So much good info here. I thought I had a good BOB, now I know I need some upgrades and replenishment. I do keep matches, cotton balls , and other things I might use to start a fire in old prescription bottles. It's a balancing act keeping everything one needs and being able to stay mobile. I had read somewhere else that some have caches stashed on their route or in the vicinity of their bug out destination, depending of course the distance and mode of travel.