BobtheBreaker wrote:I disagree, more dumb people should camp in bear country. And they should protect their food by keeping it in their sleeping bags.
1911nufsaid wrote:I'm not implying you, or anyone on the forum for that matter, is a 'end of world' nut job.
2now wrote:nice BoB, reasonable weight, all bases covered.
Let me offer a couple of suggestions:
copies of important docs or at least e copies on a thumb drive
Ibuprofen, sometimes the anti inflammatory is really worth while
some kind of scope [bino, mono etc.] for gathering intel
LASwampRat wrote:I took it a step further then just the blue tarp, I got Gap filler, plastic sheeting, duct tape, and even silicon calk.
Luthifer wrote:davidt1 wrote:I like to carry my things discreetly. I don't want to look like an electrician or someone like that.
I have often feared being mistaken for an electrician. Sometimes, people ask me to rewire their breaker panels FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER.
Why not ditch one of the Nalgenes and both 4 liter Droms and go with the MSR 10 liter Drom bag.
By gloves are you talking about the work style gloves pictured? Do you have any cold weather gloves? Do you have some sort liner for the work gloves so that they can be pressed into service as a cold weather glove?
Other than those 2 issues your gear is virtually beyond reproach.
Gristle McThornBody wrote:I don't see any method of attachment for the sheeting/tarps, other than duct tape, which in all its splendor wont hold to shingles/wet lumber/much else when you really need it in that kind of scenario.
From experience, I would recommend a hammer tacker stapler w/ a box of 1/2" staples, a hammer, some 1x2 or 2x4 and appropriate nails to pin down the edges of the plastic. Also, honestly we've had a lot more luck in my company using tarps, we'vve used the exact plastic sheeting you have and it becomes brittle in sunlight in a matter of days and shreds in the wind.
The best solution we've found is 3" or 4" wide strips of 1/2" OSB plywood, nailed down in 1' intervals around the edges of the tarp. We use a hammer tacker to position the tarp initially and also to pin down small flaps and such. The nice thing about the strips of osb is, assuming you prepared them in advance, you can break them to size easily by hitting them with the claw of the hammer; I usually rip an entire sheet or two into 3" strips (8' long, your storage needs may vary) just to keep us stocked. The gap filler is absolutely amazing, and a little goes a long way. you might want to put a cut wire hanger or two in this kit, to clean the gap filler out. One use and they are done unless you get that sucker cleaned out! Gloves are nice when using too, this stuff gets really stuck in your skin and I haven't had a lot of luck with solvents of any sort. The plastic sheeting is quite acceptable to cover blown out windows still, and affords you some light, unlike a tarp.
However, this is literally the only part of your preps on which I could offer criticism. I am inspired by how well thought out and planned it all is.
moab wrote:Can I see your entire BOB loaded up? Hard to believe all that stuff fits in that pack. I'm having that problem anyway. Does your tent and sleep system go in the bag or on the outside?
don't mean to sound accusatory. Seriously would love to see how you have it all outfitted out. Great collection of gear.
Woods Walker wrote:Nice BOB. Thanks for posting it.
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