DISCUSSION BOARD > What is in your Go-Bag or Bug-Out-Bag?

If you have a Go-Bag or Bug-Out-Bag ready to go tell us what items you keep in it here. How long can you get by on the contents?
March 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterKeith Erwood
In my to go bag I would keep 2 forms of ID such as my passport, old drivers license, copy of my birth certificate or social security card in sealed plastic bags, so they would keep dry. I would keep a water proof blanket, a swiss army knife, waterproof matches, a map, a compass, a shake light, water purifying pills, first aide kit, small tool kit, some energy bars, a few cans of tuna, hormel chili and fruit, water bottles and a spare outfit-including sneakers!
March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Humphrey
I have a go bag ready to go! My husband and I made it a while back it has clothes, and other essentials. Living in earthquake country you need to be prepared. I also like the list Mrs. Humphrey gave on her post, but she says “in my go bag I would keep…” Hopefully after following this blog she will say “in my go bag I currently have…” Let’s get prepared!
March 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCristina Flores
Most go bags have the basics. First aid, cloths, map, compass, ect.. I would like to add some specifics and a good strategy in designing a BOB (Bug out Bag).

1) Get a large waterproof bag and use it as a liner for the backpack.
2) Water is most important, but also heavy a MSR HyperFlow Microfilter is about a half pound and one filter is good for about 500 gallons. It also removes particulate matter that water purification pills do not. You still want the pills just use them on the purified water.
3) Get a backpack equipped with a camelback. The purifier is nice but you don't want to have to break it out every 3 minutes
4) Plan for 3 to 5 days! Freeze dried food is the best it's light, cheap, and high in nutrition. Also does not require cooking, although hot water does hydrate faster and a hot meal is always better then a cold one. A good place for individual meals or long term food storage is http://www.nitro-pak.com/
5) Don't forget your meds. Insulin, Anti-biotics, EpiPen (Epinephrine injection, usually for people with strong allergic reactions). Not uncommon in a scramble these things get forgotten.
6) Reminders, I can't keep everything I need in a grab and go configuration. I have an EpiPen for a bee allergy. So I tied my pack to the wall. When I grab it, it's a not subtle but effective reminder to grab my pen.

I hope this helps
June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Bishop
My bug out bag is an essential's only, 72 hour survival kit. In the event of a disaster where fleeing from an immediate threat is necessary, I personally do not want to have to lug around a pack of useless and miscellaneous survival items. The essentials include water pouches, food rations, light, warmth, and communication. If anyone is interested, an essentials survival kit can be found at http://www.grabpak.com/. The most important thing is, of course, to just have a bug out bag. Period.
October 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChase
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1 Hooded Rain Poncho per person
1 Golden Extra Large Mylar Blanket per person
1 First Aid Kit (25pcs) per person
1 N95 Mask per person
1 Whistle per person
1 Pack of 4-Ply Tissue Paper per person
January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian
Since I'm a busy mom concerned with disaster preparedness, I bought a pre-assembled bag and then augmented it with specific needs for my family. So I got the basics - food, water, first aid, then added entertainment, things for my kid and food for my pets. I store everything in plastic crates in the garage so they are grab and go.
November 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Laney