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My GHB, E&E bag and "Stranded Bag"

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  • #16
    Welcome aboard droc :)

    The Backpack is a SPEC OPS T.H.E pack

    Great pack, but sadly empty again as I upgraded to a Blackwater 3 Day Pack which holds a bunch more stuff :) I feel a photo essay coming on ;) Will be turning that T.H.E Pack into a Tac bag as it is too nice to stay empty!!!

    I understand about the travel light bag... This bag has several purposes, thus the EXTREME redundancy. If it was simply just to walk home, would probably only need food, some way to purify water, first aid kit and a poncho (the kenno bag is a very nice bag for this simple and effective). However in fufilling the 'Stranded Bag' concept I may hafta shelter in place for a time and that redundancy comes in nice for me :)

    So pick out what works for you from mine and go with it. There are no right or wrong answers, just opinions on what might be needed, so punch your own ticket :)

    Congrats on learning the stuff for ham radio, trying to get the low lifes on here to get theirs so we can talk!!!

    A handie talkie (HT) is a great radio for the bob, that is light years more effective than FRS/GMRS/MURS. I don't have any first hand experience with the VX-6R, but its ancestor the VX-5R I do. Great radios with plenty of receive... to bad they are going digital with the TV signals as you could listen to your local stations... I am sure the VX-10R (not made yet) will have this capability.

    I prefer the Kenwood TH-F6A for 2 reason... One it is IMHO easier to use. Two, it is currently the only HT that can RX USB/LSB (upper/lower sideband aka HALF of the AM carrier) so it makes for a much more useful package. Granted NONE of them do good on Shortwave AM with the stock antenna... gonna hafta spool some wire in the air for that!!! They do OK for what they are though...

    As for mountaintopping, that is a very effective way of getting your signal out... that is why repeaters and police/fire/ems towers are there as well. You can also add a telescopic whip or handheld bead and REALLY reach out and touch someone! I can't give you a range for 2m, but it is the BEST option for simplex 2 way comms in the world!

    So when you get your bag put together, take some pics and show us what you came up with... we can all learn from each other... Now get busy ;)


    Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
    beat you to death with it because it is empty.

    The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.


    • #17
      Need to review when I have more time

      I will post my bag after I review this one and note any changes of note and or why....

      Good set up, when I post mine I will be asking for a lot of input...


      • #18
        rusty YES you can drink everclear for bonded liquor it aint bad .they do make them in mini bottle size as well
        the pack that plays together stays together


        • #19
          Z Axe great post! Lots of gear and redundency. I've been putting together a GHB post myself.

          Get that post up Hudson69!!!
          Well, for me, the action is the juice.....I'm in.


          • #20
            Thanks Mags:)


            Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
            beat you to death with it because it is empty.

            The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.


            • #21
              hey za i personally like the redundaces i guess these people have have never been stranded with out a light or a wet lighter and so on i like the small light which i have similar ones but i mixed it up some and have about tweenty various colored glow sticks as well and i want the hammy lisc but dont know where to go here in sc
              the pack that plays together stays together


              • #22
                Dermabond is a good thing to have in your BOB. It's surgical superglue. It can be bought fairly cheaply on Ebay.


                • #23
                  My gear?

                  Since discovering this site I have asked questions and read a lot. To date this is what I have (and it is ever changing).
                  For my BOB (skirmish) bag, which is a LAPG Bug Out Bag I have:
                  • Empty nalgene bottle with company and caribiner
                  • Collapsible 12 ga. round carrier (for body armor), holds 20 rnds.
                  • 5900 S&W mag (with 13 rnds).
                  • MRE, disassembled for easier packing.
                  • Spyderco "Police" lockblade knife.
                  • Sharpee marker.
                  • Mini binoculars.
                  • Leatherman multi-tool.
                  • Surefire 6P (with the red flip-up filter).
                  • x2 speed strips; .357 magnum.
                  • x2 AR mags (25 rnds each of Winchester defensive ammo).
                  • Asp baton.
                  • First Aid kit (generic camping type with some military CCC upgrades).
                  • Spare batteries; 3v x2, AA x2.
                  • Lighter & waterproof matches.
                  • Latex gloves.
                  • Earplugs and Semi-tinted shooting glasses (with case).
                  • Emergency blanket.
                  • Box of .22LR shells x50.
                  • Velcro 5.11 universal holster (I dont always have a gun in there).
                  • x50' 550 chord on reel.
                  20 oz water bottle.
                  This thing is stuffed pretty good but almost everything in it is bought on the small side. It is heavy but it works.

                  For my 24-48 hr (Low intensity conflict) bag I have everything that is in the BOB bag plus:
                  • Poncho
                  • Fleece jacket, pretty small one, rolled up tight.
                  • Cold weather gloves and knit cap.
                  • Ball cap (tan, non-mil type).
                  • Note pad and a couple of pens and mech pencils.
                  • Small e-tool (Coleman brand, 1/3 the size of a mil type e-tool).
                  • A camelback in lieu of of the water bottle.
                  • 1 ltr mil canteen w/carrier and metal cup.
                  • Mil type fuel tab stove (the one the size of two decks of cards side by side).

                  For my 72 hr (War) bag, a BDU style, internal frame ruck used by the military in the late 90's, complete with detachable patrol pack, I have:[LIST][*]Everything from the BOB.[*]Small camp stove (military fuel cell type).[*]x5' wire (for snares and what not)[*]Fixed blade knife (no idea where I got this one).[*]Cold weather gear; knit cap, gloves, gortex tops and bottoms, thermal underwear [mil polly pros])[*]Military sleeping bags (the green and black ones)[*]leather work gloves.[*]x100' of 550 chord (in lieu of the 50' length).[*]travellers sewing kit.[*]Poncho x2 (one in my patrol pack)[*]Soft cap (neutral tan, non-mil so as not to advertise).[*]E-tool[LIST][*]Compass[*]Smith & Wesson Axe/knife combo.[*]x4 MRE's (one in my patrol pack).[*]x6 powerbars[*]2 liter canteen (on main ruck), 1 liter canteen with cup (on patrol bag).[*]IFAK cloned first aid kit and an additional generic type first aid kit.[*]Sunglasses.[*]water purification tablets (I dont have a filter yet, darn it).[*]x2 M-16 pouch (with x3 mags/25 rnds per mag; one pouch with SS109, one with defensive, silver-tips).[*]Boxes of ammo; x1 9mm (50 rnds), x1 .357 (50), x4 .22LR (50).[*]x2 cylume sticks (one in each bag)[*]Additional flashlight (for patrol pack).[*]Flares; 3 pack.[*]2nd set of firing starting supplies for patrol pack.[*]Light gloves (nomex, for patrol pack).[*]Boony cap (in ruck).[*]Spare batteries; enough to change out everything once.[*]Cable saw.[*]Camo paint (not sure why).[*]Set of tennis shoes (boots only go so far, even when gellin).[*]Change of clothes; BDU's 1 set, T-shirts x3 (various), Socks & undies (x6).[*]Camp soap.[*]Travel/Hygiene kit (including two rolls of camp style TP, one for each pack).
                  This one is kept in my garage and is ready to go, wrapped in a two glad bags, with some dessicant blocks and stored in a large plastic tub. It really is an OMG I cannot believe I need this bag bag.

                  For my truck I have the following:
                  • My BOB is under the back seat at all times.
                  • Large E-tool.
                  • Good sized tool bag.
                  • Axe.
                  • x4 MRE's.
                  • Jumper cables
                  • Fix-a-flat.
                  • Assortment of belts and fuses.
                  • Miracle fix power putty (this stuff really works).
                  • x1 gal. anti-freeze.
                  • Assorted funnels.
                  • Tow straps (I know I need to move onto chains).
                  • Cum-a-long.
                  • $200 in a spare wallet, with old ID and a charge card that has never seen the light of day (assorted bills).
                  • x100' rope.
                  • Repair manual.
                  • .22LR scoped rifle, magazine fed (with spare mag) in a dry-stor bag, disassembled in a case and locked up tight.
                  • .22LR semi-auto pistol (with 2 spare mags), in pistol case and semi-hidden with other gear and locked into my bed box.
                  • Old set of military web gear (Y type LBE and web belt w/universal holster and misc. pouches [empty so as to stow as needed])
                  • Full size D cell mag light.
                  • LED type flashlight (Home depot special, x3 AAA type).
                  • x6 road flares.
                  • Spotlight that plugs into lighter, 25' chord, with built in tripod.
                  • Leather work gloves.
                  • empty, spare backpack.
                  • 6 pack of 20 oz. water.
                  • Camelback electrolyte tabs, one cylinder.
                  • Extensive medical kit, based off of the SF Medic's bag, as close as I could get anyway.
                  • Roll of toilet paper.
                  • Roll of paper towels.
                  • Hand cleaner/sanitizer (foaming type).
                  • Mirror (steel).
                  • Whistle.
                  • Motor oil; x4 qts.
                  • Plastic tarp.
                  • Camp chair with carrier.
                  • Camping stove (backpacker type with fuel tabs, I bought several of these and stuck them in everything, including my wifes SUV).
                  • Binoculars (full size pair, with soft case).
                  • Ammo bag with misc. amounts of all my standard firearms.
                  • x3 emergency blankets.
                  • Poncho (I have too many of these I think).
                  • Pack pole (fishing equipment).
                  • Cold weather gear; gloves, knit cap, gortex jacket, fleece liner jacket, balaclava.
                  • Survival type fixed blade knife.
                  • Camp cook ware.
                  • Waterpurification tabs.
                  • Waterproof matches and lighter(s).
                  • Safety glasses (light tint, enough to be useful as sunglasses).
                  • Regular pair of sun glasses.
                  • multiple pairs of foamy ear plugs.
                  • Tactical gloves.

                  This is just what I can remember off the top of my head. Photos will follow in the hopes to get some feedback.
                  Most of this stuff my wife wonders why I have and is the reason to bag it and spread it out.


                  • #24
                    In you pack I saw "One EMT shear" they are good but have you seen the ACME titanium versions of them? I purchased them and they are much stronger and seem to handle much more hard work.


                    • #25
                      Originally posted by The Pirate M View Post
                      In you pack I saw "One EMT shear" they are good but have you seen the ACME titanium versions of them? I purchased them and they are much stronger and seem to handle much more hard work.
                      awesome shears for under 20 bucks...not safety but whats so fun about being safe
                      :D ?

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