The suggested contents of a bug-out bag vary, but most of the following are usually included:
* Enough food and water to last for seventy two hours. This includes:
o 1 gallon of water per person per day, for washing, drinking and cooking.
o Non-perishable food.
o Water purification supplies.
o Cooking supplies.
o Cutlery and cups/dishes.
* A first aid kit.
* Fire starting tool (i.e. matches, ferrocerium rod, lighter, etc.) I keep one of each
* A disaster plan including location of emergency centers, rallying points, possible evacuation routes etc.
* Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference.
* Maps and travel information.
* Standard camping equipment, including sanitation supplies.
* Weather appropriate clothing (poncho, headwear, gloves, etc.)
* Bedding items such as sleeping bags & blankets.
* Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period.
* Pet, child and elderly care needs.
* Battery or crank operated Radio. Shortwave should always be included with the radio , but there getting harder to find in the states, wonder why?
* Lighting (battery or crank operated flashlight, glow sticks). solar charger is also a good idea
* Firearms and appropriate ammunition.
* Crowbar (weapon, building and vehicle entry, etc.)
* Cash and change, as electronic banking transactions may not be available during he initial period following an emergency or evacuation.
* Barter Items like precious metals and reusable items that you have extra of and are light
* Fixed-blade or folding knife.