6 Must-Haves for the Bug-Out Bag

6 Must-Haves for the Bug-Out Bag


Creative minds churn out amazing products. Like the items in this section. From calling for help to taking a shower in the great outdoors to finding your way home, these miscellaneous tools do it all. Make sure they are in your bug-out bag.


1. Eton

Product: American Red Cross Rover

MSRP : $49.99

Description: Hand turbine technology makes the Rover powered by hand cranking; one minute of cranking powers your cell phone enough for a 30-second call .

Compatible to charge most smartphones and USB devices.

AM/FM/weatherband radio

3 LED flashlight



Product: Bear Grylls Scout Essentials Kit

MSRP : $43

Description: This handy-dandy kit includes: waterproof matches, compact scout knife, Bear’s “Priorities of Survival” guide, First Aid supplies, an LED light and a button compass.

The polypropylene case even doubles as a water capturing device.

Useful, at only 5.4 ounces of additional weight in your pack.



Product: Sportsman’s Tool 625L

MSRP : $7.49

Description: Four great tools in one! (compass, thermometer, magnifying glass and safety whistle)

Compact and lightweight, it even floats

On a lanyard for easy use



Product: Pocket Shower

MSRP: $29.95

Description: Weighs only 4.25 ounces and measures 3 by 6 inches—taking up little space in your pack

Contoured shower head with graduated apertures for equal spray

Flow adjustment, 20-foot cord included and can also be used as a regular dry sack to transport clothes/sleeping bag




Product: The Pocket Chainshaw

MSRP : Varies Upon Retailer

Description: Quick-cutting, portable, compact and foldable

Includes the saw, hook, handles and carrying tin

Made of durable, high-strength steel coated so it won’t rust


Product: Victory HT

MSRP : $2,444 TO $2,499

Description: High-end binoculars that achieve nearly 95% light transmission for longer usage in lower light conditions

High-transmission glass and multi-layer coating




Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared in a 2013 print issue of American Survival Guide.

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