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#93690 - 05/05/07 02:42 AM Overhauled & inventoried my BOB
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
I did some house cleaning, & re-organizing of my BOB today. Thought I'd share so I could get help with spotting my short-comings:

Bug Out Bag (BOB)-ALICE pack

Main Compartment
Messkit

6 ea-Triox tablets
1 bt-strike anywhere matches
3 ea-SOS pads
1 ea-metal spoon
Combo-knife,corkscrew, bottle opener

Sterno Stove

1 rl-duct tape
2 ea-space blankets
1 pkg-baby wipes

paracord
1 ea-spare halogen bulb
2 pk-strike anywhere matches
1 ea-Magnesium Fire Starter
1 ea-pocket knife
Bic lighters (1-5ea)
Soap stone
1 ea-Eyeglass repair kit

Zip ties
Survival knife
5 pk-Raman Noodles (assorted)
4 pk-MRE’s (assorted)
Baja jacket
1 ea-55 gal polypropylene garbage bag
1 cn-Mosquito repellant (spray)

1 ea-Zippo lighter
1 ea-Signal Mirror (large)
1 rl-Electrical tape
1 ea-Coughlin Survival Kit in a Can
1 ea-Magnetic Compass
1 ea-Signal Whistle
P-38 & handcuff key
2 ea-Red Flashlight Lens
Pigeon string

Exterior Pockets

Left Pocket

First Aid Kit (FAK)
1 pkg-Aleve pain reliever
1 pkg-assorted Bandaids
10 ea-moist towelettes
18 doses-Amodium A-D
6 doses-Tylenol Sinus
2 pkg-Theraflu
1 pkg-Q-Tips
6 tablets-Bayer Aspirin
24 tablets-Water Purification
1 ea-Ace Bandage
2 ea-OB pads
1 bt-Tylenol & Tylenol PM (mixed)
1 bt-Prescription-Augmentin (1,000mg)

Center Pocket
2 cn-Sterno (small)
1 bt-Lighter Fluid
1 ea-deck/playing cards
1 pr-Binoculars/camara w/belt pouch
Medicine Pouch (Native American tradition)
“Roamer” (teddy bear & this is another story)

Right Pocket
Toilet Paper
Coins ($)
3 ea-bandannas
13 & 35 gal trashbags
12vdc cell phone charger
clip on hat brim light

Interior Radio Pouch
Written Bug Out Plan
BOB inventory
Maps
Ziplock bags
Bottled water

4”pvc Food Tube
6 pkg-Swiss Miss Instant Chocolate
1 pkg-Mixed Nuts
7 pks-Instant Grits
5 bx-Raisins
8 ea-Slim Jims
½ lb-Buffalo Jerky
5 ea-Beef Bouillion cubes
5 ea-Chicken Bouillion cubes
20 ea-dark chocolate mini’s
10 ea-Tea Bags
3 ea-Granola Bars
2 ea-Chocolate Brownies

ALICE pack exterior
Left side-Survival Hatchet
Front-60ft-3/8th” nylon line
Top-Army poncho
Bottom-4” x 2’ pvc Food Tube (see inventory)
Space Reserved For: Top & Sides: pillow, blanket, and 3 sheets

Front Hangers

Shaving kit in bag

Brown Shaving Kit

1 bx-Tylenol Cold Medicine
1 bx-Amodium A-D
1 bt-Vitamin C
1 pkg-Assorted Bandaids
1 bt-Prescription Clarinex
1 bt-Prescription Alegra
1 bt-Multi Vitamins
2 pkg-Ear Plugs
1 bt-Desinex Foot Powder
1 bt-Fish Oil Capsules (1000mg)
1 bt-Glucosomine Chondroitin
1 bt-Baby Aspirin

Black Shaving Kit Bag
1 pk-AAA batteries
1 ea-Croakie
1 ea-Lanyard
2 ea-ink pens
2 ea-spare Halogen Bulbs
2 spools-brown/white thread
1 pk-sewing needles
1 pk-eyeglass repair kit
1 ea-spare button
pigeon string
1 ea-combo tool
1 ea-paint pen-yellow
Space Reserved for: 8 hard-boiled eggs & 8 biscuits

Gas Mask Bag
Gas Mask
4 pr-Gas Mask Filters
1 pr-rubber gloves
1 set-slicker suit

Items to be transferred from Life Jacket to BOB
Leather Gloves w/clip
Signal Mirror (large)
2 ea-35gal trashbag
2 ea-13gal trashbag
1 ea-55gal trashbag
1 ea-Signal Whistle
6 ea-6” Zip ties
1 ea-6” Crescent Wrench
1 ea-8” Crescent Wrench

Radio Pouch
1 ea-3 “C” cell flashlight
1 ea-shoulder strap for pouch
1 pk-“C” batteries
1 pk-“AA” batteries
1 pk-“AAA” batteries

Messenger Bag
1 ea-Computer (alternative comms)
1 ea-Computer Internet Access card
Log book
Professional Licenses
5 bt-Water
2 ea-Bic lighters
1 ea-memory stick in case
1 ea-110vac cell phone charger
1 ea-110vac computer battery charger
1 ea-photo transfer cable for binocular camara
1 ea-FM radio receiver
1 ea-Magic Marker
1 bt-Aleve
1 pr-Eyeglasses
1 pr-Sunglasses
1 ea-Computer Internet Access card
Ziplock Bags
Tx & La Road Maps


Note: Duplicative items may be used as barter items
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#93698 - 05/05/07 03:28 AM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: wildman800]
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Are you using this on the ALICE frame?

BTW, what is "pigeon string"? I've got this horrible image of a spinning wheel that eats pigeons.
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#93701 - 05/05/07 03:49 AM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: ironraven]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
yeah, it's on an ALICE fame.

Pigeon string is usually leather lace like what is used as boot lace. I will save old shoelaces, nylon cord, leather lacing, etc, and refer to that as "pigeon string" as well. It is an old term from the wild west days, to the best of my knowledge.

It's very handy stuff to have around. I have used pigeon string to tie the tops of saplings together when making an Apache Wickiup. Tying things to my backpack. Basically, it is the old name for what we use paracord for today.
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#93704 - 05/05/07 05:08 AM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: NightHiker]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2818
Loc: La-USA
That's exactly the stuff and purposes that I was remembering, historically speaking; Senility sucks!!!
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#93705 - 05/05/07 05:12 AM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: wildman800]
ironraven Offline
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Ah.

When I used the issue ALICE frame, I would wrap it with paracord. That cord took a beating, but it would have worked for most things and got rid of "clank" every time a tree branch wacked me or I leaned against a large rock.

Also, have you looked at the SpecOps HUMP or the HSGI AliPad? One or the other of those might interest you.
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#93713 - 05/05/07 11:48 AM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: ironraven]
jimtanker Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Fort Bragg, NC
How much does this all weigh?

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#93717 - 05/05/07 01:37 PM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: jimtanker]
raiderrescuer Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 30
I see you have SOS pads, how about adding 0000 Steel Wool so you can use it for fire starting ?

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#93728 - 05/05/07 04:20 PM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: raiderrescuer]
stealthedc Offline


Registered: 02/11/07
Posts: 72
Loc: Durham NC
If you don't use baby wipes regularly, I would check them. Unscented ones can go rancid and stink. Believe me, we have two kids in diapers and purchased a million baby wipes and relatively quickly (several months) they smelled foul. I am sure that scented ones would not smell bad like the unscented ones, but I would recommend rotating them if you have not.

Sounds like it weighs alot.

I would try to standardize the battery. C's, AA's and AAA's may be alot to keep track of, and depending on the situation, one electronic device might get more use than others, so in a bind, they could just be taken out on one device.

Those are my initial thoughts, butt it looks vvery good and practical...
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#93729 - 05/05/07 04:50 PM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: raiderrescuer]
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 530
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: raiderrescuer
I see you have SOS pads, how about adding 0000 Steel Wool so you can use it for fire starting ?


Almost had a Darwin Award winner from the young guys in my troop due to 0000 steel wool... they had their Klondike Derby sled packed with everything for the day, and one of the events is fire starting. Among other things, they had steel wool, fatwood, and, yeah, you guessed it, a 9V battery in close proximity in the sled... crazy at some point, while dragging the sled around camp, they hit a bump that must have shifted some things around, and the battery and steel wool, which were supposed to be in separate containers, were now in contact... blush fortunately, this firebuilding kit was all in an old #10 can, which contained the flames before they spread to the wooden sled filled with wool blankets spare clothing, etc. Fun Fun Fun!
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#93747 - 05/05/07 11:03 PM Re: Overhauled & inventoried my BOB [Re: wildman800]
big_al Offline
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Registered: 01/04/06
Posts: 586
Loc: 20mi east of San Diego


Wildman800:

A few observations I would suggest.
1. ditch the sterno stove and extra fuel cans, repace with an alcohole stove and small bottle of alcohole.

2. Gas Mask ? Who is going to tell you that you are under a gas attack, the Gov. has sensesors(sp) to tell them. By the time you smelled the problem it's to late. I think you might rethink carrying that, unless you have other reasons, like to much beans in the food bag.

3. Internet access card ? Please tell me where you will use it if it is so bad you have to bug out. ?

4. Why 3 "C" cell flash light ?

5. Do you need any white shage.?

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