Ladies' BOB/Ideas?/What's in yours?

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by OldFashionedMama, Aug 4, 2010.

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  1. OldFashionedMama

    OldFashionedMama Partyin' like it's 1699

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    Unfortunately us ladies have a few more things to contend with when faced with a bug-out situation. Even though its been years since she had to deal with female things, my stepmom has a box with supplies in case anyone else might need them. Hers is pretty simple, just pads and tampons, and also disposable baby and adult diapers. While I sincerely hope that I wouldn't have to bug out so long that this would become an issue, it COULD happen. However, I also think it is wise for women to be prepared for other events, and to know how to use plants and herbs to treat female health concerns.
    Two things I would definitely want in my BOB are cranberry capsules (or concentrate) and garlic. Imagine a scenario with hot, humid weather, little or no access to clean water, or just no time to clean up, and you've got perfect conditions for yeast or bacterial infections. Wrap a peeled garlic clove in a little bit of gauze, few drops of tea tree oil, little olive oil or petroleum jelly and you've got a treatment for those infections. I cleared a potentially dangerous bacterial infection that threatened to send me into preterm labor with this treatment after it did not respond to "conventional" medicines.
    Sooo ladies, are you ready to bug out? :cool:
     
  2. Genevieve

    Genevieve I'm done - gone

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    yep. ready. I have the basics. It's all I need. I'm bugging out, not starting a charity store for others. sorry. I'm not hefting around junk I don't need for others. They should've thought of it themselves.
    Basics:
    3 ways to make fire
    bottle w/filter and tablets to clean water
    poncho for shelter and para cord to tie it up if necessary
    utencils for cooking and eating
    MREs and powdered drinks
    small firstaid kit
    small homemade fishing kit
    extra socks and clothes packed in ziplock bags
    toiletries
     

  3. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    OK, enough with the BOB jokes, first it was Naekid that wanted to know what was in your "BOB" then how to stuff your "BOB" then show us your "BOB". I admit this post was a little kinder, "ladies BOB", my wife thought that when I was younger I was quite a 'ladies man'. She will not share any secrets about me now!!!:D:D:2thumb:
     
  4. OldFashionedMama

    OldFashionedMama Partyin' like it's 1699

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    This was a real post LOL!! However those BOB jokes you mentioned gave me a nice laugh this morning. I'm gonna need more of that today-my mother in law is coming to stay with us this afternoon and is gonna be here for a solid week. :gaah::nuts:
     
  5. bunkerbob

    bunkerbob Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry, I just got to start the day with some joviality. I know this post was done in earnest.
    Mother-in-laws are no joke:gaah:
     
  6. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    Well, oldfashionedmama, we could start a thread of mother-in-law jokes, just for you!
     
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  7. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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    Normally I do not have a BOB, but a GHB. I plan on staying put. So my GHB has a change of clothes (I wear dresses and skirts only, but keep sweatpants/t-shirt in the bag), hiking boots, "store bought" pads (normally use cloth), handkerchief, water, snacks, coat and dollar store rain poncho. I have a multi-tool, pocket knife, sewing kit, first aid kit in my purse and/or car. That I can toss in the GHB. Not much, but a start.
     
  8. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    I would advise all girls and ladies to wear very loose clothing with their hair up under a cap, the clothing will disguise your movements pretty well and lets face it yawl walk funny.. well in a nice way but in a way that may not be good out and about.. best not advertise ya kno
     
  9. Genevieve

    Genevieve I'm done - gone

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    Ha! Not after two spine operations and another on the left knee!:D
    and we may be looking at another on the right knee:(
    Somebody told me I walk like John Wayne!:scratch :eek:




    motorcycles will mess you up!
     
  10. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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    Well, I do not think I have to worry too much about that. Two back surgeries, not much hip swaying in my gait. Not to mention being rather "fluffy", so unless all the men are "chubby chasers"... Plus I have PCOS (Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome), which means, among other problems, I am growing a beard (I shave it every day) and have male pattern baldness (I wear a wig).

    Wow, in writing, I sure sound like Uncle Fester :cry:
     
  11. OldFashionedMama

    OldFashionedMama Partyin' like it's 1699

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    Wow. **it hasn't even hit the fan yet and the menfolk are already telling women how they should dress. Any man dumb enough to think that I'm advertising will probably be shot. :club:
     
  12. SurvivalNut

    SurvivalNut Retired Army

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    Brings a new meaning to "DUCK AND COVER". I'll keep my head down and mouth shut. :ignore:

    Seriously, as the Grandpa and senior prepper in my family most of the lists fall to me. I am seriously following the original intent of this thread. A number of ladies are counting on me.

    Will be following postings here. Thanks!
     
  13. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

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    There's a lot of sense to what Hozay wrote. If the SHTF for any reason and things are out of control, it might not matter whether you THINK you're advertising or not.

    He was sincere. Be careful what you do, how you dress, how you walk, etc., if things go over the edge. In times like that it might not matter. Women will be at risk.
     
  14. mosquitomountainman

    mosquitomountainman I invented the internet. :rofl:

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    I thnk HB's point was to try to disguise the fact that you're a woman. In a SHTF situation you either want to be someone that noone wants to mess with out of fear or you want to be invisible. Unfortunately, few women are going to inspire fear in the male populace but any woman has something men want. In a lawless society lawless men may try to take it. Tactically, it makes sense to be invisible. (Someone people just don't notice or who appears to have nothing worth taking.)

    Guns jam, people have off days, even the best person at hand-to-hand combat can slip or fall to a lucky punch. Many of the famous gun-fighters of the old west died from a bullet in the back. Prudence dictates that conflict be avoided if possible.
     
  15. HarleyRider

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    :confused:
     
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  16. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    Don't worry.... we love you just the way you are. :kiss: Hmmm...... let me see if I can turn this into a song.....:eek:
     
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  17. Genevieve

    Genevieve I'm done - gone

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    huh. Uncle Fester and John Wayne. What a pair we would make!:p:D
     
  18. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

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    Will it be sung to the Adams Family theme song? I'll start practicing my snaps!

    Hmm... John Wayne and Uncle Fester that is quite the combination.:eek: What would that movie be like:scratch.