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  1. #11
    Well, this is going to be long. Let me start by saying that a year or so ago I mentioned to one of the guys I work for that I was going to be putting together one of these bags. When I mentioned it he said, "Hey, I got one of those bags at a seminar I attended. You can have it." I thought, great, at least I don't have to buy a new bag.

    He didn't mean just the backpack itself.

    SovereignDeed puts bags like this (called EvacPaks) together for the well off. When my boss showed up with this I was floored. He did keep the Garmin Rino 130 GPS and Iridium Satellite phone that came in the kit, but the rest of the bag he just gave me.

    The bag is made up of a backpack with various compartments. In the main compartment were several, smaller bags that organized the gear (First Aid Kit; Heat, Light and Energy; Food and Water; Protection and Medical; Health and Hygiene, Communication and Navigation).

    I have replaced most of the calendar limited items and I have added a few items of my own, like the cash and ammo. When I refreshed the out-of-date items I created this checklist so I wouldn't have to rip the bag open every 6 mos. looking for expired items:



    Main EvacPak Compartment

    Heat, Energy & Light Bag

    • 44 Hour Nuwick Candle
    • Waterproof Matches
    • ProHeat Hand Warmers
    • Hand Crank Flashlight
    • Coghlan’s Fire Sticks
    • Fire Steel

    Other Items
    • Work Gloves
    • Bivvy Sack/Blanket
    • Emergency AM/FM/NOAA Wx Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger
    • Folding Shovel
    • Wire Saw
    • Ammunition

    Front Compartment
    • NukAlert
    • Radiation Dosimeter
    • Thyrosafe Pills
    • M8 Chemical Detection Card
    • N95 Particulate Filter Mask
    • Microfiber Towel
    • Poncho
    • Sharpie Permanent Ink Pen
    • Spare Eyeglasses
    • $500 Cash
    • Playing Cards

    Top Compartment
    • Duct Tape
    • Nylon Cord
    • Steel Wire
    • Plastic Ties
    • Headlamp

    Waist Belt
    • Gerber Multitool
    • Pepper Spray
    • AA Mini Maglite
    • 7" Survival Knife

    Outside Mesh
    • CamelBak 32oz. Water Bottle with hose and bite valve

    Food and Water
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Tuna Packet 6.4oz (replace by 7/23/2013)
    • Trail Mix
    • Sport Beans
    • Real Lemon Flavoring
    • Chewing Gum

    Main Compartment:
    • Datrex Emergency Ration Bar 2400 cal (Feb 2016)
    • Mainstay Energy Bar 1200 cal (Feb 2016)
    • Pure Easy Water Filter
    • MicroPur Water Purification Tablets (Katadyn MP 1, 1 tablet treats 1L in 4 hrs in an opaque container or in the dark) (5 year shelf life, due May 2015)
    • Datrex Emergency Water Bags (1.8 oz, 6ea)
    • Oral Rehydration Salts

    Protection & Medical
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Insect Repellent Button
    • Natrapel Insect Repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip Balm

    Main Compartment:
    • SAM Splint
    • Trauma Wound Bandage (5 year life, exp Jan 2012)
    • Bio Wash
    • Latex Gloves (4 pair)
    • N95 Particulate Filter Masks (4)
    • Orajel Swabs (exp May 2012)
    • Non-Adhesive Dressing Tape
    • Cold & Hot Pain Relieving Liquid (muscle/joint pain)(exp Nov 2012)
    • Lost Filling & Loose Cap Repair

    Adventure Medical Kit:
    “A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine (3rd ed)” by Eric Weiss, Latex Gloves
    Medicine:
    Anti-Diarrheal (exp May 2012), Antacid (exp Dec 2012), Antihistamine (exp Oct 2011), , Aspirin (exp May 2012), Acetaminophen (exp Oct 2011), Ibuprofen (exp Oct 2011), After Bite wipes (2), Aromatic Ammonia (smelling salt)
    Wound Care/Blisters/Burns Supplies:
    4 Sterile Cotton Tipped Applicators, 6 Cut & Scrape Cleaner, Surgical Blade, Moleskin, 3 Tegaderm Film (waterproof dressing) (exp Sep 2012), 2 Non-Stick Dressing (exp May 2014), 2 3”x4” Non-Adherent Pad, 2 2”x2” Surgical Sponges, 2 3”x3” Surgical Sponges, Gauze Roll, Medical Tape Roll, Adhesive Bandages (various sizes), 1 Compound Benjoin Tincture Swabstick (exp Aug 2008), Tweezers
    Bleeding & Sprains Supplies:
    5”x9” Sterile Combine Pad (dynarex), 2 5”x9” Surgipad


    Health & Hygiene
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Dental Floss
    • Nail Clippers & Small Scissors
    • Mini Soap Bars
    • Contact Lens Remover

    Main Compartment:
    • Deodorant, Shampoo & Powder
    • Wet Ones
    • Purell Wipes & Liquid
    • Tissue Paper
    • Feminine Pads & Tampons

    Communication & Navigation
    Front Compartment
    • Battery-Driven Cell-Phone Charger with attachments
    • AA and 123A Batteries
    • Notebook and pen
    • Compass
    • Whistle
    • Signaling Mirror
    • Monocular

    Hiking boots with two extra socks, extra pair of underwear.

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  4. I probably pack more food than most people. This is because my BOB is more of a 'get home' bag that I keep locked in the toolbox of my truck.

    My biggest fear is being on a business trip a couple of hundred miles from my home in the Ozarks, and having to make it back partly, or completely, on foot. I can walk 25 miles a day, providing I'm not having to stop and forage for food. So about twenty pounds of my bag is calorie-dense food that requires little or no cooking. I also keep a pair of sturdy, but broken-in, boots in the toolbox. There are fresh socks and foot powder in the bag so my feet don't rot away on the trip.

    Beyond that, the bag is pretty typical. Extra ammo. Fleece blanket. Poncho. First aid. Water purification. Hand-crank flashlight. ....If you're reading this, you can probably guess at the rest.

    The bag weighs in at about forty pounds. Six months ago, I couldn't have carried it for long. But now I walk or jog everyday, and take long hikes with a pack on the weekend.

    Great thread! I always love to see other people's take on BOB's.

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    Firecrackers and porn

  6. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by IheartTedNugent View Post
    Firecrackers and porn
    Make sure to pack booze and pretzels as well.

  7. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by IheartTedNugent View Post
    Firecrackers and porn
    trading material good barter stuff!!!!

    ROFLMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngoingFreedom View Post
    Well, this is going to be long. Let me start by saying that a year or so ago I mentioned to one of the guys I work for that I was going to be putting together one of these bags. When I mentioned it he said, "Hey, I got one of those bags at a seminar I attended. You can have it." I thought, great, at least I don't have to buy a new bag.

    He didn't mean just the backpack itself.

    SovereignDeed puts bags like this (called EvacPaks) together for the well off. When my boss showed up with this I was floored. He did keep the Garmin Rino 130 GPS and Iridium Satellite phone that came in the kit, but the rest of the bag he just gave me.

    The bag is made up of a backpack with various compartments. In the main compartment were several, smaller bags that organized the gear (First Aid Kit; Heat, Light and Energy; Food and Water; Protection and Medical; Health and Hygiene, Communication and Navigation).

    I have replaced most of the calendar limited items and I have added a few items of my own, like the cash and ammo. When I refreshed the out-of-date items I created this checklist so I wouldn't have to rip the bag open every 6 mos. looking for expired items:



    Main EvacPak Compartment

    Heat, Energy & Light Bag

    • 44 Hour Nuwick Candle
    • Waterproof Matches
    • ProHeat Hand Warmers
    • Hand Crank Flashlight
    • Coghlan’s Fire Sticks
    • Fire Steel

    Other Items
    • Work Gloves
    • Bivvy Sack/Blanket
    • Emergency AM/FM/NOAA Wx Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger
    • Folding Shovel
    • Wire Saw
    • Ammunition

    Front Compartment
    • NukAlert
    • Radiation Dosimeter
    • Thyrosafe Pills
    • M8 Chemical Detection Card
    • N95 Particulate Filter Mask
    • Microfiber Towel
    • Poncho
    • Sharpie Permanent Ink Pen
    • Spare Eyeglasses
    • $500 Cash
    • Playing Cards

    Top Compartment
    • Duct Tape
    • Nylon Cord
    • Steel Wire
    • Plastic Ties
    • Headlamp

    Waist Belt
    • Gerber Multitool
    • Pepper Spray
    • AA Mini Maglite
    • 7" Survival Knife

    Outside Mesh
    • CamelBak 32oz. Water Bottle with hose and bite valve

    Food and Water
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Tuna Packet 6.4oz (replace by 7/23/2013)
    • Trail Mix
    • Sport Beans
    • Real Lemon Flavoring
    • Chewing Gum

    Main Compartment:
    • Datrex Emergency Ration Bar 2400 cal (Feb 2016)
    • Mainstay Energy Bar 1200 cal (Feb 2016)
    • Pure Easy Water Filter
    • MicroPur Water Purification Tablets (Katadyn MP 1, 1 tablet treats 1L in 4 hrs in an opaque container or in the dark) (5 year shelf life, due May 2015)
    • Datrex Emergency Water Bags (1.8 oz, 6ea)
    • Oral Rehydration Salts

    Protection & Medical
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Insect Repellent Button
    • Natrapel Insect Repellent
    • Sunscreen
    • Lip Balm

    Main Compartment:
    • SAM Splint
    • Trauma Wound Bandage (5 year life, exp Jan 2012)
    • Bio Wash
    • Latex Gloves (4 pair)
    • N95 Particulate Filter Masks (4)
    • Orajel Swabs (exp May 2012)
    • Non-Adhesive Dressing Tape
    • Cold & Hot Pain Relieving Liquid (muscle/joint pain)(exp Nov 2012)
    • Lost Filling & Loose Cap Repair

    Adventure Medical Kit:
    “A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine (3rd ed)” by Eric Weiss, Latex Gloves
    Medicine:
    Anti-Diarrheal (exp May 2012), Antacid (exp Dec 2012), Antihistamine (exp Oct 2011), , Aspirin (exp May 2012), Acetaminophen (exp Oct 2011), Ibuprofen (exp Oct 2011), After Bite wipes (2), Aromatic Ammonia (smelling salt)
    Wound Care/Blisters/Burns Supplies:
    4 Sterile Cotton Tipped Applicators, 6 Cut & Scrape Cleaner, Surgical Blade, Moleskin, 3 Tegaderm Film (waterproof dressing) (exp Sep 2012), 2 Non-Stick Dressing (exp May 2014), 2 3”x4” Non-Adherent Pad, 2 2”x2” Surgical Sponges, 2 3”x3” Surgical Sponges, Gauze Roll, Medical Tape Roll, Adhesive Bandages (various sizes), 1 Compound Benjoin Tincture Swabstick (exp Aug 2008), Tweezers
    Bleeding & Sprains Supplies:
    5”x9” Sterile Combine Pad (dynarex), 2 5”x9” Surgipad


    Health & Hygiene
    Mesh Compartment:
    • Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Dental Floss
    • Nail Clippers & Small Scissors
    • Mini Soap Bars
    • Contact Lens Remover

    Main Compartment:
    • Deodorant, Shampoo & Powder
    • Wet Ones
    • Purell Wipes & Liquid
    • Tissue Paper
    • Feminine Pads & Tampons

    Communication & Navigation
    Front Compartment
    • Battery-Driven Cell-Phone Charger with attachments
    • AA and 123A Batteries
    • Notebook and pen
    • Compass
    • Whistle
    • Signaling Mirror
    • Monocular

    Hiking boots with two extra socks, extra pair of underwear.
    what does it weigh?????
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  9. #18
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    Keep the essentials-food,water tabs+filter, shelter, arms+ammo, first aid,wind up radio+flashlight, and rain gear. My BO gear is on three levels, BO bag set to sustain for three days--gear in backpacks/web gear set for three weeks--and BO sealed Aluminum shipping containers containing a virtual home-including TP-lol. We usually have BO displays at the gatherings and will this Oct also. Hope you can come--it is themed a BO exercise.

  10. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by festus View Post
    what does it weigh?????
    Great question. It weighs in at 30.5 pounds which includes the 32oz water bottle filled.

  11. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngoingFreedom View Post
    Great question. It weighs in at 30.5 pounds which includes the 32oz water bottle filled.
    That isn't totally out of whack...my vest weighs 25.5-27.0 lbs depending on side arm and ammo
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