BUG OUT

1) Natural disasters including super storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, etc.

2) Technological failures effecting dams, nuclear plants, and power grids

3) Pandemics or Epidemics

4) Terrorist attacks including biological threats, dirty nukes, nuclear war, and bombs.

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Bug Out

The best bug out bags will prepare a family or individual for at least 72 hours after evacuation (three days is the average time for help to arrive in an emergency situation). With extra emergency supplies on hand, you can evacuate quickly and with little notice, and are better able to help others instead of waiting for help to arrive.

Choose a bag, or even two bags, based on utility rather than aesthetics

The ideal bag is under 10 pounds, has the ability to expand, and includes some room to strap items to the outside. Here is a quick list of items to consider including.

Imodium

Imodium
$7
  • Prevent diarrhea
  • Minimize water loss
  • Cures gut rot
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Pray

Pray
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Toothpaste

Toothpaste
$2
  • Keeps teeth clean
  • Stores easily
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Toothbrush

Toothbrush
$5
  • Keeps teeth clean
  • Stores easily
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Safety Whistle

Safety Whistle
$2
  • Invaluable when in need of help
  • Locate other hikers
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Batteries

Batteries
$10
  • Back up light supply
  • Communication power supply
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Plastic Fork and Spoon

Plastic Fork and Spoon
$2
  • Light Weight
  • Easy clean up
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Kitchen Towel

Kitchen Towel
FREE
  • Clean up
  • Wash up
  • Super cheap
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Army Cargo Pants

Army Cargo Pants
$30
  • Dry quick
  • Snap pockets
  • Protection from thorns and vines
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Pull Over Hoodie

Pull Over Hoodie
$15
  • Light weight
  • Rain protection
  • Warm
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Paracord

Paracord
$5
  • Hang Cloths to dry
  • Tie off shelters
  • Rescues
  • Snares
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Toilet Paper

Toilet Paper
$14
  • You will thank me later
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Pillow

Pillow
$5-$25
  • This can be a ceap Wal-Mart one
  • If you go with the inflatable one you can adjust it how you like it and dont have to worry about it getting wet
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Maglight

Maglight
$10
  • Well made
  • Works well in all weather
  • Bright colors available for base camp
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Kershaw Black Clash

Kershaw Black Clash
$27
  • Speed safe and flipper opening systems
  • Great one handed opener
  • Blade Length: 3 1/8 inches; Closed Length: 3 7/8 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 ounces
  • Tip up or tip down pocket clip
  • Line sleeping bag for added warmth at night
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BG Ultimate Knife

BG Ultimate Knife
$40
  • Whistle, striker, sharpener
  • Kydex sheet for tip up carry
  • Well made
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Water Treatment + Country Time Lemonade

Water Treatment + Country Time Lemonade
$10
  • Treats water from natural sources
  • Significantly reduces the risk of sickness.
  • Add Country Time or another flavor to reduce the pool water taste
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Sleeping bag

Sleeping bag
$30-$200
  • Stay warm
  • Use as a sleeping pad
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Hiking Boots

Hiking Boots
$50-$200
  • Protect ankles
  • Water Proof
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Dryer Lint and Vaseline

Dryer Lint and Vaseline
$2
  • Extremely Cheap
  • Long Burn
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Work Gloves

Work Gloves
$20
  • Protect hands
  • Stay warm
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Food

Food
$4 - $10
  • Light Weight
  • Cooks up quick
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Nail Clippers

Nail Clippers
$1
  • Obviously clipping broken nails
  • Cutting fishing line
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Prescriptions

Prescriptions
$Priceless
  • Avoid going crazy while being lost
  • Makes a great storage bottle when empty
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Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine
$8
  • Sleep Aid
  • Allergies
  • Bee Stings
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Floss

Floss
$2
  • Removes beef jerky
  • Keeps teeth clean and healthy
  • Makes a good snare
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Ziploc Bags

Ziploc Bags
$5
  • Reduce pack size
  • Organization
  • Keep clothes dry
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Metal Canteen

Metal Canteen
$20
  • Holds boiling water
  • Tie hold for throwing in river
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Rubber Bands

Rubber Bands
$1
  • Reduce the size of packages within you pack
  • Must take, and have extra
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Elastic Velcro Strap

Elastic Velcro Strap
$5
  • $5
  • Great for hard tie downs
  • Awesome bed roll ties
  • Never leave without them
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REI Wool Socks

REI Wool Socks
$14
  • Warm
  • Dry Easily
  • Provide extra padding inside boot
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Gerber Hatchet

Gerber Hatchet
$30
  • Hollow Handle
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Light for a hatchet
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Dollar Pancho

Dollar Pancho
$1
  • Light Weight
  • Use in a pinch
  • Makes a cheap pack cover
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N.O Explode

N.O Explode
$40
  • Legal Crack
  • Run the trail with a 50 lb pack
  • Use with caution.
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