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Whats in your Bug Out Bag

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by DRJ1014, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2018 at 6:43 AM
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    Fiesta346

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    Regarding the get home bag, mine and yours are very similar! One suggestion throw a dry bag of some sort in your pack this will keep the rest of your gear dry while you're enjoying your rain gear.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    My bag is to get me home. I live in Dallas so there’s nowhere to bug out to. Across the street from me is a pasture with cattle. If society breaks down, I’m kidnapping a cow.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2018 at 1:32 PM
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    I keep a med kit with a shoulder strap and spare mag for my carry gun in a mag carrier in my truck at all times, along with several bottles of water, a tool kit, a second knife, and a solar charger. If I had to grab it and go, I'd feel adequately prepared with that stuff on me as my get home bag for all the further I would need to travel. In a real-world SHTF scenario, my biggest concern would be picking up my kid from the sitter 15 miles away with everyone losing their shit and panicking vs. any kind of long-term defense, survival or E&E.

    I think people often overthink this. The biggest emergency most of us are likely to face in our lifetimes is a car accident or something of the sort and 99.5% of us aren't even physically or mentally equipped to handle that. In a true disaster, first priority is gathering family and ensuring their immediate safety. Next priority is having basic necessities on hand wherever you live to comfortably ride out most disasters for at least 3-5 days. Third would then be having somewhere to bounce to and the mobility to do so if the situation dictates. 90+% of us live in a city and bugging out in the truest sense of the phrase is realistically impractical, if not impossible. Even those of us who don't live in a big city, leaving your home to head somewhere unestablished with the hopes of riding out whatever is going on and relying solely on the contents of a backpack for extended periods of time might sound cool but is not a sound action plan.

    If basic EDC, a get home bag and a good pair of shoes isn't enough to un-fuck whatever situation you're in, it's already too late for most folks.
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    If most of us are honest, a BOB or get home bag really just gives us an excuse to buy cool gear.
     
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  5. Jan 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM
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    Levis, socks, old t-shirts, an old work laptop backpack, glock mags, a lighter, water bottle, a knife and stone, and aspirin is all pretty cool.
     
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