Skip to comments.What's is your bug out bag?
Posted on 11/25/2012 3:37:35 PM PST by Indy Pendance
What's in your bug out bag? My eldest calls them Good bags, Get out of Dodge. My second daughter (see home page) calls it her apocalypse crate, a rubber maid container filled with all the stuff she'll need, and has it in her car. It has all her old army stuff that couldn't be returned. For example, gas masks, mre's etc.
Ours has the normal stuff, blankets, food, flashlights, water, clothes, fire, ammo, etc. It might be a good thread to have input, suggestions, what's good, what's frivolous.
I’m bugging IN. Interested in what others have to say though.
I am buggin in and going to do some leech pest control before the good lord takes if the SHTF
Where we are, like you, it makes more sense for us to stay put. But, we’re ready, just in case.
Freeze dried food. Datrex bars, water purification, turbo lighter, ka bar, paracord, antibiotics and meds, rain gear, tarp, firestarters, glock 21, dry bag with a change of clothes, wool blanket. More than that to heavy to carry. Bug out vehicle is different.
Awesome FReeper name, BTW.
Is that you? My brother?
thanks! not many ‘get it’ As a bonus, my name is Cindy.
I’m not leaving. Unless you are living in the city near the bad parts of town, leaving would be stupid.
I’m not too far from the city, so maybe not the best option, but I don’t have any other property to go to. My Condo is attached though, and between two others.
Backup plan is my brother’s farm an hour away.
I'm with you. If TSHTF there is no in out out. There is not a city that can't be blocked by major ingress/egress routes.
I live in a small town, but a long way from the city. Our intention is to bug in (with or without the bldg being in tact. If we leave, it will have to be by car.
We have car kits for when we leave the immediate area.
Our bugout bags are backpacks but are effectively permanently backed softsided luggage to which we would add other things...like weapons and additional food.
STOP ADVERTISING WHAT YOU’VE GOT! AND STOP ASKING. JEEZE.
there is no in out out = in or out
I’m gonna wait to be rescued by FEMA.
BOBs are fun mental exercises, but history looks unkindly on refugees.
Bugging IN is the best solution, unless you have a settled, stable, stocked and FORTIFIED bug-out location.
Anyway, I’ve seen BOBs that weigh over 100 lbs. Not bad in a car, but if you’re forced to foot it, 35-45 lbs might be more realistic and survivable.
Plasma rifle in 40 mW range
“Im not too far from the city, so maybe not the best option, but I dont have any other property to go to. My Condo is attached though, and between two others.
Backup plan is my brothers farm an hour away.”
If the SHTF, and city folks flee, perhaps your best bet is to stay put.
As for your brother’s farm, map out an alternative route, just in case. County roads, off the beaten path, avoid the interstate, etc.
LOL, us military families must think alike. Maybe we are brothers with what’s about to come.
What did I say other than the obvious? Any serious prepper knows to talk in generalities.
I worked on my bug-out bag all day yesterday. Except it is an entire diesel truck: locked, loaded, and well-supplied. Yesterday did maintenance on fuel filters, generators, solar battery bank, etc. Regarding neighbors, in my case I act as aloof and unsociable as possible. No need for them.
I believe in packing the BOB for when I travel away from home.
Provides enough for 72 hours of calorie intake, water purification, shelter, first aid needs, dry clothes, navigation aids, survival knife, etc. Also enough extra ammo for what ever I was carrying concealed on that particular trip.
Not sure if serious, but WTH does it matter unless you also surrender your anonymity on the board as well? JEEZE!
Bugs, of course!
I have LEARNED a lot from my military kids. And with their help, we will survive these next four years. Gad, four more years of this crap. Makes me sick. They’re all on board to fight the commie bastards that are taking over our government.
I'm planning on having a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
I have several 72 hour disaster kits, water, ammo in brief cases, water in 5 gal jugs, toiletries, clothes packs, MREs, shotguns. I could get out in 5 minutes if I don’t wait for my wife.
My brother, bless his heart, travels 60 miles, one way for his job. We live in Wisconsin, he has a travel bob. You’re foolish if you think you can survive ‘because you’re smart’
We have routes scoped out, and a stash of supplies in our trunk and some extra bags at the ready. We also keep a close eye on the non-American news so when SHTF we will be out 48 hours before the sheep get the word.
30.5’ 5th wheel, 120 lbs. of propane on board, dual fuel everything (propane, electricity)80 gallons of potable water, 4 KW generator. Sitting behind a well-maintained F-350 7.3L Powerstroke that can burn vegetable oil if need be. Pantry stocked with as much canned and dried food as it can hold. Ammo for every pistol, rifle and shotgun I need stashed everywhere. All I need is a few minutes to hook up and someplace to go.
[ What’s is your bug out bag? ]
More important than that.. “IS”...
1) Where are you going to bug out “TO”?...
2) with what transportation?..
3) for how long?..
4) and what are you going to do when you get there?..
** else why leave?..
A rubber chicken!
Does the Russian phrase book detail the best Vodka?
Poor wife. I could leave my hubby in ten minutes. He thinks sometimes I’m a kook. He’ll love me if the shtf.
I call it my “go bag”. Always ready.
I’m bugging in too.
I am near Chicago, no way I am staying here! No other choice but leave. I think unless you are 150 miles from an urban area, it’s best to plan to get out.
Rural. I have a well, generator, solar panels, a fully stocked and outfitted motorhome, enclosed cargo trailer, fishing and hunting gear, ATVs, boats, chainsaws, a fuel cache and a remote cabin.
If you’re going to bug out, these are important questions. what’s your route, who are you meeting, how are you getting there. Is there gas? Are there going to be hordes of “survivalists” in the vicinity? Are they wannabe preppers? Or did they read a web site. I’m staying put. I’m not in the city, that’s the worst place to be.
Right. =) We got hit by Sandy and there was looting in the neighborhood. So I was down in the basement going to Def Con 2 and my wife hears click click. So ..she felt better
Don’t get too cocky about your chances at forecasting. There are a lot of “dearly departed” who thought they’d get a sign.
We have a well, hand pump to stick on our well, a generator, no solar panals (Looking into that investment - expensive), wood burning heat with tons of fuel, a year supply of food....
We’re good to go. There will be hardships, but we’ll be better off than most.
Only “one” issue of prophylactics ?
What’s a travel bob ?
I feel like I should look for a travel Bobette....
First off, you couldn’t pay me to live on the east coast. Too crowded, too liberal, too much.....
Midwest baby, no one cares about us, (we’re the bitter clingers) and we live through tornadoes, floods and blizzards.
Glad the click click worked!
Bags, Pint, Quart, Trash
Bandage Wraps, Plastic, Regular, Self-Stick, ACE
Batteries, AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, hearing aid
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Cable Ties, Nylon, 175lb test
Camera, Digital, w/spare memory chips & battery
Chalk, Colored Marking
Clock, Travel Alarm, wind
Cold Pack, Instant
Creams, Antiseptic+, Cold Sore, Hydrocortisone,
Muscle Relief, Oral Analgesic, Penicillin,
Cutter comb, Hair, manual
Dental Cement, Floss, Picks, Toothbrushes
Deordorants, Room Air, Personal
Eye, Drops, Patch, Eyeglass Repair
Fishing pole kit
Fly paper rolls
Gauze, Patches, Tape
Glasses, Protective, Sun, Reading
Gloves, Latex, Plastic, Leather
Grease, White Lithium
Hack Saw Blade
Lights, Flash, Pen, Limpet
Lighters, Butane disposable
Lozenges, Cold Eeze
Masks, Ear Loop
Mirrors, Concave, Hand
Moleskin blister patches
Nasal Spray, Afrin, Saline
Patch, Pain Relief
Petroleum jelly, 3 containers
Pills, NSAIDS, Sleeping, Antihistamine,
Immodium, Nausea, Anti-Gas, Laxative,
Radio, AM/FM/SW and Weather, crank powered
Rasps, Course, Fine
Razors, Scraper, Straight, Shaving
Sanitizer Hand, Liquid, Wipes
Saw, Multi-Purpose, metal
Scissors, Bandage and GP
Screwdriver Sets, Large, Small
Sewing Kit w/Multipurpose Needles
Shoe Laces, Spare
Soaps, Dial, Lye, Naptha
Socks, 4 pair
Sodium Hypochlorite, box, dry
Splints and soft braces
Spray Bottles, Atomizers
Swiss Army Knife
Tapes, Velcro, electrical
Ties, Nylon 75lb Test, Small
Torches, Pencil w/Butane, Canister Propane
Walkie Talkies 30m Range
Water Heater, cup electric
Wipes, Alcohol, Bactine
Wire, Insulated Copper, Heavy Duty
Bug out bag, research it.