Due to continuing advice, the bag is nothing like this first post however I am keeping the list unedited to show the evolution/progress of my BOB Okay, since I listed what's in my "bug-in" stash in the "What's in your BOB" thread, I decided to actually make a BOB. Listed is what is in the bag as well as what would be on my person. Two major weaknesses that I see: lack of a comm device and weight (total w/ armor and everything else I'm carrying is about 100lbs). Plus I would have my two dogs that would need to be supported. I won't leave my furry, portable alarm systems dammit. Besides, they also prevent distress/drop in morale. The plan would be to go about 250 miles west from Illinois to Iowa, staying away from major roads and trying to follow stuff like railroads and streams. Crossing the Mississippi would require I use a bridge so that's a vulnerability... Italicized items are in-transit and will be added to the bag which is not yet completely full. In the bag: 5 - 30rd AR magazines loaded with XM193 2 - Signal flares (in a baggie) 1 - 16X Super Sniper scope zeroed for my AR 1 - M590A1 w/ sidesaddle, Speedfeed stock, and 623FA forend strapped to the side of the bag 1 - Hatchet strapped to the side of the bag 1 - 100ft length of 1000lb test paracord strapped to the side of the bag 10 - 00 buck shells 10 - 12ga slugs 1 - Map of IA/IL 1 - Magnesium firestarter (in a baggie) 100 - Waterproof matches (in a baggie) 1 - Woodland camo poncho 1 - MIOX water filtration system 1 - MIOX water filtration system parts kit 1 - Tube of toothpaste (in a baggie) 1 - Toothbrush (in a baggie) 3 - Pairs of underwear (in a baggie) 3 - Pairs of socks (in a baggie) 1 - Roll of TP (in a baggie) 1 - Glock collapsible shovel/saw 32 - CR123 batteries 1 - Full face mask/respirator 10 - Additional baggies to put ammo and other stuff in that I don't want to get wet when crossing rivers 3 - MREs (may increase if space allows) 1 - Mess kit 16 - Cups of kibble (dogs have to eat too) 1 - 30F sleeping bag (will be secured to the top of the pack) 1 - Gore-tex bivy (will be secured to the top of the pack) 1 - First aid kit (handful of standard and large bandages, Celox, gauze, waterproof tape) 1 - No-name backup 3V LED flashlight 1 - Bottle of Flintstones chewables multivitamins (laugh it up but at least I'll have 100% of my USRDA of most vitamins and minerals) 1 - Field suture kit 60 - Katadyn water treatment tablets On me: 1 - Interceptor OTV w/ two Level IV plates (total weight is 25lbs) 1 - AR15 on a single-point sling w/ TLR1 and EOTech 553 9 - AR magazines (3 loaded with Federal Tactical Bonded, 3 loaded with TAP, 3 loaded with XM193) 1 - Glock 21 on a belt holster w/ TLR 1 2 - Glock 21 magazines on a belt holster 1 - Pentagonlight X3 1 - Compass 1 - Kabar 1 - Pair of hiking boots (need to buy these and break them in) 1 - Canteen 1 - Set of woodland BDUs 1 - Helmet (need to buy this) 1 - 10x monocular I still need to buy the Level IV plates as well as the helmet and boots and I have a few things still waiting to be delivered but I think all items of substantial weight are already in the bag. I want to buy a Gen 3 NV monocular but that's not going to happen unless I win the lottery.