Survival Gear: 101 Preparedness Items Survival Gear List

We receive a ton of suggestions from our readers; but one of the most popular emails we receive is from readers who want to share what’s in their bug out bag or survival kit.

Survival Gear

We would like to thank everyone for their suggestions and have compiled a list of the top 101 pieces of Survival gear our readers carry with them. Some of these items are great for Bug Out Bags and wilderness survival, while others might be better suited for an urban survival situation.

This is a list of what our readers find most important to them and is in no way a list of what we think you should or shouldn’t carry. Everyone’s needs are unique and will change depending on a number of factors. The list of survival gear is presented so you can see what others carry, and to give you some ideas if you’re just getting started in preparedness.

Survival Gear List: 101 Top Suggestions from our readers.

  1. Cell Phone
  2. Water Bottles
  3. Flashlights
  4. MultiTool
  5. Pocket Knife
  6. Knife (we recommend the SOG Knives – The Seal Pup Elite Knife)
  7. Emergency Food or MRE’S
  8. First Aid Kit
  9. Compass
  10. Personal locator beacon (PLB)
  11. Hiking Backpack
  12. Sleeping Bag
  13. Canteens
  14. Sewing Kit
  15. Maps
  16. Duct Tape
  17. Plastic Tubing
  18. Lighter
  19. Space blanket
  20. Plastic Freezer Bags
  21. Crowbar
  22. Fire steel
  23. Waterproof Matches
  24. Emergency Candles
  25. Hiking Tarp
  26. Water Storage
  27. Water Filter
  28. Camp Axe
  29. Shovel
  30. Flares
  31. Signal Mirror
  32. 4 Season Tent
  33. Ham Radio
  34. C.B. Radio
  35. Bivy sack
  36. Whistle
  37. Good Hiking Boots
  38. Thermos for Cooking
  39. Chlorine Bleach
  40. Water-purification tablets
  41. 550 Paracord
  42. Hiking Hammock
  43. Tinder (for fire starting)
  44. Machete
  45. Plastic painters tarp
  46. Salt
  47. Mylar blanket
  48. L.E.D. HeadLamps
  49. Fishing line
  50. Dental floss
  51. Extra Socks
  52. Gloves
  53. Rain suit or  poncho,
  54. Wide Brim Hat
  55. Ultimate Survival Kit
  56. Bandanas
  57. Bible
  58. Playing Cards
  59. Fire Extinguisher
  60. AM / Weather Radio
  61. Riffle
  62. Ammo
  63. B.B. / Pellet Gun
  64. Slingshot
  65. Snare Wire
  66. Multi-Vitamins
  67. GPS Device
  68. Portable Camping Stove
  69. Propane
  70. Batteries
  71. Solar Charger
  72. Fishing Pole
  73. Magnesium Fire Starter
  74. Survival Laptop
  75. Saw
  76. Plastic Trash Bags
  77. Binoculars
  78. Shortwave Radio
  79. Eating and Cooking Utensils
  80. Scissors
  81. Sunglasses
  82. Sunscreen
  83. Jumper Cables
  84. Cable Ties
  85. Oil (for your vehicle, can also be used to start a fire or create smoke for a signal fire)
  86. Tool Kit
  87. Tire Repair Kit
  88. Hard Candy ( can give you a boost of energy and a boost to your morale)
  89. Emergency Credit Card
  90. Personal Identification Papers
  91. Family Photos (morale Booster)
  92. Dust Mask
  93. Lantern
  94. Money (Putting a $20 or a $50 in you kit might come in useful someday)
  95. Rubbing Alcohol
  96. Pepper or Bear Spray
  97. Can Opener
  98. Chemical hand warmer packets
  99. Energy Bars
  100. Survival Books

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  1. Robert
    February 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for checking out the site!

    The list is really meant to be a basic list for those just getting started. It is in no way a complete list, or a list of things that need to be included in everyone’s stockpile. It is here to give you some ideas, and some things to think about when getting started.

    • john sprague
      March 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Great list!

      • seriously?!?
        March 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

        seriously can anyone and I mean anyone explain how a bible is going to save your life in a survival situation aside from tinder to start a fire cause I am highly doubting you can use it to hunt with or fight off any predatory animals…come on seriously you mean to tell me you have one last spot and your debating something ACTUALLY useful or a bible youll pack the bible….(insert eye roll here)

        • Yes, seriuosly!!!
          March 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm

          impressive…. it seems you idiots are on every site and in every blog spreading your faith hate BS. I hope you don’t have to find out the hard way but…. whether or not you choose faith, every person has a right to look to God in their time of need. When you are lost, broken and alone, you may wish you had God to speak to yourself. While you clearly do not agree, please exercise your right to be silent while people of greater worth and less arrogance find solitude in their own way. This is still America the last time I checked. As long as people like you dilute the integrity of our foundation, it wont be much longer. Congratulations…. you have reached the top tier of the jackass category.

          • Dylan - BHM AL
            April 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm

            Very true. A few days (4) away from long term living in the wilderness project. I know better than to bring a third of the items listed but inside 2 freezer bags near the top of my pack will be my old KJV. I just hope I make it 40 days and 40 nights. Lots of good stuff on this site, not counting the few boneheaded remarks from the trolls. Wish me luck.

          • Gustavo The Mexican
            April 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm

            Dude! I have mad respect in your response. and I agree with you 100%

          • Logan
            May 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm

            Your unbiast opinion made me laugh.. hats off to you man. You nailed it on the head. I appreciate people like you. Keep on keeping on

          • A concerned bystander
            May 14, 2014 at 9:21 pm

            I must say my friend, you are a paragon of Christianity. You truly do uphold the tenets of the Christian Faith here. (Sarcasm, unfortunately, cannot be expressed clearly enough through the silent, written word.)

            Rounding on somebody simply because they dared to question why somebody might take a Bible with them. Really, I thought that the Spanish Inquisition was no longer operating.

            You, my friend, are a prime example of the type of Christian the world has more than enough of. You questioned this poor bastard’s mental capacity by calling him an idiot, and then proceeded to accuse him of spreading ‘faith hate BS’ when he simply questioned why somebody might take a Bible with them in a survival kit.

            While I shudder to share any views with you at all, I agree with you however, that every person has a right to look to God if they so choose. But in the same respect people also have a right to choose in what way they look to Him, and indeed whether or not they even want to.

            You, sir, are the one spreading the ‘faith hate BS’ that you are so angered by, and to claim that another person is worth less than you – especially when all he has done is ask a question – is an exercise in stupidity. One I would suggest has elevated you to the, how did you put it? “top tier of the jackass category”.

            Now, I am not sure how someone would find solitude through the Bible or through God, as solitude is a state of isolation. Perhaps you meant Solace? Regardless, your vocabulary is not my main concern. What I do find concerning, and mildly humorous, is that you think yourself to be less arrogant than this person, yet of more worth. Blessed with the right to express your opinions, but expectant of others to remain silent. Most concerning above all, is your belief that someone asking a question, someone seeking to further their base of knowledge is “diluting the integrity of our foundation” as America, the nation.

            You urged this person to “exercise (his) right to be silent”, might I suggest that you do the same yourself?

          • Taka
            August 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm

            I dont mind them listing the bible but I think they should just generalize it to books for moral. I agree with you about him dissing people’s faith but saying that people that follow the bible are of greater worth is kinda arrogant

          • Logan
            September 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm

            Did you ever consider that maybe, just maybe he is asking because he is that shocked to see a bible on that list!? some persons would consider that an option but there are those who grab a back pack and the last thought in their mind is “I should take the bible” and even then to say it would be something I myself wouldn’t take would just probably open for some type of retort of “some christian you are”, but then again does that make you better than me to judge based off that? Ye who throw stones…..

          • Poppet
            October 31, 2014 at 5:41 pm

            Last time I checked this was the world wide web, not America…
            If you’re American and want to take a pocket bible, I’m not prejudice.
            I’ve packed the pocket edition of the SAS Survival Guide and a book on edible native plants instead as logic would dictate.
            A possible suggestion would be; do like the muslims do and memorise your book of faith.

          • DEAN LOVELL
            November 27, 2014 at 4:16 am

            I agree, in the coming months or years , people are going to need god weather they know it or not?

          • Ox Morel
            November 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm

            Amen to that. Covers everything… good to go!

          • BigKC
            January 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm

            Look im with him. There are so many more important things to take then a bible. That is just my opione but you do as you see fit. There are a lot of other things on that list like the kit and laptop that r just down right not worth taking. As for slamming on a person that was making a simlpe point is the kind of thing that is braking down Amarica and not the intelegents of the people that live here. I have been in the trenches and I personly do not belive in god at all. The whole thing of a bible is a load of shit and full of lies that men have made seam like it was to be true but that is just what i think yet again.

          • Roger
            January 21, 2015 at 6:03 pm

            AMEN! I’m always amazed at the quick mouth draw of the haters of God. Let them die alone.

          • That guy
            January 29, 2015 at 10:55 am

            You got burned by a Christian… Take it, and leave…

          • William E. Huston
            April 8, 2015 at 7:35 am

            I thought being of christian faith was to openly and willingly reach out to those that are lost, or not found god, not to judge them because they are not the same religion. I thought god was suppose to be the only one that has the right to judge. But if you want to hate on someone by all means go ahead. There is no stopping the sheer stupidity that the world has become. No matter race nor religion will change my mind on how someone acts. You may say that you are a christian but are you really a true believer if you are hating on others and telling them that they just got burned by a christian? Burning! that sounds something more of satans area of expertise. Everyone is entitled to their opinion no matter their race, religion, nor their intelligence level. If you want to take a bible then take a bible. I understand it will help keep refuge when you are out in the wilderness alone, scared and afraid of dying. Honestly this whole thing has been blown out of proportion and it all goes back to one simple question of why should i bring a bible. Well in theory there are many reasons why you should and/or shouldn’t bring one. yes you could use it as a fire starter. It could be used for as an archive for people that are trying to recreate the earth if a major disaster happens. Maybe even used for trade. There are many reasons why or why not to bring a bible. But in the end… WHO GIVES A FUCK! everyone this site was meant for people that are researching what is most useful in a survival situation. Not for a bunch of religion bombing. So please find something better to do in your life than judging people.

          • Hey Zeus
            April 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm

            PRAISE JESUS!!!!

          • Someone
            May 10, 2015 at 11:49 pm

            Or like the first guy said leave the bible to make room for more useful things in a survival situation .

          • Survivor Z
            May 12, 2015 at 10:10 am

            I think it’s you bible-thumpers who actually spread the actual faith and hate. Normal human beings are not subjected to demonic religions. Humanity should get rid of that evil. In a survival situation, your religion only gives you false hope.

          • John
            May 26, 2015 at 7:13 am

            Sometimes it is in Gods will for people to go through hard times, it’s stupid to reject wisdom and hope for the best by “Living By Faith” I’m not saying faith is useless, what I’m saying is that if a disaster is going to happen, it’s best to be prepared.

          • Angel
            May 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm

            Aboslutely loved your response and well put without sounding like a jerk.. May God bless you and your family and friends! =)

          • God almighty
            June 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm

            Useless Jesus whore

          • Karen
            June 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

            Well, from the posts I’ve seen here, folks are interested in truly helping, just bashing. Fine christian principles in action, just let them die. Do you think this might have anything at all to do with why shtf is coming anyway. Jesus didn’t behave this way.

          • The Guy
            July 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

            The Bible gives support and faith in your situation. Second, the pages can help start a fire to warm you, cook, and more. The pages of the Bible can also be used as toilet paper if need be. I hop my suggestions will help you

          • Christian Conservative
            August 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

            I do not need to lie to myself or others. I love our Nation and know full well that it is not based in any way on Christianity. I have always thought it strange that my fellow Christians struggle with the truth. Perhaps they struggle with their faith.

            We all need to appreciate our Nation where we have freedom of religion. That means people should have freedom from religion if they choose. As a devote Christian, I apologize for the behavior of my fellow Christians. A true Christian has only love in their heart for their fellow man.

          • mike
            November 3, 2015 at 4:07 am

            “Greater worth”? So because you believe in God that makes you better then someone who doesn’t. You are a prime example why Religion is the number cause of wars and problems in our society.

          • Deb
            November 5, 2015 at 3:33 pm

            Also, bibles are often passed down and people write things like the dates of births, deaths and marriages in them. They can carry history.

          • Tom
            December 16, 2015 at 8:40 am

            Damn! he told your ass off!!

          • Snowleoperd
            December 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

            I was attacked by a rabid badger once, i took out my bible said a few apt words and this bright beam of light shone from above and some guy in white with matching beard came from nowhere, with booming voice said ‘away rabid badger’ and the guy in the sandals saved my 9 bars of confectionary. It’s true, this bible crap does work and no batteries needed!

          • Darren Stevens
            January 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm

            Kindling ;)

          • jods
            January 25, 2016 at 9:22 pm

            You can use the bble as tinder

          • thank you
            January 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

            you are right

          • crimson black
            February 9, 2016 at 6:36 am

            you know for a person of faith you are throwing around a lot of insults… doesn’t that book you supposedly read say “judge not, unless ye be judged” ? but you are right about one thing this is america and we have something called freedom of speech so maybe you should take your own advice! you bible thumping hypocrite…. (that wasn’t an insult because it’s true)

          • Katy
            April 19, 2016 at 2:13 pm

            Actually if worst came to worst, you could use the pages for a fire, and/or they make good papers for joints! ;)

          • DeeEnter your name...
            April 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

            You could burn it or use it as tp.

            If this is a genuine list of survival equipment then the bible should only be listed in the Co text of psychological aids. The Quran, the Book Of Mormon, even a your favourite novel could aid you in that space. And all could be burned if required. Citing the bible alone and the somewhat aggressive post above is inappropriate imo.

          • denzel
            April 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

            what about instant cold ice packs and deer camera

          • Derek Smith
            May 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

            Insect repellent?? No DEET(Permethrin)? And yes, very much yes indeed, the Bible! Should be No.1 on “The List”.

          • Gregory Krantz
            July 10, 2016 at 6:33 pm

            Amen to that.

          • Joe Crawford
            July 12, 2016 at 1:14 pm

            Why do you need survival items and tools if you have the bible?

            Are you planning to survive the end? How can you survive the end? It’s the end…

            Just sit right where you are, God will take care of you. All you need to do is sit right there with your bible in your lap thumping it…

          • nikki
            August 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm

            If you are so Christian to begin with you would not be speaking to the lost in such a way!! People usually find the lord when they are at the lowest possible moment in there life one thing I agree on is that you absolutely don’t need a bible to do that but note when you do get there you will wish you had it to refer to and do a bible study as to read and pray on what you have read. They do make those tiny pocket bibles that wouldn’t take up much space.

          • Tracy
            November 1, 2016 at 4:40 pm

            A little late to the party…but do you really think that god only likes bible verses? I mean wouldn’t the bible add weight for no reason…and one could pray however they felt appropriate. I mean sure a book is a good thing to pass the time with and the bible is a better read for multiple occassions but as if god only loves those that haul a bible around with them…that seems a bit short sited. He’s all knowing but the only book he likes is the bible? I gotta agree…other than tinder its not worthy of the list. Not to mention which bible? Old testament? New testament? Which version? The torah? Or any number of other random bibles of other religions…

          • Roman Sokol
            November 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm

            That was sweet

          • Jewles
            December 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

            Heck ye! I agree with everything you said. Preach on brother.

        • K M
          March 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm

          Reading scripture brings blessings! It calms one’s mind. Increases knowledge, gives moral direction, helps with solutions to problems. Gives solace. Encourages the downhearted. Confirms that God is all loving, all cariing and ever present in our lives–if we just allow Him to be part of out lives. It is true. This is not nonsense but a fact. Oh yes, healings of all kinds do happen to those who read scriptures. Scoffers scoff at What they can’t understand. Pity and pray for them.

          • Bob
            June 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

            Hey god is good

          • crimson black
            February 9, 2016 at 6:44 am

            I need to say this… If you need a bible to give you moral direction then deep in your “soul” you aren’t a good person to begin with. We all (for the most part) know right from wrong and you shouldn’t need a bible to tell you what is right and wrong! besides the bible is full of hatred, for example there is a story in that book where a man gives up his daughter to a group of rapists and when the rapists finish having their way with her the father cuts his daughter up into 12 different pieces and ships the pieces off to the different coasts of Israel! How messed up is that? and if you read that book a little closer it also says that you should kill your brother and father to be a true follower of jesus christ! even more messed up huh? maybe some of you so called “religious” people should actually read that book you praise so much! you might not think so highly of your imaginary friend so much.

        • Annunaki
          April 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

          Earth :)

          • Chris
            May 10, 2014 at 6:06 am

            Thanks for the BIBLE acronym… You made my day!! ^_^

          • Jack B. Nimble
            December 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm

            Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth..
            Hardly basic when it’s typically 1395 pages but then again there’s no straight answer for that either.
            One version of the bible has 999 pages.. turn that one upside down..

            If I was lost in the woods I think I’d find better things to do with my time than sitting and waiting to die reading 1000 plus pages of the bible.

            Search for food perhaps? Build a fire to stay warm and use it to send signals for help maybe?

            Anyone who sits there reading the bible sounds like they’ve already given up!

            Actually, it’s not a bad idea to have a bible in that list because it would give you a heck of a lot of kindling to start a camp fire!
            1395 pages would start a lot of fires! :)

          • Nancy
            November 17, 2016 at 4:13 am


          • Nancy
            November 17, 2016 at 4:24 am

            God’s Word, aka The Holy Bible, is Life’s instruction Book. Most Christians realize it’s value, especially, during a life crisis! God is Love and hope and in times when your life or the life of someone you love is in danger, God is the answer. Reading His Word helps one feel closer to Him.

        • mike
          May 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm

          Dear Seriously ?!?
          I would assume after reading all those who question your concern about bring the Bible, I would think it would be for the same reason that Playing Cards are listed. Some people like to read to pass the time, some pass the time by playing cards. It’s a choice. I for one are a Christian and would get solace from reading my Bible. You may not. 86% of our Nation believe in GOD. This Nation was founded on the principles of GOD. I can only assume that you might be in that 14%. Good luck with that.

          • Anonymous
            June 16, 2014 at 1:53 pm

            Our nation was most definitely not founded on the principles of christianity. You can find many quotations from the founding fathers stating this exact thing. Even the constitution separates the law from religion. Do some research and educate yourself.

          • youdontneedtoknow
            July 1, 2014 at 3:34 pm

            to Anonymous…the country was most definitely founded on the principles of Christianity. Anything you think you read that says otherwise is obviously false. Countless written accounts and historically validated artifacts, writings and histories of the founding fathers quite unequivocally state this fact. And the Constitution does no such thing as separate law from religion…all it states is that the country may not formally adopt a religion as the “religion of the state”. But there is no such statute, law or mandate in all of the Bill of Rights, Constitution and all of US law that even says the terminology of “separation of church and state”. It doesn’t exist, it never has and it never will. The Constitution guarantees “freedom OF religion” not “freedom FROM religion”. So if you want to get technical it is actually illegal to be atheist according to the Constitution. Maybe it is you who should do some research and educate yourself. It is quite clear you haven’t even read the Constitution or you’d already know these things.

          • Taylor
            August 13, 2014 at 6:31 pm

            The Treaty of Tripoli would disagree with you as well as many founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson. This nation is made up of many cultures and some of which predate the creation of even of Christianity and older religions in ancient Mesopotamia. This nation is secular in nature.

          • Diego
            August 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm

            To “Anonymous”: Well, if I’m not completely wrong, the first and second sentence of the Declaration of Independence mention God. Last time I checked….. That’s a pretty big document concerning our foundation. Also. Look in your wallet, take a dollar bill out, read the back, it says, ” In God We Trust”…. Please refer to 1 Peter 4:12-13. “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.instead, be very glad–for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.” This should also answer the “why would I ever need a Bible for survival” question.

          • Logan
            September 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

            How is it that anyone can voice an opinion and we can encourage it yet the minute they disagree it can turn around to sarcasm or belittling them? For instance I believe you said 14% don’t believe in god thats their choice yet you belittle it with a “good luck with that”, it seems, and maybe I’m wrong, that you are talking down to those 14% of persons who dont believe. Get off your high horse.

          • Shell
            August 16, 2015 at 5:33 pm

            “The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.”
            –John Adams

            In 1861, during the cival war, “In God We Trust” first appeared on our coins. It was removed in 1883, but again reappeared in 1938. This was not set up by our Founding Fathers.

            We were born a secular nation and must remain one, despite the passion behind our Christian citizens.

            Our founding fathers made it very clear that our country is not based on Christianity. If you doubt this, do some research.

            Our Constitution does not mention God, Jesus, the Bible, the Ten Commandments, Christians or Christianity.

        • why so serious?
          June 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm

          it’s stories of the ancients, our ancestors, and their experience of life and some editory, but what matters in all knowledge that you learn the good in what you see and learn the importance of knowing evil aside from good. so that you don’t misunderstand the selfishness of one man’s perspective. the bible, could hold sources of understanding rather than practical knowledge for execution. It won’t directly save your life, unless you are attacked you could choose better weapons tho.. but it could give you a perspective in morality and immorality if you understand what it tells about.

          • Mr. “anonymous”, since you are afraid to enter a name it is clear to me that you are a typical lib-tard hiding behind a computer screen who simply has complete fear of the truth. It has also been made evident that you also are completely devoid of any and all facts. This country was most definitely founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, whether or not you believe this is irrelevant because this is a basic fact known throughout the world by anyone with at least a second grade education, I can write this in any color of crayon you choose if it will help you to better understand. It is clear to all by your misrepresentation of the truth that you are as well educated in history as your ridiculous statement presents you to be. Please try to have a clue before you open your banjo-picking cousin dating dope smoking sandal-wearing tree hugging liberal pie hole in the presence of truly educated people. If your comments are stated out of plain stupidity then we all understand you can’t fix stupid, but after all liberalism is a mental disorder….

        • personal opinion
          July 18, 2014 at 10:08 pm

          Regardless of faith, I believe that in a scenario that would be extremely traumatizing, it would be beneficial to raise your moral by reading anything preferable to your region. I.e Bible, Quran, or the Torah. Hell or even just a good book regardless to distract you.

          Yes, you are correct that that a bible wont help you hunt or fight off animals but it can help you survive if you use it correctly. There is literally no reason to get butthurt over the Bible being listed above. That goes to everyone, including Christians.

        • iama prestige
          July 30, 2014 at 8:31 pm

          The bible is for when things turn for the worst. And you feel like giving up or taking your own life.It’s for Hope,sanity and knowing there more out there. And if you use other things and books other than the bible

        • red
          August 30, 2014 at 7:47 am

          If you have to ask… it wouldn’t help YOU at all.

          • The Fungo
            August 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

            If you are living like there is no God…you better be right.

        • Kelly
          September 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm

          Really? Why not complain about the playing cards? Sounds to me like you are the one with the problem.

          • Gods child
            October 1, 2014 at 1:10 pm

            The very reason everyone is making a survival kit and looking at this list, is from the very things that the bible warned us about… Pestilence, Famine, natural disasters! Why wouldn’t we use it as a tool?

        • Jesus lover
          October 18, 2014 at 2:19 am

          Why is it that, when people say anything about the bible, or God, people have to say something against it? What about the other hundred items listed? Just because people stick up for God doesn’t mean were perfect n dont think your comments are bullshit. Cuz to be quite honest they are bullshit… God is the only one who can save us. Whether you believe it or not, whether you have all the right things to say to justify your evilness. You will see soon enough. God is powerful. I would not argue against Him whether you believe or not.

        • Enter your name...
          November 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

          “There’s no such thing as an atheist in a fox hole”

          • crimson black
            February 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

            if you are in a foxhole then you aren’t being very christian in the first place… isn’t one of your commandments “thou shalt not kill” or something along that line? if you are in a foxhole then you are participating in killings! simple as that. you can try to justify the killings with another quote or two from that book but it still boils back down to the commandments, the ten basic rules to life and i don’t need a story book to tell me how to do right or stay away from wrong that should just be apparent to almost everyone. but my opinion is that christians are too damn ignorant to grasp the concept of reality on their own so they let a book dictate their life for them.

          • Ben
            April 12, 2016 at 1:24 am

            I beg to differ. I’m a atheist and combat veteran.

            Your move, Sally.

        • Nobby
          November 23, 2014 at 1:44 am

          Could maybe stop a .22 bullet if worn in top pocket or use it to wipe ur ass or to make a spliff as the paper is nice and thin ;0D or you could use it to batter an annoying christian fool to death when they start preaching some holy bollox.!!
          But let the uneducated fools take a distraction from what is happening all around them. That’s what the bible is used for everyday anyway isn’t it. When there is a total loss of social control they will need something to keep them subdued.!?!

        • Hayven
          January 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm

          Damn brother You must not have much survival traning state of mind and having things like photos and books to put your mind at ease are as important as a good knife your not go na make it far if you lose your marbles.thats why every soldier carries pictures or small keepsakes to keep them grounded

          • Ben
            April 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

            “Every” soldier? I knew plenty who didn’t carry any magical talisman to ward off danger. No pictures, no books, no keepsakes, nothing but the gear they were issued.

        • Leah
          January 6, 2015 at 8:08 am

          The bible was listed purely as a moral booster. I spent time in the military and that’s been on our gear lists for years. Yes, you could use it as tinder if you needed to but for most people its a comfort thing. Most of the items on this list aren’t exactly necessary or practical anyway and the bible isn’t the only one. The portable stove for example; how would you actually pack that in a bag along with every other item listed and why would you need it? You already have fire. The rifle isn’t practical either, you’d be better to bring a pistol because they’re smaller and easier to carry. So don’t just rage at the bible half of the items on this aren’t needed.

        • sarah
          January 11, 2015 at 1:09 pm

          Personally, I think the Bible would help keep me sane, so yes I think it would be a good tool in a situation like this. Everyone has their opinion, including you, But that doesn’t give you the right to bash on someone elses…

        • Hopeful
          January 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

          I’m expecting a future tribulation – as per the scriptures, Christians will be taken out as per the rapture, so I’m putting together a survival pack for any family members that are left behind. I don’t expect them to survive the tribulation, but it might keep them alive long enough to believe the gospel and thereby find salvation for their soul. So a bible is a must leave behind item. :)

        • kyle
          February 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

          Its for psychological benefit. Often times what kills people in a survival situation is psychological in nature. Fear and panic is deadlier than any physical material

        • Rick Sander
          June 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

          Toilet paper? Dry Kindling?

        • Shell
          August 16, 2015 at 5:07 pm

          The pages could always be used to start a fire.

        • really?
          September 2, 2015 at 8:51 am

          The Bible may not save your physical life. It will tell you what you need to do for God to save your soul. I don’t think you were bashing Christians. I think you were thinking about physical survival. While you have a chance, please talk with a Christian friend. I hope you will come to know Christ. He will give you strength and comfort when your supplies run low or you are facing certain death.

        • Into The Woods We Go
          September 7, 2015 at 10:23 pm

          Although I do understand you don’t share the beliefs of all others reading this article, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs, so during a situation that might require these items, an individual of the Christian religion might consider including their Bible for the sake of holding on to their beliefs and being empowered from reading scriptures and using the word in their hard time. So, while you ARE entitled to your opinion, keep in mind that whatever you say could possibly be taken differently than intended and considered offensive to others.

        • wes
          September 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

          wow what an awesoem response

        • Jason
          September 21, 2015 at 7:02 am


          The reason the bible is on the list is because, people turn to religion in times of fear. It may not be something that you believe in, but many people do. Also, just having the bible with you can have a calming effect on people. Being able to read their bible gives many peace and keeps them from loosing it in a time when they may need to be strong for others.

        • Emily
          November 30, 2015 at 3:35 pm

          Bibles are very important even if you don’t believe in Christ God can change anyone’s life

        • Enter your name...david
          January 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

          It seems atheist are far worse than believers on forcing their views on everybody. It’s no wonder they’re so hateful. Much like liberals.

          • um...
            January 4, 2016 at 1:19 pm

            Hey that kind of hurts , I don’t force my views on other kids/adults.yes I know some atheists can be jerks, but not all are like that. Just like some religious people are jerks, like a few weeks ago I was at school and some kids that are in my grade were arguing and putting me down, just because I don’t believe in God. Just like some people think that all Muslims are terrorists . But they are good people, but like every other group in the whole world, some are not good.

        • well, i can list 2
          January 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

          1. You know some people are religious,(not me but I respect others opinions)and having faith helps them get through a survival situation.
          2. If you are religious it is morale boosting to know that you have God with you.

        • Why?
          January 12, 2016 at 6:43 pm

          On judgement day there will be gnashing of teeth, just like now! True nature of mankind!!! Thank you GOD for loving us anyway . Please America, repent!

        • really!?!
          January 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm

          well if you believe in god then he will save you.

        • John mediateEnter your name...
          January 30, 2016 at 11:09 am

          A bible or any holy text is usefull for keeping your sanity and your morale up im not a religious person but i can see why someone who is would want it in their kit survival in my eyes is 10% physical and 100% mental cause to survive you gotta give 110% otherwise whats the point

        • B.R.
          February 16, 2016 at 9:35 am


          • Iroquois pliskin
            April 24, 2016 at 2:40 pm

            Well any book of faith is great for tinder!

        • The Happy Middle
          March 10, 2016 at 7:38 pm

          So I agree a bible may not be necessary but a good long book that comforts you is. A book is a good way to occupy the mind and can help calm you in an otherwise stressful time. So although a bible it’s self may not be necessary you may choose another book.

        • Kadey Cordell
          March 18, 2016 at 9:41 am

          Bibles are GREAT for starting fires.!!! :D

          • Russ
            October 18, 2016 at 6:02 pm

            And so are you

          • Russ
            October 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm

            :D !!!!

        • Chris
          May 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm

          The bible is the the most important thing on the list cause you would not survive without the power of Christ

        • Thomas
          June 20, 2016 at 11:36 am

          The Bible is the most important thing you could have. Without God’s help you aren’t going to get anywhere. For some who don’t believe in it completely it helps them mentally to read it. Me, I’m a Christian and whether you believe it or not what the BIble says IS true. I’m not good, you’re not good, no one is good. We all sin and for that reason we need Jesus. God loved us enough that He sent His only son to come to earth and die to pay the penalty for all our sins. Death could not hold Him down, He rose again! And now He offers us eternal life. All we have to do is accept it. I hope and pray that you will.

          September 12, 2016 at 10:26 am


        • Commonsense
          September 27, 2016 at 4:03 am

          Well it is a great read or something to keep your mind busy to pass time but your the bible wont save your life but it can be entertainment and morale booster.

        • ken
          October 8, 2016 at 12:44 am

          a bible is and always been the first thing on my survival list and never had it crossed my mind to use it to start a fire or anything like that. first off a king james bible has more knowledge contained in it then any other book and has knowledge of many different important subjects. A Bible and before that the manuscript was always the first thing taken with any family if they had it and if they did not have it the knowledge that they had learned from the Word was always in their hearts and was with them constantly. If you do not have a Bible with you you will never truely survive.

        • Warburrito
          October 13, 2016 at 5:44 am

          Completely agree with Ken. Besides, what’s the point of surviving of you have no hope of anything beyond this world! Death is the only alternative and I choose life…both here and afterwards.

        • Josh
          November 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

          To have something to read when you’re doing nothing. Can also be a moral booster.

        • Stephen Boudreau
          November 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

          Fire starter!!!

        • Mister Speed
          November 4, 2016 at 2:56 am

          You are right to wonder if a Bible is going to save a person’s life. Probably not. And if you choose to forego a Bible for something more tangible and practical, then do that. But for others, that last item, be it a luxury, will be a book. I am neither Christian nor religious. But if I could choose only one book to take with me it would be the King James Bible because for me it is the best book ever written. And as you pointed out, pages could be used for tinder. I find that I know more about the Bible than the Christians I run into. Maybe it is because I value it more than they do. Which is why I include a Bible in my survival list. ‘hope this helps with your question.

        • Randy
          December 3, 2016 at 9:02 am

          You obviously will be relying only on your limited knowledge instead of the wisdom of the creator of the universe. Good luck with that. Especially if the rapture happens, it might be a good idea to have as a reference for the next apocalyptic event to happen

        • Jeremy
          December 11, 2016 at 7:47 am

          I would use the bible for toilet paper and kindling to start a fire

        • God loves I don't
          December 29, 2016 at 10:19 am

          re read what they wrote said something about natural disasters so a bible would be great to have around. I for one am a Christian but do believe I’m here to stand up for God that can’t be seen. so I just soon kick your ass as listen to you bad mouth him. see I don’t care if you go to hell. God loves I don’t. if you don’t belive in him your a piece of shit an hope you rot in hell an trust me I don’t care. there is no hope for you anyway. an All you none believers couldn’t survive in the wilderness anyway cause your pussys! God blessed to the believers an the ones that try to do what’s right. as for the other bible haters I wouldn’t piss on you even if you was on fire. God needs a few who really don’t care if you die an go to hell. THAT’S ME!!!!!

        • Shannon Ruoff
          January 22, 2017 at 9:16 pm

          Yes, why not? If you’re religious, it’s a great morale booster. I have a very solid kit, and my very small soldiers Bible is not an inconvenience to carry in it.

        • Laurence Minor
          January 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm

          The Bible helps you in a time of strife. It keeps you in faith and focused on what is most important. I spent many years in the military and I kept my faith and am alive through several wars. We give thanks to God for this.

      • sam
        January 4, 2015 at 9:32 am

        your an idiot

        • bob
          January 4, 2016 at 1:30 pm

          Was that directed to the guy who was um or the guy who was hurt by someone’s comment on atheism or some body else, Sam?

        • Ben
          April 12, 2016 at 1:28 am

          “You’re” an idiot.

          • Laurence Minor
            January 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm

            He is not an idiot keeping gaith is what he just needs to learn. I believe in him and in Christ.

      • Cyndi
        January 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

        Yes! Seriously! Not only is it good reading, it’s hopeful and informative. There is everything from medical information (Old Testament) to relationship and survival information and history.

        You don’t have to BELIEVE or be a Christian to find value in the Bible, but please don’t devalue it or my faith. Respect is what is needed and this is a reminder to those of us who see the value of the Bible not to forget it in our packing.

        Thanks for the list. And God Bless you so that it is never needed.

        • Tommy
          September 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

          Look I’m not one to speak out. But yall should all be worried about survival instead of bashing someone for asking why to carry a bible. When I was younger I found myself wondering sleeping in the woods for two years. My family didn’t want me around. I found a bible one day walking down a road and took with me that bible keep me sane it gave me something and someone to talk to instead of hating everyone and myself I learned forgiveness having something to believe in is a miracle when the shtf now I’m married with 4 kids and I’m blessed for what that bible showed me. And now I show my kids how to survive in the woods with nothing.

          • Stephen Boudreau
            November 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

            Nice to hear this

          • Nancy
            November 17, 2016 at 4:48 am


      • Harold
        May 28, 2015 at 10:10 am

        The main reason for having a bible is to give the person motivation, feeling of hope and comfort. As a platoon sergeant I knew that it was the little things keep your guys together (mail, money, time off, praise and religious reflection. I pack deodorant in my survival pack because not smelling of B.O. makes me feel better. The human mind is what needs to survive as well as the body. And if religion isn’t your thing, just let it go man.

    • BHO
      November 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm


    • Ethan
      April 26, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      6 and 1 should switch because I have been in a survival situation and a good knife is the most inportent

    • Ethan
      April 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      6 and 1 should switch because I have been in a survival situation and a good knife is the most inportent if you can

      • samysayRoAr? *_*
        July 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

        You are right me and my dad have had to go camping and we got lost for 2 months and we had to survive in the wild we brought a sheddy knife and a bible and a survival kit/bag to survive so people who don’t believe in god, your dum.

        • jackson caraway
          July 23, 2014 at 10:02 am

          darn right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Ben
          April 12, 2016 at 1:30 am

          Calling bullshit on that. Lost for 2 months?

          And it’s bad form to insult the intelligence of others when you can’t even spell. It’s “dumb” not “dum.”

        • Stephen Boudreau
          November 3, 2016 at 9:07 am


    • KC
      August 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      This is great but a little detailed.

    • Will Murphy
      November 18, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Hey thanks for the list im 14 and have a hard time thinking what i need. You helped alot and i would like tutorials on on survival and a list on how to make shelter…… Im going to be a prepper soon and need more info! But overall THANKS!

    • Heidi
      January 9, 2015 at 6:20 am

      You should also add painkillers, laxatives,diarrhea tablets and hemorrhoid cream/suppositories, urinary infect.tablets, no one wants to be trekking for miles with any of those problems!

    • Keith
      April 9, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Seeds for fruit and vegetable would help

    • Todd Beach
      July 17, 2015 at 1:44 am

      this is the first time i have been on this. And its talking about survival and how to prepare yourself and items and materials one might need in certain situations to survive.
      Im a practical Gentleman and realize everyone has a opinion and is certainly entitled to it. Be that SAID. I love the list of 101 items! and yes i carry a small bible in my own kit. To each there own i say. And last i checked the Number one book sold year after year after year is the Bible, again be that said seems everyone jumped on the band wagon to blast that Gentleman out over his inquiry about the Bible being on the list. Seems nobody questions the deck of cards , one item that most likely wont be in my kit.
      . I honestly wasn’t going to comment but after reading some of the comments people said to that Gentleman i felt compelled to leave my two cents. Lots of ya’ll left impressive rebuttals and Sarcastic comments with eloquent big fancy words most people might have to look up.
      . When we couldhave just said.
      Sorry if my response wasn’t as demeaning or off color as yours. I just simply would have said like the hard candy or family pictures or other item’s on the list its moral support for those who believe.
      The list is a guide not a absolute. A start or building block to what you might want in your kit. Not a law.
      Anyway not defending or debating anyone. Just wanted to say something that wasn’t so harsh.
      Great list and i believe it can help people that might not think of everything.
      Like the item in question.

    • Kelly
      August 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Great list, roll your eyes all ya want

    • joeradali
      October 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Some of this stuff is in my BOB, some is in my car kit and much of it is cached at my BOB. quite a bit of it I’d never bother with, like the ham radio. if shtf, I aint believing one word anyone says on a radio

    • nobodyismyname
      April 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      It is an extensive list. I’ll have to buy a truck instead of a bug-out bag to carry it.

    • Commonsense
      September 27, 2016 at 3:59 am

      Im sorry but this had to been created by some white woman cause alot this shit is completely useless in survival mode. Seriously sunscreen. Thats like the perfect example of saying white are not humans. Had you been here a long time on earth then needed chemicals to protect you from gods first creation the sun says alot. If your skin peels and cracks from being the sun to long. Whatever you are youre a foreign object. But seriously though I mean wow we got the entire kitchen on this list. You got garage tools on this list. The whole way down all I kept thinking was who the hell is carrying all this shit. Back up credit card? Id? Smh I mean dont get me wrong guys thought of everything. But it seems alot yall slid off the topic a bit. You need a knife and you need scissors? Really! Look im glad yall listed everything including the stuff that you wouldnt be able to take. You could simple just said take the house and the truck. And been done with it.

    • brady
      November 9, 2016 at 1:59 pm


  2. irishdutchuncle
    February 15, 2009 at 12:47 am

    i like the list also. for item # 102, i have a dry bag with a change of undies, and a pair of wool socks. (ok i see socks are # 51) i also would add a cold weather hat of some type. a bar of soap, and a “camp towel”.

  3. haha! yeah the cell is definitely number one no matter if you plan to live long term or short term. thanks for commenting back.

    • eli
      March 12, 2013 at 7:46 am

      yes sour , of course there will be no communication at all !!! in the end of the world and its going to be sooooon..
      prey for food first.

      • Teresa
        January 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        Cell phones, radios, etc. should be limited. Do you think the enemy might be able to track your position?

        • I just posted on this, yes you can be tracked from any transmitting radio. It is a good idea to have a monitor radio that you can only listen to all the bands with, this way you can’t be tracked. Also have a multiple LED flashlight that has a blue LED for night travel, you can see up close but it is hard to spot from a distance..

  4. irishdutchuncle
    February 18, 2009 at 3:44 am

    and another thing… unless you live where there’s never cold weather, i think you need to include ice creepers. staying put during an ice event may not be an option. i’d also add a fresh disposable razor (or a shaver with a replacable battery) to your kit, so you can keep a good seal between your face and your “dust” mask.

  5. brotherrevs
    March 24, 2009 at 4:59 am

    A generator would be good and a solar charging station cellphone, radios, etc.

    • In a survival situation, any fuel consuming device is a bad idea unless you have the money and proper long term storage for fuel, even with this your fuel supply will run out or fail. Generators are also motors that require substantial maintenance such a s oil changes, general tune ups, etc. My system runs my complete home, I will still have power for 5 days without sun or wind When you weigh all of the facts a solar/wind power system always wins out. This being said your cooking/heating supplies should not require fuel unless renewable such as wood for example. Solar cookers/heaters are simple to make as well and will last you a lifetime…

  6. The Real Slim Shady
    November 19, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I replaced the rubbing alcohol with a cheap rot-gut vodka. This allows me to use it for medicinal value as well as a possible trade item if i needed it. you might also want to consider apple cider vinegar (the brown vinegar from the store.) as I’ve heard that it helps guard against tear gas and other airbourne toxins when you soak your face rag or your face-mask in it. jsut a thought.

    • Charles Guidry
      January 19, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Don’t believe everything you hear. The only thing that brown vinegar guards against is ants!!

      • bill
        November 8, 2013 at 1:34 pm

        brown vinegar can treat poison ivy, put it on ivy rash every 2 hours during the day for 3 days then daily till rash is gone

        • Mason
          December 21, 2013 at 8:16 pm

          3 Days, then daily? In four days poison Ivy rash should be gone naturally unless you have severe allergic reaction to it then only thing that will help is benedryl.

          • Jack
            January 16, 2014 at 12:26 pm

            Also Witch Hazel can be of use. I’ve had severe reactions to poison ivy many times, and from what I’ve tried Witch Hazel seems to do the trick.

          • ray
            February 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

            Fels Napha soap. Meant for cleaning it dries everything out. $3.00 for a HUGE bar that will last forever!

  7. Mark B
    January 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Soap and towel, definitely.
    I usually take a set of wool socks and clean underwear and use a food vacuum sealer to shrink them down into a small package. It fits in the back corner of my pack. I have been very glad once or twice when I’ve been damp and cold and been able to get some dry socks. You can seal other stuff in the bags as well – matches and firestarter, food, meds. I’ll seal four ibuprofen or imodium in a packet. They stay fresh and dry until you need them, and it’s much cheaper than buying the little packets in a gas station.

  8. johnny craig
    February 8, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    i wood tack some hooks and senkers for fishing and a pilloandportabal gril

    • Fishing gear is always a great idea Johnny, but remember to add a few Yo-Yo traps. They have plenty of line on them and when a fish hits the bait they automatically set the hook and reel in the fish. They are small, compact and if you set 3-4 around a water supply you are sure to keep yourself in fish!!

    • Random Person
      February 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Speak English man!

  9. johnny craig
    February 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    and bate for fishing

  10. monica blair wright
    February 22, 2010 at 9:33 am

    You’d need horses and a wagon to carry all this stuff!

    • mary
      August 20, 2012 at 12:24 pm

      For real! Where would you buy the solar recharging stuff? Cell phone service will be down. And a generator? I guess if you choose to bug-in, and have no close neighbors to hear it and come to pay you a visit! We will be taking our pick-up truck, obviously, as this is way more than any bug-out bag could ever hold.

      • luke
        August 26, 2012 at 11:55 am

        You can buy a solar cell phone charger at Walmart. Besides that this list is ridiculous you dont need roughly half this stuff to survive. its mostly comfort items.

      • tim
        May 31, 2013 at 5:49 am

        take an alternator and bolt it to an old bike you can charge the batteries by pedaling

        • Tim you can bolt a fan blade on it and create a”make-shift” wind generator as well…

      • ACZEWOLF
        November 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        A good item to buy would be a solar powered [multi use]radio. I have a solar powered radio that also has a crank for night use, AM, FM, and the weather alert channel. It also has a flashlight and a cell phone charger. Modern cell phones even without service can have many uses if you think about it.

        • carl
          May 10, 2014 at 1:27 am

          yes. I very much agree. it is very very useful to have one. I have one and I would not go without can charge your phone as well as many other small devices. it has a light n it. it is very portable. solar charging, as well as crank change. \

        • John Reinke
          April 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

          If its the same radio i have, my 6 yr.old broke the handle charging the radio. So I decided to include various kinds of adhesives. Epoxy for sure, super glue, wood etc. Some epoxy can fix a cracked block on a small emgine. Sometimes even a short time running could be what you needed.

      • Mary there are thousands of great survival products on the marks, just beware of the junk. Goal-Zero makes great stand alone and mobile solar systems you can choose from. I use their back-pack solar charger that has a battery back-up. I can charge my GPS, cell phone, Flash lights, etc while I am hiking. For a bug-out stove I recommend the Kelly Kettle, it requires no stored fuel and you can cook as you boil water. Also remember to start buying rechargeable batteries for all the things you use, the solar chargers will keep your gear running for a long time. MURS radio sells a great hand-held HAM radio that runs off of triple A batteries, you can also get a great HAM receiver to listen in when you are not transmitting for about $40.00. This will keep you from being tracked from the output of your HAM transmitting radio. For great BOB, look at the Eberlestock G4 Operator pack, it is a military quality Sniper pack that can conceal 2 rifles along with all of the essential gear you will need to carry. It is designed to distribute all of the pack weight between your shoulders and hips to eliminate fatigue..

    • Bob M
      December 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Item 64, great weapon to carry. Silent, effective. But they’re much more accurate with good round shot! Marbles or steel shot work best. And carry extra surgical tubing ! And PRACTICE with it !!!

  11. Dludewig
    April 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Is there anybody out there that is planning to survive in the wild,indefinitly.
    I’ve been thinking sw New Mexico.Not wanting to deal with winter.
    Not wanting to wait until something bad happens. The system we now live in
    makes us wage slaves and with economy the way it is not going to get any better
    but getting worse. Bugging out. “D”….

    • July 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      I am planning on going off the grid indefinitely but in the pacific northwest. I am hoping to leave from texas in the next several weeks. I have a good portion of these suppiles. Am always looking for someone to join me on this endeavor.

      • Charles Guidry
        January 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        If you are going off grid, never tell anyone where you will be

    • Charlie
      September 1, 2012 at 6:56 pm

      Southwest area ,you ll experience problems finding water,I was considering that area and was told to stay away.From all the desert region which has no water,to just the dry land with no water in site.Just my opinion.

      • gunnerbaran
        March 13, 2013 at 6:22 am

        get up here in Canada. Ya it gets cold but there is lots of land and bush that know one will find you if you don’t want to be found!

      • John Reinke
        April 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        I read a report from NASA on Youtube that states the southwest will be experiencing a severe drought for the indefinite future. This will also include most of CA. and Mexico. The NW this year ..2014/15..had lower than normal snow pack. This probably means forest fires. Our spring started in Feb. this year. Dont know what it means.

    • Blake
      February 18, 2014 at 9:14 am

      I am planninng on doing this when I turn 18 and or when I get all the supplies

    • Tony
      February 19, 2014 at 10:56 pm

      I plan on it.

  12. josie
    July 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    don’t forget misquito netting, you can get it pretty cheap and even sew your own (I made one for each of my kids). Nothing will be worse than remembering everything above and then not being able to enjoy one moment becuase of misquito bites!! (or any other creepy crawly….especially if we are hiding out from all of the crap that is bound to happen in the next couple of years. I will be in the Green Mountains of Vermont!

    • mastermic
      April 7, 2013 at 7:51 am

      ahhhhhh good,, vermont? now i know where you ll be in case i run out of goodies LOL

  13. Di
    August 10, 2010 at 1:19 am

    I’m brand spanking new at this and a little overwhelmed, well,maybe alot overwhelmed.I am also trying to get the people I love,to listen and help me get started.I can’t do this all on my own. How do I get them to listen with out sounding like I’m losing it?? I’m 63 and I think they believe I’ve gone round-the-bend. Thanks for being here. Di

    • Adam
      May 11, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      I’m preparing all the time buying my 4 wheel drive pickup next month. Di I think most people r to close-minded to see what the government has done to this country n still hoping for it to change. Ne 1 interested in embarking together I promise to always have your back I was born here n though the world will b in chaos soon I will protect what is mine and whom I m with for me that’s the American way but I will step off the grid n whom ever I travel with u would b the only one who knew where that would b. Does anyone know where a firearm can b purchased without a hassle

      • Logan
        January 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        Hey I’m thinking of goin either up north or over to the scotish wilderness its pretty remote in some places and the population is lower than a lot of places

  14. September 24, 2010 at 4:25 am

    Good list for being well-prepared!

    May I suggest 1 item essential in your kit:

    • Insect repellent (with DEET, sweat-proof, kids-friendly, odourless, whatever! Spray, apply, patch etc – just don’t let the bugs bug you!).

    In warm or cold weather. In the urban environment or wilderness, one of man’s greatest irritant and threat is really the insects.

    Insects (mosquitoes, ticks, bugs and other creepy crawlies etc) test our resolve. Irritated us to no end. Pricked our peace of mind and comfort.

    Thanks for the great list! :-)

    • survivethewild
      May 19, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      I agree. There needs to be some sort of insect repellant. Mosquitoes and other insects can be a huge problem all over the world. They carry potentially deadly and debilitating diseases and the best medicine in this case is prevention. Mosquito nets, DEET repellant, skin so soft, etc. And yes, skin so soft from Avon DOES keep the mosquitoes off. I used it in Honduras and it worked better than any other mosquito repellant I tried. I also didn’t have to worry about it getting on my hands then contaminating my food. You have to be more careful with DEET with all its chemicals.

    • Dave when the repellant runs out “smoking yourself” around a fire is quite effective. Any “greens” will work but pine is even more effective for some reason. If stealth is necessary digging a hole to make the fire in also works well.

  15. jose
    September 30, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    As well just ad a tent and a shower, is this a survival list or a camping list !!!!!!!!

    • PD
      February 29, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Yes I agree a portable camping shower is a must have.

      • cory
        May 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm

        baby wipes are great for hygiene when theres nothing else. used them in iraq

  16. Dan
    October 1, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I guess jose doesn’t care about long term survival huh? They said it was a list of what some readers carry…. persoanlly I carry a lot of this stuff either in a bugout bag, as my EDC, in my vehicle or stocked up in my BOL

  17. Thanks for the list. I will ad at least 5 items that I didn’t have.

  18. Alexander
    December 1, 2010 at 12:22 am

    do u really think ur going to have half this stuff when ur trying to suvive? a list of things u should have should be the bare minimum on what u can use and purposes for them like 550 cord, can be used to tie things down, climbing, hanging ur kill to skin it, fix broke tools, make a handle, etc. half these things you arnt going to have, find, nor need to survive and all u need to do it know how to use the things u have to make ur life in the wilderness much easier on urself or a group u are with in the situation.

  19. Leon
    December 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    It for sure a good list, some stuff on there is a bit more than you can carry. I would have to say go with item #101. Remember there are other Items that double for other items, one which would be good is #28, camp ax and #29 Shovel, for a E – tool. An E tool does just as much as a small camp ax, as well as (as strange as this sounds) a place to sit when going to the bathroom. You can break small branches and dig holes or make clearing as well, plus it’s lightweight.
    Also do remember as it states right at the begining of the list “Our list of the top 101 Survival Gear Items our readers carry with them. Our list of the top 101 Survival Gear Items our readers carry with them. Some of these items are great for Bug Out Bags, and Wilderness survival, while others are better suited for an urban survival situation.” Key part of that phrase is,
    “Bug Out Bags, and Wilderness survival, while others are better suited for an urban survival situation.”

    Depending on the situation, depends on what your going to bring. If everything goes to hell and a handbasket, your probably not going to bring #10 a PLB. #44 a Machete I really couldn’t say why you would need that unless your in a jungle. Keep in mind there are lots of backpacks out there, pending on the use and what your doing with your bug out bag, you should be able to fit about 80 – 100LBS and carry with you. It sounds like alot, however you be surprised what you can do. What I would like to add for #102, is train with your gear!!! in others don’t wait for everything to go wrong, set up a camping trip, not just during nice weather, but bad weather too, this will do lot of differnt things. it will teach you how to deal with te elements, and it will also get you used to your gear that your carrying.

    • john
      March 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      #44 id say maybe protection in general keeps you away from from dangerous situations…and deadly if sharp

      • yoyomokomo
        September 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm

        Machete is on top of my list. I live on Maui and need the coconuts hanging overhead for sustenance.

        • Mason
          December 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

          LOL not much places for you to bug out to unless you paddle to a different Island. Just kiddin man. haha

          • gingerruff
            February 18, 2014 at 12:05 am

            many TOURIST get lost in the mountains of oahu—go e. 5mi. and you hit water—go w. 5 miles and you reach the ocean. they choose to go the long way–app.75+ miles

        • Jack
          January 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

          It really depends on where you live. Places like jungles are tough to live in without a good machete, but it is possible. For me, I’ve never bothered buying one because I live in Canada. There doesn’t tend to be any jungles up here :)

  20. jerivswild
    January 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    i personaly am geeting ready for the apocalypse! i’m buying all the guns ammo and basic survival tools i will need. i was told buy my grandpa that if anything ever went down on our home soil my best bet would be to head for the west. new mexico would be my ideal place to bed down and survive!

    • Kevin
      January 24, 2017 at 12:46 am

      I have read what people think is best for their bug out packs I however have added just a little bit more. Like well in zip lock bags I have pastas rice different types of food that will last a long time I have a strong believe that society will fall maybe because of major food and water storage . Most likely food for sure anyway my pack is a 300 Leiter . 4 season tent sleeping bag good for -35 along with a couple of quilts. My thinking isn’t about 72 hrs it’s long term bug out. Another supply that I have is important as well that would fit long term is garden seeds, in any case even if long term wasn’t required better to be safe then regret many of the suggestions I’ve read for supplies I have as well I just think that these other things I’ve added for myself are just as important.

  21. common sense queen
    February 18, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    it’s a nice list and all, but uh, i cant help but think there’s something missing. hmmm what could it be, hmm let me think. Oh I know TOILET PAPER! Come on people, you cant go with out water food or a way to clean yourself. I dare say that TP is more important than the three different kinds of radio mentioned. It’s a good list but it seems to take a lot to take care of a person. i agree with the horse thing, don’t under estimate the skills of animals. if your really worried about surviving you should seriously consider having and animal or two with you, at least a dog. and if surviving in nature is in your plans look into the life styles of the pioneers, native americans, aborigines, and any other tribes peoples that live in regions you plan on visiting.

    • dwc4
      September 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

      flushable baby wipes are better imo. for kindling, there is tons of other material pre-existing. flushable baby wipes can be dried-out for many uses, and original wet state can act as disposable soap and washcloth. after soiled (non-fecal), used for kindling, gauze, etc. as far as the t.p. usage- one sheet of this stuff replaces countless sheets of t.p.

    • Mason
      December 21, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      Thats what the bandanas are for. Their washable, just make sure never ever mix them up with your sweat rags.

    • Jack
      January 16, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      Clearly, you don’t have much actual survival experience. I’ve gone on backpacking and canoe trips for more than two weeks at a time with no toilet paper. It’s called using a leaf, and I’m dead serious. The rule is pick it from above waist height so you don’t get poison ivy. Also, in a real bugout scenario, you don’t really want to have an animal with you, unless you’re going to eat it. A dog or a horse requires a lot of food and water, and it isn’t worth the sacrifice overall for a slight hunting advantage or some mobility.

  22. JDell
    February 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I’ve been reading & working on pulling together a Bug out Bag for over a year (it take money & time to find good deals, especially when you are on very limited income!I live in S.Ca & last Easter (2010) we had a 7.0 earthquake & I watched my condo building sway back & forth for what seemed like an eternity. I got really serious about survival after that,but I’m still not really ready & I know an earthquake is not going to wait for me to be ready. So here’s where I need help….There are hundreds & hundreds of survival & backpacking sites on the Internet. I’d like to know if anyone can tell where I can find survival / backpacking web sites in my area (so they are talking about my part of the country) or a list of items I should have in a pack based where I live. Also can anyone tell me some good web sites to get bargain equipment? I’m still looking for a water pump, radio, & some other things. Also because I’m small & I’m in my 60s I have to watch the weight, so I’m into the idea of ultra light backpacking. Thanks for any ideas. JDell

    • Logan
      January 2, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Get on or a lot of survival gear and low priced

  23. Dennis
    February 25, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    EBERLSTOCK has some great back packs and they are designed to carry a gun

  24. HB
    March 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Don’t forget backup contact lenses/glasses, menstrual products and medications.

  25. zach
    March 23, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    what i think is that ,well suviving long term is not what you happend to bring on your trip,journey,whatever you would like to call it is your commen sense i’ve been in perdicament that i did’nt use my common snse and got me into a bigger predicament

    • Anthony
      March 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      I believe the word you were searching for is “predicament.”

  26. ztar
    March 23, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    if you ever have to go and bunker down and survive i would recomend,the desert,forest, or newmexico,the swamp and river in mississipi or louisiana,and the mountains like the rocky mountains,where you pick to survive is based on your opinion and where you were raised, i like new mexico because i was raised there and there is all types of terrain.but unpredictable weather!

    • MrGk77
      March 1, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Sounds like New Mexico is a great place to bug-out or survive.

  27. jose howard
    April 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

    have any of you people have any training for emergencies such as broken bones. should be the number one item on survival get some training for emergencies.

  28. Off Grid Survival
    April 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Hey Jose,

    This is just a list of gear, we always advice our readers that knowledge and training are the number one priority and that they should train to be able to survive without the use of survival gear.

    That being said, having good gear sure will make things a lot easier!

    • Patty
      February 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      How-to manuals on how to make diesel out of tallow,
      Firearms, ammo, gun cleaning supplies and reload supplies, fishing gear, water purification tablets of the means to distill water. Seeds, food and cast iron cooking pans.

  29. Sterling
    April 29, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    List is ok for the most part, some shit u need, some will be a waste of space, I.e. cell phone, get a radio or sat phone. Some one said cold weather gear, that’s good too, but u have too keep it dry to work, if your cheap a trash bag will work. Ammo definitely, but get ammo for a common caliber. 7.62×39, 5.56 NATO, or common civilian weapon ammo. Also u need some shit to clean your gun? They stop working if u don’t… Extra mags/ what ever feeds it. It’s hard to hear, but food is over rated, use if u get MREs like this says, strip them of things you dont need, there big, and they add up in weight. YOU HAVE TO HAVE WATER or be able to purify it. You need salt too, not just because u need it in small amounts to live(more so in hot climates) but you can preserve food with it too. Get a compass and map. If your set on electronics, which are awesome, get a solar charger. Solar chargers are actually pretty cheap. All electronics will break/malfunction in a day or 10 years, but it will happen. Some one here said some shit about gun packs, unless ur a sniper with a plan, u should have your “gat” available quick fast in a hurry. Have a tarp/ tent too. Keep copies of important documents. Vodka was a good suggestion. Gold, silver, platinum.

    • Patty
      February 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Keeping everything ready to go is the most important. Ammo, lots of it for lots of guns. Alcohol can be traded, baby formulas too.

  30. poppa powell
    April 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    A harmonica is good for entertanement if you are not worried about noise, a pencil and small pad would be good for essential notes or a journal or last will, and a small cutting board would give you a washable surface to prep food on in stead of just a small mess kit.

  31. Nojerty
    June 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    the bird never sews or reaps but is always fed

  32. yo
    July 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Another thing you might could use is a bow and arrows. it has reusable ammo

    • Grim
      April 19, 2014 at 5:16 am

      My cross bow and survival buck knife. Doesn’t get much better when it comes to a stealth assault or a defense in some cases

  33. Cricket
    July 30, 2011 at 6:25 am

    Regardless of how long the list, large the packback, or even how much knowledge & experience we have, if/when we are pushed into a serious, extended, survival situation, we will find ourselves in need of something; even if it is only peace and a trusted companion.
    Having said that, prepare spiritually and that will provide the Peace of a Trusted Companion. Then grab your backpack and go for it!
    Remember….Improvisation is the mother of necessity. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

  34. VTWiT
    September 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    For want of a nail, the survivalist was lost.

    At the very least, get a cheap picture hanging kit with several small nails, screw eyes, stainless steel cord, etc. Just toss in the whole package. You’d be surprised what good a simple nail can be. Screw eyes can be makeshift pulleys for lamps and food (don’t ever feed a skunk… unless you’re at a creek and can soak it off for three days >-P )
    Also, if you have the room throw in some clothespins.
    And last week I saw the coolest thing, a spear point. ( )

  35. John Murphy
    September 14, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I hate to be the obvious “bad guy” here…but you are NOT “living off the grid”. The only thing missing in your list is a direct telephone line to the ATF and a large orange X painted on the roof of your house, cabin, boat, tent, teep-pee, mud-hole or where ever it is you plan to “survive” a crisis. 11 of the 101 items make no sense at all.
    10.Personal Locator Beacon(TRACKED BY SATELLITE)
    78.Shortwave Radio(LOCATED BY RADIO SIGNALS)
    89.Emergency Credit Card(One swipe shows your location)
    90.Personal Identification Papers (YES…of someone else!)
    91.Family Photos(Do NOT comprimise the privacy of your family please!)
    94.Money-Putting a $20 or a $50 in your kit might come in useful some day…if you are vacationing in Tia Juana,Mexico GREAT!!! Otherwise…water, food, ammo, alcohol, precious metals and medical supplies are the only currency in a crisis.

    You actually have some good items on your site…just NOT the ones listed above.

    • BHO
      November 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      I agree completely. When i first read this i was like “nope, nope,nope,nope for everything youve listed haha. IF you are to bring a cell phone, remove the chips from it. the ONLY use i could see in a cell phone is the flashlight most newer ones have. (which mine includes more code) but if you already know it then you dont need a phone to do so. just bring a flash light

  36. J.P.
    September 16, 2011 at 3:41 am

    I agree with John Murphy. The list of 101 things while most of it is comprehensive it’s not going to help you truly bug out. If SHTF my wife and I will disappear. I know this list is a list of things to help you survive and as I mentioned, a lot of it has merit but how long do you think you’ll live if everyone who’s anyone can find you. It could be a military mindset that drives me in this direction but even my family knows they’ll never find me if I dont make contact.

  37. poppa powell
    September 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    The basic premise of this list is survival, part of survival is using all your resources, including the government or whomever your worried about finding you. The situation you are describing sounds more like evasion. Whether or not your evasion is for legitimate reasons or not is beside the point. I also am distrustful of any organization that wishes to control all aspects of your life, but i would still use them to accomplish my objective. If you are going to evade someone a hair dye kit and some way of changing your normal appearance would be helpful.

  38. nik marley
    October 11, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    list isnt a bad start def need to weed through the not so needed items though if you all want some info on some really good supplies how to use them and why get the book called ” Patriot” really good book, story about a guy who planned very well for the comming collapse. great story as well very inforative on survivalist supplies and methods.

  39. nick
    November 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    an interesting add that i found when reading the army survival manual is the addition of a condom as a water bladder. They are compact and though made of thin latex rubber are required to be made strong. When it comes to compact water carrying devices, as odd as it is to say, you probably cant beat a condom. (just be sure to get the unlubed kind, haha)

  40. last man standing
    January 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    remember that mre’s are bad for you use them as a last ditch source only there only for if you have a multivitamin with you cause of all the perservatives in them and just while I’m talking get a gas mask it servives a lot of things and it will look intimitating to an enemy like sunglasses but this is in theory mind you

  41. JMireles
    January 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    MRE’s are ok, but there’s a reason we in the military refer to them as “Meals Rejected by Everyone”. Some of the meals are downright horrible. Not to mention some of the meals can bind you up. Still, if there’s nothing else available, then they’re the best choice. Something I haven’t seen mentioned in the sites I’ve been perusing, and think might be useful, is instructions on how to construct a solar still. Unlike water filters, which occasionally need to be replaced, a solar still continues to produce clean water as long as the materials and water source hold out. Also, I saw someone mention something about gold, silver, and platinum. Those are excellent ideas. Alcohol also. However, one can’t forget some of the other HUGE luxury items: chocolate, sugar, dyed cloth (bolts of it can be bought at fabric stores), perfume, shampoo, body wash, and anything else anyone can think of to use as a trade item. Naturally, plenty of people, weapons, and ammo to protect those treasures isn’t out of the question either.

    • JMireles
      January 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Afterthought: One can never overestimate the usefullness of a dog and a cat. Dog: 1) Early warning system. I know this should be painfully obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people out there don’t like or want pets. Dogs have senses that are more sensitive than our own. A few dogs in camp will ensure that no one can surprise you, regardless of the time of day. 2) Many dog breeds were developed for hunting. You can train them to hunt, and bring the kill to you. 3) Good for group morale. Studies have shown that there are good health benefits to owning a pet. Cats: 1) Study how the Black Plague was able to spread so rapidly across Europe. Having cats around you is a good thing. 2) Cat owners have told stories of finding dead animals left on their porch by a feline friend. In a survival situation, this would be a very good thing, for very obvious reasons.

  42. headhunter
    January 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    her in the phil we use laminated plastic as a roof for our hammock,and we only carry machete,we use it for fishing in shallow water,we dont carry utensil we get all the things we need in in the forest for our survival, including medicine.

  43. PD
    February 29, 2012 at 7:43 am

    A couple of more basics to keep on hand would be cornstarch and baking soda. Cornstarch is great for soothing chapped skin and irritated skin. It can be used as a deodorizer for shoes and body. Baking soda has a lot of uses too such as brushing teeth, another deodorizer and cleaning. Both are environmental friendly.

  44. jg
    March 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Might as well throw ur whole house on ur backpack…

  45. John
    March 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks. No cell phone for me or anything battery operated. I’m going into the wild.

  46. don
    March 25, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Im glad that I know how to hunt, trap, fish and raise plants. I am taking guns, ammo, knives, clothes, shelter, 15 ways to make fire and more guns. If I cant kill it or catch it, I will take it from someone, lol. I will fill my truck to the top and dare someone to try and take something. Good luck to all of you, 2012 is going to be the most violent election year in our history. If Obama cant win, he will take it forcefully. The end is coming for whitie, hit the woods and survive without those government thugs.

    • slick
      July 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I will wait until you are a sleep and then rob you.

  47. Tink
    April 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    How is this an off grid survival list if the first thing listed is a cell phone? I do agree that it would be nice to have the cell phone but in true definition that is not a need in an off grid list.

    • Jay
      September 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

      No one ever said it was.

      November 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      If you think about it, a cell phone could have many uses even without the ability to call someone.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:03 am

    watch the movie “The Divide” it will show you what survival stuff youll need.

  49. Christine N.
    May 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I just started compiling supplies in case of a catastrophic event that seems imminent. My husband thinks it’s silly but I’m doing it anyway. I have a seven month old son, and I’m wondering how much formula/baby food I should stock for him.
    Also, I didn’t see a hammer with nails on the list. I’d think that would be somewhat essential.

    • reed mayes
      August 25, 2012 at 8:29 am

      A goat or canned goats milk. Packing lots of formula will not be practical dear.

  50. Mark Bradley
    June 4, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Knowledge is going to be your key to “surviving”. First aid and self defense classes are cheap or even free….take them! Learn as many ways to start fire and obtain water as you can. Know all the wildlife in your area and their habitats. Know how to identify all edible plants in your area Find others in your area with your passion for survival and share/ learn skills with them. Make your own list from this list and get the items on your list A.S.A.P! One thing I have that I did not see is orange plastic trash bags. Their weight to use ratio is unbeatable. Take care, be prepared. :)

  51. scott
    June 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    this is the stupidest list i have ever seen all you should need is a good knife, rope, a metal canteen/bottle, and a fire starter (not matches)

  52. Adam
    June 13, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    a Bible? haha

    • James
      October 28, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      That’s what I said. Lol

      • Beltoro
        March 20, 2013 at 5:52 am

        If you think the Bible has no value then you are a goose.

        • Lex
          June 4, 2013 at 7:27 am

          It’s true, you can use it to make a nice fire! :)

          • Mason
            December 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm

            Or wrap your fish up in. LOL

    • Jeff Jenkins
      April 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Makes great kindling when needed

    • Chris
      November 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

      The Bible is the MOST ESSENTIAL item on the list! It will help you through the most tough times giving you strength to carry on. Praying is the most important thing you can do in a crisis. Those who laugh at this are fools! God Help us all!

  53. ben
    June 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    one realy good piece of gear that i would recomend that alot of people seem to forget is a fire piston

  54. Jason
    August 3, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I keep a Bible in every Bug out bag I have, the best reading you can get in any situation.

  55. reed mayes
    August 25, 2012 at 8:38 am

    God be with you all. Thank you for sharing your list so others may gain items they had not thought of. For all haters the phrase “better safe than sorry” stemmed from somewhere. Another good one is “hindsight is always 20/20.” Just some food for thought.

  56. jon red
    August 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

    No bow and arrow ????!?? Silent hunts won’t give up your position. you can make your own arrows .

    • Jeff
      December 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      I mentioned that to. Your definitely a survivor.

  57. forester ret
    September 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Replace # 48 with dog 40Lbs.
    Replace # 60 with Med wgt jacket.
    Replace # 67 with T shirt & undershorts.
    Replace # 89 with 2 jeans and L.S shirts.
    Drop # 63 you have #61.
    Drop # 72 you have #28, cut a pole .
    Drop # 98 you have # 38.
    Drop # 92 you have # 56.

  58. forester ret
    September 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    correction Replace # 67 with 40 Lb dog, you have #78, #33,#34, & # 9.

  59. forester ret
    September 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    2nd correction Replace # 63 with T shirts and undershorts.

  60. AJ
    September 25, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Very good list. You really have the important essentials covered.

  61. sherMAN
    October 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm


  62. Jeff
    December 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    The most important would be a lot of ammo. Lets face it we might be united we stand right now. When it comes down to survival we are all going to be shooting each other like crazy madmen. How come I don’t see a bow or crossbow on the list. The silent hunter doesn’t give his position away. You would have to have a few slaves to carry most of the crap on this list.

  63. Steve
    December 7, 2012 at 6:36 am

    As a Former Navy Corpsman attached to a Marine Infatrty unit. I spent a lot of time in the field. I can tell you that we saw as many if not more injuries from illnesses and sick call than from combat action. While your list is GREAT and EXTENSIVE you neglected to mention a lot of basic hygiene items you will need to stay healthy and prevent diasease. One of the most important things to think about is good dental hygiene a dental injury can lead to infection and even death so my list begins with:

    toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, baby wipes (for GI shower) paper towels, toilet ppr, q-tips. Some things on the general list Leather work gloves, medical gloves, thermal underwear, camel bak, camo paint, balaclava, wool or knit cap, and writing paper and pen/pencil. Also you mentioned sleeping bag and bivy sack but no one mentioned sleeping pad…. the ground gets awful hard after 1-2 nights in the field.

    Semper Fi:


  64. Robert
    December 22, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    are all those items suppose to fit in one bag

  65. Lizzie
    January 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I started my survival stash about a month ago. I came across something this past week that I will include in my survival supplies. It’s those Therheat pads. I had an injured shoulder and came across those in the drug store. Even though I was skeptical about the heat lasting 8 hours, I decided to try them anyway…… I was in dire pain. I placed one pad across my shoulder not expecting it to do much. To my surprise, the pad was still very warm 10 hours later!! What a wonderful thing to add to your kit in case you need to keep your core warm in an unforeseen cold snap! Those Theraheat pads are large enough to cover any part of your body that needs to stay warm in case of an emergency, may even save your life! They would be better than just the hand Warner’s.

  66. Charles Guidry
    January 19, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    There is another thing that needs adding to this list.
    A rifle is already there, but, you need more than 1 and a good handgun and shotgun with ammo (at least 500 rounds per weapon) Great list though. As for the knives, SOG is great, but, a couple of Gerber Steadfast knives and sharpening gear couldn’t hurt.

  67. Matthew B
    February 5, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    You should always have Cash. Good luck trying to run to the ATM when there’s a disaster. Also, never let your vehicle get under 1/2 a Tank of gas(Unless driving somewhere of course). And Keep Extra Gas onhand. 15-20 gal. could potentialy get you 400 miles from danger or 400 miles off the grid.

  68. justin
    February 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Best survival is knowledge. understanding what your bodies need to survive unless u have a fortified bunker with defence and plenty of storage. Wight and choosing tools realisticly. fancy gear and trucks on the move become targets to people without. you wouldn’t last a month. body needs protein and carbs plus your vitamins water. alfalfa is a plant that made into a tea for nutriance and peanutbuttet or dried beans you can survive. a can of veg have been cooked of most nutrition. mre are nice but who has thousands to stock up on dried food and find a way to carry. if u can that’s great but learning of plants as food,med. is very important. When it does happen and u have someone u care for gets ill u can’t go to get med what will u do. they can stop our truck take are guns our food tools ect. knowledge is your best tool willow bark boiled makes asprine.

  69. Beltoro
    March 20, 2013 at 6:01 am

    One useful idea is to create a holder for the small but necessary items. Use a durable fabric and make an arrangement on it for things like a lighter, small blades, matches, whatever. Sew pockets or elastic grips to hold everything in place, and label what belongs where. The payoff is that is easier to find something small this way instead of having to empty your backpack to find something, labeling means you know if something is missing, and finally you can roll it up and store it safely in your bag.

  70. rebelstomper
    March 23, 2013 at 7:08 am

    Do not forget quart, gallon, and two gallon Ziplock freezer bags to waterproof everything. They are like duct tape, you can not have enough of them and hundreds of uses.

  71. Semper Gumby
    April 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Not a bad thing to be comfortable if in camp and plan to stay. Otherwise list should be only what can be carried on you. This will be dictated by location, climate and order of needs supposing u r healthy. Generally and ideally always have a quality fixed blade(research and use), waterproofed survival manual(the more u know the less u carry), a metal water bottle(portable & potable-to carry & boil), and experience(why r u still reading? Go experience).

    • Semper Gumby
      April 4, 2013 at 9:48 am

      If u r yet reading due to my infinite wisdom-and/or offensive USMC confidence- im sure the above will become scrutinised as “too short” or “u need these items”. Resist the instinct to find fault, dwell, then merely succeed. If the list is to short u require more of the intangible list or a better manual. If u want more gear and weight either carry mine or double the above list-i prefer my kit as i do my women…2 by 2. :-)

  72. mastermic
    April 7, 2013 at 7:54 am

    i havent come across this one yet in the posts,, a bottle of antibiotics.. when you are in the bush and you get cut infected.. best to get a hold of a bottle of antibiotics.. also they would be like gold in the back country if you run across someone that is sick with infection,, get ahold of a bottle or more,, all you can get now! just my comments,, from an ex-Green beret (1970 – VIETNAM VET )

  73. rebelstomper
    April 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    If you like natural medicines, you can try oil of clove for toothaches, tea tree oil for minor cut and oil of oregano for more severe infections. Just a thought, there is alot more if you look for it on the web.

    • Jack
      January 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Tea tree oil also helps get rid of ticks and lice.

  74. bachus
    April 21, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Finger and Toe nail clippers are a must. Can also be used to cut fishing line.

  75. Jessica
    May 1, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Really? Need a bible to survive? Usually when someone is trying to survive in the wilderness, it’s because they have a lack of provisions and/or supplies. Just saying.. Terrible list in my opinion. How about a different top ten

  76. justin
    May 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

    If your looking to start a fire with more motor oil, make sure its used. New oil will not burn. It will smoke but wont burn and might put your fire out. All the carbons in the oil and little gas makes it very flammable and smoke like crazy.

  77. Clyde Drexler
    May 16, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    You asked that I tell you what I am thinking…Here is what I am thinking. I am thinking that if we are lucky enough to have another election in ’16, I hope we have by then as a nation realized that neatness counts. We have GOT to pay attention, and elect somebody who will turn this ship around. Someone who is fit to pick up after the clowns who have been in office for the past (by then) 24 years. Petreaus comes to mind, maybe. But for the love of God, people, read some history. And—PLEASE!– think!

  78. Ed Bongers
    May 20, 2013 at 6:07 am

    real great site, better then most

  79. Tim
    May 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    What every ones needs is the basics for survival. Everything else that you get is a bonus. I have a piece of land(woods)that has a basement and nothing else and is completely hidden you can walk right on top of it and wouldnt even know its there, 4 packs ready if i would need to leave the place in a hurry. Never ever give out your location. I am prepared for both situations rather it be by the government or by terrorists.. I have 2 kids and a woman to worry about if something happens. The list is pretty good if you have a place for everything and can afford it but also be prepared to leave most of it behind if need be. My opinion on the basics is simple— Guns, knives, water, medicine, fishing equipment, compass, change of clothes, blankets, food, boots and then put yourself in a survival attitude…. Cell phone –NO!!! No electric no gas and no water is what you need to be thinking of and the number 1 thing of protecting your family…..

  80. Matt
    June 7, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    What about medical supplies?

  81. john
    July 12, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    If its OFF the grid why would you have a laptop or a cell phone. That’s why you go OFF grid

  82. Rob
    July 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    A bible? Really?
    Religion is probably one of the main reasons that people would be in the situation requiring the use of a survival bag.
    Fights over ‘God’ are the main reason that society is going to the crapper.
    ‘God’ is responsible for more wars and deaths than all other reasons combined.

    • gingerruff
      February 18, 2014 at 12:42 am

      thought i was the only that knew that!

      • ookbeak
        April 23, 2015 at 12:54 pm

        God isn’t responsible for our wars etc. Religion certainly can be. He gave us free will remember? Man has corrupted religion. God is always the same. Politicans crave power above all else. Liberals want to save the world with man a close third. All societies rot from within. Illegals love the U.S. because we give them the ability to get “things and stuff”, just as long as they vote liberal. As long as people use our political system to garner riches, power and an even bigger ego, we will be doomed to failure. Most dont even know the people who elected them and what they need. Man is the problem not God.

  83. Robzilla
    July 19, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    How about a life vest or one of those floating noodles. You may need to get across a river. Can double as a pillow. Weighs next to nothing.

  84. malakai
    August 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    great list but i do find i strange that there is so much equipment that will keep track of you or tell people where you are when the site is offgrid survival. but as you stated it’s for those starting out on the survival part

  85. shelly
    August 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Seeds. Very small and can help you reestablish with food you like later id things are long term. Family would probably appreciate it. Im new to this, but the idea comes from the bible.

  86. shelly
    August 14, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Also,this was only mentioned once, but probably needs repeating. For those travelling with women of child bearing age, please dont forget menstrual items or things can quickly become a bloody mess. Things could turn into a breeding ground for disease if not handled.

    • Nova
      June 5, 2015 at 3:57 am

      Yes! Girls and women that bleed! You MUST take care of the monthlies, why? For the reasons stated above plus one very major reason…. Predators! Wolves, bears(especially bears!) are attracted to the smell of blood and will think your a nice injured meal just waiting for the taking! Beware!

  87. Mike
    August 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I think seeds would be a really good idea. First, bring fruit seeds. Not vegetables. Also, bring clover/alfalfa seeds (can be bought at most co-ops) for wildlife. After a few weeks, clover or alfalfa will be a surplus of wild game. Deer, rabbits and many other animals flock to that stuff. But be aware that along with prey comes predator so make sure you have weapons and not necessarily guns. I would prefer a longbow with a draw weight of 50lbs with 30 broadhead arrows than any rifle with 500 rounds. Rifle rounds are not re-usable, and will quickly run out. I would say bring fruit seeds because if you find an ideal survival spot (e.g. Next to a snow-melt river, in woodsy area with small clearings and plenty of animals) and want to settle in, fruit seeds grow more seeds, meaning an endless supply. Vegetables do not. Also, clover or alfalfa for bait, and a good longbow with broad heads (the wide, razor sharp blades). I would veer away from compound bows in a survival situation because they have so many things that could go wrong. Longbows are lighter, quieter and force you to more at one with nature, increasing your survivability. Basically when you go through the list on this site, ask yourself: if I don’t have this, will I for sure die? Not, ask yourself: if I have this, am I positive that it will help me to survive better? If no to both those questions, get rid of it because in survival situation, there is no room for luxuries, it is better to have 2 necessities than one necessity and one luxury.

    • JFK
      September 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      But in a life and death situation the large mammal or small may not come within longbow shot. How many tens of thousands of shots will you need to become proficient? Will you be able to stand tall and draw back to shoot? This is where a modern crossbow will come in. They can be accurate to 75+ yards and bring down any game including bear and bison. The bows have never been banned for being to efficient. Crossbows have and until very recently in Michigan you needed to have a medical issue why you couldn’t use a bow. They are extremely deadly and silent. If needed to hand make the bolt they are shorter too.

      Also you can get seeds from vegetables. Melons and squash and potatoes are very easy to regrow.

  88. DB Cooper
    October 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm


    Reading the comments in response to this list, I can not help but feel better about my chances to survive. The lack of common sense, close minded know it alls, and the sheer retardedness of some of you makes me laugh. Also, why didn’t 2/3s of you learn to spell or use spell check?

    For example:

    apple cider vinegar vs. airbourne toxins? Wow!

    lack of water in southern New Mexico? Ever been there?

    gas mask= intimidating? you watch too much wrestling.

    You need more than one rifle? Are you surviving or forming a one man rambo-style combat unit?

    Read the list for ideas. Add or subtract as needed based on your plan. Read a book or 12. Also, as crazy as this might sound, go hiking, camping, or hunting and gain some real world experiance.

    • Doc
      August 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      I think part of the problem is a lack of a common operational definition of “survival”. People are confusing survival situations and off-grid living.

      In my mind there is no such thing as a survival situation that lasts 2-weeks, 2 months, 1 year. Within the first few days one should build shelter, start a fire, and locate a reliable source of water and food. After that it’s just like being at home, but without the PS4, laptop, etc.

  89. Stella
    October 17, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I think it is a great start for new people specially if they are only watching a show about surviving and never really been active like being in the military or something. This is a great start list, but personal hygiene and so many things that are critical to keep yourself strong are missing so you do not become ill. So you are able to maintain your strength to help those that you love. Whether it be the Zombies to hunting/camping or to an enemy you are getting away from, you will need to prepare one at home and in your vehicle. Obviously if the world is coming to an end, we will not have any communication via computers, satalite, phones etc… get me? No need to bring electronics unless they are walkie talkies. A solar panel will charge them when or if battery operated ones are no longer available. Just remember unless you have to go outside or leave during an epidemic, don’t, wait until everything has calmed down for a couple days. Lock everything. Board everything up. Set boobie traps whatever you need to, to keep everyone inside and safe. Believe me running is not the answer, calmly think about your moves before you do. It is like chess. Do an assessment of your location and chances. I wish that everyone that was taking a clear look at what this world was coming to would actually see what it needs…Good luck to everyone. Remember where there is a will there is a way…

  90. Ozomulsion
    October 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Another few things I would suggest: a small military grade grappling hook. I can imagine many situations where one would come in use, especially in urban situations. If things go really sour, smoke grenades would come in handy as a way to confuse an enemy if you are being pursued. The only ones I’ve found for sale are ones they use for paintballing, but they should work fine.

    Lastly, ditch the machete and get a Kukri instead. Although it is a little heavier than a machete, the Kukri is not only more suited as a self-defense weapon, but also a better wood-cutting tool because it has the ability to be used like a hatchet because of it’s shape and weight. Also, because of this weight and it’s long-perfected design, when used right it actually will save you energy if you are using it over a long period of time because it’s striking power uses gravity to it’s advantage as opposed to the machete, which only uses the strengh of your arm.

    Great list, I’ll certainly use this as a reference point while I prepare my survival backpack.


  91. mrjamster
    October 30, 2013 at 8:02 am

    to those people who said that bringing a cellphone for survival is ridiculous, you are wrong! cellphone or smartphone for that matter is a very essential part of my survival gear because it has a wide variety of uses and using it to call is not one of them. you can store photos of your loved ones, store videos or PDF files DIY stuff, it serves as a flashlight and a lot more. i have an apple iphone and i bought myself a solar powered lamp with a usb port so i can charge my iphone. i do not plan on bringing anything battery oprated with me except for my apple iphone since it is easily rechargeable and the battery life is enough to last a week if not used online. SO think again folks, invest in a good smartphone but not for calling but for storing important files that could be useful for survival.

  92. John Cooper
    October 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Fun correspondence apart the SEALette (as a Navy corpsman from ’69-’73, I agree with the general consensus. That sort of valor-swiper stands out like a whore in church), & apart from some of the newsgroup-style snottiness that seems to be a part of all internet intercourse. My impressions:
    Even the initial list would fit better in a car trunk or a largish canoe than in a pack, & as further altered sounds more appropriate to a cabin in the woods, where it would be welcome.
    I take food with me, but the MREs mentioned are far too bulky. Canned goods are too heavy. Dried grains like rice or (O Hell Yeah) grits are perfect. Dried fruit. Salty protein supplements like Xtra sharp cheddar & the smaller whole hard sausages like salami or pepperoni do well chopped up into the boiled grain; helps with taste as well as nutritional value, & they keep unrefrigerated for a surprisingly long time, especially if kept in a ziplock bag. Tea, salt & sugar weigh nothing. Coffee is a little too bulky, sob. Your meals may be boring, but their weight & pack space will be trivial. Leaves room for clothing, sleep gear & other stuff.
    The heaviest stuff I like to drag along are items that allow me to do things; knives, axes, saws, rope, cord, fishing equipment & other tools for example. I’d love to haul along a passle of heat, too, but just a light center fire rifle, break action .22/shotgun combo & a center fire handgun together would conservatively weigh nearly 20lbs. One post suggested multiple long arms. A little .22 single shot & one center fire pistol ought to do the trick. Now, my list is for a real camping trip, not armed conflict.
    -The Prof

    • rebelstomper
      December 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Try freeze dried coffee or instant like tasters choice, it ain’t fresh brewed but it will due in a pinch.

    • Alexander
      October 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

      What would be the ideal bug out bag (and one that’s large enough), do you recommend for hauling all this stuff?

  93. Crunchy
    November 18, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    What about Hand Bypass Pruners for cutting branches for firewood?

  94. imhoudinibitch
    January 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Cell phone?? Why would you need a cell phone if your off grid, chances are you wouldnt even have service and the battery is going to run out eventually…

    and I hope this is in no particular order…

  95. imhoudinibitch
    January 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Fishing line
    Fishing hooks (and maybe even a collapse-able fishing rod, since you already have 101 items, whats a fishing rod)
    bow and arrow (can reuse the arrows instead of running out of ammo)
    knife sharpener (knife will be rendered useless without a sharpener
    Seeds (seeds dont take up too much space and youll be able to grow crops just in case you spend more time then you thought out in the wild)

  96. Mark
    February 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    38 & 52 are the same (Gloves)Other than that nice list. Thanks it made me think of a few things I didn’t have

  97. Mark
    February 6, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I would suggest a small bottle with several little items such as small screws, safety pins, hooks, dental floss, shoe strings, fishing lures, paper clips, and one of those paper clips for big stacks (black with metal handles)With two or three of these and a good stick you can make a perfect fishing poll. just don’t forget your fishing line. If you get a think line you can also use it for snares. I have it all in one prescription bottle.

    The freezer bag swap out was news to me. I didn’t know they got weaker in time.

  98. Gage w
    March 4, 2014 at 6:33 am

    U gyes this I crazy u will need a bow and arrows reusable and u can re sharpen them and a bible is the mst important thing on earth and u can think less but it is true

    • Jim
      June 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

      I’m pretty sure the most important thing on earth is water and food. Ok the bible can bring peace of mind but you won’t survive long without food and water

  99. anonamoose
    March 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    There’s a lot of replies to read through so I don’t know if this has been said already, but for women planning to bug out and needing menstrual products, planning on packing enough sanitary pads and/or tampons for even a year is going to take up a LOT of space. Good alternatives for anyone looking are menstrual cups (like the diva cup) that can last 10yrs+, or fabric pads that can be washed in cold water and reused. Hardly takes up any space in a pack, especially compared to disposables.

  100. Good list, but seeing lots of overlap.
    IMHO your bugout bag should be light and efficient.

    MREs for example are way heavy, go with dehydrated food so you’re not carrying around the extra water

    • Doc
      August 16, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Either way you’re carrying the water…either as water content in the meal or water separately for reconstitution. For a true “survival” situation (major earthquake or fire), I like to go with high calorie bars. Yeah, they taste like sh**, but they’re light and compact.

      We always pared our MREs down before missions. All the packaging (other than the actual foil containers) was thrown out. All the sporks were thrown out except one (or two if you’re one of those that like to lose things). Things like bread packets/crackers, candy, desserts and fancy beverage mixes were usually left behind. 3 to 4 day of meals would easily fit in our cargo pockets (until I made everyone carry their own IV and admin set in the right pocket).

  101. Hikmer
    April 3, 2014 at 8:59 am

    For the folks who wear glasses, keep an old pair you have in your kit with cleaning cloth.

  102. dice
    April 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Get off your ass and go out there in the real world and try it. If you have to ask what you need to survive, you will not. Training is key. The military don’t send soldiers that are not trained. Why should this be any different? Schools train children how to survive in case of a fire or earthquake. Without it, the children would probably…well you get my point. Train like your life depends on it. because it will. You will discover what is needed and what is not. We all learn from our mistakes.

  103. Aiekei
    May 25, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    #57 Bible should strictly be used as fire starter, or toilet paper. If you cant survive by yourself without having to rely on such a book, You’re as good as dead. Take it from our ancestors, they didn’t have a book full of fairy tales nor did they need 98% of the gear listed.

  104. Jim
    June 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    So I saw fishing line and fishing rod but no fishing hooks. Good luck lol.

  105. Zilla
    June 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Nice list but if you are stuck in the woods without a car some of these things would be way to much to carry around. Keep It light and simple. Common sense is the best thing to use in this kind of situation. Reading survival manuals and survival training is the best bet.

  106. Connor
    July 3, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    So no nail clippers? Might get some pretty nasty hangnails and what not without taking proper car of those nails. I don’t think I saw soap either.. Or a toothbrush, toothpaste, hand mirror, or a washcloth. Just cause you may be in the middle of an apocalypse or something of the sort, doesn’t mean you should let yourself go and end up looking like Tom Hanks in “castaway.” Personal hygienie is always important.

  107. Prince
    July 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    with #101 i can survive without the rest. :)

  108. kat
    July 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Well…I’m wiccan…and while I agree that you can find solace in your god and you can bring a bible of you so choose to you shouldn’t be hating on that person because they asked why someone would nor does it make them stupid for doing so. And no one should be saying that because I’d I recall the bible says all sins are equal….so maybe that person isn’t Christian….will your really degrade and discriminate against them because they sin differently than you do?

    Also about the founding on Christianity: 1.) The constitution does not say the united states is a Christian nation
    2.) The founders political beliefs would not have allowed them to support the Christian nation idea
    3.) The key founders were not conservative Christians and would have likely not supported and officially Christian nation
    4.) Shortly after the constitution was ratified conservative ministers attacked it because it lacked references to Christianity
    5.) During the post civil war a band of politically powerful pastors tried to amend the

    • kat
      July 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

      If I recall*

  109. kat
    July 30, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    The US constitution by adding references of Jesus christ and Christianity into it.
    .so yeah…not a Christian country…

  110. Brian
    August 13, 2014 at 1:16 am

    The hole Bible comment thing….WAY WAY to much guy. To each his own I say but look at the back and forth you said i said bs….. This is a perfect example of why we need to make a list to begin with. Lets just keep sight working as is was ment to and as to why a Bible on the list…some want one some dont … Dont ask why just use or dont use the idea…sure there is someone out there who doesnt where underware and wondering why it would be part of a list. As I said to each his/her own.

  111. Doc
    August 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Baby wipes! Awesome for cleaning up in low water situations (or very cold conditions) and can double as TP. 20 years with the Corps and this was in my pack every time.

  112. alpineshrubs
    August 28, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Hey man, if u guys have eva been in a prison, or been isolated then you’ll know you need something to read. Like a bible or a quran. Not one novel will be enough. So i guess dats why the guy added a Bible. U nid an escape and the bible could be one.

    • Briar Thorn
      August 28, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      I think that if you only bring the basic survival stuff which I have mentioned, you will too busy to need an escape. I lived for one month with just my knowledge of survival and my buck knife and sharpener and I was so busy everyday that I did not need anything else to do because when it comes down to survival, it takes a lot more time than you would expect.

  113. Briar Thorn
    August 28, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    I say that all you need to survive in the wild is this, a good sharp knife and sharpener, something to cut wood, some 550 cord, knowledge on how to use these for all types of traps, fire starting, and shelter building, and an extra set of clothes for when you get soaked and want to just feel dry. With just these things, you can live indefinitely in the wild. I consider everything else to just be luxury items.

  114. shawn
    September 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Hello, my sons and I are looking for hiking and camping food donation, we went to a kips camp last aug. 22nd and it was ok and all, but they was not very well planned on and what for us to bring, like food, water, gear. So we are looking for some starter samples so when we go again in Nov. we would be better planned for the trip. So if you could help with some gear as well like, pack packs, sawyer, hydro packs and anything you could help with.
    So we hope you can help us out, cause when I was in the Army I was told by other fathers that you guys had some good food and gear. There are 3 of us.
    Thanks again Shawn and son’s

  115. Melanie
    September 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I honestly would just carry a New Testament :)

    • Nobby
      November 23, 2014 at 1:47 am

      U poor fool

  116. jungle joe
    October 11, 2014 at 12:34 am

    I’d rather have a Bible than sunglasses or a cell phone. Just knowledge. Earth was ending, I’d want some mag, fire starters. Flares
    Lot’s of flares. Book of edible vegitation
    .tarp..water tablets lots of. Them..n containers

    • Neville
      November 2, 2014 at 9:19 am

      I understand wanting a bible. But my cell phone has 32 bit memory card. Lots of apps that I can use with out getting on the network. Compass.I can put documant, pictures, and yes even the bible on my cell phone. I can have pictures of edible plants, videos of how to do things. All on my compact little phone. Instead of carrying lots of books and phamlets I will use my phone. They also make solar chargers form them now.

      You can take pictures and zoom in on them. See where you have been.

      I can use my phone to make lists and us the pencil to draw things like maps or blueprints.

      I can even share information on these files with people and i only have to press 3 buttons. Which is way easier then doing it manually.

      I realize a phone can’t cut down a tree or start a fire. But for the size and weight of it. It is a great tool to have.

      • Ray
        March 3, 2015 at 9:44 am

        Just so you know, the compass and GPS functions on you cell use the network. I would rather rely on woodcraft and basic survival skills than a piece of equipment that can be knocked out by impact, emp pulse or a dunk in the lake. And yes I know about Otter cases. Broke two of them already.
        I am of course proceeding from the premise that I don’t want to be found unless I want to be found and I may no be able to rely on a source of electricity. The earth’s magnetic field and knowledge of geology and resources are in-exhaustible resources

  117. Kaitlyn
    October 16, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    I know this may sound stupid to some, but one handy thing to have would be a pencil sharpener…. its small and easy to store. Run out of fire starting material? No problem… just grab yourself a small twig and use the shavings as tinder! Also safety pins may not be a bad idea to have. There are many uses!

    • neville
      November 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

      Thats an awesome idea. I have taken a ziplock back of cotton balls with a little bit of alchol dripped on them as well.

  118. Kaitlyn
    October 16, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    I would also bring a compact Bible… nice to see there are still believers who aren’t afraid of what people say!

  119. Barbara
    November 19, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Thanks for the list and all the comments about it. Very useful.

  120. Alex
    December 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Nice comprehensive list. This helps me to evaluate these items in order of importance.

  121. JarheadXIII
    December 11, 2014 at 6:03 am

    There are a lot of things on this list that i have in my own BOB. Some that i dont see feasable, some that are just too large (Maybe for a BOV, ie. Fire extinguisher). But for some of you guys saying the list is stupid or this person doesnt know what theyre talking about, You obviously didnt read the Headline paragraph of the article. It is a compiled list of what the readers have submitted was in thier BOB’s.

    Like the first ass clown who said about the bible being in thier. I am no bible thumper, But While i was in Iraq i had a Steel covered Pocket bible my grandfather gave me from when he was in ‘Nam, in my left breast pocket of my uniform. I wont go into the details but that did save my life from a piece of shrapnel that went through the plate of my flak. So there are uses for it, even if its not what it was intended for. As a matter of fact, the one i have has about a dozen uses I can think of. There are a few products that came out over the last year or so that some may argue should be on the list as well. But I am sure it will be on another Post. Great article.

  122. LC
    December 25, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Good list, especially if you’re someone who doesn’t know where to start. Make sure you have a survival book that can help you easily identify foods in the wilderness that are not poisonous. Learning what is safe for you to eat will come in handy. Also learn how to hunt and fish, and how to use the majority of the animal to your advantage. The meat is good, but you can use much more of the animal for other uses.

  123. CoNiGMa
    January 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    19 is the same as 47

  124. Pavel kuzko
    February 4, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Any of you guys can tell me what forest is a good place to servive in California because in maybe a few months or maybe like 2 or 1 years I’m heading out to forest….and I will bring my own supplies I already know what I a need

  125. Deano
    February 7, 2015 at 1:56 am

    WTF, survival means just that, to survive. The list above means that you are tied down to your kit, that is not a survival list its a camping in harsh terrain list. why have a tent and a bivvi bag, too much weight, way too much kit.

  126. Ray
    March 3, 2015 at 9:16 am

    The list sounds like a luxury camping vacation, not a survival kit or bug out pack. Perhaps it is intended for a ‘survivalist camp’ . In an end of the world situation, bug out or being lost in the middle of nowhere, I will always choose mobility over convenience. A pack should have multiple means of starting a fire: mechanical means (magnesium firestarter and striker, chemical (a strong oxidizer and organic reagent, store separately in plastic containers opposite sides of pack), compass, water purification tabs or other means of purification,also an 8oz steel container to boil water when the tabs run out, 5×5 sheet of plastic, Good carbon steel knife not stainless (carbon steel is better for generating sparks), tampons, 3 types of cordage (amsteel 7/64 dia or 1/8 dia-50 feet, dental floss,braided stainless nylon coated fishing leader-20ft,military grade collapsible canteen,soap for disinfecting wounds (ivory is best), a shotgun, ammo for defense (#4 buck, 00 buck) not for hunting unless absolutely needed, first aid kit.
    Of all of these the knife and a means of starting a fire are the most important, of course. A shotgun should not be used for hunting unless you don’t mind giving away your position, the fishing leader can be used for effective heavy duty snares(nylon coating can be fused over flame to form loops no need for collars or crimping, plastic sheet for shelter, water collection, moisture barrier, tampons can be used in a variety of ways,Amsteel is much stronger than paracord of the same diameter, floss for fishing line and smaller snares, Pad metal container with plastic on the outside to keep it quiet spare socks on the inside,collapsible canteen is burped of air to keep it from sloshing around.
    Your pack without the shotgun should weigh 8 to 12 lbs., dry (no water in canteen). 2 options: a good multi-tool(I recommend Gerber since it can be opened one handed and all components lock in place)and 10 fish hooks for small fish 5 freshwater, 5 saltwater. If you want a Bible, by all means it is up to you, but having been in survival situations myself, if you are going about the business of survival you won’t have time to read it. My preference is to pray while hiking, setting a snare, building a shelter etc.

  127. Tim W
    March 13, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    One thing I added to my pack after spending real extended time in the bush was:

    a spice or seasoning packet. (salt, pepper, garlic salt, bullion cubes etc your choice)

    The kinds that are a explosion of favor in the smallest of pinches

    It will weigh next to nothing for a decent amount and can take up about the same amount in volume room. But wow what a moral difference and plain out adding some pleasure it can have to be able to put at a minimum some salt in your broth or grub.

    Not to mention it has actual real medical/health worth.

    But beyond that some bullion cubes even if you have to crush them up, garlic salt pepper. You could simply grab some free tear packets of the stuff.

    I am sure those that have spent good deal of time in the bush can tell you just how good that first mouthful of even a bullion cube infused broth tastes after a few weeks of nothing but water and unseasoned meat and plants solely from gathering.

    IMO in a real survival situation having something like this that brings both physical and psychological comfort is a real moral booster and you need that as much as you can get during boot strap times.

    Anyways nice to see a basic pull list to help people get in the mind set of things to bring.

  128. MattyV
    March 28, 2015 at 2:07 am

    Good list!
    A few bits and pieces I wouldn’t take personally but that’s just my preference :)

    As for the bible debate, it’s not for me, I’m not religion myself, but I’m all for anything that improves someone’s quality of life, be it the Bible, Quran, Riveda, the belief in science or just a personal moral code!

    I don’t believe in God in the traditional sense, but I certainly believe that there is something much much greater than me.

    Anyway, good list, learnt a few bits from this that I shall be adding to my kit :)


  129. GregFrost
    March 30, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    I am AMAZED
    Out of 101 Survival Gear Supplies, it takes but one, the Bible to bring on
    1 year and 2 weeks worth of comment.

    Clearly shows that there are as many opinions as there are days in a year.

    It is without a doubt that a disaster / survival situation will bring such matters to the forefront.

    Why to the forefront? Well in such a situation, one comes far closer to death than is comfortable and the mind wants to know, what’s on the ‘other side’

    Where you turn for that is your call and yours alone.

    God bless

  130. ookBeak
    April 23, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Im 66. I spent 55yrs inAlaska, and have many stories. However the good intentions of many people to ‘escape’ to the wild with everything you could think of usually ends in disaster. No matter how,who or what weather will eventually do you in. We are weak, turn up the heat, cook dinner and go to bed in a completely dry enviroment. In the outdoors even in the summer you can die from hypothermia. It just takes longer. If you add snow and wind even quicker. Chill factor is one of the most important tools to understand. Especially if you add women and children and dogs. High energy foods are a must. We used to eat like pigs before going out to work. Cold temps require more calories to stay warm. When at rest yourbody pulls blood into the trunk to keep your organs warm. The hands and feet then get cold so you get up and move around. Then the wind pulls heat off you and exposed skin, so you resume sitting out of the wind. The Iditarod mushers will eat butter to keep going as it is 100% fat. You need windproof, waterproof headgear as your head will bleed off a lot of heat. For men taking a leak isn’t easy with a temp of 5degrees and wind at 10knots. For women its even worse. If you get wet you die. If you’re stupid you’ll die. The sentence is carried out immediately without appeal and/or a second chance. Drinking whiskey to keep warm is another myth. Dont. Smoking is another vice you can do without. Going cold turkey when they run out will probably get you shot. The people who do survive will be tuff and resilient. Only by helping each other and making some difficult decisions will one survive.

  131. james
    May 17, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    I think they should add 4 to 8 cm Carbine clips to the

  132. jacob
    May 17, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Mountainhouse freeze-dried food is also a good alternative if you can’t get mres or other things like that they’re easy and faster to fix up than the mores but they also taste good. Mountain house make them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  133. greggvdc
    May 21, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    there are lots of items on this list that are for situational uses only and not basic survival. Knowledge should be ranked 1 on the list as it takes such to use some of these items to your advantage and survival. When making a choice of items consider if it has multi uses and does not require other items to make it continue to work. Crank or solar flashlights. Straight bowie knife has thousands of uses. Water filtration is good but always have a back up filter or posess the knowledge to purify naturally. Three elements of survival are food shelter and water traditionally. I say four..adding knowledge and mental ability to the mix. A mentality and knowledge is lighter to carry and when everything breaks or runs out will keep you alive. Our ancestors wore animal skins and carried sticks..the problem with survival is not the gear or even having it..its the fact that we have lost the basic skills to survive period.

  134. jax
    July 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I think that everyone has the right to think what they want and if I we’re going to make a list I would think mobile fast movement so I like some of the things on this list a backpack with d rings a survival knife a small tent a change of clothes MREs paracord magnesium fire starter solar light or charger of sorts sewing kit first aid kit not from the stores one you put together your self include super glue and a life straw and quality boots

  135. Enter your name...
    July 27, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    survival means survival. this list is a great starting point. now, tailor it to meet your NEEDS, depending on your situation, not on your moral, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs. stay alive.

  136. Debbie Griffith
    October 8, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Ok.. you list a lot of items that would take various size batteries yet I don’t see batteries on the list.. another item to list is solar lights that you can get at the dollar tree for a buck each.. that way you have another source at night after leaving them out in the sun! Now for those of you complaining over the Bible on the list.. it is a great item to have. But if you disagree that is fine.. where is your contribution to the list though??

  137. joeradali
    October 12, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    the first stupidity is living where it gets (and stays) really cold. why risk it?

  138. joeradali
    October 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    people lived just fine for thousands of years without lights or anything battery powered, people. You can use a torch for what little needs to be done at night. for short term things, like a car wreck, etc, sure, lots of stuff is helpful, but it’s also not capable of being long term, and it’s bulky and heavy.

  139. forrester ret
    October 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    It’s been a while that i was last here. there has been some new items added,will not go over again, did that 2012. most of these items are not really needed. i spent twenty six years out there. checking old growth, timber companies ,make sure they replant, 95% did,national woodland,keep thier contract. rivers, lakes, fish, wildlife over all.two weeks was a short trip. most 30 to 35 days, very little with a truck. 80% on horseback, but some 20% on foot. three edge items, pocketknife,huntin knife 8 inch blade, machete 24 inchs. 550 cord about 75 feet, just me. duct tape a roll. military backpack the large one. webb belt canteen and cup set up,the old steel one like in the 50s and 60s. firearms, we did not want to much loud bang, 38 side arm 22 mag rifle, both light, and a fair punch.hammock,lighter dist, two firesticks.lots of jerky,about three pounds flour,hard candy,about a third cup of salt,suger,pepper. the flour mix in water gets a thick paste wrap on a stick bake over fire, with what you may want in it , salt or suger, not taht bad with alittle jerky. Two man tent, Thats me. about six pounds then, less now.two changs of cloths fairly well set,, that’s woodland . can’t say about other areas. just my say about making it in the outdoors . good luck to all.

  140. forrester ret
    October 17, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    almost forgot wool blanket and military poncho, that was a bed roll. again luck to all.

  141. Enter your name...
    November 21, 2015 at 3:49 am

    Thanks to whoever put thought into this. I never was much of a end times person but the bible says its coming so no doubt we need to get ready. I already got a couple 55 gal drums full and burried at my deer camp

  142. Mike
    December 15, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I have never seen such a list. Will I be blessed with a lorry to move this crap. This is not survival its home from home. Let’s do away with the bible and replace it with some snare’s. Let’s get rid of the bb gun and replace it with a nice shotgun. The list goes on. Good luck surviving with that lot. At least you will be able to trade with the natives. Don’t forget your teddy bear. Morale you know.

  143. Why must this discussion get stuck on one thing?
    January 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Why is everyone so focused on the bible??? Lists like these are intended to be customized. They’re ideas, not requirements. Shouldn’t we be more focused on the fact that the list isn’t well organized, frequently redundant, and gives some bad advice?? What was that?? Did I just hear you ask for examples??? Okay, I’ll give you some.

    Canteen, water bottle, and water storage…. I have to believe the difference between water storage and canteen is the water storage is the 300 gallon rain catcher for holding a massive amount of water, while the canteen is the smaller water container you carry on your person throughout your day…. where does that leave room for “water bottle”?? It’s redundant and pointless.

    CB radio, HAM radio, short wave radio, but not a walkie talkie…. hummmmm. I have 2 hand held radios I can listen in on FM, emergency channels, and things like police dispatch. In addition to be in communication for several miles through town. For survival purposes (keep in mind, this is all my opinion, I can easily argue against my own point, if you think that lugging a short wave radio around because you think it will be useful do it) I find that being mobile and receiving emergency information is more important than being able to send signals across the country. All my necessary outgoing transmissions will be a few mile radius.

    Bleach. Not their fault, noobie mistake. Bleach has a shelf life of about a year at room temperatures, is difficult to store and is easy to make an awful mess with. Calcium hypochlorite however is almost the exact same thing, but with a few exceptions. It’s a powder, making it easy to store, difficult to make a mess with, and has no shelf life…. Okay, they’re not that similar, but they both are used for water purification. About 2/3’s of a teaspoon to a gallon of water makes your purification solution. Mix one part solution to one hundred parts water, and you have clean water. okay, cleanER water.

    Pocket knife, knife, multi tool. Bleh, it’s like he was putting down repeated items just to fill 101 items. Any mutli tool worth its salt is going to have a knife. Having a high quality fixed blade sheathed knife is a necessity, having a folding pocket knife??? Not really. If I didn’t have to worry about weight, and I had all the storage space in the world, would I include a pocket knife…. yeah, probably, is it necessary? Not really. Instead why don’t you include a knife sharpener. I’d way rather have one sharp fixed blade than 2 dull ones.

    Tinder…. You’re stupid. If everything around you is so wet that you can’t find any viable tinder, then you’re surely not going to be able to keep a fire going. Concentrate on finding/making a place where you can stay dry, and bundle up.

    Lighter/waterproof matches/magnesium strip/fire steel. My god. Look, we all understand that fire is important you’ll be in a world of hurt if you can’t make a fire. That said, I have an oxygen acetylene torch in the garage, should I include it in my survival kit??? It’ll make a fire real quick. Of course not. Pick your method of fire making, then include a magnesium strip as a reliable back up, and call it a day. Mine is a lighter. If the lighter gets wet, I have the magnesium, that works every time.

    Plastic painters tarp/hiking tarp/tent/space blanket….. Do I really have to go through this again??

    Saw. Of course have a saw, of course. But I think that a little specificness (that’s a word… honest….) is important sometimes. I keep three wire saws in my truck pack. Why a wire saw?? Because if you’ve never used one, you’d be amazed at how well they work, they don’t take up the volume of a samurai sword, and it’s perfect for whatever you’d need it for when stranded and…. really need to… you know… cut stuff…. Why three?? Because they because they have a little bit of a reputation for breaking at the handle, and with their low weight and volume, I deemed 3 to be the appropriate number.

    Batteries. Almost a good idea. Anything and everything that is in your survival pack needs to run on batteries. Specifically, rechargeable batteries. And you have to make sure you can charge all of your rechargeable batteries on your solar panels. This addition is a particular mystery to me. It appears that whoever put this list together is going to hunker down and stay put for a good long time… apparently somewhere with working electrical outlets (you know, because of the short wave radio), but includes batteries. It seems strange to be so well prepared, and so ill thought out.

    Emergency credit card…. again…. Did anyone think about this before adding it? Who is going to maintain a credit card in their real life so they can store it in an emergency pack, in the event of an survival situation… so they can…. buy things…. That doesn’t sound like an emergency to me, unless you consider a shoe sale is a true emergency.

    Oil. Everyone should always keep a quart of the appropriate motor oil with their vehicle at all times, and should check to make sure the oil in their car is at an appropriate level regularly. That’s just good car maintenance, but that’s not the same thing as being part of an emergency pack.

    Tire repair kit…. what exactly is this for? Repairing a tire I suppose is the obvious answer, but then what??? I didn’t see a compressor on the list. Both or neither, one or the other is just silly.

    BB gun??? Really??? A BB gun??? A sling shot I understand. A crossbow I understand. A BB gun?? A BB gun is a stepping stone for kids to learn firearm safety. A BB gun is not for self defense, a BB gun is not for survival.

    There are a lot of other things on here that are conditionally good or bad ideas. Like a dust mask. Maybe you’re stuck in the mid west, and have to deal with the occasional dust storm…. Or maybe you live in China, whatever. But the real moral of the story here is “Your knowledge” was number 101 on this list, and it really needed to be number 1. Using lists like these to get some ideas is great, but no one has the list that will be just right for you. Use your head, have a plan, and be prepared to carry that plan out when the time comes.

  144. dusty
    January 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    I got on this site to get information. I am a devout Christian. I believe in God. I believe He sent His Son to earth to die for my sins. I personally would take a Bible in my kit. if you don’t want to, that is your preogative. but to bash each other for what they believe,( or do not),is not right , regardless of one’s beliefs.just my opinion. it and fifty cents, you can buy a cup of coffee! maybe!

  145. Why must this discussion get stuck on one thing?
    January 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Of course, and you should dusty. I am not a devout Christian, so I would not. But so what. All lists like these should be treated suggestions, not rules.I know people who would really have a hard time getting through a survival situation without scripture, and they should of course bring a bible. The fact that everyone is making a fuss about it not being appropriate for the list should really stop having an internet fit for no reason.

  146. Yuxt A. Position
    May 31, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Pack a shovel, take the bible and bury it. Let it be found by more enlightened age in hopes they look at the distortion done to its original message and let the brutes go on living without it.
    Am kidding…
    About survival, thank you for trying. It is said that humans, when faced by nature’s fury and the aftermath filled with death and loss, do not embrace change due to the shock. A bible or any form of comfort that will put the mind and heart at ease may be a good cushion to the striking new reality. If the paradigm changes and the actions are not adaptive or fail to produce fruitful results, like hunting/fishing and making a meal after gathering the necessary materials and nursing a wound at the same time, well, some give up and let themselves die. Words of encouragement have proven to be a decisive factor of survival. Such words may be found in religious scriptures and self help books. An adequate amount of knowledge and how to survive manuals may prove more helpful to have fruitful results in actuality. LOL!
    I’d include fire, shelter making tools, weapons, first aid, second ai and torniquetes, and knowing how to dial 991, 191, 119, yes.
    I would like to know how to survive FEMA concentration camps.

  147. Charlie Troy
    June 30, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Lists vary for every person or group. Now, I would have to include blue bunny or face total melt down; and even though he is a big boy now Panda is pretty important as well.

  148. Julie
    October 17, 2016 at 9:46 am

    As Christians we’re supposed to hide God’s words in our heart. If any of the people commenting on this page actually understood that then there would never have been so many ugly words shared here. If you’re truly a light in a dark world you won’t have to stand in darkness pointing out your light. People will see something different and seek God on their own. Carry a Bible… don’t carry a Bible. The word of God can’t be hidden in our hearts until we store it in our brains. Love your neighbor as yourself. The most important message Jesus gave us.

  149. Adam Chandler
    November 3, 2016 at 8:14 am

    It’s funny how out of everything on this list the Bible is the only thing being questioned. Just lets you know where we are as a society once morals are gone so is everything else. Just verifys that we are truly in “the last day”.

  150. charcoal the Nordic warrior
    November 13, 2016 at 9:18 am

    this is a good list but the bible has few practical uses. aside from “finding inspiration” and starting a fire. if you actually have to have it being it that’s on you, if you need it for inspiration you shouldn’t be living “off the grid / long term wilderness” I understand the mental side of it and see that someone that can’t see that the bible is a man made fiction book “actual referance” and is just extra weight is foolish. do a test run of a month with the extra weight of electronics and bibles then revise your own list as you see fit. if you need it being it that simple. personally a gun or two ammo a few knives (and cleaning kit) a four season tent and multiple forms of water purification and knowledge of how to use all of the above and you’ll make it it’s not as hard as most people realize because your used to the comforts of the new age. my only suggestions are if you are unsure about your own skills and capabilities then stay at home.

  151. Terril
    December 21, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Late to add. A pistol is easier then any rifle and ammo is pretty much around. Way lighter. The idea of survival is to not be seen and if you have to get up close and back out there you were not seen. You people that have to have cell phones and pads and batteries are almost a joke. Go out to the country and look around and ask yourself if you make it. The idea is to learn to do without, like you were back in the covered wagon days. Lets not put, non or pro GOD into this as to it shows one I Q or not on this link, we each have our own place and what we or where we want or would like to be or end up. Or is it CARE.
    Your lists should does, help. Yes we each have our own needs.
    Primary, water, food, shelter and survival needs. You most have it already, or a way to get what you need times how many people or not you have to care for.
    If SHTF happens, there is no means or ways other then yourself. No power, electric, gas or plumbing. And no way to get anything you need. You have to think, you are on your own.
    You have to think, not as you have now at all. You have to prepare now not later as there may not be a later as we have become used to.
    Very important, BARTER or TRADE. Alot of states are already doing it with junk silver coins. Gold is and costs to much. Paper money will probably be used as TP.
    Stock up some storage containers a little at a time and BE ready.

  152. Blake
    January 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Love this list thanks so much!!!!

  153. Jimbo
    February 7, 2017 at 11:05 am

    It amazes me how so many people, on both sides of the issue can devote themselves so thoroughly to division. The Bible is one of 101 items listed on this compilation. Nearly every reputable consultant in the field of survival training will tell you that the first and best tool in a survival scenario is WILL. The will to live, the will to go on, the will to make that next step is what will get you through more than any gear, any knowledge, anything you learn in some “live three days in the wild” course. The Bible gives many people, those who are staunch Christians and those who simply have a respect for tenets that Western Civ was based on found in Judeo-Christian beliefs that support. There is no doubt that the Bible for many many people would be very valuable, even if they do not possess a belief in a higher power or authority. That being said, this is SUPPOSED to be a forum to help people come together and strengthen themselves, their families, and their communities through preparation. But once again the ignorant finatics ON BOTH SIDES side track the discussion with their moral signaling and “holier than thou” (many of you atheists fall farther on this scale than many of the Christian) positioning. Here’s an idea ALL: Rule # 1. Don’t be a dumbass troll. Rule #2 If you encounter a dumbass troll, don’t be a dumbass troll feeder. Now how about we all focus on the point of the post and not on the fact that some are doing exactly what the Bible said they would do thousands of years ago OR on the idea that some people believe in fairy tales. I have NEVER onc heard and atheist complain that people teach their kids that there is a Santa Clause or Easter Bunny, but they will interrupt a conversation simply because some says Bible or God. Also so many “Christians” today who state their certainty that they possess the Word of the Only Living God, drooling and throwing the first thing they can pick up because someone disagrees with that. C’mon everybody.

  154. Chuck Brenner
    February 17, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Faith is of free will. I cannot judge those who choose to not have faith in Jesus. I would hope to be able to have faith without judgment from those who do not. My Bible has led me to Love, freedom, caring, compassion, and many other things. I’m sure it will lead me to survival, because I have faith in the words of my heavenly Father and his Son Jesus.

  155. Joy Woodhall
    February 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    It is my choice to carry a bible or not, as long as YOU do not have to carry my thing is should not matter to you what I have. Now, go mind your own damn business.

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