So I've been thinking to myself that eventual disaster is going to hit sooner or later, and I've been thinking about this for at least a couple of years now. I'm not sure if any of you play video games, but if you search "Fallout 3" or "Fallout: New Vegas", that's where I get the idea from. I came across a show called "Doomsday Preppers" on National Geographic channel, and it's pretty interesting stuff. So I decided to start prepping with just a BOB. I'm single, and just looking out for myself as my family are pretty harsh critics of anything I do. So you could imagine if they see my BOB. Oh the disaster! :shock:
Anyway, I've written down some things that I'd like to pack just incase of the unfortunate happens, whatever that may be. If you have the time, feel free to add anything that I could see myself using.
- Pain Reliever (Tylenol/Advil)
- Hunting Knife (x2) -Gerber 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife with Serrated Edge: Amazon.ca: Sports & Outdoors
- Bottled Water (~1L x2) + (~500ml x2) - Varies on how much I can carry.
- Lighters (~x5)
- Sleeping Bag
- Power Bars (~x2 boxes) - Varies on how much I can carry.
- Emergency Candles
- Work Gloves
- Hand Sanitizer
- Small Medical Kit
- Fire Starter - Gerber 31-000699 Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter: Amazon.ca: Tools & Building Supplies
- Water Filter
- Water Purifier Tablets
- Small Tent
- Bug Repellent
- Toilet Paper
- $1,000 cash (assortment of bills)
I plan on packing everything I'll need in this: ALPS Mountaineering 2627207 Denali Internal BackPack, 5500 Cubic Inch (Olive): Amazon.ca: Sports & Outdoors
I've tested my body before, and even though it's very unhealthy to do so, I wanted to see the limits of what my body could handle with only 500 calories and 250ml of water per day. I lasted about a week before I felt my body beginning to crumble. Everyone says it's a 72 hour bag, but personally I think of it as if you apply what you need in your BOB to stretch it out for the longest of possibilities. In all honesty, (not gragging) with just a BOB full of what I need, I could probably last a month. As I stated with the test I did on my body, I'm confident that I could stretch it out so much that I'd be surviving on the bare minimum of what my personal body needs.
I'm 5"11, 170lbs and fit. Once I pack everything in the BOB, I'll be strapping it on my back at nighttime and walking around with it so I can get used to the weight of it. So when the worst happens, I'll be used to the weight and can easily travel longer distances before having to rest. Money isn't too much of an issue when I plan on purchasing these things. And for those who are thinking, "Get a gun!", well, I'm in Canada and we just can't walk into a store and simply buy a gun like the USA can, lol. :grin:
Thanks for hearing me out, and reading this. It's appreciated.
Any feedback/suggestions would be nice. It's my first time! :grin: