A new look at bug out bags

This post will introduce Wyoming Steve, who will from time to time submit articles.  He is very knowledgeable on preparedness  and survival.  Sometimes our opinions will differ slightly, but that’s ok it doesn’t mean either one of us is wrong.  It just means we might approach a problem from different directions and it gives you another view point.  The following is his list for a bug out bag or seventy-two hour kit.

Howard

 

72 Hour Kit Checklist

Warmth and Shelter

Safety

(   ) Mylar Bags, sleeping bags (   ) First Aid Kit
(   ) Metalized Thermal Blankets (   )  First Aid Handbook
(   ) 20 Hour Hand Warmer Packets (   ) Bug Spray
(   ) Rain Ponchos (   ) Sunscreen
(   ) (   ) Dust Masks
(   ) (   ) Safety glass’   (wind)

Food & Water

Personal Needs/Sanitation

(   ) per day MRE’s (   ) Toothbrush
(   ) Water Containers (   ) Toilet Paper
(   ) Dehydrated food (   ) Diapers & (1) Wipes
(   ) Well bucket, PVC (   ) Women Personal Hygiene
(   ) Water purification (   ) Bar of Soap
(   ) Plastic bags  (large black) (   ) Comb and Gel
(   ) Mess kit (   ) Aspirin etc.
(   ) 4 ft surgical tubing (   )
(   ) (   )

Communication

Tools

(   ) AM/FM Radio (short wave) (   ) Multipurpose pocket knives
(   ) AA Batteries Stored Separate (   ) Leatherman
(   ) Whistles (   ) Fold up Shovel
(   ) Family channel radios, handheld (   ) Sewing Kit
(   ) Signal Mirror (   ) 50’ Nylon Rope, parachute cord
(   ) (   ) Duct Tape
(   ) (   ) Guns & ammo

Light and fire Sources

Important Papers

(   ) LED Flashlights (   ) Copies Birth Certificates
(   ) 100 Hour Candles (   ) Copies Drivers Licenses
(   ) Light Sticks (   ) Copies of Soc Sec Cards
(   ) Flares (   ) Copies of Credit Cards
(   ) Matches (   ) Bank Account Information
(   ) Magnesium fire starter (   ) Copies of Wills, Trusts, etc.
(   ) fire starters (   ) Copies Recent Pictures all family
(   ) Zip ties (   ) Important phone numbers
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(   ) Book on wild edible plants (   )
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Money

Clothing

($     .00)  in $.25’s (   ) Gloves
($     .00) in $1.00’s (   ) Wind Breakers
($     .00) in $5.00’s (   ) Pair of socks
($     .00) in $10.00’s (   ) Pair of Underclothing

When complete, this checklist should put in a ziplock freezer bag and included with the 72 hour kit.

Wyoming Steve

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