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 BOB's (Bug Out Bags) 
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Here is just one of many lists, please feel free to add yours

What Most Governments Suggest
Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Emergency preparedness manual
Portable, battery-operated radio or television and extra batteries
Flashlight and extra batteries
Cash or traveler's checks, change
Nonelectric can opener, utility knife
Fire extinguisher: small canister, ABC type
Tube tent
Matches in a waterproof container
Aluminum foil
Plastic storage containers
Signal flare
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Plastic sheeting
Map of the area (for locating shelters)
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
Staples--sugar, salt, pepper

High energy foods--peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons with special dietary needs
Comfort/stress foods--cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags
Manual Can Opener
Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
Triangular bandages (3)
2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
Moistened towelettes
Tongue blades (2)
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Cleansing agent/soap
Latex gloves (2 pair) Sunscreen
Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
Anti-diarrhea medication
Antacid (for stomach upset)
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Jacket or coat
Long pants
Long sleeve shirt
Sturdy shoes or work boots
Hat, gloves and scarf
Rain gear
Thermal underwear
Blankets or sleeping bags
Toilet paper
Soap, liquid detergent
Feminine supplies
Personal hygiene items
Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Household chlorine bleach
For Baby
Powdered milk

For Adults
Heart and high blood pressure medication
Prescription drugs
Denture needs
Contact lenses and supplies
Extra eye glasses
Hearing aid batteries

Important Family Documents
Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container.
Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
Photo IDs, passports, social security cards, immunization records
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers and companies
Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Photocopies of credit and identification cards

Additonal Items For Rural Use

Chainsaw (with a several gallons of gas mix, sharpening files, extra chains and bar, and bar oil)
One halter and lead rope per horse (and dairy cow if your's will lead)
Saddles and tack if you think you will need them

Tow Chains
Good Spares for trucks and stock trailers
Tool Kit complete enough to handle whatever could go wrong (because it most likely will)
Good Shotgun and ammo (500+ rounds) for hunting for small game and/or self defense

Good Rifle and ammo (500+ rounds) for hunting
Side arms and ammo (500+ rounds) if you feel that you need them
Snares and traps

Several good sharp knives, 24" machete

Veterinary Supplies for livestock (Suture kits, bandages, bag balm, etc,)
GPS Unit and Topographical maps of the area

Good amount of both heavy and lite rope, think about some cloths line also.

Fence tools
Splitting Maul
Water Containers for animals
Fishing Poles and Tackle
A few fire starter logs to cut into small pieces to start fire using wet wood
Cast Iron Cook wear
Lamps and fuel for them
solar or crank powered type radio
Insect repellent if you or family members use/need it
Coffee filters for straining creek or river water prior to real water filter use (this will extend the lifetime of your filter cartridges considerably)

Laundry soap, scrub board and wash tubs

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Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:06 am
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Found this cool site with some cool back packs, they could easliy be used as bobs....

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Hey all,

Found this free ebook on kindle... don't know for how long.... How to Build Perfect Bug Out Bag ... 06011_f_80

Keep safe in NE... How you doing Ruts?


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Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:58 pm
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Post Re: BOB's (Bug Out Bags)
Ah, another night owl I see. LOL We're doing okay so far, meaning that we still have power. It's hard to see how much snow because of the wind and the drifting. I'm pretty well prepared for a longish power outage and am going to sit back and enjoy the view. Stay safe. BTW, thanks for the link.

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