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Creating A Portable Bug Out/Survival Tub 1.0 With Items Around Your Home

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Many people have Bug Out Bags that are heavy, and impractical to the every day life style, luging these bags to work and in transit is not and option. This tutorial emphasizes creating a small low profile box that is not to chunky to stuff into the bottom of your every day carry bag, we will be creating a small but useful survival box out of a cheap ($8.00 CND) water tight ammunition box with house hold and every day hunting/camping materials. Although this box does not have many items, it is a better that nothing and creates the foundation for basic survival. This will include navigation, hunting, chopping fire/shelter wood, sharpening, currency (silver ounces), warmth, signalling, electricity (solar), protection and so fourth. This however does not factor in food and water as you should carry these things in your nap sack.


Disclaimer: This project will not guarantee your survival but could help you in a survival situation if used properly. Some of these items may be illegal (ie large fixed blades) in your area so always follow your areas restricted and dangerous items law.

 
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Step 1: Choosing A Box

I have chosen a water tight ammunition box because of its versatility, ruggedness and the concept that I hope my idea will create. Go to your local Walmart or Target and look for these boxes in the fishing section. They should be no more than $15. Choose a box that is right for your needs.

Step 2: Gathering Supplies

Gathering supplies can be hard, depending on what you have to work with. I have an abundance of outdoor equipment in my house so finding supplies was not an issue. You may have to purchase supplies if you have non or make do with what you have and go "DIY" however knives and silver out of the factor, my total expense for these items was less then $50. Most people in my block have camping items so ask your neighbours if they have any of the items in this intructable that you could have.
industriald8 months ago
I would think that if the poo hits the ceiling, the limited mintage of the coins won't matter. It will be scrap price. I see on the pawn shop shows on TV that most stuff is bought at below scrap price, and they usually keep it and turn the metal in if they need to free up some cash (otherwise they usually keep it in the vault). I think the only way they would be worth more would be if they are really old or really rare/special.
ktbman (author)  industriald8 months ago
Hi There,
I disagree with your view, depending on the place and the crisis it may still hold its face value. You bring up a valid point but i think it really all depends on the situation. Thank you for your insight i will definitely consider it when collecting alternate currency.
Here's a thought - say your limited edition was the only thing you had left to barter with, and the item you want is worth half what the coin is, what do you do? If you had bullion for example, you could cut it into pieces if necessary.

Just my $0.02
bakdrft8 months ago
I have a question. I have put some thought into this question, If there is a SHTF situation and we were stuck and you used your BOB tub ( which is a great idea) why do people spend a lot of effort on their cellular device ie chargers, cases and the like. Am I the only one who thinks that when the SHTF that "We" will have cell service? I really don't think so, Think about it, a ordinary storm barrels through a town ripping down all telephone/cell towers what happens? NO cell service-so why then carry a 1lb paperweight?
bakdrft: The solar charger could be used for other items than a cell phone. My first thought would be to invest in a Sat-Phone, as opposed to a cellular unit. a couple of rechargeable LED flashlights and/or a radio for news & weather would a wiser choice than the 'crank charged' unit referred to in the article if you want to save weight. I would add a few survival rations, just to keep yourself alive for the first 72 hours after the SHTF
bakdrft8 months ago
I have a question. I have put some thought into this question, If there is a SHTF situation and we were stuck and you used your BOB tub ( which is a great idea) why do people spend a lot of effort on their cellular device ie chargers, cases and the like. Am I the only one who thinks that when the SHTF that "We" will have cell service? I really don't think so, Think about it, a ordinary storm barrels through a town ripping down all telephone/cell towers what happens? NO cell service-so why then carry a 1lb paperweight?
ac-dc bakdrft8 months ago
You must be joking. If cell service goes down it will be one of the first things brought back online even if it means flying airplanes or balloons overhead to restore it.

Remember, SHTF doesn't necessarily mean an apocalypse, there are many much more likely events, ones where there is a hope of survival rather than staying alive for only a few more days.

BUT hey, if you don't want to have a cell phone then I won't force you to. ;) Can't imagine how you still manage to use one that weighs a whole pound though, could it be that you are over-dramatizing because you know you're wrong?