I ‘ve gathered my bug out bag list for you to check out. You never know when you’ll need the things in this bag. I use my bag more often than I ever thought.
One night I went to dinner with my parents. We live in a hot climate but it was unexpectedly cold and windy.
My Bug Out Bag to The Rescue?
I went to my car and removed my down jacket from my B.O.B. and was warm for the rest of the night!
This down jacket is warm but it packs really small for a bigger jacket.
This was not a real emergency. Hopefully, you never have to face a true emergency.
At the least, this bag has come in handy, a very helpful tool that I keep in the trunk of the car.
Also, being prepared may provide you with peace of mind in case something bad does happen.
Grab this Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist.
Notice: Some people may need medication or other items not listed here.
Vehicle Bug out Bag list – B.O.B.
- Pocket knife
- Food – Check out the food for survival list to get some great ideas!
- Metal water bottle
- Kershaw machete/camp knife.
- Emergency car kit – this one includes first aid and jumper cables and many more supplies.
- First aid – bandages, antibacterial ointment, alcohol prep pads, gauze, small sewing kit, hydrocortisone cream, pain/fever reducer. *See below for recommendation
- Solar powered flashlight
- Duct Tape – wrapped around an old store card or gift card works great!
- Paracord – I made paracord bracelets for all my bags and attached them to the handle on top of the bag.
- Homemade chap balm – Check out my recipe!
- Fish Hook/Fishing line or dental floss
- Dryer Lint – I put a zip-lock bag by the dryer
- Plastic zip bags – to collect berries, water, etc…
- Travel tissue – To use for toilet paper
- Playing cards – Optional
- Clothes *see below
- Military Style Travel can opener – P-38 can opener & P-51 can opener
Some other recommendations…
I recommend a solar flashlight. My husband got me one from the tool truck, but I found the same one on Amazon. Here is the Solar powered flashlight on Amazon. I love mine, it works very well.
Something else my husband got for me off the truck was this Kershaw machete/camp knife.
I found some small sewing kits at the Dollar Tree and of course, they are only $1. Not the best quality, but if you’re like me, cheap is what I can afford, sometimes!
Also, from the Dollar Tree I buy dental floss, hand-sani, antibacterial ointment, playing cards, travel bibles, bandages, gauze, & face masks. If you want you can see more on my Dollar Tree Bug Out Bag.
You might also be interested in the Amazon Bug Out Bag List.
*Clothes- it does depend on what climate you’re living in and plan to retreat to!
- Small Jacket – water-resistant if possible/down jacket that is easily compressed
- Long sleeve shirt
- Socks – wool because they will wick the moisture away and you do not want your feet wet!
- Underwear – a couple pair
Thanks for visiting! Is there anything I missed? The list could go on and on and never end!
At some point, you really have to limit yourself and teach yourself to use what you have on hand.
I find that it’s best to make a list, then prioritize that list.
This is how I ultimately made my list. I hope it helps you make a top-notch bag for yourself.
Don’t forget to do a lot of research! Think about health issues your family may have, and don’t forget about prepping for your pets!
Grab this printable Bug Out Bag Printable Checklist.
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