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Items to keep you alive in the event you must evacuate: discussions of basic Survival Kits commonly called "Bug Out Bags" or "Go Bags"

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Post by majorhavoc » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:38 am

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AmazonBasics 75L Internal Frame Backpack (Black) $35.67 shipped https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06Y57GNY1/ ... =UTF8&th=1

Definitely not mil-spec and I'm not sure I'd want to hike the AT with this. But it gets very good reviews, has decent technical features and at $36 represents a metric crap-ton of value. Would make a great foundation for a BOB/GHB on a budget. Includes a rainfly and those vertical and horizontal compression straps mean you can cinch this down considerably for your core gear; with beaucoup extra capacity for last minute additions before you head the hell out of Dodge. This price is only for the low profile/grey man black color. 8-)

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Back on sale. 65L size is $34.98 in a very restrained black/green. 75L can be had in black or black/green for $38.95. https://smile.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-I ... ly%2C+75+l

SCBrian bit last time and posted a nice review: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121777&p=2707107#p2707107
His verdict: decent quality for the price, but it's not a heavy duty pack. Apparently the rainfly is well hidden when stowed.
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Post by NT2C » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am

The wife and I keep one of these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BY ... UTF8&psc=1) in each vehicle, just in case we get stuck somewhere and have to abandon the vehicle. This way gear we normally stow in the vehicle (such as FAK, blankets, etc.) can be taken and carried.
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Post by majorhavoc » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:53 am

NT2C wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am
The wife and I keep one of these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BY ... UTF8&psc=1) in each vehicle, just in case we get stuck somewhere and have to abandon the vehicle. This way gear we normally stow in the vehicle (such as FAK, blankets, etc.) can be taken and carried.
I have a similar one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0151 ... UTF8&psc=1) on my motorcycle. For extra carrying capacity or even day hikes that I get to via my bike. It even doubles as a reusable shopping bag because more and more of the communities in my neck of the woods are passing plastic bag ordinances. As long as you understand they are decidedly light duty and don't overload them, they're surprisingly useful.

But I've also thought along the lines NT2C has: it could be pressed into service supplementing my MC GHB fanny pack so I carry some the extra stuff that I always seem to have in my side cases.

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Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I

Post by NT2C » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:34 am

majorhavoc wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:53 am
NT2C wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am
The wife and I keep one of these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BY ... UTF8&psc=1) in each vehicle, just in case we get stuck somewhere and have to abandon the vehicle. This way gear we normally stow in the vehicle (such as FAK, blankets, etc.) can be taken and carried.
I have a similar one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0151 ... UTF8&psc=1) on my motorcycle. For extra carrying capacity or even day hikes that I get to via my bike. It even doubles as a reusable shopping bag because more and more of the communities in my neck of the woods are passing plastic bag ordinances. As long as you understand they are decidedly light duty and don't overload them, they're surprisingly useful.

But I've also thought along the lines NT2C has: it could be pressed into service supplementing my MC GHB fanny pack so I carry some the extra stuff that I always seem to have in my side cases.
Oh yes, most definitely light duty. Just thin ripstop nylon with no real reinforcement. It will work, but we consider them just about "single-use" and disposable.
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Post by SCBrian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:29 pm

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SCBrian bit last time and posted a nice review: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=121777&p=2707107#p2707107
His verdict: decent quality for the price, but it's not a heavy duty pack. Apparently the rainfly is well hidden when stowed.
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Post by moab » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:03 pm

U.S.M.C. ILBE Main Pack Complete
Price: $64.99
(They have assault packs too for $24.99. They also offer a $10 hand select fee link. Not sure it's good for the packs but you could ask.)
This is a genuine USGI military surplus ILBE MarPat Main Field Pack, This listing includes the Main Pack, Shoulder Straps, Hip Belt, Lid, and may include( internal Radio Pouch). See below for a description of our quality ratings for these packs.

ILBE MAIN PACKS COMPLETE ARE SURPLUS AND IN VERY GOOD SURPLUS CONDITION.

Constructed of 720 Denier Cordura
4500 cubic inches of space
Carries up to 120 lbs
Top buckle-removable Lid with internal pocket
Adjustable, heavily padded waist belt
Internal removable Radio Pouch for extra storage
Collapsible hydration pack pocket on back
Plastic collar pockets on bottom sides
Tall pockets run height of pack on either side
Top compression strap attaches across collar under lid
Internal aluminum frame
Buckles to attach assault pack
Height-adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap
Many compression straps on sides
Heavy tube zipper pulls
Dual-pull zippers on both sides run top to bottom
Straps on lower part of pack to attach sleeping pad roll
Collapsible "floor shelf"/divider
Heavily padded quick release shoulder straps
Heavy rubber-wrapped webbing handles on either side
These are GenII packs. Due to the Brown Waist Belt. GEN I Packs used Black Belts.

https://www.copesdistributing.com/usmc- ... 11756.html

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Post by majorhavoc » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:58 am

Coleman 1-Person Stainless Steel mess kit $11.00 Amazon and Walmart.com
https://smile.amazon.com/Coleman-Stainl ... l+Mess+Kit
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coleman-1-Pe ... 10&veh=aff

Easily an all time historic low, and way, way below the average online price of $22.18
(https://camelcamelcamel.com/Coleman-Sta ... B006J3EEHM). Ships free with Amazon Prime. Chose the "ship to store" option to get free shipping from Walmart.

Nothing special about this set, just a no nonsense mess kit for your BOB/GHB/car emergency kit. Stainless steel should be a bit more durable than aluminum and has the added advantage of not increasing your risk of Alzheimer's!

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Post by aikorob » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:44 pm

B-Tac Rifle Pack Bug Out Bag
https://store.colddeadhands.us/products/bug-out-bag
75% off
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Post by aikorob » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:26 am

Remington long gun promotion:
Free Drago pack with purchase until Dec. 31
https://www.remington.com/sites/default ... Form_1.pdf
if you are going to buy a gun this year, might as well get the freebie
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Post by moab » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:06 pm

I researched crossbows last year. And this bow came up at the top of my research list time and again. Fastest bow with the smallest footprint. MEaning the bow itself is not as wide as most. But still sends a bolt 330fps. This one is in the sweet spot for me. But it was well over $300 at the time. Now it's on sale for $165 shipped. Picked one up yesterday.

Barnett 78134 Recruit Tactical Compound Crossbow Package W/2 Bolts, Adult - 330 Feet Per Second
by Barnett Archery
4.4 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews | 15 answered questions
List Price: $299.00
With Deal: $165.00 Free Shipping for Prime Members
You Save: $134.00 (45%)
Triggertech trigger
Comes mostly assembled
ADF (anti dry Fire) trigger System
Lightweight composite Stock
Allows for the integration of a crank cocking device

https://www.amazon.com/Barnett-78134-Ta ... A9KXJSVRAD

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