Since I am living at my BOL, I really don't need a BOB but am doing a complete revamp of my INCH bag. Of course I wouldn't abandon my present location without a struggle, but the time may come when a retreat might become necessary. Today I added a package of JB Weld, fast dry (6 minutes). I've used the regular 4 hour drying time stuff in the past and it is incredible what this stuff can do. I am swapping out heavy items for lighter ones that will get the job done. Am deleting my KABAR and replacing it with an old Herter's Guide knife. It's about ounces, as I am in very rugged and mountainous terrain, and I've done a lot of hiking the past two years reconning everything within several miles of my present AO looking for natural resources and hidey holes. I realized while doing these hikes that I needed to redo my INCH load out as it is just too heavy for my 62 year old body and this terrain. Swapping out my SKS for an old Marlin 75 .22, 10 shot tube fed 16" barrel carbine. This .22 weighs in at 5 lbs with the sling, then adding 500 .22 LR cartridges brings my total MBR and ammo load to 8.7 lbs. In these woods a 100 yard shot at anything is a long one, as vegetation and terrain conspire to restrict actual visible distance most of the time, and I think the .22 will prove to be adequate for my needs. Dropping my 1911 from the lineup also, and might put in a small pocket pistol, or add my old Pearson break down 55# fiberglass bow with a few arrows. I always have a slingshot, and it would probably be the main meat provider. Rocks for ammo are abundant, so no need to pack any special ammo for it. Am wanting to restrict total load out to 40lbs, and am swapping light weight high calorie food for as much gear as I think I can do without. Want to be able to be in the field for a month, supplementing my rations with what I can forage from the wild, before I have to think about any re-supply. Has Oltymer finally fallen off his rocker and lost all his marbles???