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Title: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on December 10, 2008, 04:39:53 AM
I'm hoping some of you already have a BOB prepared.  

For those of you who do, I'd like you to post pictures of your bag & a rundown of it's contents.  I'm doing this with the hope that others will get motivated to build their own BOB.  For those of you who don't already have one, you might want to consider putting together some type of 72 hour emergency kit.  It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive, it just needs to be the basics to get you from point A to B if you need to evacuate.

Pics & contents in this thread only please folks.  


Go to the following link for discussion please.
What Do You Keep in Your BOB & why? (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.msg12273#msg12273)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: cdnshooter on December 10, 2008, 09:07:58 AM
Cold weather is a fact of life here for 5 to 6 months a year.

Cold Weather B.O.B.

We've got about 1' of snow and have had temperatures down to -20 Celcius (-4 Fahrenheit), and it's mid-November. Gear in your BOB has to be a little different. Note; not all items I carry everyday are listed. Also, some 'sensitive ' items are not shown, given that I am in Canada  >:(

Clothing- mukluks may be substituted for leather boots.
- Layers of clothing. Polypro, fleece, goretex and thinsulate. Toque (watchcap) is a must. Avoid overheating, it is easy to dehydrate in the cold. All of my clothing is my old issued uniform, (I'm recently retired) but there are so many other military guys running around that it wouldn't raise any alarms.

Water- I only keep the Nalgene full, as all my water containers will freeze. I can chip ice out of the wide-mouthed nalgene bottle. The remainder will be partialy filled at the time of need. Partialy filling the water bottles allows the water to keep moving, avoiding freezing. 2 Litre has strap and case to be worn next to the body. A frozen meal can also be thawn/ brought to body temperature by slipping it in the canteen case between the warmed water and the body.

Radios- two radios, as they tend to suck in the cold. Experience tells me to carry more than one.

Batteries- Lithium tends to work better in the cold. Like radios, strobe, gps, etc, they get carried close to the body to keep warm.

Photomap- note seasonal changes. Secluded routes become less so once the leaves drop.

High energy snacks- Lots.

IFAK- (Immediate First Aid Kit) I.V. bags need to be kept warm, so inside parka they go.

Anyhow, here is my list.


1 Underwear- polypro shorts, long bottoms and long sleeved top
2 Polyfleece top and bottom.
3 Cargo pants.
4 Parka and snowpants- Goretex and thinsulate.
5 Polypro necker. A tube that can be used like a scarf and facemask.
6 Fleece toque. (watchcap)
7 Socks- Woolo/polypr blend outer, polypro inner.
8 Goretex & thinsulate boots, vibram sole.
9 Flight gloves, Goretex&thinsulate 3-finger mitts.
10 1 litre canteen with tin cup, windshield andd puritabs.
11 2 Litre flexible canteen with bag, slung under parka to thaw water.
12 Puristraw water purifier.
13 1 litre nalgene bottle. Wide mouth allows me to chip ice out to thaw.
14 2 x frs radios with earpieces, lithium batteries. “2 is 1, 1 is none.” (edit- newer GMRS replaced these, working on HAM license.)
15 Spare batteries
16 Strobe with spare lithium battery.
17 Flourescent orange personal panel.
18 3 x glowsticks. Carried inside parka to keep warm.
19 Compass with case.
20 GPS with spare lithium batteries.
21 Photomap with RVs, routes, hazards, etc, marked.
22 MRE with spare heater.
23 High energy snacks & Medicines.. Powergels, fruit bars, energy bars.
24 Folding stove with heat tablets.
25 Toilet paper.
26 Lighter with guntape and paracord tie-off.
27 Simple, strong knife, with tie-off and copper wire.
28 Saw
29 50’ paracord.
30 2 zapstraps.
31 Lists-contacts, numbers, pers info, critical documents with photocopies.
32 1G zip drive, extensive pers info and critical documents.
33 Safety pins
34 Waist strap for rucksack.
35 Attachment straps x 2.
36 (Not shown) Reflective patches- IR, visible light and “Ranger Eye”
37 Trauma management kit. Separate waist bag. (Old camera bag.)
38 4 x bungee cords, for poncho.
39 Army poncho.
40 Mini leatherman.
41 Cash; bills and coins, pre-paid calling cards. (Silver added)
42 B.O.B.- Issued NBC bag (was issued for Nuke suit) modified with extra pockets, straps, etc.

Not shown- Skis, boots, poles. Sled with harness and more 72 hour gear (tent, stove, sleep bag, ice block, axe, etc.) in car.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/Cdnshooter/BOBnumbered.jpg)

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h7/Cdnshooter/BOBup.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: kaiservontexas on December 10, 2008, 10:14:55 AM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/kaiservontexas/Firearms/CrusaderLoadOut.jpg)

or so: no the pad is not attached it is just resting:
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/kaiservontexas/GEAR/DSC01025.jpg)

Now my GHB/EDC:
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i236/kaiservontexas/GEAR/DSC00943.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: millerized1 on December 10, 2008, 10:19:33 AM
I was going to post a picture of the wife, but until this bruise above my eye heals........

Actually, I've got 2
(http://www.pipergear.com/images/backpack/bog5016B_1.jpg)
and
(http://www.pipergear.com/images/backpack/p5027_awol_bpack9.jpg)

I got a good deal years ago, and bought one.  Their quality suprised me so much I bought a second one.  Very heavy duty, the BOB actually has mag pockets inside it.  It's held my 3 day get home kit since 2006 when I bought it.  The Awol bag has a neat smaller pack that clips on the back, just in case you need to drop most and take some. They ain't cheap, but quality American made stuff usually isn't.

Oh, and a lifetime warranty is a nice kicker as well.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Zombie Axe on December 10, 2008, 05:21:21 PM
Thought I'd share some of my GHB, Escape & Evasion, and "Stranded Bag". My primary focus is a bag that will get me back home or help me survive a situation where I may be stranded for a few days.

This bag is no where near complete and is a little heavier than I'd like but not bad for what all is in there. Weighs in under 30lbs which is no sweat for me to hump as I regularly hump a 40lb bag on some of my excusions. I still need to give it a shakedown cruise!

Some things I omitted for OPSEC reasons...

I work primarly outside and at work I keep in a patrol bag alot of work related clothing including cold weather gear. Should I need to get back home I will rob the items I need from my other bags (mainly clothing) and get back. First I have to get back to where I will keep this bag from wherever my work truck  is, then a short hike to a private storage building I maintain in the town I work in, and then hopefully ride a bike back home (WX permitting). All this is from the scenario that my vehicle does'nt work and I can't get a ride home for whatever reason. Walking is the worst case scenario so my bag revolves around it. Riding the bike home is next to the worst, and driving home is definately plan 'A':D However, hope for the best, plan for the worst!

What I am referring to as a "Stranded Bag" is sometimes I have been snowed away from home and I have to set up house wherever.  It is rare it has happened, but it has often enough to be annoying. Also, my work truck SUCKS in the snow, and I have been up in the mountains and stuck before. One of these days if I get stuck and can't get out I can camp out until help arrives. This bag will stay in my personal vehicle unless the WX conditions warrant it as I have enough stuff in my work truck to make it through 'standard emergencies'.

Most of my 'messy items', like tootpaste, bug spray, sunburn lotion, etc and things I want to keep dry like, Toliet Paper, extra clothing, etc. is vacum packed with a Food Saver Vacu-sealer. I hate it when things leak in my bag and get it over my other gear. I also don't like the thought of WET TP!!! So it does make items a little bulkier, but it gives ME piece of mind!

So without further ado, my BAG :eek:

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/GHBback.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/GHBfront.jpg)

Spec Ops T.H.E Pack treated with Camp Dry with 2 M-16 Mag pouches for additional capacity.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/Contents.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/ContentsDetail1.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/ContentDetail2.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/ContentDetail3.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t307/ZuluAlpha/ContentDetail4.jpg)

Contents list:

T.H.E. Pack

Tools
one technician screwdriver
one versa driver pocket tool
one you dig it mini shovel
one Gerber LMF2 knife
one cold steel voyager lock back serrated blade knife
one knife sharpener
one small diamond stone
one Gerber saw
one multipurpose saw (uses reciprocating saw blades one for wood and one for
metal)

General
Kenwood THF6A radio
seven LED keychain lights
one Energizer LED headlamp
six AAA batteries for headlamp
one CR123A battery holder that holds four batteries for EDC flashlight
8X21 monocular
one pair Bushnell binoculars
signal mirror
three Arial flares
one bright orange rainfly (also double as signal marker)
para cord
two rolls mason twine high visibility
2 oz WD-40 spray can
one small tube superglue
one whistle

Medical Hygiene
Adventure Medical Kit
Adventure Medical Kit blister kit
Adventure Medical Kit pocket medic
Added: Tubes of Advil, Benedryl, Tums fast packs, I got extra so I can 'graze' from the meds when I get a headache or whatnot...
One EMT shear
Benadryl
one purell hand sanitizer
One mole foam
insect repellant wipes
sawyer sun block
one small bar of soap
one small bottle shampoo
one small toothpaste/toothbrush
one floss
two chaptstick
twelve eyeglass cleaners (also can double as fire starter)
one 40 wipe container antibacterial wipes
one roll tp vacuum packed
ear plugs

clothing
sewing kit
one snug pack poncho designed to fit over backpacks
one 9'x12' 3 mill thick drop cloth for improvised shelter
one disposable emergency poncho
one survival blanket
one change of clothes
Tilley hat
one pair mechanics gloves

Fire
one butane lighter
one peanut lighter
three small boxes of matches
one match safe of strike anywhere matches
one Kershaw fire steel
one magnesium fire starter
water proof fire sticks for fire making
magnifying glass

Water purification/gathering
one MSR EX water filter
two platypus bags
various sized aloksak bags food grade to gather and store water and protect
items that need waterproofing
sponge to gather dew in arid environments
hydration system not shown
coffee filters to help remove sediment

Food
one Optimums nova + multifuel stove
one bottle 250 ml fuel for stove good for 2 1/2 hours cooking
one MSR cook set
P38 can opener
six power bars high protein
one package homemade beef jerky
three Mountain House meals (for tasty meals when I can 'cook water')
three MRE's (for eating on the run)
seven tasters choice packets of instant coffee (dollar store special)
4 bags of Lipton Soup Mix (makes 4 cups, but I think it tastes better with 3 cups)
1.5 water bottle
Nagalene Water bottle with metal 'canteen cup'

Navigation
one silva compass
maps of local area
GPS V in work bag easily switched to carry bag


Also added but not shown:

2 'airplane sized' bottles of Vodka for antiseptic,mouthwash,sleep aid, pain killer, etc.
1 space pen, pencil and pad of 'write in the rain' tablet
1 pencil sharpener to make nice tinder out of small sticks/twigs... and to sharpnen the pencil ;)
2 large contractor trash bags
1 2mil thick 9'x12' plastic sheet (drop cloth) to improvise shelter, solar still, etc.
1 small highly absorbent camp towel (fast drying)

Also carried on person:
Leatherman Tool
Blackhawk Gladius LED light
Kershaw Onion folder
Survival Bracelet (www.survivalstraps.com)
Zippo and peanut lighter (don't smoke but am a pyro!!!)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: SymteX on December 23, 2008, 05:24:36 PM
Well this covers my 3 BOBS. I have a every day BOB that goes into the office with me. I have a 3 day BOB and the mother Load out Bag to carry it all.

(http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6382/bobgear006md4.jpg)

#1 = SPEC OPS "THE PACK" This is my 3 day pack.
#2 = This is a medical blow out kit
#3 = Eagle Plate carrier
#4 = Medical blow out kit
#5 = My every day carry bag with essential gear.  Camelbak MULE
#6 = SNUGPAK Sleeper Lite. Very good compact sleeping bag. I highly recommend.

(http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/4975/bobgear007en0.jpg)

The bag at the bottom is a Eagle Sigma M4. This hold a ton of shit and is built very well.
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/7615/bobgear008kf4.jpg)

Sigma loaded with all the gear above.
(http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/9979/bobgear009ig1.jpg)
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/81/bobgear010is4.jpg)

Here is the M4 padded case that fits on the side.
(http://img388.imageshack.us/img388/4246/bobgear011wx6.jpg)
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9710/bobgear012da1.jpg)

Bag closed up with all gear pictured above with M4 loaded in the side pouch as well.
(http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/8431/bobgear013ux5.jpg)

And a final shot with my 10/22 for size comparison.
(http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/2619/bobgear014gi9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Tactical Badger on December 28, 2008, 01:43:03 PM
(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee148/TacticalBadger/DSCN1083-1.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee148/TacticalBadger/DSCN1078-1.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee148/TacticalBadger/DSCN1069.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee148/TacticalBadger/DSCN1070-1.jpg)

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee148/TacticalBadger/DSCN1075.jpg)

I'll try and write up the contents when I get some time.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: James Yeager on December 31, 2008, 07:38:33 PM
This is my new long range bug-out bag. It is a Kifaru Zulu Extreme.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/jamesyeager/Hiking/Hike12-31-08026.jpg)

I took it on a trial run today. It weighs 50 pounds here as we hiked three very hilly miles.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/jamesyeager/Hiking/Hike12-31-08042.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: HYRYSC on January 01, 2009, 04:37:16 PM
This is my GHB, my GOOD bag is packed and in my jeep ready for service, but is mainly more serious foodstuffs, clothing, sheltering etc.  My GHB goes where I go.  It is as unassuming as I could get and I keep it hidden well when it and I are not in direct contact (church, work) but I try to ensure that it is always within 200 or so feet of me.  OF course if my bag and I are separated, my 26 still goes with me.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w259/hyryz/GHB/GHB.jpg)


From top left:

first row
small change of clothing
small leatherman and below it is a stun gun
Binocs
hardened steel prybar
GPS
various toiletries
bandages, small towels, bandanas

second row
additional medical accessories
flashlight/weather radio
50' cord
laser for signaling
decent sum of cash
some silver
toilet paper
candies etc for quick energy
3 bags of energy bars/granola bars

third row
my glock 26
light weight rain coat
clips
heavier rain coat
flashlight
batteries
fire starting stuff
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Survivor Kid 909 on January 28, 2009, 06:00:38 AM
Here is my daybag/ 72 hour kit, I have added and removed a couple things, and am going to put it into a different pack soon. 


Here is my bedroll, ground cover, wool blanket, and a fleece blanket.
(http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/3677/gear001xa1.jpg)
Eddie Bauer pack that I got at Goodwill for 2.38, seems to work very well.
(http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/7285/gear002lx2.jpg)
Here is my inner survival kit, this all fits inside my fannie pack that goes into my daypack.
Contents are
-Baggies
-2 Heet Sheets
-1 Tinder Container
-1 Pill container, motrin, Vitamin C, alergy pills, nausia pills
-1 Small Fishing Kit
-50' Paracord
-Mora Knife
-Small SAK
-Tin Foil
-Lighter
-Wire
-TP
-Small SAK
-Fatwood
-2 Tea Lights
-TP
-Bandana
-Bible
-Mag Glass
-Pencil Sharpener
-Tubing
-Water Pure Pills
-Zip Ties
-Mag Stick
-Ranger Bands
-Small Light
-Dental Floss
-Small card set
-2 Trashbags
(http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/6769/gear003cn9.jpg)
Here is the other contents from the pack
-Spare socks
-Cup with a little rope, and 2 plastic baggies
-Bug Spray
-Spork
-Folding Saw
-Hat/Gloves
-Glow Stick
-Flash light
-Orange Tape
-Tinder
-Meds
-Trash Bags
-Fatwood
-Rope
-Tripod
-Fire Kit
-Bandana
-Tooth Brush and Mouth Wash
-Ramen, hot chocolate, muffin mix, and oatmeal mix.
-GI Poncho
(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/536/gear005yq9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: cdunlop on February 23, 2009, 07:07:54 PM
This is my 12 year old nieces bag!
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss36/cdunlop93/IMG_0496.jpg)



This is mine!  I have a long way to go, until I feel it is ready but again little steps.

(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss36/cdunlop93/IMG_0497.jpg)
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss36/cdunlop93/IMG_0499.jpg)
(http://i559.photobucket.com/albums/ss36/cdunlop93/IMG_0498.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: TJ on February 25, 2009, 10:48:18 PM
First: Dunlop, I have that same pack (I have the US-Made version) in MOLLE Compatability, for my main BOB, its a great mid-range bag with MOLLE, but i'd only say basic without MOLLE. Is that the one from Tru-Spec?

Secondly, here are my BOB's first 2 pictures, some contents of my Bio./Chem. bag. I do not know the date on the filter but have tested the other filter against tear gas, it'll block out sulphur, and its rated as a NBC canister anyway, besides, its better then nothing. Finally is the vehicle evaq. box with food, some triage items (Im part of a CERT Team) and ect gear. My BoB does not currently have most of my sheltering gear in it other than a 8x10 tarp and about ten 3-mil 70gal contractor bags. Contents that I wish to release are listed below each picture. What do you think for my first BoB/Evaq stuff. Started "Survivalism" as one of my New Yr. Resoulutions (I have been an avid outdoorsman though so it's just prepping mostly for me).  May post contents at later date, or request if you are curious about anything. EOTW/SHTF that American Flag could possibly be a bad idea and I recognize that. I also have a packcover so it's not super obvious what Im carrying.

Paintball Pods/Holders are good for a lot of things, lightsticks in this case.
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6469/dsc00129.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img291/dsc00129.jpg/1/)
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4884/dsc00135b.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img9/dsc00135b.jpg/1/)
(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3374/dsc00132d.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img5/dsc00132d.jpg/1/)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/905/dsc00136f.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 (http://g.imageshack.us/img24/dsc00136f.jpg/1/)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: sgtb on April 19, 2009, 06:27:41 PM
Here are some pics of my get home back or everyday carry items.

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB001.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB002.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB003.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB004.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB007.jpg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk205/sgtbb/BOB008.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: the_dude306 on April 25, 2009, 08:07:03 AM
SGTB, how do you like that maxpedition versipack?  I just ordered one for my EDC/GHB.  I have read some great reviews so I hope I like the side carry.

Here is my ditch bag,  It's a little light on some items as we also have a separate cold weather bag and a BOV.

I get a little heavy on the food side but with my wife, it would make things easier. She has a paired down bag with just essentials, no stove, no fuel, no tinder/fire starter, no snares, small MREs just for her...

My list:

MSR Dragonfly multi fuel stove in pot
Full fuel bottle
stove repair kit
Water purifier
Matches (in waterproof container)
Brunton Helios lighter
First-aid kit (basic)
Safety blanket x2
Petzl Tikka XP head lamp
Para Cord 50'
Candle x3 with holder
Rope saw
folding saw
Fire starter
Tinder
Whistle
Fishing line and hooks
snares x2
Sewing kit
LED shake flashlight
Bivy sack with liner in dry bag
Hard candy
Leatherman Wave multi tool
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Dry food rations x4
Power bars x2
Copies of documents
Brunton Compass
Maps
Electrolyte drinks x 10
Wool socks in dry bag
Note pad/pencils/pens
TP
pack towel
Rain poncho
Safety glasses
Compass/maps
surveyers marking tape
nalgene bottles x2
MSR 3L hydration pack

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/DSC03127.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/DSC03121.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: the_dude306 on April 27, 2009, 09:41:47 PM
I am hoping it will be ok for short walks and taking to the range ect

Here is my wifes GHB/SAR bag.  Just the basics with lots of room for more is needed.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v511/bjtaylor/IMG_4261.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on May 20, 2009, 12:07:06 AM
Okay, so I combined an earlier post in another thread with the photos for this one.

Before I go into an extremely lengthy discourse, I do want to make a few caveats and explanations.

I never have liked the term "Bug-Out Bag."  It presupposes that such an assortment of equipment and supplies will only be used during an evacuation.

A long time ago, I coined the term "Personal Emergency Resource Kit (or PERK)."  Why?  Because I wholeheartedly believe that this small kit is the FIRST and MOST IMPORTANT assembly of stuff anyone interested in preparedness should put together.

The motivation behind a PERK is not as a collection of stuff to run away, but to survive under any situation.   It is arranged in such a matter as to be able to move it from where you are to where you want to go, if that move results in a greater chance of survival.  You do not have to be a subscriber to the "run away" mindset to take advantage of a PERK.  It is the most basic assembly of survival items you should ever have.  Each and every member of a family should have one of these kits.  From the youngest to the oldest, a PERK should be assembled and ready to go. . .or stay.  All of the items contained in a PERK can be used if you stay at home, are forced to leave by car, or can be carried on foot.

Now, a PERK has certain requirements:

A PERK must provide you with total support of all your needs for 24 hours, while giving you the tools and equipment to provide for yourself almost indefinitely (this is not a WELFARE kit, you are expected to contribute time and effort to your own support).

Personally, my own requirements are as such :

First, a PERK must provide you with 24 hours' supply of water, while providing you with AT LEAST 2 weeks' worth of the ability to procure and filter potable water.

Second,  a PERK must provide you with a MINIMUM of 1 week's worth of food and provide you with the ability to obtain and prepare food indefinitely.

Third, a PERK must provide you with minimal shelter, suitable for your average foreseeable weather conditions and provide you with the tools to make more durable, or even semi-permanent/permanent shelter.

Finally, the entire package must be man- (or woman-) portable under the worst conditions.  If I can take my truck, you can bet your bottom dollar that I will. But, if I am forced to leave my home, then my PERK will be taken with me.

Now, on to the contents:

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss58/TheProfessor_photo/PERK1.jpg)

Basic Spring through Fall Personal Emergency Resource Kit

Water :

1-gallon water in containers seperate from PERK for easy rotation
2 or 3 durable water containers (canteens, water bladders) for use in rough conditions
6 bottles Polar Pur Iodine tablets
1 Mechanical water filter w/ spare filter

Food:

6 MRE's, removed from their packaging and put into Slide-Lock bags. This should cover me for 3 days.
1- 1qt Nalgene container with Minute Rice
1 - 1qt Nalgene container with Acine di Pepe Pasta
1 - 1qt Nalgene container with Idaho REAL Mashed Potatoes (this exact brand name)
1 - bag or bottle with various flavorings (Beef, vegetable, pork or chicken bouillion.  various dried soups, etc.).

Cooking Utensils :
1 - Stainless steel cup or military canteen cup (camper's pot will suffice)
1 - Stainless spoon
1 - Stainless fork
1 - Small cleaning kit (Brillo pad, small sponge, tiny bottle of dishsoap)
1 - Esbit Stove or "Tommy Cooker" with spare solid fuel tabs/blocks

Shelter :
1 - Heavy Duty Space Blanket (not the flimsy one)
1 - Ecotat Survival Shelter
4 - Tent pegs appropriate for your environment (spikes if good, or rocky soil, stakes or "flats" if sandy)
4 - 18-24" Bungee cords
1 - Hammock
1 - Bivy Sack w/ Thinsulate Poncho Liner

Clothing :
(Note : 1 set should be inside PERK, 2nd should be in small bag outside PERK)
2 - Complete sets of DURABLE clothing appropriate for climate.
    * Each set consists of :
      1- Pair Pants
      1- Long Sleeve Shirt
      1- T-shirt
      1- Pr. Sliding shorts
      4- Pr. Socks
      1- Pr. Quality Leather Gloves
      1- Hat
      1- Pr. Inexpensive, UV-tinted Safety Glasses

Hygiene :
1 - Hand-sized towel
1 - Washcloth
2 - Bars, Unscented soap (Do NOT use scented)
1 - Bar, shaving soap
1 - Razor with additional heads
1 - "Unbreakable" mirror
1 - Toothbrush
1 - Tube, Toothpaste
1 - Microfiber towel (buy a Sham-Wow and make Finch happy)
1 - Roll, Floss
1 - Pr. Tweezers

Tools :

1 - Cold Steel "Spetsnaz" shovel
1 - Busse Steelheart sheath knife with Sheath & Sharpening Stone
1 - Leatherman Wave Tool
1 - Gransfors Bruks Small forest axe (19" hickory handle, 3 1/4" face and 1 1/2 lb head)

First Aid Kit
2 - Triangular Bandages
1 - Box Assorted Bandaids (Preferably waterproof and flexible)
8 - 4" x 4" Gauze Pads
1 - Magnifying Glass (A plastic Fresnel Lens is perfect)
10 - Safety Pins
1 - Roll of Moleskin
1 - Bottle Tylenol (50 count)
1 - Bottle Multi-Vitamins (50 Count)
1 - Thermometer
2 - 2" x 6' Ace Bandages
2 - Rolls, Surgical Tape
8 -  Sutures, General Purpose
1 - Tube, Triple Antibiotic cream
1 - Bottle, Pepto-Bismol Tablets
1 - SAM Splint
1 - Lip Balm
3 - Pr, Latex Gloves
1 - Pr. EMT Shears
10 - Butterfly Closures
5 - Ammonia Inhalants
10 - Sudafed (or equivalent)
10 - Cough Suppressant
10 - Tablets, Anti-Diarrheal
10 - Tablets, Laxative

Misc.
1 - MiniMag Flashlight (If you can find a red lens cover, get it)
100' - 550 cord
1 - Gerber StrikeForce fire starter
100 - Waterproof matches
1 - 8-hour candle
1 - Set of maps of your area (Go to camping store and buy MapSaf to waterproof them (or use Thompsons Water Seal))
1 - Luminous dial Military Compass
1 - Sewing Kit, (spare buttons, heavy duty needles and thread, patching material)
1 - Fishing Kit in 35mm film cannister (monofilament line, hooks, small sinkers, flies, spoons/spinners)
1 - Tube Sunblock
2 - Bottles Bug repellent (use only manual pump-type, not pressurized)
1 - Wallet with extra Identification
5 - Large Trash bags, Industrial-grade (the heaviest-duty you can find).
2 - Rolls, Quarters
$100 in cash, small bills preferred.

All of this goes into an appropriately-sized backpack.  Preferably, this is an internal-framed pack, especially in Winter.  The internal frame pack allows you to rest the kit comfortably on your back, keeping both hands free.  It pulls the equipment close to your back and reduces the possibility of the load shifting while you are moving around . . .perhaps while attempting to negotiate dangerous rubble.  Currently, I'm experimenting with a frameless pack for the Spring through Fall kit.

Finally, you should sit down and make up a small notebook with all the names, addresses and telephone numbers (home, work, cellphone, fax, etc.) of everyone you know both in, and out of, your area.  You should include EVERYONE, including your bank manager, insurance agent, the toll-free number for your water, electricity, phone, and all other services.  One thing you can do is enter this into your favorite Word Processing program and print it out on that Waterproof outdoor paper, punch holes in it and put it in a small binder. Remember to get them notarized, especially important papers and identity documentation and put in a rugged, waterproof pouch.

I do have two arrangements for a PERK.  Each is dedicated to a particular season.  I only use all this gear when I refit for Cold Weather and I put this into an original Lowe-Alpine CFP-90 pack.  During the warmer months, I remove the C/W gear and put it into one of the larger "3-day"  packs, like you see above.

Additionally, I have one full set of clothing (underwear, T-shirt, socks, pants, shirt, hat, gloves and boots) in a small duffel bag which sits next to the PERK at home. I also have one of these for myself, my wife and kid in each vehicle with our smaller Get-home kits.


(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss58/TheProfessor_photo/PERK2.jpg)


This is because I may not be in an "acceptable" set of clothes when disaster strikes, and may not have the time to immediately change clothes.  For all I know, I might be in the shower when the train carrying toxic chemicals goes off the tracks and I may have to evacuate my soapy self while trying to outrun the deadly chemical cloud wafting down my street.  I can attach the small duffel bag to the pack and throw the ruck on my back and run down the street (or get in my truck) stark nekkid.

However, this gives me a kit that I can use anywhere, under practically any circumstance and covers the basics of what it takes to survive.  With this kit, I can survive 24 hours without any support,

Just some thoughts, hope they help.

Prof.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RXO on July 04, 2009, 11:16:11 PM
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This is the bag I keep behind the seat of the truck. I'm not in the same place from day to day, so I need to be flexible in a SHTF scenario. Some items change with the seasons, but the core pretty much remains the same.
Map & Compass
First Aid Kit
Poncho
Water Bottle
Iodine 2%
Esbit Stove w/ fuel tabs
Emergency Blanket
50' para cord
Waterproof Matches
Magnesium Firestarter
Shortwave Radio (Wind-up)
Flashlight w/ extra batts & bulb
Bandana
Leather Gloves w/ wool liners
Sunsceen
Bug Wipes
Hand Sanitizer
Ka-bar Knife
Tin Foil
Duct Tape
TP
Wool Hat
Stainless Steel Cup
Extra Clothes esp Socks
Non Perishible Food
Spork
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Sgt_Dan on July 28, 2009, 09:47:50 PM
Here's the closest picture to my current set up.  My BOB is constantly evolving (improving I hope).  A couple disclaimers:

1. I don't carry my sword or shotgun with my BOB, they mostly stay secured, but I included them as something that should be near-enough if needed.  Sidearms are on my body at all times (w/ CWP).
2. At the time of the picture, I didn't have my water or food (a few MREs) laid out, even though they are now inside the bag itself.
3. Also not pictured is: 100ft 550 cord, 5 piece mess kit, canteen w/ canteen cup, change of clothing and probably a few other things I can't recall right now.
4. I've since removed the following as they were deemed unnecessary: rubber mallet, SWD goggles, and probably a few other things.
5. This means I don't currently have it but will soon (within the week)

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Here's my checklist: (in no particular order)

Updated requirements as of 7/4/09

Bug-Out-Bag
Food and water
 Water
 Salt 
 Iodine tablets
 Collapsible (empty) water bags or containers
 Ready-to-eat meals (MRE), or high-energy foods such as chocolate or emergency food bars.
 Water filter
 Metal container to boil water
 Mess kit
 Fishing line, fish hooks, lures, and split shot leads
 Snare wire

Clothing
 Hot weather clothing (1ea. shorts, shirt, socks, underwear)
 Cold weather clothing (1ea. pants, long-sleeve shirt, socks, underwear)
 Wet weather gear (other than emergency poncho)
 4 extra pairs socks, underwear
 Wide brimmed hat
 Gloves (heavy duty)
 Sunglasses
 G-Shock solar powered watch

Shelter / Warmth
 Tent
 Sleeping bag
 Hammock
 Reflective aluminum Space blanket to retain body heat
 Lightweight emergency poncho for protection against rain
 Mosquito net
 Magnifying glass, magnesium, or tinder for fire-starting
 Magnesium Flint and Saw Striker
 Waterproof matches or lighter
 Dark-colored shoe polish (black)
 Cable saw for cutting wood (either for constructing a shelter or for a fire)
 
Health and First Aid
 Sunscreen
 Hand sanitizer
 Basic hygiene gear (soap, toilet paper, travel toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving kit, etc...)
 First aid kit with bandages, sterile pads and gauze, first aid tape, tweezers, surgical razor, disinfectant pads, oxytetracycline tablets (for diarrhea or infection) and aspirin
 Insect repellent
 Lip balm

Communications / Signaling
 Flares (Three fires in a triangle is the international distress signal)
 Walkie-talkies
 Cell phone w/ backup (different carrier)
 Crank-style emergency weather radio (w/ LED lights)

Multipurpose / Miscellaneous
  Hatchet with sheath
  Recon wrap
  Zipties
 Assorted bungee cords
 Leatherman style multi tool
 Sharpening stone
 Folding saw or cable saw
 Heavy-duty thread and needle
 Plastic bags / trash bags
 Heavy-duty aluminum foil
 100ft "550" parachute cord
 Reflective belt
 "D" clip
 Pace counter
 Duct tape (or 50mph tape) off roll on items such as flashlight

Self-defense / Protection / Hunting
  Handgun w/ 100 rounds additional ammunition and field cleaning kit
  Rifle or shotgun w/ 100 rounds additional ammunition and field cleaning kit
  Knife or other blade (K-Bar) w/ sharpening stone
  Less-than-lethal weapon (i.e. pepper spray, stun gun, etc…)

Money
 I'm not posting these details

Important Documents / Emergency Plan
 Photo copies of important documents (passport, ID, etc.)
 Written emergency plan (SOP, bug out locations, maps, rally points, SPINS)
 Dog tags

Signaling, navigation and reference
 Candles, Torch (flashlight), or glow sticks
 Surveyor's orange tape (for marking location for rescuers)
 Pen and paper (for leaving notes to rescuers about direction of travel)
 Whistle, Signal Mirror, and/or smoke or illumination flares for signaling
 Compass, GPS navigation equipment
 Maps of the region
 Survival manual
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mirkwood on August 13, 2009, 04:13:39 AM
I don't plan on Bugging Out, but Bugging In.  However, the liklihood of being away from home and needing to get back is a scenario I look at.  I believe in Car Kits or Get Home Kits.  Here is what I built:


Vtac 24 Hour Rush pack. By far the best pack I have ever had my hands on. Wish I could get rid of the others and put the $$$ into a few more of thes. The attached pouches are a TAG Pouch (left) and a Vtac water bottle pouch. Each holds at least two water bottles, I can jam a third in one. One also has a couple of water pouches. Two red glow sticks in the MOLLE.

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Side pic. I have two carabiners attached, one to each side. These are to hold more gear from the trunk if I have to ditch the car, including a large medical bag.


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There are more interior pockets/storage areas then I know what to do with. A set of some superdurable plastic utensils I got at Sportsman's Warehouse. I've seen them in every camping store I've been to. A Gerber boot knife I bought in the 80's. Some gum, two more glowsticks, several candles and some matches.

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Another view of the outer pocket. A roll of electrical tape, a small "leatherman", another folder knife, some straps and paracord. Again, more room then I know what to do with. It's great!
 
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Two external pockets near the top on the outside. Currently empty but wanted to show them. They are lined with a soft material that you could put iPods, digital cameras etc. in without scratching the screens.
 
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Main compartment.
 
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Main compartment open. Zippered pockets on the right. We will come back to those later. Main compartment is huge. Two Mountain House pouches, one MRE entree (Beef and Mushrooms). Lots of room for more stuff.
 
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Top mesh/zippered pocket has medical supplies, gauze, bandages, one dose Zicam, hand sanitizer, neosporin tube, sinus caplets.
 
Bottom has eye mositurizing drops, small bottle Excederin Migraine, water purification tablets, dental floss, baby wipes, rain poncho.
 
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Under the MH pouches and MRE are two Mainstay Calorie bars.
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Under all the food is another zipper pouch and a compression pocket. There is another lined pocket for iPod's, Blackberry, etc. The pocket hangs down and is the small pocket at the left of the mesh. In the mesh I have 2 MRE dairyshakes (choc.), 2 beverage base (grape) and an MRE sports bar.
 
 
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The compression pocket has a pair of BDU pants, two pair socks, and a t-shirt.
 
 
 
 
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In the back is a hydration system and pouch. I have not bothered checking the ounces it will hold.
 
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I have a bunch of work gear from the trunk that would be coming with me as well.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Sgt_Dan on August 16, 2009, 04:20:16 PM
Suggestion:
I like having duct tape BUT I don't want to carry a whole role.   Solution:  I took a promotional/blank credit card that comes in junk mail (a hotel key card would do) and I wrapped about 15 feet of duct tape around it.  It makes a pack about the size of a deck of cards. 



I was always taught in the military to put duct tape around items you would already carry.  I used to put it around the canteen I carried without the canteen cup, but another idea is anything in a plastic bag/container as it will: waterproof it, reinforce the container and reduce the space needed for the tape.  :-)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: firetoad on August 27, 2009, 07:58:10 PM
My grey-man rifle bag, lightweight FGHB and range bag all in one...

Utilizigns Sneaky Bag System by Dan Agakian (http://www.sneakybags.com/):

Charcoal Grey Small Covert Rifle Sneaky Bag Loaded Up

Back of Rifle Sneaky Bag - Note that the strap included with the bag is attached as a cross strap to wear the bag cross-body.  An additional strap can be purchased if backpack style carrying straps are preferred.

Top, Outside Pocket of Rifle Sneaky Bag - Rite In the Rain Notepad, Rite In the Rain Pen, Compass, CRKT Folder, Leatherman, 20 Round Hungarian AK Mag

Middle, Outside Pocket of Rifle Sneaky Bag - Two 16 oz. Bottles of Water, Homemade "MRE"

Bottom, Outside Pocket of Rifle Sneaky Bag - Black Mini Rifle Fighting Sneaky Bag

Outside Pocket of Rifle Fighting Sneaky Bag - Blowout Kit:  Trauma Bandage, TK4 Tourniquet, Duct Tape, 14 ga X 3.25" Single Use Catheter/Needle, Nitrile Gloves, Compressed Gauze, Valved CPR Mask, Nasopharyngeal Airway, Celox Packet

Interior Pocket of Rifle Fighting Sneaky Bag - Four 30 Round Bulgarian Waffle Circle 10 Mags, Two Glock 17 Mags (Fits any Glock I own) [Note:  The empty pocket in between the med and mag pockets serves as a dump pouch.]

Inside Pocket of Rifle Sneaky Bag - Romy WASR AK, K-VAR Handguards, Polish Tantal Folding Stock, Krebs Flashhider, XS Big Dot Sights, Dehorned Controls, Tweaked Safety Lever, SOE Two Point Sling


The sneaky bags were purchased from One Source Tactical and can be found here:  http://www.onesourcetactical.com/index.asp?PageAction=MFGSEARCH&ManfID=89&Page=1 (http://www.onesourcetactical.com/index.asp?PageAction=MFGSEARCH&ManfID=89&Page=1)

For the rifle sling (and other tactical gear) and Blowout Kit, these items were purchased through Tactical Response (http://www.tacticalresponsegear.com/catalog/).
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: arkangel13 on September 22, 2009, 07:24:22 AM
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T.H.E. bag

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The "heavy" rig

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One of the stick

I'll give a run down of the contents later.
And sorry about the size, I will try to resize the pics so they're easier to see.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Orionblade on October 19, 2009, 06:54:27 PM
Yay! Photos!

My bag in all it's packed glory. Right to left, beer, band-aids, bullets.

The black box is my new 800 watt inverter, typically stored in the car. Rifle goes in the [opsec], and will soon be recieving a custom mounted 2.5-7x scope.
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Back of the bag, showing mace and stainless water bottle. I have a pack of bottled water in the closet and in the car, so if shtf, I have something to drink/cook with, not in/on the bag itself.
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What's inside the bottle:
Plastic shopping bags and a zip tie (helps to remove the stuff from the bottle) toilet paper for wadding to hold things tight, linen string, shoelaces, and a pair of backup earbuds for my radio/mp3/PDA
Red fabric is a shop rag placeholder for two pair of bikini briefs. I figure any or all of this could be used to start a fire, so I keep it in the most watertight thing I have. If I need the bottle, I'll dump the contents into a ziploc in my bag.
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More to come in a minute
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Orionblade on October 19, 2009, 07:14:05 PM
Moar!

You may notice I have no med kit in this bag: I used it.

Poof.

One medical emergency and I was toast, and left with a few ziplocs with band aids, gauze and antibiotic ointment, and one pack of sutures.

It's being re-stocked and will reside mostly in this panel:

Far right to far left:
Aluminum pill case with hot knife tip for soldering iron, and three pair of foam ear plugs. Carbide jigsaw blade, and single LED flashlight on carabiner. lensatic compass above the glow sticks, immodium, electric engraver, butane sodlering iron/torch, pin vise and drill bits (also bits for engraver/drill/crappy excuse for a dremel) super glue - great for suture like repairs. Mechanix gloves, and the OD bottle has a buncha crap in it like aspirin, benadryl, and three types of antibiotics. I have some batteries stored in here, and my automatic center punch, some cash and the silver thign up top is a much more powerful LED/red laser flashlight on a breakaway wire pull ring. Most of the dangly stuff gets yanked off and put on my belt as I run out the door if I need silence.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cvyR6SOCw-s/St0IYAuU77I/AAAAAAAAAF8/_qlHNkjskEA/s800/1015092128.jpg)

Next compartment moving toward my back holds:

50 foot climbing rope, BOB cookstove-in-a-sock that I posted on a few days ago, some 180gr FMJ "bad medicine" and a few softpoints. P100 respirator, mesh tool bag expanded later, another butane torch (filled) chopsticks, 6 in 1 screwdriver, and another pair of clean socks.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cvyR6SOCw-s/St0IZLgAgVI/AAAAAAAAAGA/6f8q0yKZ2E4/s640/1015092133.jpg)

Tool kit:

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_cvyR6SOCw-s/St0IS1jMchI/AAAAAAAAAFo/qn_qXiFEM8s/s640/1015092136a.jpg)

SAE/Metric Sockets, Sae/metric hex, and torx wrenches, and a socket extension. Bag has little clippie thing for belt or work area. Lots of carabiners here there and everywhere, as well as zip ties for temp. handsfree hardpoints from which to hang my kits.



Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Orionblade on October 19, 2009, 07:49:12 PM
EVEN MOAR!!!

we're now in the main compartment right  next to my back.

Extensible socket wrench - tool+defense - heavy!!!, knock-off mechanix gloves, multitool with adjustable wrench, ziptied plastic bags, and a total of four different locking/bent/etc. tweezers, big cheap survival knife with firestarting junk in the handle - I re-pinned and heat treated the blade, and a composition book, mostly for rigidity, but it's nice to have extra paper for tinder or messages.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_cvyR6SOCw-s/St0IT0Qa2pI/AAAAAAAAAFs/cRauGVFFGl4/s640/1015092143.jpg)

Moving north, I have a NiMH recharger, playing cards, more plastic bags (box of matches inside, and a lighter, as in the steel water bottle) elastic bandage, vaporub - congestion aid, as well as a scent concealer if being chased by dogs... not that you would... and some of my food. I found that tools pop the can lids open too easily, so I duct tape two cans together, lids facing one another, and haven't had a problem since. moving up and to the right, four hacksaw blades wrapped in a shop rag, another pair of cotton work gloves, also zip tied with some batteries rolled up in them, and a convenience kit with gold bond, antibiotic ointment, sunblock, alcohol and OFF wipes, tissues, a pack or two of gauze, and a pack of baby butt wipes.

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Finishing off the main compartment, I've got bamboo chopsticks in the ziploc up top, plenty of orange and green light sticks, and the neatest hatchet ever - comes with a sharpening stone on the plastic blade protector. S7 steel head with a nail puller and handy hook in the handle.

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Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Orionblade on October 19, 2009, 07:59:02 PM
Last one, I swear!

Saddlebag compartments:

Left side - sharpies, matches, 2 days worth of carbs, protien, and fat, instant heat pack, and a NH3NO2 treated notebook for tinder. The blue thing hanging off the pocket is a pocket oiler with WD-40 in it. Tip is about the size of a fine point sharpie.

Food in that pocket as you see it right now consists of potted meat, sardines, deviled ham, two bags of trail mix, and a can of spam. I ate the beef jerky and ramen during an all-night stay @ the hospital. I also have a bag that's normally here with instant coffee, but I'm working on a field expedient drip coffee maker that'll pack up just like my BOB stove.

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Right side is similar:

More food - this time herring, potted meat, spam, a pack of ramen, and another pack of trail mix in the ziploc, another treated notebook, oxi-clean so I can wash my clothes in one of the larger ziploc bags (it works!) electical tape, AA and AAA batteries are stowed in little loops all over the outside of the bag, a pen, and the keychain mentioned earlier with flashlight, carbide saw, and a handcuff key.

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_cvyR6SOCw-s/St0Ic7jlABI/AAAAAAAAAGU/5cL-H8_UbWY/s640/1015092123.jpg)

That does it folks!

Keep in mind there's a trauma kit, and safety glasses that you didn't see (I keep a pair in my car, and another pair in the trauma kit) and I'll cover that separately, along with the coffee maker when I get done with it.

Let me know what you think!



Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: KYdoomer on January 06, 2010, 09:12:46 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/jakers27/DSC00830.jpg)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/jakers27/PERK.jpg)

Not nearly as comprehensive as some of you but I finally got the pack I ordered today so I figured I'd post now.

The pack is just a general surplus MOLLE 2 pack.  I like all the molle points but it has only three pouches.  It does fit well with plenty of adjustment straps and waist band.

Now, to the contents.

1--Maps of KY, TN and MI, the three states in which I spend most of my time.
2--Army Survival Manual-nuff said.
3--Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights.  What better reading material?
4--Harmonica.  For annoying people, signaling, entertainment, killing aliens (Twilight Zone reference!)
5--Food Grade Tubing
6--Duck Tape
7--Tealights (for ambiance!)
8--Fire Kit.  One Swedish Striker and flint/mag bar.
9--Two flashlights (one shake)
10--Fishing and sewing kit (Roostertails, jigs, stainless hooks, bobbers, etc.)
11--Two types of line (Braided (strong) and Fluorocarbon (invisible))
12--Water purification tablets
13--Emergency Water paks
14--Mountain House
15--Protein Bars
16--Emergency Rations
17--Utensils (including the venerable P-38)
18--Tube Tent
19--Poncho
20--Paracord
21--Hygiene Kit (Deodorant and Floss)
22--First aid.  Just a general first aid kit but I've added Tamiflu, oragel, benadryl, Prilosec, Zyrtec.  The small pouch is a Field Surgeon Kit
23--Tools.  Multipliers, scissors, cheap knives.
24--HK USPC40
25--Extra Keys
26--Money Kit.  Roll of quarters, 10 silver quarters, ounce bar of silver

Things not shown but included.
*5 bottles of water
*Stainless water bottle
*Extra Mags (I DECLARE OPSEC!!!)
*USB Drive with digital copies of docs
*Deactivated cell phone (911)
*Changes of clothing for myself and the tot.
*Miso soup packs
*Wool blanket
*Machete
*N95 mask
*TP

Things I need to get yet
*Radio
*Gerber LMF2 (Thanks to you guys who turned me on to it)
*Collapsible fishing rod
*Camp pad

This thing is going to weigh as much as me.  My plan is to divide some things into a GHB.  We'll see how that goes.

J
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on January 09, 2010, 03:39:06 PM
MODERATORS:

Just a quick question. . .I have multiple bag set ups.  I have a full-blown PERK set up, which I've already posted, and what I call a HERK (Hostile Environment Resource Kit. . .sorta like a GHB but set up for more of a dangerous situation where I may have to carry both a handgun and a long-gun to get home).

Should I post the pics of the HERK/GHB here, or start a new thread?

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Roknrandy on January 09, 2010, 05:48:52 PM
MODERATORS:

Just a quick question. . .I have multiple bag set ups.  I have a full-blown PERK set up, which I've already posted, and what I call a HERK (Hostile Environment Resource Kit. . .sorta like a GHB but set up for more of a dangerous situation where I may have to carry both a handgun and a long-gun to get home).

Should I post the pics of the HERK/GHB here, or start a new thread?

The Professor
Post each one here with info please
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Roknrandy on January 16, 2010, 01:18:21 PM
Weve seen some pretty good bags so far, I know there are more to show.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Beetle on February 02, 2010, 06:58:11 PM
Pics and contents please...
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Comsec on February 17, 2010, 06:57:00 PM
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3551.JPG)
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3552.JPG)
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3553.JPG)
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3564.JPG)
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3565.JPG)
(http://www.survivalbound.com/images/IMG_3566.JPG)
Making List
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Comsec on February 17, 2010, 07:19:04 PM

Sleeping Bag
Foot Powder
6x Pair of Socks
Blanket
Shovel
Compass
Gortex
Towel
75x .40 S&W HP
2x Gun cleaning kit
6x Toilet paper
2x Gun cleaning brush
2x Thermal Blanket
3x Face Mask
3x Fire Starter
6x Hand Warmers
Baking Soda
Tooth Brush
4x Emergency Drinking Water
Mess Kit w/Fire Sticks & Matches
Mirror
3x Pancho's
10x Panty Liners
Lock Picks
2x Knifes
Medic Scissors
Whistle
Gun Cleaning Rod
3x Trash Bags
Purell
20x Firecrackers (Little Dynamite)
Band Aids
Bite & Sting Kit
Para-Cord
Sauce Packets
First Aid Manual
SAS Survival Guide
Bobby Traps Manual
Improvised Munitions Handbook
First Aid Kit
Gun Cleaning Kit
Electrical Tape
Sewing Needles
Trip Wire
Cotton Balls
Aluminum Foil
Water Purification Tablets
Lighter
Multi use silverware set
Foldable Needle Nose Pliars
Thermal Blanket
Fishing Kit
Pills
Silver
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Locomoco on February 27, 2010, 05:05:47 AM
Here's my mini-BOB.  I'm sure many have seen these lil' ubiquitous bags on various forums or survival/tactical websites.  They're sold as molle bags or as how I use them, as mini-BOB/urban BOB.  They take a surprising amount of STUFF..

Unassuming little bag..
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/Locomoco1540/MiniBOB001.jpg)


Here it is exploded--Shiiiishaaaaah!!
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/Locomoco1540/MiniBOB002.jpg)

I find the different sections are great for quick categorizing and access to whatever you need.  Breaking its contents down by sections from the POV of looking straight at it:

Left pocket:
Playing cards (never know when you need a distraction or icebreaker)
Flint and striker
P48
Leatherman Squirt
Albuterol Inhaler (asthmatics, goes without saying.. packing an inhaler in every BOB is a must!)
Exotac Match Cap (went the safety route and got the two-stage matches, striker is a strip on the inside when you unscrew the cap and it comes with O-rings so the matches are dry and usable when needed)
Cabelas all-weather lighter
Boker CLB Keycom (great little folder designed by bruddah Chad Los Banos of Hawaii)
Battery carrier (two AA's, two AAA's.. since I EDC those types of lights, I'm GTG)
Also holds about $4 in loose change scattered on the bottom..

Right pocket(medicine section)
First aid kit
Extra gauze
Plastic baggie (always sounds dubious when you hear that description right LE guys?? ;D  Containing asprin, motrin)
Alcohol Wipes. (MANY uses, love them and have them stashed away in all my BOBs)
Vitamin C drops

Front pocket
Two pens (red/black)
Notepad
Benchmade mini knife sharpener (EDC at least one folder, sharpener is a must)
Sheets of 'paper' soap
Compass
Fenix L1D Q5 (1AA) (when it comes to lights, people have different concerns.  Me, I'm a longevity guy.  Lowest setting is like 56 hours-- SOLD)
Emergency kit (a kit within a kit!  I know!   ;D  I believe in redundancy, leave me alone.. it's got stuff like a fishing kit, whistle, signal mirror, etc.,)

Main pocket
Water bottle
Ziploc bag with energy bars
Ziploc bag with jerky
Eton wind-up radio (AM/FM/shortwave(I think)/LED light)
Maps
Colgate wisp mini toothbrushes (2x)
Folded up windbreaker.  (Gap windbreaker.  Folds down to next to nothing.  Never know when you need an extra layer of clothing..)


Um, that's about it.  Hope you guys enjoyed the tour!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mental Avenger on March 05, 2010, 05:04:46 PM
(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/yehuudi/BugOutPack.jpg)

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/yehuudi/Renaissance%20Collection/SurvivalKitContents600.jpg)

Survival With Style Book
(2) Razor Arrowheads
(2) Trash Bag 13 Gal
(2) Trash Bag 30 Gal
Space Blanket
Survival-First Aid Book
Ready.Gov Brochure
Cable Lacing 25ft
Camp Pan
Dental Floss 55yds
Duct Tape 2ft
Paper Water Filters
First Aid Kit
Fishing Gear
Flashlight LED
Gatorade (4oz)
9” Throwing Knife
Sawblade Mini Knife
Butane Lighter
Magnifying Lens (95mm x135mm)
Mirror & Morse Code
MultiTool
Notepad & Pencil
(4) Lg Paper Clips
Para Cord 20ft
Poncho
Respirator Mask
Salt
Emergency Wire Saw
Sewing Kit
Storm Shelter
Slingshot slings
Aluminum Alcohol Stove
(8 ) Tea Bags
Water Filter & Tube
Water Purification Tabs
Whistle-Compass-Matches

First Aid Kit
(2) 3x3 Gauze pads      
Steri-Strips   
(1)Suture   
(2)Lg Bandage   
(2)Antibiotic foil pks
3-pk Betadine swabs      
Superglue
2 2x3 Non-Adherent pads
36 Asst Bandaids
3 Alcohol Prep Pads
Superglue
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: flagtag on March 09, 2010, 09:21:44 PM
That is SO CUTE!!!!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: womule on March 14, 2010, 01:41:31 PM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae286/womule/BOB.jpg)
HERE'S MY B.O.B.  Sure its bright red, but I'm planning on getting found and i didnt pay that much for it and it's a great pack!





(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae286/womule/GEAR.jpg)

Here's my gear in my B.O.B.
1. steripen
2. becker BK2 campanion knife
3. sterno oven
4. sterno fuel
5. mess kit
6. silverware
7. homemade fire starters
8. homemade pot from a coffee can
9. LED headlamp
10. firesteel
11. betty crocker instant potatoes
12. toiletpaper
13. trail mix
14. kool-aid packets
15. baked beans
16. knife sharpener
17. pocket knife
18.  200 lbs. trot line
19. liquid iodine
20. hatchet
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: womule on March 14, 2010, 01:43:26 PM
BTW I just realized that i left out a few items from the picture

my hammock, some food, two hydration bladders, and of course my smith & wesson!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: MilSpecIA on March 29, 2010, 09:32:18 PM
This is what I've been piecing together...mostly old army gear and other things I've used in my travels.

(http://i935.photobucket.com/albums/ad195/MilSpecIA/Gear/DSCN3300.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RodPowley on March 31, 2010, 10:04:09 AM
(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/rodster6/Camping/bugoutbag.jpg)
In the bag behind it all I have a tent, mummy style sleeping bag and small air matress.
I have water bottles with 44 steel mug
telescopic baton
sling shot
sharpening stone
larger and small folding saws, one to keep in the bag and one in my pocket
Bivvy bag
foil survival blanket
small guide books for info and to kill bordom
walkies
Tuna
first aid kit
soap bag
sewing kit
crank powered radio/torch
hunting/gutting knife and woodcraft knife
magnesium block
flint striker
whistle
headlamp
binoculars
waterproofs (behind gas mask)
550 paracord
compass
leatherman
personal alarm
zippo
A mouse trap
fold away cutlery and a small cooking pot
In the possibles pouch I have matches in a waterproof pot made out of an old shot gun cartridge, carabina clips, water purification tablets (also have them in the first aid kit and my water bottle pouch) and other odds and ends that might be usefull. Most of this fits in the outer pockets of the bag.

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/rodster6/Camping/bob2.jpg)
M12 100Ltr capacity tactical bag. I use it for travelling and BOB. Pretty good for camping too if on foot but I usually cycle into the woods when I camp and use my bikes pannier.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RodPowley on March 31, 2010, 10:14:24 AM
Forgot to mention the S10 Gas mask and Omega 4997 multi-band radio.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ursus on April 09, 2010, 06:53:42 PM
Hey guys,

By BOB is a little different than most of the others, so I thought it might be of interest to some of you.  I live and work in and around Los Angeles.  So, I wanted to build a BOB that I could take with me in the car or on my person every day.  It is not as extensive as some of the other great bags people have posted.  But, it's small and portable, weighing in at 9 pounds.  Perfect for my urban EDC.  (I also take it hiking and camping.)

Keep in mind that the more equipment you have, the less skills you need to know; the less equipment you carry the more skills you need to know.  So, carry what you feel comfortable working with in a survival/self reliance situation.  (That being said, I do have another much larger survival kit that is not suitable for EDC.) 

Here is my EDC Bag.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn1/jrushbear/survival%20stuff/bag.jpg)

The bag is a Maxpedition Sabercat, which can be carried as a hand bag, or worn as a shoulder bag or a hip pack.  It  has lots of pockets, retention straps, pouches, etc.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn1/jrushbear/survival%20stuff/top.jpg)

In the Top Pocket:
1 Leatherman Wave multitool
1 LED flashlight with 3 AAA batteries (white and red light)
1 compass
1 space pen
1 magnesium flint fire starter
1 P38 can opener
1 small canister of dryer lint (tinder)
1 box storm proof matches
1 Trees of North America guidebook
1 Bic lighter
1 signaling mirror
1 Whistle
3 trioxane pouches (fire starter)
1 small calculator
1 Inventory List (of the Bag)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn1/jrushbear/survival%20stuff/main.jpg)

In the Main Pocket:
1 knife (5 in. fixed blade, Fallkniven NL4) with custom leather sheath and sharpening stone
1 Wool cap (100% wool)
50 ft. of 550 paracord
1 Buff wrap (headwear)
1 3600 calorie food brick/bar
1 XL bandana
1 emergency poncho
1 survival blanket
1 pouch toilet paper
1 small roll guerrilla tape/duct tape wrapped around a phone card
1 Small sewing kit with safety pins
1 small metal camping coffee cup
1 small travel towel
1 Aquamira Frontier water filter straw
1 Large black trash bag

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn1/jrushbear/survival%20stuff/front.jpg)

In The Front Pocket: (Medical Kit)
1 pack Tissues
12” X 12” aluminum foil
3 Emergen-C pouches
2 packets instant coffee single serve
1 Cliff Bar
1 roll gauze tape
1 Purell hand sanitizer
1 temporary filling, tooth repair kit
1 2” wide roll of gauze
1 vicodin pain killers
1 vial of eye drops
1 jar of water purifying tablets
1 roll of Tums antacid
1 Chapstick with SPF 15
5 pouches of Advil (2 pills ea.)
2 single serving Neosporin packs
4 alcohol antiseptic wipes
4 regular size bandaids
1 medium-large bandaid
1 XL bandaid
1 2X2 sterile gauze dressing
1 4X4 sterile gauze dressing
6 chewable Pepto Bismol pills
4 Benadryl Antihistamine pills
4 Pepsid indigestion pills
2 Imodium pills
2 sinus/cold daytime pills
1 QuikClot Silver hemostatic agent
1 Watergel burn dressing (large)
2 Watergel burn ointment pouches

In the side pockets:
1 pepper spray (Sabre #HM-80)
1 Celox-A hemostatic with applicator for puncture wounds
5 packs of Stay Alert caffeine gum
1 spoon
Shoulder Strap

The things I’m looking to add are:
o   A very light tarp/shelter
o   Small saw
o   Pot/bowl
o   Water bladder/bag to store water
o   Maps
o   Ranger beads
o   Work gloves (leather)
o   Water bottle (stainless steel)
o   Suture kit
o   Snare wire
o   Book on wild edibles
o   Pepper spray holster (for Sabre HM-80)
o   Write in the rain paper pad
o   Small toothbrush
o   Head lamp
o   Small vial of salt
o   Small list of first aid/medical instructions
o   Ankle wrap
o   Tourniquet
o      Hand Held HAMM radio

If anyone has any suggestions for the items I'm looking to add, or anything I may have missed, please let me know.

Thanks,

-ursus-
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mental Avenger on April 18, 2010, 01:13:44 PM
Found this photo of a Polish Survival Pack.   ;D

(http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz113/yehuudi/PolishSurvivalPack.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: HumeMan on April 19, 2010, 04:04:56 PM
This is my EDC get home bag.  It will live in my trunk.

I chose the Eastern Mountain Sports "Free Range" bag.  I decided upon this, over using my 3000cu inch expedition bag. 

Living and working in a primarily urban environment, I wanted something that offered more maneuverability, and was a bit more low key. 

If anything were to happen, I will be mostly following main roads and highways.

This is still a work in progress.  More things are going to find their way in.

(http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/8805/53959335.jpg)

(http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/3428/77674746.jpg)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4205/18201877.jpg)

(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/969/36735169.jpg)
I attached my fixed blade to the shoulder strap for easy drawing.

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4427/67888258.jpg)

Working from left to right.

Pair of Leather work gloves
Leatherman Blast
SOG Seal Pup
El Cheapo folding knife
1.25 lb Hatchet
LED flashlight
Iodine water purifier tabs
Nalgene bottle
Katadyn water filter
Solar/Crank AM/FM Flashlight
Plastic Poncho
Solar Blanket
Jet Boil Stove w/ fuel
2 freeze dried meals
Mainstay 1200 Calorie bar
Misc bag from mre
N95 respirators
First Aid Kit
3 bottles water
Complete change of clothes
Bar of soap
Toilet Paper
50' of 350 Cord
25' of Velcro


Items still needed:

Spare Batteries
Headlamp
Fire starter
State Atlas
Handheld Police Scanner (I wanna know what the radio isn't telling me)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Roknrandy on April 21, 2010, 06:41:10 AM
Pics and contents please...

like the man said, back on track please
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: TRguy on August 03, 2010, 07:55:14 AM
As of 8-1-10

Bug Out Bag - BOB (Current Total Weight 15.4lbs excluding Glock and Ammo)

Tools
Fixed Blade Knife
Folding Knife
2 - Multipurpose Tool - Gerber and one cheap one for shaving magnesium
Gerber Folding Saw
Knife Sharpner
Binocular 10x25 compact

Water
MSR MiniWorks EX Water Filter (Filters 2000 liters)
2 - Aquamira Filtration Straws(Filters up to 20 gallons)
1 - Aluminum Water Bottles with Lanyard (Lanyards have 7’ of Paracord)
1 - Canteen with Steel Cooking Cup
Small container with two ounces of bleech

Fire Starting
2 - Boxes Matches
1 - Magnesium fire starter
1- Windproof Lighter
Refillable Butane container for windproof lighter

Hygiene
1 bar of Soap
2 Small bottles of hand sanitizer
1 Small bottle Shampoo
Toothpaste
3 - Toothbrushes
Dental Floss
2 Disposable Razors
Manicure set with clippers, scissors, and file

Medical
1 Bottle Ibuprophen
1 tube of anti bacterial Neosporin
8 Tablets of Benadryl
8 Tablets of Ibuprophen Cold and Sinus
Sun Screen 30 SPF
Rolaids Small Tube Pack
Irrigation Syringe
Bandages

Comfort
3 - Emergency Blankets
3 - Emergency Ponchos
2 - Bandanas
10 small individual packs of Grape Koolaid
Seal Skin Waterproof Socks

Directional
Motorola Droid GPS - works off of GPA Satellites
Compass

Light
Mini Mag Light
Headlamp various lighting options
Coleman Aluminum Light 85 Lumens LED

Power
12 - AA Batteries
12 - AAA Batteries
(See Misc for Midland ER102 Radio with charging crank USB port)

Miscellaneous Items
Midland ER102 Emergency Radio (with Charging Crank and USB Ports)
50’ Paracord
2 13 gallon trash bags
1 Notepad and Pencil
1 Whistle
2 washcloths
2 handtowels
1 Deck of Playing Cards

Firearm
Glock G19 with an additional 4 spare mags (75 rds) total

Note: I haven’t got my Calories, I have enough room for two MREs
Thought of adding a small  tarp (Thoughts?)

Notes Items needed to add:
Plastic spoon & fork or spork
two pairs of latex or non latex gloves
zip ties

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj131/TRguy/02ebd5c4.jpg)

(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj131/TRguy/7860f252.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mainstreetamerican on August 03, 2010, 11:51:08 PM
Quote from: Mainstreet American;1792645
So here it is... my BOB. Before we start I built mine with the intent of being able to survive for upwards of a week or more away from home. I could with this pack completely abandon home and go on the move. However I have to think about my family. I have a wife, and two sons in tow when we move. More on that at the end.

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4065-1.jpg)
Your basic large Alice pack.

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4055.jpg)
Here is a wide angle of everything in it.

We will start with the fire power
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4056.jpg)
A little small for my taste but it’s my wife’s, and still a great gun
Bersa Thunder 380 (about 75 rounds)

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4057.jpg)
On top the Mossberg 500 Persuader (about 40 rounds)
Below is a 30-06 make I don’t know it was handed down from my grandpa to my father, to me now.

Now for the goodies!
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4064.jpg)
In this picture we have a small pack of fire making materials (five different ways to make fire)
A survival book, first aid book, and a book about knots and what not.
First aid kit with some extras

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4063.jpg)
One pack as trash bags, baby wipes and TP.
Sewing kit and jean material if needed for whatever
Duck tape

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4062.jpg)
6x6 tarp
About 150 feet of paracord
2 ltr bladder

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4061.jpg)
Ok first the pocket fishing kit, extra line, and a stringer
Bungee cord, a little extra rope

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4060.jpg)
9x12 2mil husky crop cloth (Tent if needed)
10x20 1mil drop cloth
Another shot of the first aid and fire starter

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4058.jpg)
Several knives
Machete
Glowsticks
OFF (Deep Woods)

(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab55/MainstreamAmerican/Survival/IMG_4059.jpg)
Last but not least enough clothes for five days compressed in a space bag.

Ok so as mentioned before I will have three others in tow with me when we have to bug out. It’s possible up to four others as well (Family living close by). One of my sons is 13 no worries about him really. My other son is only 16 months though so that poses a problem. My wife is a city girl who rejects the idea of having to bug out to a remote location. As you can see from the above pics I am set. I have another large ALICE and I was thinking of stuffing clothes for them in that one and my older son can carry it. That way my wife can tend to the baby while on the move. As far as food goes I have not purchased what we will use yet, but it’s coming soon. My pack as it is now with what you see above is 43 pounds and I am good with that.

So what are your thoughts? FYI I have not finished the pack I need a couple more things like weapon cleaning (this is for longer term bug out), and a few more bladders.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on August 04, 2010, 01:02:31 AM
How many clothes do you have packed in that "space bag,"  Mainstreet?

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mainstreetamerican on August 04, 2010, 01:27:27 AM
How many clothes do you have packed in that "space bag,"  Mainstreet?

The Professor

I have a towel (pretty thick)
Five shirts (three sleeveless, and two sleeved)
Four pairs of underwear
Four "wife beaters"
Three pairs of socks
Four pairs of shorts (This will change with the weather)
I pack this because I am a sweater... Now when the weather changes the bag will change.

Now with that said I am accepting the fact that I may have to wear these clothes for two days each. I have soap in the BOB to clean whatever. Plus in my map pack I have directions on how to make soap and other cleaning products. I have directions on how to do all sorts of other things that is because my wife is a city mouse. I could if needed add another two to three sets of underwear to the pack, and shirts. I am using a large space bag. It fits perfectly to my Large ALICE pack. What I have now fits perfectly in to the right corner of the pack I will take a pic and show you where it is. I cleaned my closet today and added a bunch of stuff to the space bags, I ran out. I used a normal trash bag with draw strings, I placed the vacuumed on the clothes and bunched the bag up around it and sucked out the air. I did not seal the bag I am going to check the bag in a few days and make adjustments as needed and post them. You can make space nags out of anything as long as you keep the air out of it. This option saves so much space.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mainstreetamerican on August 04, 2010, 01:36:21 AM
I have to correct my previous statement...

I can get up to two weeks of clothes in this space bag with the space bag, your question got me wondering. Now with that said if you do two weeks of clothes then you sacrifice over 1/4 of your bob. I plan to vacume seal most everything in the bag. Once I have this done I will post pics. Sorry y'all but right now I am scanning all our inportant docs and put them on a flash drive.

FYI some of these bag leak, so test them before commiting them them your long term BOB.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mainstreetamerican on August 04, 2010, 01:52:45 AM
I have to correct my previous statement...

I can get up to two weeks of clothes in this space bag with the space bag, your question got me wondering. Now with that said if you do two weeks of clothes then you sacrifice over 1/4 of your bob. I plan to vacume seal most everything in the bag. Once I have this done I will post pics. Sorry y'all but right now I am scanning all our inportant docs and put them on a flash drive.

FYI some of these bag leak, so test them before commiting them them your long term BOB.


Keep in mind that these items are compressed, so if you open them then you can roll and compress them again (as many times as you want, but I don't think you'll get the same type compression as useing a vacume. So plan for that.) I plan on packing all my family's clothes in the other large alice pack and anything else missed (Food for up to two weeks)once I have them all in order I will post pics.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RodPowley on August 09, 2010, 09:49:25 AM
Not sure how to edit my previous post as I need to add the pictures again so posting them here instead. I wont list the contents again as its all a few posts above.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/rodpowley/Me/untitled-1.jpg)
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/rodpowley/Me/24775_427938895560_594955560_554426.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Tactical Hippie on August 17, 2010, 12:17:13 PM
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3462.jpg)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3463.jpg)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3453.jpg)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3451.jpg)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3452.jpg)
(http://i917.photobucket.com/albums/ad14/TacticalHippie/DSCN3455.jpg)

I'm not going to list everything individually, I think you can pretty much tell what I have.  The pack with contents weighs about 45lbs without ammo and weapons.  I've had experience lugging heavy packs around in the military (alot less comfortable packs) and practice from time to time with some day hikes to keep myself in shape.  My wife and 5yr old daughter, and even my dog have their own packs however I cary most of the gear.  Theirs consist of mostly personal items, a little food, and extra water.  If anyone has any questions or input on what I've got or lacking please feel free to comment!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Tactical Hippie on August 17, 2010, 12:28:28 PM
I did leave out a folding wood saw that I picked up the other day.  Also the clear plastic case on the far right side of the contents of the bag is a small fishing tackle box.  Also the 6 small blue clips in the center towards the top are tarp clips.  Clips that lock onto a tarp which allow you to attach rope without putting holes in it!  I think everything else is recognizable!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mike Honcho on August 17, 2010, 06:15:09 PM

...The things I’m looking to add are:

o   Pot/bowl


... ::) Only in California - LOL! (jk)

I live in an urban environment too (DC metro) and have to say you have a good looking EDC bag... I especially like the pepper spray Sabre makes some really good stuff and it's a great alternative for when 'carrying' isn't possible (I have the cs teargas / pepper spray combo). I work in the burbs about 4 miles from home and keep a machete, a hatchet, a folding blade and other goodies in my car, but if I had to metro into the city everyday I would want to carry something like that. Very nice! -MH
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: grisrob on October 26, 2010, 09:21:23 PM
Road Flares; great for starting a fire under difficult situation and EXCELLENT for keeping a crowd away.  One in each hand will keep most away without using lethal force.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mick_K on November 01, 2010, 04:10:50 AM
Some fantastic ideas here, nice bags ive learnt a few things about what is important.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: cubancaucasian on November 19, 2010, 11:45:13 AM
Everything here looks awesome.
I have ony one comment - I don't see too many socks and foot powder here.
If you are bugging out, and need to do a lot of hiking, you need to change your socks REGULARLY. Like at least twice a day.

Other than that fellas, nicely done!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ncjeeper on November 19, 2010, 01:29:15 PM
I have 2 pairs of socks in my BOB.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Aaron Whitewolf on December 01, 2010, 10:43:28 AM
Thanks everyone for posting pictures and gear list, gives me somewhere to start building my wife’s and mine. ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: boboroshi on December 19, 2010, 05:02:06 PM
Ursus - I love your EDC bag.

I have a full Zulu ruck from Kifaru, so it's difficult for me to get it out and about on an every day basis. I work from home half the week as well, so typically for me, if I'm leaving, it's a big problem.

I'll do an inventory and pix and post it up here in the near future.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Orionblade on December 19, 2010, 10:21:39 PM
I have 2 pairs of socks in my BOB.

I have 2 pairs of socks in a ziploc, but also wrap alot of other things in socks. My cook pot and a can of sterno go together nicely with a magnet, but a sock put on over them, first one way, then the other, keeps the lids from clattering together, and after use it makes a nice set of pot holders if things get hot!

I might add another dedicated heavy duty ziploc of some sort so I can maybe do actual laundry... that would be neat. boil some water, dump it in the bag, inflate with air, and slosh the socks and undies around to freshen 'em up... then hang near the camp fire.

*ponders*

why do we have houses again?
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Medicineball on December 31, 2010, 08:34:57 AM
HumeMan and others on this thread have posted pics about axes in their Bug Out Bags, and I saw that today my favorite blog has a short article about why he doesn't include axes. You can see it at http://bugoutbagquest.blogspot.com/ (http://bugoutbagquest.blogspot.com/)

He has a very cool set of pics about the contents of his bag.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: HumeMan on December 31, 2010, 09:45:21 AM
Yes, for various reasons, the axe has been axed from my bug out bag.   The primary being, honestly, when am I ever going to use it?

I do multiple night backpacking trips quite frequently, and I don't even bring one with me then.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: JohnAdams on December 31, 2010, 03:27:02 PM
Yes, for various reasons, the axe has been axed from my bug out bag.   The primary being, honestly, when am I ever going to use it?

I do multiple night backpacking trips quite frequently, and I don't even bring one with me then.


Agreed completely, though I replaced it with Cold Steel's Magnum Kukri. It's much lighter weight, and IMO more versatile, while just as potent as a chopping tool. I bring that with me backpacking all the time and love it.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: MacReady on January 15, 2011, 08:42:28 PM
My BOB is too small.  My BOB is too big.  My BOB is just right.  Still trying to find the right bag.  I started out with the camelback which would be great but it doesn't have a waist belt.  So for any type of extended trek this doesn't work.  It's gonna go in the wifes car as a get home bag.  The Kelty pack is a bit too big and gets used too frequently for camping.  I just picked up the Med Alice pack and frame today for 30 bucks.  It's gonna have to do for a while.  If fundage weren't an issue, I'd go pick up an ultralight blackhawk pack or something similar.  I'll update once I get them loaded up.

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n539/traines2332/photo-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mvrck on February 06, 2011, 11:52:47 AM
"My BOB is just right."

NOT.

I still think my bag is TOO heavy. And like WV, I need to work on the exact contents and bag type.

I have been wearing it a bit on short hikes, etc. Along with carrying the other personal protection equipment w/ ammo.

I have a new appreciation for our men and women of the Armed Forces that carry twice or more as much!

Anyway, here is my current BOB:
(http://www.mavericksolar.net/misc/perk/bob_689_1024.jpg)

and how it packs up:
(http://www.mavericksolar.net/misc/perk/bob_691_1024.jpg)

Right now, it weighs in at 30 pounds. I would like to make it more modular and reduce its weight to 20 pounds, without giving up too much.

Let's see what really gets used...

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Matt.T on February 06, 2011, 10:08:08 PM
Contents of BOB:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_uySoldsscQs/TU9uVDK-3sI/AAAAAAAAAy0/vriOK_KquuA/s800/BOB2%20w%20list.JPG)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_uySoldsscQs/TU97XLKgj5I/AAAAAAAAAy0/Z7jjvMfhGts/sleeka%2520force%2520tan.jpg)
Total Weight:21 pounds (including water)

Duration:2-3 days

NOT Pictured:Weapon (OPSEC)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: G-Man on February 06, 2011, 10:48:00 PM
Right now, it weighs in at 30 pounds. I would like to make it more modular and reduce its weight to 20 pounds, without giving up too much.

Let's see what really gets used...

A few suggestions if I may... 

Lose the hatchet.  Replace it with a folding saw.  They're far lighter and far more utilitarian. 

Replace 3 quarts of your gallon of water with a quality water filter.  Collect what water you need along the way.  A Katadyn will provide you with 250 liters of water before the filter needs to be replaced.  It also weighs a lot less and doesn't slosh in your pack.

You might want to replace your vinyl poncho with a ripstop nylon military surplus one.  It is lighter and far more durable.

Sorry if I'm speaking out of turn.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mike77 on February 06, 2011, 11:44:55 PM
Right now, it weighs in at 30 pounds. I would like to make it more modular and reduce its weight to 20 pounds, without giving up too much.

Let's see what really gets used...

You could cut some weight and space by repackaging the Maker's Mark to a plastic container just large enough to carry it. I am curious what the reasoning is behind the alcohol in general and the Maker's Mark specifically.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: TexGuy on February 07, 2011, 03:44:56 AM
mvrck - I would keep the hatchet and add a folding saw. I know 10lbs is 10lbs but SHTF is SHTF.

Matt.T - Do you like that space blanket?


Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mvrck on February 07, 2011, 06:42:54 AM
G-man,

I live in Texas. So, if I am in South or West Texas on business, when I need to get home, or if I do bug out, it would be to south or west Texas as the likely destination. So finding water might more difficult than in other states. But, I do agree to replace the 0.5 liter bottles with a proper water bottle. The backpack also has a place for a camel pack.

mike77,

The Maker's Mark is quite handy. It is a type of Band-Aid, I guess. Great for cuts, cold sores & cold weather. I like Maker's, but it could also be WL Weller. I had a lite weight flask, but it developed a leak around the lid.

I like the hatchet for splitting 2x4s into usable material, and it is a hammer, as well. I also think a saw would be handy, but I bought the hatchet first.

I will keep using the bag and contents to see what works. I appreciate any other feedback!

Thanks
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Matt.T on February 07, 2011, 10:30:07 AM
@TexGuy - I love this space blanket, but I use it primarily in building a shelter; usually in a lean-to configuration. It serves double-duty by keeping rain, snow or wind off of me, while also reflecting the warmth of a fire back onto me. That being said, I do also consider it a "luxury" item in my BOB; my Snugpak gortex bivi/poncho is the workhorse of keeping the elements off of me, but the blanket takes up almost no room, is very lightweight, and actually provides a little extra padding in my pack.

It's 5'x7' with metal grommets in each corner, and can be found in either OD or Blaze Orange. Cost is about $13.00USD.

This space blanket is MUCH heavier duty than the typical "Emergancy Foil Blanket." They are used by SAR (Search and Rescue) teams throughout Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Alaska because they are very light, durable, and reflect heat really well. I've met a fellow hiker who does a lot of backcountry hiking in Arizona and this is the only "shelter" he uses (along with 8 ultralight tent stakes and some 550 cord). The reflective side is useful in signalling rescuers if need be.

I got mine from Ben's Backwoods http://www.bensbackwoods.com/servlet/Detail?no=310 (http://www.bensbackwoods.com/servlet/Detail?no=310) who also sells the Fresnal lens, a variety of firesteels, and a good selection of Mora knives at a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: kenser321 on March 01, 2011, 05:00:29 PM
My 1st attempt at a BOB for my fiance and I. We need a few more things and I also tried to put stuff in both bags as necessary such as fire starting equipment, eating utensils, medical supplies, etc. Assuming we will never be seperated I let her take most of the light stuff like the food. Anyhow here it is:

My Bag- German Rucksack from Cabela's w/walmart brand cheapo sleeping bag( all I have at the moment)
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0148.jpg)

Tons of space
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0149.jpg)

Contents of Main storage
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0151.jpg)

Garbage bag with clothes
Paracord
Fire kite
Sling shot extra sling and ammo
Pistol Cleaning Kit
Ammo 20 Gauge and 9mm
Camp axe
Foot Powder
Poncho
Bag of Random Odds and Ends

Fire Kit
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0152.jpg)

Tea candles
Paracord for Tinder
Box of matches
Tinder Sticks
Rod and Striker
Pocket folder

Bag of Odds and Ends
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0153.jpg)

Super glue
Emergency Blanket
SAS survival guide

Left Ruck Pocket
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0154.jpg)

Spork
Fishing kit w/ leaders, hooks, and weights. Need some line for it yet.
Bag of random Food stuffs

Bag of random food stuffs
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0155.jpg)

Trip wire
commando saw (why not. )
2 yo yo reels
can opener
Regional foraging flash cards

Right Ruck pocket
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0156.jpg)

Petroleum Jelly
Tooth Brush and paste
Tiger Balm (awesome stuff)
Aqua Tabs
chapstick



My Fiances Bag - Regular heavy stitched backpack from CampingSurvival.com:
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0158.jpg)

Main Storage
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0159.jpg)

Survival Knife
Ponch
Fire Kit
Food
Survival in a bottle

Still need her clothes and female products

Food
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0157.jpg)

Noodles and Rice (Stuff that can be crushed)
I plan on dehydrating some vegetables. I dont really want to survive on grains.

Medicines
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0167.jpg)

Tylenol
Cue Tips
Benadryl
imodium
fungal cream
hand sanitizer
heart burn meds
triple antibiotic cream
chap stick
Still need bandaged and quick clot and such

Fire Kit
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0160.jpg)

Paracord for kindling
Lighters
Boxes of Matches
Tea Lights

Survival in a bottle
Emergency candle
hand warmers
mini swak
matches
carrier pouch
emergency blanket

Left Pocket

(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0162.jpg)

Duct Tape
Headlamp

Right Pocket
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0163.jpg)\

Hand warmers
Pepper Spray
Super Glue
Mini sewing kit, scissors, flash light, and mirror

Midway Front Storage
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0164.jpg)

Taste Better Tin
Survival Guide
Sport
Various Medicines
Tooth brush and paste

Taste Better Tin
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0165.jpg)
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0166.jpg)

2 packs tea
4 packs stevia
2 buillon cubes
2 drink mix packs
mini tabasco bottle

Front Storage
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0168.jpg)

Paracord
Shake Flashlight
New Testament Bible
Emergency Blanket
Eyeglass Repair Kit
Camp Stove

Other stuff

Duty Belt
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0169.jpg)

dbl mag pouches
raptor 2 holster
handcuff pouch
emergency glove pouch
pepper spray pouch

I plan on adding my water bottle to my belt also
(http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n615/Thomas_Proctor/IMAG0170.jpg)

I also have a cast iron campfire coffee pot im going to use for cooking, boiling water, etc. Its a bit bulky but its totally multipurpose
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: inthego on March 01, 2011, 11:29:58 PM
Everything here looks awesome.
I have ony one comment - I don't see too many socks and foot powder here.
If you are bugging out, and need to do a lot of hiking, you need to change your socks REGULARLY. Like at least twice a day.

Other than that fellas, nicely done!
ditto, I need to post mine this week end
 ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: metatron on March 28, 2011, 12:20:47 PM
This is the one in my car, I don't have pic's of my main one yet. The car one has pictures as it might get stolen.

(http://i.imgur.com/69A2v.jpg)
Black and Orange 550 Paracord
Sharping Stone
Two Mora Knifes
Folding Saw
Small Axe
Duct Tape
Brass Wire
Poncho
Tarp
Bivvi Bag

(http://i.imgur.com/l64i2.jpg)
Balaclava
Leatherman
Folding Knife
Fire Kit
Pot
Cup
Glow sticks
(http://imgur.com/a/AYBLL#xdhg1)
Cleaning Kit
More Paracord
(http://i.imgur.com/f4cNA.jpg)
Survival Tin
Book
Batteries
(http://i.imgur.com/8AWdi.jpg)
Food
Light
Comms
Safety
(http://i.imgur.com/iIpjh.jpg)
All bagged up
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RPZ on April 06, 2011, 09:44:14 AM
RE: axes. Much better in my opinion is is a short machete a la Tramontina. More versatile and easier to pack.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: metatron on April 06, 2011, 10:16:41 AM
RE: axes. Much better in my opinion is is a short machete a la Tramontina. More versatile and easier to pack.

Although I'm allowed guns (licensed and registered), if transporting them in anything but a box and only opening it up when I get to the shoot site i.e. clay pidgin and pest control (including deer) I'm fairly sure the police would shoot me on sight, but they tend to do that to anyone with a firearm outside of what they see are acceptable areas.

There is no culture of gun ownership in the UK outside of the countryside and even then open carry has never been accepted, I like short machetes as its a useful tool and fast, plus its something that's not going to get me shot by the police if I need it in a SHTF scenario where  I need to protect myself from a large group of people.   
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mike Honcho on April 07, 2011, 10:12:18 AM
Okay, so I finally signed up for a Photobucket account and can now share pics of the BOB.... The first pic is of my chest rig and preferred carry items (my mobile armory)... The last pic is a spreadsheet I created a year or so ago when I started prepping (to keep myself on track)... All cells that are shaded in green are actually in the bag (minus the hatchet & 2 machetes, they'll be carried or attached to the outside of the pack)... The cells that are white are items still needed (with an exception of a few, as it needs a little updating)... Enjoy! - MH

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee498/MrHoncho/Shotty_n_P95.jpg)

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee498/MrHoncho/BOBAttached.jpg)

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee498/MrHoncho/BOB.jpg)

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee498/MrHoncho/Kit.png)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Medicineball on April 07, 2011, 11:37:41 AM
What's that neat case for the shotgun?
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mike Honcho on April 07, 2011, 12:22:29 PM
What's that neat case for the shotgun?

It's a MOLLE shotgun scabbard. The MOLLE attachment system... Aww heck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOLLE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MOLLE)  ;). let's just say I highly recommend it as you can customize everything to fit your individual needs...


The Scabbard (and various MOLLE vests, pouches, and backpacks) can be purchased here - I've purchased from both and they are reputable:

http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/1545/product_name/MOLLE+Shotgun+Scabbard (http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/1545/product_name/MOLLE+Shotgun+Scabbard)

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MOLLE251-1.html (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/MOLLE251-1.html)


Title: Be Gentle it's my first try!
Post by: RacinRob on July 24, 2011, 08:35:44 PM
OK, I decided that the next thing I needed to do was get a bug out bag done.  I bought some stuff, and realized that I need a lot more stuff.  The I got to thinking; why do I need a bug out bag and a get home bag.  I realized that they were about the same thing and I don't need both. I planned at most 3 days to walk home from work (32 miles). The only difference is the selfdefense.  I can't have firearms in my car at work, or weapons for that matter.  So, I will be making a separate bag that holds the extras that need to go in there.  I made sure to leave enough room to put the extra items in my main bag.  The second bag will be next to my wife's bob which will be kept in the house.  She has a get home bag in the car but it is only a one day deal.

Alright the pictures:

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01886.jpg)

I have three similar packs of theses.  There is about 3000 calories in each.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01888.jpg)

This also shows my SS water bottle and water tablets.

Cloths
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01887.jpg)
There is a full change of cloths vac sealed, long underwear vac sealed, 3 pairs of socks and underwear in water proof bag, 2 bandannas, 1 pair wool socks.

Shelter
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01894.jpg)
Tarp, 3 - 55 gallon trash bags, two ponchos, heavy emergency blanket, 6 hand warmers.

Fire
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01891.jpg)
2 bics, tea candles, matches, mag bar, flint rod, Sterno.

Hygiene
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01890.jpg)
Wet wipes toothbrush and paste, feminine supplies, 1/2 roll tp, sunscreen, bug spray, tooth picks.

Tools
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01893.jpg)
leatherman core, trip wire, 12 AA batteries, two led flashlights, 4 lithium batteries, electrical tape, Mora, maps, compass, zipties, 100' 550 cord, small whetstone

First aid
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01889.jpg)
premade kit

Misc
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01892.jpg)
sewing kit, notebook cards, cook kit, markers, fishing kit

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01895.jpg)
foot powder, carabiners, waterproof bag.

all contents
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01896.jpg)

filled bag
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l78/RacinRob/TSP/DSC01897.jpg)

weight = 31 pounds, a little on the heavy side and I will be trimming it down.

Needed: deorderant, small radio, water bladder, one more poncho

Not pictured: hand gun, shotgun, eese 6
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: cigarmitch on July 25, 2011, 08:53:08 PM
Here is my most recent attempt at my B.O.B. I will try to include descriptions of what is in the images, but I am sure I will forget something. Things not shown are a nal. bottle, platipus bladder, compass and nav gear. Those are on an external pocket on my straps. Anyway here it is... External to Internal...

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/outside.jpg)
Mag Light and carabiner pretty standard 3 day assault pack.

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/bobside.jpg)
Side of pack showing my CRKT side knife and the drinking tube for my water bladder

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/lowoutside.jpg)
Inside the lower outside pouch. Shelter (US Poncho) 4 tent stakes, 100' 550 Cord and 20' of 1200# rope

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/sidepouch.jpg)
Inside one of the side pouches. First Aide, emergency blanket, glow sticks for night nav

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/inside.jpg)
Inside the main pouch. More detail to come in the next few photos. There is a cook set in there (with the two jolly rogers on the outer bag) that I will post a more extensive post on later in another forum. I have water purification tablets in the cook kit along with more fire gear, eating gear and a container to boil water in. Food in there too, kind of figured I didn't need to photo the mre's!

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/clothing.jpg)
Dry Clothes, boonie hat, pants, socks, handkerchiefs (2), underwear and a neck gaiter.

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq208/fahtz/Pathfinder/Bug%20Out%20Bag/topfront.jpg)
This is what is inside the front of the bag. Left side of pic is fire gear. Char cloth, pj balls, LMF striker with signal whistle and a dry bag of tinder and matches. Then duct tape, fishing kit(I'll post it elsewhere) and charcoal. I carry it to not have to light a fire all the time.

Well there it is... I am sure I forgot something, and it is ever changing as it should be!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: fasteddie on August 02, 2011, 07:34:18 PM
can anybody direct me on how to post pictures, i cant figure it out ! Ed
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Bolomark on August 02, 2011, 08:18:02 PM
PM sent to fasteddie on posting pictures
 ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: soccer grannie on August 02, 2011, 09:45:34 PM
Sister Wolf made a video last year on How To Post A Photo:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=21040.0
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: anozira on August 09, 2011, 03:51:30 PM
To me a BOB is to support the bugout trip from home to retreat.  Period.
http://web.newsguy.com/anozira/anozira1/SiteTops/kits/visualbob.htm
I limited it to 30# max since I'm no physical Olympian.  Water is a big deal in the desert.  Since I made this page, the GPS has been updated as well as the saw - which was awful.  Some food added and a few tiny toys.  The weight obviously goes on the back.

It has some wilderness support but that's mostly in my vest.
http://web.newsguy.com/anozira/anozira1/SiteTops/kits/vest.htm
That puts the weight on the front.

Add to this a side arm and a .22LR for some form of defence, but mostly to gather game, and total carry approaches 50# but some of that is shed as the contents get used.

General thoughts on BOBs.  Especially note where weight is wasted.
http://web.newsguy.com/anozira/anozira1/SiteTops/kits/BOB.htm
http://web.newsguy.com/anozira/anozira1/SiteTops/original/min_bug_wt.htm
http://web.newsguy.com/anozira/anozira1/SiteTops/original/package_wt.htm
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on August 16, 2011, 02:55:31 PM
Finally got around to tearing my BOB apart again to take pics while the baby was sleeping.

(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar1a.jpg)



(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar5.jpg)
Food - 5 pounds 6 oz
2 pouches of tuna fish (MRE) 6 servings
1 pouch of salmon (MRE) 3 servings
MISSING - 2 pouches homedried dehydrated Jerky (MRE) (need to replace on next batch done)
1 pouch homedried dehydrated apples (MRE)
1 pouch homedried dehydrated bananas (MRE)
67 servings of food (Dehydrated, water only needed)
     10 servings Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal (carb)
       8 servings Creamy Wild Rice (higher fat & carb = 1/2 gallon)
       8 servings Cheddar Broccoli (higher fat & carb = 1/2 gallon
       8 servings Chicken Noodle Soup (higher fat & carb = 1/2 gallon)
       8 servings Gumbo (higher fat & carb = 1/2 gallon)
       25 cubes Chicken Boullion
Baby formula for 6 full meals (she is on solid foods too)
Water - 3 pounds
Water purification tablets (50)
1 quart water container with water - (Working on buying a filter)



(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar6.jpg)
Shelter/Clothing - 4.5 pounds
Shelter - 9 pounds
1 insulated space blanket  for shelter/groundcloth or signaling  (red one side/silver the other)
2 Large black heavy duty garbage bags (emergency poncho or water collection)
Sleeping bag (mine is to 45F, in a garbage bag in a stuff sack)
Sleeping bag for baby (the baby's is to 32F, in a garbage bag in a stuff sack)
2 - 100% Wool hat
Bandana
100% Wool sweater
Wool Army Pants (I know they go to -45F)
Wool socks
T-shirt
Hoodie
1 sarrong (1,001 uses for it -from towel to sunscreen to privacy to ?)
2 sets Baby clothes for my 18 month old (change out every 3 months)
Hat (that covers her ears)
Tights –warmer than just socks and dry faster
Snowsuit – keeps her super toasty and it kinda waterproof
10 diapers in her current size and 20 wet wipes (almost potty trained)
1 pair leather gloves
1 pair insulated neoprene gloves


(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar7.jpg)
Communication/Navigation - 2 pounds
AM/FM/SW1/SW2 radio with flashlight (windup & battery)
ID
Sharpie Pen
Flagging – I used this a lot as a dog handler.
Notebook
Pencil
Mirror – multiple uses (kept in my first aid kit where it is padded)
Metal whistle taped on the edges
2 compasses (always have a backup)
Topo maps of my 2 BOLs, and the general area near home for 30 mile radius
(Working on replacing my 2-way radios- recently found out they corroded from the batteries)
2 battery operated candles (I discovered they last a long time and I take them camping in my tent to attend baby at night)
Flashlight that doesnt require batteries


(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar8.jpg)
Fire Starting/Cooking - 0.5 pounds
Matches in waterproof containers
Bic lighter
Candle Stub
99% alcohol (HEET)(not shown)
Stainless steel pot
Popcan stove (tried and proven – in case found fire materials are wet)
Glow-Stick (as I forgot to put it into the previous photo)


(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar9.jpg)
First Aid - 2 1/2 pounds
First Aid Kit (from trach tubes to suture to vet wrap to band aides)
12 - Benedril due to bee sting allergies
Buzz Away insect repellent
Sun lotion (for baby)
Small bar of soap


(http://www.downtotherootsmagazine.com/Blogs/BOBCedar10.jpg)
Tools - 3 pounds
Leatherman with needlenose, pliers, screwdrivers, knives, etc
Finnish knife
My knife I can beat up a bit
Felco #2 - would rather have it than all of my knives - (not shown)
Headlamp
Parachute cord
5 Carbiners (4 heavy duty)
Small fishing kit
Bear mace (not just for 4-legged animals)
Carabiners (5)
1 - 4' nylon dog leash in case my guardian dog goes with us/also has other uses.

NOTE: Everything which is feasible to be, has been packed in quart and gallon sized Ziplock baggies to keep them dry and/or for water collection. They are then packed in black garbage bags inside the pack.

Total Weight: 28 pounds not including the pack that I forgot to weigh when it was empty. With baby in her pack + BOB = 52 pounds total weight I am carrying (guessing backpack is 2 pounds). And yes I can carry it for miles, including up a stairway with 166 steps.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: MacDeth on September 20, 2011, 03:46:35 PM
Here's mine!

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0512.jpg)

Pack is T.A.D. Fast Pack Litespeed 2

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0538.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0539.jpg)

Contents in pack and dry bag

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0523.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0524.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0525.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0526.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0527.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0528.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0529.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0531.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0537.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0569.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0562.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0519.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0521.jpg)

Didn't bother taking pics of my tent and bag.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: MacDeth on September 20, 2011, 03:59:22 PM
Here's the get home bag I put together for my fiance. She keeps it in her car at all times.

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0555.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0556.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0557.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0559.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0558.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ptaylor138 on December 10, 2011, 02:04:19 AM
Hello all, I thought I would share my start to my BOB still need to add clothing food and sleeping bag and maybe a tent see how heavy the pack gets.  I weighed the pack with the contents in picture and I was at 21 LBS with no water and empty mags, so gonna get all the stuff i have on my list and then dwindle away what I can to hopefully make it as light as possibly but have everything I need and want..  Critique away!!!!!

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d141/ptaylor138/IMAG0180.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: MilSpecIA on January 15, 2012, 01:02:33 PM
Quote
Hello all, I thought I would share my start to my BOB still need to add clothing food and sleeping bag and maybe a tent see how heavy the pack gets.  I weighed the pack with the contents in picture and I was at 21 LBS with no water and empty mags, so gonna get all the stuff i have on my list and then dwindle away what I can to hopefully make it as light as possibly but have everything I need and want..  Critique away!!!!!

Well knowing nothing of your situation (i.e. are you single and this BOB is for you, are you married and carrying for two, etc) here's what I see;

1. Ditch the knee and elbow pads. I had my set after the army too, and given the space they take up in a SHTF situation your not going to be doing IMT rushes so the space is best used elsewhere.
2. I see a water filter but three containers which is a bit of overkill. Remember the BOB is for 24-48 hours, not longer. I'd say put the collapsable jug and water containers in something for longer term and get a good aluminum or steel canteen.
3. I see a compass but no map of your area.
4. Chem lights...why? One use and their done. Plus you can't turn them off once the reaction has started. Put them in your GHB in your vehicle and get a good headlamp with some spare batteries in your BOB.
5. Clothing...you said you'd add it later and that will take up some of your space.
6. I assume there's flint stick or matches in there (can't tell).
7. Optics. Looks good for hunting but not for close up situations. Initially in a SHTF event things will start off really close. People will be fleeing cities, driving, walking and they will be the biggest danger. Put the hunting optics in a case for later when you get to your bug out location and need to start hunting/foraging. Get yourself a nice red-dot or quick reflex optic for close and medium ranges.
8. Your pistol...one mag??? Get at least three more.
9. Food. Get three MREs or something in there.

The BOB is one of those things that continually needs to be evaluated based on your situation and capabilities. I think I go thru mine every few months or so.

Good start
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Exile72 on January 27, 2012, 04:41:19 PM
Wow there are alot of great ideas being shared here.Makes me want to rethink my B.O.B. i have . Got to get out of the Army mind set of feild liveing....thanks
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 11, 2012, 08:01:38 PM
These are my 2 packs!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420432_10100409321752834_11320973_50334042_2068541555_n.jpg)
My Eberlestock Gunslinger II pack with a Marlin 336, 109 rounds of 30-30 ammo, Walther P22 and 3 10 round mags, 500 rounds of CCI Mini Mag .22 hollow point. Red Wing logger boots, anti bacterial socks, OD pants, shirt, sweatshirt and jacket.

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424851_10100409321832674_11320973_50334043_954075046_n.jpg)
Top Of my pack

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425784_10100409321902534_11320973_50334045_1879988258_n.jpg)
US army survival manual, notebook, local and national maps, bushnell backtrack GPS, compass, 8oz. of nadura scotch, two black gel pens, one pencil, one brown sharpie, pack of cards, three flashlights, one pocket knife, charger adapters.

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/417023_10100409321962414_11320973_50334046_1693925735_n.jpg)
top of my Med. PAck

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/419154_10100409322027284_11320973_50334047_2122911060_n.jpg)
Amoxaciilin, Pain Killers, stitch kit, scalpel and other surgery tools, assorted tools, alcohol wipes antibiotic wipes etc., cpr mask, heavy bleeding kit, burn kit, small cuts kit

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/430415_10100409322097144_11320973_50334048_171696998_n.jpg)
Top of my food pack

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428651_10100409322176984_11320973_50334049_476814117_n.jpg)
18 pemican bars (3 days or more of food), 2 one quart nalgene bottles

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/418962_10100409322231874_11320973_50334050_1130782044_n.jpg)
These are in the outside pocket of my pack, e-tool and gerber axe with saw in handle

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/425406_10100409322271794_11320973_50334052_2041459583_n.jpg)
The inside of my main bag

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417145_10100409322346644_11320973_50334053_115307871_n.jpg)
The inside of my water filtration, and hygiene kit

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/426509_10100409322401534_11320973_50334054_474836612_n.jpg)
MSR water filtration pump, coffee filters, gatorade mix, UV steri-pen, Shaving cream, chapstick, bar of soap, shampoo, dish soap, listerine, toothpaste, tooth brushes, q-tips, razor, styptic pen, brillo pads, 2 msr pack towels

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/417498_10100409322491354_11320973_50334055_2083744785_n.jpg)
Top of my tools pack

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/407291_10100409322546244_11320973_50334056_1473845756_n.jpg)
two 100' sections of 550 paracord, otis tactical gun cleaning kit, leatherman, assorted trash bags count 20, pencil sharpener, knife sharpener, rain poncho, duck tape, electrical tape, assorted zip strips, sewing kit, safety pins, cooking and eating utensils

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/395554_10100409322631074_11320973_50334057_874152146_n.jpg)
Fire light and communication bag

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/426768_10100409322710914_11320973_50334058_356436359_n.jpg)
Midland radio with mic and assorted charging cables, matches, fire stick, lighters, tea lights, assorted lithium batteries, coleman dual fuel stove, 4 glow sticks, hand warmers

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/431325_10100409322820694_11320973_50334059_146758714_n.jpg)
3 pairs of socks, hammock, 4 pairs of boxers, tarp

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/429759_10100409322920494_11320973_50334060_1250939849_n.jpg)
Winchester SX3 12ga, 65 rounds of 00 Buck shot, 50 rounds of birdshot, small military surplus pack (this one is my fiancés)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/422819_10100409323005324_11320973_50334061_21361118_n.jpg)
4 liters of water, $550 dollars in small bills, fire stick, 17 bars of pemican, 3 rolls of TP, shampoo, dish soap, bar of soap, 0 degree F sleeping bag.



I need to split the load more evenly.  My bag weighs almost 65lbs. I plan on buying my fiancé an Eberlstock X3 lodrag pack, and lightening the load a little. My back is closer to an INCH than a BOB and i'de like to change that. I know things like the Coleman stove should be the first to go, and I am open to ANY suggestions and or comments. In addition I plan on adding  a walther PK380 to MY bag and giving my fiancé the walther p22. I also need to add another sleeping bag, right now my fiancé is the only one with a warm place to sleep at night.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 11, 2012, 08:36:09 PM
These are my 2 packs!

I see you are new here.. would you like help in posting pics?

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 11, 2012, 08:50:43 PM
That would be GREAT! Looks like I could use a lesson or two! Thanks!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 11, 2012, 09:04:14 PM
[ img ] X [ /img ]

Where the "X" is above, insert the url of the picture you want to put. There is a Mona Lisa looking icon on the reply section where you type right above the happy face. You can just click that to get the [ img ][ /img ] to show up. But take ALL the spaces out.

Did that help?


Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 11, 2012, 09:22:29 PM
Thanks for the help! I think i've got the hang of it now! Please let me know what you think!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: idelphic on February 12, 2012, 12:06:32 PM
These are my 2 packs!
Possible thoughts having seen ptaylor's bag.  Swap one of your Nagalene bottles for a different color.  While not important,.. but if you have a dual color system, say blue and red - you have a color coded system.  Red for chemical treating water, blue for GTG (good to go) water.  On a hike or E&E, we might not have time to set up the stove or camp fire to boil water... knowing that you have a bottle to chem treat your water in it could be helpful.

Paracord - Cordage is extremely important..  but the storage manner is also as such.  There is a Paracord thread you may wish to check.  There is the quick deploy 'fob' and the doughnut.  They are neat, tight and compact methods of storage.  The 'fob' is excellent for 6-25' of cord and all it takes is a pull to deploy it.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 12, 2012, 12:38:00 PM
That a great suggestion about the water bottles, however rather than purchasing new colored bottles i may just stick some duck tape on the outside of one to identify which ones are being treated or are safe to drink. Thanks again! I defiantly understand needing to get to the paracord quickly but it's sort of a flaw with the whole bag. Getting to anything inside of it takes a little time. Like i said i think my main focus will be cutting down the bag to a true 72Hr bag and keeping hope that in a true INCH situation i can use a vehicle to transport a much larger amount of equipment. Thanks for the tips idelphic!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 12, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
Have you packed with this pack any distance yet? Give it a go for a 4 miler.

(Just because it is annoying me, I have to comment on your upside down pic LOL)

You might have a topo map of your area or areas your BOL is too.. I picked mine up for 10 cents each from a second hand store.

They make decks of playing cards with wild edibles on them. There are 2 sets i have seen. One is eastern and one is western plants. There are also smaller cards too.. MINI ones. Weight.. weight .. weight.. it so counts. Try to make EVERY object in your pack dual (or better) purpose. Again, weight.. weight.. weight...

Have you ever sutured anything before? Cutting edge needle there is you have? Make sure you don't have a taper needle when you really want a cutting edge for skin stuff. What size suture material is... 3-0 will do you better than 5-0 generally. ? Swedged needle you can only use once or with an eye and at worst case scenario use horse tail hair? Absorbable or something like Braunamid?

I hope Pemmican tastes great.

Do you need Listerine? Take the razor out of its package. I sometimes leave the cardboard packages on for fire material, but that is plastic and what good will it do you? You might recognize it as weight, but it is. Will the plastic razors do you better for weight? Does one really have to shave in a SHTF situation? Why 2 toothbrushes or is this for more than one person?

Why a pencil sharpener? I am a chick and even *I* use my pocketknife hehe

Your trash bags can double for a rain poncho too.

Seal-a-meal or ziplock baggie your matches and lighters?

Is your pack waterproof? I put all my gear in ziplocks, but then they all go inside 2 heavy duty black plastic bags, for added protection,. Same with my sleeping bags.

I like your pack.
Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 12, 2012, 01:39:30 PM
I live in the flatlands here in Delaware but i have walked as far as 2 miles with this pack. I was doing this walk about twice a week before my fiancé came home from work before me one day and caught me outside with the full pack on. Now i’m limited to walking around my brother in laws farm 20 miles away or going up and down the stairs in my townhouse. In short it sucks. This thing is way to heavy for extended use.

Sorry about the upside down picture. I don’t know how i screwed that one up!

I’ve been trying to track down a foldable topographic map. In all honesty the elevation only changes about 20ft AT most in my part of the state. I think the highest elevation is about 400 or so feet and that’s right next to the MD,PA border up north. places i would avoid at all cost in the SHTF scenario!

I love the idea of the playing cards with wild edibles! I just wanted to stuff something “fun” in there. The Army survival manual has a small wild edibles section with color pictures.

I’ve given myself stitches before. I have EMT training and am not a fan of needles but am ready to use them. Needle is a cutting 3/8 circle. Not sure of the suture material size. The kit is just a one time deal. Defiantly a synthetic suture no fancy absorbable deals here.

I’ve eaten lots of this Bear Valley stuff before. For three days i will eat ANYTHING. But honestly these taste great! They have over 400 calories in each bar so 3 a day is more than enough to make it!

A huge amount of the stuff in this pack is comfort rather than actual need. They really do suit the needs of an INCH bag rather than a BOB. I can loose most of the hygiene equipment and even the cooking and cleaning because i won’t need it in a 72Hr. situation. I have 2 toothbrushes because my fiancé and i would be traveling together. I like clean teeth! J/K! Like i said more of an INCH thing than a 72Hr. thing.

Sharpening a pencil with a knife sucks! Maybe a good solution is a china marker or something like that. I figured it was small and saves me from spending 10 minutes trying to sharpen a pencil. Although sharpening a pencil with a knife may be a form of entertainment like whittling!!

Ive got some 35 gallon trash bags and 13 gallon trash bags. No clue what i’ll use them for but oh well.

Everything that can be damaged by water has a plastic waterproof bag. I didn’t put them in the picture because i figured it would be a little redundant. But yes matches, batteries etc. all in waterproof bags.

The pack itself is not waterproof but i do have a waterproof cover for it. The integrated scabbard is not covered by the wrap but i also have the bags as you pointed out, the poncho and the tarp.

Thanks for all the questions and ideas!! It’s nice to get some feedback! I will be re-doing my bag in the next week so that it is more in line with it’s true purpose BOB! I’ll post pictures again soon! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 12, 2012, 02:00:11 PM
I was doing this walk about twice a week before my fiancé came home from work before me one day and caught me outside with the full pack on.

And this is a problem why? One of my friends gets into shape for hunting season each year by putting a 5 gallon bucket full of water on an eternal frame to go hiking with. I think that would look weirder. Do you just not want her to know you are prepping? Maybe you can get her to go hiking with you too.. as if there is a SHTF scenario you really don't want to pack her AND the gear do you? Ask her to get into hiking for overnight camping trips maybe this summer. Tell her it is romantic.

I’ve been trying to track down a foldable topographic map. In all honesty the elevation only changes about 20ft AT most in my part of the state. I think the highest elevation is about 400 or so feet and that’s right next to the MD,PA border up north. places i would avoid at all cost in the SHTF scenario!

Topo maps are great for many things. I use them to locate water sources, Which route I DON'T want to go for elevation change and the ones I have, also have OLD roads on them. Generally the roads are still there. I go to http://www.mytopo.com/maps/index.cfm click the MYTOPO tab and then zero in on the area/s I want, print. I have spliced together sections as required and laminated them. On some of them you can find all sorta of 'goodies', if you know what to look for.

I love the idea of the playing cards with wild edibles! I just wanted to stuff something “fun” in there.

You might even find out how to play variations of "Go" or "9 Man Morris". Both can be played with pebbles. http://www.pandanet.co.jp/English/learning_go/learning_go_2.html I prefer "9 Man Morris" myself.

I have 2 toothbrushes because my fiancé and i would be traveling together. I like clean teeth! J/K!

I do too and when I was on a search mission for 9 days once without a toothbrush, I always had one on my SAR pack after that. I hacksawed off half the handle however.

Ive got some 35 gallon trash bags and 13 gallon trash bags. No clue what i’ll use them for but oh well.

Emergency water collection.
Emergency poncho
Solar Still
Emergency covers to keep your feet and legs dry (walking though contaminated water?)
Emergency Tent
Emergency toilet/sanitation

and then after I decided to do a search, I found this http://www.lomita.com/cert/pdf/50%20WAYS%20TO%20USE%20PLASTIC%20TRASH%20BAGS.pdf


Cedar

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: frankdcannon on February 12, 2012, 03:23:22 PM
My fiancé is ok with she and I prepping in our own home but sharing that with our neighbors in our residential community is not high on her priority list. It just makes people ask a lot of questions when i would go walking with a huge OD pack on my back. We aren't looking to hide it, but we aren't looking to advertise it either. She is becoming a prepper too, i'm not hiding anything from her.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Zeroth on February 18, 2012, 04:19:07 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389428914406189&set=a.389422324406848.117597.100000172523458&type=3&theater
 My bob for my RRA LAR 15.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: loyalty4eva on February 18, 2012, 06:07:00 AM
Can you^ post the pic for us :P some of us don't do the facebooking.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 18, 2012, 09:19:23 AM
Can you^ post the pic for us :P some of us don't do the facebooking.

Yeah.. I HATE FB.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: inthego on February 18, 2012, 10:38:12 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=389428914406189&set=a.389422324406848.117597.100000172523458&type=3&theater
 My bob for my RRA LAR 15.
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Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Zeroth on February 21, 2012, 12:06:00 AM
 This is a stupid question, how do u post pics??? I'm new at this!!!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 21, 2012, 12:55:51 AM
This is a stupid question, how do u post pics??? I'm new at this!!!

[ img ] X [ /img ]

Where the "X" is above, insert the url of the picture you want to put. There is a Mona Lisa looking icon on the reply section where you type right above the happy face. You can just click that to get the [ img ][ /img ] to show up. But take ALL the spaces out.

You need to have the photo up somewhere, like PhotoBucket or somewhere, then copy the link for the pic and then so the above.

Did that help?

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bartsdad on February 21, 2012, 01:05:26 AM
This is a stupid question, how do u post pics??? I'm new at this!!!
How to post a pic to the forum. (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=21040.0)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: CaptainDan on February 23, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
Here is my every day carry bag.
Kelty Redstart backpack
Yaesu VX-6R HT radio ( I am a Ham) all local channels programmed in { this radio has weather and local am radio SW etc...}
NIFOG field guide
S&W sigma .380 w/ extra clip
Paper Pens
Wallet with all IDs and insurance info etc..
Watch
Small took kit with screwdrivers, multitool duct tape, electrical tape, tip ties, light, wire connectors, radio adapters etc...
Spiderco Manix2
Thumb Drive with important documents
Cell Phone
iPad
iPod  with headphones
First Aid kit, bug spray , sun screen, TP
Hand Sanitizer
550 Paracord ( 50')
Paracord Bracelet ( 18')
Matches
Lighter
Candy
Water
Clif Bars

That's about it...
 

(http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m492/vono1919/public/EDC2012.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ncjeeper on February 24, 2012, 12:15:35 AM
I dont see any rain gear there capt? May want to add a cheap poncho to stay dry.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: inthego on February 24, 2012, 09:10:47 AM
I dont see any rain gear there capt? May want to add a cheap poncho to stay dry.
Maybe he lives in a desert like me...  (still a good idea, $1 cheap-o one would do)  8)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: savannah kay on March 31, 2012, 10:47:03 AM
Thank you to everyone who put up pictures of you BOBs. It's showing me where I am weak. You all have wonderful ideas. Thanks!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on March 31, 2012, 06:59:21 PM

I’ve eaten lots of this Bear Valley stuff before. For three days i will eat ANYTHING. But honestly these taste great! They have over 400 calories in each bar so 3 a day is more than enough to make it!


You think you're okay with that heavy ruck and 1200 calories a day for three days?  I might suggest that you at least triple that, if you expect to be moving.   Keep in mind that the military expects a footsoldier to expend 3400 - 4000 Calories a day.


Quote

Maybe a good solution is a china marker or something like that. I figured it was small and saves me from spending 10 minutes trying to sharpen a pencil. Although sharpening a pencil with a knife may be a form of entertainment like whittling!!


Or, a Mechanical Pencil, say 0.9mm size?

Just some thoughts.

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on March 31, 2012, 07:16:41 PM
You think you're okay with that heavy ruck and 1200 calories a day for three days?  I might suggest that you at least triple that, if you expect to be moving.   Keep in mind that the military expects a footsoldier to expend 3400 - 4000 Calories a day.

I know when I was calculating up some of my last hikes with a 30 pound pack I was burning 2,613 those days with only a 500 foot elevation change in 4 hours. I guarentee you that in a SHTF situation I will be burning twice that. When I was doing SAR, I would come back in from a callout and eat half the food in the kitchen, no joke, and I could not gain more than weighing 119# then and I like to be about 132-138.

You might want to check out these calculators.
http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendTimeCalc.html
http://www.hikingincolorado.org/hikecalc.html
http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/calories-burned-hiking.php this one has different weight packs too.

Cedar

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your man-purse
Post by: Nicodemus on April 01, 2012, 08:56:13 AM
I do too and when I was on a search mission for 9 days once without a toothbrush, I always had one on my SAR pack after that. I hacksawed off half the handle however.

WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP wet stuff collection.
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP poncho
Solar Still
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP covers to keep your feet and legs dry (walking though contaminated wet stuff?)
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP Tent
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP toilet/sanitation

Cedar Clean-Eyes

I hate to go off topic, and this post will make me look absolutely insane at midnight, but this is the funniest response I think I've ever read.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your man-purse
Post by: Cedar on April 01, 2012, 10:06:54 AM
I hate to go off topic, and this post will make me look absolutely insane at midnight, but this is the funniest response I think I've ever read.

Apparently I was cyber-drunk.  :-\

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: excaliber on April 24, 2012, 05:50:44 PM
well I finally give into that little voice in my head, and put together a BOB,
or more of a GHB (Get Home Bag).

since I work 31 miles from my house and family and supplies, and my job occasionally takes me 60 miles from
the house, I put together a 72 hour kit, being military, of course I am using a lot of army stuff. and I will keep it in my truck.

I am sure I will add to it as things come into mind, I am considering a small saw to cut limbs for traps, shelter or fire wood.
and an alternate means of fire.

SHELTER STUFF

Light weight sleeping bag,
Gortex Bivy bag (a waterproof sleeping bag cover)
Poncho and 550 cord
sleeping mat


FOOD STUFF

About 5 MRE's or all the stuff I like in them, field stripped and vacuum sealed in mylar
spoons
water
water bottle with inside filter.


CLOTHING STUFF

3 Pair of socks in ziplock bag
insulate field jacket liner
winter pile cap

SECURITY STUFF

Walther PPS .40 S&W, with 107 rounds of ammo (the gun stays on my person) but I will have it.
Sog knife

NECESSARY STUFF

Gerber
Zipo lighter and lighter fluid in ziploc bags
550 cord
flashlight
toilet paper in ziploc bag


(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/SHTF/DSCF6918.jpg)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/SHTF/DSCF6924.jpg)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/SHTF/DSCF6922.jpg)

(http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt306/1989_S-10/SHTF/DSCF6919.jpg)

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mister Dark on April 30, 2012, 08:59:42 PM
Not technically a BOB (Havent recently taken any pics of my summer BOB, I'll see what I can do next week) , but this is the GHB I have with me all the time. If I need to get home from work on foot, I am looking at a 25 mile walk. In other words, a nice overnight hike!

Before going too far into the GHB, I suppose I should mention my daily carry. 

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/IMG_0430.jpg)

Glock 19 in a Crossbreed Supertuck, multitool, flashlight, bandanna, keychain (with a backup flashlight, can opener, spyderco dragonfly, and even a key or two), wallet( with a few feet of duct tape, some tin foil, occasionally a little cash, and a cool ToolLogic multitool gadget) bic lighter (no I dont smoke, its just easier than a firesteel) and spare magazine for the G19.

ok, with that out of the way, my Get Home Bag.

The bag.
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/AMBO_bag1.jpg)

5.11 PUSH messenger bag.  Not too big, not too small.  Holds everything I need for an overnight hike (yea, I hike with this) and is small and light enough (just at 11 pounds with water and food) that I dont have a problem carrying it with me every day as I go thru my daily errands.

stuff in(and on) the bag.
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/IMG_0426.jpg)

*In the misshapen green drybag is a fleece 50 degree sleeping bag - plenty enough for most of the nights we have round here in the spring thru fall.  cooler weather this gets replaced with a lightweight down bag, but the idea is the same. 
*Campmor poncho. This is the smallest quality poncho I have found that is large enough to both cover me in the rain, AND be used as a passable tarp for my hammock.  Love it so much I bought 3.
* sunscreen and bug spray.  Its the Carolinas, and its approaching summer. Enough said.
*Small FAK.  Celox, an Izzy, a few 3x3 pads, bandaids, aspirin and ibuprophin, and not much else. 
*Emergency blanket. Can be used for water collection, signaling, rain cover, and even to keep me warm if a cold snap pushes thru.
*Hammock.  I may as well be comfortable as I run away from the end of the world...
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/AMBO_hammock2.jpg)


Water and food(kinda)

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/IMG_0429.jpg)

2 Liters of water on hand, a handful of purification tabs, a small Ti cup for boiling water, and 1200 calories worth of mainstay ration bars.  Not fun food, but enough to get me home.

Other stuff.

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt358/davethesoundguy/AMBO/IMG_0424.jpg)

*Taurus 709 slim (yea, I know, but it works for me) with spare mag and a handful of extra rounds.) And yes, it means I have two firearms on me. Redundancy and all that, right?
*Ptec AAA headlamp
*spare bic lighter
*matches
*batteries, both AA and AAA
*large garbage bag
*50' paracord
*Coldsteel Pocket Bushman folding knife. 
*(NOT PICTURED, small prybar. I use it all the time, and forgot to put it back in for the pics.)

So, there you go. My Get Home Bag.  I hope I never have to use it. Comments? Critiques?
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ncjeeper on May 01, 2012, 09:53:23 AM
Maybe add some light weight gloves to help protect your hands.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: ncjeeper on May 10, 2012, 05:51:32 PM
Not sure what your BOB is for. Mine is gear more for a disaster like a house fire, leave the house in a hurry because of severe weather etc. Im not planning on heading to the hills for a few days.
So with that I would suggest to get rid of the following:
2 cans of beefaroni > replace with mountain house freeze dried pouches
2 mini cans of ravioli> """"""
Kaito radio and all those batteries
Gun cleaning kits. Shouldnt need unless you plan on getting into a lot of shooting senerios.if so you better add some ear plugs
Sewing kit
wire saw
remove half the ammo. 100 pistol and 60 rifle should be adequit
add some gloves.
add some toilet paper
This should lighten your pack some.
As I said this is just my opinion and trying to help you out.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Doomtrooper on May 10, 2012, 09:16:03 PM
No problem thanks for the advice! Well I'm coming from a military perspective so I just went for what I knew on hand the bag is just a all cases disaster type of thing I put together. An if this was suddenly the only thing I could grab at a moments notice
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Texas Sawduster on May 11, 2012, 08:39:44 AM
I don't have pics of my BOB'S as of yet but I do want to ask a question. After looking at all of these BOBS does anyone wear glasses?
If so I beleive that it would be good to keep an old pair in a BOB.
What do yall think?


Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: az1 on May 11, 2012, 02:51:09 PM
I don't have pics of my BOB'S as of yet but I do want to ask a question. After looking at all of these BOBS does anyone wear glasses?
If so I beleive that it would be good to keep an old pair in a BOB.
What do yall think?

Extra glasses and a repair kit...I picked up at Walgreens... 8)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mister Dark on May 12, 2012, 10:09:16 PM
I don't have pics of my BOB'S as of yet but I do want to ask a question. After looking at all of these BOBS does anyone wear glasses?
If so I beleive that it would be good to keep an old pair in a BOB.
What do yall think?

Absolutely.  I wear contacts and usually have one spare set of lenses on me, but I keep a pair of glasses in my truck. I also have some older glasses that I should have in my BOB, but for some reason or another didnt include them in my last repack.  hmmm...


...now that I am thinking of it, I believe lasik may be my next big-ticket prep.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Hootie on May 13, 2012, 01:33:32 AM
...now that I am thinking of it, I believe lasik may be my next big-ticket prep.

I did LASIK, best thing ever for me. Expensive, but can't explain how much better it is not to deal with lens and glasses.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bomber800 on May 20, 2012, 10:47:02 AM
+1 for LASIK. That was the best 3k I ever spent and is huge stress reliever not having to worry about being severely nearsighted and losing glasses in an emergency.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: zombiedeathdealer on May 20, 2012, 01:35:13 PM
MOLLE bug out bag ACU camo with ACU load bearing vest camle back compadible. 60 lbs' cuz im fuckn ready 95% done just need a rifle and hand gun. you are not really done though until SHTF!!!


medic bag <contents by the box(s)>

cotton balls
qtips
toothpaste and brush
Saline eye wash
wound seal
face shield (CPR)
gauze sponge
tweezers
medic tape
sting rel.
iodine tabs
ibuprofen
non-asprin
ear plugs
triangle ban.
antiseptic whipes
trip. antibiotic
alch. whipes
Ice pac(s)
nitril gloves
1x3 strips


B.O.B

Ka-bar baconmaker
Ka-bar ZK famine
m48 hawk
straight razor
(3) flashlights
multi-tool
(2) soaps < 50 washes each>
water tabs
(2)box's of matches   
electrical tape
compass
chapstick
(15) 8 hour candles
shemahg
roll of duct tape
S.A.S survival guide
full face 3M respirator
half face 3M respirator
(2) dust filters
(2) organic vapor filters
deck off bee playing cards ( shit hitting the fan might get boring at times )
Box of AAA batt
box of AA batt

Food

(2) M.R.E.'s
(6) small peanut butter
7oz of spam
top ramen
4 bottles of water ( not counting the 100oz in my bug out bags bladder) or canteen
a lot of salt and pepper a lot of napkins


clothes

wool socks
northface light weight trail pants
northface wind breaker
sweatshirt
underwear
shirt(s)
atomic solar watch gshock ( never needs battery's )
beanie
dust glasses or goggles
bic lighters

still need
fire arms
lock pick gun
bolt cutters
ciggs
maybe more food/water FUCK GLOVES dont need em i have man hands. and yes maybe some good thick para cord is also a must
 and shelter shit. psh i can make that out of anything there will be plenty of crap around for me to make due
 this is all for one person. i made my gf one  also. BE READY!

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap009.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/DSCN0283.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap002.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap006.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap003640x461.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap004.jpg)

(http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii506/aleherrera1/crap007.jpg)


Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Medicineball on May 20, 2012, 06:31:54 PM
I admit, this setup looks like fun, but honestly, you've got way too much of everything except food, of which you've got way too little. if you plan to actually carry that load, you're going to blow through the calories you're carrying in one day. It would be easy to check: take the bag out for two days.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: zombiedeathdealer on May 21, 2012, 06:52:16 AM
i have a lot food for me i think i need more water if anything and iv gone hikeing with it on sucks but doable. thanks for the help maybe ill grabe a couple more mre's
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: wilddoc on May 26, 2012, 11:55:13 PM
I have 2 thoughts looking through these.

1. These guys have way cooler shit than I do.

2. You can definitely tell who is military posting pictures.

Seriously though, I am really proud of all of the ex/current military persons in this community. It is great to see you using and sharing your skills and tech knowledge with others. I know some guys who have come back and not been able to put themselves toward positive goals/lifestyles. I can't imagine what they are going through, but very pleased to see to see your involvement. Thanks.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: SA Friday on June 16, 2012, 05:47:54 PM
GHB inventory:

Camelback Mule with water bladder
Military canteen in carrier with SS cup
Iodine and pH adjustment tablets (need to grab some ClO2 tablets)
Glock holster
50 rounds of extra ammo
Two Glock mags and dual mag carrier
Two compasses
One Topo map of CO (The big one with like 50 or so pages)
Two equipment carribeaners
Three climbing carribeaners
Crescent wrench
Pliers
Leatherman tool
Coleman LED flashlight
Headlamp LED/light, runs off of AAAs
Extra batteries
Signal mirror
SOG small hatchet
Cold Steel Tanto
Spiderco neck knife
Vargo SS wood stove
Vargo Ti ethanol/fuel tablet stove
Two bottles of denatured alcohol
Vargo Ti pot and pan
Couple of lighters
Mg fire starter
Pill bottle with vaseline soaked cotton balls
Emergency Blanket
Couple of pens and a little paper
Couple hundred feed of 550 cord
110 yd spool of 10lb kevlar fishing line
Misc heavy duty sewing needles
Medical/first Aid kit and Medium AFIK
Sone extra over the counter pain killers, Vitamin M, I think.
One stick and one tube of Carmex
Four Mountain House meals
Three packs of Energy Beans
Six pack of Clif Bars
One pair of 5.11 pants
Two pairs of good socks
One really long brown cotton scarf (wore it around my neck in Iraq), works great for at least a dozen things.
Leather gloves
Two military ponchos
One Woobie

I have spare shirts, a couple of hats, and an Italian wool blanket in the truck.  They'll get stuffed in the pack and the blanket strapped on the bottom.  I also have a couple MREs in the truck that I'll take.  I usually have extra cold weather gear, a couple of vests, and a good Gore-tex military rainy jacket that I can grab as needed.  The Gore-tex is always getting grabbed and either worn or wrapped around the wool blanket.

I need to put a small tube of Deet and a small thing of sunscreen in it.  I also need to throw some light Al tent stakes in there.  I also need to upgrade the primary compass as it sucks.  I'll probably replace it with one of my military compasses tonight while I'm thinking about it. Lastly, I will eventually get a MSR MOIX purifier pen.

Don't know exactly how much it weighs.  Don't really care.  It's lighter than the kit I wore in Iraq, and lighter than my BOB in Iraq too. 

Haven't figured out how to attach pics to this site yet...  It's just a Camelback Mule in DCU though.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Medicineball on June 16, 2012, 06:05:37 PM
If you can carry that, you're a stronger man than me!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: inthego on June 17, 2012, 09:48:02 AM
If you can carry that, you're a stronger man than me!
Unpack my adjectives: it was a heavy bag, it was a bulky bag, scary bag, harry bag...
(http://www.postdiluvian.org/~gilly/Schoolhouse_Rock/pix/adjectives.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: atfan on July 11, 2012, 06:05:00 PM
Here's some pictures of our "get home bags" rather than BOB's ....each of our cars have the same gear - single shot 20 ga and ruger MarkIII 22 pistol.The 20 ga shotguns also have chamber adapters to fire 410 shells.The guns go in the cars whenever possible and legal...We're looking at larger bags so we can increase food and extra clothing.

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag7.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag9.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag8.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag10.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag6.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag5.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag4.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag3.jpg)
(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/bag2.jpg)

Love the single shots....

(http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/atfan/singleshots2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Mister Dark on July 20, 2012, 08:56:15 PM
ATFAN, nice setup!  How much does the whole thing weigh?  I see the esbit stove and ss cup; what are you using for water purification?  (Or is this meant more as a afternoon-bag...)

Great setups everyone!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on July 21, 2012, 03:14:38 PM
Here's some pictures of our "get home bags" rather than BOB's ....each of our cars have the same gear - single shot 20 ga and ruger MarkIII 22 pistol.The 20 ga shotguns also have chamber adapters to fire 410 shells.The guns go in the cars whenever possible and legal...We're looking at larger bags so we can increase food and extra clothing.

I'm going a different direction on firearm's, but +1 for keeping with the same ammo on all firearms to support each GHB.

When you do upgrade to larger bags, I would suggest Eberlestock for the ability to scabbard the rifles.  They have many styles and sizes of packs, including many different ways to utilize a scabbard.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Acornewell on August 07, 2012, 03:53:23 PM
Wow!  All of these are AMAZING!!!  As a newbie I feel a bit overwhelmed.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: zombiedeathdealer on August 11, 2012, 04:04:05 PM
don't be. just start with the basics. ^ water is the best block to start building on. good luck man
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nano. on August 15, 2012, 03:54:46 AM
@atfan - is that a stock replacement for a NEF Pardner? I have a single shot 12ga, and would love to modify the little thing...
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Hootie on August 15, 2012, 10:43:11 AM
don't be. just start with the basics. ^ water is the best block to start building on. good luck man

I agree. Next to each BOB (in the car) is a case of water. Amazing how having instant access to water can give you time to think and plan your next step.


Are you going to carry a full case of water in a BOB scenario, probly not. But take what you need for the situation. In most non BOB situations, it is the most common thing I use and replace in my kit.

Going camping, bring extra water. Got a flat tire and your stuck waiting in the sun, grab a water bottle. Working all day outside helping a friend, stay hydrated. Cut your self working on the car, wash it out and tape it up.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: inthego on August 15, 2012, 09:22:25 PM
Are you going to carry a full case of water in a BOB scenario, probly not. But take what you need for the situation. In most non BOB situations, it is the most common thing I use and replace in my kit.
I use powdered water.. much lighter.   8)
(http://shewalkssoftly.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/dehydrated-water.jpg?w=450)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on August 15, 2012, 09:27:07 PM
I agree. Next to each BOB (in the car) is a case of water. Amazing how having instant access to water can give you time to think and plan your next step.


Are you going to carry a full case of water in a BOB scenario, probly not. But take what you need for the situation. In most non BOB situations, it is the most common thing I use and replace in my kit.

Going camping, bring extra water. Got a flat tire and your stuck waiting in the sun, grab a water bottle. Working all day outside helping a friend, stay hydrated. Cut your self working on the car, wash it out and tape it up.

I do something similar, but it's single gallon bottles of water.  Much easier to carry and I can change them out rather easily every couple of months.

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: atfan on August 17, 2012, 08:49:31 AM
Nanodec...


Yes the stock is the "survivor" buttstock and the "storearm" forend made by Choate. Recoil in 12 ga is "sharp" with no recoil pad but if it would be a "carry alot, shoot a little " gun it would be fine ,I think...
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nano. on August 18, 2012, 11:27:13 AM
Nanodec...


Yes the stock is the "survivor" buttstock and the "storearm" forend made by Choate. Recoil in 12 ga is "sharp" with no recoil pad but if it would be a "carry alot, shoot a little " gun it would be fine ,I think...

"sharp" I think is an understatement. I ran a couple slugs through mine once... don't think I'll be doing that anytime soon!
Thanks! I'll look around and see what I can find!

Craig
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Nicodemus on August 23, 2012, 12:38:36 PM
Just a friendly reminder of what should be in this thread.

I'm hoping some of you already have a BOB prepared. 

For those of you who do, I'd like you to post pictures of your bag & a rundown of it's contents.  I'm doing this with the hope that others will get motivated to build their own BOB.  For those of you who don't already have one, you might want to consider putting together some type of 72 hour emergency kit.  It doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive, it just needs to be the basics to get you from point A to B if you need to evacuate.

Pics & contents in this thread only please folks. 


Go to the following link for discussion please.
What Do You Keep in Your BOB & why? (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.msg12273#msg12273)

Thanks, folks!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: PowerJoker6.0 on August 28, 2012, 08:27:09 PM
Here's mine!

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0512.jpg)

Pack is T.A.D. Fast Pack Litespeed 2

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0538.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0539.jpg)

Contents in pack and dry bag

(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0523.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0524.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0525.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0526.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0527.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0528.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0529.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0531.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0537.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0569.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0562.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0519.jpg)
(http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f84/samhain_knight/EDC/DSCN0521.jpg)

Didn't bother taking pics of my tent and bag.

i just got the TAD litespeed 2 AND the EDC bags to set up for EDC/GHB/BOB/backpacking. good packs. now i just need to put everything together
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Prepper Recon on August 28, 2012, 08:55:08 PM
Here is my mag disassembled.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh612/prepperrecon/d2756f75.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: NumNums24 on September 04, 2012, 01:53:08 AM
So Here is my setup, it is a work in progress.  First off my EDC which i consider an important addition to my BOB.
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/B7DAB264.jpg)

1) Smith and Wesson M&P 40 in a Galco King Tuk IWB holster
2) Leatherman Wave with extension
3) Buck 110 knife
4) Lighter
5) Headphones/Hands free device
6) Paracord Bracelet
7) Flash Drive with loads of useful stuff

Now to the BOB itself. I know it really orange but i got a great deal on the pack couldn't pass it up going to get a green raincover to tone it down a bit.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/IMG_0188.jpg)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/IMG_0194.jpg)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/IMG_0195.jpg)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/IMG_0196.jpg)
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/BigMason/Snapbucket/IMG_0197.jpg)

Heres whats in it:

1) Bible
2) Water Filter
3) Camelbak and Canteen
4) Cookset and Utensils
5) Couple Knives
6) Camp Axe w/ Saw
7) Sleeping Bag
8 Shirts
9) Sweatshirt
10) Cold weather base layer
11) Light beanie and heavy beanie
12) Socks and underwear
13) Personal First aid Kit
14) Fire starting kit (lighter, matches, tinder, fire steel)
15) Compass
16) Gorilla Tape
17) Glow sticks
18) Trash Bags
19) Paracord
20) Emergency Blankets
21) Deet
22) Toothbrush and toothpaste
23) Chapstick
24) Deodorant
25) Sunscreen
26) Couple Bandanas

Things I Still Need:
FOOD!
Backpacking tent
Sleeping mat
Flashlight
Rain cover and rain gear (live in WA)
Maybe some drybags
Pair of pants that stay in bag
Gloves


Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: UDI-Joshua on September 04, 2012, 11:00:20 AM
Is a video ok?

Here is a quick video I did of my small scale BOB. This is the one I keep in my car in the event I get stuck down at work (I work about 53 miles from home) after some form of disaster. I plan to make it home.

The one thing I did forget to show in the video is about 25 feet of paracord, I have that in there as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HygH0GQlUL0
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: loyalty4eva on September 09, 2012, 08:03:21 PM
(live in WA)

Yeah you will for sure want rain gear in their. Also a cheapo tarp like 5 bucks would be a great roof if its raining out. I know sitting in the rain when your trying to sleep isnt fun at all after a few hours. As for your cheap pack if you payed less then 40 bucks yeah it was a great deal or free :P otherwise alice packs at like fleetfarm or another army surplus store usally have them cheap and pretty decent condition. Bright orange might as well have a bullseye with it full. Food is only like a couple bucks for a 48-72 hour thing unless you go super fancy.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: NumNums24 on September 11, 2012, 02:23:45 AM
@loyalty4eva

Yea the bright orange bag is definitely something that needs to be fixed immediately, I considered Alice packs but I don't find them very comfortable. I got this pack for just under 50 bucks and I'm thinking about trying to paint it or something (don't know if it would be worth it) because I really like the fit, very comfortable for the pack size. I've also considered tarps but I don't really want one of the cheap ones because they are bulky, but then the ultralight ones are expensive enough that you might as well get a tent in my humble opinion. Took care of food today added some Wise dehydrated food packages.

Thanks for the input
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: loyalty4eva on September 14, 2012, 03:34:22 PM
@numnums

Just a Idea I just came up with I wonder if dyeing your bag is possable like what you would do with your clothes. Spray painting your bag might not work cracks and what not. Another idea is go to a shop that sells fabric maybe and get a color you like then if you know someone that sews or if you do maybe sew the fabric to the bag and cover the orange areas.

These are just thoughts that I would maybe try.

These are BoBs btw. I wouldnt say camo is the best option ethier.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img411/6760/mybob.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img213/3488/wifebob.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: NumNums24 on September 17, 2012, 05:17:23 PM
@loyalt4eva

Thanks for the ideas I didn't really think about dyeing it, everything would be the same color but if I did black it wouldn't really matter.  I like the size of the bags you posted. I feel like mine is a little big and could use some cutting down.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Rôdeur on October 29, 2012, 10:10:13 AM
This is mine:

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/614/ptdc0038.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/ptdc0038.jpg/)

- Paracord
- Poncho raincoat
- Shemagh
- Cold weather gloves and hat
- Green wire (for traps...)
- Slingshot and mini fishing kit
- Big survival knife with sheath
- SAK with sheath
- WC paper and kleenex
- Mini Esbit stove with fuel and aluminium foil
- Repair stuff (duct tape, super glue, needles and string, sharpening stone...) and fire kit
- Space blanket
- Multi vitamin food complement
- Canteen (1L) and purification water kit
- Cooking pot with snacks, cafe, sugar, Knorr cubes, salt
- Bivybag

Here in the backpack, with direct access to first aid kit, whisttle, mini compass and mini led:

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/7637/ptdc0034.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/696/ptdc0034.jpg/)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/8339/ptdc0035q.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/ptdc0035q.jpg/)

And easy access to the main knife, the poncho, canteen... Or WC paper  ;D

...Of curse, I also carry my EDC as a complement of my BOB in case of bug out. A few items that are not in my BOB (such as a lintern, a multitool...) are part of my EDC.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Texas Sawduster on October 30, 2012, 10:41:33 AM
Heres whats in it:

1) Bible
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I like your first pick.
Need to add one to mine as well.

Thanks

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Texas Sawduster on October 30, 2012, 10:42:35 AM
@loyalty4eva

Yea the bright orange bag is definitely something that needs to be fixed immediately, I considered Alice packs but I don't find them very comfortable. I got this pack for just under 50 bucks and I'm thinking about trying to paint it or something (don't know if it would be worth it) because I really like the fit, very comfortable for the pack size. I've also considered tarps but I don't really want one of the cheap ones because they are bulky, but then the ultralight ones are expensive enough that you might as well get a tent in my humble opinion. Took care of food today added some Wise dehydrated food packages.

Thanks for the input

If you have an old tent rainfly, that will work as covering as well as shelter.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: vtsurvival on November 09, 2012, 07:48:08 AM
I am seeing a lot of effort to plan, make and prepare for what could come.  I am seeing very good ideas from you ladies and gentlemen. But what I would like to have seen in some of these posts is how you practice using some of what you have packed.  I am a SERE officer in the military and have extensive survival training.  What I can express the most to all of us, myself included is a part of you list should be a training schedule.  I noticed one post had a member with his gear using or at least out in the field ready.  Another thing I have noticed is when reading on bug out gear I see many members here and my students use commercial type equipment.  One thought on commercial equipment is that stuff is designed to be produced at the lowest cost and sold for way more than it is worth.  A suggestion I can make is military surplus was designed for rough use and easy repair on the go.  It last longer and you don't get that "I really paid that much for one use" feeling. 

So as this thread progresses lets all include a little more information.  How long are you intending this gear to last, how much practice and interaction with others for the same purpose do you involve yourself and what are your long term plan if returning home becomes not an option.  Also post EMP communication and food.

Thank you all and keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Wildthang on November 25, 2012, 07:20:56 AM
Heres whats in it:

1) Bible


I like your first pick.
Need to add one to mine as well.

Thanks

This is probably one of the most practical lightweight packs I have seen on here. It seems to have all the basics covered and does not weigh 70 pounds! All it needs is enough food for 3 days and it is pefect!

Good job man!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on December 08, 2012, 12:14:31 PM
Ok, here goes my Modular BugOut Bag / Gear System
Please see this post (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=39121.0) for further clarification

Some Notes:
-   Easy to distinguish items are not numbered.
-   There are some items purposefully left out. Water, Sleeping bag, Food, Clothes. Too much chore to haul out.
-   Level 4 is in a pack but this does not mean it will be carried on foot too. It is more of an auxiliary one with all the niceties and refill gear.

Level 1 - EDC items

(http://imageshack.us/a/img846/7267/webigp8779.jpg)

Level 2 – Survival Items (carried in a Funny Pack)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/474/webigp8765.jpg)

1. Dark Chocolate & Sesame Bar
2. Rescue Blanket + Pill Pack
3. Wet & Dry Wipes
4. Nylon line, zipties & Kevlar rope
5. AA Flashlight (custom light engine)
6. Zebralight Headlamp (mind turning item!)
7. DuctTape & Liquid Soap
8. Emergency Charger (to be retired)
9. Coffee Filter, Folding Funnel & Water Purification Tabs

Level 2A – Day Hike Gear. No.2A is added to no.2, all carried in a Versipack clone ATM.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img837/803/webigp8772.jpg)

Poncho with pegs and cord, trash bag, mora knife, bug repellant (photoshoped in)

Level 3 – BOB

(http://imageshack.us/a/img268/7104/webigp8783.jpg)

1.   Tyvek groundsheet, 2 bags
2.   Milk jug (extra water container) holds various heavy, hard items. Batteries, Zip-ties, wire, etc.
3.   Emergency Bivvy
4.   Hygiene Pack. Towel, gloves, dishwashing soap, etc
5.   Glo-Toob marker
6.   Monocular (Nicula x7) an amazing item purchased for just a few dollars from overstock
7.   Tube, holds 2 lightsticks

(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/4514/webigp8785.jpg)

1.   FAK
2.   Cup cover made from a can
3.   Coffee filters with a clear sheet homemade funnel (they need support when used, else they tore)
4.   Fuel tabs individually sealed

Level 4 – The Support Pack

(http://imageshack.us/a/img837/6535/webigp8787.jpg)

1.   Powerbank (holds 4x18650 lithium batteries) + Connectors
2.   Small folding antenna with connector & radials (to be replaced with a better model)
3.   Small tools (the supplement the Laatherman)
4.   Radio AA battery pack (E91s inside)
5.   PVC tube with more chemlights, roll of marker tape bellow it
6.   Water purification tabs

(http://imageshack.us/a/img338/7692/webigp8794.jpg)

1.   Tarp + shelter equipment
2.   18650 batteries
3.   Dereelight DBS flashlight, with custom light engine (my other specialty)
4.   Small window alarm with fishing line spool
5.   Wine Bladder
6.   Nitrile Chemical gloves
7.   (missing) FAK refill pack

So.. that’s it.

I hope you get the idea how items pile up making a progressively complete kit with little overlaping of items

I am open to any critique, Greekman
Title: Bivy Bag
Post by: bcksknr on December 23, 2012, 09:24:12 PM
I see that you have an Adventure Medical Kit Emergency Bivy Bag. Just a thought for its use. It gets really cold here in winter, so I keep a -20 degree goose down sleeping bag in my kit. It's the best warmth for the weight and size (compressibility). However, in below freezing temperature it is better to put the bivy inside the bag, rather than the other way around. Your body will give off water vapor as you sleep and will freeze in the down, rendering it useless very quickly. By putting the Bivy Bag inside it will act as a vapor barrier, preventing this. You may feel "clammy" at first as the humidity in the bag goes up, but you will stop perspiring at a certain level (not as in heat exhaustion). This issue is more of a problem with down bags versus synthetic fills, however they to will also "ice up". In really cold weather, we put our feet in a plastic bag, then wool socks, then felt pack boots. Yes, your feet will sweat, but your insulation will stay dry and your feet will stay warm. Remember to adjust your gear to match the seasons, especially if your pack will store in a vehicle where it could freeze! 
Title: Re: Bivy Bag
Post by: Greekman on December 24, 2012, 10:44:35 AM
wise advice...

But i have some catching up to do on the vapor barrier liners. A year ago I heard about them but what i got is that it works if you do it right. Since I have not given it any more thought/look it would be wise to have a (better) look at it again.

thanks....
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: pi_cube on January 24, 2013, 01:09:45 PM
These are all great ideas.  Thanks for sharing.  I keep a deck of cards in my BOB.  It can help pass some time when there is time to kill.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: North WI Thriver on February 20, 2013, 08:39:54 AM
These are all great ideas.  Thanks for sharing.  I keep a deck of cards in my BOB.  It can help pass some time when there is time to kill.

Since my bugout kit has to include stuff for 3 kids aged 3-10, time killers are a must.  Cards, and a good fantasy novel that can be read aloud like The Hobbit
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Hootie on February 20, 2013, 08:44:40 AM
4.   Small window alarm with fishing line spool

Got to ask... whats with the "window alarm"?  using the magnet in it?

or are you using it for fishing?  ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on February 21, 2013, 12:04:47 AM
Got to ask... whats with the "window alarm"?  using the magnet in it?

or are you using it for fishing?  ;D

Sort of a security measure/trap....tie the fishing line on the magnet, hold it in place with rubber band....Lien is pulled and the alrm goes off...
bad pic of the contraption
http://imageshack.us/a/img171/9193/0088kg.jpg
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bcksknr on February 21, 2013, 10:00:40 AM
Greekman: I too like the "box-of-wine" mylar bladders. I would suggest a fabric carrying bag to support the weight; remember it was designed to be in a box when filled. This also helps with punctures if set on the ground. Also, that aluminized Mylar gives you a huge signalling device.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on February 23, 2013, 12:25:48 AM
indeed.....I was thinking more line a liner made out of a tshirt etc.

What mistake I see in many BObs is that they lack means to really carry water. 2 water bottles hardly cut it when you have to carry water from miles away to your downed car. Especially when you have to use for boiling/filtering.

PS waht Is not seen is a can of ready made tea, (it rides in a big ziplock with BOb food) It is not only a comfort item, it is also a second water boiling container.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: thickice on November 17, 2013, 07:12:11 AM
I have read all the posts, and complement you all for the photographs.  Obviously a lot of thought have went into these bags.  Different situations dictate different contents, so there isn't a standardized bag contents.  One thing I did notice, most of the bags and contents show little if any use.  Items still in factory packaging, knives that show no wear/use, packs that show no indication of ever being worn.  I would encourage you to actually go out on a "survival" week end, using only what is in your bags.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on November 17, 2013, 10:00:42 AM
well the BOB is such a beast, lives in the dark corners of the house and rarely shows its ugly face... ;D

Idealy one would have a duplicate set, BOB items and use items.
I personaly I exchange cost with effort. I exgahnge the "on call" tems with "work" before a campout. My gloves are an example. You don't want to see my work gloves, they are for the second mending of, and rather useless too.
Then some items are not to be used. My SOL bivy will barely make it through a night outdors, unless yuo sleep motionless liek a mummy. I took it out once at home, got into it,saw that is a tight fit and made an estimate of the temp comfort level.

On the other hand I will agree with the unpacked items. It shows less interest in proper organizing, and guys....don't yuo still feel like a kid that cannot wait for his cristmass gift?
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on November 17, 2013, 02:16:45 PM
In our case, we have knock-around gear that we take camping/hiking/etc.  The equipment is run through a ringer when we go out.  If it works, then we buy additional items and keep those in our kits.  The only real exceptions to these are our knives.  They go with whatever we're carrying out the door.

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bcksknr on November 20, 2013, 02:28:44 AM
     I see very few kits with "zip ties". I keep a bundle of the heaviest ones I could find. They can only be removed by cutting. Along with making or repairing things, they are an easy way to secure troublesome folks to immovable objects, enabling you to walk away without being followed.
     Great minds think alike. I too have discovered the window alarm. There is one on the market that has a "pull pin" to activate it. The other is two pieces, with a magnet switch. Camoed, wrapped with a rubber band to keep it together and tied to a tree with a trip wire, they make ok perimeter alarms. I would imagine they could be modded to activate a "flashbang" or flare.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: mech7.62 on January 04, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
These posts are great. Thanks for the ideas.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Fourtybelow_Zero on February 07, 2014, 09:22:09 PM
Here we go...

All packed
(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/Logan_Jess/ae7170d7-4c9e-42d5-beeb-62c5c2113303_zps18427be8.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Logan_Jess/media/ae7170d7-4c9e-42d5-beeb-62c5c2113303_zps18427be8.jpg.html)

Unpacked
(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/Logan_Jess/4a26de83-3a67-4547-9416-d6e93c0f0495_zps13384b6d.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Logan_Jess/media/4a26de83-3a67-4547-9416-d6e93c0f0495_zps13384b6d.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/Logan_Jess/5d5aafec-304c-450d-8f98-37dba3874e14_zpsc7212186.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Logan_Jess/media/5d5aafec-304c-450d-8f98-37dba3874e14_zpsc7212186.jpg.html)

Exploded
(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/Logan_Jess/4a27f415-2a6f-4d53-95d9-6c6428a601f8_zps32880af7.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Logan_Jess/media/4a27f415-2a6f-4d53-95d9-6c6428a601f8_zps32880af7.jpg.html)

(http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/Logan_Jess/c3e0af21-c6c1-44b5-b49d-583844e2e245_zpsde9791f5.jpg) (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/Logan_Jess/media/c3e0af21-c6c1-44b5-b49d-583844e2e245_zpsde9791f5.jpg.html)

And heres the full list.. Firearms not listed or shown..

Tan Multipurpose zipper bag
o   100ft Coyote paracord
o   Kobalt mini crobar
o   Leatherman Wave
o   CRKT Eat’N’Tool XL
o   Smiths diamond knife sharpener
o   Gorrilla Duct tape
o   2x XL zip ties
o   Pocket wire saw
o   Collapsible cup
o   Clorox wipes To’Go

Dark Grey Multipurpose zipper bag
o   SOL 2 person thermal blanket
o   Ozark Trail hooded poncho
o   2x Orion red signal flares (5 min)
o   2x Black trash bags
o   3x Green Cyalume Snaplights (12hr)
o   Gerber/BG Fire steel and magnesium stick
o   LifeStraw water filter
o   UST Starflash signal mirror
o   BG Mini survival guide

Food+ Small Tackle Box
o   Stormproof matches
o   3x Esbit Fuel tabs
o   Esbit Emergency folding stove
o   Wetfire tinder tablet
o   32x Beef/Chicken Bouillon cubes
o   1x Micropur Sodium Chlorite water purification tablet (4hr)
o   Spice straws
o   Sugar
o   Salt
o   Crushed red pepper
o   Herbs De Province
o   Yellow Curry
o   Garlic Salt
o   Postum
o   Montreal Steak Seasoning

Waterproof Firebox (Red Gasket)
o   Bic Lighter
o   8x Wetfire tinder tablets
o   9hr Candle
o   Stormproof matches
o   Magnesium/firesteel
o   Folding pocketknife
o   1Yd Tinfoil

Blue Nalgene Bottle
o   Metal Cup w/ folding handle
o   Gorilla duct tape
o   Potable Aqua water purification tablets (Iodide base)
o   Potable Aqua+  neutralizing tablets
o   Micropur water purification tablets (Chlorite base)
o   Misc filter/Camelbak attatchments and parts
o   Steripen prefilter attatchment

Blue Sack Personal Items
o   Degree deodorant
o   Mini Vaseline
o   Floss
o   Toothbrush
o   Toothpaste
o   Goldbond powder
o   Dead Down Wind hand sanitizer
o   Eye Drops
o   Bzk Body cleaning towels
o   Tums
o   Mini playing cards
o   Colman compressed towels
o   Mini bug spray
o   Cottonelle flushable wipes
o   Carmex lip balm

Faraday bag
o 1Gal Mylar bag
     o   Green sack
       ? Goal Zero w/ Guide10 batter charger  (4 AA inside)
       ? 2x Midland Xtratalk 2way radios (6 AAA) (only use channel 8-14)
       ? Energizer headlamp (3 AAA)
       ? Bushnell Backtrack point-point GPS and Compass (2 AAA)
       ? Steripen Traveler UV water purifier (4 Lithium AA)
       ? Rocky flashlight (3 AAA)
       ? Misc bag
           • Guide 10 AAA adapter w/ 4 AAA
           • Goal Zero Usb light
           • iPhone Charging cable
           • Usb-Mini usb cable
           • Goal Zero 12V car adapter

Black Multipurpose Zipper Bag
o   Yellow Rite in the Rain all weather notebook
o   2x Cyalume Snaplights
o   SAS Pocket Survival Guide
o   2 Way radio manual
o   Vacuum sealed Book Of Mormon
o   Zerbra ballpoint pen

3x Repackages MRE’s

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food
o   Spaghetti w/ meat sauce
o   Macaroni and cheese
o   2x Rice and chicken
o   Beef stew
o   2x Granola w/ milk and blueberries
o   Icecream sandwich

Jetboil Flash w/ Storm matches inside
SOL 2 person thermal bivvy
Large Brown tarp
Gerbel LMF II w/ leg strap
Carabiner w/ 50ft green paracord spooled
Cyalume Snaplight holder/hider w/ one inside
2x Cyalume Snaplights
Gerber Gator Machete
Geber Hatchet
No Limits 2 person tent w/ rain cover, 2x XL Snaplights
Ka-Bar Black knife

Camelbak MULE
o   Black Water bladder w/ hydrolink connectors and frontier pro water filter attatched
o   Spare Camelbak bladder

Spacesaver bag w/ full change of clothes
2x Smartwater 1.5 L
2x Smartwater .7 L

Red First Aid
o   Qtips
o   2x Cyalume Snaplights (12hr)
o   4x Crazyglue Singles
o   Tweezers
o   Latex gloves
o   Various Band-Aids, gauss pads/rolls
o   Safety pins
o   Compression bandage
o   Salinaxx saline eye wash
o   Instant cold pack
o   2x Hand warmers (10hr)
o   Bottle of Ibuprofen (100 tablets 200mg)
o   Woundseal blood clotting powder (4 Single use pouches)
o   Various single use painkillers
o   Antihisamine tablets (allergy, 14 tablets)
o   Nyquil (4 Doses)
o   Antidiarrheal (12 Tablets)
o   Triple Antibiotic
o   Various single use creams, ointments and wipes (Hydrocortisone, burn gel, etc)
o   Tape
o   Hydrogen peroxide
o   Bite And Sting kit
        ?   Alcohol Pads
        ?   Sting relief pads
        ?   Disposable razor
        ?   The Extractor pump w/ 4 adapters
        ?   Band-Aids
        ?   Manual








Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 07, 2014, 09:43:39 PM
All packed

Do you know the weight?

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Fourtybelow_Zero on February 07, 2014, 09:49:33 PM
Do you know the weight?

Cedar

Well, Ive nicknamed it 'The Beast'

42 lbs Woo!
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on February 07, 2014, 10:25:33 PM
Well, Ive nicknamed it 'The Beast'
42 lbs Woo!

That is not hideous. But 42 pounds does get heavy after a bit. With my daughter weighing 30 pounds now, I need to try to shave 12 pounds off my pack, it was 28. So now I have to get it down to 16 to 20-ish. As I have to carry her and my BOB at this point, but getting her ramped up for hiking again, but with her own 5 pound pack.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: BULL-IT on February 09, 2014, 12:23:21 PM
I was going to try and make a minimal bug out bag... just the necessities. I am staring with a grey ghost gear light weight pack. Once I get it all done I'll post pics.

(http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn473/BULL-IT/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140111_164410_166.jpg) (http://s323.photobucket.com/user/BULL-IT/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140111_164410_166.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on May 11, 2014, 07:53:34 PM
Okay, so I combined an earlier post in another thread with the photos for this one.

Before I go into an extremely lengthy discourse, I do want to make a few caveats and explanations.


Wow.  Five years ago, I posted the above list of my BOB/PERK.  I just happened to run across it this morning and thought that, since I have a bit of extra time, I'd go ahead and do an update.

For those who are curious, here's the link to my original post with all the original lists:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1508.msg56520#msg56520 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1508.msg56520#msg56520)

Very little has changed to the mission statement of our PERK's.  Mainly what has changed is the equipment and supplies.  In it's current form, it presupposes a Permissive/non-Hostile Environment.  We have additional modules that can be included for such things as Hostile Environments (aka, bullets are already flying), extended Support (7 additional days of food), Enhanced Medical, etc.

But, for this post, I'll concentrate on the Basic Kit.

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss58/TheProfessor_photo/PERK2014A_zpsae50e8f2.jpg) (http://s561.photobucket.com/user/TheProfessor_photo/media/PERK2014A_zpsae50e8f2.jpg.html)

As you can see, the basic layout from the original kit has changed only slightly.  The original pack was an early version of the air-droppable Camelbak Big Jump.  The side pockets were older Eagle Industries pockets originally meant to augment their AIII pack.  While the original system worked, there were a number of problems with it.

First, the CamelBak was heavy for it's size.  That's because it was jumpable and well over-built for it's intended use (well, technically, MY intended use. . . I can't foresee a situation where I would have to egress an airplane with my gear).

The side pouches were difficult to organize and open as well as extract equipment.  One of the pouches was a full medical kit, including Blow-Out Kit, while the other was essentially a minimalist Ditch Kit (i.e., if your situation suddenly necessitated speed and I had to drop my heavier kit, I could sling this over a shoulder and have the bare minimum equipment to survive).

Again, due to the design, it wasn't as user-friendly as I wanted.

This was found out after several actual bug-out drills.  We have a primary retreat location within 45 miles of our home and have made several trips on foot, an via bicycle, to shake down our gear.  Additionally, we have used several other opportunities to better maximize and simplify the use of our gear.

So, the changes are as follow:

First, we swapped the main packs out for Kifaru Navigators.  They're a little lighter than the CamelBaks and much simpler.   The lower section has a divided sleeping bag compartment and a 3/4 length double zipper, making it easier to access things in the lower section.  The back of the pack has similar 3/4 length zipper that opens a large flap allowing access to the interior.  The flap, itself, is covered in MOLLE both inside and out as is the entire pack.  The flap is also a zippered "sleeve" that allows you to store items. Inside the pack is a hydration pocket that will hold a large bladder.

While the Camelbak allowed me to sort things, sometimes it was more than difficult, especially in low-light conditions, to find things.  Worse yet, if I couldn't find something, I'd have to sort through several compartments.  Under extreme stress, this may slow me down or even result in lost supplies/equipment if I forget to rezip a compartment

Additionally, I feel the Kifaru is a more robust pack than the Camelbak. I have no problems with tossing the full pack over a fence or out a 2nd story window.  I know it wont' spill open.  With one exception, I know that my equipment will still be functional (the one item that may break is the Katadyn Filter, for which I have several alternate water purfication options).

In the Main Pack (#1) is the following:

1  100oz Water bladder
1  Katadyn Expedition Water Filter w/ cleaning kit
1  Set of Clothing, to include:
    1  Pair Pants
    1  Long Sleeve Shirt
    2  T-Shirts, Sweat Wicking, Non-Flammable
    3  Pair UnderArmour  9" light compression Shorts
    4  Pair Thorlo Socks
    1  Pair Elk-skin Gloves
    1  Pair Nomex Gloves
    1  Neckerchief/Shemagh
    1  Patrol Cap
4  Complete MRES (stripped of cardboard and repackaged in ziploc bags)
10 Millenium Bars
8  Pouches 3oz Weight Gainer Powder Mix
1  Hygiene Kit to include:
    1  Microfiber Towel, Large
    1  Washcloth
    1  Bar, Anti-scent soap (Not unscented)
    1  Razor w/ 2 Extra Heads
    1  Toothbrush
    1  Tube Toothpaste
    1  Roll Floss
    1  Unbreakable Mirror

1  Gerber Omnivore Flashlight
1  100' 550 Cord
3  Large, Contractor-grade Trashbags
2  45-gallon standard trashbags.
2  Rolls Toilet Paper
1  Sleeping System consisting of :
    1  Goretex Bivvy Bag
    1  Seasonally-Appropriate Sleeping Bag
    1  Big Agnes Inflatable Ground Pad

1  Personal Data Kit (Small, zippered notebook with personal data, insurance, etc.)
1  Set of Waterproofed Maps
1  Suunto Compass
1  Repair Kit
16 AA Lithium Batteries
8  CR123 Batteries
1  Large Tube Sunblock
1  Large Bottle Bug Repellent

On the waist best of the kit (and unseen in the photo) are two Maxpedition Nalgene water bottle carriers.  Each carrier has a zippered pouch which holds 20 coffee filters in a ziploc bag, a Sham-wow in a ziploc bag and two bottles of Aqua Mira water purification system.  Instead of the heavier Nalgene bottles, however, I use one Gatorade bottle and one mixer bottle as used by weightlifters for protein shakes, etc.

I swapped out both of the side-pouches for better options.  The first is a SatCom bag (Bag #2 in picture) originally intended to hold a Trivec AV2040 Satellite Communications Antenna. This, I turned into a Ditch Kit:

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss58/TheProfessor_photo/SATCOMBag_zps47ffd103.jpg) (http://s561.photobucket.com/user/TheProfessor_photo/media/SATCOMBag_zps47ffd103.jpg.html)

On the upper outside left of the closed bag there is a Tomahawk Flashlight.  When attached properly to the main kit, this can be used as a white or red light to shine on the path, ahead.  It can also be removed for hand-held use.  On the right, you can see a Cold Steel Frontier Hawk.  From my experiences, I don't need a full-sized axe.  Previously, I carried a Gransfors Brux Small Forest Axe.  This saves at least a pound but still gives me the ability to chop and hammer.

The design of the Satcom bag allows it to be opened much more easily and provide greater access than the previous side pouches.  It's also a bit larger.  You can't see it in the pictures, but there's also a small water-bladder-type pouch on the back of the pack as well as zippered pockets on each side and it's easier to throw over the shoulder.  MOLLE on two sides allows attachments of other pouches or, in my case, the carrier for the tomahawk and flashlight.

Inside is the following:

1  Minimag Flashlight
1  AM/FM/SW Portable Radio.
100' 550 Cord
1  Gerber Strikeforce
1  Firemaking kit
100 Waterproof matches
1  8-hour Candle
1  Silnylon Shelter
1  Heavy Duty Solar Blanket
1  Cook Kit w/ Esbit Stove and cleaning kit
1  Hammock
1/2 roll Toilet paper
12  Millennium Bars
16 AA Lithium Batteries
4  CR123 Batteries
1  Small Bottle Sunblock
1  Small Bottle Bug Repellent


On the other side I replaced one side pouch with an Eagle Sustainment Pouch (Pouch #3 in picture) and a removable Blow-Out Kit (Pouch #4)

The Sustainment pouch is more of a convenience pouch. I put most of the First Aid Kit in there as well as footcare items and a 1 of the Bag's MRE's and a couple food bars.  Mainly, it's there so I dont' have to open the main kit every time I stop.  Most of the first aid Kit is in a Tupperware container that fills 2/3rds of the pouch.  These are regular supplies for non-trauma issues.  Cuts, intestinal distress, blisters, etc.

Pouch #4 is a standard Blow Out Kit intended for traumatic injuries.  This is one of those pouches that has a panel covered on the front in Velcro and attached on the back via MOLLE to the Main Bag.   The back of the pouch also has Velcro which holds it to the panel and is further held in place by a simple strap and Fastex buckle.  If you need it, just pop a Fastex Buckle and rip the pouch off the velcro panel.  You then have a three-tiered Blow-Out Kit that can be easily carried or accessed.

Since this has gone on too long, already, I'll abbreviate the last two items in my kit:   The first is the Clothing Bag.  I have a bag in each of the vehicles that holds a full set of "bug-out" clothing in case something happens and I'm not wearing sturdy enough clothes.  This way, if the apocalypse happens while I'm at the gym swimming or out doing a Nekkid 5k, I have a bag of clothing appropriate to the task.

1  Clothing Bag Consisting of:
    1   Pair Pants
    1   Shirt, Long Sleeve
    1   T-Shirt, Sweat-wicking, Fire Resistant
    1   Pair, Compression Shorts
    1   Pair, Thorlo Socks
    1   Pair, Nomex Gloves
    1   Shemagh
    1   Hat, Boonie-Style
    1   Pair, Boots

Finally, I have taken some items that are universal to various kits and put them together that ride along with the Clothing Bag.  While most of the time I wear good clothing and have my EDC items that will help, I can't always assume that I'll have them with me.  So, I've made a smaller kit filled with "EDC"-type items that can augment what I have with me.

I just call this an EDC Kit:

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss58/TheProfessor_photo/EDCDual_zps5a63fc05.jpg) (http://s561.photobucket.com/user/TheProfessor_photo/media/EDCDual_zps5a63fc05.jpg.html)

Basically, it's a Condor T&T Pouch (A copy of Tactical Tailor's Admin Pouch) which contains:

1  Leatherman Wave
1  Fenix LD15 AA Flashlight
1  Sunglasses Carrier with tinted and clear Safety glasses inside
1  Bucklite folding knife
1  Millenium Bar
1  Mini Mag Lite (it's sort of a good luck charm)
1  Scrapyard knives Scrapivore Neck Knife
1  Pair Mini Binoculars
1  Zippo Lighter
1  LifeStraw
2  1-pt, Platypus bladders (in pocket)
1  Spray Bottle Bug Spray
1  Spray Bottle Sun Block
2  Carbon-impregnated facemasks
1  Bottle, Iodine Tabs
1  Space Pen
1  Notepad
4  AA Lithium Batteries

This last kit pretty much stays in the car.  If something bad happens, I can take what I need and leave the rest.

Anyway, I just thought it might be interesting to see how someone's kit has evolved over time.

The Professor

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: JPBeck on January 25, 2015, 07:31:33 PM
I have a much more comprehensive kit in my truck here's the link to that:
http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=53241.0

JP's Eagle  Becker Pack-- this one I take with me when we take someone else's car, or when we go out for a medium hike.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3229.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3229.jpg.html)
It's a medium to small pack. Nothing fancy, just one zippered pocket on the lid. There are two slips along the side, but they are not pockets per-say.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3230.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3230.jpg.html)
I use one side to hold my water bottle. I attach the bottle via a clip so it doesn't slip through.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3227.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3227.jpg.html)

Tarp and light Snugpak
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3226.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3226.jpg.html)

Mess kit with rice, gravy pack. alcohol cat stove
 (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3225.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3225.jpg.html)

MRE, water bottle, small first aid kit, knife, cap, tape, poncho, cordage (550, bankline), whistle, multi-tool, compass, belt
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3224.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3224.jpg.html)

Cold Steel SRK (with fire rod and diamond sharpening rod), fire rod, another tarp, fire kit (lighter, match book, slimed cotton balls, small rod, magnifying lense) , Altoids box (with sewing kit, nails, lighter) , hand sanitizer, storm whistle, head lamp, hand held led light,  extra batteries, space blanket
 (http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3223.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3223.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3222.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3222.jpg.html)


Cat stove
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3024.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3024.jpg.html)
 
Candle and hanky, compass,

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN2991.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN2991.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN2985.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN2985.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN2987.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN2987.jpg.html)

Contractor's bag
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN2992.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN2992.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3220.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3220.jpg.html)

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3232.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3232.jpg.html)

It has a removable waste belt, but it's a light pack so it doesn't see much use.
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/1911/DSCN3237.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/1911/DSCN3237.jpg.html)

I have a CCW and usaully have this on me, Kimber Warrior
(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s176/jpbeck1/snazzy%20guns%20for%20me/25629_1426320184115_1416108014_31160233_7088464_n.jpg) (http://s152.photobucket.com/user/jpbeck1/media/snazzy%20guns%20for%20me/25629_1426320184115_1416108014_31160233_7088464_n.jpg.html)

Thanks for you time.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on January 25, 2015, 07:38:57 PM
What is the weight on it JPBeck?

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: JPBeck on January 25, 2015, 07:40:36 PM
Probably 12 pounds max. The heaviest thing is the actual pack it's self.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on May 02, 2015, 10:30:27 PM
(https://instagram.com/p/0RqhP5kOhj/)

This is really my get home/go hiking/car prep/my life is unstable and it's good to have gear with me bag and not my bug out bag, but it's a freaking sweet picture in my not so humble opinion

Taken from South Boulder Peak, Boulder County, Colorado. Beautiful but intense hike!

Edit: apparently that link won't work that way for pictures. Sigh. I really need a better way to make this work/a better place to put pictures online. But here's this if you still want to see it https://instagram.com/p/0RqhP5kOhj/
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on May 03, 2015, 11:10:28 AM
This is really my get home/go hiking/car prep/my life is unstable and it's good to have gear with me bag and not my bug out bag, but it's a freaking sweet picture in my not so humble opinion

Taken from South Boulder Peak, Boulder County, Colorado. Beautiful but intense hike!

Edit: apparently that link won't work that way for pictures. Sigh. I really need a better way to make this work/a better place to put pictures online. But here's this if you still want to see it https://instagram.com/p/0RqhP5kOhj/

Nice pack, what is it. 
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on May 03, 2015, 12:37:08 PM
Nice pack, what is it.

It's a Voodoo Tactical level 3 assault pack I think. I used to have the Fox Tactical version of it (they call it a medium transport pack I think?) But that thing fell apart right away and I was constantly sewing it together. This one is built tough as hell though.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on May 09, 2015, 12:15:41 AM
Now that I have a photobucket account and the photobucket app so I can actually use it.

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/nickryder42/IMG_20150315_225725_zpsdkyoasze.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/nickryder42/media/IMG_20150315_225725_zpsdkyoasze.jpg.html)
Hiking with it.

Contents:

(http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w17/nickryder42/20150508_232812_zpsezfn00mm.jpg) (http://s172.photobucket.com/user/nickryder42/media/20150508_232812_zpsezfn00mm.jpg.html)

3600 calorie ration bar
Bag of chia seed
Clid bars, random snacks, etc
.5 liters water in bottle inside the pack. 1 liter bottle clips to outside or 2 liter camelbak goes inside.
First aid kit (bandages, OTC pain meds, steristrips, large non stick pads for road rash, yada yada
Generic brand Emergen-C drink mix
CamelBak elixir electrolyte drink tablets
Potassium gluconate pills
Quick clot pad
Local mountain trail maps and city maps
Pocket Bible
Pocket Constitution w/ Declaration of Independence
Spare glasses
Orange safety vest, folded in package like a rain poncho
Rain poncho
Emergency blanket
Condoms (this is my go with me everywhere including dates bag, after all)
50 ft of 550 cord
Hand warmers
2 glow sticks
Coleman flashlight that's been with me wrenching on every car I've ever owned
Water purification tabs
Home made wax fire starters/fuel tablets
Candle
Coghlan's brand Camp Heat canned fuel, like Sterno but with a wick and safer
Black electrical tape
Backup USB phone chargee that runs on 4 AAs
Charging cables: micro USB, Apple Lighting, Apple 30 pin
USB wall plug
Spare batteries: 4 AAs, 3 AAAs (spare set for each device)
Zippo lighter
Waterproofed strike anywhere matches in Altoids mini tin, with back scored for striking surface
Book of matches
Commercial waterproof matches
Thermal base layer top and bottom
Milsurp 100% wool glove liners
Bacalava (still set up for winter)
Headlamp, in MOLLE grenade pouch on outside of pack, with spare set of batteries taped to the headband
Rain jacket strapped to bottom

Later I'm going to do a rundown of my full on bug out bag.

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on May 09, 2015, 08:35:56 AM
Looks nice Rugged. And I looked at your stone pics.. nice work there. And the rock flower was cute.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: voyageur on June 04, 2015, 08:33:12 PM

This is really my get home/go hiking/car prep/my life is unstable and it's good to have gear with me bag and not my bug out bag, but it's a freaking sweet picture in my not so humble opinion

Somehow I read that as "my wife is unstable," and I was trying to figure out how the contents of your pack would protect you....

Maybe I need to get some sleep....  :-\
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bcksknr on June 05, 2015, 01:59:29 PM
     It occurs to me, after looking at the amassed information on this forum, lots of YouTube videos and stacks of survival magazines and books/guides, that we all have a pretty good idea of what constitutes an emergency kit. There's everything from the Altoids tin to the full blown Never Comin' Back bag. I've personally spent hours gathering, weighing and arranging kit contents, all the while hoping to find that special item that will swing the odds in my favor, even a little bit. There comes a point when you've educated yourself (and hopefully family), made prudent preparations and constructed well thought out kits and bags to meet your needs in a variety of disaster situations. I've realized that at some point, at least for me, this can all become a bit obsessive. At some point, it's time to say "we're good" and get on with life.
     That's not to say that I don't check expiration dates or buy a better type of flashlight battery if one comes on the market, or read the latest issue of American Survival Guide but as it stands now "we're good". After all, how many knives, firestarters, sleep systems, guns & ammo, emergency food do you really need? I've accumulated enough high quality gear to stock my own outdoor store. I feel that it's time to back off a bit and enjoy other interests. If the only purpose in life is to prepare to stay alive awhile longer, I feel like that could lead to a pretty shallow and unfulfilling life.   
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on June 05, 2015, 02:44:26 PM
I am good with mine. I just try to check them every 3-4 months to make sure everything is still good.. and SP has not outgrown her clothing.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: The Professor on June 05, 2015, 07:09:03 PM
     It occurs to me, after looking at the amassed information on this forum, lots of YouTube videos and stacks of survival magazines and books/guides, that we all have a pretty good idea of what constitutes an emergency kit. There's everything from the Altoids tin to the full blown Never Comin' Back bag. I've personally spent hours gathering, weighing and arranging kit contents, all the while hoping to find that special item that will swing the odds in my favor, even a little bit. There comes a point when you've educated yourself (and hopefully family), made prudent preparations and constructed well thought out kits and bags to meet your needs in a variety of disaster situations. I've realized that at some point, at least for me, this can all become a bit obsessive. At some point, it's time to say "we're good" and get on with life.
     That's not to say that I don't check expiration dates or buy a better type of flashlight battery if one comes on the market, or read the latest issue of American Survival Guide but as it stands now "we're good". After all, how many knives, firestarters, sleep systems, guns & ammo, emergency food do you really need? I've accumulated enough high quality gear to stock my own outdoor store. I feel that it's time to back off a bit and enjoy other interests. If the only purpose in life is to prepare to stay alive awhile longer, I feel like that could lead to a pretty shallow and unfulfilling life.

Well, I'll admit that when I was younger, I almost obsessed over our preps.

Like you, I'd spend hours fitting, refitting, researching, comparing and restructuring.  I spent ENTIRELY too much money on gear just to test it out or to see if it fit, looking for an edge.

However, as I got older, I started noticing that my gear sorta mellowed out.  I think a lot of it had to do with my wife and I making the concerted effort to learn new things and do actual "bug outs."   When we were in Colorado, we had our BOL's within relatively easy travelling distances.  We went twice a year and actually walked or rode our bikes up to, and back from, the BOLs.

When we walked, we would even "guerrilla camp" on the overnight portion, finding a place to hide and set up for the evening.  As we got more comfortable with what we were doing and learning, our packs got lighter and our equipment more efficient.

Sure, I still look at, and evaluate, things for my kits.  I think I always will. But knowledge and experience has replaced much of the gear.

As well, our "mission" has changed.  We had to move back to the midwest and  now have a larger support system in place that minimizes much of what we need to evacuate.   There'll always be the potential for a Worst-Case-Scenario involving long-distance relocation, but that threat has been reduced quite a bit.

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on June 05, 2015, 11:12:18 PM
Somehow I read that as "my wife is unstable," and I was trying to figure out how the contents of your pack would protect you....

Maybe I need to get some sleep....  :-\

You absutely just made my night. My wife is unstable. Lmao. To be honest, the girl that would most likely be my wife if I somehow married this young, is a very unstable person, so it's not that far off! Lol!


     It occurs to me, after looking at the amassed information on this forum, lots of YouTube videos and stacks of survival magazines and books/guides, that we all have a pretty good idea of what constitutes an emergency kit. There's everything from the Altoids tin to the full blown Never Comin' Back bag. I've personally spent hours gathering, weighing and arranging kit contents, all the while hoping to find that special item that will swing the odds in my favor, even a little bit. There comes a point when you've educated yourself (and hopefully family), made prudent preparations and constructed well thought out kits and bags to meet your needs in a variety of disaster situations. I've realized that at some point, at least for me, this can all become a bit obsessive. At some point, it's time to say "we're good" and get on with life.
     That's not to say that I don't check expiration dates or buy a better type of flashlight battery if one comes on the market, or read the latest issue of American Survival Guide but as it stands now "we're good". After all, how many knives, firestarters, sleep systems, guns & ammo, emergency food do you really need? I've accumulated enough high quality gear to stock my own outdoor store. I feel that it's time to back off a bit and enjoy other interests. If the only purpose in life is to prepare to stay alive awhile longer, I feel like that could lead to a pretty shallow and unfulfilling life.   

100% guilty here. Even after I got to the point where I realized that like, oh shit, I have to plan for if shit doesn't hit the fan so I can live a happy successful life if everything is halfway ok and make sure it fits in with economic trends shifting towards more instability and the progression of downward class migration, I still get caught up in optimizing my bug out bags designing modular systems finding or developing the best emergency food and on and on.

I've literally had to force the idea of "oh shit the shit could hit the fan tomorrow and my cheap surplus tactical vest and SKS are going to be the only things keeping me alive AHHH" out of my head to keep focus on my priorities. Time to work on shit like moving out, getting a real job, probably starting a business, eventually buying land, and building that better life.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on June 06, 2015, 08:08:12 AM
Great post Bcksknr.  +1

Like my overall interest in most activities, they wax and wane, they evolve and transform, and they find a rhythm to it all. Recently my firefighting bunker gear went through its kit building evolution; what did I need, where did I want it, where would I carry it, and then the culling, lightening, simplifying, and retooling that my BOBs, EDC, hiking kits and car kits have gone through dozens of times. Even when I'm not thinking about it in a building/rebuilding phase, I might find something I need or need to replace and the goodies inside evolve. I'll admit, I love being 'that guy' when it comes to being the problem solver for a group and when you're surrounded by folks who also love being 'that guy' it becomes a bigger and bigger challenge. I eventually had to invent the lighted door wedge to gain some notariety for my geekness with my department.

I always wonder if I'm really doing anything to build a better life with these kits; is version 5.3 really that much better than version 2.0 that it was worth the money I've spent?  Maybe, maybe not, but the fringe benefits of going through 'what if' scenarios always helps. I work my problem solving muscles and learn to expand my toolbox of solutions. What was once just a ladder to climb to high places evolves to be a temporary bridge to cross high waters; what was once a door wedge for controlling ventilation becomes a signal to show me where my exits are in a smoke filled house. It becomes a process that matters more than the kit itself and if I ever find myself on vacation away from the majority of my preps, I'm confident I can walk into a grocery or hardware store and build myself the kit I need to create safety and comfort for me and my family. That's the ultimate takeaway from these kits.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on June 06, 2015, 10:27:15 AM
I always wonder if I'm really doing anything to build a better life with these kits; is version 5.3 really that much better than version 2.0 that it was worth the money I've spent? 

Endurance, as you know I have 2 BOB's for myself.

#1 BOB I started in 1990. Everything in it cost me less than $100, as I was not affluent in money. Alot of it is second hand, found items. That bag has served me for $25 years and I have not changed much up on it other than adding maps from a thrift shop for 10 cents each.

#2 BOB I also started from salvage and found things, but when I made Z get a BOB put together for himself, he bought 'high end' stuff to put into it, and bought triplicate things, so I would have one, he would have one, and SP would have one.

Between my two BOB's is ... I like my BOB#2 better, but I actually use BOB#1 more. Both for myself and others. Even though BOB#2 has 'cooler' things in it, BOB#1 has tried and proven things in it over the last 25 years. They work equally as well as the thing in BOB#2. BOB#1 also is where I usually need it for others, as it is in my vehicle, wereas #2 is in the house.

In 25 years in the BOB#1 I have not ever lacked something in there in an emergency, or  'emergency'.

So my response to your question if "version 5.3 really that much better than version 2.0 that it was worth the money I've spent", is that, no.. you do not want that Dollar Store pocket knife in there, but you might be able to get a very good knife for the same price at a Garage Sale.

It comes down once again to Time, Cost, or Quality. I had no money and alot of time. So I knew what I wanted in my BOB's and so I was open to TIME, and kept my eyes open for seeing the opportunity to add that item to my bag. It took me two years to get my BOB#1 together to the way I wanted it.

Z. Time to him is different than time to me. I would not say he is impatient, but often he wants things done NOW. So he will throw money at things he wants to get done. In this case of his BOB's he tossed money at them to get it done.

Which of our ways is right? Neither? Both? But in the end, both our ways got our BOB's done. Many people don't start making their BOB's as they feel they do not have the money. I just know if I was able to get my BOB done on $400 a month income, so can other people. But having a backpack and a bottle of water in it, is better than NO backpack and NO bottle of water in it. At the very minimum a person should have "The 10 Essentials".

    Map
    Compass
    Sunglasses and sunscreen
    Extra clothing
    Headlamp/flashlight
    First-aid supplies
    Firestarter
    Matches
    Knife
    Extra food

I am willing to bet that in two days time, anyone can pick these items up for less than $30. If I were to challenge myself I think I might even be able to do it for $10 if I gave myself a weekend and a couple garage sales.

Cedar

Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on June 06, 2015, 11:52:24 AM
How about the thought of needing one at all?  Or do I really need all the stuff that most people include?

First of all, I personally think it's a good idea, even given the fact that in my lifetime (of 50 years) I've never needed one, but then again I've never been a homeless person and/or been without transportation where stuff was commonly stored.  To answer those questions for yourself you'll have to do a risk assessment.  If you live in the city and never venture away from it, how necessary is it to pack supplies you can probably find on every other corner?  Or better yet, simply ask for help from the next 20 people to pass by.  Whether I live in the city or in a rural area, if I only travel in common areas, why do I need a map or a compass, especially if I am going to stick to roadways with signs and/or markers?

I'm not saying don't pack a BOB.  In fact I stated that I think it's a good idea.  What I am saying is that you may not need all that you think you need and in some cases you may not need one at all (if you can acquire those from your surroundings).  I certainly wouldn't get hung up over the little things......  I figure you're going to die anyway, if you don't know how to find and use things around you.

The Professor probably says it best.....

Well, I'll admit that when I was younger, I almost obsessed over our preps.

Like you, I'd spend hours fitting, refitting, researching, comparing and restructuring.  I spent ENTIRELY too much money on gear just to test it out or to see if it fit, looking for an edge.

However, as I got older, I started noticing that my gear sorta mellowed out.  I think a lot of it had to do with my wife and I making the concerted effort to learn new things and do actual "bug outs."   When we were in Colorado, we had our BOL's within relatively easy travelling distances.  We went twice a year and actually walked or rode our bikes up to, and back from, the BOLs.

When we walked, we would even "guerrilla camp" on the overnight portion, finding a place to hide and set up for the evening.  As we got more comfortable with what we were doing and learning, our packs got lighter and our equipment more efficient.

Sure, I still look at, and evaluate, things for my kits.  I think I always will. But knowledge and experience has replaced much of the gear.

As well, our "mission" has changed.  We had to move back to the midwest and  now have a larger support system in place that minimizes much of what we need to evacuate.   There'll always be the potential for a Worst-Case-Scenario involving long-distance relocation, but that threat has been reduced quite a bit.

The Professor
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on June 06, 2015, 12:06:36 PM
How about the thought of needing one at all?

I know if I really needed to save my posterior, the BOB will not be the first thing on my mind. If I had to bail without it, I would, but I sure would be grumbling about not having it. How many times have I used mine on me? Very little. How many times have I used it on people who needed help. Alot. And not when I was doing SAR either. The map was when 2 would-be fishermen were looking for a certain lake and I had a topo map and we found it. Another time a lady was stuck in her coat when her zipper broke and I used my multitool to free her of it.

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on June 06, 2015, 12:22:20 PM
The map was when 2 would-be fishermen were looking for a certain lake and I had a topo map and we found it. Another time a lady was stuck in her coat when her zipper broke and I used my multitool to free her of it.

Both were way far off from life threatening, but it does feel good when you can help someone out. 

Both support my silly argument....  Neither had on them what they needed, but they found someone who did.

.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Cedar on June 06, 2015, 12:34:36 PM
Both support my silly argument....  Neither had on them what they needed, but they found someone who did.

So someone somewhere needs to be prepared  ;)

Cedar
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on June 06, 2015, 12:43:31 PM
So someone somewhere needs to be prepared  ;)

And I too prefer to be that person, but I can honestly say I've never obsessed over my bag or its contents and most of the time it's not a backpack style bag the contents are kept in, it's some other kind of container, which include permanent storage areas in my vehicles and trailers.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on June 06, 2015, 02:21:57 PM
The closest thing I have to a BOB is my GHB in my car. It's a 20+ year old safety award I got from a previous employer and was my lunch pack for at least five years. Two-thirds or the bulk of it is clothes. It's not sexy, but it has made a number of situations more comfortable and helped me have a better life, whether it has been using the tarp at a company picnic to block the wind, pulling out work gloves to help lift heavy things, pulling out a wool hat when it was colder than I expected it, or pulling out bug spray to make life a little less annoying. Whether I've needed it or not is questionable. If I didn't have it I can't tell you how many plans would have been cancelled, how many hours would have been unnecessarily uncomfortable, how many friends would have caught a cold because they would have been soaked.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: machinisttx on June 06, 2015, 03:56:49 PM
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b20/imakechips/DSC_0236_zpsf7ea7a8c.jpg)

Eberlestock G4 Operator with 20" barreled (http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mpAJWqeLQCRCTPcLndr2aUw/140.jpg).  ;D
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on June 06, 2015, 05:22:15 PM
Eberlestock G4 Operator with 20" barreled

I love my Eberlestock Gunslinger pack.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bcksknr on June 07, 2015, 05:59:44 AM
     I hope this isn't to far off thread, but it is a short Murphy's Law anecdote. Years ago, we were in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and there was a ban on open fires. Since we were canoeing for a week, we had brought a Coleman stove and a gallon of fuel (hopefully to fry walleyes). The stove's tank emptied after the first day and when it came time to refill, we found that the tank cap was stuck. It wouldn't budge. No problem, as I had a multi-tool. Soon found that it wouldn't open wide enough to fit the cap. At the next portage, we ran into two canoes of campers and asked if anyone had a standard pliers. They each reached into a back pocket and produced pliers, visegrips, channelocks, etc. We opened the cap and greased it with cooking oil after filling up.
     Who would have anticipated something like this? Between the four of us, we had a very complete set of supplies. One of our group was an emergency room doctor and he had even brought injectable morphine! But something as small as a stuck gas cap and no tool to remove it (yes I even tried wrapping my leather belt around it, hoping it would work as a "strap wrench") could have meant no decent eats for a week. Every multi-tool I now own has been tested to see if it will open enough to grip a Coleman stove gas cap.
     The point to all this is that even with two canoes full of well thought out supplies (much more that one BOB could hold) and four seemingly woodswise adults, Murphy can still step in to mess with you. You can't possibly foresee all eventualities. You will make yourself crazy if you try and in the end, your survival may come down to the good will and cooperation of others. So I do my best to plan and pack for what seems reasonable to expect and hope to be adaptable and lucky enough deal with the things you never imagined.
     

     
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: nelson96 on June 07, 2015, 08:27:24 AM
     I hope this isn't to far off thread, but it is a short Murphy's Law anecdote. Years ago, we were in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and there was a ban on open fires. Since we were canoeing for a week, we had brought a Coleman stove and a gallon of fuel (hopefully to fry walleyes). The stove's tank emptied after the first day and when it came time to refill, we found that the tank cap was stuck. It wouldn't budge. No problem, as I had a multi-tool. Soon found that it wouldn't open wide enough to fit the cap. At the next portage, we ran into two canoes of campers and asked if anyone had a standard pliers. They each reached into a back pocket and produced pliers, visegrips, channelocks, etc. We opened the cap and greased it with cooking oil after filling up.
     Who would have anticipated something like this? Between the four of us, we had a very complete set of supplies. One of our group was an emergency room doctor and he had even brought injectable morphine! But something as small as a stuck gas cap and no tool to remove it (yes I even tried wrapping my leather belt around it, hoping it would work as a "strap wrench") could have meant no decent eats for a week. Every multi-tool I now own has been tested to see if it will open enough to grip a Coleman stove gas cap.
     The point to all this is that even with two canoes full of well thought out supplies (much more that one BOB could hold) and four seemingly woodswise adults, Murphy can still step in to mess with you. You can't possibly foresee all eventualities. You will make yourself crazy if you try and in the end, your survival may come down to the good will and cooperation of others. So I do my best to plan and pack for what seems reasonable to expect and hope to be adaptable and lucky enough deal with the things you never imagined.

That's a great example bcksknr.  Some may actually take that the wrong way though.  Some may say, "that's a perfect reason to make sure I carry an adequately sized pair of channel locks in my pack", along with a bunch of other stuff that a person would rarely use.  I would say that's a perfect example of good preparation, making sure your fuel is in a container that you can access without packing tools you would rarely need.  And if you do find yourself needing a rare tool, I would bet that most situations will accommodate finding that tool somewhere else (other than your BOB), which I believe is the point that bcksknr made.

.   
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Roknrandy on June 09, 2015, 04:42:17 PM
Great posts in this thread but I know there are updates and new members that haven't posted yet so lets get busy
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Stwood on April 01, 2016, 07:39:54 PM
I have no bug out bag to show. But I do need to put together a get home bag.
Is the GHB I've noticed just that? A get home bag?
Thanks
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: machinisttx on April 01, 2016, 08:16:03 PM
Yes.

GHB = Get Home Bag
BOB = Bug Out Bag
INCH = I'm Never Coming Home

I'm a proponent of INCH rather than BOB.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Carl on April 02, 2016, 07:17:33 AM
I have no bug out bag to show. But I do need to put together a get home bag.
Is the GHB I've noticed just that? A get home bag?
Thanks

They are actually ALL life support bags,no matter where you are going....
You do have a planned place to go ,don't you?
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Stwood on April 02, 2016, 08:03:06 PM
If I'm away, I'm coming home.
If I'm home, I'm staying put.
I'm in the woods, 25 miles to the nearest grocery store
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: bcksknr on April 03, 2016, 09:46:36 AM
    Just to throw out a little food for thought, a couple of times in conversation about having some basics set aside for emergencies, I've had individuals say " I don't need to prepare, I just need a gun and where the Preppers live". Kind of scary, if they really meant it. As far as being on the road with a BOB it's probably well to keep in mind that the ratio of the prepared (you) to the clueless and desperate (most of them) is not in your favor. We've all seen what it looks like when a food truck pulls into a refugee camp; total chaos. I don't want to be the guy who looks like he has anything of use, when I walk among the panicky hordes.
     Even the Walking Dead folks could safely pass through the massed zombies if they looked, moved and smelled like them. The problem with "Grey Man" camo is that sturdy outdoor boots and clothing along with a well fitting pack of essentials, is hard to disguise as just another victim trudging down the highway of abandoned vehicles. I've been thinking of working on a "Bug Out Vest" that could be concealed under a loose old jacket. Trying to hide enough gear for a couple of days on the road shouldn't be too hard, but it will mean cutting back to the bare bones. I'll have to work on that.
     I'm hoping that there will be a couple of days window of civility before people get desperate enough to start preying on each other. That should be the time to get to where you need to go. Even during Katrina, the "lawless" looters seemed to be more interested in stealing luxury goods than essentials. They seemed to attack stores rather than other people for "stuff". Given time, hunger and thirst combined with absent law enforcement, it could have gotten really ugly. I guess it's just a matter of scale. Any thoughts? 
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on April 03, 2016, 12:21:23 PM
    Just to throw out a little food for thought, a couple of times in conversation about having some basics set aside for emergencies, I've had individuals say " I don't need to prepare, I just need a gun and where the Preppers live". Kind of scary, if they really meant it. As far as being on the road with a BOB it's probably well to keep in mind that the ratio of the prepared (you) to the clueless and desperate (most of them) is not in your favor. We've all seen what it looks like when a food truck pulls into a refugee camp; total chaos. I don't want to be the guy who looks like he has anything of use, when I walk among the panicky hordes.
     Even the Walking Dead folks could safely pass through the massed zombies if they looked, moved and smelled like them. The problem with "Grey Man" camo is that sturdy outdoor boots and clothing along with a well fitting pack of essentials, is hard to disguise as just another victim trudging down the highway of abandoned vehicles. I've been thinking of working on a "Bug Out Vest" that could be concealed under a loose old jacket. Trying to hide enough gear for a couple of days on the road shouldn't be too hard, but it will mean cutting back to the bare bones. I'll have to work on that.
     I'm hoping that there will be a couple of days window of civility before people get desperate enough to start preying on each other. That should be the time to get to where you need to go. Even during Katrina, the "lawless" looters seemed to be more interested in stealing luxury goods than essentials. They seemed to attack stores rather than other people for "stuff". Given time, hunger and thirst combined with absent law enforcement, it could have gotten really ugly. I guess it's just a matter of scale. Any thoughts?
I tend to agree that most of the looting and unlawful behavior I've seen in American riots is targeting useless stuff, like flat screen TVs, clothes, etc. That's not to say that pattern will always hold, but it has in most cases for the first few days. That's why I carry enough cash for one last shopping trip where I can buy stuff that doesn't store well, like oil, batteries and seed potatoes. I won't be the guy disappointed to see the canned food aisle empty, that's the easy stuff to store.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on April 03, 2016, 01:06:44 PM
    Just to throw out a little food for thought, a couple of times in conversation about having some basics set aside for emergencies, I've had individuals say " I don't need to prepare, I just need a gun and where the Preppers live". Kind of scary, if they really meant it. 

I think we should all start explaining to people who say that, that preppers have guns too... and they tend to have training. And explain that if you need to get in a gunfight whenever you need to eat, the odds are not in your favor.

As for the rest of it, you still want a full BOB for every day disasters that get fixed before people start looting because they're starving.

As for the vest idea, you could have a modular system. Have a BOB, and a vest with minimalist gear. There 2400 calorie ration bars, a canteen pouch, and water purification tablets is all you'd really need and it doesn't weigh hardly anything. This allows you to drop the BOB if need be and still have supplies. Use a tactical vest kitted up with mags and ammo and it doubles as a patrol rig when you're at your retreat, if your plans include such things.

Also, wear good quality boots anyways. Just kick around in the dirt so they look like old work boots.

Based on how people react to disasters in the past, like what you said about people going after useless crap when they loot, you really should be home by the time people start targeting people who look like they have food and supplies.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Carl on April 03, 2016, 03:15:57 PM
One should KIT in layers as he dresses in layers.
1.Every day carry.
2.A DAY PACK with first aide,food,water
3.a pack full of stuff you will need
4. a truck load of stuff you think you need
5. documents bag

  1 and 2 are all you need if you have a BOL (place to go to) or pre-positioned supply (storage locker)
To bug out is of little value ,if you have no set destination to go to.
A HOME is a place of shelter,comfort,and safety....I would not leave my home unless I were in REAL DANGER...as just exposure would
be enough to finish my story
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Stwood on April 03, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
Some awesome replies here.
Things to sleep on.  ;)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on April 04, 2016, 10:40:02 AM
The 2400 and 3600 calorie rations kind of make me chuckle. Those that rely on a 3600 calorie lifeboat ration to get them through 72 hours on the run or in cold weather haven't thought this out very well. While having them as a part of a bug out bag isn't a bad idea, a person on the move or in cold weather is going to be burning 2400-4500 calories a day. Hell, I've had 9,000 calorie days doing exceedingly hard pushes over the course of 12-24 hours. Besides that, even the Millenium Bars aren't appetizing enough to obtain 100% of your calories for a day.

A much better solution is to incorporate traditional hiking foods with reasonable shelf life. Things like trail mix (aka GORP), Clif Bars, cheese and crackers, salty snacks (chips & nuts), and chewy foods like gummy bears will keep you moving. If you need something to warm you up, chicken or beef bullion, ramen, and mashed potatoes are easy to heat and eat.

Yes, I have lifeboat rations and Millenium Bars as a part of my preps, but you should never lean on them to supply 100% of your calories when you're trying to cover ground.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on April 04, 2016, 11:25:36 AM
funny thing is such critisism usually comes from th e"military" tacticool" dudes.
Once i was scolded by being called a munchy for carrying 8000+ calories in by BOB
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Carl on April 04, 2016, 11:36:18 AM
funny thing is such critisism usually comes from th e"military" tacticool" dudes.
Once i was scolded by being called a munchy for carrying 8000+ calories in by BOB

I plan to 'supersize' a happy meal at McDonalds on my way out of town. ;)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on April 04, 2016, 12:02:17 PM
I plan to 'supersize' a happy meal at McDonalds on my way out of town. ;)
That's probably more calories than a lifeboat full of rations.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: RuggedCyclist on April 04, 2016, 12:28:24 PM
The 2400 and 3600 calorie rations kind of make me chuckle. Those that rely on a 3600 calorie lifeboat ration to get them through 72 hours on the run or in cold weather haven't thought this out very well. While having them as a part of a bug out bag isn't a bad idea, a person on the move or in cold weather is going to be burning 2400-4500 calories a day. Hell, I've had 9,000 calorie days doing exceedingly hard pushes over the course of 12-24 hours. Besides that, even the Millenium Bars aren't appetizing enough to obtain 100% of your calories for a day.

A much better solution is to incorporate traditional hiking foods with reasonable shelf life. Things like trail mix (aka GORP), Clif Bars, cheese and crackers, salty snacks (chips & nuts), and chewy foods like gummy bears will keep you moving. If you need something to warm you up, chicken or beef bullion, ramen, and mashed potatoes are easy to heat and eat.

Yes, I have lifeboat rations and Millenium Bars as a part of my preps, but you should never lean on them to supply 100% of your calories when you're trying to cover ground.

If they were actually something I could eat without getting sick (gluten problems), I would keep a couple as snacks on the run.
A couple of them in a jacket/vest pocket would be valid as a backup if you had to part with your bag though wouldn't you think?

I wouldn't want to rely on them completely though, even if I could eat more than a little bit without getting sick.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: David in MN on April 04, 2016, 01:15:22 PM
The 2400 and 3600 calorie rations kind of make me chuckle. Those that rely on a 3600 calorie lifeboat ration to get them through 72 hours on the run or in cold weather haven't thought this out very well. While having them as a part of a bug out bag isn't a bad idea, a person on the move or in cold weather is going to be burning 2400-4500 calories a day. Hell, I've had 9,000 calorie days doing exceedingly hard pushes over the course of 12-24 hours. Besides that, even the Millenium Bars aren't appetizing enough to obtain 100% of your calories for a day.

A much better solution is to incorporate traditional hiking foods with reasonable shelf life. Things like trail mix (aka GORP), Clif Bars, cheese and crackers, salty snacks (chips & nuts), and chewy foods like gummy bears will keep you moving. If you need something to warm you up, chicken or beef bullion, ramen, and mashed potatoes are easy to heat and eat.

Yes, I have lifeboat rations and Millenium Bars as a part of my preps, but you should never lean on them to supply 100% of your calories when you're trying to cover ground.

Totally agree and I love the comedy of it. As a 15 year old I was assigned a task from a biology teacher to figure out my daily calorie consumption. He balked when I turned in my assignment and estimated 7,500 per day. Mind you I was biking 3 miles to school at 5:30 to hit the weight room early and running 5-8 miles on the track team each afternoon before biking home. My dad wrote a letter assuring that my work was correct. Something along the line of "I can assure you that half a chicken, 4 potatoes, 2 ears of corn, and a head of broccoli are a normal dinner for David".

Preppers in general need to be reminded the caloric need of exertion. Muhammad Ali and George Foreman trained for the heavyweight title by chopping down trees. This hurts because I'm a Frazier fan (I'm a left hook fighter too) but also because it brings to mind the hardship on the body that these outdoor survival methods force on us. I doubt any of us are the total athlete of Ali or the powerhouse of Foreman. But you gotta fuel that beast if you're going to work on that level.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: DonC on April 04, 2016, 01:27:13 PM
I'm probably not going to post pics. Needless to say, I have a fairly good mix of everyone's bags already. Like Carl, mine weighs in at just under 30lbs. But I have enough stuff in there for my wife and I. I'm retired military, so as you can imagine, carrying a measly 30lbs is no sweat. Also, you can bet that I've collected a fair amount of gear over my lengthy military career! It will never truly be complete. But I do use my items and replace immediately. It helps me keep my stock rotated! I also have several little EDC rings that contain firestarters, multitools, cordage, etc. These are small enough to carry everywhere, everyday. I have a set, my wife has a set, and we each have one in our vehicles! Of course, I exercise my 2nd amendment right daily, so security isn't usually an issue. Can I shoot, (1 shot, 1 kill) I don't mame! My wife has her gun and she can shoot alright too! Of course, I always carry a knife or two.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on April 04, 2016, 04:21:11 PM
If they were actually something I could eat without getting sick (gluten problems), I would keep a couple as snacks on the run.
A couple of them in a jacket/vest pocket would be valid as a backup if you had to part with your bag though wouldn't you think?

I wouldn't want to rely on them completely though, even if I could eat more than a little bit without getting sick.
I didn't say don't have them at all. I have one and several Millenium bars in my trunk right now. However, I also have a box of 18 (probably down to 12, now) packages of Costco trail mix, a half dozen of my favorite Clif Bars, my favorite MRE elements (crackers and cheese/jam/PB, potato strings, poppy seed shortbread and ranger bars), and a jar of bullion cubes. Sometimes there will also be a package of fig newtons, sometimes Girl Scout cookies, sometimes beef jerky, but always over 10k calories of food I like eating on the go. Heck, I keep trail mix in my bunker pockets for long fire calls. This boy enjoys his food.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Greekman on April 05, 2016, 04:05:00 PM
The 2400 and 3600 calorie rations kind of make me chuckle. Those that rely on a 3600 calorie lifeboat ration to get them through 72 hours on the run or in cold weather haven't thought this out very well. While having them as a part of a bug out bag isn't a bad idea, a person on the move or in cold weather is going to be burning 2400-4500 calories a day. Hell, I've had 9,000 calorie days doing exceedingly hard pushes over the course of 12-24 hours. Besides that, even the Millenium Bars aren't appetizing enough to obtain 100% of your calories for a day.

Endurance, judging by your hiking experience.....
Supposing the one has 5000 calories in his backpack and rations them for 3 days.
Then the "bugout run" becomes a 5 day one.
At what point would he see significantly diminished performance? (say resting more time than being active)
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: machinisttx on April 05, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
I suspect that would depend a great deal on the actual caloric deficit. If you are burning 5k and replacing half, you'd be better off than if you were burning 8k and only replacing 2500.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: Carl on April 06, 2016, 04:08:07 AM
A .22 and a few non-zombie squirrels and you would be OK.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: endurance on April 06, 2016, 04:35:57 PM
Endurance, judging by your hiking experience.....
Supposing the one has 5000 calories in his backpack and rations them for 3 days.
Then the "bugout run" becomes a 5 day one.
At what point would he see significantly diminished performance? (say resting more time than being active)
First off, it actually takes several days for a calorie deficit to hit you in most cases. When I've been normally active and started a hike, my appetite doesn't actually increase very much until day 4-5. While my normal metabolism is about 2100 calories a day, if I'm hiking hard, for the first three days I might only crave 2500-3000 calories despite burning 4500 calories a day. Then it ramps up to catch up for a week or two. My distance friends, the guys I know who do the pacific crest trail and other silliness beyond my realm, say that after two weeks you become insatiable. That's when a hiker will come off the trail after a week of eating 4500 calories a day and consume a whole 18" pizza and two half pound cheeseburgers in a single sitting with a chocolate milkshake to wash it down. It takes several weeks to tame that beast even after the hiking is done...

I think the body does a pretty good job managing a fat reserve for the short term and doesn't mind dipping into it as needed, but at some point it says enough is enough and fights back to rebuild its margin for error/safety factor. But if you have some calories going in, I think that can get pushed down the road quite a way. The exceptions is dealing with cold. That's a place your body is going to be craving calories from the start and a deficit can lead to hypothermia.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: steeltownknight on May 13, 2016, 07:35:10 AM
Everyone STOP posting photos !
: ) lol

A lot of great info here
I could Never show EVERYTHING in my bob 
Cause' the local bacon boys would steal it.
Title: Re: Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags
Post by: N8TV Whisker Biscuit on April 15, 2019, 04:15:14 PM
Good to see all the different BOB's to compare to.