My BOB....once it's complete, will be the camping/survival type. It's heavy, with quite alot of stuff, but it's a hiking pack, so once I'm strapped
in, the weight shouldn't be too much of a burden.
My main shelter in a bug-out situation will hopefully be my AWD mini-van with the seats pulled out of the back. Typically, when I go camping, this is
what I use anyway, not a tent. It's convienient and pretty comfortable. Run-flats would be ideal, but they're pricey, so not yet.
As for the BOB itself
My favorite piece in there is my Henry US Survival .22 rifle. It breaks down with the pieces all sliding neatly into the stock along with the
magazines, so it fits in the pack nicely. Though truth be told, in a real survival situation, I'd likely be carrying it while hiking. But it's nice
that it fits right in the bag.
I have a 500 box of .22 ammo in the van, and an altoids tin full of ammo in my bag.
Edit- Oh, and the stock is wrapped in a roll of camo-duct tape.
I have a good size tent. Bigger than it needs to be in all honesty, I may end up going smaller but I'm not over-encumbered with the one I've got as it
Good quality sleeping bag.
An Ambient Weather Solar/crank charge radio/flashlight. It's only AM/FM and weather band, but it's still decent. It also has various attachments for
charging just about any phone or music player or other portable device (like my PlayStation Vita when I can afford one), and can charge them in real
time by solar, which most similar units can't do. You usually have to fully charge them, then they dump the charge. Mine will keep a device running
I have a K-BAR
2 carbon Ferro rods
2 large heavy duty black contractors bags
2 large orange contractors bags
2 Monster Energy Aluminum bottles
A second altoids tin with a hand sewing kit
My dad's old-school military camping pan dealie which you unclip and it's a deep pan, a plate, fork and spoon. This thing DOES take up more room than
I would like, but it's a memento, and it's usefull. While it's in the pack, it's got my first aid kit in the pan, along with my carbon ferro rods and
hand fishing kit.
And on the inside pocket I have about 100 top ramen flavor packets so I don't have to eat bland food all the time, lol, and a box of nature valley
peanutbutter granola bars.
I'm still looking for a really good quality one of those survival sports bottles with the built in filters. The ones I've found, the filters aren't
good for VERY long. I heard of ones that are good for like 2000 gallons, which is what I want.
I also NEED to get an edible plants book. ANd a good machete.
Edit- I could also use some kind of small camping stove, and some medications outside of what's in the first aid kit.
I know it SOUNDS rediculously heavy, but it's actually not bad at all thanks to the well supported hiking pack. I still have some extra room in the
bag and some empty pockets as well, and I've already tested it with actually putting some extra bricks in there to see if I'd be able to carry some
extra food with me (like rabbits) if I'm on the move. As long as everything is packed right, I can move well with everything, and I'm not a big guy by
Though trust me.........I'm HOPING that if the **** does hit the fan, that I'm able to haul this stuff around in my mini-van, and not with my legs.
edit on 13-10-2012 by Larry L because: (no reason given)