Well, it’s no secret that we like guns and knives here in Texas! I mostly think about handguns for a survival bag, but you will see many people attaching their AR-15 to their bag and there are many good reasons for this.
Now we dive into the topic of First Aid. This can get as simple or as elaborate as you care to take it. You may just pack a few band-aids and some medicine, or you may go with a complete trauma kit. Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : First Aid & Rescue Supplies”
Shelter is another important thing you need to think about when stocking your bug out bag. This is where a good survival knife can come in handy. Whether you are in the country or the city, you may have to build some kind of lean-to or something to stay dry or warm or both. A good poncho can be invaluable to keep you dry while hiking, and with a few hacked up branches can make a decent cover for a shelter. Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Shelter & Other Necessities”
Fire is definitely essential. You need it for staying warm, cooking, boiling water, or even signaling. Not to mention, if you have to sleep outside, a fire can be very comforting in a stressful situation as it tends to keep animals and bugs away and give you light. In fact, fire making is so important that I recommend you have at least 2 different ways to make fire in your bug out bag. One would be the obvious cigarette lighter. But you would also want a low tech way of making fire as well. Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Fire”
There are two things to keep in mind when thinking about water. What to keep it in, and how to get it. Now sure, you can and will pack water with you, but if you run out, you are going to have to get more and that may require some way to treat it for consumption. Not to mention, water is heavy at about 8 pounds per gallon. Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Water”
Food is pretty easy to plan for and there are many options out there. The average adult will need about 2000 calories per day to sustain a moderate level of activity. Continue reading “Bug Out Bag Essentials : Food”
When planning your bug out bag, probably the most important thing to consider is the bag itself. There are lots of options for a bug out bag, but you really want something that is durable and rugged. You never know what kind of punishment it may have to take.
I prefer a pack with MOLLE attachments just because there is almost no end to the different things you can add to it. Plus, I use some MOLLE compatible pouches everyday, like my cell phone case, that I could easily attach to my bug out bag if I wanted or needed to. When looking at MOLLE packs, there are a lot of lower quality packs out there that you want to stay away from. In fact, you kind of have to look pretty hard to find the good stuff. Continue reading “Best Bug Out Bag – Maxpedition VULTURE-II”