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Thoughts on a Micro-Bug Out Bag

Thoughts on a Micro-Bug Out Bag
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While working on my fighting load carrier (FLC) and thinking about an overnight kit that would fit in a fanny pack, I started thinking about a micro bug out bag.  The idea for a micro-bug out bag came as I was thinking about a short range recon bag, basically a butt pack or fanny pack.

I live in a rural area. I was thinking about something I could grab and go walking in the woods with and it would contain basic items for an overnight stay.  Then I started thinking, why couldn’t someone in a city use this to walk out of the city and to a suburban or rural area?

maxpedition pygmy falcon-ii

Right now my fighting load carry (FLC) has:

2 triple military surplus magazine pouches
Bandage
Knife
First aid kit

If you have food for 24 hours, and someone can make it at least 24 hours without food, then we are up to 48 hours.  How far could someone in a city walk in 48 hours on a deserted highway? That was one of my thoughts.  Instead of having a fully loaded bag weighing 40, 50+ pounds. Reduce that down to a fanny / butt pack and make the person more mobile.

Couple of questions I have for the community:

How much would you do think a bug out bag should weigh, without water?

What would you put the ideal weight for a micro bug out bag?

I pitched the idea to a buddy and put a weight limit of 20 pounds on the project. He said that is what a regular bug out bag should weigh.  If a regular bug out bag should weigh 20 pounds, without canteens and water bladder filled, what would you put the ideal weight for a micro bug out bag?

The goal is to have at least 24 hours of supplies that will fit in a military sized fanny pack, or some kind of small day pack such as the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy.

Example:

Poncho
Fire starter
Water filter
Food
Parachute hammock? – for sleeping off the ground, and it can be used to sweep water for minnows and fish.
Poncho liner
Cord

If the pack is to be mounted in a load carrier, the load carrier would have canteens or a water bladder, which would not be included in the micro bug out bag list.

Not my video, but an example of something I have in mind.

Video I posted a few years ago about a warm weather overnight pack.

In that warm weather overnight pack,

  • Maxpedition Pygmy II
  • Hammock
  • Rain Poncho
  • Poncho liner
  • Food
  • First Aid kit
  • GPS
  • 2 Compasses
  • TOPO Maps
  • Gerber Multitool
  • Water Filter
  • Water Bottle
  • Nylon Cord

And a lot of other stuff.

Rather an MRE or Everlast meal, I was thinking along the lines of freeze dried mountain house meals that require boiling water.

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Kevin Felts was born and raised in southeast Texas, graduated from Bridge City high school Bridge City Texas, and attended Lamar College in Port Arthur Texas. Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock
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