posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 10:06 AM
You are correct, the "washing with water" crowd is wrong (here's a hint, you must soap your clothes and beat them against a rock to actually clean
them. Failing to do so leaves dirt in between the fabric weave and will begin to form little holes which become big holes. Soldiers fighting in
tropical areas and constnatly being ecposed to water can atest to this).
Most BOBs are absolutely useless because they lack clothing and toiletries. When I was a boy my mother kept two suitcases by the door. One had two
days of food, some toys for us kids, and toiletries; the other had clothes. We lived in Europe and would be on front lines if NATO and Warsaw went to
war, so we knew that we would have to evacuated and what we had on us was going to be it.
The point of a BOB is to have enough provisions and what not to get you to safety. Once at safety, chances are living out of a suitcase will happen.