B.O.B. for when S.H.T.F.

A Listmania! list by Tom K. "Tom" (ND USA)
 
Mechanix Wear MG-71-009 Camo Medium Gloves
1.  Mechanix Wear MG-71-009 Camo Medium Gloves by Mechanix Wear
The list author says:
  "Find some good gloves that will protect your hands, but you can still load mags and safely operate a firearm with."
$18.90   Used & New from: $13.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (756 customer reviews)

Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet)
2.  Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord (Black, 550-Pound/100-Feet) by Rothco
The list author says:
  "A million and one uses for this.  A must have for the bag."
$8.41   Used & New from: $4.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,420 customer reviews)

US Military Surplus Army Molle II Sleep Carrier Bag BackPack
3.  US Military Surplus Army Molle II Sleep Carrier Bag BackPack by Special Defense Systems
The list author says:
  "You can store a sleeping bag in here and it will attach to your Molle backpack."
$14.99   Used & New from: $7.50
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Coleman Toilet Paper Campers, 3-Pack
4.  Coleman Toilet Paper Campers, 3-Pack by Coleman
The list author says:
  "Because when S.H.T.F., you are still going to have to...well, you know.  You'll be A LOT more comfortable if you have this.  Takes up very little bag space, low weight."
$4.97   Used & New from: $4.26
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Four Seasons Survival Tinder-Quik Fire Tab
5.  Four Seasons Survival Tinder-Quik Fire Tab by Four Seasons Survival
The list author says:
  "Help you get that fire started.  Very small, light weight."
$2.99   Used & New from: $2.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (245 customer reviews)

Eureka! Backcountry 1 - Tent (sleeps 1)
6.  Eureka! Backcountry 1 - Tent (sleeps 1) by Eureka
The list author says:
  "Try to keep it to a 3-season, 1-person tent as it will be better for the elements and less bulky than a larger tent.  If there is 2 of you, I'm sure you can make due with this.  Finding one that will fit in your pack is a must."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

SE Camping Tube Tent ET8256 8.25' x 6' orange color
7.  SE Camping Tube Tent ET8256 8.25' x 6' orange color by SE
The list author says:
  "Emergency shelter in case you have to leave the tent behind, or never had one in the first place.  This will take up very little space, weigh next to nothing."
$5.98   Used & New from: $0.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Petzl TacTikka Plus 4-LED Headlamp
8.  Petzl TacTikka Plus 4-LED Headlamp by Petzl
The list author says:
  "Hands-free lighting and infrared for night time capabilities, you will be glad you have this.  Just make sure to stock spare batteries for this and anything else battery powered."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (255 customer reviews)

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Survival Fishing Kit - Compact Kit For Campers/Hikers (10 Pieces)
9.  Survival Fishing Kit - Compact Kit For Campers/Hikers (10 Pieces) by OEM
The list author says:
  "Another item that will take up next to no space and weighs vitally nothing. You need to save your MRE's, so fish for food whenever you can."
$10.94   Used & New from: $9.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove
10.  Coleman PefectFlow 1-Burner Stove by Coleman
The list author says:
  "This is a luxury, but it should fit inside the Snow Peak Cook Set to minimize the amount of space it takes up.  Again, not a absolute necessity, but if you can fit it you will be grateful."
$23.88   Used & New from: $21.97
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (313 customer reviews)

Snow Peak Titanium Trek 900 Cook Set
11.  Snow Peak Titanium Trek 900 Cook Set by Snow Peak
The list author says:
  "For cooking food, boiling water, etc.  The Coleman burner should fit inside the cooker, so that should mitigate the amount of space taken up."
$59.18 - $355.93
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Revision Military Desert Locust Goggle Basic
12.  Revision Military Desert Locust Goggle Basic by Revision Military
The list author says:
  "These might come in handy in bad weather conditions or in the event of some sort of attack (conventional, biological, etc).  These will protect your eyes from debris and uv rays."
$30.31 - $69.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack
13.  3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator with Valve, 10-Pack by 3M
The list author says:
  "You can go full gas mask if you choose, but that will take up quite a bit of room in your pack.  Get a gas mask, but keep it out of the B.O.B. until you know you'll absolutely need it.  Instead, throw 5-10 of these in there.  You never know when you might need them."
$14.41   Used & New from: $8.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (496 customer reviews)

Men's Converse Waterproof Side - zip Desert Tactical Boots Desert Tan
14.  Men's Converse Waterproof Side - zip Desert Tactical Boots Desert Tan by Converse
The list author says:
  "Get a good pair of boots for each season (i.e. Hot weather boots, waterproof boots good for most conditions, and a pair of extreme cold weather boots).  Also, invest in some high quality socks."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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CamelBak 90352 Omega Water Reservoir, 100 oz., Black
15.  CamelBak 90352 Omega Water Reservoir, 100 oz., Black by CamelBak
The list author says:
  "There is a compartment designed for this in the pack, but it is not included with my pack of choice (nor is it in most of them).  Keep it full, keep hydrated."
$29.79   Used & New from: $21.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)

Military Combat Shirt in Solid and Camouflage Colors
16.  Military Combat Shirt in Solid and Camouflage Colors by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Wear quality, versatile clothing.  When S.H.T.F., a t-shirt and hoodie aren't going to cut it."
$35.20 - $999.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (595 customer reviews)

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Aim Sports Shotgun Shell Bandolier/56 Rounds
17.  Aim Sports Shotgun Shell Bandolier/56 Rounds by AIM Sports
The list author says:
  "this is a quality bandolier and holds 56 rounds.  A shotgun is a must and your are going to need to carry some ammo.  For guns, I recommend 1 pistol, 1 shotgun, and 1 assault rifle.  Accessorize as you see fit."
$14.68   Used & New from: $9.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews)

Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Molle Assault Pack Tactical Combat Rucksack Backpack Bag 36L Black
18.  Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Molle Assault Pack Tactical Combat Rucksack Backpack Bag 36L Black by Mil-Tec
The list author says:
  "This was the pack I chose.  You can certainly go with something else, but try to find a molle pack...it will make things easier and more comfortable.  You don't need to spend upwards of $100 to get a good pack, but do make sure you get a good one as it is one of the most important purchases you will make in preparation of some catastrophic event."
$34.06
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (203 customer reviews)

Global Military Gear Tactical Vest
19.  Global Military Gear Tactical Vest by Global Military Gear
The list author says:
  "Get a tactical vest to help carry your weapon, ammo, communication, and whatever else you might need fast access to.  You don't need this brand/model, but make sure you don't get something that was made strictly for Airsoft...your REAL gun won't sit in the holster right."
$44.49 - $64.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
20.  Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter by Katadyn
The list author says:
  "Expensive, but the best on the market from what I'm told."
$270.28   Used & New from: $248.66
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit (25.4 oz. - Pack of 2)
21.  Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit (25.4 oz. - Pack of 2) by Datrex
The list author says:
  "Easy to carry food supplement."
$13.99   Used & New from: $9.40
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)

U.S. Military Tritium Compass
22.  U.S. Military Tritium Compass by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Invest in a good compass.  If you have to bug out of the city and take a less traveled route out of state or country, you will be glad you have this."
$107.19
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge ,Stop Bleeding Fast, 50 Gram Package
23.  Quikclot Sport Brand Advanced Clotting Sponge ,Stop Bleeding Fast, 50 Gram Package by Quikclot
The list author says:
  "Just in case.  Make this part of your first aid kit."
$15.46   Used & New from: $14.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews)

Repel 100 Insect Repellent, 1 oz. Pump Spray, 1 Bottle
24.  Repel 100 Insect Repellent, 1 oz. Pump Spray, 1 Bottle by Repel
The list author says:
  "Because bugs carry disease, not to mention they are a pain in the butt."
$4.19
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (561 customer reviews)

Ranger Flint and Striker Firestarter, Genuine Issue
25.  Ranger Flint and Striker Firestarter, Genuine Issue by Bushcraft
The list author says:
  "Another "must-have".  Depending on how long you are out, and in what conditions you are in, this might be your only way to get a fire going."
$9.91   Used & New from: $8.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet Metal Handle
26.  Estwing E24A Sportsman's Hatchet Metal Handle by Estwing
The list author says:
  "Get a small but sturdy hatchet or ax, preferably with a stealth that you can attach to your molle pack."
$33.22   Used & New from: $32.79
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (551 customer reviews)

Casio Men's AWGM100B-1ACR "G-Shock" Solar Watch
27.  Casio Men's AWGM100B-1ACR "G-Shock" Solar Watch by Casio
The list author says:
  "A good, solar powered watch.  Not an absolute necessity, but if/when S.H.T.F. I know I will be wearing one."
$127.50   Used & New from: $117.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews)

Dynarex Ammonia Inhalants,  33 Cc, 10 Ampules
28.  Dynarex Ammonia Inhalants, 33 Cc, 10 Ampules by Dynarex
The list author says:
  "Add these to your first aid kit."
$3.70   Used & New from: $2.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

AquaMira Military Water Purification Tablets-50 Pack
29.  AquaMira Military Water Purification Tablets-50 Pack by Aqua Mira
The list author says:
  "Get some water purification tablets.  it doesn't have to be this brand, just find one that has been reviewed and recommended."
$25.20   Used & New from: $18.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Survival Matches, Bulk Tube, NATO Approved (# 9920-00-966-9432), Military
30.  Survival Matches, Bulk Tube, NATO Approved (# 9920-00-966-9432), Military by Pro Force
The list author says:
  "More help for all your fire needs."
$6.45   Used & New from: $3.80
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Zippo Green Matte Lighter
31.  Zippo Green Matte Lighter by Zippo
The list author says:
  "Because you just can't get enough fire sources.  Make sure you fill it up with fluid before you make it part of your B.O.B. (lighter fluid sold separately)."
$13.28   Used & New from: $12.26
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (265 customer reviews)

MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12
32.  MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box A, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 1-12 by Rothco
The list author says:
  "You gotta eat, and you can't go wrong with these."
$72.50   Used & New from: $50.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Gerber 07550 Needlenose Multi-Plier 600, Black
33.  Gerber 07550 Needlenose Multi-Plier 600, Black by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "Get a good multi-tool that comes with a sheath if possible.  it's uses are unlimited."
$47.72   Used & New from: $30.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Genuine GI 4 Color Camouflage Camo Face Paint Kit
34.  Genuine GI 4 Color Camouflage Camo Face Paint Kit by GI
The list author says:
  "A handy thing to have if you are trying to evade and/or remain covert."
$10.99   Used & New from: $2.00
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Tactical Response Uniform (TRU) Trouser
35.  Tactical Response Uniform (TRU) Trouser by Tru-Spec
The list author says:
  "Along with the quality shirt, you will also need quality ripstop material pants.  Multicam is the most versatile camo and is what i suggest."
$35.35 - $100.70
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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TRU-SPEC Multicam Boonie Hat
36.  TRU-SPEC Multicam Boonie Hat by Tru Spec
The list author says:
  "Get a good hat that will protect you from the sun, rain, etc and will also match the camo pattern you are wearing on the rest of your body."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

 
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BLACKHAWK! CQB/Rigger's Belt
37.  BLACKHAWK! CQB/Rigger's Belt by BLACK HAWK INC.
The list author says:
  "To hold up your pants and to attach things to (i.e. mag pouches, flashlight, multi-tool, holster, etc)."
$16.00 - $9,995.00
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KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps  Fighting Knife, Straight
38.  KA-BAR Full Size US Marine Corps Fighting Knife, Straight by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "The most famous fighting knife in the world.  Attach the stealth to your belt and you are set.  A high quality knife is a must."
$56.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (960 customer reviews)

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