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Vehicle:
• Spare Tire
• Jumper Cables
• Tow Strap
• Ratchet Straps
• Power Inverter
• Spare Oil. Power Steering Fluid. Transmission Fluid. Brake Fluid. Funnel.
• USGI First Aid Kit


Front:
Medical:
• 500cc Normal Saline. Morgan Lens (for flushing eyes). 14ga catheter for chest decompression and Asherman Chest Seals. 18 ga catheter for IV access. Ampule of epinephrine and Benadryl with needle/syringe for anaphylaxis. Scalpel. Stapler (for open wounds). Sutures. Needle Driver, Scissors, Tweezers. Ring Cutter.
• Emergency Trauma Dressings (Israeli Dressing). CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet). Coban. ACE Wrap. SAM Splint. 3” tape. Gloves. Cravats.
Immediate Needs:
• Compass, Signal Mirror, NC Map
• 50 rounds .45 ACP ammunition
• 1 liter water
• Water Filter (bacteria, parasites, viruses) and Iodine tabs.

Back:
Survival:
• Knife (Strider Chuck Mawhinney Sniper), Dual grit stone, head lamp, Phantom Warrior Medic Flashlight (adjustable from barely visible to full flood illumination). SOG Multi Tool.
• 550 para cord
• Pro Mask
• Heavy Weight Poncho with liner (woobie)
• Twine
• Whistle
• Magnesium Fire Starter
• Water “proof” matches
• Survival Candles
• 1 MRE
• 1 pair of poly pros and 1 pair wool socks
• Cold weather beanie
 
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One Word.....Prepared!!!! No Flashlight? I am sure you have a good LED flashlight and a years worth of batteries in there someplace:wink:
 

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Sorry, I forgot to list that. Yeah, a headlamp and a Phantom, with extra batteries for both.
 

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Where are you going to go?
The expressways will be jammed tight (gridlock)...extra gas?

I guess that BoB will get you home from the office if the SHTF, but why leave home?

I'm just sayin'...:blink::wave:

Short of a nuke, bio, or chem strike, I'm hangin' at home.:yup:
 

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I guess you're ready for your next FTX, but forgot your entrenching tool.
 

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It's a 72 hour bag. I guess you guys forgot a bug out bag means what you need to survive for 72 hours. This compact kit that I can easily throw on my back will get me from anywhere I go back to my house, where I can make a pretty hard stand against anything that comes my way. If I can't make it back to the house, at least I have about 3000 calories in the MRE, and 50 rounds of 45 to do what I need to do. Just like they say you never know when someone is going to "attack" you, and you need your gun, they also don't know when a disaster will happen, and you need you get your family the hell out of dodge. I experienced this in Hurricaine Katrina. I had to evacuate my 10 year old daughter out of there, I would have killed someone for a BOB.
 

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see below
 

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Scuba,

Thanks for the pics. The bag looks good. It's better to have it than to not.

Everyone's BOB or GHB (get home bag) will look a little different, but it's nice to see your compact setup.

:wave:
 

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Sorry, I reread my post and thought it was a little harsh. That's not what I intended. The post was intended for people that may be interested in this sort of thing, and to comment about what they would add or take away and why.
 

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Looks pretty good. I am most impressed with how it is packed to grab and go. Mine could use some help in that respect. I worry about theft so I keep my stuff out of sight (packed around spare tire) so it would take me a few minutes to get it out if I had to ditch the car.

Think about some items for your wife/daughter. They carry kits of their own?
 

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Sorry, I reread my post and thought it was a little harsh. That's not what I intended. The post was intended for people that may be interested in this sort of thing, and to comment about what they would add or take away and why.
Scuba,

What about a carbine (and ammo), shotgun, and/or other rifle (10/22)? My choice is a RRA Tactical Entry AR-15 (5.56), a Winchester 1300 (12 ga), and a Ruger 10/22 (in addition to my Glock 30/21 .45 ACP). I have seen all these recommended for either the B.O.B or prepositioned in a geocache.

Also 50 rounds of .45 IMO may be a little on the light side. When the SHTF would be better to have 100 and another 200 to match the carbine you might add.
 

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I know where scuba learned his tricks just by looking at his bag; what is packed is almost as important as how its packed.
 

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RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! ALL THE WAY! I have an exact replica of this bag in my wife's trunk. Remember, a bug out bag is supposed to serve you for 72 hours. If I can't get back to my house in 72 hours, something's bad wrong. I have my M1A, over a grand of ammo for it, and my shotgun with slugs and buck at the house. All my BOB serves is just like my pistols. It gets me back to where I have the real stuff.
 
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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?
 

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You did a great job with that, Scuba. I have one myself, but not nearly as elaborate (or as well packed and organized) as yours.

But then again I was never in the military, so now I have a new goal to shoot for.....
 

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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?
I think Scuba is a medic, so he could put those special items to good use. Unless you have some advance knowledge or training, I would think a basic first aid kit would suffice. I have nothing more than basic first aid skills, so I am a little weak in that department myself.
 

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Excellent! My set up is still evolving as time and cash flow allow. One thing I noticed you didn't mention was communicaitons gear. A set of GMRS radios can be quite handy. If you get your license (pay to play:wink:) and get some serious radios (instead of the bubble pack ones at walmart) you might be surprised what you can do. You can have a mobile or base putting out fifty watts and you can also utilize repeaters. With one repeater in Houston I can talk on my four watt portable from Katy to Pasadena. Also, GMRS 1 with a tone of 141.3 is now pretty much accepted as the national GMRS emergency channel and more emergency operations centers are startng to monitor it.
 

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I think Scuba is a medic, so he could put those special items to good use. Unless you have some advance knowledge or training, I would think a basic first aid kit would suffice. I have nothing more than basic first aid skills, so I am a little weak in that department myself.
that was my first thought, I just hope that if I'm hurt bad enough to need a real medic that I can hold out till I can get medical attention. I was thinking about stuff to add such as the saline, eye wash and field dressing kits.

I have a CB radio in my BOB as well as 2 handheld 2 ways (incase of a group situation) in addition to my cell phone. I would assume the cell towers would go down from overuse in a SHTF situation. Channel 9 and 19 are monitored for emergency situations.

I have toyed with the idea of making waterproof tubes out of 6" or 8" PVC with a cap at one end and a pipe stopper in the other. Paint it black or green and use letters of what it is. maybe even strap them to another empty tube incase of flood it would float.

this thread kicks ass :hand10:
 

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Scuba, I posted some stuff without realizing it was your bag. Thought you pulled picks from somewhere. Knowing you use a layered program my comments were off base. I will add-

People who have never had to hump gear choose to carry everything they think they might need. People who are used to carrying gear carry what they know they will need.

If your mindset is that this is your bag to be used only in "real" emergencies you will spend lots of time contemplating what constitutes and emergency. Bags should have room to add stuff you come across or is mission specific. You need to work out of your bag to the point where you can find what you need in the dark.

IMHO opinion "break in case of emergency kits" are not the way to go.

Two things that need to be real hand are work gloves and eye protection.


YMMV- George
 
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