The list author says: "This is a comprehensive list of recommended items for the assembly of the ultimate Bug Out Bag (BOB)! The Bug Out Bag is a portable emergency bag that contains necessary items in order to survive for 72hrs or longer when evacuating from a disaster. Also called "grab bags", "personal emergency relocation kits (perks)", "go bags", "get out of dodge bags (GOOD)", $&@t hits the fan bag (SHTF), etc. This list includes essential materials keeping in mind weight, quality and value. I couldn't add more than 40 items so I've listed some extra items in some of the comment sections, which was also limited to 400 characters, so description/comments were kept to a minimum. Every family/individual should have one ready to go."
"I recommend this bag as your bug out bag, its a bit pricier than other bags out there but quality and comfort is critical. It is made of durable 1050D Nylon that is water repellant. Has quick accessible outer compartments as well as a large main compartment."
"WATER: Keeping hydrated is very important to survival. 12 packets, each packet contains 125ml of water that will last you 3 days. After that, you'll need water purification tablets, water filtrations, etc."
"Reliable, durable, light and portable. ALSO: - Portable Aqua Water Treatment tablets - SteriPen Adventurer Opti Water Purifier (UV purifier good for killing bacteria, viruses & other waterborne microbes.)"
"FIRE: is also important to survival. These matches are stormproof, which means it burns despite wind or rain. It will even burn underwater! ALSO disposable butane lighters, make sure you have at least 2 new ones. AND: a zip loc bag full of cotton balls dipped in vasoline and half dipped in wax."
"Made of Trixane and can be used for cooking or boiling water.
AND: Grabber Outdoors Solid Hexamine Fuel Tablets- High Performance, 12-Count (Made from Hexamine similar to Trixane, it burns hotter (1400 degrees F). These burn up to 12 minutes and can be extinguished and lit again later.)"
"FOOD: also essential for survival. These meals are freeze dried, you just need to add water. They have a 7 year shelf life so rotate it every 7 years. Any 72-hr MRE will do. You can also replace this with other food like: beef jerky, can of sardines, spam, mixed nuts, energy bars, peanut butter, etc, whatever extra space you have in your bag."
"Or the Adventure Medical Kits Adventure Medical Day Tripper ($25) or Weekender ($45).
ALSO You can add these to the kit: IOSAT 130mg potassium iodide tablets, in case of nuclear exposure QuikClot Sport, Advanced Clotting Sponge 25G and 50G Sawyer Extractor Professional Snake Bite & Insect Sting Kit Glacier Gel Blister & Burn Dressing"
"This sleeping bag is the ultimate when it comes to size and weight, its made of Mylar, the same material developed by NASA and used in the emergency blankets. Mylar retains 85% body heat and is wind and waterproof."
"These are thin plastic disposable hooded ponchos, you can also get thicker mil plastic ponchos which will last longer and can be reused. It really depends on where you live and how much rain you get."
NOTE: I also recommend a firearm for self defense (compact handgun chambered in 9mm, 10mm or .40 - glock, hk, sig sauer) with a box of ammo a few mags and a holster and (not as important) a .22 takedown rifle for hunting like a ruger 10/22."
"Also very important is a AM/FM/NOAA weather/emergency signal radio that is not only battery powered but is self powered by a hand crank and through solar cells. This one has a usb port to charge your cell phone and a LED light."
"A flash drive containing a scanned copies of important documents (birth certificate, drivers license, passport, deeds, insurance forms, social security card, credit cards, will, receipts, pictures of yourself and family members, etc.) you should print some of these out as well and keep it in a large ziploc bag."
"MISC STUFF: About $100 cash, in small bills. Heavy duty all weather duct tape Krazy Glue (gel or brush) Quick Steel Epoxy Putty 3M Weather-Resistant Heavy Duty Cable Ties Black Diamond Oval Carabiners (keep around 4 in your bag) SAS Survival Guide: How to Survive in the Wild, in Any Climate, on Land or at Sea"