The cheapest bug out bag I can create is almost free.
Its all come from hotel consumables, McD and a few things you have to buy.
Its a down to earth but got all the stuff I think I will need.
I'm not an expert on the subject but as a challenge to myself and everyone heres my take. It is a challenge for you guys to value, materialise, size
and weigh it cause size varies
Survival education is strictly suggested
The Hotel Room Amenities Way
Poorman Firestarter and Waterfinaliser
Glass Bottle - dry items, magnifying glass
Empty beer can/small stell canister - cook water, storing dry items
Soap - clean up of course
Matchstick dip in wax (treated as mentioned in other post)
cotton buds - firestarting
Swizzle stick - first aid/fire fuel
Pages from phonebooks/phamplet/brochure/scratchpad - firestarter and fuel
Polyethylene disposable gloves plastic -
A few drinking straw + cigarette butt - water filtration
sanitary bag/grocery plastic bag - pack them all into this.
Big black garbage bag - still unused of course - enviroment shield (poncho/bodywarmer)
Hot Beverage Condiment Kit - need to drink coffee too
Dental floss - fishing anyone ?
toothpicks - who cares, its almost weightless, just carry it
paperclips - fishing hooks
A stick of candle - fire starting & keeping
Chlorine/bleach - pour out the conditioner, fill the small bottle with these
Hotel symphoo bottle - washing stuff
Few sticks of cigarettes/a pack - water filtration, fire starting
Clothes of course.
When at McD, grab the condiments packs, the fishes need some seasoning too, dont you think ? There actually so many free items, what important is the
how to. Bear Grylls and Dual Survival help a lot.
As you can see, all these items are available when you check in into hotel. Sure it crappy but see the title. Just meet with the housekeeping staff
and you'll get this for free and plenty.
Scenario used to create this pack - I was washed away by a flashflood (and its still raining) during my stay in a hotel resort. Pretty imaginative eh