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  • CBRogers commented on Aperition's instructable Bug Out Bag MK19 months ago
    Bug Out Bag MK1

    You need to think more like a long distance hiker. I learned a lot on the Appalachian Trail. There are many more things that you can do without. Chemical sticks are heavy and weight slows you down. Any medicines that you need should be in the pack, also include antibiotics and pain killers. It will help in areas where there is no resupply. Wool socks are not waterproof but work wet or dry and are easy to stream clean. For your paper products, use a roll of TP wrapped around a pencil so no core to deal with and it will be much smaller. Also put that in Zip Lock Bag. The freezer variety is best. Clothes that can become a rag or vise versa is great. Like I said look into long distance and ultra light weight hiker books, they will really help with what you need. You might also think about k...see more »You need to think more like a long distance hiker. I learned a lot on the Appalachian Trail. There are many more things that you can do without. Chemical sticks are heavy and weight slows you down. Any medicines that you need should be in the pack, also include antibiotics and pain killers. It will help in areas where there is no resupply. Wool socks are not waterproof but work wet or dry and are easy to stream clean. For your paper products, use a roll of TP wrapped around a pencil so no core to deal with and it will be much smaller. Also put that in Zip Lock Bag. The freezer variety is best. Clothes that can become a rag or vise versa is great. Like I said look into long distance and ultra light weight hiker books, they will really help with what you need. You might also think about keeping your electronic records on an iPod or some such lightweight device. It needs to have nonvolitile memory but having health or other records may help later even if SHTF.

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