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#269294 - 04/21/14 03:03 AM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Scooters - see new thread

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#275029 - 05/02/15 10:56 PM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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my current bag is mostly food, water and shoes...

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#275033 - 05/03/15 01:48 AM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3588
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Shelter, water, fire and food are in mine, along with some sharps, combustibles, cordage and a first aid kit for good measure.
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#275035 - 05/03/15 03:58 PM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2806
Loc: La-USA
My GHB has been cut down to a minimum. It is now just a glorified E&E Kit. It's got the bare essentials for an extremely long walk home. I'm getting old and the weight has gotten too much to make ten miles a day after day after day.
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#275060 - 05/06/15 03:48 AM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
acropolis5 Offline
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Registered: 06/18/06
Posts: 332
wildman800, don't tease! A list man. A list if you please?

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#275065 - 05/06/15 04:01 PM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2806
Loc: La-USA
OOPS!!!!!!!!! This is the list of what I carried when I left my actual E&E kit at home cause I thought I would have to fly commercially. I'll make a list when I get on the boat and will then post it. Sorry for the confusion.... Bo

This is most of my E&E kit with a list of items that I could take off the boat IF I had to walk home:

MINIMUM E&E KIT

EDC:
SAK,
Bic lighters,
bandanna's,
multi tool,
flashlights,
magnesium bar w/flint & striker,
P-38,
2 spare AA batteries,
smart phone,
NukAlert,
button compass,
ink pen,
some cash,
a medium size Polish Army pouch, carabiners,
55gal trash bag,
1qt canteen,
16' of paracord,
an Israeli Messenger Bag, appropriate clothing,
small pocket flask.
Blanket
MOPP Bag
VFR Topo Charts of 26 states


THE BOAT:
comforters (bedding),
12'x12' blue tarps (shelter),
fire axes (weapon & tool),
all types of food,
bottled water,
60ft of 3/8th's inch nylon rope,
3inch lines (For small stuff)
small boat w/5gals of gas,
kitchen cookware & utensils,
55gal & 35gal trash bags,
1qt & 1gal ziplock bags,
toilet paper
Coffee filters
VHF-FM handheld radio
Mechanic's wire coil
Wire ties
Bungee cords
Mini pry bars



Edited by wildman800 (05/06/15 09:10 PM)
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#275088 - 05/08/15 02:53 AM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: TeacherRO]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2806
Loc: La-USA
As I promised above, here is my E&E Kit:

BELT
7" KABAR sheath knife
Hacksaw Blade
Large enameled steel cup
1 pk DATREX Emergency rations
1 paracord bracelet
1 small carabiner
2 Polish Army Pouches
Folding hand trowel
Poncho-#4 Woodland pattern
Lensatic compass
55gal trashbag
small binoculars
Sm flask
Mimi Mag Light
Folding Lockblade
2 spools thread
2 key rings
Pkg of sewing needles
Dental Floss
6 pks coffee
3 pks serving packets
1st Aid Kit: individual, US Army
Radio Pouch
Doug Ritter PSK

2QT CANTEEN POUCH on sling
Water purification tablets
HoBo knife with sheath
Small carabiner
Wet Ones (travel pack)
Canteen cup lid
1qt canteen
Canteen cup
Canteen stove
Leather lacing
1 bandanna
Credit card survival tool
Bx of Esbit tabs
2 Bic lighters

MOPP BAG
Blanket
VFR Charts (26 states)
3 MRE's
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#275091 - 05/10/15 12:25 AM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: hikermor]
Steve Offline
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Registered: 05/29/04
Posts: 84
Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: hikermor
Good luck with the steely toed hikers. I did have such a pair - back in the 60s. They were great,after a suitable breakin period. My most recent pair, not so great. Adequate toe room is a must.


Danner makes some pretty good ones; I recently tried on a pair at a camping store. A web search for "Danner safety toe work boots" will show some good links.
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#275094 - 05/10/15 08:57 PM Re: Building a Get Home Bag GHB [Re: Lono]
JeffMc Offline
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Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 129
Loc: Northwest Florida
Originally Posted By: Lono
Kelty MAP 3500 - http://www.amronintl.com/kelty-map-3500-three-day-assault-pack.html. I have 3 of them, nice bags.


Me, too. Make that me 2. I own two of 'em, one is my official deployment bag, and the other is my BOB. It's the only bag in this size/volume range that I could find that is capable of carrying a heavy load via a full-on, real-deal, internal frame suspension and hip belt that is capable of shifting the load correctly to the hips, with a full range of adjustment. I also like that it doesn't look military or "tacti-cool."

Here is an old photo of my Kelty MAP 3500 in use as my BOB. [for some reason, I can no longer access my old identity and had to create a new one]

Originally Posted By: Jeff_M
Here is my current version of a BOB/GHB:





Top row: TP, trowel, microfiber towel, hygiene kit(soap, toothbrush, paste, deodorant, scrubbie) sunblock, DEET, alcogel, notebook, pen, compass, magnifier, Mora knife, saw, bug net, siltarp kit, biohazard bag, paracord, rainsuit, mosquito head net.

Middle row: Fubar tool, hardhat, gloves, goggles, biohazard suit, SW radio, duct tape, headlight, cellphone charger, repair kit, monocular, sharpener, 2 heetsheets, FAK, bandannas.

Bottom row: Fishing kit, food gathering kit, fuel, cookset, alcohol stove, stand, lighter, p-38, utensils, Nalgene bottle, Gatoraide, MRE, ration pack (lifeboat rations, coffee, hard candy, power bars, etc.), nylon bucket, platypus Big Zip 2L.

In pack: 2 3L water bladders with inline filter and iodine solution, Blaze orange rain cover.

In car with kit: Complete change of clothes/uniforms, cheapo mummy sleeping bag, Henry Survival rifle with 250 rounds .22 Stingers and cleaning kit, pistol, various tools, flashlights, FAK, mini survival kit, extra water, etc.

Not shown: USB in match safe, maps, essential documents.

Here's what is in the food gathering kit:


Top row: Sigg Alu box

Middle row: magnifier, whistle, razor knife, Mg/flint/striker, lifeboat matches, fauxton, compass, wire saw, duct tape, aluminum foil, tinder cubes, fish/bird/animal net.

Bottom Row: Spare snare/utility wire, mini fishing kit, several Thompson snares and Speedhooks, fishing line and supplies.

Comments encouraged!


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