CHALLENGE 
Week 35 ~
Labor Day ~ Bug Out Drill

Labor Day Weekend ~ Urban Survival Kits

Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, so we want to train during the holiday weekend by having a BUG OUT DRILL.  Take this week to prepare for the drill. You should have some, if not all of the following items in the following lists if you have been keeping up with the challenges. 

The lists will get you started on creating your personal Urban Survival Kits for you and your family. It is basic lists to create an EDC (Everyday Carry), Bug Out Bag or Shelter In Place kits. These lists are not complete lists, you must add your personal items to customize the kits to fit your needs, environment and location. 

Being in possession of critical survival items requires you to know how to use the items effectively. You must learn how to use every item in the list to better your odds to survival. For instance, learn how to read a map and how to use a compass so you can navigate your way to safety. As you shop for supplies needed, gather videos, ebooks, survival and foraging books to learn from as well.  In addition to staying physically and mentally fit, incorporate self-defense skills in your life, it's crucial to your survival.

NOTE:  Remember to keep in mind the weight of your BOB (Bug Out Bag). Canned foods and water can be very heavy. If you can not carry it, you will not get far. If you decide to Shelter In Place instead of Bugging Out next weekend, you should already have canned foods in your pantry. You can also Bug Out in your backyard if you can not venture out. The lists cover Essential foods, Non-food, Over the Counter, Infant, Elderly, Special needs and Pet items. Use the suggested items an an inventory list or start a new kit.

Now that you have your supplies, determine where you are going to go and research regarding weather, road conditions, etc.  See Week 11 Challenge ~ Evacuation for assistance. Be safe and most importantly have fun.

ESSENTIAL FOODS

  • Distilled Water (1 gallon per day per person)

  • Seasonings

  • Instant potatoes

  • Ramen noodles

  • Cans of Sardines

  • Fruit or fruit cocktail

  • Rice

  • Spaghetti noodles

  • Spaghetti sauce

  • Egg noodles

  • Gravy mixes

  • Whole or sliced canned potatoes

  • Canned green beans, carrots, greens, peas, or mixed veggies

  • Canned Yams

  • Pork and beans

  • Cans of various soups

  • Iodized salt

  • Dehydrated and Freeze dried foods

  • MREs

  • Cans of chicken, ham and roast beef

  • Cans of refried beans

  • Cans of Ready To Eat (Ravioli, Spaghetti O’s.)

  • Cans of Salmon and Tuna

  • Oatmeal and packaged Instant Rolled Oats

  • Cornbread mix

  • Sugar, Salt and Pepper

  • Flour

  • Cooking oil

  • Dry beans

  • Various Juices mixes

  • Jar and powdered Peanut Butter

  • Yeast

  • Packaged Breakfast cereal

  • Cans of tomato paste and tomato sauce

  • Kool aid and  powdered Gatorade

  • Coffee

  • Powdered coffee creamer

  • Energy Bars

  • More water

Non-Food Items

  • Proper Clothing required for your location

  • Sewing Kit

  • Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt

  • Convertible (Zip-Off) Pants

  • Hiking Boots

  • Underwear

  • Wool Hiking Socks

  • Medium Weight Fleece

  • Hat w/Flex Brim

  • Working and winter Gloves

  • Rain Poncho

  • Shemagh

  • Manual Can Opener / P38 Can Opener

  • Hand Cranked Solar Radio

  • Multi-tool

  • Fire Starter

  • Survival Knifes

  • Bow Saw

  • Local City map, City walking map, Rural maps, Topography and State maps

  • Compass

  • Small first-aid and surgical kit

  • Water bottle with purification filter

  • Flashlights and Headlamps

  • Fire starters ~ Magnesium/Rod and waterproof matches

  • Space blanket and Bivy sack (sleeping bag)

  • Emergency Whistle

  • Signal mirror

  • Camp stove, fuel, sporks, Portable cooking pots

  • Fishing Kit

  • Hooks and sinkers or corks

  • Artificial bait

  • Soft plastic worms

  • Tea lights

  • Tarp

  • Tent

  • Tinder for fire

  • First Aid Kit 

  • Insect Repellant

  • Baby wipes and wet wipes

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • All-Purpose Camp Soap

  • Survival Knife

  • Multi-Tool

  • Machete

  • D-batteries, AA,  AAA, 9v batteries

  • Disposable razors

  • Irish Spring Soap (Insect Repellant)

  • Tampons and pads for the ladies and life threatening wounds

  • Bleach - Water purification -1 gallon regular household bleach (DO NOT USE scented, color-safe, or bleaches with added cleaners).

  • Medicine dropper  (8 drops of bleach per 1 gallon of water)

  • Nails, hammer and screws

  • Flashlights

  • Ground Pad

  • Wool Blanket

  • Mylar Survival Blanket

  • Travel Size Toothbrush & Toothpaste

  • Personal Hygiene Necessities

  • LED Headlamp

  • Light Glow Sticks

  • Mini LED Light

  • Candles

  • Batteries

  • Pepper Spray

  • 550 Parachute Cord (50′)

  • Cotton Bandanas 

  • Roll of Duct Tape

  • 55 Gal. Contractor Garbage Bag

  • Resealable Bags Various Sizes

  • Sunglasses and reading glasses

  • Survival Towels

  • Crank Power Charger

  • $500 Minimum in Small Bills

  • Quarters 

  • Gold and Silver Bullion Coins

  • Small Notepad and Pencil

  • Survival Axe

  • Condoms (Non-lubricated)

  • Binoculars

  • Face Paint

  • Snare Wire kit

  • Respirator, N95 or P100 mask

  • Cell Phone

Over The Counter Items

If you do not have in-depth knowledge of medicinal plants, then these OTCs (Over The Counter) medications and additional items must have survival items to combat small to serious health issues or help ease your ailments.  Consider this short list of medications for your kit and add to it.

  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

  • Advil (Ibuprofen)

  • Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCI) also available as “sleep aids”

  • Aspirin

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Bandages assortment

  • Pepto-Bismol

 

 

Consider These Items While Planning a Kit for Infants or Newborns:

  • Water 

  • Infant medication

  • Formula –POWDERED ONLY 

  • 2-5 bottles and nipples (the more you have the less you have to boil and wash)

  • Diapers 

  • Diaper wipes – they can be used for cleaning as well as diaper changes

  • Clothes- pack 2 sizes too big. It’s much easier to put babies into something that’s too big, than too small.

  • Burp rags or smaller blanket 

  • Emergency blankets, they retain more heat and can be used as an additional layer over a comfortable receiving blanket

  • Hand warmers

  • Thermos (acts like a mini fridge or can keep formula warmer longer)

  • Wet wipes for toilet paper

  • Teething tablets or gel (for older infants you can add this later)

  • Pedialyte or singles equivalent

  • Nursing pads (if disposable, reusable will require laundry and bleach daily)

  • Sunblock

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Baby wash and lotion

  • Survival towels

  • Pacifiers

  • Infant medications 

  • Bulb syringe

  • Baby powder

  • Diaper rash cream

  • Receiving blankets

  • Toys

  • Ziplock baggies (gallon size) for stashing dirty clothes and diapers

  • Consider packing a small camp stove for boiling water for sanitizing

  • Learn first aid techniques for infants 

The most important tool in your kit is a Baby Wrap Carrier. An infant reacts to trauma as well and will have an increased need to be held, this also mimics the womb for a newborn and is very comforting all while freeing your hands for other things.

Adult/Senior Items:

Prescription medications, vision care items (extra glasses/contact lenses & supplies) 

diabetic supplies, denture needs, hearing aid batteries.

Persons with Disabilities/Special Needs: 

  • Specialized care items (oxygen, catheters, etc.)

  • List of prescription medications (including dosage and physician's name) 

  • Type and model numbers of required medical devices, portable wheelchair

  • Wear a medical alert ID and register with the office of emergency services in your are

If you are dependent on a dialysis machine or other life-sustaining equipment or treatment, know the location and availability of more than one facility in your area. Make sure your support network knows your information and can operate all devices needed to assist you.

Pet Items:

  • Place a photo of you and your pet in each kit

  • Place a collar and ID/rabies tags on each pet 

  • Include food, water (1 gallon per day)

  • Collapsible bowls

  • Leash or Harness

  • Crate or Carrier

  • Medical/Vaccination records 

  • Doggie Bag (Have them carry the supplies

  • Sanitation needs (cat litter and litter box, newspapers, plastic bags) 

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