10 Must Have Bug Out Bag Items

What Does Every Expert Have In Their Bug Out Bag

A bug out bag or go bag should contain the items needed to sustain life by when removed from the modern world we live in. Keep in mind everyone has different skill set and lives in a different environment, but these kits don’t vary that much. They need to provide food, water, shelter, protection. So these kits are kind of like if you where to go camping.

  1. The bag – The bag will be some type of surpluses military pack or a new type of military pack with MOLLY webbing this could be used to add extra pouches for a medical kit or something else.
  2. Water– carrying water is always a good idea however it gets heavy. Water in nature might not be safe to drink. Many ways to clean water. Boiling water may not be good enough. So I have lifestraw, Water purification tabs, activated charcoal and the ability to boil water. Activated charcoal has many functions but in this case, it’s a makeshift filter.
  3. Food – combination of MRE, dehydrated, and freeze-dried food. I also carry the tools needed to hunt and field dress game or fish. Also, always have coffee because I love that stuff.
  4. Shelter– This could be a tent a trash bag or any combination of different items. Also, I have the tools to make a shelter should I need too.
  5. Protection – This is a very broad topic. Protection could mean anything. Protection from bugs people or animals.

Tools and Necessary Items For Your Bug Out Bag

This is very important. The ability to make fire. Yes, I can rub sticks together I can use flint I can use a battery and steel wool. You know what is much easier? A lighter and matches. Water proof them in plastic bag and you will have no issues. Fire can be used to boil water cook food signal for help can offer protection and give you warmth when it is cold. Do not f*** this one up.

The 10 essentials you NEED in your Doomsday Bug Out Bag:

  • Canteen cup – a good mil-spec canteen cup can be used to dig cook in and can even be used as a weapon. And Coffee
  • Poncho liner – Everyone’s favorite the best blanket for the field. Not the only thing you would need if it was super cold out but I never leave home without it.
    Poncho – A good military one will keep you dry but act as a ground cloth or be used to make a shelter.
  • Cutting tools – Do not waste money on a crazy Rambo looking knife they are poorly made and serve no function. A good knife is not the end all of survival but could help a lot. A folding pocket saw could be more useful for cutting tree branches or small sticks of wood for a fire. A Small ax is not a bad idea either.
  • First aid / Trauma kit – yes have both or at least a tourniquet and an Israeli bandage, we recommend the Active Shooter Kit. If you are cut off from the outside world a good blood clotting agent like Celox would be needed. First aid kit would be the place to keep water purification pills and activated charcoal.
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  • Solar battery bank with a folding panel. If you need to charge a phone to make emergency call. Just a solar bank won’t cut it. They provide trickle charge at best so the panels can help make up the extra juice you need.
  • Food– you can live up to 3 weeks without food. So that would suck big time. Also if you get too hungry you may do something stupid to find food so better to have it with you. MREs and combination of dehydrated food. And a way too cook it if needed.
  • Socks and foot powder – Ever have trench foot? It sucks keep your feet dry or suffer purple skin and your toenails falling off, then possibly getting feet amputated when you get somewhere safe.
  • Flashlight with batteries – not 100% needed but it makes all difference in the world at times. Also, if you need to signal for help. Can be a weapon as well.


Did we miss something? Comment below and let us know. REMEMBER, we’re talking 10 items here. So if you offer up an item to add to the list, you need to take one item OFF the list. 

I am a retired US Marine and damn proud of it. I was Marine infantry during the Iraq invasion and after my deployment I went back as part of a paid private security team. I have seen proper first aid and preparedness save lives and lack of preparedness cause death. I have a passion for safety and being ready for anything. Trust me when I say this, at some point in your life the shit will hit the fan. You need to be ready. Follow us on twitter, https://twitter.com/scorpiomedkit

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