For any emergency you may be faced with, staying prepared is always your best defense. One of the best ways to stay prepared is to have a BOB or GOOD bag.
BOB- Bug Out Bag
GOOD- Get Out Of Dodge
If its an earthquake, fire,flood,economic collapse, terminator invasion,or your girlfriends kicked you out for some reason you have not yet and may never figure out, you will need supplies skills and equipment to get through it.
The idea is to have enough supplies to get trough 72 hours. In most cases that is enough to get to safety , rescue, or until she takes you back. If the situation is more long term I like to have the equipment to survive indefinitely and if need be start over.
I will list all the contents of my bag by pouch and I have split gear into stuff sacks to organization and quick finding. When choosing your equipment I don’t recomend going to the discount section. When things are at their worst and you are hungry, tired, injured and stripped of everything you take for granted each day, you aren’t going to want to put up with junk equipment and uncomfortable clothes or backpacks. Especially when your life depends on it. Now , that doesn’t mean you need to go out and get the top of the line equipment. Do research, ask around, and try things out.
Also when it comes to gear, minimize the weight take them out of packaging cut tags keep it simple and the more uses something has the more important it can be.
My bag is a US military A.L.I.C.E. pack
It holds a lot is comfortable and can be organized well.
If you want less attention get yourself a nice hiking pack with national park patches sewn on.
The first stuff sack I have is for extra clothing.
3 pairs of socks
3 pairs of underware
1 pair of wool socks
1 pair of long thermal underware
1 tee shirt
I also keep a pair of hiking pants ,wool fingerless gloves and a button up long sleeve hiking shirt in the bottom of the backpack.
All that combined with the clothes you are already wearing should be enough.
Next is a hygiene bag
Bar of soap
Toothbrush ( cut the Handel down to save room and weight)
100 vitamin c tablets
60 multi vitamins
5 meals Backpacking food ( add boiling water )
2 Foil pack tuna packs
5 cliff bars
5 hour energy
Then a ziplock bag of assorted drink mixes, electrolyte solutions
Sugar, tea, honey, salt, pepper.
The tool bag
Multi head screw driver
Allen key set
Aa and aaa batteries
Assortment of nails
20 ft paracord
Water purification tablets
Deck of cards
Mini Swiss Army knife
Gerber shard tool
I keep a copy of my survival tin in a bag
The contents can be found on a previous post
Also in the bag I have
A emergency USB drive
Credit card multi tool
Ranger pace counter
In the small compartment on the inside I have a
A hunting knife
Stainless water bottle
In the outside pockets and other compartments I have
The rest of the items sorted for easy access and priority
Map of United States
Extra personal identification
Business cards with contact info
Two water proof bags
Survival manual FM 21-76
Two note books
Black trash bags
Clear trash bags
Crushable hiking hat
Emergency bivy bag
5 hour energy
Two way radio
This pouch holds my first aid supplies
Alka seltzer plus
Non adherent pads
Insect sting wipe
Triple antibiotic ointment
Gerber multi tool
Attached on the straps on the outside of the pack I have
A survival knife
Led emergency beacon
And wrist watch
There is one more thing you will need and it won’t fit into a bag.
All of that gear is useless without knowledge.
If you don’t know how to use the gear or start a fire or to live without modern conveniences you are as good as dead.
Use your brain, plan routes, learn skills and let go of fear.
I live in a place of constant danger and so do you.
It just depends on how you look at it. Where I am there are no stores, no hospitals for 100 miles, high risk of wild fires,very few fire fighter/law enforcement/ EMT responders. I travel and hike in the most isolated places in the country and when things go wrong, I will handle it to the best of my ability.” />