This week on Tactical Rifleman I wanted to cover what I carry in my “Red Bag.” Some people would call it a “Bug Out Bag” or “Get Home Bag.” I’m not big on those names, as it gives thoughts that I am some nut case Prepper. That is not the case. I am just a retired Green Beret that has had “preparedness” beat all the way down into my DNA.
After our “Hiking Bag” video did so well; we got a lot of comments asking for me to show what was in my “Bug Out Bag.” A lot of students that attend our courses, likewise, wanted me to do a video about my “Bug Out Bag.” So, OK; here it is, but don’t bitch because I didn’t show you any need secret kit for you to buy or any “magical” piece of gear that you just HAVE to get. Nope. Just my bag of stuff that I want to have with me.
So, this minimalist bag is going to really let down all the survivalists that follow our channel. Sorry about that. However, on the flip side, a lot of our other viewers are also gonna scream that I have WAY too much crap to drag around with me all over the planet. So, either way, I loose. Except, that I don’t care. This is what I carry in my vehicle. It is currently in my jeep; as I just returned from a trip to Memphis to teach a course. It’s a 4 hour drive, one way. Never touched the bag the whole weekend. Didn’t bother me a bit. However, if something had happened, it was there for me, to make my life easier.
I hope you enjoy the video, and I really do look forward to reading all the comments from all our viewers out there. I’m hoping there are lots of suggestions for other great items that I might have missed, as I do still have a bit of room left. However, I have a feeling that 90%of the suggestions will be for items that I already have stashed in my vehicles. I wasn’t joking when I said that Jeep is loaded down with great gear.
To help you out finding some of these items, before you ask, here is a list of links to most of the items:
Salomons Hiking Shoes
Southord Lockpick Set https://www.southord.com/collections/lock-pick-sets/products/jackknife-pocket-lock-pick-sets
Petzl Head Lamp
Whole Book Set
SOL Emergency Bivi Bag
Iridium Phone https://satellitephonestore.com/catalog/phones-terminals/iridium
Spot Gen3 (an alternative to the Iridium Phone)
Mechanics Leather Gloves
Energizer Solar Charger
Survivor Filter Electric Filter
Mountain Serape https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/CategoryID/4/ProductID/19
Spiderwire Fishing line
So, I saved you the trouble of looking stuff up. I ask that, if buying off Amazon, that you go through our Amazon store page for all your purchases. It helps get us paid. Every penny helps. I hope that you enjoyed the video.
Strength & Honor, TR
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