What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by housil » Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:26 am

I´m using these (waterproof) laundry bags:
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Usually they are available for just a couple of bucks.

Also I tried "dry shampoo" for once. It was "ok" but water isn´t the problem over here usually.

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Bypah » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:47 pm

I have those non rinse shampoos from the time I have been and family members have been in the hospital. Usually the give the ones that serve as body wash and shampoo. :mrgreen:
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Treesuit » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:46 pm

Housil,

Those waterproof bags are really top notch. Though you have to watch where you put them, they tend to develop pin holes even if you just set them down. The good side is there really versatile for waterproofing or storing stuff, especially sleeping bags. Some guys I knew used them to line the inside of their rucksacks with them but I found that it was a pain the ass to undo the string closure on top in a hurry.

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by dirtbag » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:34 pm

No need to tie the top, just pull the top together, twist and tuck it in. :wink:
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by ak70g2 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:22 am

If I can make some suggestions, 'cause now is spring, related to sleeping gear:

- first, a tarp to sleep under. My picks are the Australian Army "hoochie" (I have one on the way, from our friend ToxicCarbon) or Norwegian Jerven Bag, a multipurpose tarp/poncho with a big price.
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- second, a bivibag, I have a Snugpak brand one, I'll look for an UK army surplus one.

- third, a hammock, if someone like it. I do, because raise me from the cold ground.
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by rationtin440 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:35 am

Yes indeed, those waterproof bags are really the oyster's ice-skates! (sorry, just watched a MASH series DVD, Colonel Potter is one of my favorite characters) but they do suffer from the pinhole issue. I found some similar bags at a gun show several years ago that were coated with an ABC/NBC resistant material and I was told that they were to protect communications gear from chemical weapons effects. I thought they were the same thing as the waterproof bags but called something else to jack up their price; as it turns out, whatever they were coated with soon began to crack and peel and flake off and get pinholes as well, just like with the real waterproof bags. The moral of this story? Always have some repair goop or rubber cement type stuff with your bug-out gear, and never buy something at a gun show just because it has a cool history!

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by Name_not_found » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:52 am

ak70g2

Have any more pics of the Australian Army "hoochie"?
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by housil » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:53 am

Treesuit wrote: they tend to develop pin holes even if you just set them down.
I used mine for +10 years as a rain proof bag to store my sleeping bag on motor bike tours all across Europa. Lucky me it´s still water proof even untill today :mrgreen:

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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by ak70g2 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:43 am

NNF, I'd really like to try that inflatable boat this summer :mrgreen:
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Re: What would you put in your Bug out Bag?

Post by PanzerDivision666 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:24 am

I'm located in such a place that bugging out ( unless Davis-Besse decides to take a critical shit, then we'll see how the state's outdated evac plans really work....) isn't nearly as advantageous as bugging in.

Every man on my team has a plan or twenty to get to my location. They will evac immediate family members and materiel and rally here and once the proverbial perimter goes up, then we'll figure out what's next depending on the situation. Let everybody else panic.
If I leave our area, it's not to go bug out, but to go recon certain observation points or go hunting bad guys who may have baser intentions upon my neighbors. At least three to four of my team live within a couple blocks radius of me. You can bet your ass response time willl be better than Johnny Law's.

This being said, here's what I'm currently rocking : CETME .308 Sporter, ALICE rig with 4 pouches. My buttpack carries 5 spare 20 rounders for said rifle, cleaning kit, survival kit with the usual saw, flint, etc, an MRE ( never go into harms' way without your poundcake, dude.) and my bible. two canteens round that out nicely.

The MARPAT issue 3 day pack contains 3 days stripped MREs, a 100 ox hydration pouch, an IFAK ( i like these plan to buy more of them) spottter scope, 2 boxes of high grade .300 WinMag whoopass for my partner's Model 70, extra shooting gloves, socks, 15 loaded magazines for the CETME.

Because at 135 ilbs soaking wet in boot, with the body armor..... this is about as much as I can carry without dropping dead after two miles.

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