It took me awhile to decide how to start Best Bug Out Bag Contents. Just what should be the first post for my new blog. The following is what I came up with.
I found a pretty good list regarding needed products pertaining to the bug out bag or B.O.B Bag (72 hr package) and think that it is well worth sharing. The only thing I might add is to make sure to add at least a pistol, rifle, and a good knife accompanying this preparation. I know you’ve heard this before but it worth repeating. So be prepared for the worst and pray for the best. You’ll hardly regret getting prepared and not needing it but might definitely regret needing it and not being prepared.
This site is a work in development and I sincerely hope you’ll join me in the quest to be prepared. I have found that with most people getting started with your bug out bag contents is the hard part because they just are not sure were to start. Tow things to think about for your bug out bag is by one already to go if you have the money or if you are on a budget start at the top of the list or bottom and get it first as the money comes in buy the next.
Once you get started on your bug out bag contents you will find it goes quick. Don’t worry to much about getting every thing just right as you learn you will find some things might not fit your situating. You might need a little more or a little less but we all go thru a learning curve its just the nature of the beast. So get the best bug out bag contents you can afford, your life may depend on it but at the same time don’t get crazy about it.
Bug Out Bag Content Checklist
FOOD & WATER • Minimum calories per person per day 3600. Survival Food • Method of water purification (such as potable aqua or a water filter) • Minimum pouches of water per person 9 • Additional food & water LIGHT SOURCES • Flashlight with batteries ( Hand Crank Flashlight ) • Lantern and fuel • Light sticks • Candles • Road Flare(s) COMMUNICATION • Cell Phone • Whistle with lanyard • AM/FM Radio with batteries or alternate power source ( Hand Crank Radio ) TOOLS • Pocket Knife Survival Knifes• 50 Feet of Nylon Rope • Fold-able Shovel • Rolls of Duct Tape • Hatchet or axe • Sewing Kit HYGIENE & SANITATION • Personal Hygiene Kit (Include soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, razor, sanitary napkins, diapers, and other toiletry items) • Tissue • Toilet paper • Portable Toilet and accessories WARMTH & SHELTER • Tent/Shelter • Waterproof matches • Alternate fire-starting method • Solar Emergency Blanket or Emergency Sleeping Bag • Hand & Body Warmers • Poncho • Lightweight Stove & Fuel•Wool Blanket FIRST AID • First Aid Booklet/Manual • First Aid Kit and supplies • Snake bite kit • Burn gel and dressing • Sun block • Insect repellent • Special medication MONEY • At least $20 in your kit — be sure to include change like quarters for phone calls IMPORTANT PAPERS • Emergency Instructions • Copies of documents such as marriage licenses, birth certificates, wills, phone numbers, insurance forms, credit card info., etc. STRESS RELIEVERS • Books, Games, desserts, hard candy, inspirational reading, small toys, paper & pen, favorite security item for children EXTRA CLOTHING • A complete outfit of appropriate clothing; including extra underwear, socks, hat, gloves and sturdy shoes.