What Items do you think are missing from most BOBs?

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Witch Doctor 01, Aug 24, 2015.

  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 Bad company Administrator Founding Member

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

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Birth control?
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  4. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  5. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Good one @ghrit.
    Good radio/comms?
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  6. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey++

    • Toilet paper
    • Water-purification tablets
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  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

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

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

    Picture hanger wire, tweezers, finger nail clippers..Tooth brush n paste..
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2015
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  9. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Common sense?
  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Chewing gum?
  12. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    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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  13. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Vitamins and Aspirin...
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  14. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    To borrow from @Dunerunner what about a toothbrush. Oral hygiene is so important.
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  15. 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.
  16. 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.:)
  17. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  18. 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. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

  20. 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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