Green Beret’s Ultralight Bug Out Bag with Gear Recommendations
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Green Beret’s Ultralight Bug Out Bag with Gear Recommendations


Hey everybody, my name is Joshua Enyart
the Gray Bearded Green Beret, and I’m here to show you exactly what is
in my 18 pound bug-out bag. In any sort of a bug-out scenario, when your main
goal is to put distance in between yourself and whatever the incident is
that you’re running from, the key is to be lightweight and fast while still
being able to provide for all of your immediate needs: maintaining your core
body temperature, consuming water to stay hydrated, and consuming calories for
energy…and to be able to cover ground quickly without wearing yourself out. In
addition, you need to be able to take care of any life-threatening injuries
that you may have sustained during the incident, or since you’ve left the
incident. and you need to be able to effectively and efficiently navigate
from point A to point B. With this in mind, it’s important that you really
streamline your kit and only carry what’s absolutely necessary, as well as
allowing for some redundancy for some of the more important things, to allow for
contingencies that you didn’t see coming. While it may be tempting to carry as
many modern conveniences as you possibly can to make your life easier,
the simple fact is that the heavier this pack is the slower you’re going to move,
the more water you’re going to need to consume to stay hydrated, and the more
calories you’re going to burn and therefore more calories you need to
consume to keep your energy levels up. All three of those things go against
your main goal which is to put distance between you and whatever the incident is
as quickly as possible. You should never plan on carrying a bag that is is more
than 20% of your actual body weight. A better goal would be to have a bag
that’s 10% of your body weight, and it’ll make you that much faster, that
much more efficient, so long as you’re still able to provide for all your basic
needs. My bag weighs in at only 18 pounds, that’s a little less than 9% of my total
body weight. This allows me to move extremely fast and cover longer
distances without getting tired and still provides for all of my needs. The
bag starts with a good durable backpack, and like my clothing choices I prefer
natural colors that blend well in a woodland environment, but I don’t want a
true camouflage pattern that’s gonna stick out in an urban environment. I also
try to avoid clothing and equipment that has too much of a tactical look to it.
This is another thing that allows me to be a little more inconspicuous
regardless of where I find myself. I may plan on bugging out to the wilderness
but I may have to start my bug-out from an urban location, I may have to go
through an urban location, or I may have to come back into an urban location to
resupply at some point, so I don’t want anything that makes me stick out. Let’s
take a look inside: now as far as my immediate needs I need to maintain my
core body temperature and especially within the first you 24 hours or so
in the beginning of a bug-out scenario, when I’m not sure you know whether it’s
going to be a permissive or a non-permissive environment, I’m going to
be extremely careful, so fire is not going to be something that I’m going to
do if I don’t have to, so the primary function of my body’s thermoregulation,
maintaining my body’s core temperature, falls on my shelter kit. Every good
shelter kit consists of something to sleep under, something to sleep on,
something to sleep in, and some cordage to hold it all together.
For something to sleep under I prefer a military poncho, it takes the place of
both a rain jacket and a tarp so it’s multifunctional and when I’m moving I
could use this in place of a rain jacket. It’s large enough to protect me from the
rain and also drape over the back of my equipment and keep my equipment dry. It
also has these grommets that I can use to tie up simple and effective poncho
shelters when I’m stationary; and as far as this being camouflaged, I don’t
necessarily mind my shelter system being camouflaged because most of the time
this is going to be packed up in my bag and not seen. One of the benefits of
having this camouflage pattern is that when I when I do stop and I do put up a
shelter, this camouflage pattern offers me a little bit of concealement. When
it comes to something to sleep in, it’s hard to beat a military poncho liner for
something that’s lightweight and extremely packable. It also saves me time
when I go to pack up because I don’t have to worry about a stuff sack or any
cinch straps or anything. It can be crammed into all the voids in your pack
rather quickly. The majority of our body heat is lost to conduction from our
bodies being in direct contact with the ground. In my opinion, thermal mattresses
are a little too bulky and they catch on too many things. They stick out from the
sides of your pack a lot of times, they catch on a lot of things in the woods,
and for that reason I like to carry a simple bivy sack. This bivy sack can be
stuffed with leaves and debris to make what’s called a browse bed mattress to
sleep on and it’s also waterproof and windproof so if I don’t feel like
putting up a poncho shelter I can tuck myself inside here with my poncho liner
and use this as a standalone shelter and be fairly protected from the elements as
far as cordage goes I prefer TITAN SurvivorCord for a number of reasons
this is high-quality true milspec paracord that has the outer sheath and
it has the seven inner strands it has three additional strands one is a copper
utility wire one is a monofilament fishing line the other is a waxed jute
strand that I can fluff up and use for emergency tinder this prevents me from
having to carry an extra spool of wire for use in trapping and it also prevents
me from carrying an additional spool of fishing line for food procurement on top
of giving me an additional emergency tinder source for fire-starting true
milspec paracord has a breaking strength of 550 pounds in this Titan survivor
cord which is true milspec plus three strands has a breaking strength of 660
pounds so it’s going to hold whatever I need it to hold
lastly I carry six lightweight aluminum tent stakes this is something that’s
more of a convenience when I do finally settle in for the night to throw
up a shelter I want it to go up as quickly as possible although I can make
these in the field this is one more thing that consumes time and energy that
I can eliminate without adding much weight to my pack in most cases I’m
trying not to be found one of the quickest ways I can signal my location
is to have a roaring fire the flames and a smoke can be seen day or night and it
can be smelled from a long way off it’s not something I would I will likely need
in the beginning and not something I want unless I absolutely have to so I’ve
built the rest of my kit to ensure it isn’t an immediate need however I may
need it for thermal regulation I may need it to boil water may need it to
cook food etc so I need to be able to make it as quickly as possible
in all types of weather fire is an extremely critical skill over all so it
deserves some redundancy a lighter is the easiest method since it’s sure flame
and keep in mind that it’s not the same thing as sure fire I’ll normally keep the
lighter in my pocket so if I’m separated from my pack for some reason whether
that’s voluntarily or involuntarily I still have a chance of having an
ignition source the main problems with the lighter are that they’re pretty
challenging to use in the wind in the rain and that’s likely when you’re going
to need it the most the other problem is the fuel can leak out if the button is
being depressed in your bag or if it’s in your pocket or in your kit and if
they get wet you have to dry them out before using them also they’ve got a lot
of small moving parts that can break so I normally carry my lighter in an Exotac fireSLEEVE to prevent all of this. in an effort to conserve what little
resources I have I like to have a couple more durable and longer lasting
redundancies for those I choose a fresnel lens and a ferrocerium rod if
the Sun is out I can quickly start a fire with little effort using solar
techniques that take nothing away from my kit if that’s not possible I’ll
normally choose to use the ferrocerium rod a Ferro rod is a larger version of
the same sparking device that’s found within a lighter I can expect this
particular one and a half by six inch Ferro rod to start thousands upon
thousands of fires and last several years before wearing out while these
lighter may only provide hundreds of fires and
a year or so and that’s something that’s important to consider when you may not
be able to resupply I can normally source dry natural tender in any weather
condition to use for starting a fire but it’s worth carrying some man-made
emergency tinder to use for when dry material is scarce and we’re not
convenient to go look for I like these fire tabs ten of them take up very
little space and weigh next to nothing I can pull each tab apart to make three
fires each they also work really well with a lighter that’s out of fuel and
work great with the larger Ferro rod as well on top of emergency tinder I
generally like to carry at least three beeswax candles these are UCO
candles and in addition to being a good useful tool for getting a fire going
especially in wet weather I can also use this as kind of a low-key source of
light around my campfire that doesn’t put off as much light less likely to
give me away in the event I’m using this and if I had to I could boil water with
this it would just take a little while but each one of these candles burns for
12 hours so I’ve got 36 hours of light in every three pack the next challenge
in a bug-out scenario will be remaining hydrated normally a person needs one
half gallon about 64 ounces per day the need is much greater when the weather is
hot if the area you’re working in is especially dry or if there’s a lot of
physical exertion happening like you will be when you’re carrying a pack
great distances across difficult terrain under stress and possibly injured water
is heavy it weighs about eight pounds per gallon we’ve already discussed that
carrying extra weight will require more water consumption so for me I would
rather rely on resupplying at every opportunity then attempt to carry a full
day or a few days worth of water which could be several gallons I should also
mention that I’m not anywhere near the desert I don’t plan on going anywhere
near the desert so if you are you want to make you may want to carry more
containers of water from the start for a container I prefer a single walled
stainless steel 32 ounce water bottle single walled so that I can boil water
in it to disinfect if needed 32 ounces for a couple of reasons one that’s half
of my normal daily water requirement and it’s roughly one liter which is
what my water purification tablets are meant for the nesting cup allows me to
have a secondary container and also allows me to char material for fire if
needed again if you’re in a desert or extremely hot or dry weather environment
or freshwater sources or a little bit fewer and farther between in your area
than they are for where I’m planning on being I would highly recommend carrying
at least two containers of water instead of just one an additional 32 ounces
would only add two pounds to your total pack weight a cotton shemagh is useful
for a number of reasons but it’s part of my water kit to act as a pre-filter for
my water bottle to keep debris out when I’m filling it I can also wet it and
wrap it around the bottle and take advantage of evaporative cooling if the
water’s too hot to drink this would also keep your water and your self cool in a
hotter environment should you need to because I don’t want to start a fire
unless I have to I carry a small lightweight water filter I prefer the
Sawyer Mini it filters down to a 0.1 micron level and it’s rated for a
hundred thousand gallons if i were to drink two gallons a day which is way
above my requirement i could expect this filter to last me almost 137 years I can
use it in several different ways as well which we’ll get into later it also comes
with you know a couple of other accessories one of which being a large
syringe that you can use to flush this periodically that doubles as an
irrigation syringe for wounds so this is also part of my first-aid kit I also
carry twenty water purification tabs while my primary means would be to use
the water filter and when possible to boil to save resources there could be
situations where I could drop one of these tablets in 32 ounces of
contaminated water and let them do the work for me while I continue to move an
example that comes to mind is crossing stream during movement that I don’t have
time for this situation doesn’t allow me to stop to actually take the time to
filter it I get it fill the bottle as I cross and keep on moving these tablets
alone will give me about 10 days of my normal water requirement food is not
necessarily an immediate need however it is a metabolic need and you’re going to
be burning calories and an extremely high rate you can’t afford to completely
let yourself tank mentally or physically and you likely don’t have time to trap
fish or hunt right away I carry emergency rations in my bag to make sure
I have some calories to bring in that I don’t have to work for my goal is to
create distance as quickly as possible and that requires energy I prefer the
SOS emergency rations because they’re individually wrapped once you open the
main pack and they taste pretty good each pack has nine individually wrapped
bars that are about four hundred calories each for a total of 3600
calories so this is 3600 calories that I don’t have to work for that don’t take
any time I can eat these on the move and never stop once those run out and as
opportunities present themselves I want to be equipped with at least some basic
supplies to procure food that don’t add much weight and take up very little
space we had already talked about the monofilament fishing line and the
utility wire that are found in the survivor cord I also carry a ReadyMan
Wilderness Survival Card and this has hooks arrows points an improvised
fish frog spear point and some snare locks as well as a couple of little
tools so this coupled with the monofilament fishing line and the
utility wire that I can double over and use a snare wire inside the survivor
cord gives me a nice little kit to be able to fish or trap when the
opportunity presents itself it would no doubt be a highly dangerous event that
pushes you to bug out and well not all would involve gunfire or sharp metal or
explosions or what have you there are some that we can all like limp think of
that might if you become injured at the start of an incident or somewhere along
the way you need to be able to take care of it to the best of your ability I’d like to carry a kit that can handle
injuries sustained from things like gunshot wounds or lacerations to the
extremity torso or head I like the Black Scout Survival
Individual First Aid Kit, the BSS IFAK as the baseline and then I add a couple
of things to that based on my experience in my competency level this allows me to
take care of major bleeding sucking chest wounds tension pneumothorax manage
airways what have you any sort of trauma and that could be either for myself or
the people that are with me and of course I like to keep that somewhere
where I can get to it quickly you need to have the ability to navigate from
where you are to where you’re going as efficiently as possible
you’ve got very limited resources at your disposal so you need to make time
quickly hopefully you’re moving towards a well-stocked much safer location
having said that you may not be able to take the route you originally planned on
taking and you need to be able to adjust on the fly based on circumstances I’d
like to have a map of the entire area I expect to be going through along with
some waterproof paper and some mechanical pencils for recording
information and route planning as far as compasses I prefer the Suunto MC2 compass
because it’s got a sighting mirror that I can also use for signaling and it also
has a small magnifying lens that I can use as a backup fire-starting method it
also has built-in scales that I can use in place of a protractor or a coordinate
scale I also keep pace beads so that I can easily keep track of distances
traveled this is extremely important in the event I have to change routes on the
fly knowing what distance I had moved for the last known point before changing
direction allows me to better pinpoint where I might but there are a few tools
that I feel are absolutely essential for every bug-out bag so the first one being
a headlamp with extra batteries the second being a good full tang fixed
blade belt knife and the third being a multi-tool I
prefer the headlamps that you can put a physical filter on like a red lens
filter over a light that has it as a button option if I’m trying to sneak in
as concealed as possible without compromising my position the last thing
I want to do is hit the wrong button and flash a white light instead I also carry
three or four sets of extra batteries which should be more than enough to get
me where I’m going especially if I’m trying not to use light at all when I’m
traveling or when I’m working around camp at night and I prefer the
longer-lasting lithium style batteries for this option in my opinion and
experience the best fixed blade knife for the money is the Mora Carbon Garberg
it’s full tang maintains a good sharp edge has a good 90-degree spine has a
Scandi grind that’s easy to sharpen in the field and this thing can take a
beating, this thing will do everything you needed to do in the field and then
some and lastly my choice for the multi-tool would be a Leatherman as far
as the model I’m just looking for one that has pliers wire cutters has an awl
for stitching and repair has a good saw on it and in addition to all that I want
it to have a good blade so that I have a back of course depending on your
situation and your experience level and what you’ve planned for you may want to
add certain tactical gear and personal security items as needed it’s going to
increase the overall weight of your pack and slow you down but but it’s also
going to greatly enhance your security in an uncertain situation but that’s a
conversation for another day this particular go bag has been developed to
take care of all of your immediate needs and at only 18 pounds it won’t weigh you
down until next time stay safe keep prepping

100 Comments

  • mike c

    I drive all over my home state for work. Under optimum conditions pushing myself I think I could walk home in 3 days if I had to. That being said I would not be walking home under optimum conditions so I hope I could do it in 7 days. I would want to make it home as quickly as possible before things started to deteriorate. I was hoping you might have some pointers for packing a bag like that to leave in the car.

  • Steve Jackson

    Comment on the old Alice frame ruck? Judging from your gray beard I’ll assume you too had some experience with it.

  • Ultimate Warrior

    THIS GUY IS THE REAL RAMBO!
    It's RAMBO time!
    Best,best information from this guy.
    Thanks brother,now i have a better chance to survive out there.

  • GIZMO GRAVITY

    That survivor cord is great , have it myself – multipurpose ohh yeah. Like you said to – I am pretty strong guy, but lugging a ton of stuff makes u less mobile, and need more intake to maintain. As time goes on you break down and need light weight gear. Great video 👍.

  • Jackson Stock

    9:30 Have you ever actually used those beeswax candles? The reviews online say that they only work 3 hours each, not 12 hours. Best BOB video on the web, though!

  • Seth Sacks

    no tips on silent para cord take downs but it was generous of him to demo the Idea of get water when and where you can (waste no opportunity)

  • kmlgraph

    I have a telescoping aluminum hiking pole in my car. Something worth adding to any prep bag / vehicle. Can also be used for self defense.

  • Matt Perez

    My Ultralight camping packs weighs 8.5Lbs before food and water. It took awhile to get there, and I could probably do 6.5lbs in warmer months. A buddy and myself hiked 32 miles through Eastern Ky and Tennessee a few weeks ago and it was grueling but manageable. I used to have 30 pound packs and I can’t imagine ever going back to it.

  • Davey Bernard

    Caffeine addicts may want tea bags. Also, Platypus Bags are perfectly flat when empty, but expand to hold a couple liters of water, as needed. Gatorade packets can be very welcome.

  • Joey Jones

    Concerning the rain gear, i have went back and forth between a military poncho vs full goretex jacket and pants. I live in east Tennessee and it rains constantly, even in lower temps. My question is, would you recommend the full goretex layer, or would the poncho do an adequate job of keeping me dry? I already have a silnylon tarp and Arcturus mylar sport utility blanket for part of my shelter kit. Great loadout by the way.

  • Name Removed

    Our gray Bearded Green Beret is a grey man. That said before the "FALL' of civilization, the bright orange/bright yellow man may be the best. I work at night, I work along side the your superhighways, your roads and streets, I work in the bitter cold and in the heat, I seek to look my part as worker and problem solver (no threat to no one be they school teacher female or the police) and as a person who hopes you won't run him over he likes his bright colors. So I've more than one bag. With my luck, it will be the big one and I'll be stuck with the bright one.

  • Name Removed

    As to food, I prefer nuts. High in fat and I am fat adapted. I do keep them fresh 😉 by rotating the stock. Further, using the food keeps it quality up and on my radar so to speak not out of sight and out mind.

  • Appleblade

    Point 3… food… is inessential if you are keto adapted (for a few days, anyway). I think the military is aware of this now, in light of Dom D'Agostino's research.

  • intzbk1

    A navigation pre-bug out tip: Figure out your average steps for 100 yards over difficult terrain. You'd be surprised how many more steps it takes than just getting your average over a flat field.

  • PSG

    A bag's a bag. 1st rule, consolidate everything, unwrap it and zip lock it then crush it. Foods, stores, hygene, meds, clothes etc. 2nd. Stay away from nylon. Canvas is best. Third, if you're going to sleep on the ground believe me, you will be insect meat unless you have an enclosed (zip up) bivy, or one man tent. Bug spray works wonders, even on the strings! And ALWAYS ALWAYS, try and get "off" the ground via hammock, suspended sleep system etc. No one in the south sleeps on the ground regardless the situation mainly because the ants, flies, mosquito's, spiders, crickets, bugs, etc…etc… they'll will have a field day. it's pitch black.

  • Vini Tyler Vernagallo

    I don't know man your survival kit is a little bit luxury

    they didn't have a lot of your stuff even back in the old days let alone the ancient times

  • Jim T

    I really enjoy these videos by the GBGB but this one … wow at 5.07 mins I have had three adverts ….. google is just taking the mickey

  • Paul ofTarsus

    Best vid I've seen on bug out bags. I must confess, my bug out plan is to jamb everything in my kitchen and closets into my car and hit the road. When I can't drive no more, Ill grab what I can carry. Where I live the woods will be so full of people that the chances of surviving the woods will be about as good as surviving the small cities or towns. The scenario I see is grim, the bug out people will be eatin alive by the other bug out people. Have a good safe spot, hunker down and defend yourself. That's my strategy. Oh and pray a lot. 🙂 Bring a bible. Lightweight of course, cant bring a big ole study bible, they weigh to much 🙂 God bless.

  • Jas Bataille

    Thank you, I am going to undergo the Canadian Rangers training to patrol in the most remote areas in Canada, including the contest Northwest passage in Groenland, in temperatures of -110 Fahrenheit. This information and the training and experience of Native people in the Rangers will be of tremendous help. When the patrol is off schedule they have to go days without supplies just hunting and fighting off polar bears… anyway great video 🙂 Interestingly enough the rangers are the only members of the Canadian Army Forces not wearing camouflage in their uniform except for the pants… now I think I understand why, since we come back to the communities and patrol back and forth.

  • The-real-cool-hand-luke

    Only thing I'd change up on this bug out bag is using a carpenters pencil instead of those wonky mechanical pencils. If you don't lose one they will last you easily half a lifetime.

  • Fred Pickler

    Well done Young Warrior Greetings from Kibler I believe now I have the ultimate EDC kit. Bug Out Bag-at 77 I am not going to be doing a lot of "bugging out" but walking out is still on my agenda and the BOB is always present. Great addition the food, and back ups on everything.

  • martiboshak

    Hello!
    You’ve done an amazing job. I watched your videos many times and especially this one. Are you going to do an update of your bug out bag with new links (many links aren’t available anymore)?
    I would love to see it.
    Thanks

  • Pete Shaw

    A lightweight pistol or revolver is critical to me. A .357/.38 Ruger LCR is a good choice. Less parts to break than a semi-auto, and corrosion resistant.

  • Rick Sanchez

    I don't quite have everything you listed yet but I'm already out of room. Can we get a video on how to organize everything?

  • NothingMaster

    Too bad in North America we can’t get Sherpas to carry our bags, setup advanced campsites, and otherwise rescue our incompetent wilderness behinds, when we get into trouble. 🤣

  • jhon doe

    "you may want to add some tactical gear and personal safety items" hmm knowing a Beret's that would be an M4 with 5,000 rounds of ammo, a half a dozen grenades, a radio to call in air support, a flame thrower, and some claymore mines, you know only the basics

  • John Lord

    Good items. I would have a Go Bag of:

    (1) Shelter, cordage, and duct tape kit:
    (A) Shelter ruck kit (8-10 foot of attached john-cord, LW reflective shelter tarp, and attached stake/lines). 2 HD 50 gallon black garbage bags (duff sleeping mattress, sleeping bag/hammock cot tube, rain poncho, …). (B) 3 sets of 6-8 feet john-cord jungle knot cordage made from seasonally-needed 550 cord and/or bank line – can always lark's head connect them for greater length. (C) Small duct tape roll.

    (2) Clothing kit:
    (A) Oversized tyvek zippered painter's white suit with hoodie and elastic wrist and ankles (keeps warmth, breathable, bugs/biting mosquitoes don't bite) for wet/brush travel (vs poncho) and sleep-suit. Can spray paint with camou coloring. (B) Neck tube scarf-hoodie/balaclava (pre-water filter), gloves, and boonie hat (inside mosquito netting). (C) Heavy wool sleep socks for night sleeping.

    (3) Cutting and mechanical kit:
    (A) My john-knifechet (quality large, long knife with mini-hatchet weight and multipurpose options). (B) My 1974-bought Buck hunting knife. (C) My Corona folding saw – have had for 15+ years. (D) Leatherman/Gerber multi-tool. (E optional) small folding neck knife and cordage.

    (4) Fire, cooking, water, and container kit:
    (A) My john-fire can (Walmart kitchen caddy with all cooking/eating gear inside – spark proof, stealth cooking (further stealth inside a dakota fire pit). (B) My john-fire kit (stored inside the fire can). A small metal screw-top cigar tube, holding a ferro rod, tinder, tinder quicks, and cut-down spiral birthday candles into thirds. (C) Rolled flat 2 liter plastic soda bottle, and 2 small 12 oz plastic bottles for variable volume water storage. (D) Sawyer water filter (use neck tube for pre-filter with firecan). (E) Pool shock hockey puck (shave powder for bleach water purification – mini iodine bottle in med kit).

    (5) Navigation and signal kit:
    (A) Maps/compass. (B) whistle and/or aussie bullroarer board. (C) Small metal mirror in med kit.

    (6) Light kit:
    (A) Small AA battery flashlight w/ 2 additional AA batteries – or headlamp and batteries.

    (7) Food kit:
    (A) The Coast Guard emergency food bricks are good.

    (8) Med kit:
    (A) Med kit, (B) small essential oil bottles (clove-pain relief, peppermint-flavor, oregano-spice – antibacterial wound treatments and food/drink flavorings). (C) Small metal mirror. (D) Mini-iodine bottle.

    (9) Poop kit:
    Roll of toilet paper for fire tinder, but also taking care of business.

    All fitting easily into <20# mini-ruck … onto belt (knife, knifechet, leatherman) … on/under boonie hat, (lamp, neck tube. mosquito netting) … or items pulled out and fitted into clothing pockets.

  • JR Allen

    But how to make coffee from the the bug out bag😁? Just kidding! Excellent video on bugging out, I will put my kit together using your recommendations 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻!

  • Alvin Wine

    I'm trying to get my son to take this seriously, and he's a former Marine survival chances are better if you are prepared I have a few of the things you have and I'm working on the rest of my pack

  • timothy longmore

    I didn't think I needed a bug out bag. I am a prepper but don't live in a metro area. I do forage as a hobby and hunt and do have some basics e- supplies. Been thinking of upping my game to more remote locations and this pack fits that bill almost perfectly. Can't believe I haven't seen GBGB & LRB vids before. Thanks for your service. Then and now. I DO support the troops , one in particular right now.

  • Robert Walker

    Everybody should remember this on his introduction THIS GUYS A GREEN BERET SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR SKILLS SKILLS SKILLS

  • Robert Walker

    My bugout package includes three weapons a. 22 cal take apart rifle a Smith n Wesson 629 44 mag and a take down bow an arrow that can be concealed easiest thing I've learned is to have supply caches securely stashed in all points of the compass just incase about 40–50 miles away

  • Keiko FX Designs

    Would 30lbs of gear be good enough for someone who is 5'11 180lbs? Just something I've thought of. And with that gear you got is it good for all seasons?

  • justin roberts

    This is a good video for the items u must take. I need to share a video of my kit.. I think u wud also need at least one spare t-shirt as walking with bag will make tshirt soaked with sweat.

  • NorthBank Mafia

    My bug out gear mainly consists of a waterproof jacket in case of a light shower, some McDonald's vouchers a travel card and something I can watch YouTube videos on,haha
    Although living in London a stab proof vest might come in handy. 😉

    p.s If he's going on operations why do none of the guys take some cash /bankcards with them just in case the opportunity arises.

  • jdavi12436

    Couple things I think should be on this load out are 16 oz. of 90% alcohol in A pint bottle or Mason jar for durability. The last thing is 4 oz. of Salt in a jar or dry pack. Salt is very useful for your health and medical uses.

  • Miggie Lovie

    Im not sure I believe in your philosophy. Pack more like your going to be in the shit for a while… and less like your about to run the iron man. Act like your the only remaining survivor. You dont know the circumstances surrounding the situation youre in so you have no idea how long you will be out there. So packing light will only get you killed unless you have aquired special survival skills. Dont trust the unknowns. An hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

  • Singledad

    An excellent and well thought out BOB video. Very similar to what I have set up. I also added a Deuce poop trowel (less than an ounce) that besides its intended purpose can be used to make a Dakota fire hole. On the fishing side, I included a mini roll of 50 lbs test braided Spyderwire (100 yrds) and a small pack of fish hooks and sinkers, as well as a 3 prong fish/frog gig. It all takes up minimal space and is only 3 or 4 ounces for the kit. I have no illusion that I can create an effective snare trap, so I lean towards the fishing and spearing angle. If I did trap, I would include some dedicated snare wire.

    I do carry the Titan Survival cord in my kits, but with the primary purpose of shelter building. While it is essentially a multi tool of cordage, once a section of it is deconstructed for other purposes, you lose that section to serve as paracord. You have 50 feet of the cord and you cut off a 10 foot section and break it down into individual strands, you are now left with only 40 feet of paracord. I prefer to think of my Survival Cord as paracord with redundancy items in an emergency when then primary items are not available. If I lose my fishing line, snare wire, and ALL other fire tinder, only then would I break it down.

    An addition to my water kit are a 6 small packets of electrolyte mix.

    An addition to my food kit are 2 Bridgeford MRE BBQ sandwiches, 2 single slices of SPAM, a package of beef jerky, and a small bag of sunflower seed kernels. All of that can be eaten cold. I also have a 3 small packs of Survival Tabs, a tiny ziplock bag with vitamin supplements for 7 days. I do have a block of the SOS lifeboat ration in my bag, but it is not my only source of food. 3600 calories over 3 days is NOT a alot of calories for someone active. And most of the calories are sugars are carbohydrates. That is perfect for someone laying in a life boat and exerting MINIMAL exertion. Hence the name lifeboat rations. For physical activity such as carrying a 20 pound pack, you need carbs AND protein, and the vitamins for a situation that lasts more then a couple days.

    My bag weighs in at 24 lbs, but is only 9% of my body weight.

    Very happy to see a bag that did not revolve around a handgun. By far the best the best bug out bag video I have come across in the last 4 years,

  • Moose

    This is an important video because there are a lot of misconceptions about what a bugout bag is. A bugout bag should be set up to get you to your bugout location (where you should have pre-positioned your supplies) as fast and as safely as possible. It shouldn't be set up to survive indefinitely or comfortably in the wilderness. Bugging out isn't camping, it is fleeing for you life and it should be packed with that in mind.

  • NMIS K

    Thank all the gods. A sane, intelligent and realistic prepper. Thanks for your calm, your excellent advice and your refusal to sink into the "chest-thumping, mouth-frothing smugness" of the majority of the preppers.

  • Mister Reyth

    WOW! I am an experienced camper and have attended survival school along with standard military training and you are showing us things I have never even heard of much less seen! Thanks so much! You are the real deal!

  • Amy Thrower

    Thanks for the great video 🙂 I'd say though that for those of us not as tough as a green beret, an insulated sleeping pad would be well worth the weight, you can get some pretty ultralight inflatable ones that pack small and are durable enough. The ground can suck the heat out of you so fast. At the very least a couple of big bin liners or something so you can use your bivy and have a bag of leaves under you too.

  • Surf Earth

    There are so many videos made by “tough” fat guys who have never done a multi day hike in their life. Carrying huge military bags stuffed with huge knives, cook kits, and crap they don’t need. Hike 19 miles in varying terrain in 80 degree weather and see how long they last. From your inconspicuous lightweight bag and thought out first aide kit, to the simple cook kit and water filter system, to the earth tone sleep kit. It all makes sense. Well spoken and to the point. This is the best non-bravado BS video out there on the topic. Hands down. Nice work.

  • Anonymous Killer

    If you’re walking
    Which is the point of the video I guess,
    Why don’t you add an extra pair of socks, and leather gloves, sunglasses too.

    Bug repellent and sunscreen, also a little hygiene kit.

    I know you wanna be as light as you can but I’ve seen other bags with similar gear but, I have a Get Home/BoB weighting about 15lbs but I will be adding more ammo.

    That being said I know you have a saw in the Leatherman Surge but adding a folding saw would be a tremendous help processing wood.

    A strop would help too, having a good leather gun belt is a great multi use item

    Just carry a little stropping compound.
    You sharpen your knife one time, and you hone your knife for ever

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