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Posted: 1/10/2015 3:33:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2015 3:39:35 PM EST by SigSauer228]
Wondering how much currency should one store in their BOB/GHB.

My bag is really used as a GHB and it stays in the trunk of my vehicle. I have a one way 25 mile trek to work, and at least 50% of it is through a rural/farm area. The rest of the commute is through a suburbia area.

Just wondering how much currency (bills only) I should keep inside the bag.

EDIT to add: What about a credit card with a set limit? Say, a $1500 limit ?
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 3:46:29 PM EST
Just a quick take, but you want cash, and a quantity of small bills.

You are probably going to need to pay a premium of stuff if you are using your GHB, shanks mare, or even getting home in car until you get on foot. And people aren't going to be inclined to be making change.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 4:50:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By SigSauer228:
Wondering how much currency should one store in their BOB/GHB.

My bag is really used as a GHB and it stays in the trunk of my vehicle. I have a one way 25 mile trek to work, and at least 50% of it is through a rural/farm area. The rest of the commute is through a suburbia area.

Just wondering how much currency (bills only) I should keep inside the bag.

EDIT to add: What about a credit card with a set limit? Say, a $1500 limit ?
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I wouldn't carry more than you can afford to lose. Realistically, what more do you need other than gas and food? Car parts that you couldn't or wouldn't carry otherwise? Tools that you didn't already have or are impractical to carry?

I keep a roll of dollar coins, that way if they get wet for some reason still intact and good to go. The trade off is lots of places won't take them or don't want to take them.

I would prefer a few $100 Visa gift cards instead of a credit card, but they do add on fees after a certain number of months so one more item you have to rotate. Not a big deal, just put the date on them and use for gas and groceries when they get close.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 6:11:02 PM EST
Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking $200 in small bills, and a credit card with a $1500 limit.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 6:55:01 PM EST
I would think in an emergency $1000 would give you a lot of problem solving power. That's kind of a lot but with $200 you'll be screwed if the power is out for an extended period of time, no banks no ATM's and no credit cards.
Link Posted: 1/10/2015 8:52:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/10/2015 8:53:32 PM EST by zirkdog]
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Originally Posted By SigSauer228:
Thanks for the advice. I'm thinking $200 in small bills, and a credit card with a $1500 limit.
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In the event that there is something drastic enough that have to hoof it home 25 miles, I wouldn't be putting my faith in a credit card. Power goes out...there goes your card.
Couple hundred bucks in assorted denominations (hotel room, rental car, meals, gas, emergency repairs, etc).
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:03:51 AM EST
Think about what your needs may be, and as was mentioned, how much you are willing to lose. I think $200 in a GHB to get 25 miles is probably reasonable. In a BOB, more might be nice since BOB usage to me implies more uncertainty. $1000 for GHB seems overkill. More reasonable for BOB.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:37:57 PM EST
Keep the cash in your wallet or pocket.
Always with you & can't get stolen
with your bag...

John

Link Posted: 1/13/2015 8:38:29 PM EST
Five $20's, ten $10's, ten $5's, twenty $1's, roll of quarters, roll of dimes, roll of pre '64 dimes.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 2:45:17 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Johnny_C:
Keep the cash in your wallet or pocket.
Always with you & can't get stolen
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+1.

Tucked in some dark corner of your wallet, $500 in twenties is barely noticeable.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 7:55:14 PM EST
Man, you guys really like cash... I keep two $5's and a $10 in my bag. I figure $20 is enough to get a ride a short distance, get gas and a gas can, tip someone for a jump, or any other small thing I might need. I only work 15mi from home, both are in a suburban area, so if my GHB won't get me there and I can't call someone for help, we likely have bigger issues.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:18:26 PM EST
I keep $87.87 for emergency.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 8:19:50 PM EST
$100 here

2x20
2x10
4x5
20x1
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 12:42:39 PM EST
I saw what you did there.


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+1.

Tucked in some dark corner of your wallet, $500 in twenties is barely noticeable.
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Originally Posted By Skibane:
Originally Posted By Johnny_C:
Keep the cash in your wallet or pocket.
Always with you & can't get stolen


+1.

Tucked in some dark corner of your wallet, $500 in twenties is barely noticeable.

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 6:12:03 PM EST
If all you have are $20 bills, then any little thing you want will cost $20. Have some smaller stuff.

Most cashiers will be completely at sea, if the power for their machine goes down.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:09:31 AM EST
I have $120 cash in 20, 10, 5 and 1. I'm about 27 miles away from home and my GHB weight between 30-32 lbs.
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