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Bug Out Bag Checklist

Bug Out Bag Checklist

Bug Out Bag Checklist

A Bug Out Bag is usually designed to get you out of an emergency situation and allow you to survive self-contained for up to 3 days. Build one today!

A lot of people plan their Bug Out Bag to sustain them for much longer than that, but there is always a limit to what you can carry on your back and a 3 day target is a good place to start. The suggested contents of a bug-out bag vary, but most of the following are usually included.


Here is a simple checklist for your bag (This is not set in stone, everyone has different skills and this is just to give you an idea): The following list is not in any particular order. Click the links to see each item on Amazon and, if you would like to, start your bug out bag today.

The Bug Out Bag:


A Good Survival Knife

Water Filter / Purifier



Other Items


If you do not have time or you just can’t find the right equipment you can buy ready made bags below:


FREE Survival Stuff:

I have 2 great items you may want to consider adding to your preps and they all are fantastic.

1. Credit Card Knife – This clever tool is an invaluable, possibly life-saving utensil that is equally at home in your wallet, purse, bug-out bag, toolbox, or even the kitchen drawer.

2. Everstryke Match – This is a great fire starter! Unless you lose it it will last a lifetime. I never go hiking without this in my pocket or pack can start a fire anywhere even when wet.

Obviously all of the above is optional and different people require different equipment, but if you stick roughly to this guide you will at least have the minimum to get out of Dodge!

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After watching recent events unfold and speaking to family and friends, my wife and I decided to start prepping.
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