This is the sequel article to 50 Items You Forgot To Put In Your Bug Out Bag. When I first published that article, I knew that eventually I would think of several more items to include. But thanks to comments and messages from readers, I now have a list with several dozen more items. Because there are so many, I decided to make a new post rather than expand the original post.
Now as I said in the other post, I really don’t expect you to pack all these things in one bag. My hope is that while scanning this list, you’ll notice just a few items that you would have packed but forgot about or just hadn’t thought about yet. Now on to the list, in alphabetical order.
1. Activated Charcoal – This stuff is usually used for gas, but it can also be used to treat poisoning. It works by trapping chemicals and keeping them from being absorbed.
2. Baby Powder – Not just for treating diaper rashes. It can also be used as deodorant, to soothe dry skin, and to prevent chafing.
3. Binoculars – The importance of these should be obvious. If you can get high enough, you can look around and figure out where you need to go.
4. Bouillon Cubes – Add one cube per cup of water and boil it. Use the broth to make soup.
5. Collapsible Canvas Bucket – A bucket for hauling water or supplies, but since it’s collapsible it won’t take up much space in your bag.
6. CAT Tourniquet – If someone is bleeding so badly that gauze and pressure won’t stop it, this could save their life.
7. Chalk – Could be used to leave messages for others, draw a map and strategize, or just entertain the kids.
8. Cigarettes – Believe it or not, there many reasons a pack of cigarettes could prove useful.
9. Clotrimazole Cream – Some rashes can get so bad you won’t be able to walk. This will clear them right up.
10. Colloidal Silver – This has been reported to help treat all kinds of infections.
12. Dice – These come with rules for 7 dice games. Could be a fun way to pass the time.
13. Ear Plugs and Mask – As long as somebody is keeping watch, a mask and ear plugs could make it easier for other people to sleep.
14. Electrolyte Replacement – Important for staying hydrated. These quickly dissolve in water.
15. File – This can be used for sharpening tools and knives.
16. Fly Swatter – Of course you can’t kill every fly, but maybe you can kill enough of them to get through a meal without them landing on every bite of food.
18. Gill Net – An easy way to catch fish. Set it up on a small stream and collect your lunch.
19. Gorilla Tape – Weather-resistant tape that sticks to almost any surface. Useful for quick repairs when you’re on the move.
21. Head Lamp – If you’re carrying several items, something large, or perhaps a small child, this will help see where you’re going at night.
22. Heirlom Seeds – If you end up staying at your bug out location or somewhere else for a long time, you’ll need these if you want to start a garden.
24. Tinder – Put some cotton balls, dryer lint, and any other type of tinder in a pill bottle or some kind of waterproof container.
25. Laces – Don’t forget to bring extra laces for your shoes and boots.
26. Lock Pick Set – Although I don’t condone theft, it your life depends on finding some supplies then it might be okay to break into an abandoned home or building so you can search it.
27. Microfiber Towel – An absorbent towel that dries very quickly.
28. Nail Clippers – Unless, of course, you’d rather bite your finger and toenails.
29. Neck Gaiter – Keeps you warm in the winter and keeps sand out of your face.
30. Pencil Sharpener – In addition to sharpening pencils, these can be used for making arrows, gigs, tinder, etc.
31. Pepper Spray – For self-defense against both human and animal attacks.
32. Pipe Cutter – This can cut through aluminum, copper, brass, plastic, and more. With it you can make tools, utensils, weapons, etc.
33. Rubbing Alcohol – An essential part of any first aid kit.
34. Sawyer Mini – A small water filtration system that can filter up to 100,000 gallons.
36. Sharpening Kit Self explanatory. Keep knives nice and sharp.
37. Shewee – This makes it so women can urinate while standing. Sounds strange, but it’s a great thing to have if it’s freezing cold outside.
38. Skin Stapler – A wonderful tool to have in a medical emergency.
39. Solar Shower – Fill this with water, hang it in direct sunlight, wait for the water to heat up, and enjoy a warm shower.
40. Spork – So you don’t have to pack both spoons and forks.
42. Sunglasses – Bugging out means you’re going to be outside and in directly sunlight a lot. Plus, sunglasses will protect our eyes from dirt and sand in a storm.
43. Superglue – Could be uses for repairing gear, tools, water bottles, and even wounds.
45. Toys – If you’re bugging out with children, the experience could be very difficult for them. Be sure to bring some toys to keep them entertained and help them maintain some semblance of normalcy.
46. Trowel – Dig a cat hole, level your shelter floor, plant seeds, etc.
49. Weather Blanket – A durable all-weather blanket that holds in up to 80% of body heat.
50. Work Gloves – Wear these so you don’t tear of your hands while building, carrying, digging, and doing other types of manual labor.