There are absolutely 1000’s of posts scattered across the world wide web, in regards to creating the perfect bug-out-bag. The reality is, most of the lists are only a guideline. Take all of them with a grain of salt.
Not every list will function for you personally and there isn’t any single “perfect” pre made kit. The Best bug out bag for you will be the one that you simply build from the bottom up and totally customize.
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A hundred posts could be written about each and every item you need to stock (and we’re working hard to do just that!) but sometimes you just need to know what you need to get and have it on hand without a lengthy explanation.
This post is for just that situation, as we list the top 50 survival items that you need to have stockpiled for a future SHTF situation.
The Survival 50 Bug Out Bag Essentials:
- A quality survival knife.
- Cordage (550 Paracord for example).
- Small home cash reserve (varies based on income/expenses, at least 1 months worth of all expenses if possible)
- Emergency wallet cash (small bills, usually no more than $100)
- A hatchet for splitting wood and other camp/retreat tasks.
- At least two flashlights, one battery powered and one powered by hand crank or other long-term method.
- Hand-cranked radio.
- Journal/notebook for recording information.
- Basic tools (hammer, prybar, screwdrivers, etc.)
- Simple repair and construction materials (screws, nails)
- A tough pair of gloves.
- Coveralls or tough clothing for rough situations.
- A quality spare tire.
- Car maintenance kit (an extra oil filter, set of spark plugs, bottle of oil, bottle of coolant, headlight bulb).
- Car window breaker/seatbelt cutter.
- Temporary tire repair foam.
- A well-stocked first-aid kit.
- Spare glasses/contacts.
- As many of your needed prescriptions as you can legally purchase.
- Hygienic wipes (for washing without water).
- Feminine hygiene products (for intended use and to soak up blood from wounds) <=== Carry these even if you’re a dude!
Assembling a bug out bag, is not how much you really have in your bag, it’s about what you have and ways to use it.
Portability is essential and weight is everything. The lighter your pack is the longer you can travel with it. It’s in your best interest to know precisely what is in your kit and more importantly how to use it!
You don’t want to be doing something for the 1’st time when you really need it to save your life.
Keeping that in mind, I’ll show you what I keep in my light weight Bug out bag. This really is the kit that I personally keep in my vehicle or at my side everywhere I go. It also has plenty of room for growth, so that you can add everything you desire inside it.
See what’s in my BOB
Feel free to pick up one for yourself, give one as a gift, or simply use it as a starting point to build your own bug out bag.
Until next time,
Brock “were all in this together” Easton