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Army-Kid

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OK first of all i know i havent been on in awhile but now i am and getting on and need some help with something, my bug out bag, a major factor for most doomsday preppers. Above i have the three bags i use most, the one on the far left is kinda small but has two big compartments with dividers so its more organized and i like that but it doesnt hold much at all. The one in the middle is the one i have the most experience with, unlike the first it only has one compartment and no dividers but its bigger and has much more molle on it which i like, this isnt the best picture and i know that but on the left side of it is an emt pouch and on the right is an e-tool. Now the last one, the "behemoth" is huge i got it from one of my military buddies. I know it's big and looks heavy but it has a frame and waist pad so packed full i dont feel all the weight so i can travel awhile with it no problem but i go through wooded areas alot and that big thing makes it difficult to move sometimes. So opinions? Also some ideas on what to put it in, i packed mine more like a soldier and not like a bug out bag know what i mean? Thanks guys.
 

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Or third vote the behemoth, forgot to add that to it, my apologies.
 

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Some ideas if you haven't thought about it already, this is what I have in ours

Shotgun Remington 870 Express Tactical
compass military nsn 6605-00-151-5337
GPS magellan w/2 sets of AA bat
UCO candle lantern w/7 candles
cedar kindling 4" sealed
Gerber strike force w/16 WetFire Tinder
UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case
Zippo light w/flints & small fuel
Esbit 3-Piece Cookset w/24 fuel packets
polar pure water disinfectant
Mcnett Frontier Emergency Water Filter
Seattle Sports Camp Bucket 12 liters collapsible
water jug collapsible
flashlight led lenser p6 w/3 sets of AA bat
headlamp coast HL5 w/3 sets of AAA bat
Datrex Emergency Water Packet (3day supply)
Canteen military issue w/cup, case
ER Emergency Ration 3600+ (3 day supply)
Freeze Dried Food (cooking)
Baking Soda (multiple uses)
cloths 2sets wool korean war surplus pants/shirt/socks
2 military surplus wool blankets
long-johns
water proof boots
PARACORD 550 Type III 100ft
tent 3-person backpacking GigaTent Mt. Washington
Sleeping Bag Igneo water proof backpacking
2 5x6 plastic tarps
knife Cold Steel SRK
knife military mil-k-8662e
gerber multi-purpose
Entrenching Shovel military issue w/case
BND 026851 Toboggan (light, tow behind)
First-aid kit (assembled for our geographic)
toothbrush/toothpaste, bar of soap
zip-ties
Space blankets
two-way frs/gmrs cobra radios w/3 sets of bat
2 cel phones w/recharge battery banks give 2 full recharges
And always with me, Fire Iron Flint & Steel Kit
2 rolls TP

2 backpacks kifaru KU3700, Wife is 40lbs mine is 65lbs minus shotgun and pistol
All this easily packs and carry, wife is 5'3 and 118lbs she has no issues carrying her backpack
 

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id say the big one, if you can carry it comfortably and not expend too much energy. The extra space that you would get might allow for some more preparations, and what you carry on your back will be your survival. I personally have a 3 day assault pack because i just didnt want to drop the $$ for the alice packs. Since you have three, why not make each of them into BOB as you get the $$ to do so?
 

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I have the monster sized one a s well...... with almost the identical items as Maverick, give or take a hand ful of different items. On a side note, I have the Esbit combo solid fuel/ alcohol stove kit.
 

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Some ideas if you haven't thought about it already, this is what I have in ours

Shotgun Remington 870 Express Tactical
compass military nsn 6605-00-151-5337
GPS magellan w/2 sets of AA bat
UCO candle lantern w/7 candles
cedar kindling 4" sealed
Gerber strike force w/16 WetFire Tinder
UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case
Zippo light w/flints & small fuel
Esbit 3-Piece Cookset w/24 fuel packets
polar pure water disinfectant
Mcnett Frontier Emergency Water Filter
Seattle Sports Camp Bucket 12 liters collapsible
water jug collapsible
flashlight led lenser p6 w/3 sets of AA bat
headlamp coast HL5 w/3 sets of AAA bat
Datrex Emergency Water Packet (3day supply)
Canteen military issue w/cup, case
ER Emergency Ration 3600+ (3 day supply)
Freeze Dried Food (cooking)
Baking Soda (multiple uses)
cloths 2sets wool korean war surplus pants/shirt/socks
2 military surplus wool blankets
long-johns
water proof boots
PARACORD 550 Type III 100ft
tent 3-person backpacking GigaTent Mt. Washington
Sleeping Bag Igneo water proof backpacking
2 5x6 plastic tarps
knife Cold Steel SRK
knife military mil-k-8662e
gerber multi-purpose
Entrenching Shovel military issue w/case
BND 026851 Toboggan (light, tow behind)
First-aid kit (assembled for our geographic)
toothbrush/toothpaste, bar of soap
zip-ties
Space blankets
two-way frs/gmrs cobra radios w/3 sets of bat
2 cel phones w/recharge battery banks give 2 full recharges
And always with me, Fire Iron Flint & Steel Kit
2 rolls TP

2 backpacks kifaru KU3700, Wife is 40lbs mine is 65lbs minus shotgun and pistol
All this easily packs and carry, wife is 5'3 and 118lbs she has no issues carrying her backpack

AWESOME list. Very well done.
 

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Some ideas if you haven't thought about it already, this is what I have in ours

Shotgun Remington 870 Express Tactical
compass military nsn 6605-00-151-5337
GPS magellan w/2 sets of AA bat
UCO candle lantern w/7 candles
cedar kindling 4" sealed
Gerber strike force w/16 WetFire Tinder
UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case
Zippo light w/flints & small fuel
Esbit 3-Piece Cookset w/24 fuel packets
polar pure water disinfectant
Mcnett Frontier Emergency Water Filter
Seattle Sports Camp Bucket 12 liters collapsible
water jug collapsible
flashlight led lenser p6 w/3 sets of AA bat
headlamp coast HL5 w/3 sets of AAA bat
Datrex Emergency Water Packet (3day supply)
Canteen military issue w/cup, case
ER Emergency Ration 3600+ (3 day supply)
Freeze Dried Food (cooking)
Baking Soda (multiple uses)
cloths 2sets wool korean war surplus pants/shirt/socks
2 military surplus wool blankets
long-johns
water proof boots
PARACORD 550 Type III 100ft
tent 3-person backpacking GigaTent Mt. Washington
Sleeping Bag Igneo water proof backpacking
2 5x6 plastic tarps
knife Cold Steel SRK
knife military mil-k-8662e
gerber multi-purpose
Entrenching Shovel military issue w/case
BND 026851 Toboggan (light, tow behind)
First-aid kit (assembled for our geographic)
toothbrush/toothpaste, bar of soap
zip-ties
Space blankets
two-way frs/gmrs cobra radios w/3 sets of bat
2 cel phones w/recharge battery banks give 2 full recharges
And always with me, Fire Iron Flint & Steel Kit
2 rolls TP

2 backpacks kifaru KU3700, Wife is 40lbs mine is 65lbs minus shotgun and pistol
All this easily packs and carry, wife is 5'3 and 118lbs she has no issues carrying her backpack
Nice, maybe a transistor radio that also gets weather.
 

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wife bought me a Kaito Voyager KA600 and Potassium Iodate last week thats going to be added when it arrives :)
I had a ambient am/fm/weather dyno radios but through it out last year (garbage) the kaito had the best reviews figured i'll give it a try
 

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OK first of all i know i havent been on in awhile but now i am and getting on and need some help with something, my bug out bag, a major factor for most doomsday preppers. Above i have the three bags i use most, the one on the far left is kinda small but has two big compartments with dividers so its more organized and i like that but it doesnt hold much at all. The one in the middle is the one i have the most experience with, unlike the first it only has one compartment and no dividers but its bigger and has much more molle on it which i like, this isnt the best picture and i know that but on the left side of it is an emt pouch and on the right is an e-tool. Now the last one, the "behemoth" is huge i got it from one of my military buddies. I know it's big and looks heavy but it has a frame and waist pad so packed full i dont feel all the weight so i can travel awhile with it no problem but i go through wooded areas alot and that big thing makes it difficult to move sometimes. So opinions? Also some ideas on what to put it in, i packed mine more like a soldier and not like a bug out bag know what i mean? Thanks guys.
i like the one on far right the most..(but) like you pointed out.to wide..i want one with same amount of space as it.but not as wide and is taler and/or comes down further.and on a frame.
 
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