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Hey, everyone! I'm new to these parts of the woods and am excited to contribute to the group in whatever way I can.

The main thing you need to know about me is, survival and the passion to teach is in my blood. Bug Out Bags are my...bag.

I recently launched a site, www.BugOutBagAcademy.com, where beginners can come to learn the ropes of emergency preparedness without getting overwhelmed by all the advanced teachings, tools, and techniques. I'm passionate about teaching the importance of having a well-thought-out bug out bag in case of disaster or emergency and strive to make it easy for those that want to learn.

If you know of anyone just starting out, send 'em my way and please do check us out when you get the chance. I want to make my informational resource the best it can be - your thoughtful input would be greatly appreciated!

I also have compiled my own bug out bag list over the years. If you want to take a look, just let me know...

-BOBA
 

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Exactly. Kind of like being a prep consultant but coming here for tips. Crazy.
 

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My take on BOB's, from my own experience and observation of others is that beside the 10 essentials, and some very basic items like food water shelter, the rest of what goes into a BOB is pretty much open and up to the individual. I think lists are ok if for no other reason than to see what others are doing. I also believe there is a market for the ready made bags. How large of a market? Who knows. Welcome to the boards.
 

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My take on BOB's, from my own experience and observation of others is that beside the 10 essentials, and some very basic items like food water shelter, the rest of what goes into a BOB is pretty much open and up to the individual. I think lists are ok if for no other reason than to see what others are doing. I also believe there is a market for the ready made bags. How large of a market? Who knows. Welcome to the boards.
I think there is a market for ready made bags too, but unfortunately all the ready made bags I've ever seen are way overpriced and full of junk :(. Unfortunately I also think if you were to put together a good BOB no one would buy it cause it would cost too much.

Can't we have our cake and eat it too?
 

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Ya know, if you take into consideration the evolutionary progress of the average "real deal" BOB, I bet the price would be staggering by the time you add up all the stuff that comes and goes. That of course does not even include defensive "stuff".
 

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Ya know, if you take into consideration the evolutionary progress of the average "real deal" BOB, I bet the price would be staggering by the time you add up all the stuff that comes and goes. That of course does not even include defensive "stuff".
It is, I think I have about $600 in my hybrid GHB/BOB, NOT counting firearms AND counting a cheaper than I really carry knife. When you see a $600 price tag you are supposed rock back on your heels and whistle, but when you look at what is really in it, nothing that too impressive. The most expensive things in the bag are the bag itself ~80$ and the multi-tool ~60$ and a ~150$ knife (although the knife I REALLY use costs much more - a Busse Combat SJTAC)

You throw in a good fire starter, socks, water purification, etc etc and it adds up FAST. The sticker shock is why those 60-100 BOB sites are in business, people 'think' they are getting a good deal...
 

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I tell you what. We are some really vicious people when we think someone is doing nothing more than popping in to advertise.

I love this board - I really do! :D
 

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Welcome from Minnesota.
 
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