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  • themachenic,
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    nice dog.looks like he might be part minpin.i have one and a taco dog.great watch dogs!my minpin he can put the hurt on you real fast.teath like a bear trap.and very protective of us.so is my taco dog.she has bite me before lightly and it hurt.those long needle teeth could do damage.and the minpin is part taco dog.lol

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  • Morguns1Cam
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    In reference to the vacuum packers, I have the food saver one, it works well but you have to have the food saver bags. I recently bought another one from www.sorbentsystems.com that will vac seal any plastic bag, they also sell all types of bags , the idea is to keep the oxygen away from the food, so they also sell oxygen absorbers, works like a desicant bag but absorbs oxygen.
    Ive been buying dehydrated foods fron WWW. HarmonyHouseFoods.com buy in bulk and vac-pac in smaller packs with an oxygen absorber inside, then I stack the bags in 5-gal buckets with sealing lids.
    Ive looked at alot of sourcges for dehydrated food, most places really soak you on the shipping, or charge alot for the packaging (#10 Cans) .
    The quality of the stuff at Harmony House is great and orders over $100 are free shipping.
    Check em out!
    Cam

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  • droc420187
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    Good Idea with the gun cleaning stuff as well, never thought of that...

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
    Good deal on the "Squeenchers". We use them in the telecom industry as well. I love them and they work better than gatorade. My favorite flavor is Lemon/Lime :)

    Best use I ever had for them was to mask the taste of bottled water in Costa Rica. Water was cold but had an aftertaste, so I mixed with the Squeenchers and it helped!:cool:

    Good kit!
    I like the Orange ones, but the lemon-lime are pretty good too. I have even added them to water from a horse trough. Made it drinkable as far as flavor goes. I am in charge of ordering them, so I get them in bags of 100. I usually grab a few for myself.

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Good deal on the "Squeenchers". We use them in the telecom industry as well. I love them and they work better than gatorade. My favorite flavor is Lemon/Lime :)

    Best use I ever had for them was to mask the taste of bottled water in Costa Rica. Water was cold but had an aftertaste, so I mixed with the Squeenchers and it helped!:cool:

    Good kit!

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Rustyshakelford View Post
    I have added a second BOB box. When my new German back pack gets here on 12-3-08, it will fit inside it. Here are photos. Next post will list contents.



    The list

    3 bags of pre cooked long term storage Zatarains Cajun meals. 2 are beans and rice, one has sausage with Jambalaya

    1/4 lb of dried beef

    2 soy free energy bars

    1 bag freeze tried tater flakes

    1 bag salted deshelled sunflower seeds

    2 tins of tuna salad with crackers

    1 small bag of coffee

    2 mini bottles of Skyy Vodka

    1 tin smoked sardines

    2 tins smoked oysters

    1 4 pack of Slim Jims

    1 small tin of evaporated milk

    6 small individual tubes of freeze dried coffee crystals

    small tin of deviled ham

    25 Pork bullion cubes

    Salt and pepper shaker

    Small bottle of Tylenol

    Small bottle of honey

    Small bag of twist ties

    2 "Squenchers". We use these in the olifield. Like gatorade, but sugar free and taste better.

    3 spoons

    Bottle of Break free

    Small bottle of liquid energy (B-12)

    Small bottle of lotion

    2 gun wipes

    Bottle of vitimins

    2 small screw drivers

    Roll of hemp string

    1 solar light

    And....to aleviate ANY controversy...a pouch of pre-moistened toilet paper.

    3 blue scrub rags from surgery (Clean of course)

    I have some more room...any suggestions?

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    I have added a second BOB box. When my new German back pack gets here on 12-3-08, it will fit inside it. Here are photos. Next post will list contents.



    Last edited by Rustyshakelford; 11-23-2008, 03:20 PM.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by kenno View Post
    fortunately for me I am in a bug-in location so I do not have to worry about the wife's multitude of critters that keep increasing in number no matter how aggressivly I 'manage them'!

    Thats called "breeding stock" for a herd of food animals.

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  • kenno
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    fortunately for me I am in a bug-in location so I do not have to worry about the wife's multitude of critters that keep increasing in number no matter how aggressivly I 'manage them'!

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Brosia View Post
    thanks for the great ideas, and the pictures! The visual really helps, I need to do some more efficient repacking. And I never thought of treats for my pooch... I've got a pit bull, lab mix. She'd be coming with me wherever I had to bolt to.... though the bird, fish, lizard, turtles and cats will have to fend for themselves.
    Cats are pretty much able to take care of themselves. I do have a 75 gallon fish tank/emergency water supply. They would be the first casuality of an emergency.

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  • Brosia
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    thanks for the great ideas, and the pictures! The visual really helps, I need to do some more efficient repacking. And I never thought of treats for my pooch... I've got a pit bull, lab mix. She'd be coming with me wherever I had to bolt to.... though the bird, fish, lizard, turtles and cats will have to fend for themselves.

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  • Rustyshakelford
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    Originally posted by Visinedrops View Post
    In my personal opinion, a BOB shouldn't be so large that it is cumbersome. I feel it is important to remember that if push comes to shove, that box may need to be carried by hand.
    If martial law is instated, and the roads are blocked off, it's kinda difficult to load up the family wagon and head out.
    My BOB is not a box at all, it's a backpack. Which includes items necessary to survive outside of civilization. Again, back to the martial law statement to add; no place in any major city will be safe, and remoteness and isolation will become your best friend.

    My BOB fits perfectly into my Alpenflage pack. I did not forget that point.

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  • Visinedrops
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    In my personal opinion, a BOB shouldn't be so large that it is cumbersome. I feel it is important to remember that if push comes to shove, that box may need to be carried by hand.
    If martial law is instated, and the roads are blocked off, it's kinda difficult to load up the family wagon and head out.
    My BOB is not a box at all, it's a backpack. Which includes items necessary to survive outside of civilization. Again, back to the martial law statement to add; no place in any major city will be safe, and remoteness and isolation will become your best friend.

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  • das
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    Yes that was what I was thinking also! We are definitely on the same page. I was repacking our three large BOB's this last weekend and was packing perishables into rain bags and Otter Boxes thinking there must be a better way.

    For that matter I am still half and half on BOB's in general. At first I only used medium one compartment bags but noticed when I hiked with them they made a lot of noise. So I tried one of the multi-compartment military style bags and found that half the space was wasted though you could find what you needed faster.

    I tend to pack food/water/cooking at bottom, then accessories, then electronics/batteries/chargers and then weapons/ammo, with outside emergency kit plus an internal water bladder for drinking. I use an accessory belt for canteens, compass, gps, cell, tools, and wallet but have been considering adding suspenders to the silly thing as the interaction with my bag tends to push it down.

    The problems I am finding now are my bedroll/pad tends to inhibit access to the main compartment of the bag. Similarly I need a better way to attach a rifle to the bags.

    Just for grins I will share that when I had all three of these bags broken out for repacking my wife was just FULL of happy comments. I should have removed the TP from her bag just for spite! Oh' or maybe remove the heating tabs from her cup oven, lol.

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Basically the bags are a certain width. You can make the bags any length but if you want to say, seal up a small box of matches... you will have a lot of wasted bag.

    The food saver plus allows you heat and seal the bags. So you can easily cut the length, seal both sides, cut the center and you can have narrower width bags. Just one of the many things you can do with a vacum sealer...

    I use the mylar bags for my bulk food storage. You need a heat sealer to seal the bags and I use one called a "hot jaw". Because mylar bags are wide and if you are gonna bulk pack your own grains/foods it would definately be beneficial to own one.

    You can put stuff in your bob with mylar bags, but I like the clear food saver bags, so you can see the contents. Makes for quick finding of gear!

    I am gonna see if I can find some anti-static mylar bags and store some of my electronics and seal them shut with my hot jaw. Would be great for preventing emp damage!

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