- Sculpted FreeFlow back panel w/peaks and valleys reduces sweaty contact areas and allows vapor to escape; soft foam
conforms to back for stable fit.
- ActivMotion® hip belt pivots to follow the natural motion of hips, keeping pack balanced and stable on back when hiking
- Hip belt webbing tightens with a forward pull for easy adjustment; 2 zippered pockets provide handy access to snacks
- Tubular aluminum perimeter frame is lighter than HDPE/stay frame sheets;transfers weight to your hips and stabilizes pack,
preventing side-to-side sway.
- Top-loading main compartment also features 2 zippered access points to the main bag, plus separate access to the sleeping
- Large zippered front pocket, stretch stash pocket and lightweight lash points provide storage and organization for often-used
gear and clothing.
- Side bottle-locking pockets secure bottles or other items, helping prevent them from falling out when bushwhacking or taking
your pack off.
- Speed Hook ice axe attachments are strategically positioned to avoid interference with pockets and access zippers.
- Over-the-top and dual side compression straps pull the load closer to your back, minimize bulk and provide external
attachment points for gear.
- Floating top lid extends, allowing the pack to handle large loads.
- Cordura® fabric resists abrasion and tears; Durable Water Resistant finish repels moisture.
- Water-repellent zippers help keep your contents dry and eliminate the need for fabric zipper flaps.
- The REI Crestrail 70 pack features a hydration-ready design that allows your reservoir's drink tube to be routed over either
DON'T MAKE THE BOB MISTAKE!
What good will a BOB do you after 72 hours?
After 72 hours the average BOB turns into a SOL bag.
What's a BOB? It's a poorly stocked INCH bag.
Don’t bug out without your INCH bag.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst?
You need an INCH bag!
WHAT IS AN INCH BAG?
The INCH (I’m never coming home) bag is basically a large survival kit containing items critical to your survival following a
disaster or other SHTF scenario. An INCH bag should differ from a BOB or GOOD bag in that it must sustain you indefinitely.
INCH vs BOB
There are a few things to consider before building your BOB. The BOB is based on the 3-day rescue rule. No matter what
happens, flood, fire, civil unrest, snowstorm, hurricane, or other not come? Exactly what kind of relief are you expecting
anyway? Recent weather events and the hostile situation at our southern border show that the government can be
selective with their 'relief'. Are you really going to gamble with your life and the lives of your children? Expecting and
depending on others for survival and protection is a risky proposition. We don’t recommend it. Prepare for the
unexpected now and get an INCH bag.
Property and possessions destroyed or contaminated
Property destroyed or confiscated possessions looted or confiscated
Property and possessions destroyed
Property and possessions destroyed or confiscated
Property and possessions destroyed or looted
Property and possessions divided or stolen or destroyed
Property and possessions destroyed
POSSIBLE DISASTER SCENARIOS
I'M NEVER COMING HOME?
Let’s be real here folks. Of course at some point you will go back. The fire will burn itself out, the earthquake
will stop, the hurricane will blow over, the great flood will recede, and the fighting will end, it just may take
longer than you think. If you establish a life elsewhere and do not wish to return you can yes, a treasure
map and make sure you keep it in your INCH bag. Don’t rely on GPS as the satellites may be down. This is
the mindset: I’ll come back here someday, at least to get my stuff.
WHAT KIND OF BAG SHOULD I GET?
Your INCH bag should be a backpack. Not a duffel, not a sling, not a suitcase. The reason for choosing a backpack
over a different type bag should be obvious, you need to have your hands free. What happens if you're driving
your BOV to your BOL and you are forced to stop? You may be forced to abandon your vehicle and it's contents in
a hurry and then you're back to one bag. Might as well keep all critical INCH gear in the big backpack ready to go.
While you want the survival essentials you also want the ability to move fast. You must be able to cover
ground quickly, run and jump, and come out of your pack instantly. Check your essentials list and pare it
down where possible. When possible choose the lighter version of what you are considering getting. The
pounds add up very quickly and every ounce counts. There is going to be a lot of your property that will
not fit into your INCH bag, not that you would want it to. With some planning and preparation there is no
reason why you should cede your property to the ravages of Mother Nature or to the Golden Hordes.
Simply put, bury it. Use 5-gallon buckets for smaller items and plastic bins for the larger stuff. You can bury
directly in the ground, or make yourself an underground storage area complete with floors and walls. It
can be as basic or as advanced as you like. It’s your property, it’s your responsibility, it‘s your choice.
BURY MY STUFF??
The thought of burying your valuables may seem extreme or unnecessary, but consider the
alternatives. You either protect your stuff, or you lose it. One way or another, destroyed or stolen, it’s
all gone. When it comes to underground storage you are limited only by your imagination and budget.
From simple 5-gallon buckets buried directly in the dirt, to subterranean climate controlled tractor
trailers with hidden entrances and vents. Remember that it’s your property, your responsibility and
your choice. In the interests of economy, portability, and stack ability, buckets and bins are the
preferred receptacles for underground storage. Of course there are many storage container options
available and you should do some research if you want to have a more elaborate setup. Buckets need
no modification to ensure integrity, bins may require duct tape on the lids to seal out moisture.
Easy to transport
Duct tape lid
5 GAL. BUCKETS
Easy to transport
WHERE DO I BURY IT?
The best place to bury is probably on your own land. If you don’t have a backyard, or a place in mind yet obviously
you need to figure out where you are going to put your stuff. Ideally it will be close to home, secluded, and not in
a flood plain. Better to bury it on government land than another citizen’s property. Sounds like a lot of work right?
It can be. But if your possessions are important to you it’s up to you to do it. It should go without saying that you
should not tell anyone about your plans or your storage location. You should also create a detailed map of the
spot and surrounding area and keep it in your INCH bag. Do not rely on GPS coordinates only!
YOU MUST HAVE AN INCH BAG!
As you can see all scenarios may result in you surviving only with what you have in your INCH bag. If you have a
retreat or family member/friends home to go to or some other BOL (bug out location) your INCH bag must get
you there. If you are on your own and have no place to go your INCH bag must sustain you indefinitely. If you
don't have a BOL already scoped out, you need to do that. You must have an escape/survive plan now.
|REI Crestrail 70 in Bullfrog Green
|click images for large view with zoom
Incorporating the latest concepts in pack design,
materials and components, the REI Crestrail 70 pack
balances comfort with performance and durability for
multi-day trips or extended backcountry stay.
Here's why you need it:
"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant
to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? No! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with the
treasures of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could
not, by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
At what point, then, is this approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring
up amongst us. It can not come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author
and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide."
|INCH Bag firearms
should include a
.22 rifle, a powerful
handgun, and lots
and lots of ammo.
|INCH Bag firearms
are a last resort
option. You need a
and a shotgun for
A bug-out-bag (BOB) is good to have but most lack the necessary items critical for long-term survival.
Fits torsos from 17" to 21"
Fits waists from 28" to 44"
|Several sizing options available and fully adjustable
Words of Wisdom - from an American President
The REI Crestrail 70 pack is one of the most comfortable packs we have tested. This is an important consideration
in choosing an INCH bag because you may have to travel long distances wearing it. There are several size options
available, as well as replacement hip belts and replacement shoulder straps. This pack will fit the skinny and the
not so skinny. The Crestrail 70 is durable. The Crestrail 70 is loaded with convenient features and is sure to please.
|Inch Bag US SEC-STAT Early Warning System
|Major indicators show the current security alert status for American Citizens at Home to be -