My “drop me in the woods, mountains, etc for 6 months bag” BOB pt4
Now I’ve disturbed you and broke open the sacred crock of BOB dogma, I’ll show you a bag I would take if I was dropped off and left in the wild for an indeterminate length of time.
This bag I give full credit to Swackhammer and the crew at USRSOG.org because he made me think about and modify a BOB to a pack which would contain something useful for more than 3 days.
I might be hungry first day or so, but this is the bag to keep you alive with NO outside assistance. I’ll have my smock with my daily carry and snacks so it swings in my favor fast once I’ve stopped moving.
This is my hide in the hills pack. It is about eating NOT going anywhere. Its not pretty, its going to step on some toes if you are drinking the Kool aid about BOB/INCH dogma as its been presented to you
Everything in this pack REQUIRES you to know how to use it
Gear for me- keep up here its coming fast and will provoke thought.
Pack–This not my pack, mine is a very expensive Kifaru which is outside the budget for most people. So I found a highly recommended pack to do the same thing.
Poncho liner or a Woobie from Group1
Mil poncho or 2
4 -1 liter Nalgene bottles
5 pr wool socks
1 set goretex top and pants- again, DO NOT go cheap here. Choose what you like but remember this is what you live or die in. This is not a camping bag.
Toothpaste and brush
3/4 length axe
6 butane lighters
Bug juice-6 bottles- Bens is the most effective all around IME
22 lr pistol w/500 rds 80/20 solid to HP
Utility pot( Billy can) with spoon and spice kit
2 rolls dental floss and 4 needles with eyes sized to fit floss
Plastic funnel minnow trap in pint glass mason jar- Make one, I took a mason jar to the dollar store and found a funnel which fit under the screw collar, then cut the nose off the funnel. Instant minnow trap!!
1 roll duck decoy string
1 roll baling wire
500ft –550 cord
Large plastic jar of marshmallows- any guesses?
Peppermint and butterscotch hard candies- guesses here too?
5 Heavy snares, commonly called Deer Snares or Large Game Snare
1dz med game snare
1dz small game snares
2-Conibear or equivalent 220
6 -Conibear or equivalent 110
Small pkg of nails and dry wall screws
2- lil griz traps or equivalent Duke Dogproof raccoon trap
4- 10×10 clear plastic drop cloths- at least 4 mil
30 feet plastic food grade tubing
This pack takes into consideration I will have my heavy knife and belt kit I carry every day with knives, multitool, 2 ways to start fires and my Smock with its everyday First aid kit.
BOB carriers will be better off the first day or so, until I get traps and snares out. After that Im on the lay around and eat meat diet. And I brought a hammock:)
In all seriousness, this bag is not one I would carry far, it is outrageously heavy for someone my age, BUT……it will start producing food and keep producing it summer or winter for a small group. More than 2 and you would need to double the contents and keep a roll of snare cable to rebuild snares after you catch an animal. Save the hardware and rebuild them with new cable.
Again, it requires KNOWLEDGE and experience in using this gear to survive with it. But as its pointed out, this is gear to eat with, not just survive.
And isn’t that the point?
Can anyone comment about my choices or thoughts of their own?