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What are some things you should keep in an emergency bag/ go bag
Here's a list of stuff you can choose from to make up a kit. I carry the packs pictured in my car every day, plus I have two other larger pre-packed bags I keep in my closet that I can toss in at a moments notice. It's a peace of mind thing.
Natural Disaster Survival Items
Filtered Water bottle and, or LifeStraw
Emergency Drinking Water
Small & large LED Flashlights + Batteries
Bic Lighter + 5 fire starters, steel wool pads, 9v Battery
Match Container & Waterproof Matches (Box of 40)
Mountain House packages, MRE’s, Emergency Food Ration (2400 Calorie)
Power Bars, Trail Mix, & Food
Handgun and rifle & 100 rounds of ammo for each
Emergency survival blanket
Fixed blade and Multi tool, folder pocket knife
Soap, Toothpaste & Toothbrush
Percolator type coffee pot
Adjustable Wrench (10") 6 in 1 Screwdriver
Fuel and cooking supplies
Medical supplies + Pain Meds
Waterproof Poncho (Adult Size)
N95 Mask (2)
Moist Towelettes (3 Pack)
Emergency Radio ?
Light sticks (12 Hour)
Whistle, Compass, Signal Mirror
Tent (2 Person)
Duct Tape (10 Yards)
Mini shovel & Axe
Always love these threads, but couple things I hardly ever see (its in the pic just above)...
Road flares and fencing pliers.
We did a little "experimental bug out" years ago is some pretty crappy, windy rainy Wilamette Valley weather. All the little cotton balls in Vaseline, windproof matches and lighters - NOTHING worked to start a fire. Nothing. Until someone whipped out a road flare. Fire on. Had a good fire throughout the night.
The fencing pliers - great tool! Does a little bit of everything.
I’d start by just taking 1 weekend and try living in your backyard for 48 hours without any use of your house or its contents. Only what you “packed” with you. After that you might have a decent idea of a few things you want to put in this fantasy bag.
I keep a tube of, “Hot Snot Fire Starter” in my get home/bug out bag. I also keep some Hurricane matches and Ferro rod with a knife for sparkling the ferro rod. I also keep a life straw and stainless steel water bottle.