GUN Actually made a "BOB"

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Due to continuing advice, the bag is nothing like this first post however I am keeping the list unedited to show the evolution/progress of my BOB

    Okay, since I listed what's in my "bug-in" stash in the "What's in your BOB" thread, I decided to actually make a BOB. Listed is what is in the bag as well as what would be on my person. Two major weaknesses that I see: lack of a comm device and weight (total w/ armor and everything else I'm carrying is about 100lbs). Plus I would have my two dogs that would need to be supported. I won't leave my furry, portable alarm systems dammit. Besides, they also prevent distress/drop in morale.

    The plan would be to go about 250 miles west from Illinois to Iowa, staying away from major roads and trying to follow stuff like railroads and streams. Crossing the Mississippi would require I use a bridge so that's a vulnerability...

    Italicized items are in-transit and will be added to the bag which is not yet completely full.

    In the bag:

    5 - 30rd AR magazines loaded with XM193
    2 - Signal flares (in a baggie)
    1 - 16X Super Sniper scope zeroed for my AR
    1 - M590A1 w/ sidesaddle, Speedfeed stock, and 623FA forend strapped to the side of the bag
    1 - Hatchet strapped to the side of the bag
    1 - 100ft length of 1000lb test paracord strapped to the side of the bag
    10 - 00 buck shells
    10 - 12ga slugs
    1 - Map of IA/IL
    1 - Magnesium firestarter (in a baggie)
    100 - Waterproof matches (in a baggie)
    1 - Woodland camo poncho
    1 - MIOX water filtration system
    1 - MIOX water filtration system parts kit

    1 - Tube of toothpaste (in a baggie)
    1 - Toothbrush (in a baggie)
    3 - Pairs of underwear (in a baggie)
    3 - Pairs of socks (in a baggie)
    1 - Roll of TP (in a baggie)
    1 - Glock collapsible shovel/saw
    32 - CR123 batteries
    1 - Full face mask/respirator
    10 - Additional baggies to put ammo and other stuff in that I don't want to get wet when crossing rivers
    3 - MREs (may increase if space allows)
    1 - Mess kit
    16 - Cups of kibble (dogs have to eat too)
    1 - 30F sleeping bag (will be secured to the top of the pack)
    1 - Gore-tex bivy
    (will be secured to the top of the pack)
    1 - First aid kit (handful of standard and large bandages, Celox, gauze, waterproof tape)
    1 - No-name backup 3V LED flashlight
    1 - Bottle of Flintstones chewables multivitamins (laugh it up but at least I'll have 100% of my USRDA of most vitamins and minerals)
    1 - Field suture kit
    60 - Katadyn water treatment tablets

    On me:

    1 - Interceptor OTV w/ two Level IV plates (total weight is 25lbs)
    1 - AR15 on a single-point sling w/ TLR1 and EOTech 553
    9 - AR magazines (3 loaded with Federal Tactical Bonded, 3 loaded with TAP, 3 loaded with XM193)
    1 - Glock 21 on a belt holster w/ TLR 1
    2 - Glock 21 magazines on a belt holster
    1 - Pentagonlight X3
    1 - Compass
    1 - Kabar
    1 - Pair of hiking boots (need to buy these and break them in)
    1 - Canteen
    1 - Set of woodland BDUs
    1 - Helmet (need to buy this)
    1 - 10x monocular

    I still need to buy the Level IV plates as well as the helmet and boots and I have a few things still waiting to be delivered but I think all items of substantial weight are already in the bag. I want to buy a Gen 3 NV monocular but that's not going to happen unless I win the lottery.
     
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  2. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Working on it.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    See post 2.
     
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    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    A rifle with 14 loaded magazines, a shotgun with 20 shells, and a sidearm with 3.

    Seems a little overboard for any realistic SHTF situation...
     
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    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    Is this in an Alice pack?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Well the shotgun has 15 shells on or in it as it is. The intent of the shotgun is not combat as that is what the AR is for. It's more of a "just in case" type item.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Yes but it's just the pack and does not include the frame.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    Can I suggest some moleskin?
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Suggest away. What is it?
     
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    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    It's for blisters. Works great. You apply it the second you start to feel a hotspot on your feet or wherever and it stops the blisters from forming. :bigthumb: If you're gonna be trekking, you're gonna need it.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Great idea, thanks. I'll pick some up and throw it in.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    If you ditch the shotgun (really 2 long guns?) you could carry an extra 1.5-2 gallons of water...
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I unlocked Overkill so I thought I'd use it. :rofl:

    You're right, I could do that so I'm not as dependent on frequently finding water.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    flip the shells in the shell holder. :o
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    Is there something I don't know...I always considered brass down to be "proper" for righties.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Why? I pull them down and feed as it's faster than pulling from the top, going over the gun and then feeding.
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    i always just feel like the shells might fall out if they're brass down.

    plus, you can pull from the top and still load from the bottom instead of going over.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    The Mesa Tactical shell holder I have has an elastomer strip cylinder in it that keeps constant pressure on the shells. The only way they'll come out is if they get tugged. And to pull from the top and load from the bottom would require using my weak hand.
     
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    you're reloading with your firing hand? :confused:
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    For now as I'm not used to handling a shotgun.
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    You took louis' class right? What'd they teach?

    I'm probably just a big puss but I can't hold up my shotgun well with just my stong hand.
     
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    First thing he said was "if you've been doing it forever, don't change it"

    His main point was that if you take your firing hand off the gun and hold it with your weak hand, how are you going to fire it if you need to before you're done reloading?

    We'd keep firing grip and tuck the butt under our underarm or prop it on our waist. I did the former. It works great. After a little practice, it's fairly easy to reload from a sidesaddle with your weak hand without looking.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Thanks for the tip; that's something to practice.
     

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