how many people here have actually weighed their bug out bag? how much does it weigh, and have you carried that much 20+ miles before? The more your pack weighs the higher chance you could injure yourself, and a bad back in a survival environment could kill you. every wasted ounce is a ounce of live saving gear or supplies lost. keep in mind I'm making a bag for indefinite time on the move, not just 3 days. my original bug out rifle was going to be my AR-15, until I decided to weigh the rifle +500 rounds of ammo. 22lb : 0 sweet Jesus! vs. 7.5 lb for my 10/22 with 550rds sorry AR you stay home. despite popular belief, the world is not going to turn into COD when the economy collapses. I can kill my food and defend myself just fine with .22 so have you got any weight saving advice? please post here. ps: carbon-fiber is your friend.