I have been reworking my BOB, I do that often. Take out this and put in that, ya know. Always thinking about what I would really use and what is just taking up valuable space and adding useless weight. The thing that has been in and out of my BOB many times is a small camp stove. I keep asking myself this question and I would love your input on this. Do I really need to cook if I am in a situation where my BOB is in use?? I mean, this thing is just to sustain me for 3 days max, getting me from point A to point B right? If in this Bug Out situation do I really need to cook a hot meal? Would energy bars and snacks not be enough to keep me in pretty good shape for just 3 days max? Would I really want to stop everything and cook a meal if I'm bugging out? I feel like I may be in a bit of a hurry to get to point B if I am on the run. Hell, I go more than 3 days all the time without a home cooked meal, just a PB&J on the go keeps me sustained and healthy. I know that it may not be a great idea to do this for an extended amount of time but I think I can make it just fine for 3 days with energy bars and a few snacks. Keep in mind bugging out is not just a camping trip. If you REALLY have to Bug Out there is some pretty serious shit going down somewhere close to you or where you have just been. I would think getting to your Plan B destination as quickly as possible with few stops along the way is the best plan.
OK, now, do you have a stove in your BOB?? Have you really thought about where, why and how you would use it in a SHTF scenario?? Do you really think you will have time to stop and cook on the way to your destination?? I am asking because I'm just not sure if a stove has a place in my BOB anymore. I may be looking at this thing all wrong. I would love to hear from all of you on this subject. Do you have a stove in your BOB?? Should I keep one in mine?? And do you think going 3 days max without a hot meal is going to, in some way, hurt your chances of survival or making it to Point B?? Well, I got questions, any answers out there?? Love to hear from everyone so maybe we can all decide once and for all the answer to this mystifying question.
This is Bullseye...OUT !!!