Saturday, October 20, 2012

BOB, GOOD, GHB, and 72-Hour Kits

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

I was over at The Survivalist Blog reading a post by Mr. Creekmore titled 'Preparedness Priorities.' Go read the post, the link to Claire Wolf's article at Backwoods Home, and then come back.

Just so you know, I didn't read Claire Wolf's article before writing this article because I thought her articles were about getting prepared frugally. I was wrong, but you still need to read her articles on preparedness priorities.

Either way, on with the article

Most folks in these United States of America drive to work. Heck, some of us drive over two hundred miles a day, to and from work.

So, you need to carry some supplies in your car.

Yes, it will add weight to your vehicle, possibly reducing your fuel mileage, but it may save your life. Plus, you don't need to get all spendy on this; all you need to do is look around the house for your stuff.

First, I like having something to hold all the supplies, so the supplies aren't rolling around in the truck. This container could be a cardboard box or a plastic bag. For me and my partner, it's a plastic box; I bought at Target many years ago.

The Blue Box

Needless to say, the box holds supplies that are specific to me, so the box holds stuff to keep me warm. The blankets are garage sales finds. The coat is a German military coat; I hate to wear, everyday.

Inexpensive Blankets with a Warm Coat

If I am stranded in my car during a winter storm, I also have candles and matches to warm the inside of the car. I went a little crazy and added a tube of fire ribbon because I had it laying around.

Candles, Matches, and Other Stuff

Of course, more likely then not, I greatest threat I will probably ever face in my car will be changing a tire on the side of the road. I have three warning triangles; I bought at a truck stop many years ago. I have only used them once. I was on 1-70 in Kansas at 2:00 am. It was nice having the 18-wheeler move over a lane.

Three Warning Triangles, Jumper Cables, and Two Ice Scrapers

The gas can is just in case because I almost always fill up before my gas tank is half full.

OK. here's a picture of the my car kit.

Did I leave anything out?

Yes, I'm trying to get y'all to comment.

The Survivalist Blog - Preparedness Priorities

Backwoods Home - Preparedness Priorities, part I

Backwoods Home - Preparedness Priorities, part II

Backwoods Home - Preparedness Priorities, part III


RealitySurvival said...

I tend to agree with you. Having some equipment and or a Good GHB is really important. I would say it may even be more important than a Bug Out Bag that is left at home. I would personally keep all of the items less than 20 lbs. Thanks JJ

Someone You Know said...

Reality Survival and Others,

You make a good point about trying to keep your get home bag under twenty pounds (about 10 kilograms). I put extra gear in my car, so I can discard or add stuff to my bag depending on the season or the situation.