Emergency Preparedness Bug Out Bag
I've been meaning to revise my "Bug out bag" aka emergency preparedness bag for a while now. It's often cross utilized with my camping gear. In an emergency situation or in a SHTF scenario it needs to be grabbed and go! So ideally it will need to an item on it's own.
My thoughts are building it from scratch, even though I already have some of these items. In doing so, I've decided to post it here for all to see and get some ideas.
This should be a pretty complete list with redundancies going by the motto "Two is one and one is none".
Total weight is approximated at 33lbs rounded up and it's package weight. Loaded weight shouldn't exceed 20% of body weight. This comes in at 16% total body weight for myself. Living in the coastal south, hurricanes and flooding have effected my area. This bag is geared for that environment. Next up would be bags for the entire family.
I've included items I've owned or items that are highly regarded. I've tried not to include any cheap knock off items. When it comes to survival or an emergency situation we don't want failure.
I already own the Kelty Redwing and I like it's space and comfort. I have the Sawyer Squeeze and a Life Straw (not added to this list). I also have the Mora knife, Kershaw, Gerber.
I have several Anker products and they seem reliable. I've owned the Mudman watch for years and will keep it in the bag as a backup to my primary smart watch. I've contemplated adding in a write in the rain note pad. Some playing cards. What is not listed is anything self defense related or personal documents as backup.
The cost from scratch for all of this? Just under $2,000 not including tax. Good news with Amazon Prime it ships free.
The Bag 4lbs
Kelty 50L Redwing Tactical Backpacking WEIGHT 4lbs 1oz
Something to Sleep Under
REDCAMP Ultralight Tent Footprint, 118x116 PU 2000 Waterproof Camping Tent Tarp WEIGHT 1.58lbs
Something to Sleep In
USGI Industries Military Woobie Blanket | Thermal Insulated Camping Blanket, Poncho Liner WEIGHT 1.75lbs
Something to Sleep On
Arcturus Heavy Duty Survival Blanket - Insulated Thermal Reflective Tarp - 60" x 82". All-Weather, Reusable Emergency Blanket WEIGHT 1.4lbs
Clothing 5lbs- Southeast wet climate
Mechanix Wear: M-Pact Covert Tactical Work Gloves WEIGHT .3lbs
USGI Industries Military Style Poncho Multi Use Rip Stop WEIGHT 1lbs 2oz
InsectGuard Permethrin Treated Tick Gaiters / Sleeves / Hat /Belt and Mosquitoes Flies Chiggers & More Insect Repellent WEIGHT 1lbs
4 Pairs Organic Merino Wool Socks for Men Moisture Wicking WEIGHT 1lbs
Rothco Shemagh Tactical Desert Keffiyeh Scarf WEIGHT 7.2 oz
Rothco Interchangeable Optical System WEIGHT .25 lbs
Casio G-Shock G9000MS-1CR Men's Military Black Resin Sport Watch WEIGHT 5oz
Wise Owl Outfitters Waterproof Dry Bag WEIGHT 7oz
Fire 1lbs-Two is One and One is None
Zippo Mag Strike WEIGHT 4oz
UCO Stormproof Match Kit with Waterproof Case WEIGHT 1.7oz
Extremus Blaze 360 Waterproof Lighter,Outdoor Windproof Lighter Dual Arc Lighter USB Rechargeable WEIGHT 4oz
Esbit 1300-Degree Smokeless Solid 14g Fuel Tablets for Backpacking, Camping, and Emergency Prep WEIGHT .4lbs
Water 2.5lbs-Two is One and One is None
GRAYL GeoPress 24 oz Water Purifier Bottle - Filter for Hiking, Camping, Survival, Travel WEIGHT 16oz
Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Blue WEIGHT 4oz
CamelBak Mil Spec Antidote Accessory Long Reservoir, 100 oz/3.0L WEIGHT 8oz
Nalgene Sustain Tritan 32 OZ, Narrow Mouth WEIGHT 6oz
P&G Purifier of Water Portable Water Purifier Packets. Emergency Water Filter Purification Powder Packs WEIGHT 8.15oz
4Patriots 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply Survival Kit WEIGHT 10oz
THE SURVIVAL TABS 8-Day Food Supply 96 Tabs Emergency Food Replacement WEIGHT 1lbs
Zipfizz Energy Drink Mix, Electrolyte Hydration Powder with B12 and Multi Vitamin WEIGHT 1lbs
Wildland Coffee | Extra Dark Roast 10 Pack | Single Serve Coffee Bag WEIGHT 6oz
Valtcan Titanium Canteen Military Mess Kit 1100ml 37oz Capacity with 750ml and 400ml cookware Cups WEIGHT 1lbs
Valtcan 900ml Titanium Pot Backpacking Mug WEIGHT 2lb 2oz
Gerber Gear 31-003463N ComplEAT Camping Utensils Cooking Tool Set WEIGHT .14lbs
Solo Stove Lite Portable Camping Hiking Survival Backpacking Stove Powerful Efficient Wood Burning and Low Smoke Gasification Rocket Stove for Quick Boil WEIGHT 9 Ounces
Campfire Grill Tripod Board - Portable Stainless Steel Camping Grill Tripod Set WEIGHT .44lbs
Light / Power / Radio 4lbs
OLIGHT Baton3 Premium Edition 1200 Lumens Flashlight Powered by a Single Rechargeable Battery Ultra-Compact LED Flashlight with Charging Box WEIGHT 6oz
OLIGHT Array 2 Pro 1500 Lumens Headlamp with Red Light Option WEIGHT 7.4oz
Anker PowerCore Solar 20000, 18W USB-C Power Bank 20,000 mAh with Dual Ports, Flashlight, IP65 Splash Proof and Dustproof for Outdoor Activities WEIGHT 1.03lbs
Midland - ER310, Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio - Multiple Power Sources, SOS Emergency Flashlight, Ultrasonic Dog Whistle, & NOAA Weather Scan + Alert WEIGHT 1lbs
Swiss Safe Premium 6" Glow Sticks - Extra Bright, 12+ Hour Duration, Emergency Ready WEIGHT 1lb
Gerber Gear 07550G1N Needle Nose Pliers Multitool 600 Multi-Plier WEIGHT 10.2oz
Morakniv Carbon Steel Fixed-Blade Bushcraft Knife With Sheath WEIGHT .4lbs
Rogan Foreman Digging Tool Breacher Bar Pry Bar Beater Bar WEIGHT 8.2oz
Kershaw 8750TTANBWX Shuffle II WEIGHT .70lbs
1,000 LB SurvivorCord XT | 100 FEET | Patented Military Type IV 750 Paracord/Parachute Cord (7/32" Diameter) with Integrated Kevlar Thread, Braided Fishing Line, and Waterproof Fire Tinder WEIGHT 1LBS
SGT KNOTS Tarred Twine - 100% Nylon Bank Line for Bushcraft, Netting, Gear Bundles, Home Improvement, Construction, Lacing Twisted Cord, Weatherproof | #36 - 1/4 lb WEIGHT .25lbs
Cable Zip Ties,400 Pack Black Zip Ties Assorted Sizes 12+8+6+4 Inch,Multi-Purpose Self-Locking Nylon Cable Ties Cord Management Ties,Plastic Wire Ties for Home,Office,Garden,Workshop. WEIGHT 11.3oz
Local Delorme Map and Atlas GPS Grids WEIGHT 12.8oz
SUUNTO MC-2 D/L Mirror Sighting Compass WEIGHT 4oz
First Aide 1lb
Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight and Watertight WEIGHT .4lbs
BleedStop™ First Aid Powder for Blood Clotting, Trauma Kit, Blood Thinner Patients, Camping Safety, and Survival Equipment WEIGHT .5oz
Gorilla Super Glue Gel WEIGHT 5oz