reply to post by edaced4
Your BOB weight shouldn't be a set weight amount according to your weight, it should light enough for you to move all day getting to where ever you
need to go.
As far as water in the bladder goes, NO I personally have a few bottles right with my bag to dump in it, if I need to, because the water in your
bladder will get the bladder very nasty over time.
As far as other gear for your BOB, it is what YOU NEED, not what everyone else thinks you need, they have no clue what your plans are or how far you
will have to go, the type of weather and terrain you have to deal with, or the routes that you have to take to get where your going.
Those are just a few of the things you need to keep in mind when putting a BOB together.
Other questions could be...
Can I make it easily in a day?
do I need more than just a few snacks to get me by?
will I be helping others on my way?
time of year, and outside temps?
type of clothing needed?
do you have a BOL that is properly stocked for you?
can you get there without a vehicle ?
will you still have all you need with out a vehicle?
Will you be bugging in, cuz you have no shelter for bugging out?
do you have cleaning supplies? bleach, soap, things like that stored up?
enough food stored up?
enough meds..asprin or other types you might need?
what will you do with no power?
with no gas ?
with no propane?
do you have a heating source for the cold winter coming up?
I could ask a million and 1 questions about do you have this or that, but everyone here will have different answers for many of the questions, so
think about what you need for you and go with that, to build YOUR BOB, and have it be things that you think you need for it...
Only you know your skills, your strengths and weaknesses...go from there, work on the weak skill sets and build them all up to what you think you need
to know...you might find you don't need much to get by, if you can have multiple uses for items.
Just my .02 cents.