Skip to comments.Bugout bags - general discussion on what you have in'em, recommendations, etc
Posted on 07/22/2011 5:36:50 PM PDT by reed13
On a seperate discussion the topic of bug-out bags came up and I thought it might be a good general topic for discussion. What everyone has in theirs, what is recommended, weights, why those items, more than one, differences for different family members, etc.
ping to a topic brought up on another thread. thought you might find the topic of interest or have others that would be.
I need a bug-out tractor trailer.
Actually the first thing that needs some serious thought is whether bugging out is the right thing to do. Obviously for some urban people it is but the vast majority of us rural and small town folks should stay put.
A survival water filter is by far the most important item to own.
My wife would need a tractor-trailer. all I would need is an extra pair of dungarees a clean shirt and a change of underwear.
Once you leave home - you are a refugee.
So I’ll get things started: I have 2 for myself and my wife and 1 for each child. My shoulder tactical bag 1:
- 50 shotgun shells (shot 90% and slug 10%),
- 200 .22lr,
- 100 revolver rounds.
- 3 knifes,
- first aid kit- basic,
- thermal blanket,
- mosquito head cover,
- combination whistle/compass/light/mirror
- area topo map,
- flint/mag firestarter,
- waterproof matches, lighter,
- small binoculars,
- batteries(AA, AAA, C),
- multichannel radio (rcv only) tiny thing,
- plastic bags (I actually use these when I hunt for livers and hearts and such), - Slingshot w/ small amount of shot,
- small sewing kit,
- snare wire, and
- essential cleaning kit for weapons.
I don’t disagree with the idea that you should stay put as long as possible - that’s also true of aircraft crashes, etc. The question though is if you were forced to what are the essentials you would take with you.
I’m remaining in place - no bug out option desired. Why run from my home and my neighbors, and from all the supplies and support in place? I have lots of extra boots, lots of work gloves (100 extra pair of leather work gloves, plus cloth, latex, and nitrile, since they were cheap and seem useful), lots of extra first aid supplies, water, extra water filtration, extra water purification, lots of extra food, self-defense supplies (no need to specify, but it’s enough), hand tools, power tools, limited power generation capability, currency and coins including forms that should retain value no matter what, and available food resupply that would supplement my stores to essentially last forever, in terms of garden vegetables and squirrels/birds for meat. Perhaps the zombies could take my home, although the roof and outside walls are fireproof and almost as sturdy as a fortress, but the cost would be too much for them to try.
My guess is that in a total collapse, most zombies would be gone in a week, if they even made it as far as my town, and they would not want to try my neighbors. I don’t have any place to run to, nor do I think I’d be safer in a car with no fuel than in my home with neighbors for support.
Also have a BOB for each household member.
Same as listed, but add extra pants, shirt, socks, in ziplock bag. Sterno, grill and brickettes, need to get a pot of somekind.
which reminds me I missed iodine tablets.
lots of ammo.............
I live deep in the heart of The Peoples Republic of Tampa. If the SHTF I’ll be happy to leave with my only my (and my family’s) life.
Yeah that’s just my shoulder bag:
My backpack has a cooking set, blanket, couple sterno cans, sleeping bag hitched to the bottom, flashlight/lantern, poncho, water filter.
Great link btw