Originally posted by timeless test
I'm becoming a little worried by the enthusiasm whith which these subjects are being discussed. Am I the only one around who does not even have a
BOB, never mind spends my waking hours angsting about what should be in it? What is it that is going to happen that will necessitate using my BOB
and if it happens would I not be better off checking into the local Holiday Inn for a few days? I mean, the great outdoors has its attractions and
all that but I'm not going a bundle on this living off the land business, I thought a few million years of evolution and several hundred of social
and technological development had removed the need for all that malarchy.
I do understand your post to some degree as i am at times bemused at the level of preperation that people have gone to. Then again i guess if there is
ever a need for it, they'll be the ones not worrying where the next meal is coming from. Someone on the forum said they thought that most americans
don't prepare at all, well i think the Brits are even worse!
I live in a forest village where if you were flooded in, which is something that can quite easily happen, you might not be able to leave your house.
Are you prepared for that for a few days? If so, great, if not, might be something to think about eh?
Another example of when the farfetched idea of a BOB or a stock of emergency gear might be needed here in the untouchable UK, i remember the morning
the 7/7 London bombings happened. I was travelling past London and all i could see on the huge motorway digital warning signs was "MAJOR INCIDENT IN
LONDON, DO NOT ENTER THE CITY!" After 9/11 what the hell were people to think at first? Then news came in about the bombings and the rest is history.
What if that had been another 9/11 sized attack? What if they had used something nasty enough to keep people stuck in thier homes for a few days, i
mean radioactive materials and the likes? Thats not exactly something that is farfetched in this day and age is it? If i had family stuck in a
situation like that, i'd like to think there was something at home for them to survive with in an out of the ordinary situation.
Traffic accidents are another one. Most people have a couple of plasters and a bit of sticky tape in thier alleged first aid kit, you run into a nasty
car accident and see how far you get with that. A more substantial kit and some food might be the difference between life and death, maybe someone
elses, maybe yours or your family.
I enjoy reading the info here partly as it's a subject i've dealt with before in the military, but also because i spend a lot of my time in the
forest with my two small daughters building dens and having fun. I know that even at the young ages they are, if they were to be playing in the woods
and were to get injured, lost or caught in a majorly bad weather change, they'd be able to knock up a shelter. I know they can read a map well enough
to find thier way out of the forest, or that they know that if they follow any of the rivers round here, they will come to an urban area where they
could get help.
What little bits of knowledge i pass on to them, they can use with ease now. If they were to have some friends with them in this situtaion, my
daughters might be the difference between them getting shelter and warmth and the whole lot getting hypothermia or worse.
Yes i do think that we won't see some of the "NWO troops taking over" situations that we read about here in our lifetime, but then again, how do i
Theres nothing wrong with a few preperations to help out in typical crappy scenarios though.