Episode 13 – My Bug Out Bag Inventory

In this episode I review the contents of my bug out bag and share some unusual ideas on bug out bags.  I believe it is okay to over-pack a bug out bag, enabling you to discard unneeded items depending on the disaster at hand.  I also value comfort items and good-tasting food, to keep up morale.

Here are some of the items I discuss in this episode:

Black Backpack

Pup tent

Tire Iron (18-inch Wrecking Bar)

Machete (Gerber Gator Machete With Black Nylon Sheath)

Gerber Folding Shovel + Case

Stansport Collapsible Water Bag 2 Gallon

Berkey Sports Water Filter

Mainstay Emergency Wafer, 3600 Calories

Esbit Camping Cook Set

Gerber Multitool With Sheath

EDC (Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer)

Knife and Sheath (Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Knife, Serrated Edge)

Spork (Light My Fire Titanium Spork)

Flashlight 250-Lumen Dorcy Weatherproof With Battery Indicator

Rain Poncho Camouflage


Red Nylon First Aid Bag (Voodoo Tactical MOLLE)

Quickclot sponge

Quickclot powder

Triple Antibiotic First Aid Ointment


Don’t forget to get some very small pill containers at The Container Store.  This will save space in your bag.

Mountain House pouches, and the MRE’s mentioned here can be bought at Emergency Essentials or Ready Made Resources.


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Episode 7 – Car Console EDC

Every car or truck driver needs to have certain items right nearby, to use in case of emergency or just a simple inquiry.  In this episode I describe my decision to add a couple items to my Car Console Everyday Carry (EDC).

Some products discussed in this episode:

Leatherman Multitool and Nylon Carrying Case.  Expensive.

CREE LE Small Flashlights with 140 lumens and handy strap.  2 for $11 and change

Sabre small container of pepper spray with key ring.  $10 each (Buy this only if it is legal in your jurisdiction)

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Batteries

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AA Batteries

LaCrosse Home Battery Charger

Car Safety Hammer With Seatbelt Slicer


ABC News did a great report on escaping from a submerged car:



Special thanks to Steve’s World (www.youtube.com/user/Steverd99), who provided the laugh track dubbed in after the punchline of my joke (not that the laugh track was needed, but still…).


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