What Items do you think are missing from most BOBs?

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  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I was looking at a few youtube videos and came across some which list the most common items left out of bug out bags... what would you say they are...
     
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Pencil and paper. (Why pencil you ask? Ever see a pencil's lead dry out?)
     
  3. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Birth control?
     
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Maps
     
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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Good one @ghrit.
    Good radio/comms?
     
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    • Toilet paper
    • Water-purification tablets
     
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  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    A thumb-drive with .pdf files of all your important documents.
     
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  7. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Picture hanger wire, tweezers, finger nail clippers..Tooth brush n paste..
     
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  9. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

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  10. Ganado

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    Chewing gum?
     
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Actually hard candies are great to have for a treat now and then and take little space. Not sure gum would store long term....
     
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  12. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Vitamins and Aspirin...
     
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  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    To borrow from @Dunerunner what about a toothbrush. Oral hygiene is so important.
     
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  14. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey

    Solar charger for when the batteries run out. You could (and should) carry extra batteries for flashlight, comms and other, but why not have a USB solar charger and make sure that all your devices can charge from USB or 12V.
     
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Got one:) and comms can charge both 12vt and solar USB:)
    I've added a wall charger/ USB block and a car charger/USB to the kit. With the backup battery pack, can charge anywhere.:)
     
  16. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Imodium...
     
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  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    everyone thinks about protecting their feet what about your hands... a good pair of leather gloves...
     
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  19. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    nope but it's kinda like a gun... when you need it there is nothing quite like it....
     
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