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As it stands, I've got a fairly sound kit thus far. The problem lies in uploading pictures onto the internet from dialup (which at current is taking 30 minutes per picture or more)

To start out, I'll be posting a few pictures of my main BOB bag and components though no supplies will be readily visible until I can get pictures of them uploaded.

Check back from time to time as I plan to update this process as it comes together.

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My Kifaru EMR from www.kifaru.net. This bag comes with their XTL top, long pockets and a quick detach E&E pouch. The E&E pouch (located in the dead center of the pack) is attached to the main bag by a series of quick disconnect buckles.

I timed myself last night and only had to count to four by the time I had the E&E Pouch off and was able to move. The pouch has its own chest strap and shoulder straps and comes in at 1050 cubic inches (cubes).

The long pockets on either side are 650 cubes and the one on the left hand side of the picture above is currently holding a Eureka Backcountry 1 solo tent.

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Here's another view of the EMR but with Kifaru's Pullout systems. The systems are designed to hold large amounts of volume (thanks to their 420D construction). The pictures below attest to their storage capacity.

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This picture is of a large Kifaru Pullout stuffed with a pair of very heavy thermal baselayers with a set of columbia wool socks and not shown is a beanie I keep in there as well. I believe I could fit another pair of wool socks in this system if I wanted to. The leatherman XTi is for size reference.

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The same Pullout with contents revealed.

That's all for now everyone, let me know your thoughts.

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Good start bro. Can't wait to see the rest of the contents.

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Damn thats slick!

Gonna have to revisit the whole "duffel bag" set-up I have here....

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I'm uploading pictures throughout the night, so stay tuned.

Here's another angle showing the loft of the thermals and the compression capable within the Kifaru pullouts.

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Damn! A Kifaru bag AND a Leatherman?

The professional sotgunning circuit must be paying you the BIG bucks.

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It's a good start, but it's missin' something...

What, you ask?

Why, the handy-dandy ZS patch, of course!

Available for a low, low price at the Store (linked "conveniently" next to the 'Forum' link.)

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Keep up the good work; can't wait to see the rest.

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Anarch wrote:
It's a good start, but it's missin' something...

What, you ask?

Why, the handy-dandy ZS patch, of course!

Available for a low, low price at the Store (linked "conveniently" next to the 'Forum' link.)

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Keep up the good work; can't wait to see the rest.


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Nice start bro. Although I'd have a rough time giving up my ALICE pack. Mostly due to my expensive home theater and computer habbit. I know, I'm weak.

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We shall see who's BOB comes out slicker Gunny. Mine will be ultraportable and fit inside this Kifaru MultiCam Escape and Evade I just happen to have sitting here... :lol:

But seriously, I'm looking forward to this thread. I'm loving my Kifaru stuff so far and I happened across some good deals on bug out gear at the fun show last weekend... maybe a thread will be in order soon.

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Dude, I think it could use more straps. :lol:

Nice looking bag. The internal bags are a great idea, I have one big compartment in my BOB, and it seems like I'm always digging around in it.

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PistolPete wrote:
Dude, I think it could use more straps. :lol:

Nice looking bag. The internal bags are a great idea, I have one big compartment in my BOB, and it seems like I'm always digging around in it.


Yep I just took all my stuff out of my bag and separated it into catagories. This week I will be buying 5 small bags. Thanks for helping my spent more money Gunny!

Three bags will be 1) Food stuff, 2) glasses/contact stuff, 3) radio stuff

Still working on how to sort others. The "one big bag filled with stuff" idea has been tosssed out.

Also, I took all my extra winter bug out stuff and rolled it up in my winter sleeping bag. I set that next to my BOB. If it's cold (like it is now) I'll grab it as well but otherwise I'll just be using my smaller football sized sleeping bag.

As soon as I pick up the bags I'll take some pictures.

I also realized after taking my BOB apart that I have enough crap for two BOBs. I'll have one to keep in my truck now. So I ahve one in my house, car and soon in my Truck.

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Jrod:

You're way more hardcore than I am if you can live out of 1050 cubes. To put that size in perspective, it's a 100oz water bladder filled, that's all the room you have to survive in. Now, dock that E&E to a ZXR and you're gravy :P

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Kifaru bags are a maze of straps. The E&E alone has 5-6. I'm going shopping tomorrow for some double sided velcro to secure my straps a bit.

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I'll talk you into it man. I know you, you like having the best gear (you're a gear whore like I am)

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The leatherman was from Sarah for x-mas. Gotta love that titanium baby.

***Update***

The going is slow. I'll be receiving (I hope) a few additions to my BOB in the mail/UPS this week so the update pictures for those will be in around Friday. As it stands, I'll have more pictures tonight/tomorrow. Thanks for the posts so far guys.

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Okay here's a new series:

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This is my current BOB. I'm waiting on a few more items to come in before I move completely into the EMR system. Since it's a single tube design, I'll have some organizational issues until my Foldout system and extra pouches comes in.

The pack is Sarah's old Northface Day hiker. It's compartmentalized into three main compartments, which are laid out below.

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Here are the first pocket's contents. Inside you'll find:
(2) H&H Pri-Med Gauze in its vaccum packed sleeve
(1) 1.75oz Packet of Quik Clot
(1) Israeli Compression bandage, 4" model
(1) Charmin to go roll of toilet paper (thanks for the idea Grifter)
(1) Notepad holder complete with:
(1) Adult Epi-Pen
(1) Space Pen
(1) Write in the rain tablet

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Here's a close up picture of the notepad.

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Edit: Pad Blown Up


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Inside the backpack's secondary pocket lies:
(4) Handwarmers
(2) Hoo-Ahh sanitary wipes
(1) Emergency 'Space' blanket
(1) SC3 spares carrier complete with (4) surefire 123 batteries and a spare lamp assembly for my E2D
(2) Boxes of surefire 123's
(1) $.99 bottle of 100 count asprin, double packed with cotton
(1) Survival tin with god knows what in it. X-mas present from Sarah
(1) Sewing repair kit
(1) Starflash Survival Mirror
(1) Reli-on glucose tablets (thanks for the idea Jamoni)
(3) 9 hour candles
(3) Light sticks wrapped with 10' of para-cord each. Colors: (2) 12h red and (1) 12h green.
(1) Snowpeak titanium spork
(1) Goldbond medicated cream
(1) Tube of resuable super glue
(1) Extra large Sharpie marker
(1) Pelican 1040 case (details below)
(1) Meade 4x48 (I think) binoculars
(1) Leatherman charge XTi Titanium with carrying case and bit attachments.

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Pelican 1040 firestarting kit blown up which contains:
(3) Bars of Trioxane
(1) Blastmatch Firestarter (thanks Grifter)
(2) Bic Lighters (to please kyle)
(4) Books of water-resistant MRE matches

More to come, stay tuned.

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Have you gotten a chance to try out the "Rite in Rain" pad yet? I've been seriously considering buying the blank sheets and a binder to print up a sort of waterproof survival manual with bits from several different sources. Add in some lined pages for a journal/notes and some range cards and I think it would make a pretty handy little book.

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Gunny, I'd trade the Bic lighters for "crack" lighters instead. They can put out much more flame, they're translucent so you can see how much fuel they have, they are adjustable, and they are usually cheaper than Bics.

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Ghostface,

That's not a bad idea. If I don't do that, I might just add a few more bic lighters to the pelican case as they seem to be fairly damn reliable.

The Trioxane is a plus, mainly because it's dirt cheap. I bought 12 boxes of 3 bars each for like $4 off of Brigade.

JROD:

Sarah bought me the pen, pad and holder for x-mas and though it's been through some humidity, I havn't put it in direct rain yet. The pages are easy to write on and my little notepad has 40-50 some odd pages.

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Multicam Kifaru......I'm in love.... :D

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Here's another short series.

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Here's what you'll find in my current BOB's main pocket.

(5) Lightsticks of varying colors and durations
(1) MSR Dragonfly cooking set. Not shown, 32oz MSR fuel bottle
(1) 20 count of Hoo-Ahhs sanitary wipes
(1) MSR Mini-Microworks EX filter system with green scrubby pad and chapstick for lubricant
(6) Handwarmer packets
(1) Bottle of NewSkin
(1) Bottle of iodine water pills
(3) Packets of (10) Aqua-Pur water purification pills
(1) Off insect repellent
(1) 10 liter MSR Dromerdy water bag.
(2) Military MRE's, full. These will be supplimented with Mainstays when they arrive.

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This image is of the three lightsticks wrapped in 10' of paracord each. They make a great signaling device, marking, or simply a quick and easy way to ensure you have fresh lightsticks (the Para-cord shock proofs the stick) and 10' of Paracord on hand.

Next to come: Gunny's Medi-Kit.

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Very nice Gunny... I'm impressed. Am I only person packing a small handgun in my pack? I would normally suggest that but maybe it's a bad idea that no one has corrected me about yet.


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dont feel bad my bug out bag is getting a carbine when i have enough cash left over for a kel-tec. until then god forbid there's a disaster, the 357 or the 45 is going in the bag, and the 9mm is gonna ride with me.

why two you may ask?

357 is a great deer getter, and i've hunted with it. its a comfort thing. the 45 will also put a deer down, but again its mainly a comfort thing.


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That's right folks, tis time for a new series: This time, Gunny's Kifaru GSW/Trauma Kit

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Here you're seeing the medical bag I received for x-mas from Sarah (yeah, she's mine). Below it is my Kifaru GSW/Trauma Kit.

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In this kit you'll find (starting from the top left)
(5) Pairs of Non-Latex surgical gloves
(2) Pri-Med Gauze packets
(1) Tourni-Qwik
(1) Ascherman Chest Seal for open chest wounds
(1) Israeli 4" compression bandage
(1) SAM splint
(1) Israeli 6" compression bandage with additional sliding pad for exit GSW or puncture wounds.
(1) Extra large Water-Jel burn dressing
(1) Packet, Quik Clot ACS
(1) Big Cinch Abdominal pad

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View of aforementioned items packed into an extra large Kifaru pullout.

Cheers everyone, more to come.

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Gunny, I'm loving it so far but you're missing one of what I consider to be the most important pieces in your kit. You have ZERO commo gear. I mean true a signal mirror comes in handy, but you really need a portable radio of some kind.

What I've been thinking of doing is getting a Yaesu VX-7R quad band hand held HAM. It's completely water proof, MIL-SPEC rugadized, and very small. Add a spool of copper wire for a diapol antenna and you've got some serious range. I was also planning on getting on of those new flexiable, hi-cap photovoltaic mats and mounting it to the top of my pack on the flap. That way I've got a solar charger always working and powering up the radio.

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What I've been thinking of doing is getting a Yaesu VX-7R quad band hand held HAM. It's completely water proof, MIL-SPEC rugadized, and very small. Add a spool of copper wire for a diapol antenna and you've got some serious range. I was also planning on getting on of those new flexiable, hi-cap photovoltaic mats and mounting it to the top of my pack on the flap. That way I've got a solar charger always working and powering up the radio.


I second the Yaesu VX-7R. They are very cool. Plus they have a black model. :) If I had the $350.00 to blow I'd be all over it.

I already have the flexible solar panel for my portable Kenwood handheld 2-meter radio so I'm half way there.

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Skip,

I had been putting off GPS and Comm in favor of moving up through the more basic essentials (yeah I know about the Kifaru not being essential).

I'll definatly take the radio into account when I purchase one. I guess I was waiting until I was certified for HAM.

Am I the only one that finds it silly that you have to get certified to use a HAM radio? Last time I checked a HAM was good only for a few tens of miles w/o a repeater while my cellphone has the capability to call around the world w/o the aid of a license. Sigh.

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You're wrong. My friend Shrum, using nothing more than a 10m radio and a full length diapole antenna was able to reach Antarctica. Nothing civilian available, man portable has the range of a HAM radio.

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