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8/6/12

Food Bin Dump

This bin made a guest appearance in the background of my initial review of the Kifaru Longhunter. I had a few questions about it, so I thought I'd let you see all of what's inside.


It's roughly three week's worth of food for the T-Blog family--a lot of THRIVE stuff, some Mountain House, a few not really visible MREs and some misc snacks. Rice is about the most complicated thing to cook here--the THRIVE stuff is mostly add to boiling water and cook, and you probably know MH and MREs.

It's kept loaded up in the Rubbermaid Action Packer (Lowe's has these last I checked...about as good of a plastic bin as I have seen), and stored inside. Otherwise, this stuff would all be sitting on a shelf--this way, it's ready to go at a moment's notice.

This is in supplement to the three day's worth of food in our bug out bags (MREs, MH and snacks)--though we could probably get away with less food in our BOBs, I'm a worst-case-scenario kind of guy.

It's heavy, but I'm not going to be hiking with it.

We have a separate Action Packer with camp kitchen gear--stove, utensils, axe, fire kit, pots and pans. Yes, a can opener too. Bug out bags again have additional redundancy.

Just picked up some multivitamins to add to the mix...and we probably need a bigger thing of syrup, too. A couple other things need restocking, but that's the general bin.

8 comments :

  1. I'm just curious, "What size Rubbermaid Action Packer?" If I was to guess, I would think the 8 gallon or 24 gallon. Just interested. Thanks.

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  2. It's the 24 gallon. The 8 gallons are great - extra handy; the 24 gallon is a bit on the big side.

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  3. I love these bins, although they could be a tad more robust. Bins is how I handle my bug out gear. I highly doubt needing to bug out on foot with zero notice. Also it makes gear much more accessible when your not bugging out. A "bug-in" scenario is usually more likely and its nice to not have to dig through various bags looking for what you need. And if I DID need to bug out on foot I could dump what I needed into a bag fairly easily.

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    1. A bug out where you have may 30 seconds out the door is indeed a "worst case" kind of thing most likely from something like a house fire where you can only grab a few things and then have to book it. And if it's a house fire or similar, society is going to be functioning outside...hit up the ATM and head to Denny's or some such.

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  4. Thanks for sharing contents. But I'm curious, how do you plan a bug out with such long moves? Do you keep your original bug out location our pick a new one more approximate to current location? Its got to be tough.

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    1. It's tough. Generally, we're going to be bugging in. In case of a bug out, we've got some friends/family with driving range of our current location. Not ideal, but something. I'm looking into a hunting lease for our current location, which would give us claim on a place, but probably out of my price range for the time being. Exploring some other options, too...

      Not sure where we'll be living this time next year, so we'll go from there...

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  5. I use Action Packers to store camping gear and SHTF gear in. Having everything where you can grab it and go is just as useful and great for weekend camping trips as it is for SHTF stuff. Action Packers are sturdy enough to use as seats as well.

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  6. Definitely a good idea to have a food bin for bug out. This is something I've done for years and am thinking of expanding.

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