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Old 12-08-2008, 15:55   #81
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Comm and Nav killed me but if its a true SHTF situation why would I want to be signaling for help? And for Nav I know the woods around here like the back of my hand.
Well, not all SHTF events call for escape and evasion, some (dare I say most) call for search and rescue. As for Comm and Nav and knowing your AO, it's not a pass/fail grade but rather a metric to give you an idea of where you're at. As long as you know why you scored low in those areas and have an appropriate plan to address it, then it's fine.
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Old 12-08-2008, 15:58   #82
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Geko, that spreadsheet rocks. I just picked up my GHB Bag yesterday and have started my build. That helps so much.
Thanks! Glad to hear it helped!

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Old 02-10-2009, 01:49   #83
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I guess I still have some work to do!
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64.4 i guess thats not too bad.
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Old 02-19-2009, 20:27   #85
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BOB 75.9 overall

portability 4
hydro 16.8
feedability 4.8
shelter 16.8
fire 8.8
combat 5
durability 4
first aid 4.5
commo 2

Not too bad but I see I really need to boost up my bags food and commo rating. Portability isn't really a concern, its a very well made bag and only weighs around 45 or so. My gear in Iraq and the ruck I took on my ruck-run days in training weighed much more.
Commo though. I think that one is going to have to wait a little bit till I can research more on good reliable commo devices.
This scale is a great tool, thanks!

<TABLE style="WIDTH: 209pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=279 border=0><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 57pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2779" width=76><COL style="WIDTH: 48pt" span=2 width=64><COL style="WIDTH: 56pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2742" width=75><TBODY><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl72 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; WIDTH: 209pt; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" width=279 colSpan=4 height=17>Update: I revamped my bag and made a few inmprovements, this is my new set-up.
Semi-Official BOB/GHB Rating System
</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver" height=17>Category</TD><TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver">Score</TD><TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver">Weight</TD><TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver">Points</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Shelter</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>9</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>21%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>18.9</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Hydro</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>16%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>16.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Food</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>12%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>6.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Fire</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>8</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>11%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>8.8</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Portable</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>4</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>4.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Navigation</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Durable</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>9</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>4.5</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Defense</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>10</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>First Aid</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>9</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>4.5</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl67 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17>Comms</TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>6</TD><TD class=xl68 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>5%</TD><TD class=xl69 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" align=right>3.0</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl70 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver" height=17></TD><TD class=xl63 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver">Total</TD><TD class=xl64 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver" align=right>100%</TD><TD class=xl65 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: silver" align=right>80.7</TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" height=17></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD><TD class=xl66 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent"></TD></TR><TR style="HEIGHT: 12.75pt" height=17><TD class=xl73 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; HEIGHT: 12.75pt; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent" colSpan=3 height=17>Congratulations! Your score is:</TD><TD class=xl71 style="BORDER-RIGHT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-TOP: #f0f0f0; BORDER-LEFT: #f0f0f0; BORDER-BOTTOM: #f0f0f0; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent">80.7</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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Old 03-08-2009, 20:38   #86
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I'm a noob here, but I've been running a "SHTF thread series" on my "home forum". I'm going to assume I've bought the guns I have WTB threads out for - I could buy comparable models right now (eg G17 instead of G19), but I'm holding out for the right item at the right price.

My pack focuses on staying light and mobile, and having lots of multitaskers or redundant task-sharers. For example, I don't carry a hatchet, big knife, saw, and brushcutter. I carry a sawback machete. And I know how to use it.

Shelter: 8 - I'm in coastal Texas, where we have two seasons: hot and hotter. On the rare two weeks a year that we have cold weather, I'll be wearing long pants and a jacket. Otherwise, the paracord, tarp, mylar blanket, and change of clothes will do enough that I'll be leaving one or more out.
Hydro: 10 - Try one day of dehydration here and you won't need to learn the lesson again. My pack has 2 L of stabilized water in a bladder, a couple of 20 oz hand bottles, two straws (in the bottles for pre-use hand operation), purification tablets, and bleach packets.
Food: 8 - I don't carry full MREs, but I do carry two or three days of high calorie bars. I'll consider them meals ready to eat as opposed to a point lower half prepared meals. I also have GORP and some other packaged food for variety.
Fire: 7 - I didn't want to cheat, so I ignored the propane stove and lamps I have at home and in the truck (which will almost certainly go with me). In the bag, I have flares, butane lighter, reusable fire stick, tinder/resin dust, and waterproof matches.
Portability: 6 - I keep an urban-friendly school pack for all my junk.
Navigation: 10 - keychain compass, maps in my head, waterproof printed topo and road maps of the local area and likely retreat areas, GPS receiver with preloaded topo and road maps of most of TX and LA, and points of interest (amazing what you can do with a windows mobile cell phone with removable sim card, spare batteries and charging enclosure, and a mini-SD card - I'd never bet my life on it, hence the luxury of memorized maps and printed maps, but it's an awesome primary).
Durability: 7 - REI quality, rip-stop and waterproof (two layers, important here where we often have 120% apparently relative humidity and I live at sea level).
Defense: 10 - nail clippers, penknife, fixed blade combat knife (machete!), multitool, subcompact handgun, compact handgun, pistol caliber carbine, optional shotgun (with various loads - pepper, flare, bird, jungle, and buckshot - assuming I grab the shotgun rig as I head out the door). Also note that the handguns and carbine use the same ammo and mags. The same frame if I get to buy all the toys I want right now.
FA: 9 - I'm not trained for a full medikit, so I don't bother carrying. Otherwise I have an assortment of OTC medicines, foot kit, fluids/gels, personal medical info on card with full history on electronic media, and big bandages. I'm a trained first responder, but not a medic.
Comms: 8 - mirror, flares, sticks, strobe, am/fm receiver, FRS/GMRS two way (intragroup comms, occasional CQ), and CB two way (expected to be in much more common use). But I'm an electrical engineer, and I expect to be able to find the parts to rig up a ham band transceiver of significant wattage.

Again, a lot of this is double, triple, or quadruple duty. The flares will signal help and start fires. The ethanol alcohol will work as medicine (anesthetic and antiseptic), fuel, water purifier, and food (150 cal/oz, baby) - that's significant use in four categories.

Of course it will always need tweaking, and I can't completely test it in most situations. But it has served me through two completely different hurricane situations (Rita, where I got off work 20 hours before landfall and GTFO ASAP and Ike, where I stayed at home but endured a week of civil society with little to no support infrastructure - my caravan running rescue and supply in low lying areas carried handguns and shotguns in the vehicles but never once had to think about drawing them). I hope I never need to put it to the test again, but I also think I'm ready if I do.

Oh yeah. The spreadsheet has me at 84.2.

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75.2 Not too bad!
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DEF. room for improvement. although this is just my bag as packed.. I have some other useful items very close to it almost all the time.. home.. office.. car etc etc.. but this is just for the bag.

Semi-Official BOB/GHB Rating System

Category Score Weight Points
Shelter 3 21% 6.3
Hydro 5 16% 8.0
Food 7 12% 8.4
Fire 6 11% 6.6
Portable 6 10% 6.0
Navigation 9 10% 9.0
Durable 9 5% 4.5
Defense 8 5% 4.0
First Aid 5 5% 2.5
Comms 5 5% 2.5
Total 57.8
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I either scored 1.95 or 312.
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Hello all. Im a little late on this forum, but still here. Wily, great post. Like others, I don't think your scale is perfect, but it is a great information and comparison tool. Personally, I would add weight for scalability. I think that gets missed a lot of times, and isn't always needed, but depending on time of year and individual locales and events, scalability adds points in portability while subtracting points from non-essential ones. to make the point clearer, my GHB is a comfortable day pack + a fanny pack + a collection of odds and ends in another bag that can be tossed in the day pack or left behind, depending on the circumstances. Obviously, leave behind items are cheap tools or knives etc. that have better versions in my BOB at home. Once Im home, if the situation warrants it, most of my GHB supplies can be added to my BOB, or just thrown in the vehicle. Also servers as extra capacity for that friend or family member that happens to find you on the way out. Some may even have a set up like the newer military packs, where you can tailor the supplies by adding packs onto a main one. I dont have that, but I like the idea. My BOB is an external frame pack, and does provide room to add a sleeping bag, pad, tent and winter coat to the outside. I keep plenty of straps for such purposes, as well as paracord. Cheap lite duty carabiners also serve such multi purpose roles. Maybe scalability shoould be a bonus category.

Anywho, heres my scores for GHB and BOB.
GHB= 69.9
Port- 11 Hydro- 12.8 Feed- 4.8 Shelt- 16.8 Fire- 5.5 Combat- 4.5 Dura- 5 FAid- 2.5 Comm- 1 Nav- 6

BOB= 83.6
Port- 5 Hydro- 16 Feed- 9.6 Shelter- 21 Fire-11 Combat- 4.5 Dura- 5 FAid- 2.5
Comm- 1 Nav- 8
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:24   #92
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First off, this is long so get a beer, a pen, and your calulator.
Brilliant idea WilyCoyote !

I'm very excited to do this with my gear and I think it's a very useful technique. thanks!
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:01   #93
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58 :(

Need to work on my Commo, Nav, and Hydro. I might need a bigger bag.
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Old 06-22-2010, 20:48   #94
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I said it a million times already, but to recap, a low score doesn't mean you suck, it just means you carry less than someone else or may have a different kit than someone else.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:07   #95
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Well after re-working my bags twice, I came up with something I think is practical.

Shelter 10
Hydro 7
Food 7
Fire 9
Portable 5
Nav 9
Durable 7
Defense 10
First Aid 9
Comms 8
Total 81.5

Made one for my wife too. It got a little more complicated whe we had the baby and I had to include her stuff as well.

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Old 09-23-2010, 11:33   #96
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I scored a 65.3 but I am wondering why the low score for the portability...
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Old 09-23-2010, 14:39   #97
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The bigger the pack the lower the score.
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Old 10-27-2010, 03:29   #98
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50.6

So my fate is equal to a flip of a coin?
That doesn't sound to good to me....
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:42   #99
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50.6

So my fate is equal to a flip of a coin?
That doesn't sound to good to me....
No it probably means that you are lacking in one or two areas. Maybe non-critical, like "quality", not super important because cheap stuff works for a while. Or it might mean that you do not have a lot of redundancy. 2 is 1, 1 is 0 and all that.

One real big problem is water. It is heavy and bulky and absolutely necessary.
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Old 01-13-2011, 13:08   #100
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I thought I'd finally sit down and see how my GHB compares on this fancy scale here.

Portability 7
Hydro 10
Feedability 4
Sheltering 5
Fire Making 6
Combat 8
Durability 10
First Aid 6
Communication 9
Navigation 5
Weighted score of my GHB: 66.4

Since this is a forty-eight to seventy-two hour GHB, I'm not toting around a full tent and a lot of food. I could add some items and turn my GHB into a full BOB, but at seventeen pounds already, I don't want to go any larger. Just throwing my GPS unit into the bag would increase my score to 71.4, but then if I get into that frame of mind, it's thirty pounds before you know it and I'm having to buy a larger bag.

I would like to see the correlation between bag weight and score. On this scale, I could score a 90 with a bag that could only be moved with a forklift. Because of that loophole, the portability category should be weighted a lot higher.
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