Bug Out Bag Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist

Bug Out Bag Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist

A bug out bag should contain essential items that provide environmental protection, shelter, water purification, food supplies, warmth, and first aid. The primary focus of a 72-hour bug out bag includes air filtration mask, tent, space blanket, sleeping bag, water filtration system, water bottle/bladder, rations, fishing kit, cold weather gloves, waterproof jacket, change of clothes, headgear, hand warmers, matches/firestarter, chem lights, flashlight, headlamp, anti-bacterial wipes, painkillers, gauze pads, sunscreen, medical gloves, instrument kit, certified copies of important documents, cash, e-tool or military shovel, hatchet, multi-tool, rope and cordage, sewing kit, knife, whetstone, primary and secondary weapons, spare ammunition, pepper spray or a taser, flashlight and extra batteries, glowsticks, gas mask or rebreather, emergency tent and sleeping bag, emergency blankets, clothing, food rations, fishing kit, snares, water bottle or canteen, water filtration system and tablets, collapsible/stackable cookware, tinder, waterproof matches, magnesium striker, focusing lens, compass, maps, emergency radio and walkie talkies, as well as items such as clothing, water, medications, toiletries, food, blankets, pillows, lighting, document backups, USB battery and charging cables, house & car key copies, cash, medications, old prescription glasses, flashlight, and maps of the local area. When packing a bug out bag, it’s important to ensure that all items are durable, waterproof, and light so they can be easily transported in an emergency.

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