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Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by JDSTG58, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. JDSTG58


    Feb 4, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  2. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA

  3. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    Why thank you Tango!

    *Note - I did not include my clothing, and I stated my personal bias on the "top five" to me. I agree it's a lot of knives. I don't care!!!!
  4. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Your welcome Ace! I thought it is a good post to pass on.
  5. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    I'll add - the key, IMO to a good "list" of stuff is not the specific items - but to consider the following issues:

    Your environment - Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and Minnesota are VERY different in terms of needs

    Your desired length of use - 24 hours, 72 hours, a week, more etc. How you build depends on how long - and where!

    I go with two is one in general, layers, and survival over comfort as general philosophies.

    After that, the key categories (see the bug out bag sticky at the top).

    Medicine/First Aid

    Decide which of those is most important to you in your situation for your time selected. Nobodies bag is the same, and for a reason. Their bag won't be like yours, their list won't work for you.

    You can tell communication is not very important to ME.
    Water and knives are.
    I go three deep minimum on water/fire/knife/meds/light

    You can sort those categories in terms of your priorities, list the minimum you need, and go get that IMMEDIATELY.

    And build from there. My bags are on a CONTINUAL update path. Example - their is a picture of some Sweet Baby Ray's Jerky in an older pic. Guess where that went - it got eaten during use! I don't even have any pics of my old Eureka Moab, or my original tin, or carry bag.

    Environment, time frame, prioritize, then list & stock. In Minnesota, Shelter goes to #1 to me. In Arizona, Wtare is #1 and #2, and it's a way different need than my Florida Gather Water approach.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  6. Aceman


    Nov 30, 2008
    Also - along with that stuff - you don't see the car Bug out gear:

    Two tents and heavy ground tarps
    Five sleeping bags / pads
    Complete gas kitchen set
    Box of lanterns/lights
    Week of food boxed
    fishing gear/hunting gear

    I keep a full set of camping for five ready to go at all times. Toss just my bags plus that - I'm good with a Family of five for a clean week of travel. If I can get food, a lot longer!
  7. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    Heck man, I just posted my contents in a BOB thread "latest bug out bag" that is still on the first page.

    basic bullet points

    (e)nergy (food/water)
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  8. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    oh what the heck, its not like I am busy or anything.. Here is my bag.


    2 canteens of water plus a full camel-back.
    1 US coast guard style/coconut food brick (18 bars)
    1 usgi metal cup
    1 metal spork
    2 can SPAM
    1 filter straw


    1 french half shelter (basically a triangle shaped canvas tarp)
    1 50ft 550 para-cord , 1 folding pocket knife(emerson) , 1 med size fenix flashlight(#TA20)
    1 USGI wool blanket 1 Gortex poncho 1 poncho liner
    1 wool cap, 1 gloves, 1 neck-muffler 1 boots
    3 bic lighters 1 plastic container with 30 cotton balls
    1 box matches
    1 field knife (RAT cutlery)


    **Personal first aid kit


    Defensive tool/weapon(s) of your choice


    1 small surefire led & xtra batteries
    1 vmax tomahawk
    $200.00 small bills
    1 cell phone
    1 pack gum
    3 24hr candles
    1 10' roll of speed tape
    1 fire steel

    **first aid kit
    10 3M #0086 large adhesive bandage
    04 Spenco "second skin" moist burn pads (costly but well worth it)
    01 Tube Foille Antiseptic gel
    10 q-tips
    02 Medicom triangular bandage40x 40x 56
    02 Metal/Foam Finger Splint
    10 Safety pins
    10 Antiseptic wipes
    02 3"x 72" ACE wrap
    06 ACE clips
    03 3"x 72" sterile gauze wrap
    02 10' rolls of medical tape
    01 safety scissors
    10 small butterfly bandages
    10 large butterfly bandages
    04 8" x 10" Kendall abdominal pad
    04 2.5"x 2.5" eye pads
    04 3"x 3" sterile pads
    01 #4 pressure bandage
    20 med curad adhesive bandage
    20 small curad adhesive bandage
    10 Curad finger tip adhesive bandage
    10 Curad knuckle adhesive bandage
    04 Telfa 4"x 4" adhesive pads
    04 3"x 5" non adherent pads
    04 2"x 2" non ahderent pads
    01 USAF Sewing Kit
    01 8oz plastic solution bottle (stream nozzle)
    01 Tweezer
    01 Sam Splint
    06 moleskin squares
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  9. JDSTG58


    Feb 4, 2008
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  10. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    Here is my setup, maybe this will help you as well.

    My EDC / GHB Maxpedition Magala

    Contents: Glucose tablets for my wifes sugar.
    Deet for the bugs
    Trauma kit
    My meds. Extra 30 day supply
    Good quality first aid kit
    T-Paper and wet wipes
    Sunblock SPF 30
    1 pair of extra underwear and socks
    Whey Protein powder and energy bars
    Pulsoc meter
    Pens, marker, pads
    Compass, GPS, and local Topo maps
    Duel-band UHF w-t UHF radio
    Multi-tool, Columbia River tanto knife, and wire cutters
    Water-purifier tabs/filter
    Signal mirror
    Petroleum jelly soaked cotton balls
    Magnifying glass (small one for fire making)
    WD-40 lube pen and 1oz of Miltec oil
    50 ft of cordage with carbiners
    Solar blanket and 12'x12' plastic sheet
    Metal magnesium match, bic lighter, magnifier glass with pyro gel.
    LED flashlights (2) with extra batteries
    One hundred dollars in small bills
    Extra pre-paid cell phone with charger
    3 spare mags for my Glock pistol

    In a separate bag in my vehicle I keep an extra set of clothes, hiking shoes and bottled water. <!-- / message --><!-- BEGIN TEMPLATE: ad_showthread_firstpost_sig --><!-- END TEMPLATE: ad_showthread_firstpost_sig --><!-- sig -->
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011