The Ultimate BUG OUT BAG List
by Molon Labe (Gabriel)
Bug Out Bag Item List
“Which is heavier a soldier’s pack or a slaves chains” Napoleon
Soon after you face the matter and necessity of survival planning and stockpiling, another question will occur to you: “What will I do if I lose all this stuff?”
It’s a fundamental question, and it has a fundamental answer: You need a backup plan and a bug out bag.
There are many things that can happen separating you from your main cache and retreat.
Theft and fire are two that come to mind and the threat of organized gangs of raiders scouring the countryside looking for sources of resupply are always a threat to the survivor.
No matter how well-armed or prepared you are, you can be overrun by a large enough force, remember Waco? Sometimes escape is the only option, or at least the only one that will keep you alive.
Having a bug out bag and avenue of escape makes sense. If you can put some distance between yourself and the threat, there is always the option of a launching a retaliatory strike from a more favorable position.
For example; I have two separate and independent escape routes worked out, both leading to a vantage point 462 yards away over looking my place. If I know I am going to be outnumbered and out gunned, I will grab my bug-out bag and rifle, making my way to this point.
The range has been marked with a range finder and I have set-up and shot silhouettes positioned around my place, so I know anything in that area is an easy target. They may take what I have but the cost will be high.
You need to work out an escape plan so you can get to a safer location or vantage point or even completely out of dodge, depending on the situation. You need a grab and go bag or “survival pack” that will supply your needs if you are forced from your main stockpile.