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Most under rated item for BOBs

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posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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What do you think is the most under rated item or the most often left out item for a BOB?

I would say either lotion or hand sanitizer.
edit on 29-6-2012 by Catalyst317 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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No I'd have to disagree, I reckon...Condoms


Seriously... a magnifying glass, if there is sun...you have fire.

ps: my eyesight is not good also, so they have a double use for me especially.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Whats a BOB?



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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Bug Out Bag



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by Catalyst317
What do you think is the most under rated item or the most often left out item for a BOB?

I would say either lotion or hand sanitizer.
edit on 29-6-2012 by Catalyst317 because: (no reason given)


Something to treat cold sores with is number one for me.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Toe-nail clipper. Proper foot care in a survival situation can prevent a number of problems.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Originally posted by OblivionGate
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Bug Out Bag


Thanks


Food, lots of food.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Whenever I mentally pack my BOB, paying attention to detail, ensuring my every need, anticipating every disaster, it gets so big, the very first thing I'll need to do is procure an 18 wheeler to haul it around with lol.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:15 PM
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"Light my fire" Swedish fire steel.

Sewing kit.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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It's not a good day when you have to pull out the BOB and run so I'll say Vick's Vapor rub to put under your nose. When about a month goes by and no ones had a bath or the dead start to stink you may want to smell something else other than that.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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Also, Icyhot for all the sore backs and muscles people will encounter after a few days of having to do hard manual labor.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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probly tweezers



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:30 PM
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Hacksaw blades
Useful for several areas of gritty survival: cutting small trees and brush, padlocks. dressing mid-size and big game, amputation saw, slipping into door frames to force (some) latches back for entry, scrapper, weapon, wire cutter, plastic pipe cutter. etc. Could also be a good barter item,and they take up little room in a BOB.
Perhaps other folks can come up with some other uses....?



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by learnatic

Originally posted by Catalyst317
What do you think is the most under rated item or the most often left out item for a BOB?

I would say either lotion or hand sanitizer.
edit on 29-6-2012 by Catalyst317 because: (no reason given)


Something to treat cold sores with is number one for me.
You can use ear wax.. Works better then anything you can buy.

And yes I know most people will probably say 'eww' or whatever but we are talking about survival situations.
Even tho I do use it in regular times, but only because of how effective it is.. There's no point buying some useless crap when you have the best product for free about 10cm away from your mouth constantly
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posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Char cloth is fairly underrated.
But by having char cloth it creates the need for another underrated essential which is zip lock bags.. Or any way to keep stuff dry.
Obviously you need flint for char cloth but that is not underrated so I don't really need to mention it.

Char cloth is great because it is cheap, easy to make and takes up very little space for a long lasting supply.
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posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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Eye protection. Seriously, one thorn, one sliver of kidnapped flint, one small pie e of metal from that lock you busting open.....that eyes gone and once it goes septic its into the brain. Via the optic nerve. Impact resistant sunglasses or normal set its your choice.... But yeah, my bug bear is eye safety.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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I keep ziplock bags in mine with notes on them so I can remember which to store food in and which to store non food items in. Don't want to contaminate your food or water supply!

I soups say maxi pads, even to the male preppers. Good for wounds, fire starters and barter objects!



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 08:52 PM
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Originally posted by ohyouknow
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I keep ziplock bags in mine with notes on them so I can remember which to store food in and which to store non food items in. Don't want to contaminate your food or water supply!

I soups say maxi pads, even to the male preppers. Good for wounds, fire starters and barter objects!
Good idea.
I never thought about pads but it does make sense, although I do wonder how much one would fetch on the market.. Sort of like trying to sell an 'unused' condom out of its wrapper.



posted on Jun, 29 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Whats a BOB?


BOBs your uncle .

My BOB consists of two trunks now.
I'm always throwing in something new , the list just gets longer.



posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 01:10 AM
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Some of these things are far from under-rated?

Condoms? Ziplock bags? Char Cloth and Fire Steel? Those are all staples in any BOB. It wouldn't really be a bug out bag without those items. Anyone not realizing the value of unlubricated condoms needs to do more reading in the Survival forum.

Now hand lotion or hand sanitizer seems pretty useless. Lotion is for over-washing, and that isn't going to be a problem in a bugout situation. Sanitizer does make a nice torch or fire starter, but not really worth carrying.

Tweezers and Toe-nail clippers were nice additions. Probably often overlooked, but extremely useful, light, easy to carry, and don't take up much space. Great ideas!




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