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What do you have in your emergency preparedness/survival kits?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by burnelie, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. burnelie

    burnelie Birmingham New Member

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    Faith and prayer, food, water, clothing, health and first aid supplies, personal hygiene kits, temporary shelter and bedding, equipment and tools.
  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    burnelie, I started a link that had asked that question last week and had many useful replies.

    It's on page two at this time and is titled (GHB, BOB, whats in yours?) there were many useful replies from some good people and a few PM's that were excellent.
  3. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Nutnfancy has a great term he uses 'POU'
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    Since we cannot conceive nor prepare for everything in all circumstances define what you need your BOB to do at hat weight and size and eliminate everything that does not fit that POU.
    If you live in a desert or tropical paradise you will have a different POU than someone that lives on the OR coast.
  4. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    The most sensible approach I've seen is breaking things into categories. Something like:

    1. Water
    2. Food
    3. Shelter (protection from the elements)
    4. Security
    5. Fire
    6. Intel (gathering & comm)
    7. Medical

    Once categories are identified, they may be prioritized. For example, security is a moot point without water.

    Within each category, identifying how extensive the needs are, and basing the particulars on that. For example, a 48 hour bag doesn't require a massive amount of calories or water. Similarly, a 48 hour bag doesn't require a radio. Once needs are determined and addressed, wants can be prioritized and included.

    Having a method, be it something like this or another, makes the process easier.
  5. Barefoot African

    Barefoot African Saint Helens Oregon Active Member

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