal-Mart's sporting goods dept has everything one needs for a good starter B.O.G. -- Back packs, flashlights, first aid kits, multi tools/knives, water bladders (similar to those used by our troops in the desert), spare ammo, etc.

    An added suggestion I thought of: one of those portable de-fib machines. primarily for someone w/ medical training, but supposedly they're easy enough for anyone to use, and could save someones life.
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    I'm not being a wise guy, but if the SHTF where are all you folks going to bug out to......because it will be the same for everyone everywhere so where you gonna go? Just curious.
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    Trauma care

    Quote Originally Posted by razor02097 View Post
    I'm no medical expert but you have a lot of specialized items in your med kit. Mine isn't as advanced by a long shot. Some things like a turnicate would be fashioned from the para cord and dowls I have.

    A first aid kit is what I have its enough to get cuts, scrapes, burns, gashes and pain under control. It has cleaning agents (alcohol) a suture kit and butterfly bandages for larger gashes.

    Is my kit sufficient or should I upgrade?
    IMO, you should consider upgrading at least a few things... these below are pretty useless for minor cuts and bruises, but will save a life in case of severe trauma. Any standard civilian first aid kit will have bandaids and aspirin.

    Forget a tourniquet made from para cord. By the time you get it tight enough to clamp down on a femoral bleed you'll be halfway to severing the leg. Get a CAT-T, and practice putting it on yourself in under 20 seconds. Three easy steps:
    1. Get off the X! Something really bad just happened there. Get elsewhere.
    2. Place the tourniquet as high on the extremity as you can.
    3. Tighten until it hurts, and the blood stops.
    and, 4., weapon up, get back in the fight.

    The israeli bandage or the Olaes modular bandage are good for just about anything serious. The Olaes can come apart to pack a wound as well. Both provide the pressure needed to control a heavy bleed.

    Quik-Clot combat gauze hemostatic agent. Even without a tourniquet it *MIGHT* (might, I say...) stop an arterial bleed if you pack it well enough.

    A couple sets of gloves, in case you are saving someone else. Or wearing a nice shirt.

    If you can find a class somewhere in self care/buddy care, it will pay big dividends.

    Expect to pay around $30-$40 for the CAT-T, about $6-$10 for the pressure bandage, and about $30-$40 for the Quik-Clot. North American Rescue is one reputable source, but a search on Amazon will bring you many choices.

    With these you will be ready to treat the roughly 9% of combat deaths that are the result of bleeding out from an extremity injury. Another 5% of them are due to tension pneumothorax, air getting into the chest cavity and collapsing a lung. A chest seal or two, even if improvised from the plastic bag the pressure dressing comes in, can buy you time. I'll leave the techniques of an expedient chest decompression to the reader as an exercise for the student. Another 1% are due to obstructed airway, which may respond to a modified head-tilt/chin lift, or may require an appliance like a NG or OP airway. Neither is hard to learn to use, but getting the training may be difficult.

    That counts of about 15% of combat deaths that are preventable... the remaining 85% are composed of things like instant death due to various injuries and infections/shock. These will give you a good chance of saving the 9% that can be saved.

    Not a lot of $, or training needed. But, not zero of either.

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