Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bug Out Bag Suggestions?

My buddy next door to me at the industrial park called me from a flea market last week. He said they had heavy duty military back packs for $65.00. I told him to grab me one.

I know that some others have made lists of items for a grab and go bag and I found some great sites
with all the items listed at Amazon.

What do you recommend?  Do you have links to some good posts that list the items?

Here are a few I found:

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25 comments:

  1. Have you seen these?
    http://shop.cjlenterprize.com/BACK-PACKS_c7.htm

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  2. First thing you need to determine is WHERE are ya gonna bug out to. If you have no destination, all the 'goodies' are moot, or are you 'planning' to just wander about aimlessly? Once you figure that out, then you can assemble the items needed to aid you in getting there.
    PS - first item needed is a good pair of boots!

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    1. Good point. I guess it would depend on what situation caused the bug-out. Most likely hurricane or urban issues. I would head north to the white mountains in NH.

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    2. That is a good point, personally I have no idea where I would go if my bunker is over run.

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  3. It all depends. What do you expect to bug out from... and to? I live in an area where I am concerned about wildfire. My bug-out is not in a bag. It's in a Rubbermaid tub. It contains a week's worth of food. Water is also taken care of in one-gallon jugs.

    If you are concerned about some other difficulty you need to plan differently, IMHO.

    I don't want to go live in the woods. I tried that when I was young.

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  4. Fire starting materials... without fire your screwed. especially up north. You can go to walmart and get the black peoples hair grease..its called "Palm aid"
    rub some on cotton balls, and its a good fire starter. Get waterproof matches, and some fire striker thingys.
    We get a lot of stuff off ebay, and cheaper then dirt.

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    1. Yeah, Micheal Jackson proved that shit is flammable as hell.

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    2. I've also seen just straight Vaseline petroleum jelly work and it's cheap

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  5. Check out the KEL-TEC SU16CA folding rifle over at booniegadsen blog.

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    1. Can't type for shit, here.

      http://bonniegadsden.blogspot.com/2012/11/kel-tec-su16ca.html

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  6. HERE:

    http://middleoftheright.blogspot.com/2010/05/bob.html

    Start out heavier than you need, it'll get lighter fast.

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  7. Some one above mentioned a destination to arrive at. How many alternate routes can you come up with to get there? The last thing you want to happen is to get part way there and get stuck in a nasty traffic jam that no longer will move due to all the other people bailing out at the same time. You may find yourself and your supplies at the mercy of a crowd who didn't have any supplies of their own.

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  8. Irish you live in rural NH, where are you going to bug out to? I did not even bother with a bug out bag. I will never be able to get out if TSHTF unless I have a chopper on my roof....lol....Just keep mashing keys....

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    1. It's not quite rural. Boston and it's northern suburbs aren't that far south and if you look at some of the other crappy towns around there are Lawrence MA. Nashua NH. Manchester NH. all with in 30-45 min drive. If the entitlements run out those areas will be worse than they already are.
      Heading up to the white mountains or into Maine would be the way to go. I think the biggest threat would be a hurricane. We have small earthquakes, no volcanoes and no wild fires ( although lately there has been concern about the fires). I just figured I would ask to see what people recommmend. You never know.

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  9. For all you fellow married fools out there. Do NOT forget to pack tampons and chocolate, unless you want to be holed up some where with a cranky, bloated,woman who packs a .380.
    The tampons can also be used to start a fire, or to stuff in your ears, which ever need is greater.

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    1. Maxi pads are awesome as emergency bandages. Soak up a shit load of blood.

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  10. Consider that in any 'bug out' situation, any state that has a somewhat remote wilderness area, mountainous or not, is where everybody and there brother will go as well. Then, the people who live in the area, however few, will see most of the refugees as interlopers and competitors for the natural resources of water and food (wild game included). So, when determining just where you might bug out to, the timing of the 'bug out' is crucial (get there first and have a network in place as well as a 'plan b' including transportation if 'plan a' doesn't work).

    As to the BoB, wiegh it; if it's more than half your body weight, starting culling the 'niceties' until it's no more than 1/3 your body weight, and this includes a good sleep system (I prefer Wiggys, but I like making sure I won't die of exposure). You may have to walk a long way with your pack if you implement 'plan b' or 'plan a.1 (car/truck/horse is gone), so as someone pointed out above, the best boots you can afford are essential along with at least a half-dozen pair of high quality socks. Don't go cheap.

    Oh...and on the TP, figure that one roll lasts a male about 2 weeks with normal bowel function. A woman will use a roll in about 3 days......just sayin'.

    My .02

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  11. Vaseline, when soaked into a cotton ball and then wrapped in a bit of paper towel, like the old "salt water taffy" candies, will burn even in moderate rain, as will Birch bark. Dryer lint is also very good....very light, and can be compressed into a small can that holds many times its own volume.

    Worth considering.

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  12. Five or ten dollars in change.

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  13. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)November 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    2 bags that snap together- one with food/water/medical and the other with all the USUAL stuff such as clothes, wool hat, gloves, don't forget water purifier tablets, para cord, belt, hacksaw, pad & pencil, lighters, map & compass, fork & spoon (you already carry a knife, I hope)for plates I have the large plastic coffee can lids, tea lights, rolled up newspaper, binocs, a small solar patio light, steel wool, pocket calendar, magnifying glass,space blanket, towel, a small roll of clear plastic, small sewing kit, fishing line & hooks, duct tape, spool of wire, a bunch of those doggy poo clean-up bags - hundreds of uses for them - they will keep your feet and hands dry. Your rifle and ammo. Keep it updated, too. And as Trainer said above:TP.

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  14. Personal documents. There are several lists out there. We have both hard copies and a thumb drive with scans. Our list is long but includes Id, insurance, car titles, house deed, marriage license, birth certificates, firearms list with s/n, well you get the idea. The envelope isn't that big or heavy.
    Also $500 in fives and $100 in ones.
    Meds
    Water
    Emergency food rations (Mainstay)
    All the other usual stuff. The above is in a go bag, not a backpack. The backpack is in the car with survival type stuff. There are two go totes also with expanded first aid and cooking stuff. Figure I will have about 5-10 minutes to load the car.
    We are in hurricane country close to a nuke plant.
    I keep a list of go items taped next to the garage door so I won't forget dog food. And the dog has a go bag also.
    I am too old to hump a pack.
    Terry
    Fla

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    1. You lost me at marriage license.

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    2. You could get a pad of blanks good for one night. :)
      T

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  15. Yeah, competition for resources will be a biggie. In a true SHTF situation, many people will die at the hands of others within the first few days. Focus on protection, water and fire.

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  16. I put together some info on BoB's a while back

    http://outofoptions.wordpress.com/emergency-prep/

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