While it would be nice to pack everything up to and including the kitchen sink in your bug-out bag, your back, legs and feet might disagree. Start with these bare essentials and then work on the “luxury” items to include. Here is a checklist of must-haves that will save your life but won’t weigh you down.

For More Information

Survival Resources:; 845-471-2434

Streamlight:; 800-523-7488

Mechanix Wear:; 800-222-4296

Exotac:; 888-568-9347

LTWK Handcrafted Knives:; 740-317-1404

Suunto:; 855-258-0900

Sawyer:; 800-356-7811

This article was originally published in the SURVIVOR’S EDGE™ Fall 2015 edition. Subscription is available in print and digital editions here.

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