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#146713 - 08/30/08 09:03 PM Bug out bags vs plastic containers.
Microage97 Offline
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Registered: 04/21/07
Posts: 138
Loc: St. Paul MN
Hi All,

I have been working on my survival plans for my family and have decided that humping it out with 2 small kids and bugout bags really won't get us very far.

How about resorting to plastic containers that could be loaded into the car if we need to leave ASAP?

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#146714 - 08/30/08 09:27 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: Microage97]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
The more supplies you can bring with you, the better. If you want to load up your car, then by all means, do it.

But don't forget to bring backpacks too. Car breaks down, gets wrecked, gets stuck in nightmare traffic, or impeded by some other impassable obstacle. Then you at least have the option of putting on backpacks and walking.

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#146721 - 08/30/08 10:25 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
BobS Offline
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Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 924
Loc: Toledo Ohio
I use duffle bags for a lot of stuff, I find them at garage sales for a buck or so. I also have a travel pack (luggage bag with a belt and shoulder straps that come out of a zip pouch.

Look into getting a wheeled cart that you see people pile luggage on in an airport. I have one that folds up to a very small size (3-inchs round by 14-inches long) itís called ClicKart and again it was a few bucks at a garage sale. I can get 3-duffle bags on it before it feels like itís overloaded. Donít forget to add a few bungee straps to hold stuff to the cart.
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#146723 - 08/30/08 10:32 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: BobS]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Originally Posted By: BobS
Look into getting a wheeled cart that you see people pile luggage on in an airport. I have one that folds up to a very small size (3-inchs round by 14-inches long) itís called ClicKart and again it was a few bucks at a garage sale. I can get 3-duffle bags on it before it feels like itís overloaded. Donít forget to add a few bungee straps to hold stuff to the cart.


I'll do you one better.

Cabela's Super Mag Hauler

Not as small as a luggage cart, but far more rugged. 700 lbs load capacity with the dual wheel kit. No bungees for me. I have a set of 4 cambuckle tie downs to keep my load in place.

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#146724 - 08/30/08 10:40 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
BobS Offline
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Loc: Toledo Ohio
Thatís great to haul a 180 pound deer to your pick up truck. It by itself would fill up the trunk of the average car. But for a bob item in the trunk of the family car, itís not so good. An airport luggage carrier is a much better choice.
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#146726 - 08/30/08 10:50 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: BobS]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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It'll fit in a minivan if anyone happens to own one of those. Might have to take out the back seat.

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#146727 - 08/30/08 11:02 PM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: Microage97]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Or, here's another idea: get a utility trailer.

Gettin real expensive now, though.

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#146737 - 08/31/08 12:52 AM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 835
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Originally Posted By: CityBoyGoneCountry
Or, here's another idea: get a utility trailer.

Gettin real expensive now, though.


Yah, you've gotta draw the line somewhere between "bugging out" and "moving".
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#146760 - 08/31/08 02:17 AM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: NightHiker]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
I'd defintely second the rolling luggage option. With some sort of small bag (duffel or backpack) tucked in, in case you had to ditch that. Something small enough for the kids to carry (you and the spouse can go bigger if you feel OK with it), with each carrying a quart of water, their 10 essentials, and a few days of food.


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#146769 - 08/31/08 02:57 AM Re: Bug out bags vs plastic containers. [Re: NightHiker]
Microage97 Offline
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Thanks guys. Ya With the little kids I really doubt we could make it very far with them walking. I guess I would rather, if need be, get 20-30 miles in the car before ditching it if need be. They can't carry much and I couldn't carry the water really for 2 adults and 2 kids + stuff and food...

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