Bug out bag essentials

  • A good quality pack that is comfortable to wear for a long time. Something like a backpacker would wear will be good for a long haul while a regular backpack can be used for a short 72 hour supply Outdoor Products Firefly or Granite gear vapor trail pack
  • Good quality razor edge fixed blade such as a Gerber Bear Grylls ultimate fixed blade, Cold Steel or SOG seal team elite
  • Cheap fixed blade for tasks where a good one risks being broken Walmart brand
  • quality locking folding knife Kershaw comes to mind or gerber bear grylls folding sheath knife
  • Leatherman or Victorianox Multi Tool
  • Hatchet Estwing e24a
  • Folding shovel
  • 100' of 550 paracord
  • Orange Bic Lighter
  • Zippo lighter with fluid and flints
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Mummy sleeping bag Coleman north rim 0 degree
  • Emergency candle
  • 2 or 3 man tent Coleman Hooligan
  • sleeping pad
  • Stainless or titanium mess kit Stansport 360
  • Compass
  • Good rifle or shotgun Marlin XT .22 or Mossberg 500
  • Ammunition
  • Binoculars
  • First aid kit tailored to your needs do not just buy a premade kit. My kit is based on a commercially available one but i added
    • Gauze
    • neosporin tube
    • Tylenol
    • ibuprofen
    • benadryl
    • epi pen
    • water purification tabs
    • tape
    • burn creme
    • insect and snake bite kits
    • scalpel
    • tweezers
    • scissors
    • itch creme
    • cold medicine
    • vics
    • nail clippers
    • sewing kit
  • box of strike anywhere matches dipped in wax to waterproof them
  • superglue
  • big flashlight MagLite 3D LED
  • small flashlight MagLite 3AAA LED
  • batteries
  • Glo sticks
  • survival book ultimate guide to us army survival skills
  • Iodine to sterilize water
  • Magnesium fire starter
  • Non Perishable food like
    • beef jerky
    • energy bars
    • gatorade powder
    • instant coffee
    • tea
    • nuts
    • freeze dried food
    • salt and sugar
  • Compact stove
  • Penny stove
  • Fuel for both stoves
  • Poncho
  • Tarp
  • Emergency blanket
  • Head lamp
  • folding saw
  • chainsaw
  • swedish military 12000 strike flint and steel
  • sharpening stone
  • clothing to suit the environment you are in
  • fishing kit
    • hooks and sinkers
    • swivel
    • fishing line
  • Sewing kit
    • Needles
    • Thread
    • Buttons
  • Whistle
  • signal mirror
  • pepper spray
  • Toilet Paper
  • soap
  • towel
  • duct tape
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • binoculars
  • aluminum foil
  • bug spray
  • sunglasses
  • Caffeine pills
  • large trash bags
  • zip lock bags
  • magnifying glass
  • appropriate footwear
  • gerber gator machete
  • iPhone or smartphone

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