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Bugging Out - Hauling Ass 101: What to bring

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  • This 'show and tell' meetup coincides with the Evasion hike set for that afternoon.

    Feel free to bring items you're curious about including.

    If I survived eight days in the freezing SoCal desert with just a knife, parachute, two canteens and by the way, with about 25 AK-47 toting, radio equipped guys looking for me and a bunch of other folks, YOU CAN TOO.

    My rule of thumb - spend $30 - $100 on your backpack (yes, for $30 you can get an REI Lt-weight bag) and spend twice to three times as much on your lightweight hiking boots and WOOL SOCKS. After that, the rest is personal preference.

    Second rule of thumb: one ounce of sweat now prevents a quart of blood later!
    1.Staying lightweight prevents most serious joint pain and keeps your water consumption down to a manageable level.
    2.Staying lightweight in your most basic gear (sleeping gear, weather gear, backpack) allows you to plan to bring more water, more food, and more ammo should you decide to.
    3.Getting used to your lightweight setup as soon as possible means that should you need to take off, you know your gear, know its strengths and weaknesses, and reduce your worries!

    Covers what's in my BoB (Bug-out Bag), where I got it, how much it costs. I'll bring several types of bags along on hiking Meetups that I do. You can try them on for the hike, loaded or unloaded, and see what you think. I'll also share my trial and error results and answer any questions, the first question being, "But I've got all my stuff prepped at home, why on earth would I ever need to Bug Out?!?"

    Standard disclaimer: This meetup is for entertainment and education purposes only.

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  • Katrina S.

    Is this still happening?

    June 23, 2014

  • Viper 1

    My wife and I would like to go if somewhere in the south sound. Still not sure if I want a military type camo assault pack that's easily concealed or a waterproof Sea Line type great for water transport that is high vis that may assist in rescue. Any advice?

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • Charles J.

      Depends on the evasion. My solution personally was to keep two similar packs, a Kelty Redwing and the multicam version of the Redwing the MAP 3500. A non camo rainfly will make it look campus vs combat.

      December 23, 2013

  • Charles J.

    I'm still looking at when I'll be in the area to teach this class, along with a location.

    December 1, 2013

  • Charles J.

    I will post more on this later...

    November 7, 2013

  • Allen

    I'll go, sounds like good knowledge to have.

    1 · October 31, 2013

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  • Charles J.
    E&E Subject Matter Expert, Organizer,
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    Our ethic is simple: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. It takes a community to be... more

  • Marty R.

    Been prepping for this since boy scouts

  • Mike A.

    Been doing disaster prep for a couple years. Recently finished CERT training.

  • Jonathon P. +1

    Hi I'm Jon, I'm in the Army and have some skills that I can pass on

  • Allen

    Hi, I am Allen. I have developed a fasination with learning more about survival,... more

  • N B

    I am interested in apocalypse preperations of all sorts, im in!

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