Bug Out Bags & Survival Gear

Posted by 401AK47 | A Zombie Survival Plan in Survival, Weapons & Gear, Zombie Preparedness

A Bug Out Bag is basically a huge survival kit, which contains all the items you would need to survive a catastrophe or natural disaster. For those who are new to the survivalist way, compiling the items to create your Bug Out Bag may seem like a daunting task. We intend to give you the basics; the essentials you will need to survive the zombie apocalypse. By doing so, we intend to make sure you, the zombie survivalist, is in a much better position than others who find themselves in the land of the walking dead.

Experts say that your Bug Out Bag (also known as a BOB) should contain enough essentials to allow you to survive at least 72 hours. Obviously the ‘experts’ are not aware of the coming z-pocalypse, as many survivalist pack their BOBs to sustain them for much longer than that. Of course, the amount you can carry is limited to however much you can carry on your back. A 3 day target is a good place to start.

Keep in mind that the BOB may not be necessary immediately in a zombie crisis, depending on your situation. You may need to ride out a few days or even weeks in your home, which should contain a reserve of freeze dried foods and ER bars (or Emergency Bars).

The list below is a suggestion of needs that may not go beyond to meet your personal specs. This list is a starting point. Please remember that your location and the elements they bring (elevation, how many to your party, and anything else specific to your situation) should be considered when creating your personalized Bug Out Bag.


Your Bug Out Bag should contain these 10 basic elements necessary for your survival:

1. Water
2. Food
3. Clothing
4. Shelter
6. Weather Protection
7. Radio

8. Knife and Other Tools
9. Source of Fire, Cooking Tools
10. Weapons

Below are some suggested items to assist you with your compilation of your Bug Out Bag:

1. Water

SteriPEN Adventurer Opti Handheld UV Water Purifier

Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter

Katadyn TRK Drip Gravidyn Water Filter

Lifesaver Bottle 4000 Ultra Filtration Water Bottle

Katadyn Combi Water Microfilter

512 G.I. Type Stainless Steel Canteen Cup

Klean Kanteen 27oz with Loop Cap Stainless

 
 

2. Food

Crown Prince Sardines in Water, 4.25-Ounce Tins (Pack of 24)

Clif Bar Energy Bar, Variety Pack of Chocolate Chip, Crunchy Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch, 2.4-Ounce Bars, Pack of 24

Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar – 3 Day/72 Hour Bar

 
 

3. Clothing

Talus Outdoor Technologies ColdAvenger Classic Ski Mask

The North Face Men’s Denali Fleece Jacket Black (S-XXXL) All Size avail..

Outdoor Research Motto Softshell Jacket – Men’s Olive/Evergreen, L

Outdoor Research Exos Softshell Pant – Men’s Black, S

Men’s ColdGear® Team Sideline Glove Gloves by Under Armour

Protection Mask – Wired No Fog

Tactical Boot (Forced Entry Black 6”)

SmartWool Hiking Light Crew Sock

 
 

4. Shelter

Coleman Instant 14- by 10- Foot 8- Person Two Room Tent

Eureka Solo Solitaire Tent

 
 

5. First Aid Kit

First Aid Only All Purpose First Aid Kit, Hard Kit, 200 Piece 1 ea

First Aid Only Outdoor First Aid Kit, Soft Case, 205-Piece Kit

Adventure Medical Kits Tactical Field/Trauma with QuikClot

Fisher Safety First Aid Kits – 10 units (L x W x H: 8 x 5 x 25/8 in)

 
 

6. Weather Protection

Emergency Poncho, Emergency Rain Gear, Weather Protection, Emergency Zone® Brand

Talus Outdoor Technologies ColdAvenger Classic Ski Mask

 
 

7. Radio

Kaito KA404 Emergency Hand Crank Dynamo 5-LED Flashlight with AM/FM radio

Coleman StormBeam Dynamo Lantern with Radio and Cell Phone Chargers

Trademark Emergency Radio Survival Kit (Red)

 
 

8. Knife and Other Tools

SOG Specialty Knives & Tools M37-N SEAL Pup

Wenger 16813 Swiss Army Knife Evogrip S557 Ergonomic Design Non-Slip Handles 2.5-Inch Locking Blade Stainless Steel

Leatherman 830040 New Wave Multi-Tool with Nylon Sheath

Leatherman 830160 Surge Pocket Multitool with Leather Sheath

Suunto MC-2G Global Compass

Brunton ComPro Pocket Transit International Compass with 0-360 Degree Scale

Gerber 22-80010 Infinity Ultra LED Task Light, Green

HYBRID SOLAR POWERED FLASHLIGHT WITH EMERGENCY BATTERY BACKUP BLACK (*2-pack*)

SureFire E2E-HA Executive Elite Handheld Flashlight, Hard Anodized

Energizer NH15BP-4 Rechargeable AA Battery 4 Pack

Brunton 81-000009 Explorer – Foldable Solar Panel

Brunton 26 Watt Foldable Solar Array

Solar 2 in 1 Folding Panel, Power supply, AA and AAA battery charger.

 
 

9. Source of Fire & Cooking Tools

SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation

When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes

The U.S. Army Survival Manual: Department of the Army Field Manual 21-76

Ultimate Survival Technologies BlastMatch All Weather Firestarter Orange

Brunton Striker Fire Starter (Silver/Black)

Coleman Aluminum Mess Kit

Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove

 
 

10. Weapons

United Sentry Shoulder Harness Knife – Black Blade

Mtech Extreme Tactical Folding Pocket Knife,With Aluminum Handle Knives Black

Large Crowbar

27″ Full Tang Black Blade Fantasy Ninja Sword w/ Sheath

Handmade Japanese Shirasaya Samurai Katana Sword Sharp

Get started with pre-assembled Survival Gear.

Quakehold! 70280 Grab-n-Go Emergency Kit, 2-Person 3-Day Back Pack

4 Person Survival Kit Deluxe Perfect Earthquake, Evacuation, Emergency Disaster Preparedness 72 Hour Kits for Home, Work or Auto: 4 Person
 

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7 Comments

  1. Floy Koziel (24 Mar 2011, 6:34)
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    Well, all I can say it has totally made me go out and buy some emergency supplies

  2. Molly Shannon (16 Apr 2011, 3:42)
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    This is excellent. I come here all the time and it’s posts like this that are the reason. :) Keep up the great work.

  3. Chip (02 Sep 2011, 6:06)
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    Good suggestions for getting started with the basic survival necessities. I think there’s probably some better options out there if you’re willing to fork over the money, but well done.

  4. CaptainLelzz (21 Jan 2014, 17:34)
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    You should really include the lifestraw under water other options for water.

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