Quick Tip #5

Here is a simple check list to get you started building an Emergency Bag/Bug Out Bag

  • A good quality bag like a Rothco medium transport
  • 72 hours worth of food or more
  • A couple of bottles of water
  • A water filter or purifier of some sort (Aquamira Filter Bottle)
  • A simple cook stove and cook pot
  • A good quality Full Tang Knife
  • Multi Tool
  • A simple survival kit (contains fire starters, fishing kit, signaling device, emergency blanket etc)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (add medications)
  • A Simple Shelter (Lightweight Tarp and Tyvek ground cloth)
  • Lightweight Sleeping Bag
  • Headlamp (batteries)
  • Backup Flashlight (batteries)
  • Two way Radio (batteries)
  • Dust Mask
  • Work Gloves
  • Hard Candy
  • Some Instant Coffee or Tea Bags
  • Toiletry Bag (Small Shovel and Toilet Paper in Diddy Bag)
  • Zippo Lighter
  • Emergency Rain Poncho
  • 100’ of 550 Para Cord
  • Roll of Duct Tape
  • Small Weather Radio
  • Bandana
  • Ziploc Bag with a copy of all important documents
  • Walking Stick
  • Deck of Cards
  • A Local Map
  • Extra pair of socks
  • A small note pad and pencil


  • Hunting implements (snares, rat trap, slingshot, guns etc.)
  • Things for personal protection
  • Extra Food

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