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Old 12-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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So after viewing 4 pages I saw nothing about bug out bags and there contents. I thought it would be interesting to see what others have put in theirs. I have been meaning to start one so here is a run down of what I have so far.

a. Medical kit
b. MRE
c. Water purification
d. Compass
e. 550 Cord
f. knife/machete
g. water storage (camel back/canteen)
h. change of clothes (tactical)
I. gas mask
j. head lamp/flash light

This is meant for cover a minimum of 2 weeks.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Minimum to two weeks? you might need to add some more stuff in there for that time frame.

Check out this site:
http://www.artofmanliness.com/2011/0...-survival-kit/


some ideas from above link:
CASH – $1000 minimum (because cash talks) or Gold or Silver coins.
Toilet paper?
Duct tape (100s of uses)
100 feet of Army issue trip wire (misc. projects, snares)
Pad of paper & pencil (leave notes or record information)
Small Bible
Leather work gloves
Small knife sharpener
2 dust masks (can double as crude filters)
Bar of soap & small bottle of hand sanitizer (hygiene)
Travel toothbrush w/ tooth paste
36″ length of rubber tubing (siphon, tourniquet)
Small sewing kit
2 heavy duty 30 gallon garbage gags (water storage, shelter, poncho)
P38 can opener
Binoculars
Small fishing kit
Stakes
Sunglasses (can double as safety glasses)
Whistle?
Insect repellent?
Earplugs?
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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2 weeks is just my bag. That does not include stores at my bug out location.

This does not include my QR gear either.

Sent from the front seat of my RX 8.
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So after viewing 4 pages I saw nothing about bug out bags and there contents. I thought it would be interesting to see what others have put in theirs. I have been meaning to start one so here is a run down of what I have so far.

a. Medical kit
b. MRE
c. Water purification
d. Compass
e. 550 Cord
f. knife/machete
g. water storage (camel back/canteen)
h. change of clothes (tactical)
I. gas mask
j. ((head lamp/flash light))

This is meant for cover a minimum of 2 weeks.
j. ((head lamp/flash light)) for the lamps i would consider carbide lanterns/helmets. Can be life saver when encountering electrical electrical malfunctions.
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I have to actually inventory my Bug-Out-Bag contents
but I'll make notes on things I DO NOT see other people listing.

And While I do actually carry half a dozen Garbage bags I have an actual USGI Poncho to use as a Poncho, as well as a poncho liner and a West German snow camo Poncho cover
(Sometimes NOT being seen is your goal.

I have seen all sorts of fire-starting gear on various "survival" shows, but making it a habit of carrying a zippo lighter could easily save your life.
What you will quickly learn is that it must be refilled every third day in warm conditions because the fluid evaporates out of them.

That is not to say I don't own fire starting blocks (magnesium with
a ferro-cerium strip) waterproof match cans filled with "Strike anywhere"
matches and even a plastic bottle filled with glycerine jar and
another filled with potassium permanganate .

Permanganate can also be used to purify water

But there is still a place in my pack for a jar of cotton balls soaked in melted Vaseline.
Even ignoring the fact that my First aid kit contains sealed, sterile packs of Vaseline gauze
and I have little lip balm tubes of Vaseline in two different pockets of every coat I own.

There's an especially nasty trick where you can encapsulate a pinch of permanganate
in a Vaseline soaked cotton ball, poke it with your finger to expose the crystals
and put a drop or two of glycerine and watch it go...
(You just gotta love pyrophoric mixtures for fire starting)
But I carry these in a metal Altoids "sours" tin in an outside pocket so I can get rid of them quickly
(I never entirely trust premixed Oxidizer/fuel mixtures)

But I have little bottles of Iodine based (USGI) water purification tablets stashed everywhere...

Even though it doesn't provide energy those little plastic tubes of "Crystal Light" Lemon-aid mix (or whatever flavor you prefer) do a passable job of covering the flavor of various water purifying compounds and make the water easier to choke down. and those little plastic packs are compact, lightweight useful for packing other survival gear.

I also carry Sugar (useful for far more than sweetening the next item...)

Instant coffee

I'll remind people that sugar and caffeine can greatly aid in survival.

Sugar can also be applied to wounds to stop bleeding

But I also carry a few tubes of clarified butter, a bottle of olive oil, a jar of peanut butter
and enough powdered creamer for five times as much tea and coffee that I carry.

why? because Coffee creamer is a powdered form of vegetable oil

I alos have a block of Velveta Cheeze (The Cheese that never dies)
and a liter of vodka as well as an 8oz flask of bourbon
(Psychological health is important too)

And I haven't seem anyone specifically mention Benedryl a first gen anti-histamine that can
also be used in the short term for a sleep aid, Fatigue is one of the most dangerous things
and being "keyed up" trying to survive GETTING to sleep can be tough

The obvious uses for aspirin, Imodium-AD and any NECISSARY medication...
I recommend a chalk based anti-acid and some sort of Symethicone (Silicone Oil) based anti-gas OTC

Why? because there is nothing worse than losing sleep due to acid reflux, in a survival situation it can be fatal.

CANDY, mainly for the sugar. AVOID any candy that is Licorice flavored candy, because the primary
flavor ingredient is a powerful bear attractant.
Though you might want to remember to suck on hard licorice candies when you have a weapon
and decide that today is the day you are going to eat the bear.
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I came across this link some might find interesting. It is a compilation of notes from someone heavily involved in Katrina.

Reading through it, you might think about some issues you may not have thought of, and how to prepare for them.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to assemble a B-O-B that can handle everything...
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This sounds like a good start.

Generators
Water Filters/Purifiers
Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)
Seasoned Firewood
Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First choice buy clear oil. If scarce, stockpile any!)
Coleman Fuel (Impossible to stockpile too much.)
Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots
Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks
Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars
Rice - Beans - Wheat
Vegetable oil (for cooking)
Charcoal and Lighter fluid
Water containers (Urgent Item to obtain)
Propane Mini Heater head (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
Propane Cylinders
Michael Hyatt's Y2K Survival Guide (BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)
Mantles Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
Baby Supplies Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc
Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman and Kerosene)
Vitamins (Critical)
Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)
Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)
Aluminum foil Reg. and Heavy. Duty (Great Cooking and Barter item)
Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)
Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel
Milk - Powdered and Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)
Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
Coleman's Pump Repair Kit 1(800) 835-3278
Tuna Fish (in oil)
Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room...)
First aid kits
Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies
BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)
Flour, yeast and salt
Matches ("Strike Anywhere" preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)
Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
Flashlights/Light Sticks and torches, "No.76 Dietz" Lanterns
Journals, Diaries and Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences Historic times!)
Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
Men's Hygiene Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
Fishing supplies/tools
Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams
Duct tape
Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
Candles
Laundry detergent (Liquid)
Backpacks and Duffle bags
Garden tools and supplies
Scissors, fabrics and sewing supplies
Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
Bleach (plain, NOT scented 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
Knives and Sharpening tools files, stones, steel
Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.
Sleeping bags and blankets/pillows/mats
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
Board Games Cards, Dice
d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
Mousetraps, Ant traps and cockroach magnets
Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks...)
Baby Wipes, oils, waterless and Anti-bacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
Shaving supplies (razors and creams, talc, after shave)
Hand pumps and siphons (for water and for fuels)
Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillons/gravy/soup base
Reading glasses
Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
"Survival-in-a-Can"
Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
BSA - New 1998 - Boy Scout Handbook (also, Leader's Catalog)
Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
Lumber (all types)
Wagons and carts (for transport to and from open Flea markets)
Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)
Gloves Work/warming/gardening, etc.
Lantern Hangers
Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts and bolts
Teas
Coffee
Cigarettes (Good for barter)
Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
Paraffin wax
Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
Chewing gum/candies
Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
Hats and cotton neckerchiefs
Goats/chickens
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I think that covered just about everything you might want in a post-apocalyptic world..
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Now what caliber? I starting to stock pile 7.62x39. 22LR is what a lot of people are stock piling.
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