I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all of your bug out bag and survival needs. I will continuously be adding to this page as I find more supplies, resources, etc. and will refer to this page in some of my blog posts. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. I hope that it helps you all!
Bug Out Bags
- High Sierra Tech Series 59404 Titan 55 Internal Frame Pack: an internal framed bug out bag; won’t throw you off balance if you are traveling through rough terrain.
- Black GI Type Alice Pack: carries a lot of gear, and the external frame keeps the pack itself off of your back allowing for better airflow to cool you down on long days.
- Sandpiper of California Long Range Bug Out Bag: *This is MY Bug Out Bag that I just purchased and I LOVE IT* has lots of room, very inconspicuous when traveling, can be carried on your back OR like a piece of luggage.
Essential Survival Tools
- 550 Para Cord: VARIETY of uses; stitching, pitching tents, fishing line, triggers for snares/traps etc.
- Machete: VARIETY of uses: chopping, cutting, etc.
- Multi-Tool: a great miscellaneous item to have in your bag.
- Remington Sportsman Series F.A.S.T Fixed Blade Knife: VARIETY of uses protection, hunting, cutting etc.
- Solar Powered Phone Charger: Good to have as a backup when you may be without electricity
- Survival II by Tool Logic: AMAZING tool to have in your bag, can help to start a survival fire and more!
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) emergency weather radio: has a charger for your cell phone and other items, flashlight, and most importantly warns you of hazardous conditions
Bug Out Location
- My Bug Out Shed: GREAT resource for shed plans that you can use to make a bug out location or storage space. For 72hrbugoutbag readers get a free shed plan AND 10% off if you purchase the package.
- Bear Grylls Fire Starter: used to make a spark to start a fire. I recommend this because the flint and steel rub together to make a high temperature spark.
- Flint and Steel: another good way to start a fire.
- Emergency Food Rations
- Freeze Dried Meals
- Hydration salts:
- Long Time Food Storage
- Military MRE
- Sold Out After Crisis
- Survival Seeds
- Single Serve Coffee Packets
- Bow and Arrows
- Wire Snares
- SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem): For any climate, for any situation
- Survive Anything
- Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
- Control the Conflict
- 2012 Emergency Response Guide (ERG)
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
- WISER App.
- Army FM 3-4: NBC Protection
- Camelbaks: GREAT personal water hydration system that allows you to carry your water on your back
- Potassium Permanganate: If you are in the wild and need to purify the water that you find, this will turn the water light pink to signal that it is safe to drink (the TASTE may not be the very best-BUT this is great in a survival situation where you need to purify water)
- Survive Water Crisis Survival Package: teaches you the free and cheap way to get clean, pure drinking water; tells you different ways to claim water freedom from the government, AND warns about the 4 main threats to our water supply. Water is essential to our survival, so I try to learn all that I can about it.