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What's is your bug out bag?
11-25-12

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.


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Have at it, all suggestions are fair game. Do you live in a city, suburbs or rural? Are you going to stay put or bug out? Do you have an evacuation plan? Are you hooked up with like minded people in your neighborhood? Do you know your neighbors?
1 posted on 11/25/2012 3:37:41 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m bugging IN. Interested in what others have to say though.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 3:42:14 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot

I am buggin in and going to do some leech pest control before the good lord takes if the SHTF


3 posted on 11/25/2012 3:44:02 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Mich Patriot

Where we are, like you, it makes more sense for us to stay put. But, we’re ready, just in case.


4 posted on 11/25/2012 3:44:16 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 3:45:01 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Indy Pendance

Awesome FReeper name, BTW.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 3:46:22 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: lookout88

Is that you? My brother?


7 posted on 11/25/2012 3:46:36 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Mich Patriot

thanks! not many ‘get it’ As a bonus, my name is Cindy.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 3:48:09 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m not leaving. Unless you are living in the city near the bad parts of town, leaving would be stupid.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 3:49:07 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Mich Patriot
I’m bugging IN. Interested in what others have to say though.

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.

11 posted on 11/25/2012 3:49:21 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 3:50:04 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: Indy Pendance

STOP ADVERTISING WHAT YOU’VE GOT! AND STOP ASKING. JEEZE.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 3:50:17 PM PST by KingLudd
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To: Las Vegas Ron

there is no in out out = in or out


14 posted on 11/25/2012 3:50:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Indy Pendance

I’m gonna wait to be rescued by FEMA.

;-@


15 posted on 11/25/2012 3:51:37 PM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head over the leftovers.)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Indy Pendance

Plasma rifle in 40 mW range


17 posted on 11/25/2012 3:53:43 PM PST by reluctantwarrior (Strength and Honor, just call me Buzzkill for short......)
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To: Mich Patriot

“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.”

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.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 3:53:47 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

LOL, us military families must think alike. Maybe we are brothers with what’s about to come.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 3:54:54 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: KingLudd

What did I say other than the obvious? Any serious prepper knows to talk in generalities.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 3:56:32 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:19 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:30 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: KingLudd
"STOP ADVERTISING WHAT YOU’VE GOT! AND STOP ASKING. JEEZE."

Not sure if serious, but WTH does it matter unless you also surrender your anonymity on the board as well? JEEZE!

23 posted on 11/25/2012 3:59:51 PM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Indy Pendance
What's is your bug out bag?

Bugs, of course!


24 posted on 11/25/2012 4:01:05 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: lookout88

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.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance
One forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings.

I'm planning on having a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.

26 posted on 11/25/2012 4:02:51 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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27 posted on 11/25/2012 4:03:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


28 posted on 11/25/2012 4:05:07 PM PST by y6162
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To: eartick

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’


29 posted on 11/25/2012 4:05:12 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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 posted on 11/25/2012 4:06:53 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 4:08:26 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Indy Pendance

[ 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?..


32 posted on 11/25/2012 4:08:52 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: moovova

33 posted on 11/25/2012 4:08:52 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

A rubber chicken!


34 posted on 11/25/2012 4:09:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Does the Russian phrase book detail the best Vodka?


35 posted on 11/25/2012 4:11:53 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: y6162

Poor wife. I could leave my hubby in ten minutes. He thinks sometimes I’m a kook. He’ll love me if the shtf.


36 posted on 11/25/2012 4:14:04 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

I call it my “go bag”. Always ready.


37 posted on 11/25/2012 4:14:44 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: GraceG; Indy Pendance; Mich Patriot

Yeah

I’m bugging in too.


38 posted on 11/25/2012 4:16:45 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


39 posted on 11/25/2012 4:16:59 PM PST by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Indy Pendance

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.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 4:17:47 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: hosepipe

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.


41 posted on 11/25/2012 4:18:40 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

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


42 posted on 11/25/2012 4:20:17 PM PST by y6162
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To: VanDeKoik

Don’t get too cocky about your chances at forecasting. There are a lot of “dearly departed” who thought they’d get a sign.


43 posted on 11/25/2012 4:20:58 PM PST by CharlesThe Hammer
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To: Alaska Wolf

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.


44 posted on 11/25/2012 4:23:09 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Only “one” issue of prophylactics ?


45 posted on 11/25/2012 4:24:12 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life)
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To: Indy Pendance

What’s a travel bob ?

I feel like I should look for a travel Bobette....


46 posted on 11/25/2012 4:26:39 PM PST by onona (It's a good day to celebrate life)
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To: CharlesThe Hammer
This summer I read 2 books about the Holocaust what really got my attention is that none of them ever really believed it was happening or would happen to them until it was too late.
47 posted on 11/25/2012 4:27:48 PM PST by tiki
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To: y6162

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!


48 posted on 11/25/2012 4:28:13 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

Alum
Antacid pills
Bags, Pint, Quart, Trash
Baking soda
Bandage Wraps, Plastic, Regular, Self-Stick, ACE
Batteries, AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, hearing aid
Binoculars
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Cable Ties, Nylon, 175lb test
Camcorder
Camera, Digital, w/spare memory chips & battery
Can Opener
Chapsticks
Chalk, Colored Marking
Clock, Travel Alarm, wind
Coagulant Powder
Cold Pack, Instant
Creams, Antiseptic+, Cold Sore, Hydrocortisone,
Muscle Relief, Oral Analgesic, Penicillin,
Prep H
Cutter comb, Hair, manual
Dental Cement, Floss, Picks, Toothbrushes
Deordorants, Room Air, Personal
Ear Plugs
Ear/Nasal Scope
Emory Board
Eye, Drops, Patch, Eyeglass Repair
Fishing pole kit
Fly paper rolls
Gauze, Patches, Tape
Glasses, Protective, Sun, Reading
Gloves, Latex, Plastic, Leather
Glues
Grease, White Lithium
Hack Saw Blade
Hemostat
Horehound Herb
Ipecac
Lights, Flash, Pen, Limpet
Lighters, Butane disposable
Knives, assorted
Lozenges, Cold Eeze
Masks, Ear Loop
Measuring Tape
Mirrors, Concave, Hand
Moleskin blister patches
Nail Clippers
Nasal Spray, Afrin, Saline
Oregano Oil
Patch, Pain Relief
Petroleum jelly, 3 containers
Pills, NSAIDS, Sleeping, Antihistamine,
Immodium, Nausea, Anti-Gas, Laxative,
Prescription
Powder, Talcum
Radio, AM/FM/SW and Weather, crank powered
Rasps, Course, Fine
Razors, Scraper, Straight, Shaving
Safety Pins
Sanitizer Hand, Liquid, Wipes
Saw, Multi-Purpose, metal
Scissors, Bandage and GP
Screwdriver Sets, Large, Small
Sewing Kit w/Multipurpose Needles
Shampoo
Shaving Cream
Shoe Laces, Spare
Skin Lotion
Soaps, Dial, Lye, Naptha
Socks, 4 pair
Sodium Hypochlorite, box, dry
Splints and soft braces
Spray Bottles, Atomizers
Sunscreen
Swiss Army Knife
Tapes, Velcro, electrical
Ties, Nylon 75lb Test, Small
Tongue Depressors
Torches, Pencil w/Butane, Canister Propane
Tweezers
Vitamin D
Walkie Talkies 30m Range
Wash Cloth
Water Heater, cup electric
Whistles
Wipes, Alcohol, Bactine
Wire, Insulated Copper, Heavy Duty


49 posted on 11/25/2012 4:28:28 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: onona

Bug out bag, research it.


50 posted on 11/25/2012 4:29:41 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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