Here is a good list of items to have in your Adult Bug Out Bag:
ADULT BUG OUT BAGS (Ages 12 and up)
A Disaster Plan that includes the location of emergency areas, rallying points, multiple evacuation routes, maps of the area, trail maps, contact numbers, etc (make sure you use a water proof laminate to protect your plans).
First Aid Kit
Possible Kits to look at are as follows:
– All-Purpose First Aid Kit, 170 Items In Plastic Case With Carry
– First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit
– Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Medic Kit
– Pocket First Aid Guide Book
– Visit the American Red Cross website for more kits that are great!
Professional Survival Book
This should be studied before hand and kept for reference during a disaster. Recommended books are:
– SAS Survival Handbook: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any
Climate, on Land or at Sea
– When All Hell Breaks Loose
– US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76
-Pocket Survival Guide Book
Water bottles and metal canteen cup
– Stainless Steel GI Type Canteen Cup Great for Boiling and Sterilizing water and plastic canteen
– Klean Kanteen Stainless Steel Water Bottles
– Sturdy Water Bottles that can be used to boil water
Sturdy boots, Socks, gloves, rain suit, poncho, jacket, hat, bandannas, and clothing for your environment. Gortex and fleece for cold environments.
A few assorted knives
– The Seal Pup By SOG
– Esse Jungalas machete/large knife
– Pocket Bushman knife
– Camp Axe & Shovel
– SOG Fasthawk
– Gerber 45905 Camp Axe – Sheath – Clam
– Folding Spade NATO Approved Knife from Gerber Knives
– Sturdy Tactical Flashlight (and extra batteries)
– Surefire E2E-HA Executive Elite
– Dynamo/Solar Powered Flashlight
A must to keep up on what is going on. Preferably a Grundig or Dynamo or solar instead of battery powered.
Waterproof Matches, a couple Lighters, Tinder and one of the following:
– Military grade Ferro Rod with striker, a Frensal lens
– Magnesium Fire Starter with flint
– Strike Anywhere Matches in a waterproof military match container with flint and signal mirror
– Leatherman Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath
– SOG Multitool
(wide variety of uses, traps, etc….) at least 50-feet of 550 Paracord or at the very least a paracord survival bracelet that has 10 feet of cordage
CASH & Documents
have some extra cash in your bag, as well as a copy of all your important documents (SS Card, I.D., Fishing hunting License, Gun License, insurance policies, mortgage, birth certificates, etc…)
Firearm(s) and ammunition.
-Check your local, state and federal laws before carrying a firearm. Choose something that is reliable and easy to carry (light weight and multi-purpose) that you are familiar using. Cleaning kit for your weapon.
a liter per day per person for drinking (enough to get you by until you find a clean source of water). A gallon a day is better, but difficult to carry. 3 to 4 Mylar Pouches Per Day Per Person at the bare minimum. At least a 72 hour minimum.
Water Purifiers & Filters: (Any one below would be a good choice)
– SteriPEN Adventurer Handheld Water Purifier
– Aquamira Frontier Survival Straw Water Filter
– Aquamira Frontiere Water Bottle Filter
– Soldier’s Water Filter system
Keep your strength and immunity up as your diet changes. One A Day vitamins work well!
*If needed because of pre-existing condition, you may not be able to get more in a survival situation so stock up now on generics by keeping them sealed in Food Saver bags or Mylar bags, and in a cool, dry, dark place. Ask your doctor/pharmacist about proper storage and shelf life.
Lenstatic Compass, Maps, GPS, etc….
Portable C.B or Ham Radio, walkie-talkies, Unicom walkie-talkie, Voyager KA500 Radio wit smallband, weather/NOAA, AM/FM that has dynamo/self-charging ability.
Military Speedook, Bobbers, Hooks, sinkers, fishing line, small collapsible pole
– At least a 72 hour minimum
-Stuff that will last and give you the most bang for your buck ( peanut butter, jerky, sardines, granola bars, salt, dried fruit, high-calorie energy bars, etc…) We sell several different types of survival food and supplies on our Freeze Dried Food page.
– SOS Food Ration bars (unaffected by heat or cold)
– MREs (5 to 7 yr shelf life, but affected by heat)
Sleeping bag, tent, tarp, poncho, emergency sleeping bag, etc….
Solar Charger (optional, can be expensive)
– Brunton Solarport 4.4 Watt Foldable Solar Charger with Battery Charger Great for recharging AA/AAA batteries for electronics
– Brunton 26 Watt Foldable Solar Array Great for powering small electronics
Flares, Signaling Mirror, Whistle
Lots of uses- securing gear, shelter making, tool repair, sealant, etc.
Candles, Safety Pins, sewing needles and thread, Playing Cards for entertainment, Wire for snaring. Other comfort items, personal medications/needs, books, etc. Gas mask or dust mask, sanitary wipes, decontaminate wipes (depending on if you are worried about a Nuke/Bio/Chem scenario).