B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby Bob » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:17 pm

The last time I used drawing salve was on an infected ingrown hair on my knee.
Damn thing was incredibly long when it was removed.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby zbuddy » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:32 pm

Lately I realized that we should add some region/area specific items to the go-bags. For example, insect repellant - the South has horrendous mosquitoes. Similarly, sun screen as well.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby Bob » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:17 pm

The skeeters and no see ums bothering you?
They like the taste of people not from around here better than the locals.
Their favorite is yankees. :Huge:
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby zbuddy » Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:49 pm

Bob wrote:The skeeters and no see ums bothering you?
They like the taste of people not from around here better than the locals.
Their favorite is yankees. :Huge:


I wish you were just pokin' fun, but I am pretty confident that these little bastards LOVE my Yankee blood. I'll be around three or four Southerners, none of them get bit - just me.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby UnderDude » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:50 am

Same thing happens to the wife. The moment she gets out of the vehicle (mid-day and upper 90's) when we head for the woods she gets attacked. And she gets the huge welts whenever she's bitten.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby Red Star » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:33 am

Bob wrote:The skeeters and no see ums bothering you?
They like the taste of people not from around here better than the locals.
Their favorite is yankees. :Huge:


Why don't you come up here and try OUR mosquitos and ticks on for size...

I DARE you! :twisted:
Time to get up, you're not dead yet...
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but you certainly will be if you don't move your ass!
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby Bob » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:13 pm

At one time I regularly took a dug that was bound to a sulfur molecule.
They did not like me at all then.

They really do seem to go after people who are not local.


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Have you ever been in a swarm of gnats or as some call them no see ums?

I am no stranger to ticks and red bugs.
I camped every month rain or shine for years.
Never had to deal with a leach though.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby UnderDude » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:52 pm

I HATE TICKS AND CHIGGERS AND MOSQUITOS DAMMIT!
New for Sammy's BOB (which I'm supposed to carry of course).....
I removed the jars of food and swapped them for pouches. They're much lighter to carry, make no noise, and him and I both think they taste better anyway. Shelf life is around 8-12 months so I'll be doing rotations much more often. He now has a full camo outfit that should last him a few more months and I bought another one two sizes bigger. Got him a boonie hat and ball call in matching patterns as well. A dark colored warm vest and a warm jacket, extra long socks,which brings me to my dilemma.....SHOES! He goes through them in about 4 months so I ask other parents the following.....
Could I order them 2-3 times bigger for his BOB and just put extra socks on him if nescessary or could that damage his feet or legs? How about powdered beverage mixes? He's off of formula, he eats the pouch food, what I cook, and drinks milk and water with the occasional juice (usually apple or one of the fresh veg/juice bottles. I like Mio and I put a few in our bag (I hate the taste of plain water unless it's very cold), plus it kills the taste of those water purification tablets if you need to use them.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby Mrknot » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:32 pm

For the wee one I strongly recommend closed-toe sandals, like Keens.
Buy em big!
Their feet grow exponentially.
The sandals seem to last longest.
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Re: B.O.B. What's In Your Bag?

Postby hotlead » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:59 pm

I don't think you'll damage his feet, it'll just be very difficult for him to walk, and these yungin's aren't very good at walking as it is.

If he's tripping and falling all over, he'll get tired and frustrated, and then you'll have to carry a frustrated little boy that doesn't want to be carried, but can't walk in the shoes he's wearing. We get Baby Hotlead a new pair of Chucks and a new pair of sandals every four months or so, it's good for their walking development to have comfy shoes that fit well, they'll walk farther more efficiently and not get so tired or upset.
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