What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Items to keep you alive in the event you must evacuate: discussions of basic Survival Kits commonly called "Bug Out Bags" or "Go Bags"

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ODA 226 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:20 pm

I bought a "Merck Manual" today for .25 cents today at the Thrift Store on post!!!!!! I'm just so full of myself now!!!!!!!
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Arsenul » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:59 pm

The Thunderbolt Magnum Solar Portable Household Battery Solar Charger and the Thunderbolt Magnum 5 Watt Foldable Solar Panel Charger. I got these both from Harbor Freight Tools. The battery charger is universal so it can charge AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V Rechargeable Battery's. I got the 5 Watt solar charger to review how well it works compared to the Goal Zero Nomad 7. So that review should be coming soon.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Kilo147 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:41 am

Well shit. Lost a huge post.

Long story short, a nice super easy way to carry a month's worth of medication, sleeping pills, a lighter, and a lighter about as inconspicuously as possible at basically all times. Even in a SHTF situation, caught without my BOB I should be good until getting medical attention. Not quite waterproof, but amazingly water resistant.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Morlok » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:09 pm

*Deep Breath*

BOB so far:

16" Mid-Length gas impingement 5.56 AR-15 with 1:7 chrome-lined barrel and MOE furniture, plus sling (no optics)
4 30 round Magpul magazines
200 rounds 5.56 ammo
AR repair kit (extra detent pins & springs, couple of repair kits, rawhide mallet, stock wrench, etc.)
USGI AR cleaning kit

Containers & Shelter:

ILBE & Assault pack [large pack and day pack; used surplus]
MSS [modular sleep system; used surplus]
Pelican 1050 Black Clear Micro Case with Clear lid and Carabiner
Therm-a-Rest RidgeRest SOLite Sleeping Pad, Large
Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack, Medium
Water bottles (plastic from store)

Durables:

Buck PakLite Large Skinner Hunting Knife with Black Traction Coat
Gerber Guardian 05803 CuttingKnife - 3.41" Blade -Stainless Steel, Nylon
Leatherman 831102 Super Tool-300 Multitool with a Sheath
Sven Saw 21"
Spyderco Tri-Angle Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener 204MF
GobSpark FireSteel Ranger with Super Scraper and Lanyard
GSI Outdoors Halulite MicroDualist Outdoor Cook Set
Snow Peak Titanium Spork
Princeton Tech Fuel 4 Headlamp
Suunto M3 Compass
Sawyer SP131 PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System with Three Pouches
Adventure Medical Kits Sol Rescue Flash Signal Mirror, .6-Ounce
550 Parachute Cord - Military Spec Type 3 Paracord - MIL-C-5040H & PIA-C-5040 (Olive Drab, 100 Feet)
Adventure Medical Kits Sol Survival Blanket, Two Person, 3.2-Ounce (pack Of 2)
Adventure Medical Kits Sol Slim Rescue Howler Whistle, 2 Count

Clothes:

The North Face Men's Hedgehog III GTX XCR Hiking Shoe
Darn Tough Merino Wool No Show Mesh Sock x2
Darn Tough Merino Wool Boot Sock Full Cushion
Boonie Hat (Cotton Rip-stop)
Condor Watch Cap
Columbia Men's Mountain Tech III Short Sleeved Shirt
RedRam by Icebreaker Merino Wool Base Layer Top - Zip Neck [lightweight base layer]
RedRam by Icebreaker Merino Wool Leggings - Base Layer [lightweight base layer]
Mountain HardWear Mesa Convertible Pants
Cabela's Granite Canyon Polartec 200 Systems Jacket
Mechanix Wear MG-72-009 Original Glove
Wells Lamont Premium Leather Work Gloves [cowhide] 3 pair

ECWCS Gen II GTX parka [hard shell; new surplus]
ECWCS Gen III fleece jacket [300 weight Polartec; used surplus]
ECWCS Gen II fleece overalls [200 weight Polartec; used surplus]
ECWCS Gen III level 2 underwear top [mediumweight base layer; used surplus]
ECWCS Gen III level 2 underwear bottom [mediumweight base layer; used surplus]

Consumables:

Ultralight and Watertight Medical Kit 0.3
2 Cinch Tight Bandages
Aquamira Water Treatment Drops 1oz
Repel 100 Insect Repellent Pump Spray (HG-94108) 98.11% Deet , 4 fl oz
Grabber Outdoors Solid Hexamine Fuel Tablets- High Performance, 12-Count
Nitrile Gloves

The AR was a month ago, the rest all in the last 2 weeks.

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High priority clothing & durables I still need:

Snares
Survival gun (.22 semiauto; probably Ruger Mark III bull barrel) & mags
Survival gun holster
ECWCS Gen II/III GTX trousers
Gloves - thin, warm
Bags - waterproof compression sacks for MSS, meat bags, etc.
Stove - DIY Hobo wood/alcohol stove
Shelter - tarp
Maps + waterproof map case
Sunglasses

High priority consumables I still need:

Ammo (.22lr & 5.56)
Food
Extra batteries for headlamp
Extra FAK stuff
Matches & lighters
Sunscreen & Lip balm
Duct tape

Low priority durables I still need:

Rifle carry system
Sleeping pad - inflatable
Repair kits for inflatable sleeping pad
Puffy jacket
Mittens

Low priority clothing & durables I may or may not buy:

Gun optics
Flashlight & batteries
Shelter - tent or tipi
Shelter - hammock
Boots
Chest Rig/Load Bearing Vest
Neck Gaiter or balaclava

*Whew*
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ineffableone » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:34 am

Just got myself a 2001 Honda CRV

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A bit of an upgrade from my '73 VW Squareback :clap:
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Tully305 » Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:58 pm

Maxpedition Holster
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Cougar-SWE » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:13 pm

Rush 24 and FirstSpear admin pouch!
Same day I got it, I filled it with medicals and water to go SAR tomorrow!

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Halfapint » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:25 pm

ineffableone wrote:Just got myself a 2001 Honda CRV

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A bit of an upgrade from my '73 VW Squareback :clap:
I'm really debating between the CRV and an Suzuki Sidekick/Vitara..... I just don't know which one I want more, the Suzuki's are easier to find in manual, and actually have 4wd and not AWD so they get better gas mileage. But I've been a Honda guy for 10 years know and know the engines inside and out. Can have it stripped rebuilt and running in a weekend. So I feel comfortable mechanically working on a Honda. Plus I have almost a complete motor replacement for the Honda. Let me know what you think of it I'm still a few months away from actually buying my BOV.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ineffableone » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:07 pm

Halfapint wrote:I'm really debating between the CRV and an Suzuki Sidekick/Vitara..... I just don't know which one I want more, the Suzuki's are easier to find in manual, and actually have 4wd and not AWD so they get better gas mileage. But I've been a Honda guy for 10 years know and know the engines inside and out. Can have it stripped rebuilt and running in a weekend. So I feel comfortable mechanically working on a Honda. Plus I have almost a complete motor replacement for the Honda. Let me know what you think of it I'm still a few months away from actually buying my BOV.
The Sidekick has more after market parts if you want to beef it up to be more of an off roader, but the CRV has way more availability for standard parts due to it sharing many of the same parts as the Civic.

So far I am loving my CRV and would recommend it as a good BOV.

I will let you know how it holds up as I get more drive time and experience with it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Bedsit Bob » Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:48 pm

Kilo147 wrote:Well shit. Lost a huge post.
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Post by metalart » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:52 pm

Shiny new pair of boots :) I really like em, already posted them in deals, but figured since I recently bought them, it belonged here as well... Sizing fits dead on, Comfy right out of the box. Already planning to order a 2nd pair to keep in the car. At this price, why not?

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Post by ViolentKooter » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:30 pm

Been contemplating buying footwear for around camp, and possibly for fording - then stumbled across these today at Dick's Sporting Goods: the DBX Watershoe. I figured for 9.99 on sale I had something which can handle water and is lightweight and packable.

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I read some reviews for it when I got home, and apparently folks use them as minimalist running shoes due to being cheaper than Vibrams and you can take the insole out to lighten weight. Looking forward to trying them out.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Mum-O-Killowe » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:07 am

Picked up this this week.


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Bought this...

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And turned it into this...

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by DontGetWellSoon » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:07 am

Stove in a Can & Katadyn combi filter.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by cricky101 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Bug spray. I wasn't looking for it, but it was on sale, and you can't have too much!
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Mum-O-Killowe » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Picked up a used compound bow today.

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$350 for everything and then took it to a Bow shop and had it tuned up and set to fit me and got some practice in.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by angelofwar » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:05 pm

Picked up two of the new Survivor dry boxes...for cost/utility, these will replace my pelicans as far as organized storage...much more utilitarian for the cost. Will acquire several of these, and use them as "Bug-Out Modules"...will have a comm module, battery module, shelter module, etc...will help keep all that stuff organized and protected. Also picked up a Becker Remora to go in the sheath with my bk-9. Plato dipped the handle instead of 550, just to see how well it works. Well see soon enough!

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Kilo147 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:36 am

Got myself some thermal long johns to go with my pants, a couple more pouches for my belt and two? Maybe three new ways to start fire pending my order of a fire piston. Which brings my total to six or seven ways to start a fire.

Oh, some badasses sunglasses of unknown manufacture, and many MS2000 strobes. Got two extra. NIB.

And pending an auction a new extra portable first aid kit that fits on my belt.

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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by ITGuy » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:10 pm

Picked up a MCU 2A/P Gas Mask today that looks brand new and in a nice OD green bag. Paid only $20, thinking that's a good deal on any gas mask. Now just to pick up some canisters for it.
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Tully305 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:05 pm

Ammo (various calibers)
5 MAGPUL Magazines (30 rnd)
GLOCK 19 (Gen 3)
4Sevens Quark Tactical QT2A-X Flashlight
Spyderco Paramilitary 2 folder (black on black)
Hill People Gear Tarahumara Pack (Foliage Green)
Hill People Gear Recon Kit Bag w/ Runners Harness (Foliage Green)
Suunto M-3G Global Compass
Leatherman Style PS Multi-Tool
ESEE 4 knife
Becker BK-16 knife
Becker/ESEE Eskabar Neck Knife
Snow Peak Ti-Mini Solo Combo
Snow Peak LiteMax Titanium Stove
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Post by angelofwar » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:24 pm

ITGuy wrote:Picked up a MCU 2A/P Gas Mask today that looks brand new and in a nice OD green bag. Paid only $20, thinking that's a good deal on any gas mask. Now just to pick up some canisters for it.
I have some canisters, as well as replacements parts. Shoot me a PM if interested.
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Post by teotwaki » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:30 pm

two foldable PowerFilm 5 watt solar panels for 2/3rds off
two A-123 factory built LiFe high current battery packs for my portable HF transceiver
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Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Post by Z-ninja » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:50 pm

I picked up a Gerber Suspension multitool and although it's got a an unconventional shape to it when closed I'm really happy with this tool.
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When open the jaws are spring loaded to open when you release pressure on the grips. The pliers also include a wire cutter and wire stripper.
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With the exception of the straight and serrated blades all of the tools are opened with a thumb/finger nail in the nock of each tool.
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The straight and serrated blades are opened by using a small, but very workable, thumb tab just by the hinge of the tool.
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None of the tools are locked in the closed position, but do lock open. There is a lock release on each side of both grips. The release controls the nearest two tools. I had thought it would be difficult working the release, but it turned out to be a non-issue even with gloves on.
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The following 2 pictures show you the tools.
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I like the set up for the scissors. When not in use each arm of the scissors act as a guard for the sharp edges of the other arm.
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If a tool breaks it can be replaced by removing the hinge. I like this tool. It's compact, there aren't little bits to get lost. It's sturdy, opens and closes smoothly. No rattling parts. Although it's not make for one handed opening I can do it easily. The open frame means dirt isn't going to get packed in the handles.
Visually, it's a good looking tool, but beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that.

For the money you can't go wrong.

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