Buddas Bug Out Bag

My Bug Out Bag Module Contents�

A few people have asked me to write something more specific, on what to actually put into an EDC and/or BOB. Each person is going to have a different idea of what the perfect Bug Out Bag or Every Day Carry bag will be. To do that sort of article justice would require me to go into the advantages and disadvantages of every different water purifier, firearms, shelters etc. I could say to only use ceramic filters, but that would be of little use to someone living in an area with either tannins or abundant mud particles suspended in water which clogs them quickly. The firearms I own would have little use for someone that has access to semi-autos and cheap ammo or living in bear country where larger bores are prefered. The same goes for people that can legally carry firearms in their countries. So I thought it best to write down what I use and the reasons why and how it comes together to give others ideas.�

I have health difficulties so the idea of carrying one large Alice type pack on foot has never occured to me. Also people will have different levels of experience in different fields. A health professional will have more items specializing in treatment of wounds where as others with a military background may prefer firearms as a primary need. Ive worked in the OZ State Emergency Service, the equivelant of the US CERT/SAR, so my first aid kit is the same size as many peoples entire BOBs. I also have smaller kits but I know how many materials are needed when responding to multiple injuries when having to pull someone out of a windshield of a vehicle, let alone after a SHTF event. The choice here is do I help others or not. I look at it that if I have the tools on hand I can atleast have options and that may include having others, use those tools on myself.�

My primary plan is to bug in. However when that becomes unreliable option, I have a small bus that im working on that will hold all my gear and be permanently packed. Just hook up my small 4WD for being towed. This provides a permanent form of shelter and also makes it easier travelling with three pets. If alone a light weight, lockable trailer with off road suspension would have surficed, once again being permanently packed. Trying to load a vehicle takes too long if wanting to be independant for longer periods. I do have a three day pack in my car which I class as a short term BOB or Get Home Bag but if I have to leave my premises then I wont be going back and prefer to have longer term options, so Im not a refugee after three days and not reliant on government hand outs. �

Government shelters have the potential in attracting too much attention of the wrong sort. That includes people that prey on others or officials wanting to disarm or use your goods for the benefit of others, that havent bothered to make an effort beforehand.�

I’ll be trying to cover the following in a series of modules; bags/containers, clothing, hygiene, shelter, communications, navigation, fire, food, water purification, cooking, tools, first aid, hunting/foraging and self defense. The modules will include; an urban belt kit, rural belt kit, EDC bag, first aid kit/first response pack and personal meds, clothing bag, tactical bag with tactical belt, GHB or short term bob(3Day) and heavy or long term bob, food requirements and Pet BOBs including food.�

No amount of gear is a replacement for good training and a decent skill level. The following may seem alot but its designed to be carried to a vehicle not to be carted by foot. Nine bags takes very little time to pack into a small 4WD, mostly fitting on a roof top cargo tray, if already prepacked. This is what Ive been working on completing for myself. I just keep finding new products to either test out or update to and keep swapping items around trying to find the right combination that works the best. Which is half the fun.�

1) Urban Belt kit

This is essentually an Escape and Evasion belt including every day carry items. I use a custom 38mm BDU belt, made with two pouches to be accessed from the front and rear of the belt depending on which direction your ands are restrained. I usually keep the escape items in the rear pouch assuming youll be tied from the rear and the evasion contents in the front stowage area.�

Items include x2 handcuff keys to suit ADI and Smith cuffs, bagotta pick and rakes, widgy pry bar, SOG V cutter, dacron bow string, titanium dog tag knife in their 4 in 1 kit that includes a firestriker and button compass, photon micro light and solka wire saw. Worn on the outside are a small LED lenser torch, gerber multi tool and foster bros blackjack in a maxpedition adjustable torch/baton holder , mercops para-flail on a maxpedition keyper, along with a JEB PPK in a pikal upswept tip similar to a clinch pick but with a skeletal grip worn in a crossdraw position and an ANSO Pikal in a right hand dominant draw. Ive started to get into training in the pikal system after watching Shivworks Inverted Edge Techniques dvds and found it suits my H2H style down to the ground. Being short I always liked getting in nice and close to avoid a larger assailants reach. Styles that teach to be away from an agressor with a blade teach more sparring based on a fencing background. Never found that sort of fighting to fit me.�

2) Rural Belt kit

Primarily a knife belt holding survival items and stored in my larger bug out bag. This includes a Busse Battle Mistress that has been cut down from a 10 incher to a 8.5 inch blade to get rid of the harmonic running through the blade when cutting near the tip and to make it a better carrier. At around 8 inches a large blade is easy to carry on the belt. Over that they usually end up on the pack unless over 6 foot in height and able to wear large blades. I like around a 5 inch blade for general purpose work and have been switching between a Busse Badger, ESEE/RAT SERE and a Kabar/Becker Companion BK2. I also have a camenga compass, aurora ferro rod, maxpedition 4×6 pouch containing a AMK survival kit along with a tops ferret knife, Mcnett frontier filter straw, photon micro light, tops hoffman harpoon mini and ESEE arrow heads, mini fishing kit. GME PLB (Personel Locator Beacon).Ezylap diamond sharpener.�

3) EDC Bag

Every Day Carry items using a Maxpedition mongo shoulder bag.�



silnyon tarp

extrema ratio shrapnel

guyot water bottle

casco baton

streamlight sidewinder flashlight

AMK .9 first aid kit

snow peak single wall cup to fit over guyot bottle

Pre-Mac Water filter SWP model(60 litres)

AMK thermal bivi

Icom 5 Watt UHF radio

Zebra Light H30-Q5 Headlamp

Respro FB-01 Face mask�

4) First Aid kit and Personel Meds

Accidental 4WD Survival Soft Pack First Aid Kit Contents. This company supplies local Ambulance, SES and CFS(country Fire Service) crews. They make several different bags for each state but when I asked which would be best to purchase for long distance use in the scrub. They replied, just buy the large 4wd survival kit, this covers everything and holds more than most of the others and just add to it if neccesary. Everytime I see bandages etc for sale at wholesalers I stock up and add them to the pack in large ziplock bags. I also add several books on wilderness first aid, emergency first response, ranger medic handbook, where there is no doctor, where there is no vet and ships captian medical books, etc.�

Quantity Description
1 Burnaid Gel 25g
3 Chlorhexidine 30ml Antiseptic Yellow Ea
1 Healaid Cream 25g
2 Wound Wipe Alcohol Free each
1 Ground Sheet SOS 100cm x 150cm
1 Cold Pack Instant Small
1 Conforming Bandage FAC 5cm x 1.8m
2 Conforming Bandage FAC 7.5cm x 1.8m
1 Cotton Buds 7.5cm Pk100 FAC
1 Resusi-Safe FAC Shield Disposable
1 Crepe Medium Bandage FAC 10cm x 2m
2 Combine Dressing 20x20cm
2 Combine Dressing 10x10cm
2 Combine Dressing 10x20cm
1 Crepe Medium Bandage FAC 5cm x 2m
1 Crepe Bandage Heavy 7.5cm x 2m
5 Eye Pad Single FAC
1 Gauze Pieces FAC 7.5cm Pk 100
� � 2 Wound Dressing No 14
� � 2 Wound Dressing No 15
1 Rapatabs Paracetamol 24
� � 3 Gloves Latex Pair Lge–Pre Packed
� � 5 Cup Plastic Disposable 180ml 6oz each
� � 1 Safety Pins Pk12 Assorted
� � 1 Scissor S/S 12.5cm Sharp/Blunt
1 Sharps Container 100ml
2 Tweezers
1 First Aid Booklet AH&S
2 Sticker First Aid AH&S Vinyl 50x130mm
2 Dressing Pack Basic
1 Magnifier Plastic
� � 1 Plastic Bag 100×150 Sml Clip Seal Plain
� � 1 Plastic Bag 125×205 Med Clip Seal Plain
� � 1 Plastic Bag 150×230 Lge Clip Seal Plain
1 Plastic Bag 230×305 X/Lge Clip SealPlain
� � 1 Adhesive Tape 2.5cm x 5m Zinc Oxide
1 Splinter Probe FAC Pk10 Disp
� � 1 Strips Plastic 50 19 x 72mm Sheer FAC
� � 1 Strips Fabric 50 25 x 72mm Prem.FAC

Chinook Suture Set�

1� Needle Holder, 5″ �
1� Scissors, 5″ Stainless �
1� Tissue Forceps, Mouse Tooth, 4.5″ Stainless �
1� Nylon Suture w/Cutting Needle, 3-0�
1� Nylon Suture w/Cutting Needle, 5-0 �
1� Scalpel Handle and blade, #11 �
2� 3 ml Syringe �
2� 25 ga x 1.5″ Needle �
2� 21 ga x 1.5″ �
1� 20 ml Irrigation Syringe w/18 ga Catheter Tip �
1� 1 oz Povidone Iodine, 1% �
4� Triple Antibiotic Ointment �
2� Sterile Surgeon’s Gloves, Size 8 �
1� Sterile Drape �
2� Benzoin Swab �
20 Wound Closure Strips, 1/4″x4″ �
1� Porous Tape, 1″x10yd �
1� Trauma Pad, 5″x9″ �
1� Non-Adherent Dressing, 3″x4″ �
4� Gauze Pad, Sterile 4″x4″ �
1� Stretch Gauze, 3″ �
1� High Compression Bandage, 3″�
1� Hazardous Waste Bag �
1� Instructions�

Specialized Additions�

Stethoscope (single head)

Blood Pressure Cuff



Glucose blood level monitor

Pole less Litter

Surgical Stapler

Staple Remover


Personel Meds�

3 months of the following. I take 40 meds a day, coming to 280 per week. Some of these are light and heat sensitive, so are kept in a cooler bag, within a dry bag.�











Additional Meds for Treatment�


sting goes

deep heat

broad spectrum antibiotics



clove oil

activated charcoal

oral hydration sachets

activated charcoal tablets�

5) FRP (First Response Pack)

To be kept with my larger first aid kit for initial responses to emergencies that can be worn, the tools used for entry into vehicles, self protection and to prevent initial blood lose, etc.�

Snugpak Bumbag

I like the snugpak version on the market as it sells for $42AUD and is kept in stock within the country. The cheaper Eprey versions require the buckle moving from the side to the centre and the maxpedition gear proteus sells for twice as much.�

TOPS Pry Tool

There are several versions of pry tools on the market. This model fits best on a belt and isnt so large that its kept in a vehicle or pack. Every rescue worker should have one of these on their belt, for fast deployment until larger equipment becomes available.�

Bechmade 7 Rescue Hook (Seat belt Cutter)

I now have several seat belt cutters. Nothing is better for keeping strapped to a piece of gear for easy reach for quick cutting needs that are non-offensive in nature and have little risk of cutting a patient in tight quaters.�

Leather Riggers Gloves

Any sweade type glove for heavy duty use. Setwear are gell filled and breatheable.�

Nitrile Gloves (Green 0.38 thickness)

For hygiene. These were the thickest model I could find. The blue versions are only 0.20 thickness.�

Maxpedition Surgical Glove Pouch

Easy to reach gloves, instead of searching through the rest of the pack for initial items used.Holds four sets.�

P2/N95 Dust masks

Always handy to have some sort of particle mask to limit expose to dust, smoke, etc. these are atleast rated to virus sized particles.�

SOF Tactical Tourniquet

Handy gadget to have on hand if a pressure bandage is inadequate, or if needing to release pressure at a steady rate to avoid toxicity build up from crush injuries.�

Engineers Punch

These are spring loaded and shatter windows like nothing else, without the flying glass.�

Goggles folding

Bobster Crossfire

I wanted something that was foldable, fogless and easy to store.�


Pro-tec Ace�

Adventure Medical kit Ultra Lite PRO

For the money these are the best for the size and have included a SAM splint and CPR mask.�

Torch LED Lenser P7

A LED head light is another option, to keep your hands free. Brunton is a good brand.�

Hereford Trauma Dressings

Fast and easy to use pressure bandage. The gauze and bandage are attached to one another for quick use.�

EMS Holster Set

Handy to have so equipment that is always used is readily avialable without having to search through kit.�

Quick Clot

Another good product that helps with major bleeds.�

Strike Force Fire Steel

Always have a means of fire starting available.�

Fox Micro 40 Whistle

Vector 1 Signal Mirror

Mirror pouch

Means of signalling for SAR.�


Silva voyager 8010

Source of navigation for unfamilar ground.�

Cold Steel pocket Shark Sharpie

For triaging patients. May also be employed as a Kubuton or Yawara stick in the use of percussion blows, joint locks and submission holds.�

Write in the Rain Note Book

Taking notes and triageing patients.�

Space Blanket

Reducing hypothermia and shock.�

Mini rolls of Duct Tape

You never know, this stuff can be used for anything.�

A Kabar/Becker Tac Tool would be another option if a chopping tool is needed for rural environments.�

Swiss Army Victorinox Rescue Tool.

I’d never been a large fan of folders. Too many scars on my hands to show why. My Spyderco delica is one of the few that Ive kept and never leaves my side. I didnt want to part with it, for a kit usually left in a vehicle. I noticed I didnt have a Swiss Army knife in my collection for some time and came across the rescue model with a liner locker and thought it would be a brilliant addition for use in the FRP.�

6) Clothing Bag with Hygiene items

Ive got to assume that if an emergency were to occur, that I wont be suitably attired for that event or the forthcoming weeks to follow. I therefore have a bag packed with summer and winter clothing and hygeine items. I have read a lot of survival books that go into quite alot of detail how to survive an emergency but very few go into how to live through and after that period. They generally assume you want to be rescued and that will occur after a very short time. If Ive got to leave my home and be gone for longer than three weeks and change of clothes and toiletries go a long way into making life more comfortable.�

��������� Base Layer�

  • socks 2 pair woolen (1 light weight/1 heavy weight)
  • under wear (Lycra shorts)
  • thermal under wear (bottoms only)
  • Swazi polar fleece singlet
  • polar fleece micro skivvy – Platypus Outdoors

Second Layer�

  • 511 cargo pants
  • Softie brown cotton T shirts
  • woolrich elite long sleeve shirt
  • Woolrich polo short sleave shirts
  • 511 Taclite vest (summer) or polar fleece vest(winter)

Outer Layer�

  • Soft Shell Whitby Hoodie – Kathmandu
  • TAD Gear Predator Hardshell


  • hiking boots – Hitec Magnums-black updating to OTB Ferdelance-desert
  • 511 TDU belt
  • gaiters
  • gloves – polar fleece, leather (reinforced palms)
  • hats – polar fleece beanie, shemagh, boonie
  • sandals
  • spare boot laces – paracord
  • head net
  • camp booties
  • sun glasses


��������� Stored in field kit roll �

  • tooth brush and paste (bicarbonate soda, and charcoal)
  • medicated soap
  • razor
  • metal mirror
  • shaving oil
  • pack towel
  • baby wipes for TP
  • deodorant
  • Detol Hand Sanitiser
  • Spare Sun glasses

7) Tactical Bag and Belt�

In OZ semi-autos are banned and pump shotties are restricted. Also any pistol calibre from .40 and up are restricted to police and security use only. Siluette shooters do have some exemptions depending on club lattitudes. �

I once saw a youtube vid that I havent come across again showing a 45acp vs a 40smith vs a 9mm being shot into an outdated balistic vest with slabs of soft clay behind it. The 45 left an indentation that was very wide but only about 2 inches deep. The 9mm left an indentation about 2 inches wide but four times as deep as the 45. The 40 cal crapped all over them by leaving a crater the same width as a 45 and as deep as the 9mm. That sort of settled that argument for me once and for all.�

The problem with a firearm is that their only as good as two things, three really. One, available ammunition, two spare parts and three maintenaince. Otherwise all they become are really expensive book ends. Out of curiosity I rang around to several local gunshops and asked what ammo they had in stock. The first had 300 rounds of 357SIG and 40cal was a special order. The second had a small range of 40 cal in differing loads and no 357SIG at all. Only reloading components for the 45acp.�

Ballistically a 45acp has 850fps at the muzzle with a 230 grainer, a 9mm has 980fps using a 147 grain projectile. A 357SIG still has 1020fps at 100 yards using a 147 grain prodgie. This all means nothing if you cant get the ammo to feed your favorite pistol. In OZ and Im guessing other countries once leaving the US and major towns or capital cities, the 9mm and 357 magnum cartridges will be all that is available.�

Spare parts. The only two pistols that have spare parts off the shelf, with any certainty in this country are either a Glock or a 1911. These are also the only two that have their own forums. If a gun has its own forum then like a car it will have a good after market accessory and spare parts list. The only 1911 patern I can be bothered with now is an STI in something like an Edge. A tactical 4.15 would suit me down to the ground but any auto with a barrel under 5 inches is now illegal. Having a 5 inch barrel installed by the factory seems too hard for them. For the price of one sti I can buy two glocks and strip one for spare parts and hand in the frame. Its cheaper than buying parts seperately. Buying a Glock in 40cal and replacing the barrel with a lonewolf conversion brings the barrel thickness up close to a STI. An extended slide release, stainless guide rod and larger mag release and your set to go. All can be done yourself after 10 mins on youtube. I cant say that about any other pistol brand. The reason I prefer an STI, is that I can use it out of the box and dont have to screw about with it. I cant say that about the other 3 brands of 1911’s Ive owned.�

No matter what pistol choice I always go for something which has a consistant trigger pull. No DA/SA (double action to single action). Ive never been able to master going from a 12 lbs trigger pull to a 3lb pull. Even after however many years 1911’s are still the choice of competition shooters that need to group shots at 50 yards and I like being able to lower the hammer, primarily for taking spring tension off the hammer for extended periods.�

For cleaning I use an OTIS Tactical system and carry an extra roll of patch material. Ive also done several armourer courses so tend to carry a brownells brass punch and screw driver sets for repairs. I buy ammo by the slab. Oz slang for by the case/500 rounds, being the cheapest way even if it means splitting it with others for the bargain of bulk purchasing. If yourve ever brought two slabs of 12 gauge ammo then youll know that a sack truck is almost required to move the weight. This is why even though a 9mm Glock makes a better urban carry, I would prefer a 357 mag for a BOB carry. This way it can be combined with a Winchester trapper model and use one calibre. Once again smith revolvers dominate here for ease of parts and working on. 357 comes in boxes of 50 and it takes little room and weight to carry several hundred rounds.�

Removing the stock from the trapper reduces length for storage within a rollar bag with ammo and other accessories. Its legal requirement here to have all firearms stored in a safe and ammo stored seperately in another lock box. Having a rollar bag prepacked and kept witin a safe saves time when bugging out. The other firearm I like to keep on hand is a M6 scout combination in 410 gauge and 22 hornett. Both cartridges are expensive here. For example the hornett costs $450 per 500 rounds as compared to 223 at $400 for 500 rounds. I am tempted to buy a little Savage falling black 30G takedown to replace it but I like the M6 scout as my meat in the pot gun. The 410 takes small game on the run and with solids backs up the hornett on larger game with about as much grunt as a 41 magnum. The hornett gives me more options on medium game.�

The .22 Rimfire limits me in terms of the areas I can hunt. Its very hard to get within range of rabbits unless surprising them where a shottie works better on moving game, but Im still thinking of the weight of 500 rounds of rimfire ammo compared to hornett and 410 gauge and incoperating the 357 for larger game instead of using exclusively for defense. I keep away from anything requiring magizines. There just another part that can break. Another reason for going old school with a revolver.�

Ammunition does run out, so for that reason Ive also tried to incorperate a shoulder holster system holding a RMJ Forge Shrike Hawk and Kukri, both are easy to carry and concealed if neccessary. Ive also included an archery set up to cover myself. I find more properties allowing me to usee a bow over a firearm now a days and in the case of poaching after SHTF, noise would be kept to a minimum. Concealing location, type of firearms, what your hunting etc.�

All this is of little use without a carry system for amunition etc. After having to carry a firearm for several years for employment. I now stick to synthetics over leather, to keep weight down and improve on comfort when wearing for long periods. In conjunction with a Platatac Peacekeeper belt I usually Uncle Mikes products with side bet belt slide holster and amunition belt silde for an additional 6 shots for filling up the cylinder if only a few shots are fired. The only leahter I use now are Safariland speedloader holders model 370. These fit closer to the body and dont stick out like a large set of dogs balls on your waist. I also like to use Safariland Comp 2 speedloaders exclusively for revolvers. They work like a springloaded competition loader but lower to avoid abstructions with no need to turn the locking mechanism to release the cartridges. With the use of belt keepers this fits straight over the urban belt. To carry ammo for the leveraction Ive had a cartridge belt modified to carry extra rounds similar to a bandaleer.�

8) Short Term BOB (3Day)

The size of this bag I prefer to keep small at around 35 litres with a Snugpak Sleeka Force Knapsack for easy full time storage within a vehicle. Carrying only essentuals.�


ENO double nest hammock and fast fly

sleeping bag black wolf (-5)

auscam poncho

auscam hootchie

reflective blanket

AMK Pro first aid kit

katadyn hiker water purifier

MSR Titan kettle

x3 ration packs

sea to summit water bladders

fenix head band for torch

maps and silva compass

becker companion knife

becker tac tool

Small GPS backup for grid references only

binoculars 10×25

Fenix headband FHB-BB with Quark 123-R5

Nato flat pack sleeping mattress�

9) Heavy/Long Term BOB

I use a large rollar bag for this carry system. This is set up more for comfort involving long term accomodation. �


Bivi Bag

reflective blanket for ground mat

Golite Hex 3 Tipi

recon 4 (-10) sleeping bag

inflatable mattress exped

swack shack multicam tarp for annex to tipi�


Gerber sport axe

Kaito hand crank radio

Collapseable canvas buckets

Katydan Camp drip Water Purifier

Rechargeable Hand Crank Lanterns

Solar shower – sea to summit

Trail Blazer take down Buck Saw

folding shovel gerber E tool entrenching shovel

parachute cord

head lamp brunton

binoculars (Alpen Pro 8×42 wide angle)

collapsible solar panel – GSE Sunlinq 6.5 watt

12mm rope and carabiners�


trangia cooker and mentholated spirits for fuel

Snow Peak combo pot set

Snow Peak titanium cup- double walled 600

2 tin openers P-38

chop sticks – Snow Peak

Sea to Summit titanium folding spoon

Sea to Summit cutting up board

Little bug cooking stove

Wooden spoon

Boker vox Rhino knife

Light my fire plate set�


Gerber strike force

magnesium block

wind proof matches


flint and steel kit

windmill trekker butane lighter

tinder quick tabs

jute twine covered in wax

contained in a small maxpedition moire pouch�

10) Food

I like to stick with comercial sealed foods (MRE’s) that are rated for long life and then incease the calorie intake by using large plastic zip lock bags and adding the following;

  • scroggin / gorp – nuts, dried fruit, seeds, grains, sweets.
  • spices – curry, salt, pepper, garlic, onion flakes, stock cubes and Tabasco Sauce.
  • brew kit – tea, coffee, sugar, powdered milk
  • snacks – cheese spread & biscuits, granola bars, soup mixes.
  • Rice – Basmati
  • split peas – yellow
  • lentils – red
  • muesli
  • corn meal
  • pemican
  • bannock
  • biltong / jerky
  • 2 min noodles
  • dried beans, peas, corn and carrots
  • cous cous
  • Potato Flakes
  • instant porridge

Mainstay Energy Bars made by Survivor Industries

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Springbok Foods – Biltong �
Biltong is a South African dried meat. The difference between Biltong and Jerky is that Biltong can be made from thicker pieces and vinegar is used in the preserving process adding to the texture and flavour by partially cooking while being marinated. Jerky is usually only salted and dried in thinner slices. �

Portion Pack Foods – MRE’s from NZ �

Breakfast (common on all menus) �
– 1 x 100gm Muesli Cereal with milk powder �
Snacks (common on all menus) �
– 2 x 40gm Chocolate bars �
– 2 x 34gm Muesli bars �
– 2 x 40gm pkt Sultanas �
Lunch (common on all menus) �
– 1 x 85gm Instant Noodles �
– 1 x pkt Cream Crackers �
– 1 x 20gm Cheese Spread Sachet �
– 1 x 26 gm Fruit Spread �
Dinner – 1 of the following 300gm Meal-packs �
– Beef & Vegetable �
– Chicken Pasta & Vegetables �
– Lamb in Minted Gravy �
– Vegetable Curry – vegetarian �
Other components (common to all menus) �
– 1 x 85gm Instant Noodles �
– 1 x 7gm Salt Sachet �
– 2 x 14gm Sugar Sachet �
– 2 x 1.5gm Coffee Sachets �
– 2 x 2gm Tea bags �
– 1 x 12gm Sports Drink �
– 1 x 85gm Sweetened Condensed Milk �
Total weight of pack = approx 1200gm �
Average energy content per pack = 13,700kJ �

Settlers Home Foods �
Dried beef mince that comes in 125 gram packs that rehydrate into 500 gram serves providing 2 large serves or 3 small and come in the following flavours. �

Burrito �
Country Casserole �
Bolognaise �
Beef and Black bean �
Malaysian Satay �
Mild Thai Curry �
Plain �
Bacon and Eggs�

Bircher Muesli


11) Pet BOB and Food

Polar Fleece Blankets(1 per animal)


Tinned Food

Dry Food


Collars with ID


Travel Bowls(Food and Water)

Can Opener


Kitty Litter

Litter Tray

Cat Carriers

Meds-Flea/Tick and Worming Paste. Make sure to include Heart Worm

Rope or chain with swivel attachment

First Aid Kit

Animal medical books�

12) Foraging/Looting? Bag

This is made up from a Sotech Gobag/Countycomm Satcom style bag. I just brought one of eprey from a paintball site and found that just as good. This is essentually a break and enter kit for foraging post SHTF. Foraging as opposed to looting is taking what you need to survive as oppossed to what you thieve for the sake of profit or greed. Food, clothing and fuel is different to tv sets and electronic equipment. The first item is a Rambo 4 blade. At 12 inches long fits inside hidden away just in case of needing a defensive tool. Being hidden in one of the many pouches makes it prefered as not to appear as an agressor. it has a soft enough temper to not break if hit with a steel bar. Rope for an agressing kit, flash light, stanley wonder prybar, mid sized bolt cutters, collapsable containers for collecting both fuel and water, lock and chain to cover your exits, large maxpedition rolly polly.Hitchmaster rope winch, small amk .9 first aid kit, and fold up miniture tool sets. Jiggler fuel syphon. A repair kit for fixing cars etc, a few simple items such as cable ties, light gauge fencing wire, duct tape, 2mm electrical wire.Multi tool, sabrecut saw, adjustable wrenches which I normally dont like using but this way limits the amount of tools and weight. Spring loaded engineers punch for glass breaking. Small personal alarm and a few chemicals to make smoke bombs for diversion tactics.�

13) Paperwork/ID

Always have copies of ID sealed in a waterproof zip lock bag, including medicare/health cards, Drivers licence, passport, vehicle rego, medical records, firearms licence, etc.�

14) Optional Accessories

Frisport Lavvu Andersnatten (6-8 person) tipi.

I prefer tipi’s for shelters as they can have wood stoves used inside for heating. I brought the two I have at the time due to being made from ripstop material. Now a days Id probably just go for the Kifaru brand to have the coyote brown colour to match the areas I now frequent and for ease of dealing with the company. Also Golite have changed their models. I use the small one for a temperary all weather shelter and in my larger BOB but have the 8 person tipi for long term accomodation.�