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Ok, say you are forced to live out of your BOB.

What steps have you taken to insure your gear stays dry over the long haul?

While I have some stuff stored in plastic bags,I doubt their durability over a long time.

I do have some "dry-bags" and am considering the purchase of more. What are your choices for keeping gear dry?
 

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I store my stuff in doubled one and two gallon ziploc bags. Some of the small / sharp stuff is stored in the extra heavy duty slide together plastic boxes that milling cutters are shipped in. Black electrical tape seal makes them waterproof.

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Heavy ziploc freezer bags and "waterproof" compression bags. Also couple heavy "lawn" bags to put entire pack in if not wearing.

Fair amount of stuff in vacuum-sealed bags, mainly high-bulk, low weight items like clothes. That works great, but just ONCE. Can be rolled closed, etc after opening, but not waterproof re-sealable once they're opened. Idea is that the "extra" clothes are in case I'm not wearing 'appropriate' clothing if shtf, so lack of re-sealing clothing bags isn't a major issue. Remember this is a truck GHB (get home bag), not a post-shtf BOB.
 

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My ruck has been lined with heavy duty green garbage bages for about 30 years now, plus I'm a great believer in freezer style "ziplock bags". I've had boot silicone open in my ruck, which was packed in double sealed zip lock bags and none of my kit was damaged.
 

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My pack has a 6 mil liner for the entire contents. The rest is a mix of dry bags and zip-loc freezer bags.
 

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Since I canoe allot, I have many fully waterproof bags, all heavy duty, to call on. They are made for this. And of course, my 5.56 mm ammo IS Lake City :) And my 9mm is Winchester 127gr +p+ factory and it is fully sealed. My few knives are all stainless and dull finished with kyndex sheiths, as is my 9mm. I have some top keilty rain gear for myself.

I doubt gunboob has even a good umbrella!
 

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WHAT powder, dumbass? Model airplane "dope" suffices to seal ammo case-mouthes and primers. No spare clothing,other than socks, or the cold weather balaclava and gloves. Nothing else to worry -about if it gets wet.
 

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Hey "<font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font><font color=red>*</font>" post a detailed kit list of kit that you have ready to go right now!
 

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Hey Super Tard- The powder part is from the old expression "Keep You Powder Dry". Geez what a $tupe. ~>;-)
 

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andy said:
No spare clothing,other than socks, or the cold weather balaclava and gloves. Nothing else to worry -about if it gets wet.
Oh, now that's smart. . .:rolleyes:
 

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WHAT powder, dumbass? Model airplane "dope" suffices to seal ammo case-mouthes and primers. No spare clothing,other than socks, or the cold weather balaclava and gloves. Nothing else to worry -about if it gets wet.
You are really unprepared. Have you actually tried living with your gear for any length of time? Not hours, actually for days or weeks.
 

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Damn I had forgotten the Super Tard name I called him back then.

He really is the one and only resident of the Melvinverse, aside from the voices in his head.
And a one track mind that's easily derailed.
 
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