I’m a big fan of bug out bags. I think you can tell a lot about a person by what they pack in theirs.
Even though the basics are generally the same, bug out bags are like fingerprints. No two are exactly alike.
And even though I’ve been doing this for years, I’m always reading up on what other people are including in their bug out bags. Who knows, they might have something in theirs I never would have thought to put in mine.
I came across this article a few days ago and wow… this guy has packing a bug out bag down to a science!
Check out an excerpt below.
Keep in mind this is my personal bug out bag list. I say it’s the ultimate bag because it’s better than anything I can come up with for my circumstances, that takes into consideration my budget, my skills (and lack thereof in some cases), my geographic area, my 25-pound dry weight limit I imposed, and what my most likely scenarios for using it are. There is no perfect or ultimate bug out bag that will work for everyone. Also, some of this stuff I chose because I already had it and some of it I paid more than most people are willing to spend.
First, I’ll list all my gear. Then I’ll list why I chose what gear I did. Then I’ll tell you a bit of where I’m coming from with this list. Then some next actions.