posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 04:54 PM
Ok, I need to go through all of the threads here on Bug Out Bags,and in particular what I wanted to do is create an actual list, with stock numbers.
Since Walmart is all over North America, it would be nice to work on the most effective bag for the cheapest, with parts numbers.
Here are my thoughts so far without reading the other posts, and I will return here with actual things I buy. Any input is appreciated. The spelling
is bad, I am on a bad connection, do not want to lose these thoughts, will clean up later.
The goal is to be no more than 25 lbs plus the weight of the bag, which is going to get a small feat considering the list.
One or two cans of Bear Mace. My thinking on this is that if there is a pole shift or energetic change, the animals might become a pretty big threat
and domestic dogs might pack up. It does not take long for a group of Master free dogs to choose a new leader.
Ziplock bags are light, and good for all kinds storage purposes, and lets you store wet cloths and stuff
Two rolls of snare wire, good for rabbits etc.
Nothing too large, something small enough to put on belt without weighing a person down.
Map of Area:
A topographical map that shows streams and rivers, with elevation
A quality compass, plastic ok, but pay a little more.
2 Plastic Tarp Type Drops Sheets:
At least large enough to make a quick lean to over a few branches for shelter, but light enough carry. A second one for forest floor.
One or two fire type making devices, such as a flint to hit off the knife, or some sort of device.
Plastic shell for for body pants:
This would be a most basic pair of plastic shell types of pants like people use for jogging and stuff, to cover your pants in the rain, with a plastic
shell to carry.
One good quality sweater, and two tshirts:
The thought is when you are bugging out, you take off what you are wearing, throw on a T#, and put on the close nit sweater. Store the other tshirt
in the pack. With the shell, tshirts and sweater you got a good combination for almost any type of weather or climate.
Get a 1 litre bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and then two small 30ml bottles with metal caps and at least one dropper. This can be used to sterilize
water, and you can ingest it in small quantities in the case of a biological attack, etc. There are many uses, it might not hurt to take the uses of
the net and reduce to small font, plastisize, and put in the BOB
Some kind of basic portable water filter, since HP will be used to sterilize.
good sized tube of polysporin, or other type of antiseptic ointment.
One or two months of the medication you are on, if you take blood pressure go to a clinic and double up on prescriptions or ask for samples. Store
the samples so your doctor does not know.
A medium strength tylenol, and a few heavy codine ones if you can get them, something to knock you out. Basically if there was a pole shift
happening, you try to make a temporary shelter, crawl into your bag, dose yourself, and hopefully knock yourself out until the worse is over.
4-5 pair neoprine plastic gloves to handle diseased animals or other such stuff, basically to be used for very dangerous problems.
Bungee cords: A small selection of bungee cords
Tie Downs: a few of the smallest 25 foot tie downs, the wrachet type with a fastener.
Oral Rehydration Salts
Good for cholera.
300 feet of cord. The lightest I can think of is the 500 pound tested line that they use for pulling network cables and stuff through walls. It is
very light and sturdy.
One 25' length of heavier rope
(might not hurt to brush up on My knots)
Fishing line, good enough test to be durable. Few lures like red devils, and a jig lure as well. Some hooks, and at least one small float.
A light light net might not be bad if there is enough room, to catch minnows to be used as bate.
Mosquito netting to wear as a head dress.
Small tube blocker
Swiss Army Knife, which has a spoon and fork, the larger ones with a number of instruments.
One gremel tool, to wear on belt with knife.
LCD flashlight, one of the ones that can be recharged by shaking is good. Lighter the better.
Small portable AM/FM radio, lighter the better, possibly with headphones to save the weight. Small selection of AAA batteries for radio.
One Liter Lucite water jug
Emergency flash becon, I saw these at Walmart for about $12 they can be seen in water and from miles away, handy in case you need to be found.
harmonica - Something to learn and keep your mind off the matters at hand, a penny flute or light recorder will do.
Small quantity of protein power, and rice, or couscous.
Leatherman Multi-tool - I see Canadian Tire has these half price as of this writing.
Small hatchet - Preferably with a fibreglass handle, these can be heavy to carry, but there is models for belt.
Small mess kit, good enough to cook some rice over fire etc.,
I can see right now, this is going to be a challenge weight wise, it will take creative packing and the right backpack.
[edit on 20-3-2009 by SoulOrb]