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  • My bug out bag Photos and list.

    Here is my bug out box. Feel free to comment.


    Inventory: (I use "tin" for "can", please be aware)

    Tin of Corned beef with 7 year storage life, spam in a can, spam single in a foil packet, various tins of sardines and oysters, tin of Vienna Sausages, foil packet of Tuna, long term pack of precooked Beef and Herb Rice, pack of Ramen Noodles, pork flavor, 2 small tins of Delmonte peaches Lite 6 years until expiration, a small pack of sugar free Rasberry iced tea, small jar of freeze dried coffee, 3 packs of long term storage crackers good until 2018, tin of tuna in oil, small sealed plastic jar with rubber seal full of rice and pork bullion cubes, small salt and pepper shakers, a small tupperware container full of Iodized salt, vitimins. That covers food

    Other stuff.
    Deck of cards, small container of nails, screws, etc. Break and shake 12 hour glow sticks, 2 toothbrushes, cheap metal forks and spoons, cheap multitool, sunscreen, needles and dental floss for sewing, 2 terry cloths, some baby shampoo in a small bottle, can of sterno, 2 cigarette lighters, and 4 packs of strike anywhere matches, small bottle of Tylenol, no battery shake flashlight, Sierra Cup for cooking or drinking, roll of fishing line, roll of electrical tape, a good non serrated paring knife, small container of buttons and safety pins, small bottle of lotion, small bottle of honey, few packets of splenda, a couple of small plastic freezer bags, 2 "doggie" energy bars, small pack of doggie snacks, small bottle of 5 hour energy, 2 packs of sesame snacks, small watertight container that hangs around your neck with a 2 gig USP storage device in it with all of my financial, personal and family documents scanned into it.
    We should be able to survive for a week on this stuff if needed. Plus, the abundance of rabbits and lizards, plus the occasional scorpion and giant spider would do a lot to stretch this out.

    I also have a pint of Vodka in a plastic bottle. Can be used for many purposes, including pain relief, astringent, stress relief, starting a fire, and many other things.

    Miss anything? Next post will have a photo of the box.
    Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 09-14-2008, 11:32 AM.

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    Here is a photo of the box I got from Cabelas.

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    • #3
      I wanted to cover my dog, before I start getting the smart alleck posts about taking some foodstuffs for the mutt. He is a Rat Terrier/Chihuahua mix. A mutt, but was adopted out of the pound and had been surviving on his own for a year before we took him in. Why, would you ask, would I choose this kind of dog. He makes my kid happy. He also survived on his own. He weighs 12 lbs and has killed a full grown coon, a few possums and numerous other critters. He also drags the dead animals onto the back porch. Somehow, about 2 weeks ago he got 2 pigeons. How he got a winged rat like that is beyond me. But, I definatly see his value as a hunter of small animals, and his temperment of presenting the animals to me makes him important. He eats little, is very energetic, and behaves himself.

      Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 09-14-2008, 09:59 AM.

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      • #4
        Rusty, That's an impressive collection of survival gear and a very sweet doggie!

        :)

        I might add, you made an excellent home security choice in getting your doggie too. Small, yapping, tea-cup doggies are actually noisier than big Dobermans or Pit Bulls, so they would be more apt to call attention to criminals and alert you in the event of a break-in or a home invasion.

        His kill record is no surpise either. One safety pointer they taught my Dad when he was a cable repairman for Southern Bell is that even the tiniest dog can run from 25 to 48 MPH and has a closing jaw pressure of 850 pounds! That is more than sufficient to kill any winged or four-legged vermin and to take a potentially fatal chunk out of any two-legged vermin (or any well-intentioned repairman or mailman if the dog is not sufficiently restrained.)

        Yep, not without reason is the dog called "man's best friend." He's probably the best addition you have to your survival stockpile and armory.
        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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        • #5
          Great post, thanks for sharing! I will try and do mine tonight or tommorow.

          All that stuff fits in that one waterproof box you have?

          Is that you're entire supply, or do you have a bigger more robust kit for at home /vehicle? etc?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Diesel View Post
            Great post, thanks for sharing! I will try and do mine tonight or tommorow.

            All that stuff fits in that one waterproof box you have?

            Is that you're entire supply, or do you have a bigger more robust kit for at home /vehicle? etc?

            Thats one of many. I keep stuff in the pickup, and in the wife's mini van too. This is my home kit. Yes, it does fit!! It has to be packed just right though. No room for error.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
              Rusty, That's an impressive collection of survival gear and a very sweet doggie!

              :)

              I might add, you made an excellent home security choice in getting your doggie too. Small, yapping, tea-cup doggies are actually noisier than big Dobermans or Pit Bulls, so they would be more apt to call attention to criminals and alert you in the event of a break-in or a home invasion.

              His kill record is no surpise either. One safety pointer they taught my Dad when he was a cable repairman for Southern Bell is that even the tiniest dog can run from 25 to 48 MPH and has a closing jaw pressure of 850 pounds! That is more than sufficient to kill any winged or four-legged vermin and to take a potentially fatal chunk out of any two-legged vermin (or any well-intentioned repairman or mailman if the dog is not sufficiently restrained.)

              Yep, not without reason is the dog called "man's best friend." He's probably the best addition you have to your survival stockpile and armory.

              Only complaint on the dog. He does not bark. I am unsure if he can't or just does not. I almost got sued by the UPS man though. I had to apologize via a letter. The dog clamped onto his flabby thighs and cut him up pretty bad. The UPS guy opened the screen door and let himself in. I did explain he was lucky that it was just the mutt that got a hold of him instead of Smith and Wesson.
              Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 09-14-2008, 11:16 AM.

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              • #8
                lol about the dog, love the bob pics, thanks, everyone else should post theirs up too

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                • #9
                  good point. I was going to d my list and pics, but my box is so big etc that it would take me days to inventory a total list, so i'm going to start working on that.
                  WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

                  The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

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                  • #10
                    This is great, thanks for posting it!
                    I'm a visual person and this really helps me get an idea of what I ought to include in my own bob.

                    Just one question: no water purification tablets/kit?

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                    • #11
                      I keep enough water to bug out on. Plus, I have drank water from some pretty poor sources and have not gotten sick. I think "purified" water is somewhat of a myth. If I am in doubt, I can boil it, but will very often drink out of water troughs, creeks and rivers and have, in my 40 years, yet to have gotten sick. Thats just me though. I feel exposure to "bugs" is good in that in builds resistence.

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                      • #12
                        Woof, I don't know if I am feeling that brave Rusty. I've raised cattle, horses, pigs, chickens, raised rare fowl and dogs, they all pollute water sources. Add in a healthy bacteria and most of us would come down with some rather nasty distress when we can least afford it in a survival situation.

                        Just my 2ยข and I have seen people drink from similar with no ill effects but why risk it?

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                        • #13
                          You are probably right. I will add a small dropper bottle of bleach to my kit. I just have never worried about it, and have drank some pretty foul water from some very nefarious sources.

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                          • #14
                            Great info Rusty. Although it may not fall into the BOB category, one thing I'm never without is a cane or a walking stick. 35 yrs. of carrying a "baton, night stick, billy club" or whatever you might call it, has proven to me how valuable a "stick" can be. 20+ yrs. as a scout leader just reinforced it usefulness.

                            In my urban environment, a cane or walking stick is just personal protection. Used for shooing away stray dogs or other undesireables. Normally goes unnoticed by the populace, generally not illegal and just handy as heck.

                            When "outdoors" the longer hiking staff/stave is just indispensable. Provides balance on uneven terrain, checks depth of water crossings etc., useful as a reach pole to assist/rescue others and even can be used as part of a stretcher. Wrap a length of paracord arround it to use as a grip, place marks at 6" or 1' for a handy measuring device. The uses and options are endless.

                            I know that there are others who have even more and better uses than I've listed, let's hear it.

                            As always, ENJOY and STAY SAFE
                            Last edited by nitehawg; 09-17-2008, 05:29 AM. Reason: fat fingers do NOT help proper spelling
                            ENJOY AND STAY SAFE

                            TEOTWAWKI happens to all of us everyday. Always be prepared!

                            P.A.W.T. = PROUD AMERICAN WHITE TRASH

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                            • #15
                              nitehawg,
                              I agree with a walking stick for the main reason that it can save you from snakes in tall grass and brush. After hurricane Ike the snakes are out in force and people are carrying .410's and .20 guage shotguns around when they are out walking and clearing downed trees.

                              When that isn't possible having a few feet of wood between me and a pile of brush/limbs I am checking is a nice feeling. Give most piles a good turning over will shake out most unhappy lodgers.

                              My preference long poles over walking cane types. I have found heavy mop handles with the metal screw bottom and some light paracord tacked and wrapped on one end works well for a tall person like myself for little cost.
                              Last edited by das; 09-18-2008, 04:24 AM.

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