22 - 1/2 liter water bottles (approx. 3 gallons)
2,000 -3,000 Calories / Day
Include comfort food and snacks
My kit has dehydrated and packaged food
Cooking / Mess Kit
Backpack Stove W/Pot
2 8oz Isopro fuel canisters
Plastic cup with marked volume fill lines
REI Storm matches
Small can opener
Campsuds soap (also use as body wash)
3 One gallon ziplocks for trash
First Aid / Medicines / Essentials
First Aid kit for minor cuts, sprains, lacerations, and discomforts. Also addresses bleeding control, and fractures.
Comfort medications such as Tylenol, Ibuprophen, Benedryl, Imodium, Tums, Cortisone Creme, Ambisol, and Excedrin. Additional personal medications. Small Plastic Mirror.
USB Flash drive with password protected copies of all important personal and Household documents. A video of house contents is included on the USB drive.
$200 Cash in $5.00 bills.
2 person tent
Three sets of under garmets
One Fleece Hoodie (fleece, not cotton)
Sanitation and Hygiene
Three "Biffy Bags" and body wipes
Micro Fiber Backpackers Camp Towel
Toothbrush and Paste
Comb or Brush
Communications & Misc.
Automotive Cell Phone Charger
Headlamp and extra Batteries
AM/FM/Weather Transistor Radio + Batts (no cranks!)
Ham Radio Handie Talkie in separate Go-Kit
Deck of Cards
Paper notepad and pen
Dora's magic backpack provides for her needs
We don't need to question motives, but we should consider and plan what we realistically need in our urban environment. Water, food, medicine, medical care, shelter, clothing, communications, and sanitation. You may have a different concept. However, when you look at these...be realistic. I would urge you to start making your own list for your Bug Out Bag, and then reference the below list.
The widest variety of gear and philosophies are found in 72 hour kits (Bug Out Bags). Many provide little of what you need. The Mayo Clinic indicates you should intake 13 cups of water every day (about 25% of that may come from you food). Additionally, an inactive 40 yr-old requires about 2,300 calories per day. Most kits fall short. Others assume you will be isolated in a wilderness with abundant resources. Still others have a more apocalyptic load out.
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72 Hour Kit Basics in a Plastic Tub
72 Hour Kit using Backpacks
Duffle in Closet with Water
Duffle opened showing contents
72 Hour Kit in a Rolling Duffle
72 Hour Kit in a Construction Duffle