Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

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Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by Murph » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:24 pm

Questions, comments, recommendations are always welcome!

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Misc
Zip Ties
Roll Of Quarters
Pencils
Paper
Batteries
Aluminum Foil
LED Light
Red LED
Extra Buckles
Notebook
TSA Locks
Key Rings

Hygiene
Toothbrush
Chapstick
Wet Wipes
Razor
Tissues
Toothpaste
Q-Tips
Floss
Nail Clipper


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Tools
Shake Light
Sharpies
Pry Bar
Carabineer
Gerber Sharpener
Head Lamp
Hand Saw
Multi-tool

Clothing
Watch Cap
Boot Laces
Extra Socks
Bandana
Sun Glasses
Shirts
Socks
Underwear


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Fire
Bic Lighter
Matches
Candles
Hand Warmers
Sterno Can
Business Cards


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Water
Iodine Tabs
Nalgene Bottle
Katadyn's Micropur MP1
Bottled Water x6

Shelter
Poncho
Trap Clips
Paracord
Bungie Cords

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Medical
First Aid Kit
Insect Repellent
Anti-Itch Spray
SPF 30 Spray
Hand Sanitizer
N95 Mask
GI Bandage
Mini - FAK

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Food
MREs
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by hockey2pt0 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:48 pm

Is that the THE pack by SpecOps? I would recommand a water bladder. A lot less bulkier than six bottles of water.
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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by Murph » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:15 pm

hockey2pt0 wrote:Is that the THE pack by SpecOps? I would recommand a water bladder. A lot less bulkier than six bottles of water.
It's a knock-off, but same pack. I have a bladder, so using that is an option too I guess. Funny I didn't think of it at the time though. Thanks!
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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Post by Murph » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:02 pm

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Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Post by onlythestrong » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:28 pm

I like the BOB.

I really like the simplicity. I am starting my own and going with a molle system (for the use of the easy to remove pouches).

Bravo on the key rings they will come in handy in a lot of ways. Good example: I brake zipper pulls a lot, especially with really full bags and key rings make the best replacement pulls. I often put them on as pulls and use them instead of the real thing as the key rings won't break. They also provide another anchor point for smaller items. (have hiked with them on a pack and they typically don't act as a snag point either, if it is a really brushy area sure but what isn't going to snag)

Thanks for the ideas!

This is my first reply by the way, please look out for my bag in the coming weeks any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Might take me a while to start assembling everything.

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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by mikeflys1 » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:04 pm

I dont know how many MREs you're planning to carry, but field stripping them will cut down their space quite a bit.

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Post by cygor98 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:52 am

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what are those pouches in these pics and where did you get them for how much?

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Post by Murph » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:22 pm

They're from Target, and are a $1 each. You can find them in the trial-size section, which is usually around the pharmacy/housewares
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Post by cygor98 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:42 pm

curse me for not looking all over the store, never seen them that size just the regular toiletry stuff by the luggage.

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Post by Korv » Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:47 pm

What kind of flashlight is that in the carabiner?

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Post by Murph » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:49 pm

Korv wrote:What kind of flashlight is that in the carabiner?
The stick on is a "LED Lenser" - I think I got it at Target, Best Buy or something like that.
The pinch light is a INOVA I got at a local Army/Navy store.
Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
raptor wrote: Being a gun collector does not make you a prepper.
the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by Jeriah » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:21 pm

hockey2pt0 wrote:Is that the THE pack by SpecOps? I would recommand a water bladder. A lot less bulkier than six bottles of water.
Different functions. A water bladder is something you carry to fill with water. Bottles of water are what you carry in order to keep the water stored in the bag. Factory sealed water bottles don't get funky, even after a long-ass time. Try filling your Camelbak and leaving it in your BOB, and you'll find your own pet baby Swamp Thing in there after a few weeks.

Now, carrying a water bladder AND some bottled water, and using the bottles to fill the bladder, AFTER you bug out, wouldn't be a bad idea.
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Post by Jeriah » Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:22 pm

mikeflys1 wrote:I dont know how many MREs you're planning to carry, but field stripping them will cut down their space quite a bit.
Also reduces their shelf life. I'd rather they take up more space, than have to replace them more often.
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Post by Murph » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:37 pm

I'm using a ATS Lightfighter RAID Pack these days, pretty much the same contents though.

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Does your BOB at least have: water, basic tools, fire, food, first-aid kit, and shelter?
"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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the_alias wrote: Murph has all the diplomacy of a North Korean warhead, but -he has- a valid point

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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by nyiangelo » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:42 pm

I would look at the MRE thread in the ZSS Feed. It shows you how to fit 3 MREs into 1 package. Saves a lot of space. I guess it just depends on what meals you use but I only got about 2 1/2. Still works though.


Edit to add yes Jeriah is right it reduces the shelf life. But it gives you excuses to use your pack or upgrade it. A plus for me though. You might be different.
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Re: Murph's BOB Thread (Updated as Necessary)

Post by Dogan » Tue May 18, 2010 10:33 am

nyiangelo wrote:I would look at the MRE thread in the ZSS Feed. It shows you how to fit 3 MREs into 1 package. Saves a lot of space. I guess it just depends on what meals you use but I only got about 2 1/2. Still works though.


Edit to add yes Jeriah is right it reduces the shelf life. But it gives you excuses to use your pack or upgrade it. A plus for me though. You might be different.
Link? And packed tuna/crab/chicken are also good additions for variety/supplements to an MRE based food system.
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