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A BOB (Bug-Out-Bag) is a pre-packed backpack everyone should have ready in case the SHTF (Shit Hits the Fan).  One’s BOB should include the following things; Duck tape, canned foods, a can opener, knee-pads, gloves, a change in underwear, a poncho, a flashlight, spare batteries, a map of the surrounding area, first aid kit, pharmacetucals, toilet paper, a deck of cards, iodine tablets, a knife and cordage.

One does not need the following things in their BOB; vintage license plates, your beenie baby collection, the complete Firefly box set, your old wedding dress, a tuxedo, your x-box, back issues of Martha Stewart’s Living magazines, cable television, anything ever written by Jacki Collins,  roller blades, or coupons.

2 weeks of food?

For my June 29th feature at Conspire in beautiful downtown Phoenix I am bringing my spare BOB.  If anyone  reads something about the fall of civilization as we know it, you can reach in and take one item from my BOB.

Thank you Tommy Cannon for showing me how!

I wonder if the 2011 Survival conference is worth going to.

Marks against it

#1 It is in Dallas.

#2 It will be people pitching me a bunch of stuff to buy.  Much of it will seem necessary at the time.  Even putting aside the obvious thoughts on how easy it is to sell fear, it is money I don’t really have to spend.

#3 While the conference and hotel is cheap, the airfare makes it debatable.

Marks for it

#1 I would learn a ton.

#2 It is fun to window shop.

#3 Dallas can’t be all bad.  Sure it might have a tangled history with guns, but so does Tucson, and I can tell you that Tucson is a wonderful town.