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Bug Out Bag Complaint

 
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05/14/2012 12:55 PM
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Bug Out Bag Complaint
Why is it that every BOB vid I see looks like it will cost about a years pay? I guess they figure poor folks will just have to die.
Anonymous Coward
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05/14/2012 12:59 PM
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Luckily for me I have all the stuff I need. Just have to put it into a bag.
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05/14/2012 01:29 PM
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Most of a BoB's contents are cheap and can also be assembled by yourself. There are only a couple of items that require more cash as one gets what they pay for.

A good knife is such an item as is a multi-tool. Buy quality and relibility for these two items.

The priorities for survival are: Shelter, Water, Food, & Heat.
Shelter: a 1 or 2 man tent, a tarp, etc. A 35gal trashbag makes a raincoat.
Water: purification tablets and a canteen, a pot to boil water in, coffee filters or bandannas to strain the water first, etc.
Food: canned meats and dinners-Spaghettio's, chili, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, MRE's, trail mix, beef jerky, etc.
Heat: a candle, firesteel & cotton balls permeated w/petroleum jelly or dryer lint, books of paper matches from restaurants, hotels, etc., kitchen matches in a medicine bottle, a couple of blankets, a 55gal trashbag (makes a sleeping bag with blankets added), etc.

Use your imagination. Most of what you need is probably all around you or at your place of work.

I do like having some twine or paracord, & about 60ft of 3/8ths inch of rope as well as a European type messkit & tin cup also. Add a small 1st aid kit that can be gathered together from things in your home.
Lester
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05/14/2012 01:31 PM
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Where the fuck you gonna go with just a backpack anyways?

Walk home from work? Walk over the mountain to your Bug Out Location?

My idea of a BOB is a one-ton 4x4 crew cab diesel dually (or heavier) fully loaded with gear and pulling a tandem axle cargo trailer rated for as much weight as you can get...

Another option is to find a couple of good-running fullsize sedans and use them to carry/store gear. Older RVs can be found dirt-cheap, and some will be in reasonably good condition. Go over the motor, & transmission, new tires and shocks, maybe spring leaves and you have a vehicle. Restore or gut the interior and you are set. Generator is often worth what you pay for the whole rig, plus you get a propane fridge and all the rest.


The idiots are blowing their dough on gizmos and think they can buy their way to self-sufficiency when what they really need is to learn the skills for themselves.

If you figure you need a backpack, the best to carry weight are External Frame designs like Kelty & Camptrails. Barney's makes THE BEST frame pack to carry extreme loads, but you pay $400 for their product and many Alaskan hunters pay the money happily.

I buy most my backpacks at Thrift/Resale or Pawn and never paid more than $15. Have bought new at REI and Sierra Trading Post.

Save your money for gear you need best/latest technology from; like waterfiltering and campstove cooking gear.

Some stuff you don't want to scrimp on, but buy used whenever you can. Use some of your savings to personalize/improve your gear and you will be way ahead of those who buy the Kifaru and Mystery Ranch kind of way-over priced shit.
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05/28/2012 06:56 PM
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Because all the stuff put into one of those bags is collected over time.

Usually nobody just walks in somewhere and buys it all at once.
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05/28/2012 07:21 PM
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For a REAL BOB forget what most people say and think in everyday terms of what you will need if you have to
SUDDENLY leave because of an Earthquake, Hurricane, Wildfire/Forest Fire, Flodd, Tornado:

#1 .... CASH and LOTS of it
#2 .... Water Purification System
#3 .... Shelter that will keep you dry (tent & tarp)
#4 .... Clothing outerware that will keep you dry and warm
#5 .... Good walking shoes/boots
#6 .... Undergarments that can be washed in a sink and dry quickly
#7 .... Outergarments that can be washed in a sink and dry quickly
#8 .... Food for 3 to 7 days (preferably not needing cooking)
#9 .... Misc items such as matches/fire starter material, propane lighter, good knife, good multitool, LED Flashlight, Paracord, First Aid Kit, and if possible a Lightweight Handax

Voila ...NOT a lot of the typical stuff most people who write about BOB's talk about, but that is the stuff that you need for MOST real life events for a SUDDEN evacuation or need for SUDDEN protection from the elements.

If you can manage it a foldup bicycle is not a bad thing to have in your vehicle also. Remember 9/11? or the San Francisco Bay EQ? Roads impassible and public transit was shut down ... BUT you could move around if you had a bicycle!

Guns? Of LITTLE USE in almost any situation where you need actually BOB bag in the REAL WORLD. More CASH is usually much more critical than a gun.
Krime
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06/03/2012 07:43 PM
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I am a poor broke person myself, yet there are alternatives to your bug bag prices.
you can find alot of useful idems at your local dollar store, and then theres e-Bay for the more expensive stuff like survival knives- $10+ and water purification tablets you can get like 50 for around $7 ta $8 depending on the aution.
I just got a straight razor off of e-Bay for $8.
why a straight razor?
well, friends, how many gillet fusion razors do you think will be around when SHTF?
I would tell you more but you can find alot of useful information at this site:
[link to www.doomsdayprepperforums.com]

also something i havent seen on too many threads here:
asprin
pain reliever
or antibiotics
you can get amoxicillian at your local fish store for around $8.
HnryBwmn

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06/03/2012 07:54 PM
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For a REAL BOB forget what most people say and think in everyday terms of what you will need if you have to
SUDDENLY leave because of an Earthquake, Hurricane, Wildfire/Forest Fire, Flodd, Tornado:

#1 .... CASH and LOTS of it
#2 .... Water Purification System
#3 .... Shelter that will keep you dry (tent & tarp)
#4 .... Clothing outerware that will keep you dry and warm
#5 .... Good walking shoes/boots
#6 .... Undergarments that can be washed in a sink and dry quickly
#7 .... Outergarments that can be washed in a sink and dry quickly
#8 .... Food for 3 to 7 days (preferably not needing cooking)
#9 .... Misc items such as matches/fire starter material, propane lighter, good knife, good multitool, LED Flashlight, Paracord, First Aid Kit, and if possible a Lightweight Handax

Voila ...NOT a lot of the typical stuff most people who write about BOB's talk about, but that is the stuff that you need for MOST real life events for a SUDDEN evacuation or need for SUDDEN protection from the elements.

If you can manage it a foldup bicycle is not a bad thing to have in your vehicle also. Remember 9/11? or the San Francisco Bay EQ? Roads impassible and public transit was shut down ... BUT you could move around if you had a bicycle!

Guns? Of LITTLE USE in almost any situation where you need actually BOB bag in the REAL WORLD. More CASH is usually much more critical than a gun.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14279801


WTF are you smoking? Cash, "lots of it" and NO gun?
Somebody will have your cash, your pack and your life.
Don't be stupid.

As for gear, try my freind at CJL:
[link to www.cjlenterprize.com]
You can educate the ignorant, but you can't fix stupid!
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06/03/2012 07:55 PM
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Why is it that every BOB vid I see looks like it will cost about a years pay? I guess they figure poor folks will just have to die.
 Quoting: Doom-Tard


lmao yep.
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06/03/2012 07:58 PM
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Why is it that every BOB vid I see looks like it will cost about a years pay? I guess they figure poor folks will just have to die.
 Quoting: Doom-Tard





Those youtube vids are made by idiots! Monetary value depends on your own need and ingenuity.
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06/03/2012 08:02 PM
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the longer u wait the more expensive it will get. I was in an army/navy store the other day and prices were high. I still bot some things I need. One item in particular that caught my eye was a 'woodland cammo bivy tent'. Feels like it weighs 2lb and cost $64

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