The list author says: "I've been researching bug out bags (BOB's) -- namely by looking at what is inside other people's bags. First off, the purpose of a BOB is ideally to have a single bag containing PRACTICAL items to get you through (at least) the first 72 hours of a disaster situation before help has arrived. A BOB is NOT a special ops bag, complete with night vision goggles. Those things are cool but entirely impractical. Here is a "best of" list, plus some items commonly overlooked."
"Water. Survival depends upon it more than anything else. Make sure you have a way to carry and store as much as possible. Collapsible jugs will fit into the bag so you know where they are when you need them. Your choice: 1 Gallon 2.5 Gallon 5 Gallon"
"Fire. Use it to boil water, cook, heat, and and also to help you relax. A disposable lighter would also work just fine. I prefer a Zippo. If you want, you can throw in an emergency fire steel, flint striker, or water proof matches as backup. But be smart -- try something conventional first."
"There are smaller flashlight that would do just fine, and in fact one is on this list. I like this Mag-Lite because not only is it an extremely bright and durable LED flashlight, it may also be used for self defense."