Overall Survival : Creating your bug out bag

A Listmania! list by Stephen Kopsidas "SK" (usa)
The list author says: "with my experience (excuse my spelling, its awful) ive realized that when it comes down to it heavy gear and trying to either -live of the land or -escape or survive in the woods, is the worst possible scenarios you could ever be in. they are cold, wet, uncomfortable and all around miserable. keep reading for my views, i believe in long term prepperation(email me and il explain it more) so with this stuff im planning on not being recued, teaming up with some people is different, probably will do that. but this is not for 3 days and hope to be saved. its for self sufficiancy.

one topic i wrote about but then had to delat is knowing usefull skills. trust me when i say i know quite a few, email me for those too. ........... really i had ALOT more to say but 2000 charecters :/ if you have any questions or ideas email me at

kopsidass@yahoo.com"
Mountainsmith Lariat 65 Recycled Internal Frame Backpack
1.  Mountainsmith Lariat 65 Recycled Internal Frame Backpack by Mountainsmith
The list author says:
  "any type of large pack works fine, mine weighs roughly 65lbs, because i have GOOD food in ther not dryed beans. you dont want those. but you also want a good comfortable backpack. ive found mountainsmiths to be very reliable and comfortable."
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Texsport La Paz Hammock
2.  Texsport La Paz Hammock by Texsport
The list author says:
  "this is essential if you cannot find a good place to lay your head. like i said, a house is better than a hammock. because of damn hard it it to set up and take down."
$18.00   Used & New from: $17.39
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (515 customer reviews)

Gerber 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge
3.  Gerber 31-000751 Bear Grylls Survival Series Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge by Gerber
The list author says:
  "i use this as my main survival knife now, i decided to try it out(because it was gerber) and it was awesom! it has its own fire steel and its razor sharp and keeps its edge, the sheath is really nice to."
$40.35   Used & New from: $30.29
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,147 customer reviews)

MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24
4.  MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24 by 4 Star Military Surplus
The list author says:
  "by god these are the main investment. they cost so damn much! but there sooo good! ive seen people on shows say they'll bring like bags of rice and coast gaurd food. i've done that. it is the worst stuff in the world. and you need toooooons of water to sustain it and your dehydration after you eat it. these weigh more too :/  , but believe me it will be worth it."
$70.99   Used & New from: $44.95
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Emergency Water Pouches Case of 96 for Survival Kits, Disaster Supplies, 5 Year Shelf Life - SOS Brand
5.  Emergency Water Pouches Case of 96 for Survival Kits, Disaster Supplies, 5 Year Shelf Life - SOS Brand by SOS Food Labs, Inc.
The list author says:
  "get lots of this, weighs ALOT but you can throw most of it(hopefully) in a car its your back up water if you have none left."
$44.44   Used & New from: $12.34
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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
6.  LifeStraw Personal Water Filter by LifeStraw
The list author says:
  "these are genious! they can filter up to 100x the amount as pumps. iodine.... ide get a bottle but wouldent use it unless this breaks, it makes your water taste aweful. get a pump to just in case"
$18.21
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Tweezerman His Stainless Nail Clipper Set
7.  Tweezerman His Stainless Nail Clipper Set by Tweezerman
The list author says:
  "get these! keep them close to you! NAME THEM! believe me, when your nails get long enough it will be so painfull you'll want to die, then you remember you have these!"
$41.39
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Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper 4 Double Rolls (Pack Of 10)
8.  Charmin Ultra Soft Toilet Paper 4 Double Rolls (Pack Of 10) by Charmin
The list author says:
  "good chance that if your out in the woods or in a new found home theres not going to be toilet paper."
$26.15
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)

Bushnell Night Watch 2x24 w/Built in Infrared Monocular
9.  Bushnell Night Watch 2x24 w/Built in Infrared Monocular by Bushnell
The list author says:
  "i know these are expensive, but seriously only move at night, it will save you. you realy dont need these but its a nice addition."
$154.46   Used & New from: $152.95
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

BudK Military Surplus Swiss Camo Wet Weather Poncho
10.  BudK Military Surplus Swiss Camo Wet Weather Poncho by Bud K
The list author says:
  "for when you cant find a house, and you definatly dont want to be carrying a bulky tent, this creats an excellent lean-to"
$24.48   Used & New from: $19.99
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Luster Leaf Rapiclip Plastic Yard Twine - 225 Foot Roll 876
11.  Luster Leaf Rapiclip Plastic Yard Twine - 225 Foot Roll 876 by Luster Leaf
The list author says:
  "paracord is nice, but it costs alot and its to good wet, look into huge bundles of white plastic twine at like home depot. its amazing what it can do
."
$6.75   Used & New from: $6.54
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5.11 TDU 1.5-Inch Belt
12.  5.11 TDU 1.5-Inch Belt by 5.11
The list author says:
  "get a good belt, put a handgun, some mags and your knife on it. because if you have to ditch your bag and carry what you already have on you, you would have your gun knife  and if its the knife above then a fire starter."
$13.89 - $36.21
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CMMG Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass Clam Pack
13.  CMMG Phosphorescent Lensatic Compass Clam Pack by CMMG
The list author says:
  "get THIS one. its very good, learn to use it becasue you better bet that your gay little garmin isnt going to work."
$51.94   Used & New from: $41.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 Laser Rangefinder
14.  Bushnell Yardage Pro Sport 450 Laser Rangefinder by Bushnell
The list author says:
  "this is very good when it comes to hunting or shooting distace or bow."
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Gunslick Pro Roll-Up Gun Cleaning Mat
15.  Gunslick Pro Roll-Up Gun Cleaning Mat by Gunslick
The list author says:
  "make yourself a nice cleaning kit and fit it in there, just like some lube, tools, brushes, and rods. your guns have to be working well."
$30.49   Used & New from: $10.66
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)

Salomon Men's XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoe
16.  Salomon Men's XA PRO 3D Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoe by Salomon
The list author says:
  "not sure if your a shoe guy or boot guy(or gal) but get a nice comfortable pair that you could wear for up to 60 miles a day(kind of an exaggeration but you know what i mean), i have these and they are WONDERFUL! just dont twist your ankle."
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Mechanix Wear H15-05-009 Medium Utility Glove, Black, Medium
17.  Mechanix Wear H15-05-009 Medium Utility Glove, Black, Medium by Mechanix Wear
The list author says:
  "also get good utility gloves."
$14.99   Used & New from: $11.99
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United Cutlery UC2820 M48 Kommando Survival Rescue Axe, Yellow
18.  United Cutlery UC2820 M48 Kommando Survival Rescue Axe, Yellow by United Cutlery
The list author says:
  "look into these. i have one. there very nice and usefull"
$30.78
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator
19.  MSA Safety Works 817663 Multi-Purpose Respirator by MSA Safety Works
The list author says:
  "get this. if your anywere where there used to be people then there will be dead bodies. and dead stuff smells. bad. this blocks all stench and if the scenario involves a airbourne pathogen this is rated for diseas particles. wear this under neat it too. (next item down)"
$22.99   Used & New from: $21.73
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3M 1860 N95 RESPIRATOR AND SURGICAL MASK Box of 20
20.  3M 1860 N95 RESPIRATOR AND SURGICAL MASK Box of 20 by 3M
The list author says:
  "wear this underneath the respirator if there are diseases floating around. makes it kind of hard to breath but you wont get sick. try not to run hen doing that to. its hard to get alot of air"
$12.51   Used & New from: $5.99
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Stephen Kopsidas "SK" (usa)
Qualifications: Survivalist, practical preperations specialist
Last updated: 6/17/12
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