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If you’ve watched what is in the news this past months, it’s been
tough to overlook the quantities of individuals who have had to leave
their homes because of disasters, including hurricanes,fires, floods,
These individuals needed a Bug Out Bag Checklist to help get them started with their Bug Out plan.
Getting your B.O.B bag contents Ready: a 20-step bug out bag
checklist, meant to be handled one each week for twenty weeks, to assist
you plus your family to be in a position to vacate on limited notice
with the fundamental things a person may well require for you to survive
in an crisis situation:
Bug Out Bag checklist might start here: Collect Bug
Out Bags/storage bins to store your emergency survival kits in. Plan 1
kit per member of the family. You can in addition use storage tubs or
perhaps 5 gallon containers. You mite like to break down a person’s
items into their individual container, or even have one container per
category (clothes, food, supplies, etc.)? How would you haul stuff
should you be alone backpack, wagon, stroller?
Bug Out Bag 72 Hours of Non-Perishable Foods For each Individual.
Tips: MREs, freeze-dried pouches, canned soups, high energy food bars,
meats, veggies, fruit, juice; peanut butter, hard candy, beef jerky.
Make a menu and plan each meal & snack foods. Brand your food as
“Breakfast Day 1”, “Lunch Day 1”, etc. Place expiration dates on
packages & your menu. Survival Food
H2o. Intend on 1 gallon of water per individual per day-two quarts for drinking, two for meal preparation & clean-up.
Bug Out Bag checklist should include: First Aid Kit. 1st aid manual,
hand sanitizer vinyl gloves, alcohol pads, tweezers, needle, small
scissors, safety pins, cold pack, thermometer, band aids gauze, elastic
(Ace) bandage, anti-bac ointment, pain reliever.
Flashlights, Portable Radio (and batteries, as needed.) Check out
solar image or hand crank solutions which will even has accessories to
charge a mobile phone. Look for a radio which is NOAA equipped. NOAA
broadcasts regional emergency weather and evacuation directions (radio
is placed for your local zip code).
Bug Out Bag checklist also should include: Personal
Hygiene Kit for every single person. Incorporate items in Ziploc bags
or waterproof package: small towel/washcloth, comb/brush, soap, liquid
detergent, toothbrush, toothpaste and other dental hygiene needs,
deodorant, feminine hygiene items, other personal hygiene items, small
wash basin (optional).
Additional Bug Out Bag checklist items: Sanitation and Waste
Disposal. Stash the following in a 5-gallon bucket along with lid (and
optional toilet lid): toilet tissue or baby wipes (remove cardboard tube
to conserve room), plastic bags & ties, for disposal, chlorine
bleach or disinfectant, toilet chemicals (optional),wet ones, paper
towels, small shovel (optional). Chlorine bleach is a tough one in
relation to emergencies. It starts to break down and lose strength after
only 6 months, and you also hate to have to use or dispose of bleach
and change it out when it’s not something you will generally have in
your home. Full strength vinegar as well as peroxide, stashed
independently, will do a sufficient job.
Bug Out Bag Clothing. For each individual store: Pants, socks,
sweatshirt, t-shirt, Boots or shoes (optional) in Ziploc bags labeled
with name and clothing size. For the children, store clothes which are
1-2 sizes bigger. Rotate clothes out when child grows into them. Be sure
to note garments sizes on the “Master List” so that you recognize when
to rotate clothes.
Bug Out Bag checklist will include: Eating/Cooking Supplies. Have a
can opener, stove w/solid fuel or even heat pellets, utensils, cups,
aluminum foil, Swiss army knife/utility tool with pliers &
sharpening stone. Plastic plates & utensils may be used, yet be sure
to have one or more container for boiling hot water.
Keep dry and warm with (hand warmers) for each person in your family.
Bug Out Bag checklist keep warm: Fire Making Supplies. Suggested:
flint, fire starter waterproof matches, fire starter you can create by
gently melting a bit of Vaseline. Place 6-10 cotton balls in melted
Vaseline and saturate fully. Permit cool & store within anything
similar to a film container or simply Ziploc. To make use of, position a
couple cotton balls beneath tinder and light using match. Dryer lint is
great yet doesn’t burn as long.
Bugging Out: Always be prepared for everything. Rope and/or twine,
duct tape (place around a drinking straw to reduce space), extra garbage
sacks, extra Ziploc bags, whistle, used CD for signaling, along with
small sewing kit (thread, needles, tiny scissors), medical tubing
Bugging Out: Be Ready to Go with additional house keys along with car
keys, area map for finding shelters, evacuation routes, etc., money.
(Plenty of funds to support your family outside of your dwelling for 72
hours. Keep most of it in small bills along with some quarters.)
Important Documents for the Bugout Bag. Preserve copies inside a
waterproof container : bank account & credit card information,
homeowners’ insurance information, emergency plan, important phone
numbers, family emergency plan contact numbers, birth certificates
&/or passports, immunization records & health records,. *Keep
original documents within a watertight, fireproof container at your
Where might you rest your head during a Bug Out? Think about a tent
and lightweight wool blankets or sleeping bags. For people with a large
family camping tent, keep it in a location where by it will be readily
available during an evacuation.
Your Bug Out Bag checklist special needs, Items. For little: babies,
diapers, wipes, bottles, water, ointment, medication,, baby sling or
carrier. Pick one which doesn’t take up a lot space for the Bugout
Bag like this, or simply put it on your own pack. Disabled/special
needs: Analyse what you require. Add to package or place on a list of
“other items to bring” and store list with your kit.
Bug Out Bag checklist should include extras like: Other Things to
Bring if space along with time permit List. Coats, hats, gloves, boots
(winter), cell phones and chargers, camera, tarp, tent, pillows, purse
or wallet, diaper bag, extra food and water, special needs items, etc.
In case you think of something different crucial incorporate it.
Prior to your Bug Out: Decide on an out of town contact; it could be
easier to make long distance calls than local. Arranged gathering
destinations, one right outside your home and one outside your
neighborhood. Gather contact details for family members this includes
work & school. Plan escape routes from home in addition to secure
locations in case of flood, hurricane, tornado,, etc. Prepare a list of
people, boarding centers, & veterinarians where pets might go. Read More Here
I wanted to start carrying a get
home/bug out bag; here is a list of the products and items I plan to
purchase over the next few years to build up this backpack. I’m going to
try and include all the links to the products I list. Everything else
can be found at your local store/market. Please feel free to
add/subtract things from my list. I’m looking forward to reading your
constructive ideas and criticism on my ideas and plans. Thank You.
start with medical supplies and accessories. These are the items I
think that I will need if I am to be in any sort of emergency, for
instance: I plan to pack for a car wreck/hike through an area that is
completely unknown to me, friends, and family (and is really, really far
away). Here is what I have written down for my Medical supplies list:
- #MA41: Rip-Away E.M.T pouch.
- Small, medium, and large Gauze.
- A surgical tourniquet.
- Alcohol wipes.
- Antibiotic ointment.
- A bar of soap.
- Dr. Brooners Castile Soap.
- toothbrush, and floss.
- Water disinfectant of your choice. Mine is Iodine, I can’t find a good place to get it though.
- Insect repellant and Insect bite treatment.
- Two or three ACE bandages.
- A magnifying glass.
- A lighter, and matches. (In a waterproof case of its own.)
- medical tape.
- A pair of tweezers, toe nail clippers, and scissors. (CUTCO has some god-like knives/scissors)
- Super glue.
- Four pairs of rubber gloves.
- Feminine pads.
- Ascorbic acid.
- Surgical sewing kit.
- Write in the Rain notepad with a couple of pens.
- Maxpedition Condor II.
- Magnesium fire starters.
- Life Straws.
- Solar panel.
- AA, AAA, and D-cell lithium ion rechargeable batteries.
- A Write in the Rain notepad with pens.
- A compass that glows in the dark. And a map of the United States of America.
- Match cases that will have waterproof and windproof matches.
- A lighter.
- P-38 can opener.
- A sewing kit with various types of needles and threads.
- Paracord 550.
- A mini folding shovel.
- Leather gloves.
- A wool blanket.
- MX-991/U flashlights. I’m wanting at least three.
- Source tactical hydration system. 3L. W/ Helix valve, U.T.A.
- Toilet paper and more alcohol wipes.
- ENO Doublenest hammock. With Atlas straps, mosquito netting, and a tarp with stakes.
- A stainless steel canteen that includes a three-piece set for boiling water and cooking food.
- Aluminum foil.
- Carabiners rated for climbing.
- Cigarettes for trading.
- A hat
- A pair of wool socks.
- A wool shirt.
- Small jacket, warm enough for winter weather.
- Some shoes. Converses maybe? Something bendable and thin…
- A poncho.
- Water filter pump.
- Two way radios capable of receiving weather alerts and broadcasts. I need help with buying this.
- Millitary MRE’s and ER/MAYDAY food bars.
- Tea and coffee
- Salt and pepper
- 101 use card. (signal mirror, knife, wrench, ect…)
- Mechanical fishing reels and a small fishing kit.
- Snares; big and small. Six E/A.
- Collapsible bow. (Folds in on itself.)
- KA-BAR Explorer.
- Lockback knives.
- A multi-tool.
When you find out your own government is harvesting your phone metadata and internet activity, what do you do? If you’re Jeff Larson at ProPublica, you file a FOIA request in hopes of getting the NSA to cough up some of the info it’s collected on you.
Shortly after the Guardian and Washington Post published their Verizon and PRISM stories, I filed a freedom of information request
with the NSA seeking any personal data the agency has about me. I
didn’t expect an answer, but yesterday I received a letter signed by
Pamela Phillips, the Chief FOIA Officer at the agency (which really
freaked out my wife when she picked up our mail).
Yes, Larson received three pages of unredacted excuses and explanations as to why the NSA would not
be letting him in on what it had gathered, as well as some circuitous
explanations as to why it was unable to confirm the existence of the
data he requested.
request-by-request basis would allow our adversaries to accumulate
information and draw conclusions about the NSA’s technical capabilities,
sources, and methods. Our adversaries are likely to evaluate all public
responses related to these programs. Were we to provide positive or
negative responses to requests such as yours, our adversaries’
compilation of the information provided would reasonably be expected to
cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.”
“Reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the
national security…” That’s a beauty, as is the entire paragraph.
Instead of “Yes, we have some stuff but we can’t let you look at it,” or
“No, we don’t have your stuff, but thanks for asking,” we get “We can
neither confirm nor deny we have your stuff because a simple yes or no
would give terrorists the upper hand.” Alternately: “Sorry we can’t be
more specific. Can I offer you some fear instead?” Fortunately, as
Larson notes, he won’t be charged a fee for this non-answer to his
The NSA’s FOIA responder takes a little time to imply that the media possibly has all the facts wrong.
As you may be also be aware, there has been considerable speculation about two NSA intelligence programs in the press /media.
If by “considerable speculation,” she means “actual document leaks,”
then we’re on the right track. Yes, there’s been plenty of speculation
but there are several exposed documents that give this speculation a
solid starting point.
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