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What’s in you BOB/GOOD bag?

What’s in you BOB/GOOD bag?

I have a Sandpiper of California Bugout Bag.  The quality is excellent and it has a good amount of space.  Lots of individual compartments for organizing.  I have one in my vehicle and one in my GFs vehicle.  Each pocket has a card with a list of what’s in that pocket, and any important info like expiration dates on pills/food.

U.S. Calvary (www.uscav.com) is a great site.  I also use Amazon and the local Wal-Mart camping section for most of this stuff.

It is a work in progress but here is a brief summary. 

Food/Water

Berkey filtering water bottle

Flexible water bottles

Water pouches (just a couple)

Mountain House Pro-Pak Vacuum pouches

Hydropacks

Random Energy bars

Medical

Snake bit kit

QuikClot

iOSAT Potassium Iodide tablets

AfterBite

Burn Jel

Insect repellent (100 DET and 30% DET)

Anti-Diarrhea pills

Asprin

Allergy Medicine

Multi-vits

Sun block (100SPF)

Smelling salts

Dental Kit

Assorted bandages

Books

Edible Plants book with color pictures

SAS survival handbook

Other

Ka-Bar Knife

Multifunction Sharpener

Paracord

Flashlight (with extra batteries)

Emergency candles

Bic Lighters

Blast Match

Emergency blanket

Mosquito Net

Poncho

Radio (solar and crank, with USB port)

Whistle

Compass

Local area maps

Contractor trash bags

Large mouse trap

Folding Stove with sterno

Camping Toilet Paper

LightLoad towels

Dry bag

Fishing kit

Sewing kit

Duct Tape

Zip ties

Hand sanitizer

Sharpie Pens

Playing cards

Copper wire (small spool)

Can opener

Leatherman multi-tool

Leather gloves

Magnifying glass (small)

Zip lock bags

Solar charging panel (foldable with USB)

Bleach

Pepper spray

Cash

Small amount of junk silver J

That’s it for now.  This is a good reminder, I need to re-inventory, as I have added a lot of stuff since this list.

Also, I have a large duffel bag at the house that contains larger items (and stuff I can't bring into the city) and much much more food, but that is for another post.

Lets hear wha'chu got??  I think very quickly we can have an excellent rundown of all the basics to get others started in their preps.

ECONOMIC THREAT LEVEL

Harmonious. :)
Content. ;)
Indifferent. :-
Discontent. :/
Almost fucked. :(        <--------- YOU ARE HERE ------
Totally fucked. :0

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Much of the same

Dice

several mechanical pencils

Ivory Soap: It can be shaved off and dried and used as laundry and dish soap.

A jump drive 4GB for resumes, Scan in copies of insurance, ID/Drivers lic. SS card, Latest bank statement and pictures. What ever you might need to establish you are you.

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what? no condoms?

i mean, since we are at the almost f...ed stage and all...

plus they double as rain runoff catchers.  (umm, unused ones only).

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Bug Out Bag - Contents

Homer-J-Fong:

This is one of the finest lists I have ever seen.  Fantastic!  You have done a great service to all of those who may wish to see what a complete list looks like.

I have been doing my best to put together a comprehensive bug out bag list, and I do have a few sources of lists, etc., to share.  Let me get those lists scanned and what not, then I will post it later, probably tomorrow.

On a slightly different note, how do you fit all of the gear into the bag?  It seems like a lot.  Do you have any source which shows how to pack the stuff into the BOB, or perhaps a diagram?

Anyhow, many thanks!

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Hello Sir -

Little off topic, but hey, we are all Turdites here. Have you been to CNI in Inglewood? If so, would you recommend? A couple of coin dealers in my immediate area, but will take the short drive over there if it is worth it. Do you know if there are any other Turdites from So Cal? Always up for drinks and discussing strategies.

Thanks

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Tarps for run off and rain

You must have safe water. If you have a 8 x 10' tarp hang it up to feed into a kiddie pool or buckets with 1" of rain you should get 10-18 gallons of fresh water or more. Save those extra liter bottles of soda and you can store water. Don't use plastic milk jugs. Also you can make stored water taste better by pouring it between a couple of pitchers to oxygenate it. Don't forget teas, coffee, Tang and powder drink mix to add flavor and a Morale Booster.

Places to for buckets and water barrels. Local grocery stores with bakeries and Deli often sell food safe buckets cheap. Bottling plants are great for 50+ gallon plastic barrels for water storage or rain barrels and often free or cheap.

Lastly if you use a water heater that's 35-50 gallons of safe water. Just turn off the power supply/heat and the water connection before you use it. You don't want the gas or electric heating an empty water vessel.

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Great post on BOB/GOOD bag.

It would be ideal to get down to a Jason Bourne type bag, however, it is not practical. At the moment I have an EDC level one bag, Go bag, BoB and a load out bag which just happens to include a Jason Bourne " Last Resort" bag.

As the quote says " Hope for the best and plan for the worst ".

Thanks for starting this post.

JC

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Bug out bag

Homer-J-Fong wrote:

What’s in you BOB/GOOD bag?

I have a Sandpiper of California Bugout Bag.  The quality is excellent and it has a good amount of space.  Lots of individual compartments for organizing.  I have one in my vehicle and one in my GFs vehicle.  Each pocket has a card with a list of what’s in that pocket, and any important info like expiration dates on pills/food.

U.S. Calvary (www.uscav.com) is a great site.  I also use Amazon and the local Wal-Mart camping section for most of this stuff.

It is a work in progress but here is a brief summary. 

Food/Water

Berkey filtering water bottle

Flexible water bottles

Water pouches (just a couple)

Mountain House Pro-Pak Vacuum pouches

Hydropacks

Random Energy bars

Medical

Snake bit kit

QuikClot

iOSAT Potassium Iodide tablets

AfterBite

Burn Jel

Insect repellent (100 DET and 30% DET)

Anti-Diarrhea pills

Asprin

Allergy Medicine

Multi-vits

Sun block (100SPF)

Smelling salts

Dental Kit

Assorted bandages

Books

Edible Plants book with color pictures

SAS survival handbook

Other

Ka-Bar Knife

Multifunction Sharpener

Paracord

Flashlight (with extra batteries)

Emergency candles

Bic Lighters

Blast Match

Emergency blanket

Mosquito Net

Poncho

Radio (solar and crank, with USB port)

Whistle

Compass

Local area maps

Contractor trash bags

Large mouse trap

Folding Stove with sterno

Camping Toilet Paper

LightLoad towels

Dry bag

Fishing kit

Sewing kit

Duct Tape

Zip ties

Hand sanitizer

Sharpie Pens

Playing cards

Copper wire (small spool)

Can opener

Leatherman multi-tool

Leather gloves

Magnifying glass (small)

Zip lock bags

Solar charging panel (foldable with USB)

Bleach

Pepper spray

Cash

Small amount of junk silver J

That’s it for now.  This is a good reminder, I need to re-inventory, as I have added a lot of stuff since this list.

Also, I have a large duffel bag at the house that contains larger items (and stuff I can't bring into the city) and much much more food, but that is for another post.

Lets hear wha'chu got??  I think very quickly we can have an excellent rundown of all the basics to get others started in their preps.

ECONOMIC THREAT LEVEL

Harmonious. :)
Content. ;)
Indifferent. :-
Discontent. :/
Almost fucked. :(        <--------- YOU ARE HERE ------
Totally fucked. :0

Just curious, but what does all that weigh, and are you using a vehicle or shanks mare? Humping a large amount of gear, plus weapons/ammo/food/water is tough. About all I can manage is 60# plus weapons/ammo, which I place in a combo of Y harness/buttpack and a medium ALICE pack. People need to prioritize what method of locomotion that they intend to use, and plan for that. Also, having a plan B that includes what you really need and that you're able to carry on your back in case your transpo can't be used as "mule" might be a good idea.  Having alot of stuff to cover all contingencies is a good plan, but you need to know what is absolutely essential, and what you can carry yourself. Just sayin'.

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CNI

CA lawyer - I appreciate your question (we should probably move the conversation to the coin shop forum).

CNI is excellent.

I personally visited that shop several months ago.

They have private security on site.

There are fences that you drive through to park with an armed guard watching you park and go in.

There are armed guards inside the store.

There are knowledgable people working the phones and there are over-the-counter transactions going in parallel by multiple staff people.  Plus, they have update boards on the walls that refresh by the minute.

I was extremely impressed by their operation and came away very impressed by the visit.

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first thing I see missing

Homer-J-Fong on that list I notice there is no toilet paper. Perhaps you have a plan in mind to go without? If so, describe please.

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I have a hybrid bag. It

I have a hybrid bag. It serves as more of a "24 hour bag" / Responder Bag than a true Bug-Out-Bag. It's designed to be carried in the car and respond to a case of 1) Emergency services (police) are not responding and I need to respond to an event w/o the aid of professional services. 2) I have traveled for work to a +50 mile location and it's looking like I will need to spend this night or the next in a semi-rough/undeveloped location with nonexistent services.

It's built around one of LaPoliceGear's $20 gear bags that's a copy of a 5.11 design. Very good quality in either case.

Weight: 11.5 lbs

Contents:

Pocket 1: Spare Eyeglasses, clip-on sunglasses, contact lens case

Pocket 2: typical Altoid EDC survival tin (highlights: 3 iodine h20 purification pills sealed in mylar, $1 face of junk silver, 16 gram gold ring, $50 USD bill, mini firesteel)

Pocket 3: Binoculars, small

Pocket 4: lighter, folding pen, chapstick, earplugs

Pocket 5: pepper spray, sm Gerber tanto folding knife

Pocket 6: safety glasses, AA cell charger, 24 hr Fitness membership (overnight stays), $100 cash small bills, business cards/ important phone numbers

Outer pocket: 8oz trader joes water bottle, tissue packet, 200 lumen tactical 777 light

Hidden outer pocket: lead delivery device, 50 leads, encased and in a legally transportable form, galco IWB holster

Main Inner Pocket: Quikclot sports packet, Israeli hemorrhage bandage, LED headlamp (AAA), Dosimeter, N95 mask, Leatherman Wave multitool, mini shortwave/AM/FM radio (marathon), extra batteries, mylar blanket, Cliff bars x2, 50' 550 paracord, 5.11 nomex gloves, 12v car cell charger, water bottle with 9hr candle, aluminum foil, Tylenol, toilet paper, matches, electrolyte drink mix, moleskin, latex gloves, contact lens cleaner, black sharpie, few black zipties and about $4 in junk halves)

And my most important item of all: a few photos of loved ones. Reason: you can SHOW other people the picture of your loved one if you are searching for them during or after an emergency. Much easy than trying to describe someone.

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CONCEPT: Designed to avoid trouble, respond to events, support life for 12-24 hours. Beyond the obvious uses for things like lead delivery devices....

Binoculars allow stand-off observation of a general area or down a street looking at a distant riot.

Pepper spray and knives allow less than lethal and less provacative.

Nomex gloves allow protection of hands from normal hazards and fire.

12v charger and AA cell charger allow topping off of cellphone battery in a vehicle or on foot.

550 paracord allows transition from a destroyed floor to lower levels (post EQ); also good to repair shoelaces/tie an offender up.

Shortwave radio allows information from foreign countries.

Iodine tablets sealed in mylar allow water to be purified w/o carrying a bulky/heavy water filter (12-48 hours)

Gym membership allows bathing, safe place to stay overnight, 'member' based location from which to make phone calls/ access internet, etc.

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re: first thing i see missing

he'll probably just be leaving 111's on the wall...

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good call on the thumb drive

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Ivory Soap: It can be shaved off and dried and used as laundry and dish soap.

A jump drive 4GB for resumes, Scan in copies of insurance, ID/Drivers lic. SS card, Latest bank statement and pictures. What ever you might need to establish you are you.

Yup, good call on the thumb drive.  I have a 4GB MXI security encrypted thumb drive.  Make sure at the very least you zip up your files and password protect them if using a non-encyrpted storage device.  All that info in one place is a identity theif's wet dream.

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how do you fit all of the gear into the bag <reply>

California Lawyer wrote:

Homer-J-Fong:

This is one of the finest lists I have ever seen.  Fantastic!  You have done a great service to all of those who may wish to see what a complete list looks like.

I have been doing my best to put together a comprehensive bug out bag list, and I do have a few sources of lists, etc., to share.  Let me get those lists scanned and what not, then I will post it later, probably tomorrow.

On a slightly different note, how do you fit all of the gear into the bag?  It seems like a lot.  Do you have any source which shows how to pack the stuff into the BOB, or perhaps a diagram?

Anyhow, many thanks!

Its actually not as much as it looks like in the list.  Most of the stuff is fairly small in dimension.  It easily fits in the SOC BoB.  Once i re-inventory in the next few weeks I will try and snap some photos of how I organize it.  Nothing special.  I am sure there are some ex-military types around that could show me how to do it much more efficiently but at this time, it works for me.  I really think having an index card in each pocket with contents helps you mentally keep things in order.  A quick look at the list and I don't have to go digging around and pullin sh1t out.

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valid point

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Just curious, but what does all that weigh, and are you using a vehicle or shanks mare? Humping a large amount of gear, plus weapons/ammo/food/water is tough. About all I can manage is 60# plus weapons/ammo, which I place in a combo of Y harness/buttpack and a medium ALICE pack. People need to prioritize what method of locomotion that they intend to use, and plan for that. Also, having a plan B that includes what you really need and that you're able to carry on your back in case your transpo can't be used as "mule" might be a good idea.  Having alot of stuff to cover all contingencies is a good plan, but you need to know what is absolutely essential, and what you can carry yourself. Just sayin'.

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Humping all this gear for an extended period of time would suck.  I have thought about your Plan B idea, i just haven't got around to really implementing it yet.  The above actually isn't as much as it looks like though believe it or not.  If my transport broke down and had to start walking, I would just ditch the 'less' needed items based on the current scenario.  Good points though, I will have to start putting more thinking into that and at least come up with a quick trim down list to have in the bag of the "absolute must haves" for fast reference.

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toilet paper

SilverBleve wrote:

Homer-J-Fong on that list I notice there is no toilet paper. Perhaps you have a plan in mind to go without? If so, describe please.

Haha, its in there man, look for "Camping Toilet Paper."  The nice thing about the camping style TP is that it does NOT come on a cardboard roll and it is wrapped very tight.  One roll of the camping style TP would easily fit INSIDE the cardboard tube on a normal roll of TP to give you an idea of the space requirements.

Also, you may want to check out my other TP related post :)

https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/forum/conservation-resources-shtf-scenario/314

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Additions to Bugout Bag

Pistol, ammo, cash -- Canadian, cash -- Mexican, passport, and if I still had room, a carton or two of cigarettes and some good whisky for barter.

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4GB drive

Great idea on the portable drive. First time I ever saw that and it makes a lot of sense. Thanks

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Good thread.  I carry a bag

Good thread.  I carry a bag in my pickup, recognizing the need of having to get home from a distance of up to 350 miles.  My intention is to travel mainly at night.  Keeping in mind that not all of these items would make the trip back depending on the scenario, here are a few things I didn't see on your list that I keep with me (forgive me if I missed something you listed):

-550 paracord

-Filson Tin Cloth Chaps

-.22 pistol (I have a carry permit, and am generally armed with a higher power handgun, but keep the .22 for food)

-Water purification tablets.  (I carry an MSR filter, but it could be lost/broken, or one may simply not have the time to filter water)

-ECWS sleeping bag (I live in the extreme north, and keep this in the truck in the winter only)

-4x6 Camo tarp

-GPS

-50' rope

-Carabiners

-Mess Kit (German surplus, I like the pot style, with salt pepper and a little oil)

-Moleskin

-Ace wrap

-Ibuprofen

-Lots of extra socks

For those of you who are new to this, or don't do actual backpacking, my pack loaded out weighs about 65 pounds.  I have about a weeks rations included in this.  If I added another 2 weeks of Datrek bars, you're looking at better than 80#.  (At least the food weight disappears)  This is a shitload of weight even when you are used to it.  When you exercise, work up to the point where you can train with the weight you expect to be able to carry.  There are some pretty sweet weight vests out there, I use this one: http://www.amazon.com/MiR-Narrow-Weighted-Weights-Included-One/dp/B004HMS8ME/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&m=APNQSD0RN5NUJ&s=generic&qid=1308190313&sr=1-8

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BOB bag

Aside from the clothing that covers my whole body, my bag has: 

100' of para-cord

2 frost mora of sweden knives

3 cotton sheets

1 wool blanket

1 canteen

1 2 quart pot

This all ways in under 12 pounds :)

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backpacking

I would like to bring to your attention the words of Tom Brown Jr. in regards to backpacks, " A back pack to most backpackers is no different then a air tank to a scuba diver, or a space suit to an astronaut''.  Meaning you must understand the language of nature in order to be 100% competent in a bug out situation.  Further more your body must be ready to process food from the wild as well. When I first started tasting wild foods the foreign chemicals made me quite euphoric. 

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