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BOB or GHB?
« on: July 31, 2013, 04:27:49 PM »
Do you have a bug out bag or a get home bag? Maybe both or maybe dual purpose? The chances are if disaster strikes you might not be at home. Getting there becomes a priority and requires at least some gear. For most of us home is where we store our BOB's. In the photo below  are the contents of a very well put together BOB that was demonstrated at the Provincial Meet.

Whatever you have remember that you have to carry it so bigger is not necessarily better . It should be comfortable enough to carry all day as you make your way to your destination. This BOB is small enough that you could easily keep it in the trunk of your car without taking up much space. So depending on the situation is could just as easily be a GHB.

The contents of a BOB and a GHB can be almost identical. There is a good article on this subject if you follow the link:

http://artofsurviving.com/not-a-bug-out-bag-but-a-get-home-bag/
« Last Edit: July 31, 2013, 04:36:25 PM by icrcc »
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 02:46:36 PM »
Here is a revised old method of hauling your pack.

http://dixonrollerpack.com/3327.html
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 03:04:55 PM »
Well that might be one way but  definitely not for me. :)
It may never happen. Best to be prepared just in case.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 05:53:30 AM »
Excellent post icrcc.  I guess you can never have too many bags prepared at different locations as you never know when and where you'll need your gear.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 10:29:02 AM »
Everybody should have a Get Home Bag in their vehicle .. GHB


Since the 2013 Preparedness meeting in Huntsville see link.


I am leaning towards a pack that you can sling on one shoulder or attach to your bigger BOB - Bug Out Bag.
There are reasons mentioned that I had not thought of before and rather like the ideas presented.
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 04:05:13 PM »
ICRCC,

I, understand your point about being able to carry your BOB/GHB that it should be comfortable. I do not disagree, once you get to the point of having to carry your ruck.

However, with recent memories still warm in my mind, I highly recommend having whatever system you use to be heavy. That means, having more gear than you can carry, but will need for a prolonged self-sufficient stay, where ever you end up. Going home to get more gear may NOT be an option. My Tahoe is my kit bag. Until I have to abandon it, I have enough basics to do a lot.

That is the point I would like to make, until your mode of transport is no longer an option, carry as much gear as will fit. Worse-case scenario you will build a defendable camp where your vehicle dies and stay until supplies are consumed or you can no longer defend you position. Then again, maybe that is too much military thinking??? Alternate, would be to cache the vehicle with contents for later retrieval.

Go Heavy. Going Home may not be an option.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2013, 07:00:37 PM »
so MntMan likes.. Heavy Metal  8)

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 10:00:57 PM »
WildE,

Have you been going through my cassette collection again!!! Just because there are a few heavy metal tapes in the Tahoe doesn't mean a thing.

Okay, so I like a little Crue, G'n'R, Ozzy, from time-to-time...... 8)

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 11:37:59 AM »
When I was in the Engineers, everyone said that I was a fool for having the heaviest pack, (same sized, just packed better), and yet when we stopped the guys knew who had the coffee ready in 5 min. and had a few of the niceties in life. You pay for your comforts, as I did. ;)
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 03:54:15 PM »
WildE,

Have you been going through my cassette collection again!!! Just because there are a few heavy metal tapes in the Tahoe doesn't mean a thing.

Okay, so I like a little Crue, G'n'R, Ozzy, from time-to-time...... 8)

Go Heavy!!

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 07:52:47 PM »
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2014, 05:14:54 PM »
I am home almost all of the time because I work from home.  Of course, that is not to say that I shouldn't have something prepared in order to get home when I am out.  I am rarely more than a 10- or 15-minute drive away, though.  I really need to give it some thought.  A BOB is definitely a necessity, though.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2014, 07:32:18 PM »
Im the opposite im always away from home
And for me its always camp life
And there seems to always be all I need im my pack
But also always something t
hat is missing
And a list I write and read and add and scratch and miss
But I can always make do with what I got
And yes I will get home
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2014, 08:19:57 AM »
Yeah grizzly1, I am sure there is always something missing, something you wish you had.  However, the survivors will be the ones who can make do with what they have.  Camp life is a wonderful thing.  If it wasn't the fact that winter always shows up, it wouldn't be a bad way to live!

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2014, 08:53:13 AM »
Just wander what disaster you talking about that can happen so fast that you can not make it home if you are few km away ?
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2014, 09:00:11 AM »
Just wander what disaster you talking about that can happen so fast that you can not make it home if you are few km away ?
Henry


I would say, it would be extraordinarily unlikely that there would be something that would keep a person from making it if they were that close to home.  The idea of a GHB is to have items that will help you do so if things are difficult.  Food if you are delayed and it takes a long time.  Maybe some extra clothing or rain gear.  Flashlight.  That sort of stuff.  TBH, I've never researched what would go into a GHB because I am almost always home LOL.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2014, 10:30:17 AM »
Im getting ready now for a few months outing
Suppose to leave on the 7 but we see -28 this morning
If I ever figure out these computers
I will post pictures
And yes I have said this before
So dont hold ur breathe
But im trying
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2014, 03:27:53 PM »
OK, so having participated in this discussion and others on having a BOB, I had never actually put mine together -- at least not until now.  I guess I was putting it off because I knew I didn't really have everything I need to go in it, not even a proper backpack to put it all in!  But really, having even a partial BOB ready to go is better than nothing and I do have many things that need to be in it, such as rope, a good knife, sling shots, waterproof matches, snare wire, rain gear, water purification tablets, a compass.  I need to add my first aid kit, some more warm clothes, some food, a tarp, a map, and more, but it's a start.  I put it together just a few minutes ago.  Feels good.  Gonna hike with it next week.

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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2014, 08:51:36 PM »
so this last time my go home bag included my snowmobile
was in fox creek alberta  not sure how far I could have gone before I had to walk but
and this time I get to drive to telegraph creek in northern bc fly all my stuff in with a bell407 and voila
the sled trip out is prob two day of bush wacking and not sur how many days of road but my phone map says 5 days  6hrs or something close to that when walking we have a network here for my family but for me to get back to the bv would be a huge challenge
be eating lots of squirles
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Re: BOB or GHB?
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2014, 09:48:35 PM »
Just wander what disaster you talking about that can happen so fast that you can not make it home if you are few km away ?
Henry
Floods
Fires
Police Action
Ice Storms
Hail
EMP Pulse - (human, sun)
Bridge Out
Highway - your stuck on the highway with no way to get off.

run out of gas ....

GHB - Get Home Back, is just that quick emergency bag