I am starting my first Bug Out Bag. I’ve packed for a bunch of backpacking and camping trips in my life but I have never had a Bug Out Bag. I am going to write update articles here on Survival Cache when I add stuff to my BOB so new survivalists can follow along and I can ask questions and get ideas from the more experienced preppers out there.
Obviously a good place to start with your Bug Out Bag is the bag itself. I am going with a military surplus ALICE Pack for a couple of reasons. The main one being that it’s what I already have. Sure there are lots of better bags out there but I really can’t afford to drop $100-200 bucks on a new pack right now and emergencies don’t wait for you to have all your gear ready. Something is better than nothing.
I’ve got a couple of other backpacks but I chose the ALICE because its heavy duty, durable, and I won’t miss it from my regular outdoor gear.
I have backpacked with this pack before, both with and without the frame. I haven’t decided if I am going to leave the frame on for my Bug Out Bag or not.
I would like to hear from others with a survivalist perspective on whether you think its better with frame or without?
If you are just getting started with your Bug Out Bag you should read: The 7 Types of Gear You Must Have in your Bug Out Bag
Stuff in My Buy Out Bag so far:
I added most of my fire starting materials: Do you have 5 Ways to Make Fire?
Warm Clothes: Do you have seasonal clothes in your Bug Out Bag?
5 Dollar Preps: Fishing Gear and First Aid
For Poisonous Snake Bites: The Sawyer Extractor
More 5 Dollar Preps: Sewing and Gun Cleaning