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Should we take it LIGHTLY? Definitely YES!!

Does your BOB feel like a boulder on your back?
One day you may rely HEAVILY on your bag but it should be TIGHT & LIGHT.

Have you reorganized your BOB 10 times & still can’t find something when you want it? (You should practice being able to get what you need quickly.)
Having spent 2 weeks a year for 5 years living out of my backpack on medical mission trips in a 3rd world country without running water or electricity has taught me a lot.
The typical, bulky, BOB backpack seems like it’s all bag and no substance!
Kind of like a hamburger that’s all bread and NO MEAT. We’ll change that.
This class WILL teach you some tricks for putting a bug-out-bag together using some unconventional tricks I’ve learned over the years.

Quick, simple, and practical.
That’s how the BOB SHOULD be.
That’s how it WILL be.

On display will be a bug out bag I’ve designed and put together.
Let’s get together and get some serious work and planning done.
What you’ll learn in this class will enable you to put a BOB together at minimal cost.

This will be a hands-on, DIY class so you practice till you get it right.
ALL SUPPLIES PROVIVED: You’ll be provided with everything you need to make & take the following items home.


An assortment of individual, sealed medicinal straw tubes (betadine, triple anti, peroxide, alcohol, anti-fungal, tylenol, ibuprophen, hydrocortisone, etc.)
5- Reusable straw kits to put what you want in them
3- Rehydration salt packets (we’ll make homemade rehydration salts used in the mission field.)
1- Complete straw wound kit
1- Complete straw fishing kit
2- Fire starter straws
1-Snare kit

If you choose (I will have extra straws and Mylars) you can bring your own items to make additional mini-survival kits: Suture kits, tiny medicine packs (pills, ointments, peroxide, betadine), sewing kits, salt, sugar, coffee, suntan lotion, anything you might need to get yourself back home in a SHTF situation or stuck in the wilderness for a week.

Class will be held in Oceanside. Maximum of 12 people so we can focus. I will need an actual email (not the meetup email) so I can attach files and send you notices as the meetup email does not allow attachments. Send to: [masked]

This will be a long class (3-4HRS.) so plan accordingly, BEFORE you sign-up, check your schedules.
There is a $35 fee for this class which will cover all supplies for what will be made in class and a DVD filled with everything you can think of that covers all areas of prepping (recipes for cooking w/ food storage, gardening tech, homemade solar, homesteading, manuals, videos, tons of do-it-yourself, trapping, shelters, guides, farming, medical, water, stoves, sanitation, warfare, too much to list including a food storage chart & calculator that will tell you how much of each food item you will need for 1 yr. You just plug in how many adult males, females and number of children then it calculates.

Survival Preparedness classes are monitored for last minute drop-outs and no shows which may affect any future classes you sign-up for.

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  • Carey K.

    Super fun meet up, lots of great info and nice people. Sue is very knowledgeable, and thankful she is so willing to share with all of us.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My husband Arden will attend.

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it to this event becaue of the date. However, I want to praise your concept! So many other groups are focused on making huge heavy BOB's and sstuffing it with as much junk as possible. My current BOB is a simple fanny pack. I love your straw idea! I'm going to start thinking smaller.

    August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Any chance you could repeat this class on a weekday? (But not a Friday)

      August 1, 2013

  • Sue

    okay, I always have a name tag contest but this time I want to include a pill bottle challange. Get a normal prescription pill bottle no taller than 3", no wider than 1 1/2" and make an emergency kit out of it. Bring it to class to share

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm already signed up with the other group.

    July 23, 2013

    • Sue

      Thanks for the comment cuz I was about to take you off.

      July 23, 2013

  • Sue

    BOB Straw Kits Class -People have asked what my class is about. I have posted some pictures to show you what we will be making in the class and what parts of my BOB looks like.

    July 16, 2013

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