Bug Out Bag Kit List
We are always being asked about the kind of kit that you would need to include in a 'Bug Out Bag'
So lets look at the 'Bug Out Bag' as a concept first.
"A bug-out bag or BOB is a portable kit that normally contains the items one would require to survive for seventy-two hours when evacuating from a disaster, however some kits are designed to last longer periods. The focus is on evacuation, rather than long-term survival, distinguishing the bug-out bag from a survival kit, a boating or aviation emergency kit, or a fixed-site disaster supplies kit. The kits are also popular in the survivalism and prepper subcultures."
Simply put it is a collections of equipment in a easily transportable method that will assist your survival for a minimum of 72hrs.
We developed this list of items for your Bug Out Bag. All the elements need to be addressed on this list - the trick is to get items that covers more than one element - this is the easiest way to keep the weight of the pack to a minimum. Weight will be a key factor in any 'Bug Out Plan' as it will be a limitation that you will need to plan around.
The List is ...
Carry • Load Carry (Backpack)
• Belt Carry (Belt / Pouch) Protection • Outer Clothes (Coat / Hat / Boots) • Inter Clothes (Shirt / Trousers) • Under Clothes (Boxers / Sock) • Additional Clothes (Belt / Gloves) • Self-Defense (Blade / Club / Spear) • Shelter (Tarp / Poncho / Bivvy Bag) • Bedding (Blanket / Sleeping Bag) Rescue • Signal (Fire / Mirror / Torch) • Comms (HAM / CB / PMR) Water • Emergency Water (Min 72hrs pp) • Water Storage (Bottles / Pouches) • Water Container (Canteen / Cup) • Water Purification (Tabs / Liquid / Filter) Food • Emergency Food (Min 72hrs pp) • Fire (Striker / Ferro / Lighter / Match) • Cooking Stove (Hexi / Crusader) • Stove Fuel (Gel / Tablets) • Cooking Equipment (Pots / Plates) Tools • Carry (Rucksack / Bergen / Pack) • Knives (3 Knife System S / M / L) • Bladed Tools (Axe / Hawk / Kukri) • Multi-Tool (Gerber / Leatherman) • Lights (Torch / Glow-sticks / Fire) • Tools (Shovel / Entrenching Tool) • Cordage (Rope / Paracord / Wire) • Fishing (Line / Kit / Hooks) • Navigation (Compass / Map / Intel) • Comms (Radio / Scanner) • Books (SAS / Free Food / Survival) Medical & Hygiene • First Aid (First Aid / Trauma Kit) • Medication (Prescribed / OTC) • Tools (Blade / Stitch / Tourniquet) • Hygiene (Toothpaste / Brush / Soap) • Toilet (Paper / Trowel / Shovel) Misc • Power (Batteries / Solar Charger) • Sewing Kit (Needle / Thread / Pins) • Entertainment (Cards / Books) • Comfort Items (Pictures / Photos)