Originally posted by cartesia
Something crucial that most people dont cover is WHAT kind of environment are you planning for?
Most of these guides are north american, based on wooded areas that get cold in winter. Really the BOB should be completely different if heading into say, a desert/drought stricken area like here where I am.
EG a water purifier is not going to be much use, since there is no water. Some gear to capture water (via condensation/etc) would be a good replacement.. and just bigger stocks of water being carried. the extra weight offset by no need for warm clothing/blankets/heavy waterproof boots. I'd recommend something lightweight and breathable for footwear in the heat. good ankle support is still necessary of course.
etc ,etc.. so if you read one of these guides, dont just go out and buy the list..
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by peck420
Like I said...
Video or it didn't happen.
BTW- Indians were defeated with what? GUNS?edit on 11-2-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by neo96
Question about anti-biotics, when they expire does that mean they are useless or that they are poisonous?
When they expire they expire there is some controversy surrounding expiration dates of medicine the safe bet is to follow the guidelines and do not use.
And for the love of god do not listen to those ignorant people telling others to buy fish antibiotics either.
When it comes to antibiotics go ask your physician not people here and if people want antibiotics for their kits follow the law.
Go ask your doctor the worse thing he can say is no the best thing is yes and fills an order just might be surprised and find a doctor sympathetic to your needs.
Not by guns more like disease measles, small pox, and other illnesses brought over helped to wipe the natives out. And you must be either trolling or just plain stupid not to know natives killed bears.
Originally posted by NavyDoc
reply to post by SLAYER69
Well posted, Slayer. Here is a question for you. I've many collegues who wnat to prep and have BOB like you show above, but really don't have the time or knowlege to put one together but have plenty of funds. Are there sources for fully stocked and ready to go kits with eveything you have in your post (minus the gun I assume)?
Ummm.....I've thought of that scenario myself...what length is your boat, if I may?...I have a 27' older Oday that optioned the inboard 4 cyl engine. (mine was the option with an outboard bracket) I have the engine compartment as stowage as well as all of the other compartments etc.
Originally posted by Hopechest
Me and my family have a seaworthy sailboat so the whole thing is basically a B.O.B.
I feel sorry for those that are going to have to tough it out on land. I'm not sure I could handle that at all and would probably just give up and throw myself on the mercy of the nearest military guy I find.
Ummm.....I know what you mean, I've been reduced to using the Gamo 1200 fps pellet rifle so that I dont eat into my stock of rounds......just not the same....Thanks for the hose clamp idea, I've got a nice blade that I could use for a spear....
Originally posted by jibeho
Good information as always. But I'll tell you what has my boxers in a bunch lately, Ammo shortages and purchasing limits... Which also effects my range time. I have not been hitting the range because I do not want to deplete my supply of 9mm and .22 of all things. I can't find .22 anywhere within a 30 mile radius of where I live. I talked to my neighbor who's a regular at the range and he commented on the reduced number of usual shooters.
I went to pull out my old CO2 Sig226 replica to do some basement plinking and something is broken. Time to shop for a new gas airsoft pistol. It will be much easier to keep my skills and muscle memory up to snuff.
Anyway, that being said... I wish I would have added a brass reloading rig to my workshop a couple of years ago during the last ammo shortage. Even tough to find supplies for reloading at the moment. Damn 20/20 hindsight!!!!
Back to the BOB... I have added a small variety of Breeze Clamps/Hose clamps to my kit over the years. Great for a multitude of repairs or for cobbling together a quick hunting or defensive spear. Just two clamps to quickly and securely attach my RC 4 to a straight sapling and I'm good to go....edit on 12-2-2013 by jibeho because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DrumsRfun
reply to post by seabag
Ok...start the vid at 8 minutes 10 seconds
I am into primitive skills for a reason...there might not be a walmart or a gun store.
Also because its a lost skill.
Primitive man had those skills,most in this time don't.edit on 12-2-2013 by DrumsRfun because: (no reason given)