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How to pack a light bugout bag
Above, Cleverhiker.com shares essential trail skills (how to pack a
lightweight backpack).

If you're new to prepping, go with something ready made:
To pack an ultra-light bugout bag that will ensure your survival,
you'll need to evaluate your skill set and the lightest tools
available. If you just want a simple 72-hour bugout bag that's
light enough and good enough for a basic evacuation emergency,
try the
Wise Foods bugout bag, right. It has everything you need
to get started.

A 72-hour bag is ideal for emergency preparedness for tornadoes;
hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes or floods for example All items
are packed in camo-nylon backpack and includes water pouches, a
portable stove (including 24 fuel tablets), stainless steel cup,
squeeze flashlight, 5-in-1 survival whistle, waterproof matches,
Mylar blanket, emergency poncho and playing cards
42 piece first aid and hygiene kit (including 37 piece bandage kit,
N95 dust mask, pocket tissues, 3 wet naps and waste bag

Certainly it's a good start if you're new to prepping, but as you
gain experience in camping and as you learn more about your
preferences in equipment, you can create a very light bugout bag
that will last you more than 72-hours. Ideally you should pack a
bugout bag as if it is the last man-made items you'll ever own.


  • Lightweight Bivvy: Made of mylar, a bivvy is the lightest
    kind of covering you can get in the shape of a sleeping bag.

  • Ultra light Backpacking Canister Camp Stove with Piezo
    Ignition. Just 3.9oz, the Ultra Light Backpacking stove,
    pictured immediate right has had more than 670 4.5-star
    reviews! You will appreciate this totally inexpensive starter
    stove as the most important piece of hiking equipment to
    own. Believe it or not, you can have it shipped to you for
    under $6 and with included shipping. Works wtih Coleman
    butane/propane mix fuel.

  • Solo Stove: The Solo Stove only weighs 9 oz and eliminates
    the need to carry fuel canisters ~ a great way to lighten your
    loadForget the fuel with Solo Stove. Cook meals with nothing
    but the twigs you collect on your journey, eliminating the
    need for heavy, expensive, polluting petroleum gas. It's easy
    to light, fast to boil and clean to use. You'll gasify your
    wood: a unique gasification and secondary combustion
    process lets achieves a highly efficient and more complete
    burn on this stove. This means you'll use fewer twigs to
    achieve a boil. It also means less smoke while cooking.

  • Solo stainless steel pot: Travel light with the stainless
    steel. It also nests inside most pots leaving you with more
    space in your pack.

  • Light Load Towel. The Light Load Towel is more absorbent
    than cotton and microfiber. The wickable fabric so keeps you
    from freezing in cold activities. Best of all it doubles as a
    firestarting material and can supplement to your first aid kit
    as gauze.

How will you make an ultra-light bugout bag? Have a suggestion
for lightest ever backpacking stoves, water filtration systems or
other essential gear for preppers?

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Light Bugout Bag
Build the lightest bugout bag possible

Build a light bugout bag.
There's a lot you could carry in your bugout bag, but the weight of
too much stuff in there may kill you. Ideally, your bugout bag
should weigh no more than 1/3 of your body weight. This will
enable you to maneuver out of harm's way and help get you to
your bugout location safely. A poorly packed bugout bag could
cause blisters and backaches.

What's more, if you don't pack properly, you can also waste time
on the journey unstuffing your bag and you may even lose
important lifesaving items. That's why it's important to pack
lightly and cleverly. How can you pack a light bugout bag and
pack it cleverly? Learn from a backpacker! Below is a video to do
just that.

How to pack a light bugout bag
Want to make your own bugout bag? Take cues from an
experienced backpacker cleverhiker.com to pack efficiently. The
video is below. First, find a lightweight nylon bag and stuff it with
only the basics. Here are most important tools to include:

  • Water: No backpacker ever leaves without filling up on
    water. You'll also nee a cup and a water purification method.

  • Fire: Two firestarters are essential in case one fails. For
    example a BIC and some waterproof matches. When you get
    more experienced, you can include a magnesium firestarting
    rod, a fresnel lens or other firestarting method.

  • Tools: You'll need a variety of tools, such as a knife, a
    compass, and a flashlight and a hand-crank emergency
    weather radio.

  • Shelter: A lightweight tent, a bivvy or mylar blanket.

  • Clothing:  Socks are important for survival. You should also
    pack layers so that you can add or subtract clothing along
    your journey.

  • Foodbag: hydration and ready to eat food is an important
    consideration. 72- hour kits make the process easy and
    usually include dehydrated foods.
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