So I saw this thread and became motivated to finish up my bug out bag. I had about 80% of my items for over a year now and used the info on the first page to add more items. Heck, December 21, 2012 is just around the corner. It’s game time.
This is everything. Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00833-1.jpg width=550 Medic: Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00835.jpg width=550
Sawyer snake kit. I bought two first aid kids and I made one myself. My kit has the following: tweezers, hand sanitizer, 4-0 Ethicon suture with sewing needle, clotting sponge, gauze pads, rolled gauze, coban, ace wrap, Vitamins, Neosporin, Aspirin, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Diarrhea pills, Cefazolin (antibiotic). Weather: Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00836.jpg width= 550
Sunscreen and Off
Waterproof pants and waterproof jacket with hood.
Mosquito jacket with shield hood for head. An absolute must for me. Mosquito’s love me for some reason. Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00837.jpg Width= 550
Eureka single tent. Sorry ladies, I’m sleeping alone.
Small fleece blanket.
Sol Emergency Bivvy (blanket).
Another Emergency blanket and a whistle.
Water proof bag for socks, underwear, 1 LSU shirt for moral purposes. Food: Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00838.jpg width= 550
My weakest area.
4 mountain house packs
2 power bars
Pot with lid, cup, spork, small knife.
I found some emergency survival power bars online. Each bar has 2400 calories. I’m going to order 5. So that will stretch my food supply out another 5 days. Water: Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00839.jpg Width= 550
Katadyn Base Camp water filters system with an extra filter. Very simple. Just fill the bag with water and hang it up. Water runs through filter.
Platypus water bladder X 2. Holds 1 liter. They take up almost no space empty.
When my fancy water system runs down I have the old fashion water purification tablets. Tools: Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00840.jpg Width= 550
50 ft. rope.
Spool of 50 lb fishing line.
Flash light. Squeeze the handle to charge it.
Fire starter with magnesium rod.
3 Bic lighters
Hatchet and Knife combo
Duct tape Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00841.jpg Width=500
This is my Kelty camping bag. Above it is a water bottle and a waterproof bag cover. Below it is a fanny pack. Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00847.jpg Width=550
Several minutes later and after a few cuss words I manage to cram all of this junk into the bag. Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00844.jpg width=550 Guns and Ammo:
I’m bringing a 12 gauge shot gun and a 357 revolver (my only hand gun).
I stuff the fanny pack full of shotgun shells (buck, slugs, and bird shot), 357, and 38 special + P.
Total Ammo= 80 rounds of 12 gauge and 45 rounds of 357 Image: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh261/ctiger69/DSC00843.jpg width=550
Now it’s time for the fun part. Weighing time.
So I strap on my bug out bag (no guns or ammo) and jump onto the scales. I am +20 lbs.
Kind of surprised. I figured it would weight more.
I reweigh (without bug out bag) with my loaded revolver in holster, 12 gauge gun fully loaded, and the rest of my ammo I’m bringing on the trip. I am now +21 lbs.
Guns and Ammo are freaking HEAVY. 12 gauge shot gun shells take up a lot of room.
Bug out bag= 20 lbs
Guns and Ammo= 21 lbs A total of 41 lbs of gear.
1. I might need to reconsider my gun choices.
2. I’m ready for the end of the world or a camping trip. Whichever comes first.
3. I kinda wish I had my money back on half of this crap.