You have a bugout bag started, correct?
Need a simple Bug Out Bag Checklist to help you get prepared for emergencies?
We can help with that.
IF YOU DO NOT have a bail out bag of some sort READY to grab at a moment’s notice, you NEED to make it a priority to GET one prepared or PURCHASE one.
If it is more convenient to purchase an emergency preparedness kit, there are some nice Ready to go Bugout Kits you can buy and have on hand.
Basic Bug Out Bag Checklist
Easy Bug Out Bag Essentials for ANY Emergency Plan
There are some bug out bag essentials that you will NOT want to forget to add to your emergency pack.
If you had only minutes to grab whatever you could before you flee your home, and you don’t have a bug out bag prepared ahead of time, there is NO WAY you will be able to grab all the stuff you will need to survive for a few days.
Emergencies can happen in the middle of the night – by a fire, an earthquake, hurricane… streets closed off… power supply gone… neighbors in need….
And if you are a survivalist, you will not be caught off guard.
We have a variety of pages on survival kits to make on your own which are listed at the bottom of this page, but here are a few B.O.B. essentials that are a MUST to have in ANY survival kit you plan to prepare.
- Sturdy backpack…one with various outer pockets and straps is very nice, but sturdiness is the key point here.
- Some food rations… a few high protein type bars or Mountain House food rations.
- Multi-tool… even though you may have a knife, which to me is MORE important than the tool in your pack, a good Gerber or Leatherman tool is a huge asset.
- Knife … as I mentioned earlier, a good knife is a MUST HAVE and we have some good survival knife info here for you to look at.
- Flashlight… a hand crank flashlight works a regular flashlight is better, especially if you happen to have a solar backpack where you can keep the batteries charged.
- Emergency blankets… something like a mylar blanket is great as it is lightweight and really holds in the body heat when you get caught in cold weather.
- Firestarter… the magnesium firestarters are a great way to have some way to start a fire that is GUARANTEED to work, unlike matches that may get wet or a lighter than may evaporate on you.
- First aid kit .. here is a list of ==>> first aid supplies to make your own first aid kit.
- Camping size Cookware… these are available at most army navy stores and oh so handy when you need to heat water, or cook small meals while on the run.
There are many other items to add to a your pack but essentials plus the basic list at the top will get you started!
The items below are not as essential as the above list but I would recommend adding whatever you can fit into your pack from the bug out bag checklist below.
- Can opener and several pots
- Plates and utensils
- Copies of any important documents
- Rain gear
- Good sturdy work gloves
- Bleach and eye dropper (for water purification)
- duct tape and utility knife
- Some tools such as a hatchet, some nails, and hand saw
- Heavy duty plastic bags