Bug Out Bag Essentials | Stock Up on These for When SHTF

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With so many things to stock up on, which bug-out pocket essentials do you really need? Find out which element you missed while reading on.

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In this article:

  1. Ultimate bug-out pocket list
  2. Your pre-made kit
  3. Checklist for the Survival 50 Bug-Out Bag

Bug Out Bag Essentials | Stock up with these if SHTF

Ultimate bug-out pocket list

As part of the bug-out community, there are literally thousands of posts scattered around the internet. But the truth is, most of these lists are guidelines only, so take them all with a grain of salt.

The ultimate bug-out bag for you is the one you build from scratch and fully customize.

Your pre-made kit


Not every list will work for you, and there is no single “perfect” pre-made kit. Hundreds of posts can be written about every single article you need to stock up on (and we are working hard on it!).

However, sometimes all you need to do is know what you need and have it on hand without a long explanation. This post is for that exact situation as we list below the 50 most important survival items you must have in store for a future SHTF situation.

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Survival 50 Bug Out Bag Checklist:

  1. A high quality survival knife.
  2. Rope (550 paracord for example)
  3. Small budget reserve (varies depending on income / expenditure, if possible at least 1 month of all expenditure)
  4. Emergency wallet (small bills, usually no more than $ 100)
  5. A hatchet for splitting wood and other storage / retreat tasks
  6. At least two flashlights (one battery-operated and one operated with a hand crank or other long-term method)
  7. Walkie talkies
  8. Hand crank radio
  9. Journal / notebook for recording information
  10. Basic tools (hammer, crowbar, screwdriver, etc.)
  11. Simple repair and construction materials (screws, nails)
  12. A tough pair of gloves
  13. Overalls or sturdy clothing for rough situations
  14. A high quality replacement tire
  15. Car maintenance kit (an additional oil filter, a set of spark plugs, a bottle of oil, a bottle of coolant, a headlight bulb)
  16. Car windshield breaker / seat belt cutter
  17. Temporary tire repair foam
  18. A well-stocked first aid kit
  19. Spare glasses / contact lenses.
  20. As many of the prescriptions you need as you can legally buy
  21. Hygiene wipes (for washing without water)
  22. Feminine hygiene products (intended use is the suction of blood from wounds)
  23. Homemade or store-bought gravity shower
  24. Powder bleaching powder
  25. Trowel for digging cat holes for latrines
  26. Medical information card
  27. Concealable pistol
  28. A rifle suitable for medium-range combat
  29. A rifle suitable for long-range shots
  30. Extra magazines for all weapons
  31. A compass
  32. Topographic maps
  33. Roadmaps with carefully marked bugout routes
  34. Water filter
  35. Portable water bottle
  36. Water quality test kit
  37. Portable water filter
  38. Toilet paper
  39. A reusable alternative to toilet paper (family towel, bidet, etc.)
  40. Legal documents including wills or lease agreements
  41. Firebox for the most valuable papers, cash reserves, etc.
  42. 72-hour basic equipment with food, water and essential medication
  43. Essential long-term grain and dry goods (rice, wheat, beans)
  44. Preserved vegetables and fruits (dehydrated, freeze-dried, canned, etc.)
  45. Comfort foods with a high sugar content (sweets, cookies)
  46. Portable and long-life foods (granola bars, hard biscuits)
  47. Water flavor mixes
  48. Grain mill for grinding wheat, rice and nuts
  49. Solar oven for baking bread and other goods
  50. Resource Books to use all of the goods, tools, and resources that you have gathered

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Check out these 12 essentials for your bug-out pocket list:

When it comes to building a realistic bug-out bag, it’s not about how much you have in your bag, it’s what you have and how you can use it. Innovation is key and weight is everything.

The lighter your backpack, the longer you can travel with it. It is in your best interest to know exactly what is in your kit and, more importantly, how to use it.

If you don’t understand how something works or why it should be in your kit, DO NOT put it in your kit! You never want to do something the first time you need it to save your life.

Surely you have your own long list of essentials for bug-out bags. Let us know in the comments section below!


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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevance.

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Macallister Anderson

I am by no means an expert in every aspect of this stuff. I plan to learn, and when possible, enlist the help of experts in various fields to come together and offer their knowledge. In a few years, I dream that this site will be a virtual survival encyclopedia and allow a total novice to come on here and be supplied with everything they need to prepare for anything.

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