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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 difference skills and this is just to give you an idea): The following list is not in any particular order. The items that are brown are linked to the items so you can purchase today and get your bug out bag started.

The Bug Out Bag:


A Good Survival Knife

Water Filter / Purifier 



Sleeping bag

Tape (Duct Tape/Gorilla Tape) 

MRE’s or freeze dried food
Sewing kit
Some form of getting your hands clean if needed (dish soap, bar soap, etc…..)
Multi-tools are very good to have because they take up less room
Radio (Hand Crank/Solar would be best but battery operated is fine)
Rechargeable batteries for your equipment that needs them.
Camp stove (try to find one that uses multiple fuels)
A copy of emergency and important contacts (include addresses and phone numbers)
First Aid Kit
Money (If you have to leave your city for a few days
Maybe an extra copy of your I.D.
Para cord (preferred) 
Map of the area
Hygiene necessities (comb, toothbrush, small can of shaving cream, razor, toothpaste)
Extra change of clothes (include socks and underwear) and a good pair of gloves
Can opener (small one)

If you have no 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. I have all 2.

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 peoples needs 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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