Bug Out Bag: Build the Ultimate Bugout 72-hour Survival Bag
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Bug Out Bag: Build the Ultimate Bugout 72-hour Survival Bag

Ultimate list of bug out bag items to create an light weight survival backpack packing list. Be Ready When Disaster .
3.7 (25 ratings)
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Created by Brian Cliette
Last updated 11/2018
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What you'll learn
  • How to select the appropriate backpack, rucksack or container for your situation and environment that fits your body type vehicle, and/or needs
  • How to select a water bottle, canteen and water purification system that is best for your situation environment and personal preference
  • How to select the appropriate food for your bug out bag so that you will have all of the nutrition and calories necessary to survive your emergency situation in as much comfort as possible
  • How to supplement your bug out bag supplies and things from the environment such as wild berries, frogs and rabbits
  • How to choose the best fire starting implement, such as matches played and steel or friction, as well as an appropriately sized cooking pot
  • How to select the appropriate style and type of clothing for your bug out bag to be used in case of emergency or a spare change of clothes
  • How to build a primitive shelter from a tarp plastic bag or dead leaves and branches, as well as how to choose a first aid kit appropriate to your medical needs
  • How to choose the appropriate hygiene tools for your bug out bag
  • Willingness to Learn

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In The Real World, Most People Don't Have A Fully Stocked Retreat They Can Escape To. Even If You've Planned Ahead And You Do, There's No Guarantee That You'll Leave In Time Or That You'll Be Able To Make It There.

Your First Plan Must Be To Survive In Place. And In the 1st step in Survival is to have a Bug-Out Bag

  Are You Prepared? Dont Wait 'Till SHTF 

    More  and more people are becoming interested survival thanks in no small  part to those hyper reality television shows. So many networks are  putting out these days people are getting prepared for all sorts of  disasters, everything from an earthquake to an electromagnetic pulse  (EMP) global economic collapse hurricanes, tsunamis, typhoons, and  anything in between. 

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  As people are feeling more and more uncertain about  what the future will hold. So they want to be prepared, and part of  being prepared means having a "bug out bag." 

    A  bug out bag is a bag or container containing everything that you would  need to survive for a minimum of 48 hours in your given environment. A  bug out bag usually contains food, water, a small medical kits. 

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  Any  other medication that may be required a blanket or sleeping bag some way  of making shelter such as a 50 gallon drum bag or a tarp. 

  Some method  of fire starting and water purification such as iodine tablets, and  anything else that you think that you might need in an emergency  situation, and contrary to what television would have you believe a bug  out bag does not need to be (although it can be). 

What You'll learn in This Bug Out Bag Course:

  • How to select the appropriate backpack, rucksack or container for your situation and environment that fits your body type vehicle, and/or needs

  • How to select a water bottle, canteen and water purification system that is best for your situation environment and personal preference

  • How to select the appropriate food for your bug out bag so that you will have all of the nutrition and calories necessary to survive your emergency situation in as much comfort as possible

  • How to supplement your bug out bag supplies and things from the environment such as wild berries, frogs and rabbits

  • How to choose the best fire starting implement, such as matches played and steel or friction, as well as an appropriately sized cooking pot

  • How to select the appropriate style and type of clothing for your bug out bag to be used in case of emergency or a spare change of clothes

  • How to build a primitive shelter from a tarp plastic bag or dead leaves and branches, as well as how to choose a first aid kit appropriate to your medical needs

  • How to choose the appropriate hygiene tools for your bug out bag

  • .. and much, much more!

So, you've read this far! Thank you.

  Tactically outfitted  as though you are Rambo going on a secret mission and they bug out bag  is not restricted to an extreme worst-case scenario. Like the zombie  apocalypse, where you are going to have to "bug out." (Hence the name)  and move to a safer location a bug out bag can be kept in the car or  truck and used during a snowstorm or blackout or windstorm orientation  get a flat tire in the middle of nowhere and have to walk for help, or  any other emergency situation. 

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  It is not restricted to one scenario and  is definitely not one-size-fits-all. A bug out bag must be customized  for your personal needs and operational environment so that like the Boy  Scouts you are "always prepared." 


"An excellent course on how to be prepared I am one of those persons who believe that you can never be too prepared and taking this course made me feel much more confident regarding my potential of survival. There is plenty of detailed information on things you need to have in your bug out bag and, most important, why you need to have them. It is a great course if you are interested in learning about how to be prepared for unexpected situations. It is not a simple list of items you should have in your bag, but also how to use them and how to get access to the things you need to survive." Debbi Samuels

"Great course I really enjoyed the material in this course, it was well thought out and had very good suggestions in it. I liked how the instructor went into just enough detail without getting too in depth keeping the course a manageable length. I liked how the material was laid out as well, specifying the most important parts and the why as well as what. I thought the instructor was quite knowledgeable and had good information. He spoke clearly and relative to the slide material. The lectures were quite enjoyable and the addition of text material added greatly to the course." Mrs Lisa Court

"Whether its for broadening knowledge base or self preparedness this course is perfect for you This course was fun!I found that the class is perfect for those into survivalistic expeditions; man (woman) against nature. The BOB was a great addition to outdoor activities. I loved all the how tos and tips that were covered; not because it was part of the material but because the reasoning was sound. I did not get the feel that this course was set to sell products which is always a plus. I have read other books and other courses that half way through the sales pitch is inserted and that smile of “oh yeah cool" becomes the look of utter disdain. This course is exempt from that. I gives you a basic foundation with space to adjust to fit each person and incident need. This is the type of information I welcome, one with space to change it up since every incident comes in variety of cause and effects. Its a great class for those outdoorsy people, safety folk, and for disaster preparedness across the board. Highly recommended." Mr. X

Bug-Out Bags are a type of survival kit designed to allow its owner to survive at least three days in the event of emergency, typically evacuating from a disaster zone.

  As Bug-Out Bags have a finite amount of space and the weight of the bag must be worn through potentially life threatening situations, it is of critical importance that survivalists put a lot of thought into exactly what they include in their bag. 

Think about these things for a minute…

  • What would you do if there was a terrorist attack that caused mass chaos and panic, and all the stores and places of food were closed? Do you want to be the one that is begging your neighbors, friends, or family for help? Do you want to be shipped off to a FEMA “camp?"

  • Could you provide for your family if severe weather like hurricanes, snowstorms or a flood caused your area to go into a panic -- buying up everything off of stores and creating shortages? What if the stores were empty for weeks… or months?

  • Could you protect your family if there were massive power outages or rolling blackouts or brownouts -- disrupting electricity and making it nearly impossible to get food from stores or provide heat or energy in your home?

  • What would happen if the road system was destroyed by floods or other natural disasters in your area? Could you survive without food or other essentials for weeks?

  • Could you protect and provide for your family if an earthquake hit and the area was devastated?

  Forgetting to include a certain item (or enough of it), or carrying too many things can all result in a tragic outcome during an emergency. Remember that Bug-Out Bags are designed specifically to sustain a survivalist for at least seventy two hours while they reach their evacuation location, whether it is one's home, a cabin in the woods or their grandparents homestead farm. 

  Deciding or forgetting to include any items on this bug out bag list could mean life or death. Having supplies is only part of the solution though. If you don't have a good plan in place all of your supplies will mean nothing. 

Give yourself a fresh start by enrolling in this life-changing course now.Every moment you delay, your  jeopardizing  your survival . Simple as that.

“WARNING: Your Survival Could Depend On Your Next Choice"

P.S. We're living in some of the craziest times in history and many experts agree that it's not a matter of “if" but “when" you will face an emergency that is beyond what you and your family have prepared for. There's a famous truism among instructors getting soldiers ready for war.

“When the bullets start flying, you WON'T rise to the occasion. You will perform half as well as you did during your best training."

As with all my courses:

  • the initial low price will increase shortly - the course is currently $200, but will next increase to $497

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  • all future additional lectures, bonuses, etc in this course are always free

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Who this course is for:
  • This class is for anyone looking to learn how to design a bug out bag or emergency preparedness bag for a wide variety of situations from a worst-case scenario to a flat tire or being lost on a walk or hike, and everything in between some basic knowledge of survival is a plus but is not necessary
Course content
Expand all 59 lectures 03:46:58
+ Introduction to Building the Perfect Bug Out Bag
11 lectures 32:25
What is a Bug Out Bag And What Should be In It?
Four Core Ingredients For a Good Bug Out Bag
Why a Bug Out Bag
Simple Guide for Water in Survival Preparation
Food Preparation, Keep the Army Marching
Clothing and Environment
Bedding, Shelter and First Aid
What should be in a Well Stocked First Aid Kit??
Importance of Hygiene
+ Bug Out Bag Checklists & Bonus Material
48 lectures 03:14:32
Bug Out Bag Checklist For Preppers
Bug Out Bag: How Is It Better Than A Survival Kit?
What are some of the most incredible survival stories?
What should I do if I become a hostage?
Here’s How to Protect Yourself From Mob Violence
35 point Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
What are the top ten things a beginning urban prepper should do or purchase to p
How To Predict The Weather In The Wilderness?
5 Awesome Backpacks That You’ll Want to Bug Out With
How To Move As Silently As A Cat
3 Ways To Solve Your Long-Term Water Storage Problem
Are Tactical Watches Useful For Urban And Wilderness Survival?
How To Teach Kids About Gun Safety
Bushcraft Skills: How To Carve A Wooden Spoon and Bowl
Speculations On Civil Unrest And How To Protect Your Survival Preps
Inspiration of the Month - Feb 2017

The problem that comes up with hurricane preparedness, tornados, tsunamis and other disasters... is that you don't have anything to carry your stuff in. A survival kit is made to carry just a few items. But in this case you'll want days worth of supplies. You require something to carry communications, clothing, food fire starting gear, lightweight shelter and a few more essentials. How are you going to do it? With a Bug Out Bag.

Bug Out Bag: How Is It Better Than A Survival Kit?

Seemingly, not a day goes by that news doesn't flash across our televisions or computer screens reporting of the latest catastrophic natural disaster, terrorist attack or threat, or even the imminent collapse of some major geopolitical or economic system. Sounds all too familiar doesn't it...

It's because of these increasingly unpredictable, or black swan events that there's a growing movement amongst individuals like you to be sufficiently prepared, come what may.

One of the simplest, most crucial steps in disaster preparedness is to have a well-thought-out and organized bug out bag list to aid in your preparations. This will ensure you have the equipment needed to make your departure from an area of disorder or complete chaos a safe one.

75 Bug Out Bag List Essentials

My husband and I recently renovated our basement to make room for our growing supply of Emergency Food Storage only to discover that our organizational skills were certainly lacking. After quite some time in the armory and in our downstairs pantry we decided that the way we had been approaching this daunting task was threatening our sanity. We both had good intentions on how to keep it efficiently organized. Our versions of efficient are obviously drastically differing.

Organizing Emergency Food Storage

Life can throw a lot of different situations at you in a hurry, situations you might never see coming. With the world in the state it's in, it can be easy to get scared and start feeling like you need to be prepared for "the worst." The secret to having some peace of mind is being prepared ahead of time for the unpredictable. Because the very worst that can happen is a disaster in which you are unable to care for yourself or the ones you love. That's where having a bug out bag comes in handy.

Survival Tips - How To Build The Best Bug Out Bag

The items you include in your bug out bag must be carefully selected. The biggest mistake people make when they make their bug out bag is adding too much weight and over estimating how much energy it will take to carry a heavy pack. Hiking ten miles is hard enough on its own much less with a 70-80 lb pack on your back. When you pick your items you need to try to leave out heavy, long term items that may not contribute to your immediate survival. Carrying 10 knives and a 1000 rounds of ammo might sound cool but when you're trying to move it will make you an easy target. The essential things are items that will keep you alive for 72 hours. After that you should have found strategically placed geo caches or reached your bug out location. Trying to carry everything like a pack mule is reckless and ill advised. Also, take it easy on the weapons Rambo, they won't be as useful as you may think.

Bug Out Bag Items

How To Build The Best EDC Kit

An Every Day Carry Kit, or EDC, is comprised of the everyday carry gear, including emergency items, that you might need to face challenges or dangers, that come between you and home. In the strictest sense, we all take an EDC kit with us each day. Our wallet or purse, keys, money, cell phone; these are the things we've decided we need each day to ensure that we can do what we need to do and get home safely. But is it everything you need?

Survival Tips - How To Build The Best EDC Kit

After many researches for what are the essential Survival gear for the Bug Out Bag, I have come up with many lists that I will put into an article that will help us all to survive when needed.

You never know when danger will strike or when an emergency will take place. If a thunderstorm rolls through your area and wipes out the power all over town, it could be days before if gets turned back on. If you get lost out in the woods on a camping trip, you might need supplies to build an overnight shelter to survive until help arrives.

Essential Contents of the Survival Go Bag and Storage

Hurricane survival kits are important. And after living through 10 hurricanes, I'll tell you why. Recently, Sandy drove right up the Atlantic not far off of the Virginia capes and took a sharp left to New Jersey. Many people were prepared, and another bunch just didn't even try. In Virginia we got lucky... this time.

10 years ago, it was a different story. With Isabel we were at the storms mercy. The power was out for weeks. Neighbors were sharing generators and supplies. it was as if we were thrown back to the 1800's. Anyone without a hurricane survival kit of any kind was caught empty handed.

Hurricane Survival Kits: 9 Lifesaving Pieces Of Gear

One of the largest boasts to a person's moral when STFT is having a clean body. When your body feels clean your mind automatically receives a boast in those all important "warm fuzzies." The problem is how you can accomplish this same effect when you are in the process of bugging out.

Keeping Clean When Bugging Out

A bug-out bag or evacuation kit contains everything a person needs to survive a few days after a man-made or natural disaster strikes. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) warns citizens that essential services, such as electricity, water, communications, and emergency services may not be available at that time.

Ideally, you should have enough basic provisions to keep you alive for at least three days. Each household member should have their own survival bag. Some people have several. They keep one at home, in the car, and at the office. This is recommended, because you never know where you will be at the time of an evacuation. Each kit should be personalized to meet an individual's specific needs, and contain identification papers and emergency money - in small bills. Banks and ATM machines may be out of reach or inoperative.

What to Put in an Emergency and Disaster Bug-Out Bag

Although in most cases it might be better to ride out disasters in the city, there may be instances where you are forced to leave your home or neighborhood. There might be flooding, earthquake damage, a fire or any number of hazards that make your home unlivable. In case this happens, you need to have a bug out bag (BOB).

What Goes in a Bug Out Bag

A prepper is someone who is actively preparing for a possible disturbance of social, financial, political or ecological nature.

A prepper actively pursues to be as independent as possible from the government and power companies and has a large supply of food, tools, weapons, fuel, medical kits, and even a stash of gold and silver to replace a potential default of the currency. (Financial collapse)

What Is A Prepper?

When disaster strikes and you are forced to think about survival, there are three basic fundamentals you must have to live: food, water and shelter. We will be primarily discussing survival food and its importance to your food storage plan. Survival food can come in a variety of different solutions but usually in a form called MRE (Meals Ready to Eat). These packets are made to meet all of the daily vital nutrient needs and can be eaten on the spot without flame or preparation. You need to find a good source for your survival needs.

The Proper Way In Preparing And Safely Storing Survival Food

The uses of a good walking stick are MANY. I always head out into the woods with mine without fail. If you don't already have one guess what? Get out in the woods and find one! I especially like the "vine wrapped" ones, and with just a little bit of looking around they are easy to find. A lot of folks put a nice finish on them as well, making them a real item to be proud of.

Walking Sticks,The Ultimate Survival Multi-Tool

What if you are stranded across town and can't get to your safety supplies? You might be on vacation and a disaster might happen where you are, would you have emergency supplies? This falls in the category of not being prepared for an emergency. I am going to show you how you can make your own car emergency kit so you can survive a disaster.

First you will need a bag to put your items in. I suggest you use a back pack like your kids might carry their school supplies in. this bag should be big enough for the number of people in your family. A simple rule of thumb is item times number of family members.

Build Yourself an Emergency Car Bag

What constitutes a disaster survival situation?

Disaster is an event resulting in significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or a drastic change in the environment.

Survival is the struggle to remain alive and maintain a degree of security and safety.

Situation is relating to a set of circumstances and events.

Do you have your disaster survival planning and preparations together for your family? Are you ready to survive independently for an unknown time frame? It is easy in a catastrophic situation to become confused or disoriented and therefore not effectively deal with the events taking place around you. Thinking clearly can be hard to do, much less knowing what all you will need to help you to survive. When this occurs unfortunately people will die unnecessary, in part to a lack of disaster survival preparedness and planning.

The First Three Days Of A Disaster Survival Situation

An Emergency Kit is everyone's best friend and could save your life. An Emergency Kit could contain all the essentials for a person or people to live for at least three days or more in an emergency situation. Some people call the Emergency Kit a Bug Out Bag, GO bag or a Survival Kit. Things that are put into the kit can vary from person to person, but the basics are usually the same. Some things could depend on factors such as the environment, terrain, climate.

Here is a basic list of things that should be put into your Emergency Kit or Bug Out Bag. It is not the only things that you should have, but a basic list.

Everybody Should Have an Emergency Kit

Do you need a 72-hour pack? You sure do. Everyone does regardless of where you live. Here are some tips to prepare one for you and your family. When you have it done, make sure it is ready and accessible at all times.

Start your pack the water. Water is the essential you'll have to pack. The ideal supply of water is 3 gallons per person; in a serious emergency you could probably get by with 1.5 gallons per person if you didn't mind being dirty. You can store in soda bottles or the commercial water bottles or some may choose the new platypus products for backpackers.

Preparing for Short Term Emergencies

Have you ever been getting ready for an outdoor trip, and wondered or hoped you had everything you needed? Being prepared for whatever you may encounter should be your main objective. Since you have a limited amount of space and weight you can handle, here is a list of fifteen essential items that I recommend having which are easy to pack, but you will be glad to have if an unexpected event happens.

Surviving in the Outdoors

Bug out bags (BOB) have become a pretty big thing over the years. However, some people take very little time to think through what they need to put into their bug out bag. A few granola bars and a flashlight just aren't going to cut it. When you are building a bug out bag, you have to really think about multiple situations and the things you might need for each situation. Many times, when people build their bug out bags, they forget some of the simplest things, things that could lead to major discomfort, sickness or worse.

Below are seven things you should always remember for your bug out bag. They are pretty simple things, but not everyone remembers these items.

7 Things You Might Have Forgotten to Put in Your Bug Out Bag

How prepared are you? Will you be like thousands of others and wait until the last minute to stock up on food and water? Do you even have a working flashlight in your home or auto? As we have clearly seen, waiting until it is too late does not work. Grocery stores run out, gas stations run dry and we certainly can't depend on the government to help.

Preparing for a Natural Disaster, Terrorists Attack or Bird Flu Pandemic

A machete is really a extended metal blade having a plastic-type handle. They are found in almost each and every home, bus, as well as vehicle within the tropics. Occasionally they are referred to as cutlasses. Since the vegetation inside the jungle is actually soft and it grows on the paths rapidly, you will need the distinctive cutting capability of a machete, instead of the harder, blunter cutting capability of an axe.

Survival Skills - Best Way to Use a Machete

There is always a lot of discussion in the prepper community about whether you should bug out (leaving home) to a remote location or shelter in place (staying home with your family). Bugging out has certain advantages only under special conditions that deserve some consideration.

Bug Out or Shelter In Place During an Emergency

What's your Alien- Disaster Survival Plan?

What do you hope to, or hopefully plan to have with you if there is an alien invasion, a complete collapse of the economy, or a nuclear war or just a month or two with no electricity and public services. The need for survival gear doesn't seem like such a crazy idea anymore and perhaps investing in some supplies may not be all that bad an idea. You never know when you might need to be able to sustain yourself and your family on only what you have on hand. Plan. Prepare. Be Ready. This is by no means an inclusive list but it is some important things to think about.

Disasters, Aliens or Weather Survival - Preparation, Planning and Suggestions

One of the things I enjoy most about summer is shopping the various swap meets, flea markets and yard sales. In my area when the weather starts to warm the flea markets begin to buzz with activity. Some sellers simply set up shop at various pull off areas along the roadside, using their car hood as a makeshift table to display their wares.

This past Saturday was absolutely beautiful, one of those perfect days that tend to make a person forget about the state of the world and our own dreaded affairs.

Finding Cheap Preppers Items and Survival Gear at the Flea Market
Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Foods

Discover 3 simple tips to help ease your child's fears about an upcoming disaster. Children's needs before, during and after a disaster are much different from an adults, but if you approach them properly with preparedness they will be able to handle any disaster that comes their way in a much better manner. Preparing your child for a disaster without increasing their fears is essential and can be done.

Preparing Your Child for a Disaster Without Increasing Their Fears
Survival Tips - How To Build The Best EDC Kit

How To Build A Survival Fire

If you ever find yourself in a survival situation, especially in cold or wet weather, few things will be as important to your survival as the ability to make fire. Hypothermia can set in when your body temperature drops by as little as two degrees, and it goes without saying that fire could be what stands between you and freezing to death. Almost as important, a positive attitude is essential to being able to survive and make it home to your family, and a nice warm fire can be the difference between hope and despair. But knowing how to build a fire, especially if you have no matches or lighter, can be difficult at best. If you've never spent any time building these all-important skills, mastering them in moments of stress will be almost impossible.

So we'll explore the basics of how to build a fire in survival situations. Once you've got the head knowledge, it's imperative that you put that knowledge to work in a practical way. You have to practice, practice, practice, until the different ways of building a survival fire become a part of your muscle memory. Only then can you be sure that when it really matters, you'll be able to call your skills to mind. You can't save yourself, or anyone else, if your knowledge never makes it off the page.

Survival Skills - How To Build A Survival Fire

What is "bugging out"?

Bugging out is basically an exit strategy to minimize losses and to get to a safe area in case of disasters or any type of situation that makes staying at your home impossible. It typically consists of using a "bug out bag"(BOB) to transition from an urban area to a rural one. The bug out bag is a container that has vital tools and materials for helping someone survive in various weather conditions.

Tips For Packing a Bug Out Bag

You will need a bug out bag to put your key survival items into. This should be prepared ahead of time to ensure that you are ready at a moments notice. Being prepared ahead of time is key to any survival situation. Assume that you will need a minimum of 3 days worth of consumable items. If you think you will need to be gone longer prepare accordingly. The ideal survival kit will include most of the items below but you will need to make the ultimate decision as to what you will need.

What Your Bug Out Bag Should Contain!