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#292974 - 08/16/19 02:27 PM Bug Out Bag Contents
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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While we discuss which backpack to get, let me share with you my idea for the contents. First, I want to use the following as a starter.

https://www.gatapack.com/collections/frontpage/products/quick-pack-contents

A Glacier Stainless Bottle Cup, 20 oz.

https://gsioutdoors.com/glacier-stainless-bottle-cup-pot.html

An indoor/outdoor stove.

https://www.sternopro.com/inferno-stove-kit.html

And an MRE.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292975 - 08/16/19 03:24 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Something I forgot to mention is to include a PSP which has a fire starter, tender, a signal mirror, button compass and a better whistle among other things.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292976 - 08/16/19 03:29 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3265
Loc: USA
Jeanette,

I just built a lightweight emergency kit for my recombinant DNA. This particular offspring is competent for a young adult and is bringing a vehicle to college.

Here's what I viewed as essential for this kit:

Car Specific
  • Car paperwork (in glovebox)
  • Jumper cables (under trunk deck)
  • Assortment of automotive fuses (under trunk deck)
  • self-fusing silicone tape (under trunk deck)
  • duct tape (under trunk deck)


Emergency Bag
  • Water bottle and Chlorine Dioxide tablets
  • Ritter PSP
  • Emergency ponchos x2
  • A few gallon ziplocs
  • A few contractor bags
  • A small tarp
  • 3-wick candle
  • Heatsheets two-person blanket x2
  • fullsize Bic in a kydex sheath
  • USB power bank, spare cable, spare 12V USB adapter
  • First Aid Kit and Trauma Kit
  • Writing materials
  • N95 masks x2
  • Baby wipes
  • Flashlight and headlamp (being for a non-flashaholic, these are appropriately easy to use) with a few extra batteries
  • Multitool
  • Small pry bar
  • Mora fixed blade knife
  • Small amount of super glue
  • Paracord
  • Duct tape


I left out food and cooking on purpose to minimize bulk and be focused on shelter, fire, communications, first aid, and tools.

Your area of operations, skillset, and needs are different, but I thought this give you some ideas.

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#292977 - 08/16/19 05:01 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: chaosmagnet]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Emergency Bag
  • Water bottle and Chlorine Dioxide tablets
  • Ritter PSP
  • Emergency ponchos x2
  • A few gallon ziplocs
  • A few contractor bags
  • A small tarp
  • 3-wick candle
  • Heatsheets two-person blanket x2
  • fullsize Bic in a kydex sheath
  • USB power bank, spare cable, spare 12V USB adapter
  • First Aid Kit and Trauma Kit
  • Writing materials
  • N95 masks x2
  • Baby wipes
  • Flashlight and headlamp (being for a non-flashaholic, these are appropriately easy to use) with a few extra batteries
  • Multitool
  • Small pry bar
  • Mora fixed blade knife
  • Small amount of super glue
  • Paracord
  • Duct tape

I have most of these in my proposed kit or something that will accomplish the same task.

I forgot to include the PSP in my original post.

What I didn't propose are the Ziplocks, contractor bags, tarp, candle, (I did not mention a Bic; that is something I did consider) and power bank (I did consider one as part of a radio). I will bring my medical kit with me in addition to what is in the proposed kit, I do need a mask, I might include wipes in addition to what is in the first aid kit, I don't think I will include a pry bar, I'm not sure what to use for a knife and I don't think I will include super glue.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292980 - 08/16/19 09:06 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 860
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle


An indoor/outdoor stove.

Jeanette Isabelle


In most cases, DO NOT use portable stoves inside structures - Tents, trucks, houses, boats, etc.

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#292981 - 08/16/19 09:08 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
teacher Offline
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Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 860
My kit(s) add work gloves & food.

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#292983 - 08/16/19 09:46 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: teacher]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: teacher
In most cases, DO NOT use portable stoves inside structures - Tents, trucks, houses, boats, etc.

If you click the link you will see that the stove uses Sterno cans, same thing caterers use.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#292984 - 08/16/19 09:47 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: teacher]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2269
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: teacher
My kit(s) add work gloves & food.

My proposed kit has both.

Jeanette Isabelle
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“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

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#292985 - 08/16/19 10:05 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7151
Loc: southern Cal
If you buy the stove you indicate, it already includes a pot/cup and the one you list would be unnecessary...

There are stoves available that are much hotter. lighter, and more efficient than that stove, however, since I take it that you need a sterno fuel can.
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#292990 - 08/16/19 10:59 PM Re: Bug Out Bag Contents [Re: hikermor]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2269
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
Originally Posted By: hikermor
If you buy the stove you indicate, it already includes a pot/cup and the one you list would be unnecessary...

Certainly a valid statement. Since the cup takes up no additional space (comfortable fits over the water bottle) and we have to consider a possibility of the stove being used by more than one person, why not include it?

Originally Posted By: hikermor
There are stoves available that are much hotter. lighter, and more efficient than that stove, however, since I take it that you need a sterno fuel can.

I like the fact that this stove can be used indoors. Also, Mom has expressed her concern with storing gas canisters.

Jeanette Isabelle
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