Bug Out Bag for when SHTF

A Listmania! list by Jason (Texas)
The list author says: "This is my list of what I've decided to leave with if SHTF. In my opinion, these are the essentials for regular hiking, along with my insight. I Plan on leaving in a car and taking bigger and heavier stuff to begin with, and having this as a last resort in case I eventually need to hike to my destination. I'm about 1000 miles away from where I want to be if SHTF, so in case I run out of gas or hit road blocks, this is hopefully going to finish getting me where I need to go. This is just for my gear and below are links to what I would wear and what I would pack in my car. I hope this helps with your own gear selection.

My Clothes:
http://www.amazon.com/Clothes-for-Hiking-if-SHTF-and-it-s-Time-to-Bug-Out/lm/RLEMG58EN19RY/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full
My car:
http://www.amazon.com/Bug-Out-Vehicle-Gear-if-SHTF/lm/R30X2A12NZRK55/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full"
Kelty Coyote 80 Internal Frame Backpack
1.  Kelty Coyote 80 Internal Frame Backpack by Kelty
The list author says:
  ""This pack has side pouches that you can slide longer items like your tent stakes or machete behind.  I'd also get a rain cover."
$154.95 - $209.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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AlphaHolster Belly Gun Holster - Abdominal Band Pistol Holster
2.  AlphaHolster Belly Gun Holster - Abdominal Band Pistol Holster by AlphaBrace
The list author says:
  "The backpack has a big waistband that carries a lot of weight.  If you do plan on carrying protection, this is one of the few concealable options that will work with the backpack."
$16.95 - $18.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Person Tent
3.  Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 Person Tent by Big Agnes
The list author says:
  "If you're going to take a tent then I'd recommend the lightest possible and think this is worth the money.  This weighs almost as much as a bivy bag. This 2 man is barely large enough for me, my dog, and bag (which i would want next to me and not outside in a bad situation).  The Kelty Grand Mesa is good too for about $140"
$389.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

SnugPak Jungle Sleeping Bag (Olive Drab)
4.  SnugPak Jungle Sleeping Bag (Olive Drab) by Bud K
The list author says:
  "This is insanely compact - about the size of a 2 liter.  Get the right temp rating for your area, but I live in TX and I'd prefer to have a lighter temp rating like this and add liners for extra warmth if needed in the winter.  This packs very small and doesn't weigh much.  Sleeping with thermal under armour and inside a tent will help some too"
$75.09   Used & New from: $68.09
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner
5.  Sea to Summit Reactor Extreme Thermolite Liner by Sea to Summit
The list author says:
  "This can add warmth if needed or be a nice blanket if its a warm summer night.  Liners can also extend the life of your bags."
$66.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Grabber Outdoors Original Space Brand All Weather Blanket: Olive, 5 Feet X 7 Feet,  Box
6.  Grabber Outdoors Original Space Brand All Weather Blanket: Olive, 5 Feet X 7 Feet, Box by Grabber
The list author says:
  "This is very versatile, and can be used as a tarp, but most importantly can keep you warmer at night if your bag and liner aren't enough. It's tough enough to use many times too"
$11.48   Used & New from: $9.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

NEMO Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad #zTS
7.  NEMO Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad #zTS by Nemo
The list author says:
  "This compacts down smaller then a nalgene and makes a huge difference in getting a good nights sleep and keeping you off the cold ground."
$119.95   Used & New from: $85.00

Granite Gear Block Rock Solid Compression Sack - Assorted Color
8.  Granite Gear Block Rock Solid Compression Sack - Assorted Color 
The list author says:
  "These are the best because they are block shaped as opposed to round!  Keeping clothes in a sack like this makes them easier to pack in your bag and keeps other stuff from getting mixed together or buried underneath which greatly reduces frustration.  This square sack fits better inside a pack and when rolling clothes it's much easier to stack them inside."
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USMC Military SealLine MAC Sack Waterproof Dry Bag
9.  USMC Military SealLine MAC Sack Waterproof Dry Bag by SealLine
The list author says:
  "This is a good dry bag for your food that you can squeeze the air out like a vacuum seal and keep your food in good shape.  I'd pack oatmeal, tuna, and Uncle Bens rice packets, along with the emergency rations below."
$8.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Bear Grylls Ultralight Day Pack (20L)
10.  Bear Grylls Ultralight Day Pack (20L) by Bear Grylls
The list author says:
  "This is feather light and packs in its own sack to about the size of a baseball, but i use it to store mountain house and campsite items, and obviously have the option of using it as a lightweight day pack."
$14.65

Geigerrig Hydration Engine
11.  Geigerrig Hydration Engine by Geigerrig
The list author says:
  "This is the best water bladder I know of.  In addition to making drinking easier, you can pressurize it to spray for cleaning and easy filling"
$35.90 - $58.16
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

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Emberlit- Ultra Light Titanium with Cross Bars
12.  Emberlit- Ultra Light Titanium with Cross Bars by Emberlit
The list author says:
  "packs small and flat and can be used to cook with sticks and twigs or the trangia if things are wet.  Get a zip sack to store it in so you don't get soot everywhere"
$84.95   Used & New from: $84.75
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Emergency Survival Pack 12 Day Food Rations (12x1200cal Energy Ration Bars)
13.  Emergency Survival Pack 12 Day Food Rations (12x1200cal Energy Ration Bars) by Mainstay 1200-cal Bars
The list author says:
  "These are the really calorie condense and would be good for the room they take.  I recommend getting more of these smaller single serving bars then the larger ones that come in big 3600 blocks"
$43.30
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter
14.  Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter by Katadyn
The list author says:
  "Water is the most important resource for surviving.  This filter is expensive and sort of heavy, but it's the most rugged and long lasting one I could find.  The hiker is a good option for less $$$"
$274.96   Used & New from: $269.06
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Nalgene Stainless Bottle
15.  Nalgene Stainless Bottle by Nalgene
The list author says:
  "This is well made, and the taper lets it nest in the Stanley cup"
$25.15 - $31.49
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set (Stainless Steel, 24-Ounce)
16.  Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set (Stainless Steel, 24-Ounce) by Stanley
The list author says:
  "This is a larger cup that fits with the Nalgene.  This is very well made and can be used to boil water and eat out of"
$17.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets
17.  Potable Aqua Water Treatment Tablets by Potable Aqua
The list author says:
  "Another great backup it you don't mind the taste and need something quicker and easier than boiling, or if boiling is not an option"
$5.59   Used & New from: $4.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (660 customer reviews)

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Force Knife with Straight Edge Fixed Heat Treated 6-Inch AUS-8 Steel Clip Point Blade and GRN Handle, Black TiNi
18.  SOG Specialty Knives & Tools SE38-N Force Knife with Straight Edge Fixed Heat Treated 6-Inch AUS-8 Steel Clip Point Blade and GRN Handle, Black TiNi by SOG Specialty Knives
The list author says:
  "I like SOG a lot and this is a drop point version of the Seal Team Elite which apparently won a military testing competition.  I don't think this could be much more indestructible."
$97.72   Used & New from: $71.68
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

ESEE Knives Izula II Knife - Black
19.  ESEE Knives Izula II Knife - Black by ESEE Knives
The list author says:
  "I like a small fixed blade but also keep a pocket knife.  I own the eskabar which is similar to the Izula and about 1/2 the price, but that knife rattles in the sheath and is more bulky which annoys me.  I think the extra quality is worth it to me.  Look at the eskabar if you dont want to spend so much."
$72.36   Used & New from: $64.25
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Leatherman 830685 Charge TTi with Nylon Sheath
20.  Leatherman 830685 Charge TTi with Nylon Sheath by Leatherman
The list author says:
  "This is the best multi-tool for the size IMO.  The quality is top notch and the blades are great if you plan on using this as a pocket knife as well. This also comes with tool bits.  The wave is a cheaper version and I also have the Sidekick which only cost $35 if price is a concern and i like that a lot because it has spring pliers"
$169.85   Used & New from: $168.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (147 customer reviews)

Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter
21.  Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter by Gerber
The list author says:
  "This works fine, but what I love is the way it fits together.  Swedish fire-steel is also good.  Carry a few bic lighters though too.  Also have some sort of tinder/fire starter"
$15.73
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Goal Zero 19010 Guide 10 Plus Solar Charging Kit
22.  Goal Zero 19010 Guide 10 Plus Solar Charging Kit by Goal Zero
The list author says:
  "I recommend getting extra AAA and replacing all your batteries before hand"
$119.95   Used & New from: $113.77
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern
23.  UCO Clarus Collapsible LED Lantern by UCO
The list author says:
  "I love this light.  It works well as both a lantern and flashlight and is pretty bright.  It takes 3 AAA just like the headlamp.  I use it as a tent lantern"
$13.03 - $44.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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Streamlight 88033 Protac Tactical Flashlight 2AA with White LED Includes 2 "AA" Alkaline Batteries and Holster, Black
24.  Streamlight 88033 Protac Tactical Flashlight 2AA with White LED Includes 2 "AA" Alkaline Batteries and Holster, Black by Streamlight
The list author says:
  "I recommend a good AA flashlight to back up your AAA"
$38.46   Used & New from: $34.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,379 customer reviews)

Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
25.  Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red) by Eton
The list author says:
  "It is only a little bigger than most self powered lights, but has the radio and can be used to charge USB items like cell phones.  This might be good if you need news"
$21.95   Used & New from: $17.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (571 customer reviews)

Delkin Devices DD/BATTEST MULTI RoHS AA/AAA Battery Power Tester
26.  Delkin Devices DD/BATTEST MULTI RoHS AA/AAA Battery Power Tester by Delkin
The list author says:
  "This is very small and light and would be good to keep with the goal zero.  there is a pouch on the backside of the goal zero that you can keep this with"
$14.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp
27.  Black Diamond ReVolt Headlamp by Black Diamond
The list author says:
  "This takes 3 AAA and can be recharged via the goal zero through a USB cord.  It also has a good high beam as well as red lights for night.  I highly recommend getting a case to keep this in to keep the band from getting tangled"
$35.95 - $64.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator
28.  Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator by Garmin
The list author says:
  "be sure to load the maps ahead of time.  Uses AA"
$169.85   Used & New from: $149.00
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (596 customer reviews)

Suunto A-10 Compass
29.  Suunto A-10 Compass by Suunto
The list author says:
  "Try to have good maps for where you're going too. You can print them online"
$15.98   Used & New from: $9.98
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

Sea to Summit DryLite Towel
30.  Sea to Summit DryLite Towel by Sea to Summit
The list author says:
  "Get a large one and 2 small.  These are lighter and dry faster then normal towels.  The smalls are good for cleaning"
$11.95 - $41.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (377 customer reviews)

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Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock - 2012
31.  Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock - 2012 by Eagles Nest Outfitters
The list author says:
  "It packs down to the size of a softball.  It's nice to be able to take a break in this and get your feet up.  I also recommend buying the slap straps to fasten it to trees."
$52.99 - $198.88
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (807 customer reviews)

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Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord
32.  Rothco 550lb. Type III Nylon Paracord by Rothco
The list author says:
  "I have different colors cut to different lengths since you don't always need 50ft.   Also find some sort of pouch to put these in when packed."
$1.75 - $136.86
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,504 customer reviews)

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Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field/Trauma with QuikClot
33.  Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field/Trauma with QuikClot by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "If you have some experience with first aid it might be good to create your own or modify one like this.  Quick clot and moleskin would be good to have as well as a good disinfectant gel.  Keep it protected though because if you need it you'll want it to be in good shape and if something leaks or gets wet this can get bad."
$33.89   Used & New from: $31.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Nikon ACULON T11 8-24x25 Red Compact Zoom Binoculars
34.  Nikon ACULON T11 8-24x25 Red Compact Zoom Binoculars by Nikon
The list author says:
  "These are pricy but have a variable 8-24x magnification which is tough to find on cheaper models and Nikon also has amazing quality.  Bushnell makes similar zoom lenses for about half but i didn't like them as much"
$127.00   Used & New from: $109.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Ultimate Survival Jetscream Whistle Ultimate Survival
35.  Ultimate Survival Jetscream Whistle Ultimate Survival by Ultimate Survival
The list author says:
  "I used this as a lifeguard and it's amazing.  Much louder then other whistles to the point where it hurts your ears at full force, but if I ever needed it in a bad situation I'd be glad to have this.  I think any poor reviews are from people using it wrong."
$14.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

"Rite in the Rain"® LCES Shirt Pocket Notebook
36.  "Rite in the Rain"® LCES Shirt Pocket Notebook by Rite In The Rain
The list author says:
  "Make sure you have something to take notes on if you need to.  Pack a pen too obviously"
$4.79   Used & New from: $3.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook: The Portable Guide to Getting Out Alive
37.  Hawke's Special Forces Survival Handbook: The Portable Guide to Getting Out Alive by Mykel Hawke
The list author says:
  "This is a great reference to have on hand.  There are a number of other books I'd keep on my kindle too but would want this in hard copy.  This is more geared to surviving in the wilderness with very little, but that makes everything else you have a luxury"
$12.35   Used & New from: $6.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

NIV Thinline Bible, Compact
38.  NIV Thinline Bible, Compact by Jean Shaw
The list author says:
  "Bring something you can read to take your mind off of things during downtime.  Don't plan on having a TV to distract you."
$16.96   Used & New from: $11.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi [Previous Generation]
39.  Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi [Previous Generation] by Kindle
The list author says:
  "I love this and read all the time.  You can put your whole survival library on here, the battery life is amazing, and this is self illuminating if you want to read at night.  This is so small and light weight it will be great for the amount of info it can bring."
Used & New from: $69.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20,006 customer reviews)

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