There is no fixed set of items that a bug–out bag must have. There are, however, some generally agreed upon items you will find in any and every bug–out bag.
Here they are:
- Bottled water and canned foods in poptops or easily opened containers.Water for washing, drinking, cleaning and cooking. A recommended 1 gallon per person, per day.Non–perishable foods.Cooking supplies.Water purification supplies.First aid kit.Fire starting tool (lighter, windproof matches, etc.)Weather appropriate clothing.Pet, child, elderly needs.Battery/crank radio.Flashlight (crank/battery operated, glow sticks, etc.)Batteries.Firearms and ammunition.Fixed–blade and folding knife.Bedding items.Wire for binding and animal traps.Duct tape.Plastic sheeting.$100 in small bills/1 roll of quarters.Identification (driver’s license, state identification, social security card, etc.)Medical records.Plastic tarps for shelter/water collection.Enough medicine for an extended evacuation.Reference literature (for disaster protocol consult.)Maps, travel information, and a compass.A disaster plan.A rendezvous point.Slingshot, blowgun, etc., for hunting small game.