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Gideon, Head Notes: HN1:  Just about everyone’s BOB needs some work. HN2:  You’re just as normal as the rest.  If I took you to some of my vet meetings, you’d wonder how these folks got to bldg and returning home. Recommend prep for realistic WORST CASE scenarios. Colorado winters and cotton don’t work. Yes:  seperate BOBs for Madam and you. There is/was a US Army issued nylon duffel bag w/ shoulder straps. It meets the basic purpose of the expensive back packs.  I’m sure the web has various copies of the Army bag.  The thrift stores have them showing up. Don’t know costs. Walmart-as an example; not promoting place – sells some combination fire-making products. It’s really about a lighter or waterproof matches and packaged kindling. Hotels, motels, college dorms, are usually reserved for emergency responder personnel and critical infrastructure personnel.  The public sector’s emergency shelter … cots on the gym flood … are on hold, at least in many places … due the pandemic. I can’t provide clearer info because I also don’t have land evac arrangements.   A decent multitool replaces the need for a knife and a saw. Review your first aid / medical kit. It’s for both of you; not others.  Consider having the OTC creams, ointments, powders. Pen AND pencil ?  Load the best for adverse conditions.  5-10 index cards or end of a pack of long axis stick-ons … not enough to write a novel but can exceed requirements. In reply; Save funds on backpack and get for Madam and you all wool sock hats and hard hats. On helmet add a light and attach a whistle. Yes, looked at my BOB – daily.  Most of my “real” survival loadout for a land evac is in cargo vests and pouches on load-bearing suspenders. Feet Notes: FN1: I do carry the smallest Grundig AM-FM-SW radio because of habit. FN 2:  Madam treats me like a pack mule. I have a shopping basket ready for the extra stuff.


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Gideon, Head Notes: HN1:  Just about everyone’s BOB needs some work. HN2:  You’re just as normal as the rest.  If I took you to some of my vet meetings, you’d wonder how these folks got to bldg and returning home. Recommend prep for realistic WORST CASE scenarios. Colorado winters and cotton don’t work. Yes:  seperate BOBs for Madam and you. There is/was a US Army issued nylon duffel bag w/ shoulder straps. It meets the basic purpose of the expensive back packs.  I’m sure the web has various copies of the Army bag.  The thrift stores have them showing up. Don’t know costs. Walmart-as an example; not promoting place – sells some combination fire-making products. It’s really about a lighter or waterproof matches and packaged kindling. Hotels, motels, college dorms, are usually reserved for emergency responder personnel and critical infrastructure personnel.  The public sector’s emergency shelter … cots on the gym flood … are on hold, at least in many places … due the pandemic. I can’t provide clearer info because I also don’t have land evac arrangements.   A decent multitool replaces the need for a knife and a saw. Review your first aid / medical kit. It’s for both of you; not others.  Consider having the OTC creams, ointments, powders. Pen AND pencil ?  Load the best for adverse conditions.  5-10 index cards or end of a pack of long axis stick-ons … not enough to write a novel but can exceed requirements. In reply; Save funds on backpack and get for Madam and you all wool sock hats and hard hats. On helmet add a light and attach a whistle. Yes, looked at my BOB – daily.  Most of my “real” survival loadout for a land evac is in cargo vests and pouches on load-bearing suspenders. Feet Notes: FN1: I do carry the smallest Grundig AM-FM-SW radio because of habit. FN 2:  Madam treats me like a pack mule. I have a shopping basket ready for the extra stuff.


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