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Bug-Out-Bag Essentials

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Bug-out-bag essentials will vary depnding on the bug-out situation and survival skills that you may have. Unless you can provide an alternative means to the below mentioned essentials you should have atleast the following survival items in your bug-out-bag at all times:

  • Water (1 gallon/person/day)
  • Food (easy to cook/requires no cooking/ready to eat meals)
  • Fire Starter (flint/water proof matches)
  • Emergency Blanket (shelter/warmth)
  • First Aid Kit and Medicine

Anything you add on to the above items is no longer an essential and it's considered an add-on to your bug-out-bag.

When deciding on what add-ons to pack in your bug-out-bag, you need to decide what survival situation you may encounter and need. Is it a 72 hour bug-out-pack designed to keep you alive three days? Is it your get to the mountains bag, designed to be used to not only get you to the montains, but to survive in the mountatins?

Whatever you intend for your bug-out-bag, these things should be considered for your add-on survival needs:

  • Shelter
  • Blanket / Sleeping Bag
  • Knife / Multi-tool
  • Flashlight
  • Cordadge
  • 550 paracord
  • Clothing
  • Weapons
  • Tolietries
  • Communications
  • Money / Items to Barter
  • Cooking Pot

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