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Survivalist Bug Out, Get out of Dodge, Get Home Bag, 72 Hr Emergency
Today I discuss the bug out bag, get out of dodge bag, or get home bag, however you want to describe it. It is actually just a 72 hour emergency bag to get you from point A to point B.
The cleversurvivalist post: 72 Hour Emergency Kit or Bug-Out Bag for Adults
- Why I choose packs over duffles: Packs are much easier to carry.
- Internal Frame Pack is my choice. Mine is the Kelty Courser 40.
- What should be in the pack?
- Keep foods you normally eat
- Granola and Energy Bars
- Trail Mix
- Dried Soup Packets
- Vacuum sealed rice
- Water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Water purification tablets
- Full set of clothing. Both short and long sleeve. Have several pairs of socks.
- Take breaks to let feet breathe
- Poncho, or rain jacket and pants
- Hat to keep the sun off
- Space blankets, wool blankets (packing space is concern)
- Bedsheet takes very little space but will make a space blanket more comfortable
- Hammock or hammock net. Both can be used as a hammock, but the military hammock nets can be used for fishing and trapping. I have the Grand Trunk Hybrid Hammock and my children have the Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock.
- Tarps. You can make A-frame shelters and lean-to shelters with it. Collecting water, waterproofing pack.
- Small hiking or dome tent. I prefer 2 person tents. I actually have the Alps or Alpine Engineering Mystique 2.
- Light and Firestarting
- Flashlights- LED. I prefer battery with hand crank or shake backup. I keep headlamps because they are great hands-free lighting
- Signal Flares
- Tea light candles.
- Waterproof matches
- Survival knife: I have the Colt tactical survival knife
- Good Mulitool: I have 3 Gerbers, but Leatherman is great also.
- Compact Shovel or E-tool
- Pen and paper for memory and to leave notes to rescuers
- AM-FM weather radio with battery and crank option
- LOTS of paracord. Extremely versatile.
- Map of the areas that you are in, compass, and training.
- Aluminum foil and tin foil
- Duct tape
- Pepper Spray
- Prepaid phone and phone card. The SpareOne phone is a cool option.
- List of important phone numbers
- Extra credit or debit card
- Extra cash
- GPS is awesome when charged.
- First Aid Kit
- Stash of volatile medicines
- Personal Items and Sanitary Items
- Toilet paper
- Feminine hygene products
- Toothbrush with broken handle
- Diapers and Babywipes for the children
- Vacuum Sealing is great for space saving.
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