Some crucial items for your bob that are often forgotten

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Beeing a teenage prepper on very tight budget, I've turned to some cheaper options for my bob/preping in general. Here are 3 inexpensive items that ive incorporated in each of my family's bob

-Bandana
Easy to find at a local dollar store, has unlimited uses (filter water, use as a sling, collecting wild edibles...)
-Charcoal (dont bother buying it, just take it directly from a fire)
This can be use as a quick water filter with a help of the bandana, it filters most of the chemicals taking it in
-Poncho
Can be used to make a wide variety of survival shelters, as well as a protection from the elements.

Id love to hear your guys opinion maybe some more items.
 

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Dryer lint is free and makes great fire starter. Try to collect after a towel load as there is more cotton fibers.
Pick up trial /travel size toothpaste, deodorant, wet wipes for BOBS. There is usually plenty of product in the smaller size for a weeks use and the cost is minimal.
 

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Beeing a teenage prepper on very tight budget, I've turned to some cheaper options for my bob/preping in general. Here are 3 inexpensive items that ive incorporated in each of my family's bob

-Bandana
Easy to find at a local dollar store, has unlimited uses (filter water, use as a sling, collecting wild edibles...)
-Charcoal (dont bother buying it, just take it directly from a fire)
This can be use as a quick water filter with a help of the bandana, it filters most of the chemicals taking it in
-Poncho
Can be used to make a wide variety of survival shelters, as well as a protection from the elements.

Id love to hear your guys opinion maybe some more items.
Tarp/tarp/tarp can't stress it enough, these little cheap ### ponchos are junk along with the cheap ### survival blanket. I diffently would not trust my life to one of those. A trap is way more versatile and they are not expensive. Don't get me wrong i carry a cheap ### poncho an blanket as back up or to give to someone in time of need. There are going to be some items you are not going to want to skimp out on. I have found a lot of gear at swap meets and garage sales dollar stores.
 

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matchs 2 coffee cups for camping magnifying glass camp out plate knife and shapening stone stright razor silver ware for camping. ice pick(s) those things i already have to begin with
 

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Definitively got some good items mention here ! I added a couple of hem to by bob and going to test it out this weekend overnight :)
 

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Cordage. You need some rope or 550 cord (which is my preference). Helps to set up shelters, snares, rafts if need be. Thousands of uses and 550 is small and strong. I made some into a belt that way I have a good 50-100 feet of it to use at a moments notice.
 

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Cordage. You need some rope or 550 cord (which is my preference). Helps to set up shelters, snares, rafts if need be. Thousands of uses and 550 is small and strong. I made some into a belt that way I have a good 50-100 feet of it to use at a moments notice.
i got me 2 things of para rope last time i went to dollor tree.each one is 50 feet in lenth..im thinking of getting at least 2 more of them
 
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The items that people have listed are items
That should not be forgotten.

Her question states what is forgotten or overlooked?

Condoms: yes I did say that ! Why? Well duh
1) the obvious
2) carrying water you wouldn't use your primary
Water container to hold fetid water. If your
Radiator goes and you find a puddle, sitting water
With 'Schmutz' in it, you contaminate your
Canteen, cup or bottle

3) keeping items dry : grain, matches,
Documents

4) dust cover for your weapon
 

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Wow I cant believe I forgot a tarp!
you're not alone.... sigh....
Crucial item would have to be some kind of small canteen cup or pot. It can be used for boiling water or cooking food. Everyone remembers the fire starters but forgets that.
I need to replace the metal canteen cup i had in the army!
 

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This is one thing I keepin my BOB- a can of Campbell's chunky beef soup with a pull top. Its not super light but I can handle it. Its a meal ready to eat cold or warmed up, its filling, it doesn't require any tools to open, the lid can be used as a cutting/skinning tool, the can can be used as a cup, heating element, and what have you. the label can be used for the fire. Often times people strip down MRE's to cut weight, I understand that. Here is a good reason to keep 1 unopened- the bag is waterproof, dry cardboard inside with matches (not great I know but doable), the bag has many uses as well as everything inside. The old MRE's- brown not tan, used to have a coconut bar that was so oily, one match could set it on fire
 

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