bug out bag checklist

Bug-Out-Bag Checklist

Below is an outline of items and ideas to start preparing for situations that are not a common occurrence such as economic inflation of goods, riots, floods, tornados, a stranded vehicle, or you’re simply lost. These are situations where people put little thought into but wish they had in that moment. It is important to cater each item or plan to your individual needs and/or wants. Everybody prepares for different situations, but the end goal always remains the same.

Get Home/Bug Out Bag/24HR Bag

  • Small/Medium Backpack
    • comfortable pack on back with thick quality straps to allow to carry weight.
  • Water Source
    • water bladder/refillable water bottle
  • Water Filtration/Purification
  • Knife
    • a quality fixed blade knife
  • Multitool/Leatherman
  • Individual First Aid Kit
    • Designed for trauma (major implements)
  • First Aid Kit
    • smaller first aid kit made for small bandages and antiseptic
  • Paracord
  • Bic Lighter
  • Hygiene Bag
    • chapstick
    • baby wipes
    • baby powder/gold bond
    • Tylenol (fever reducer)
    • Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory)
    • toothbrush
    • hand sanitizer
    • glasses if needed
    • feminine hygiene products
    • prescription medication
  • Hat
  • Sniffle Gear (season dependent)
    • insulated hat
    • insulated gloves
    • insulated pullover
  • Shemagh or other face wrapping
  • Compass
  • Map of local area or area you are traveling
  • Food
    • things that can be eaten on the move without boiling water. Nothing freeze-dried or dehydrated. MRE or survival rations, cereal, granola, and protein bars.
  • Poncho/Rain Jacket
  • Sleeping System
    • sleeping bag with bivy cover or wool blanket and tarp
  • Flash light (hand held)
  • Head Lamp
  • Survival Emergency Radio
  • Batteries for any battery operated equipment
  • Extra Change of Clothes
  • Extra Socks
  • Large Black Contractor Bag
  • Money
    • Paper, not coins
  • Binocular/Monocular
  • Whistle

Final Thoughts

A bug out bag is an essential piece of equipment for any survivalist. It’s important to pack only the necessary items that you’ll need for survival, so you can be prepared for any emergency or disaster. The ultimate bug out bag checklist provided in this article will help you be fully prepared for anything that comes your way.

Special Thanks to:

Silver Lake Neighborhood Watch
Silver Lake, WI 53170

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