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Bug Out Bag Checklist

Here is a list of prepping items that we’ve put together.  Obviously you wouldn’t pack EVERYTHING in this list into your pack – this list is to give you ideas and remind you of things you may have forgotten to include.

If you see something missing let me know in the comments below and I’ll add it in!  If you’re printing out this list, please note that we’re occasionally adding more items as we get to them and adding links to our item specific blog entries.

  • Clothing & Apparel
  • First Aid / Medical
  • Fire & Heat
  • Food / Cooking / Water
  • Hunting & Protection
  • Hygiene
  • Navigation, Signaling and Lighting
  • Tools & Other Equipment
Army Back Pack (Alice pack with frame)
Belt (heavy duty)
Dust Masks
Fanny Pack
Gas Mask
GI Poncho Liner
Hiking Boots
Running Shoes (Women’s)
Long Johns (Thermal Underwear)
Rain Ponchos
Sleeping Bag
Spare Shoe Laces
Sun Glasses
Toque / Belaclava / Fur Hat
Winter Gloves / Mits
Wool Socks (x2 pair)
Wool Blanket
Work Gloves
After Bite
Allergy Relief
Antiseptic wipes (Alcohol and iodine)
Bandage Wraps (for sprained wrists, leg, etc..)
Benadryll (for bee and wasp stings)
Burn Cream
Butterfly Sutures / Bandages
Condoms (without spermicidal and lubricant)
Cortisone cream (for poison ivy, etc.)
Cotton Balls
Decongestants (Colds)
Eye Patches
Eye Wash Cup
First Aid Manual
Gauze Pads
Imodium (Anti-diarrhea)
Iodine Tablets (radiation)
Latex / Surgical Gloves
Lip Balm (medicated)
Medical Tape (white)
Nail Clippers
Needles (for souturing, sterilize with alcohol whipes)
New Skin (liquid bandage)
Quick-Clot (stops bleeding)
Rubber Bands
Saline Nasal Spray
Safety Pins – Various sizes
Sewing Kit (regular and leather needles, regular and thick string)
Surgical Blades
Tampons / Maxi Pads
Tylenol / Advil
Vitamin C
Waterproof Sealed Container for everything
Candles (emergency – long burning)
Cotton Balls (soaked in vaseline)
Heating Pads
Flint / Magnesium Starter
Steel Wool (and 9v battery)
Thermal Blankets
Aluminum Foil (about 5 feet folded)
Aluminum bottle (carry water, boiling)
Beef Jerkey
Candy Bars
Canned Fish
Can Opener
Canteen / Can Combo
Coffee & Filters
Collapsible Water Container
Energy Bars (3000 calories)
Granola Bars
Hose (siphoning or drinking)
Instant Oatmeal
Oxo Cubes
Packs of condiments (ketchup, vinegar, relish, mustard, hot sauce, honey, etc)
Portable Mini Stove
Salt & Pepper
Seeds (for planting)
Tea Bags
Water Purification Tablets
.22 Rifles and ammo (and cleaning kit, oil)
Ammo Belt Pouch
Arrows (wood and aluminum)
Chain Link for fish
Fishing Kit (Line, Lures, Jigs, Weights, Reel, Floats, Etc.)
Fishing Rod (ice fishing length)
Hunting Knife (and sharpening stone)
Mosquito Head / Body Net
Mosquito Repellant with deet
Pepper Spray
Sling Shot and ammo (different sizes) and spare elastics and leather pouch
Snare Wire
Bar of soap
Condensed Hand Towels
Dental Floss
Deodorant(non scented)
Gold bond powder
Maxi Pads / Tampons
Tooth Brush (Portable)
Toilet Paper
Wash Cloth
Batteries (AA, AAA)
Hand Crank Radio
Head Lamp
Flash Lights (LED)
Flourescent Trail Marker Tape
Light / Glow Sticks
Map and Compass (local area / province)
Survival Manual

Axe (chopping axe)
Calculator (solar)
Carpenter Pencils (notepads and pencil sharpener)
Crescent Wrench
Garbage Bags (black and white)
Duct Tape
File (Sharpening tools, shaping wood, etc)
Folding saw
Folding Shovel / Pick
FRS Radio
Hammer / Pry Bar
Handheld CB Radio
Measuring Tape & Sewing Tape
Metal Hose Tighteners (Various Sizes)
Misc Hardware – Screws, Nails, Eye Hooks, etc
Multi-Purpose Tool
Padded Ground Mat
Paper Clips – Large (for tying, binding, etc)
Paracord / Rope
Saw (Bow Saw – Collapsible)
Small screwdriver with all bits
Tarps (waterproof with grommet holes)
Walkie Talkies
Wire Saw
Zip Loc Bags
Zip Ties

Money (Bills and a few rolls of quarters)
Book on edible plants

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  1. Just wondering do you have a weight on that? It seems a extensive and comprehensive, but possibly very heavy.

    • No, at the top of the article I stated that not all of these items would be added to one’s bug out bag.. Just the once that are essential to their prepping needs, location, etc.

  2. I’d would add some charcoal you can use it and 2 dust mask to make a better filter than jusr the paper. And you can eat it if you it something bad Be ready to see your toe nails but everything coming out and hate to say it more ther better chase with water then stand back.. But don’t know about you buy I prefer to yak on e then spending the next day slowing down every hour or so.. andit does do to bad if you got a bleeder cut pack it.

  3. Wow, this is a nice comprehensive list! I like your category tab approach. I imagine most will pick and choose what is most relevant for their skill level and need set from the entire list to build a great bug out bag. Nice work!

  4. Nice and informative article. This article helps me. Keep doing this.

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