Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > Survival & Preparedness Forum > Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
Articles Chat Room Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files



Disaster Preparedness General Discussion Anything Disaster Preparedness or Survival Related

Advertise Here
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2011, 02:46 AM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default Survival Bag (Bug Out Bag) Pictures. Suggestions /feedback?



Advertise Here

After a couple months of buying things here and there I have accumulated enough to be considered a 'bug out bag.'

I'm looking for advice/feedback/pictures and descriptions of your bug out bag. Thanks!

The backpack is a Kelty Red Cloud 5600. It's definitely a large bag but I keep it packed with quite a lot. Here's a general list of the contents of my bag:

-rain cover for pack
-Field and Stream compact sleeping bag (rated to 20 degrees)
-Large Thermarest
-2 inflatable camp pillows
-Kelty Grand Mesa tent (I love and HIGHLY recommend this to anyone looking for a very compact backpacking tent).
-Tarp for setting tent up on
-Bag of random spare clothes (socks, underwear, shirts, shorts, pants, etc)
-100 ft paracord
-SOG Seal Pup
-Kershaw skinning knife (forgot the name...)
-Hobo tool (fork, spoon, knife, corkscrew)
-Cheap multi tool (Leatherman Wave is on my wish list)
-Diamond sharpening stone
-Spitfire pepper spray (I need to get some bear mace now that I think of it)
-Tactical flashlight
-Headlamp
-Bug head net
-4 fire logs
-Tinder (petroleum jelly-soaked cotton balls)
-several lighters
-swedish firestarter
-emergency candles
-emergency light sticks
-a crap-load of ziplocs/garbage bags
-emergency outdoor whistle
-2 packs of Ramen Noodles
-crap-load of protein bars (snickers marathon, clif, and odwalla)
-2 MREs
-1 gallon collapsible water carrier
-sun screen
-hand sanitizer
-bug repellant
-bug bite/itch spray
-folding camp shovel
-1 roll of TP
-tin box with 2 moleskine journals, pens, pencils, etc
-sunscreen
-crappy first aid kit I realllllllly need to add to (as of right now it's only band-aids, antisceptic, bandages, bite cream, kleenex)
-1 toiletries bag with kleenex cottonel, lysol wipes, pure aloe vera gel, tums, soap, shampoo, aleve, laxatives, Benadryl, caffeine pills, wisp "toothbrushes"
-1 miscellaneous bag with:
-hand warmers
-surgical gloves
-a particle/dust mask
-compass
-water purification tablets
-earplugs
-emergency space blanket
-duct tape rolled onto credit cards to save space


Things I forgot to picture:
-cold steel kukri machete
-hand crank radio
-walking stick
-mess kit
-2 nalgene water containers
-very light tee-ball bat (yeah...it's debatable...but I really like how light and strong it is and how awesome the grip feels in your hand.)


There are some things I know I need to improve and/or add all together.
Mainly these are:
-a stove
-and a much better first-aid kit

The main thing I think I need advice with is building a first aid kit (and saving money by not buying a pre-made one), stove/cooking options, and water storage/filtration ideas

I am also aware that I don't have a firearm in this setup. That will come later...I would only carry a handgun (and not one of my rifles) in this setup and I turned 21 not too long ago and have yet to purchase a handgun.











Old 02-07-2011, 03:42 AM
DesertDave's Avatar
DesertDave DesertDave is offline
Recent Blog
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 357
Thanks: 1,390
Thanked 447 Times in 161 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Il_Baffo View Post
I'm looking for advice/feedback/pictures and descriptions of your bug out bag. Thanks!
Consider leather gloves.
When cooking over a campfire they come in handy for keeping you from burning yourself on hot pots, pans and utensils among other things.

Desert (The world's greatest excuse pales in the face of mediocre performance.) Dave
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to DesertDave For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 06:47 AM
bltjr1951 bltjr1951 is offline
Kibitzer
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 6,633
Thanks: 1,302
Thanked 3,572 Times in 2,159 Posts
Default

You could check out the "Post a pic of BOB" sticky in the Urban section.
Some pics and long lists there.
Or click on the "tags" below.

BTW, I bought me a pistol the day after I turned 21.

Last edited by bltjr1951; 02-07-2011 at 06:55 AM.. Reason: tags
Old 02-07-2011, 08:52 AM
Crutch's Avatar
Crutch Crutch is offline
Limpin to safety.
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,637
Thanks: 10,014
Thanked 16,795 Times in 4,593 Posts
Default

Looks really good. How much does it weight?

Do you have a water filter yet? Probably the only thing you are missing aside from a fire arm.

I'd suggest aside from the pistol (personal defense weapon) you also consider a survival rifle. You can buy this at age 18.

Ithaca M6 Survival Rifle--.22 LR and .410 Shotgun

The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Crutch For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 10:05 AM
graf56's Avatar
graf56 graf56 is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 365
Thanks: 20
Thanked 371 Times in 159 Posts
Default

Always good to package everything in compartmentized form like you have, makes for quick swap outs, less time digging through the pack, and easy seasonal changeover. Looks good.
The Following User Says Thank You to graf56 For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 11:09 AM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

[quote=DesertDave;2382243]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Il_Baffo View Post
I'm looking for advice/feedback/pictures and descriptions of your bug out bag. Thanks!

Consider leather gloves.
When cooking over a campfire they come in handy for keeping you from burning yourself on hot pots, pans and utensils among other things.

Desert (The world's greatest excuse pales in the face of mediocre performance.) Dave


That's a great idea, thanks! What kind of leather gloves would you recommend?

Thus far I've used my cycling gloves to do certain tasks and not get blisters but they don't protect much against heat/cold
Old 02-07-2011, 11:12 AM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crutch View Post
Looks really good. How much does it weight?

Do you have a water filter yet? Probably the only thing you are missing aside from a fire arm.

I'd suggest aside from the pistol (personal defense weapon) you also consider a survival rifle. You can buy this at age 18.

Ithaca M6 Survival Rifle--.22 LR and .410 Shotgun


With everything packed up it weighs in the upper 30's (mid 40 lbs with water).

The pack forms to your back amazingly, though, and it really makes the weight feel like less.

No, I don't have a water filter! Thanks for reminding me. That was another thing on my BOB list I forgot about
The Following User Says Thank You to Il_Baffo For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 11:43 AM
SurvivalMike's Avatar
SurvivalMike SurvivalMike is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,064
Thanks: 602
Thanked 1,579 Times in 513 Posts
Default

Lots and Lots of information for you here in the linked thread.

http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...d.php?t=150814
Old 02-07-2011, 12:05 PM
Crutch's Avatar
Crutch Crutch is offline
Limpin to safety.
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,637
Thanks: 10,014
Thanked 16,795 Times in 4,593 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Il_Baffo View Post
With everything packed up it weighs in the upper 30's (mid 40 lbs with water).

The pack forms to your back amazingly, though, and it really makes the weight feel like less.

No, I don't have a water filter! Thanks for reminding me. That was another thing on my BOB list I forgot about
No problem man. Before you get a fire arm, get the filter. Water is much more vital then bullets and even food.

I love the pics man. Threads like this are what it's all about.

I'd love to see your kit in use too.

Is your tent one or two person?
Old 02-07-2011, 12:39 PM
badkarma's Avatar
badkarma badkarma is offline
Aquaholic
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 4,906
Thanks: 1,673
Thanked 3,523 Times in 1,384 Posts
Awards Showcase
Outstanding Member 
Total Awards: 1
Default

I have a Red Cloud also, great bag at a great price.
The Following User Says Thank You to badkarma For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 01:01 PM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crutch View Post
No problem man. Before you get a fire arm, get the filter. Water is much more vital then bullets and even food.

I love the pics man. Threads like this are what it's all about.

I'd love to see your kit in use too.

Is your tent one or two person?
Thanks man! Glad that I'm contributing quality being a complete noob to the site.

The tent is a 2 person but it's not one of those "literally only 2 people can fit and their gear must be outside." It's roomy enough for 2 relatively big people with their gear and maybe 3 with no gear

http://www.sunnysports.com/Prod/KLTTGM2.html

It's a really freaking good deal considering I've used tents more than twice as much that do the same trick and only weigh a pound less at most
The Following User Says Thank You to Il_Baffo For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 01:03 PM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by badkarma View Post
I have a Red Cloud also, great bag at a great price.
I know, right?

I got it for $80 on an online sale and even at full price ($130 or something like that?) it's an absolute steal of a bag
Old 02-07-2011, 01:09 PM
Bullets~n~Beans Bullets~n~Beans is offline
Fishing on a river
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: East of the Clearwater River Valley, Idaho
Age: 54
Posts: 2,406
Thanks: 6,426
Thanked 3,629 Times in 1,440 Posts
Default

I see that you have surgical gloves. Excellent! Add more.....

I work in fire/ems and we use them for just about everything. You never know what you may need to grab a hold of and your work gloves and sanitizer are limited in how much you can carry compared to the latex gloves.
Old 02-07-2011, 01:15 PM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bullets~n~Beans View Post
I see that you have surgical gloves. Excellent! Add more.....

I work in fire/ems and we use them for just about everything. You never know what you may need to grab a hold of and your work gloves and sanitizer are limited in how much you can carry compared to the latex gloves.
I think I have 5 pairs...but yeah I see what you mean. They always come in handy when dealing with anything you don't want to contact directly

:D
Old 02-07-2011, 01:17 PM
Crutch's Avatar
Crutch Crutch is offline
Limpin to safety.
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,637
Thanks: 10,014
Thanked 16,795 Times in 4,593 Posts
Default

You've put everything in ziplock bags, you buy good equipment, obviously you have done your home work.

Keep up the good work.
The Following User Says Thank You to Crutch For This Useful Post:
Old 02-07-2011, 01:57 PM
Crutch's Avatar
Crutch Crutch is offline
Limpin to safety.
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,637
Thanks: 10,014
Thanked 16,795 Times in 4,593 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Il_Baffo View Post
I think I have 5 pairs...but yeah I see what you mean. They always come in handy when dealing with anything you don't want to contact directly

:D
Or for when you swab your bullets then place them in the magazine.

Finger prints, um, rust the brass...
Old 02-07-2011, 05:04 PM
Il_Baffo's Avatar
Il_Baffo Il_Baffo is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Southern US
Posts: 49
Thanks: 17
Thanked 42 Times in 18 Posts
Default

So are there any recommendations on a stove/medical kit/water filtration system?
Old 02-07-2011, 05:14 PM
Steve in Illinois Steve in Illinois is offline
Hunter-gatherer
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,762
Thanks: 4,559
Thanked 2,214 Times in 930 Posts
Default

I just got this one and I'm happy with it. It has a self-lighter (no matches to waste) and it's smaller than a pack of cigarettes. I got mine for $20.00 shipped. You just need a can of fuel and you're set.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRS-5-Crown-Port...item19c26efdbd


Or this one;

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRS-1-Observer-S...item53e5b9dd04
Old 02-07-2011, 05:15 PM
Swampwood's Avatar
Swampwood Swampwood is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,251
Thanks: 6,184
Thanked 2,419 Times in 1,052 Posts
Default

I find this to be a very nice 1st aid kit

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Also looks like you could use a canteen cup

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT
Old 02-07-2011, 05:28 PM
Crusoe's Avatar
Crusoe Crusoe is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Montana
Age: 37
Posts: 215
Thanks: 115
Thanked 326 Times in 117 Posts
Default

Nice set-up. If you plan on killing any big game like deer, you should get a folding saw. It makes filed dressing much easier.

And also consider some fishing tackle; not much wieght and a god way to get food.
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
backpack, bag, bags, bob, bug out, bug out bag, first aid, first aid after shtf, injuries, injuries after shtf, injuries after teotwawki, medical supplies, medical supplies for shtf, pack, prepping, prepping for shtf, prepping for teotwawki, shtf medical supplies, survival, survival pack, treating injuries



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Requesting your feedback on a survival kit costing around $25 tangowrangler Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 33 11-28-2012 09:13 PM
Vehicle Survival Kit with pictures JohnWStiner Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 18 12-27-2010 05:27 PM
Survival Books with Pictures matthiasj Books, Movies & Stories 8 12-12-2008 08:35 PM
Deer camp survival - graphic pictures kev Survival Discussion, Articles, Reviews and Videos 9 12-03-2008 02:16 PM
New Survival Knife suggestions ryan509 Knives, Swords & Axes 32 07-16-2008 03:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright Kevin Felts 2006 - 2012,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net