Adapting BOBs for Family Use
I’ve noticed that most BOB guides (including the very good one here) seem to focus on equipment for one person, with only a bit of lip service paid to larger groups. How does everyone handle kits for, let’s say, a family of four? A few considerations:
– Which items scale and which don’t? Obviously you probably wouldn’t need four Level 3 first aid kits and four radios, but you would need four sleeping bags and four sleeping bag pads.
– Shelter – increase the size of the tarp for level 1? For level 3, one large tent or two 2/3-person tents?
– What do the kids carry (we’re talking grade school kids here, not teenagers who I would treat like adults), other than let’s say a backpack with a sleeping bag, water, etc.?