Everyone forgets bug spray. DEET is the good stuff. Screw the cancer warnings, we're probably all going to mutate into carcinogenic lumps soon
anyways with all the crap they're doing to our food.
Now, that being said... You have food, first aid, and clothing. Get a water filter bottle - they aren't that expensive - and then get some bottled
water too. I don't know how much food you have, but you should have 3 days worth of food and water. Energy Bars are good for a boost... get something
As for the first aid kit, consider whether or not you know how to use what's in it. If not, you should probably take a class. ;-) And another thing
on that note... Pack some medicine in there. Pepto Bismal, DAY
quil, and whatever OTC pain reliever works best for you. I roll with
Excedrin, because it uses two different active ingredients and it has a dose of caffeine in it. And of course, any personal medicines you might need
should be in there as well.
If I were you, I'd get a flashlight for everyone in your family. I have one of these little guys:
It's the BEST flashlight I've ever owned. It's ultra bright, the batteries last ages, it's made of aluminum and it's ultra tough. It also has a
laser pointer, which can be combined with a cat for hours of entertainment. That web site's over priced though. I got mine at K-Mart for 10 bucks.
In addition, I'd recommend getting two knives. One should be a "multi-tool" style knife. Leathermans aren't exactly for "poor folk," but Swiss
Army knives are more affordable (depending on the model.) The other should be a bigger, fixed blade knife. Something with some weight to it. Just shop
around for the best deal. See if you can find a Ka-Bar in your price range anywhere.
A last few trinkets you might need... grab a compass and learn how to use it. Get some matches and put them in a waterproof container. Look into
"Altoids Survival Tins" on Google. It can never hurt to make a couple of those. Keep one with you at all times, throw the other in the BOB.
Comfort wise, I have a few suggestions there as well:
Coleman propane camp stoves can be bought dirt cheap from Wal-Mart. I think I got a stove and a propane canister for about 25 bucks. Cooked food is
always a plus. ;-)
A lantern... just a cheap... say, 10 dollar battery operated lantern will give you light for a room/tent/car/RV/cabin/whatever. I don't like propane
lanterns because of the weight and the fire hazard, but to each their own.
I'd pack some games in there, too. Board games, card games, whatever tickles your fancy. Some books you haven't read might not be a bad idea,
All that being said, there's another thing that every good Bug Out Bag needs. Without it, the Bug Out Bag is worthless. It's the most important
thing. More important than the knife, the food, the water, more important than the bag itself.
And that's a place to Bug Out to. You simply can't just move into the woods and live like a hobo for the rest of your life just because you don't
want to get your shots.
And last, but certainly not least, get a gun and some ammo if you can afford to. It's a sick world out there.