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Thanks for starting off this thread! Regarding personal information to include, I’d like to add that I made a some laminated credit-card sized cards for my husband and myself that we carry in our wallets. One side has each other’s phone numbers so that if one of us has an accident, people will be able to contact the other spouse quickly. The other side has phone numbers for a couple of additional family members, police and fire/ambulance numbers (I live in Europe and there are different numbers; I’ve memorized them now but hadn’t earlier), a number for texting the police, the non-emergency police number, the poison control number, and the number for blocking debit/credit cards. Plus if my phone battery dies and I can’t remember his number, I’d be able to still call him from someone else’s phone. For BOB purposes I’d also want to include other contact info for utility companies and other numbers that people already mentioned. I’d also include the IMEI numbers for our phones in case they are stolen, which wouldn’t be that useful in a major emergency but it’s s good to have it written down someplace. For general knowledge, I’d agree with what people already suggested: water purification, information/diagrams for making two types of tarp shelters, a couple of knots, navigation techniques, treating shock+ bleeds, how to check if someone had a  stroke or heart attack, and relevant radio frequencies (for those with amateur radios). I’d agree that information about useful plants would be nice, but mainly if the plants are easy to find and recognize locally, e.g. dandelions and wild blackberries.

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Thanks for starting off this thread! Regarding personal information to include, I’d like to add that I made a some laminated credit-card sized cards for my husband and myself that we carry in our wallets. One side has each other’s phone numbers so that if one of us has an accident, people will be able to contact the other spouse quickly. The other side has phone numbers for a couple of additional family members, police and fire/ambulance numbers (I live in Europe and there are different numbers; I’ve memorized them now but hadn’t earlier), a number for texting the police, the non-emergency police number, the poison control number, and the number for blocking debit/credit cards. Plus if my phone battery dies and I can’t remember his number, I’d be able to still call him from someone else’s phone. For BOB purposes I’d also want to include other contact info for utility companies and other numbers that people already mentioned. I’d also include the IMEI numbers for our phones in case they are stolen, which wouldn’t be that useful in a major emergency but it’s s good to have it written down someplace. For general knowledge, I’d agree with what people already suggested: water purification, information/diagrams for making two types of tarp shelters, a couple of knots, navigation techniques, treating shock+ bleeds, how to check if someone had a  stroke or heart attack, and relevant radio frequencies (for those with amateur radios). I’d agree that information about useful plants would be nice, but mainly if the plants are easy to find and recognize locally, e.g. dandelions and wild blackberries.