I would like to thank everyone who sent photos of their bug out bag - hopefully they will give others ideas and get them motivated enough to build their own BOB.
Bug Out Bag Contents by Veranio
I think asking others to post the contents of their bug out bag is an excellent idea. We, the readers will be able to learn from each other and help us consider what will be best and necessary contents of our bug out bag to survive.
My bug out bag consist of a backpack, vest, and a hydra pack that doubles a day pack.
The bug out bag and the vest are packed to compliment each other. It can serve more than one person. They can also be carried independently or can become stand alone if one or the other is stashed temporarily, left or lost. The hydra pack can be used to supplement either the bug out back pack or the bug out vest. It can also be used as a day pack for short reconnaissance or patrolling.
Organizing a bug out bag makes a lot of common sense. It helps you look at your vulnerability and help you prioritize according to the situation that is projected to be encountered. Although bugging out remains as a last resort option, I still prefer to have a bug out bag .
If there is an emergency I would know right away where to get the things I need immediately without exerting a lot of effort and succumbing to tension especially if I am under pressure.
The bug out back pack consist of small bags that contains several organized kits.
1. Feasible Bag: Fishing kit, fire kit, sewing kit, karabiner set, sharpening stone, belt knife and pocket knife, micro-flash light, magnifying glass, safety pins, rubber bands, compass, whistle, EMT shears, signaling mirror
2. Main First Aid/Trauma Bag: self adhesive bandages, sterile bandages, after bite, insect repellant, tourniquet, Visine eye drops, Aspirin, Tylenol, Neosporin, alcohol swab and pads, iodine swabs, ache balm, different sizes of band-aid, adhesive tape, Lamisil for fungus, different sizes of dressings, forceps, twissor, nail cutter, needle and sutures, rubber gloves, face masks, anesthetic spray, sun blocker
3. Sanitation Kit: bottle of alcohol, microbial liquid soap, bath soap, tooth-brush, tooth paste, dental floss
4. Shelter Group: Tube tent, several heavy space blankets, trash bags
5. Food Group: bag of raisin, bag of almonds, 2 bags of mixed dried fruit, bag of chocolate candies, assorted dehydrated soup packs, cans of sausages and tuna, bag of jerky
6. Water Group: Katadyn water filter and 2 water bottles, 2 small stainless cups
7. Tech Group: range finder, monocular night vision, blood tracker, binoculars, solar radio, extra batteries
8. Others: Leatherman pocket all-purpose tool set, gun cleaning kit, 50’ rope, Bowie knife, 2 LED mini-flash lights, harmonica, copies of important documents
9. Defense: 9 mm pistol with 2 extra magazines and 100 rounds of ammunition, .22 semi-auto pistol with 2 extra magazines and 100 rounds of ammunition
BUG OUT VEST: para-cord, mini flashlight, pocket medic first aid kit, light space blanket, sewing kit, face mask and rubber gloves, monocular scope, mini-leatherman tool set, water purifier and neutralizer tablets, sun blocker, monocular, Neosporin, toothpaste and toothbrush, microbial soap, compass, fire starter kit, pocket knife, rubber bands, canteens, (6) 30 rds. AR 15 magazines, hunting knife, fishing kit in a film container.
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