Bug Out Bag Essentials

We decided to make our own list of bug out bag essentials, for the whole world to see…and ultimately analyze.

Bug out bag list essentials

 Water and hydration

Questionably the most significant bug out bag essentials is related to water and hydration. On average human body can go without water for only 72 hours, whereas it can go without food for only three weeks. Water is a complete must have in your bug out bag. One liter minimum, per day, for a person is highly suggested.

Below, you can see the items that are highly recommend.

  • Pure Drinking Water (3 Liters)
  • Water Bottle
  • Hard Water Bottle
  • Metallic Water Bottle / Canteen
  • Water Filtration systems
  • Three water Purification Tablets


Preparation of food

Next are the food stuffs. In the preparing for community we see a lot of people enthusiastic to suggest various products, mostly dehydrated, packed items. Personally, we suggest a variety of not fresh food items, some that might need water and some that don’t. In a genuine bug out situation, you don’t know how limited your water source might be. To be safe, sketch for more limited than you think.

Most of these items are clear, but we will absolutely expand upon our reasoning for choosing these items in future posts. Another advice we see is, people utilizing plastic cookware. For heat resistance and resilience we recommend metallic cooking utensils and cookware.

  • 6 Protein / Energy Bars
  • Dehydrated Meals (Qty 3)
  • Can Opener
  • Metallic Cooking Pot
  • Metal Cup
  • Pot Scrubber
  • Movable Stove
  • Stove Fuel



Selecting clothing for your bug out bag is a much modified selection as we all have different body figures, tolerances and levels of fitness. The items listed below are to be tactically layered to maintain a fit body temperature at all times.

Your clothes choice will clearly depend on your location, climate and the other factors. You should assess your bug out bag every six months. At these times you’ll want to have a cyclic selection of clothes that you can switch out when necessary.

At least two changes of clothes make sure you can forever have a dry set to wear. Not only are they painful, but hypothermia is a real concern not to be taken evenly.

  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Zip Off Pants
  • Underwear
  • Wool Hiking Socks
  • Medium Weight swindle
  • Working Gloves


Shelter and bedding

At first look, to the skilled survivalist, some of the items we’ve chosen for this class might seem excessive or even unreasonable. But if you check the individual products we recommend, you’ll see they’re all made dense and lightweight with the traveler in mind.

Being well rested, both spiritually and physically, is tremendously important when times are rough.

  • Tarp
  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Wool Blanket


Heat source

Having several means for beginning a fire is also essential when bugging out. We advise the following basics to be included in every bug out bag. The basis being, a survivalist and firearms expert friend of ours shared this piece of wisdom which has stuck with us ever since.

First aid

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First aid is best suited for a bug out bag. The topic of First Aid could easily deserve several posts, but to keep it easy for now, we have one that we do highly suggest.

  • First Aid Kit
  • Insecticide
  • Survival Blanket



We’ve found that various phases of personal hygiene are often unnoticed when compiling a bug out bag list of essentials. But the implications of forgoing any of these for ancomprehensive period of time might lead to bacterial infections and a rapid decline in health. When bugging out, you need to be sure to pack these items.

  • Wet Napkins
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Camp Soap
  • Hygiene Mirror
  • Small Towel
  • Travel Toilet Paper
  • Travel Size Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Other Personal Hygiene Necessities



Illumination, like fire basis, is something we advise having multiple instances of as well. If one fails or you drop it somehow, you have another to take its place. Each item listed below has multiple uses

  • Torch
  • Batteries
  • Candles
  • lighter


Communications is another extremely contested category that you should have in the bug out bag.

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