Bug Out Bag “contents” part 1

okay outside of Survivor I'm gonna do a bug-out bag breakdown here show you what I got in my pack brief description of why I got it there I carry a water bottle around my neck like this so I can get to it easily take it off and refill it quickly the ones in the pack I find they're awkward to get to that hard-to-reach around most modern packs are built this way I don't know why every once in a while you see one that's built to get it get to the water bottle very easily but this one's not most of them are so I I carry this and I have another video talking about this system what about water bottles so I carry this water bottle it's a Nalgene also carry metal water bottle they're both full for this breakdown here full pack weight comes out to about 38 pounds and that's with the water I have para socks they have a carabiner holding them together and they're strapped in and latched into my pack anything on the outside of the pack is subject to be lost just it's one of those rules that I've just kind of made for myself that you realize that anything outside of your pack has it stands a good chance of coming off off your bag that's just all there is to it and being lost so he's secured them really well anything that's outside the pack make sure it's latched down every time but chances are you're still running the risk of losing it you're gonna get sloppy you're gonna get tired and it's easy to lose stuff when it's not totally strapped down to your bag okay it's getting this pack a little bit I'm gonna give you the top so I can take out my rain poncho which I always keep at the top very accessible in this part of the country it rains you know 180 days a year or some crazy thing so I the green poncho is an essential part of my gear and it's also what I used to cover me at night I sleep in a hammock and I'll run this rain poncho above me to shed the rain it is the extra-long rain poncho so it's meant to go over your backpack and cover that too and still go just as far in the back as it does in the front so it is a little longer in the back that gives you extra length it's one of the reasons I use it so it makes a better rain fly to go above you when you're sleeping your hammock that makes a pretty light system so I'm gonna lay this down the ground so I can just throw my gear down on top of it as I do the breakdown here okay I'm gonna go with the breakdown here I carry a wool blanket the wool blanket is exceptionally warm if you put this on the inside of your sleeping bag it makes it so comfortable to get into right away it's toasty warm you can use it as a clothing layer you can put it on top of you and drape it over you make a hood out of it I use this instead of carrying a lot of clothes you're not gonna find very much in the way of closing this bag I have a separate bag that has my clothes in it and you get dressed change your clothes or grab the little duffel bag and run off and change your clothes because the cotton city clothes have got to go those won't be any good in a survival situation you grab a bag of real clothes of rugged clothing and you take that with you I'll do another review on clothing to take with you but for right now this is just a gear in the pack I carry the wool blanket instead of all that clothing because you can just make yourself warmer with this tuck it inside your clothing or on the outside inside your sleeping bag you can put it down on a wet surface with your rain poncho on top of it to stay dry there's just a million ways of using a wool blanket in the wilderness it's just one of the things that I found just invaluable is the wool blanket I do carry a firearm I have been looking to cougar right in the eye before and in the middle of the night and I'm glad I had this strapped to my chest time hike in the middle of the night I think that a bug-out bag some form of personal self-defense that is a projectile that you can shoot out at somebody else to defend yourself it is a really good idea whether it be a can of bear spray or crossbow or a slingshot or a breakdown 22 rifle I happen to have a pistol I bought it specifically for backpacking and really for Cougars because I don't trust those big cats man they're they're crazy so I do carry a firearm I suggest you getting a firearm they make there's a huge huge debates on the internet about firearms and what's the best one to carry in your bug out bag I think whatever your best with that's what you should that's what you should have whatever you can get your hands on if that's not the case anything to defend yourself is a good idea I would love to have a small breakdown 22 rifle I haven't found one that is just what I want I think that would be a nice option but still the pistol since I'm not using this for hunting this is just to get me from point A to point B my bug-out bag is designed around getting me from my house out to the wilderness out in the wilderness I will have a cache a laid out on the edge of the wilderness somewhere where I can get to that and restock into heavier more wilderness based gear axes saws your heavy gear hunting rifles or shotguns that kind of stuff somewhere safe somewhere whatever the gear is appropriate somewhere set aside for you the bug the bug out bag is taking you there so that's what this is designed around so may be different than some other people's bags for that reason but I carry your pistol just for self-defense so there's something's right on top of me I can defend myself not planning to seize the towers to do anything crazy I think a firearm is a good idea I do carry a few extra rounds for the pistol not much just you know I think I got oh like 15 or 20 357 rounds it is a 357 by the way stainless steel I do suggest stainless steel for bug-out anything that's gonna be in a pack it's much stainless steel as you can get you don't want stuff rusting on you so I do have a small amount of firearms to Fistful probably thirty or forty rounds some 38 757 not too much of that stuff my hammock ultralight you know what the brand name of it is but it's a it's a really nice poncho I think it's a double wide and it's ultralight doesn't weigh much it packs down to nothing and this pouch actually hangs off the side of the of the hammock when you've got it all strung up so that you have something to store your gear in you can just have handy hanging right next to you I actually keep my pistol there at a bottle of water so I carry a small tarp this is a six by eight it's just something that I can lay down on the ground and roll over in our double layer on the ground so I have some insulation if it's really really bad weather I can make a better shelter with the tarp so I do carry a small tire if it's brown and green they make camo ones I don't know if it's necessary I think a lot of camouflage looks suspicious I do carry one piece of camouflage aside from my wool blanket which I think draped over your shoulders if you're sneaking in the bushes breaks your shape up pretty good and makes pretty good camouflage I do carry a camouflage hood it's a it's an oak leaf pattern that you know we don't even really have much in the way of Oaks out here but it does break the shape if your head it works really effectively I played you know paintball and stuff like that and used it in paintball and people do have a hard time seeing it you poke your head over you know a rock or a bush and you just kind of blend in so that's all the camo I carry is this little hood so if I got to poke my head out and don't want to be seen I can do that like I said I do use that you can use the wool blanket as camouflage too now I have my food broken down into two separate sections I have this bag of food which has a whole variety of meats and grains and nuts and trail mix they're all in here and all broken down and I have this separate so that I can actually pull this out this this is one of the bulk weight items in the pack I can pull this out and leave it behind and go with a much lighter pack if I want to I have more food and all the rest of my gear in here this is just the extra food so I think this is a way of doing it you can you can compromise and have your 72-hour bag or your four or five day loadout whatever it is that you decide you want to have for amount of food whatever is appropriate for you for a nice lightweight pack and you can also have the rest of your food that you can just quickly take in or out like oh I don't need all this stuff you know I just need to be light so I can just pull the extra food out leave it behind in the car and keep on going with a with a been ultralight pack of like you know 20 pounds here or something it just cuts the way down astronomically I carry sardines I have them in a sock you know I like to be able to separate my stuff so I can in little bags and this old sock makes a good bag it is clean so I can tie it off at the end lots of things he lost in your pack or easily lost I can separate them with bags anything that divides them little extra bags since most modern packs don't have a lot of pouches unless you go military stuff and I've chosen to go with more comfortable smaller packs than a military pack so I do have half a dozen cans of sardines 53 percent of your propane of your propane of your protein in one of these cans so it's a pretty good meat source I do a video on mentioning that before look this is the my 72-hour or you could easily stretch it longer than that loadout with my I got about I say about four or five days of nice solid amount of food in this pack in the small pack I have my half a dozen cans of sardines in here I have my cooking set I have a titanium cooking pot I bought years ago I figure you know the titanium cooking said as long as there are humans that use fire this will be useful so you can make it out of titanium and it will last forever it'll be here when our civilization has gone to dust this cooking pot will still be here so at least it's a well-made and well thought out we're gonna make things out of titanium I think they should be well thought out I have brown sugar in here which I love the dark brown sugar if you find the dark brown stuff it's got more flavor so you can use less of it and still have that flavor you want in your breakfast cereals I do carry a bunch of breakfast grains in here this whole pot is just full of a mix of grains and that's the that's my cook that's my cooking set right there most all what I've ever needed is just right in there carry some there's some tea in the bottom in there hot chocolate all stuff in that one can I do carry this container it's full of rubbing alcohol use the 99% the higher percentile rubbing alcohol for my cooking stove that is exhaustible you could use other fuels as well if I run out of the cooking fuel I'm not worried about it I can use wood there are other sources this is just something to help you if you can't make fires or what if you're stuck in a city situation well you can't be cutting down wood for there maybe you're in an area where there just isn't any of that available for whatever reason you don't want to make smoke you have that option you can use now a nice clean alcohol-based flame and you can actually make a fire in your sardine can once you've used it because the alcohol will just burn like a torch inside that can I carry bullion cubes bullion cubes season up your grains your soups and all that with bullion cubes I like the the Oxbow chicken flavor one is really good don't get the cheap Costco chicken bouillon cubes if they're terrible get spend your money and get good bullion cubes it's really nice bill to add flavor even if it's just throw one in some hot water and have a hot cup of you know chicken broth it's really nice on a cold night I do have my alcohol so alcohol stove set up I carry it wrapped in a little bandana so nothing gets damaged I have my candle lantern this is a tea candle lantern for candles in there those are six hour candles so it's quite a lot of candle power for that little candle this is my alcohol stove it's just a Vienna sausage can with about 18 holes punch in it by the way and they don't these alcohol stoves they're kind of iffy on higher altitudes unless you have really high alcohol percentage that's why I say get the high alcohol percentage not that 70% alcohol when you're up at higher altitudes it doesn't work very well a measuring cup must have a measuring cup with all the loose grains and bags I can save a lot of space by having dense grains in bags not the little packaged oatmeal those Quaker Oatmeal packages they take up a lot of space and that packaged oatmeal is not as sustaining as the whole oats you have you you try that out in the woods sometime when you're depleted and you've been you know eating this trail food for a while and you've even eaten your packaged Quaker Oats and you switch to just some whole oats you'll notice the difference right away a lot more energy for a lot longer it's a better product so don't get those little packets of oatmeal get it in bulk and use a measuring cup to ration yourself plus you can drink out of it's got multiple uses I carry at least a pair of leather gloves that way you can handle your cooking gear in the fire you don't need any kind of weird handle things you can just reach in there pull it out put something else in adjust it you don't have to worry about it because you got good thick leather gloves you won't get burned you can just pull it out of the fire you won't risk spilling it with some crazy lid contraption trying to grab it with some little hook don't do any of that just get a pair of leather gloves and problem solved they have more uses than just just that you can harvest wood you can do everything else protect your hands with leather gloves I think at least at least one glove is still useful if you're going altra like you just take one glove and still be able

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