Bug-Out Build: 5 Solid Accessories for a Readiness Kit

posted on July 16, 2018

Having a bug-out kit is a great way to stay prepared for many potential disasters, from civil unrest to natural cataclysms that threaten lives and throw our own, little world for a loop. Get started on a solid bug-out readiness kit with these five items and add in the specific tools and other tactical gear that will keep you prepared for any eventuality:

G.P.S. Tactical’s Loaded Bugout Backpack not only contains lots of room for essential gear like spare AR mags and ammo, it also includes an adjustable-beam flashlight; a 4.5-inch, fixed-blade survival knife; a heavy-duty stainless steel multi-tool and a lensatic compass. Among its numerous compartments are two lockable, modular handgun-retention systems along with dual removable magazine pouches. MSRP: $159.99 goutdoorsproducts.com

B. Thanks to its discreet, guitar-shaped design, the padded Hazard4 Battle Axe Discreet Rifle Case allows users the freedom of transporting their rifle under the radar without takedown. The Spartan interior contains two hook-and-loop straps that can be arranged to accommodate a variety of carbine/longarm configurations. Three zippered-exterior pockets are ideal for extra ammo and spare magazines. MSRP: $149.99 hazard4.com

C. Designed for rail-equipped firearms, the Crimson Trace CM-208 Rail Master Weaponlight features a high-output CRE XPL that delivers a bright 420 lumens on its high setting or 110 lumens on low, combining welcome power and versatility. In addition to ambidextrous controls and instant activation, its four modes of operation include high, low, strobe and momentary illumination. Peak runtime is more than an hour on a CR123 battery. MSRP: $99.99 crimsontrace.com

D. Whether attached to your belt or within the confines of your go-bag, Tuff Products’ Silent Key Holder is a convenient way to keep all of your important keys close at hand until needed. The high-density foam-core center and four-part laminate soft-polyester lining will withstand hard use, while its hook-and-loop closure minimizes noise. Keeping a spare set in your go-bag will help ensure you can get back inside your home after an emergency. MSRP: $12.60 tuffproducts.com

E. Single-point or traditional two-point? With the Blackhawk Multipoint Sling, you can have the best of both worlds. Use both ends in the conventional manner or, if your rifle has a QD mount, one end can be attached to the rifle while the other meets back with the sling webbing to form a single-point sling. A rapid-adjustment slider buckle reduces tension and eases transition from slung to ready position. “Stretch” and “Slick” configurations are available and color options include black and coyote tan. MSRP: $39.95 to $79.95 blackhawk.com


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