Typical Contents of a Bug-Out Bag

The suggested contents of a bug-out bag vary, but most of the following are usually included:

  • Enough food and water to last for seventy two hours. This includes:
    • 1 gallon of water per person per day, for washing, drinking and cooking.
    • Non-perishable food.
    • Water purification supplies.
    • Cooking supplies.
    • Cutlery and cups/dishes.
  • A first aid kit.
  • Fire starting tool (i.e. matches, ferrocerium rod, lighter, etc.) I keep one of each
  • A disaster plan including location of emergency centers, rallying points, possible evacuation routes etc.
  • Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference.
  • Maps and travel information.
  • Standard camping equipment, including sanitation supplies.
  • Weather appropriate clothing (poncho, headwear, gloves, etc.)
  • Bedding items such as sleeping bags & blankets.
  • Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period.
  • Pet, child and elderly care needs.
  • Battery or crank operated Radio. Shortwave should always be included with the radio , but there getting harder to find in the states, wonder why?
  • Lighting (battery or crank operated flashlight, glow sticks). solar charger is also a good idea
  • Firearms and appropriate ammunition.
  • Crowbar (weapon, building and vehicle entry, etc.)
  • Cash and change, as electronic banking transactions may not be available during he initial period following an emergency or evacuation.
  • Barter Items like precious metals and reusable items that you have extra of and are light
  • Fixed-blade or folding knife.

Most of the above is from Wikipedia

I have also included a list I found here

Personal Evacuation Kit

1 CFP-90 Rucksack

3 Liners, Waterproof

2* Canteens, plastic, 1 qt

2* Covers, Canteen, OD

1* Cup, Canteen, Stainless steel

1* Canteen, 2qt w/ covers

1* Compass, Lensatic, Tritium-illuminated w/ pouch

1* Waterproof Map Case with necessary Maps waterproofed with Map Seal

1* Set of Alcohol Markers (in map case)

1* Water filter (PUR Scout)

1* set Waterproof Mini-Binoculars

1* Flashlight, Mini-Maglite-type

16* Batteries, Alkaline

100'* 550 Cord

1* Leatherman Supertool

1* Knife, Lockblade, Pocket, Benchmade AFO

1* Knife, Fixed Blade, Busse Steelheart II w/ Eagle sheath

1* Sharpening stone (in pocket on sheath)

1* Watch, windup, w/tritium markings

1* Shovel, Cold Steel Spetsnaz

1* Shelter (doubles as Poncho), IMPS

1* Groundpad, self-inflating, Therm-A-Rest

1* Poncho Liner

1 Sleeping Bag, Modular (for use in -20 degrees Fahrenheit to +40 degrees) w/ stuff sack

1* Space Blanket, Heavy Duty

2 Pants, BDU-type

2 Shirts, long-sleeve, Tuck-in

4 T-shirts, various colors, (Hanes Beefy-T's or similar type)

4 Underwear

6pr Socks, (Over the calf)

2pr Boots, GI, Black.

1 Hat, Boonie type

1 Hat, Baseball type

1pr* Gloves, Leather, Black A-type

1pr* Liners, Gloves, Wool or Polypropylene

1pr* Pants, wet weather

1* Jacket, Wet Weather

6* MRE's

1* Utensil set (fork, spoon)

1 Cookware Set

2 Candles, 8-hour

100* Matches, waterproof

1* Hammock

1* Wallet, with extra identification and $100 in small bills (minimum)

1* $10 roll silver quarters

1* Pad of Paper (waterproof NoteSafe)

1* Fisher Space Pen (clicker type with rubber coating)

1* Mechanical Pencil 0.9mm

5 Trashbags, Large, Heavy-Duty *(3 in warm weather)

1 Personal Hygeine Kit w/ :

1 Box Baby Wipes

1 Soap Bar (anti-bacterial)

1 Deodorant (Pit-stop, preferable)

1 Toothbrush

1 Toothpaste

1 Mirror, Stainless Steel

1 Roll Toilet Paper

1 Collapsible basin

1 Towel, Cotton

1 Razor, Disposable

5 Blades, Razor

1 Shaving cream

1 Sunblock

1 Foot Powder

1 Plastic Comb

1 Mouthwash

1* First Aid Kit w/ following:

2 Triangular Bandage

1 Box assorted Bandaids

8 Gauze Pads

1 Tweezers

1 Magnifying glass

10 Safety pins

1 Moleskin Roll

1 Bottle 50 Tylenol

1 Bottle One-A-Day Vitamins

1 Thermometer

2 Ace Bandages

2 Rolls Surgical Tape

4 Sutures, General Purpose

1 Tube, Antibiotic cream

1 Box, Pepto-bismol Tablets

1 SAM Splint

1 Lip Balm

3pr Latex Gloves

1 EMT Shears

1 Fingersplint

10 Butterfly closures

5 Ammonia Inhalants

10 Sudafed (or equivalent)

10 Cough Suppressant

10 Maalox (or equivalent)

10 Ex-Lax (or equivalent)

1* Repair Kit:

4 Bulbs, Mini-Maglite type

1 Package, Assorted Needles

1 Package, Threads

10 Buttons

1 Awl

1 Roll, Nylon thread

1 Roll, Waxed Cotton Thread

1 Tube, GOOP

1 Tin, Boot Polish, Black (Kiwi)

1 Tin, Mink Oil

1 Applicator

1 Brush, polish

1 Roll, Duct-tape


2pr Polypropylene Thermal underwear

3pr Wool Socks

1 Sweater, Wool

2pr Gloves, Insulated

1 Jacket, Gore-tex ECWCS

1 Pants, Gore-tex ECWCS

1 Overalls, Fleece (Teddy Bear Suit)

1 Top, Fleece, (Teddy Bear Suit)

1 Cap, Wool, Watchcap type

1 Scarf, Polypropylene

1 Stove, Multi-fuel (Coleman Dual Fuel)

1 Container, fuel

Items for Defense

***Please don't flame me on either weapon choice or how much ammo. Most of the stuff in this section is considered group standard and not open to change***

1 Rifle

7 Magazines, 30 round, (minimum, 14 preferred)

1 Assault Harness (capable of carrying a minimum 6-30 rd magazines)

2 Ammo Pouches (Optional, to hold 3-30 round magazines each)

3 Bandoliers, with 140 rds

1 Pistol

3 Magazines, Pistol, 10-rd

50rds Ammunition, .45 ACP 230 grain Ball

16rds Ammunition, .45 ACP Shotshell

1 Web Belt

1 Holster, Pistol, Nylon

1 Pouch, Ammo (capable of holding a minimum of 2 magazines)

1 Weapons Cleaning Kit

1 Rod, Cleaning, 5-piece

2 Patch Holders

2 Bore Brushes for AR-15

2 Bore Brushes for .45

1 Swab for .45

1 Chamber Brush for AR-15

1 Roll Cotton Patches

1 Bottle, Break-Free CLP (4 oz)

1 Bottle, Break-Free CLP (.25 oz)

1 Bottle, Hoppe's #9 (.25 oz)

1 Toothbrush, Nylon

1 Toothbrush, Brass

3 Dental Cleaning picks

2 Rags, cleaning, cotton (shop rags)

25 Qtips

25 Pipe Cleaners

(Source: Wikipedia)


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