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Pew Pew Tactical: Bug Out Bag List [Ultimate Guide]

Supervolcanoes, solar flairs, terrorists, zombies, Boogaflu… oh my!

The idea of “bugging out” is a hotly debated one in the survival, prepper, and gun owner communities.

While we each have our own reasons for wanting a bug out bag(s)…this list should get you started on the essentials.

I’ll cover what scenarios require a bug out bag (BOB), different types of BOBs, the actual backpacks, and all the goodies to include.

By the end you’ll have a great understanding (and shopping list) to create your own for your specific situation.

See the full guide on Pew Pew Tactical's website here.

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May 6, 2022

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While DEET products may be more familiar by name and their chemical smell, sprays with 20 percent picaridin, like Sawyer Products, offer comparable protection without the harsh odor and oily feeling on your skin.

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The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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SAWYER MINI WATER FILTER, $22 This has been my water filter of choice for years now. The bags can be iffy — I have had a few break – so carry a couple. However, the filter itself is reliable, light and inexpensive. -Logan

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