Here I am with my Bug Out outfit. I am wearing a pretty sturdy t-shirt with jeans and some Bates boots. The boots are sturdy and have lasted a good while with much more time left in them. The hat is to keep the sun off my head and the bandana, used in this picture to hide my face, can be used for miscellaneous purposes. Also, not pictured, is a jacket for the cold.
I have in my pockets my wallet, a Gerber pocket knife on my back right pocket, (hidden away) I have a smaller 2 inch blade version of it, and in my right pocket a 2 inch Kershaw pocket knife. On my belt I have a Gerber multi-tool (I forgot which one in particular it is). Also, I have a survival knife that has hardly been used and has been sharpened to an amazing edge. The shotgun I am holding is a Winchester Model 1300 (ducks unlimited edition). I have an abundance of practice with this gun and I keep it cleaned and stored properly.
On the table is an Eddie Bauer backpack. This backpack has two support rods built into the back piece to help support and distribute the weight better. It is a very comfortable bag that I have had for years and has yet to fail me. It has 3 main sections and one that is inside the bag itself. With everything that I have in it the bag weighs only about 10 lbs.
In the second picture is all that I have in it and to go with it. Starting with the top left:
First Aid Kit- A little first aid kit with a few little things in it to help with cuts and such. Very basic.
Belt- Beside the first aid kit.
Binoculars- Need I explain?
Black Fleece Blanket- A blanket to keep me warm at night.
Cooking set- On top of the blanket. I used this when I went camping as a kid. I found it in my garage and decided it would be useful. I am looking into buying another set to replace this one but for now it will do.
Bag- Beside cooking set. Itâ€™s one of those gym bags with the draw strings. Figured itâ€™d come in handy.
Socks- Below first aid kit. Two pairs of knee high socks for fresh changes during the apoc.
Poncho- leaning against the socks. Keep me dry in the rain and has some other uses.
Umbrella- Beside socks. Useful for the rain or for the parts that make it.
Duck tape roll- Because itâ€™s the shit.
Chain- I have a 2 foot section of chain from my friendâ€™s barn that I keep in a little draw string burlap bag to keep it silenced. Didnâ€™t think it would work but it did!
Flashlights- one is a 3 stage light. Has a red light for the dark, white light and a regular beam. The other is a waterproof wind up flashlight.
Rope- The yellow rope is a tow rope with hooks on the end. This will be helpful for heavy loads or tying large things down. On top of that is 100 ft of 550 paracord.
Baton- A wood baton that is rather sturdy but obviously wonâ€™t hold up forever. I am currently working on replacing it but for now it is there.
Shotgun Shells- For my shotgun. The ones pictured are ten 3 inch magnums, but I have others. Yeah, perhaps a little much but hey, if I donâ€™t have my shotgun, they can be used for trading purposes.
Knife Sharpener- Yellow, below flashlights. Very necessary.
Mechanix Gloves- Strong sturdy gloves. These have padded palms as well.
Hydration Bladder- For water of course. I have a Hydro-pack that I took this out of but may keep the bag around just in case.
Knives- 2 Gerbers, 1 Kershaw, 1 Gerber Multi-tool, one random multi-tool I jacked from my fatherâ€™s emergency roadside kit, 1 SOG Seal Pup, and 1 survival knife
Yes, I know there is no food. I have plans for the bag the bladder came with for that.
On a Scale of 1-10 what are this personâ€™s chances of surviving the Zombie Apocalypse? Why?