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Inventory of my BOB (will it fit?)

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posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:37 PM
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Due to a change in circumstances I have been re-organising my BOB and its getting nearer to an INCH bag. I welcome comments and/or suggestions (good or bad).

FOOD & DRINK

9 x Days rations average 2000 Cal per day not including teaSee below note
1 x Brew Kit (Tea Bags, Sugar & Powdered Milk) Enough for 27 cups
6 x Pkts Dextrose Tablets 171 Cal/Pkt
3 x Lge bars Milk Chocolate 520 Cal/bar
60 x 1 per day multi vits
Salt, Pepper, Curry Powder, Tom Puree, Condensed Milk in a tube & Mixed Herbs.

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RATIONS:- Typical menu
Breakfast= Cup of tea, Oats so Simple.
Snack= Granola bar
Lunch= Pasta Snack & Cup of tea
Snack= Granola bar
Dinner= Noodles or Rice with one of the following: Tuna, Sausages or Luncheon Meat & Cup of tea
Supper= Either Soup,Hot choc or Horlicks
Nibbles= Chocolate & Dextrose tabs

Cals are based on: - Adult male 2500, Adult female 2000 & 6YR old child 1500

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WATER & UTENSILS

2 x 1l 58 Pattern "Osprey" Water Bottles
1 x Platypus Gravity Filter System (4l+4l)
50 x Puri Tabs
1 x KFS
1 x Wooden Spoon
1 x GI Can Opener
1 x Mug
1 x Mini bottle bleech
1 x Brillo Pad

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COOKWARE

1 x SA Trangia (plus fuel)
1 x Hexi Burner (plus fuel)
1 x Set BA Mess Tins

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FIRE & LIGHT

1 x Fireball Flint & Striker
3 x Disposable Lighters
50 x Waterproof Matches
1 x Handcrank LED torch
1 x 3w LED torch (2 x AA) plus spare batts
3 x 6" Glow Sticks (12hr Yellow)
10 x Tea Tree Candles
5 x 35mm Film Containers containing Cotton Wool balls soaked in vas

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TOOLS

1 x Multitool
1 x 3 1/2" Lock Knife
1 x 4" Jack Pyke "Bushcraft" Fixed Blade
1 x Folding Pruning/garden Saw
1 x Entrenching Tool

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CORDAGE ETC

1 x 18M Para Cord
1 x Roll Garden Twine
1 x Reel of Galvanized Steel Wire (approx 1mm dia)

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SHELTER

1 x Tent (If 3 bugging out) kept in vehicle boot.
1 x Tarp plus Bungees & Pegs

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SLEEPING

1 x Sleeping Bag
1 x Fleece Liner
1 x Kip Mat

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CLOTHES & FOOTWEAR

1 x HL Lightweight Combat Boot
3 x Socks
3 x Boxers
3 x T Shirt
1 x Light Weight Micro Fleece
1 x Sweat Shirt
1 x Combat Trousers
1 x Cargo Trousers
1 x Combat Jacket
1 x Pr NI Gloves
1 x Pr Thinsulate Gloves
1 x Scarf
1 x Benny Hat
1 x Bush Hat
1 x Set of Waterproofs

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NAVIGATION

1 x Compass
OS 1:50000 Maps

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COMMS

1 x PMR Radios (plus spare batts)See below note
1 x FM Radio (Credit card size with earphones)
1 x Whistle

PMR's are claimed to have a 3KM range, in reality this is in exceptional circumstances and usually "in line of sight" We have one radio each that becomes EDC if bugging out. Our use is primarily used to monitor "other" users but ideal for "Help I'm in the pooh" comms. Though they are not encrypted due to their short range they are pretty safe once out of an urban environment. For those expecting "their government (tongue in cheek)" to be tracing them they have a very small "splash" and if speech is kept to a minimum they are ok. In addition they are very small and can be fitted with covert rigs etc.

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MISC

FAK + Meds
Sanitary Towels
50g Tobacco + Papers
Duck Tape
Cable Ties
UNIBOND Extreme Power Glue
Toilet Paper
Nail Scissors
Wet Wipes
PSK
Space Blanket
Black Widow Catapult
Fishing Kit
Wash Kit
Mini Sewing Kit
Space Pen, Pencil, Sharpie & A5 Notebook
Playing Cards
SAS Survival Guide
Aid Memoire Cards
Black Bin Bags

Thats about it I think, will up date as I try and get it packed.

Rgds




posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:46 PM
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reply to post by Dark Vengeance
 

Are you a hobbit? You forgot second breakfast and elevensies


But seriously it's over all a good list.



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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I've been called much worse
Unfortunately I have to carry the grub for me, SHMBO and a 6yr old dweeb
Anyway diet would do us good


Rgds



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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Great start. For a BoB i'd say you are there. For an INCH my suggestions would be:
Dump anything battery powered. Once they run out (and they will) they are useless. You don't want the weight. Also think about the stoves and fuel.

Take advantage of what nature provides, (a stick instead of the wooden spoon, a handfull of gravel instead of a brillo pad).

Trim out anything you have doubled up on other than clothes. If you have the multitool, you dont need a can opener. I would suggest a 2nd pair of clothes for just in case purposes. Pack them in ziplock bags or dry sacks.

I saw lots of fire starting stuff but no flint or strykers. Didn't see any Axe or hatched types either. The folding saw is nice, but i'd suggest either a wire / chain saw, or something like a machete with a saw back.

Candy. sweets do great things for your mood in tough times.

Do you have a pack for your wife? I don't know where you are, or what the weather extremes are for your area, but Keep the extremes in mind when packing. My wifes idea of cold weather gear is flannel pajamas, so her pack has my clothing in it too. The clothes I wear tend to be more durable / useful. Yes it is too big for her to be fashionable, but we are talking about surviving.

Just my .02

Spiritowl



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Thanks for your input SpiritOwl, I have a flint and steel under the lighting section. Unfortunately due to recent ill health my good lady is unable to carry any weight as such so it will be a daysack for her with very bare essentials. This is why I am re-organising the BOB.

We are in the East of England and the weather is pretty much ok all year round.

Rgds



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 06:36 PM
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Great list
You've covered pretty much everything someone would possible need in a BO situation. One thing I'm curious about is what are you going to use to pack all of this into? Type of BOB?
I would also like to know what this weighs when your done?



[edit on 4-4-2009 by The Undertaker]



posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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My original BOB was in a 66L Rucksack though I'm starting to think I need a 100 - 120l Bergan with the extra scoff etc. Time will tell and pix will follow. Much of the smaller stuff will go into pockets if its time to BO.

Rgds



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by Spiritowl
Great start. For a BoB i'd say you are there. For an INCH my suggestions would be:
Dump anything battery powered. Once they run out (and they will) they are useless. You don't want the weight. Also think about the stoves and fuel.


Spiritowl


Disagree, at times instant full power flashlights are definately neccessary, While hand cranked or dyno powered flashlights are a must and good piece of kit for BOBs, there are simply to many situations where a high powered CR123A or AA Powered tactical flashlight is useful, I believe this is a case of having both is the best option. I do believe that the modern prefocused LED flashlights are good enough now as to replace filament bulbs, but a good taclight is still needed. EG If a hand cranked Flashlight fails its junk, the handle can snap, teeth can snap off the gears, the dynamo can fail or demagnatise etc etc, but a modern LED flashlight is a solid built piece of kit, good on average for 100,000 hours and only needs batteries to change when they go flat. So if you are using a micro solar panel battery recharger to recharge your Lith Ion or Nicads you are onto a winner.

Ye Gods where are my manners, I am so sorry, I should have said " with respect I disagree" not "Disagree" Sorry.
NR

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Northern Raider]

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Northern Raider]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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Seconded.

I purchased one of these doodas last year
www.ecohamster.co.uk...

With the solar powered torch..(yeah I know it sounds like a contradiction
leave hanging outside tent during day)
and a couple of spare rechargeable batteries.
Go for nickel metal hydride rechargeables,no 'memory' last longer and more power for a few extra pennies.

I'm looking to upgrade the charger now actually,as there is a low space/solar panel ratio going on there..

There's some interesting new flexible panel tech becoming more available.
Useful for 'wearing' maybe...charge while you travel..at least drape over your backpack and wire to batteries(left inside rucksack for protection.)

Hmmm. Just had idea there for customising van,tent and MTB frame



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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Could you not rig up a push bike dynamo to charge batts whilst on the go? On your bike I mean


Rgds



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 06:56 AM
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reply to post by Dark Vengeance
 


Wey aye man
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But all the better if you can be charging while you have you're feet up,flip-flops airing off,warming your tonsils with some nettle,buttercup and elderberry wine ('74 of course)

Of course when everyone else is dead from interplanetary-zombie-vampires.
You can raid abandoned cars for their alternators..hook them up with your bike (on a stand) and generate enough electricity to power your commune.

The fat kid gets first go.


[edit on 5-4-2009 by AGENT_T]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 07:37 AM
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Are we assuming that there is in fact 3xKFS and these will be carried by one of the other party?

Looking good. With the exception of spelling "who" with an "H" (I watched Rumpole of the Bailey as a kid) seems to be fairly comprehensive.

I think I might get the camera out for a show and tell after I pack my good lady back off up North.



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:09 AM
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Thirded, batteries will be key in the coming troubles we may face.

I;ve got a dooky little recharger thingy that's about the size of a pack of fags with the solartron a rockin' that's gonna be a knockin' out the batteries left right and center!

Agent T will be keeping watch while I fix the temperemental thing



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:25 AM
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Heyyyy watchy..


You couldn't get your hands on a diesel bike engine while you're over there could you?

Sure would beat pedaling and would run on biofuel



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by Nirgal
reply to post by Dark Vengeance
 


Are we assuming that there is in fact 3xKFS and these will be carried by one of the other party?

Looking good. With the exception of spelling "who" with an "H" (I watched Rumpole of the Bailey as a kid) seems to be fairly comprehensive.

I think I might get the camera out for a show and tell after I pack my good lady back off up North.


Smart arse
I didnt notice that, and out of spite I won't change it either


Rgds



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 01:43 PM
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Okay, here it is. I welcome constructive comments. This is still work in progress and I am still very much an armchair noob.

[edit: It would also appear I have not yet got my head around the photo sizing here. Apologies.]

The Pack.



The following items are contained but no included on next photo:

Roll mat (in view)
Tent inner (in view)
Sleeping bag - 4 season (lower compartment)
Fly sheet (lower compartment)
1/8" and 1/4" slingshot ammo (in pack rain sheet compartment)



Showing:
20litre solar shower (doubles as water container)
Solar/crank radio
6 dehydrated meals, several grain bars and kendal mint cake
Katadyn water filter (c/w spare filter)
Mosquito net (possible fishing net?)
Lightweight towel
Shovel
Survival handbook
Paracord
x2 Space blankets
Tent poles
Barnett Diablo (c/w spare elastic)
1.5litre Platypus
x2 Mess tins (c/w KFS, Hexamine burner & 96 tablets)
Binoculars
x2 Torches (hand and head)
Gerber multi-tool
Cup
Wipes
Waterproof bag with clothing

First Aid kit: (includes some water purifying items)


Fishing, Knife sharpener, compass, phone charger (with radio).


Tin


Vitimins, bandages, other meds, other water purifying.


I don't know how relevant any of this is. There is one notable absence. A smaller use knife. This is en route. I will hopefully have an AK47 bayonet knife in the next two weeks.

Also absent. Two small pails containing a selection of heirloom seeds, plus some other things I choose to leave off.

As I said, Comments welcome.



[edit on 5-4-2009 by Nirgal]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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Assuming you can access them the full photos are available here.

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Nirgal]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:17 PM
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PINK BEDDING ???????????????????????????????????????????


Mess tins and metal mug need tape round rims so you dont burn your mouth with red hot food.

You need a Tea Towel in between the two mess tins to keep them silent and to dry the tins with.

Grind the corners off the compass
Get elastic band round the tin opener
Paracord the Gerber Knife sharpener
At Kitchen roll to inside top and bottom of baccy tin
Get a lighter with a lockable safety Switch.

Salt Sachet ?
Diorolite?
Oxo cube ?

You have loads of space left in the tin for a couple of stitch cutters/ craft knife blades.

Change the colour of your bedding



[edit on 5-4-2009 by Northern Raider]

[edit on 5-4-2009 by Northern Raider]



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Please post a revue/ spec, cost etc of that smart looking solar powered radio

NR



posted on Apr, 5 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider
PINK BEDDING ???????????????????????????????????????????


Change the colour of your bedding




It's nearly laundry day, and it's NOT pink. It's a well known fact men don't possess the same quantity of cones and rods. That's why women invented the colours 'peach' and 'pumpkin'.

Yes, the tea towel between the mess tins is an oversight. The catapult shot is in vitamin tubs packed with cotton wool, as are all the vitamins and other meds. Figured cotton wool would be useful not only as sound suppressant.

Dioralite should be visible on the FAK photo.

Craft knife? Will remove from tool box and find room.

Kitchen roll in tin? - Sound suppressant again?

Why round compass corners? - Nirgal's obligatory stupid question

Lakky band on tin opener - Ditto (sound?)

Thank you.



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