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This is my 5+ day/end of times bob. I'm not here to state that i'm the best prepared, probably the opposite. I'm really looking for advice from the community on what I could cut down on or what i'm missing. I've only been prepping for a bit and rely on my bov (m35a2) and bob. Please post what section and what item you would modify/add. Thanks for any help!

Other info: I've been training with this current setup for the last 2 months doing 1 hour hikes/walks once a week on top of my regular work out. Est gear weight is about 92lbs (yes I know it's allot but it's the same as my gear weight in the usmc). I'm able to pace a walk and go 3.88 miles in 1 hour on level terrain with little/no fatigue with my current setup. Not saying it feels like nothing but it wouldn't hurt to cut back/combine a few things or find alternate light weight versions.

here goes,

--Other--
1x Trained German Shepherd
w/ lightweight tactical dog vest - Priceless

--Backpack and Pouches--
Eberlestock V90 Battleship Pack - Coyote - $375
2x Fieldline Tactical Trooper Accessory Pouch - Coyote - $20
Medium 3 Pouch Molle Medkit - Coyote - $35
Medium 3 Pouch Molle Tool Kit - Coyote - $35
Condor Recon Check Rig 6x AR15 Mags - Multi Cam - $55
Small Waterproof Personal Hygiene Pouch
Small Black Walmart Rifle Bag
Generic Black Molle Pistol Polster - $14

--Clothing--
Mil Spec Multi Cam ACU trousers, battle proof anti rip fabric
Mil Spec Multi Cam ACU coat, battle proof anti rip fabric
Multi Cam Tactical Cap
Damascus Imperial Neoprene Knee Pads w/ Non-slip Trion-X Caps, Multi Cam
Super Light New Balance OTB Boots - $120
2x Vacuum sealed/shrunk olive drab long sleeve shirts
1x Vacuum sealed/shrunk Under Armour long sleeve shirt
Mechanix Tactical MPact 3 Gloves
SGE 400/3 Gas Mask - 4x NBC Cannisters - Drinking System - PVC Hood - $340
2x Warm Heavy duty socks
Undergarments
Pair of Levi jeans
Black Military Balaclava
Generic Coyote Scarf
4x Sets of walmart ear plugs

--Water and Purification--
Life Straw - $20
2x fl. oz. of pure bleach - FREE
200x Water Tablets - $12
25x Coffee Filters - $5
2x Litre Hydration Pack w/ Durable Material - $35
1x 20oz thick plastic water bottle - $2
1x 40oz stainless steel bottle - $16
6x SOS 4oz packs of water - $10

--Food and Cooking--
3x MRE Base Meals - $14
8x Cliff Bars - $12
6x 2400Cal SOS bars - $10
2x Small Cans of Tuna
10x Packs of Saltine Crackers - FREE
30x Packs of sealed tea variety natural herb flavors - $9
2x Small bags of homemade herbal tea recipes
3x Small Bags of Roman Noodles
Columbia River Eat n Tool - $8
Aluminum Survival Gear Compact Cookware Kit - $7
Rothco Military Stainless Steel Mini Folding Pan - $2
Mini Roll Tin Foil - $5
Salt and Pepper (small plastic containers)
20x medium freezer strenght food bags
10 pack of mini sugar tablets

--Agriculture--
400x Assorted Seeds - FREE
Mini folding shovel - $6

--Lighting--
Duracell Crank Charge Flashlight - $10
Duracell Head Lamp - $12
2 Medium Led AAA Flashlights
8x Small Chem Lights
2x Medium Chem Lights

--Signaling--
Orion 12G Flare Gun w/ 8 rounds - $60
Survival Mirror - $8

--Fire--
2x Butane Generic Zippos - $12
8x BIC Lighters - $4
500x Hard Stick Matches - $3
80x Waterproof Matches - $6
2x Generic Small Magnesium firesteel - $12

--Med Kit--
Pack A
50x Potassium Iodide
2x Tweezers
2x Splinter Forceps
4x Packaged Scalpels
40x 3/4" Bandages
30x 1" Bandage
4x 6" Elastic Bandage
10x Knuckle Bandages
10x Extra Large Bandages
3x 4" x 4" Gauze
10x Alcohol wipes
2x 1" Tape Roll
2x Roll Gauze
3x Emergency Blankets
50x Aspirin Tabletss
30x Tumbs
40x Tylenol
50x Omega 3 Fish oil
30x Vitamin Suppliments
25x Electrolyte Tablets
5x Oak-N-Ivy Skin Cleanser
8x Antibiotic Ointment
2x Hydrocortisone Cream Packs
2x Burn Gel Packs
10x Antiseptic Towelettes
1x 10oz bottle of Antiseptic
2x 3oz Bottles of sunscreen
3x Sting Relief Pads
2x Scissor
3x Pair Latex Gloves
AntiBiotics
Prescription Meds
20x Cotton Balls
20x Q-tips
Small Shaving Kit
2oz Tooth Paste
Mini toothbrush
Pack B (quick access)
15x 1" Bandage
1x 3oz Bottles of sunscreen
10x Electrolyte Tablets
10x Vitamin Suppliments
10x Tylenol
1x Emergency Blanket
1x 6" Elastic Bandage

--Navigation--
2x Local Maps (waterproof)
4x State Park/Wilderness Maps
State Map (waterproof)
Country Map (waterproof)
Mini Atlas Book
Garmen Rino 120 GPS/Radio - $100
Military Style Compass - $35
Generic Survival Compass - $3

--Communication--
Garmen Rino 120 GPS/Radio - $100
Short Wave Generic Radio - $20
HTC One w/ UAG Case

--Tools--
Letterman MUT Multi tool (17 tool) - $130
Letterman MUT Extension and Bit kit - $20
12inch Folding Bolt Cutters - $32
Mini AR15 cleaning kit - $15
Pliers
Allen Key Set
2x Small C Clamps
48pc locksmith kit
SOG Super Light Multi Purpose Axe - $30
SOG Machete - 20$
2x 100ft 550 Paracord - ACU -$20
4ft of clear fish tank filter tubing - $8
Tube Style Fuel Extractor - $18
Duct Tape - $3
Electrical Tape - $1
ACU Duct Tape - $5
Mini Sewing kit - $3
Knife sharpening block, small

--Fishing and Trapping--
3x Snare Traps
Telescoping Fishing Rod with 6 Sections - $10
Shimano Reel - $15
20lb line 270 yards
Fishing bobbers, hooks various bait
2x3ft Fish Netting

--Electronics--
Guerilla, everything proof 32gb flash drive
w/ personal info and pictures
Guerilla, everything proof 16gb flash drive
w/ with various programs and Ubuntu OS
Raspberry Pi model B board + 8inch screen
Various small cables
SOS Crank charger
Goal Zero S8 Solar Charger
12x AAA Rechargeable Batteries
6x AA Rechargeable Batteries
2x 9V Batteris

--Sh*ts and giggles--
52 cards
4 Dice
Uno Deck
SAS Survival guide

--Shelter and Sleeping--
10x10 Multi Cam ACU tarp
8x tent stakes - $5
USMC Sleeping Bag 4pc - Woodland - FREE

--Defence/Hunting--
M6 Scout (Disassembled in Bag) - 30 Bullets, 10 Shells, 5 slugs
KA SR25-EC 7.62 DMR (In Hand or over shoulder via sling) - 4 mags/121 Bullets
Glock 21 (Holster) - 2 mags/27 Bullets
SOG Super Light Multi Purpose Axe - $30
SOG Machete - $20
5x Various knives

--Bartering--
$125 Cash in $5 and $10
$4 in regular coin
$10 in gold coin
$10 in silver coin
Sealed bottle of stride gum 60pc
Pack of Cigarettes

Also not all quantities are 100% accurate (i'm still working on counting)
not all prices are 100% accurate but are fairly close or rounded

All items were obtained from Walmart, amazon and local military/firearms store. Prices were included because this is not only my check list but my running total receipt.
 

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Holy carp that's a long list. It's going to take a while to scroll back up to read it all, so I figured I'd post while I was down here. Okay, here goes... scrolling up...
 

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You forgot to mention how many Sherpas it takes to carry all that. What does all that weigh?

No dog food?

I would want some QuikClot, a few triangular bandages, and an Israeli bandage or 2.

I wouldn't carry that much, but would like to know the total weight before I say what I would delete.
 

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I wouldn't carry that much, but would like to know the total weight before I say what I would delete.
92lbs.

My long term kit weighs in at 36lbs and five of that is excess that can be dropped if flight was necessary. 92lbs is astronomical. Dangit, now I have to scroll up again.
 

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That's not a B.O.B. bag, thats a I.N.C.H. bag.

If you are bugging out somewhere take half that stuff and drop it off there now, instead of trying to treck all that. 3.8 miles really is not that far at all if you are trying to get away from somewhere. Try toteing all that 20 to 30 miles in one day. If it gets to the point where you have to get away from where you are you are going to want to do it in a hurry and carrying around a 92 lbs bag is not going to help.

Things I would drop for starters, 1 is none 2 is one, and 3 is just to many.....
25x Coffee Filters - $5
1x 20oz thick plastic water bottle - $2
2x fl. oz. of pure bleach - FREE
400x Assorted Seeds - FREE
Guerilla, everything proof 16gb flash drive
w/ with various programs and Ubuntu OS
Raspberry Pi model B board + 8inch screen
8x BIC Lighters - $4
500x Hard Stick Matches - $3
Mini Atlas Book
Generic Survival Compass - $3
Pliers
SOG Machete - 20$
Electrical Tape - $1
ACU Duct Tape - $5
 

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Here's what I'd keep. This is just a start, you could easily refine it further, or find out how to combine some things (do you need a hatchet and a machete? I'd love to carry both, but it's heavy. What about just the hatchet?)

This is my 5+ day/end of times bob. <snip>

--Other--
1x Trained German Shepherd
w/ lightweight tactical dog vest - Priceless

(is the dog armed?)

--Clothing--
2x Warm Heavy duty socks
Undergarments
Pair of Levi jeans
Black Military Balaclava
Generic Coyote Scarf
4x Sets of walmart ear plugs


(Why is everything vacuum packed? Hard to wear it)

--Water and Purification--
Life Straw - $20
1x 40oz stainless steel bottle - $16
6x SOS 4oz packs of water - $10

(All you need is a fire, bring your water to a rolling boil, done. If you want to filter it, dig a hole near your water source the night before and let it fill up by morning.)

--Food and Cooking--
6x 2400Cal SOS bars - $10

(Six?! I'm carrying one and it takes up a lot of room.)

Columbia River Eat n Tool - $8
Aluminum Survival Gear Compact Cookware Kit - $7
Salt and Pepper (small plastic containers)


(Always have a treat for morale. Candy or S&P are the best.)

--Agriculture--
Mini folding shovel - $6

(Maybe on the seeds... maybe.)

--Lighting--
Duracell Crank Charge Flashlight - $10
Duracell Head Lamp - $12
2x Medium Chem Lights


(Got spare batteries, right?)

--Signaling--
Survival Mirror - $8

(Flare guns heavy, and more of a "I want to be found" kind of thing. This is end of times stuff, isn't it? No need to be found.)

--Fire--
8x BIC Lighters - $4
2x Generic Small Magnesium firesteel - $12


(BEEEEYIIIICC. Lots of Bics.)

--Med Kit--

(Carry whatever you want in your med kit, so long as you know why and how to use it, and it weighs less than your dog.)

--Navigation--
Military Style Compass - $35

(Again, we're talking end of times right? Get a little lost, it might be fun.)

--Communication--
Short Wave Generic Radio - $20


--Tools--
Letterman MUT Multi tool (17 tool) - $130
SOG Super Light Multi Purpose Axe - $30
SOG Machete - 20$
2x 100ft 550 Paracord - ACU -$20
Duct Tape - $3
Mini Sewing kit - $3
Knife sharpening block, small


--Fishing and Trapping--
3x Snare Traps


(Have you ever trapped? Hunting is fun. A fishing pole?! My fishing kit fits in an altoids tin. Won't tell you why, I'll just tell you that I think mines lighter.)

--Electronics--
Goal Zero S8 Solar Charger
12x AAA Rechargeable Batteries
6x AA Rechargeable Batteries
2x 9V Batteris


(Okay, there's the batteries)

--Sh*ts and giggles--
52 cards
SAS Survival guide


(Read the guide now. Not then.)

--Shelter and Sleeping--
10x10 Multi Cam ACU tarp
USMC Sleeping Bag 4pc - Woodland - FREE


(Stakes? You can find those as you need them, they're called sticks in some circles.)

--Defence/Hunting--
M6 Scout (Disassembled in Bag) - 30 Bullets, 10 Shells, 5 slugs
KA SR25-EC 7.62 DMR (In Hand or over shoulder via sling) - 4 mags/121 Bullets
Glock 21 (Holster) - 2 mags/27 Bullets
SOG Super Light Multi Purpose Axe - $30
SOG Machete - $20
5x Various knives

(Carry whatever makes you feel comfortable here, and I truly mean that for what it's worth.)

--Bartering--
$125 Cash in $5 and $10
$4 in regular coin
$10 in gold coin
$10 in silver coin
Sealed bottle of stride gum 60pc
Pack of Cigarettes

(I used to be a smoker. I'd lose the smokes. You show someone smokes at the end of the world as we know it, and they're going to shoot you, not trade with you. Smokers are crazy.)
 

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Whoa! I'm no expert but that is a TON of stuff. You said it was for 5+ days, so I can understand WHY all the stuff. But even if I was in top physical shape, carrying 92lbs over who-knows-what terrain seems like it would just be bad news. For me. I have two toddlers who don't weigh that much combined and it would be hard to carry them around for 10 minutes.

My first thought when scrolling trough it was your clothes actually. when I pack my BOB, I'm going to have a lightweight jacket, a long sleeve shirt (maybe two depending on what time of the year it is), some sturdy gloves and extra socks and *maybe* a pair of capris or shorts (I'm such a weeny when I'm hot). That's it. I'm going to keep a set of good fiting multicam or bdu pants in my car and a set in my house to grab. Honestly, clothing takes up a lot of room, it isn't light, and personally, I won't care about wearing the same clothes for a few days if I needed to.

If this were my list, Id ask if I really needed a whole bunch of fishing gear. It would be great to have, but I a) don't have the ability in my environment to fish. B) I'm not good at it. C) rods and reels are just space wasters, to me. Maybe you can look up different ways to fish without needing that stuff? Then you can pack line and hooks and ditch everything else?

This is all just what I would do btw. I'm just a "lil lady" and even in my best shape I wouldn't be able to carry around all that stuff without falling over. And I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, so please take what I say with a grain of salt. :) overall, I think it's an awesome list.
 

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Oh! One more thing. Ditch most of the tape. Get some of that...what's it called...indestructible army tape or whatever my husband calls it and call it good. I wouldn't carry TWO rolls of duct tape. And if you do want to carry more tape, make a duct tape wallet. :D
 

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92 lbs!
Oh my aching back. Just thinking about it:)

Might consider caching some of the smaller inexpensive items and dropping that weight down some. Most people can deal with a pack weighing a fourth on up to about a third of their body weight without having too many problems.

No pencil and spiral pad? or did I miss it? Also a heavy coat a wide brimmed hat and possibly a windbreaker and sweater. No sunglasses?
 

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Pre-caching some of the stuff is a good idea if you know where you're headed.

--Clothing--
I would add a waterproof bag for your emergency clothing. You can also use it with your tarp to catch rainwater. I would also add a lightweight waterproof/windproof jacket.

--Water and Purification--
I might ditch one of the hydration bladders and the pre-packaged water.

--Lighting--
I would drop the 2 medium flashlights and all of the chemlights.

--Signaling--
I would also drop the flaregun

--Fire--
I would probably drop the butane Zippos and take 1 real zippo with a 4 oz can of fuel and extra flints and wick, 4 BICs, the waterproof matches, and add a small magnifying glass which would never wear out.

--First aid--
I would add some anti-diarrhea pills, a QuikClot Z-fold gauze, a SAM splint, 2 triangular bandages, and an Israeli bandage. Also some TP, soap and a washcloth. Maybe add some additional stuff to control bleeding. I would probably also drop the redundancy of durable items like tweezers, scissors, and so forth.

--Navigation--
I carry most of my maps electronically. These are topo maps from the USGS and a road atlas app. I also carry a small road atlas in a ziplock bag. Personally, I don't bother with a compass. I can determine direction with the sun or stars and shoot an azimuth with my hands.

--Communication--
I would drop all of this except for one 2-way radio.

--Tools--
I would probably ditch the bolt cutters, pliers (doesn't your Leatherman have pliers?), c-clamps (I would use tape), locksmith kit, and either the axe or machete. (I would probably keep the machete and ditch the axe) I would also drop the fuel extractor and just cut a fuel line if I needed gas. I would carry less 550 and add a roll of tarred nylon bank line.

--Fishing and Trapping--
I would add some lighter fishing line too. Fishing and trapping are your long term food source, more gear is better in the long run.

--Defense/Hunting--
I would carry more ammo for the M6, especially .22. I would probably carry less knives. The Leatherman has a few blades, I would just carry that, a heavy-duty fixed blade, and maybe a medium sized skinner with a gut hook.

No doubt about it, it's a lot of gear. But if you're never coming home, I would rather pay the pain on the way to your new location than be hurting day in and day out because you don't have what you need. As long as you can carry it, carry it.
 

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If I remember correctly, your bug out is designed around your M35A2. I have similar plan but not the M35, just a nice little wagon. My BOB is set up in two packs for a walking bug out. All my other equipment is set up in tubs to easily load into wagon. I think you should re-evaluate some supplies. I don't know how many children you have but the Potassium Iodate is primarily for kids not for adults. IMHO a BOB, whether for 3 days of 5 days is only to get you to your regular supplies. For 5 days, the water purification tabs is overboard. If this is for long term survival, not enough food. If for short term (like I guess since you call it a 5 + day BOB, I can't help but feel it's too much. Reminds me of me when I first started prepping. Way overboard.
 

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Ounces =Pounds.....Pounds = PAIN ! After 3-5 miles you will be throwing half that stuff on the ground and leaving it ....way way too much weight unless you are really young, in perfect shape , and do it often . I would cut that weight in at least half . IMHO it's about weight VS distance . Good luck .
 

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Ok, just because the Marines are sadists, doesn't mean you have to be one when you get out.

Lighter is better man...

Ditch this:
SGE 400/3 Gas Mask - 4x NBC Cannisters - Drinking System - PVC Hood - $340
2x fl. oz. of pure bleach - FREE
25x Coffee Filters - $5
1x 40oz stainless steel bottle - $16
Rothco Military Stainless Steel Mini Folding Pan - $2
400x Assorted Seeds - FREE
Orion 12G Flare Gun w/ 8 rounds - $60
500x Hard Stick Matches - $3
About Half your Medical Kit (fish oil? 3 emergency blankets?)
4x State Park/Wilderness Maps
State Map (waterproof)
Lose the axe or the machete
Cards and Dice...really?
5x various knives...1 or 2 maybe
Gum for bartering?...more cigs maybe.

You can't take everything with you, you've got to weigh every item against it's utility and it's weight. It's okay to duplicate vital items, but not items that aren't critical to your survival. You definitely need to go on a weight loss program.

Your heart is in the right place, but your back is going to pay for it.
 

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I guess my first question is what happens after day five? If you are bugging out to a prearranged location, then the best thing is do as one other has suggested and that is to cache the items (depending on how far away the BUG Loc is, you may be able to just stock pile the excessive items there. 90 pounds is a lot of gear. our Rucks in the guard when we went to Chaffee in the early 90's weighed right at 45 lbs plus lbe and weapon. other than a poncho, poncho liner our rucks wire filled with rats and we lasted 7 days before resupply. Course it was summer and chaffee had lots of h20. Also a leatherman, machete, and a buck 101 folder and a p-38 made a very good combination
 

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my suggestion, CAMPING TRIP!!
next spring, or whenever physically possible, on rough terrain (well roughish, maybe someone here has a property near by you can beg, or know of a good site) take that bag, and see... then through that experience, you will ditch gear you quickly find useless (and add gear you forgot)

would add 1 Zippo, flints and 1 tin of fuel... (in the pack)

I'm sure most gear is split between pack and person

outside that something to cook on (a deep camping carst iron fry pan)

ditch half the weapons (1 knife, 1 rifle 1 side arm, maybe knife 2 and 3... but draw a line)

a notebook, pens, diary/journal

ditch uno cards (same game, normal deck of cards, 2 pick up 2, 5 pick up 5, ace change suit, jacks miss a turn, add more rules to taste)

but this is a inch bag.. add a personal carrier vest (load bearer/plate carrier) to remove some of the load on your back

outside that, go a 3 day camping trip and evaluate your own.equipment, we can all pick it apart... in theory but you need to see if it's practical... and I guarantee, a lot of your kit will be dumped, and others added..
 
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My suggestion is to take everything out of the bag and start over. Don't think of what you want to take with you think of what you need to take with you. First water (purification and container), then food (what you will eat, how you will cook it and with what you will eat it) then shelter (ground pad or hammock, sleeping bag and tent of bivy). Once you have that stuff covered move onto less important stuff like "survival" gear. Think of this in terms of survival not luxury. Rope is essential, a flare gun is not. You seem to have a lot of knives. Don't consider what you could use each one for, try to figure out which one can do the most and ditch ALL the others. You don't need so many ways to make light, the headlamp will do. I know people will tell you that you need three to five ways to start fire in the woods. I don't disagree with this, but keep in mind that knowledge doesn't weigh anything. Learn the bow drill method and/or the hand drill method then you only need to pack ONE bic lighter and a pack of matches.

I saw that a lot of people are suggesting an extended camping trip (I wish I had their kind of free time), but I have a different suggestion. Put on your kit and run a mile. When I first got serious about my BOB a guy I know who advises on this stuff for a living helped me out getting my kit going, this was the first thing he had me doing. My pack weighed 60lbs when he did that, it now weight 20lbs.
 
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