The 5 C’s are bones of a true survival situation. Yah, a B.O.B or B.O.L. would be ideal as they would encompass (at least they should) the 5 C’s.
Cutting Tool: Get yourself a knife- it’s essential for food and shelter
Combustion Device: An appliance that burns fuel for heating or cooking. Get something that will start a fire. Waterproof matches, flint, ferro rod & striker, waxed hemp.
Cover: Ideally you would have a tent or tarp. Another option is using brush to build a shelter.
- Get yourself a long, strong branch a few feet longer than your height.
- Prop one end of the branch on a tree stump, log or rocks.
- Lean shorter branched against the big one. Cover the frame with leaves, branches and other brush.
Container: This can be anything that can hold liquid. Generally, you would want something large enough to catch/carry water. If you have something with a cover then you got it all.
Cordage: Rope, paracord, twine. Strip leaves off a vine if you have to. This will help catch food in a Deadfall Trap, tie down your cover for shelter, tie your bags/items together if you must cross water.
5 C’s = no joke. Essential for whatever situation you find yourself in.
If SHTF, you don’t want to be WTF.
Ready. Set. Survive.