Bugout Bag Checklist

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This checklist is designed for one person. You will need to adjust the quantities on this checklist based on the number of people and their ages in your group.

When quantities are specified they are labeled in (parenthesis).

Backpack (1 per person)

Clothing

  • Shoes (1 pair)
  • Socks (3 pair)
  • Underwear (3)
  • Pants (1 set)
  • Shirt (2)
  • Poncho (1)
  • Emergency Blanket (1)
  • Hand Towel (1)

First Aid

  • First Aid Kit
  • Aspirin
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tums
  • Bug Repellent
  • Aloe Gel
  • Bismal Tablets
  • Imodium
  • Prescription Medication
  • Food Water
  • Granola Bars (or substitute)
  • Tuna Packs (or substitute)
  • Soup Packets (or substitute)
  • Water Bottles (6)
  • Utensils (optional)

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Chap-stick
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet Paper
  • Moist Wipes

Fire & Light

  • Head Lamp (1)
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries (at least two sets to power the head lamp and flashlight)
  • Fire Kit (we will build in step 2)
  • Candles

Tools

  • Hatchet (optional)
  • Saw (optional)
  • Shovel (optional)
  • Multi-tool
  • Knife
  • Knife Sharpener (optional)
  • Duct Tape
  • Tarp (6’x8′)

Miscellaneous

  • Sewing Kit
  • Dust Mask (enough for each member at the family)
  • Fishing Kit
  • Tent (optional)
  • Rope
  • Parachute Cord
  • Crank Radio
  • Tin Cup
  • Trash Bags (2)
  • Compass
  • Money
  • Documents (insurance cards, prescription refill numbers, friends and family contact information, local maps, etc.)

This isn’t necessarily an all-inclusive

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