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#49570 - 09/20/05 08:33 PM BOB from Sams...

I bought this bob from Sams last year. Any comments on it?


#49571 - 09/20/05 08:47 PM Re: BOB from Sams...
duckear Offline

Registered: 03/01/04
Posts: 477
It's very......orange.
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Looks like a good start.

Can you list the contents, hard to see exactly what is what.

How much food and water is in it?

What do you need BOB to do for you?

#49572 - 09/21/05 01:02 AM Re: BOB from Sams...
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
I'd say that is a great start. There are some quality items in there that I keep in my own very carfully thought out BOB, such as the mainstay rations. It's ofcourse difficult to tell based just on the pic since some items are difficult to identify, but as far as I can tell there is nothing in there that could actually make a situation worse so you're doing quite well from the get go. I'd say youre already 10 steps ahead of the average Joe with that BOB as your sole means of preparation. That fact that you bought it and you're posting a thread here to ask about it means that you have a survival mindset and are actually thinking ahead of time about how to prepare for and survive a disaster and that in itself is worth a lot!
Learn to improvise everything.

#49573 - 09/21/05 01:05 AM Re: BOB from Sams...
OrangeJoe Offline

Registered: 08/22/04
Posts: 38
Loc: Old Colony, USA
It's very......orange.

All good things...
a) come to those who wait.
b) come to an end.

#49574 - 09/21/05 03:10 AM Re: BOB from Sams...

Add a good blade, a good lihgt, and 2 more sources of fire, and you are on your way.

#49575 - 09/21/05 08:16 PM Re: BOB from Sams...

Here are the contents, as purchased...

* Highly visible orange backpack
* 50 square feet of Home Guard Barrier Sheeting™ (4’ x 12.5’) and duct tape
* 30-piece first-aid kit
* Facial tissues
* Three-day supply of food and water (five-year shelf life)
* Flashlight
* Water resistant AM/FM radio
* Four “D” and four “AA” batteries
* 12-hour lightstick
* N95 particulate respirator mask
* Emergency thermal blanket
* Emergency poncho
* Two biohazard waste bags
* Sanitary gloves
* Two-gallon water bag
* Bottle for bleach
* Utility wrench
* Leather palm safety gloves
* Emergency whistle
* Family communications plan
* Emergency manual

I found the information onlilne, here:

It definitely begs for a good knife...

What else do you think is critical?


#49576 - 09/22/05 02:11 AM Re: BOB from Sams...
Comanche7 Offline

Registered: 07/04/02
Posts: 435
Loc: Florida

As others have remarked, it is a good start. Review Doug's kits and do a forum search on kits and kit contents etc. Set the search parameters to all forums and dates.

Off the cuff suggestions:
Two different types of fire starters and tinder.
Signal Mirror.
There are many other items that could be added and it is virtually a certainty that others will chime in with various neat things to have in such a kit. I'm not sure how many folks that your kit is to support, but would venture that at least two would not be unreasonable, in which case doubling up on things is not a bad idea, i.e. two whistles, mirrors, knives, you get the drift...


#49577 - 09/22/05 03:00 AM Re: BOB from Sams...
7k7k99 Offline

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 375
Loc: Ohio
how much was it from Sams?

#49578 - 09/22/05 06:19 PM Re: BOB from Sams...
brian Offline

Registered: 07/28/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Texas
Here's the important thing to keep in mind. This is very much a one person kit. Only enough food and water for one person and only 1 N95 mask (just as an example).
Learn to improvise everything.

#49579 - 09/22/05 10:07 PM Re: BOB from Sams...

I think I paid $39 at Sams. The last time I looked they didn't have any more in stock, at least not in our area!


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