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#286857 - 10/23/17 04:36 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
Tirec Offline
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Registered: 08/24/07
Posts: 44
Loc: Rocky Mountain West
Questions to ask:
What scenario are you preparing for?
Why are you leaving your home/office/city/area?
Where will you go?
When will you be returning home?
Who will be coming with you?
How will you be traveling?

I kind of broke my packing list down by groups. If you're evacuating to a family or friend's place your needs will be different than if you're going to a hotel/motel in a different town, or if you're evacuating to a community shelter.

Look at the items that you need or rely on daily, i.e. medications & hygiene items. These are things that you'll need to have available wherever you are. Depending on the event, you may be able to pick them up at a local store.

My categories are:
First Aid
Signal
Shelter
Fire
Water
Tools
Administration (papers, contacts, etc)
Clothing
Security.

I also added a list of things to grab on the way out and where they were.

Depending on how much time you have to evacuate will depend on what you are able to grab. As we saw in the fires in California recently, there was a knock on the door and you were told to leave immediately.

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#286869 - 10/24/17 03:19 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
I wanted to know how much weight I am carrying. We have a two-pound scale. Therefore, I weighed the emptied bag, most often used items and added it up. Using rounded numbers, it's 8 1/4 pounds.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#286870 - 10/24/17 04:02 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4591
Loc: SOCAL
Sounds about right then add water.

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#286872 - 10/24/17 06:27 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
The 8 1/4 pounds include an 8-ounce bottle of water.

Jeanette Isabelle
_________________________
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#286874 - 10/24/17 07:53 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Russ Online   content
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4591
Loc: SOCAL
We have different opinions on how much water is required in a GHB. 8 ounces is one glass of water. IMO a GHB needs a lot more than that. In southern California and I imagine central Florida, staying hydrated should be a priority. The target for my GHB is 4 liters.

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#286875 - 10/24/17 09:07 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: Russ]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
The 8-ounce bottle of water I mentioned is what's in my EDC bag. I carry an additional bottle of water which is refillable with any drinking fountain.

Jeanette Isabelle
_________________________
"A grain of wheat must fall to the ground before it can do any good. New life springs from fallen grain." -- Fleda Claes Johansson

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#287259 - 12/05/17 07:35 PM Re: New bag thinking: BOB GHB realism [Re: TeacherRO]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2191
I think a container is more important. Then you can choose when to fill it for the long bus ride home. An empty liter water bottle or two in each of my cars

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