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« on: March 27, 2012, 10:36:35 PM »

A Bug-out-bag is a small bag usually filled with essential supplies, and ready to go in a "Shit hit the fan" situation (At a moments notice) In event of an apocalypse, what would you like to have in your bug out bag? Put anything you like but be ready to explain why, and how it will help you in the long-run.
Rules:
Bag's contents must have a weight of under 80 pounds
Must be items you have around the house, or can purchase online for a reasonable price
Must have essentials; food, water, clothes, weapons, etc.
Zombies: Left 4 dead-28 days later zombies, injuries will impede movement, still need water and food, immune to poisons, etc.

I will post mine later, the text box is being wonky...


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 12:20:26 AM »

Under 80lb.s? I kinda already have a plan I guess(not paranoid at all!):
Multitool machete with serrated saw on back of blade, black
Average homes first aid kit consisting of bandages, pain killers, and boo-boo bandaids. Not for bites or scratches of course
2.4mile range walkie talkies for those in group
Cabinet full of preserved meat and vitamins, enough to last a couple months is rationed
Fill bathtub and buckets with water and prepare to wait. If water was already cut, my apartments water source is easily accessible if you know how Cool

For a bag(which I guess this topic is all about):
I'd use my multitool machete,
steel toed workers boots,
preserved meat and vitamins,
1 extra set of clothing,
purchase a game&hunting crossbow with extra bolts,
water purification tablets/pump,
sleeping sack.
Yes its not perfect, but its pretty darn prepared for the average joe.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 07:05:15 PM »

In mine? Various foods, loads of water, and a long metal spar with my father's machete welded to the end (probably tied to the side of the bag). I'd also keep a watch in there, lots of strike-anywhere matches, and a radio for contacting other survivors, plus batteries. Oh, and medical supplies; bandages, painkillers, disinfectants, water purification tablets, etc. A mixture of chemicals to drink if I get infected to kill myself. Lastly, some spare clothes, including thermals and wet-weather gear.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 01:23:38 AM »

Weapons: 28 lbs

9x19mm carbine with aimpoint + magazine x4 + 100 rounds 9x19mm = 20 lbs. [10 lbs + 2lbs + 8 lbs]
Handmade kukri = 2 lbs.
Bigass wrench stolen from nearby abandoned factory = 6 lbs.

Supplies: 51 lbs

Wok and hobotool = 5 lbs.
Ramen noodle packages x10 = 2 lbs.
Multivitamins and NSAIDs = 1 lb.
Broad-spectrum antibiotics and prescription painkillers = 1 lb.
Ace bandage x2 =1 lb.
Jar of peanut butter = 1 lb.
Bic Lighter x5 =1 lb.
LED flashlight + batteries = 2 lbs.
Two outfits = 10 lbs.
Toothbrush and paste = 1lbs.
3L water = 7lbs.
Camelbak = 3 lbs.
Water treatment chemicals = 1lb.
Cold-rated sleeping bag = 6lbs.
Backpack = 6 lbs.
Nylon Rope, 100ft. = 2 lbs.
Swiss Army Knife = 1lb.

79 lbs/80lbs.

Estimates are rough by any means as this is off the top of my head based on what's laying around my apartment, barring the 9mm carbine. A pistol-caliber weapon with a rifle design excels with easy accuracy and control and acceptable lethality, so it's high up on my acquisitions list post-college.

What could I leave behind?
I'd trade the wrench for a crowbar at the first opportunity.
The carbine is useless once it runs out ammo. I'd be more likely to run into a half-loaded functional gun than spare ammo for my firearm so I couldn't really give up the two total melee weapons/entry tools.

My strategy would be to disappear into the woods until the chaos settles somewhat, then return to low-population areas to search for survivors, gather goods, and fortify a position. Avoiding combat is a must.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 05:58:38 AM »

Ignore all the conventional foods. You cannot carry enough to last you more than a few days, especially not at the rate of metabolism you'll need while on the run. Instead, opt for something like an ultra high calorie bar. Not the greatest tasting thing, but one bar can be munched all day long.

Also, don't limit yourself to "ideal lists" or anything silly like that. Yes, you need the basics, but don't be afraid to include little bits and pieces here and there. For instance, I've packaged my spare clothes in gallon zip lock bags for two reasons (keep dry, can use bag for other things). I've also got garbage bags, a belt, some emergency candles, etc. It's the little things that'll save you.

Oh, and one other thing: Footwear is possibly the most imperative item (aside from the obvious food/water). Get yourself a solid pair of waterproof boots that can take a beating, but are still comfortable and lightweight enough to retain agility.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 08:26:17 PM »

Lets see, I'd take,
1 Ronson Lighter (Guarenteed to light every time) + 1 can of lighter fuel  (1lb)
light/med combat boots (NO STEEL TOES!) they'll give you blisters if you need to keep moving. (4-5 lbs)
1 Bowie Knife (1LB?)
1 Leatherman, ya can't beat the multitool!(.25LB SCREW DA SWISS ARMY!)
16-20lbs Underwood canned goods each can only weighs 1/4lb and contains ~350 cal so 16-20 days of food. (these things will last like 4-7 YEARS (Really really high sodium . . .)
1 surplus rangers/paratroopers  survival training guide (behind enemy lines kinda crap) (.25lb)
1 collapsible fishing rod + (100-200)Hooks(3lb)
3-4 Roadflares /flaregun + Flares
5Lbs of sodium tablets/water purification
8 Pounds of fresh water
2lb many many many water flavor packets.
4Lbs of medical supplies
Approx 45lbs Cheesy and only ~$100-200

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 07:28:23 AM »

My actual bag is a modular with molle, Tactical Taylor 3-day and fits the bill.

Contents:
Clothes
SOG Tomahawk
Multitool
200 ft paracord
1 roll, 100mph tape
3 full MRE's.  More than enough to last me while getting from place to place.
6 high-energy protein bars
Camelbak
Canteen with Cup
Water filtration system
Water purification tabs
Thermal blanket
Flint and steel, along with lots of water proof matches and a lighter (making fire is good)
Poncho and liner
Identification system (book or card) for local wild edibles.
Compass
Good utility knife
Good first-aid kit
Pencil
Pencil Sharpener
Paper (zip-lock bag)
Glow Stick
Gauze Pads (seal-a-meal)
Tampon (seal-a-meal with gauze)
latex gloves (zip-lock bag)
Hand Sanitizer (zip-lock bag)
Painkillers (labled)
Tweezers
Vaseline-soaked cotton (seal-a-meal)
Saline Bottle
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 10:06:42 AM »

Since me and my friends go over this at least once a year, I think were pretty well stocked.

Wolverines. size 14, and I've been wearing them for at least 10 years right now, and the sole still looks pretty new. Waterproofed (don't think I should swim in them though) with 4 sets of extra insoles (the only part to wear out on the boot itself)
10 pairs of 72in shoe laces.
multi purpose jacket with removable heavy lining
extra socks (foot rot = bad)
small sewing kit (black thread & needles)
Expanded First aid kit
A flexable saw thing i got at a pawn shop. It's kinda like a chain saw blade with handles. AMAZING!!!
camp cookset (pan, pot, and a tripod) these are lightweight, but still eat up a fair amount of weight
A survival field guide to the midwest & mid southwest
a beginers guide to the farm life (touches on animal husbandry, crop rotation...really good for a city fool)
a painters apron with a lot of self replicating seed foods. (corn, okra, melons, potatos, peas, beans, tomatoes, ect...)
a vietnam trenching tool (this is heavy, heaviest thing in my pack by far)
canteen with pump purification and extra filters.
water testing strips.
camelback (3 lt
thermal sleep sack (marmot, this thing can bake a potato for you... paid way to much for it though)
high calorie protien bars
enough vitamin suplamints to last until the end of time, or 10 years
MRE packs, gotta make it through the first 2 weeks somehow.
camp soap (keep yourself clean...it helps fight infection.)
change of jeans, 2 of shirts, one heavy shirt
maps to the areas I'll be in.
Multi tool
250ft fg 150# braided wire fishing line
fishing kit (small collapsing pole, line, hooks and a few lures)
compass
chalk

all of this fits into my vietnam army pack or ties into it.


weapons, the breakfast of champions
mathews nx7 tactical, with all of the extras and 20 carbon shaft arrows (extra blades and a tool for changing)
HK usp with 2 spare clips and a box of 250 rounds.
Multi use brush tool (basically a Machete with a saw and brush hook on the back)
Hatchet with a rienforced handle. (and the back of the head works for a hammer)
ankle dagger
waist punch knives (they sit behind the belt so they are easy to hide...just in case)

Mobility
4 wheeler converted to use electric with a solar charger


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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 05:04:07 PM »

Ignore the clothes just wear the set you have on because at the end of the day are you gonna worry about clothes when there's zombies hunting you down and there's more important stuff to pack?
A machete or a kitchen knife
Cricket bat/hockey stick, rounders bat tennis rackets etc.
Plenty of bottles of water
Some canned food (food you need to cook will attract zombies)
some bandages so that they couldn't bite through my clothes xD
and I'd go camp at that big building selling boats and loads of tents Cheesy


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My actual bag is a modular with molle, Tactical Taylor 3-day and fits the bill.

Contents:
Clothes
SOG Tomahawk
Multitool
200 ft paracord
1 roll, 100mph tape
3 full MRE's.  More than enough to last me while getting from place to place.
6 high-energy protein bars
Camelbak
Canteen with Cup
Water filtration system
Water purification tabs
Thermal blanket
Flint and steel, along with lots of water proof matches and a lighter (making fire is good)
Poncho and liner
Identification system (book or card) for local wild edibles.
Compass
Good utility knife
Good first-aid kit
Pencil
Pencil Sharpener
Paper (zip-lock bag)
Glow Stick
Gauze Pads (seal-a-meal)
Tampon (seal-a-meal with gauze)
latex gloves (zip-lock bag)
Hand Sanitizer (zip-lock bag)
Painkillers (labled)
Tweezers
Vaseline-soaked cotton (seal-a-meal)
Saline Bottle

Would you really have access to all of that Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2012, 08:01:05 PM »

You'd be surprised how much you can fit in an appropriately sized bag.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2012, 09:10:24 PM »

http://www.vestergaard-frandsen.com/lifestraw

New staple?
Weighs 2oz, 5 yr shelf life, good for 1000L, has 0.2 micron (millionth of a meter) filter. Useless against heavy metals though.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 12:25:41 AM »

Good luck storing potable water, though. It's great for a single use, but not if you want to fill up a canteen.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 12:41:50 AM »

You can fill up a canteen with dirty water and drink out of it through the straw Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 12:46:48 AM »

It's not insurmountable, certainly, but you'd have to be hard pressed for space before a Lifestraw would be a better option than something like the Katadyn Vario. I, personally, wouldn't want to fill a canteen with contaminated water, thus contaminating the canteen until I found a supply of bleach or some similar heavy duty disinfectant. Plus, makes producing water for groups difficult at best.
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