Survival Tools and Bug Out Bags

  • My Bugout Bag for Women

    Food:Okay, I'll admit it, there is no "real" food whatsoever here. It's all my favorite. Drink: Lots of water in bottles. First Aid: I love my little Ultralight First Aid Kit. Tools: Swiss Army Knife, Kershaw Machette, Good Quality Axe Maps and Travel Information: Local Maps and notepads and pencil/pen. Clothing: My undies and socks and clothes! Communication: I have a windup AM/FM Radio. Cell Phone/Cell Phone Charger. Lighting: My windup LED flashlight and my Brinkmann LED flashlight...
  • 10 Survival Uses for Chapstick

    Chapstick (brand name of lip balm) is available pretty much everywhere you shop, be it a big box store, drug store, or gas station. There are several different varieties and brands that make all kinds of claims about the level and degree of awesomeness they provide. Some of them come in a tube with a twist applicator and some come in a cream form that you can squeeze out for use. Whichever you prefer for your lips is up to you, but when it comes to survival, the stuff in the tube is the way...
  • cqp33's Bug out Bag

    Food: Energy bars, fishing gear and of course I can hunt/forage Drink: 3 liter camelbak, 1 quart canteen, water purification tablets (x100) First Aid: liquid bandage, small & large compression bandages, butterfly strips, antifungal cream, peroxide, quikclot Tools: hatchet, survival knife, fire starting (4 ways), 550 cord, small line (synthetic nylon 1/4\") Maps and Travel Information: compass and topo map Clothing: flight suit type coveralls, base layer 2 thermal bottoms, base layer 1...
  • 3 Day Bug out Bag

    Food: 4 MRE Desserts, Peanut Butter Tubes, 4 Spam Cans, 12 oz white rice, 16 oz instant potatoes Drink: 70 Ml of Packaged Water, 3 L Water bladder camelbak, 1 qt canteen, Gatorade mix, instant coffee First Aid: Suture Kit, Cold Pack, Bandages, Triple Antibiotic ointment, 10 Hydrocodone 10-350mg,Hand sanitizer, large bottle of rubbing alcohol Tools: M44 Mosin Nagant, Paracord, 100lb test fishing line, Fishing hooks, Advanced Swiss Army Knife, Gerber Defender blade, 40 rounds of 7.62 54R, 36...
  • 12 Survival Uses for Trash Bags

    If you think trash bags are not useful for much more than taking the garbage out, it is time to think again. Trash bags actually have a lot more to offer than one might initially think. Should improvising uses for trash bags not be high on your list of things to do, no worries because 12 uses for trash bags are listed below! 1. Trash bags work great for water protection whether it is your stuff or yourself that is in need of protecting. To keep items dry, place them in trash bags and seal...
  1. Surviving Sleeping in the Great Outdoors this Winter

    When spending time out in the wilderness, be it by choice or because TEOTWAWKI forced us there, there are many dangers with which we can be faced. With fall well underway, the days are getting shorter and the mercury is dipping lower. These dropping temperatures combined with time spent in the great outdoors can be quite the recipe for disaster if you're not prepared for what's to come. Whether you are on a recreational camping adventure, hunting trip, or bailing out after the SHTF, it is...
  2. DIY Waterproof Matches

    It's no secret that fire is important to any survival plan. Whether it is sterilizing drinking water, preparing food, or staying warm, the ability to light a fire is essential. Luckily there are many different ways to get a fire going in a pinch, depending on the supplies you have on hand. Since we all have our own preferences, there are many things you may choose to incorporate in your fire starting plan. One decent option for creating fire is waterproof matches. Possibly the best thing...
  3. 5 Potentially Strange Survival Supplies Every Prepper Should Have

    When you get together with prepper friends to compare notes on stockpile supplies or survival practices, it is highly possible they will introduce you to something you did not think of on your own. The supplies and practices of other preppers may actually have quite the impact on you. It could be that they leave you wondering how you could overlook certain things or you may find yourself standing there scratching your head at the bizarre survival scene before you. One of the great things...
  4. Learn 7 Important Survival Knots from the Navy

    Being able to tie an effective knot is a priority survival skill to learn. You never know when you will need this skill and it is better to have it and not need it than need it and knot have it. See what I did there? Photo: U.S. Navy Anyway, when it comes to tying knots, the Navy is has a lot of expertise. Though they have many skills in their arsenals, tying knots is definitely something in which they are well versed. After all, they've been tying knots since October 13, 1775, so they've...
  5. What Makes a Good BOB?

    In my travels, I recently saw mention of a Bug Out Kit that someone purchased online. Although the kit itself was not too terribly far off the mark, the bag itself got me wondering. The bag may have been decent but what was off-putting was the words \"Survival Kit\" emblazoned across the front of the bag in bright colored letters, which was just too gimmicky to me. What, to you, makes a good BOB and what does not? We\'ve all been to school and some of us spent time in the military. As a...
  6. 12 Survival Uses for Trash Bags

    If you think trash bags are not useful for much more than taking the garbage out, it is time to think again. Trash bags actually have a lot more to offer than one might initially think. Should improvising uses for trash bags not be high on your list of things to do, no worries because 12 uses for trash bags are listed below! 1. Trash bags work great for water protection whether it is your stuff or yourself that is in need of protecting. To keep items dry, place them in trash bags and seal...
  7. If Chaos Ensues Bug out Bag

    Food: A bag each of white rice and pinto beans; package of cornmeal, beef jerky, 2 energy bars Drink: Nalgene canteen, water purification tablets, iodine First Aid: Neosporin, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Imodium, paper tape, vet wrap, bandaids and larger bandages, couple small splints, butterfly bandages, some prepacked suture material Tools: knife (larger fixed blade and pocket variety), small axe, Fire Kit (char cloth, linen tow (both in ziplocs), 2 lighters in ziploc bags,...
  8. My Bugout Bag for Women

    Food:Okay, I'll admit it, there is no "real" food whatsoever here. It's all my favorite. Drink: Lots of water in bottles. First Aid: I love my little Ultralight First Aid Kit. Tools: Swiss Army Knife, Kershaw Machette, Good Quality Axe Maps and Travel Information: Local Maps and notepads and pencil/pen. Clothing: My undies and socks and clothes! Communication: I have a windup AM/FM Radio. Cell Phone/Cell Phone Charger. Lighting: My windup LED flashlight and my Brinkmann LED flashlight...
  9. Primary Bug out Bag

    Food: Emergency food bars, granola bars, hard candies, jelly candies, dried fruit, dehydrated fruit, GORP Drink: TetraPak water, foil-pack water, camelback water, water-filter bottle, survival straw, powder gatorade First Aid: Bandaids, aspirin, Reactin, gauze, ointments, bug-spray, tweezers, needle, thread, nail-clippers, Tools: Hatchet, knives, saw, binoculars, matches, magnesium strip, high-carbon-steel knife, lighter, fire-sticks, bon-bons Maps and Travel Information: Local maps,...
  10. Bunker Bob's Bug out Bag

    Right Detachable Interior Pocket Flap (#9): (IV Fluids) NaCl 500 ml (1) Ringer\'s Lactate 500 ml (1) IV tubing (2) 14 gauge IV needles (2) 18 gauge IV needles (2) Latex tourniquet (1) Alcohol wipes (5) Latex gloves (1 pr) Band-Aids (4) in a Ziploc bag.It is useful but not essential to include a small roll of 1\" adhesive tape. Internal Top Pocket: (Diagnostics) Stethoscope (1) Head lamp with red and white lenses (1) ENT kit Scissors (1) Thermometer (1) Plastic Ziploc bags...
  11. Slowmover Bug out Bag for Natural Disasters

    Food: 4x surplus (non-GI) MRE full meal packets, 2x cans Hormel canned tamales, Esbit folding stove w/6x Esbit fuel tablets, 3x Trioxane fuel tablets, Drink: 3L water in bladder, 20x Katadyn MicroPur tablets, 40x asst\'d Kool Aid foil packets (sweetened, sugar-free) First Aid: Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pak with Quikclot, general purpose first-aid kit containing basic painkillers, topical antibiotics and antihistamines, variety of sterile dressings and compression wrap, sutures (instant,...
  12. Brum's Life Support Bug out Bag in a Single Backpack

    Food: dehydrated right off the shelves of food markets Drink: water First Aid: Extensive for most any issue including suturing a wound Maps and Travel Information: Compass Clothing: Life supporting all weather Communication: Cellular, multinet, Internet, shortwave Lighting: LED headlights and handheld Shelter: Jungle hammock
  13. Bug Home Bag for Rural Transportation Driver

    Food: Canned meats/fish/fruits, granola bars, trail-mix...anything ready to eat, and means to procure wildlife. Drink: Water bottles, filtration, Sawyer SP140 filter bottle. First Aid: Relatively comprehensive, based on environment/potential hazards & back-up for group. Tools: Leatherman Side-kick multi-tool, fire starter, foldable saw, knives. Maps and Travel Information: State-wide topographic atlas, compass, altimeter. Clothing: To augment daily wear/carry, seasonal. Communication:...
  14. cqp33's Bug out Bag

    Food: Energy bars, fishing gear and of course I can hunt/forage Drink: 3 liter camelbak, 1 quart canteen, water purification tablets (x100) First Aid: liquid bandage, small & large compression bandages, butterfly strips, antifungal cream, peroxide, quikclot Tools: hatchet, survival knife, fire starting (4 ways), 550 cord, small line (synthetic nylon 1/4\") Maps and Travel Information: compass and topo map Clothing: flight suit type coveralls, base layer 2 thermal bottoms, base layer 1...
  15. 3 Day Bug out Bag

    Food: 4 MRE Desserts, Peanut Butter Tubes, 4 Spam Cans, 12 oz white rice, 16 oz instant potatoes Drink: 70 Ml of Packaged Water, 3 L Water bladder camelbak, 1 qt canteen, Gatorade mix, instant coffee First Aid: Suture Kit, Cold Pack, Bandages, Triple Antibiotic ointment, 10 Hydrocodone 10-350mg,Hand sanitizer, large bottle of rubbing alcohol Tools: M44 Mosin Nagant, Paracord, 100lb test fishing line, Fishing hooks, Advanced Swiss Army Knife, Gerber Defender blade, 40 rounds of 7.62 54R, 36...
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