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#30190 - 08/12/04 01:13 PM Snivel Gear...
KG2V Offline


Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
OK, we've had a discussion of BOBs, jump kits, whatever you want to call the kit you grab for short term immediate use.

What kind of "snivel gear" do you keep in yours? Aka, stuff that isn't absolutely NECESSARY to survive, but is going to keep you happy. I usually have some current magazine, I always have a pair of socks and undies, and a roll of hard candy
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#30191 - 08/12/04 05:27 PM Re: Snivel Gear...
Craig Offline

Registered: 11/13/01
Posts: 1784
Loc: Collegeville, PA, USA
That's why I refer to my kit as more comfort than survival. "Comfort Gear" goes down lots better with the PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER.. So would Snivel Gear. Snivel Gear is actually a funnier name. I may start using that one myself.

#30192 - 08/12/04 08:42 PM Re: Snivel Gear...

My "bad habit" pack, extra lighter, sealed tin of pipe tobacco, spare pipe & caffeine loaded coffee flavored candy.
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#30193 - 08/12/04 08:44 PM Re: Snivel Gear...

No CHOCOLATE??? You DO travel light!

Chocolate in a watertight container, a good paperback, an extra pair of socks, a soft blankie, the dog's leash.


#30194 - 08/15/04 01:50 AM Re: Snivel Gear...
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2177
Loc: Bucks County PA
Blackberry brandy in a flask and four Cuban cigars.

#30195 - 08/15/04 07:31 AM Re: Snivel Gear...
rastro Offline
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Registered: 09/23/02
Posts: 41
Loc: Southern California
Snivel gear as in wet weather gear? Well, I keep a military poncho in all the BOB's, but in addition to it being wet weather gear it can also be an improvised shelter, stretcher, etc.

For morale boosters, I have some Jolly Ranchers, a deck of cards, one of those $5.00 countycomm radios, and extra batteries.

A little tip - I store the socks turned inside out in a Ziplock bag liberally sprinkled with foot powder. Keeps them dry and the foot powder makes a difference. <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#30196 - 08/16/04 04:07 PM Re: Snivel Gear...
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Interesting idea on the socks.
Learn to improvise everything.

#30197 - 08/19/04 03:19 AM Re: Snivel Gear...
sotto Offline

Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
A pack (or two) of Juicy Fruit gum, and some Atomic Fireballs <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


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