*Updates Throughout Thread With More Gear Descriptions*
Well, my ZXR G2 finally arrived a few days ago, and I just got most of my gear together to make my version of an Extended BOB. Right now I dont have the gear to call it a proper INCH, but it is more than just a 72 hour BOB for me.
I would apprecate ANY suggestions, comments, criticisms or "Wow, that's a great idea, I've never thought of that before!" 's.
Hopefully I can evolve this into something like Mag's or Jeriah's threads, updating it as I try out new things and ideas.
I know I am lacking in two or three catagories below, and I'm working on those:
-I have more clothing, I just havent got around to laying it all out yet
-I NEED more/better food supplies, what I have can get me through a couple days at most. I used my last MRE's, I plan to buy a box somewhat soon.
-Weapons; I'm 18. We have two .22's and a good amount of ammo, but it just isnt shown in pictures here. It'll be going in the side pocket of the ZXR if I need to leave. I/My family lives in the city/suburbs so it is most likely we will be bugging out by vehicle; I have my 99' Dakota 4x4 with BOV stuff, and my dad's Toyota landcruiser with tools/large passenger capacity.
The Bag; Kifaru ZXR (Zulu Extreme Ruck) slick; only pouch is a yet to be filled Spec-Ops IFAK pouch, large.
Spec-Ops Pack Rat: My E&E bag / organizer; holds supplies and can be used as a lightweight E&E in a pinch, sans food.
-1 Liter Platy Bag
-Zippo in waterproof pouch (Keeps dry plus prevents fluid evaporation)
-Folding, sturdy knife
-(2) Heetsheets blankets
-Small Swiss-Army type pocketknife, now attached to magnesium bar
-100ft Coyote real 550 cord
-(20) Micropur purifier tabs (20 liters of water)
-8 Wetfire tinder cubes
-3-Watt LED (BRIGHT!) AA flashlight, Rayovac
-8 AA lithium battiers (Filter shown are for the AA Maglite that resides elsewhere)
My tent (left) and my 40* bag (right)
Tent is a Marmot Limelight, bag is a 40* Eureka Cheyenne
Poles are not in that tent bag, I'm thinking about how I'm going to carry the tent
(2) 100ft sections of Coyote 550 cord
(12) Lithium AA's
(9) Lithium and Titanium AAA's
-Small Stanley Claw-Bar
-3 Small rolls of duct tape
-Smith's Sharpener with diamond rod for serrations
-3 Bic lighters
-Surefire G2 Incandecent
-Surefire Spares carrier with 6 SF CR123's & 4 spares in blister pack box
*Working on figuring out how to fill up the spare space in the battery box, and the box I beleive will be going into an aloksak soon
How I keep my lighters dry and not leaking
-Radioshack ~20Mile FRS/GMRS radio
-Radioshack Non-Trunking Analog Scanner with telescoping antenna
-Motorola SLVR L7 backup phone & Charger
-8GB iPhone 3G in Otterbox Defender case
All are stored in aloksaks, and the iPhone fits the Aloksak for it snugly and can easily be used with all functions aside from talking.
My portable CB; I dont carry this all the time in my pack, its usually hooked up to a Lil-Wil on my truck, but I can bring it with if need be
My two main knives
-"Shorty" 5.5" Ka-Bar, 1095 Carbon
-Columbia River Knife & Tool Crawford/Kasper Professional, AUS8
-Spec-Ops Brand Sheath
My Admin/Navigation Module
-Brunton Lensatic compass with luminous points (charge with light, not tritium) Good compass though
-Ranger Pace Counter (Great for night navigation)
-Rite-In-The-Rain 3x5 notepad & pencil
-Morse Code and Ground-to-Air codes, and on flip side not visable, Body+Mountain rescue codes, and radiation sheilding info
My stove/cooking module; very basic but for now it works
-Esbit Emergency Stove
-10 Fuel cubes (4 more elsewhere, will add)
-Snow Peak Ti700 Mug/Cup
-(2) P38 can openers
My two "MRE's" until I buy real ones:
Everything is split close to 50/50 for each bag
My water storage
-4L MSR Bladder
-Nalgene (I'm not BPA-free crazy, I just happened to buy those when it was all hyped-up)