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B.O.B. & Evacuation Checklist

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rightwingmom (Mod) --- 11 years ago -

With the recent drought and wildfires, the potential for evacuation is not limited to an hurricane targeting the Texas coast. What would you do if you were given 5 minutes to evacuate your home? What if that time were a full 30 minutes? What you you take?

The prepper community is full of acronyms. One of the most common is B.O.B. which stands for Bug Out Bag. The concept is to have enough supplies packed in a back pack or duffel bag that will allow you to evacuate quickly and survive, away from home, for up to 72 hours.

An evacuation checklist provides you with a pre-organized and prioritized list of items to grab in the event that an evacuation of your area was called. A B.O.B. and evac. checklist are personalized to your own needs and priorities.

Here's an example of what I have in my B.O.B.(s)

Always in my purse:
shot records
auto insurance
basic otc meds
4 days of Rx meds
cell phone

"Power Bar" bag ~ Small insulated bag filled with basic shelf stable food like: nuts, power bars, raisins, and Survival Tablets.

Backpacks (I have 2)~
# 1
back up charger
Eton (hand crank/solar: radio, flashlight, and cell phone charger)
OTC meds. in baggies
Rx. med. bag
golf towel
toilet paper
Bite & Sting Kit
Lantern w/ extra batteries
coffee filters (for pre-filtering water)
Katadyn & Seychelle filters
roll of quarters
pen/pencils/Sharpie /tablet
pocket Constitution
mini playing cards
hand sanitizer
baseball caps
rain ponchos
gum/instant coffee
cotton ball fire starters
dust masks
sun screen / bug spray

(2) changes of clothes per family member

My prioritized evacuation checklist:
(I would load these items until my time was up, then hit the road.)

nebulizer bag
toiletry bag
family photos
Bug Out Binder
extra food
can opener
6 qrt. pressure cooker
EcoZoom Versa
wood / charcoal
leashes & collars
dog & cat food
kennel (2 - collapsible & small plastic)
** 2 dogs & 1 cat (only if we can find the cat quickly!)
extra batteries
sleeping bags
bath towels / wash cloths
baby wipes
work gloves
plastic sheeting
duct tape
extra scissors
clear emergency radio
water (4 + 2 liter bottles) 

Grumpy --- 11 years ago -

An emergency that requires only a 72 hour bug out would mean to me a localized danger which could be avoided by driving 10 - 20 - 30 miles away and holing up. In that case I would grab cash, credit cards,4 dogs, guns & ammo and buy whatever else I needed.

Otherwise, I don't intend to bugout, but defend my location. Too old, sick & tired to run. 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 11 years ago -

I don't intend to bugout, but defend my location.

Planning on starting a thread about that. What scenario would push you out and away from your home? 

oneyedman (Mod) --- 11 years ago -

Otherwise, I don't intend to bugout, but defend my location. Too old, sick & tired to run

I agree to some extent. I also think we need to consider building networks of like minded, so that we can join up for increased defensive strength.

1 old man alone defending his stash, isn't going to last long..

Now I know, Preppers tend to keep themselves isolated, but we won't last long on our own.

Also, I believe we should pool our resources to purchase some land as a Bug Out Location, should we have to do so....

Again, the thought here is a concentration of our strength should we be forced from our homes.

I know these are radical ideas, but I believe if we are serious about preparedness, we must give thought to survival in all areas, not just food....

A lone survivalist can not survive, a community of survivalists thrive.

Our forefathers knew this, the brave pioneers knew this.. 

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