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The 5 Things You’d Better Have in Your Bug Out Bag, But Probably Don’t

April 30, 2012 by  

The 5 Things You’d Better Have in Your Bug Out Bag, But Probably Don’t
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A flask of alcohol can be used for a lot of things, whether it be cleaning wounds or relaxing you if you need some type of medical treatment.

When you are preparing for the worst, it becomes very easy to overlook simple items that you’ll need to survive. Sure, you’ll have your basic first aid kits and rations of food, but there are a few items that you should always remember to have with you — items that might be so commonsense that they can be easily overlooked.

I wanted to share with you five items that you should definitely have in your bug out bag that most people won’t. And if you think that you have an upper hand being prepared now, then ensuring that you have these will solidify your survival when the stuff hits the fan.

1. Energy: What are you going to need most in an emergency? What’s the thing that’s going to pull you through? Energy. I know what you’re thinking: I can’t pack energy. Yes, you can. Some good items to pack for this would be NoDoz® pills or 5-hour ENERGY® shots.

You’re going to need to hustle to get to a safe place, whether that is away from a natural disaster or a stampeding human herd. You will have to keep yourself going in those crucial first 24 hours; you will need all the edge you can get. It would be great to say that you could have a fresh start in the morning after eight full hours of sleep, but we all know that’s probably not going to happen. You’ll need to wake up quickly and maintain that energy. The way to do that is by literally packing energy.

2. A flask of whiskey or alcohol: As much as I’d like to say that this is to make an emergency more entertaining, it isn’t. You won’t be partying when a crisis hits. A flask of alcohol can be used for a lot of things, whether it be cleaning wounds or relaxing you if you need some type of medical treatment.

Throughout history, when troops have been hurt on the battlefield, alcohol has been used for just about every surgical procedure. Having whiskey in your bug out bag can make your life so much more comfortable when you’re in a world of pain.

3. A weapon: Common sense, right? Well, it may not be for a lot of people. If a crisis hits, you as well as I know that it’s going to be every man for himself and his family. You want to be able to protect yourself and what you have. A small, concealable weapon can accomplish this.

Don’t pack something that can be found in nature. A rock is not a weapon. A baseball bat could be good, but you can find sticks and branches and make that yourself later on.

You’re going to want to pack a quality knife or a small gun. Both will fit in your bag and both will protect and provide for you. A knife, as you know, has multiple functions and can be used for surgery, starting fires, hunting and defense — just to name a few uses. A gun can be used for protection, hunting and signaling. Protection will be paramount in a crisis.

The choice is yours as to what to pack, maybe even both items. But if you can choose only one weapon, a good knife is best.

4. Vitamin supplements: You know what your mother used to say, “Eat your vegetables.” Why is that? She wasn’t working for the Department of Agriculture, so it wasn’t to promote the sales of vegetables or a government function — it was to keep you healthy.

Vegetables and fruits have vitamins in them that keep your body’s defenses up and keep you healthier for longer periods of time. When you’re out on your own, you may not have a lot of options for food. Taking a good vitamin supplement will keep you kicking longer. It will prevent you from catching colds and allow your body to heal faster if you get hurt.

Vitamins are critical to your survival, especially when you don’t know what kind of attack you may be avoiding. They will also provide you the long-term energy that you need that can’t be provided by the energy resources above.

5. Duct tape:  I mentioned your mom, so let’s talk about your Dad. Remember how he could fix anything with duct tape? Guess what? So can you.

Think about the functionality of Duct Tape. You can hold things together, whether it’s a splint for a broken bone, torn skin or the bumper of your truck. You can fix holes in tents and shoes, and hang things in trees if need be. Duct tape fixes literally anything. In a worst-case scenario, you can even make a belt out of it.

These five items will make a major difference in your life if you remember to pack them in your bug out bag. Sadly, not many people will know to pack them, but you will, and that may make the ultimate difference in your life in a crisis situation.

Be smarter than they think you are.

–Tim Young
Managing Editor, Absolute Rights

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  • Rennie

    Duct tape + knife =spear, but fishline and safety pins make for better fishing (or snares/deadfalls), the more silent your food gathering the better. I was surprised the chaos survival guide didn’t mention that bee spray + lighter makes a deterrent for predators of all kinds, I have carried it camping/hiking as a substitute for bear spray. My other issue with that book is I believe neither a captive nor a captor be, if a lawless situation arises stick with what you know and who you know and everyone else keeps their distance. A good dog is the best companion for nightime security. Do not cache all your supplies in one place, never in site of an access route such as road, trail, portage or railbed or behind an obvious shelter/landmark like a boulder that would attract anyone else. I used to build treehouses as a kid, so I have lots of experience with people who wreck things and stole anything I tried to hide in them, even if it was just a can of used nails or cheap fishing pole. Also never stash something that requires reaching in where you can’t see (voice of experience).

    • http://survive2012inachangingworld.blogspot.com/ Morris Downes

      Hello Rennie I am interested in what you had to say and would like to read more. I would be happy if you would join my blog and post some articles or opinions there. Thanks…Morris

    • Proud to be a Believer

      Don’t forget hydrogen peroxide as it is a wonderful disinfectant plus will keep any wounds from festering.

    • jt

      +1 on the spray can and lighter. I keep a can of carburetor cleaner within easy reach of the driver’s seat in my truck, and a lighter in my change tray. With or without the lighter, the spray cleaner is an effective close-quarters weapon that can buy you some valuable time in an altercation, and it is not illegal to possess.

      With a little imagination, there are MANY common items that can be extremely dangerous when not “used as directed”. A single trip to the hardware store or home center should give you a hundred or so ideas.

      Stay safe…

      • Proud to be a Believer

        A can of wasp spray is very effective as it will spray a good 30 foot and get it into an assailants eyes and it blinds them until they can get to a hospital.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    I agree with at least 4 of the 5. Not so keen on the #1 item, let’s call it neutral at best. Under stress of bugging out, it would seem that a ‘shot of energy’ may be useful. However, the crash afterwards will be worsened by the body’s sponge of energy reserves being wrung out to the last drop by this stuff. If you’re already weak and wobbly from stress, exertion and hunger, this will indeed be a major crash after the little spike you get from it. Had a co-worker who addicted herself to these 5 hours. Would have 3 by lunch. Talk about wound up and agitated! She eventually crashed, permanently, losing her job. I would prefer a constant stream of ‘low’ energy (compared to this massive jolt) by consuming high energy food rations like ‘Daytrex’ product. Keeps for 5 years in your BOB.
    Click the name.

  • dan

    Nature has provided the perfect transfer mechanism ffor portable energy with which many of us are overly endowed…i.e. FAT. Water and filter,a aleeping bag (or blanket) and sturdy boots or shoes ….if you aren’t movin’ and evading capture , you should be hidden and sleeping. The survivors will be the masters of laying low…there’ll be a lot of married men ot there.

  • smithington

    VOTE FOR RON PAUL 2012!! If you want to save this country!!!

  • USAF VET

    Pack some energy? I tried nodoze and all I got from that was wide awake and not very functionable. As far as that so called 5 hour energy stuff, it doesn’t work as advertised. I tried it a couple of times and I still got drowzy, and it’s not, like the advertisement says, better than that first cup of coffee in the morning. The Alcohol is a good idea, but you can pack a bottle of regular bottle of alcohol and not the drinking type, because if there is a time for “Bug Out” you don’t want to be drinking during the time of an emergancy. Plus the fact that there are those of us who cannot, or will not drink alcoholic beverages. If you do have to use something else, get some Everclear, or something similar because it can be used for heat also.

    With your weapon you also need to remember supplies that go with them. Pack plenty of ammunition for a pistol, if that is what you have. ALWAYS pack a good knife, but also you should remember a whetstone to keep it sharp. Also learn the proper way to sharpen one because an improperly sharpened knife is almost useless if it is dull.

    Vitimins yessssss, and among them make sure you have plenty of Vitiminn C to ward off colds. 1000 miligrams per day is good, but if you are out in the elements 2000 miligrams is better. I take 1000 per day all the time and it has helped me quite a bit. Something else I have found if a cold does hit you is to take Zicam cold remedy. I’m not trying to push the product, but I’ve found that it really does work.

    Duct tape is a yes, but if you packed a small spool of wire along with it, you will find you can hold together some things that the tape just will not work with. It will hold the bumper on your vehicle a lot longer than any duct tape ever will.

    • 45caliber

      I always liked a heavy cord. It is far better tying poles together for a shelter. A small but good cleaning kit for you gun is also needed if it looks as if you are going to be out there for more than a week. And most whet stones for a knife require oil. A diamond stone uses water so it is my preference.

    • FreedomFighter

      I like the wire idea, I was using plastic ties

      Thanks

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • Mike Austin

    Some good advice. Seems like some people do not like the energy boost idea. I do. You do not have to use it but if you are in a situation where you have to be alert more than 24hrs, anything helps. Starbucks will not be open. I carry a baggie of freeze dried coffee. Tastes terrible but does work and easy to use. I may try the 5hr energy also. small and basically herbs and caffine….

  • captain mike

    Alcohol is a great idea. Small bottles of real booze can be great barter, but I have a flask of everclear. Better for disinfecting, and can be diluted for consumption.

    • charlie

      Captain,,, everclear is the best and non cancer causeing BUT it will damage and /or kill you IF you drink more than 2 onces per 24 hours,,,on a weekly schedual but for now I gotta go have some coffee standby for “Obadiah”…

  • 45caliber

    A knife is a tool. Like any tool it can be used as a weapon if necessary but is not the best as a weapon. But a good knife is critical in most cases where you may be going primitive. When in Vietnam I was impressed by the crossbows the Vietnamese can make with a plain knife. I got one so I could study it. Many of us know how to make bows and some of us know how to make arrows. Both are good things to know. A lot of handy stuff can be made for a good camp with a good knife.

    Another thing that is nice is a small hatchet.. It can be used for carving as well as chopping. A wire saw is very good too. It can be used to cut small trees for a shelter or for firewood.

    • THG

      A good knife I agree is a must , but also a machete I think is a better idea than a hatchet, it’s much lighter and will do about the same job . Buy one that has the saw on the back side. A cable saw will work , but from experience, I know they will take a lot of energy out of you. Whoever said vitamins and vitamin C , I agree . Thanks for the idea of duct tape and wire , I hadn’t thought of either of those. I think you need to make sure you have extra socks, you really need to take care of your feet and a small bottle of foot powder wouldn’t be a bad idea. Dental floss can be used several different ways also.

  • ALL AMERICAN

    Great comments guys !!!!

  • K. Heavrin

    A 50 ft hank of para cord would be light and useful for a variety of things.

  • 45caliber

    Another note:

    A military poncho is excellent for keeping rain off you and your pack while moving and as a good tent for one or two people. You can squeeze three under it in a pinch. Cut a stick to hold each corner about 15 to 18 inches off the ground at each corner and a longer one for the center. Use smaller sticks as tent stakes at each corner using cord. A second poncho on the ground will act as a ground sheet to keep you dry from the wet ground.

    If you can get some strong silk or nylon cloth, but it about 32″ to 36″ wide and about 8 feet long. Sew the ends down to allow a cord to be put through them. You will need to sew it like a seam on a leg of a pair of jeans so it won’t come loose. Slip a cord through the ends and tie it between two trees very tightly a little above knee height. (It can be easily folded for carrying.) To lie down in your new hammock, pull the sides open at the center and sit in it. It will sag some. Then lay to one side.

    To put your poncho over it, tie the center holes on each side of the poncho to the same trees about six inches above your hammock. Cut three long skinny sticks long each to reach across your poncho. The one over the center of the hammock goes over the top of the poncho; the other two go under both the poncho and the hammock ends. Simply stick them through the holes in the poncho. You can rotate it up out of your way when laying down in the hammock.

    To really make it water proof, tie a sock to the cord holding your hammock on both ends. Rain water will run down the rope to the socks and drip off. No matter how hard the wind blows, you will remain dry as the poncho will rotate around the hammock in the direction the wind comes from. I’ve actually looked straight up at the sky in such a condition and remained dry as the wind carried the rain over me.

  • i&etechie

    I don t think it would be a very good idea to “bug-out”. Stay where you are at and make the best of it. Short of a nuclear, fire or flood disaster, you have more materials/food at hand and can have more weapons and ammo at your disposal. Plus your neighbors can be your back up and vice versa. Better protection in numbers. Good luck and God bless…

  • Dopey

    Skip the No-Doz. Make sure to pack some crystal meth. Hitler’s Blitz was fueled by meth. Meth may give you the strength of ten men to blitz the bastard banksters grip on humanity.

  • boyscout

    All good/helpful suggestions particularly the hand ax – a survival must have). Last but not least don’t forget that attitude – but keep it tempered!

  • Jim

    Leatherman tool, has a knife, pliers etc. Also a package if bic lighters. Also a large bottle of asprin. I take blood thinners and blood pressure meds so if I run out asprin will keep me alive till I can find meds. Definatley find a 22 pistol, you can carry lots of ammo for it. Also they make wind up flashlights, just crank and it charges up. And one thing you will really need to preserve food is salt.

  • Steven Lidkea

    For energy, try Hammer Gel. Available in small packages, designed for endurance athletes. I refer to it as ‘rocket fuel for your body’.

  • http://Idon'thaveawebsite Sharon

    I found a product for energy and vitamins with no cafeine. It gave me study energy all day called Better Than Coffee by Dr. Al Sears. It mixes with water and looks like orange/lemon color, not like coffee at all. Tastes great.

  • Otto

    99 cent store duct tape doesn’t hold long. I like the black Gorilla Tape® . It is must stronger than regular duct tape but costs triple.

  • Charles Bill L.

    I suggest that you do some planing ahead now as to where you can go to hide you and your family when the SHI*HITS THE FAN.The forest would be the answer for some folks while the moutains or vally for others.May I suggest that you get prepared for the soon comming trouble which will engulf the whole USA.You need to plan a test bugout trip to dertermine how long it takes you to go to your secret place.Remember others will also oppose you.So plan ahead.

  • JeffHTX

    All five suggestions and there explainations are great things to have Tim! Thanks for giving all of us food for thought. Speaking of food. As most of the posts have stated, the energy bars etc don’t last very long and that’s because they consist of simple sugar ingredients. I suggest selecting a type only after researching those that contain actual food and fat type carbs rather than sugar or sugar alcohol carbs. I’ve found the only quick consumption item that will provide the energy needed for a Bug Out situation is either a real Meal Ready to Eat package or something close to it. From my own experience, having served with the US Military in various place around the globe, having energy bars available to recieve a boost of energy is helpful, but are weak substitutes for sleep and a secure place to eat food. Furthermore, after 12 hours of non-stop, adrenalin pumping activities, caused by physical exertion and fear, a person’s ability to function adequately is reduced by as much as 50%. Sleep and high caloric food are the only two things that will get you back in the game. When the SHTF, pray for guidance before you do anything!

  • FreedomFighter

    Wave of black mobs brutalizing whites

    Dozens of vicious assaults since Trayvon Martin slaying

    In a wave of black-on-white crime since the February Trayvon Martin slaying, reports are emerging of dozens of brutal assaults by black mobs and assailants against white victims – and some attackers are citing the revenge for the Martin slaying as reason for their aggression

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/wave-of-black-mobs-brutalizing-whites/

    Get preped time is short

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Vietvet

    Guerilla tape is the best I have used.

  • http://none Jim Baldwin

    JB OK says
    Some really good thoughts here. I agree most with the one that says make your home your bug out location. You already have most of what you need there. Add 6-months of food, water and meds, don’t forget the pets, they have to eat too. Put your bug out bag in your car/truck. just enough to get you home if you’r caught away. Mine weighs about 5-6 pounds, just a few granola bars, some jerky, a couple bottles of water, small fire kit, first aid kit, a good kniife, flashlight with spare battery, and spare gloves and socks. Take care of your hands and feet.
    One stray thought, I carry a roll of silver dimes. At $30.00 an oz., a silver dime is worth $2.00.
    Good luck, be prepared.

  • http://MSN RANDALL (RANDY) RANDALL

    I WAS 82nd ALL AMERICAN AIRBORNE. THE LAST, LAST PLACE YOU WANT TO STAY IS IN YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU HAVE A HIDDEN SAFE ROOM THAT IS SOUND PROOF AND STOCKED WELL. NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE A CROWD WILL OVER RUN YOUR HOUSE AND TAKE EVERYTHING IN SIGHT. A LIGHT AT NIGHT THAT CAN BE SEEN OUTSIDE WILL DRAW THE CRAZIES (CAUTION) COOK FOOD AND EAT IN THE DAYLIGHT AND YOU WILL NOT BE AS OBVIOUS. ADD A GOOD RAIN HAT TO THE LIST. YOU MUST STAY WARM AND DRY IN COLD WEATHER. IN HOT WEATHER YOU MAY NEED SALT TABLETS, PLUS YOU NEED TO CARE FOR YOUR FEET.BESIDES YOUR (BOB) TRY TO HANG A LOT OF THINGS ON YOUR BELT TO DISTRIBUTE THE WEIGHT YOU CARRY. PUT YOUR PANT LEG INSIDE YOUR BOOT FOR PROTECTION AGAINST INSECTS THAT CAN HARM YOU. WASP SPRAY CANNOT BE BEATEN FOR PROTECTION AGAINST MAN OR BEAST. SPRAY IT DIRECTLY AT THE MAN’S FACE AND WITH AN ANIMAL YOU MAY LIGHT THE SPRAY AS YOU SHOOT IT AND FIRE UP AN ANIMAL.SIT DOWN CLOSE YOUR EYES AND THINK WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN CERTAIN CONFLICTS. DO THIS SEVERAL TIMES IN ONE DAY THEN DO THE SAME SEVERAL DAYS IN A ROW. WHEN THE TIME COMES YOU WILL NOT BE SURPRISED BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE IT BEFORE. FEAR IS A THING WE NEED TO CONTROL BUT WE ALL HAVE IT. KNOWING YOU HAVE IT GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO CONTROL IT. I SUGGEST A DAGGER TYPE KNIFE WITH AN ENCLOSED GRIP. IT IS EASIER TO HOLD, CONTROL AND KEEP AS YOUR OWN. A SERATED EDGE ON THE BACK ADDS TO IT’S VALUE AS A TOOL. A SEWING KIT IS NECCESSARY.YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO SHOP FOR CLOTHES.TAKE AN EXTRA PAIR OF BOOTS TIE THE STRINGS TOGETHER AND PUT AROUND YOUR NECK WITH 3-4 EXTRA PAIRS OF SHOE LACES INSIDE. YOU MAY BE GONE A MONTH OR A YEAR OR EVEN MORE. THIS IS NOT A WEEKEND OUTING. MANY WILL BE KILLED BECAUSE THEY TRUST OTHERS. SOME WILL DIE FROM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. SOME WILL DIE FROM GANGS. IF YOU DIE DO NOT DO IT FROM LACK OF KNOWLEDGE. YOU CAN GOOGLE MANY SITES TO GET INFORMED IN SURVIVAL. MOST ALL MILITARY HAVE BEEN TRAINED SOME WHAT BUT NEED TO TRY AND REMEMBER THE TRAINING. ONE THAT STANDS OUT FOR ME IS THE TWO TYPES OF FIGHTERS “THE QUICK” AND “THE DEAD”. A 22 RIFLE WITH A TINTED SCOPE WILL BE MY CHOICE. IT WILL KILL FROM LONG RANGE AND YOU CAN CARRY A LOAD OF AMMUNITION. OTHER WEAPONS ARE BETTER BUT YOU CANNOT CARRY ENOUGH HELP. WHEN YOU READ THIS REMEMBER THIS MAY LAST A VERY LONG TIME SO THINK THIS WAY.IF YOU CAN CARRY A SHORTWAVE CRANK TYPE RADIO, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING AROUND YOU AND AROUND THE WORLD. SORRY I TYPED SO MUCH BUT I WAS TRAINED WELL FOR THIS TYPE SCENERIO. I SINCERELY HOPE THIS MAY HELP SOME OF YOU.
    RANDY
    P.S. MY BABY BROTHER RETIRED MILITARY 24 YEARS IN THE 101st AIRBORNE. HE DIED FROM THE AGENT ORANGE IN VIETNAM.
    THATS ALL FOLKS.

  • http://peppersprayprofits.wordpress.com/ onlineghostwriterforhire

    How about a Pepper Spray?
    Seems like a good thing to include in a Bug Out Bag or Survival Kit…
    Your site is awesome!

  • http://MSN RANDALL RANDALL 82nd

    LET ME SAY PEPPER SPRAY IS A JOKE COMPARED TO WASP SPRAY. IN MY RECENT NRA RIFLEMAN EDITION THERE IS A HATCHET WITH A KNIFE AND SAW COMBINED IN THE HANDLE. THIS MAY BE AS GOOD AS IT GETS ALL COMBINED. AS FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU WILL NEED (WATER) YOU CAN USE IODINE, CLOROX, PURIFYING TABLETS OR JUST BOIL IT. YOU CAN USE THE CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK TO STRAIN AND FILTER IT BEFORE BOILING TOO. CLOROX CAN BE USED FOR SANITATION, MEDICAL HELP, WATER PURIFICATION AND SEVERAL OTHER THINGS. MAKE A PLAN THEN WORK YOUR PLAN. EAT AND SLEEP IN THE DAY AND IF YOU NEED TO MOVE GO AT NIGHT. NIGHT VISION GOOGLES ARE GOOD BUT VERY EXPENSIVE. NICE TO SEE OTHERS LONG BEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE YOU. A SLEEPING BAG MAY SUIT OTHERS BUT I PREFFER THE SPACE BLANKETS. THESE WILL KEEP YOU WARM AND DRY. YOU MUST THINK OF CARRYING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN IN THE SMALLEST SPACE. SLEEPING BAGS AND BLANKETS ARE BULKY AND A HINDER YOU FROM CARRYING MORE USEFUL THINGS. NOTHING IS RIGHT OR WRONG BUT YOU MUST HAVE THE NECESSARY THINGS ABOVE COMFORT.IN COLD WEATHER YOU NEED A BLANKET AND SLEEPING BAG BUT IN MODERATE OR WARM CLIMATES NO NEED FOR BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAGS. MOST WILL SEEK GETTING TO A WARMER PLACE, BUT REMEMBER THE GOVERNMENT OR ENEMY WILL KNOW THIS TOO. A GREAT LITTLE ITEM IS A 250-450 DIRT BIKE WITH CUSTOM SADDLE BAGS TO CARRY SOME EXTRAS. 250 GETS THE BEST GAS MILEAGE AND ABOUT THE SAME SERVICE. THESE ARE GOOD FOR CROSS COUNTRY AND BACK ROAD TRAVEL IF MARTIAL LAW LIMITS WHERE AND WHEN YOU CAN GO. A PLASTIC TANK ADDED CAN SUPPLY EXTRA GASOLINE. YOU MAY WANT TO HIDE A STORE OF GASOLINE FOR YOUR FUTURE NEEDS. ALL THIS IS FOR THE FUTURE RIGHT ? NO, IT IS THINGS YOU NEED TO DO NOW, OR YOU MAY NOT HAVE A FUTURE.

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