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#297181 - 10/02/20 02:15 PM What's in my bag
pforeman Offline
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Registered: 04/23/08
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Loc: Iowa

Ran across an interesting article about "real life" bug-out-bags and what was being carried.

https://www.carryology.com/bags/whats-in-my-bag-what-refugees-bring-when-they-run-for-their-lives/

It was telling that there was very little that individuals were able to hang onto or even start out with. The items in the article that were highlighted were not in my top-ten in most cases but they also had very different conditions and expectations.

I am taking this as a cautionary tale and re-thinking my EDC and what is in my grab & go stuff.

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#297189 - 10/02/20 09:06 PM Re: What's in my bag [Re: pforeman]
Phaedrus Offline
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Funny, I just read that same article ten minutes ago! We must have a similar email list. grin
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#297195 - 10/03/20 07:22 PM Re: What's in my bag [Re: pforeman]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
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Looking at the contents of their bags, you can get a sense of the terrible situation these refugees are in. Actual refugee situations aren't an exercise in "what stuff can I buy to put together the best bug out kit," but rather a run through a gauntlet in which you may not have any choice as to what you take with you.

I hope people who see this will help.

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#297196 - 10/03/20 09:06 PM Re: What's in my bag [Re: pforeman]
hikermor Offline
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Excellent point!!
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#297197 - 10/03/20 09:57 PM Re: What's in my bag [Re: pforeman]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 262
Loc: Wales, UK
Yeah, the bags are from the lucky ones that made it.

There seems to be a regular news articles of refugees being frozen to death on the Syrian and Lebanon border.

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#297222 - 10/08/20 04:16 PM Re: What's in my bag [Re: Ren]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1300
Actually, most people in the world aren't preppers. They trust the urban-based system too much. In my corner of the world, during lockdowns many people were complaining and whining about not going to cafe's or wandering in malls. It was thought provoking to see how numb minds see rough times.

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#297228 - 10/09/20 04:05 AM Re: What's in my bag [Re: Bingley]
brandtb Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Loc: S.E. Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: Bingley
Looking at the contents of their bags, you can get a sense of the terrible situation these refugees are in. Actual refugee situations aren't an exercise in "what stuff can I buy to put together the best bug out kit," but rather a run through a gauntlet in which you may not have any choice as to what you take with you.

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Interesting that the pharmacist didn't (or couldn't) take any pharmaceuticals with him.
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