I have a lot of passions, interests and hobbies. After this terrible winter I have given great thought to building two ‘Get Home Bags’ or BOB’s(Bug-Out-Bag) for my wife and myself to live in the cars. Two-thirds of the bag will be appropriated for surviving in the winter months and the other third for the other three seasons. Or maybe realistically 60/40. The inspiration for this project is partly due the this past winter of 2013/2014 and partly due to the terrifying video linked to below. Right now as of this writing I am in the preliminary stages of evaluating the needs, capabilities and products to put in the two bags I have. I am not setting a budget per-say, but I am not spending tons and the major components will probably be high-end military surplus. I am however looking to have these two bags finished and in place by the start of the winter 2014/2015.
Where am I with it you ask? The beginning, I have the bags and ideas.
USMC ILBE Pack in Woodland Digital
Specifications and Features:
|Constructed of 720 Denier Cordura||4500 cubic inches of space||Top buckle-removable Lid with internal pocket|
|Adjustable, heavily padded waist belt||Collapsible hydration pack pocket on back||Tall pockets run height of pack on either side|
|Internal aluminum frame||Height-adjustable shoulder straps with sternum strap||Many compression straps on sides and top|
|Dual-pull zippers on both sides run top to bottom||Straps on lower part of pack to attach sleeping pad roll||Collapsible “floor shelf”/divider in midpack|
|Heavily padded quick release shoulder straps||Heavy rubber-wrapped webbing handles on either side|
I will go into further detail in the next post. In the post I will cover not only the bag, but the first couple posts. Also go into a little more in-depth into my plan.