The list author says: "This list is not for "bugging out", it is tailored more towards mass exodus. Most bug out bags are set up to do one thing: retreat. They don't allow you to sustain on a longer term, only to get you from point A (a once secure location, now unsecure) to point B (a known secure location). This list is for the time when there isn't a point B, when there is no known location for refuge.
Rules: 1) Be prepared. It's better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it. This goes for information as well, learn your skills, practice them, and keep quality sources of advanced knowledge at hand. 2) Keep consumption down. Don't depend on consumable items and resources. 3) Time, distance, and shielding. Whatever your enemy is - whether nuke or angry hoard, put distance and mass between you and it, and do it for as long as possible.
I have at least ten Listmania lists (and growing) about survival and the many different approaches to it. Check out my "Economical EDC Survival Kit" and my "Every Day Carry - EDC" lists."
"This is for all you Zombie Lovers out there. Defending yourself from an unsuspected aggressor or clearing a path in vegetation. Make sure you get a belt frog for this. This is very impressive for the price, I'm a big dude, and this hasn't nicked or bent, and the handle hasn't split either. Use gloves or a tight wrap."
My first choice for a defensive CQC weapon. Fraction of the weight of a hatchet. You can use these as batons. Get two, you can give one to your partner. These are very functional as standard camping/hunting gear as well."
"Small Game Weapon, compact, light weight and effective. A sling shot (replace with the black band) with steel shot is also a good idea for a small game weapon. Learn traps and snare tactics. Learn how to fish."
"Get a good hacksaw (Stanley 15-113, Craftsman 9-36143, or this ultra light KR Tools 11708 - the DEWALT DW3970 is to heavy) with storage in the handle and keep a carbide blade, and as many 18tpi blades as you can fit in the handle."
"Don't even consider carrying anything other than this.
Not only will crowbars and fubars weigh far too much to run around with and travel with, but there will always be rocks, bricks, and abandoned homes with garages filled with tools for you to select from. So, if you can't afford hardened titanium wrecking tools, then don't bother.
"This works just like a Zippo, Zippos leak and get lost, this won't. Zippos are useful as they stay lit at rest or even when tossed, and they use many fuels. BIC lighters are the most reliable, but this can be attached to you, and is water/air tight."
"Waterproof, safety toe (not steel), full leather upper, great traction. Whether it's a boot or a shoe, they might be the last you will ever own, so make sure its tough. Put a pair of running shoes in your bug out bag or trunk."
"Very nice and affordable cylindrical ceramic element water filter. Aquamira is a great option for making back up or economical kits. Pre-filter with fine cloth, boil water or use some chlorine or iodine to treat even further, but toxins have to be filtered out with fine charcoal powder."
"Very lightweight and compact. Know your surroundings. Buy a map of your area and plot out hospitals/acute care clinics, sporting goods stores, grocery stores, military armories, isolated water, prisons, fire/rescue, police..."
"I have two smalls for easier carry, and for the option to double it up for rougher or colder terrain. The ground will be colder than the air. If you can, use debris like leaves or newspaper to make a thin air barrier from the ground."
"This is the only pack that I have found that is of satisfying quality for the price. Alps Mountaineering has a traditional framed pack for rifle carry that is about half the cost, if you don't mind being minimalistic."