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#291568 - 01/07/19 06:53 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
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Well, part of plan b; shelter in place, uber, public transit, call for ride
Plan c: hike home

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#291570 - 01/07/19 08:35 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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Loc: SOCAL
Okay, good plan. Different situation since the truck I take to work is also my BOB and carries my GHB. If I canít get home for some reason, I wait it out with the truck and then drive home. If for some reason that is not an option (major EQ disrupting infrastructure like bridges and highways), then I leave the truck where itís secure (parking lot at work comes to mind), and the GHB and I take a walk.
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#291573 - 01/08/19 03:47 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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For many years I was a regular bicycle commuter (one way trips of five to ten miles) and it was useful when cars could not travel. Much faster than walking, and you can carry a rather heavy payload.

A bike could be very handy when an EQ disrupts the infrastructure...


Edited by hikermor (01/08/19 03:48 PM)
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#291594 - 01/10/19 04:23 AM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: hikermor]
TeacherRO Offline
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
For many years I was a regular bicycle commuter (one way trips of five to ten miles) and it was useful when cars could not travel. Much faster than walking, and you can carry a rather heavy payload.

A bike could be very handy when an EQ disrupts the infrastructure...


Plus, they are pretty fun to ride.

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#291595 - 01/10/19 05:01 AM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 08/08/06
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Loc: Finland
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO

Plus, they are pretty fun to ride.

Not that fun when it is -30C. grin (been there done that, will do it again this winter, probably). I commute with my bike.
Lowest temperature this ongoing winter has been some -15-20C.


Edited by Herman30 (01/10/19 05:03 AM)

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#296253 - 05/27/20 08:04 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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A bike home scenario does require some planning and fitness...at a minimum some route planning and general fitness (Plus a helmet)

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#296692 - 07/30/20 09:17 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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But a bike makes you easily 4 times faster than walking...

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#297630 - 11/23/20 01:52 AM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
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I'm looking at a trunkable folding bike

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#297703 - 12/02/20 05:45 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 954
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
Reading an essay on planning I realized that we might be planning - and packing , for the wrong thing.

During most events 99% of the time we'll be 'bugging out' to a hotel, friends house or community shelter. Not a spot in the woods.

And if my car breaks down, I'm not walking home. ( ride, rail, stay at work, uber, bike...)

So why am I packing like a Boy Scout? Do I need a water filter, tarp and whet stone?? Its more likely that I'll need a phone charger, contact solution and clean shirt for work.

Thoughts?


Agreed /w additional comments. My EDC backpack includes things like electronics, chargers, F/A, etc. New to the EDC are face masks and sanitizer because of Covid. My BOB is a combination of bug out and camping gear. My EDC pack is in the house with me and the BOB is near the front door during winter and in the vehicle the rest of the year. Some of the gear is more susceptible to freezing temperatures. I should be able to grab both when the need arises.

My most likely bug out scenarios are tornadoes, prolonged power outage, fire, rail car accident (I'm 300m from a low speed rail line), noxious fallout (I'm 4 km from a refinery). Bugging out generally means using my vehicle to get to another safer location, like you say, a hotel, friend or community shelter. A lot of the possible scenarios have me sheltering in place. I'm currently working from home rather than my office.

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