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Lunatic Wrench's 72 hr BOB build

This is a discussion on Lunatic Wrench's 72 hr BOB build within the Strictly Bug Out Bags forums, part of the General Prepper and Survival Talk category; I always recommend getting a backpacking set up for a 5 to 7 day trip. No fishing line or Rambo knives. The only difference between ...

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    I always recommend getting a backpacking set up for a 5 to 7 day trip. No fishing line or Rambo knives. The only difference between a normal backpack trip and SHTF is PPE (Personnel Protective Equipment -Googles, hard hat, cut resitant gloves . - especially if there is an earthquake) and a weapon.

    Go use your equipment - unless you routinely get out and carry your load for a day or two you are not going to be able to do it when the time comes. Went for a hike 3 years ago with some yound folks and just about died covering 30 miles in a day and a half. 20 years ago no problem but then that was when I was running 15 to 20 miles every week. swimming 30 and lifting weights 3 times a week.

    Get gear that is too heavy / militarized and you never get around to using it. Use it or loose it.

    Most folks build a bag for all the what ifs and get one built that they could never carry.

    When I served in 2 ID Civil Affairs I got an opportunity to travel with some South Koreans practicing a war drill . Basicly they grab thier go bag and walk the hell south. Old ladies, little kids just what they can carry . Couple changes of underwear/socks/water/snacks to eat while walking/ID/Money. Keep it light and keep moving .

    No plan to stop for more than a few minutes untill they covered 30 miles.
    [1]Survival: Actions I need to do NOW to live another 5 minutes to 3 days.[2] Prepping: What I do to insure my family makes it thru an adverse event lasting 3 days to 3 months [3] Seeds and livestock: What you need for long term subsistence.

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    I've got it calculated out at about 27 lbs, as I'm still build it. Been a whole lotta thought into multi use equipment and the trade offs i.e. hatchet or short machete, I can do a lot more things in my environment with a machete and it's lighter, the trade off is it's not as good at chopping/splitting.
    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

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    Came up with this to keep my water pouch under control.
    Tied a tight loop in some shock cord to secure it to the neck of the pouch, then a number of M. Walker knots to close up the other end and provide a bit of a handle.
    Also does a fair job of holding the Sawyer straw, well enough so that it doesn't just fall out of my BOB while getting something out of that pocket.

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    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

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    More stuff rolling in.

    Lixada stove

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    Mag pouch's 4x6", 4x8"

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    Pocket wrench's

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    One of my waterproof cases came in, this one is a 4x18650. I'll probably use it for tinder or something else that needs to stay dry.

    I gave it about a 15 min. water test, bone dry.

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    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

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    A few more items came in.

    Webbing hydration hose clips, mini pry bars and Anker chargers one for my BOB and one for my mobile office which is a messenger bag.

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    Also got a 4x6 gear pouch which I think I'll use for my main fire kit. I also have backup fire starting gear elsewhere in the pack.
    I might get a couple more and put, oh I don't know, gear in one like small tools, note pad/pens etc, and electronics in the other, power bank, USB cables, batteries etc.

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    Food, well rather energy (production date 9/18) and another UST Sparkforce.

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    12" Ontario Knives saw back machete, 17" overall, weight about 1lb. The saw teeth are just straight cut and won't work very well, I plan to reprofile them to more of a Japanese pull saw style grind. It wasn't particularly sharp, but a few passes with the Lansky Blademedic and a leather belt took care of that.
    Out of all the reviews I read on small machetes, OKC had far better and consistent reviews, and really none of the negatives of some of the more expensive brands, chipping/fractures. No great reviews like it's all butter cups and unicorns, but reasonable for an inexpensive item.
    I have a 12"x24" piece of Kydex on the way to make a sheath out of, I'm not really being on nylon sheaths.

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    Metal match.

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    Fire kits coming along nicely. Bic, UCO storm matches, strikers, UST sparkforce, Metal match, magnesium shavings, just need to add some other tinder like fatwood, vaseline/cotton maybe build a super match or two.

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    Got some of these nifty USB LEDs for $0.33 each.

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    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

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    A few battery/dry boxes, headlamp and a grapple for the BOB and GHB.

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    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

    Stupidity, the New Common Sense

 

 
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