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#231170 - 08/31/11 08:56 PM One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each?
Frisket Offline
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So I been wondering if my Outlook on my prep Methods is Good or not. I personally prefer to have individual Kits for Different situations and making it more like a large Modular kit in which each bag is taken accordingly at the same time.

This brings up the weight issue the physicality Of carrying 2-3 bags issue and the what if I forget or choose the wrong bags issue.

Im sure with further refinement a good medium for this method could be found. So Far Im Doing Decently enough with 3 "Module's" Being a 5 gallon bucket of food products, Clothing Filled Duffel Bag And Backpack of Camping Gear.

What is your take? Whats your preferred Method? One Bag to tackle everything or Multiple bags to tackle specific Ordeals?
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#231177 - 08/31/11 09:36 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
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Ah See I packed All Seasons Into The Gym Bag Like Duffel For my clothing kit. It has a set of Summer a set of winter and a set of work clothing.
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#231183 - 08/31/11 09:49 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
Eugene Offline
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I take a layered approach. I have to carry a work laptop back and forth to work each day and have a backpack given by work with the laptop. I made up a small edc bag which contains some minimal gear. Then a small pack under the seat of my truck for a GHB then a backpack at home that fits best in the BOB category with hiking/biking/outdoor gear. Next layer is more of an urban BOB since we would most likely bug out to a hotel so the urban bob is a suitcase with as much pre-packed as possible. After that are the document binder and contents of the gun safe, camper, various tool and gear bags, etc.

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#231244 - 09/01/11 02:09 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
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Registered: 04/27/09
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I am a fan of the muptiple bags that can incorperate into one. I also don't change my clothing for eavery season. I keep all 4 seasons packed in my bags. that way I will have warm clothing if the seasons don't coperate. also it is nice to have shorts to walk around a house in if you didn't pack a bathrobe to walk around a friends or family members house in.

I also like to set up mutiple levels of kits for things like medical or fire startrting and batteries. I always seem to need more batteries than my kits have batteries in them. Yes I know I need to work on that.. and I am...

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#231261 - 09/01/11 06:03 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
went through my "bag" earlier this year as it was way too heavy for a GHB...it is based on a nylon poncho and mosquito netting which is a little heavy to begin with (it is wet down here most of the year)..I took out the heavier 72 hour equipment..Swiss stove and Sterno, machete, Vic Swiss tool, SRK, spare shoes.... replaced tins of meat with pouches etc...but placed the removed equipment in a gym style bag that resides alongside the "bag" which gives me an option

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#231349 - 09/03/11 03:36 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
TeacherRO Offline
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At least unique bags for the two seasons; Hot and cold.

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#231353 - 09/03/11 04:40 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: TeacherRO]
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
At least unique bags for the two seasons; Hot and cold.


I repack mine foe summer and winter, and keep packed for both extremes in the fall and spring.
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#231359 - 09/03/11 07:33 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
JBMat Offline
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Registered: 03/03/09
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Loc: NC
Pack one bag for all seasons. If it becomes too heavy / cumbersome, dump the clothing not seasonally appropriate.

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#231361 - 09/03/11 08:14 PM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: JBMat]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: JBMat
Pack one bag for all seasons. If it becomes too heavy / cumbersome, dump the clothing not seasonally appropriate.


I planned the contents of my BOB to help me handle a multitude of different conditions that I might face. In my car, the extra weight and bulk is no big deal. If I have to hoof it any significant distance, my plan is to dump or cache whatever gear is least likely to be needed.

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#231408 - 09/05/11 01:18 AM Re: One Bob/Kit For All Ordeals Or Multiple For Each? [Re: Frisket]
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Registered: 11/12/10
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Loc: Australia
Obviously the modular approach siuts your needs, and everyone will be a bit different.

I've got a small basic kit, and would need to add to it depending on the situation and season. Not very quick I guess !

Just be sure to clearly mark the bags, remember that it may not be you who grabs them in an emergency.

It would be ashame to get to your bug out location in the middel of winter with a collection of sunscreens, bug nets and a bikini ! lol

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