The list author says: ""Warning" this list requires lengthy reading. This B.O.B will cover some bare things, and some items that people overlook. Also a lot of the items will have sub items in them so pay attention once again. Thanks for reading and God Speed.
Some important info you need to be clear on before you even start a BOB
1. A very important equation. Tons of gear = weight, which = discomfort, which = no distance, which = can't bug out, which = death, which means no plan, which = why have a BOB then.
2. You are bugging out...so now what?? Write the question that pertains to you. Where are you going? Do you have a plan? Do you have an area that's pre-thought of and have you been there?? Are you planning to just shoot from the hip and go anywhere??
3. Are you planning on standing your ground and digging into your residence??
4. Are you meeting up with loved ones and headed elsewhere?? Is it for a natural disaster (Hurricane, wildfire, tornado, earthquake, flood) Is it because of manmade issues (riot, blackouts, plaques, terrorism, civil disorder, town evacuations)
5. Tailor your kit to the above questions.
6. Buy a local map and a topical graphical map that pertain to your area you desire.
7. Once you have completed your BOB, take it for a light to moderate hike. Readjust the BOB and now take it for an overnight hike. Adjust only after you do these two steps.
8. Know your gear; don't buy something because it looks cool or because "SF" personnel have it. Remember it’s your money…
9. If you can afford, buy two of certain items and train, then train some more. Take your lessons and adjust accordingly.
10. Stay calm, and in control.
11. If you have firearms in the mix, use them as a defensive purpose only. And stick to one firearm or two max!!
12. It’s a Bug Out Bag, not a I’ll bring the kitchen sink with me bag. Always remember the first rule!
13. Predetermine location in the mix, preposition supplies there. Use Bag to get you there. Now survive happy."
"Get a stainless steel cup, not aluminum. Drink from your canteen before you drink from your camel back. Why?? So when you come up to a water source fill your canteen up, add tablets and roll out. Stuff one coffee filter and some tables in the canteen cover pouch, put the rest in your bag. Camel back is dry you replenish with your canteen and start the process all over again."
"This is the third item you don't want to skimp on It has 35 item's and covers just about everything you need for a good survival kit. I would just double up on some items like matches and tinder. Also add a space blanket, duct tape, emergency candle and more water-purification tablets plus some Golden paper(toilet paper). Plus add any other item that would make you feel comfy."
"Get the hiker pro it comes with all the cleaning stuff and another filter. This filter will work, remember don't blame the filter on oporater error, if the water is anything but clear don't use, unless you are about to pass out, then dive right in. Use a coffee filter around the tube, it extended your filter by gallons."
"Charges AA batteries and has a usb port to charge phones, gps, and mp3 players to keep motivation up, pre charge the batteries. It comes with two batteries and has a usb port. Look at your electronic toys and get extra wires put in ziplock bag and store in bag."
"I love this tool, I would buy two, one so you can use and abuse and one for your kit, it has a hammer and very strong. ive cut trees, and pretty good intimidating defensive weapon. Very good multi tool. sheath sucks though"
"No it's not cause of the name. It has a very good fire starter and a sharping stone. PLus it's based on a very good survival knife. It's rugged and can go the distance. Also it has the sharping stone so you sharpen all your tools."
"Have you ever walked so much that your thights rubbed raw?? how about walked so far your thights started to bleed?? Then the you will buy three of these no matter the cost. I have 9 pairs. Yes experiance, life lessons overrules cost...Now buy 3 and wear one and put two in pack in zip lock bag."
"Buy good socks and put three in a zip lock bag and throw in your bag. Also bring foot powder, your feet are your escape mules. I'm going to use this space for a good hiking shoe also, stay away from high top hiking boots, stay with a low profile and light hiking shoe."
"Stuff two - three of these into your pack. Also add some cliff bars or sometype of food to eat on the go, with energy and vitamins. Stay away from those stupid emergency ration bars. Can you survie with them, yes. But they where ment for standing still in a boat, in the middle of the ocean. That's why there coast guard approved. MRE's are full of energy and will help with the treck."
"look were you are headed. Always recon ahead. Also a good tool for just in case you see people ahead and need to identify friend or foe. Listen!! during a survival situation eveyone is a foe. People would love to take your pack and supplies!"
"Nice flashlight, two setting, one high put to scan area and to possibly disorientate a threat. It also runs on AA so it can be used with your solor charger. Try and stick with one or two type of batteries."
"It's a towel, a head wipe, put some water and roll it up then throw in around your neck to cool you dow, you can make a splint out of it, put water and use as wet wipe to clean body, use to help with element. Heck you can use some for tinder. Multi tool, a bandana does the same thing. I just love shemaghs', again a BOB is built by you so personalize it to you and your elements."
"I suggest you make your own. Put in ziplock bag, there travel toothbrushes, some armpit smell remover, you get the point. Also add foot powder, anti chaff powder, some sting relief, some posion ivy and oak releif and sun screen. Use water and your shemagh for a wet wipe."