OK, So I'm not the average prepper.. For one, I refuse to leave behind some of the stuff, that I consider, basic comforts of life. There are many excellent   BoB bag Instructables so I won't go into detail about those things that are common to the majority of the survival bags, rather,  I will focus on the things that  I consider "essential" , and have been left out of most "comprehensive"BOB systems,  and share some of the gadgets I have that you might want to include in your  bag.

The one "essential" trait that a prepper should have is to be a bargain hunter, 99% of the stuff in my BOSS, were acquired in the clearance racks,  on sale, or highly discounted from the major superstores.( ie. Target, Wall Mart ,K mart.. Marshalls, etc)

I really don't differentiate between Prepping and going out camping as the two of them require me to survive ant thrive out of my comfort zone, so you can also use this guide as an essential camping equipment check list.

Let's start the "show & tell"

Step 1: Contents

To be more organized, I  divided the contents into categories:

Food / water
Hunting gathering.
First aid/ Medical
Energy / Lighting
Communications / networking
Security /surveillance  
Personal defense
Tools / utility
Personal hygiene / toiletries
Entertainment / Comfort

espdp25 months ago

It's an excellent and well thought out set of kit. I'm surprised that this hasn't received more views. You should enter it in the Apocalypse contest. I would like to see it set up in your yard, especially the security and battery systems. Can you shoot a video?

espdp2 espdp25 months ago

One thing that I didn't see, but would definitely add, is a tarp and plenty of light rope to hold it. Whether camping or bugging out, especially in central FL, a heavy downpour can be a major downer if you don't have a halfway dry place to sit and keep your stuff. I would use a 10'x10' sheet of painter's plastic with some packing tape loops for tie-outs in the shelter kit in Step 3, and add the biggest camo tarp you can find to Step 14. I also didn't see contractor trash bags and gallon zip-lock bags, which are perfect for waterproofing your stuff that isn't being used. The best quality ones are still cheap insurance.

oldmicah2 years ago
Pretty neat. How much does your boss weigh?