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06-19-2014 06:20 AM
American Jeeper I have thought for a while that it would be great to have a thread just for Jeeps built as get home/bug out vehicles. Lots of Jeepers are gun owners, current/former military or LE, and being prepared for the worst case scenario goes with the territory. Now there is an overland/expedition rig thread, but that doesn't cover all the bases to discuss a SHTF type situation.
06-19-2014 05:28 AM
BlackBetty12
Jeep Ownership and Prepping

So IMHO, it seems like being a Jeep owner and being a prepper seem to go hand in hand. When you are out on the trails, you slowly learn things from people you go with from their experiences, learn from yours, and always try to prepare better for the next time you hit the trails. So in a sense you are prepping, just for a different goal. So being a prepper in other areas (whatever your opinion of the situation will be) is almost second nature or for me atleast. Maybe being in the Army has kind of pushed me towards that, but it just makes sense. My Brigade was deployed from Fort Hood, TX to provide support for JTF Katrina. After seeing that it really drove things home for us.

I know that no one has posted on this thread for a hot minute, but I'd like to keep it going. With things that people do to their Rig to make it a better BOV!
05-31-2013 07:13 AM
Dunkin_D I know I saw a picture of this before but does anybody know the brand or where to get the a red bag first aid kit that attaches to your roll bar? I saw black ones before but I cant find a red one
01-20-2013 01:54 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by Blstravler
Runing out of gas and not being able to get more gas for the genny made me move to a Natural Gas powered generator for the house.
In a BIG disaster will the natural gas pumping stations still be operating? Will your generator switch to propane and if so are you prepared to do that?
01-20-2013 12:51 PM
1Topp

Tools and Equipment
Standard wrenches, 5/64 - 7/8
Metric wrenches, 8 - 19 Standard hex key set, 5/64 - 1/4
Metric hex key set, 1.5 - 5
Torx key set, T9 - T40
Ratchet screwdriver
Adjustable wrenches, med. and small
Vise grips, small and large
Two small pry bars
Army Leatherman tool
E-tool
Folding four-way tire tool
Jumper cables
20 Foot tow strap
100 feet 550 cord
Ratchet tie down
100 mile an hour tape
Vinyl tape
Heavy duty zip ties
Large pocket knife
Tire gauge
Army cleaning brush
Flashlight LED
Air compressor AC/DC
Hand vac DC
Bottle jack
Fire ext.
Combat life savers bag
10 feet of 1 inch webbing
OEM tire jack and tool
Lighters
Plug gap tool
Assorted spare Jeep parts
Personel Equipment
BDU’s top and bottom
Field jacket and gloves
Tees, socks and UW
TP, Soap and DO
Sleeping bag
Nomax gloves
Shoulder holster U.S.
DCU boonie hat
Army canteen
Army goggles
Platoon pendent
Wipes
Spare glasses and repair kit
P38 can opener
Army earplugs and case
Army safety pin large
Maps
Rem. TAC-4 with 1000 rounds
12-10-2012 05:39 PM
jvolkmer87 I gotcha. Things are turning a little post-mayan calendar on this thread though.

Seriously though, a good change of clothes, tow straps, trench shovel, knife, and some sort of fire starter just in case. Some snack food/ cans of soup can make a long wait a little more pleasant. Twinkies were great, too.

On that note, if you aren't used to making a fire, steel wool and a 9v battery are amazing with a little kindling.
12-10-2012 05:18 PM
PieFace
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Originally Posted by jvolkmer87 View Post
Attend a legitimate weekend survival class. You'll be able to effectively cut 50% from most of these bug out bags. Been through a couple rounds of SERE training. Overkill, but you can find a nice weekend class for a couple hundred bucks.

Good steel knife is important, but don't forget a whetstone to keep it sharp. A nice flint added in, and you're golden. Iodine tablets for sure. Some parachute chord, and a few trash bags. Will fit in your pocket with room to spare.

Comfortability is another story. I have the above items in a bob within the bob.

Im talking about a bag that I leave in the Jeep. Fuel aside. Anything that wouldnt go in a standard bug out bag that should be kept in the truck?
12-10-2012 04:41 PM
jvolkmer87 Attend a legitimate weekend survival class. You'll be able to effectively cut 50% from most of these bug out bags. Been through a couple rounds of SERE training. Overkill, but you can find a nice weekend class for a couple hundred bucks.

Good steel knife is important, but don't forget a whetstone to keep it sharp. A nice flint added in, and you're golden. Iodine tablets for sure. Some parachute chord, and a few trash bags. Will fit in your pocket with room to spare.

Comfortability is another story. I have the above items in a bob within the bob.
12-10-2012 04:36 PM
4x4cop
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Originally Posted by BManz
Look at hurricane Katrina, look hurricane at Sandy -- weeks later. Now imagine a fuel supply disruption or an EMP from a solar event. Within a few days the commercial shipping network grinds to a halt. No food, minimal power, and 911 will be rung off the hook if comms are even working. Katrina was a mob-activity holiday opportunity for some, distraught helplessness for others sitting waiting for handouts. I plan for the worst, hope for the best, but plan nonetheless. It's gonna be too late if I start prepping the day of a disaster, IMHO.

afruss19: excellent list with links.
I'm with ya. It's to late to start after TSHT! Get prepared now and hope you never have to use it except to rotate stock out:-)
12-10-2012 04:17 PM
BManz
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Originally Posted by OttoVonMog View Post
I have question how big of a disaster area do you think you'll be in?
Look at hurricane Katrina, look hurricane at Sandy -- weeks later. Now imagine a fuel supply disruption or an EMP from a solar event. Within a few days the commercial shipping network grinds to a halt. No food, minimal power, and 911 will be rung off the hook if comms are even working. Katrina was a mob-activity holiday opportunity for some, distraught helplessness for others sitting waiting for handouts. I plan for the worst, hope for the best, but plan nonetheless. It's gonna be too late if I start prepping the day of a disaster, IMHO.



afruss19: excellent list with links.
12-05-2012 01:16 AM
afruss19 Its nice to hear that others of you out there are as into preparedness as I am. My wife thinks I’m batshit crazy, but I always tell her she’ll thank me if we ever need to use any of my preparedness, even once.

In my home, I have a clearly visible area that says “IN CASE OF EMERGENCY”. Here I keep folders on each person in the house. (My wife and I for now) In it are sheets with medical histories, medications, any health issues, social security numbers, DOBs etc .etc. This is for use by emergency rescue crews.

I keep my Bug-Out-Bag in a hallway closet that I have to walk by in order to get through my house to the garage. I keep it always stocked, and in the closet I keep carrying options available nearby the Bug-Out-Bag (other weapons, heavier clothing etc., that if I have the ability to carry or need to take, I can grab)

I’m in the military (currently deployed to Afghanistan), so I have an upper hand in the fact that I have been issued much of the gear others would have to buy. I will say however, that nothing I list below, can’t be bought off of websites online.

My Bug-Out-Bag setup:

The Bag: USGI MultiCam Molle II Large Ruck Sack

Outside the Bag:
**note**(MOLLE attachments can all be found in the “Rifleman Kit”. Rifleman Kit includes MOLLE enabled: Bandolier [holds 10, 30rd 5.56 magazines (m4)], 2x Grenade pouches, 3 Generic pouches, 8, 2-mag 9mm pouches, 1 entrenching tool pouch, IFAK, …
**

Beretta M9 attached to the bag via a Blackhawk! Quick Disconnect MOLLE Holster / SERPA kit
IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) (USGOV issue) Attached via MOLLE
1 “Generic Pouch” attached via MOLLE (Will use to throw in any last minute extras)
1x 3-person, 4 season tent
1x 2-person sleeping bag

Inside the Bag:
1 Camelbak bladder filled with water and placed in the available sleeve
1x SAS Survival Guide (Goldmine of knowledge!)
10 MREs (5 per person in this case)
1 month supply water purification tablets
$5,000 cash
6x 15rd 9mm magazines
6x pairs Darn Tough wool socks
6x pairs of underwear (each)
2x pairs Long Johns (tops and bottoms)
2x pairs cold weather gloves
2x Under Armor fitted Cold Weather leggings
2x Under Armor fitted Cold Weather tops
2x fleece caps
2x Rain Ponchos (good for shelter too)
1x Small sewing kit
2x Shemaghs (I have Olive/Black) (Learn to tie here)
2x Toilet Paper rolls in Zip-loc
1x Gerber Diesel multi-tool (need Military credentials)
1x Becker KaBAR BK7 Combat Utility Fixed Blade (7 inch)
1x Gerber Ultimate Survival Kit
1x Gerber Recon MII flashlight
1x Gerber MYTH Field Dress Kit (for cleaning game)
1x Energizer headlamp (with red setting)
1x Basic fishing equipment set (lines, hooks, baits, 1x float)
1x Pocket chainsaw
1x Blade sharpener
1x USB / SD (break style) 8GB
1x Magnetic compass & laminated topo map (counties en route to Target area)
1x Roll 100mph tape
2x Lip balm
50ft .550 cord
1x hand crank radio
1x Emergency Seeds (for growing crops)
3x travel size shampoos / shower gels / toothpastes in zip-loc
1x Write in the Rain pad and pen
1x month’s supply of all necessary medications (not much for us)
Passports

And I’d be lying if I didn’t say…
1x flask of Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon.


My wife and I both have the full ECWCS. Link will explain… basically a military cold weather clothing layering system. All packs and kits / clothing above are in multicam… I think it’s a good camouflage pattern. We could just wear this on the way out as the ECWCS would be way too much to try and carry out.
I have more weapons, and can grab any more I may want / need (depends on situation really). The generic MOLLE pouch described above on the “outside” section is where I would most likely throw ammo for any additional firearms.
I also have within arms reach:

Remington 870 12ga Pump
Mossberg 500 12ga pistol grip tactical
Remington 700 .30-06
Savage 16/116 Bear Hunter .300WinMag
2x H&K USP 9mm (Most likely extra weapon option, with wife grabbing Mossberg)
Not to mention the Gerber Apocalypse Kit if I wanted to haha ☺

We both serve in the military so a lot of the above was issued to us. But all of it can be purchased online. We both would probably throw on military boots if we were going out the door. Personally I rock the Under Armor SpeedFreeks in Multicam. Good, waterproof boot, but depending on the climate you may want to go insulated. (Or layer your socks)

This is the equipment I have for bug OUT. As stated previously… Bug-in is different. (Far more food… think cases of MREs.. maybe even a pallet if you’re rich, generators, tons of fuel, and lots and LOTS of ammo! Remember, it’s for killing those after your supplies as well as a means of providing food)

Sorry for post length. I don’t have my Jeep yet, so when something comes up I can contribute to, I like to do so to the best of my ability.
12-05-2012 01:00 AM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by BManz View Post
I'm near a large urban area, Chicago, far enough out but close enough that if things got ugly I'd bug out to property a friend owns way up north. For that reason alone, I keep 4x5gal fuel containers full at all times and rotate them in when refueling and my Grand Cherokee is topped off when it gets down to 3/4 tank when we're not traveling. I can go a minimum 300 miles in it loaded for bear. Yes, I'm paranoid, but as NY/NJ show after a disaster, I'd rather not be at the mercy of others but instead be independent and able to provide assistance if need be. I'll be adding a Wrangler soon as an extra vehicle, but the Grand is my get-out vehicle.

A bug out bag isn't one size fits all, but should have some mix of what's been mentioned: food rations, water filters with a several full water bottles, first aid kit, a backup supply of necessary medicines (i.e. diabetics, asthmatics, etc.), tent, sleeping bag(s), jacket(s), socks--> wool/poly socks because they dry fast, flashlights, matches, lighters, etc. But, it has to be light enough that the weakest adult in the family unit can carry it. And, not to start a debate, a firearm (or four, LOL) with enough ammo to protect and survive getting out of and staying out of the disaster area. In a crisis, have something of value with which to barter, and it isn't going to be just cash. You can't eat cash/gold, can't drink cash/gold and certainly can't fill your fuel tanks with it.

The most important thing though, if you have a family, is HAVE A PLAN just in case. My family rolls their collective eyes at me but then they see what can happen and that 911 isn't gonna cut it when the feces flies. Be prepared, be safe, be helpful to others.

I have question how big of a disaster area do you think you'll be in?
12-04-2012 04:49 PM
BManz I'm near a large urban area, Chicago, far enough out but close enough that if things got ugly I'd bug out to property a friend owns way up north. For that reason alone, I keep 4x5gal fuel containers full at all times and rotate them in when refueling and my Grand Cherokee is topped off when it gets down to 3/4 tank when we're not traveling. I can go a minimum 300 miles in it loaded for bear. Yes, I'm paranoid, but as NY/NJ show after a disaster, I'd rather not be at the mercy of others but instead be independent and able to provide assistance if need be. I'll be adding a Wrangler soon as an extra vehicle, but the Grand is my get-out vehicle.

A bug out bag isn't one size fits all, but should have some mix of what's been mentioned: food rations, water filters with a several full water bottles, first aid kit, a backup supply of necessary medicines (i.e. diabetics, asthmatics, etc.), tent, sleeping bag(s), jacket(s), socks--> wool/poly socks because they dry fast, flashlights, matches, lighters, etc. But, it has to be light enough that the weakest adult in the family unit can carry it. And, not to start a debate, a firearm (or four, LOL) with enough ammo to protect and survive getting out of and staying out of the disaster area. In a crisis, have something of value with which to barter, and it isn't going to be just cash. You can't eat cash/gold, can't drink cash/gold and certainly can't fill your fuel tanks with it.

The most important thing though, if you have a family, is HAVE A PLAN just in case. My family rolls their collective eyes at me but then they see what can happen and that 911 isn't gonna cut it when the feces flies. Be prepared, be safe, be helpful to others.
12-04-2012 03:51 PM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by PieFace View Post
Ok, Ive got the first bag now, Its the voodoo tactical mini mojo.

I carry tools seperatly, and I have the Hi Lift off road recovery kit so that stuff is in the little hi-lift duffle, (chains, straps).

What goes in this bag?

Im putting together standard bug out bags also for myself and new wife, but what is neccessary that is specific to the truck? Or should I just be redundant with flash lights, water, crank radio? (same gear as my other bags)

Any ideas how a jeep bug out bag should differ from a standard bug out bag?

Should it be unique or just a backup in case I cant get to my other bug out bags in the house?

Here is a pic with it next to my size 11 boots, so you get an idea of how much space im talking about.

It's not big enough-- how are you going to stash all your spare mags for the M-4 Carbine, the pistols, and food??? But more importantly what do you do without the internet??? In fact what you need is a bug-out vehicle fully stocked at all times:

Couch Off-Road Engineering: UNIMOG Sales, Customization, Service & Repair

That's right you need a Land Ark!
12-04-2012 03:36 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by JeeperJake View Post
I've been thru a couple incidents where power was out for up to 15 days.....big flood, big storms, and 40 below weather for a couple weeks.

Changes your perspective for sure.

Makes a BIG difference in how we realize how close to the edge we live....which is another reason I moved to rural life style long ago.

Good luck to those stuck in the post storm disruption.

Bug-out-bags AND 'bug-IN-bags' are part of surviving comfortably or grim despair.
That needs to be bolded.

I'm not sure if a bug-out bag would have helped those in NJ if you didn't plan on leaving your home.
12-04-2012 11:20 AM
Blstravler Runing out of gas and not being able to get more gas for the genny made me move to a Natural Gas powered generator for the house. I had a 8k portable but I'm moving up to a 14k. Though I live less then 2 miles from the ocean my house sits up pretty high so I might not need to leave for flood reasons (water would have to be over 30 feet). I just finished building my home about 3 years ago and I dropped in a lot of extra money on strutural re-enforcement so unless winds go above 120 I'd stay put in my basement and not leave. I did get lucky in this strom all trees around me came down but none of them hit my house so I don't have to worry about large tress coming down directly anymore on my place.
12-04-2012 10:20 AM
PieFace
Jeep bug out bag

Ok, Ive got the first bag now, Its the voodoo tactical mini mojo.

I carry tools seperatly, and I have the Hi Lift off road recovery kit so that stuff is in the little hi-lift duffle, (chains, straps).

What goes in this bag?

Im putting together standard bug out bags also for myself and new wife, but what is neccessary that is specific to the truck? Or should I just be redundant with flash lights, water, crank radio? (same gear as my other bags)

Any ideas how a jeep bug out bag should differ from a standard bug out bag?

Should it be unique or just a backup in case I cant get to my other bug out bags in the house?

Here is a pic with it next to my size 11 boots, so you get an idea of how much space im talking about.
12-03-2012 09:47 AM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by Jeeperz Creeperz View Post
Don't forget to load up with CASH because ATMs won't be working as well as credit card machines at stores and gas stations.

Having lived in Florida for 16 years has really prepared me for disastor but this 1961 episode from the Twighlight zone really demonstrates how people act during a disastor. It was called "The Shelter". Our society has become even less prepared since this was aired and now 51% of us voted for even more government dependence, I fear our preparedness will continue to get worse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_She..._Twilight_Zone)

The Twilight Zone The Bomb Shelter (excerpt) - Do you really know your neighbours? - YouTube

If the power goes out then gas pumps won't be working either-- so cash or not you're not going to get fuel from a station with no power.
12-03-2012 08:51 AM
Jeeperz Creeperz Don't forget to load up with CASH because ATMs won't be working as well as credit card machines at stores and gas stations.

Having lived in Florida for 16 years has really prepared me for disastor but this 1961 episode from the Twighlight zone really demonstrates how people act during a disastor. It was called "The Shelter". Our society has become even less prepared since this was aired and now 51% of us voted for even more government dependence, I fear our preparedness will continue to get worse.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_She..._Twilight_Zone)

The Twilight Zone The Bomb Shelter (excerpt) - Do you really know your neighbours? - YouTube
12-02-2012 10:57 PM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by CampThree1982 View Post
A no joke bug out vehicle is the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25A2). It pretty much does it all, reconnaissance, anti tank, command and control etc. No lift kit required !!
MOWAG makes some nice stuff. The ORT-64 can be had for a cheap price plus shipping. It is a pretty niffty Czech designed vehicle similar to the LAV series vehicles. Myself, I would probably go with an older Tatra T815 Quad Cab model-- awesome capabilities such as 127 metric ton gross vehicle weight on road, 100% grade climb capabilities at GVW of 28 metric tons, off-road towing of 25 metric tons, cross a 2m trench and ford 1.2m... That to me is pretty nifty... Plus you it is just cool looking if you as me for an 8x8.
12-02-2012 10:43 PM
CampThree1982 A no joke bug out vehicle is the Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25A2). It pretty much does it all, reconnaissance, anti tank, command and control etc. No lift kit required !!
12-02-2012 08:33 PM
OttoVonMog I think a true bug out vehicle needs to be amphibious! I like a AMX-10RC or MT-LB!
12-02-2012 09:56 AM
CampThree1982
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
Just as an quick point. I worked the night of the storm (LEO). I had my rig loaded with things I thought I would need. Well, because of work, I was separated from my rig and as it turned out, my Command was flooded. I not only lost my rig to the 6 foot storm surge, but everything inside my rig was soaked in salt water/sewage from the surge. Keep that in mind if you generally keep stuff in your rig.
One of our cardinal rules in the Marine Corps was "Never separate yourself from your gear". I've seen guys do it and they spent some long cold nights on the ground without their sleeping bags, tent etc.
12-02-2012 07:31 AM
Vin Just as an quick point. I worked the night of the storm (LEO). I had my rig loaded with things I thought I would need. Well, because of work, I was separated from my rig and as it turned out, my Command was flooded. I not only lost my rig to the 6 foot storm surge, but everything inside my rig was soaked in salt water/sewage from the surge. Keep that in mind if you generally keep stuff in your rig.
12-02-2012 05:20 AM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by CampThree1982 View Post
My Scalable Plate Carrier holds 10 (30) rd 5.56 mags, one 12ga pouch (12rds) and one M9 double mag pouch. That, and what's loaded in my weapons ought to be enough to get me through the initial assault. The Jeep has "additional" ammo as needed.
It seems like for a long term assault you will still need better logistical support. Where as the only assault I'm making is on the Pepsi Isle in a crisis-- I need my black gold.
12-01-2012 09:13 PM
CampThree1982
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Originally Posted by OttoVonMog View Post
Can you really ever carry enough ammo?
My Scalable Plate Carrier holds 10 (30) rd 5.56 mags, one 12ga pouch (12rds) and one M9 double mag pouch. That, and what's loaded in my weapons ought to be enough to get me through the initial assault. The Jeep has "additional" ammo as needed.
12-01-2012 08:50 PM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by reade View Post
That's why I say "for now". If it get's to where we have to start making our own fuel then I'll be looking for someone like you to show me how.
Come to the darkside-- embrace the Diesel Cycle!
12-01-2012 08:47 PM
reade
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Originally Posted by OttoVonMog View Post
Each to his or her own... I just love my diesel cycle engines.
That's why I say "for now". If it get's to where we have to start making our own fuel then I'll be looking for someone like you to show me how.
12-01-2012 08:36 PM
OttoVonMog
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Originally Posted by CampThree1982 View Post
Those are my handguns. I wear the 92 on a leg rig and the Sig 238 is concealed. For long guns I go with a Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12ga and the LWRC M6A2. All my weapons are man packable and I can carry enough ammo on me to get the job done. I don't see the need to reach out further than 300m so I sold off my Remington 700 bolt guns and bigger stuff.

Can you really ever carry enough ammo?
12-01-2012 08:33 PM
CampThree1982
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Originally Posted by ltsrapcon View Post
Why the two different types/size pistols? In addition to the 9mm I think I would go 22lr and a larger rifle caliber like 308 or 30-06.JMO
Those are my handguns. I wear the 92 on a leg rig and the Sig 238 is concealed. For long guns I go with a Remington 870 Marine Magnum 12ga and the LWRC M6A2. All my weapons are man packable and I can carry enough ammo on me to get the job done. I don't see the need to reach out further than 300m so I sold off my Remington 700 bolt guns and bigger stuff.
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