Today I decided to do a “BOB Dump” to see what’s in the thing and what I want to improve on, notes are inline with images.

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The pack is an USMC one I got from a surplus store for $100.00  It’s large and rugged but heavy.

If I were planning on trekking long distances I would opt for my lightweight Kelty of the same size.  But this is a “grab and go” bag for evacuating the homestead in a fire evac or worse.  Attached is a Condor water bottle holder for quick access.

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Basic groups are stored in ziplocks.

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Items Missing:

  • Water:
    • You can never have enough water and unlike my GHB this bag is inspected  refreshed only 1-2 times a year.
    • Having the ability to purify water is more important and covered with ability to boil and use iodine tabs.
  • Documents, extra food, extra batteries, etc.:
    • The plan is that this bag along with a food tote are stuffed into the trailer which has solar panels, water filtering, etc.
    • If I have a 30-60 min warning this becomes a small portion of the BORV, if not then there is enough to get by for (3) days just in the bag and docs are in the cloud.

 

WHAT IS IN THE BAG…

Item Details: (Some items not pictured)  Bag is ~40lb.

  • SHELTER
    • USMC Sleeping System
      • Black bag & Goretex Bivy
      • Therma-rest pad
  • TOOLS
    • BK7 Survival Kit
      • Carbide sharpener
      • 25ft #36 bankline
      • 6″ Ferro rod
      • Fox 40 whistle
      • Photon 2 – RED
      • Fire starting candle
      • TruNord compass
    • Leatherman
    • Folding limb saw
    • 50ft #36 bankline
    • 3ft duct tape
    • Roll of “88” electrical tape
    • Pen / Paper kit
    • (3) Lg garbage bags
  • CLOTHES
    • Softshell jacket
    • Shemagh
    • Watchman cap
    • Boonie hat
    • Leather insulated gloves
    • (3) Skivy rolls
    • (2) Pair BDUs
  • WATER / FOOD
    • 1 ltr stainless bottle
    • Titanium cup
    • Iodine tabs
    • Titanium spork
    • (2) Mountain Home Entree’s
  • HEALTH
    • Bar Soap
    • Boo-Boo Kit
      • IBU / Benadryl / Caffiene / Anti-Diarrhea
      • Bandaid assortment
      • Wetwipes
      • Moleskin
      • Signal Mirror
      • Tweezers
    • Anti-biotic cream
    • Guaze pads
    • Cloth tape
    • Scissors
    • TP
    • Q-Tips
    • N95 mask
    • Toothbrush
    • Spare glasses
  • FIRE
    • Strikefire
      • Petro cotton balls
    • Bic lighter
  • DEFENSE
    • `SBR 1-6x scope w/NV monocular`
    • Gadsden Dynamics Chest Harness
      • (3) AR mags
      • BOK / CATT
    • Ruger 22lr Pistol w/50 rounds
    • (2) G17 mags
    • Tripwire kit
  • NAVIGATION / SIGNAL
    • Oregon Atlas
    • 3xAAA LED Latern
    • 3xAAA Flashlight
    • 2xAA Red LED Minimag

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