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Do You Alter Your Psk's Bob's Seasonally?
#1
For example :

in warmer weather I will delete some items from my PSK such as the survival saw.

In my BOB I will change out clothing from winter to warm weather wear.

I also will put more emphasis on water storage in both type during the warmer months. Not that water is less important in cold weather (it's as or more important) but souces of water are more plentiful typically in the winter/colder times of year here in Texas. I will also include bug repellents in the the warm weather kits which I remove in the winter kits.

Also the bi-yearly packing/unpacking allows me to check out the gear and update any perishable items that may have gone south



Am I the only geek that does this?
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#2
Nope, you’re not the only Geek! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />



I used to have 4 Bob’s, one for winter, summer, urban, and the one that lived in the trunk of my police unit. Now I just have 2 and like you swap some gear around. I have a large Ruck that is my main Bob, and one that still lives in the trunk of my police unit. I try to go through and check the gear once every couple of months. I tell myself that it’s to see if anything needs to be replaced, but like my wife says about men and their toys…… <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' />



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#3
Twice a year is not to often to check your stores. I think it's a great idea. that's how I do it. I even checl the knives to make sure they are still sharp but they are always in the kit or the bag so why do I do that?? Because it is there (Mallory) -Jim-
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#4
I live in the Sacramento area and we have essentially 2 seasons, winter and summer. MRE's get rotated about 3 times a year. Clothes get rotated twice. For the summer I leave in the pants, socks and underwear. Winter time sees the addition of mountaineering gloves, fleece long johns, fleece hat and a rain jacket. The BOB will be altered for trips depending on were we/I am going also.
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#5
[quote name='ouchie' post='4340' date='May 11 2004, 10:04 PM']For example :

in warmer weather I will delete some items from my PSK such as the survival saw.[/quote]

Just a question - why do you take the saw out of your pack for the summer? Do you replace it with something? And by 'survival saw', do you mean the string-like thing, or a regular folding saw?
#6
Ouchie, you are not the only Hoodlum to follow this practice. I tend to add oral rehydration solution to my kit for the summer as well as more water carrying devices and more water carriers. also add sunscreen, a bug net, tick tweezers and foods which do not require cooking just to beat the fire danger. As to whether you are the only geek that does this........ that is up for interpretation my friend. One mans geek is another mans friend and trail companion. I tend to place you in the latter category.
"...Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most

of them seemed to come from Texas."

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#7
I go through my kit quarterly (at the longest). Seasons up in the Boreal Forest are sharply defined and - as you head towards winter - heavier in consequence for any screw-ups...



Most of the difference is layering of shelter (includes clothing in shelter) required.



In July, we get up to +35C



In January, we get down to -50C



That survival kit (pack) gets bigger in the fall!



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#8
[quote name='rcwalla' post='257801' date='Jul 5 2008, 08:34 PM']Ouchie, you are not the only Hoodlum to follow this practice. I tend to add oral rehydration solution to my kit for the summer as well as more water carrying devices and more water carriers. also add sunscreen, a bug net, tick tweezers and foods which do not require cooking just to beat the fire danger. As to whether you are the only geek that does this........ that is up for interpretation my friend. One mans geek is another mans friend and trail companion. I tend to place you in the latter category.[/quote]



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#9
No, I guess that great minds think alike. Now ain't that a scary concept?
"...Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most

of them seemed to come from Texas."

Casino Royale. Chapter VII
#10
[quote name='rcwalla' post='262447' date='Jul 21 2008, 04:18 PM']No, I guess that great minds think alike. Now ain't that a scary concept?[/quote]





Well I be damned, and you appeared to be normal <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />



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