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Multi-use & Dual Purpose~ Survival/Self Defense: Better your B.o.B.

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 09:21 AM
Survival and self defense, normally these words are seen as seperate and different. When some one asks another what comes to mind when survival is mentioned, then self defense, two different images may be seen.

They are how ever interwoven, and intrinsic of each other.
People need to be ready and have the tools available, which allow them to rapidly transition from hunting survivial to, self defense survival.

I would like to use this thread as a co-operative database and brain storming catalog.

There are a large number of items that fit the bill, from camelbaks as Bobs to this next item that can be used potentially for a third use if not contaminated, as a scalpel.

Hoffman Harpoon

What other bit of gear and kit could be used for these situations. Sit X is always and ever changing, immeadiate responce capabilities are mandatory.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:00 AM
A seven foot walking stick makes a great Bo staff for self defence, and it helps your footing when going through rough areas.

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:03 AM
Good thread idea Advisor.
My most versatile B.O.B. components would be:

Leatherman multitool (goes without saying)

Aluminized space blankets - warmth wrap, fire reflector, rain cover,
dew and rainwater collection, signaling, sundrying fruits and
meat, possibly to defeat IR detection.

Camo netting - Hiding, Ghillie suit base, fishing net, gear bundle,
bird trapping, fill with leaves or dry grass and wrap around self for
extra warmth.


posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:11 AM

Originally posted by Phlynx
A seven foot walking stick makes a great Bo staff for self defence, and it helps your footing when going through rough areas.

I always make sure my kids have a long stick when going through the woods, like you say it's good for balance, and an excellent tool for judging the depth of ditches and shallow water areas. Also great for judging if the bed of the river/marsh areas is ok for walking on.

Duct tape has to get a mention, so many uses from first aid use to shelter building and repairs on many things.


posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 10:29 AM
Firesteel, magnesium block for starting fires. At least a small tin of tender.
Cotton balls work well, and I've been told if they are soaked in vaseline they work better, although I haven't tried that yet.
A tip I'd like to offer. Don't wait until you have to start a fire without matches or a lighter to try.
I use my firesteel to start fires in my grill several times a week. (Dryer lint makes great tinder. Have you wife collect it for you, pack in old medicine bottles and keep in your BOB.)

S&F for you, my friend. always looking for ideas for my bag.

[edit on 29-8-2009 by kettlebellysmith]

posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 05:46 PM
I'm not leaving home without the thermal imager and a small solar panel for recharging it.

Uses include:
Detecting and avoiding troops and other people
Finding animals to hunt
Testing shelters for thermal stealth
Traveling at night without risking the use of a flashlight or vehicle lights
Looking out for drones and stealth aircraft
Spotting thin ice while traveling across lakes and rivers
Passively surveilling targets of opportunity
Searching for missing people
Checking pets and livestock for soar spots and fever
Passive communication

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 12:47 AM
It is amazing what you can carry by just carrying a good knife..


posted on Apr, 2 2011 @ 07:34 PM
This is nice to have..

This is what I need..

Nuff said...


posted on May, 7 2011 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by semperfortis

Right on, but that first image is a little overboard, lol. 3 firearms too many, and not enough ammo in my opinion.

Of course, that would go great in a back up bob...

I finally found my ideal knife, and wish I had discovered it sooner. Well, maybe one day I'll find an excuse to procure it.

It just makes me get all Tim Allen when I see it, you know... "Arrh! Arrh! Arrh!" from Home Improvement.

100% made in America! Black Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) vacuum deposited finish.


Total Length: 14 in.
Blade Length: 8.625 in.
Sharpened Length: 7.0 in.
Weight: 13.2 oz.
Blade Thickness: .25 nom
Blade Steel: CTV2™ Stainless Steel
Handle: Aramid Composite
Partially Serrated Upper Front & Lower Rear
Back Saw
Splitter Hilt
Sheath: Ballistic Nylon

Military and LEO Discount: 15% off retail with ID.

Dark Ops Knives

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 09:44 AM
Most everything I carry is multiuse. Trash bags, paracord, multitool, stanless cup/water bottle, backpack, mechanics/snare wire,duct floss.


posted on May, 9 2011 @ 10:39 PM
I always carry 2 knives in general. 1 non serrated, I don't knwo if any of you here have hunted with a serrated knife, but when we hunt boar where i'm from, a serrated knife has a tendency to catch on bone when you go for the stab, usually resulting in your hand flying down the blade.

Serrated knives are great don't get me wrong, and I use mine alot when out hunting, just not for killing anything.

A knife, Firestarter (magnesium rod type), para cord. Probably the most basic of items that should be in any kit

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 11:14 PM
small campers axe (got to split some dry wood today whith it) great for choping spliting and mallet on the back end
dual self defence use[same as above] lol but definatly close quarters wepon if kept surgically sharp
edit on 9-5-2011 by jplaysguitar because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 03:19 AM
reply to post by BalderAsir

now hunting bore is that a lunge techniques?

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 03:24 AM

Originally posted by semperfortis
This is nice to have..

This is what I need..

Nuff said...


Looks like my spare gun safe. Nice to know im not alone. Sorry I was hard on your radio program.

I could learn from you.

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 03:27 AM
I am prepared. I guarantee nobody comes close to what Ive prepared my neighborhood for in case the SHTF.

Love these threads...

posted on May, 10 2011 @ 03:29 AM
Semper....I would hope u have more ammo than that.....

Just sayin.

posted on May, 12 2011 @ 08:37 PM
reply to post by amongus

Originally posted by amongus
Semper....I would hope u have more ammo than that.....

Thats what I was saying, lol.

Never know more ammo would be more useful than guns.

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