Essential Gear for Bugging Out

posted on September 28, 2015

Sometimes circumstances dictate evacuation as the most prudent course of action. If you should have to pull up stakes and ride out a crisis elsewhere, there are plenty of products available to help you survive away from home. Here are a bunch that form a great core for your preparedness plan.

1| Land Shark Survival Shelter
This lightweight, windproof and waterproof instant shelter will keep you warm and dry, whether on land or at sea. 
MSRP: $79.95

2| Coleman Calgary Cold Weather Sleeping Bag
In temperatures as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this sleeping bag will provide a warm cocoon. Two of them can be zipped together for even more space. 
MSRP: $52.99 

3| Eton FRX3 Emergency Radio
Powered by the sun or hand, this multi-purpose weather-alert radio is also capable of keeping your smart phone charged. 
MSRP: $69.99 

4| SureFire Minimus AA Headlamp
Powered by easily available alkaline or lithium AA batteries, the Minimus has a high-efficiency LED light adjustable from 0 to 100 lumens, and it can also be set as a high-output signaling beacon. 
MSRP: $210

5| NavELite Trekker
Designed by former SOCOM personnel, this wrist-worn compass illuminates at the touch of a button for easy navigating at night. 
MSRP: $79.99

6| Lifestraw Go
This water bottle’s built-in purifier filters 99 percent of harmful bacteria and parasites, ensuring you have safe drinking water wherever the road leads. 
MSRP: $34.95

7| SOG PowerAssist EOD Multi-Tool
Fourteen essential tools, including two power-assisted blades, make this multi-tool a must-have survival item. 
MSRP: $119.25

8| 5.11 Tactical Rush 72 Backpack
Integral to your bug-out plan is a pack large and comfortable enough to carry everything you need. With 55 liters of possible storage, a waist strap and padded shoulder straps, the Rush 72 fits that bill. 
MSRP: $170.99 

9| Glock G19 
Protection outside the home needs to be reliable, portable and accurate. Holding 15+1 rounds of 9 mm, the G19 is ready to defend and supremely reliable, even in rough conditions. 
MSRP: $599  

10| Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Fire Starter
This two-piece aluminum and rubber unit has a ferrocerium sparking rod, enabling it to start fires even in the rain. 
MSRP: $26

11| Paracord Bracelet
From building a temporary shelter to use as makeshift fishing line, several feet of versatile paracord could save your life in a disaster. 
MSRP: $14.95 

12| The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide
In any type of disaster, ignorance can be the biggest threat. This compact volume will give you the basics on everything from communication to physical safety. 
MSRP: $9.95 

13| TacMed SOF Tactical Tourniquet 
A potentially serious injury to a limb involving rapid blood loss can be addressed with this easily stowed and deployed tourniquet. 
MSRP: $35.18 

14| Datrex Blue Ration Emergency Rations
These emergency rations ensure a reliable source of protein and take up minimal space in a go-bag. 
MSRP: $9.95 

15| Swiss Camo Wet-Weather Poncho 
Durable, rubberized construction and sealed, leak-free seams on this poncho help keep you dry when shelter is not an option. 
MSRP: $5.99


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