Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for You and Your Family – (3/5) Bug out Bag

This is the third video in my series on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness. In this video I go over the concept of bugging out and more particularly I go over the supplies that I have chosen for my Bug out Bag. Keep in mind that this is being presented to give people ideas of what could go into their own bug out bag and this is not a definitive list. My Bug out Bag weighs in at 35lbs and contains the essentials of Food, Water, Clothing, Shelter, Defense, First Aid and other Tactical Capabilities.

Featured in this video are the MSR Dragonfly Stove, Cold Steel SRK Knife, Fenix LD20 Flashlight, Katadyn Vario Water Filter, and the Trailblazer Sawvivor fold-out saw.

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  1. PaperSheepdog
    PaperSheepdog 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    Sure. It comes in at a total of about 35lbs. I have tried to go with lightweight options where possible but that can get expensive.

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  2. Lance Drake
    Lance Drake 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    can you please post the total weight….

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  3. PaperSheepdog
    PaperSheepdog 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    Thanks for the response. I try to get out camping as much as I can and have tested most of my equipment individually but not the whole kit as my only means of survival. That would be an excellent idea though. I think practice is what most of us are missing.

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  4. emwaver
    emwaver 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    Bugging out means whatever left behind is gone, and if you return your home may be occupied. I agree with an urban situation, its time to head for the woods, lots of desperate ppl may wonder and scavenge ruthlessly… but that is where weapons come in, which I think is #3 most important after water and warmth

    Quite a thing to suggest to the guy giving free advice, that it may cause death… if someone faces choice to get out or not,if they can't think for themselves they'll die anyways.

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  5. 2010chingonoutdoorsman
    2010chingonoutdoorsman 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    Nice videos! You sound very young but yet very knowledgeable! Do you or have you taken your bag out on a hike and actually used your eaquipment? Keep up the good work and cool vids. I hope people are watching your vids and learning. Take care!

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  6. MrOhevi
    MrOhevi 25 June, 2016, 10:47
  7. PaperSheepdog
    PaperSheepdog 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    I see what you are saying. I think the attitude of most preppers seems to be that they will bug out. I mentioned in the next video that it is a last resort that should only be taken if your life is in danger. Every situation is different and you have to be prepared to support any decision you may be forced to make. The closer you are to high urban population, the greater the need to bug out. Also the more severe the SHTF situation is, the greater the need to bug out.

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  8. MrOhevi
    MrOhevi 25 June, 2016, 10:47

    I really don't understand everyones opinion of NOT bugging out, or only as an extreme last resort. Suit yourself, where i live? Its not an option, to secure the welfare of my children, i would have to bug out. Many various reasons dictate bugging out really as the ONLY option. But that is my circumstance, each persons will be different, so encourage thoughtful resourceful survival, not only to bug in. Ok? Would hate for my advise to be the reason someone dies.

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