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#295757 - 04/16/20 07:06 PM Re: Your bug out bag has the wrong gear [Re: Chisel]
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Speaking of town A & B, I can see some use for outdoorsy or 'bushcrafty' items even after reaching town B. For example, I am planning to build another home in town B next year ( if corona allows us!!!)I will be alone (no family) in town B during the construction phase, which means I may be 'roughing it' time to time, like sleeping in the construction site and making a breakfast in the morning on a stove.

So, a few camping/bushcrafting items are not a bad idea even if you are a city guy, and the wilderness is not a regular part of your life.

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#295760 - 04/17/20 02:10 AM Re: Your bug out bag has the wrong gear [Re: teacher]
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If one ever experiences a utility interruption that lasts more than a few hours or so,camping equipment will come in very handy on several occasions, I have hauled out sleeping bags, stoves, and lights and found them very useful....
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#295785 - 04/19/20 07:18 AM Re: Your bug out bag has the wrong gear [Re: hikermor]
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Exactly.
And there are many cases where they would be useful and helpful

A few years back before retiring, a work colleague had a dinner at home and while prepparing food, suddenly gas supply stopped. He called a few friends who brought their camping stoves and managed to make a few nice dishes for the party.

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#295793 - 04/20/20 02:37 PM Re: Your bug out bag has the wrong gear [Re: hikermor]
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Registered: 08/31/09
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Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: hikermor
If one ever experiences a utility interruption that lasts more than a few hours or so,camping equipment will come in very handy on several occasions, I have hauled out sleeping bags, stoves, and lights and found them very useful....


+1. half of my gear for prepping eventually gets used by my 2 boy scouts, lol

My wife used to think I was paranoid. Since 90% of my preps have come in useful, now he just rolls her eyes at me....

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#296083 - 05/13/20 06:41 PM Re: Your bug out bag has the wrong gear [Re: teacher]
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 910
I think another way to approach a BOB is to have a shelf of gear to add if necessary.

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