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Title: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: 230therapy on November 19, 2008, 07:02:11 PM
I am developing my list for a 30 day "bug-in" scenario.  This document is intended to be very practical as a shopping list.  I will add detail as I research this topic.

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WATER

Water purification system
Water purification tablets
60 gallons of water


FOOD

48 cans of soup
10 boxes of spaghetti noodles
20 cans of chopped tomatoes
20 cans of tuna fish
5 1 pound cans of nuts

20 pounds of rice
20 pounds of mixed beans
12 MREs

20 Onions
20 potatoes
40 cans of corn and other veggies
40 cans of fruit
2 Boxes of crackers

30 days of dog chow (1 30 pound bag)


COOKING

1 Bottle olive oil
2 Bottles of Mrs. Dash
1 Bottle of soy sauce
1 pound salt
1 pound sugar
Aluminum foil
Wood
Firestarting stuff
Open fire cooking


DRINKS

240 packets of lemonade, punch mix
60 tea packets
Beer
Soda
Bottled Water


MEDICATION

<Insert your medications here>


SANITATION & PERSONAL

5 boxes of Hand Wipes
Shampoo, Soaps
Skin Products
Shaving supplies
Bug spray
Sunscreen



LIGHT

1 Glock light
2 Mag Lights
2 65+ Lumen pocket lights


FUEL & POWER

40 gallons of sabilized gasoline
Batteries


COMMUNICATIONS

2 cell phones
4 field radios


CLOTHING

Seasonal gear
Boots
Rain gear
3 Day pack
Sleep system
Tent


WEAPONS

2 semi-automatic pistols with 10 loaded magazines
2 semi-automatic rifles with 10 30 round loaded magazines
1 12 or 20 guage shotgun
1 22LR caliber rifle

2 Belt holsters
2 Dual magazine holders
2 Folding knives
2 Rifle BOB bags
2 Rifle belt magazine holders
2 Gun belts
Pistol spare parts
Rifle spare parts
500 rounds of pistol FMJ ammunition
500 rounds of rifle FMJ ammunition
2 Hunting knives
1,100 22LR Remington Golden Bullets
100 rounds of 12 gauge birdshot for hunting

Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: 0degreesK on November 20, 2008, 07:16:22 AM
How many people is this for?
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: SymteX on November 20, 2008, 10:04:17 AM
Where are the condoms???

Just kidding, looks good so far.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: chris on November 20, 2008, 10:10:31 AM
Keep in mind, if you're bugging in, you're water requirments will likely go down. And you can avoid bathing as much if you're mostly in waiting mode.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: tash on November 20, 2008, 11:53:09 AM
Keep in mind, if you're bugging in, you're water requirments will likely go down. And you can avoid bathing as much if you're mostly in waiting mode.

Quite true. You could get more boxes of baby wipes and use those for a wipe down to minimize the stink.

All in all, good list. +1
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: 230therapy on November 20, 2008, 01:36:27 PM
I'll expand it out a bit with specifics as time goes on.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: creuzerm on November 21, 2008, 07:41:10 PM
Where are the condoms???

Just kidding, looks good so far.

If you don't want kids, they actually are important. I have several friends who where 'Hurricane babies', and several friends who are having them.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Lucretius on November 22, 2008, 10:15:18 AM
I'd add:

Tooth paste
Foot powder

...and for morale (i.e. not going crazy): some unread books and some chocolate bars.... (morale is very important! ;))
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: quietmike on November 22, 2008, 05:38:52 PM
Good list.

Add some tampons and/or pads if there are females in your group, or even if there aren't.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Braden on November 22, 2008, 10:57:44 PM
Where are the condoms???
Just kidding, looks good so far.

Actually another good use for them is water storage/transport - they can hold a lot of water in an emergency. The storage space required it pretty much nil, and of course there is the other use mentioned above.
I'm guessing the trick is to have the flavored ones ;-)
Perhaps you would have to use them inside-out where the flavoring is.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: TXChikk on November 23, 2008, 08:42:36 AM
yes....chocolate & tampons are a must....some of us (women) really are simple humans...... :D
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: tash on November 23, 2008, 09:38:53 AM
I was thinking that you might also want to add a chemical toilet with plenty of gell packs or store a lot of 'grey' water. What goes in must come out.

I would also add candles and matches. Lots of them. They are cheap, both candles and matches. It will definitely safe on the batteries if the power is out.

Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Lucretius on November 23, 2008, 10:20:46 AM
Where are the condoms???
Just kidding, looks good so far.

Actually another good use for them is water storage/transport - they can hold a lot of water in an emergency. The storage space required it pretty much nil, and of course there is the other use mentioned above.
I'm guessing the trick is to have the flavored ones ;-)
Perhaps you would have to use them inside-out where the flavoring is.

Condoms also makes good protection against water. Keep a cell phone or a radio in a condom when it rains, and you're all good  ;D.
A really good, compact, sturdy container of liquids, is the way I view it.

While hiking with the wife once, she found this big collection of tad pools, which would make a good learning experience for our kids. But alas, we had no way of storing them - until I whipped out the latex  8).

Be careful if you plan to cut this improvised water bladder open though - it will EXPLODE!  :o
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Taylor3006 on November 23, 2008, 10:50:50 AM
I was thinking that you might also want to add a chemical toilet with plenty of gell packs or store a lot of 'grey' water. What goes in must come out.

I would also add candles and matches. Lots of them. They are cheap, both candles and matches. It will definitely safe on the batteries if the power is out.

Just my 2 cents.

Personally I am not a fan of candles except for using them as firestarters. Their hazard to utility ratio is just mind boggling. Might as well just keep a coffee can filled with burning gasoline about for illumination. I like kerosene lanterns for longterm use, even the cheap ones perform well. I keep my Alladin lamps and multifuel lamps boxed for use only in true emergencies. I have been using a 5 gallon can of stabilized kerosene for over 12 years and the cheap lanterns burn just fine with it. I fire up the kerosene lanterns during storms when the power goes out for a couple of hours and keep about 3 dozen in the house and a couple more dozen in storage. I have one battery powered lantern that I use initially when the power goes out to safely light up my way to the kerosene burners. I also use the battery lantern or flashlight when moving about the house in the dark. I think tripping and falling with a lit kerosene lantern would be painful. I tote the kerosene lantern to where I want it then light it.

If you are just ga ga about candles and have to have them, make sure you use a hurricaine glass cover for them or even better, a candle lantern. I think that candles are great mood setters but just crap for decent light and the unprotected flame is just a fire waiting to happen.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: tash on November 24, 2008, 03:02:40 PM
I was thinking that you might also want to add a chemical toilet with plenty of gell packs or store a lot of 'grey' water. What goes in must come out.

I would also add candles and matches. Lots of them. They are cheap, both candles and matches. It will definitely safe on the batteries if the power is out.

Just my 2 cents.

Personally I am not a fan of candles except for using them as firestarters. Their hazard to utility ratio is just mind boggling. Might as well just keep a coffee can filled with burning gasoline about for illumination. I like kerosene lanterns for longterm use, even the cheap ones perform well. I keep my Alladin lamps and multifuel lamps boxed for use only in true emergencies. I have been using a 5 gallon can of stabilized kerosene for over 12 years and the cheap lanterns burn just fine with it. I fire up the kerosene lanterns during storms when the power goes out for a couple of hours and keep about 3 dozen in the house and a couple more dozen in storage. I have one battery powered lantern that I use initially when the power goes out to safely light up my way to the kerosene burners. I also use the battery lantern or flashlight when moving about the house in the dark. I think tripping and falling with a lit kerosene lantern would be painful. I tote the kerosene lantern to where I want it then light it.

If you are just ga ga about candles and have to have them, make sure you use a hurricaine glass cover for them or even better, a candle lantern. I think that candles are great mood setters but just crap for decent light and the unprotected flame is just a fire waiting to happen.

Taylor3006 I think you came off a little strong in this last post. Just because you don't fancy candles doesn't mean they don't have their place. I do believe that the use of candles is inherently dangerous but there are other major causes of fire including cooking, heating, electrical and smoking (in that order). The study I read put candles in at number 5, right above matches and lighters. I'm not trying to argue with you on how dangerous it can be. if used properly it is just like any other tool we have. What happens when your kerosene runs out and you have candles?  I have 3 lanterns myself which can run a variety of gases so I do have an idea of what I'm talking about. Given the context of the list, a 30 day bug in checklist, it's only reasonable to have candles as well as other means of light and heat in our reserves for the situation.

Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: TimSuggs on November 24, 2008, 03:28:38 PM
How many people is this for?

Ahh, yeah, how many people?

Tim Suggs
Birmingham, AL. USA!
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Taylor3006 on November 24, 2008, 03:44:52 PM
Ehh not sure I was strong enough actually. Use candles if you like, personally whatever floats your boat. I actually do own a few candles (women seem to love to give these as presents) and I have candle lanterns to enclose them in. I also have a silly little tea light lantern that was a gift from a loved one so I hang on to it. Reading from candle light is crap and probably will make you blind. If you want a romantic evening, they are great. I wouldn't want to have to do anything other than have sex or eat dinner by the light of a candle though. Kerosene lanterns, even the cheaper ones, put out decent light, my guess would be 25 - 50 watts. They are not quite as bright as a light bulb and probably someone actually has the numbers. My Aladdin lamp and multifuel lamps are far superior even to the regular kerosene lantern. Standard candles burn quickly, the long burning ones are nice but overpriced. I think the average person is much better served by skipping candles and going with something much better. You can have multiple means of lighting but really, candles are just not worth the effort. I suppose we could all use olive oil burning lamps like they did in Jesus' day, they were the precursors to wax candles, but what's the point? To me you can easily overdo the "right tool" argument but just plain overbuying. You can have a 22 rifle to kill rats, 222 to kill rabbits, a 223 for a battle rifle, a 30/30 for pigs, etc. It all depends on how much crap you wanna have to purchase and put away. Anyways hardly matters, put away candles if that makes you happy. Personally I will go with 19th century technology or better instead of sticking with first century technology.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Lucretius on November 28, 2008, 10:40:43 AM
*Ehum*

...bleach?
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: 230therapy on November 28, 2008, 04:45:15 PM
Everyone,

This is a "bug-in" list...not a "bug-out" list for two people.  It is a list of what's going onto the shelves in my home.  Many of the items people have been recommending are already there.

I like the candle and lantern idea. 

I have a lever action rifle for "public" viewing.  I paid only $250 for it.  It is expendable in the face of confiscation or if required for a trade.  It's nothing fancy.  Ammo goes into a pouch on my belt and doesn't require magazines (less to lose or break).  For a low threat environment, I think this is more than enough gun (along with a concealed pistol and one or two spare reloads).  You may wish to implement something like this.  Patrol the property, work outside, and meet strangers with the "public" rifle...while being covered with the "good stuff". 

They won't see the semi-automatic rifle until they see the flashes :)
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: 230therapy on November 28, 2008, 04:54:38 PM
ADD:

Lighting

Candles
Candle holders with covers
Lantern
30 days of refills @ 12 hrs per day


Regarding the tent and sleep system.  Those are in case we have refugees and/or have to leave.  If there's a 30 day emergency, it's quite possible we'll need to leave before those 30 days are up. 


Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Lucretius on November 28, 2008, 11:00:03 PM
Everyone,

This is a "bug-in" list...not a "bug-out" list for two people.  It is a list of what's going onto the shelves in my home.  Many of the items people have been recommending are already there.

Then make sure that you have a lot more than 30-days worth of it at all times!  ;D
And think about how different circumstances would change your consumption - you'll tend to use a lot more candles in a power outage, for example.
Another problem is hygiene and house cleaning if the water fails. Wet wipes, bleach, hand sanitizer can be used, but must exist in bulk. You'll run out quickly if your stash is sized according to normal usage.
Doing dishes can be impossible. One solution is having paper plates and plastic cutlery for 30 days...
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on December 11, 2008, 12:24:10 AM
if you don't wanna use the paper plates there is another way. Mess kits. eat from them then just dump a little water in it. swirl around and use your fingers to get the food floating. then drink. it may sound gross but it's like taking a bite and rinsing it down with water! i enjoy it :)
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Heavy G on March 08, 2009, 08:13:19 PM
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Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Morning Sunshine on March 30, 2009, 12:16:46 PM
if you don't wanna use the paper plates there is another way. Mess kits. eat from them then just dump a little water in it. swirl around and use your fingers to get the food floating. then drink. it may sound gross but it's like taking a bite and rinsing it down with water! i enjoy it :)

grooo--ooossss!!!!!  sorry, just gross!
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Gas-Mask on March 31, 2009, 01:30:41 AM
kewl thread... will use it and tweak it for personal items. ;D
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: doublehelix on April 04, 2009, 11:08:21 AM
One glaring omission on this list is a minimum of two, 5 LB.  ABC rated dry chemical fire extinguishers.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Darkwinter on April 04, 2009, 01:38:11 PM
Don't forget the TP!  I can't tell you how many times I have inventoried my food and camping gear, just to have 2 sheets of toilet paper avaialble.  You certainly can live without it . . . but you don't want to!
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: MightyRunt on April 04, 2009, 04:56:40 PM
I may have missed it but I didn't see any mention of heat for a grid-down situation. If you have a woodstove then stock firewood. If not, a propane or kerosene heater. And extra blankets.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: homeshow on April 10, 2009, 07:37:05 AM
lots of mention of tampons.
pads are better. A women can't leave tampons in for maore than 6-8 hours (some kind of toxemia).  Also some of the prepper women i know don't like putting manfactured stuff in their bodies.

Most important to me FEMININE PADS MAKE EXCELLENT FIELD DRESSINGS!!  they are a conveninent size and soak up a lot of blood.  i have 1/2 a dozen in my BOB med kit.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Ultio1 on April 15, 2009, 07:52:24 AM
Good list.

Add some tampons and/or pads if there are females in your group, or even if there aren't.

Good call. You would be surprised how well a tampon fits into a bullet wound. Great for stopping bleeding. The person getting it jammed into a bullet wound is likely to pass out from pain but it will slow the bleeding considerably. Not to mention the obvious uses.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: homeshow on April 15, 2009, 10:22:09 AM
i had to bug-in for 2 days with no power due to sever thunderstorms and local tornados.  my cabin has an electic stove. i have a coleman dual fuel camp stove.  it rocks.  and i have the propane converter for $18.00  so i use the propane in the house with small windows cracked.  the gasoline fuel outside.  the neighbors were worried about losing meat from their freezer.  most of my meat is jerky (biltong) and jarred up as stew meat or chili.  i had to heat water on the camp stove for my shaving and shower.  all in all it really beats sleeping in a shelter 1/2 durring a hurricane in 4" of rain. ;D
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Klonus on August 24, 2009, 05:41:59 PM
Where are the condoms???

Just kidding, looks good so far.

You can also make balloon animals to pass the time lol.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: TimSuggs on August 24, 2009, 06:33:50 PM
i have a coleman dual fuel camp stove.  it rocks.  and i have the propane converter for $18.00  so i use the propane in the house with small windows cracked.

Homeshow, I know you know this so please don't think I'm preachin' atcha.  But this is the second message in a row where someone mentions using either a stove or a propane heater in an enclosed space.  Yes, I see both you and GD mentioned the ventilation requirement and took the appropriate measures to prevent CO poisoning.  BUT, you can call it "Murphy", or you can attribute it to "shit happens", or the kids got cold and closed the window (as told to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates no doubt...), and it really doesn't matter how it happens, but for whatever/however reason should that vent get closed off, snowed over, polar bear poops it closed, whatever...

For $30.00 you can buy a CO alarm just about anywhere that will awaken the dead with it's ear piercing horn IF whatever happens, and you start building up dangerous levels of CO (Carbon Monoxide).  Very cheap insurance in any type of BO shelter or vehicle.  You and GD are most definitely worth more than $30.00 to all of us here and I know your families place an even greater value on you too.

So for anyone considering ANY type of BO shelter, spend the $30.00, and make sure you and yours see the next sunrise together.

Tim.

PS:  I'm going to copy and paste this to GD's message about his 505 Project and swap the names around a little.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: IdahoJohn on September 01, 2009, 08:07:56 PM
A really cool idea I saw once for the whole hygiene thing is to keep one of those pump up weed sprayers around (obviously never used) that you can use for showers.  Baby wipes are a great way too, but if you want a shower and don't want to use a lot of water, the weed sprayers are great.  I'm adding one to mine too.  Mostly it would be good for a bug-in situation since size is an issue. 

Any ideas for storing fuel for a college student in a small apartment ? ? ?   Not sure how safe keeping 50 gal of gas is in an apartment?   ???
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Pukwudji on October 13, 2009, 11:23:16 AM
Homeshow, I know you know this so please don't think I'm preachin' atcha.  But this is the second message in a row where someone mentions using either a stove or a propane heater in an enclosed space.  Yes, I see both you and GD mentioned the ventilation requirement and took the appropriate measures to prevent CO poisoning.  BUT, you can call it "Murphy", or you can attribute it to "shit happens", or the kids got cold and closed the window (as told to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates no doubt...), and it really doesn't matter how it happens, but for whatever/however reason should that vent get closed off, snowed over, polar bear poops it closed, whatever...

For $30.00 you can buy a CO alarm just about anywhere that will awaken the dead with it's ear piercing horn IF whatever happens, and you start building up dangerous levels of CO (Carbon Monoxide).  Very cheap insurance in any type of BO shelter or vehicle.  You and GD are most definitely worth more than $30.00 to all of us here and I know your families place an even greater value on you too.

So for anyone considering ANY type of BO shelter, spend the $30.00, and make sure you and yours see the next sunrise together.

Tim.

PS:  I'm going to copy and paste this to GD's message about his 505 Project and swap the names around a little.

While you are right about the camp stove needing ventilation (do your cooking outside if at all possible) you can get catalitic propane heaters which do not give off CO2 and are safe for use indoors.  They tend to be more expensive (a small one probably costs about $50) but they are safer and work well.

-Brian
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: minimalist on October 13, 2009, 12:42:08 PM
It seems like if you added some quantity of flour and some cooking oil, and perhaps a few other items like baking soda, you would certainly expand the food you could make by baking.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: GotFurryKids on October 20, 2009, 09:49:54 PM
I see you have medication on your list, but you should also have medical supplies and a good first aid kit.
If there is a chance that you might get shot be sure to have some Quick Clot or Hem Con on hand,  it could save your life. 
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Holmes on October 30, 2009, 07:14:15 PM
Beer.   ;D
You may need supplies beyond basic 1st aide.  Such as scapal, lots of 4x4 gauze, lots of tape, and remember your body will heal.  It is designed to do that, but you need to kill all competition such as bacteria and other infectors.  Soap and iodine.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: sarahluker on October 30, 2009, 07:36:58 PM
If you keep cans of broth they are great for cooking and save your water.  Juice packs do the same for baking.  Also maybe some powdered milk or canned milk.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Heavy G on October 31, 2009, 10:30:09 AM
Reading/listening material.

Books include the Bible, light reading, survival books. 

I keep those "old" CDs because there might not be any iTunes.  Now that's a primitive situation.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: mamabear on October 31, 2009, 06:22:23 PM
Heavy G, saying those old cd's cracks me up. That is all I have. I don't have an ipod or mp3. In fact some of the movies I watch are still VHS!!!
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: sarahluker on October 31, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
Mamabear, I'm with you on that.  I do have an mp3 on my phone but cant get the license for the music straight.  I look for vhs tapes and have bought vcr's at goodwill for 4.99.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Pathfinder on October 31, 2009, 07:23:44 PM
Where are the condoms???


yes....chocolate & tampons are a must....some of us (women) really are simple humans...... :D

Amen on the condoms. Men are even simpler human beings . . . . .         ;D
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Pukwudji on November 01, 2009, 12:57:14 AM
Something to consider, speaking of VHS and CD...

VHS has one advantage I can think of.  You can get up to 6 hours of play time on a VHS.  This means you can record 6-8 CD's onto one tape...  Though you are probably better off space wise to just have the discs as they take less space.  My concern for either format is whether you are really going to spend the backup power driving one.  I think if you can get a good quality portable cd player it would be good for entertainment. 

-Brian
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: mamabear on November 01, 2009, 05:17:13 AM
Puk, i actually do have cd's and dvd's. I just have a lot of old vhs tapes that I still enjoy watching. I even bought vhs after dvd's came out because they wew cheaper. I also have a portable player that will play dvd movies, cd's with music and it will also display jpeg(it's great for my trips!). I do not, however have a computer or anything else at home that works to burn cd's or dvd's. So i just play my old vhs tapes. I would prefer all my movies to be transferred, but that's another story. My son has an mp3. I just listen to the radio, so I figure i'm good.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: homeshow on November 01, 2009, 06:21:47 AM
cookbooks and canning supplies.  just incase the power goes out.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Kayzonara on November 06, 2009, 06:04:15 AM
Some kind of small craft to work on would be good.  Some handsewing, small handcarving, something like that to pass the time.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Fusilier on November 30, 2009, 12:06:21 PM
If you have pets, and you're not planning on using them for protein, don't forget pet food. Dried bulk food lasts well if you keep it stored away from pests.

Fusilier
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Komodo on November 30, 2009, 02:40:45 PM
I'd add
- strike anywhere matches
- cookware (cast iron or something else that would handle camp stove, grill, or open fire)
- more spices, like black pepper, Italian seasoning, and garlic (in oil in a jar, dried, or as powder)
- a jar of Parmesan cheese
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Fusilier on November 30, 2009, 02:51:57 PM
Some kind of small craft to work on would be good. 

Around here 'a small craft to work on' means a row boat that needs fixing up.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

Fusilier
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Mr. Red Beard (UKtheBUNNY) on December 20, 2011, 09:06:10 PM
Stumbled across this calculator (http://standeyo.com/News_Files/Food/bl.calculator.html) while reading up Long Term Food Storage. It will calculate the amount of food and water you'll need for a given number of people I think for 1 year but I could be wrong. The Mormon church has a lot of resources on food storage and I think is worth the read (https://lds.org/family/family-well-being/home-storage?lang=eng).

Anyways as part of the list a calculator like this would be awesome.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Oil Lady on July 16, 2014, 10:12:42 AM
*bump*
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: allofthemonkeys on July 17, 2014, 12:56:01 PM
A note on the candles, I don't have very many traditional straight candles, but when we have a few extra dollars we swing by the dollar store and pick up the candles that come in a glass tube like Catholics use for a dollar each.  If they tip over the flame is inside the glass and adds a little extra safety.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Louisiana Suvivor on July 18, 2014, 04:47:17 PM
We also have a lot of tea candles
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: TuyHoaPete67 on May 22, 2017, 06:29:34 PM
I appreciate the list, sounds like a very good start.  I am too old to bug out and too many obstacles (Zombies, or whatever) between here and there?  I was reading through several "Prepper" sites today and was  thinking that perhaps. I need to develop a plan to protect  us right where we are: end of a private (dirt) road, 1 neighbor who is a gun nut, vacant land of the other 2 sides and a big lake behind the house.  I have a lot of the provisions you outlined but the 50 gals of treated gas got me to thinking about what else to add...seems you missed the solar options for power and of course you did not mention beer, wine and spirits  ;D.  Also, in my situation being somewhat isolated does have some drawbacks.   I am concerned about perimeter security, while razor wire and claymores are an idea, the UPS guy might be a little "put off" by that.  Video uses too much power, fencing will only really stop someone who is not determined and the lake front is a conundrum.
Anyway, my first visit to your forum, very informative.  I enjoyed the back and forth from everyone.   
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Alan Georges on May 22, 2017, 06:56:26 PM
THP67, welcome aboard, and feel free to jump in with questions or discussion.  While you're at it, stop by the Front Porch board (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=77.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=77.0)) and introduce yourself.  Sounds like you may have some interesting tales to tell.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Stwood on May 23, 2017, 01:20:47 PM
Yes, good thread I haven't seen before.

We too are *buggin* in.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: archer on May 23, 2017, 01:55:56 PM
We are bugging in, unless one of my large 'neighbors' blows it's top.... again
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Carl on May 24, 2017, 08:26:25 AM
  I would not leave a perfectly good shelter...unless I had to,then it is off to the BOL with the large list of supplies.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: PorcupineKate on May 24, 2017, 08:47:29 PM
No mentioned coffee and a french press.  These two things make my husband a much happier man during a power outage.

A ringer bucket and a clothes line  or drying rack can be used to hand wash clothing when the power is out. 

Various OTC meds.  I hate getting sick and having to drive to the drug store because I need cough syrup or other medicines that I can easily stock up on before hand.


Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Stwood on May 25, 2017, 12:46:29 AM
We stock 6 months of coffee beans. Have a grinder, and an old percolator (alum) we can put on the gas stove.
We have and use a clothesline.   No washboard though. Do have some Zote soap.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Carl on May 25, 2017, 06:36:58 AM
We stock 6 months of coffee beans. Have a grinder, and an old percolator (alum) we can put on the gas stove.
We have and use a clothesline.   No washboard though. Do have some Zote soap.

Be sure to rotate stock as TIME,air,and sun light along with moisture limit the life of coffee.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Stwood on May 25, 2017, 10:00:28 AM
Yes. I date the bags by month and year, then use the oldest bag, which is replaced on the next supply run
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Carl on May 25, 2017, 11:52:25 AM
Yes. I date the bags by month and year, then use the oldest bag, which is replaced on the next supply run

Have you ever tried adding 5% to 10% GREEN coffee beans to the grind. A buddy of mine is Australia swears by it for antioxidant  properties and smoother flavor.
Title: Re: 30 Day "Bug-In" Checklist
Post by: Stwood on May 25, 2017, 01:37:37 PM
No. I may have to try that. Thanks