What is in your Bug Out Bag?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by 1984cj, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. 1984cj

    1984cj New Member

    What is in your bug out bag?
    How big is it?
    Do you have more than one for different occasions?

    Right now I have my hunting gear packed into a bag but I am considering a purpose built bug out bag in case I need to relocate due to disaster.
  2. Clayton

    Clayton New Member

    I do keep a couple of bags packed just incase, I have a bag that contains everyday stuff like clothes, wash kit, spare phone ( Just incase i need to leave the house in a rush )

    I also have a bag in the car that has more of an outdoor feel to it,

    3ltr water bladder
    stove and gas
    24hr ration pack
    wet gear
    glow sticks
    first aid kit
    sleeping bag
    1 man tent
    roll matt
    towl and wash kit
    axe and pruning saw
    folding shovel

    Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst !


  3. 1984cj

    1984cj New Member

    Your "torch" took me be surprise. I had to look at your location to realize that the translation was "Flashlight" :D
  4. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer Guest

    You know, propane torch isn't a bad idea!
    Quick fires, good tool, doubles as a medical device.

    LED lights and light sticks might be better...
    You don't know when you are going to get replacement batteries!
    A solar powered battery recharger and some rechargeable batteries would be a bad deal in the event of an emergency.
  5. Clayton

    Clayton New Member

    Just to add, the torch ( Flashlight ) Is one of those DYNAMO POWERED 3 LED jobbies. So no need for batteries.

  6. mtnscout

    mtnscout New Member

    The solar battery charger is a good compliment to the wind up flash light. Think about how many things we use those batteries for beside light, GPS, Walkie Talkies, A radio to know what's going on in the world and etc. And you can get a charger for AA batteries for your cell phone.
  7. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer Guest

    Yup, the local 'Auto Jerks' has AA & AAA battery chargers for about $20 and they charge from a cigarette lighter plug, so most of the solar chargers will work for them.
    Not a far stretch to get them to charge C & D size batteries!

    Those solar battery chargers are a good deal if you aren't going to drive a vehicle for a while, and now they can keep your small batteries charged too.

    Another good point is the solar panels are pretty well infrared neutral, no extra heat to speak of like a generator would have.

    And I'll be damned if I'm going to waste my time turning a hand crank to charge batteries when the sun will do it for free, and I don't even have to be around!!!

    Besides, my night vision needs 3 volts to operate, and so does the illuminator, so I need some way to charge those batteries also...

    The solar chargers are working just fine for our guys in the sand box right now, lap top batteries, equipment batteries, cell phone batteries, ect.
  8. River Bend

    River Bend New Member

    a few of the basics

    First of all, its not a bag but instead a Plastic/Rubberized, waterproof trunk,
    All sizes Batteries
    Solar radio & Flashlight
    First Aid kit
    prescription drugs
    Spare sidearm & extra ammo
    Propane bottles
    space blankets
    tent (4 person)
    fishing kits
    Survival knives
    folding shovel
    Folding Saw
    para cord
    magnifying glass
    light sticks
    various maps
    Ghillie suit
    Powdered drink mixes (Gatoraid, etc)
    Long range talkabouts
    trip line alarms
    survival manuals
    Gas Masks
    Hazmat suits
    Sleeping Bags
    Duct Tape
    and a few things I won't list:eek:
  9. AR Hammer

    AR Hammer Guest

    I'm not paranoid, but a lot of that stuff is in my jeep just from trail riding and farm work.

    Healthy first aid kit.
    Including sutures, scalpels, betadine, 'Quick Clot', eye wash, tooth ache/pain killer/diarrhea/bug bite/anti-biotic meds., ect.
    Also has my bug repellant, sunscreen and small camo compact... It all fits nicely in a .50 Cal ammo can.
    Stuff like I may need at any time, not just during 'Bug Out'...

    Hygiene kit!
    I didn't see much about hygiene listed here!
    Deodorant, soap, shampoo, tooth brushes, field cleaning towels, washcloths, Toilet Paper ect.
    Staying healthy is a primary concern, so hygiene is very important!
    Extra socks and underwear are always welcome!

    Tools and spare parts, tire repair, grease/lube for the heep jeep... Jumper cables/welding leads, welding rods, ect.

    Overnight/Camping equipment, just in case I get stuck out there overnight or need to stay for some reason.
    Some high energy food, water, small batch heating for food/water (Canteen cup, stove, fuel sticks), 5 gallons of fuel and 5 gal. potable water in 'Jerry' cans...
    Matches and tender are a large plus if you get stranded or have to leave civilized areas (read Motels & Restaurants!).

    The usual Jeep stuff you need every trip in Indiana in the spring and fall,
    Rain poncho, Military shelter poncho, space blanket, moderately heavy jacket, heavy 'Hi Lift' jack, spare tire and wheel, shovel, axe, large pry bar, lots of climbing equipment with rope, LED and standard lights, flairs, fire extinguisher, ect.

    The jeep already has communications gear, CB radio, AM/FM, personal com radios, batteries and battery charger, Solar battery maintainer, ect.
    All stuff we use on the trail rides and/or camping...

    There is usually a 1911 and extra mags/ammo in the lock box under my seat & often times a AR-15 in the back, but that is just part of country/farm living...
    There is usually a .22LR conversion, ammo/mags for an AR-15 in my glove box, but that is just a left over from hunting season or target shooting sessions...

    If I had to 'Bug Out' there would be a few extra things I'd take...
    My long range rifle/optics/night vision/butt pack with range finder, binocular & spotting scope,
    AND, a shot gun, extra ammo for all,
    Extra food, heavier duty cloths and larger scale gas powered cooking stuff,
    More gas, I can support an extra 20 Gal. in just externally mounted jerry cans, more if needed...

    The Full Size Jeep (FSJ to jeepers) has a full over head rack that can accommodate half the stuff in my house and it's as big as a camper inside!
    We even have a shower stall rigged into the FSJ when it's awning is out!
    Nothing like sleeping in the air conditioning or heat in a tent on top of the vehicle!

    I'm much more worried about tornadoes/flooding here in Indiana or hurricanes/wild fires in Florida than I am worried about some government /NATO/UN/NASA/CIA/MSNBC/SNAFU/ Boy Scout invasion... or what ever!


    BOB Contents

    Hello all

    Ron L here = SERESURPLUS

    I have and like to varry what I carry in my Van Kit (BOB) and my carry BOB:

    1. E German or CFP-90 Assault pack

    2. Leatherman Wave or gerber Multi tool

    3. Small shovel or Trowell

    4. MRE or home Made Meal kits (I.E. Soups, Crakers, energy stuff)

    5. Plastic sheeting large

    6. Para cord 50 or 100 ft lengths

    7. P-38 or P-51 (Can openers)

    8. K-Bar Field Combat Knife/ Copy A G Russel Sting 1A

    9. Poncho and Liner 2 = Lite sleeping bag

    10. Small pack playing cards

    11. Small snare kit/Fishing kit with line and all gear

    12. Zippo Lighter/Small can fuel

    13. Butane Rugged windproof lighter,/ small can fuel

    14, Magnify glass

    15. Brit or strike anywhere matches

    16. Weather radio/SW and pocket radio combo

    17. 8X20 field glass small and lite

    18. 1 or 2 QT Canteen with 1 Qt cup, stove and cover

    19. Water filter straw or water pure pump

    20. spare set of lite chance of dress

    Thier is more in each kit, but mind just won't recall and ghate to unpack it all! LOL
  11. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

    My fiance and I have bug out bags, mainly used for camping, she carries the ligh stuff, I carry the heavy stuff. My bag:

    -12g Ammo, .38 Ammo, 30-06 Ammo
    -.38 Spc
    -Fire Starter Kit
    -Flare Gun
    -Extra Clothes
    -Sleeping Bag
    -Pup Tent

    -Mossberg 590
    -Winchester Model 70
  12. EDOGZ818

    EDOGZ818 New Member

    Diamond wire mesh. About $1.50 a ft, from the local hardware store. A -3ft section can be laid over rocks for a grill or stove. Magnifying glass for fire staring. ( Leafs & kindle ) Water containers. Hand crank light / radio. DP knife / compass. Fishing hooks & line. Hooch. ( 2 man tent / shelter half ) Sleeping bag. Binoculars.Vise grips , screw driver set. Socks. Comm gear , batteries. ( Solar charger would be better.)

    Family & children complicate things considerably. I hope it isn't needed. Short of Nuclear fallout, I wouldn't leave home.
  13. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

    My Bug out pack-

    Large Frame Pack-
    Wool blanket
    200 Ft of 550 Paracord
    Gerber Saw/Machete
    -40* Elk Hunter Sleeping Bag (Very, very warm)

    Mt Gunnison Day Pack-
    First Aid
    .38 Snubnose

  14. 9x19

    9x19 Guest

    hello !

    i have also a bag every where i go.

    at my bag is:

    bottle of wather (3 ltr.)
    an knife (with any help tools)
    a first aid box
    and a sleep bag

    I must apologize for my bad English, because I come from Germany.

  15. bkt

    bkt New Member

    Welcome, 9x19. Your English is much better than my German! :)

    What goes into your bag should depend on where you spend most of your time. If you are in an urban area, I would include a bandanna to wrap over your nose and mouth in case you are walking through an area where there is smoke or dust. Also, include a bright LED flashlight.

    If you might be in a rural area, include matches or a lighter so you can build a fire.
  16. 9x19

    9x19 Guest

    hi !!

    thanks, i hope everybody understand me.

    yes, a led flashlight - i have forget it, but at the bag are two and to my key is a (little) flashlight too.

  17. coltm4

    coltm4 New Member

    i keep a HEPA rated mask in mine (spent 3 weeks at the world trade center on 9/11). also, a good pry bar should be in an urban kit. water purification is a must. municipal supplies may not function and stores will be looted out within day. and let's just assume we all included a quality firearm in our kits.
  18. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

    I just picked up a new Bug Out Bag of sorts, its my ammo bag when SHTF. Maxpedition Fatboy Versipack:


    Holds 1 Glock 19 mag and the glock itself, 2 40rdAk Mags in the back, and 6 30 rd ak mags in the front. Very handy little man purse when not worrying about SHTF situations.

  19. Recon 173

    Recon 173 New Member

    I have an ALICE pack in medium size to use for my BOB. BOB = Bug Out Bag for 9 X 19. It's a form of slang over here that we use. One thing that I will be putting in my BOB will be 6 plastic jars with broth cubes in them. That amounts to 150 broth cubes for me to use for a food source. It may not be the best food source BUT it will work as a food source when nothing else is available or to augment any wild game I come across. So if I manage to get a rabbitt or squirrel I can save my broth cube for later on or I can use it to help extend my small protein source to feed other people or family members. Bring the water to a boil while the rabbitt gets cooked, toss in a broth cube and the cooked rabbitt meat so you could easily serve six or more people with one rabbitt and a broth cube. Or you might be able to have a couple of meals out of that broth-rabbitt meal for just yourself. I already have my e-tool, hatchet, machete, paracord, matches, lighter fluid and large tarp cover to use for a tent. Tarp material is thicker and retains heat better, in my opinion, than a tent and I can get it in a larger size to meet my long term tenting needs. A regular commercial tent is okay for short term stays outdoors but a big, roomy tarp works better for my needs.
  20. glockfire

    glockfire New Member

    I keep chicken broth and rice in a nalgene bottle when camping and hunting. It allows me to cook up some nice rabbit stew with dandelion greens. After Im done with the meal I brew up some hot pine tea. MMMM.